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Llew Smith: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what matters were discussed and what decisions were taken at the G7 meeting of Finance Ministers on 4 February; and if he will place in the Library copies of papers submitted to the meeting by (a) the United Kingdom and (b) other countries, that affected matters of interest to the United Kingdom. 
Mr. Gordon Brown:
The matters discussed at the 45 February G7 Finance Ministers meeting are set out in the 'Statement of G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors', the 'G7 Finance Ministers Conclusions on Development', and the 'Statement on the Meeting of G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors with Chinese Counterparts', all of which can be found at www.g7.gov.uk
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Dawn Primarolo: The following table elaborates on the information provided by the Economic Secretary on 8 November 2004, Official Report, column 504W, and lists the seizures of imported primates between 1999 and 2004. It includes details, where known, of the country of dispatch to the UK; this is not necessarily the country of origin.
|Number of animals||Common name||Latin name||Country of dispatch|
|1999||6 live||Mona monkeys||Cercopithecus mona||Guyana|
|1999||6 live||Spot nosed monkeys||Cercopithecus Spp||Guyana|
|1999||1 cooked monkey||Patas monkey||Erythrocebus patas||Cameroon|
|1999||8 parts of monkey||Not known||Not known||Congo|
|2000||1 live||Gibbon||Hylobates Spp||(8)|
|2000||1 live||Lesser white nosed monkey||Cercopithecus petaurista||Ghana|
|2000||1 live||Golden cheeked gibbon||Hylobates gabriellae||(8)|
|2000(9)||11 smoked monkeys||Not known||Not known||Cameroon|
|2002||1 dried monkey||Not known||Not known||Cameroon|
|2002||1 monkey tail||Not known||Not known||Gambia|
|2002||1 baboon skull||Not known||Not known||Cameroon|
|2003(9)||3 baboon skulls||Hamadryas baboon||Papio hamadryas||Gambia|
|2003(9)||4 monkey skulls||Not known||Cercopithecus Spp||Gambia|
|2003||1 monkey skull||Not known||Not known||Malaysia|
|2004||2 baboon heads||Not known||Not known||Zimbabwe|
|2004||1 dried monkey||Not known||Not known||Congo|
|2004||3 monkey skulls||Not known||Not known||Thailand|
|2004||1 baboon skull||Not known||Not known||USA|
Customs has carried out no formal assessment of the percentage of live primates entering the UK illegally from outside the EU as analyses are already available from Partnership Against Wildlife Crime (PAW) partners. The National Wildlife Crime Intelligence Unit (NWCIU) produces an overall assessment covering all aspects of UK wildlife related crime; their assessment is that there is little smuggling of live primates from outside the EU direct to the UK.
Mr. Boateng: In estimates, the Ministry of Defence drew down £1,000 million in 2002- 03 and £1,539 million in 200304 for the costs of military operations in Iraq. These costs are met from the Reserve.
Since 1999 the Government have published an annual list of all visits overseas undertaken by Cabinet Ministers costing 500 or more during each financial year. The list published in 1999 covers the period 2 May 1997 to 31 March 1999. Where RAF/Private Charter aircraft are used this is shown in the list. The Government have also published on an annual basis the cost of all Ministers' visits overseas. Copies of the lists are available in the Libraries of the House. Information for 200405 will be published in due course. Travel by Ministers" makes clear that special flights may be authorised when a scheduled service is not available, or when it is essential to travel by air, but the requirements of official or parliamentary business or security considerations or urgency preclude the journey being made by a scheduled service. Equivalent detail about domestic travel could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
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Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many letters about tax credits have been received from hon. Members by (a) the Inland Revenue and (b) Treasury Ministers in each reporting period from 2002 to 2005; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo [holding answer 8 February 2005]: Information on the number of letters received from hon. Members by the Inland Revenue and Treasury Ministers about tax credits in 200203 and 200304 is not available.
Between 1 April 2004 and 31 December 2004 the Inland Revenue's tax credit office handled around 6,000 letters from hon. Members, around 900 of which were received by Treasury Ministers. Information on letters from hon. Members received by the rest of the Inland Revenue about tax credits in that period is not available.
Dawn Primarolo: Treasury Ministers receive representations on a wide variety of issues, including tax credit overpayments. The tax credit office of the Inland Revenue also receives letters and telephone calls concerning tax credit overpayments.
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about youth unemployment in the Coventry South Parliamentary Constituency. I am replying in his absence. (215072)
It is estimated that, for the twelve month period ending February 2004, 1,000 people aged between 16 and 24 resident in the Coventry South Parliamentary Constituency were unemployed. This estimate from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) is subject to sampling variability and is rounded to the nearest thousand.
The Office for National Statistics also compiles statistics of those claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) for local areas. In the year 2004, there were, on average, 475 young people aged 18 to 24 years claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) who were resident in the Coventry South Parliamentary Constituency.
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