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Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which UK (a) companies and (b) institutes have received reparation payments from the government of Iraq in each of the last three years; and how much they received. 
To release the specific information requested would require the permission of each individual company and institution concerned. It is therefore not possible to provide such information without incurring disproportionate cost.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average (a) male and (b) female life expectancy at birth was in each three-year period since 1978 to 1980 in (i) England and (ii) the fifth of local authorities with the lowest life expectancy at birth. 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the average (a) male and (b) female life expectancy at birth was in each three-year period since 1978 to 1980 in (i) England and (ii) the fifth of local authorities with the lowest life expectancy at birth. (109631)
Figures for life expectancy at birth for local authorities in England are only available from 1991-93 onwards. The latest available figures are for 2003-05. The figures requested from 1991-93 to 2003-05 are included in the table below.
|Life expectancy at birth for England, and the aggregated fifth of local authorities in England with the lowest life expectancy results,( 1) 1991-93 to 2003-05|
|Life expectancy at birth (years)|
|England||Lowest fifth of local authorities( 1)|
|(1 )Results based on the 71 local authorities with the lowest life expectancy results in England in each three-year period.|
Mr. Drew: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what factors were taken into account when deciding that duty rates for liquid petroleum gas (lpg) should be increased by more than the rate of increase for (a) petrol and (b) diesel in the pre-budget report; and what estimate he has made of the likely effect of this policy on demand for lpg vehicles in the next five years. 
John Healey [holding answer 14 December 2006]: The Alternative Fuels Framework, published in the 2003 PBR, sets out and establishes a clear rationale for decisions on Government support, including that policy must be environmentally sustainable, and that levels of support should reflect the full environmental impact of the fuel. In line with this framework, the 2006 pre-Budget report announced a reduction of the liquefied petroleum gas duty differential with ultra low sulphur petrol and diesel by the equivalent of 1 penny per litre.
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many deaths there were in the last 12 months from (a) heart disease, (b) cancer, (c) motor-neurone disease and (d) AIDS. (109266)
Numbers of deaths by the underlying cause of death are published annually by ONS in the reference series DH2, Mortality Statistics - Cause.
Recent volumes are available on the National Statistics website at: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=618.
The latest available volume contains data for deaths in 2004. Numbers of deaths for the causes requested are included in the table below.
As AIDS or HIV infection may not be recorded as the underlying cause at death registration, the figure published by ONS is likely to be an undercount of the true total of these deaths. Although there is provision for the certifier of the death to inform ONS in confidence that a death should be coded to AIDS/HIV, previous research has shown that this does not happen in at least 30 per cent of cases(1). The Health Protection Agency (HPA) receives data from clinicians about clinically diagnosed cases of HIV and AIDS and is notified of any deaths that occur. An anonymised database of these records is used by the HPA to report on mortality from AIDS/HIV.
(1 )McCormick A (1994) The impact of human immunodeficiency virus on the population of England and Wales. Population Trends 76, p40-45
|Deaths by selected underlying cause( 1) , England and Wales( 2) , 2004( 3)|
|Underlying cause||Number of deaths|
|(1) Cause of death defined using the following International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes:|
Heart disease (Ischemic heart diseases)ICD-10 120-125
Cancer (all malignant neoplasms)ICD-10 C00-C97
Motor neurone diseaseICD-10 G12.2
AIDS (Human immunodeficiency virus disease)ICD-10 B20-B24
(2 )Includes non-residents.
(3) Deaths occurring in the 2004 calendar year.
Dawn Primarolo: The national minimum wage prosecutions strategy was announced in July 2005 and the policy finalised in May 2006. Since that time cases have been submitted for review to the internal Revenue and Customs criminal investigations team. Two cases have now been passed to the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office to consider for prosecution action.
John McDonnell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employers have been reported via the national minimum wage helpline for failing to comply with the national minimum wage legislation in each of the last three years. 
In 2005-06 2,141 complaints were generated from calls to the helpline.
In 2004-05 1,944 complaints were generated from calls to the helpline.
In 2003-04 1,969 complaints were generated from calls to the helpline.
Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what deadlines his Department's Parliamentary Unit normally sets for the receipt of draft answers to (a) named day written parliamentary questions and (b) other written parliamentary questions from the Department's officials. 
John Healey: Treasury Ministers wish wherever possible to answer questions within the timescales set by the House of Commons. This determines the date by which officials are asked to prepare draft replies.
Dawn Primarolo: Where employers participate in the Payroll Giving Scheme, employees making donations through the scheme will continue to receive tax relief on their donations at their marginal rate of tax. Employers themselves will still be able to claim tax relief on the costs of setting up and running these schemes.
For those small and medium sized employers that have signed up to the Payroll Giving Grants programme before 31 December 2006, employees donations may still be matched, pound for pound (up to a maximum of £10 per month) until 31 March 2007.
Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total capital value is of each private finance initiative scheme overseen by his Department which has reached financial close; over what period repayments will take place; and what the total cost of repayment will be in each case. 
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