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Dawn Primarolo: The Government's proposals for modernisation of the taxation of capital assetsincluding capital allowancesare set out in a Technical Note on Corporation Tax reform, published by the Inland Revenuein December 2004. This is available at http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/pbr2004/sup_ct-reform-tech-note.pdf
The National Statistician and Registrar General for England and Wales has been asked to reply to your recent question asking what estimate has been made of the number of carers who are over the age of 65 years. I am replying in his absence. (217039)
Mr. Timms: I refer My hon. Friend to the answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for Battersea (Martin Linton) on 30 November 2004, Official Report, columns 8788W. All children born and living in the UK since 1 September 2002 whose families receive child benefit will be eligible for the child trust fund.
Andy Burnham: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many job vacancies there were in Leigh in (a) 1997 and (b) 2004; and if he will make a statement on the levels of long-term (i) adult and (ii) youth employment in Leigh over the last 15 years. 
Statistics on vacancies in total are only available from the ONS Vacancy Survey, which provides information at national level only. For local areas, figures for vacancies held by the Jobcentre Plus administrative system are available for periods up to April 2001. However, due to changes to that system, more recent figures are available only for newly notified vacancies, and not on a comparable basis.
There were 223 unfilled vacancies registered at Jobcentres in Leigh on average during 1997. The latest comparable figure, the average for the 12 months to April 2001, was 270. These figures represent only those vacancies notified to Jobcentres, not all vacancies in an area.
Table 1 gives estimates of the numbers of long-term unemployed people, both youth and adult, who were resident in Leigh Parliamentary Constituency, for each twelve month period ending February from 1999 to 2004, the most recent available period. Information on length of time unemployed is not available for earlier periods.
ONS also compiles statistics of those claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) for local areas. Table 2 gives the annual average number of young people aged 18 to 24 years old and adults (aged 25 and over) resident in the Leigh constituency claiming JSA benefits for over 12 months or more in each year from 1989 to 2004.
|12 months ending February||Youth|
(aged 16 to 24)
(aged 25 and over)
|Youth claimants (aged 18 to 24)(75)||Adult claimants (aged 25 and over)(75)|
Geraldine Smith: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the levels of (a) adult and (b) youth employment in Morecambe and Lunesdale were in each of the last eight years; and if he will make a statement. 
The attached table gives estimates of the number of youths and adults in employment, who were resident in the Morecambe & Lunesdale Parliamentary Constituency, for the twelve month periods ending November each year from 1997 to 2004.
|12 months ending February||Youths|
(aged 25 and over)
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