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Kitty Ussher: The Government are not planning to respond to the Competition Commission's report of 5 June 2008 on payment protection insurance as it is a provisional findings report. The statutory deadline for the full report is 6 February 2009.
Dr. Fox: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason he has not set aside an unallocated special reserve to meet the costs of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the UK's other international obligations in 2008-09; and what allowance has been made for expenditure to meet those commitments. 
Yvette Cooper: The cost of military operations in 2008-09, as in previous years, will be met from the Reserves. The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced to Parliament in his 2008 Budget speech that expected spend on military operations this year will be over £2 billion. Costs and provision will be reviewed for the pre-Budget report and the Ministry of Defence will seek provision as usual for the full expected net costs of military operations in Winter Supplementary Estimates.
Sir Robert Smith: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what target his Department sets for the maximum time to respond to letters from hon. Members; what proportion of responses met the target in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the average time taken to respond to a letter from hon. Members in that period was. 
Angela Eagle: HM Treasury does not have a maximum time to respond to hon. Members but aims to reply to all correspondence within 15 working days of receipt. For the calendar year 2007, 84 per cent. of replies were sent to hon. Members within target at an average of 17 working days.
Mr. Carswell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been spent from the public purse in Tendring district by (a) Government Departments, (b) agencies, (c) local authorities, (d) public services and (e) other statutory bodies in each of the last five years. 
Communities and Local Government Capital Outturn (COR4) and Revenue Outturn (RO) returns.
The lowest level at which other public expenditure information is available is the region. Total identifiable expenditure on services in the East of England can be found in the Public Expenditure Statistical Analysis 2008 (HC 489). Please see the following link for an electronic copy of PESA 2008.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will reconsider the decision to close HM Revenue and Customs offices Portcullis House and Tylers House in Southend-on-Sea; what recent representations he has received about the closures; what response he made to them; if he will place in the Library copies of the representations received; and if he will make a statement. 
Jane Kennedy: Treasury Ministers and officials receive representations from a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors 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 representations.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is committed to increasing the efficiency of its operations in the interests of improved customer service and better value for taxpayers. It undertook extensive internal and external consultation, and detailed feasibility work, last year on its proposals for reducing its estate in the Southend urban centre to meet its future business needs in the area. The decision was taken last July that there was no requirement to retain either Portcullis House or Tylers House, as all the staff who would be needed in Southend by 2010 could be accommodated in Alexander House, Southend.
The latest staffing projections for Southend, which take account of further developments in business plans, indicate that slightly fewer staff than in 2010 will be needed by 2011. There is therefore no reason to disturb the original decision that Portcullis House and Tylers House will be surplus to HMRCs future business requirements.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had on the closure of HM Revenue and Customs offices Portcullis House and Tylers House in Southend-on Sea; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of levels of job satisfaction of HM Revenue and Customs staff employed in Southend-on-Sea in each year since 1997; what assessment he has made of trends in such levels; if he will place in the Library copies of such assessments; and if he will make a statement. 
Jane Kennedy: HM Revenue and Customs conduct a staff survey twice yearly covering 20,000 to 30,000 staff. The most recent results are published on the Departments external website and are available for viewing. Information is not available on a location specific basis but results are analysed by business stream.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff of each (a) sex and (b) grade were employed at HM Revenue and Customs offices Portcullis House and Tyler's House in Southend-on-Sea in each year since 2001. 
|HMRC staff in Portcullis House and Tyler House at 1 April 2001 to 1 April 2008|
|Portcullis House||Tyler House|
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