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Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many high-growth start-up businesses there were in the Lancashire region in each year between 1994 and 2001; and what percentage they represented of all businesses. 
Jim Fitzpatrick [holding answer 18 January 2007]: The Government have been working closely with Royal Mail and Post Office Ltd. to ensure that it is able to deliver high-quality services that customers want. This included £500 million investment in Horizon enabling the Post Office to develop its financial service businesses by opening up its counters to up to 20 million bank customers and becoming the UKs leading provider of foreign exchange services.
Basingstoke and Deane
Coventry (two sites)
Isle of Wight
Laos is receiving some UK-funded technical assistance via the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Accessions Trust Fund. UNCTAD provides advice and support on the accession process including the preparation of documents, and training for negotiators.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many (a) births and (b) deaths there were in Chorley constituency in each year since 1997.
The table below provides the number of (a) births and (b) deaths in Chorley parliamentary constituency for the years 1997 to 2005 (the latest available).
|Table 1: Births( 1) and deaths( 2) in Chorley parliamentary constituency( 3) 1997 to 2005|
|(1 )Live births occurring in each year.|
(2 )Deaths registered in each year.
(3 )Using boundaries as of 2006 for all years shown.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in (a) the UK, (b) the North East, (c) the Tees Valley and (d) Middlesbrough, South and
East Cleveland constituency were diagnosed with breast cancer in each of the last five years. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent parliamentary question asking how many people were diagnosed with breast cancer in each of the last five years in (a) the UK, (b) the North East, (c) the Tees Valley and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency. 
The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases of cancer (incidence) are for the years 2005 (Wales), 2004 (England, Northern Ireland) and 2003 (Scotland). The following table therefore provides numbers of cases of female breast cancer for the years 1999 to 2003 for the UK and for the years 1999 to 2004 for the other areas requested (North East Government Office Region (GQR), County Durham and Tees Valley strategic health authority (SHA) and Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland parliamentary constituency (PC)).
|Numbers of newly diagnosed cases of female breast cancer( 1) for the UK, North East GOR( 2) , County Durham and Tees Valley SHA and Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland PC, 1999-2004|
|(1) Breast cancer is defined as code C50 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD 10). (2) Figures for North East GOR for the years 2000-2004 are available in Table 4 of the Annual Reference Volume, Cancer statistics: Registrations, Series MB1. Sources: Office for National Statistics, Welsh Cancer Intelligence Surveillance Unit, Scottish Cancer Registry ISD and Northern Ireland Cancer Registry.|
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the percentage survival rate was for people diagnosed with (a) lung, (b) breast, (c) prostate, (d) skin, (e) testicular, (f) cervical and (g) bowel cancer in each English region in each year since 1997. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what the percentage survival rate was for people diagnosed with (a) lung, (b) breast, (c) prostate, (d) skin, (e) testicular, (f) cervical and (g) bowel cancers in each English region in each year since 1997. 
The latest available regional survival rates are for patients diagnosed in 1997-1999 and followed up to the end of 2004. One- and five-year survival rates by Government Office Region and Strategic Health Authority for lung, breast (female), prostate, cervix and colon cancers can be found at the following address:
Survival rates are not available by region for cancers of the skin and testis.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost was of the consultants identified on page 107 of his 2006 departmental report; what work they undertook; and if he will make a statement. 
John Healey: One part of the domestic efficiency programme Office of Government Commerce, described on page 107 of the 2006 Treasury departmental report, is the more efficient use of consultants. The target gain for this part of the programme is £1.5 million by March 2008. Sustainable savings have already been made on reduced consultancy spend on OGCs legacy work instigated pre-2005-06 and on corporate services.
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will reply to the letter of 27 November 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Stephen Hawthorn, to which a holding acknowledgement was sent on 30 November 2006 by HM Revenue and Customs. 
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the UK (a) exported to and (b)
imported from the European Union in (i) goods and (ii) services in the most recent 12 month period for which figures are available; and what the balance of trade with the EU was in each year since 1976. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how much the UK (a) exported to and (b) imported from the European Union in (i) goods and (ii) services in the most recent 12 month period for which figures are available; and what the balance of trade with the EU was in each year since 1976. (116494)
|Exports to and imports from the EU|
ONS Balance of Payments
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