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Mr. Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the death rate is for (a) lung, (b) breast, (c) prostate, (d) ovarian and (e) leukaemia cancer patients within the NHS; and what the figures were for each year since 1997. 
|Trachea, bronchus and lung (162)||Breast* (174)||Ovary and other uterine adnexa (183)||Prostate (185)||eukaemia (204208)|
(1) Directly age-standardised to the European standard population.
(2) Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes given in brackets in the table
(3) Figures are for deaths occurring in each calendar year
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when Her Majesty's Treasury published the correction note to Cm 5570; for what reason it was necessary to make changes to the original document; what action has been taken to avoid such errors in future; and if he will make a statement. 
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Dawn Primarolo: The Inland Revenue as part of its normal business checks that people are using the right National Insurance numbers. When an error has occurred, we seek to correct it and inform the individual. It is not possible, except at disproportionate cost, to estimate the number of people who use an incorrect number.
Mr. Webb: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many letters have been sent in the last five years to inform people that they have been using an incorrect national insurance number; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Gordon Marsden: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses (a) registered for VAT and (b) de-registered for VAT there were per 10,000 resident adult population in (i) the UK, (ii) the North West and (iii) Blackpool in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
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|Year Ended 30 June||Registered||Deregistered|
Ruth Kelly: The Treasury is giving the Financial Services Authority (FSA) responsibility for regulating mortgage business, including mortgage based equity release arrangements. In August, the FSA published CP 146 which sets out its approach to regulating mortgage sales including lifetime mortgages (the FSA's term for regulated equity release mortgages). It is expected that regulation of lifetime and other mortgages will come into force in October 2004.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the website links associated with his Department, including sites now dormant or closed, and indicating whether they are live, dormant or closed; what the start up costs were for each site listed; what the operating costs were in each year since start up for each site; which company hosted each site; what assessment takes place for each site; which company does the assessment; if he will place the assessment reports in the Library; and if he will make a statement. 
|Site name||Start up costs|
|The Government Economic Service's recruitment site (www.ges.gov.uk)||#4,310|
|Invest to Save web site (www.isb.gov.uk)||#13,098|
|Whole of Government accounts site (www.wga.gov.uk)||#500|
|The Commonwealth Finance Ministers Site (www.cfmm2002.org)||#4,175|
Figures are exclusive of VAT unless otherwise
For information on the start up costs of the recently relaunched main Treasury site, I refer the Hon member to the reply I gave to the member for Arundel & South Downs (Mr. Howard Flight), 19 December 2001, Official Report, column 321W.
The Treasury was the first Government Department to have a web site and over the last eight years has developed and maintained a series of web sites. Complete start up and running costs for all Treasury related sites launched since 1994, including dormant and closed ones, could not be provided without incurring disproportionate cost.
The Treasury's websites are hosted by commercial companies whose contracts are subject to regular review. Anticipated costs on hosting services over the next twelve months will be approximately #40,000 with another #50,000 spent on technical management and support. Information relating to the individual companies hosting the site could not be disclosed under Exemption 7 (Effective Management and Operation of the Public Services) of the Code of Conduct on Access to Government Information. The Treasury has not, to date, commissioned external companies to provide reports on its web sites.
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