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Mr. Weir: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer over what period his Department depreciates the asset value of its (a) vehicles, (b) computer hardware, (c) bespoke computer software, (d) standard computer software, (e) furniture and (f) telecommunications equipment. 
Angela Eagle: The accounting policy regarding depreciation is disclosed in note 1.4 of the Treasury's Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (HC 518). Copies of this document are available in the Library of the House and can also be found at:
Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by his Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by his Department in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08. 
Mr. Maude: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2008, Official Report, column 351W, on ministerial policy advisers, which former special advisers have (a) received approval from and (b) been refused permission by his Department to take up an outside appointment on leaving their post since May 2005. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2008, Official Report, column 50W, on voluntary pay, if he will list the organisations for which members of his Departments have volunteered while on special leave. 
Angela Eagle [holding answer 19 June 2008 ]: The Government recognises that high fuel pricescaused by conditions in the global oil marketare having an impact on business and families around the UK. For this reason, the Chancellor deferred the planned fuel duty increase of 2p per litre at Budget.
The Treasury keeps all taxes under review and the Chancellor will consider the case for the planned 2p per litre increase on 1 October at that time. The Government are aware of the fuel duty derogations that operate in other EU member states.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what expenditure on health has been as a proportion of gross domestic product in each year since 1997-98; and what estimate he has made of that proportion for each year to 2010-11. 
Yvette Cooper: There has been an unprecedented investment in health services since 1997. The NHS budget has increased from £35 billion in 1997-08 to £96 billion in 2008-09 and is forecast to increase to £109.8 billion by 2010-11.
Expenditure on health as a proportion of gross domestic product for 1997-98 to 2006-2007 is given in the Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses (PESA) for 2008, as well as an estimate for 2007-08. The Comprehensive Spending Review did not include projections of future health expenditure as a proportion of gross domestic product.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of raising the personal income tax allowance by (a) £1,000, (b) £2,000 and (c) £4,000 with a basic rate tax band of (i) 0 to £36,000, (ii) 0 to £35,000, (iii) 0 to £34,000 and (iv) 0 to £32,000; and if he will make a statement. 
Jane Kennedy: Approximate Exchequer effects of increasing the income tax personal allowance and changing the basic rate limit can be derived from table 1.6 Direct effects of illustrative tax changes on the HM Revenue and Customs website at:
Sir Michael Spicer: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 29 April, on the charity ATE, PO Ref 1/56922/2008. 
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many members of staff affected by the proposed closure of Truro tax office are to be (a) relocated, (b) re-trained and (c) made redundant. 
A decision has not yet been taken on the future of the HMRC office in Truro. HMRC is reviewing all its accommodation to match it to future business needs. On 11 June, it issued proposals for all its offices in Cornwall, including the offices in St. Austell
and Truro, both of which are in the hon. Members constituency. At present, there is a proposal to withdraw from Truro, with the exception of the inquiry centre services which will be maintained in the locality, but no decision has been made to close it.
This cost is made up of the PFI unitary charge for the provision of the serviced accommodation in PFI properties, rent and landlord service charge for non-PFI properties, facilities management costs (the provision of soft services, e.g. security and cleaning), business rates and utilities.
Jane Kennedy: The following tables show the location of HM Revenue and Customs (and joint numbers of Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise) staff recorded as being in offices in Scotland on the 1 April for each of the previous five years (full time equivalent (FTE) and actual headcount).
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