(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. 
As National Statistician and Registrar General for England and Wales I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Questions regarding fraudulent registrations, inaccurate information held by the General Register Office and the number of births and deaths that are unregistered for the last five years. (139969, 139970, 139971)
Very small numbers of births are found to be improperly registered either because no birth has taken place or the person registering the birth is falsely claiming to be a parent. We are aware of no more than 50 instances of one kind or the other in the last 4 years.
Births and deaths registration information held by the General Register Office is generally provided by a family member who has knowledge of the facts. In the event of any inaccurate information being brought to the General Register Offices attention the law provides for corrections to be made. In the
period 2005/06 General Register Office received 4292 applications for corrections to birth entries and 1553 applications for corrections to death entries.
The NHS issues a birth notification to the General Register Office for each birth it is aware of. This provides a check against births registered and enables follow up of any that remain unregistered. The number of births notified in the last 5 years that remain unregistered is as follows:
Known unregistered deaths most often occur where the family are in dispute, for example with a hospital, regarding the treatment received or the cause of death, and are therefore unwilling to sign the death entry. Cases also occur where a body is found and the coroner is unable to provide sufficient information. The number of known deaths in the last five years that remain unregistered is as follows:
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).
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. 
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.
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. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your question regarding 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. I am replying in her absence. (139938)
I am unable to provide an estimate of the number of pensioners in (a) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland parliamentary constituency and (b) Teesside as population estimates are not available for these areas.
Table 1 shows the number and proportion of the North East Government Office Region resident population aged over state pension age. These data are calculated from the estimates of the population at mid-2005 and are the latest available.
|Table 1: North East GORTotal population, number and percentage of the population of pensionable age
|Population over state pension age( 1)
|Percentage of population over state pension age( 1)
|(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
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about average income in Cornwall, the South West, England and the United Kingdom. I am replying in her absence. (140558)
The Office for National Statistics published estimates of income for the household sector(1) for regions and local areas of the UK in March 2007. Estimates are available back to 1995 and the latest year available is 2005. Published estimates for Cornwall alone do not exist. Figures for the NUTS2 region Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are supplied instead.
Table A, attached below, contains estimates of total incomes per head and gross disposable household income (GDHI) per head for the four regions over the period 1995-2005.
(1) The household sector is the combination of households and non-profit institutions serving households.
|£ per head( 1)
|Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly NUTS2
|South West NUTS1
|Total income( 2)
|Total income( 2)
|Total income( 2)
|Total income( 2)
|(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.
NUTSNomenclature of Units for Territorial Statistics.