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Dawn Primarolo: HM Customs and Excise do not maintain a record of the total number of people who worked for the Department during any one year. The full-time equivalent numbers of staff in post in Northern Ireland at 1 April in each of the years requested are:
|As at 1 April each year||FTE staff in post|
Dawn Primarolo: Throughout the UK, Customs seek to deploy their resources where they will have the greatest impact on international smuggling. Detector dogs are available to support frontier activity in Northern Ireland, but Customs experience so far suggests that the permanent location of detector dogs in Northern Ireland would not be the most effective use of these resources.
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how long each deployment of a detector dog team lasted in Northern Ireland since April 2004; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the deployments. 
|Length of deployment,|
including travelling time (days)
Number of deployments
|Energy consumption (weather corrected kwh)|
Energy spend (£)
Mrs. Hodgson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Gateshead, East and Washington, West constituency, the effects in Gateshead, East and Washington, West of changes to his Department's policies since 1997. 
John Healey: The Government have put in place a broad programme of both macroeconomic and microeconomic reform since our election in 1997 designed to improve the economic performance of all parts of the UK. Since these policies were implemented, the economic performance of the Gateshead East and Washington West constituency has improved considerably. For example, since May 1997, claimant unemployment in Gateshead, East and Washington, West has fallen by 54 per cent. while both long-term youth and adult unemployment have fallen by over 90 per cent.
The Neighbourhood Statistics Service provides a wide range of statistical information at parliamentary constituency level, taken from the 2001 census and other sources. This service is available on the National Statistics website at http://neighbourhood.statistics. gov.uk./
|Source||Percentage of tax paid by women|
|Capital Gains Tax(8)||26.9|
Mr. MacShane: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of employees were in the (a) public sector and (b) private sector, on the latest date for which figures are available, broken down by region. 
For countries and regions of the UK, the attached table shows estimates of the percentages of total employment in the public and private sectors. These figures, which cover the twelve months to June 2005, include self-employment in the private sector. They were published, on 28th October in the Public Sector Employment Trends 2005" report which is available from the National Statistics website at: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/article.asp?id=1293
|Public||Private||All in employment|
|Yorks and Humber||20.3||79.7||100|
An evaluation programme has begun which aims to assess the economic impact and cost effectiveness of the Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) against its stated policy objectives of helping
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smaller higher risk companies to recruit and retain the people they need to grow and succeed. With share options, the incentive clearly takes time to work because share prices need time to grow to generate gains for employees.
We are continually analysing EMI information received by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) from companies and their representatives. We also commission research from external contractors to gather further EMI evidence as part of the HMRC research programme. National statistics on EMI are annually updated on the HMRC website. Findings of qualitative research that gathered early evidence on the attitudes and experiences of companies using EMI are also available on the HMRC website. Based on these results, a more comprehensive quantitative study of the policy is planned for 200607.
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