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|Box 1. Alcohol-related causes of deathInternational Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10)|
|Cause of death||ICD-10 code(s)|
Mr. Harper: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to paragraph 5.32 of Consolidated Budgeting Guidance 2007-08, what (a) arrangements for the control of non-cash to near-cash switches and (b) definition of near cash he has agreed with the Ministry of Defence. 
Andy Burnham: As set out in the 2007-08 Consolidated Budgeting Guidance paragraphs 5.14-5.20 the Treasury will allow switches between non-cash to near cash to incentivise greater management of departmental asset bases. In light of the size of MOD'S asset base and the potential fiscal implications of such switches, HM Treasury has agreed with MOD an upper limit for non-cash to near cash switches. These switches are reflected through the parliamentary supply estimates process.
The MOD's definition of near cash resource is identical to that of other Government Departments, with the exception of the treatment of non-nuclear provisions, which sit outside the MOD's departmental expenditure limits.
Mr. Meacher: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on (a) management consultants and (b) other external consultants and advisers in each year since 2000; and which of these consultants undertook work for the Department with a total contractual value in excess of £10 million over this period. 
Angela Eagle: The Treasury's spending on consultancy is published in table 7.4 on page 91 of the Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07, available from
Since 2002-03, there have been no consultancy contracts with a value over £10 million. Information going back to the date of establishment of the Treasury could be provided at disproportionate cost only.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many (a) corporate charge and (b) corporate credit cards were lost in each year since 2001-02 in his Department; 
(2) how many (a) corporate charge and (b) corporate credit cards have not been recorded as returned to his Department by staff who have left; 
(3) what estimate he has made of the value of fraudulent transactions on his Department's (a) corporate charge and (b) corporate credit cards in each financial year since 2001-02; 
(4) what the value is of (a) corporate charge and (b) corporate credit card outgoings in 2006-07 for which claim forms have not yet been received from staff; 
(5) pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2007, Official Report, column 1496W, on Departments: credit cards, how much was spent via corporate charge cards by staff in his Department in each year since 1997. 
Angela Eagle: HM Treasury issues cards for the purchase of official travel and subsistence services. Total spending on these cards in the past four years was:
Information on late claims, stolen and lost cards is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
David Simpson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many non-pensionable bonuses were awarded to members of staff in his Department in the last three years; and at what total cost. 
Angela Eagle: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Twickenham (Dr. Cable) on 20 June 2007, Official Report, column 1881W. All bonuses paid are non-pensionable.
David Simpson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff in his Department did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in 2006-07. 
Angela Eagle: The Treasurys relative appraisal system does not include an unacceptable ranking. Poor performance is dealt with on a case-by-case basis by the line manager of the individual concerned.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's Consolidated Budgeting Guidance for each financial year since 1999-2000. 
Andy Burnham: The Consolidated Budgeting Guidance is only reissued when there have been changes to the budgetary framework, so copies do not exist for every financial year. I have arranged for copies of all existing versions of the guidance to be placed in the Library.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2007, Official Report, column 1498W, on Departments: recruitment, what payments have been made from the public purse to each of these recruitment agencies since 1997. 
Angela Eagle: For total spending on temporary staff, supplied by those agencies, I refer to the answer given to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield (Grant Shapps) on 25 January 2007, Official Report, column 1985W. The amounts paid to each agency since 1997 (including recruitment fees) could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Newmark: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of sick leave taken by staff in his Department was stress-related in each of the last three years. 
Angela Eagle: I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer given to the hon. Member for Upper Bann (David Simpson) on 27 June 2007, Official Report, column 754W.
Keith Vaz: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what change there has been in (a) the proportion of immigrants arriving in the UK from the European Union since 1 May 2003 and (b) the countries of origin of those immigrants. 
Angela Eagle: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.
Letter from Dennis Roberts, dated 2 July 2007:
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning (a) the proportion of immigrants arriving from the European Union since 1st May 2003 and (b) the countries of origin of those immigrants. 1 am replying in her absence. (146104)
The requested information is only available for calendar years by country of last residence. The latest figures are for 2005.
Estimates for the European Union as a whole are routinely published based on Total International Migration, the most comprehensive measure of international migration into the UK. Figures requested are given in Table 1. Estimates by individual EU country of last residence are only available using International Passenger Survey (IPS) data. These figures are given in Table 2.
|Table 1: Total international migration( 1) to the UK by country of last residence( 2) , 2003 to 2005: United Kingdom|
|All countries||European Union 15( 3)||European Union A8( 3)||European Union 25( 3)||Non-EU( 4)|
|Estimate||Percentage of all migrants||Estimate||Percentage of all migrants||Estimate||Percentage of all migrants||Estimate||Percentage of total|
|(1 )Estimates of total international migration (TIM) are compiled using the following sources of migration data: International Passenger Survey (IPS) data on migrants and visitors; Home Office data on asylum seekers and their dependants; and estimates of migration between the UK and the Irish Republic from the Irish Central Statistics Office. An international migrant is defined as someone who changes their country of residence for at least a year so that the country of destination effectively becomes the country of usual residence.|
(2 )Estimates by country of last residence can include migrants of any citizenship. Therefore British citizens previously resident in another EU country and returning to the UK will be included in these estimates.
(3 )For 2003, EU estimates are shown only for the EU15 (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, the Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden). From 2004, the estimates are also shown for A8 (the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia) and the EU25 (i.e. the EU15 and A8 groups, plus Malta and Cyprus), These splits are necessary because TIM estimates are not available for the post accession groupings before 2004.
(4 )For 2003, non-EU includes all the countries that acceded to the EU on 1 May 2004.
(5 )Not applicable.
International Migration MN No.32, 2005, Table 2.2
|Table 2: migration to the UK from the EU by country of last residence( 1) , 2003 to 2005 (IPS only( 2) ): United Kingdom|
|Country of last residence||2003( 3)||2004( 3)||2005( 3)|
|(1) Estimates by country of last residence can include migrants of any citizenship. In particular, British citizens previously resident in another EU country and returning to the UK will be included in these estimates.|
(2 )The International Passenger Survey (IPS) excludes most asylum seekers, flows between the UK and the Irish Republic, and adjustments for switchers (i.e. people whose migration intentions are not realised).
(3 )For 2003, total EU figures are for EU15 and for 2004 and 2005 are for EU25.
(4 )Not applicable
International Passenger Survey
Andrew Stunell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue was raised by the landfill tax in each of the last 10 years for which records exist; and how much was (a) allocated in grants and (b) disbursed. 
Angela Eagle: Annual UK landfill tax receipts for 1997-98 to 2005-06, and a provisional figure for 2006-07 are published by HM Revenue and Customs at:
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