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Mr. Ivan Lewis: There is no evidence of continuing or growing levels of fraud relating to insurance premium tax. The Government keeps all taxes under review with any changes being announced as part of the normal Budget process.
Investigations into alleged insurance premium tax (IPT) fraud are carried out as part of HM Revenue and Customs' risk-based compliance strategy. The cost of investigating alleged IPT fraud is not separately identified.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answers of 7 February 2006, Official Report, column 119W, and 26 January 2006, Official Report, column 2260W, on Iraq and the Ministry of Defence press release of 28 September 2005, entitled 2005 UK Defence Statistics, if he will update the figures provided on 26 January 2006 to include the cost of combat operations; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Des Browne:
I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave him on 26 January 2006, Official Report, columns 226061W, which includes the net additional costs of all operations in Iraq.
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Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families have received child and working tax credits awards of (a) less than £1,000, (b) £1,000 to £2,499, (c) £2,500 to £4,999, (d) £5,000 to £9,999 and (e) over £10,000, broken down by parliamentary constituency. 
Dawn Primarolo: The number of in-work families with average level of entitlement above the family element and at the family element or below in 200304 are published in Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Finalised Annual Awards 200304". Estimates of awards by entitlement by constituency, which are particularly subject to sampling uncertainty, have been placed in the House of Commons Library.
Dawn Primarolo [holding answer 24 January 2006]: I refer the hon. Gentleman to my reply to the hon. Member for Northavon, Official Report, 24 February 2005, column 766W. It would be inappropriate to disclose detailed information relating to staff engaged in working on fraud on the tax credit system as to do so could provide assistance to those engaged in criminal activity.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many of the total number of cases of tax credit overpayments where recovery has been disputed since October 2005, recovery was suspended pending the result of the dispute; and in what proportion suspension took place (a) one week, (b) two weeks, (c) three weeks, (d) four weeks, (e) five weeks and (f) six weeks and over after notice of the dispute was first received by HM Revenue and Customs. 
Following the introduction of the new procedures, referred to in my written answer of 2 December 2005, Official Report, column 805W, HMRC suspended around 32,000 disputed overpayment cases by the end of November 2005. The number of cases suspended in December is not yet available.
Estimates for 200304 of the numbers of in-work families with tax credits awards by constituency, including information on overpayments and underpayments, based on final family circumstances and incomes for 200304 are published in Child and Working
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Tax Credits. Finalised Awards 200304 Geographical Analysis." This publication and provisional estimates for the number of in-work families by constituency with tax credit awards as at selected dates in 200405 are available on the HMRC website at:
Hywel Williams: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what account is taken in the calculation of mid-year population estimates for Government statistical purposes of the arrival of temporary migrant workers (a) in the UK and (b) in each (i) nation and (ii) region of the UK. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your question concerning what account is taken in the calculation of mid-year population estimates, of the arrival of temporary migrant workers in the UK (52472).
The mid-year population estimates (mid-2001 onward) for the UK are based on the 2001 Census, and relate to the usually resident population. Thus they are estimates of people where they usually live, which does not always coincide with the number of persons to be found in an area at a particular point in time.
The mid-year population estimates include an international migration component, estimated using data mainly from the International Passenger Survey (IPS), together with other data sources. A person is defined as an in-migrant, and therefore usually resident, if they intend to stay in the UK for 12 months or more. This conforms to the UN definition of a long-term migrant, the requirement for which is a stay of at least 12 months. Therefore, temporary migrant workers, who intend to stay in the UK for under one year, are not included in the mid-year resident population estimates.
Population estimates are calculated using an internationally respected methodology. Further information can be found in the detailed methodology guide 'Making a population estimate in England and Wales'. This is published here: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=575
Similar definitions to that used in England and Wales are used for Scotland and Northern Ireland. Details on their methods can be obtained by contacting the General Register Office for Scotland or the Northern Ireland Statistical and Research Agency.
Dr. Starkey: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will announce the terms of reference of his review of measures to stop exemptions available to charities being abused by those financing terrorist activities; who will carry out the review; who will be consulted on the measures proposed; what safeguards will be included to protect bona fide charities from vexatious allegations; and whether the conclusions of the review will be presented to Parliament. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis:
The structure, focus and membership of a review to safeguard the charitable sector from terrorist finance will be established in consultation with
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other Government Departments in order to deliver proposals in advance of the Financial Action Task Force's evaluation of UK anti-money laundering and terrorist finance measures scheduled for 2007.
Mr. Wills: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales on how many occasions his Department consulted citizens' juries on departmental policies in the last five years; in how many of those consultations the recommendations of the citizens' jury differed from existing departmental policy; and on how many occasions departmental policy was changed to reflect the recommendations of the citizens' jury. 
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