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Anne Main: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when his Department began to measure its carbon emissions; what the volume of those emissions was in the last period for which figures are available; when his Department started to offset those emissions; what the cost is expected to be of offsetting his Departments emissions in 2006-07; and if he will make a statement. 
The volume of emissions for the building for the last period measured (2005/06) was 1,189,241.93 kg C02, which is the weather corrected annual carbon emissions. All electricity used is generated from renewable sources.
Work is underway to accurately calculate emissions from air travel. The Treasury will contribute this year to the carbon-offsetting fund, coordinated by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to offset emissions from flights on departmental business from April 2006. On the basis of estimated air emissions of around 1,629 tonnes per annum, we would expect to pay £32,577 per annum.
Ed Balls: A copy of Taking StockA review of Child Trust Fund marketing activity 2005-06 and Going forwardA preview of Child Trust Fund marketing activity for 2006-07 are available in the House of Commons Library. These set out the Child Trust Fund communications strategy since the launch of the campaign.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what payments from the public purse his Department has made to (a) City Refrigeration Holdings and (b) its subsidiary CBES Ltd in each year since 2003. 
John Healey: The Chancellor's Departments has made no payments to either company, other than the normal tax transactions that may have been conducted by HM Revenue and Customs and its predecessor departments in relation to all businesses.
Mr. Grogan: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which public affairs firms were given contracts by (a) his Department and (b) public bodies sponsored by his Department in each of the last five years; and what the purpose was of each contract. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many people were employed in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each year since 1997. I am replying in her absence. (118223)
The Office for National Statistics compiles employment statistics for local areas from the annual local area Labour Force
Survey (LFS) and the Annual Population Survey (APS) following International Labour Organisation definitions.
The attached table shows numbers of employed persons, aged 16 and over, in the Jarrow parliamentary constituency, South Tyneside metropolitan borough, the North East and the United Kingdom for the 12 month periods ending in February from 1997 to 2004 from the annual local area LFS and for the 12 months ending in March from 2005 to 2006 from the APS. The table also shows the corresponding working-age employment rates.
These estimates, as with any from sample surveys, are subject to a margin of uncertainty. Changes in the estimates over time should be treated with particular caution.
|Employment in the Jarrow parliamentary constituency, South Tyneside metropolitan borough, the North East region and the United Kingdom.|
|Jarrow||South Tyneside||North East||United Kingdom|
|12 months ending||Level( 1)||Rate( 2) (%)||Level( 1)||Rate( 2) (%)||Level( 1)||Rate( 2) (%)||Level( 1)||Rate( 2) (%)|
|(1 )Persons aged 16 and over.|
(2 )Number of persons of working age in employment expressed a percentage of the resident working-age population.
Estimates are subject to sampling variability.
Changes in the estimates over time should be treated with particular caution.
Mr. Marsden: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer where his Department publishes information about Government auctions which it (a) arranges and (b) to which it contributes in (i) Blackpool, (ii) Lancashire and (iii) the North West; and when the next such auction will take place in each area. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Questions asking (1) what estimate has been made of the value of income tax payments made by each income decile since 1997-98 (115529) and (2) what estimate has been made of the value of national insurance payments made by each income decile group since 1997-98 (115531).
Estimates of income tax, and national insurance payments appear in the ONS analysis The effects of taxes and benefits on household income. The latest analysis for 2004/05 was published on the National Statistics website on 12th May 2006 at: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/taxesbenefits. The analysis is based on data from the Expenditure and Food Survey, which is a sample survey covering approximately 7,000 households in the UK.
The tables below show the average annual payments of these taxes for households in each income decile. These average payments reflect both the number of households paying each tax, and the size of the payments. Since the results are based on a sample survey, some of the year to year movement is due to sampling variability. However the tables do illustrate longer term trends in the distribution of tax payments.
|Average income tax by each household income decile( 1) ,( ) United Kingdom, 1997-98 to 2004-05|
|£ per year|
|Decile groups of all households ranked by equivalised disposable income|
|' From 2002-03 onwards, Income tax is shown after the deduction of any tax credits, which offset payments of income tax. Before 2002-03 tax credits treated as social security benefits. The effects on these figures is small.|
The effects of taxes and benefits on household Income, ONS
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