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Customs work to a Charter Standard for the processing of applications for VAT registration, requiring 95 per cent. of properly completed applications to be processed within 15 working days of receipt. For 200102 Customs received over 180,000 applications for registration and achieved the Charter Standard.
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(a) have attended and (b) plan to attend meetings of the Green Ministers' Committee; what the outcomes of meetings were for his Department's activities; and if he will make a statement. 
Following the general election in June 2001, the previously informal Green Ministers Committee was upgraded to a Cabinet Sub-Committee of ENV and it is established practice under exemption 2 of Part II of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information not to disclose information relating to the proceedings of Cabinet Committees. Therefore I cannot relate progress or outcomes by my Department to anything that has been discussed.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by his Department since 1 January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case. 
Dawn Primarolo: HM Treasury, HM Customs and Excise and the Inland Revenue have introduced 44 statutory instruments; removed none and introduced 22 amendment instruments since 1 January 2002. Many of the instruments concerned were of a routine nature, for example approving annual fee increases.
The HMSO SI Registrar Siregistrar@cabinet- office.x.gsi.gov.uk can provide a list of statutory instruments which have been issued by individual Government Departments. SIs which have been originated by Departments but eventually made by the Privy Council are only listed under the Privy Council Office.
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The costs associated with regulatory proposals are considered at the policy development stage. A Regulatory Impact Assessment is completed for regulatory proposals unless there are no or negligible costs. HM Treasury, HM Customs and HM Inland Revenue have produced 13 final RIAs in this period: Implementation of the E-Commerce Directive; Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 Administration Orders Relating to Insurers Order 2002 ("the Order"); Implementation of the electronic money directive; National Insurance Contributions Bill; Fuel Scale Charge; Reform of Intangible Assets; Construction Industry Scheme; R&D Tax Credits for large companies/ vaccines research relief; Exemptions for gains and losses on substantial shareholdings; Reform of the Corporate Debt, Financial Instruments and Foreign Exchange gains and losses regimes; community amateur sports club; VAT: Introduction of a Flat Rate Scheme and Changes to the Annual Accounting Scheme and Oils Fraud Strategy. These are available in the House Libraries and are available on departmental websites.
|Contributions paid by women paying at the reduced rate (£ million)|
Estimates for 197576 to 200001 are based on a 3 per cent. sample of the National Insurance Recording System and are rounded to the nearest £10 million.The estimate for 200102 was provided by the Government Actuary's Department and has been rounded to the nearest £5 million.
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Sue Doughty: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of (a) paper and (b) other goods purchased by his Department was recycled paper in each year since 1997; what the annual total cost of these purchases was; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if he will make a statement. 
Ruth Kelly: The Treasury in all cases purchases on a best value for money basis. Until recently the cost and quality of recycled paper did not provide this compared to virgin paper from sustainable sources and therefore only limited amounts were purchased.
Recycled paper appears to have improved in both quality and price. It is now the intention of the Department to look again at this issue. If recycled paper currently offers best value for money overall, Treasury will purchase this as the main source of its paper.
|Barking and Havering||16||16||20|
|Barnet, Enfield and Haringey||30||34||34|
|Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich||40||34||32|
|Brent and Harrow||12||30||20|
|Bury and Rochdale||20||14||16|
|Calderdale and Kirklees||50||32||20|
|Camden and Islington||12||16||14|
|Cornwall and Isles of Scilly||22||20||24|
|County Durham and Darlington||44||24||54|
|Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow||34||30||34|
|East London and The City||34||22||38|
|East Riding and Hull||46||42||32|
|East Sussex, Brighton and Hove||40||52||36|
|Gateshead and South Tyneside(4)||12||20||16|
|Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and South-East Hampshire||48||48||30|
|Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster||6||26||10|
|Kingston and Richmond||30||24||24|
|Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham||34||22||32|
|Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth||44||32||38|
|Newcastle and North Tyneside||16||16||28|
|North and East Devon||26||20||28|
|North and Mid Hampshire||30||32||14|
|Redbridge and Waltham Forest||6||16||26|
|Salford and Trafford||22||24||30|
|South and West Devon||46||26||44|
|Southampton and South West Hampshire||32||28||32|
|St. Helens and Knowsley||8||24||14|
|Wigan and Bolton||28||24||24|
(4) Figures for Sunderland in 2000 have been combined with Gateshead and South Tyneside because of small numbers.
Department of Health Compendium of Clinical and Health Indicators 19992001, based on data provided by the Office for National Statistics.
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