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HM Revenue and Customs

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total cost was of the HM Revenue and Customs corporate and social responsibility conference of 24 October 2006. (99350)

HMRC's Corporate Responsibility Summit of 24 October brought together 100 business leaders from across the public, private and voluntary sectors to discuss what is needed to generate greater cross-sector collaboration and sustainable social change.

The costs incurred total £7,393.02 for printing, catering, photography and administration charges.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2006, Official Report, column 540W, on HM Revenue and Customs staff, if he will express the data in terms of full-time equivalent staff; and if he will make a statement. (100243)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2006, Official Report, column 540W, on HM Revenue and Customs staff, if he will list the prohibitions and restrictions contained in the category ‘Other P and R's'; and if he will make a statement. (100244)

The summary list of HM Revenue and Customs’ prohibition and restriction responsibilities contained in the category Other P and R’s, from my Answer of 1 November 2006, Official Report, column 540W, on HM Revenue and Customs staff, are:

Ammonium nitrate

Animal furs

Animal pathogens

Chemicals: prior informed consent and persistent organic pollutants

Chemical weapons, chemicals and precursors

Cultural goods

Dangerous substances

Endangered species covered by CITES

Explosives

Firearms

Fireworks

Fruit and vegetable quality controls

Hops

Human pathogens

Indecent and obscene material

Intellectual property rights

Kimberley diamonds

Medicines: trade diversion

Offensive weapons

Ozone depleting substances

Patagonian toothfish and tuna controls

Plant products including forestry/wood packaging

Prison made goods

Products of animal origin (regulatory controls)

Radioactive materials

Radio transmitters

Sanctions and arms embargoes

Strategic goods

Trans-frontier shipment of waste

Unsafe products

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when decisions are expected to be made about the long-term future of the HM Revenue and Customs office in Kendal; who will make those decisions; and what options are being considered. (99547)

[holding answer 6 November 2006]: HM Revenue and Customs is currently reviewing its operational and accommodation requirements. A full consultation process will be undertaken before any final decisions are made.