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Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of total expenditure on all forms of tax credit in each year from 199899 to 200405; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: Figures and projections from 200001 to 200203 appear at Table B11 of the pre- Budget report. Equivalent figures for the earlier years appear in the Financial Statement and Budget reports issued at March 2000 and March 2001.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimates he has made of financial sector employee bonuses for upper rate taxpayers for each of the years (a) 199899, (b) 19992000, (c) 200001 and (d) 200102; and if he will make a statement; 
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken to request that the National Audit Office should carry out an audit of all assumptions underlying the changes in the current receipts set out in Table B8, p.174 of the pre-Budget report between the Budget and the pre-Budget report; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Andrew Smith: The assumptions underlying the public finance projections which are audited by the National Audit Office under the three-year rolling review, established in Budget 2000, are set out in Box B1 on page 169 of the pre-Budget report.
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Mr. Andrew Smith: The underspend by the Department of Health last year was approximately 1.5 per cent. of their total budget. Over one third of this was a planned contingency to meet costs falling in the following year.
Mr. Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many unitary authorities have a population of less than 100,000; and if he will list them together with their respective populations. 
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|Isle of Anglesey||64.8|
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Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons his Budget 2001 estimate of total departmental expenditure limit spending was £3.4 billion higher in 200001 than the estimate given in his November pre-Budget report; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will set out his latest estimates of the underspends by each departmental expenditure limit for 200001; and if he will make a statement. 
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Mr. Andrew Smith: Provisional outturn against final plans and original limits in departmental expenditure limits on both a cash and accruals basis are given in Tables 1 and 1a of the July Public Expenditure Outturn White Paper (Cm 5243). The outturn has been revised and republished Department by Department in Table B16 of the 2001 pre-Budget report (Cm 5318).