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Lower Emission Vehicles

Chris Grayling: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason Government incentives for lower emission vehicles are limited to those vehicles registered since 2001. [63189]

John Healey: Vehicle excise duty rates for cars registered before March 2001 are not set according to CO 2 emissions since the necessary data for cars registered before that data is not available to the DVLA. Cars registered after 2001 are subject to the graduated VED system. There are currently six VED bands for cars registered after March 2001 (band A-F) and seven VED bands for cars registered after March 2006 (band A-G), based on CO 2 emissions.

Maternity Pay

Kate Hoey: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer why statutory maternity pay is not treated as an equivalent benefit for low-earning parents when assessing the additional payment for the child trust fund for children born between the introduction of the child tax credit and the introduction of the child trust fund; and if he will make a statement. [64304]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: The child trust fund is designed to give more to those children in low-income households. If a child born before the introduction of child tax credit in April 2003 was part of a household receiving a specified income-related benefit when child benefit was first awarded, an additional payment will be credited to the child's account. Statutory maternity pay is not an income-related benefit. Receipt of statutory maternity pay does not necessarily indicate that a household is on a low income.

National Minimum Wage (West Lancashire)

Rosie Cooper: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many companies in West Lancashire have been (a) fined and (b) forced to cease trading for non-compliance with the national minimum wage since it was introduced. [64117]

Dawn Primarolo: The information requested is not available.

Personal Bankruptcies

Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many personal bankruptcies there have been in each quarter since 1989–90; and if he will make a statement. [64012]


 
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Mr. Sutcliffe: I have been asked to reply.

Figures quoted in the following three tables relate to England and Wales, are not seasonally adjusted and they are given by calendar year quarters. Bankruptcy order figures only make up part of the headline individual insolvency series, which also includes individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs) and deeds of arrangements.
Total individual insolvencies

Q1Q2Q3Q4Total
19892,2242,4182,1592,5649,365
19902,9423,2283,5474,27013,987
19915,4366,0586,3857,76125,640
19929,3819,0088,7599,64636,794
199310,9428,8248,5538,38436,703
19948,7297,9847,3826,64430,739
19956,7846,8586,4026,27526,319
19966,9826,5266,5116,25226,271
19976,2116,4786,1525,60024,441
19985,9535,8556,3806,36124,549
19997,0257,1207,5927,06928,806
20007,8377,5327,3166,84329,528
20017,7507,7147,4346,87729,775
20027,4117,8617,8927,42330,587
20038,4268,8899,2918,99835,604
200410,66511,53512,22712,22346,650
200513,19016,87318,01019,50767,580

Individual voluntary arrangements and deeds of arrangement

Q1Q2Q3Q4Total
19892523153223381,227
19904284245295481,929
19916017218628243,008
19929921,2171,2531,2264,688
19931,5071,4301,3811,3695,687
19941,3141,3961,2421,1535,105
19951,1751,0201,1231,0684,386
19961,1201,0831,0651,2004,468
19971,0941,2001,1941,0614,549
19981,0151,1001,2671,5204,902
19991,2261,5932,2272,1497,195
20002,1702,1181,8651,8257,978
20011,6721,5991,6171,4106,298
20021,3841,5921,6431,6766,295
20031,5141,9412,0702,0587,583
20042,1412,4752,9123,22410,752
20053,0024,5355,7547,00220,293

Bankruptcy orders

Q1Q2Q3Q4Total
19891,9722,1031,8372,2268,138
19902,5142,8043,0183,72212,058
19914,8355,3375,5236,93722,632
19928,3897,7917,5068,42032,106
19939,4357,3947,1727,01531,016
19947,4156,5886,1405,49125,634
19955,6095,8385,2795,20721,933
19965,8625,4435,4465,05221,803
19975,1175,2784,9584,53919,892
19984,9384,7555,1134,84119,647
19995,7995,5275,3654,92021,611
20005,6675,4145,4515,01821,550
20016,0786,1155,8175,46723,477
20026,0276,2696,2495,74724,292
20036,9126,9487,2216,94028,021
20048,5249,0609,3158,99935,898
200510,18812,33812,25612,50547,287








