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John Healey: The total unclaimed monies (unaudited) as at 31 March 2005 were £34,587,000. Unclaimed monies in the National Savings and Investments Product Accounts refer to monies where: the product has been redeemed by the Treasury, monthly interest or prizes are due, or to un-cashed Savings Stamps.
To help re-unite customers with their dormant assets, National Savings and Investments operates a free tracing service which, since its launch in 2001 has helped to re-unite 11,300 customers successfully with their assets worth £10.2 million.
John Healey: The recruitment of the next National Statistician will be carried out in accordance with standard civil service practice. The appointment will be made by the Prime Minister following the recommendation of a selection panel, which has four members (including an independent chair and only one Government representative).
The Government will publish an update of the effect of oil prices on the UK's public finances and updated forecasts for the UK and world economies in the 2005 pre-Budget report as usual, taking into account all relevant factors and developments.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people with incomes below £10,000 per year had incomes above the personal income tax allowance for each year from 199798 to 200506; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: The information on the number of people with annual total income above the personal income tax allowance but below £10,000 from 199899 to 200506 is available in table 3.3 'Distribution of total income before and after tax by gender' on the HM Revenue and Customs website: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/income_distribution/menu.htm.
The income tax information for the years 199798 to 200203 is based upon the Survey of Personal Incomes, and that for the years 200304 to 200506 is based upon the 200203 survey projected forward. The survey is based on information held by the HM Revenue and Customs tax offices on persons who are liable to UK tax.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question concerning what the average value of the pound sterling against the United States Dollar has been in each month since 1997. (14289)
Average rates against sterling figures for the United States Dollar are published in table 7.1A of Financial Statistics" (ONS Publication), published by Palgrave Macmillan, and available via the House of Commons Library. Long run historic data is available on the ONS Website at:
Mr. Bone: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many pregnancies there were in the age groups (a) under 16-year-olds, (b) 16 to 19-year-olds and (c) aged 20 years and over in the Wellingborough constituency in each year since 1997. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many pregnancies there were in the age groups (a) under 16 years old, (b) 16 to 19 years old and (c) aged 20 years and over in the Wellingborough constituency each year since 1997. (14773)
Information on conceptions is routinely published for local authorities and strategic health authorities. Figures cannot be provided for Wellingborough Parliamentary Constituency because of the risk of disclosing information on individuals due to small differences with local authority boundaries.
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Attached is a table showing the male population aged 65 and the female population aged 60 on the 30 June for mid-1975 to mid-2003, for England and Wales. Retirement age during this period was 65 for males and 60 for females.
These figures represent males and females who reached retirement age within the previous year (mid-year to mid-year) and who are usually resident in the UK at 30 June. They exclude any people who died or left the UK after reaching retirement age and before 30 June, and include anyone resident in the UK at 30 June who reached retirement age elsewhere.
|Males age 65||Females age 60|
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