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General Registry Office

Mr. Clegg: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the proportion of information held by the General Registry Office that is inaccurate; [139969]

(2) what estimate he has made of the extent of fraudulent registrations recorded by the General Registry Office; [139970]

(3) what estimate he has made of the number of (a) births and (b) deaths that were not registered with the General Registry Office in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. [139971]

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 5 June 2007:

Number

2002

79

2003

73

2004

29

2005

33

2006

55


Number

2002

1

2003

2

2004

8

2005

3

2006

7


Gift Aid

Greg Clark: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what level of take-up of Gift Aid tax relief is assumed in the projected current receipts for 2007-08 contained in the 2007 Red Book. [139703]

Mr. Timms: The Red Book estimates of current receipts for income tax in 2007-08 allow for both Gift Aid basic rate repayments to charities (£0.9 billion) and higher rate relief to donors who are higher rate taxpayers (£0.2 billion).

HM Revenue and Customs: Carlisle

Mr. Martlew: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff of each grade and business stream will be transferred from existing HM Revenue and Customs offices within daily travelling distance of Carlisle to the Carlisle office before 2008; how many new staff of each grade and business stream will be employed at the Carlisle office; and what work will be transferred to the Carlisle office. [139264]

John Healey: HMRC is reviewing all its accommodation to bring it into line with future business requirements. On current plans the review of the Carlisle office will not begin until April 2008.

Imports: Burma

Mr. Clifton-Brown: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what products were imported from Burma in each of the last five years; and what the value was of those imports; [140164]


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(2) what the level of British imports was from Burma in each of the last five years. [140165]

John Healey: Information available on the imports from Burma into the UK are published in the overseas trade statistics by HM Revenue and Customs, which are available in the Library of the House and via www.uktradeinfo.com.

Pensioners: North East Region

Dr. Kumar: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many pensioners there are (a) in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, (b) on Teesside and (c) in the north-east; and what percentage of the population in these areas is made up of pensioners. [139938]

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

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 5 June 2007:


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Table 1: North East GOR—Total population, number and percentage of the population of pensionable age
Area Total population Population over state pension age( 1) Percentage of population over state pension age( 1)

North East

2,558,000

498,000

19

(1) Females aged 60 and over and males aged 65 and over Note: Figures are rounded to the nearest 1,000. Source: Office for National Statistics

Pensions

Chris Ruane: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps the Government have taken to protect and regulate pensions since 1997. [133848]

James Purnell: I have been asked to reply.

I refer the hon. Member to the written answer given on 22 May 2007, Official Report, column 1282W, to the hon. Member for Coventry, South (Mr. Cunningham).

Personal Income

Matthew Taylor: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average income was in (a) Cornwall, (b) the south-west, (c) England and (d) the UK in each year since 1979. [140558]

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

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 5 June 2007:


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Table A
£ per head( 1)
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly NUTS2 South West NUTS1 England United Kingdom
Total income( 2) GDHI( 3) Total income( 2) GDHI( 3) Total income( 2) GDHI( 3) Total income( 2) GDHI( 3)

1995

11,222

7,737

12,811

8,604

13,215

8,679

12,974

8,576

1996

11,662

8,127

13,318

9,061

13,768

9,174

13,506

9,050

1997

12,082

8,516

13,910

9,567

14,476

9,751

14,177

9,602

1998

12,690

8,768

14,738

9,906

15,413

10,135

15,067

9,966

1999

13,045

9,083

15,262

10,301

16,026

10,564

15,650

10,377

2000

13,800

9,570

16,138

10,806

17,014

11,124

16,611

10,926

2001

14,609

10,277

17,011

11,508

17,906

11,819

17,485

11,610

2002

15,105

10,665

17,537

11,868

18,399

12,151

17,988

11,953

2003

15,773

11,152

18,312

12,367

19,167

12,630

18,750

12,432

2004

16,510

11,518

19,137

12,718

20,037

1.2,990

19,605

12,797

2005

17,586

12,074

20,326

13,258

21,223

13,494

20,775

13,302

(1) Population measure is based upon mid-year estimate for total population.
(2) All household income including employers’ social contributions, imputed social contributions, social benefits and other current transfers received.
(3) Gross disposable household income (GDHI) is the amount of money that households have available for spending or saving after deductions and expenditure associated with income, e.g. taxes and social contributions, and provision for future pension income.
Note:
NUTS—Nomenclature of Units for Territorial Statistics.

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