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The Advocate-General for Scotland (Lord Davidson of Glen Clova): Cabinet Office guidance for civil servants on drafting Answers to Parliamentary Questions was published in February 2005. A copy of the guidance is in the Library of the House. It can also be found on the Cabinet Office website at www.cabinetoffce.gov.uk/propriety_and_ethics/civil_service/pq_guidance.aspx.
Lord Bassam of Brighton: Cabinet Officeguidance for civil servants on drafting Answers to Parliamentary Questions was published in February 2005. A copy of the guidance is in the Library of the House. It can also be found on the Cabinet Office website at www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/propriety_and_ethics/civil_service/pq_guidance.aspx.
Lord Bassam of Brighton: We are currently discussing the content with the Scottish Qualifications Authority and our other partners in the project. This is a qualification designed principally for those who have not yet reached driving age. It will therefore include topics such as the content of the Highway Code, being a safe and responsible passenger in a car or bus, a good attitude towards road use and the economics of owning a car.
Lord Bassam of Brighton: In the fora of young people that the Driving Standards Agency organised as part of preparing the Learning to Drive consultation proposals, including those held in Scotland, 85 per cent of participants said that they would be interested in taking a foundation qualification in safe road use, provided it was not an obligatory course. The aim is to make this qualification engaging and enjoyable as well as valuable.
Lord Bassam of Brighton: We plan that our foundation qualification in safe road use should be available in Scotland from autumn this year. No decision has yet been taken in respect of other parts of Great Britain.
What percentage of an individual's annual income currently goes on direct taxes and national insurance, at earnings of (a) £10,000, (b) £20,000, (c) £30,000, (d) £40,000, (e) £50,000, (f) £60,000,
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Lord Davies of Oldham: The information on liabilities is in the table. The figures assume no reliefs or deductions apply, and reflect the Statement by the Chancellor that the basic personal allowance for 2008-09 would be raised by £600 to £6,035, and the basic rate limit set at £34,800.
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Information on the average rate of income tax liability for various ranges of total income is shown in table 3.5 on income and deductions based on the survey of personal incomes, of which 2005-06 is the latest year available. This table reflects the effect of deductions and reliefs as well as different tax rates on different types of income. The information can be found on the HM Revenue and Customs website at www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/income_distribution/menu-by-year.htm.
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