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Andrew Selous: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff (a) have applied to work flexible hours and (b) work flexible hours in (i) his Department and (ii) the executive agencies for which the Department is responsible. 
Angela Eagle: The Treasury and its agencies offer flexible working to staff where operational constraints permit. Many flexible working arrangements are made directly between managers and staff in line with Treasury guidance, and are not recorded. This information could therefore be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Justine Greening: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what headcount change there has been against his Departments annual efficiency savings as part of the Gershon review; and if he will make a statement; 
(3) how many full-time equivalent staff the Treasury Group has relocated outside London and the South-East through relocation plans made in response to the Lyons review; and if he will make a statement; 
(4) pursuant to page seven of HM Treasury Efficiency Technical Note (December 2006) what (a) activities, (b) working practices and (c) workflow processes; were (i) terminated and (ii) redesigned in each year since 2003-04; and if he will make a statement; 
Angela Eagle: HM Treasury Group publishes actions taken to achieve its efficiency savings and progress against its headcount reduction and relocation targets in its Spring Annual Report and Accounts and Autumn Performance Report. These are available at: www.hm-treasury.gov.uk. The 2007 Autumn Performance Report will be published shortly.
Justine Greening: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the part-time permanent staff headcount was in (a) the core Treasury, (b) the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), (c) OGC Buying Solutions and (d) the Department Management Office in each year since 1998; and if he will make a statement. 
Angela Eagle: The information for the full-time equivalent permanent staff headcount data for core Treasury, Office of Government Commerce (OGC), OGC Buying Solutions and the Debt Management Office in each year since 1998, can be located from the following website:
Justine Greening: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the full-time equivalent permanent staff headcount was in (a) the core Treasury, (b) the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), (c) OGC Buying Solutions and (d) the Department Management Office in each year since 1998; and if he will make a statement. 
Angela Eagle: The information for the full-time equivalent permanent staff headcount data for core Treasury, Office of Government Commerce (OGC), OGC Buying Solutions and the Debt Management Office since 1998, can be located from the following website:
David Taylor: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what entertainment or hospitality members of his Departments management board received in each of the last three financial years; and if he will make a statement. 
Angela Eagle: Paragraph 4.3.5 of the Civil Service Management Code sets out the rules on the registration of hospitality. The Government are committed to publishing an annual list of hospitality received by members of departmental boards. The first list for 2007 will be published as soon as it is ready after the end of the current calendar year.
Angela Eagle: In May 2000 HM Treasury entered into a 35 year PFI Contract with Exchequer Partnership (EP) in respect of its building at 1 Horse Guards Road. Under the terms of the contract EP refurbished the building, which was completed in July 2002. Under the contract EP is responsible for future refurbishments as necessary over the remainder of the life of the contract.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many deaths there were in (a) the East of England and (b) Suffolk as a result of diabetes in each of the last five years. (166152)
The attached table provides the number of deaths where diabetes (i) was the underlying cause of death and (ii) was mentioned on the death certificate, either as the underlying cause or as a contributing factor, in (a) East of England government office region and (b) Suffolk county, for 2002 to 2006 (the latest year available).
|Number of deaths from diabetes( 1,2) , East of England government office region, and Suffolk county( 3) , 2002-06( 4)|
|East of England||Suffolk|
|(i) Underlying cause||(ii) Any mention||(i) Underlying cause||(ii) Any mention|
|(1 )Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes E10-E14 (diabetes mellitus). (2) Figures shown as any mention' (column ii) include those where diabetes was recorded as the underlying cause (column i). (3) Based on boundaries as of 2007. (4) Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.|
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many deaths where misuse of drugs was the primary cause there were in Hemel Hempstead constituency in the last five years. (164120)
The most recent year for which figures are available is 2005. There were nine deaths certified as due to drug poisoning(1) and involving drugs controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act(2) to residents of Hemel Hempstead parliamentary constituency(3) in the five years 2001 to 2005. They do not include deaths which may be indirectly related to drug use, such as blood-borne viral infections or transport accidents.
(1) Defined using the following codes from the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision F11-F16, F18-F19, X40-X44, X60-X64, Y10-Y14, XS5
(2) Drugs controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 include class A, B and C drugs.
(3) Usual residents of Hemel Hempstead parliamentary constituency.
Michael Gove: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many EU citizens from other member states aged between 16 and 18 years old were resident in each local authority area in each of the last three years for which figures are available. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many EU citizens from other member states aged between 16 and 18 years were resident in each local authority area in each of the last three years for which figures are available. (165148)
Figures cannot be provided at the level of detail requested. The Labour Force Survey is the best available source on the characteristics of UK residents for the last three years. However, sample sizes from this source at this level are too small to provide estimates and could prove disclosive.
Lembit Öpik: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to reduce the fuel duty paid by individuals who use petrol and diesel powered farm machinery and agricultural road vehicles; and if he will make a statement. 
Angela Eagle: Fuel duty helps the Government meet their targets of reducing polluting emissions and funding public services. Vehicles which are not used (or which are used only incidentally) on public roads are entitled to use rebated gas oil which is liable for a duty rebate of over 80 per cent.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of change in the number of EU A8 nationals in employment in the UK since the A8 accession; what estimate he made of the number of A8 nationals working in the UK prior to A8 accession; and if he will make a statement. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the number of EU A8 nationals in employment in the UK since the A8 accession and the number of A8 nationals working in the UK prior to accession. I am replying in her absence. (162354)
The attached table gives the number of A8 nationals in employment for the three month period ending June each year, from 2001 to 2007.
The data for analysing migrant workers comes from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). The National Statistics method for estimating the number of migrant workers employed in the UK is routinely based on the number of people at a given time who were born abroad, are of working age (16-64 for men, 16-59 for women), and in employment. This question has been answered on this basis.
When interpreting the figures in the table, it is important to bear in mind that the LFS is not designed to cover everyone who is present in the UK. The survey may undercount the numbers of people who were born overseas, for the reasons which are set out in the table footnotes.
The LFS estimates at this detailed level are only available consistent with the UK population estimates published in February and March 2003 and are not comparable with the estimates published in the Labour Market Statistics First Release on 14 November 2007, which are based on latest population estimates.
Estimates are taken from the LFS. As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
|People of working age( 1) in employment by country of birth , t hree months ending June, 2001-07 United Kingdom, not seasonally adjusted|
|UK||EU A8( 2)|
|(1) Men aged 16 to 64 and women aged 16 to 59.|
(2) Accession 8 (A8) countries consist of: Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia.
It should be noted that the above estimates:
exclude those who have been resident in the UK for less than six months
exclude students in halls of residence who do not have a UK resident parent
exclude people in most types of communal establishment (e.g. hotels, boarding houses, hostels, mobile home sites etc.)
are grossed to population estimates that only include migrants staying 12 months or more
are grossed to population estimates consistent with those published in spring 2003 which are significantly lower than the latest population estimates as used in the Labour Market Statistics monthly First Release.
ONS Labour Force Survey
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what role Ministers played in authorising the fast-tracking of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 request on inheritance tax released on 8 November. 
Jane Kennedy: The disclosure made by the Treasury on 8 November 2007 was in response to a request made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 15 October 2007. In line with the requirements of the Act, the Treasury aims to answer all requests within 20 working days.
Jane Kennedy: The 2007 pre-Budget report (PBR) and comprehensive spending review (CSR) was published on 9 October. As is typically the case for all Budgets, pre-Budget reports and spending reviews, all material was sent to the printers in the final days before the publication date.
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