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Angela Eagle: I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answers I gave the right hon. Member for East Yorkshire (Mr. Knight) and the hon. Member for Southend, West (Mr. Amess) on 7 January 2008, Official Report, column 330W.
Angela Eagle: The information requested is not available. At pre-Budget report (PBR) 2007, HMRC published Developing Methodologies for Measuring Direct Tax Losses. This included an estimate of the proportion of those receiving an income tax self assessment tax return (individuals, partnerships and trusts) who had understated their tax liability for each of 1999-2000, 2000-01 and 2001-02. It can be found on the internet at:
HM Treasury, Office for National Statistics, Office of Government Commerce, OGC Buying Solutions, Royal Mint and the Valuation Office Agency have reported five cases or fewer but are unable to provide a further breakdown in order to avoid the possibility of identification of individuals.
|Department/Agency: HM Revenue and Customs|
|(1) Fewer than 5 cases|
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the number of lone parents of working age living in each region of the UK. (184848)
The information requested is given in the table overleaf. The figures in the table are estimates from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) for the three month period ending in
June of 2007.
As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
|Number of working age( 1) lone parents with dependent children( 2) by region and sex, April to June 2007, not seasonally adjusted|
|Lone fathers||Lone mothers||All lone parents|
|(1) Men aged 16 to 64 and women aged 16 to 59.|
(2) Dependent children are those aged under 16 and those aged or 16-18 who are never-married and in full-time education.
1. Figures at this detailed level are produced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) microdata which are weighted to the population estimates published by ONS in spring 2003. They do not incorporate the more recent population estimates used in the headline LFS series.
2. As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
Labour Force Survey household dataset
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) median employment income and (b) value of each (i) decile boundary and (ii) quartile boundary in employment income was in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent parliamentary question asking what the (a) median employment income and (b) value of each (i) decile boundary and (ii) quartile boundary in employment income was in the most recent year for which figures are available. (185238)
Levels of earnings, including medians, deciles and quartiles, are estimated from the annual survey of hours and earnings (ASHE), and are provided for 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.
ASHE results for 2007 can be obtained on the National Statistics website at:
(2) pursuant to the answer of 23 January 2008, Official Report, column 2098W, on Revenue and Customs: data protection, on what date the decision was taken to appoint Kieran Poynter to head the review; 
Angela Eagle: The Chancellor announced the appointment of Kieran Poynter to review of HMRC data handling procedures in his statement to the House on 20 November. It would be inappropriate to disclose details of the selection process.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 22 January 2008, Official Report, column 1962W, on Revenue and Customs: postal services, what proportion of non-recorded post was made up of bulk mail in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08 to date. 
Bulk mail covers any item of outward mail for which there is an element of pre-sorting or is dispatched from one of HMRC's major distribution or processing centres, i.e. self assessment tax returns sent to customers for completion.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints of ( a) sexual harassment and (b) sexual discrimination have been made by staff in (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
|Department/agency||Number of sexual harassment cases||Number of sexual discrimination cases|
|Key: < = less than|
When the number is less than five, the exact number cannot be disclosed on grounds of confidentiality.
Mrs. James: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer amongst what (a) age ranges and (b) social classes the incidence rates for malignant melanoma increased most rapidly in the latest period for which figures are available. 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking amongst what (a) age ranges and (b) social class the incidence rates for malignant melanoma have increased most rapidly in the last period for which figures are available. 
The most recent available incidence rates for melanoma of skin, by (a) age ranges for England, are for 2005. They are available in a first release on the National Statistics website:
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