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Angela Eagle: It is not possible using landfill tax receipts data to determine how much revenue is received from local authorities. This is because registered landfill site operators pay the tax to HM Revenue and Customs and pass on the cost to their customers through the disposal charges they set. The origin of the landfilled waste is not recorded on the tax return.
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Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what distinct payments have been made by the Bank of England to Northern Rock in each of the last five years; and on what date each amount was transferred between the parties. 
Adam Price: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what range of estimates of the potential level of support required by Northern Rock were provided to his Department by (a) Northern Rock, (b) the Financial Services Authority and (c) the Bank of England prior to the agreement to provide financial support. 
[holding answer 1 February 2008]: Information provided on Northern Rocks financial position by the company itself, the Financial Services Authority or the Bank of England remain commercially confidential, and in some cases would be covered by statutory restrictions on disclosure under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. The provision of liquidity support by the Bank of England as lender of last resort was addressed in HM Treasury's statement of 14 September 2007 and in subsequent statements. The provision of additional facilities by the
Bank of England, in respect of which HM Treasury provided an indemnity, was addressed in HM Treasury's statement of 11 October 2007 and in subsequent statements.
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the reasons were for providing that sections 4 and 6 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 will not apply to Northern Rock under public ownership in the Banking (Special Provisions) Bill. 
Angela Eagle: As the chief secretary to the Treasury explained to the House on 21 February 2008, Official Report, columns 634-37, Northern Rock is not performing a public function. The company is a purely commercial concern operating at arm's length from the Government in a competitive environment. Moreover, it has been taken into public ownership only on a temporary basis. On this basis, it would be inappropriate to make Northern Rock subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the European Competition Commissioner on the effects the nationalisation of Northern Rock has had on the
competitive environment in banking in the European Union. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what Ann Godbehere's remuneration package is as chief financial officer of Northern Rock, including (a) annual salary, (b) pension contributions, (c) potential bonus payments and (d) non-financial benefits. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what Ron Sandler's remuneration package is as executive chair of Northern Rock, including (a) annual salary, (b) pension contributions, (c) potential bonus payments and (d) non-financial benefits.