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22. Mrs. Anne Campbell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families are in receipt of the Working Families Tax Credit; and how many families were in receipt of family credit in May 1997. 
Dawn Primarolo: As a result of the Government's policies on tax, seven out of 10 pensioners pay either no tax, or pay tax only at the 10p rate. Following our personal tax and benefit changes, pensioner households will be £600 a year better off on average compared to 1997.
Miss Melanie Johnson: The determining factor underpinning any Government decision on membership of the single currency is the national economic interest and whether the economic case for joining is clear and unambiguous. The Government believe that, if a decision to recommend joining is taken by the Government, it should be put to a vote in Parliament, and then to a referendum of the British people.
Miss Melanie Johnson: The Government's policy on membership of the single currency remains as set out by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in October 1997, and restated by the Prime Minister in February 1999. The determining factor underpinning any Government decision on membership of the single currency is the national economic interest and whether the economic case for joining is clear and unambiguous.
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Mr. Andrew Smith: Public service agreements detail the Government's commitments for the next three years, in return for the resources put in. Performance against these targets has been set out in the recently published annual departmental reports.
Mr. Andrew Smith: When this Government came to power, public sector net investment was equal to 0.5 per cent. of national income. The plans set out in the 2000 Spending Review will increase net investment to 1.7 per cent. of GDP by 2003-04. This Government are turning around 20 years of under-investment to modernise our public services.
30. Mr. Ian Bruce: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the amount of tax paid by the telecommunications industry and the mobile phone manufacturers in each of the last three years. 
Dawn Primarolo: The UK corporation tax liability of companies in the telecommunications industry and among mobile phone manufacturers, taken together, is as follows in respect of the latest three financial years for which estimates are available:
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Mr. Flight: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2001, Official Report, column 236W, regarding annuity reform, what his estimate is of the costs to the Exchequer involved in introducing the recommendations of the McDonald report, with particular reference to the (a) minimum income requirement and (b) continued investment and management of the remaining pension funds available. 
Miss Melanie Johnson [holding answer 28 March 2001]: The information requested is set out in Section 5.67 of the "Economic and Fiscal Strategy Report" published on Budget Day, copies of which are in the Library.
Dawn Primarolo: The Chancellor's Budget announcement included a cut to 5 per cent. in the rate of VAT on the cost of converting residential properties into a different number of dwellings and on the renovation of homes that have been empty for three years or more. The zero rate of VAT is also to be adjusted to provide relief for the sale of renovated houses which have been empty for 10 years or more.
Mr. Davidson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish estimates of the number of jobs paid at less than the national minimum wage rate for (a) 1998-99 and (b) 2000, for (i) Glasgow, Pollok constituency and (ii) the City of Glasgow; and if he will make a statement. 
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Fiona Mactaggart: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people (a) committed suicide and (b) attempted to commit suicide by taking an overdose of (i) aspirin and (ii) paracetamol in each year since 1995. 
|Without mention of other drugs||28||24||32||24||13|
|With mention of other drugs(10)||19||19||13||11||8|
|Without mention of other drugs||155||125||162||141||104|
|With mention of other drugs(11)||98||86||97||101||110|
(9) Includes suicide and poisoning of undetermined intent classified according to the International Classification of Disease, ninth edition, and are selected using ICD codes E950.0-E950.5 and E980.0-E980.5.
(10) Includes compounds containing aspirin
(11) Includes compounds containing paracetamol
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