§ Mr. Chope
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the STEPS contract between his Department and Mapeley Ltd. for the transfer to Mapeley Ltd. of the ownership and management of the combined estate of the Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise has yet been finalised; and when the planned starting date is. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
The two Departments and Mapeley are finalising a few technical details.
The implementation programme is on schedule for the contract to start as planned.