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|Table 2: Office of Government Commerce 2008-09 average full-time equivalent staff by pay range|
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|Table 3: UK Debt Management Office average full-time equivalent permanent staff 2008-09 average by management level|
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Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Copies of the travel and subsistence guidance covering HM Treasury and the Office of Government Commerce and the Debt Management Office have been deposited in the Library of the House.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department paid to the Government Car and Despatch Agency in each of the last five years; how much it has spent on such payments in 2009-10; and what proportion of such payments was made in respect of the Government Car Service. 
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Costs to Departments of ministerial cars are reported annually to Parliament by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport through written ministerial statements and are available in the Libraries of the House.
Details of spending on other GCDA services for the five years prior to 2009-10 are £5,669 (2008-09), £5,329 (2007-08), £4,804 (2006-07), £5,505 (2005-06) and £6,611 (2004-05). Figures for spending in 2009-10 will be available following the publication of the audited accounts.
Mr. Timms: The information requested is not available at a sub-regional level. Inheritance tax data are based on a UK-wide sample of cases which is designed to produce national level figures and the size of the sample means that we could not currently estimate tax receipts reliably at constituency level.
Mr. Timms: The information requested is not available at a sub-regional level. Inheritance tax data are based on a UK-wide sample of cases which are designed to produce national level figures and the size of the sample means that we could not currently estimate tax receipts reliably at constituency level.
Robert Neill: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 27 January 2010, Official Report, column 918W, on national insurance contributions: local government, what estimate he has made of the likely change to revenue to the Exchequer arising from changes to national insurance contributions for local government employees in each of the next three years. 
The Exchequer effect of the announced changes to the national insurance system for the next three years can be found in the 2008 pre-Budget report in Table 1.2 Estimated costs for pre-Budget report policy decisions and others announced since Budget 2008 and the equivalent table in the 2009 pre-Budget report, are available at:
Angus Robertson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Exchequer received from stamp duty land tax in each (a) parliamentary constituency, (b) local authority area and (c) postcode area in (i) 2008 and (ii) 2009. 
Richard Younger-Ross: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will direct the Valuation Office Agency to take steps to reduce the financial effects on port businesses of its retrospective revaluation of hereditaments in ports. 
Ian Pearson: The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has a statutory duty to maintain the rating lists. When the VOA becomes aware a change is needed they are under an obligation to take action to alter the rating list in accordance with the legislation. It would be inappropriate for the Agency to be directed to not undertake its statutory obligation.
The Government have listened to the concerns of businesses with significant and unexpected backdated bills, including some businesses within ports. They have legislated to enable such bills to be repaid over an unprecedented eight years rather than in a single instalment, helping affected businesses to manage the impact on their cash flows during the downturn by reducing the amount they are required to pay now.
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what his most recent estimate is of the revenue lost in a year through the non-payment of value added tax and excise duty on (a) wine, (b) spirits and (c) tobacco; 
The most recent estimate of the revenue lost for spirits and tobacco was published in "Measuring Tax Gaps-2009" in November 2009 and is available in the House of Commons Library and can be found on the internet at:
Steve Webb: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Adjudicator's Office has recommended in relation to tax credit cases that HM Revenue and Customs (a) pay in compensation to claimants, (b) forgo in tax and interest and (c) write off in overpaid tax credits since March 2008. 
Mr. Timms: From 1 April 2008 the Adjudicator's Office recommended that HMRC pay £280,093 in compensation relating to tax credit cases and recommended £3,523,457 of overpayment to be written off. Interest is not generally chargeable on tax credit cases. The Adjudicators Office has not made recommendations with regard to forgoing tax or interest in relation to tax credit cases.
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects the refurbishment of the Hatfield tunnel on the A1(M) to be completed, with all carriageways open and the temporary speed restriction removed. 
Paul Clark: The European Aviation Safety Agency is now responsible for establishing the standards for pilot licensing in the EU. EASA consulted on draft implementing rules on pilot licensing in 2008. The Department for Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority have responded to this consultation. The draft implementing rules were largely based on existing standards and are not intended to alter the quality of pilot licensing. The United Kingdom is represented on the EU committee which will agree the final rules.
The national aviation authorities of member states will continue to be responsible for issuing pilots' licences. They will be subject to standardisation audits by EASA to ensure that implementing rules are correctly applied.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many local councils received extra supplies of (a) salt and (b) grit from the Salt Cell's reallocation of supplies in the last two months; and how much was supplied to each of them. 
From 6 January the Salt Cell has provided advice to salt suppliers on how to prioritise deliveries. This advice is based upon information provided by
highway authorities on their stock levels and weather forecasts from the Met Office. However, it is a matter for the salt suppliers to decide what deliveries they make.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many and what proportion of staff in his Department are disabled; and what the average salary in his Department is of (a) full-time disabled staff, (b) full-time non-disabled staff, (c) part-time disabled staff and (d) part-time non-disabled staff. 
Ann McKechin: Staff in the Scotland Office are on secondment from the Scottish Executive or on assignment from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) who retain any self- declared and voluntary information on disability. The Office's annual report for 2008-09 indicates that we have a small number of staff with disabilities but, for privacy reasons, the actual numbers are considered confidential.
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) when he plans to reply to the First Minister's letter to him on a referendum on National Assembly for Wales powers; and if he will publish his response; 
(2) on what date he received a letter from the First Minister of the Welsh Assembly Government on a referendum on further powers for the National Assembly for Wales; and if he will publish the letter. 
Bill Rammell: The number of RAF personnel of each rank in each year from 1997 to 2008 is listed as follows. The figures include all personnel in the RAF both trained and untrained as of 18 December 2009.
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