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  • Economic Inactivity

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many economically inactive adults of working age there are, broken down by (a) local authority and (b) reasons for economic inactivity.

  • Employment Statistics (Preston)

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the level of unemployment was in each year since 1997 in Preston; (2) if he will make a statement on the levels of long-term (a) adult and (b)...

  • Employment Statistics (Preston)

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the (a) change and (b) percentage change was in full-time permanent jobs in Preston from 1997 to 31 December 2003; (2) how many new jobs have...

  • Employment Statistics (Preston)

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were employed in tourism-related jobs in Preston on the latest date for which figures are available.

  • Employment Statistics (Preston)

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many job vacancies there were in Preston in (a) 1997 and (b) 2003.

  • Employment Statistics (Wigan)

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many job vacancies there were in Wigan in (a) 1997 and (b) 2003.

  • Employment Statistics (Wigan)

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the level of unemployment was in each year since 1997 in Wigan; (2) what the levels of long-term (a) adult and (b) youth employment in Wigan...

  • Employment Statistics (Wigan)

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what (a) change and (b) percentage change there has been in full-time permanent jobs in Wigan from 1997 to 31 December 2003; (2) how many new jobs...

  • National Minimum Wage

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many workers in Preston have benefited from the national minimum wage.

  • Budget Implications (Hull)

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the effect that Budget 2004 will have on the Hull, North constituency.

  • Capital Gains Tax

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the disposal of entitlement under the introduction of single farm payments will be subject to capital gains tax.

  • Computer Equipment

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses in Preston have benefited from the 100 per cent. tax exemption for the purchase of computer and internet equipment.

  • Customs Point, Coquelles

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent in each of the last three years on the manned customs point that is staffed by the UK at Coquelles in France.

  • Economic Growth

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the British economy grew on average per annum (a) in total and (b) per capita in the period (i) 1992 to 1997 and (ii) 1997 to 2003.

  • Environmental Campaigns

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much funding he has allocated to Government departments to promote environmental campaigns in each of the last 10 years.

  • Housing (First-time Buyers)

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to introduce additional fiscal measures to help first time buyers purchase their homes; and if he will make a statement.

  • Influenza

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people died of influenza-related illnesses in each of the last 20 years.

  • Office for National Statistics

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons the proposed move of the Office for National Statistics office in Titchfield to Southampton, considered in submissions for the 2002...

  • Public Liability Insurance

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average cost of public liability insurance was in each year since 1997.

  • Retail Prices Index

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of applying hedonics methodology to the Retail Prices Index; what plans he has to make further such adjustments;...

  • School Finance

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement setting out the total cash sums available to individual schools by way of direct per pupil payments following the Budget...

  • Sealskin

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much trade has been recorded by HM Customs and Excise in (a) whitecoat sealskin, (b) blueback sealskin and (c) sealskin apparel in each year since 1998.

  • Senior Citizens (Wigan)

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many senior citizens in Wigan qualified for the 10 pence rate of income tax in each year since its introduction.

  • Tax Allowances

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the effect of a 0.05 per cent. reduction in the rate of inflation would be on (a) total spending on social security benefit, (b) total spending on...

  • Tax Credits

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints, broken down by category, he has received following the introduction of new tax credit arrangements.

  • Tax Credits

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of child tax credit awards that will be reduced following the finalisation of 2003–04 awards.

  • Tax Credits

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of families currently receiving a manual top-up payment in respect of a child tax credit award which has been reduced because...

  • Tax Credits

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of recipients of (a) child tax credit and (b) working tax credit have received payments above the level to which they are entitled; and what...

  • Tax Credits

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether tax credit helpline advisors inform claimants about (a) the recovery of overpayments and (b) the availability of top up payments when they report a...

  • UK Aid Budget

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to increase the UK aid budget to meet the UN target of 0.7 per cent. of GDP spent on overseas aid.

  • Unclaimed Assets

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his Department's latest estimate is of the total sum of money lying dormant and unclaimed in United Kingdom bank accounts.

  • Unclaimed Assets

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made with the initiative announced by his Department to reunite unclaimed assets with their rightful owners; and if he will make a...