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Estimates of the number of in-work families receiving tax credits (broken down by families with and without children) in each constituency appear in Child and Working Tax Credit Statistics. Geographical analyses." This can be found on the Inland Revenue website at www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/
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stats/personal-tax-credits/menu.htm. The estimates are based on a sample of cases, and are subject to sampling uncertainty.
Mr. Flook: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the population was in each of the last eight years in (a) South Gloucestershire, (b) City of Bristol, (c) North Somerset, (d) Bath and North East Somerset, (e) Taunton Deane, (f) Mendip, (g) West Somerset, (h) South Somerset and (i) Sedgemoor. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning the population of South Gloucestershire, City of Bristol, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Taunton Deane, Mendip, West Somerset, South Somerset and Sedgemoor for the last eight years. I am replying in his absence. (214650)
|City of Bristol||389.2||389.2||389.4||391.0||390.4||390.0||389.7||391.5|
|Bath and North East Somerset||163.6||164.7||166.0||167.1||168.5||169.2||169.5||170.9|
The Labour Force Survey (LFS) provides estimates of numbers of people made redundant according to their area of usual residence. People are asked in the survey if they were made redundant in the three months before their LFS interviews.
|Three months ending November||Levels||Rate per 1,000 employees(8)|
Dawn Primarolo: The Government want a simple and fair tax system for all small firms. To this end, they have made amendments to the rules relating to income tax and corporation tax in each Finance Act since 2001. These have not changed the basic calculation of profits for the purpose, which is income less deductions. These changes have however affected the ways in which many small firms are required or entitled to adjust their profits and take into account reliefs and allowances to calculate the tax due.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1)how many compensatory payments have been made by the Inland Revenue for errors in tax credit payments in (a) 200203, (b) 200304 and (c) 200405; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) what his latest estimate is of the number of compensation claims for tax credits errors by the Inland Revenue under the Code of Practice for Complaints in (a) 200203 and (b) 200304; how many claims have been authorised for compensation; and if he will make a statement. 
The circumstances in which the Inland Revenue will make compensation payments to its customers are explained in the Department's Code of Practice 1 Putting things right" which is available at www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk. The Department will pay
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compensation for reasonable costs incurred as a direct result of their mistakes or delays and to recognise worry and distress caused by those mistakes and delays.
The Department will make a compensation payment if they believe it is justified even if the customer has not asked for compensation. For compensation payments in 200203 I refer the hon. Member to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Hamilton, South (Mr. Tynan) on 23 June 2004, Official Report, column 1411W.
For the number of compensation payments in 200304, I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Northaven (Mr. Webb) and to the hon. Member for Yeovil (Mr. Laws) on 20 July 2004, Official Report, columns 19192W.
For the number of compensation payments made between 1 April and 31 December I refer the hon. Member to the reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Birkenhead (Mr. Field), on 31 January 2005, Official Report, column 599W.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the computer problems which have been experienced by the Inland Revenue Tax Credits department over the last 18 months. 
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the total (a) number and (b) monetary value of overpayments of (i) child tax credit and (ii) working credit in (A) 200203 and (B)200304; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: For working tax credit and child tax credit, I refer my hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Members for Northavon (Mr. Webb) and for Yeovil (Mr. Laws) on 15 November 2004, Official Report, columns 94648W.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1)how many incorrect payments of tax credits have been made by the Inland Revenue in (a) 200203, (b) 200304 and (c) 200405; and if he will make a statement; 
The Department expects the level of processing accuracy in the current year to be markedly better than last year, in line with its target to decide 90 per cent. of tax credit claims, changes and renewals accurately. It will publish its performance against the current year's target in its Annual Report in due course.
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Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the number of (a) child and (b) working tax credit applications in (i) 200304 and (ii) 200405; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: For the numbers of families who have successfully claimed tax credits in 200304 and 200405, I refer my hon. Member to 'Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics'. These publications can be found on the Inland Revenue website, at www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/stats/personal-tax-credits/menu.htm. The estimates are based on a sample of cases, and are subject to sampling uncertainty.
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