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Average Earnings

Jim Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the percentage of average earnings growth in each month of financial year 2006-07 which was attributable to bonuses. [148561]

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

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 9 July 2007:

Year on year percentage growth rates (seasonally adjusted)
Average earnings including bonuses Average earnings excluding bonuses

2006

April

4.0

3.7

May

4.4

3.9

June

4.9

4.0

July

3.9

3.3

August

3.8

3.6

September

4.1

3.7

October

4.2

3.9

November

4.0

3.6

December

3.9

3.6

2007

January

4.6

3.5

February

5.2

3.6

March

3.5

3.7


Bacterial Diseases: Death

Sandra Gidley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many deaths (a) clostridium difficile, (b) MRSA and (c) acinetobacter has been reported as (i) contributing to and (ii) causing death. [148479]

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


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Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 9 July 2007:

Bank Services

Jim Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people aged (a) 0 to 18, (b) 18 to 24, (c) 25 to 50, (d) 50 to 65, (e) 66 to 84 and (f) 85 years and over held current bank accounts in each region covered by the regional development agencies at the latest date for which figures are available. [148073]

Kitty Ussher: The most recent data available that allows assessment to be made of levels of bank account holding is the Family Resources Survey from 2005-06. The information in the survey is at household level, not individual level.

This data is broken down to Government office regional level and age of the household reference person (the owner of the household property, or the household member with the highest income).


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Households ( T housand) rounded to the nearest 10,000
Age of household reference person
Government office region Under 25 25 to 49 50 to 64 65 to 84 85 and over( 1)

North East

70

430

230

230

30

North West and Merseyside

180

1,260

690

590

70

Yorks and Humberside

140

850

480

420

40

East Midlands

100

670

390

330

40

West Midlands

130

900

480

450

60

Eastern

150

1,000

520

490

70

London

200

1,610

560

470

60

South East

200

1,460

800

710

110

South West

130

860

520

510

80

Wales

80

470

290

280

40

Scotland

150

950

480

440

50

Northern Ireland

30

280

140

100

10

All

1,560

10,750

5,590

5,030

650

(1) Small sample size.

Census: Carers

Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that the number of carers is counted in the 2011 Census. [148072]

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

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 9 July 2007:

Crown Dependencies

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) financial aid and (b) assistance was provided by the Government to each of Her Majesty's Crown dependencies in 2005-06. [145718]

Kitty Ussher: The Treasury itself made no such payments in 2005-06. In April 2006 it made a payment of some £585,000 to Jersey. This was a refund of Crown hereditary revenues that Jersey had previously paid into the Consolidated Fund. The refund of such receipts is a long-standing arrangement required by the Jersey and Guernsey (Financial Provisions) Act 1947. The Treasury has no knowledge of any payments to the Crown dependencies by other Government Departments.

Departments: Common Purpose

Philip Davies: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department paid to Common Purpose in each of the last five years; for what purpose; and what the outcome of the expenditure was. [147606]


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Angela Eagle: The payments made by the Treasury to Common Purpose in each of the last five years were as follows:

£

2002-03

4,230

2003-04

4,704

2004-05

3,525

2005-06

0

2006-07

8,166


The payments were for training courses and events. Records of the outcome of the expenditure are not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Departments: Private Finance Initiative

Mrs. Lait: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total cost is of all private finance initiative projects for which his Department has responsibility completed since 1997; and what the projected cost is of such projects commissioned or under way. [148020]

Angela Eagle: The Treasury has one completed PFI project which relates to the 1 Horse Guards Road building. There are no other projects commissioned or under way. Full details of the 1 Horse Guards Road PFI project have been included in the Treasury's resource accounts in each year since the project's inception in 2002-03. The Treasury's 2006-07 Annual Report and Accounts, including the resource accounts, are available from http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/about/departmental_reports/annual_report07.cfm. and the resource accounts for earlier years are available from www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/about/resourceaccounts/resourceaccounts_index.cfm. The 1 Horse Guards Road project is also included in the list of signed PFI deals at http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/documents/public_private_partnerships/ppp_pfi_stats.cfm, which projects total unitary charge payments, including capital repayments and services, up until 2033-34. The projections for service costs are conditional on the performance of the private sector contractor.


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