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Lone Mothers

Mr. Bercow: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of single lone mothers are in (a) part-time work, (b) full-time work and (c) all paid work. [25169]

Ruth Kelly: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from John Kidgell to Mr. John Bercow, dated 8 January 2002:



Lone mothers by whether working full or part-time as percentage of all—Spring 2001
Not seasonally adjusted   United Kingdom

Number
All lone mothers(80) (million)1.471
(Per cent.)100
Of which:
All in employment (Per cent.)49.9
full-time (Per cent.)22.7
part-time (Per cent.)27.2

(80) Includes those lone mothers whose economic status is not known, but percentages are based on totals which exclude this group.

Source:

Labour Force Survey Household datasets


Cot Deaths

Mr. Burns: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cot deaths there were in each of the last five years. [24646]

Ruth Kelly: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Simon Burns, dated 8 December 2001:



Number of cot deaths that occurred in England and Wales during 1996–2000

Calendar yearNumber of deaths
1996424
1997393
1998286
1999279
2000(81)243

(81) Provisional

Source:

Health Statistics Quarterly 11, Report: Sudden infant deaths


Cancer

Mr. Burns: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many men were diagnosed with testicular cancer in each year since 1997. [24642]

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Ruth Kelly: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from John Kidgell to Mr. Simon Burns, dated 8 January 2002:



Cancer

Mr. Burns: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many women were (a) diagnosed with and (b) died due to breast cancer in each year since 1997. [24648]

Ruth Kelly: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from John Kidgell to Mr. Simon Burns, dated 8 January 2002:



CasesDeaths
199731,38011,240
199832,90811,005
1999(82)10,856
2000(82)10,609

(82) Not yet available.

Source:

Cases—1997: Office for National Statistics. 'Cancer statistics—registrations, England', 1995–97. Series MBI no.28. London: The Stationery Office, 2001.

1998: 'Cancer: number of new cases, 1998; by sex and age' at http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Expodata/Spreadsheets/ D4505.xls.

Deaths—Mortality statistics: Cause, Series DH2 Nos. 24, 25, 26 and 27. Figures are for deaths where the underlying cause was coded to 174 using the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision.


Mr. Bercow: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the five year survival rates for (a) breast, (b) lung, (c) cervical, (d) colon, (e) stomach, (f) prostate and (g) bladder cancer are (i) nationally, (ii) in the Buckinghamshire health authority area and (iii) in the South East regional office area. [24852]

Ruth Kelly: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply. Letter from John Kidgell to Mr. John Bercow, dated 8 January 2002: The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question concerning what the five year survival rates for (a) breast, (b) lung, (c) cervical, (d) colon, (e) stomach, (f) prostate and

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(g) bladder cancer are (i) nationally, (ii) in the Buckinghamshire Health Authority area and (iii) in the South East Regional Office area. I am replying in his absence. (24852) At the national level, figures are routinely presented for men and women separately, while those at regional and local levels are given for persons only. The latest available information is given in this format in the table below.

Five-year relative survival (%), persons diagnosed in 1992–94 and followed up to 31 December 1999: selected cancers, England, South East Regional Office area and Buckinghamshire Health Authority area
Percentage

EnglandSouth-EastBuckinghamshire
Cancer siteMenWomenPersonsPersons
Breast*75.076.478
Lung5.15.35.24.8
Cervix:65.265.464
Colon42.642.145.744
Stomach10.010.811.78.3
Prostate54.9:57.957
Bladder66.257.967.772

*Figures for breast exclude the very small numbers of cases in men.

Source:'Cancer Survival: five year relative survival rates in England by Health Authority up to 1999' at: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/ statbase/Expodata/Spreadsheets/D4878.xls.

Corresponding survival rates for cervical, stomach, bladder and oesophageal cancer are unpublished, but will be placed on the website in January 2002.

Charities (Donations)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken to encourage public donations to charitable organisations. [25015]

Ruth Kelly: In April 2000 the Government introduced a number of measures to encourage greater charitable giving. The Getting Britain Giving package of measures included improvements to the gift aid and payroll giving schemes and a new income tax relief for giving shares to charities. The Government are supporting The Giving Campaign, led by the charitable sector, to promote the new reliefs and encourage a culture of giving.

The Chancellor has also asked the Inland Revenue to consult charities on an innovation which would allow gift aid donations to be made, and relief claimed, when people complete their annual tax returns.

Andorra

Mr. Hood: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to (a) monitor the incidence of and (b) take action against smuggling from Andorra to the United Kingdom. [23706R]

Mr. Boateng: HM Customs and Excise include the risk of smuggling from Andorra in the overall intelligence- based assessments which inform the deployment of the Department's resources.

Tax Credits

Mr. Hancock: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in the Portsmouth, South constituency (a) received and (b) were entitled to (i) WFTC, (ii) DPTC and (iii) child tax credit in (A) 2000–01 and (B) 2001–02. [24154]

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Mr. Andrew Smith: The numbers in Portsmouth, South receiving the working families tax credit (WFTC) and the disabled person's tax credit (DPTC) at May 2001 and August 2001 are shown in "Working Families and Disabled Person's Tax Credit Statistics. Geographical analyses". The equivalent numbers for April 2000 to April 2001 (DPTC) and for May 2000 to February 2001 (WFTC) are shown in the respective Quarterly Enquiries, although these numbers for WFTC are estimates based on a 5 per cent. sample of awards and are therefore subject to sampling error. Copies of the Geographical analyses and the Quarterly Enquiries are in the Library.

No estimates are available of the numbers in Portsmouth, South eligible for these tax credits.

It is estimated that around 5 million families will benefit from the children's tax credit for 2001–02. It is not known how many of these are in Portsmouth, South, although it is estimated that 675,000 are in the south-east (excluding London).

Mr. Willetts: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what means the child care element of the working tax credit will be paid to the main carer. [24237]

Dawn Primarolo: In the light of representations received in response to consultation, the Government have decided that the child care element of the working tax credit will be paid direct to the main carer, alongside payments of the child tax credit.

Mr. Willetts: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many WFTC recipients have (a) no income tax liability and (b) an income tax liability that is (i) lower and (ii) higher than the value of their WFTC entitlement. [24248]

Mr. Andrew Smith: A family's income tax liability is defined only for a complete fiscal year, and is based on the incomes and other circumstances of the adult(s) in that year. Working families tax credit (WFTC) awards can start throughout the year, are for 26 weeks, and the value of an award depends on the net weekly income of the family and other circumstances of the family measured at the time of the application. This means that the income tax liability of a WFTC recipient family cannot normally be determined from the data reported on the application form.

Mr. Willetts: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer of 18 October 2001, Official Report, column 1296W, how much each of the campaigns publicising the working families tax credit cost. [24216]

Mr. Andrew Smith: The total marketing communications spend for WFTC for 2000–01 was £7,403,191.

The total amount spent for 2001–02 to date is £1,480,806.


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