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As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many people were diagnosed with breast cancer in the last five years, broken down by age band. (59218)
The latest available figures are for the year 2003. The number of people diagnosed with breast cancer, by age band, in each year is available in Table 1 of the Annual Reference Volume, Cancer statistics: Registrations, Series MB1. These are available on the National Statistics website: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=88434&Pos=4&ColRank=l4&Ran k=224.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward proposals to permit families entitled to Child Tax Credits to have them paid directly into Credit Union accounts. 
(b) HMRC uses data-mining techniques as part of routine statistical analysis of large data sets. By increasing the effectiveness of HMRC's compliance and enforcement activities, this reduces the burden on compliant taxpayers and helps to ensure that people pay the right amount of tax or receive the right amount of benefits.
John Healey: Data on public employment sector employment levels since 1997 can be found in the National Statistics quarterly publication Public Sector Employ- ment First Release", published on the ONS website. The latest release can be found at the following web address: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/pse0106.pdf
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The two-year review of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 involved discussion with consumer and industry bodies about the performance of the Financial Services Authority (FSA) which indicated no enthusiasm for major reform of the FSA.
The public may voice their satisfaction about the FSA, and about any aspect of financial services regulation on a continual basis through the web-based Better Regulation portal http://www.betterregulation.gov.uk/ and through the Treasury portal email@example.com
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The effectiveness of the regulatory regime for financial services was considered by the Treasury's two-year review of Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA), the outcome of which was announced on 2 December 2004 concluded that the framework established by FSMA is a resounding success.
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Representations are made to Treasury Ministers and officials on a wide range issues by a variety of organisations in the public and private sectors and by individuals as part of the process of policy development and analysis. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all representations and submissions made to the Treasury.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the proportion of those (a) earning the minimum wage and (b) earning less than £6.50 per hour who are employed in (i) the public sector, (ii) the care sector, (iii) the catering sector, (iv) the hotel sector, (v) cleaning jobs, (vi) farming and (vii) manufacturing industry; and if he will make a statement. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning the proportion of those (a) earning the minimum wage and (b) earning less than £6.50 per hour who are employed in (i) the public sector, (ii) the care sector, (iii) the catering sector, (iv) the hotel sector, (v) cleaning jobs, (vi) farming and (vii) manufacturing sector; and if he will make a statement. (59491)
The Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) does not provide estimates on numbers or proportions of employees with specific levels of earnings. Therefore estimates have not been provided for numbers earning the minimum wage. However, ASHE can estimate proportions of those earning under certain levels. Please find attached tables which give the relevant information for those employees earning less than £6.50 per hour.
Currently average earnings are estimated from the ASHE, and are provided for full time employees on adult rates whose pay for the survey period was not affected by absence. This is the standard definition used for ASHE. The ASHE does not collect data on the self employed and people who do unpaid work.
The ASHE, carried out in April of each year, is the most comprehensive source of earnings information in the United Kingdom. It is a one per cent sample of all employees who are members of pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) schemes.
|Percentage of employees earning <£6.50|
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