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Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when he plans to reply to the letter of 5 January 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr E. Warne; 
Ian Pearson: Due to the large volume of correspondence received on these issues there has been a delay in sending some responses. The Treasury hopes to be in a position to reply to the right hon. Member shortly.
Steve Webb: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what means a person can obtain (a) by telephone and (b) by post a list of the years of their working life for which they have made some National Insurance (NI) contributions but not enough for a qualifying year towards their state pension, together with an estimate of the cost of turning each such year into a qualifying year through payment of Class 3 NI contributions where such an option is still available; and if he will make a statement. 
A person can write to HM Revenue and Customs, National Insurance Contributions Office, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE98 1ZZ or telephone the National Insurance Enquiry Helpline on 0845 915 5996 and ask for a statement of their national insurance account. The statement requested will show all of the years on that person's national insurance record and the amounts of national insurance (if any) paid each year. The statement will also identify any years which are not qualifying years because no contributions, or insufficient contributions have been paid and, if voluntary
contributions can still be paid the dates by which payments must be made and the amounts payable.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to increase the uptake and availability of tax-free regular savings among (a) those on low incomes and (b) senior citizens. 
Ian Pearson: The Government are committed to doing more to raise levels of financial capability across the population, ensuring people are able to make informed financial choices, including about saving, and develop the skills and confidence to manage their finances effectively.
Account holders will be able to deposit up to £25 a month for two years, and the Government will contribute 50p for each pound saved in the scheme. The Government contribution, and any other return on Saving Gateway accounts, will be tax-free.
Every adult also has an annual individual savings account (ISA) allowance of £7,200, £3,600 of which can be saved in cash. ISAs are tax-free, and the current ISA limits mean that the majority of people can hold all of their savings in a tax-efficient way.
|Total amount of fines, persons fined and average fine for selling alcohol to person under 18, 2003-2007|
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|(1) Licensing Act 1964 S 168 A and B as added by Licensing Young Persons) Act 2000 S 1|
(2) Licensing Act 2003 S 146
1. The average in the Total column is the total of "Total Fines" divided by the total of "Persons Fined
2. The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with and disposals were primary disposals handed out. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe an offender could be issued with more than one disposal for a committed offence.
3. Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish on her Department's website an abstract relating to each project licence granted under the Animals Act 1986 before 2005. 
Mr. Malik: We have no plans to do so. We believe that it is a better use of resources to focus our energies on ensuring that as many abstracts are posted for newly granted licences as possible. Abstracts are provided voluntarily by licensees and there are currently over 1,750 posted on the Home Office website.
Mr. Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost of the use in (a) pharmaceutical research and (b) other research areas of cynomolgus macaques born of captive bred parents. 
Mr. Malik: No estimates have yet been made of the cost of using cynomolgus macaques born of captive bred parents for research purposes under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in either pharmaceutical research or other research areas.
We will consider these costs in assessing the impact of the European Commission's proposal for a draft directive for the protection of animals used in scientific procedures to replace Directive 86/609/EEC published in November 2008. We will publish the impact assessment when we consult formally on the draft directive.
Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the levels of crime against domestic property in (a) Cheshire and (b) Halton constituency in the latest period for which figures are available. 
In 2007-08, there were 3,865 offences of burglary in a dwelling recorded in the Cheshire police force area. This represents a fall of 13 per cent. compared to 2006-07. There were 5,297 recorded offences of criminal damage to a dwelling in 2007-08, a fall of 14 per cent. compared to the previous year.
There were 581 offences of burglary in a dwelling recorded by the police in Halton in 2007-08, a fall of 12 per cent. over the previous year. There were 1,159 recorded offences of criminal damage to a dwelling, a fall of 8 per cent. over the previous year.
Mr. Alan Campbell: The Home Office does not collect statistics from police forces regarding seizures of illegal wildlife items. However, HM Revenue and Customs has published information in their annual reports regarding items that they have seized under the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). This is detailed in the attached table:
|Number of seizures||Number of items seized||Number of seizures||Number of items seized||Number of seizures||Number of items seized|
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