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Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

Anne Milton: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will establish a central record of applications for replacement certificates for births, marriages and deaths. [11409]

John Healey: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Registrar General, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Dennis Roberts to Anne Milton, dated 12 July 2005:

Breast Cancer

Mrs. Dorries: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the incidence of breast cancer per 1,000 women has been in (a) England, (b) the county of Bedfordshire and (c) Mid-Bedfordshire parliamentary constituency in each year since 1990. [11104]

John Healey: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl to Mrs. Nadine Dorries, dated 12 July 2005:


Directly age-standardised incidence rates1 of female breast2 cancer per 100,000 women in England and Bedfordshire, 1990–2002

EnglandBedfordshire(10)
199098.9102.6
1991105.3109.1
1992106.6152.6
1993101.5109.5
1994103.7121.2
1995103.9115.0
1996105.197.9
1997108.1159.4
1998112.7139.8
1999116.5101.6
2000113.8119.5
2001114.5123.9
2002114.0109.7


(8) Age-standardised rates per 100,000 population are directly standardised to the European standard population. In detailed analyses of trends in incidence and mortality over time for a particular cancer, ONS use age-standardised rates. These control for differences in the size and age structure of the population and allow unbiased comparison of rates over time.
(9) From 1990 to 1994, International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) code 174; from 1995 to 2002, International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code C50.
(10) Figures provided relate to the current county of Bedfordshire. This excludes the unitary authority of Luton, created in 1997, which was part of the former county.
Source:
Office for National Statistics





 
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Census

Lorely Burt: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any person sued the Registrar General in the English courts for breach of confidence for releasing personal information from the closed 1901 decennial census for England and Wales between 1975 and 1996. [11652]

John Healey: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Registrar General, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Dennis Roberts to Lorley Burt, dated 12 July 2005:

Expenditure and Revenue (Scotland)

Mr. Salmond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the total relative surplus or deficit of Government expenditure and revenue in Scotland, (a) including and (b) excluding the gross domestic product share of the United Kingdom surplus or deficit of the general Government borrowing requirement, for each year since 1978–79, assuming a constant relationship between the Scottish deficit, as published in the Government Expenditure and Revenue in Scotland 2002–03, and the United Kingdom general Government borrowing requirement, excluding privatisation proceeds and North Sea revenues and including in Scotland's revenue total a 90 per cent. share of North Sea oil revenue and a gross domestic product share of privatisation proceeds. [11108]


 
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Mr. Des Browne: The Treasury does not produce a breakdown of aggregate revenue and borrowing by country and region. Government Expenditure and Revenue in Scotland" is produced by the Scottish Executive.

Hiatt Handcuffs

Miss Kirkbride: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Customs investigation into large Hiatt handcuffs is expected to be concluded. [10857]

Dawn Primarolo: HM Revenue and Customs expect the investigation to be concluded very soon.

Hospital-acquired Infections

Mr. Lidington: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Office for National Statistics will have available statistics to show the number of deaths attributable to Clostridium difficile in 2004; and if he will make a statement. [5037]

John Healey [holding answer 16 June 2005]: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl to Mr. David Lidington, dated 12 July 2005:

Illegitimate Births

Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the rate of overall illegitimate births as a percentage of all births in each of the past 20 years. [10973]

John Healey: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl to Mr. David Amess, dated 12 July 2005:


 
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Percentage of live births born outside marriage 1985 to 2004 England and Wales

Percentage outside marriage
198519.2
198621.4
198723.2
198825.6
198927.0
199028.3
199130.2
199231.2
199332.2
199432.4
199533.9
199635.8
199737.0
199837.8
199938.9
200039.5
200140.0
200240.6
200341.4
200442.2




Source:
ONS





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