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PAYE Coding

Justine Greening: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many separate pay as you earn coding notices were sent to taxpayers in (a) 2003–04, (b) 2004–05 and (c) 2005–06; and if he will make a statement. [64400]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: HMRC estimates the numbers of PAYE coding notices sent to taxpayers to be:
Number of coding notices sent (million)

Personal Debt

Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average levels of personal debt of those aged 25 to 35 were in each of the last two years for which figures are available. [62681]

Mr. Sutcliffe: I have been asked to reply.

Official statistics on levels of personal debt are not collected in a way that would enable debt of those aged between 25 and 35 to be calculated. Statistics on total borrowing levels within the UK are available in a quarterly over-indebtedness monitoring paper published on the DTI website (
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ccp/topics1/overindebtedness.htm).Total borrowing by individuals stood at £1.2 trillion in February 2006, compared with £1.1 trillion in February 2005.

Survey work provides some information regarding the distribution of problem debt between age groups. The most relevant and recent survey work in this area is the Over-Indebtedness in Britain survey undertaken by MORI Financial Services in 2004, which found those in the age group of 25–34 were more likely to be more than three months in arrears on borrowing than other age groups. The full survey results are available on the DTI website (http://www.dti. tionmori.pdf).

The upcoming Wealth and Assets Survey, which has been jointly commissioned by a number of Government Departments, will provide extensive information on the financial position of individuals. This survey will aim to track the financial position of individuals over time, and would enable such analysis to be undertaken. This survey is currently in the pilot stage, with the first results expected in 2007.


Ms Diana R. Johnson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the population of each ward in Kingston upon Hull North constituency based on (a) the 2001 Census, (b) electoral rolls and (c) health service users; and what projections he has made for the next five years; [62862]

(2) what assessment he has made of the accuracy of census figures for Kingston upon Hull North constituency in each of the last two censuses; and if he will make a statement. [62863]

John Healey: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 18 April 2006:

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Wards in Kingston upon Hull North constituency: population estimates, electorate counts (December 2004), and patient register counts (July 2004)

Ward namePopulation estimate mid-2002Parliamentary electors December 2004Patient register July 2004
Bransholme East10,1006,01710,050
Bransholme West(254)8,7005,9488,893
Kings Park6,8006,0237,589
Orchard Park and Greenwood14,0009,19314,762

(254) These wards also fall within a neighbouring constituency, data for the whole ward are shown.
1. The mid-2002 ward population estimates are consistent with the published mid-2002 local authority estimates (September 2004 revisions) and have been rounded to the nearest 100.
2. Parliamentary electors are those people who are entitled to vote in parliamentary elections at Westminster and who meet the residence qualification. Those include overseas voters but exclude Peers and European citizens.
Office for National Statistics

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