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Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment HM Treasury had made of the cost of a new GP contract prior to his 2002 Budget announcement that the new funding settlement for the NHS would pay for a new contract for family doctors. 
Mr. Drew: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many representations he has received on the changes proposed in the Budget to the industrial and agricultural building allowances scheme; and what assessment he has made of the future impact of such changes on agricultural spending. 
The withdrawal of IBAs and ABAs is not an isolated measure. The Budget also announced cuts in both the basic rate of income tax and the main rate of corporation tax and the introduction of a new annual investment allowance (AIA) of £50,000 for business
investment from 2008. The specific impact that these reforms will have on agricultural spending, or spending in any other industry cannot therefore be easily assessed or viewed in isolation. Taken as a whole, however, these reforms to the business and personal tax systems are designed to deliver increases in investment and growth overall.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2007 to the hon. Member for Rayleigh, Official Report, column 1313W, on NHS: consultants, which of his Departments Ministers were involved in these discussions. 
Andy Burnham: Treasury Ministers and officials have frequent discussions with their counterparts at the Department of Health 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 discussions.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of annual average real growth is for the budget of (a) the Home Office and (b) the Ministry of Justice for the years covered by his Comprehensive Spending Review. 
Andy Burnham: The departments concerned are bound by the combined totals agreed by the Home Office and the Department for Constitutional Affairs at their early settlements announced at Budget 2006 and the pre-Budget report 2006 respectively. They are currently in discussions about the transfers of functions and resources associated with the Machinery of Government changes announced on 29 March. Full details of the settlements for all departments, including those involved in Machinery of Government changes, will be announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review.
Andy Burnham: Information on total identifiable expenditure per capita for each region of England is set out in the HM Treasury publication, Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses (PESA) 2007, May 2007. This provides outturn data for 2005-06 and planned outturns for 2006-07. The PESA publication is available at:
Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will place in the Library the results of the research commissioned by his Department in April 2005 on the economic and fiscal effects of non-domicile exemptions; and if he will make a statement; 
(3) if he will place in the Library the results of research commissioned by his Department since April 2005 on the economic and fiscal effects of non-domicile tax exemptions; and if he will make a statement; 
Jane Kennedy: The review of the residence and domicile rules that govern personal taxation is on-going; as such, information is collected to support the continuing policy development process as and when necessary. No research has been formally commissioned from external sources.
The most recent statistics available on the number of people who indicated non-domicile status on their self-assessment tax returns relates to the tax year 2004-05. In that year 112,000 people indicated non-domiciles status.
The Background Paper Reviewing the residence and domicile rules as they affect the taxation of individuals published at Budget 2003 outlined research into how other countries tax personal systems operate. The Background Paper also invited stakeholders to share their views on how the residence domicile rules operate. In addition Her Majestys Revenue and Customs conducted a series of listening sessions with stakeholders between 2003 and 2005.
Angela Eagle: The OGC Kelly Report to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Improving Competition and Capacity Planning in the Municipal Waste Market, was published in May 2006. It made recommendations designed to tackle procurement barriers in the waste market. This study was conducted with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). DEFRA established the Waste Infrastructure Development Programme to take forward the recommendations. The work of this programme is detailed in DEFRAs Waste Strategy for England 2007, which was published in May 2007.
Jane Kennedy: The circumstances in which HM Revenue and Customs will make compensation payments to its customers are explained in the Department's fact sheet, "Complaints and Putting Things Right", which is available at: www.hmrc.gov.uk
The Department will pay compensation for reasonable costs incurred as a direct result of its mistakes or delays and to recognise worry and distress caused by those mistakes and delays. It does not keep separate details of compensation payments made specifically due to "maladministration" or "poor service". The number of compensation payments made in each month between October 2006 and May 2007 is shown in the following table. The number of compensation payments made in June 2007 is not yet available.
Mr. Hain: Peoples travelling patterns vary, and we do not collect information systematically, but we estimate that 75-80 per cent. of Wales Office staff walk, cycle or use public transport to commute to and from work.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many police officers in Wales were (a) prosecuted, (b) disciplined and (c) dismissed for drink driving related offences in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many disability living allowance claims have been turned down in the last 12 months; how many of these have gone to appeal; how many cases have won their appeal; and if he will make a statement. 
|Disability living allowance (DLA) claims and appeals 2005-06|
1. DLA claims figures are drawn from management information and should not be used in conjunction with sample statistics drawn from the benefit administration systems.
2. Appeals figures are subject to change as more up to date data become available.
3. Appeals figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
DCS computer system and 100 per cent download of the Generic Appeals Processing System
Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many disability living allowance awards in the last 12 months have been for (a) a fixed period and (b) an indefinite period; and if he will make a statement. 
|New DLA awards made in the 12 months to November 2006|
1. Figures are subject to a high degree of sampling error and should only be used as a guide.
2. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest hundred.
3. Totals may not sum due to rounding.
4. Figures have been uprated to be consistent with WPLS data.
5. Figures are for entitled to DLA and will include people with entitlement where the payment has been suspended.
6. Awards are considered to be fixed where the claim has an end date recorded, all others are assumed indefinite.
Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate, five per cent sample.
Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have been asked to attend a disability living allowance medical examination in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. 
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