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Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what costs have been incurred in each year in operating the Treasurys family helpline; and how many calls it received in each of the last 12 months for which information is available. 
The FLS formed a part of the Treasurys work-life-balance policy supporting all employees especially those with childcare and elder care responsibilities. The helpline is administered by an external company and provides confidential advice. Information relating to the costs of the FLS is commercially confidential.
Ed Balls: The Financial Inclusion Task Force has commissioned research into how the financially excluded and others access cash and other financial services. Among other things, this work will identify the extent to which charging ATMs are being used by the financially excluded. The results of this work will be published in due course.
Sir Michael Spicer: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to change the arrangements whereby costs are awarded in cases where financial advisers win their appeals to the Financial Services and Markets Tribunal against decisions made by the Financial Services Authority. 
Ed Balls: The effectiveness of the regulatory regime for financial services was considered by the Treasurys Two-Year Review of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA), the outcome of which was announced on 2 December 2004, and concluded that the framework established by FSMA is a resounding success.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures are being taken to tackle the (a) laundering and (b) smuggling of fuel in Northern Ireland; what estimate he has made of the cost of such activity to the local economy; and if he will make a statement. 
John Healey: The UK oils strategy, announced in 2001, introduced a number of measures designed to tackle all types of oils fraud including laundering and smuggling. These measures included the introduction of the registered dealers in controlled oils scheme, enhanced law enforcement activity and the creation of a specialist intelligence function. Further details on the UK oils strategy can be found on the HMRC website www.hmrc.gov.uk.
Oils fraud forms a profitable criminal enterprise in Northern Ireland, with the proceeds often used to fund other forms of serious crime. It undermines legitimate fuel retailers, and has a debilitating effect on respect for the law by encouraging members of the public into participating in an illicit activity. The latest estimates of revenue loss in the hydrocarbon oils sector are published in Measuring Indirect Tax Loss-2005, which was published alongside the PBR. All estimates for Northern Ireland relate to total non-UK duty paid consumption rather than the illicit market. This is because it is not yet possible to split revenue losses between those resulting from the illicit market and those from legitimate cross-border shopping.
Mr. Weir: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what input (a) his Department and (b) its (i) agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies had into the Hampton review and its report, Reducing Administrative Burdens: Effective Inspection and Enforcement. 
Mr. Timms: Philip Hampton and his review team carried out various consultations with key stakeholders including various Government Departments, agencies and associated non-departmental public bodies, through a series of meetings, seminars, focus groups, business case studies and in-depth studies. Those Government Departments that participated fully co-operated with the review and are listed in the final report which can be viewed at:
http://www.hm-treasury.gov. uk./media/A63/EF/ bud05hamptonv1.pdf
Mr. Philip Hammond:
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what information he has collated on household savings ratios, broken down by
(a) household type and (b) band of income, for each year since 1997. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question on households saving ratio. (90454)
We are unable to provide households saving ratios, broken down by household type or band of income. The following table shows the households saving ratio for the whole of the UK.
|Households saving ratio|
When using Table A40 of United Kingdom Economic Accounts (weblink given below) the database identifier is NRJS.
The estimates of the households saving ratio are national accounts series for the combined household and non-profit institutions serving households (NPISH) sectors. Estimates for households alone are not available. NPISHs are legal entities which are principally engaged in the production of non-market services for households and whose main resources are voluntary contributions by households. Examples of NPISHs are: charities; relief and aid organisations; educational establishments: trade unions; professional associations, political parties and religious organisations, and sports clubs and associations.
Further data are available from table A40 in United Kingdom Economic Accounts which is available at the following address: http://statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=1904&Pos=ColRank=1&Rank=422
Chris McCafferty: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what statistics are available on the geographic dispersal of immigrants who are of ethnic Kurdish origin in the UK between 2000 and 2005. 
As National Statistician and Registrar General for England and Wales, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what statistics are available on the geographic dispersal of immigrants who are of ethnic Kurdish origin in the UK between 2000 and 2005. (91572)
The most recent data was collected on both country of birth and ethnic origin in the 2001 Census. A person born outside of the UK can be said to have migrated to the UK at some point in their life but it should be noted that the Country of Birth variable gives neither an indication of the nationality of the respondent (in 2001 or at the time of their birth) nor any information on when that person travelled to the UK.
The 2001 Census ethnic group question did not contain a separate tick-box response category for Kurdish, therefore the count is based on those who wrote in Kurd or Kurdish in the space provided for other ethnic groups. It may underestimate the total Kurdish population, because questions requiring a written response are more likely to be left blank than those with a tick-box.
Specially commissioned table C0741 has been run to identify the number of people who identified themselves as being of Kurdish ethnic origin who were born inside and outside of the UK. The results have been reproduced below for convenience and can also be obtained via a request to Census.firstname.lastname@example.org
|Area||All Kurdish||Born inside the UK||Born outside the UK|
| Source: 2001 Census: Table C0741.|
As National Statistician and Registrar General for England and Wales, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many people of ethnic Kurdish origin live in (a) Greater London, (b) Manchester, (c) Birmingham and (d) Glasgow. (91573)
The most recent data available on people who identify themselves as Kurdish is from the 2001 Census. The ethnic group question did not contain a separate tick-box response category for Kurdish, therefore the count is based on those who wrote in Kurd or Kurdish in the space provided for other ethnic groups. It may underestimate the total Kurdish population, because questions requiring a written response are more likely to be left blank than those with a tick-box.
Specially commissioned table C0742 has been run to identify the number of people who identified themselves as being of Kurdish ethnic origin in (a) London GOR, (b) Manchester LAD, (c) Birmingham LAD and (d) Glasgow city. The results have been reproduced below for convenience and can also be obtained via a request to Census.email@example.com
| Source: 2001 Census: Table C0742.|
Mr. Roger Williams: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people of (a) black Caribbean, (b) black African, (c) Indian, (d) Pakistani, (e) Bangladeshi and (f) Chinese ethnic origin live in rural areas in England and Wales. 
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