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Mr. Dunne: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the net change has been in the number of full-time equivalent HM Revenue and Customs posts within each parliamentary constituency since 1997. 
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what savings HM Revenue and Customs expects to make from the closure of Chorley HM Revenue and Customs office and the movement of staff; and what the annual running cost was of the HMRC offices in (a) Chorley, (b) Bolton, (c) Southport and (d) Blackburn in the most recent period for which figures are available. 
Jane Kennedy: Most of HMRCs business units, including those with staff currently employed in Chorley, can operate more effectively by co-locating teams in a smaller number of locations, allowing more efficient work processes to be introduced. There will be some specific costs attached to the relocation of staff from one office to another, but the efficiency savings resulting from HMRCs overall restructuring cannot be realistically apportioned to individual offices.
|Total cash running costs (net of VAT), 2007-08|
Individual business units are allocated budgets to meet their total costs and overheads for all their staff. The Chorley HMRC office currently houses staff from four different business units and to break down the costs of each business unit to individual office level could be done only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Salmond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much in (a) direct and (b) indirect taxes was (i) collected and (ii) administered by the HM Revenue and Customs office in Peterhead in each year since 1997. 
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Mr. Salmond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer from which HM Revenue and Customs offices the Share Fishermans Scheme is administered; and how much duty was collected from this scheme in each of the last five years, broken down by location. 
Jane Kennedy: The Share Fishermans Scheme is administered by two HM Revenue and Customs offices: for England, Wales and Northern Ireland it is administered by a fishing unit based in Newton Abbot and for Scotland by a fishing unit based in Peterhead.
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Jane Kennedy: Details of information management procedures at the Valuation Office Agency, including any incidents related to protected personal data since 2004, will be included in the Agencys annual report for 2007-08 which will be published shortly.
Robert Neill: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 8 May 2008, Official Report, column 1092W, on the Valuation Office: digital mapping, for what reasons the agency no longer plays an active role in the development of the digital national framework; and when it stopped playing an active role. 
Jane Kennedy: The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) switched from an active role in the development of the digital national framework (DNF) to becoming a correspondence member in August 2005. Since that time VOA and Ordnance Survey have developed a closer working relationship, addressing VOA requirements that had previously been fulfilled by attendance at the DNF expert group meetings.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many complaints about tax credits have been dealt with by the Adjudicators Office in each of the last two years; and of those how many took (a) over six months but less than one year and (b) more than one year to resolve; 
(2) what the average length of time taken by the Adjudicators Office to complete an investigation of a complaint regarding tax credits has been in each year since the inception of tax credits. 
The Adjudicator, who acts as a fair and unbiased referee looking into complaints about HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), including the Tax Credit Office (TCO), keeps their own information on the complaints they deal with.
Available information on the Adjudicators Office is published in her annual reports which are available at: www.adjudicatorsoffice.gov.uk/publications.htm The Adjudicator expects to publish her 2008 report in July 2008.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken to ensure that Tax Credit offices do not continue to demand recovery of disputed over-payments from families whilst the Adjudicators Office is investigating the dispute. 
Mr. Crausby: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many breast cancer cases were diagnosed in each strategic health authority region in each of the last 11 years; and how many deaths from breast cancer there were in each year. 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many breast cancer cases were diagnosed, and how many deaths from breast cancer there were, in each strategic health authority region in each of the last 11 years. 
The most recent available figures for cancer incidence are for 2005. Figures requested are given in Table 1. The most recent available figures for cancer deaths are for 2006. Figures requested are given in Table 2.
|Table 1: Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer( 1) , by sex and strategic health authority, 1995 to 2005|
|(1) Breast cancer is coded to C50 in the International Classification of Diseases 10(th) Revision (1CD-10)|
Office for National Statistics
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