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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed in each year since 1997-98, broken down by strategic health authority area. [184250]

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 5 February 2008:

Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of prostate cancer( 1) , males, by strategic health authority, 1997 to 2005
SHA 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

England

19,878

20,375

22,203

24,256

27,380

27,672

27,777

29,406

28,887

North East

887

1,063

1,229

1,243

1,407

1,389

1,475

1,321

1,403

North West

2,554

2,626

2,843

3,096

3,651

3,525

3,637

4,468

4,293

Yorkshire and the Humber

1,857

1,818

1,923

2,372

2,631

2,598

2,639

2,909

2,729

East Midlands

1,465

1,531

1,747

1,939

2,115

2,136

2,090

2,415

2,619

West Midlands

2,085

2,247

2,411

2,723

3,076

3,235

3,249

3,377

3,350

East of England

2,247

2,266

2,609

2,938

3,192

3,270

3,194

3,164

3,453

London

2,593

2,661

2,742

2,797

3,074

3,115

3,062

3,012

2,876

South East Coast

2,081

1,997

2,225

2,289

2,441

2,302

2,270

2,268

2,317

South Central

1,480

1,632

1,808

2,038

2,349

2,361

2,334

2,484

2,169

South West

2,629

2,534

2,666

2,821

3,444

3,741

3,827

3,988

3,678

(1) Prostate cancer is coded to C61 in the International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision (ICD-10).
Source:
Office for National Statistics.

Revenue and Customs: Higher Civil Servants

Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been claimed in expenses by HM Revenue and Customs staff at Senior Civil Service level and above in the last five year period for which data are available. [183704]

Angela Eagle: New management reporting systems installed by HM Revenue and Customs in November 2006 provide information from that date. Information prior to November 2006 could only be provided at disproportionate cost. For the period 1 November 2006 to 31 March 2007 expense claims for staff at senior civil service (SCS) levels were £326,909. The number of senior civil servants who made claims during this period was 337.

Revenue and Customs: Recruitment

Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost has been of placing advertisements for HM Revenue and Custom’s recruitment programme on the Google search engine. [183714]


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Angela Eagle: A three-month package was bought via HMRC’s recruitment advertising provider at a cost of £9,000.

The package has been particularly effective in attracting interest in HMRC’s Graduate Development Programme, resulting in an increase in the normal number of applicants.

Revenue and Customs: Visits Abroad

Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which overseas destinations were visited by HM Revenue and Customs staff in the last financial year; how many visits were made to each destination; and what the cost to the public purse was of visits to each destination. [183715]

Angela Eagle: New systems installed by HM Revenue and Customs in November 2006 advise that staff visited the following countries during the period 1 November 2006 to 31 March 2007. A small number of staff that are abroad for long periods may not be reflected in these numbers and could be included only at disproportionate cost. An analysis of the costs between countries visited could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

I refer to the answer given to your written parliamentary question in September 2007 (HMT Ref: 4555W 06/07). The cost of travel and hotels for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on travel abroad in the period 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007 was £1,949,181.


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Number of visits

United Arab Emirates

33

Afghanistan

6

Anguilla

1

Austria

8

Australia

10

Belgium

335

Bulgaria

27

Bahrain

1

Brazil

6

Canada

7

Switzerland

5

China

5

Serbia/Montenegro

2

Cyprus

2

Czech Republic

2

Germany

43

Denmark

14

Spain

31

Finland

7

France

403

Ghana

20

Gibraltar

1

Hong Kong

1

Croatia

5

Hungary

16

Indonesia

1

Ireland

61

India, Sikkim prov.

4

Italy

14

Jamaica

5

Japan

4

South Korea

1

Kuwait

1

Kazakhstan

1

St. Lucia

1

Sri Lanka

2

Lithuania

6

Luxembourg

29

Latvia

1

Malta

18

Malaysia

4

Mozambique

1

Netherlands

90

Norway

3

New Zealand

2

Peru

3

Pakistan

5

Poland

27

Portugal

24

Romania

32

Sweden

11

Slovenia

3

Slovakia

1

Turks and Caicos islands

1

Turkey

10

USA

10

Uzbekistan

3

Venezuela

2

Vietnam

3

Vanuatu

1

Yemen

1

South Africa

2

Total

1,379


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