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Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what proportion of all those in employment were employed by the (a) public and (b) private sectors in Beverley and Holderness in each year since 1996; 
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles statistics for the United Kingdom of public sector employment from a quarterly survey of public sector organisations. However, estimates at local area level are not available.
Information at local area level is available from the annual local area Labour Force Survey (LFS) of individual people in households. However, in this source, the categorization of employment in the public or private sector depends upon the responses from the individuals interviewed. As reported by ONS in October 2005 in the publication Public Sector Employment Trends", some individuals tend to misreport private sector employment as being in the public sector hence leading to overestimates of the share of public sector employment.
With this reservation about the data quality, the attached table shows the proportions of public and private sector employment in the Beverley and Holderness constituency shown by the annual local area LFS for the 12 month periods ending February 1997 to February 2004.
|Proportions (Percentage)||Levels (Thousand)||Changes in private sector||Changes in public sector|
|12 months ending:||Private sector||Public sector||Private sector||Public sector||Thousand||Percentage(109)||Thousand||Percentage(109)|
John Healey: Environmental taxes are not directly hypothecated to environmental spending. Consistent with the principle of shifting the burden of tax from 'goods' to 'bads', environmental taxes such as the Climate Change Levy and Aggregates Levy were introduced with corresponding reductions in employers' national insurance contributions.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has paid since 2004 to external consultants who had previously been employed by the Department in any capacity within the previous five years. 
John Healey: The Treasury made payments totalling £99,561 in the calendar year 2005 to four consultants who are known to be former employees of the department. A central record is not maintained of consultants who are former employees, so this is not necessarily a comprehensive total.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families there are with (a) one child, (b) two children, (c) three children, (d) four children, (e) five children, (f) six to 10 children and (g) more than 10 children. 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many UK families there are with (a) one child, (b) two children, (c) three children, (d) four children, (e) five children, (f) six to 10 children and (g) more than 10 children. (41392)
Estimates of the numbers of families in the United Kingdom in 2004 by the number of dependent children in the family are shown in the table below. These estimates are based on a sample survey and it is not possible using this source to provide figures for six to ten and more than ten children in a family due to the insufficiently large sample size of these categories.
|Number of dependent children(111)||Number of families|
|6 or more||17|
Mr. Crabb: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the UK gross domestic product was produced in (a) each English region, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in each year since 1997. 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your question on the percentage of UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP) produced in the English regions, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland since 1997. (42407)
The attached table shows the proportion of Gross Value Added (GVA) for each region and country of the UK. The estimates are derived from the levels of regional GVA, which were published by the ONS in December 2005 and which are available on the National Statistics website at:
Gross Value Added is equal to Gross Domestic Product at market prices adjusted for taxes less subsidies on products. The figures in the table exclude that part of UK economic activity which cannot be allocated to a region
|Yorkshire and the Humber||8||8||7||7||7||7||7||7|
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