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Mr. Timms: Estimates of the revenue from stamp duty were published in Table B13 of the Pre Budget 2004 Report. http://www.hm-treasurv.gov.uk/media/92C/40/pbr04 chapB 32O.pdf. No reliable further breakdown is available.
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what mechanism is used to ensure that stamp duty collected by conveyancers is not collected in error in relation to properties that are subject to exemption; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Timms: Disadvantaged Areas Relief from Stamp Duty Land Tax is due only if a valid claim is made in a Stamp Duty Land Tax Return or an amendment to such a return. The Inland Revenue provides advice, including a postcode search tool, on its website to help taxpayers and their professional advisers to decide whether they should claim.
The Inland Revenue aim to decide 55 per cent. of all tax credit claims, renewals and change of circumstances in five working days and 95 per cent. in 30 working days. It published its progress against Public Service
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Agreement (PSA) targets in the Board's Annual Report, published in October 2004, which is available on the internet at http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many interim giro payments for tax credits were made by the Inland Revenue in (a) 200304 and (b) the current tax year; and how many of these were made (i) to prevent hardship following the reduction of an award and (ii) as manual payments of tax credits. 
Dawn Primarolo: For 200304, the numbers are shown at paragraph 2.14 in the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General attached to the Inland Revenue Report and Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2004.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Inland Revenue expects to introduce fully automated reconciliations of payments authorised against payments made with regard to the processing of tax credits. 
Dr. Kumar: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects of tax credits on the number of children living in poverty in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency. 
Dawn Primarolo: The introduction of the Child and Working Tax Credits has led to a significant increase in the number of working families benefiting from financial support through tax credits in Middlesborough South and East Cleveland. In November 2002 2,845 families were benefiting from the Working Families' Tax Credit; by January 2004 4,000 working families were benefiting from more than the family element of Child Tax Credit, an increase of 41 per cent. It is not possible to estimate the number of children living in poverty in a particular constituency.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles statistics of unemployment from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) following International Labour Organisation definitions. However, the LFS sample size is too small to give reliable estimates in reply to your particular questions about unemployment in the Burton Constituency.
The attached table gives the number of people aged under 25 years old resident in the Burton constituency claiming JSA benefits. It also gives the numbers aged under 25 years and those aged over 25 years claiming for over 12 months for November 1997 and November 2004.
|All claimants||People claiming for over 1 year(28)|
|As at November each year||Aged under 25||Aged under 25||Aged 25 and over|
Mr. Boswell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the ratio of young jobless people, including those on New Deal programmes, to the total number of unemployed persons was in each of the last 10 years; 
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