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As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many individuals have died as a consequence of their ulnar arteries being severed in each year from 1997. (65172)
The most recent year for which figures are available is 2004. The attached table shows the number of deaths where the main injury was to the ulnar artery in England and Wales for the years 1997 to 2004.
|Number of deaths|
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many individuals died as a consequence of suicide through the slitting of a wrist or wrists in each year from 1997. (65193)
The most recent year for which figures are available for England and Wales is 2004. It is not possible to tabulate mortality data that exactly fits the cause of death category requested. The closest, shown in the attached table, contains the number of deaths with an underlying cause of suicide or injury of undetermined intent from contact with a sharp object by type of injury sustained for the years 1997 to 2004.
|Injury to other and unspecified blood vessels of upper extremity||0||1||0||1|
|Injury to radial blood vessels||3||1||2||5|
|Multiple and unspecified open wound of upper limb||1||4||2||2|
|Open wound of elbow, forearm or wrist||16||26||25||32|
|Injury of blood vessels at forearm level||9||2||5||6|
|Injury of blood vessels at wrist and hand level||2||3||5||2|
|Open wound of forearm||1||3||1||6|
|Open wound of wrist and hand||10||12||20||23|
Dawn Primarolo: Under agreements with our European partners we can keep our existing VAT zero rates, but we may not extend them or introduce new ones. This is the case for all member states that retain zero rates. It is therefore not possible to introduce a zero rate of VAT for sun lotion.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when (a) HM Revenue and Customs officials and (b) Ministers were first made aware of identity fraud in the tax credit system; and how many suspected cases of identity fraud there were as of (i) 31 March 2005, (ii) 30 June 2005 and (iii) 30 September 2005. 
Dawn Primarolo: I refer the hon. Gentleman to my written answer of 10 January 2006, Official Report, columns 55051W, and my letter to the Treasury Committee of 9 March. Information relating to suspected cases of identity fraud is not held in the form requested.
This table uses data from the Survey of Personal Incomes (SPI). It is not possible to replicate this table for disabled people only because the SPI does not collect information on whether someone is disabled or not.
However, with the exception of those eligible for blind person's allowance in income tax, disabled people face the same marginal income tax rates as non-disabled people for a given level of taxable income.
11. Angela Watkinson:
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the quantity of arms and explosives put beyond use by the
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Provisional IRA in each of the acts of decommissioning that took place between October 2001 and September 2005. 
Mr. Hain: In September last year the IICD witnessed a momentous act of decommissioning, and declared in January that all the arms under [the IRA's] control were decommissioned in September", under its supervision.
The 10th Report of the Independent Monitoring Commission published earlier today states that any weapons reported as having been retained would have been withheld under local control despite the instructions of the leadership". It goes on to say that the amount of un-surrendered material was not significant in comparison to what was decommissioned."
12. Mr. Gauke: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make it a condition for all parties serving in the Northern Ireland Executive to make a declaration of support for the police. 
In addition, amendments to the Northern Ireland Act 1998 to facilitate consideration of Independent Monitoring Commission recommendations provide sufficient safeguards where Ministers and parties fail to observe the pledge of office.
13. Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to bring forward proposals to revise the pledge of office in the Northern Ireland Act 1998 for Ministers serving in the Northern Ireland Executive. 
Mr. Hanson: We would consider legislating to amend the pledge of office as part of a package of changes to the Strands 13 institutions of the Belfast Agreement in the context of a commitment by all to enter an inclusive power-sharing Executive.
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