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Andy Burnham: The Government announced in the "Governance of Britain" Green Paper (Cm7170) in July that it would simplify its reporting to Parliament by bringing together the processes for planning, parliamentary approval and reporting of public spending on to a more consistent basis, in line with the fiscal rules. The Government made clear that they would consult widely on the detailed changes needed to effect this major reform, which is designed to make the system of government finance easier to understand and operate and improve government's accountability to Parliament.
The process of preliminary research and analysis needed to deliver a successful outcome to the project is now well under way, and the Government very much welcome the involvement of representatives from Parliament, the National Audit Office and the Financial Reporting Advisory Board, as well as from across government.
Justine Greening: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent on training and staff development of HM Revenue and Customs customs officers in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement. 
Jane Kennedy: There is no separate group of staff identified as customs officers. The external costs of training and staff development for the Customs and Excise department are shown below for 2001-02 to 2004-05; figures for 2000-01 are not available without incurring disproportionate cost.
Following the merger with former Inland Revenue, producing HM Revenue and Customs (but excluding the Valuation Office Agency), the corresponding total training and staff development costs for 2005-06 and 2006-07 were:
Angela Eagle: Since 1999 the Government have published a list of all overseas travel by Cabinet Ministers costing over £500. Information for the last financial year was published on 25 July 2007. Details for the current financial year will be published as soon as possible after the end of the financial year. From next year, the list will include details of overseas visits undertaken by all Ministers. All ministerial travel is undertaken in accordance with the Ministerial Code.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what records are kept by his Department of attempted hacking or suspected cyber attacks or other malicious computer security breaches committed against his Departments computer systems. 
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions compact discs containing unencrypted confidential data have been sent out by his Department in the last 12 month period for which figures are available. 
Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many electronic databases within his Department contain (a) names, (b) addresses, (c) bank details and (d) other personal information on members of the public. 
Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what mechanisms are in place to ensure that information kept by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies is (i) accurate and up-to-date and (ii) kept securely. 
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many seizures of (a) methamphetamine, (b) cannabis, (c) cocaine and (d) heroin have been made by HM Revenue and Customs in each year since 1997; and what the total quantity seized of each substance was. 
Methamphetamine was reclassified as a Class A drug on the 18 January 2007, prior to this HMRC did not collect seizure data on methamphetamine. No seizures of methamphetamine were made in the period 18 January 2007 to 31 March 2007.
When the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) became operational on 1 April 2006, primacy for the resources associated with the investigation of class A drugs cases transferred to SOCA. Details of services relating to this activity are included in SOCA's Annual Report (2005-06) available online at:
|Financial year||Cannabis (KGs)||Cannabis (Number of seizures)||Cocaine (KGs)||Cocaine (Number of seizures)||Heroin (KGs)||Heroin (Number of seizures)|
|(1 )When the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) became operational on 1 April cases transferred to SOCA. (2) The large quantity of cocaine seized in this year is due to the culmination of several long running operations. (3) For financial years 1997-98, 1998-99 the drugs statistics published gave the total number of seizures for cocaine, heroin, cannabis and synthetic drugs. The total amount of seizures made in 1997-98 were 7,796 and for 1998-99 7,738.|
For financial year 1999-2000 the drugs statistics published in the Annual Report gave the total number of drugs seized in value (£ million). The weight of drugs seized during this financial year is reflected in the table. For financial year 2000-01 the drugs statistics published in the Annual Report gave the total number of drugs seized by weight only.
Mr. Boris Johnson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) 16, (b) 17, (c) 18, (d) 19, (e) 20, (f) 21, (g) 22, (h) 23 and (i) 24 year old (i) women and (ii) men were in employment but not receiving education or training in each London borough in each of the last 10 years. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many (a) 16, (b) 17, (c) 18, (d) 19, (e) 20, (f) 21, (g) 22, (h) 23 and (i) 24 year old (i) women and (ii) men were in employment but not receiving education or training in each London borough in each of the last 10 years. (169823)
Information in the form requested is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.
Angela Eagle: The Enterprise Management Incentives scheme was introduced in Finance Act 2000, and offers generous tax-advantaged share options to help small, higher risk independent trading companies recruit and retain the high calibre people they need to grow and succeed. EMI is open to qualifying companies or groups with gross assets not exceeding £30 million.
The following table shows the average market value of shares acquired per employee exercising EMI share options during each of the years 2001-02 to 2005-06 together with the numbers of those employees. The figures in the above table include the average gain as well as average market value since it is only the gain which is relieved of income tax and NICS under EMI.
|Tax year||Number of employees exercising EMI share options||Average market value of shares acquired (£)||Average amount paid for shares acquired (£)||Average gain on exercise (£)|
| Note: Averages are per employee.|
Mr. David Hamilton: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the value of goods and services exported overseas from (a) Scotland and (b) the UK was in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. 
|Value of goods exported( 1) from the UK, 1997 to 2006|
|Value of goods exported (£ million)|
|Total UK exports||Exports from Scotland( 2)|
|(1) Exports refer to both EU and non-EU destined goods|
(2 )Exports from Scotland based on Regional Trade Statistics methodology
Data on services are not available on a comparable basis. Figures for the UK are available from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and data for Scottish service exports are available from the Scottish Executive.
HM Revenue and Customs, Regional Trade Statistics
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