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Miss McIntosh: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received concerning the VAT on building costs paid by Macmillan Cancer Relief; and if he will take measures to support Macmillan Cancer Relief. 
The Government have received a number of representations concerning the VAT implications of Macmillan Cancer Relief's building programme. Customs have recently had useful and constructive initial discussions with Macmillan, and are currently giving further consideration to the issues raised.
Lynne Jones: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average proportion of gross domestic product spent on public services was during (a) 1975 to 1979, (b) 1980 to 1990, (c) 1990 to 1997 and (d) 1998 to 2001; and what his estimate is of the proportion of GDP that will be spent on public services between 2002 and 2006. 
Mr. Andrew Smith: The proportions of gross domestic product accounted for by public spending, defined as Total Managed Expenditure (TME), for each financial year from 197071 to 200001 were published in the pre-Budget report (Cm5318), table B23. The equivalent projections for future years are set out in the table.
|TME as percentage of GDP|
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the (a) percentage and number of rail journeys undertaken on first class tickets, (b) average cost of a first class journey by rail and (c) total cost of rail travel in each of the past four years broken down by grade of civil servant. 
Ruth Kelly: In 2001, 1,057 first class rail tickets were purchased by the Treasury (43 per cent. of the total tickets purchased). The average cost of a first class journey in that year was £116. Total spending on rail tickets over the past three years is set out in the table. Information for 1998 is not available. No analysis by grade is available.
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Ruth Kelly: The terms, conditions and price of insurance products change constantly in response to market conditions. I am not aware of any significant changes directly attributable to 11 September, except in the availability of insurance against terrorism risk.
Ruth Kelly: The Royal Mint has supplied euro blanks, mainly copper plated steel 1c, 2c and 5c blanks, to nine of the first wave countries. Most of the individual contracts are confidential but the total blanks supplied exceeds 11,000 tonnes.
Pete Wishart: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was (a) household income and (b) individual consumption expenditure in total and as a percentage of the UK total; and what the annual percentage change was in each of the last five years in each nation and region of the UK. 
|Yorkshire and Humber||55,208||59,157||61,112||63,953||67,775|
|UK less Extra-Regio||705,791||749,197||789,175||829,576||873,108|
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|Yorkshire and Humber||7.8||7.9||7.7||7.7||7.8|
|Yorkshire and Humber||4.9||7.2||3.3||4.6||6.0|
|Yorkshire and Humber||36,798||39,108||41,255||44,248||44,956|
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|Yorkshire and Humber||8.1||8.0||8.0||8.0||7.7|
|Yorkshire and Humber||3.4||6.3||5.5||7.3||1.6|
(107) Components may not sum to totals as a result of rounding
(108) Parts of the UK economic territory that can not be attached to any particular region
Regional Accounts 2001 Part 2 Regional Household Income and ICE
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