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Main (reporting) charities are those required to prepare accounts and to send an Annual Return to the Charity Commission or, if their income is less than £10.000, inform the Commission of changes to the information we hold on the Register of Charities. The figures above exclude subsidiary and group charities as these report to the Commission through the charities listed above. As of 30 April 2009, there were 22,662 subsidiary and group charities.
Our website provides regular updates on the key facts and figures of the Register and further explanations of terms at:
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Mr. Maude: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 17 October 2008, Official Report, column 1577W, on local government: bank services, what information (a) the Office of the Third Sector and (b) the Charity Commission received from (i) the Financial Services Authority, (ii) the Bank of England and (iii) HM Treasury on the level of risk associated with charities investing in Icelandic banks between October 2007 and October 2008. 
As the Chief Executive of the Charity Commission, I have been asked to respond to your written Parliamentary Question on the information the Charity Commission received from (i) the Financial Services Authority, (ii) the Bank of England and (iii) HM Treasury on the level of risk associated with charities investing in Icelandic banks between October 2007 and October 2008.
The Charity Commission received no information from these bodies on this issue.
As the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, the role of the Charity Commission is not to provide advice to charities on specific investments but to provide advice on the general powers and duties of trustees in relation to the investment of charitable funds. As such, our guidance for charities states that the fundamental principle governing trustees decisions about investing their charitys funds is that they must take a prudent approach, considering both the suitability for their charity of any investment and the need for diversification.
This guidance specifically emphasises that, before making investments and when reviewing them, trustees must obtain and consider advice from a suitably qualified adviser, unless the size of the funds available for investment is so small that seeking investment advice wouldnt be cost effective.
The Commission itself is legally prohibited from offering specific investment advice to individual charities.
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As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time civil servants have been made redundant in each of the last 10 years. (272641).
The Office for National Statistics collects data on leavers from the Civil Service as part of the Annual Civil Service Employment Survey (ACSES).
The requested data are attached at Annex A.
|Annex A: Full-time and part-time civil servants made redundant in the last 10 years( 1,2)|
|Permanent employees only|
|(1) Includes civil servants who have taken compulsory early retirement or compulsory early severance. Excludes civil servants who are over pension age.|
(2) Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10.
(3) Data sourced from the Mandate collection (1999-2006), undertaken by Cabinet Office, which provides approximately 85 per cent. coverage of civil service Departments and Agencies.
(4) Data sourced from the Annual Civil Service Employment Survey (2007 and 2008), undertaken by ONS, which provides 100 per cent coverage of civil service Departments and Agencies.
(5) Survey reference date 1 April.
(6) Survey reference date 30 September.
(7) Survey reference date 31 March.
Mandate data collection and Annual Civil Service Employment Survey
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many alcohol-related deaths there were in (a) the East of England and (b) Suffolk in the last 12 months. (273247)
The table attached provides the number of deaths with an alcohol-related underlying cause in (a) the East of England government office region and (b) Suffolk county, for 2007 (the latest year available).
|Table 1. Number of deaths with an alcohol-related underlying cause of death( 1) , East of England Government Office region and Suffolk county( 2) , 2007( 3)|
|(1) Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). The specific causes of death categorised as alcohol-related, and their corresponding ICD-10 codes, are shown in the box below.|
(2) Based on boundaries as of 2009.
(3) All figures are for deaths registered in 2007.
|Box 1. Alcohol-related causes of deathInternational Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10)|
|Cause of death||ICD-10 code(s)|
Chris Ruane: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the electoral registration rates are for each local authority, ranked from highest to lowest; and how much each such authority spent on electoral registration per elector in the latest period for which figures are available. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your question asking what the electoral registration rates are for each local authority ranked from highest to lowest; and how much each such authority spent on electoral registration per elector in the latest period for which figures are available. (272732)
The closest approximation to the registration rates that you have requested is the number of people who were registered to vote in Local Government elections as a percentage of the estimated resident population aged 18 and over. The table shows these percentages for each Local Authority in the UK in 2007. This is the latest year for which estimates of the usually resident population are available by Local Authority. A copy of the table has been placed in the Library of the House.
Care should be taken when interpreting these percentages. There may be an underestimation in some areas, as not everyone who is usually resident is entitled to vote. For example foreign citizens from outside of the EU and Commonwealth are not eligible to vote.
Conversely, for other areas the percentages may be over estimates and, in some cases, exceed one hundred per cent as figures for the registered electorate may be inflated. People who have more than one address may register in more than one place (e.g. students may register at parental and term-time addresses) and electoral registration officers vary in how quickly they remove people from the registers after they have moved away from an area or died.
Data on how much each local authority spent on electoral registration per elector are not currently available. As part of its work in developing Performance Standards for electoral services, the Electoral Commission launched a financial information survey across Great Britain on 10 September 2007. Electoral Registration Officers and Returning Officers were asked to complete the survey and return it by 31 July 2008.
The Commission is currently analysing this information in conjunction with CIPFA (the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants) and will publish results in due course. It will be for the Commission to decide whether it wishes to collect and publish financial information in relation to 2008-09.
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