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Mr. Sproat: The National Lottery etc. Act 1993 established five areas to benefit equally from the lottery: sport, the arts, the heritage, charities and a millennium fund to mark the year 2000 and the beginning of the third millenium. There are no plans to establish a national disaster fund from the proceeds of the national lottery.
Mr. William Powell: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will list those full-time judges now aged over 70 years still sitting on the bench, together with the date by which they must retire. 
|The Right Honourable The Lord Goff of Chieveley||12 November 2001|
|The Right Honourable Sir Stephen Brown President of the Family Division||3 October 1999|
|The Right Honourable Lord Justice Beldam||29 March 2000|
|The Right Honourable Lord Justice Hirst||31 July 2000|
|The Honourable Mr. Justice French||14 October 2000|
|The Honourable Mr. Justice Owen||22 November 2000|
|His Honour Judge David QC DL||30 April 1997|
|His Honour Judge Sir Lawrence Verney TD DL Recorder of London||1 June 1998|
|His Honour Judge Halnan||8 June 1997|
|His Honour Judge Edwards QC||22 July 1997|
|His Honour Judge Ian Davidson QC||23 September 1997|
|His Honour Judge Atkinson||7 October 1997|
|His Honour Judge Baker DL||29 March 1998|
|His Honour Judge Sir David Hughes-Morgan CBE||15 May 1998|
|His Honour Judge Gerald Coombe||29 May 1998|
|His Honour Judge Esyr Lewis QC||27 September 1998|
|His Honour Judge Harrison-Hall DL||28 September 1998|
|His Honour Judge Morgan Hughes||9 November 1998|
|His Honour Judge Robert Smyth||9 December 1998|
|His Honour Judge Paiba||19 December 1998|
|His Honour Judge Tibber||5 January 1999|
|Her Honour Judge Viner CBE QC||16 January 1999|
|His Honour Judge Watts||2 March 1999|
|His Honour Judge Wickham Recorder of Liverpool||2 September 1999|
|His Honour Judge Goldstone||26 September 1999|
|His Honour Judge Harry Walker||29 November 1999|
|District Judge HG Hughes||31 December 1997|
|District Judge Lambert||31 December 1997|
|District Judge Wood||30 November 1998|
|District Judge Goodman||19 June 1999|
|District Judge Kendrick||31 October 1999|
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Mr. Beggs: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department on how many occasions in each of the last five years legal aid certificates have been discharged by the Legal Aid Committee or legal aid department of the Law Society of Northern Ireland when evidence that incorrect information was supplied by claimants for the purpose of legal aid was established. 
Mr. Streeter: Since 1 April 1994, 13 legal aid certificates have been revoked on account of false statements being made on applications. One was revoked in 1994-95, 11 in 1995-96 and one in the current financial year.
Mr. Beggs: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many prosecutions having been initiated against persons who succeeded in obtaining legal aid certificates were later discharged when it was established that the award was based on incorrect information supplied by applicants, in each of the last five years in Northern Ireland. 
Mr. Streeter: Records relating to the requested information have been maintained by the legal aid authorities since 1 April 1994. Since that time, there has been one case in which a legal aid certificate was revoked and the application for legal aid was referred for investigation by the police. The case is under investigation.
Mr. John Marshall: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how much has been paid by the legal aid fund during the last three years and so far this year to help in respect of cases under the Asylum and Immigration Acts. 
Assistance for people in immigration and nationality matters is provided through the legal aid scheme in two ways. First, advice and assistance is available through the green form scheme and secondly through the civil legal aid scheme by way of a judicial review of an administrative decision.
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It is not possible to give figures for civil legal aid expenditure relating to immigration and nationality matters since the Legal Aid Board does not record judicial review cases by category of proceedings.
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Mr. Allen: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of income was paid in tax, including national insurance and VAT, by a family with two children earning (a) £10,000, (b) £15,000 (c) £20,000 and (d) £45,000 in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Jack: The table provides figures for the percentage of earnings paid in tax by a one-earner couple with two children earning (a) £10,000, (b) £15,000, (c) £20,000 and (d) £45,000 in cash in each of the years 1991-92 to 1997-98.
Estimates of indirect taxes are very approximate. The margin of error is particularly high outside the central range of earnings so even illustrative estimates cannot be made at the top and bottom of the range.
|Percentage of earnings paid in|
|Annual earnings £||Direct taxes(5)||VAT||Other indirect taxes|
(5) Income tax and NICs.
1. Income tax payments are calculated on the assumption that the households receive no tax reliefs other than the standard allowances and only have income from employment. The earner is assumed to pay class 1 national insurance contributions at the contracted-in rate. Child benefit is deducted from income tax.
2. Figures for indirect taxes include estimates of the effects of the main intermediate taxes on households as well as the impact of taxes on final goods and services. Estimates of the impact of taxes on final goods and services assume that these taxes are fully incident on households. Estimates of the impact of intermediate taxes are based on the relation between intermediate production costs and final consumption derived using input-output techniques.
3. Figures for indirect taxes since 1994-95 are estimated from expenditure patterns in the 1994-95 family expenditure survey uprated to later years using forecasts of aggregate tax receipts. For years before 1994-95 the 1985 family expenditure survey was used. All estimates are based on the illustrative assumption that 10 per cent. of disposable income is saved.
4. Estimates of indirect taxes are very approximate, even where figures are shown, because spending patterns vary widely between households with the same composition and income. Because of sampling variation, there can be substantial differences between estimates obtained from family expenditure surveys for different years, so reliable comparisons cannot be made between the estimates for different years.
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