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Mr. Letwin: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the Comprehensive Spending Review 2007 (Cm 7227, 2006/07), what the expected level, in near cash terms, of (a) negative resource Departmental Expenditure Level (DEL) and (b) negative capital DEL income to be retained by Departments is, broken down on the same basis as tables 1.7 and 1.10 of Public Expenditure Statistical Analysis 2008, (HC 489, 2007-08). 
Yvette Cooper: The following tables show the negative DEL included in central Government departmental budgets published in Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2008 (HC 489). This shows the expected income as at the 2007 comprehensive spending review, updated with classification and policy changes. The main components are sales of goods and services (including by NHS and foundation trusts), grants from the EC and transfers from other Departments, for example, in respect of co-funded non-departmental public bodies. The Consolidated Budgeting Guidance details all types of income that can be treated as a benefit to departmental budgets and is available at the following link:
|Near-cash in resource DEL by departmental group|
|£ million( 1)|
|Capital DEL by departmental group|
|£ million( 1)|
|(1) indicate no income whereas zeros indicate income of less than £0.5 million.|
Chris McCafferty: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of differences in treatment of civil servants and other public sector staff in (a) pay rises and (b) the funding of pay progression, with particular reference to the use of recyclable elements to fund such progression. 
Yvette Cooper: Civil service pay decisions are delegated to individual Departments. These pay decisions must fall within the parameters set out in the Treasury's annual Pay Remit Guidance, which includes specific guidance on the recycling of savings back in to the pay bill.
To ensure that increases to pay are affordable within the overall fiscal environment, offer value for money and are consistent with the Bank of England achieving its inflation target of 2 per cent.;
To ensure that levels of pay are set at the amount necessary to recruit and retain staff;
To ensure that pay in the civil service reflects, and is responsive to, the wider public sector and private sector labour market; and
To ensure that pay is fair across the whole of the civil service and not discriminatory.
Reflect the individual labour market position of work forces, particularly the need to recruit and retain staff;
Be consistent with the Bank of England achieving its CPI inflation target of 2 per cent.;
Be affordable for Departments; and
Represent value for money for taxpayers.
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to take possession of houses and flats on which mortgage-holders with Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley have defaulted and allocate the properties to those on the waiting list for social housing. 
Ian Pearson: Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley are run at arms length from the Government, on commercial principles. The Government have made increasing the provision of social housing a priority in successive Spending Reviews. In England, the Government are investing £8 billion over the next three years in affordable housinga 50 per cent. increase over the last three years.
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints from customers in (a) Bexley and (b) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency on tax credits his Department received in each year since tax credits were introduced. 
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many category B1 gaming machines there are in casinos in each region; and how much value-added tax revenue accrued from customer spending on B1 gaming machines in the most recent period for which information is available. 
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