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Bob Spink: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in the United Kingdom there are with (a) one child, (b) two children and (c) five or more children, broken down by ethnic group. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many families in the United Kingdom there are with (a) one child, (b) two children and (e) five or more children, broken down by ethnic group in the UK. (42905)
Specially commissioned table C0613 has been run to identify the number of families in the United Kingdom with (a) one child, (b)two children and (c) five or more children, broken down by ethnic group. This table can also be obtained via a request to: Census.firstname.lastname@example.org
|United Kingdom||White||Mixed||Indian||Pakistani||Bangladeshi||Other Asian|
|Five or more children||53,139||896||1,585||7,914||3,906||847|
|United Kingdom||Black Caribbean||Black African||Other Black||Chinese||Other Ethnic group||Total family reference persons|
|Five or more children||948||2,327||226||238||594||72,620|
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what tax reliefs were available for the film industry in each year since 1997; what the cost was in each year; andwhat assessment he has made of the contribution made by the film industry to the economy in each year. 
Dawn Primarolo [holding answer 17 January 2006]: With regard to tax relief available to the film industry, I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer given on 8 December 2005, Official Report, column 1823.
The information is not available to assess the overall contribution to the economy of the UK film industry, however the UK Film Council publishes statistics including the value of British film productions. These can be found in the UK Film Council's Statistical Yearbook 200405", at Chapter 12.
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Mr. Des Browne: Performance against the golden rule is measured using fiscal aggregates that cover the entire public sector: central Government plus local authorities plus public corporations. Transfers between the different levels of Government have no effect on the overall public sector fiscal aggregates.
(b) None. Most transactions within the public sector associated with the transfer of housing stock from local authorities to housing associations and the writing off of associated local authority debt where necessary have no effect on the fiscal aggregates for the public sector as a whole. It is only with 'negative value' stock transfers, where the receiving association requires a dowry payment in order to take on the stock and associated liabilities, that there is a requirement for public expenditure. However, as this is a capital grant there is no consequent impact on the golden rule, which only includes current expenditure.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many local tax offices there are; how many have closed in each of the last five years for which information is available; and if he will make a statement. 
The number of offices closed since 2001 is shown in the table. Many of these closures arose as Inland Revenue or HM Customs and Excise moved work to other existing buildings within the same location. Information prior to 1 April 2001 is not readily available.
|Period||HM Customs and Excise||Inland Revenue|
|1 April 2001 to 31 December 2001||2||15|
|1 January 2002 to 31 December 2002||12||26|
|1 January 2003 to 31 December 2003||11||19|
|1 January 2004 to 31 December 2004||17||16|
|1 January 2005 to 16 December 2005||10||23|
Sarah Teather: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much Pool Re has (a) paid out as a result of the recent London tube and bus bombings, (b) paid out overall during its lifetime and (c) in reserves; and what income has been derived by HM Treasury from Pool Re since it was established. 
Mr. Des Browne:
Pool Re provides reinsurance cover for commercial property damage and consequent business interruption resulting from an act of terrorism on mainland Great Britain (excluding war and cyber terrorism risks).
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(a) Pool Re, and several of its members, are currently dealing with claims arising from the tube and bus bombings of 7 July 2005. However none of the claims has yet progressed to the point where Pool Re has been called upon to make actual payments. This is consistent with Pool Re's claims payment patterns for previous terrorist events.
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