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|Table 2 : Period life expectancy at birth( 1) , the five most deprived local authorities in England( 2) , and England, 1991-93 and 2003-05( 3) , fe males|
|Years of life|
|Hackney (1)||Tower Hamlets (2)||Manchester (3)||Islington (4)||Liverpool (5)||England|
|(1) Period life expectancy at birth is an estimate of the average number of years a newborn baby would survive if he or she experienced the areas age-specific mortality rates for that time period throughout his or her life. The figure reflects mortality among those living in the area in each time period, rather than mortality among those born in each area. It is not therefore the number of years a baby born in the area in each time period could actually expect to live, both because the death rates of the area are likely to change in the future and because many of those born in the area will live elsewhere for at least some part of their lives.|
(2) Defined using the English Indices of Deprivation 2004 (ID2004) local authority district average ranks, where 1 is the most deprived. The ID2004 are based on one time period (2001-02), therefore rankings are the same for all years.
(3) Three-year rolling averages, based on deaths registered in each year and mid-year population estimates.
Cyclically-adjusted net borrowing in the UK has averaged 1.0 per cent. of GDP over the
current economic cycle. Over the same period, the structural balance has averaged 1.9 per cent. in the euro area, 2.1 per cent. in France, 2.3 per cent. in Germany and 2.8 per cent. in Italy.
Mr. Letwin: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason he has ceased to produce an estimated GDP deflator at market prices for financial years 2007-08 to 2010-11; if he will place a copy of his latest estimate in the Library; and if he will make a statement. 
Angela Eagle: The latest projections for the GDP deflator by financial year were published, as usual, in the 2007 Pre-Budget Report and Comprehensive Spending Review (Cm 7227) Table B3: Economic assumptions for the public finance projections. This includes an estimate for 2007-08 and projections for 2008-09 through 2012-13.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the population is in (a) Southend on Sea and (b) Southend West constituency; and what estimate he has made of the likely equivalent figures in (i) 2011 and (ii) 2015. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your question regarding what the current population is in (a) Southend-on-Sea and (b) Southend West constituency; and what estimate has been made of the equivalent figures for (i) 2011 and (ii) 2015.1 am replying in her absence. (159649)
The latest available population estimate for mid-2006 for Southend-on-Sea is 160,000. The projection for i) 2011 is 161,000 and for ii) 2015 is 162,000.
ONS does not make population projections for Parliamentary Constituency areas. Annual population estimates are not currently available for Southend West constituency, though we are intending to publish an experimental estimates series for Parliamentary Constituency areas. Estimates for 2002-2005 are planned for release in December 2007.
Guidance on the regularity and propriety of expenditure is given in the HM Treasury publication Managing Public Money (available on the HM Treasury website). This guidance has been interpreted to form departmental policy. The policy adopted is that it is inappropriate to use official funds to pay for staff parties; the cost of any parties are met by staff themselves.
Mr. Prisk: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases being investigated by HM Revenue and Customs under the settlements legislation were stopped as a result of the House of Lords judgment in the Jones v. Garnett case. 
Mr. Prisk: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of the Jones v. Garnett case, including all legal fees and associated charges. 
Angela Eagle: Known legal and associated costs of the Jones v. Garnett case, including HMRC counsels' costs and court fees, are £120,207. However, the Treasury has not made any estimate of the costs of the Jones v. Garnett case. The total costs incurred by HM Revenue and Customs cannot be calculated as some of the taxpayers' costs for the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords are either unknown or still to be settled. In addition, no records have been kept to enable costs such as those related to remuneration and associated overheads for the time spent by HMRC employees who have worked on aspects of the case to be calculated.
Mr. Prisk: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigations under the settlements legislation was in each of the last three years, including legal charges and HMRC and departmental staff costs. 
Mr. Prisk: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which Minister was responsible for approving the original decision for HM Revenue and Customs to pursue the Jones v. Garnett case under the settlements legislation. 
Jane Kennedy: A number of different teams in both HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs have worked on the review of the residence and domicile rules that govern personal taxation, alongside other duties.
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what matters in respect of the use of fiscal instruments to combat climate change were discussed at the meeting of G7 finance ministers in Washington DC on 20 October 2007; and what decisions were taken on the matter. 
We discussed the importance of unified action to address energy security and global climate change while supporting growth and economic development. We are committed to working with major economies and through the UN climate process to that end. We agree that market based policy measures should be effectively designed to meet specific conditions in each country. We noted the need for scaling up investments in cleaner and lower carbon technologies through existing mechanisms such as the Clean Energy and Investment Framework and agreed to explore the creation of a clean technology fund to support the deployment of clean energy technologies to developing countries.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about long-term adult unemployment in each year since 2005. (158987)
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles statistics of unemployment for local areas from the Annual Population Survey (APS) following International Labour Organisation definitions.
Table 1 provides estimates of the levels of long-term adult unemployment in each London constituency for the 12 month periods ending in March for 2006 and 2007, from the APS.
ONS also compiles statistics for local areas of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA). Table 2 shows the annual average number of JSA claimants claiming for over 12 months, resident in each London constituency for 2005 and 2006.
|Table 1: Long-term adult unemployment: London parliamentary constituencies|
|Long-term unemployed (thousand)|
|12 months ending|
|London parliamentary constituency||March 2006||March 2007|
|(1) Sample size too small to provide estimates.|
1. Estimates are subject to sampling variability.
2. Changes in the estimates over time should be treated with caution.
Annual Population Survey
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