The estimates of debt and income are national accounts series for the combined household and non-profit institutions serving households (NPISH) sectors. Estimates for households alone are not available. NPISHs are legal entities which are principally engaged in the production of non-market services for households and whose main resources are voluntary contributions by households. Examples of NPISHs are: charities; relief and aid organisations; educational establishments; Trade Unions; Professional Associations, Political Parties and Religious Organisations, and Sports Clubs and Associations.
Further data are available from table A64 in United Kingdom Economic Accounts which is available at the following address: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=1904&Pos=&ColRank=l&Rank=422
John Thurso: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what tax subsidies are available for the use of methyl tertiary butyl ether and other oxygenates instead of high aromatic blend stocks as an additive to petrol. 
Another oxygenated fuel, ethyl tertiary butyl ether, (ETBE) can be mixed with petrol for use as a road fuel. In this case, the proportion of the fuel that is made from ETBE attracts the duty rate applicable to bioethanol (27.1 pence per litre).
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what representations his Department has made on planning policy to the Department of Communities and Local Government or the then Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in the last 12 months; 
John Healey: The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) leads on planning policy. Treasury officials work closely, on an ongoing basis, with the DCLG on land-use planning policy and planning policy guidance issues.
The Housing and Urban Team in the Public Spending Directorate leads on liaising with DCLG on a range of spending and policy issues, including planning policy, it has 14 members of staff. The Treasury also supplies the secretariat for the Barker Review of Land Use Planning. This has six members of staff from the Treasury.
Mr. Timms: Departments report on progress against their PSA targets twice yearly in their Departmental and Autumn Performance Reports. It is not possible to provide a full tally due to lags in departmental data and the fact that some targets are still ongoing, with an end date in the future. However, when departments provided summary assessments for a majority of SR2002 targets in their latest Autumn Performance Reports over 80 per cent. of those targets were reported to be met or on course.
John Healey: The Treasury and its agencies have reviewed their supplier and expenditure records for the past four financial years and found no suppliers which they know to be public affairs or public relations companies.
Mr. Djanogly: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the reasons for the delays and backlog resulting from the purchase and installation of the Registration on-line computer system at register offices in England and Wales. 
The Registrar General has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what assessment he has made of the reasons for the delays and backlog resulting from the purchase and installation of the Registration On-line computer system at register offices in England and Wales. I am replying in her absence. (87860)
Civil partnership legislation took effect in England and Wales on 5 December 2005 and was available to those wishing to make use of it from that date, without delays. To avoid any risk of delay or inconvenience, Civil Partnerships were initially recorded on a manual system with the Registration On-line (RON) computer system coming into use on 6 March 2006. An exercise to capture details of the manual notices and registrations for ceremonies prior to 6 March, and put them on the RON database, is nearing completion.
Use of RON for registration of births, still births, and deaths is expected to commence later this year, with marriages following in 2007. This will take account of the experience of using RON to date, and will progressively replace existing systems in Register Offices across England and Wales.
John Healey: The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in the 2006 Budget the appointment of Sir David Varney to advise him on opportunities for transforming the delivery of public services. Details of Sir David's work are set out in Releasing the Resources to Meet the Challenges Ahead: Value for Money in the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review (Cm 6889). He will report to the Chancellor on his findings in time to inform the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review.
Sir David will work full time as the Chancellor's senior adviser on transformational government until December 2006 and will be employed on civil service pay and conditions. His remuneration will be included in Her Majestys Treasury's 2006-07 Resource Accounts.
Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much was spent on the creation of British small business investment companies in each year since 2003; and if he will make a statement; 
There is no small business investment company (SBIC) programme in the United Kingdom. The SBIC programme was created in the United States in 1958 and exists to provide equity finance to small businesses in the start-up and early growth stages of their business development.
Enterprise Capital Funds have recently been introduced to the United Kingdom and while based on the SBIC model have significant enhancements. Government investment of up to £106.5 million, subject to legal agreement, in the first six of these funds was announced between March and June 2006. Legal firms are currently being finalised, so no investment has yet been made.
Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 20 June 2006, Official Report, column 1857W, on Small Change Big Difference, what therapies are available to employees of his Department; how many people have made use of them; whether the therapies provided are subsidised by his Department; and what the total cost is to his Department of providing these therapies. 
Mrs. Dorries: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) individual and (b) late payments of working tax credits were made in each week in March and April 2006, up to the last period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
Lynne Jones: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average payment in family credit, working families tax credit and their successors was in each applicable year at current prices; and what the (a) total expenditure and (b) expenditure net of tax receipts was in each year. 
|Expenditure in nominal terms (£ billion)
|Average award at current prices (£ per family per week)
|(1) Excluding disability working allowance. This was phased out between October 1999 and March 2000. (2 )Excluding disabled persons tax credit. This was phased in between October 1999 and March 2000 and ceased in early April 2003. (3 )Working families tax credits ended 7 April 2003, therefore only small amount of expenditure recorded.
Information on annualised average awards for families benefiting from child and working tax credits in 2003-04 and 2004-05 are published in table 1.1 of the Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Finalised Annual Awards 2003-04 and Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Finalised Annual Awards 2004-05, which is available on the HMRC website at: