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Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many 18 to 24-year-olds were (a) employed and (b) unemployed in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available, broken down by region; and if he will make a statement. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many 18 to 24 year olds have been (a) employed and (b) unemployed, in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available, broken down into regions. (133459)
Table 1 gives the numbers of people aged 18 to 24 in employment, broken down by region of residence.
Table 2 gives numbers of unemployed people aged 18 to 24 in the United Kingdom. Comparable estimates for each region are not available.
The tables provided are for the 3 months ending December each year from 1997 to 2006 (estimates for 1998 and 2000 are not available). The data are not seasonally adjusted.
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 aged 18 to 24 in employment by region of residence United Kingdom, not seasonally adjusted|
|Three months ending December each year||United Kingdom||North East||North West||Yorkshire and Humberside||East Midlands||West Midlands|
|East||London||South East||South West||Wales||Scotland||Northern Ireland|
|Data not available|
ONS labour Force Survey (LFS)
|Table 2: Unemployed people aged 18 to 24United Kingdom, not seasonally adjusted|
|Three months ending December each year||T housand|
ONS Labour Force Survey (LFS)
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what provisions on confidentiality there are in the contract between Capgemini and Cole Layer Trumble (CLT) to provide a server version of OASIS and workflow software for the Valuation Office Agency. 
Mr. Timms: The normal ASPIRE terms and conditions, which prohibit CLT from publicising details of the agreement and restrict the passing on of any confidential information to third parties, are contained in this contract.
Mr. Todd: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 28 March 2007, Official Report, column 1593W, on welfare tax credits, what guidance has been given to those administering tax credits claims affected by the part of the manual referring to undisclosed partners. 
Mr. Timms: Chapter 15 of the Claimant Compliance Manual provides guidance on how to deal with a case where HMRC discovers that a claimant has not disclosed that they have a partner. The Claimant Compliance Manual is available on HMRCs website at www.hmrc.gov.uk. Compliance staff refer to that guidance where a case meets the criteria.