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Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will list those public bodies which are the responsibility of his Department and which are not listed in Public Bodies 2000; 
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NHS bodies. There are four types of NDPB: executive NDPBs; advisory NDPBs; tribunal NDPBs; and boards of visitors to penal establishments. The next edition will be published around the end of the year. Information about taskforces, annual reports and ad hoc advisory groups and reviews is set out in an annual report, published by the Cabinet Office.
Copies of Public Bodies 2000 are in the Library of the House and this publication may be accessed via the Cabinet Office website http://www.official-documents.co.uk/ document/caboff/pb00/pb00.htm. Copies of the annual report on taskforces and similar bodies have also been placed in the Library of the House and the annual report is being made available on the Cabinet Office website.
Ministers of the Chancellor's Departments and agencies make appointments to a number of bodies that are not public bodies so are not listed in "Public Bodies. These bodies, their status and the numbers of ministerial appointments are listed in the table:
|Name of body||Status of body||Number of ministerial appointments|
|Building Societies Commission(14)||Part of the Registry of Friendly Societies (Government body)||8 Commissioners|
|Crown Estate Commission||Crown Office||8 Commissioners|
|Financial Services Authority||Private Company limited by Guarantee||14 Appointments|
|Friendly Societies Commission(14)||Part of the Registry of Friendly Societies (Government body)||6 Appointments|
|Public Works Loan Board||Government body||16 Appointments|
(14) These bodies will cease to exist in their current form on 30 November 2001 with the bringing into force of the FSMA.
Treasury Ministers also make a total of nine non-executive appointments to the Management Boards of the Royal Mint, Office for National Statistics and National Savings, as well as 105 part-time lay appointments to VAT and Duties Tribunals.
Mrs. Browning: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the gross costs of the regulatory impact assessment for (a) The Insurance (Fee) Regulations 2001, (b) the Credit Unions (Increase in Limits on Periods by Persons Too Young to be Members of Periods for Repayments of Loans) Order 2001, (c) the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Promotion of Collective Investment Schemes) (Exemptions) Order 2001 and (d) the Open-Ended Investment Companies Regulations 2001. 
Mrs. Browning: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the gross costs of the regulatory impact assessment for (a) the Value Tax (Conversions of Buildings) Order 2001, (b) Starting Up in Business, (c) the Replacement of Personal Pensions Transfer Regulations, (d) the Capital Allowance Bill, (e) the Abolition of Withholding Tax on Bond Interest and Extensions of Routine Information Powers on Savings Income, (f) the Authorised Mileage Rates and (g) Internet Filing of Tax Information. 
Mr. Howard: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much of the total annual running cost to firms of administering the working families' tax credit he estimates is borne by firms with no working families' tax credit recipients. 
Dawn Primarolo: There were 2,700 higher rate income taxpayers in the constituency of Folkestone and Hythe in the 19992000 tax year. This estimate is based on the Survey of Personal Incomes. I regret that estimates are not available for earlier years.
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Dawn Primarolo: There were 10,200 higher rate income taxpayers in the constituency of Buckingham in the 19992000 tax year. This estimate is based on the Survey of Personal Incomes. I regret that estimates are not available for earlier years.
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Mr. Webb: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate is provided by the Government Actuary's latest survey of occupational pension schemes on (a) the proportion of such shares which undertake annual reviews of the level of pensions currently payable, (b) the proportion of occupational pensioners who have received post-retirement pension increases which are equivalent to, or better than, limited price indexation and (c) the average proportion of trustees of such schemes who are appointed by the employer. 
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Ruth Kelly: Information about pensions increases is given in chapter 9 of "Occupational Pension Schemes 1995Tenth Survey by the Government Actuary". Further information on the relationship between pension increases granted by a scheme and the appointment of trustees is not readily available.
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