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Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to ascertain the demand for access to Scottish television by viewers in Northern Ireland who do not have cable or satellite. 
Chris Huhne: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the rate of business investment was as a percentage of gross domestic product in (a) the UK, (b) Germany, (c) France, (d) the US and (e) other OECD countries in each of the last 10 years. 
The Census Act 1920 as amended by the Census (Confidentiality) Act 1991 and the Census Amendment Act 2000 is the legislation which empowers the taking of a census. It specifies the duty of the Registrar General to make arrangements and do all such things as are necessary to take a census and provides that expenses incurred will be provided by Parliament.
In practical terms it covers every aspect of the Census from the enumeration procedures, the topics which may be required, to the laying of reports before Parliament. The Census Act also requires secondary legislation in the form of an Order in Council and Census Regulations to be made for each Census.
The Census Order directs that a particular census shall be taken, and is a function of the Queen's Privy Council. The Draft Order is laid before both Houses of Parliament under Section 1(2) of the Census Act and prescribes:
Other sections of the Act cover the authority to carry out a local census at the request and expense of a local authority (Sections 6 and 7); the penalties for unlawful disclosure of personal census information and for refusal to comply with the Census Act (Section 8).
Philip Davies: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much HM Revenue and Customs and its predecessor bodies spent on consultants in (a) each year between 1997 and 200001 and (b) 200506. 
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Mr. Davey: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has made to the EU Commissioner for External Trade on (a) his decision to impose duties on imports of shoes from China and Vietnam, (b) the current discussions on imports of furniture from Asia and (c) the current talks in the Doha trade round; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis:
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relationships with its major trade and investment partners. An ambitious outcome to the Doha Round is essential to deliver benefits to developed and developing countries alike and all key players need to demonstrate commitment and political will in order to achieve a successful outcome by the end of 2006.
Mr. Davey: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last met the EU Commissioner for External Trade; how many times in the last 12 months he has met him; when he next expects to meet him; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Treasury Ministers and officials have discussions with a wide range of organisations and individuals as part of the process of policy development, analysis and delivery. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of every such meeting.
There are three performance categories'Top', 'Good' and 'Improvement needed'. In addition to the basic performance award, 'Top' and 'Good' performers will qualify for a pay range progression award. Also, the 'Top' category (20 per cent. of staff) will qualify for a bonus of between 2.5 per cent. and 5 per cent. of salary. Those deemed 'Good' and on their pay range maxima, will qualify for a smaller bonus.
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