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John McDonnell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what communications have taken place between Ministers, officials and advisers and the City of London Corporation in relation to the City of London (Ward Elections) Bill since 1997. 
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Mr. Andrew Smith: The City of London (Ward Elections) Bill is a private Bill and, in so far as the Government have an interest, responsibility rests with the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions.
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer of 31 October 2001, Official Report, column 742W, on national insurance, which assumptions concerning SERPS were used to come to his answer; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Gareth R. Thomas: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list (a) co-operation and (b) community benefit societies registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965 with a registered address in (i) London, (ii) Norfolk, (iii) Hampshire and (iv) Lancashire. 
93 in Norfolk;
203 in Hampshire;
184 in Lancashire.
Mr. Woodward: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of adults had internet access in (a) St. Helens, South, (b) the St. Helens MBC area, (c) Merseyside, (d) Manchester, (e) the north-west RDA region, (f) the other RDA regions, (g) England and (h) the UK in each of the last five years. 
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|April to March|
|Government Office Region||199899||19992000||200001|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||8||15||29|
Like all estimates from sample surveys these figures are subject to sampling variability. This is greater for regional than for UK estimates.
Family Expenditure Survey (April 1998 to March 2001); Expenditure and Food Survey (April 2001 onwards).
Tom Brake: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff were seconded between (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Enron, (d) Exxon-Mobil, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf and his Department in (i) 19992000, (ii) 200001 and (iii) April 2001 to the latest date for which figures are available. 
Ruth Kelly: According to central Treasury records there have been no people seconded between BP, Shell, Enron, Exxon-Mobil, Conoco, Texaco and TotalFinaElf and the Treasury in the years 19992000, 200001, and from April 2001 to date.
Mr. Woodward: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what percentage of the work force in (a) St. Helens, South, (b) the St. Helens MBC area, (c) Merseyside, (d) Manchester, (e) the north-west RDA area, (f) the other RDA regions and (g) England, are civilian scientists and engineers; 
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(3) what percentage of the work force were employed in (a) managerial, (b) professional and (c) technical positions in (i) St. Helens, South, (ii) the St. Helens MBC area, (iii) Merseyside, (iv) Manchester, (v) the north-west RDA region, (vi) the other RDA regions and (vii) England, in each of the last five years. 
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|Government office regions and St. Helens metropolitan borough council||All in employment(31) (thousand) (=100%)||Managers and senior officials||Professional occupations:||of which 211 and 212 science and engineering professionals||Associate, professional and technical||Administrative and secretarial|
|St. Helens MBC||84||(32)||14.4||(32)||(32)||12.4|
|Rest of North West||1,342||13.5||11.1||2.4||12.5||12.7|
|Yorkshire and Humberside||2,338||12.5||9.8||1.8||11.8||11.7|
(29) The number of people employed in each Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) 2000 occupation group as a percentage of all in employment.
(30) Base for percentage excludes people who did not state their occupation.
(31) Includes people who did not state their occupation.
(32) Sample size too small for reliable estimate.
ONS Labour Force Survey
Ms Walley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much certified timber has been used in the refurbishment of the Treasury building; and what proportion of the total timber purchased for this refurbishment this represents. 
Ruth Kelly: A significant majority of all timber used in the refurbishment already existed in the building. Exchequer Partnership plc, the consortium undertaking the refurbishment, has satisfied itself as far as is reasonably practical that all new timber used is certified or obtained from sustainable sources. Preference is always given to timber and timber products carrying the FSC trademark or other label from an equivalent internationally recognised independent certification system for good forest management.
Ms Walley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action was taken by his Department to ensure that timber procured for the refurbishment of the Treasury building was sourced (a) sustainably and (b) legally. 
Ruth Kelly: Under the terms of the contract, Exchequer Partnership plc warrants that neither it nor its sub-contractors have committed any illegal act, and the Treasury has the power to terminate the contract if they are found to be in breach. All new timber used in the project has, wherever possible, come from sustainable sources as required by the contract.
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