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Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners in whose deaths cold or malnutrition have been cited as the primary cause in each of the last 10 years, broken down by county and London borough. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question concerning the number of pensioners in whose deaths cold or malnutrition have been cited as the primary cause in each of the last 10 years, broken down by county and London borough. (41694)
Using this definition cold" can never be an underlying cause of death. However subnormal body temperature, hypothermia, may be mentioned on the death certificate. Tables of deaths with any mention of hypothermia by county and London borough were placed in the library of the House of Commons, (Official Report Number 91, column 547).
In response to this parliamentary question ONS also placed in the library of the House of Commons tables of deaths from malnutrition, where this was defined as deaths with any mention of malnutrition or deprivation of food.
Deprivation of food can never be the underlying cause of death using the WHO definition. Numbers of deaths where malnutrition was the underlying cause of death have been extracted for deaths registered in each year from 1995 to 2004. As retirement age differs for males and females, tables are provided separately for deaths of women aged 60 and over and men aged 65 and over.
Counties in England and Wales have been subject to administrative changes which affected the structure of many of these areas in the mid-1990s. Figures are therefore provided using current county boundaries which exclude unitary authority areas created from 1995 onwards.
(2) whether it is his policy to write to hon. Members presenting a private Member's Bill on a subject within his Department's responsibility to express his support, opposition or neutrality; and if he will make a statement. 
John Healey: Treasury Ministers have lead responsibility within Government for two private Members' Bills which have been presented in the 200506 session: the Income Tax (Earnings Exemption for Persons Living in Poverty) Bill and the Registration Service Bill.
Mr. Willis: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will implement the commitment in the 2005 pre-Budget report to reform the budgeting arrangements for income received by public bodies from the EU; and if he will make a statement on how such changes will be effected. 
John Healey: The 2005 pre-Budget report (CM 6701) announced reforms to the budgeting arrangements for income received from the EU by public bodies (page 230, paragraph B76, bullet 2). The new arrangements will apply from the beginning of 200607, and will be effected by way of a classification change to departmental budgets. In common with all such changes, Departments' budgets will be restated to take account of the change.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the timetable is for the negotiations with the EU on the derogation for red diesel use by pleasure craft; whether the case being made will be put in the public domain; and whether the public will be consulted. 
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when his Department expects to conclude its assessment of the implications of not securing an extension to the UK's current derogation from the EU energy products directive which enables non-commercial boats to purchase red diesel; and if he will make a statement. 
John Healey: I refer the hon. Members to what I said on the Floor of the House on 20 December 2005, Official Report, column 2804, and the written answer I gave the hon. Member to the hon. Member for Stroud on 20 December 2005, Official Report, column 2465W.
The Regulatory Impact Assessment will be drawn up in consultation with the main stakeholders such as the Royal Yachting Association and the British Marine Federation, and will be published at the time of the Chancellor's Budget.
John Healey: As set out in HMRC's Annual Report 2004/2005, there were 12 convictions for oils fraud. Prosecution is an important tool in tackling fraud and it is used where it is the most effective sanction in tacking fraudsters.
Mr. David Hamilton: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate HM Revenue and Customs has made of the amount of revenue lost in a year through the illegal use of red diesel in the UK. 
John Healey: No estimate is available of the amount of revenue lost due to the illegal use of red diesel. However, an estimate of the total revenue lost due to all illicit activity relating to diesel and petrol is reported in 'Measuring Indirect Tax Losses-2005' which was published alongside the PBR and can be found in the House of Commons Library.
Jeff Ennis: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the registered unemployed in Barnsley East and Mexborough were (a) under 25 years, (b) 26 to 35 years, (c) 36 to 45 years, (d) 46 to 55 years and (e) over 55 years according to the latest figures. 
Table 1 shows the percentage of unemployed, by specified age groups, who were resident in the Barnsley East and Mexborough Parliamentary Constituency for the 12 month period ending in March 2005. These estimates, as with any from sample surveys, are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
ONS also compiles statistics for local areas of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA). Table 2 shows the percentage of JSA claimants, by age bands, resident in the Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency for November 2005.
|25 and under||58|
|26 to 35||(116)|
|36 to 45||26|
|46 to 55||(116)|
|Total number of unemployed||1,200|
|25 and under||41.7|
|26 to 35||22.0|
|36 to 45||16.1|
|46 to 55||14.4|
|Total number of JSA claimants||1,250|
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