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Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of each company tax credit in each year from 2006-07 to 2010-11; and if he will make a statement. 
|Research and development tax credits||Vaccines research relief||Land remediation relief||Film tax relief|
| Note: Figures are on a receipts basis and rounded to the nearest £10 million.|
Chris Huhne: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) name, (b) professional and academic qualifications and (c) relevant experience are of the finance director of (i) his Department and (ii) HM Revenue and Customs. 
(a) Mary Keegan is Finance Director.
(b) She is an MA (Somerville College, Oxford) and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She also holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Manchester and Oxford Brookes, and is an honorary member of both the Association of Corporate Treasurers and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.
(c) She was appointed in September 2004. She was previously Chairman of the UK Accounting Standards Board and before that a senior partner in a large accounting firm where she advised major multinational companies on matters of financial reporting, governance and management.
(a) Stephen Jones is Finance Director.
(b) He is a Scholar (Balliol College Oxford) and holds a BA, 1st Class Honours, Mathematics . He is a fully trained HM Inspector of Taxes  and a passed finalist of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants ,
(c) He has extensive experience as a tax inspector and in a range of senior management positions in the Inland Revenue and subsequently HMRC. He was Director of the Large Business Office in the Inland Revenue from 2000-03. In October 2003 he was appointed as Finance Director of the Inland Revenue, a role which he continued with for HMRC on its formation.
the form and content of credit agreements;
the method of calculating the Annual Percentage Rate (APR) of the Total Charge for Credit;
the procedures to be adopted in the event of default, termination, or early settlement;
extortionate credit bargains;
the canvassing of loans away from trade premises.
The Consumer Credit Act (2006) reforms the 1974 Act and (among other things) will provide consumers with tools to challenge unfair lending, and more effective options for resolving disputes. It will also improve the regulation of consumer credit businesses by ensuring fairer practices and through targeted action to drive out rogues. There will also be new regulations covering the post-contractual information given to consumers.
In addition, the Competition Commission is currently conducting a market inquiry into the supply of home credit. Provisional findings and possible remedies were published on 27 April 2006. The statutory deadline for the final report is 19 December 2006.
Dawn Primarolo: The number of searches of persons is contained in the Annual Reports for HM Customs and Excise and HM Revenue and Customs. The figures for the year ending 31 March 2006 will be published in the next Annual Report. HM Revenue and Customs do not routinely record the number of other searches they undertake.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many customs officers are deployed at Northern Irelands ports and airports; how many there were in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: This information cannot be disclosed as this would provide information of value to those seeking to circumvent HM Revenue and Customs controls, thereby prejudicing the prevention and detection of crime.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of customs officials employed in the UK were deployed (a) at fixed ports and airports and (b) in mobile patrols in each of the last five years. 
|As at 1 April each year||Percentage|
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many HM Revenue and Customs staff were located in Wales in each of the past five years; which HM Revenue and Customs offices in Wales closed in each of the past five years; and when each closed. 
|Number of full-time equivalent staff|
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