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Dr. Fox: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to paragraph B75 of the pre-Budget report, Cm 7484, what the reasons were for the reclassification of £1.4 billion of Ministry of Defence expenditure in financial year 2007-08 from current to capital expenditure. 
Yvette Cooper: Net investment by the Ministry of Defence in 2007-08 was revised up by £1.2 billion following the Budget 2008 forecast. Most of this adjustment related to a revision of the treatment of certain capital spending which had previously been regarded as solely for military use and therefore considered as current spending for national accounts purposes.
Dr. Stoate: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) mean and (b) mode redundancy payment was in (i) England and (ii) the South East in each of the last five years; and how many and what proportion of redundancy payments have been above the tax free threshold of £30,000 since the threshold was set at that level. 
Mr. Timms: This specific tax exemption applies to redundancy payments and some other forms of termination payment. Where a payment of this kind is not exempt, HMRC collects the tax due through self-assessment and PAYE.
However, only information about non-exempt payments via self-assessments is recorded. HMRC therefore does not have comprehensive data on payments below the £30,000 threshold or what proportion relate to redundancy payments.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many individuals in Peterborough constituency have been overpaid tax credits (a) once, (b) twice and (c) three or more times since 1 April 2005; and if he will make a statement; 
Mr. Timms: Child and working tax credits were not introduced until April 2003. The information requested is not available. However the following table provides a snapshot of information on the number of families in the Peterborough constituency with one, two and three or more underpayments or overpayments of tax credits between 2003-04 and 2006-07. This is based on families who had a 2006-07 tax credit award and lived in Peterborough as at 31 August 2006.
|Regularity with which overpayment or underpayment of tax credits occurred||Number of awards underpaid||Number of awards overpaid|
Bridget Prentice: Information on the number of care and supervision orders made in each area for county and high courts in England and Wales for 2004 to 2007, and in each region for family proceedings courts in England and Wales for 2007, is shown in the following table.
|Number of public law care and supervision orders made( 1) in family proceedings courts( 2) and county and high courts in England and Wales|
|County/high courts||Family proceedings courts|
|(1) Counted by child.|
(2) There have been data quality issues with figures for family proceedings courts (FPCs) in the past. A new method of collection was introduced in April 2007 which has improved the coverage and completeness of data. Figures for FPCs are available at a regional level and have been rounded to the nearest 100.
HMCS FamilyMan; Manual Returns.
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