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  • VAT (Home Repairs)

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library documents relating to studies concerning the lowering of VAT for home repairs and renovations undertaken by his Department...

  • Excise Duties

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in respect of offences concerning excise duties in the single market how many people were sentenced; what were the total of sentences passed, broken down by...

  • Customs and Excise

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases of strategic exports to (a) strategic and (b) other destinations were detected by HM Customs and Excise in (i) 1999–2000, (ii)...

  • Customs and Excise

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were searched by HM Customs and Excise officers under section 164 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 in (a) 1999–2000, (b)...

  • Customs and Excise

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases of exports involving breaches of UN sanctions were detected by Customs and Excise in (a) 1999–2000, (b) 2000–01 and (c)...

  • Customs and Excise

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the value of revenue evasion (a) generally, (b) of customs duties and (c) of common agricultural policy export refunds, that were prevented by HM...

  • Customs and Excise

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) people were sentenced and (b) prison sentences were passed, broken down by month and what was the total of (i) court fines and costs and (ii)...

  • Terrorism (Departmental Spending)

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what (a) proportion and (b) amount of all spending by Departments on the action against terrorism he forecasts will be met in the current financial...

  • Railtrack

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the loss to UK pension funds of the suspension of shares in Railtrack.

  • Railtrack

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he was told that a decision had been taken that Railtrack was to go into administration.

  • Terrorist Finance Unit

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what additional expenditure he plans to make to support the work of the new asset tracking unit; how many staff it will have; and when it will be operational.

  • Vat

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) persons registered for VAT, (b) repayment traders, (c) new VAT registrations and (d) VAT deregistrations there were and what the net increase...

  • Vat

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportions of average household expenditure were (a) taxable at the standard rate of VAT, (b) taxable at the reduced rate of VAT, (c) taxable at the...

  • Vat

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost was of each of the structural reliefs for VAT in (a) 1999–2000 and (b) 2000–01; and what his estimate is of the cost of each such...

  • Vat

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total yield of (a) value added tax and (b) excise duty in each of the last four years.

  • Working Families Tax Credit

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight (Mr. Turner) of 30 October 2001, Official Report, column 625W, on the working families tax...

  • Equitable Life

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what advice was given to the Financial Services Authority about the Equitable Life Assurance Society; and when the FSA was given responsibility for the...

  • Equitable Life

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he approved the terms and references of the FSA review of the regulation of the Equitable Life Assurance Society.

  • Equitable Life

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will instruct the Personal Investment Authority ombudsman to resume investigation of complaints from policyholders of the Equitable Life Assurance...

  • Equitable Life

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons Mr. Ronnie Baird and his team have no access to documents held by Equitable Life or its advisers in preparation of the FSA report on the...

  • Euro Counterfeiting

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the Pericles programme will cover euro-counterfeiting in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

  • Pensions Mis-selling

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy that penalties imposed by the FSA on insurance companies for mis-selling should be a charge to shareholders and not to...

  • Exercise Saif Sareea

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what requests were submitted to the Treasury from the MOD for funds for equipment upgrade for desert conditions relating to exercises in Oman; and if he...

  • VAT Returns

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much money was raised by Customs and Excises in 2000–01 from penalties imposed upon VAT-registered traders for late returns of VAT forms; and what...

  • Economic Cycle

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what definition of the economic cycle he employs for the purpose of calculating the cyclically adjusted budget surplus or deficit; what his assessment is of...

  • Landfill Tax Credits

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the 65 per cent. indicative targets for diverting landfill tax credits towards sustainable waste management are mandatory; and if he will make a statement.

  • Landfill Tax Credits

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how the performance of organisations seeking to divert 65 per cent. of landfill tax credits towards sustainable waste management projects will be measured.

  • Fuel Duty

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the latest submission from the Road Haulage Association on fuel duty.

  • Climate Change Levy

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what impact the introduction of the climate change levy has had on the net tax paid by (a) manufacturing industry and (b) the service sector.

  • National Insurance

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employees have been paying national insurance contributions in each year since 1995.

  • IT Contracts

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the Information Technology contracts in excess of £500,000 let by his Department or its predecessor since April 1991, giving in each...

  • Self-Assessment Forms

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much money was raised by the Inland Revenue in 2000–01 from penalties imposed for late returns by taxpayers of self-assessment forms; and what is...

  • Corporate Tax Harmonisation

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on EU plans for the harmonisation of corporate taxes by 2005.

  • Tax Credit System

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of problems that recipients of the tax credit system have in understanding the system; and what steps he will take to ensure...

  • National Insurance Fund

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the balance of the national insurance fund was (a) in total and (b) above the Government Actuary's recommended margin (i) in April 2000 and (ii) in...

  • Tax Evasion

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff in the Inland Revenue were devoted to (a) tax evasion in general and (b) offshore and international tax evasion in each year since 1996; and...

  • Bee Diseases Insurance Ltd.

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if Bee Diseases Insurance Ltd. will be exempted from levy under the Policyholders Protection Act 1975; and if he will make a statement.

  • Financial Services Authority

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what comments the Treasury made to the Remuneration Committee of the FSA on the reputation of the FSA after consultation, prior to the decision of the...

  • Inland Revenue

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer under what circumstances an employee of the Inland Revenue is permitted to make an inquiry about a person whose tax affairs were dealt with by another...

  • Inland Revenue

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer under what circumstances an Inland Revenue inquiry about a person's financial circumstances is entitled to lead to further inquiries about that person's...

  • Princess Diana Memorial Fund

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the loss recorded in the Royal Mint annual report for 2000–01 includes a sum which is owed to the Princess Diana Memorial Fund.

  • Princess Diana Memorial Fund

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what sum from the proceeds of the minting of £5 coins in 1999 in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales has been paid over to the Princess Diana Memorial Fund.

  • Royal Mint

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason the Royal Mint directed banks not to accept £5 commemorative coins from their customers, but to direct customers to the Post Office.

  • Social Security (Scotland)

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the level of social security contributions in Scotland over each of the last five years (a) in total and (b) as a percentage of the United...