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In respect of applications for registration of childminders by Ofsted in the United Kingdom completed outside its target time, how many were delayed by three, six, nine and 12 months; and what were the principal reasons for such delays; and[HL2666]
How many applications for the registration of potential childminders Ofsted has received from the London Borough of Southwark since September 2001; and how many of these were completed within the target time; and[HL2667]
In respect of those applications for registration of potential childminders by Ofsted in Southwark completed outside its target time, how many were delayed by three, six, nine and 12 months; and what were the principal reasons for such delays; and[HL2668]
How many applications Ofsted has received from Southwark's postcode area SE17 since September 2001; and how many of these were completed within the target time: and [HL2669]
In respect of those applications Ofsted received from Southwark's postcode area SE17 since September 2001 completed outside its target time, how many were delayed by three, six, nine and 12 months; and what were the principal reasons for such delay.[HL2670]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (Baroness Ashton of Upholland): These are matters for the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted). HM Chief Inspector of Schools, David Bell, will write to the noble Baroness and a copy of his letter will be placed in the Library.
|Local Authority||Ward||Local Authority||Ward|
|Hammersmith & Fulham||White City & Shepherds Bush||Dudley||Brierley Hill|
|Lambeth||Bishops||Leeds||City & Holbeck|
|St Katherine's||Newcastle-upon-Tyne||West City|
|Harlow||Hare St & Town Centre||Belfast||Shaftesbury|
|Norwich||Mancroft||Newport (Gwent)||Stow Hill|
(a) the total current capital value of non-residential property in the 2000 disadvantaged areas;
(b) the proportion of this total value which will be bought and sold each year; and
(c) the proportion of the annual cost to the Exchequer represented by the abolition of stamp duty on purchases of existing non-residential properties, as opposed to development of new non-residential properties; and
What the estimated cost to the Exchequer will be in the financial year 200405 of exempting the 2000 disadvantaged areas from stamp duty on the grant of new leases on non-residential property, at the rates proposed in the 2003 Budget.[HL2613]
Estimates of the annual cost to the Exchequer of the abolition of stamp duty on non-residential property purchases in disadvantaged areas were based on previous yield transaction data. This did not involve specific estimates of the total current capital value of non-residential property or the rate of turnover. The estimate did not include a component for the development of new non-residential properties arising from the relief. As such transactions would not have gone ahead without the relief, there is no exchequer cost resulting from relief for such transactions.
|Local Authority||Ward||Resident Population mid 1998||Total Rateable Value 1 April 2003 (£ million)|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||White City and Shepherds Bush||10,200||27.6|
|Harlow||Hare St and Town Centre||3,600||22.3|
|Leeds||City and Holbeck||21,300||249.2|
|Belfast||Shaftesbury||Not available||Not available|
|Londonderry||The Diamond||Not available||Not available|
|Newport (Gwent)||Stow Hill||Not available||22.8|
Lord McIntosh of Haringey: The qualifying areas for the exemption were identified by reference to the most recent national indices of deprivation at the time the original legislation was introduced. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland the indices refer to electoral wards or divisions. In Scotland the index uses postcode areas. The regulations use wards and postcode areas accordingly.
Lord Sainsbury of Turville: My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry has asked the Office of Fair Trading to consult with interested parties about implementation of the Competition Commission's proposed remedies. These parties will include the British Veterinary Association and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association.
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