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Initially, landfill tax revenues were used to fund a 0.2 percentage point reduction in the main rate of employers' national insurance contributions. Since 2005, the Government have recycled landfill tax escalator revenues to business and local government. In England, the business resources efficiency and waste (BREW) programme is worth £284 million over three years. In addition, the Government take account of the impacts of landfill tax when allocating local government funding. In the 2004 spending review (which takes us through to 2007-08) the revenues from the landfill tax escalator were recycled back to local councils via revenue support grant. Decisions for the future will be taken in the context of this year's comprehensive spending review.
Andrew Stunell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue collected under the landfill tax was (a) allocated and (b) disbursed to local authorities in each of the last 10 years for which records exist. 
Angela Eagle: The Government takes account of the impacts of landfill tax when allocating local government funding. In the 2004 Spending Review (which takes us through to 2007-08) the revenues from the landfill tax escalator were recycled back to local councils via Revenue Support Grant. Decisions for the future will be taken in the context of this years Comprehensive Spending Review.
The net current expenditure on waste collection and disposal by local authorities in each year for which figures are available since 1997 is shown in the following table (source: local authority Revenue Outturn returns).
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Angela Eagle: All 16 unitary proposals that were subject to stakeholder consultation will be reassessed against the five criteria set out when local authorities were originally invited to submit their proposals in October 2006, having regard to all the information available including that received in response to the consultation. Decisions as to which proposals will proceed towards implementation will reflect the collective decision of Government.
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question requesting the share of (a) wages and (b) profits of national income, in each year since 1979. I am replying in her absence. (146780)
Please see table A, which provides the latest figures for wages and salaries and the gross trading profits of the corporate sector and their share as a percentage of gross national income for all years since 1979.
|GNI at market prices||Wages and Salaries||Gross trading profits of corporate sector||Wages and salaries as a % of GNI||Gross trading profits as a % of GNI|
These figures are based on data published on 29 June 2007.
Linda Gilroy: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on his commitment to move civil service jobs out of the South East, with particular reference to the Naval Base Review. 
Andy Burnham: The Chancellor regularly has meetings and discussions with Cabinet colleagues including the Secretary of State for Defence, and discusses a wide range of issues. As was the practice of previous Administrations, the Government do not disclose details of all such discussions.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what contribution his Department's (a) devolved countries and regions team and (b) education, training and culture team made to discussions on the proposed logo for the 2012 Olympics before its approval. 
Angela Eagle: I refer my right hon. Friend to the command paper 2004 Spending Review: Public Service Agreements 2005-2008 (Cm 6238) which lists the public service agreements and targets for the current spending period.
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