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As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your question concerning the annual change in the percentage of the population aged over 65 since 1975. (186946)
I attach a table showing the population estimates for England and Wales, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over, and the annual change in this percentage. The table incorporates interim revised estimates for England and Wales for mid-1992 to mid-2000, which take account of research carried out into population estimates following the 2001 census.
Population estimates for mid-1992 to mid-2002 are subject to future revision. Information about population estimate revisions can be found at:
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/about/Methodology by theme/revisions popestimates.asp.
|Year(92)||Total population||Population aged 65 and over||Percentage population aged 65 and over||Change in percentage population aged 65 and over|
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question on the rate of change of productivity in the UK Economy in each of the last seven years. (186210)
The accompanying table shows the rate of change of productivity, as measured by output per worker, for the whole economy. The data shown are from 1997 to 2003 inclusive.
|Annual growth rate|
Mr. Boateng: There will be an overall gross reduction in posts of 84,150 by 2008 and Departments will pursue these reductions in line with business need. Departments are still developing their plans concerning the SR04 work force changes.
Mr. Woodward: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information the Government have collated on the percentage of people over the age of 50 who have been made redundant in each year since 1997 (a) nationally, (b) by region and (c) in St. Helens. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about redundancy. (186875)
The attached table gives estimates from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) of redundancy rates for people aged 50 and over for the UK as a whole and by region for the three month periods ending in May of each year from 1997 to 2004.
|Area of residence||1997||1998||1999||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004|
|Yorkshire & Humberside||7.4||9.5||11.2||8.5||6.8||8.3||6.3||8.0|
Mr. Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the revenue from residential stamp duty was in (a) 199697, (b) 200102, (c) 200203 and (d) 200304; and what the projected revenue is for 200405. 
Mr. Love: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what evaluation has taken place of the impact of the Savings Gateway pilot on levels of savings among low-income consumers; and if he will make a statement. 
John Healey: The Saving Gateway pilot final evaluation is due in early 2005. No substantial conclusions can be drawn until we receive the full research findings, however indicators so far are good. The latest interim evaluation report showed that 1,478 accounts had been opened (the target was 1,500), and the participants were mostly drawn from young families with children. The total amount saved by account-holders was approaching £300,000 by the end of February 2004, and there was little evidence that people had transferred money from existing savings accounts or borrowed to save. This report is available on the HM Treasury website.
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