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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish details of the calculations that underpin the consequential changes to the funding of the National Assembly for Wales as announced on 24 May 2010, with particular reference to (a) the
population ratios and (b) compatibility factors employed; and if he will make a statement. 
Danny Alexander: The consequentials of the £6.2 billion cuts announced on 24 May 2010 were calculated through the Barnett formula in the usual way. The consequential cut for the Welsh Assembly Government was subsequently reduced by £1.4 million following confirmation of a cut to the Olympics budget, which is UK-wide and therefore not comparable for the purposes of the Barnett formula. Details of the operation of the Barnett formula were set out in the Statement of Funding Policy published by the Treasury in October 2007.
Gordon Banks: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to reduce the level of value added tax on building repair and maintenance work. 
Mr Gauke: All taxes are kept under review and any changes are announced by the Chancellor as part of the Budget process.
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) premises and (b) independent retailers (i) nationally, (ii) in the East Midlands and (iii) in Leicester have been fined for the sale of alcohol to persons under the age of 18 years in each of the last five years. 
Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) premises and (b) independent retailers in (i) Tameside and (ii) Stockport were fined for the sale of alcohol to persons under the age of 18 years in each of the last five years. 
James Brokenshire: Data on the total number of fines issued by the courts and the average fine amount for "selling alcohol to persons under 18" broken down by criminal justice area within England and Wales, for each year between 2004-08 is provided in the following table. Data held on the court proceedings database cannot be broken down by individual area and it is not possible to separately identify those fines given to premises or independent retailers.
|Number of fines imposed for selling alcohol to a person under 18( 1) , by criminal justice area( 2) 2004-08|
|Criminal j ustice area||2004||2005||2006||2007||2008|
|(1) Licensing Act 2003 S.146 and 147, Licensing (Occasional Permissions Act 1983 Schedule (Sec 3) para 4 (1), Licensing Act 1964 S.181A(1) as added by Licensing Act 1988 S.17 Licensing Act 2003 S.147 as added by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006. (2) In this table sentences at the Crown court are categorised according to the police force that prosecuted the offence which is not necessarily the area of the sentencing court. Note s : 1. Excludes data for Cardiff magistrates court for April, July, and August 2008.|
2. The answer given here relates to the total number of fines imposed for the offences listed above it is not possible to separately identify those fines given to premises or independent retailers as this information is not recorded on the Courts Proceedings database. Source: Justice Statistics-Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice Ref: SENT(JSAS)169-l0 14/06/2010
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