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Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the revenue implications of taxing capital gains at the same marginal rates as income tax, with indexation for each financial year from 2009-10 to 2014-15. 
Departments are on track to allocate the re-profile capital spending brought forward from 2010-11 into 2009-10 and in some cases the capital expenditure has already been allocated to specific projects.
Mr. Todd: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the sums invested in venture capital trusts in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09, to date; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Timms: There are no plans to introduce such a tax relief which would introduce administrative burdens for charities and volunteers. Many organisations demonstrate good practice by reimbursing their volunteers travel expenses.
Mr. Timms: The information requested is not available. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) code of practice 26 What happens if we've paid you too much tax credit? explains the ways the department collect back an overpayment, and is available at:
Mr. Carswell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate his Department has made of the proportion of families in Tendring in receipt of child tax credits currently receiving the incorrect amount. 
Mr. Timms: The information is not available in the format requested. Estimates of the number of families with tax credit awards, including information on overpayments and underpayments by constituency, based on final family circumstances and incomes, for the years 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 are available in the HMRC publications Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Finalised Annual Awards. Supplement on Payments. Geographical Analysis, for each relevant year. These publications are available on the HMRC website at:
Mr. Milburn: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what average payment has been made by parents into Child Trust Fund accounts in (a) Darlington constituency, (b) County Durham, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since the schemes inception. 
Ian Pearson: The Detailed Distributional Analysis, including details of contributions made by parents and others was published on 6 November 2008. These data are only available at Government office region level and can be viewed on the HM Revenue and Customs website at:
Constituency level data, including the number of vouchers issued and parental account opening figures, on child trust fund accounts were published on 6 November 2008 and can be viewed on the HM Revenue and Customs website at:
Ian Pearson: We are unable to supply this information as it would be possible to do so only at a disproportionate cost. However, information on the number of child trust fund vouchers issued and the number of accounts opened in each constituency are published on the HMRC website at:
All children eligible for the child trust fund receive a £250 voucher. Children from low income families receive an additional £250 paid directly into their child trust fund account when the familys child tax credit award has been finalised.
A further update to 2008-09 departmental budgets will be provided at spring supplementary estimate, which will be published later this month. Allocations from the DEL Reserves for 2009-10 will be presented to Parliament through the estimates process during 2009-10. The main estimates for 2009-10 will be published following the Budget.
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your question on what the average level of unsecured personal debt per head of population was in the UK in each year since 1979. (245258)
Statistics for this are available back to 1982 and are shown in the table. The time series in the table below has been derived by linking two different vintages of data together. This is explained in the footnote.
Currently the UK National Accounts are calculated in accordance with the international guidelines set out in the European System of Accounts 1995 (ESA95). In this framework the personal sector equates to the household sector which is combined with the non-profit institutions serving households sector (NPISH), and it is not possible to separate the two. Examples of institutions included within the NPISH sector are: charities; trade unions; universities; churches and political parties. Data on this basis are available back to 1987.
|Table 1 A verage level of unsecured personal debt per head of population in the UK|
|Personal debt per head of population (£)|
1. Estimates of household and NPISH unsecured debt are on an ESA95 basis. Similar statistics based on the European System of Accounts 1979 (ESA79) for the personal sector are on a slightly different definitional basis and are available back to 1982. A single series has been obtained by linking the two series together. The series based on ESA79 has been linked onto the series based on ESA95 using the growth rate between 1986 and 1987.
2. Mid year UK resident population estimates have been used to estimate the average unsecured personal debt per head of the population.
United Kingdom National AccountsThe Blue Book 1997
United Kingdom National AccountsThe Blue Book 2008
Ian Pearson: The UK is owed a total of £349 million by low-income countries and £1,254 million by lower-middle income countries, using the World Bank's classification of low and lower-middle income countries(1).
The UK has cancelled or is due to cancel 100 per cent. of bilateral sovereign claims on all Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs) at Completion Point under the HIPC Initiative. To date, 24 out of 41 HIPCs have reached Completion Point, with a further 10 having reached Decision Point. The UK also provides 100 per cent. cancellation of debt service payments between Decision Point and Completion Point and holds in trust any payments received from HIPCs before they become eligible for debt relief.
(1) The World Bank's classifications are based on gross national income per capita in 2007.
Greg Clark: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) display energy certificates and (b) advisory reports for public buildings issued in respect of each property occupied by (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies. 
Angela Eagle: My Department will place in the Library a copy of the display energy certificates and their associated advisory reports in respect of HM Treasurys London and Norwich offices. The Debt Management Office is currently working with their advisers and their Landlords managing agents towards gathering the required information and will display an energy performance certificate in due course.
Yvette Cooper: The Governments objective for civil service pay are to recruit and retain the necessary levels of staff needed to support service delivery, to be affordable within the overall fiscal environment, to offer value for money and to be consistent with the achievement of the Bank of Englands inflation target.
Annual pay arrangements for special advisers are decided by the Special Advisers Remuneration Committee, reporting to the Prime Minister, based on the general economic and pay context including pay settlements elsewhere including the senior civil service and wider public sector.
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