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Dawn Primarolo: The Chancellor announced in his pre-Budget statement in December 2004 an additional £5 million for the financial year 200506 and an additional £15 million for the financial year 200607 to fund additional resources for national security at the frontier.
Mr. Mudie: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which Government departments pay (a) annuities and (b) pensions from public funds to descendants of individuals who were granted exceptional perpetual annuity or pension payments due to their exceptional public service. 
Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the percentage share of total Government spending devoted to (a) social security, (b) health and (c) education has been in each year since 1995 calculated on a consistent basis. 
Mr. Des Browne: A consistent series of public spending on social protection, health and education from 198788 to 200405, the latest year available, is shown in table 3.2 of "Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses (PESA) 2005" (CM6521). Total Expenditure on Services (TES), a measure of total public spending on which the functional analyses are based, is also shown in table 3.2.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the estimated total cost to date is of UK operations and assistance in Iraq, broken down by month; and if he will make a statement. 
Stewart Hosie: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Treasury rules are for the provision of matched funding for projects part funded by the European Union; and what the value of matched funding was for (a) the UK and (b) each nation of the UK in each year since 2001. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis [holding answer 21 June 2005]: The rules for the provision of match funding for projects part funded by the European Union are set out on the DTI website at: http://www.dti.gov.uk/europe/mf2.htm.
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Tax avoidance and evasion damage the global economy. The UK is taking action both domestically and in co-operation with our international partners to counter avoidance schemes and protect UK tax revenues. In this regard, the UK has welcomed the commitments made by 35 jurisdictions (including UK Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories) to the OECD principles of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes as part of the global initiative on harmful tax practices.
Ms Barlow: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in the constituency of Hove have received (a) working tax credit and (b) child tax credit since it was introduced; how many are receiving it; how many have received overpayments; what the average (i) amount and (ii) duration of the overpayment was; how many are repaying overpayments; how many have received lower payments than they were entitled to; and what the normal procedure is to correct that. 
Dawn Primarolo: Estimates of the number of in-work families (broken down by families with and without children) in each region, local authority and constituency with tax credits for 200304 awards, based on final family circumstances and incomes for 200304, appear in the HMRC statistical publication "Child and Working Tax Credits Annual statistics. 200304 Geographical analyses". More recent "provisional" estimates for in-work families, as at selected dates in 200405, in each such area appear in the publication "Child and Working Tax Credit Geographical Statistics."
Estimates of the number of overpaid and underpaid awards, including average overpayments, at 5 April 2005 after finalisation for each such area appear in the publication "Child and Working Tax Credits Annual statistics. 200304 Payments Geographical analyses." The estimates are based on samples and are subject to significant sampling uncertainty. All these publications can be found on the HMRC website at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/personal-tax-credits/cwtc-geog-stats.htm.
Information on the average duration of overpayments is not available. Information on the numbers of families repaying overpayments in Hove is also unavailable. Details of how overpayments are
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recovered are provided in the Department's Code of Practice 26 " What happens if we have paid you too much tax credit."
The percentage of residents who are registered to vote in each local authority area is not a reliable estimate of the registration rate of the eligible population: the resident population aged 18 and over is not the same as the number of people eligible to vote. However, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) does on occasion publish comparisons of the resident population of voting age (aged 18 and over) and the number of people who are registered to vote.
I am placing in the House of Commons Library a table which gives a comparison between the number of registered electors and the estimated mid-2003 population for local authorities in England and Wales. Data are given for both parliamentary electorate and local/European electorate. In order to give an estimate of the number of electors at the mid-year point, 30 June 2003, a weighted average is taken of the 1 December 2002 and 1 December 2003 electoral data.
The local/European electorate gives a better comparison than parliamentary electorate to resident population as EU citizens are included and UK citizens resident abroad are excluded from the local/European electorate. However, a number of other difficulties remain when comparing these sources. For example not everyone who is usually resident is entitled to vote (foreign citizens from outside of the EU and Commonwealth, prisoners, etc. are not eligible) and people who have more than one address may register in more than one place. In addition there is inevitably some double counting of the registered electorate as electoral registration officers vary in how quickly they remove people from the registers after they have moved away from an area or after they have died. This latter is the main reason some areas show apparent rates in excess of one hundred per cent. These factors may have a different impact from place to place.
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