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|Table 2: International migration, asylum seeker adjustment( 1) flows and as a percentage of Total International Migration (TIM), time series 1997 to 2006( 2) , United Kingdom|
|Asylum seekers adjustment||TIM( 3)||Asylum seekers adjustment as percentage of TIM|
|Inflow||Out- flow||Net||Inflow||Out- flow||Net||Inflow||Out- flow||Net( 4)|
| Notes: 1. These figures are a statistical adjustment, not estimates of asylum seekers. Those migrants captured by the International Passenger Survey (IPS) stating the reason for visit as to seek asylum are excluded from these calculations to avoid double counting. 2. Several improvements have been made to the data sources and methods used in the estimation of the asylum seeker adjustment between 1997 and 2006. These figures are produced using the best available data and methods for each year. 3. Total International Migration (TIM) is the most comprehensive estimate of migration. It is based mainly on the IPS but also includes estimates of Irish flows supplied by the Irish Central Statistics Office, and adjustments for asylum seekers not captured in the IPS and for switchers (i.e. those whose migration intentions are not realised). 4. We recommend looking at the inflow and outflow proportions as the net proportion could be highly misleading. For example, should outflows of asylum seekers exceed inflows this would show as a negative percentage. If TIM net migration were zero, this would show as an infinite percentage. Source: Office for National Statistics.|
Robert Neill: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ribble Valley of 17 December 2007, Official Report, column 1126W, on mortgages: repossession orders, what assessment the Government have made of the reasons for the change in the number of mortgage possession orders from 2002 to 2006. 
Angela Eagle: The Ministry of Justice publishes figures for the numbers of possession orders made by county courts. The Government's assessment of personal debt and its proposals for tackling problem debt can be found in the Government's annual reports on tackling over-indebtedness, available at:
Justine Greening: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the balance of the National Insurance Fund was in excess of the minimum balance required in relation to benefit spending in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) what estimate was made by the Government Actuary of the minimum balance required in the National Insurance Fund in relation to benefit spending in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement. 
When there is a surplus it is invested. NICs and associated social security benefits operate within the Governments fiscal rules designed to ensure sound public finances. Any surplus of NICs over social security benefits (the NI Fund surplus) in any one year is not therefore an extra resource available to spend.
The minimum operating balance recommended by the Government Actuary is one sixth of annual benefit payments. Figures for the minimum balance shown in the table are based on actual benefit payments made in each year. Estimated levels of benefit payments are published annually by the Government Actuarys Department in reports on up-rating orders, copies of which are in the Library.
Jane Kennedy: The latest report by the Acting Government Actuary on the drafts of the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2008 and the Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Order 2008 (Cm 7312) was published on 23 January 2008. The Acting Government Actuary states that his predecessor recommended that the minimum balance in the National Insurance Fund should be one-sixth (16.7 per cent.) of estimated annual benefit expenditure. The report confirms that the balance in the fund is expected to be greater than the minimum recommended in 2008-09.
Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people died from Parkinsons disease in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each year since 1997. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many people died from Parkinsons disease in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each year since 1997. (186960)
The attached table provides the number of deaths from Parkinsons disease in (a) Jarrow parliamentary constituency, (b) South Tyneside local authority, (c) North East Government Office Region, and (d) the UK, from 1997 to 2006 (the latest year available).
|Table 1. Number of deaths from Parkinsons disease,( 1) Jarrow parliamentary constituency, South Tyneside local authority, North East government office region, and UK, 1997-2006( 2,3,4)|
|Jarrow||South Tyneside||North East||UK|
|(1) Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) code 332.0 from 1997 to 2000 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and from 1997 to 1999 for Scotland, and the Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code G20 from 2001 to 2006 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and from 2000 to 2006 for Scotland. The introduction of ICD-10 in 2000 for Scotland, and 2001 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland means that the numbers of deaths from this cause for earlier years are not comparable with those for later years.|
(2) Based on parliamentary constituency and local authority boundaries as of 2007.
(3) Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.
(4 )Figures include data provided by the Registrars General for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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