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Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of his Department's special advisers were on (a) paid and (b) unpaid leave in order to assist with party political matters under section 22(iii) of the Code of Conduct for special advisers on 16 May; and how many days leave each adviser was granted. 
John Healey: Special advisers involvement in party political matters is undertaken in accordance with the requirements of the code of conduct for special advisers, including section 22(iii), and the guidance issued by the Cabinet Secretary in December 2006 and May 2007, copies of which are in the Libraries of the House.
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HM Treasury rents 11 Downing street, London from the Cabinet Office and also rents a disaster recovery site at 51 Nine Elms lane, London from the Stationery Office. Until 2002-03, it rented Allington towers, London.
John Healey: During 2005-06, all of the 7,594,476 kWh of electricity consumed in 1 Horse Guards road, which houses the Treasury and other occupiers, was obtained from renewable sources. For previous years, I refer the hon. Member to the answers given to the hon. Member for North Norfolk (Norman Lamb) and to the hon. Member for Twickenham (Dr. Cable) on 19 July 2004, Official Report, column 38W and 10 October 2005, Official Report, column 288, respectively.
Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many non-geographic telephone numbers are in use by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies; what services can be accessed by calling each of them; and what revenue was received from them in each year since 1997. 
2004-05: 19,737,000 cubic metres
2005-06: 22,041,000 cubic metres
2006-07: 18,307,000 cubic metres
Information for the Treasury for previous years is not available. The debt management office, as tenants in a managed building, pay, a service charge, which includes water and other utilities; separate consumption figures are not available.
Michael Gove: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was contributed to the EU budget by each country that is a member of the European free trade area in each of the last five years. 
Ed Balls: The Treasury does not compile statistics on the contributions to the EC budget which are made by members of the European Free Trade Association. Statistics on such contributions can be found in the annual reports of the EFTA secretariat which can be found on the EFTA website:
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the economic activity rates in the North West in (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 2004-05, (d) 2005-06 and (e) 2006-07. (140233)
The attached table gives the economic activity rates for people of working age, who are resident in the North West region, for the three months ending March of each year. These estimates are seasonally adjusted.
Economic activity levels and rates are published each month in the Labour Market Statistics Regional Releases. The latest Regional Release for the North West can be found at
The economic activity rates are taken from the Labour Force Survey. As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
|Economic activity rates( 1) for people of working age( 2) resident in the North West, seasonally adjusted|
|Three months ending March each year||Economic Activity rates (percentage)|
|(1) Total economically active as a percentage of all persons for those of working age.|
(2) Includes men aged 16-64 and women aged 16-59.
ONS Labour Force Survey (LFS)
Jim Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the most recent estimates were from the labour force survey of the numbers of workers from other countries in the UK labour market; and from which countries they came. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the number of workers from other countries in the UK labour market. I am replying in her absence. (140178)
The attached table shows the number of people of working age in employment by their country of birth. The table gives an average estimate for the 12 months to December 2006.
When interpreting the figures in the table, it is important to bear in mind that the Labour Force Survey (LFS) is not designed to cover everyone who is present in the UK. The survey may undercount the numbers of people who were born overseas for the following reasons:
The LFS sample covers people living in private households, those in National Health Service (NHS) accommodation, and students living in halls of residence who have a UK-resident
parent. Students living in halls of residence who do not have a UK-resident parent are not covered by the sample.
The LFS does not cover people living in other types of communal establishment (such as hostels, hotels, boarding houses, or mobile home sites).
Individuals living at sampled addresses are generally included in the survey only if they regard the address as their main residence. Those who have been living at the address for less than six months are not eligible to take part in the survey.
The survey results are weighted to estimates of the usually resident UK population living in private households, NHS accommodation and student halls of residence. The population figures cover long-term international migrants (people who change their country of usual residence for 12 months or more). They do not include people moving to the UK for less than 12 months, nor do they exclude from the usually resident population people moving out of the UK for less than 12 months.
The LFS estimates at this detailed level are only consistent with the UK population estimates published in February and March 2003 and they do not incorporate the more recent population estimates that are used in the headline LFS series.
As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty, particularly for such small sub-groups of the population.
|Numbers in employment by country of birth for people of working age( 1) , United Kingdom, not seasonally adjusted|
|Average of 12 months ending December 2006||Thousand|
|(1) Includes men aged 16 to 64 and women aged 16 to 59.|
(2) Includes those who did not state their country of birth.
(3) Estimates are taken from the LFS. Samples sizes are too small to provide estimates.
It should also be noted that the country of birth question in the LFS is an undercount because:
it excludes those who have not been resident in the UK for six months;
it excludes students in halls who do not have a UK resident parent;
it excludes people in most other types of communal establishments (e.g. hotels, boarding houses, hostels, mobile home sites, etc);
it is grossed to population estimates that only include migrants staying for 12 months or more;
microdata is only grossed to population estimates consistent with those published in spring 2003 which are significantly lower than the latest population estimates.
ONS Labour Force Survey (LFS)
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