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Mark Pritchard: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to monitor financial transactions between Afghan individuals in the United Kingdom and (a) Afghanistan and (b) Dubai. 
Angela Eagle: The Money Laundering Regulations 2007 require relevant persons (including banks and money service bureaus) to identify and verify the identity of their customers and to monitor their transactions.
Angela Eagle: The Government recognise the importance of readily available, specialist money advice to ensure that financially excluded people have access to the help and support they need to deal with financial distress, should it arise. The Government have established a £47.5 million money advice project in the current spending period, administered by BERR, to increase the availability of free face-to-face money advice in areas of high financial exclusion.
In addition, the Government have asked Otto Thoresen to report on the feasibility of a national approach to the delivery of generic financial advice. Generic Advice is basic financial guidance, tailored to the individuals own circumstances. It will be of particular benefit to those most vulnerable to the consequences of poor financial decisionsincluding the financially excluded and people on low incomes. The Thoresen review is due to report shortly.
Mr. Ingram: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings have taken place between his Department and the Scottish Executive to discuss the transfer of the Fossil Fuel Levy to the Consolidated Fund; and when those meetings took place. 
Angela Eagle: Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Governments practice to provide details of all such meetings.
Damian Green: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much Her Majestys Customs and Revenue and its predecessors spent on border security and enforcement in each of the last three financial years. 
Jane Kennedy: HM Revenue and Customs undertakes a range of activities at the border, including security and enforcement, regulatory, fiscal and trade facilitation. Resources are deployed according to risk and officers are trained to, and may discharge any or all of these functions. Security and, enforcement is an intrinsic part of HMRCs frontier work. No assessment has been made of the spend on purely security activity and it is not possible, or sensible in terms of proving meaningful information, to extract these costs.
Angela Eagle: Policies have been put in place to support the road haulage industry including a freeze of lorry vehicle excise duty since 2001, the extension of the Reduced Pollution Certificate scheme and the forthcoming graduated fixed penalty and deposit scheme.
Budget 2007 also announced the tripling of spending on enforcement through targeted checks and the recent pre-Budget report announced a further £2 million. We also look forward to receiving the conclusions from the Freight Data Feasibility Study, an outcome of the Haulage Industry Task Group.
The Government set out their policy on fuel duty in the last Budget based on the UK seeking to reduce polluting emissions and fund public services. By 2010 main fuel duty rates will still remain 11 per cent. lower in real terms than they were in 1999.
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ribble Valley of 4 February 2008, Official Report, column 860W, (1) if he will provide comparable figures for the number of unemployed university graduates for each year from 1997 to 2002; 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions on the number of unemployed university graduates for each year from 1997 to 2002 and the number of unemployed people aged 16 and over in each year from 1997 to 2002. (186044) and (186005)
The attached table gives unemployment figures for graduates and all people aged 16+ for the three month period ending June each year, from 1997 to 2002. Comparable estimates from 1998 and 2000 are not available.
The LFS estimates at this detailed level are only consistent with the UK population estimates published in February and March 2003 and they do not incorporate the more recent population estimates that are used in the headline LFS series.
As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
|Unemployed( 1) population aged 16 plusthree months ending June each year, 1997-2002 United Kingdom, not seasonally adjusted|
|(1) According to the ILO (International Labour Organisation) definition of unemployed, i.e. those who are without a job, are available to start work in the next two weeks, who want a job and have been seeking a job in the last four weeks or are waiting to start a job already obtained.|
(2) Those who hold qualifications to degree level or higher.
1. It should be noted that the estimates:
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.
2. Comparable data not available for 1998 and 2000.
ONS Labour Force Survey (LFS)
Chris Grayling: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of households of (a) married couples, (b) cohabiting couples and (c) lone parents with dependent children in each year since 1990. 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your request to asking what estimate has been made of the number of households with dependent children broken down by (a) married couples, (b) cohabiting couples and (c) lone parents in each year since 1990. (185882)
The question asks for the number of households broken down by family type. However, the number of households would not show the total number of married and cohabiting couples and lone parents with dependent children. This is because some households contain more than one family. Therefore, this answer shows the number of families, not the number of households. The number of families with dependent children in the UK can be estimated using the Labour Force Survey (LFS). According to the LFS, 0.8 per cent. of households in 2007 were occupied by more than one family.
Table 1 shows the latest UK family estimates for available years. Comparable estimates are not currently available for 1998 and 2000 or prior to 1997. Work is underway to make comparable LFS data available from 1992 onwards. It is hoped that this work will be completed by the end of 2008.
|Table 1: Number of UK families wit h dependent children by type|
LFS quarterly data, April to June, not seasonally adjusted.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question concerning the average age of immigrants to the UK. (186905)
In 2006, the latest full year for which data are available, the average age of those migrating to the UK was twenty-eight years.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking from which 10 countries the greatest number of migrants entered the UK in 2007. (186932)
International migration data for the 2007 calendar year are scheduled for release in November 2008. The International Passenger Survey, the main source of international migration estimates, shows that of those migrating to the UK in 2006, the top ten countries of last residence were:
Poland, India, Australia, Pakistan, China, France, United States, Germany, South Africa, and Spain.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was raised by landfill tax between January 2005 and December 2007; how much he expects to raise from landfill tax in 2008; and how the money is being used. 
Budget 2007 announced that the additional tax revenue from business as a result of the increase in the landfill tax escalator will be recycled to business through reductions in corporation tax announced in the Budget.
Angela Eagle: It is not possible using landfill tax receipts data to determine how much revenue is received from local authorities. This is because registered landfill site operators pay the tax to HM Revenue and Customs and pass on the cost to their customers through the disposal charges they set. The origin of the landfilled waste is not recorded on the tax return.
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