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Tax Revenue

Mr. Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the tax revenue derived from non-domiciles who have (a) UK income or gains and (b) overseas income remitted to the UK in the last year for which figures are available. [46618]

Dawn Primarolo: The information on which such an estimate would be based is not available.

Taxation (Retirement)

Mr. Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the (a) Treasury and (b) Inland Revenue are reviewing the tax rules about (i) partial and (ii) flexible retirement; and if he will make a statement. [46617]

Dawn Primarolo: This issue is kept under regular review and an announcement will be made if it is decided to change the current rules.

Contingency Planning

Mr. Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what additional expenditure has been incurred on counter-terrorism (a) planning, (b) provisions and (c) defences, including civil defence, since 11 September 2001. [46614]

Mr. Andrew Smith: Funds have been approved by Parliament in the normal way in Supplementary Estimates. The Chancellor of the Exchequer gave details of additional public spending arising from attacks on the USA on 11 September 2001 in his Pre-Budget Report Statement to Parliament on 27 November 2001. Departments are taking account of the importance of counter-terrorism issues in their departmental priorities and future spending is being considered in the normal way as part of the Spending Review 2002.

GDP

Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the GDP per capita growth of (a) the English regions and (b) Wales was in each year since 1997. [46605]

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. Don Foster, dated 10 April 2002:




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Table 1: Gross Domestic Product, £ per head at current basic prices
Year on year change expressed as a percentage

1997(55)1998(55)1999(55)
United Kingdom(56)6.15.73.4
North East2.14.72.9
North West5.24.03.3
Yorkshire and the Humber6.24.23.8
East Midlands6.54.22.5
West Midlands5.25.63.9
East7.46.33.6
London8.08.22.2
South East7.86.34.1
South West6.34.02.9
England6.65.83.4
Wales3.55.23.8
Scotland2.46.03.3
Northern Ireland6.12.63.0

(55) Provisional

(56) Excluding Extra-Regio and the Statistical Discrepancy


Regional Statistics

Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Government's policy is toward the draft European regulation to recognise and adopt the current NUTS structure. [48266]

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. Andrew Turner, dated 10 April 2002:




Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations were received from organisations in the Isle of Wight and Hampshire concerning the consultation on proposals by the Government Statistical Service Committee for Regional Statistics on NUTS area definitions. [48265]

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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 Len Cook to Mr. Andrew Turner, dated 10 April 2002.




Drugs Deaths

Brian Cotter: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people died as a result of illegal drugs related deaths in Weston-Super-Mare in 2001. [47762]

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. Brian Cotter, dated 10 April 2002:



Cancer Statistics

Mr. Burns: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many men in England have been diagnosed with testicular cancer since 1 January 2000 aged (a) under 25, (b) 25 to 35, (c) 36 to 45, (d) 46 to 55 and (e) over 55 years. [46760]

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 10 April 2002:


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Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of testicular cancer by age, 1998, England

Cases of malignant neoplasm of testis
Under 25182
25–34571
35–44497
45–54191
55 and over100

Source:

Table 1 from 'Office for National Statistics. "Cancer statistics: registrations 1998, England", series MB1 no. 29' at http://www. statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme—health/MB1—No29.pdf.


Mr. Burns: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the survival rates for patients in England suffering from thyroid cancer over the last three years. [46742]

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 10 April 2002:



Tim Loughton: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the survival rate for bowel cancer is in (a) the UK and (b) other European countries. [47550]

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

Letter from Len Cook to Tim Loughton, dated 10 April 2002:




Five-year relative survival (%)

Colon Rectum
MenWomenMenWomen
Europe(58)47474343
England and Wales39393739
Scotland41413839

(57) This includes cancers of the small intestine, colon and rectum (ICD 9 codes 152, 153 and 154, respectively). Survival is usually analysed separately for colon and rectum, (although the rates tend to be similar). There are relatively few cases of cancer of the small intestine: 0.3% of the total in England in 1998.

(58) Cancer registries in the following European countries participated in the EUROCARE-2 study (those countries with complete coverage of the population by cancer registries are marked *): Austria, Denmark*, England*, Estonia*, Finland*, France, Germany, Iceland*, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Scotland*, Slovakia*, Slovenia*, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

(59) Coleman MP et al. Cancer Survival Trends in England and Wales, 1971–1995: deprivation and NHS Region. Studies in Medical and Population Subjects No. 61. London: The Stationery Office, 1999.


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Mr. Burns: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) men and (b) women have been diagnosed with skin cancer in (i) 2002 to the latest available date and (ii) each of the last 10 years. [46754]

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 10 April 2002:




Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of malignant melanoma of the skin, by sex, 1989–98, England and Wales.

Number of cases
MaleFemale
19891,4212,385
19901,5072,176
19911,4882,268
19921,6582,512
19931,9152,823
19941,9092,816
19951,9282,872
19961,9382,767
19972,0922,834
19982,2572,989


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