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Mr. Wilson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people resident in each parliamentary constituency (a) in June 1997 and (b) on the latest date for which information is available were in employment. 
The attached three tables show the estimates of the numbers of people in employment, in each Parliamentary Constituency, respectively in England, Wales and Scotland in 1997 and 2004, the latest date for which information is available. These estimates from the Labour Force Survey are, as with any sample survey, subject to sampling variability.
Mr. Lazarowicz: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the levels of long-term (a) adult and (b) youth employment in Edinburgh, North and Leith in the last seven years. 
Information on the number of people who are unemployed is calculated from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). However, the LFS sample size for the Edinburgh North and Leith Parliamentary Constituency is too small to provide estimates on long-term unemployment.
The Office for National Statistics also compiles statistics of those claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) for local areas including Parliamentary Constituencies. The table overleaf gives the annual average number of young people aged 18 to 24 years old and adults (aged 25 and over) resident in the Edinburgh North and Leith Parliamentary Constituency claiming JSA benefits for over 12 months in each year from 1998 to 2004.
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Mr. Dhanda: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the cost of the flat rate expenses allowance for pilots which was proposed to his Department in 2004; and if he will make it his policy to instruct the Inland Revenue to implement the proposed allowance. 
Dawn Primarolo: The hon. Member's question concerns a particular case. It is subject to the normal rules of confidentiality that apply where taxpayers' affairs are concerned. Flat rate expense allowances are agreed with individual employers to reflect individual circumstances. The Inland Revenue is in discussion with the airline concerned to agree a flat rate expense allowance that reflects the appropriate level of expenses in line with the qualifying conditions set by tax law.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the increase in revenue to the Exchequer of the introduction of a 49 per cent. rate of income tax on all incomes in excess of £100,000 for (a) 200506, (b) 200607, (c) 200708, (d) 200809 and (e) 200910. 
Dawn Primarolo: Comprehensive information on income tax has been placed in the Library of the House, in the tables 'Additional full-year yield from the introduction of additional higher rates of tax on TAXABLE incomes over a specific amount in 200506' and 'Additional full-year yield from the introduction of additional higher rates of tax on GROSS incomes over a specific amount in 200506'.
Lembit Öpik: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to apply the 1 per cent. discount for environmentally friendly company cars to environmentally friendly motorcycles; and if he will make a statement. 
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Mr. Boateng: The Northern Ireland economy is continuing to prosper through the Government's sound management of the economy with steady growth, low inflation and low unemployment. The Chancellor announced on 16 March a series of measures that further promote stability, higher productivity, employment, fairness and improved public services in Northern Ireland, including raising the threshold for stamp duty land tax from £60,000 to £120,000, and an increase in the child element of the child tax credit. The Chancellor also provided an additional £88 million for Northern Ireland departments as a consequence of English spending increases. It will be for Northern Ireland Ministers to decide how to allocate these sums. In addition £24 million was provided including to finance a £200 payment to over 65 pensioner ratepayer households equivalent to that in Great Britain. Further details of the Budget can be found in the Budget 2005 Report (HC 372).
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