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|Table 2: Number of deaths where heart disease was the underlying cause of death,( 1) London borough of Bexley, 1997 to 2005( 2)|
|(1) Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes 410-414 for the years 1997 to 2000, and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes 120-125 for 2001 onwards. The introduction of ICD-10 in 2001 means that the numbers of deaths from this cause before 2001 are not completely comparable with later years.|
(2 )Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average length of life is for (a) men and (b) women in the London borough of Bexley; and what it was in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2001 in each case. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the average length of life is for (a) men and (b) women in the London borough of Bexley, and what it was in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2001 in each case. (96233)
Life expectancy figures are calculated as three year rolling averages. The attached table provides the period life expectancy at birth for (a) men and (b) women in the London borough of Bexley, in (i) 1996-98, (ii) 2000-02, and (iii) 2002-04 (the latest period available).
|Table 1: Period life expectancy at birth( 1) , London borough of Bexley( 2) , 1996-98, 2000-02 and 2002-043|
|Years of life|
|Year( 3)||Life expectancy||95 per cent. confidence interval( 4)||Life expectancy||95 per cent. confidence interval( 4)|
|(1 )Period life expectancy at birth is an estimate of the average number of years a newborn baby would survive or she experienced the areas age-specific mortality rates for that time period throughout his or her life. The figure reflects mortality among those living in the area in each time period rather than mortality among those born in each area. It is not therefore the number of years a baby born in the area in each time period could actually expect to live, both because the death rates of the area are likely to change in the future and because many of those born in the area will live elsewhere for at least some part of their lives.|
(2 )Using local authority boundaries as of 2005 for all the years shown.
(3) Three year rolling averages, based on deaths registered in each year and mid-year population.
(4 )Confidence intervals are a measure of the statistical precision of an estimate and show the range of uncertainty around the estimated figure. Calculations based on small numbers of events are often subject to random fluctuations. As a general rule, if the confidence interval around one figure overlaps with the interval around another, we cannot say with certainty that there is more than a chance difference between the two figures.
John Healey: In respect of overseas travel by Cabinet Ministers, since 1999 the Government have published an annual list of all visits overseas undertaken by Cabinet Ministers costing £500 or more during each financial year. Where non-scheduled aircraft are used this is shown in the list. Information for 2005-06 was published on 24 July 2006. Copies of the lists are available in the Library for the reference of Members. Equivalent detail about domestic travel could be provided only at disproportionate cost. All ministerial travel is undertaken in accordance with the rules set out in the Ministerial Code and Travel by Ministers, copies of which are available in the Library for the reference of Members. All official travel is undertaken in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Service Management Code, a copy of which is also available in the Library for the reference of Members.
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the percentage of lone parents in employment. I am replying in her absence. (96119)
The attached table gives the employment rates of lone parents from 1992, the earliest date for which information is available.
Estimates are taken from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
|Employment rates of working-age( 1) lone parents with dependent children( 2) : United Kingdom Three months ending May, 1992 to 2006|
|Lone parent employment rate|
|(1 )Men aged 16 to 64 and women aged 16 to 59 (2 )Children under 16 and those aged 16 to 18 who are never-married and in full-time education. (3 )Base for percentages excludes people with unknown employment status.|
Mr. Harper: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost was of the Government Social Research Service in his Department in each of the last five years; how many projects have been completed by the Service in that period; and how many people are employed in the Service in his Department. 
Mrs. Hodgson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) average wage was for (i) full-time male, (ii) full-time female, (iii) part-time male and (iv) part-time female employees and (b) average household income was for working age households in the Gateshead council area in (A) cash and (B) constant price terms in each of the last 10 years. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question what the (a) average wage for (i) full-time male, (ii) full-time female, (iii) part time male and (iv) part time female employees and (b) average household income for working age households was for working age households in the Gateshead Council area in (1) cash and (2) constant price terms in each of the last 10 years. I am replying in her absence. (96358).
Currently average earnings are estimated from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) and are provided for employees on adult rates of pay whose pay was unaffected by absence during the pay period. This is the standard definition used for ASHE. The ASHE does not collect data on the self employed and people who do unpaid work.
The ASHE carried out in April of each year, is the most comprehensive source of earnings information in the United Kingdom. It is a one per cent sample of all employees who are members of pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) schemes, but because of its sampling frame, it has difficulty capturing data on people with very low pay. It is therefore likely to under-represent relatively low paid staff earning below the tax threshold.
I attach tables containing statistics on earnings from the ASHE for the years 1997-2005. The second table shows these earnings statistics expressed in 2005 prices by uprating with the Retail Price Index (RPI).
Average household income for working age households by council area is not available. Household income statistics for all households in the UK, based on the Family Resources Survey are produced by the Department of Work and Pensions. Additionally the Office for National Statistics has produced statistics for wards for 2001-02 only. These estimates are based on a statistical model and are experimental statisticsthey have been developed in accordance with the principles set out in the National Statistics Code of Practice but are not accredited as National Statistics.
|Gross weekly (cash £) pay for employee jobs( a) by place of work|
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