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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter of 8
September 2008 from the hon. Member for Congleton on behalf of her constituent Mr. Peter Carr. 
Robert Neill: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 7 October 2008, Official Report, column 594W, on non-domestic rates: ports, which ports have been affected by the decision to backdate the higher rateable values. 
Milford Dock Company
Southampton Container Terminal
Tilbury Container Terminal
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations have been made by his Department in connection with the treatment of state pension liabilities and public service pension liabilities under the revisions to the System of National Accounts 1993 being prepared by the UN Statistics Commission. 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what representations have been made in connection with the treatment of state pension liabilities and public service pension liabilities under the revisions to the System of National Accounts 1993 being prepared by the UN Statistics Commission. (233237)
The Office for National Statistics has responsibility for contributions to the revision of the System of National Accounts 1993. The ONS has been an active participant in the process to update the System of National Accounts. Comments from the UK and other countries on the draft Volume 1 of the SNA can be found at:
The proposed change to the treatment of pension liabilities in the new System of National Accounts aims to quantify and recognise future pension benefits as liabilities of social security schemes or unfunded employer schemes. The discussion is ongoing and no final position has yet been agreed.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment has been made of the effect of (a) rates of inflation, (b) the banking situation and (c) the increase in Government borrowing on Public Works Loan Board interest rates. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many civil servants in his Department were seconded to work for (a) trade unions and (b) the Trades Union Congress in each year since 2003. 
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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to answer question (a) 227155, (b) 227156, (c) 227157 and (d) 227158 on the
Zanzibar eProcurement Service, tabled by the hon. Member for Putney on 9 October 2008. 
Lorely Burt: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) when he expects the guiding principles for dealing with cases of extraterritoriality, referred to by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State on 25 October 2007, Official Report, column 510, to be (a) finalised and (b) published; 
(2) what he expects to be included in the guiding principles for dealing with cases of extraterritoriality, as referred to by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State on 25 October 2007, Official Report, column 510; and what account will be taken of these principles in formulating and implementing the Governments extraterritorial policy. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was spent on (a) electricity, (b) heating and (c) water bills in each of the flats in Admiralty House in each of the last five years. 
Gillian Merron: Costs associated with each of the flats (including costs for electricity, heating and water) are calculated on the basis of percentages of the total costs for Admiralty House, which includes the common parts. It is not possible, within the overall total, to identify separately the costs for electricity, heating and water that arise from the three flats.
David Miliband: The UK saw the Paris Conference as an important occasion to reaffirm international and Afghan Government commitment to Afghanistan's future. This commitment was demonstrated by the launch of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy and the $20 billion pledged by the international community to support the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan.
The $20 billion pledged at Paris included £613 million of UK support to Afghanistan (over the period up to 2012-13). This support is in addition to the £500 million we pledged at the London Conference in 2006.
The UN Secretary General, myself and others also used the opportunity to stress the urgent need for the
Afghan Government to tackle corruption. The conference also reiterated the importance of the role played by the UN in coordinating the civilian effort in Afghanistan and made clear its support for the UN Special Representative, Kai Eide.
Gillian Merron: Our network of posts overseas is asked each year to provide an estimate of the number of British nationals resident in their consular areas. The results of this survey for April 2006 to March 2007 are as follows.
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