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The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) makes financial awards to redress customers for its maladministration in accordance with Treasury policy. It calculates each award on the merit of the claim. Awards range from small consolatory payments for
inconvenience, to larger sums representing actual loss. The CRB does not maintain separate statistics which distinguish delay from the other elements which merit an award.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been paid to the (a) Criminal Records Bureau and (b) Independent Safeguarding Authority in fees for record checks in each of last 10 years. 
The fee for the Vetting and Barring Scheme registration is collected on behalf of the Independent Safeguarding Authority by the CRB at the point of registration. From July 2010 those employed to work with children or vulnerable adults will be required to apply for ISA registration which will incur a one-off fee of £64 (£58 in Northern Ireland) which will be payable to the Criminal Records Bureau. The Independent Safeguarding Authority has not received any fees for record checks.
|Disclosure income-per CRB published accounts|
|Income (£ million)|
Greg Mulholland: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of police officers from each ethnic group there were in the West Yorkshire police force area in each year since 2005. 
|Police officer strength in West Yorkshire by ethnicity, as at 31 March, 2005 to 2009( 1)|
|White||Mixed||Black or Black British||Asian or Asian British|
|Other ethnic group||Not stated|
|(1) These figures are based on full-time equivalents that have been rounded to the nearest whole number, due to rounding there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of constituent items. Figures include those officers on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave.|
Mr. Evans: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the implications of discussions at the World Economic Forum in Davos for the regulation of the banking system. 
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The success of the global economy is underpinned by the strength and resilience of the financial sector. The UK has, since the start of the crisis, been at the forefront of EU and international efforts to advocate more collective and consistent actions to deliver reform of financial regulation. But we must avoid complacency as economic recovery resumes.
Therefore, all G20 members must, in 2010, prioritise progress in fulfilling the ambitious financial regulation reform commitments already agreed last year, specifically in areas such as strengthening prudential standards, dealing with systemic cross-border firms, and implementing measures to curb excessive risk-taking by firms.
Mr. Ian Taylor: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many fines have been imposed on small and medium-sized companies for late payment of value added tax in the last (a) six and (b) 12 months. 
Mr. David Anderson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to the Blaydon constituency, the effects on Blaydon of his Department's policies and actions since 2000. 
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The Neighbourhood Statistics Service provides a wide range of statistical information at parliamentary constituency level, taken from the 2001 Census and other sources. This service is available on the National Statistics website at:
The global recession has had a negative impact on economic activity in all parts of the UK. However, the economy was starting from a position of strength and is actively supported by policies implemented by the Government, including the fiscal stimulus and a significant package of support for those out of work. In Blaydon people are benefiting from this investment. Over the second half of 2009, nearly 500 people moved off of the claimant count each month on average. The claimant count fell for two consecutive months in November and December and now stands at nearly 5 per cent. below its October level. Long-term unemployment is still nearly 90 per cent. lower than in 2000 at the end of 2009.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what revenue was foregone in the debt reliefs included in corporation tax in the last three financial years; and what effects on companies of such relief his Department has identified. 
Mr. Timms: The information requested is not available, as HM Revenue and Customs does not have the necessary data to calculate the revenue implications of the various aspects of the UK's corporation tax regime that provide relief for debt.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) domestic and (b) composite properties in (i) England and (ii) Wales have an entry on the Valuation Office Agency's central council tax database; and how many have one or more associated digital photographs on the Agency's database. 
Ian Pearson: The number of domestic dwellings in England with a live council tax band was 22,825,755 as at 2 February 2010. Of these, 934,465 have one or more digital photographs associated with them. The number of composite dwellings in England with a live council tax band was 282,416 as at 2 February 2010. Of these, 15,006 have one or more digital photographs associated with them.
The number of domestic dwellings in Wales with a live council tax band was 1,369,271 as at 2 February 2010. Of these, 171,231 have one or more digital photographs associated with them. The number of composite dwellings in Wales with a live council tax band was 30,493 as at 2 February 2010. Of these, 5,372 have one or more digital photographs associated with them.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any written instructions have been provided to the Accounting Officer for his Department in accordance with paragraph 5.5 of the Ministerial Code since May 1997. 
Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the average length of time taken by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies to pay invoices from (i) small and medium-sized enterprises and (ii) all creditors in the last 12 months. 
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The Prime Minister announced in October 2008 that all central Government Departments will aim to pay invoices within 10 days. The Treasury Group commenced reporting 10-day payment performance for all suppliers, irrespective of size, in November 2008.
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