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Mr. Sheerman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps he is taking to facilitate the release of monies deposited in Environmental Trust accounts originally earmarked under Entrusts categories C and CC for education and research; 
Angela Eagle: Any contributions made before 1 April 2003 for spending on sustainable waste management (object C and CC) projects that had a written agreement in place committing those funds to a specific project prior to 1 April 2007 can still be spent on that project. If there was not a written agreement in place by 1 April 2007, the funds should be released for spending on other qualifying objects.
Information provided by environmental bodies on their most recently submitted returns shows that the largest 12 environmental bodies held a total of approximately £97 million in their bank accounts at the end of the period in relation to contributions made under the Landfill Communities Fund. Environmental bodies must report to Entrust the amount of money held in their bank accounts relating to contributions made to them under the Landfill Communities Fund. Entrust verifies this information, according to risk, as part of its audit function. Entrust also provides quarterly reports to HMRC of contributions made and spent. HMRC keep a keen interest in the relationship between money contributed and spent.
Mrs. May: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total estimated annual cost is of (a) expenses, (b) salary, (c) office space, (d) administrative support and (e) special advisers for the new Exchequer Secretary. 
Angela Eagle: I draw the ministerial salary of a Parliamentary Under-Secretary. I have five members of staff in my private office. I have no special advisers. An estimate of the annual costs of my office space, administrative support and other expenses could be made only at disproportionate cost.
Justine Greening: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many fiscal liaison officers there were in each year since 2000, broken down by the location in which they were based; and if he will make a statement. 
Jane Kennedy: HMRC currently employs a network of Fiscal Crime Liaison Officers, based overseas, with jurisdictional responsibility for some 48 countries. However, I cannot give details of the locations of HMRC Fiscal Crime Liaison Officers, as to do so could jeopardise current operations and potentially put the officers and their families at risk.
Mr. Truswell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what evaluation he has made of the abuse of accommodation address agencies by perpetrators of fraud relating to (a) taxes, (b) customs and excise and (c) other criminal activity relating to the responsibilities of his Department. 
Jane Kennedy: HMRC undertakes research to establish whether accommodation addresses are exploited by fraudsters that covers various areas of the Department's activities. However, providing a full analysis would require reference to current criminal casework and intelligence, which is not in the public interest.
Jane Kennedy: HM Revenue and Customs is currently reviewing the two main strategic IT and Accommodation contracts, the ASPIRE and STEPS Contracts. The ASPIRE Review will be completed in March 2008. The STEPS Review will report internally in autumn 2007. HM Revenue and customs are not currently reviewing any other external contracts.
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer why HM Revenue and Customs has not replied to the letter of 6 June from the hon. Member for Aylesbury on the case of Mr. P. J. E. of Aylesbury concerning tax credit claims for his disabled son and daughter-in-law; and when HM Revenue and Customs expects to reply. 
Jane Kennedy [holding answer 12 September 2007]: The hon. Member's constituent's tax credit award is affected by the administrative problem with certain claims-as detailed in my written statement of 25 July 2007, Official Report, columns 62-63WS.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is in the process of writing to those claimants whose awards are affected. An HMRC official at the tax credit office telephoned the hon. Member's parliamentary office on 4 September 2007 with an update and an interim reply was issued on 14 September 2007.
10 press officers serving the national media;
5 press officers engaged on communications strategy and planning; and
11 press officers throughout England, Scotland and Northern Ireland serving the regional media.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of levels of staff satisfaction at HM Revenue and Customs in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement; 
The results of the November 2006 staff survey is published on the HMRC internet at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/research/
Grant Shapps: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the presence of double or treble glazing in a domestic dwelling may affect its capital valuation for valuation purposes by the Valuation Office Agency. 
I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the then Minister for Local Government to my hon. Friend the hon. Member for Stroud (Mr. Drew) on 19 February 2007, Official Report,
column 504W, which sets out the position in respect of valuations carried out by the Valuation Office Agency for council tax purposes. For other capital valuations, the effect will depend upon the facts and circumstances of each case.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many neighbourhood geo-codes recorded by the Valuation Office Agency to assist with domestic valuation purposes there are in (a) England and (b) Wales. 
Jane Kennedy: The Valuation Office Agency (VGA) does not use the term neighbourhood geo-code. However, when developing the Automated Valuation Model (AVM) for the postponed Council Tax Revaluation in England, the VOA divided the country into approximately 10,000 localities. The precise number cannot be provided except at disproportionate cost. AVM functionality was not used in the Revaluation in Wales.
Mr. Gray: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department commissioned the review and report undertaken by Messrs Attwood (International Division) and Bishop (Large Business Office) of Inland Revenue in August 1999. 
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2007, Official Report, column 2163W, on lone parents, how many lone parents there were in each local authority at the 1981 Census, expressed as a proportion of the working age population, broken down by five year age cohort; 
(2) pursuant to the answer of 12 September 2007, Official Report, column 2163W, on lone parents, how many lone parents there were in each local authority, expressed as a proportion of the working age population, in each year for which figures are available, broken down by five year age cohorts. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Questions asking:
(a) how many lone parents there were in each local authority, expressed as a proportion of the working age population, in each year for which figures are available, broken down by five year age cohorts. (156270)
(b) how many lone parents there were in each local authority at the 1981 Census, expressed as a proportion of the working age population, broken down by five year age cohort. (156252)
I have been asked to reply in her absence.
Figures are provided for the 1981, 1991 and 2001 decennial censuses. As no published tables exist that provide the requested figures, the tables have been specially run and deposited in the House of Commons Library.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 12 September, Official Report, column 2163W, on Manufacturing Industries: Manpower, how many people were employed in the manufacturing industries, as a proportion of the working age population, in each local authority in each year for which figures are available, broken down by five year age cohorts. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the proportion of the working-age population employed in manufacturing industries in each local authority area. I am replying in her absence, (156269)
Tables giving the information requested have been placed in the House of Commons Library. The figures in the tables are estimates from the Annual Local Area Labour Force Survey, for the twelve months ending in March of each year from 1996 to 2007.
As with any sample survey, estimates from the Labour Force Survey are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
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