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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. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning the percentage of average earnings growth in each month of the financial year 2006-07 which was attributable to bonuses. I am replying in her absence. (148561)
The information you have requested is not available from the systems used to compile the Average Earnings Index. However, it is possible to see the effect of bonuses by comparing the growth rates for the two series Average Earningsincluding bonuses and Average Earningsexcluding bonuses published in Tables 15 and 16 respectively of the Labour Market Statistics First Release. The information is presented below for convenience.
Note that in March 2007 the growth rate for the including bonus series showed lower growth than the growth rate for the excluding bonus series. This means that in March bonuses were growing at a lower rate than regular pay.
|Year on year percentage growth rates (seasonally adjusted)|
|Average earnings including bonuses||Average earnings excluding bonuses|
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. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking in how many deaths (a) clostridium difficile, (b) MRSA and (c) acinetobactor has (i) been reported as contributing to and (ii) causing death. I am replying in her absence. (148479)
Special analyses of deaths involving MRSA and Clostridium difficile are undertaken annually by ONS for England and Wales. These are published annually in Health Statistics Quarterly.
The latest year for which such figures are available is 2005. These data were released in Health Statistics Quarterly 33 which is available in the House of Commons library and on the National Statistics website.(1,2,3) These reports contain tables of the number of deaths where MRSA and Clostridium difficile were reported as the underlying cause of death or were mentioned anywhere on the death certificate.
There are no routine statistics on deaths involving the gram negative bacterium acinetobacter. Doctors completing death certificates are asked to state the diseases, for example pneumonia, meningitis or septicaemia, which caused or contributed to death. They sometimes specify the micro-organism responsible for such infectious diseases, for example meningococcus, streptococcus pneumoniae etc, but are not required to do so. Indeed, they may not know the organism responsible when certifying the death, or there may be more than one. In addition, causes of death are classified using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). As its name implies, this is a classification of diseases not micro-organisms.
It includes codes for only a limited range of common pathogens. There is no code in any revision of the ICD for acinetobacter.
(1) Office for National Statistics (2007) Report: Deaths involving Clostridium difficile: England and Wales, 2001-05. Health Statistics Quarterly 33, 71-75.
(2) Office for National Statistics (2007) Report: Deaths involving MRSA: England and Wales, 2001-05. Health Statistics Quarterly 33, 76-81.
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. 
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.
|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)|
|(1) Small sample size.|
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking that the number of carers is counted in the 2011 Census. I am replying in her absence. (148072)
The inclusion of a question on carers on the 2011 Census is still being considered and the importance of the topic and the value of the data are recognised. Its inclusion is dependent upon space available on the census questionnaire and the requirements from statistics users for competing questions. Consultation on the content of the 2011 Census has identified demand for about six pages worth of questions per person. However, cost constraints and the burden on respondents are likely to limit space to three pages of questions per person and so there are difficult choices to be made.
The final decision on the content of the 2011 Census will ultimately be for Parliament to make.
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.
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. 
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. 
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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