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Lynne Jones: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many sniffer dogs have been used by Customs and Excise in each of the last five years; and how many of these animals have died prematurely while in service. 
Dawn Primarolo: HM Customs and Excise places a high value on the welfare of its detector dogs. Over the last five years, five dogs in total have died. The information requested for each of the years, ending on 31 March is as follows.
Year (ending 31 March)
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|2005 (April to December 2004)||59||2|
Miss Begg: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what IT errors have led to tax credits overpayments, broken down by type of overpayment; whether the overpayments were discovered in-year; and whether in-year recovery of overpayments has been made. 
Simon Hughes: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases of overpayment for child and working tax credit there have been for each of the last five calendar years in (a) North Southwark and Bermondsey, (b) Camberwell and Peckham and (c) Dulwich and West Norwood; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: For working tax credit and child tax credit, I refer the hon. Member to my reply on 15 November 2004, Official Report, columns 94648W to the hon. Members for Northavon (Mr. Webb) and for Yeovil (Mr. Laws).
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effect of the withdrawal of the Fareshare funding category of the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme; and if he will make a statement. 
From 1 April 2003, landfill site operators can no longer claim a tax credit for contributions to projects under categories C and CC, which dealt with sustainable waste management. Sustainable waste management projects are now funded through a public expenditure programme (Waste Implementation Programme) administered by Defra to ensure that legally binding targets to significantly reduce the amount of biodegradable municipal waste sent to landfill are met.
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There has been no recent research commissioned on the impact of removing the C and CC categories from the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme. Progress by the Waste implementation programme is demonstrated in improvements on all waste indicators.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the latest figures are for the take up of online submission of personal tax returns; and what steps he has taken to evaluate consumer satisfaction with the process. 
Dawn Primarolo: The Inland Revenue received 1,011,183 returns electronically in the period 6 April 2004 to 7 January 2005. 787,978 were received via the internet service and 223,205 via the Electronic Lodgement Service.
Users of the Revenue's own online filing software are asked to provide feedback via an online survey. Current satisfaction rating is running at 91 per cent. with over 96 per cent. of users saying they will use the service again next year.
In addition we have a rolling programme of research with taxpayers on their usage of our online services which will be extended to agents next year. We also continually monitor feedback based on calls received at our online services helpdesk.
The number of teenage conceptions that occurred in 2000 in North Southwark and Bermondsey Parliamentary Constituency was 122. Figures are not available by Parliamentary Constituencies for other years. Figures are available for each year to 2002 for local authority and health authority areas. These can be found on the Office for National Statistics at:
The process of evaluating taxes is a continuing one with regular updates provided as part of the Budget process. As announced at the pre-Budget report, we plan to publish a stock-take of the impact of
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the introduction of all environmental taxes at Budget 2005. The aggregates levy will make up part of this assessment.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much corporation tax has been raised from (a) national governing bodies for sport and (b) international sporting headquarters based in the UK in each year since 1997. 
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The information requested is shown in the attached table. The data for unsecured debt (households' total financial liabilities other than secured debt) and income (households' gross disposable income) used in the calculations are national accounts series for the combined household and non-profit institutions serving households (NPISH) sectors. The accounts for the household and NPISH sectors are currently combined; separate estimates are not available.
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