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Tax Credits

Tom Levitt: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many cases procedures for clawing back overpayments of tax credits were initiated in each of the past 12 months for which records are available in (a) High Peak constituency and (b) the UK. [59329]

Mrs. Dorries: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many cases procedures for clawing back overpayments of tax credits were initiated in (a) Mid-Bedfordshire, (b) the country of Bedfordshire and (c) the UK in each of the past 12 months for which records are available; and if he will make a statement. [60231]

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Dawn Primarolo: The latest information on the number of overpayments by constituency at April 2004 is published in Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics: Finalised Awards 2003–04—Supplement on Payments in 2003–04". This publication can be found at:

This information is not yet available for 2004–05, but will be published in May 2006.

HMRC will seek recovery of an overpayment in line with Code of Practice 26, 'What happens if we have paid you too much tax credit?' The code can be found at:



Mr. Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the Royal Air Force capability is in respect of (a) offensive and (b) defensive aircraft; [58303]
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(2) what the Royal Air Force capability requirement is for (a) offensive and (b) defensive aircraft for (i) 2010 and (ii) 2012. [58307]

Mr. Ingram: The July 2004 White Paper Delivering Security in a Changing World: Future Capabilities" (Cm 6269) set out planned force level requirements of 64 offensive support aircraft and 20 air defence fast jet aircraft. This capability is delivered largely by the Royal Air Force, though Joint Force Harrier is provided jointly by the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy. There are no plans to change these force level requirements before 2012.

Armed Forces Recruitment

Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recruitment initiatives have been introduced by the (a) Army, (b) Royal Air Force and (c) Royal Navy in (i) the south east of England and (ii) Hertfordshire in each year since 2002. [57804]

Mr. Touhig [holding answer 13 March 2006]: All three services undertake numerous and varied initiatives, both at national and local level, aimed at increasing the level of recruitment to the armed forces. It has not been possible to produce a comprehensive list of recruitment activities for the years requested but the following will give an indication of the type of initiatives undertaken.

5–7 AprilLearning Skills Council/Connexions Skills Festival (Brentwood Centre)Royal Marine Visibility Team
20 AprilNewburyShackleton and Submarine Display Vehicles
20 AprilNewburyMobile Recruitment Vehicle
30 AprilGoodwood Race CourseShackleton Display Vehicle
7–9 MayIndependence Celebrations—JerseySubmarine Display Vehicle
11 MayBedford School CCF InspectionShackleton Display Vehicle
18–19 JuneThanet Air ShowRoyal Marine Visibility Team and Technical Display Vehicle
23–24 JulyLittlehampton Boat ShowShackleton Display Vehicle
21 AugustRNLI Hythe Raft RaceShackleton Display Vehicle
3–4 SeptemberShoreham Air DayTechnical Display Vehicle
12–16 SeptemberGuildford SchoolsRN School Presentation Team
17–18 SeptemberEnfield Autumn ShowShackleton Display Vehicle
28 SeptemberSouthampton v. ReadingRM Commando Display Team
3–7 OctoberChatham SchoolsRN School Presentation Team
6 OctoberCareers Fair University of SurreyRecruiting Display Stand
6 OctoberCareers Fair Surrey University GuildfordRecruiting Display Stand
6 OctoberJobscene Southampton The GuildhallDNR Build
8 OctoberJobs Opportunities Road Show Bromley Civic Hall BromleyRecruiting Display Stand
10–14 OctoberIlford SchoolsRN School Presentation Team
17 OctoberSouthampton Skills QuestSubmarine Display Vehicle
24–25 OctoberCareers Fair University of SouthamptonRecruiting Display Stand
31 OctoberPortsmouth SchoolsRN School Presentation Team
2 NovemberSussex University Gradfair Campus BrightonRecruiting Display Stand
7–11 NovemberSouthampton SchoolsRN School Presentation Team
7 NovemberCareers Fair SouthamptonRecruiting Display Stand
14–18 NovemberCanterbury SchoolsRN School Presentation Team
28 NovemberChatham SchoolsRN School Presentation Team
NovemberCareers Fair University of PortsmouthRecruiting Display Stand
NovemberCareers Fair University of SussexRecruiting Display Stand
5–9 DecemberBrighton SchoolsRN School Presentation Team
JanuaryGuildford SchoolsRN School Presentation Team
JanuarySurrey Skills at Sandown ParkSubmarine Display Vehicle
JanuarySurrey Skills at Sandown ParkTechnical Display Vehicle

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28–30 JuneRoyston, HertfordshireBriefing for Schools
15–17 SeptemberNewbury Show GroundNewbury Show 2003
2–3 JulyAldershot (Queens Ave Playing Fields) AldershotAldershot Show
2–8 JulyBicester/Hermitage/Winchester/Worthing/ShornecliffSchools' Challenge
27 June-1 JulyPortsmouthInternational Festival of the Sea
17–21 OctoberLongmoor (2 x one week courses run back to back) ATR WinchesterRegional Look at Life
25–29 JuneATR WinchesterRugby Look at Life
24–26 JuneATR WinchesterFootball Look at Life
15–25 NovemberArborfield/Thorney Island/BordenArmy Technical Challenge


14–16OlympiaAdventure Sports and Travel Show
23–24OlympiaJob Scene
1, 3–4, 9 & 10–11Rainham Mark Grammar, Maidstone Leisure Centre, Northfleet School for Girls and Ashford International HotelCareers Conventions
2Gosfield SchoolMotivational Day
10llford Town HallOpportunities Fair
11–12Youth Initiative
13Trafalgar SquareChinese New Year
14–17UxbridgeEnglish Schools Football Association Camp
18–29Towns around SussexSussex Coast Roadshow
19Alexandra PalaceConnexions Job Fair
MarchExCEL Centre, LondonCareers Live
5–7BrentwoodConnexions Skills Festival
8–10Earls CourtLondon Air Show
12–13University of Kent, CanterburyUCAS Careers Convention
20NewburyNewbury Rugby Fest
12Biggin HillRed Arrows 40th Birthday Party
12–13Syon Park, LondonCountryside Live
13RAF Museum HendonRAF Acrobatics Team Initiative
14–15Brands HatchRecruitment Stand
16Brighton and Hove AlbionCharity 5-a-side
29–30Southend-on-SeaSouthend Air Show
MayBrighton BearsYouth Football/Coaching Days
7–8Earls CourtGuardian Grad Fair
8RAF Museum HendonPrimary School Competition
18–19Palm Beach, MargateMargate Air Show
18–19Peckham SquarePeckham Show
22–23Business Design Centre, IslingtonUniversity London Grad Fair
28RAF Museum, HendonYouth Challenge
30 June-1 JulyAnglia Poly, EssexUCAS Careers Convention
JuneGreensward CollegeMotivational Day
4–10St. James Park, LondonVE Day Celebrations
4, 5 & 7Hainault Forest High School and Thurstable SchoolMotivational Days
9OlympiaAsian Lifestyle Show
JulyImperial War MuseumWWII 60th Anniversary
11–14EastbourneAirborne 2005
30 August- 3 SeptemberTowns Around KentKent Roadshow
2–4RAFM, HendonRAF Museum Open Day
17–18Biggin Hill AerodromeBiggin Hill Air Show
22–23Learning and Skills CouncilLearning and Skills Council
OctoberWembleyMELA show
12City of LondonLord Mayor's Show

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