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Anyone who wishes to record their ethnicity and identity as Cornish would have the opportunity to do so by using the
write-in options, as they did for the 2001 Census when 37,491 respondents wrote in their ethnicity as Cornish.
ONS is aware of the demand for information on the Cornish, and has arranged to meet representatives from Cornwall County Council and others in Truro in April.
Final decisions on the content of the 2011 Census will not be made until the consultation and testing programme is complete and formal approval is given by Parliament in 2010. A White Paper setting out the Governments proposals including the wording of any questions about ethnicity and identity is scheduled to be published in 2008.
John Healey: Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many women have (a) been diagnosed with cervical cancer and (b) died from the disease in each year since 1997. 
The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases of cancer (incidence) are for the year 2004 (England). The numbers of women diagnosed with cervical cancer in each year between 1997 and 2004 in England are given in the table below, and are also published in the Annual Reference Volume, Cancer statistics: Registrations (Series MB1) available on the NS website
The latest available figures for mortality are for the year 2005 (England and Wales) and are published in the Annual Reference Volume, Mortality Statistics: Cause (Series DH2) available on the NS website.
The numbers of deaths from cervical cancer in each year between 1997 and 2005 in England are given in the table below.
|Cervical cancer incidence( 1) 1997-2004, and mortality( 2) 1997-2005, England|
|Registrations of newly diagnosed cases||Number of deaths|
|(1) Cervical cancer is defined as code C53 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD 10).|
(2) Data selected using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) code 180 between 1997 and 2000, and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code C53 from 2001 onwards.
Office for National Statistics.
Ann McKechin: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much debt relief and cancellation in terms of (a) flow relief and (b) stock cancellation has been granted by the Government since 2004 on debts of (i) low and (ii) lower middle income countries owed to (A) the Export Credits Guarantee Department, including debts that have been rescheduled after Paris Club agreements, and (B) HM Treasury, broken down by country. 
Ed Balls: The following table shows the debt relief, in terms of flow relief and stock cancellation granted by the UK Government since 2004 on debts owed to the UKs Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD) by low and lower middle income countries under Paris Club debt rescheduling agreements. ECGD has not written off any debts outside of the Paris Club. There are no debts outstanding specifically to the Treasury.
|Flow and/or stock cancellation|
|Category||Country||2004-05||2005-06||2006-07||Total debt relief including flow and stock|
In line with our commitments under the heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) initiative, the UK has cancelled 100 per cent. of its outstanding sovereign claims on Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Senegal, Zambia, Sierra Leone and Cameroon. The UK is providing 100 per cent. flow relief to the DRC and will also provide 100 per cent. debt stock cancellation to the DRC, Republic of Congo and Cote dIvoire once they reach completion point under the HIPC initiative.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions he has used a non-scheduled flight within the UK on official business in the last 12 months; and what the (a) purpose and (b) cost was of each such flight. 
John Healey: In respect of overseas travel by Cabinet Ministers, since 1999 the Government have published an annual list of all visits overseas undertaken by Cabinet Ministers costing £500 or more during each financial year. Where non-scheduled aircraft are used this is shown in the list. Information for 2005-06 was published on 24 July 2006. Copies of the lists are available in the Library for the reference of Members. Equivalent detail about domestic travel could be provided only at disproportionate cost. All ministerial travel is undertaken in accordance with the rules set out in the Ministerial Code and Travel by Ministers, copies of which are available in the Library for the reference of Members. All official travel is undertaken in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Service Management Code, a copy of which is also available in the Library for the reference of Members.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of total savings made by the Government as a consequence of the Gershon Review; and how much of such savings are cashable. 
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to ensure that it and related bodies are in compliance with the gender equality duty in the Equality Act 2006 by the April 2007 deadline. 
John Healey: HM Treasury is developing plans to implement the Gender Equality Duty within the framework of its overall commitment to enhancing the diversity of its culture and work force. The Treasury will publish its Gender Equality Scheme by 30 April 2007.
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