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John Healey: Treasury Ministers endeavour to answer named day questions on the day nominated by the questioner and ordinary written questions within a working week of tabling, as provided for in Erskine May. In the 2005-06 parliamentary session, which ended on 8 November 2006, 74.9 per cent. of named day questions were answered on time, as were 80.1 per cent. of ordinary written questions.
Mr. Dunne: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the extent to which risk is transferred to the private sector in private finance initiative transactions where the Government continues to hold a significant shareholding in a company to whom the risk is being transferred; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reviews the Government have (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned on the cost-effectiveness of (i) private finance initiative projects, (ii) public-private partnerships and (iii) consultancy policy. 
1. PFI: Meeting the Investment Challenge (July, 2003) available at <http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/documents/enterprise_and_productivity/PFI.cfm>
2. PFI: Strengthening Long Term Partnerships (March, 2006), available at <http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/budget/budget_06/other_documents/bud_bud06_odpfi.cfm> .
The Government will, from time to time, undertake reviews of their various public-private partnership agreements. These are a matter for individual Departments, and their nature depends on the specific agreement in place.
John Healey: Since 1997 no former Treasury Ministers have been the subject of public appointments made by the Treasury. Information is not held centrally on former Ministers of other departments. Information relating to all ministerial appointments is set out in the annual publication Public Bodies, copies of which are available in the Library.
Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the (a) private sector and (b) public sector organisations which the Public/Private Forum on Identity Management has consulted since its creation. 
Mr. Timms: Members of the forum or staff supporting them have already consulted over 100 organisations and individuals in the public and private sectors. This includes companies and representative bodies across sectors such as banking, telecoms, travel and retail. Consultations with these and other contacts will continue as the forums work progresses. A full list of organisations and individuals consulted in the preparation of the forums report will be included in the report. Any organisation or individual who wishes to make contact with the forum may do so through:
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what each gift received by (a) special advisers in his Department and (b) the Council of Economic Advisers declared to his Department in the 2005-06 financial year was; on what date each was given; what the estimated cost was of each; what the reason was for giving each gift; and what the name of the recipient was. 
tickets to a U2 concert, June 2005;
tickets to Live8, July 2005; and
DVDs, December 2005
Ed Balls: Nearly 200 accounts and around £500,000 of suspected terrorist funds have been frozen in the UK since 2001 when the UNs terrorist asset freezing regime was established. The Treasury does not publish a breakdown of frozen funds for each year, as that could potentially reveal information about individuals assets. Freezing action also prevents the flow of funds to listed individuals and entities. Asset freezing is part of the Governments overall strategy to create a hostile environment for terrorism and safeguard financial systems. A value cannot easily be put on those wider effects.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff in his Department spend the majority of their time on work related to the 2012 Olympics; and what the pay band is of each of these staff members. 
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reports have been prepared for his Department by consultancy firms on the cost of the 2012 Olympics;
which firm produced each report; when each report was produced; and what the cost to the Department was of each report.