Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what financial assistance the UK Government have provided to the British film industry in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning what the (a) diagnosis and (b) mortality rate was for cancer in each of the last five years in the Forest of Dean constituency. I am replying in her absence. (36247)
The most recent available information on registration of newly diagnosed cases (incidence) and mortality are for the years 2003 and 2004, respectively. As population estimates by age and sex are not available for parliamentary constituencies, age-standardised incidence and mortality rates (directly standardised to the European standard population) are given in the table below for all malignant cancers in the Forest of Dean local authority between 1999 and 2004.
John Battle: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps the Government are taking to increase the financial support available to large families as recommended in the Treasury's 2004 child poverty review. 
Dawn Primarolo: Between 199899 and 200304, the risk of poverty for children in families with three or more children has fallen more quickly than the average risk. However, the Child Poverty Review highlighted the fact that these families remain at greater risk of poverty than other families, and that nearly half of children in poverty live in large families.
Since the review, the Government have increased the child element of the child tax credit (CTC), which is paid in respect of each and every child in a family and so of particular benefit to large families. The child element rose by £65 a year in April 2005 and will rise by a further £75 a year in April 2006, to £1,765. As a result of these and other Government reforms to the personal tax and benefit system since 1997, by April 2006 families with three or more children with an income of between £10,000 and £20,000 per year, for example, will be on average £100 per week better off in real terms.
The Government have committed to increasing the child element at least in line with earnings in 200708. The Government have also commissioned research into poverty in large families to inform future policy, which is expected to report in 2006.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many applications for child tax credit awards have been made by families with (a) one disabled child,
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(b) two disabled children, (c) three or more disabled children, (d) one severely disabled child, (e) two severely disabled children and (f) three or more severely disabled children in each month since April 2003. 
Information on awards to in-work families with disabled children are detailed in Tables 5.2 and 5.4 of the HMRC publication 'Child and Working Tax Credits Provisional awards at April 2005'. This details the number of in-work families benefiting from the disabled child element and the number of in-work families benefiting from the severely disabled child element. This publication can be found on the HMRC website at: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/personal-tax-credits/cwtc- quarterly-stats.htm
Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many children died in hospital of an infection in each of the last 10 years; and what proportion of children's deaths such deaths comprised in each year. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many children died in hospital of an infection in each of the last 10 years; and what proportion of children's deaths such deaths comprised in each year. (37332)
Number of deaths
|Percentage of all deaths in children|
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