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London Airports: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Martin Horwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what impact charges on the emission of oxides of nitrogen on (a) landing and (b) take-off at Heathrow and Gatwick airports have had on such emissions in each year since their introduction; and whether the revenue from those charges is hypothecated for spending on further emissions reduction measures. [131725]

Gillian Merron: It is too early to assess the effect of charges. The current framework is essentially revenue neutral with rebates for clean aircraft funded by the less clean aircraft. This, and other levers, have encouraged the industry to commit to reducing NOx emissions by 80 per cent. for new aircraft in 2020 compared with 2000.

Roads: Construction

Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of motorway and trunk road network of national strategic routes have been widened to ease traffic bottlenecks. [131752]

Dr. Ladyman: I refer the hon. Member to my answer of 26 March 2007, Official Report, column 1246W.

Treasury

Civil Servants: Location

Mr. Sheerman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many civil servants have moved to (a) Huddersfield and (b) Kirklees since the Lyons Review. [132007]

Mr. Timms: By December last year 11,068 posts had been relocated out of London and the South East to every nation and region in the UK, with 2,287 moving to Yorkshire and Humberside.

To date no posts have been moved to Huddersfield or Kirklees.

However, a number of posts have moved to within commuting distance of Kirklees, including 293 posts relocated to Leeds from seven different Government Departments (DCA, DCLG, DFES, DH, DTI, HMRC and HO), with a further 113 DWP posts relocated to Halifax and 129 DWP posts to Bradford.

EC Budget: Contributions

Mike Penning: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the UK has paid per head of UK population in gross contributions to the European Union since becoming a member. [132808]

Ed Balls: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 23 January 2007, Official Report, column 1669W.

Bob Spink: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) gross and (b) net contribution paid by the UK to the EU was since (i) 1997 and (ii) 1 January 2006; and whether he holds information on what those figures are since 1972. [133015]

Ed Balls: Details of the United Kingdom's gross contributions after taking account of the abatement, the amount paid to the EC Budget, public sector receipts and net contributions to the EC Budget in the years 2000 to 2005, together with an estimate for 2006, can be found in Table 3 (page 46) of the European Community Finances White Paper (Cm 6770) published in May 2006. Figures for earlier years can be found in the equivalent tables which have been published in earlier editions of this annual White Paper. An outturn figure for 2006, together with an estimate for 2007, will be published in the 2007 edition of the White Paper.

Ministerial Visits

Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 29 March 2007, Official Report, column 1750W, on ministerial visits, what the cost was of each visit undertaken by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury in the last two years. [133236]

Ed Balls: All ministerial visits are conducted in accordance with the Ministerial Code and Travel by Ministers. As with all inquiries relating to the cost of ministerial travel, I refer the hon. Gentleman to the information the Government have published on an annual basis since 1999, listing overseas travel by Cabinet Ministers costing in excess of £500 and the total cost of all ministerial travel. Information for 2006-07 will be published as soon as possible after the end of the financial year.

NHS: Finance

Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made an assessment of the likely impact on the NHS of Schedule 3 of the Finance Bill. [132993]

Mr. Timms: Such information, as is available, on the impact of Schedule 3 of the Finance Bill is included in
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the Regulatory Impact Assessment ‘Managed Service Companies’ published on the HMRC website on 29 March 2007.

Public Expenditure: Scotland

Mike Penning: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what basis central government funding is allocated to Scotland; whether he plans to review the funding formula; and what the allocation per head of population was in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales in 2006. [132805]

Mr. Timms: The basis for central Government funding of the devolved Administrations is set out in the Statement of Funding Policy published by the Treasury in July 2004. The Government have no plans to review the Barnett formula. Identifiable spending per head in England, Scotland and Wales in 2005-06 is £6,762, £8,265 and £7,666 respectively; these figures include both devolved and reserved spending and are published in Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses (Cm 6811).


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Stamp Duties

Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the number of zero- carbon homes which may qualify for relief from stamp duty under the provisions of Clause 19 of the Finance Bill, broken down by region. [132995]

Ed Balls: No estimate is available of the numbers of qualifying zero-carbon homes by region.

Suicide: Greater London

Sarah Teather: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many suicides were committed in each London borough in each of the last 10 years. [132919]

John Healey: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 20 April 2007:


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Table 1: N umber of deaths where suicide (death from intentional self-harm, or injury or poisoning of undetermined intent) was the underlying cause of death( 1) , London boroughs, 1996-2005( 2,)( )( 3)
Deaths (persons)
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

Greater London

628

667

778

682

621

630

630

659

627

620

Inner London

310

324

352

334

295

308

298

306

305

291

Camden

28

28

45

31

30

25

25

30

38

27

City of London

1

2

0

1

1

1

0

1

1

0

Hackney

26

18

22

23

20

28

18

17

20

17

Hammersmith and Fulham

14

19

12

23

15

22

15

12

19

24

Haringey

26

21

21

14

15

27

21

25

18

21

Islington

22

19

26

30

23

25

30

26

36

27

Kensington and Chelsea

18

19

22

22

19

18

17

17

20

19

Lambeth

44

31

41

32

26

27

23

29

25

22

Lewisham

25

37

36

30

28

17

24

19

22

24

Newham

14

13

25

20

23

22

12

23

21

16

Southwark

25

35

29

33

29

20

26

33

24

24

Tower Hamlets

14

21

20

19

17

22

29

18

19

10

Wandsworth

24

34

33

35

21

24

31

30

20

26

Westminster

29

27

20

21

28

30

27

26

22

34

Outer London

318

343

426

348

326

322

332

353

322

329

Barking and Dagenham

7

10

13

16

11

12

12

8

8

6

Barnet

25

23

28

27

32

23

23

25

20

24

Bexley

16

18

19

21

10

15

14

18

20

12

Brent

26

23

37

23

21

23

22

22

18

14

Bromley

20

17

28

25

17

24

22

25

24

17

Croydon

38

25

28

21

25

18

20

26

21

25

Ealing

18

27

38

23

31

17

33

23

26

38

Enfield

27

16

19

18

16

29

25

24

21

20

Greenwich

16

24

25

24

9

18

14

16

18

26

Harrow

9

20

17

14

17

18

20

15

17

15

Havering

11

14

15

11

17

11

14

14

7

10

Hillingdon

26

17

24

25

21

24

23

32

16

17

Hounslow

14

16

17

20

14

16

21

10

22

18

Kingston upon Thames

10

8

22

11

7

7

14

8

18

16

Merton

10

17

15

16

17

14

12

18

13

19

Redbridge

14

17

23

12

14

12

14

23

18

14

Richmond upon Thames

6

14

19

19

24

12

6

14

13

7

Sutton

12

21

12

12

14

8

6

17

4

20

Waltham Forest

13

16

27

10

9

21

17

15

18

11

(1) Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes E950-E959 and E980-E989 excluding E988.8 for the years 1995 to 2000, and the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes X60-X84 and Y10-Y34 excluding Y33.9 (where the Coroner’s verdict was pending) for the years 2001 to 2004. Figures are for persons aged 15 and over.
(2) Based on local authority boundaries as of 2007.
(3) Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.

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