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Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners of Scottish origin are serving sentences in prisons in England and Wales, broken down by prison establishment; 
(2) how many prisoners of English or Welsh origin are serving sentences in Scottish prisons. 
Mr. Hanson: The information requested is not held centrally and could be obtained only by manually requesting every prisoner to identify their country of origin at a disproportionate cost.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many inmates of young offender institutions received injuries requiring an overnight stay in hospital following restraint by prison officers in each of the last three years. 
The information requested is held locally but not collated centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. To obtain this information would
require every prison that holds young offenders to check the record of every instance of use of force over the last three years to see if hospitalisation was involved.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether juveniles held in (a) secure training centres and (b) secure children's homes are allowed to smoke cigarettes. 
Mr. Hanson: Young people held in secure training centres and secure childrens homes are not allowed to smoke.
Andrew George: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average wage in Cornwall was at the latest date for which figures are available. 
Angela Eagle: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.
Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 24 July 2007:
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what the average wage in Cornwall was at the latest date for which figures are available. I am replying in her absence. (152107)
Levels of earnings are estimated from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), and are provided for all full-time employees on adult rates of pay, whose pay for the survey period was not affected by absence. The ASHE, carried out in April each year, is the most comprehensive source of earnings information in the United Kingdom.
I attach a table showing the mean and median gross weekly earnings for all full-time employees in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly for the year 2006.
|Gross weekly pay for employee jobs( a) by place of work: 2006Cornwall and Isles of Scilly|
|Full-time employees||Full-time male||Full-time female|
|(a) Employees on adult rates whose pay for the survey pay-period was not affected by absence.|
Guide to quality:
The Coefficient of Variation (CV) indicates the quality of a figure, the smaller the CV value the higher the quality. The true value is likely to lie within +/- twice the CVfor example, for an average of £200 with a CV of 5 per cent. (£10), we would expect the population average to be within the range £180 to £220.
(*) CV <= 5 per cent.
CV >5 per cent. and <= 10 per cent.
Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, Office for National Statistics.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will (a) update the estimates given for the cost of capital gains tax business paper relief in 2001-02 and 2002-03 in his Tax Ready Reckoner November 2002 and (b) give an estimate for the years from 2003-04 to 2007-08. 
Jane Kennedy: The estimates of the cost of the relief as published in the Tax Ready Reckoners and in table A3.1 of Financial Statement and Budget Reports are for business and non-business assets combined. Taper relief is dependent upon the volume of disposals, which in turn is driven by changes in asset prices, particularly share prices. The movement between 2001-02 and 2002-03 was also influenced by the maturing of business asset taper relief.
The latest estimates of the Exchequer impact of taper relief for 2001-02 to 2006-07 are as follows.
|Estimated cost (£ million)|
Figures for 2005-06 and 2006-07 are available in the Estimated costs of the principal tax expenditure and structural reliefs table at http//www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/tax_expenditures/table1-5.pdf. Figures for 2007-08 are not available.
The estimated costs are not the same as the yield from abolition of taper relief as they do not take into account any behavioural changes which would occur if taper relief was abolished.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what cumulative cuts in carbon emissions measures outlined in the Budget were (a) predicted to be delivered and (b) delivered in each year since 1997. 
Angela Eagle: The environmental impact of Budget measures (including carbon savings where appropriate) is set out in Table 7.2 of the Budget 2007 document. This information is included in the environmental section of each Budget and pre-Budget report since 1998.
Mr. Syms: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many civil service posts he expects to be moved to Poole in the next five years. 
Andy Burnham: Departments are responsible for meeting their Lyons relocation targets and some have yet to finalise their plans for meeting the remainder of the 2010 target. HM Treasury does not hold comprehensive data on where Departments intend to move staff to over the next five years.
Mr. Anthony Wright: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many jobs have been moved into (a) Great Yarmouth and (b) Norfolk as a result of the Lyons review. 
Andy Burnham: By December 2006 15 posts had been relocated from London and the south-east to Norfolk as part of the Lyons relocation programme. None of these posts had moved to Great Yarmouth.
Mr. Anthony Wright: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the climate change levy in reducing carbon dioxide emissions. 
Angela Eagle: The climate change levy is estimated to have reduced emissions by a cumulative 16.5 million tonnes of carbon up to 2005 and by 2010 it is estimated to deliver savings of over 3.5 million tonnes of carbon per year.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer who the members are of the Council of Economic Advisers. 
Angela Eagle: The Chancellor has appointed Andrew Maugham to the Council of Economic Advisers.
Alistair Burt: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Surrey Heath (Michael Gove) of 21 June 2007, Official Report, column 2138W, on council tax: valuation, which company provides the laser measuring devices; and what the total expenditure by the Valuation Office Agency on purchasing items from that firm was in each of the last three years. 
Jane Kennedy: The Valuation Office Agency purchases its surveying equipment, including laser measuring devices, from a company called Survey Express Services Ltd. (SES) and is invoiced in bulk. It is not possible to identify individual purchases without incurring disproportionate cost.
Keith Vaz: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints were made against the behaviour of Customs officers during searches at British ports in each year since 1997. 
Jane Kennedy: The total number of all types of complaint including staff behaviour made each year is published in the annual reports of HM Revenue and Customs, previously HM Customs and Excise. Centrally held records do not provide the further detail requested.
Mrs. May: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Department paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997. 
Angela Eagle: As explained in the answer given by the then Financial Secretary the hon. Member for Wentworth (John Healey) on 28 June 2007, Official Report, column 873W, the fees paid to recruitment agencies for the Chancellor's Department could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Information on spending on recruitment consultancy is not held in a format whereby it can be separated out from other external management consultancy, or from the cost of agency staff.
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