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Mr. Webb: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the yield from reducing the annual threshold at which the children's tax credit begins to be tapered away by (a) £1,000, (b) £2,000, (c) £3,000, (d) £4,000 and (e) £5,000. 
Dawn Primarolo [holding answer 8 January 2001]: The estimated full year yield from reducing the annual threshold at which the Children's Tax Credit (CTC) begins to be tapered away for 2001-02 is given in the table.
|Reduction to CTC threshold||Estimated full year yield (£ million)|
Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what categories of submissions from civil servants to Ministers, other than those relating to (a) intelligence and (b) personnel matters, are not circulated to Special Advisers; 
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Mr. Paul Marsden: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) percentage and (b) numerical change in youth unemployment was between (i) 1 May 1997 and (ii) the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: The Disabled Person's Tax Credit (DPTC) is open to people who work for 16 hours or more a week, have an illness or disability which puts them at a disadvantage in getting a job, and who are either receiving one of a range of incapacity or disability benefits at the time of their application or have been receiving certain benefits within the previous six months. In August 2000 over 25,000 disabled workers were benefiting from DPTC--37 per cent. more than were receiving Disability Working Allowance in July 1999. From October 2000, a new fast-track to DPTC was introduced to help people who have been sick for 20 weeks or more to remain in work.
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the (a) value and (b) percentage of the total income tax paid by each decile of earners for the latest year for which figures are available. 
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Dawn Primarolo: The amount of income tax paid by the decile group (or taxpayers) and the percentage of income tax that each decile group are liable to is shown in the table, based on 1998-99 liabilities from the survey of personal incomes.
|Decile||Amount of income tax liability for each decile group £ billion||Income tax liability of the decile group as a percentage of total income tax liability|
Mr. Matthew Taylor: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason he is unable to provide a disaggregated cost of the three measures outlined in paragraph 6.80 of Cm 4917; and what estimate he has made of the time that Customs and Excise staff will have to spend in ensuring that enhanced relief does not subsidise high value properties. 
Dawn Primarolo: These measures are part of a package worth £80 million. Customs and Excise estimate that the cost of the reduced VAT rate for work on converting residential properties into a different number of dwelling units will be around £70 million and that the cost of the adjustment to the zero-rate of VAT for the sale of refurbished vacant dwellings could be around £10 million in 2001-02. Inland Revenue estimate that the cost of the measure giving tax relief for the costs of converting redundant space over commercial premises into flats for letting will be negligible in 2001-02.
Customs will not need extra staff to assure the package of measures for property conversions. The tax relief for converting flats over shops will exclude high value properties. The VAT proposals in the package will not, but their main benefit will be to smaller families, single people and the less well-off, by encouraging the creation of a greater number of good quality and relatively affordable homes.
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Mr. Clappison: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the proceeds from the climate change levy he estimates will be obtained from electricity generated from (a) nuclear power, (b) hydro- electric power and (c) renewable sources. 
Mr. Timms: Climate change levy will be payable on the non-domestic use of energy. It is not possible to distinguish between domestic and non-domestic electricity according to how it is generated. Electricity from all sources is expected to account for some 70 per cent. of the levy proceeds. Energy from new renewable sources will be exempt.
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