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The information shown in the above table is taken from Table C of the quarterly Balance of Payments First Release. Data shown are consistent with the 2006 Q3 release published on 21 December 2006.
The ONS does not compile monthly estimates of trade in services with the EU. Therefore, the table shows the sum of the most recent four quarters e.g. 2005 Q4 to 2006 Q3.
Estimates of trade in goods and services with the EU are only available from 1999.
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that all Departments receive guidance on how to implement the gender equality duty with the guidance issued to Departments for the comprehensive spending review 2007; 
John Healey: The Government will use the 2007 comprehensive spending review (CSR) to pursue its long-term goal of ensuring fairness and opportunity for all, which will be reflected in both the allocation of resources and the setting of new public service agreements (PSAs) for the CSR07 period.
To support this aim, the Treasury guidance to Departments on the CSR process and PSAs underlines their statutory responsibilities under the equality duties, and refers them to the detailed information on implementing the Gender Equality Duty published by the Equal Opportunities Commission.
Mr. Crabb: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many flights were made by HM Revenue and Customs managers to (a) Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) Northern Ireland in each of the last five years. 
|Number of flights|
Last year HMRC joined the Governments carbon offsetting scheme for air travel and is planning to extend its offsetting arrangements to all travel by 2008. The Department promotes sustainable travel policies and the use of telephone and video conferencing as travel alternatives.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment the Office for National Statistics has made of the difference in the estimated number of households in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) each Government office for the regions in England on the basis of (i) the figures provided by the 2001 census and (ii) the number of domestic dwellings on council tax/domestic rates valuation lists. 
As National Statistician and Registrar General for England and Wales I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Office for National Statistics has made of the difference in the estimated number of households in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) each Government Office for the Regions in England on the basis of (i) the figures provided by the 2001 Census and (ii) the number of domestic dwellings on council tax/domestic rates valuation lists. (114367).
I can confirm that ONS has not made such an assessment.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid to KPMG (a) for work as internal auditors of the Office of Government Commerce and (b) for the full review of the Efficiency Programme. 
The Office of Government Commerces Efficiency Team has however spent £76,752 with KPMG on consulting and interim management on the Efficiency Programme Performance Management System (EPPMS) in the current financial year.
Dawn Primarolo: The total amount spent to date since this contract began in December 2005 is £9.9 million. The contract requires Unipart experts to work alongside HMRC staff. The majority of this expenditure has gone on ensuring that skills are effectively transferred.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many (a) births and (b) deaths there were in Eastbourne constituency in each year since 1997. (116566)
The table below provides the number of (a) births and (b) deaths in Eastbourne parliamentary constituency for the years 1997 to 2005 (the latest available).
|Table 1: Births( 1) and deaths( 2) in Eastbourne parliamentary constituency( 3) , 1997 to 2005|
|(1) Live births occurring in each year.|
(2) Deaths registered in each year.
(3 )Using boundaries as of 2005 for all years shown.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the 20 largest procurement projects initiated by his Department since May 1997 have been; what the
(a) original budget, (b) cost to date and (c) consultancy fees have been; and what the final cost was of each project which has been completed. 
John Healey: I refer to the answers given to the hon. Member for Rayleigh (Mr. Francois) on 4 December 2006, Official Report, column 196W, and on 25 July 2006, Official Report, column 1383W, and to the hon. Member for Angus (Mr. Weir) on 15 December 2005, Official Report, column 2265W. The cost to the Treasury of the joint poll for the Treasury and the Sutton Trust was £10,000. The joint survey with the Department for Communities and Local Government as part of the Lyons inquiry was commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government. Spending on public opinion research is not recorded as a separate category in the Treasurys accounting system, so further information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
(a) The number produced: 8,100
(b) The number distributed by HM Revenue and Customs and HM Treasury: 7,368
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many oil and gas reserves previously under UK jurisdiction are outside UK territorial waters following the cessation of sovereignty of Rockall; and what the estimated value is of these reserves. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, column 209W, on special advisers, on what date the donations for the (a) tickets and (b) DVDs were made to the respective charities. 
John Healey: Donations were made on 21 June 2005 and 6 July 2005 with respect to the tickets received. Our records do not show the exact date on which the DVDs were donated, although they indicate it was in the month of January 2006.
Dawn Primarolo [holding answer 19 January 2007]: HMRC has a responsibility to balance efficient processing of applications with rigorous, risk-based safeguards. HMRC aims to process VAT applications quickly and efficientlyhowever, where necessary, additional checks can take time. It is therefore not possible to estimate how long any specific application for VAT registration will take.
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Government response to A Stronger Local Voice, published on the 11 December 2006, summarises the key themes and issues that were raised in the submissions we received to A Stronger Local Voice. Once all submissions were received a rigorous process of analysis was undertaken to ensure all views, ideas and opinions were recorded and taken into account. It is not appropriate to publish the submissions themselves as many of these contain the views and experiences of individuals who may not wish their submissions to be made public.
Mrs. Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how long the average waiting time for an abortion was in each (a) primary care trust and (b) hospital trust in each year since 2000; and if she will make a statement. 
Caroline Flint: Waiting times for abortion are not available as the majority of procedures take place in the independent sector, but we consider that gestation at procedure is a good indicator of waiting times. The latest data for 2005 show that progress is being made to increase early access: 64 per cent. of national health service-funded abortions took place at under 10 weekscompared with 51 per cent. in 2002.
The earlier in pregnancy an abortion is performed, the lower the risk of complications. The Government are therefore working to ensure that women have access to abortion services as soon as possible. We have invested £8 million to improve early access and set a standard of a maximum waiting time of 3 weeks. Also,
primary care trusts performance in this area is being measured as part of their annual healthcheck.
Mrs. Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions took place in each month since the year 2000, broken down by (a) primary care trust and (b) hospital trust; and if she will make a statement. 
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