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Mr. Davidson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the (a) net and (b) gross contributions by the UK to the EU in each year since 1975, in pounds sterling at 2005 value; and if he will break down the contributions by (i) traditional own resources, (ii) VAT and (iii) GNI contributions. 
A breakdown of contributions by category, including the UK abatement, in real prices, is published in the Government's Annual Reports on ECFinances, latest edition published in April 2004 (Cm6134). We do not have this information in constant prices, or going back to 1975.
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|Gross contribution after abatement|
Mr. Davidson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the UK's receipts from the EU for each year since 1975, in pounds sterling at 2005 value; and if he will break down the receipts by (a) Common Agricultural Policy, (b) structural measures and (c) internal policy spending. 
Mr. Timms: A breakdown of receipts by category, in real prices, is published in the Government's Annual Reports on EC Finances, latest edition published in April 2004 (Cm 6134). We do not have this information in constant prices, or going back to 1975.
|Public sector receipts|
The European Commission Allocated Expenditure Report for 2003 (September 2004) indicates the UK's share of receipts by percentage GNI was the lowest of all member states. As a result of continued inefficiencies and inequalities on the expenditure side of the budget, and the resulting unfairness of the UK position the abatement remains fully justified and not up for negotiation.
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Paul Flynn: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many deaths have occurred in each of the last 10 years in which death certificates cited as a possible cause (a) co-proxamol, (b) paracetamol, (c) non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, (d) selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, (e) codeine, (d) Cox 11 inhibitors and (f) cerivastatin. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many deaths have occurred in each of the last 10 years in which death certificates cited as a possible cause (a) co-proxamol, (b) paracetamol, (c)non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, (d) selective seratonin re-uptake inhibitors, (e) codeine, (f) Cox-2 inhibitors, and (g)cerivastatin. (221368)
Readily available figures relate to deaths where the underlying cause was drug poisoning. The most recently available information is for deaths in 2003. Figures are shown in the attached table for the calendar years 1994 to 2003.
Figures on deaths where an adverse reaction to a drug taken in therapeutic dosage was involved, are not included in the table below as these are not poisonings. Figures on these deaths are not readily available and are known to be under-reported until the adverse reaction is well known. Adverse reactions to drugs are reported to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency using the yellow card scheme.
|Paracetamol including compounds||543||616||566||669||610||559||551||545||463||466|
|Paracetamol and dextropropoxyphene compound|
|Paracetamol not from compound formulation (b)||194||220||188||235||214||155||155||175||126||159|
|Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (d)||5||23||18||23||28||38||55||60||49||81|
|Paracetamol and codeine compound formulation (e)||17||20||20||26||17||31||25||22||32||41|
|Codeine not from compound formulation (e)||16||13||20||26||24||26||27||32||30||33|
Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what tax can be reclaimed by people aged (a) between 16 and 64, (b) between 65 and 74 and (c) over 75 years, when contributing to stakeholder pensions; and if he will make a statement. 
Tax relief is given on contributions to approved stakeholder pension schemes up to the higher of £3,600 a year or a percentage of capped earnings (the earnings cap for 200405 being £102,000). Earnings above this amount cannot be pensioned through a tax approved stakeholder pension scheme. Tax relief is given at the basic rate of tax (currently 22 per cent.) on tax relievable contributions paid by the
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scheme member. Where an individual is liable to tax at higher rate, additional relief of 18 per cent. may be obtained.
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