7. Mr. Lilley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assumptions he has made, in forecasting economic growth, about the impact of immigration on (a) the growth of the labour force and (b) the rate of growth of productivity per head of the existing labour force. 
John Healey: Net inward migration makes a positive contribution to growth of the UK labour force and the trend rate of output growth. Details of the Treasury's methodology for projecting trend growth and its productivity and labour input components are set out in the publication Trend Growth: Recent Developments and Prospects" (2002). The projection for net inward migration is based on projections by the Government Actuary's Department. The Treasury's latest published economic forecast and underlying assumptions for trend growth and its components were set out in Budget 2005, and will be updated in the forthcoming pre-Budget report.
John Healey: This Government attach great importance to tackling climate change, as demonstrated by their decision to make climate change a priority for the UK presidencies of the G8 and EU. To build up our knowledge base of the challenges we face the Chancellor has asked Sir Nick Stern to lead a major review of the economics of climate change. This review will allow us to understand more comprehensively the nature of the economic challenges we face and how they can be met, in the UK and globally.
John Healey: Budget 2005 announced that the Government considered that offering enhanced capital allowances for the cleanest biofuels processing plants would be a useful additional measure of support to the UK biofuels industry, subject to Commission approval. We are currently undertaking further detailed work on this issue and will update the position as part of the pre-Budget report. Where combined heat and power is used as part of biofuels plant, that equipment is already eligible for a 100 per cent. ECA.
Mr. Ivan Lewis: UK aid will reach nearly £6.5 billion a year by 200708, and the Chancellor has announced that we will reach the UN target of 0.7 per cent. overseas development aid as proportion of gross national income in 2013.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue was raised from stamp duty, on (a) residential and (b) commerical property in (i) each Government office region, (ii) Wales, (iii)Scotland and (iv) Northern Ireland in each financial year since 199697. 
|England and Wales||355||615||995||1,255||1,405||1,285||1,350||1,030||555|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||20||35||50||75||85||75||85||85||30|
|East of England||40||55||80||110||115||155||135||95||35|
|Scotland and Northern Ireland||30||50||80||105||135||160||135||245||205|
Mr. Ivan Lewis: To be fully equipped for the global economy, Europe must become more open and outward looking, more flexible and competitive, and more committed to reform to compete worldwide and move to full employment. Membership of the European single currency places an additional premium on flexibility in capital, product and labour markets since the ability to vary national interest rates and the nominal exchange rate between euro area countries no longer exists.
Mr. Ivan Lewis: At the annual meetings in September we secured agreement from the IMF and World Bank for multilateral debt relief for up to 38 of the world's most indebted countries of a full 100 per cent. Britain goes further than this and we will unilaterally service our share of the debts of other poor countries where the resources freed up will be used for poverty reduction.
19. Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the impact on tax revenues and the economy of illegal working by (a)British and EU citizens, (b) asylum seekers and (c)illegal immigrants. 
In my statement to the House of 26 May I set out a series of important measures for improving the administration of tax credits. I updated the House on progress in a statement to the Treasury Sub-Committee on 26 October.
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Over 6 million familiesnine out of 10 families in this countryare benefiting from tax credits. For the majority of families the system is working well. And it has helped lift more than half a million children out of poverty since 199899.
Dawn Primarolo: In 200304 there were on average 4,600 families in the Hackney, South and Shoreditch constituency who benefited from child and working tax credits. Figures for 200405 will be available after family incomes and circumstances have been finalised.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the constituent of the right hon. Member for Birkenhead, Mrs. Williams of Slatey Road, Wirral, will receive the tax credits owed to her since July. 
Dawn Primarolo: HM Revenue and Customs is statutorily debarred from disclosing information relating to the tax affairs of individuals. The Tax Credit Office will however, be writing to the right hon. Gentleman very shortly about his constituent's claim for tax credits.
Mr. Davey: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the expenditure on child tax credit for parents of 16 to 19-year-olds in full-time education for (a) 200506, (b) 200607 and (c) 200708; 
The latest figures on the number of children by age forwhom child benefit is received are published in Child Benefit. Quarterly Statistics. May 2005". The publication can be found on the HMRC website under the link given below:
The latest figures available on the number of children by age for whom child tax credit is received are published in Child and Working Tax Credit Statistics. April 2005". The publication can be found on the HMRC website under the link below:
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