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Lynne Jones: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what strategy he has put in place for (a) the use of renewable energy and (b) meeting energy targets in his Departments buildings; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many seminars held by the Smith Institute have been attended by Ministers in his Department acting in an official capacity in the last 12 months; 
John Healey: Treasury Ministers and officials attend many seminars and have meetings with a variety of organisations in the public and private sectors. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Governments practice to provide details of all such meetings.
Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2007, Official Report, column 1489W, on Departments: Surveys, if he will redact personal information and place a copy of the survey in the Library. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what updates to the Red Box teaching pack were made in the last six months; and how many updates to the Red Box teaching pack have been produced. 
John Healey: The Red Box website has been updated and went live in early March. The printed Red Box has not been updated in the last six months. There have been two editions produced to date, in 2002 and 2005, as I said in my written answer of 18 December 2006, Official Report, column 1557W.
John Healey: Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Governments practice to provide details of all such meetings.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 28 February 2007, Official Report, column 1430W, on disciplinary procedures, what information his Human Resources Department collects on disciplinary action. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your question regarding which areas within Chorley borough have low electoral registration rates. (126613)
The attached table provides information, for each electoral ward in Chorley, comparing the number of people who are registered to vote as local electors with the estimated usually resident population aged 18 and over. The resulting percentages are labelled as registration rates on the table and this term is used in the remainder of this reply. These data provide the closest available approximation to the information you requested. It is not possible to calculate the percentage of the eligible population who are registered to vote: the resident population aged 18 and over is not the same as the number of people eligible to vote.
These registration rates are not published as National Statistics: there are a number of issues that mean care needs to be taken when interpreting the data. In particular, care needs to be taken when considering areas where the usually resident population differs radically from the population eligible to vote. An example of such an area might be one containing prisons (as is the case for Lostock ward) or accommodation for a United States Air Force base, as prisoners and American citizens are not eligible to vote. These people are however included in the population estimates as they are usually resident. Therefore, the estimated registration rate calculated for such areas is considerably reduced.
Please note that the population estimates have a reference date of 30 June, and electoral data a reference date of 1 December. Attainers have been excluded from the electorate data (as they are under 18) to give the best possible comparison.
There is also inevitably some double counting of the registered electorate (both parliamentary and local/European) as electoral registration officers vary in how quickly they remove people from the registers after they have moved away from an area or after they have died. This is one of the main reasons some areas show rates in excess of 100 per cent.
The population data are estimates and as such are subject to a margin of confidence. The ward level population estimates are derived from estimates for a different geography that have been published with the status of experimental statistics. Therefore, the estimates, and electoral registration rates derived from them, should not be treated as being exact. The latest derived available ward estimates are for mid-2004 and therefore data are shown for this year.
|2004: Electoral registration rates, wards in Chorley, in ascending order.|
|Electorate Ward||December 2004||Population 18+ Mid-2004||Registration rate( 1)|
|(1). The registered electorate expressed as a percentage of the usually resident population aged 18 and over. The electoral registration rates have been calculated using unrounded population estimates. Source: Office for National Statistics|
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Questions asking how many people of working age have been (a) in full-time employment and (b) in part-time employment in each year since 1979-80 and what the estimate is of the (a) employment rate, (b) full-time employment rate and (c) part-time employment rate for (i) women and (ii) men for each year since 1979-80. (124618 & 124619)
Table 1 shows the number of people in employment (working age) and the full-time and part-time employment for people aged 16 and over by gender for each year from 1992 to 2006. A full-time and part-time split is not available for the working age population on a consistent basis.
Table 2 shows the working age employment rates by gender for each year from 1992 to 2006. It also shows the percentages of people working both full-time and part-time based on those who are aged 16 years and over. A full-time and part-time split is not available for the working age population on a consistent basis.
The two tables provided are for the three months ending December in each year from 1992 to 2006 and are seasonally adjusted.
Each month the ONS publishes employment levels and rates and full-time and part-time employment in the Labour Market Statistics First Release available within the attached link (see tables 2 and 3) http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/lmsuk0207.pdf.
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.
|Table 1: People in employment by gender United Kingdom, seasonally adjusted|
|Three months ending December each year||All( 1,2)||Full-time( 3)||Part-time( 3)||All( 1,2)||Full-time( 3)||Part-time( 3)||All( 1,2)||Full-time( 3)||Part-time( 3)|
|(1) Men aged 16-64 and women aged 16-59.|
(2) Includes those who did not state whether they worked full or part-time.
(3) Full and part-time includes people aged 16 and over and is based on respondents' self assessment, not on hours worked.
Full-time and part-time levels do not sum to the total because the total is based on the working age population whilst full-time and part-time estimates are based on those aged 16 years and over.
ONS Labour Force Survey (LFS)
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