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Tim Farron: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which English constituencies experienced the greatest decrease in electorate below the age of 25 years between 1997 and 2005 in (a) numerical and (b) percentage terms, listed in descending order. 
Only very limited age information is collected on electoral returns. Information is collected and collated on the number of attainers, i.e. those aged 16 and 17 who will be entitled to vote when they reach 18. Information is also collected on the elderly (because of exemption from jury duty), though these data are not collated centrally.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the rate of staff turnover was in Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs in each of the last two years in each region and country of the UK; and what the rates were for staff working on tax credits. 
The rates of staff turnover within HMRC over the last two years are shown by government region in the following table. The rates for staff working in the Tax Credit Office are also shown, along with the geographical division of that office.
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|Yorkshire and Humberside||4.91||4.36|
|Tax Credit Office (NW)||5.21|
|Tax Credit Office (NI)||1.87|
|Tax Credit Office (NW)||5.05|
|Tax Credit Office (NI)||0.00|
Jim Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of days were lost through sickness absence in Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs in each of the last two years in each region and country of the UK; and what the percentage was for staff working on tax credits. 
Dawn Primarolo: Cabinet Office produce annual statistics for all Government Departments based on regional data which can be accessed via the civil service website. Data for 2004 will be published later this year. I also refer to the reply I gave on 10 January 2005, PQ127W detailing the sickness absence figures for the seven years to 2003 in Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many incidents of violence against staff working in Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs have been reported in each of the last two years in each region and country of the UK expressed as a ratio of whole time equivalent employees; and how many related to staff working on tax credits. 
|Verbal/written threats||Physical attacks on staff|
|Full-time equivalent staff in post at||Total departments|
|1 April 2003||98,130|
|1 April 2004||98,280|
|1 April 2005||97,074|
|Verbal and written threats and physical attacks on tax credits staff|
It is not possible to provide numbers of staff working solely on tax credits. Staff deal with tax credit issues in many operational areas (e.g. in Enquiry or Contact Centres) but may also deal with other types of work. Threats and attacks against such staff are included in the above figures.
John Healey: The Government announced it would proceed with the ID cards scheme in November 2003. At the time it was agreed that all costs will be met from existing departmental budgets and charging. This remains the case, as the Home Secretary reiterated to the House on Thursday 13 October 2005.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost of estimating tax
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liabilities for those over state pension age applying for income-related benefits. 
John Healey: The Government have no plans for publishing Gateway reviews on IT projects. However, it does not operate a blanket" exemption for Gateway information. Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 each request for information is considered on a case-by-case basis and the public interest test is carefully considered in each case.
|City of London||5,500||5,600||5,700||5,700||6,600|
|Barking and Dagenham||157,400||157,300||158,300||161,000||162,400|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||153,500||155,000||155,100||155,500||160,600|
|Kensington and Chelsea||140,600||141,100||142,100||143,100||147,700|
|Kingston Upon Thames||137,800||139,200||141,300||143,800||146,000|
|Richmond Upon Thames||166,600||168,700||170,000||169,900||172,800|
|City of London||7,000||7,400||7,700||8,000||8,600|
|Barking and Dagenham||163,900||165,700||165,900||165,900||164,600|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||164,400||169,400||172,700||174,200||176,800|
|Kensington and Chelsea||154,700||162,200||168,400||174,400||184,100|
|Kingston Upon Thames||147,300||149,000||150,100||150,400||151,800|
|Richmond Upon Thames||172,900||174,300||176,500||179,200||182,700|
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