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Justine Greening: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many separate pay as you earn coding notices were sent to taxpayers in (a) 200304, (b) 200405 and (c) 200506; and if he will make a statement. 
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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 (http://www.dti.gov.uk/
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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 2534 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. gov.uk/ccp/topicsl/pdf1/dcbtd 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; 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your questions concerning the current population of each ward in the Kingston upon Hull North constituency based on (a) the 2001 Census, (b) electoral rolls and (c) health service users; and projections for the next five years and also the accuracy of census figures for Kingston upon Hull North constituency in each of the last two censuses. (62862, 62863)
The attached table provides the information requested in the first question. The most recent ward population estimates for Kingston upon Hull North constituency are for mid-2002. The closest available geography to current electoral wards, for which population estimates are available, is Census Area Statistics (CAS) wards. This geography was created for outputs from the 2001 Census and is based mainly on 2003 electoral wards. The CAS ward level population estimates have been published with the status of experimental statistics". Therefore, the estimates should be treated with some care.
The latest available ward electorate counts are for December 2004. The ward electorate counts are for parliamentary electors, including attainers. Local government electorate counts are not available at ward level.
It should be noted that the number of people eligible to vote is not the same as the resident population aged 18 and over. There are numerous reasons for this. For example not everyone who is usually resident is entitled to vote (foreign citizens from outside of the EU and Commonwealth, prisoners, etc. are not eligible), some people do not register to vote and people who have more than one address may register in more than one place. Further, there is inevitably some double counting of the registered electorate as
The latest available ward patient register counts are for July 2004. It should be noted that patient register counts differ from estimates of the usually resident population for a number of reasons. Patient registers include people who are in the country for at least three months, whereas population estimates are based on a usual residence definition requiring a stay of 12 months or more. The patient registers exclude individuals who are ineligible to be registered with a GP.
People may be on a patient register after having left the country and not deregistered with their GP; similarly people may have moved to another area and not re-registered. Some patients may have more than one NHS number e.g. they may have been issued a temporary number for a short period. Again, these factors have a differential impact from place to place. The ONS does not produce projections of population at ward level.
Official assessments of the quality of the 1991 Census were published in the 1991 Census General Report (ISBN 0116916168) and User Guide 58 (Undercoverage in Great Britain). These were carried out at national level and no assessment of quality was made for individual Local Authorities. The General Report is held in the House of Commons Library and User Guide 58 may be obtained from Census Customer Services at: email@example.com
The 1991 Census Validation Survey assessed the coverage of the Census and the quality of the Census information recorded about those people who were successfully enumerated. The 1991 Census Validation Survey: Quality Report (ISBN 0116916885) and 1991 Census Validation Survey: Coverage Report (ISBN 0116915919) are held in the, House of Commons Library.
Following the 2001 Census for England and Wales, ONS undertook an extensive programme of work to investigate the reasons for the difference between the 2001 Census and the mid-year population estimates (MYEs) at both national and local levels. This research included a series of Local Authority studies carried out in 2004 which were designed to improve the MYEs in the areas that proved hardest to count in the Census. An extensive review was carried out for 32 local authorities to assess whether there was evidence that the population might have been under- or over-estimated. Included in this review was the Local Authority of Kingston upon Hull.
The results of the 2004 Local Authority studies showed that for the great majority of areas, the 2001 Census-based population estimate remains the best estimate of the population. However, the 2004 Local Authority studies also concluded that better estimates of the population could be made in 15 local authority areas and an adjustment was made to the MYEs in these areas. Kingston upon Hull was one of these areas and an adjustment to the population of just under 6,600 persons was made in September 2004. A full report on these Local Authority Studies can be found at: www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_population/LAStudy_FullReport.pdf
The Census 2001 Quality report for England and Wales provides information about all aspects of quality relating to the 2001 Census. It provides an overview of the quality issues and the studies and analyses that have been carried out to improve the quality of census data. The Quality report is held in the House of Commons Library or can be downloaded from: www.statistics.gov.uk/census2001/proj_qr.asp
|Ward name||Population estimate mid-2002||Parliamentary electors December 2004||Patient register July 2004|
|Orchard Park and Greenwood||14,000||9,193||14,762|
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