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Mr Gauke: The Government are taking action to support enterprise and create a fair, competitive, and efficient tax system in order to deliver the private-sector led recovery that will be the foundation of future growth. Fundamental to this strategy will be tackling the budget deficit and providing a stable macroeconomic environment that will underpin private-sector investment and growth.
Caroline Lucas: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Financial Services Ombudsman cases went to judicial review in each of the last three years; and in how many such cases the complaint was upheld. 
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Mr Iain Wright: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 26 May 2010, Official Report, columns 2-3WS, on savings (2010-11), what assessment he made of effects on the economy of allowing devolved administrations to defer their share of savings until the next financial year; and for what reasons central Government departments were not allowed to defer their allocated savings. 
Danny Alexander: The Government's top priority is to tackle the deficit. Tackling the deficit this year will promote confidence and support the economic recovery. Since budgets have already been set for devolved administrations it is for them to assess whether they wish to defer their share of the savings until next year.
Danny Alexander: On 24 May the Government announced the Welsh Assembly Government's share of the £6.2 billion savings, which was £187 million together with consequential or recycled savings amounting to £24 million.
"deficit reduction, and continuing to ensure economic recovery, is the most urgent issue facing Britain".
The Chancellor has announced the first step in tackling the deficit, setting out details of how to save over £6 billion from spending during this financial year, the fastest and most collegiate spending review in recent history.
Christopher Leslie: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what mechanism he intends to use to share data with the Bank of England in respect of its role in advising on budgets and public spending reductions in 2010-11; and what data his Department intends to provide. 
"A representative of the Treasury may attend, and speak, at any meeting of the Committee".
The non-voting Treasury representative plays a key role in liaison between the Treasury and the Bank to ensure appropriate co-ordination of fiscal and monetary policy. For example, the Treasury representative will brief the MPC confidentially in advance of major events such as the Budget and the pre-Budget report.
"reform the corporate tax system by simplifying reliefs and allowances, and tackling avoidance, in order to reduce headline rates. Our aim is to create the most competitive tax regime in the G20, while protecting manufacturing industries."
Mr Gauke: The Government have committed to take measures to satisfy their EU treaty obligations in regard to the taxation of furnished holiday letting that do not penalise UK-based businesses. We are considering how best to deliver that commitment. In the meantime the existing furnished holiday lettings rules will continue to apply.
The Government have announced that legislation will be introduced to provide for the introduction of the alternative vote in the event of a positive result in the referendum, and the creation of fewer and more equal sized constituencies. Further details will be announced in due course.
As indicated in the Gracious Speech, the Government will shortly bring forward legislation providing for a national referendum on the alternative vote system for future elections to the House of Commons, and measures to create fewer and more equal sized constituencies.
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether an estimate has been made of the average earnings of full-time employees in Pendle constituency for April of each year since 2000. 
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking whether an estimate has been made of the average earnings of full-time employees in Pendle constituency for April of each year since 2000. (1114)
The Office for National Statistics carries out the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) each April. This is the most comprehensive source of earnings information in the United Kingdom. Levels of earnings are estimated from ASHE and are provided for employees on adult rates of pay, whose pay for the survey period was not affected by absence.
I attach a table showing the median gross weekly earnings for full-time employees in Pendle constituency for April of each year from 2000 until 2009, the latest period for which figures are available.
|Median gross weekly earnings (£)-for full-time employee jobs( 1) : Pendle Constituency|
|(1) Full-time employees on adult rates whose pay for the survey pay-period was not affected by absence. As at April of each year.|
(2 )2004 results excluding supplementary survey for comparison with 2003
(3) 2004 results including supplementary survey designed to improve coverage of the survey (for more information see National Statistics website)
(4) 2006 results with methodology consistent with 2005
(5) 2006 results with methodology consistent with 2007
Guide to Quality:
The Coefficient of Variation (CV) indicates the quality of a figure, the smaller the CV value the higher the quality.
The true value is likely to lie within +/- twice the CV-for example, for an average of 200 with a CV of 5%, we would expect the population average to be within the range 180-220.
* CV > 5% and < = 10%
Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), Office for National Statistics. 2000 to 2009
Mr Binley: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many small businesses generated a turnover of (a) between £70,000 and £100,000 and (b) over £100,000 in the latest period for which figures are available. 
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning how many small businesses generated a turnover of between (a) £70,000 and £100,000 and (b) over £100,000 in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Annual statistics on business counts are available from the ONS release UK Business: Activity, Size and Location at www.statistics.gov.uk. The attached table contains data from 2009 and shows the count of VAT and/or PAYE based enterprises by employee and turnover size band.
|Count of VAT or PAYE enterprises by employee and turnover size|
|Turnover size band (£000)|
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