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Norman Baker: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 16 July 2007, Official Report, column 36W, on ministerial policy advisers: standards, whether the code will be published within the next two months. 
Mr. Spring: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much has been spent on entertainment from the public purse at (a) One Carlton Gardens, (b) Chevening, (c) Admiralty House, (d) Hillsborough Castle and (e) the Lord Chancellors apartments since 27 June 2007. 
Guidance relating to Ministers use of official residences is set out in Sections 6.2 and 7.10 the Ministerial Code. The detailed information
requested is not held centrally. Expenditure on official entertainment is the responsibility of the relevant department.
Edward Miliband: Individual departments publish information annually on appointments to the public bodies for which they are responsible, including information on remuneration. Data for 2006-07 is in the process of being published by departments alongside the publication of departmental reports.
8. Dr. Alasdair McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of (a) prison officers and (b) other prison service staff in Northern Ireland are from each religion or community in Northern Ireland. 
Paul Goggins: At 1 April 2007 within the NIPS the composition of prison service grades was 80.1 per cent. Protestant, 8.4 per cent. Roman Catholic and 11.5 per cent. non-determined. For non-prison service grades the composition was 75.3 per cent. Protestant, 22.9 per cent. Roman Catholic and 1.8 per cent. non-determined.
10. Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the cost of the ongoing historical inquiries in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement. 
11. Mr. Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the total cost to the public purse of work on historical inquiries in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Woodward: I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave earlier to the hon. Members for Forest of Dean (Mr. Harper), and for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) and the right hon Member for Bracknell (Mr. Mackay).
14. Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent representations he has received on the application of the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006. 
Mr. Woodward: The work of the Strategic Review of Parading, chaired by Lord Ashdown, is under way, and is due to report in early 2008. This review aims to find a settled cross-community view on the issue of parading.
Mr. David Jones: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2007, Official Report, column 361W, on 11 Downing street: charities, on how many occasions each of those charities has used 11 Downing street. 
Angela Eagle [holding answer 3 July 2007]: Charities can apply for extended use of number 11 Downing street if they so wish and subject to availability. I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer my hon. Friend gave on 1 February 2007, Official Report, column 412W, on 8 February 2007, Official Report, column 1133W and 16 May 2007, Official Report, column 758W.
VAT is included in the figures unless stated otherwise.
Andy Burnham: The Treasury undertakes rural proofing, where applicable, in its policy development, in line with Green Book guidance (see chapter 2, paragraph 25 which states: Rural issuesthe Government is committed to ensuring that all its policies take account of specific rural circumstances. Appraisers should assess whether proposals are likely to have a different impact in rural areas from elsewhere.). HM Treasury has 10 public service agreement (PSA) targets set under the 2004 spending review. The relevant policies underlying these targets have been rural proofed.
Angela Eagle: In 2006-07, travel and subsistence costs for the Treasury were £1,881,000. Further detail relating to the number of visits could be provided only at disproportionate cost. In respect of total costs for earlier years, I refer to the answer given by the then Financial Secretary (John Healey) to the hon. Member for Shipley (Philip Davies) on 12 June 2006, Official Report, column 926W.
Since 1999, the Government have published on an annual basis a list of all overseas visits by Cabinet Ministers costing in excess of £500, as well as the total cost of all ministerial travel overseas. Copies of the lists are available in the Libraries of the House. Information for 2006-07 is currently being compiled and will be published before the summer recess. All travel is undertaken in accordance with the civil service management code and the ministerial code.
HM Revenue and Customs have had no recent discussions with the European Commission on cross-border shopping. In October 2001, the European Commission launched infraction proceedings against
the UK concerning its policy in relation to seizures and sanctions for smuggling of excise goods. Between then and March 2006, when the Commission closed these infraction proceedings, a number of meetings were held between representatives of HM Revenue and Customs and Commission officials to discuss this issue.
Angela Eagle: In his statement on the third session draft legislative programme on 11 July 2007, the Prime Minister said that the Planning-gain Supplement Bill is provisional within that programme because if, prior to the pre-Budget report, a better way is identified of ensuring that local communities receive significantly more of the benefit from planning gain, including to invest in necessary infrastructure and transport, and it is demonstrated that it is a better alternative, the Government will be prepared to defer next session's legislation.
The Housing Green Paper published on 23 July 2007 says that PCS remains the Government's preferred option but lists the main alternative approaches, including those which have been raised by stakeholders.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will make it his policy to support the application of Israel to join the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); what discussions he has had with the OECD about the issue; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) what discussions (a) he and (b) Ministers and officials from his Department have had with the Government of Israel on its application to join the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; and if he will make a statement; 
(3) what discussions (a) he and (b) Ministers and officials from his Department have had with the US Administration on the application of Israel to join the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; and if he will make a statement. 
Kitty Ussher: The UK supported the OECD decision, taken by consensus, that Israel, along with Chile, Estonia, Russia and Slovenia, should start accession negotiations with the OECD. Roadmaps for the accession processes are being prepared by the Secretary General for the OECD Council approval. These will set out the terms and conditions that will be required of each individual candidate country before their accession can take place. The FCO leads on the OECD for Her Majestys Government.
Alistair Burt: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what access HM Revenue and Customs has to the Valuation Office Agencys (a) Automated Valuation Model and (b) property databases to assist it in its statutory functions. 
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what his most recent estimate is of the costs of making the personal allowance transferable between couples; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) what estimate he has made of the total financial effect on (a) married couples with children and (b) married couples without children of making the personal allowance transferable; and if he will make a statement; 
Jane Kennedy: Due to the complex nature of this question the following estimates should be treated with caution. These estimates exclude any behavioural response to the change, which could be significant given the magnitude of the change.
The cost for married couples with children of making the personal allowance transferable is estimated to be around £1.5 billion in 2007-08. The cost for married couples without children of making the personal allowance transferable is estimated to be around £1.9 billion in 2007-08. It is estimated that 38 per cent. of married couples would benefit from a transferable tax allowance in 2007-08.
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