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Information on the value of UK investment in the US is shown in the table below is taken from chapter 10 of the annual Balance of Payment yearbook: The Pink Book. A geographical breakdown of the UKs International Investment Position is available up to 2004 and is consistent with the 2006 edition of the Pink Book.
|UK investment in the US (at end of year), 2001 to 2004|
|Total investment||Portfolio investment|
| Source: ONS Pink Book 2006.|
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 9 October 2006, Official Report, column 270W, on departmental carbon emissions, what methodology was used to calculate the figure for his Department's carbon emissions. 
John Healey: The carbon emissions identified in the Carbon Trust report were calculated by the recognised and established methodology of applying published carbon emission factors to the raw energy consumption figures for 1 Horse Guards Road.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost was of the refurbishment of the HM Revenue and Customs building on Parliament street. 
Dawn Primarolo: This information was published in the 2004-05 annual accounts of the former Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise at notes 4, 13 and 20 for IR, and 4, 12 and 18 for HMCE. The total costs were split between the two departments, being pre-merger, on the basis of staff occupancy numbers.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which of his Department's databases are (a) wholly and (b) partly operated by external organisations or individuals; and which organisations and individuals own those databases. 
John Healey: All of HM Treasury's databases are owned by HM Treasury, and most of them are operated by HM Treasury's own internal staff. The following, however, are operated wholly by external organisations on behalf of HM Treasury:
The Treasury's payroll system
The Treasury's pension system.
There are none which are operated partially by external organisations.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which databases operated by his Department are located (a) wholly and (b) partly outside the UK; and where each of those databases and parts of databases is located. 
John Healey: No databases operated by HM Treasury are located either wholly or partially outside the UK.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department conducts exit surveys for departing employees. 
John Healey: The Treasury invites all departing employees to complete an online exit questionnaire, and gives them the option of a face-to-face exit interview if they wish.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of vacancies in his Department in the last 12 months required candidates to have at least a grade C in (a) English and (b) mathematics GCSE. 
John Healey: The Treasury uses competency assessments of candidates abilities when recruiting. Where applicants are required to hold academic qualifications, the Treasury specifies that candidates be educated to degree level.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department recognises the International GCSE as an acceptable substitute for a GCSE for the purposes of recruitment. 
John Healey: The Treasury accepts overseas qualifications for recruitment where they are recognised to the same standard as UK qualifications. International GCSEs are an acceptable substitute for a GCSE.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department uses a travel management company. 
John Healey: The Treasury does have a travel management contract.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the unemployment rate was for people aged 18 to 24 years in each month since January 1992; and if he will make a statement. 
John Healey: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.
Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 30 October 2006:
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the unemployment rate for people aged 18 to 24 years in each month since January 1992. (96622)
The attached table gives estimates of the unemployment rates for 18 to 24 year old people resident in the United Kingdom since May 1992. Comparable estimates are not available for January and February 1992, so the first estimate is for the three month ending period from May 1992.
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.
|Unemployment rates( 1) of people aged 18 to 24 yearsUnited Kingdom, seasonally adjusted|
|Three month periods ending|
|n/a = not available.|
(1) Unemployed aged 18 to 24 years as a percentage of economically active persons aged 18 to 24 years.
ONS Labour Force Survey (LFS)
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