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Dawn Primarolo: Information on the amount of income tax, VAT and other taxes paid by workers fromthe EU accession countries is not available from HM Revenue and Customs' records except at a disproportionate cost.
However, in November 2004 the Home Office initially estimated that, for the period May to September 2004, migrants from the accession countries under the Worker Registration Scheme made a fiscal contribution of £20 million in tax and national insurance contributions. The Home Office's research document is available on their website: http://www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/ind/en/home_news/press_releases/new_figures_show_accession.
Edward Miliband: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the unemployment rate in (a) Doncaster North and (b) each ward of the constituency was in each year for which figures are available. 
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles statistics of unemployment from the Labour Force Survey following International Labour Organisation definitions. Table 1. attached, shows unemployment rates for persons aged 16 and over resident
However. ONS also compiles statistics for local areas of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (ISA). Table 2 shows statistics for the number of ISA claimants expressed as a percentage of the resident working age population for the Doncaster North constituency from 1996.
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Mr. Byrne: The information requested is not centrally collected. However, data on the average daily number of occupied and available beds up to 200405 are available on the Department's website at www.performance.doh.gov.uk/hospitalactivity.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information she intends to make publicly available to assist the relevant authorities in responding to the consultation on Ambulance Service reconfiguration. 
Mr. Byrne: A national consultation document is due to be issued shortly. Strategic health authorities (SHAs) will co-ordinate consultation locally and ensure that relevant authorities and interested parties are able to express their views. SHAs may choose to produce additional local information to assist them in doing this.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the process and methodology used for the Ambulance Service reconfiguration in the Yorkshire region consultation will be the same in each of the four strategic health authorities concerned. 
Mr. Byrne: A national consultation document will be published at the start of the consultation period. Local consultation will be led by strategic health authorities (SHAs). Guidance will be issued to SHAs to support them in this task.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the four ambulance services affected by the reconfiguration in the Yorkshire region will have an opportunity to respond to the strategic health authority response to the consultation before its submission. 
Mr. Byrne: Strategic health authorities (SHAs) will lead local consultation on the Department's proposals for the configuration of ambulance trusts in England. SHAs will be expected to consult with local stakeholders, and feed back their views to the Department. The Department would expect this feedback to include the views of ambulance trusts.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average response time to an emergency call to the Ambulance Service was in (a) England, (b) the Tees Valley and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in 200405. 
Mr. Byrne: Average ambulance response times to emergency calls are not collected centrally. The data which the Department does collect on ambulance response times is published in the statistical bulletin, Ambulance services, England: 200405". This is available in the Library and on the Department's website at: www.dh.gov.uk/assetRoot/04/ll/36/79/04113679.pdf
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