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Dawn Primarolo: Tax refunds are made either as a result of a taxpayer filing a tax return or making a specific claim. No information is available on the total amount of refunds of tax unclaimed since 2001.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will set out for each region (a) total public expenditure, (b) total public expenditure excluding debt interest, (c) total public expenditure excluding all transfer payments, (d) total public expenditure excluding all transfer payments and all defence expenditure, (e) total public expenditure on education, (f) total public expenditure on health, (g) total public expenditure on the police and (h) total public expenditure on transfer payments as a share of gross domestic product; 
(2) what the (a) total public expenditure, (b) public expenditure excluding debt interest, (c) public expenditure excluding transfer payments, (d) public expenditure excluding transfer payments and defence
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expenditure, (e) public expenditure on education, (f) public expenditure on health, (g) public expenditure on the police and (h) public expenditure on transfer payments was in 200405 per head of population in each standard region calculated on the same basis as the usual figures provided for the UK. 
Hywel Williams: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking as part of the efficiency review to safeguard Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs' future provision of services to the public through the medium of the Welsh language. 
Dawn Primarolo: HMRC is preparing business plans to meet its efficiency savings for 200508. It is too early to say how this might affect any particular office. Any decisions will be made in full consultation with the unions and appropriate stakeholders.
Hywel Williams: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the potential change of the number of Welsh speakers employed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs as a result of the efficiency review. 
Dawn Primarolo: The necessity of providing a high quality Welsh language service remains one of HMRCs objectives, in addition to being a legal requirement. The Head of HMRCs Welsh Language Unit is currently preparing a Linguistics Skills Strategy in accordance with the Welsh Language Board's guidelines. This strategy will facilitate the implementation of HMRCs Welsh Language Scheme.
Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what percentage of people in Milton Keynes are classified as (a) professionals and (b) skilled workers; and if he will make a statement; 
The attached tables contain the information requested for all those in employment in Milton Keynes for the year ending February 2004, the latest year for which information is available. These estimates are based on annual local area Labour Force Survey data which, as with any sample survey, is subject to sampling variability.
|Professional occupations||Skilled workers|
Table 1 overleaf shows the unemployment rates for Milton Keynes unitary authority for each 12-month period ending February of each year from 2002 to 2004, the latest data available. These estimates are based on annual local area Labour Force Survey data which, as with any sample survey, is subject to sampling variability.
The Office for National Statistics also compiles statistics of those claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) for local areas. Table2 overleaf shows the annual average number of JSA claimants, resident in Milton Keynes, as a proportion of the resident working age population for each year from 2001 to 2004.
|12 months ending February||Unemployment rate|
|Proportion of resident|
working age population
Danny Alexander: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people classified as having a disability are eligible for working tax credit; and what the percentage uptake is among this group. 
Dawn Primarolo: Work to produce final take-up rate estimates for child tax credit and working tax credit for 200304 is continuing and we expect this analysis to be completed towards the end of 200506. As part of this work we are exploring the feasibility of estimating take-up for sub-groups of the eligible population.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the estimated cost of road accidents in (a) Essex and (b) England was in the last year for which figures are available; and how much of that estimate is accounted for by (i) lost output, (ii) police and administration costs, (iii) medical and ambulance costs, (iv) damage to property and (v) allowance for loss in human terms. 
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the estimated cost per (a) fatal, (b) serious, (c) slight and (d) damage-only road accident in (i) Essex and (ii) Great Britain was in the last year for which figures are available. 
Dr. Ladyman: The estimated average cost in 2003 in Great Britain per (a) fatal accident was £1,492,910; (b) serious accident £174,530; (c) slight accident £17,550; (d) damage only accident £1,570. Data for accident costs in Essex are not available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
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