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Dawn Primarolo: The Inland Revenue has a contract with the carrier, Lynx, who subcontract to Royal Mail, to carry international mail overseas. The value of this contract is approximately £900,000 per annum. It is currently being re-tendered and a new contract is due to be awarded in February 2005.
Mail is collected by Lynx and consolidated (with items from other public and private sector organisations) to maximise volumes and secure competitive prices. It is then despatched by Royal Mail from its Heathrow sorting centre. When the mail arrives in the country of destination it is handled by the relevant national postal authority. From 1 October 2004, under the terms of the current contract, the Revenue has allowed Lynx to monitor the postal market and select the mail issuing authority offering the most economically advantageous delivery route and competitive pricing. This means that during October, for example, 104,217 items of IR international mail were despatched directly by Sweden Post, bearing their indicia, but were still delivered by the relevant national postal authority. Similarly, 24,117 items were sent by Royal Mail. The savings secured by use of Sweden Post are around £5,700. During the same period, 8,731,425 items of IR post (both domestic and international) were sent by Royal Mail. The percentage despatched by Sweden Post is therefore 1.2 per cent.
Miss Begg: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance is issued to Inland Revenue decision-makers on how to interpret the tests for non-recovery in Code of Practice 26 cases; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the guidance. 
Dawn Primarolo: Guidance for staff is contained in the tax credits manual. The Inland Revenue plan to publish the manual on the Department's website early in the New Year (and a copy will also be placed in the Library of the House at that time).
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of migration (a) to and (b) from the Isle of Wight was in the most recent two five-year periods for which information is available, broken down by (i) age, (ii) qualification level and (iii) socio-economic status. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your question on the level of migration to and from the Isle of Wight in the most recent two five-year periods for which information is-available broken down by (a) age, (b) qualification level and (c) socio-economic status.
Migration to and from the Isle of Wight is the sum of migration to and from the rest of the UK (internal migration), and migration to and from areas outside the UK (international migration). Internal migration estimates are available for the Isle of Wight for the two most recent five-year periods. Estimates of international migration are not sufficiently robust for release.
Estimates of Total International Migration are compiled from survey and administrative sources. The low sample sizes in the main source, the International Passenger Survey (IPS), mean that it is not possible to provide reliable estimates of international migration to and from the Isle of Wight for either of the most recent five-year periods. For the ten-year period from 1994 to 2003, the IPS estimates that the Isle of Wight received a total of approximately 4,000 international migrants and a slightly smaller number of international migrants departed. However, these figures should be treated with caution because the sampling errors for these estimates are sufficiently large that the net effect of international migration over this period could have been a small net inflow or a small net outflow.
The attached two tables show the number of internal migrant moves to and from the Isle of Wight from other areas of the UK for the years 19941998 and 19992003. The tables are broken down by quinary age groups and sex. Details of qualification level and socio-economic status are not collected and are not, therefore, available.
These estimates of internal migration are derived from the National Health Service Central Register (NHSCR). The NHSCR is notified when a patient in England and Wales transfers to a new NHS doctor in a different former Health Authority, or Health Board in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Poverty is about more than low income, it also impacts on the way people live-their health, housing and the quality of their environment. The sixth annual "Opportunity for all" report (Cm 6239) sets out the Government's strategy for tackling poverty and social exclusion and presents information on the indicators used to measure progress against this strategy. In December 2003, we published "Measuring child poverty" which outlines the Government's new measure of child poverty which will be used from 200405. Both of these documents are in the Library.
Data for the number of families living in low income households is not available below regional level. Other information regarding low income is available in "Households Below Average Income 199495 to 200203," a copy of which is in the Library. This publication reports on a range of absolute and relative low-income counts, including the most commonly used threshold of below 60 per cent. of contemporary median income, adjusted for household size.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost was of producing the summary leaflet for the pre-Budget report; what the costs were of distributing it; and if he will list the locations to which it has been circulated for distribution. 
The total printing cost for the 2004 pre-Budget report summary leaflets was around £55,000. The total distribution cost was around £85,000. All costs have been met from within the Treasury's departmental expenditure limits. Copies of the 2004 pre-Budget report leaflet were distributed to around 30,000 addresses,
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including individuals and public organisations such as libraries, post offices, GP's surgeries, schools and universities.
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