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Mr. Boateng: Numerous representations were received during the development of the levy, and these are listed in Table A.3 of Lord Marshall's November 1998 Report "Economic Instruments and the business use of energy".
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer of 12 November 2001, Official Report, column 538W, on national insurance numbers, if he will disaggregate the payroll errors found in the tax year 200001 by type. 
Dawn Primarolo [holding answer 22 November 2001]: Following my answer of 12 November 2001, Official Report, column 538W, the breakdown of payroll discrepancies found in the tax year 200001 by type is as follows:
|Type of discrepancy||Number of discrepancies|
|Personal details on payrollresolved without amendment to national insurance record||420,937|
|Personal details on national insurance recordresolved with amendment to national insurance record||281,559|
|None of these has security/benefit fraud implications||31,010|
|Incomplete/incorrect national insurance numbers on payroll||36,802|
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Mr. Steen: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases of leukaemia have occurred in (a) adults and (b) children over the last 10 years in (i) Plymouth and (ii) Devon; and how these figures compare to the average in England and Wales. 
|Plymouth UA||Devon||England and Wales|
|Children (014) years|
|Number of cases||24||76||4,206|
|Adults (15 years and over)|
|Number of cases||314||1,358||49,642|
(11) Leukaemia was identified in 19891994 by ICD9 codes 202.4 and 204208; and in 1995 onwards by ICD10 codes C91-C95
(12) Rates per 100,000 population. Directly age standardised using equal weights for the three age groups, 04, 59 and 1014
(13) Rate per 100,000 population. Directly age standardised using the European standard population truncated by removing the age group 014
Mr. Flight: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the ability of mortgage lenders to implement the new regulatory regime for the selling of mortgages by August 2002. 
Ruth Kelly [holding answer 23 November 2001]: The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is considering this as part of a wider review of the responses to the consultation on its draft mortgage sourcebookpublished by the FSA as CP 98.
Mr. Flight: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations have been received on the proposal for mortgage lenders to monitor mortgage brokers' adherence to the new rules for regulating the selling of mortgages. 
Mr. Love: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent discussions he has had with the Financial Services Authority regarding the implementation of the new regulatory regime for mortgages; and if he will make a statement; 
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Mr. Kidney: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will modify his proposals for mortgage regulation by (a) limiting the circumstances in which pre-application disclosure will apply and (b) putting back N3 to February 2003. 
Ruth Kelly [holding answer 23 November 2001]: The Government have established an advisory body, the Genetics and Insurance Committee (GAIC), to consider applications by the insurance industry on the use of specific genetic tests and to make recommendations on whether particular tests are appropriate for use by the insurance industry. Insurance companies have agreed to abide by the decisions of GAIC.
The Government published their response to the Fifth Report from the Science and Technology Committee, on genetics and insurance, on 23 October 2001. The Government support the strengthened Association of British Insurers moratorium on the use of genetic test results by insurance companies, which commenced on 1 November 2001.
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regards collection of (i) income tax and (ii) national insurance balances outstanding, as a result of foot and mouth disease. 
Dawn Primarolo [holding answer 23 November 2001]: Comprehensive guidance has been given to regional and local offices throughout the FMD outbreak. The Revenue is currently working on further guidance with Customs, which will be issued shortly. It is impractical and premature to give details in advance.
They introduced a number of measures to help businesses during this very difficult time and continue to offer sympathetic support on a case by case basis to those that have been affected by the outbreak.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in the financial years (a) 199596, (b) 199697, (c) 199798, (d) 199899, (e) 19992000 and (f) 200001; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the (a) stock and (b) net change to stock of businesses as measured by VAT registrations in each region and nation of the UK in each year since 1996, (i) in total and (ii) per capita of population. 
|Count||Count||Net change||Count||Net change||Count||Net change||Count||Net change||Count||Net change|
|Yorkshire and Humberside||114,060||113,940||-120||113,700||-240||114,670||970||115,325||655||115,010||-315|
Inter Departmental Business Register
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|Yorkshire and Humberside||23||23||23||23||23||23|
Inter Departmental Business Register, Population estimates (19962000) and projections (2001)
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