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Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many companies have been rejected for entry into the tonnage tax scheme in each year since the system was introduced; and how many of these were operating under (a) the red ensign and (b) other flags. 
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|Workless lone parent households with dependent children(39)||Children living in workless households(40)|
(38) Households with at least one person of working age where no one is in employment. Figures have been adjusted to include estimates for households with unknown economic activity.
(39) Children under 16 and those aged 1618 in full-time education.
(40) Children under 16.
These LFS estimates have not been adjusted to reflect the2001 Census results.
ONS Labour Force Survey
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Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were employed in the agriculture sector in (a) Suffolk, (b) Norfolk, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex and (e) England in each year since 1997. 
Figures for the agricultural labour force (paid and unpaid) are collected annually from the June Agricultural Census. They include managerial and office work on the holding, the preparation and marketing of produce and maintenance but exclude gardeners, groundsmen, gamekeepers, grooms, farm shop workers, sales assistants in garden centres, domestic staff in the farmhouse and schoolchildren.
|(c) Cambridge (including Peterborough)||9.7||9.8||9.2||9.1||9.3||9.2|
|(d) Essex (including Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea||11.4||11.6||10.9||10.6||10.8||10.4|
1. Figures prior to 2000 relate to main holdings only. From 2000 onwards data for all holdings are included.
2. Due to a register improvement exercise in 2001 labour figures prior to this are not directly comparable with later results.
June Agricultural Census
Judy Mallaber: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans the Government have to compensate Amber Valley Housing Ltd. for the loss of funds resulting from the Inland Revenue ruling of 24 October 2003 to enable them to fulfil their business plan. 
Mr. Singh: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how the Government will compensate Bradford for the loss of funds available to the Bradford and Northern Housing Association that will result from the Inland Revenue's ruling of 24 October 2003. 
Diana Organ: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps the Government will take to compensate Forest of Dean Housing for the loss of funds arising from the Inland Revenue's ruling of 24 October 2003. 
Andrew George: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average income was in the (a) 50 most deprived and (b) 50 most affluent wards in England in the last year for which figures are available; and what estimate he has made of the percentage of that income which was spent on food. 
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Ruth Kelly: The Treasury receives a large number of responses to its Budget and Pre-Budget Report documentation, not only from the public using the freepost service with the Pre-Budget Report leaflet, but also through letters, e-mails and telephone calls to the Treasury's Public Enquiry Unit.
Dawn Primarolo: This Government formally recognises the contribution of carers through the National Carers' Strategy ('Caring for Carers') published in 1999. In acknowledgement of their valuable role the Government have instigated a number of measures to ensure financial support for carers, in particular at helping older and poorer carers, those on low income, and those carers who wish to combine caring with employment, including:
carers may also qualify for extra help within income related benefits. The amount has increased from £14.15 in March 2001 to £25.10 in April 2003, and helps over 250,000 carers; and
the earnings limit has been increased substantially and is currently £77 a week after allowable expenses.
The Government recently introduced the Pension Credit, which provides a guaranteed minimum income for all people aged 60 and over. Under the Pension Credit additional amounts are included for carers. Those entitled to Carer's Allowance or treated as satisfying the qualifying conditions for the award may benefit from the additional amount.
People receiving Carer's Allowance are credited with National Insurance contributions each week, which protect their future entitlement to benefits such as State Pension and Incapacity Benefit. They also get extra help through the Government's State Second Pension.
Mr. Woodward: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families with children were eligible for child tax credit in (a) St. Helens and (b) Merseyside in (i) 2001, (ii) 2002 and (iii) 2003. 
Dawn Primarolo: Child tax credit was introduced in April 2003. Estimates, based on a sample of cases, of the numbers receiving child tax credit in each local authority and constituency at July 2003 are shown in "Child and Working Tax Credit Statistics. Geographical analyses." This document can be found on the Inland Revenue website, at www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/stats/personal-tax-credits/menu.htm No estimates are available of the number of families eligible in each constituency or local authority.
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