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Stamp Duty

Harry Cohen: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress he has made in arranging for exemption from stamp duty in designated disadvantaged areas; when he plans to publish the list of qualifying areas; and if he will make a statement. [5310]

Tim Loughton: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to publish a list of deprived areas which will qualify for stamp duty reductions announced in the Budget. [5941]

Mr. Boateng: The Government have been working closely with the devolved authorities to determine how best to target the relief. The qualifying areas will be announced as soon as possible.

Economic Data (Scottish Borders)

Mr. Kirkwood: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if she will list in the Official Report sources of official data produced by (a) the Office for National Statistics and (b) other central and devolved Government agencies for (i) demographic changes, (ii) neighbourhood poverty in postcode areas and (iii) agriculture in the Scottish Borders area between 1991 and 2001. [5093]

Mr. Boateng [holding answer 19 July 2001]: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

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Letter from John Kidgell to Mr. Archy Kirkwood, dated 20 July 2001:










Mr. Kirkwood: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the sources of official data produced by (a) the Office for National Statistics and (b) other central and devolved Government agencies for unemployment in the travel-to-work areas in the Scottish Borders area between 1991 and 2001. [5092]

Mr. Boateng [holding answer 19 July 2001]: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from John Kidgell to Mr. Archy Kirkwood, dated 20 July 2001:








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Mr. Kirkwood: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the sources of official data produced by (a) the Office for National Statistics and (b) other central and devolved Government agencies for (i) economic development, (ii) manufacturing industry and (iii) financial assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises in the Scottish Borders area between 1991 and 2001. [5091]

Mr. Boateng [holding answer 19 July 2001]: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from John Kidgell to Mr. Archy Kirkwood, dated 20 July 2001:




Jobless Households

Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of people of working age were living in households where no one worked in the spring quarter of 2001. [5234]

Mr. Boateng [holding answer 19 July 2001]: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from John Kidgell to Mr. Frank Field, dated 20 July 2001:



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Mortality Rate

Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mortality rate per 100,000 adults of working age from suicide and undetermined injury in England was in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000. [5223]

Mr. Boateng [holding answer 19 July 2001]: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from John Kidgell to Mr. Frank Field, dated 20 July 2001:



Annual age-standardised suicide(15) rates per 100,000 for males and females at working ages(16), England, 1997–99

YearMalesFemales
199718.55.8
199819.65.4
199918.95.7

(15) Deaths are coded according to the WHO International Classification of Disease, Ninth Edition (ICD9). They are regarded as resulting from suicide if the underlying cause is classified to either suicide or undetermined intent, ICD9 codes E950-E959, E980-E989 excluding E988.8

(16) Working age is classified as between 16 and 64 for males and 16 and 59 for females



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