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Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer who is responsible for determining which Freedom of Information Act requests are selected for publication on his Departments website; and what criteria are used. 
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what level of gross domestic product was recorded in the nomenclature of units for territorial statistics area most closely corresponding to (a) Peterborough city council area and (b) Peterborough constituency in each of the last five years. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question on gross domestic product (GDP) for the nomenclature of units for territorial statistics (NUTS) area most closely corresponding to a) Peterborough city council area and b) Peterborough constituency in each of the last five years. I am replying in her absence. (115579)
Peterborough is the NUTS level 3 region which most closely corresponds to the Peterborough city council and Peterborough constituency areas. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) does not publish regional GDP but does publish estimates of regional gross value added (GVA) for the NUTS3 areas, for the period 1995 to 2004. Estimates of NUTS3 GVA, including data for Peterborough, were published in December 2006. The estimates for GVA for Peterborough for the last five years are given in the attached table.
|Gross value added( 1) for Peterborough (£ million)|
|(1) Gross value added (GVA) is gross domestic product (GDP) less toes (plus subsidies) on products.|
Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide range of organisations and individuals in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. As was
the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Governments practice to provide details of all such meetings.
Hywel Williams: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what targets his Department sets for quality of service at HM Revenue and Customs offices in Wales; and what recent assessment he has made of performance against those targets for each office. 
Dawn Primarolo [holding answer 12 December 2006]: HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) sets national quality of service targets that apply equally to offices in Wales. HMRCs combined Annual Report 2005-06 and Autumn Performance Report 2006 (cm6983) sets out the latest assessment of progress. The report was presented to Parliament on 19 December 2006. A downloadable copy is available in portable document format (pdf) from the HMRC website at:
Danny Alexander: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on (a) the progress to date and (b) the timetable for completion of the cross-cutting review of mental health and employment outcomes in relation to the comprehensive spending review. 
Ed Balls: As Economic Secretary to the Treasury, I visited Israel and the Occupied Territories on 19-20 December 2006. Before my appointment I also visited the region on two occasions: 30 October-1 November 2005 and 22-24 February 2006.
Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what services Mission Testing Europe Ltd. was paid by his Department in 2005-06; and what the total value has been of payments in 2006-07. 
John Healey: Mission Testing Europe was paid £46,556 plus VAT in 2005-06 by the Treasury, on behalf of the Debt Management Office, for the services of a secondee to the Debt Management Office. There were no payments in 2006-07.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many contractors have claimed success fees in bid competitions since the establishment of public private partnerships and private finance initiatives; and at what cost to the public purse. 
John Healey: The Treasury is not aware of any situations where contractors have claimed specific success fees. The successful company in a PPP or PFI bidding competition will, upon the finalisation of the contract, receive payments as specified in this contract for the assets and services it has agreed to deliver. Information on the sums payable for PFI contracts are available on the Treasurys signed deals list at:
Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what public appointments his Department has made in the last three years; who was appointed in each case; on what date each appointment was made; and what remuneration is received by each appointee. 
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2006, Official Report, columns 1223-24W, on public sector employees, what the corresponding data were for the given years for the percentage of population (a) in private sector employment and (b) on benefits not in long-term employment. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the proportions of the population in private sector employment and on benefits. I am replying in her absence. (115920)
The available estimates for private sector employment, which are based on annual averages of quarterly estimates and the appropriate mid-year population estimates, are shown in the attached table. As these estimates are partly based on sample surveys, they are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
Estimates of the numbers on benefits not in employment are not available.
|Private sector employment as a percentage of resident population by region, 1999 and 2005|
|Government office region||1999||2005|
Regional estimates of private sector employment are derived as the difference between total employment according to the Labour Force Survey and corresponding regional estimates of public sector employment which are based on returns from public sector organisations, combined with approximate breakdowns from the Labour Force Survey for Wales and the English regions.
Labour Force Survey, returns from public sector organisations (ONS, Scottish Executive and Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for Northern Ireland)
Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many members of staff in his Department worked in the Cooksey Review team as at 5 December 2006; and what the pay band was of each staff member; 
(9) how many members of staff in his Department were working in the team supporting James Crosby in his public-private forum on identity management as at 5 January 2007, broken down by pay band. 
|FTE = Full-time equivalent.|
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