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Mr. Maude: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the monetary value was of (a) central and (b) local government contracts required to be advertised on Tenders Electronic Daily, the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union in the last 12 months. 
Supply and Service Contracts
Local Authorities - £156,442
Central Government - £101,323
All authorities - £3,927,260
Works contracts cover capital construction projects, buildings, roads and their repair. Supplies contracts will be for the purchase or lease of food, goods and other equipment. Services cover the balance and include maintenance services, transport, insurance, consultancy, waste disposal and others. The higher threshold for works contracts reflects the higher cost of construction contracts.
Mr. Salmond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much in (a) direct and (b) indirect taxes was (i) collected and (ii) administered by the HM Revenue and Customs office in Peterhead in each year since 2006. 
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|(1) FTE relates to full time equivalent.|
Mr. Salmond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer from which HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) offices the Shares Fishermen's Scheme will be administered following the closure of Keith House, Peterhead; and what steps will be taken by HMRC to retain the expertise of its staff in respect of the fishing industry following the closure. 
Mr. Timms: The Share Fisherman Scheme will be administered from the HM Revenue and Customs' (HMRC's) office in Aberdeen where other work specific to the fishing industry is already carried out. HMRC's expectation is that staff in Keith House, Peterhead currently administering the scheme will relocate with their work if they are able to do so, enabling them to use their existing skills and expertise. Individual options will be explored for those who cannot relocate and the work will be continued from Aberdeen by staff with fishing industry experience.
Mr. Timms: HM Revenue and Customs' (HMRC) local business managers in Peterhead invited the Scottish Fishermen's Federation to comment on the proposed closure of Keith House as part of its Regional Review Programme.
Stewart Hosie: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average length of service is of staff employed by HM Revenue and Customs and its predecessor organisations at each of its locations in Scotland. 
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Stewart Hosie: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with which estate partners HM Revenue and Customs holds contracts relating to accommodation and facilities management for its offices in Scotland. 
Mr. Timms: HM Revenue and Customs' (HMRC) main estate partner is Mapeley with whom it holds the Strategic Transfer of the Estate to the Private Sector (STEPS) contract relating to accommodation and facilities management for offices in Scotland and throughout the UK. HMRC also has estate contracts with London and Regional Properties for two offices in Scotland, one in Edinburgh and one in Glasgow.
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The stamp duty land tax relief (SDLT) for zero carbon homes was introduced to help kick-start the market for new highly efficient technologies in homes, both for the fabric of the building and in the use of micro-generation, and sets a gold standard for green homes. Few currently exist, but the purpose of the relief is to act as signal. We have always made it clear that the SDLT relief for zero carbon homes would evolve and we expect to see more of these homes built in the future.
24 homes have qualified for the zero carbon homes relief since October 2007. Due to the small numbers involved, HMRC tax-payer confidentiality obligations do not allow the requested breakdown of relief granted by month.
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