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Mr. Ivan Lewis:
The Financial Service Authority's (FSA's) Better Regulation Action Plan, which sets out how the FSA is planning to continue improving the regulation of financial services, was published on 2 December. The Government welcome the FSA's Better Regulation Action Plan. On 1 February 2006 the FSA published its Business Plan for 200607, which includes further information on how it will deliver its better regulation initiatives. The Business Plan also commits the FSA to publish an update to its Better Regulation Action Plan in November 2006.
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Mr. Evans: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) private sector jobs in (i) agriculture, (ii) manufacturing and (iii) the service sector and (b) public sector jobs there were in (A) Ribble Valley and (B) Lancashire in each of the last 10 years. 
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles statistics for the United Kingdom of public sector employment from a quarterly survey of public sector organisations. However, estimates at local area level are not available.
Information at local area level is only available from the annual local area Labour Force Survey (LFS)/Annual Population Survey (APS) of individual people in households. However, in this source, the categorisation of employment in the public or private sector depends upon the responses from the individuals interviewed. As reported by ONS in October 2005 in the publication Public Sector Employment Trends", some individuals tend to misreport private sector employment as being in the public sector hence leading to overestimates of the share of public sector employment.
With this reservation about the data quality, table 1 shows the number of persons in private sector and public sector employment for people resident in the Kibble Valley parliamentary constituency, as shown by the annual local area LFS for the 12 month periods ending February 1999 to February 2004, and from the APS for the 12 months ending December 2004. Table 2 shows data for people resident in Lancashire. Estimates are not available for earlier years.
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Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his oral answer of 26 January 2006, Official Report, column 1505, on HM Revenue and Customs Estate, what clawback clauses were included in the contract awarded to Mapeley in 2001 regarding properties included in his Department's estate. 
Dawn Primarolo: The STEPS contract provides HMRC with rights to leave properties during the 20-year life of the deal. On leaving a property HMRC is entitled to share in certain gains in the value of the property. These are described as development gains.
The development gain is calculated by reference to the price obtained by Mapeley unless there is no disposal within two years at which point the gain is calculated by reference to the market value of the property.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what additional rate of standard income tax would have been required to raise revenue of (a) £17.4 billion in 200405 and (b) £16.4 billion in 200304. 
Dawn Primarolo [holding answer 8 February 2006]: A basic rate of 27½ per cent. on earned income in both 200304 and 200405 would have raised an additional £16.2 billion and £17.0 billion respectively in each year.
The 200304 estimates are based upon the 200304 Survey of Personal Incomes (SPI), and the 200405 estimates are based upon the 200304 SPI projected forward in line with December 2005 pre-Budget HM Treasury assumptions.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from organisations representing leaseholders with concerns about alleged fraud regarding the insurance premium tax. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis:
Some allegations of underpayment of insurance premium tax have been received from one organisation and these have been investigated by HM Revenue and Customs.
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