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Taxation: Unleaded Petrol

Sir Paul Beresford: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the rate of taxation was on standard 95 RON unleaded petrol in July 2008. [311043]

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The main fuel duty rate in July 2008 was 50.35 pence per litre. Historical duty rates are available on HM Revenue and Customs' UK Trade Info website at:

Unemployment: EU Countries

Mr. Cash: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what account he has taken of reports of the level of joblessness in the eurozone in November 2009 in his
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most recent assessment of the EU's economic performance; and if he will make a statement. [311271]

Mr. Timms: The forecast for euro-area GDP growth, published in Table A1 on page 138 of the 2009 pre-Budget report, reflects the Treasury's assessment of all relevant economic developments.

Valuation Office: Geographical Information Systems

Grant Shapps: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agency's eLearning guide for its geographical information system. [311497]

Ian Pearson: The VOA is in the process of developing an e-Learning programme for its geographical information system. The planned date for completion of the programme is June 2010, after which a copy will be deposited in the Library.

Welfare Tax Credits: Hemel Hempstead

Mike Penning: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax credit claimants in Hemel Hempstead constituency there were in each year since the scheme began; and how many such claimants have been (a) underpaid and (b) overpaid. [311027]

Mr. Timms: Estimates of the average number of families with tax credit awards, including information on the annual number and value of tax credits overpaid and underpaid by parliamentary constituency, from 2003-04 to 2007-08, is available in the HM Revenue and Customs' publications "Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Finalised Annual Awards. Supplement on Payments. Geographical Analyses", available at:

Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

Mike Penning: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have had their tax credit payments suspended due to overpayment in (a) each county in England and Wales and (b) Hemel Hempstead constituency in each year since 2005. [311026]

Mr. Timms: The information requested is available only at disproportionate cost due to the work required to extract it from HM Revenue and Customs' systems.

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