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However, the Government have taken steps to ensure that remuneration paid at systemically significant financial institutions is commensurate with a prudent approach to risk and leads to long-term value creation. The Financial Services Authority code, which comes into force on 1 January 2010, includes requirements for deferral and clawback from significant banking and other institutions. In addition, the Government are taking legislative measures in the Financial Services Bill that will bestow a duty on the FSA to ensure remuneration is consistent with effective risk management and will enable improved disclosure of remuneration, which in turn will facilitate better shareholder oversight of risk.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate has been made of the amount of tax allowable losses of banks and financial services companies which will be carried forward from the 2008-09 financial year; and for how many years those losses will be allowable against tax. 
Mr. Fallon: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the latest estimate is of the UK market share of the top five companies in (a) retail banking, (b) corporate banking, (c) mortgages, (d) insurance and re-insurance, (e) government bonds, (f) currencies and (g) credit swaps and derivatives. 
Norman Baker: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement. 
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The Treasury's resource accounts for 2008-09 (HC 611) reported that the terms of the Government's loan to Northern Rock will change retrospectively to 1 April 2008 following state aid approval, which was received last month.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects the independent valuer to report on what compensation is payable as a result of the transfer of shares in Northern Rock plc to his Department. 
Mr. Ingram: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what funding has been provided to the Scottish Executive as Barnett consequentials in relation to the promotion and use of renewable energy sources in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 30 November 2009]: The Barnett formula has been applied to changes in provision of UK Government Departments in spending reviews over the last five years. The Barnett formula is applied to the aggregate changes in provision of Departments. Details are provided in spending review White Papers. Under the Barnett formula arrangements the Scottish Executive receives an unhypothecated block budget which it then allocates reflecting its own priorities. Details of spending by UK Government Departments can be found in their departmental reports. So while the Scottish Executive has received Barnett consequentials on spending on renewable energy sources these are not separately calculated or identified in its spending review settlements.
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date he agreed to the introduction of a spending base in respect of Barnett formula funding for Wales; and if he will place in the Library a copy of his correspondence with the Secretary of State for Wales on that matter. 
Mr. Byrne: The operation of the Barnett formula is set out in the Statement of Funding Policy published by the Treasury in October 2007. In addition the Secretary of State for Wales announced to Parliament on 26 November 2009 arrangements for assessing spending trends in the next spending review.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the revenue which will be raised by the changes to tax reliefs announced in the written ministerial statement of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 57WS, on anti-avoidance. 
Mr. Timms: The written ministerial statement of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 57WS, announced changes to legislation to counter four tax avoidance schemes with immediate effect. The Government estimate that closing these schemes down will yield £300 million by 2012-13, while also protecting over £1 billion of revenue.
Exemptions apply for certain categories of passengers, including cabin crew and children under two who are not allocated their own seat. Flights that depart from an airport in the Scottish Highlands and Islands are also exempt.
Aircraft certified as having an authorised take off weight of less than 10 tonnes, or that are equipped to carry fewer than 20 passengers, are outside the scope of the tax, and consequently not liable to air passenger duty. We cannot say how many aircraft are outside the scope of APD; however, the Civil Aviation Authority publishes details of UK registered aircraft at:
Dr. Cable: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many individual bankruptcy petitions in which council tax arrears were mentioned as a significant reason were received by the Official Receiver in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
Ian Lucas: According to our database, the number of individual bankruptcy orders which are recorded as being made upon the petition of a local authority for each of the last five years ending 31 March were:
In the majority of bankruptcy cases where a creditor presents a petition, often referred to as a creditor's petition bankruptcy, the petitioner is a single creditor. This creditor may not be the majority creditor. A local authority may also be a creditor in a creditor's petition bankruptcy case where it is not the petitioning creditor.
The number of cases cited above does not include cases where an individual presented their own bankruptcy petition, often referred to as a debtor's petition bankruptcy, where the local authority may have been one of their creditors. Such information is not readily available, but in any event it is unlikely in such cases that a debt to a local authority will have been a significant factor as compared with debts owed to other creditors.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what his most recent estimate is of the proportion of the workforce who are non-UK nationals in each region. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking what the most recent estimate is of the proportion of the workforce who are non-UK nationals in each region. (302567)
The information requested is shown in the attached table. The estimates are derived from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). As with any sample survey, estimates from the LPS are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
The figures in the table are derived from the LFS microdata which are weighted using the official population estimates published in autumn 2007. They are not entirely consistent with the figures published in the monthly Labour Market Statistical Bulletin, which is weighted using more up-to-date population estimates.
|Proportion of economically active( 1) people aged 16 and over who are non-UK nationals, by region, three month period ending September 2009-Not seasonally adjusted|
|(1) Economically active people in employment plus those unemployed.|
It should be noted that the above estimates exclude people in most types of communal establishment (e.g. hotels, boarding houses, hostels, mobile home sites etc.)
Labour Force Survey
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what his most recent estimate is of the proportion of the workforce engaged in unskilled labour who are non-UK nationals. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking what the most recent estimate is of the proportion of the workforce engaged in unskilled labour who are non-UK nationals. (302568)
In terms of the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) "unskilled labour" relates to those people classified to the "Elementary Occupations" group.
The most recent estimates are for the three-month period July-September 2009 and show that 13 percent of those people aged 16 and over employed in Elementary Occupations were non-UK nationals. The estimate is derived from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
The Figure is derived from the EFS microdata which are weighted using the official population estimates published in autumn 2007. They are not entirely consistent with the figures published in the monthly Labour Market Statistical Bulletin, which is weighted using more up-to-date population estimates.
Mr. Weir: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many complaints have been received by (a) the Insolvency Service and (b) the Accountant in Bankruptcy in respect of insolvency practitioners and administrators in each of the last 10 years. 
The vast majority of insolvency practitioners are regulated by one of seven recognised professional bodies. Any complaint about the conduct of an insolvency practitioner is directed towards and dealt with by the appropriate recognised professional body.
The Insolvency Service published its first Annual Review of Insolvency Practitioner Regulation in June 2009. Information regarding the number of complaints received by the recognised professional bodies is contained within that report, and indicates that during 2008 a
total of 828 complaints were received. Of those complaints, 197 related to insolvency practitioners acting as administrators.
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