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Danny Alexander: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what representations he has received from the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) on monitoring and review of the memorandum of understanding between SSAC and the Department; 
(3) if he will make a statement on the comments of the Chairman of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) in the foreword to the SSAC 19th Stewardship Report about the timing for a review of the memorandum of understanding between SSAC and the Department. 
Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) destination and (b) purpose was of each overseas visit outside the European Union undertaken by staff in his Department in the last three months. 
Ed Balls: Estimates of the cost of exempting residential transfers of property in designated disadvantaged wards in 2005-06 and 2006-07 are given in table 7 of the 2006 pre Budget report: tax ready reckoner and tax reliefs.
Mark Hunter: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people aged over (a) 65 and (b) 75 years (i) have their income tax personal allowances reduced because of the income limit for the age-related allowance and (ii) are affected by similar reductions in the married couples income tax allowance. 
|Age||Number of taxpayers who have their personal allowance tapered|
|Age||Number of taxpayers who have had their married couples allowance (MCA) tapered|
1. Estimates from the Survey of Personal Incomes 2003-04, projected forward to 2006-07 in line with December 2006 pre-Budget report assumptions.
2. MCA is a tax relief restricted to 10 per cent. and is available where either partner of a married couple or civil partnership was born before 6 April 1935.
3. In 2006-07 the aged personal allowances are £7,280 and £7,420 for 65 to 74-year-olds and 75-years-old and over respectively. The rates for MCA are £6,065 and £6,135 for 65 to 74-year-olds and 75-years-old and over respectively. The aged income limit is £20,100 and the minimum MCA is £2,350.
4. Figures do not include around 20,000 individuals for whom it is not possible to identify whether they have had their MCA tapered or their husband or civil partner has transferred to them the remainder of their MCA.
5. Aged personal allowances are tapered at the rate of £1 for every £2 of income above the aged income limit, to the level of the ordinary personal allowance (£5,035 in 2006-07).
6. For those entitled to MCA, it also is tapered at the rate of £1 for every £2 of income above the aged income limit, but only once an individual's personal allowance has been tapered to the level of the ordinary personal allowance. The MCA can only be withdrawn until it reaches the minimum MCA.
Anne Main: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 8 January 2007 to Question 112990, on tax credits, by what percentage the total amount of compensatory payments in respect of tax credits altered in each of the last five years. 
|Number||Increase in number of payments made (percentage)||Value (£ million)||Increase in total amount paid (percentage)||Average (around) (£)||Increase in level of average amount paid (percentage)|
|All percentage increases shown are a comparison with the same figure for the previous year|
Mr. Winnick: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects the director of the tax credit office, Preston, to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall, North, dated 27 November 2006, on a constituent; if he will ensure that a reply is sent; and what the reasons are for the delay in replying. 
Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact on tax (a) receipts and (b) payments were the UK to move to a full system of reverse charge VAT; and what percentage would the estimated change represent of total annual VAT revenue. 
Mr. David Anderson:
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what revenue his Department raised from vehicle and road taxes paid by motorists in the area
covered by the Government Office of the North East in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
John Healey: The Treasury does not hold the information requested. To disaggregate revenues raised from vehicle and road taxes paid by motorists within the North East of England would incur disproportionate cost.