 
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Population Forecasts

Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the population is aged (a) 65 years and over and (b) 18 to 64 years; and what the forecast ratio is for (i) 2007, (ii) 2009, (iii) 2010, (iv) 2015 and (v)2020. [64020]

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 24 April 2006:


Proportion of total population by age group, United Kingdom, selected years from 2004 to 2020

200420072009201020152020
(a) Per cent. aged 18 to 6461.962.562.662.661.660.7
(b) Per cent. aged 65 and over16.016.116.516.718.419.5
Ratio of (a) to (b)3.873.883.803.743.353.12




Source:
Mid-2004 population estimates: ONS
2004-based national population projections: GAD.



Tax Credits

Rosie Cooper: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was overpaid to tax credit recipients in West Lancashire constituency in 2004–05. [64115]

Dawn Primarolo: Estimates for 2004–05 of the number of in-work families with tax credits awards, including information on overpayments and underpayments by constituency, based on final family circumstances and incomes for 2004–05 will be published on 31 May 2006.

Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of families received tax credits in (a) the UK, (b) the South West and (c) Taunton constituency in each year since their introduction. [64311]

Dawn Primarolo: Estimates of child and working tax credit take-up rates for 2003–04 are available on the HMRC website at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/personal-tax-credits/cwtc-take-up.htm. National and regional take-up rates for child tax credit are shown in tables 1 and 9 respectively.

Take-up rate estimates are not available at parliamentary constituency level.

Mr. Marsden: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what tax credits are available to full-time carers. [64375]

Dawn Primarolo: Child tax credit and working tax credit are available to full-time carers who meet the appropriate qualifying conditions.
 
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Unemployment

Rosie Cooper: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what changes in the level of unemployment there have been in West Lancashire constituency in each year since 2003; [64116]

(2) what the level of youth unemployment has been in (a) West Lancashire constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) the UK in each year since 1983. [64294]

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 24 April 2006:


Table 1: Unemployed resident in the West Lancashire parliamentary constituency
Thousand

12 months ending:Number of unemployed
February 20033
February 20042
December 20043




Source:
Annual Population Survey.




Table 2: Youth unemployed resident in West Lancashire parliamentary constituency, Lancashire and the United Kingdom
Thousand

12 months ending:West LancashireLancashireUnited Kingdom
February 1995113n/a
February 1996212727
February 1997211684
February 199819616
February 1999(19)6583
February 2000211556
February 2001(19)9535
February 200229525
February 200319553
February 200429557
December 2004112559




n/a=Not available.
(19)Disclosive sample size.
Source:
Annual Population Survey.





 
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Table 3: JSA claimants resident in the West Lancashire parliamentary constituency

Annual averageNumber of claimantsChange
20031,659n/a
20041,492-167
20051,53442




n/a=Not available.
Source:
Jobcentre Plus administrative systems.




Table 4: JSA claimants, aged 18 to 24, resident in West Lancashire parliamentary constituency, Lancashire, Great Britain and the United Kingdom; annual averages 1986 to 2005
Number of JSA claimants aged 18 to 24(20)

Annual
average
West LancashireLancashireGreat BritainUnited Kingdom
1986n/a17,230941,205n/a
1987n/a14,465806,910n/a
1988n/a11,570626,450n/a
1989n/a8,670480,100n/a
1990n/a8,120458,670n/a
1991n/a11,100660,925n/a
1992n/a12,930775,470n/a
1993n/a12,430780,455n/a
1994n/a10,590685,570n/a
1995n/a9,185597,350619,000
19961,0208,095522,250543,050
19978106,160390,100406,415
19987255,455324,305339,000
19996555,030281,790294,125
20005304,400250,270261,470
20014804,140230,405241,220
20024604,025232,170242,930
20034653,945238,720249,055
20044153,690226,685235,910
20054504,040244,435253,480




n/a=Not available.
(20)Computerised claims only. Data rounded to nearest 5 for disclosure control.
Source:
Jobcentre Plus administrative systems.




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