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Andy Burnham: Under the Government Resource and Accounts Act 2000 and the Government Trading Fund Act 1973, the Treasury issues accounts directions to Departments, pensions schemes, agencies and trading funds. It also issues directions to a number of other bodies that prepare accounts under different legislation.
Details of the directions issued by the Treasury under these Acts are detailed in a Dear Accounting Officer (DAO) letter sent to all bodies, the latest such version of which is available on the Treasurys website at:
Details of the Departments, pensions schemes, agencies and trading funds issued an accounts direction by the Treasury for the years 2001-02 through to 2006-07 have been deposited in the Library of the House.
Also included are details of those bodies that prepare accounts under legislation other than the Government Resource and Accounts Act 2000 or the Government Trading Fund Act 1973 that hold an extant direction issued by the Treasury. This list also details a few bodies that prepare their accounts under the Government Resource and Accounts Act 2000 that were omitted from the latest DAO.
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employees employed by the Government and Government agencies are in receipt of no more than the minimum wage; and if he will list the titles of their posts. 
Andy Burnham: This information is not held centrally but it is estimated that for staff in the civil service and non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) the total number, as at September 2007, on the minimum wage is less than 1,000.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) individuals and (b) members of the armed services or their families visited
the Enquiry Centre at Regent House, Darlington in each year since 2003-04; and how many of these visits were in connection with tax credits. 
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Danny Alexander: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he took into account the likely effect on demand for second homes in the Highlands in formulating his proposals to reduce the rate of capital gains tax; 
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. member for North-East Bedfordshire of 17 September 2007, Official Report, column 2243W, on VAT: Home Information Packs, what estimate his Department has made of the total gross revenue from VAT on (a) home information packs and (b) energy performance certificates in the first full year of operation if they are introduced across the whole housing market. 
Mr. Gauke: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the written statement of the Financial Secretary of 25 July 2007, Official Report, column 62WS, on tax credit administration, what estimate he has made of the amount of overpaid tax credits which will be written off as a consequence of the procedural error described in the written statement. 
Jane Kennedy [holding answer 11 October 2007]: An estimate for the amount written off in the accounts as a result of the procedural error is not yet available. It will be included in HMRC's 2007-08 accounts which will be published next year.