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have been of the consultation on no crop spray buffer zones; and whether she proposes to introduce no crop spray buffer zones. 
Alun Michael: There has been a substantial response to the no-spray buffer zone consultation and all the responses are currently being assessed. A range of opinions was expressed and the practical options are currently being evaluated. Once this work has been completed Ministers will be in a position to consider the way forward and take decisions.
Mr. Dhanda: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will meet interest groups representing motorcyclists as part of the consultation on the use of mechanically propelled vehicles on rights of way. 
Alun Michael: I met representatives of motor vehicle user groups last year and I expect to meet them again in future. I have decided to wait until all responses to the consultation have been received and analysed before meeting any of the interested parties to discuss the proposals.
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Mr. Heald: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the greatest number of civil servants that could be moved from central London to other parts of the country; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Boateng: Sir Michael Lyons' Independent Review of Public Sector Relocation published its final report on 15 March. The report includes an assessment of the scope for relocating public sector activity from London and the South East. Copies are available in the Library of the House.
Mr. Boateng: Sir Michael Lyons' Independent Review of Public Sector Relocation published its final report on 15 March. The report provides an estimate of the costs and savings associated with relocating public sector activity. Copies are available in the House of Commons Library.
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Mrs. Dean: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses in (a) Burton constituency and (b) Staffordshire have benefited from the 100 per cent. tax exemption for the purchase of computer and internet equipment. 
Ms Drown: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2004, Official Report, columns 11213W, on National Insurance, what the cost to the Treasury would be in each case. 
Dawn Primarolo: A reduction in the lower earnings limit would not increase revenue from contributions, but would increase the future cost of paying contributory benefits and the cost of contracted-out rebates. I regret that it would be possible to quantify this only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Denham: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the change in payments to the National Insurance Fund that would accrue if all those paying self-employed National Insurance contributions paid at the employed rate in 200304. 
Dawn Primarolo: The Government Actuary's Department estimates that if Class 4 contributions were paid at the Class 1 employee rate of 11 per cent. on profits, between the Lower Profits Limit and the Upper Profits Limit, and 1 per cent. on profits above the Upper Profits Limit, that the increase in National Insurance contribution accruals for the UK in 200304 would be
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Mr. Wilkinson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what response he has received from the promoters of the NHS Paddington Basin project to his request for a new business plan; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Boateng: The project team is carrying out a review of the outline business case for the Paddington Health Campus scheme. When this is complete, the outcome of the review will be submitted to the Department of Health.
Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will provide a substantive answer to the questions tabled for written answer by the hon. Member for Perth, reference 157866 to 157868. 
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Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 9 March 2004, Official Report, column 1481W, on Scottish Transport Group Dissolution Order, what sums in addition to the £50 million reduction in the 200102 Scottish Departmental Expenditure limit have been received by the Treasury with respect to the Scottish Transport Group pension fund. 
Mr. Boateng: I refer the hon. Member to the reply which my right hon. Friend the then Chief Secretary to the Treasury gave to her on 11 April 2002, Official Report, column 577W, which described the tax treatment in relation to the pension fund.
Norman Baker: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the secondees from outside organisations working in his Department, stating in each case (a) the name of the person, (b) the name of the organisation, (c) the post held and (d) the start and finish dates of the secondment; and which are involved in drafting parliamentary answers. 
|Name||Organisation||Employee job title||Date start||Expected return date|
|Lalitha Colaco-Henry||Financial Service Association||Financial Service Legislation||23 September 2002||22 September 2003|
|Clare Wilson-Thomas||Christian Action Research and Education||Public Policy Manager||28 November 2001||27 November 2004|
|Geoffrey Spence||Partnerships UK||PFI Adviser||14 January 2002||13 January 2004|
|Andy Graham||BP||Team Leader Workforce, Innovation and Reward||8 April 2002||7 April 2004|
|Liz Corrin||Pannell Kerr Foster||Leading Policy Analyst||22 July 2002||21 July 2004|
|Victoria Creed||National Audit Office||Accountancy Adviser||6 January 2003||5 January 2005|
|Paul Lloyd||City of London Police||Fraud Investigation Officer||6 January 2003||5 January 2004|
|Rowena Weir||Australian Department of Finance||Budget Officer||23 January 2003||22 January 2005|
|Jeremy Baines||HM Forces||Policy Analyst||6 January 2003||5 January 2006|
|Kate Bellamy||Womens Budget Group||Policy Analyst Gender||6 March 2003||30 November 2003|
|Dan Lambeth||Local Government Management Board||Emergency Control Range E||24 February 2003||30 September 2005|
|Shrupti Shah||Ernst &Young||Leading Policy Analyst||1 April 2003||31 August 2004|
|Paul Sanderson||Bank of England||Head of Financial Stability Branch||2 June 2003||1 June 2005|
|Ana Lasaosa||Bank of England||Leading Policy Analyst||23 June 2003||22 November 2003|
|Hideki Takada||Japan Finance Ministry||Policy Analyst||24 July 2003||23 July 2004|
|Bhashkaran Naidoo||Health Development Agency||Policy Analyst||1 September 2003||31 March 2004|
|Charlotte Armstrong||Deloitte Touche||General Business Tax||8 September 2003||8 September 2005|
|Richard Weaver||Price Waterhouse||Specialist in Accounting Matters||6 October 2003||31 December 2004|
|Kerrie Quirk||London School of Economics||Senior Personal Assistant||3 November 2003||2 November 2004|
|Susan Bickham||Partnerships UK||Personal Assistant||3 November 2003||2 November 2004|
|Hilary Brown||Bank of England||Graham Review of Small Firm Loan Guarantee||21 January 2004||15 October 2004|
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