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Climate Change Levy: Heat Treatment Sector

Lord Hoyle, asked Her Majesty's Government:

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Lord McIntosh of Haringey: Following the Government's Budget announcement, they have received submissions from several different sectors of industry, including information from the heat treatment sector. All of these submissions are currently being considered.

Football Transfer Deals

Lord Taylor of Warwick asked Her Majesty's Government:

    In view of the recent transfer of a footballer from Leeds United to Liverpool, what plans they have to make football transfer deals more transparent.[HL4188]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: The regulation of the domestic football transfer system is a matter for the Football Association and the sport's other governing bodies. Subject to that regulation, and unless there is

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fraud or some other form of criminality, the negotiation of transfer fees and contracts of employment are matters between the player concerned and the buying and selling clubs.

Tobacco Products: Duty

Lord Laird asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Whether they have any plans to add to the tax duty on tobacco products an element to pay for litter collection and disposal.[HL4197]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: The Government have no such plans.

World War Debts to US

Lord Laird asked Her Majesty's Government:

    When was war debt payable to the United States last discussed between the Prime Minister and the President of the United States.[HL4244]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: Representations have not been made in recent years to the United States Government on this issue.

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