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Mr. Llwyd: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many taxpayers received taxable incomes in excess of £50,000 in the last year for which figures are available. 
Dawn Primarolo: I refer the hon. Member to table 3.3 'Distribution of total income before and after tax, 199899 to 200405' on the Inland Revenue website www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/stats/income_distribution/table3_3_december04.xls
The table shows the number of income taxpayers with total income of £50,000 or more.
Mr. Kevan Jones: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of unemployment was in North Durham in (a) 1997, (b) 2001 and (c) the latest period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Timms: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Kevan Jones, dated 8 February 2005:
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about unemployment. (214194)
Table 1 gives estimates of the numbers of unemployed people, who were resident in the North Durham Parliamentary Constituency, for the twelve month periods ending in February 1997, February 2001 and February 2004.
These estimates from Labour Force Survey are, as with any sample survey, subject to sampling variability.
The Office for National Statistics also compiles statistics of those claiming Jobseeker's Allowance for local areas. Table 2 gives the annual average number of claimants resident in the North Durham constituency for the year 1997, 2001 and 2004.
|12 months ending February each year||Number|
Paul Holmes: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of the relevant working population claim the disability and severe disability elements within the working tax credit, broken down by (a) local authority and (b) parliamentary constituency. 
Dawn Primarolo: For the number of families claiming disabled worker elements within the working tax credit, I refer the hon. Member to my reply on 19 October 2004, Official Report, column 589W, to my hon. Friend the Member for Morley and Rothwell (Mr. Challen).
No estimates are available of the number of families eligible for these tax credits elements.
Mrs. May: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the distribution of eligible child care costs is, in £20bands, among in-work families benefiting from the child care element of the working tax credit who (a) have a child aged under five years, (b) do not have a child aged under five years but have a child aged under 10 years and (c) do not have a child aged under 10 years. 
Dawn Primarolo [holding answer 7 February 2005]: The distribution for families benefiting at 3 December 2004 is shown in the following table.
The figures are estimates and therefore subject to sampling uncertainty.
|Eligible weekly child|
care costs allowed(25)
one child under 5(26)
|No child under 5|
but at least one child under 10(26)
|Only children aged 10 and over(26)||All|
|£140 and over(25)||20.8||3.4||*0.4||24.6|
Mrs. May: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the financial effects of changing the subsidy rate in the child care element of the working tax credit (a) to (i) 50 per cent., (ii) 25 per cent. and (iii) 0 per cent. in 200506 and (b) to (A) 50 per cent., (B) 25 per cent. and (C) 0 per cent. in (1) 200607, (2) 200708 and (3) 200809 (X) gross and (Y) net of offsetting changes on other means-tested benefits and taxes. 
[holding answer 7 February 2005]: No separate forecast is made of expenditure on the child care element of working tax credits.
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Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) incidents of violence against the person and (b) police emergency call-outs resulting from incidents occurring (i) on and (ii) in the vicinity of premises licensed to sell alcohol for consumption on the premises under the Licensing Act 1964 there were in the last period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
Ms Blears: The numbers of violent offences committed in connection with licensed premises in 200304 are given in the table. Details on the number of police emergency call-outs resulting from incidents occurring (i) on and (ii) in the vicinity of premises licensed to sell alcohol for consumption are not available centrally.
|Police force area||Violent offences committed|
|Avon and Somerset||2,574|
|Devon and Cornwall||3,580|
|London, City of||151|
Mr. Steinberg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued in the City of Durham since their inception. 
Ms Blears: Antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) have been available to the courts since 1 April 1999. From commencement, up to 30 June 2004 (latest available), the Home Office has been notified of nine ASBOs issued within the City of Durham.
Data up to 30 September 2004 will be available shortly.
Tom Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been made by courts within the Greater London area in each of the last three years. 
Ms Blears: The available information, up to 30 June 2004 (latest available), is given in the table.
|1 July to 30 June||Number|
|200304 (latest available)||183|
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