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Which party has the most MPs’ children in Parliament?

Plus: air safety, and guessing Tony Blair’s wealth

Which party has the most MPs’ children in Parliament?
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Commons inheritance

Emily Benn, granddaughter of Tony and niece of Hilary, has won the right to stand for Labour in Croydon South. Which party produces the most political dynasties? Current MPs who had a parent in the Commons:

CONSERVATIVE

James Arbuthnot, Richard

Benyon, Dominic Grieve, Ben Gummer, Nick Hurd, Andrew Mitchell, Nicholas

Soames, Mark Pawsey, Laura Sandys, Robin Walker, Bill Wiggin

LABOUR

Hilary Benn, John Cryer,

Lindsay Hoyle, Anas Sawar, Andy Sawford, Alison Seabeck

d.u.p.

Ian Paisley Jnr

Air scares

The loss of a second Malaysian Airways airliner means that the number of worldwide casualties in civilian air disasters — 827 so far this year — has already exceeded that of last year, when 459 died. But it does little to disturb the steady downwards trend. These are the deadliest years for air passengers since 1945:

1972

3,344 deaths

1985

2,962

1973

2,815

1999

2,798

1974

2,621

And these are the least fatal:

2013

459 deaths

2004

767

2012

800

2011

828

2008

952

Source: Air Crashes Record Office

Running costs

Costs of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games compared with those of the London Olympics:

2012 OLYMPICS

2005

£2.4bn (est)

2007

£9.3bn (est)

2012

£8.9bn*

2014 COMMONWEALTH GAMES

2006

£373m (est)

2009

£393m (est)

2014

£563m (est)

*Or by some estimates, up to £24bn including transport upgrades, security costs etc.

Conflicting accounts

Tony Blair said he was worth less than £20 million. How have others rated his wealth?

$185m (£106m): mediamass.com

£70m: Daily Star (based on rumours that he was to appear on this year’s Sunday Times Rich List. He didn’t)

$60m (£34m): celebritynetworth.com

$30m (£17m): therichest.com