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Bob Spink: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the registered unemployed in Castle Point were aged (a) 25 years and under, (b) 26 to 35 years, (c) 36 to 45 years, (d) 46 to 55 years and (e) over 55 years in the last year for which figures are available. 
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles unemployment statistics for small areas from the Annual Population Survey following International Labour Organisation definitions. Because of the small number of people in the sample, it is not possible to provide figures for all of the age groups specified in the question. However, Table 1 attached, shows the percentage of unemployed, by age groups for which information is available, who were resident in the Castle Point Parliamentary Constituency for the 12 month period ending in March 2005. These estimates, as with any from sample surveys, are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
ONS also compiles statistics for local areas of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA). Table 2, attached, and shows the average percentage of JSA claimants, by age bands, resident in the Castle Point constituency for the 12 months ending November 2005.
|25 and under||49|
|25 and under||35|
|26 to 35||20|
|36 to 45||18|
|46 to 55||18|
|Basetotal JSA claimants||705|
Tim Farron: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the rate of (a) unemployment, (b) long-term unemployment and (c) youth unemployment was inWestmorland and Lonsdale in each year since 1997; and how many individuals this represented in each case. 
Table 1 shows unemployment rates for people resident in the Westmorland and Lonsdale Parliamentary Constituency. The table covers the 12 month periods ending in February each year from 1998 to 2004. These estimates, as with any from sample surveys, are subject to sampling variability. Changes in the estimates from year to year should be treated with particular caution. Sample sizes in this Constituency are too small to produce a time series of estimates for either long-term or youth unemployment.
ONS also compiles statistics for local areas of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (ISA). Table 2 shows the annual average number and proportion of resident working age population of all JSA claimants, those claiming for over 12 months and those aged 18 to 24, resident in the Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency since 1997.
|12 months ending February:||Level (Thousand)||Rate (Percentage)|
| All|| Long-term|
(claiming over 12 months)
|Youth (aged 18 to 24)(23)|
|Annual averages||Level||Proportion(24) (Percentage)||Level||Proportion(24) (Percentage)||Level||Proportion(24) (Percentage)|
Dawn Primarolo: As at 30 September 2005, the date at which the last full set of statistics was collated by the Department for Constitutional Affairs, the Valuation Office Agency had received 175 requests under the Freedom of Information Act.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library copies of the (a) software manual, (b) external guidance and (c) internal guidance for the digital mapping software purchased by the Valuation Office Agency from the company Tenet. 
Discrimination in mixed-sex private members' clubs will be considered under the Government's current review of discrimination legislation. This review will lead to a Single Equality Bill, which the Government have made a manifesto commitment to introduce in the lifetime of this Parliament.
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22. Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality whether she has discussed with her Home Office and Department for Culture, Media and Sport colleagues the impact on domestic violence of the Licensing Act 2003. 
Meg Munn: My right hon. Friend the Minister for Women has discussed this issue with Home Office colleagues in the context of the Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy. She does not anticipate an increase in domestic violence as a direct result of the Act, though it is too early for an impact assessment. Indeed its extra powers and review mechanisms may reduce excessive drinking outside the home.
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