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Mrs. Moon: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many suicides were committed by people aged 14 to 25 years in each region in the last three years, broken down by sex; and if he will make a statement. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many suicides were committed by people aged 14 to 25 years in each region in the last three years, broken down by sex. I am replying in her absence. (48376)
In routine statistics, ONS defines suicides as deaths from both intentional self-harm and 'injury of undetermined intent'. The most recent available figures are for the calendar year 2004. The figures in the table below show the number of deaths from intentional self harm and injury of undetermined intent by sex among those aged 14 to 25 for the calendar years 2002 to 2004.
|Government Office Region||2002||2003||2004|
|Yorkshire and The Humber||27||28||35|
|East of England||39||42||31|
|Yorkshire and The Humber||10||8||10|
|East of England||10||8||24|
Mr. Randall: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax credit claimants there have been in Uxbridge constituency since the scheme began, broken down by those who were (a) underpaid, (b) overpaid and (c) paid the correct amount. 
Anne Main: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax credit claimants there have been in St Albans constituency since the scheme began, broken down by those who were (a) underpaid, (b) overpaid and (c) paid the correct amount. 
Mr. Des Browne: The Government are committed to providing significant resources to maintain and modernise the transport network. Spending Review 2004 set out estimates of UK public expenditure on transport of £20.1 billion for 200607 and £19.3 billion for 200708. These totals included £13.6 billion and £12.9 billion allocated to the Department for Transport for 200607 and 200708 respectively. The remainder in each year is estimated expenditure by local authorities and the devolved Administrations. Actual local and devolved transport expenditure will be made according to their own spending decisions.
Over the period 200809 to 201415, a Long Term Funding Guideline has been agreed with the Department for Transport to provide a stable financial framework within which to plan transport improvements. This guideline is set out in The Future of Transport: A network for 2030," published by the Department for Transport in July 2004. This guideline does not include projections of future expenditure on transport by local authorities and the devolved Administrations, which they will determine according to their own spending priorities.
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Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 29 November 2005, Official Report, column 354W, on the Valuation Office Agency, what plans the Government have to use (a) computer assisted mass appraisal and (b) the automated valuation model for the next scheduled business rates revaluation. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The Valuation Office Agency is considering setting up a feasibility study into whether the automated valuation model might be used to support some elements of the next business rates revaluation in 2010.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2005, Official Report, columns 52930W, on the Valuation Office Agency, whether HM Revenue and Customs staff have access to the information and data collected for council tax valuation purposes for its general use in collecting taxes; and what guidelines apply to the use of that data. 
The use of information and data collected for council tax valuation purposes is covered under the general guidance on the use of information within HMRC, and all HMRC staff are bound by strict confidentiality safeguards which protect HMRC information from being misused.
There are currently three service providers with a contract to undertake civil legal aid work in Tamworth. Service providers in Tamworth may help people who live outside the area, and people who live in Tamworth may visit a service provider in a different area.
Any person residing in England or Wales can access free quality legal advice and information through Community Legal Service Direct. This service is available direct to the public through a telephone line, website and information leaflets.
Mr. Djanogly: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what comparison the Government have made of the costs of the Public Defender Service and those of legal aid-funded solicitors. 
The independent research that has been commissioned to report on the Public Defender Service will compare and analyse the costs of the Public Defender Service with those of private practitioners specialising in criminal legal aid work. It is expected that the research will be published shortly.
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