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As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your request for the number of live births in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland in each year since 1992. (168159)
The latest year for which figures are available for all four countries is 2002. The information requested is shown in the attached table for the years 19922002.
Provisional 2003 figures are available for Scotland and Northern Ireland. These are also shown in the table. The 2003 figures for England and Wales will be published on 13 May 2004.
The figures for Scotland and Northern Ireland are the responsibility of the appropriate national office. They have been extracted from publications produced by the General Register Office for Scotland and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.
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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether nannies count as registered child carers for the purposes of the Budget proposal whereby companies'
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contributions of up to £50 per week to the cost of a registered child carer are exempt from taxation as a benefit in kind. 
Dawn Primarolo: I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Eddisbury (Mr. O'Brien) on 19 April 2004, Official Report, column 381W, about nannies employed by parents with disabled children. That answer applies to nannies generally.
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total number of children in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland aged under five years was in each year since 1992; and what forecasts he has made for future years. 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your question concerning the total number of children in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland aged under five years for each year since 1992, and what forecasts have been made for the future. (168163)
Attached is a table showing mid-year population estimates for 19922002 and mid-year population projections for 20032012 of children aged 04 inclusive for each constituent country of the UK.
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Bob Russell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the towns and cities which have been assessed by Sir Michael Lyons for possible relocation of civil servants from London which have been short-listed; how many locations will be selected; when he will make an announcement; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Boateng: In taking forward the Government's relocation programme, choice of locations will be for each department to determine based on a sound business case which aims to secure greater efficiency, improved public service delivery and better value for money for the taxpayer.
The independent King Sturge research commissioned by Sir Michael Lyons in his review provides an assessment of the attributes and qualities of different locations outside London and the South East. The assessment, details of which may be found in Chapter 8 of his report, is an illustrative guide for departments and public bodies relocating functions or considering dispersal out of the capital and by no means intended to be prescriptive or exhaustive.
Peter Bottomley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate for (a) 1997 and (b) the latest date for which figures are available the number of householders paying more in council tax than income tax. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking for the number of householders paying more in council tax than income tax in 1997 and currently. I am replying in his absence. (166525)
Estimates have been produced from the Office for National Statistics' analysis "The effects of taxes and benefits on household income" published on the National Statistics website on October 21st 2003 at: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/taxesbenefits.
Based on information provided by respondents to the survey the number of households in Great Britain paying more in net council tax than in income tax was approximately 4.8 million in 1997/98 and 5.5 million in 2001/02. More recent information is not yet available. Net council tax is defined as gross council tax less reported council tax benefits and discounts. Please note that these figures refer to the total tax paid by households (which may contain more than one person paying income tax) rather than by householders.
The analysis includes measures of income inequality for the United Kingdom as a whole based on data from the Expenditure and Food Survey. This is a sample survey covering about 7,500 households in the UK and, as with any statistical sample survey, estimates are subject to sampling error.
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