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Economics: Teaching Aids

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent on Welsh language versions of his Department’s Red Box (a) website and (b) teaching packs in each year since 2002. [133430]

John Healey: Expenditure on Welsh language versions of the Red Box was as follows:

£

(a) Website

2002

8,000

2007

8,000

(b) Teaching packs

2002

7,735

2005

8,900


No expenditure was incurred in other years.

Employment

Mr. Willetts: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the size of the (a) working age and (b) economically active population in each of the last 30 years, broken down by gender. [134616]

John Healey: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 1 May 2007:


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Working age population( 1) and economic activity by gender 1978 to 2007, United Kingdom
Thousand and percentage
Working age population( 2) Mid year estimates (Thousand) Economically active( 3) (Thousand) Economic activity rates( 4) (Percentage)
All persons Men Women All persons Men Women All persons Men Women

1978

33,172

17,311

15,861

25,542

15,686

9,856

78.4

92.5

63.2

1979

33,436

17,423

16,013

25,713

15,669

10,045

78.3

91.8

63.7

1980

33,607

17,539

16,068

25,923

15,676

10,247

78.4

91.2

64.5

1981

33,780

17,646

16,134

26,157

15,809

10,347

78.6

91.3

64.8

1982

33,916

17,735

16,181

26,067

15,715

10,353

77.9

90.2

64.6

1983

34,160

17,891

16,269

25,857

15,575

10,282

76.9

88.7

63.9

1984

34,416

18,051

16,365

26,477

15,709

10,768

78.1

88.7

66.5

1985

34,586

18,105

16,481

26,896

15,837

11,059

78.8

88.9

67.9

1986

34,725

18,142

16,583

27,063

15,793

11,269

78.9

88.4

68.7

1987

34,877

18,194

16,683

27,302

15,795

11,507

79.3

88.1

69.7

1988

34,983

18,232

16,751

27,633

15,925

11,708

79.9

88.6

70.5

1989

35,079

18,268

16,811

27,886

15,974

11,912

80.4

88.7

71.5

1990

35,147

18,300

16,847

28,049

16,032

12,016

80.7

88.8

71.9

1991

35,197

18,303

16,894

28,002

15,953

12,049

80.4

88.2

71.9

1992

35,206

18,288

16,918

27,636

15,730

11,906

79.2

87.0

70.9

1993

35,208

18,270

16,938

27,505

15,580

11,925

78.8

86.2

70.9

1994

35,256

18,267

16,989

27,405

15,456

11,949

78.5

85.6

70.9

1995

35,366

18,317

17,049

27,312

15,357

11,956

78.1

84.9

70.7

1996

35,498

18,375

17,123

27,533

15,411

12,123

78.4

85.0

71.4

1997

35,624

18,428

17,196

27,651

15,394

12,257

78.5

84.7

71.9

1998

35,746

18,486

17,260

27,683

15,394

12,289

78.3

84.4

71.8

1999

35,928

18,582

17,346

28,005

15,503

12,502

78.8

84.7

72.7

2000

36,138

18,685

17,453

28,141

15,538

12,603

78.8

84.4

72.8

2001

36,406

18,827

17,579

28,312

15,631

12,681

78.8

84.3

72.8

2002

36,622

18,945

17,677

28,407

15,658

12,749

78.5

83.9

72.7

2003

36,828

19,068

17,760

28,606

15,750

12,856

78.6

83.9

73.0

2004

37,064

19,210

17,854

28,821

15,843

12,978

78.7

83.8

73.3

2005

37,368

19,390

17,978

29,069

15,950

13,119

78.8

83.7

73.6

2006

(5)

(5)

(5)

29,022

15,952

13,071

78.6

83.6

73.3

2007

(5)

(5)

(5)

28,9.95

15,936

13,059

78.5

83.5

73.2

(1 )Men aged 16 to 64 and women age 16 to 59.
(2 )Mid-year population estimates. It should be noted that 2005 are the latest available population estimates.
(3 )December-February LFS seasonally adjusted estimate.
(4 )Economically active as a percentage of all persons of working age. Economic activity rates are based on LFS household population estimates, not mid-year population estimates,
(5 )Estimates not available.
Source:
ONS Labour Force Survey (LFS) and Mid-year population estimates

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