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Birth Rate (UK/EU)

Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the birth rate per 1,000 women in (a) the UK and (b) other EU member states; and what forecast he has made for each of the next 20 years. [64019]

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 19 April 2006:


 
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Table A: Births per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44, United Kingdom

General fertility rate(7)
Actual
200457.7
Projected
2004–0557.7
2005–0656.8
2006–0756.3
2007–0856.1
2008–0956.1
2009–1056.3
2010–1156.7
2011–1257.2
2012–1357.6
2013–1458.1
2014–1558.7
2015–1659.2
2016–1759.7
2017–1860.1
2018–1960.2
2019–2060.1
2020–2159.9
2021–2259.6
2022–2359.4
2023–2459.1


(7) Births per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44
Sources:
Actual: ONS
Projections: 2004-based national population projections, GAD




Table B: Total fertility rates, EU member states, 2004

Total fertility rate(8)
Austria1.42
Belgium1.64
Cyprus1.49
Czech Republic1.23
Denmark1.78
Estonia1.40
Finland1.80
France1.90
Germany1.37
Greece1.29
Hungary1.28
Ireland1.99
Italy1.33
Latvia1.24
Lithuania1.26
Luxembourg1.70
Malta1.37
Netherlands1.73
Poland1.23
Portugal1.42
Slovakia1.25
Slovenia1.22
Spain1.32
Sweden1.75
United Kingdom(9)1.77


(8) The average number of children who would be born to a group of women if current age-specific fertility rates persisted throughout their lives.
(9) ONS estimate provided for UK
Sources:
Eurostat, ONS(10)


Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the European Union about falling birth rates; and if he will make a statement. [64021]

John Healey: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.
 
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Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 19 April 2006:

Cancer Treatment

James Duddridge: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many cases of (a) upper gastro-intestinal, (b) urological, (c) head and neck, (d) breast, (e) lung, (f) prostate, (g) stomach, (h) colon and (i) bowel cancer in 2005 were treated in each cancer network, expressed as (i) an absolute figure and (ii) as a proportion of the population covered by the network; [63669]

(2) how many cases of (a) female cancers and (b) male cancers were treated in each cancer network in 2005, expressed as (i) an absolute figure and (ii) a proportion of the population covered by the network. [63671]

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 19 April 2006:

Census Records

Mr. Hancock: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many applications were received by the Registrar General for a search of the closed decennial census records for (a) 1901 and (b) 1911 in each year from 1994 to 2005; and what average number of staff hours was required for searches in that period. [63314]

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 19 April 2006:

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1901 year
Number of applicationsNumber which resulted in search
1994(11)629
1995(11)578
1996(11)437
1997222211
1998227213
1999179172
2000149144
20016362


(11) Not available



Number of applicationsNumber which resulted in a search
199454
199511
199632
199753
199830
199900
200000
200110
200210
200320
200420
2005 (under FOI)20


 
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