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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate the Government have made of
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(a) how many and (b) what percentage of children lived in one parent households in (i) St. Helens and (ii) the UK, broken down by region, in each year since 1997. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question concerning the number and percentage of children living in one-parent households in (a) St. Helens and (b) the United Kingdom broken down by region in each year since 1997. (186821)
The attached table shows estimates of the numbers of dependent children living in one-parent families in private households, and the proportions they represent of all dependent children living in families in private households. These estimates have been derived from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), apart from the year 2001 for which that year's Census data are shown.
The LFS provides estimates for the United Kingdom, countries of the UK and Government Office regions as well as local authority data for certain variables. However, the most recent year for which estimates are available on children in one-parent families in St. Helens local authority is 2002. Estimates for this specific variable are not available at local authority level before 2001.
|Area of residence||1997||1998||1999||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004|
|Yorkshire and Humberside||241||247||242||242||260||248||249||262|
|Area of residence||1997||1998||1999||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004|
|Yorkshire and Humberside||21.4||22.4||21.9||22.2||23.3||23.5||23.5||24.5|
|West Midlands||19.8||21.8||21.2||21.4||23.1||22.7||21. 8||21.4|
Mr. Love: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to public funds was of tax relief for individuals on pension contributions in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the effects would be on the incomes of households in each quintile of the income distribution of raising the personal income tax allowance to £10,000 per annum. 
|Percentage change in net equivalised household income (before housing costs)|
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many contracts his Department had with (a) Barclays, (b) the Royal Bank of Scotland, (c) UBS Warburg and (d) the Bank of Scotland for advice on private finance initiative and public private partnership contracts in each financial year since 200102; and what fees were paid in each case. 
Mr. Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what level of costs for insurance is included in PFI/PPP schemes agreed in the last two years; what review of insurance costs has been undertaken; and what conclusions have been reached. 
Mr. Boateng: The contractor in a PFI consortium is responsible for procuring the necessary insurance for a PFI scheme. The costs will vary depending on the nature of the project as well as the conditions in the insurance market at the time the insurances are taken out.
There has been no official review of PFI insurance costs by HM Treasury. However, guidance on the treatment of insurance costs is contained in the HMT Standardisation of Contracts Version 3 (SOPC3) and OGC Business and Operational Guidance "PFI Contracts: Insurance Costs". SOPC3 states that the risk of increases in insurance costs should be borne by the contractor, while recognising that it will not represent best value for money if bidders price in worst case scenarios for future insurance premium levels in to their bids. The OGC guidance therefore sets out a mechanism for sharing insurance cost increases should there be exceptional circumstances in the international insurance market.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the change in population arising from changes in (a) net indigenous population and (b) net immigration in each decade to 2050, broken down by region. 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your question concerning the change in population arising from changes in net indigenous population and immigration in the decades to 2050, by region. (187335)
The attached table shows population projections at Government Office Region level for the years 2000, 2010 and 2020. These figures are 1996-based and are the latest basis on which long-term subnational population projections are currently available. These projections have a 25 year "horizon" and so only figures to 2020 are available at this geographical level.
The projected natural population change (number of births less number of deaths) and the assumed level of net international migration, for each region, are also shown in the table. It should be noted that these two components are not independent, and that the level of natural change projected for the future is itself partly dependent on the assumed level of net migration.
The figures shown in the table for England are not the latest 2002-based projections produced by GAD but are 1996-based to be consistent with the subnational projections shown. Please note that these include a lower assumption for international migration than the latest set which can be found at: http://www.gad.gov.uk/Population/index.asp
A note considering the overall impact of assumed net migration on future population growth is available from the Government Actuary's Department website at: http://www. gad.gov.uk/Population/2002/methodology/mignote.htm. This is a UK level analysis from GAD's latest (2002-based) national projections. Comparable analysis is not available for the 1996-based projections.
The Office for National Statistics will publish 2003-based subnational population projections on 16 November. Information about this release can be found at:
|Net natural change||640.8||669.0|
|Net international migration||658.6||658.6|
|North East||Total population||2,584.0||2,539.4||2,511.8|
|Net natural change||-18.7||-16.5|
|Net international migration||10.9||10.9|
|North West||Total population||6,875.4||6,823.7||6,809.4|
|Net natural change||25.5||36.5|
|Net international migration||-5.3||-5.3|
|Yorkshire and||Total population||5,065.2||5,122.9||5,193.5|
|the Humber||(10-year change)||57.7||70.6|
|Net natural change||43.1||56.1|
|Net international migration||34.3||34.3|
|East Midlands||Total population||4,217.0||4,369.4||4,510.4|
|Net natural change||25.2||20.2|
|Net international migration||41.7||41.7|
|West Midlands||Total population||5,338.5||5,369.2||5,407.5|
|Net natural change||53.3||47.5|
|Net international migration||42.4||42.4|
|Net natural change||63.2||44.5|
|Net international migration||58.2||58.2|
|Net natural change||422.8||480.8|
|Net international migration||310.0||310.0|
|South East||Total population||8,088.6||8,496.5||8,869.5|
|Net natural change||81.8||67.2|
|Net international migration||113.5||113.5|
|South West||Total population||4,951.0||5,189.6||5,428.7|
|Net natural change||-55.4||-67.3|
|Net international migration||53.0||53.0|
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