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Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list those organisations found to have links with Al-Qaeda where funds have been frozen; how much was involved in each case; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: 123 organisations have been designated for asset freeze under the Al Qaeda and Taliban Order (2002). A consolidated list of individuals and entities subject to UK financial sanctions is available from the Bank of England website at:
Since 2001, a total of nearly £80 million has been frozen in the UK, although a large proportion was returned to the legitimate Government of Afghanistan. The legislation does not permit the disclosure of amounts frozen for individual entities.
Freezing action also prevents the flow of funds to listed individuals and entities. Asset freezing is part of the Government's overall strategy to create a hostile environment for terrorism and to safeguard the integrity of financial systems.
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The latest figures from LINK, the UK's ATM network, show in December 2005 there were 33,000 free ATMs and 25,000 surcharging ATMs across the UK. There are approximately 4,380 free ATMS and 3,020 surcharging ATMs within the M25 boundary.
However, LINK figures show that only 4 per cent. of cash withdrawals during 2005 were made from surcharging machines. In addition, as we set out in our response to the Treasury Select Committee on Cash Machine Charges, most surcharging ATMs in the UK are new machines, in locations where previously there was no ATM.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what the average earnings of all full-time employees in the constituency of Uxbridge were in April in each year since 2000. (53635)
Currently average earnings are estimated from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), and are provided for all workers on adult rates whose pay for the survey period was not affected by absence. This is the standard definition used for ASHE. The ASHE does not collect data on the self employed and people who do unpaid work.
I attach a table showing the Average Gross Weekly Earnings for the constituency of Uxbridge for 200005. These statistics, along with other geographic break-downs, are also available on the National Statistics website at: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=13101
The ASHE, carried out in April in each year, is the most comprehensive source of earnings information in the United Kingdom. It is one per cent. sample of all employees who are members of pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) schemes.
Mr. Ivan Lewis:
The most recent data available that allow comparison to be made of the number of households with no access to a bank account is the Family Resources Survey from 200203. This indicates that 8 per cent. of households in the United Kingdom had no bank account of any kind. This equated to 1.9 million households containing around 2.8 million adults. 17 per cent. of households in Northern Ireland had no bank account of any kind.
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In December 2004, the Government and the banks agreed to work together towards the goal of halving the number of adults in households with no access to a bank account of any kind and of making significant progress within two years. The Financial Inclusion Taskforce has been asked to monitor progress and will report to Government in due course.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2006, Official Report, column 3770W, on benefit payments (debt recovery), with whom in the banking industry his Department has had discussions about the right of set-off; and what assessment was made as a result of these discussions of the effect of the right of set-off on basic bank account holders. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The Treasury has had a number of discussions with the banking industry covering a range of topics relating to basic bank accounts. The issue of the right of set-off has not been raised as a specific issue for discussion.
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The operation of bank branches is a commercial decision for the banks concerned. All of the main high street banks and building societies are signatories to the Banking Code. Out of the five recommendations on bank closures made at the time of the last independent review, four were accepted outright. Through the Banking Code there is now an obligation for subscribers to:
Mr. Jack: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the financial gain to the British film industry has been arising from tax relief available to (a) British and (b) other film production in the UK in each year since 1997. 
The tax costs of Sections 42 and 48 film tax relief are provided in the following table. These figures include the costs of substantial mis-use, which the Government acted to counter by anti-avoidance legislation in recent Finance Bills.
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