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Caroline Flint: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time employees there were in his Department's Euro Preparations Unit; what the annual budget of the unit was; and to which central Government departments such employees will be redeployed. 
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Since 2006 the Euro Preparation Unit's work has been undertaken by a wider Treasury team. Costs of staffing and expenditure on euro preparations have therefore been grouped within that team's overall costs and cannot be separately identified.
The Chancellor announced at the recent emergency Budget that all work on euro preparations within Government will cease with immediate effect. The Treasury staff member working on euro preparations has been redeployed to other Treasury policy areas.
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many of those aged over 65 years are in (a) full-time and (b) part-time employment. (4838)
For the three-month period January-March 2010 it is estimated that of those aged over 65 years, 185,000 were in full-time employment and 419,000 were in part-time employment.
These estimates are derived from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) and are not seasonally adjusted. The LFS is a survey of residents in private households and therefore excludes people living in communal establishments such as hostels and residential homes.
As with any sample survey, the estimates provided are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
Yvette Cooper: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to chart A2 of Budget 2010, HC6, if he will publish charts showing the effect of increases announced in the June 2010 Budget and excluding the effect of measures announced in the March 2010 Budget as a percentage of net income by income distribution for each year to 2015-16. 
Mr Gauke [holding answer 28 June 2010]: The analysis published in the Red Book showed the impact of measures to be in place in 2012-13 compared with those in place today. The Government believe that as they have chosen to retain some of the policies they have inherited while reversing other decisions that this is the most appropriate way to present the impact of June 2010 Budget decisions.
Rushanara Ali: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many mothers resident in Bethnal Green and Bow constituency received the Health in Pregnancy grant in each year since its introduction. 
Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Financial Statement of 22 June 2010, Official Report, columns 166-80, what the source was for the statistics on regional private sector jobs generation cited at column 176. 
Danny Alexander: The source is the Centre for Cities' June 2010 report "Private sector cities: A new geography of opportunity" (p.6). The figures are based on NOMIS 2010, Annual Business Inquiry data.
Frank Dobson: To ask Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the revenue from the financial services sector to be foregone by the Exchequer as a result of the proposed reduction in corporation tax in each financial year to 2015-16. 
Mr Gauke: The cost to the Exchequer of the reduction in the main rate of corporation tax are given to 2014-15 in table 2.1 of Budget 2010. The cost from financial sector companies in these years is £0.1 billion in 2011-12, £0.2 billion in 2012-13, £0.3 billion in 2013-14 and £0.4 billion in 2014-15. There is a negligible impact in 2010-11.
Banks will also be affected by the bank levy announced in the Budget 2010. The yield from the bank levy is estimated to be £1.15 billion in 2011-12, £2.32 billion in 2012-13, £2.5 billion in 2013-14 and £2.4 billion in 2014-15.
Chi Onwurah: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate has been made of the increase in expenditure of an average earning household in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) the North East and (d) Newcastle Central constituency as a result of the increase in the rate of value added tax in the 12 months from January 2011 compared with the previous 12 months. 
Mr Gauke: Households with similar levels of earnings can show considerable variation in the degree to which they are affected by an increase in the rate of value added tax, due to differences in composition, eligibility for benefits, or preferences for goods subject to, or not subject to, value added tax. These differences mean that it is not possible to provide a robust estimate of the average increase in expenditure for a typical household on average earnings at the UK or sub-UK level.
However, through using survey data and aggregating this over ranges of income, it is possible to provide an estimate of the average increase in expenditure for households in specific income bands. Charts A1 and A2 in Annex A of the Budget present an estimate of the increase in expenditure by income decile, both in absolute terms (£ per annum) and as a proportion of net income, available at:
Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the tax credit (a) over payments and (b) under payments arising from the Government's proposals to (i) reduce the income disregard from £25,000 to £10,000 for two years in 2011-12 and to £5,000 from 2013-14, (ii) introduce an income disregard of £2,500 for falls in income from 2012-13 and (iii) reduce backdating of new claims and changes of circumstances to one month in 2012-13. 
|Table 1: Change in amount of overpaid tax credits due to Budget announcements|
|Table 2: Change in amount of underpaid tax credits due to Budget announcements|
Mr Gauke: The latest information on the number of families with children benefiting from Child and Working Tax Credits, by each parliamentary constituency, local authority and region is available in the HMRC snapshot publication "Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Geographical Analyses. April 2010", available at:
Mr Gauke: The latest information on the number of families with children benefiting from child and working tax credits, by each parliamentary constituency, local authority and region is available in the HMRC snapshot publication "Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Geographical Analyses. April 2010", available at:
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) magistrates' courts and (b) county courts are under consultation for closure in (i) rural 50 and (ii) rural 75 constituencies. 
Mr Djanogly: The consultation includes nine magistrates courts and five county courts in rural 50 and 38 magistrates courts and 13 county courts in rural 75 constituencies across England and Wales. The following, lists the courts concerned:
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