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Death: Norfolk

Dr. Gibson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many excess winter deaths were recorded in (a) Norwich and (b) Norfolk in each of the last five years. [177801]

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 Karen Dunnell, dated 14 January 2008:

Table 1: Excess winter deaths( 1,2) , Norwich local authority district and Norfolk county, 2001-02 to 2005-06
Deaths (persons)
Winter Norwich Norfolk

2001-02

130

790

2002-03

40

430

2003-04

30

480

2004-05

80

630

2005-06

70

520

(1 )The estimated number of excess winter deaths is the difference between the number of deaths during the four winter months (December to March) and the average number of deaths during the preceding four months (August to November) and the following four months (April to July). Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
(2) Data are based on deaths occurring in each month.

Departmental Correspondence

Mr. Harper: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many letters his Department received from hon. Members and Peers in each session of Parliament since 1997. [174944]

Jane Kennedy: The Cabinet Office, on an annual basis, publishes a report to Parliament on the performance of Departments in replying to Members/Peers correspondence. Information relating to 2007 will be published as soon as it has been collated. The report for 2006 was published on 28 March 2007, Official Report, columns 101-04WS. Reports for earlier years are available in the Library of the House.

Departmental Pay

Sarah Teather: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 26 November 2007, Official Report, column 49W, on departmental pay, how many of those earning over £100,000 were employed (a) as special advisers and (b) in a political role in each year since 1997. [177184]

Angela Eagle: Since 2003, the Government have published on an annual basis the number of special advisers in each pay band. For the most recent information I refer the hon. Member to the statement made by my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister on 22 November 2007, Official Report, columns 147-51WS.

Information on the numbers and costs of special advisers prior to 2003 was provided at regular intervals and this information will be available in the Library of the House.

Stephen Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) his Department's agencies received bonuses in each year since 2002; and what the total sum paid in bonuses was in each case in each of those years. [178963]


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Angela Eagle: I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr. Hammond) on 8 October 2007, Official Report, column 218-19W.

Departmental Security Officer

Mr. Wallace: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Departmental Security Officer for (a) his Department and (b) HM Revenue and Customs were appointed. [169735]

Jane Kennedy: The current Departmental Security Officers for HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs were appointed on (a) 29 October 2007 and (b)2 July 2007 respectively, following the retirement of their predecessors.

Electorate

Mr. Hands: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the (a) number of electors and (b) total population is of each United Kingdom parliamentary constituency; [178958]

(2) what the (a) total population and (b) number of electors in each new United Kingdom parliamentary constituency effective after the next general election is expected to be. [179018]

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 14 January 2008:

Equitable Life

Mr. Evans: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons publication of the report on Equitable Life has been postponed until summer 2008; and if he will make a statement. [178935]

Angela Eagle: The timetable for the completion of the parliamentary ombudsman’s investigation into the prudential regulation of Equitable Life is entirely a matter for her.

Excise Duties: Motor Vehicles

Ms Katy Clark: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue is expected to be received from vehicle licence duty in financial year (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08. [177878]

Angela Eagle: The details of current receipts from the major tax streams including Vehicle Excise Duty is customarily published bi-annually in the Chancellor’s
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Budget and pre-Budget reports. Table B8 in Annex B of the 2007 pre-Budget report contains the requested information:

Gastrointestinal System: Death

Mr. Lansley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people died from upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage in the last five years in each region. [178235]

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 14 January 2008:


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Table 1. Number of deaths from (a) haemorrhage of the upper gastrointestinal tract, and (b) gastrointestinal haemorrhage of unspecified site. Government Office Regions, 2002-06( 1,2)
Deaths (persons)
North East North West Yorkshire and the Humber East Midlands West Midlands East of England London South East South West

(a) Site specified(3)

2002

107

333

178

147

236

218

254

386

246

2003

133

280

198

168

241

185

248

361

230

2004

105

286

194

164

212

247

284

357

224

2005

100

283

187

138

217

198

241

310

207

2006

108

251

178

142

253

202

213

317

187

(b) Site unspecified(2)

2002

93

164

156

169

142

158

131

245

161

2003

82

171

167

163

162

188

140

249

145

2004

97

168

171

160

132

157

138

200

157

2005

81

182

155

144

128

124

149

207

155

2006

98

168

152

158

132

130

124

181

167

Total(3) (a and b)

2002

200

497

334

316

378

376

385

631

407

2003

215

451

365

331

403

373

388

610

375

2004

202

454

365

324

344

404

422

557

381

2005

181

465

342

282

345

322

390

517

362

2006

206

419

330

300

385

332

337

498

354

(1) Based on boundaries as of 2008.
(2) Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.
(3) Deaths from upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage, site specified as the upper gastrointestinal tract, were defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes I85.0, K22.6, K25.0, K25.2, K25.4, K25.6, K26.0, K26.2, K26.4, K26.6, K27.0, K27.2, K27.4, K27.6, K28.0, K28.2, K28.4, K28.6, K29.0, and K92.0, where any one of these codes was recorded as the underlying cause of death.
(4) Deaths from gastrointestinal haemorrhage, site unspecified, were defined using the ICD-10 code K92.2, where this was recorded as the underlying cause of death.
(5) The total figure is an over-estimate of the number of deaths from upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage, since it includes deaths where the site was unspecified.

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