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Completion of the questionnaire is compulsory in Great Britain under the Statistics of Trade Act 1947, while Northern Ireland has its own regulation.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what revenue his Department received from death duties in each year since May 1997; how many estates were taxed in each year; and what average amount of tax was charged to an estate in each year. 
provides, on a consistent year of death basis, the numbers of taxpaying estates and IHT revenues from estates in the years up to 2003-04 (complete figures for later years are not yet available). The consequent annual figures for the average tax paid per taxpaying estate is given in the following table. Only 6 per cent. of estates pay IHT.
|Average IHT per taxpaying estate (£000)|
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2007, Official Report, column 981W, how the Department of Healths resource budget has been reprofiled over the 2004 Spending Review period, as referred to in paragraph C.74 of his 2006 Budget Report; and what the Department of Healths near-cash budgetary limit was in 2005-06 (a) before and (b) after this reprofiling. 
Mr. Timms: Chapter 2 of the Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses compares the latest plans for departmental expenditure limited and annually managed expenditure with the plans set out in the previous year. Provisional spending estimates, including resource and near-cash estimates, are published in the Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses and the Public Expenditure Outturns White Paper. These are updated alongside the Budget and pre-Budget report.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2007, Official Report, column 980W, whether the Department of Health is required to make up from its near-cash allocations in 2006-07 its overspend of near-cash in 2005-06. 
Mr. Timms: As set out in the Budget 2006, there has been a re-profiling of the Department of Healths budgets across the 2004 spending review years. All of the Resource DEL outlined in Budget 2002s five-year settlement for the NHS has been made available to the NHS.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2007, Official Report, column 980W, what his latest estimate is of the Department of Healths near-cash overspend in the financial year 2005-06. 
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2007, Official Report, column 980W, on departmental spending, whether the Department of Healths near-cash expenditure limit for 2005-06 was increased from the £71,572 million given in Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2005; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Timms: As set out in the Budget 2006, there was a re-profiling of the Department of Healths resource budget in the 2004 spending review years along with a number of routine and technical changes.
Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies on flights (i) to Wales, (ii) to Scotland, (iii) to Northern Ireland and (iv) within England in (A) 2005 and (B) 2006. 
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. Information for 2005-06 was published on 24 July 2006. Copies of the lists are available in the Library for the reference of Members. The accounting system for the Treasury and the Debt Management Office does not record travel by destination, so an analysis the information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost. For the total cost of travel within the UK in 2004-05 and 2005-06 (including rail and road travel) I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave him on 29 November 2006, Official Report, column 719W. 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
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of the Secretary of State for International Development of 30 January 2007, Official Report, column 165W, on development aid, if he will break down the overseas development assistance attributable to his Department in each year by (a) programme and (b) agency. 
Peter Luff: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely income to his Department from the sale of spectrum resulting from the Digital Dividend; and in which financial year he has provided for this income in the national accounts. 
Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many copies of each report published to date as part of the Stern review of the economics of climate change were (a) printed and (b) distributed; 
John Healey: The review was published principally on the internet (www.sternreview.org.uk) with only 1,000 copies printed by Cambridge University press as part of the publishing contract. In addition 600 copies were printed on request from both Houses of Parliament.
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Questions asking how many citizens of other EU states were on the UK Electoral Register on 31 December 2006 (125653) and how many Commonwealth (non-UK) citizens were on the UK Electoral Register on 31 December 2006 (125654).
Data separately identifying British, Irish, or Commonwealth citizens are not collected centrally; these citizens are grouped
together on local authority electoral returns. Therefore it is not possible to say how many non-UK Commonwealth citizens are registered to vote.
The number of registered electors, who qualify through EU citizenship, on 1 December 2006, was 696,171. This excludes British, Irish, Cypriot and Maltese citizens. Cypriot and Maltese citizens qualify as Commonwealth citizens. Annual electoral data are collected for registers in force on 1 December. This is the closest date for which data are available.
John Healey: The duty receipts for alcohols and tobacco products can be found in the HM Revenue and Customs Tobacco Bulletin, Beer and Cider Bulletin, Made Wine Bulletin, Spirits Bulletin and Wine of Fresh Grape Bulletin, which are available from the HM Revenue and Customs website addresses at:
Mr. Swire: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) highest and (b) lowest estimates made by his Department have been of the likely level of construction inflation in London in each year from 2006 to 2012. 
John Healey: Secondees from a number of organisations in the public and private sectors are employed in the Treasury and several Treasury officials are seconded to other employers. Information relating to secondees working in the Treasury is available at:
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the percentage of single parents in employment with dependent children aged between 11 and 16 years. I am replying in her absence. (125289)
The estimate of lone parents of working age who are in employment with dependent children aged between 11 and 15 years for Lancashire is 7,000 and the percentage in employment is 68.1 per cent. for the three months ending June 2006. These estimates are not seasonally adjusted. Sixteen year olds have been excluded from these estimates as not all 16 year olds are dependent on their parents so they are treated differently in the Labour Force Survey (LFS), which has been used to answer this question.
Estimates are taken from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty. This is particularly true for a geographical area as small as the county of Lancashire.
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Questions asking how many people died after contracting MRSA, and how many people died after contracting Clostridium difficile, in Lancashire in each of the last five years. (125170 & 125171)
Special analyses of deaths involving MRSA and Clostridium difficile are undertaken annually by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for England and Wales. These are published in Health Statistics Quarterly. The latest year for which such figures are available is 2005.
It is not possible from ONS mortality statistics to state where a person contracted MRSA or Clostridium difficile. Therefore, the tables below show the number of deaths where MRSA or Clostridium difficile was mentioned on the death certificate or was the underlying cause of death, in residents of the county of Lancashire.
|Table 1: number of death certificates where Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus( 1) was (a) mentioned and (b) recorded as the underlying cause of death( 2) , in residents of Lancashire( 3) , 2001-05( 4)|
|(a) mentioned||(b) underlying cause of death|
|(1) Identified using the methodology described in Griffiths C, Lamagni TL, Crowcroft NS, Duckworth G and Rooney C (2004). Trends in MRSA in England and Wales: analysis of morbidity and mortality data for 1993-2002. Health Statistics Quarterly 21, 15-22.|
(2) Excludes neonatal deaths. Since 1986 ONS has used the internationally recommended death certificate for neonatal deaths. This means that these deaths cannot be assigned an underlying cause of death*.
(3) Excludes deaths to residents of Blackpool UA and Blackburn with Darwent UA.
(4) Data are for deaths occurring in each calendar year.
* Office for National Statistics (2005) Mortality Statistics: Childhood Infant and Perinatal, Series DH3 No.36, Office for National Statistics: London.
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