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Financial Services

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 2 December 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate has been made of the amount of tax allowable losses of banks and financial services companies which will be carried forward from the 2008-09 financial year; and for how many years those losses will be allowable against tax. (302550)

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave him on 27 October 2009, Official Report, column 275W.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the latest estimate is of the UK market share of the top five companies in (a) retail banking, (b) corporate banking, (c) mortgages, (d) insurance and re-insurance, (e) government bonds, (f) currencies and (g) credit swaps and derivatives. (303346)

[holding answer 1 December 2009]: The information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.