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Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what average number of days per year was taken by staff in his Department as sick leave in each of the last five years for which records are available. 
Mrs. Moon: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the transition support programme announced in Aiming High for Disabled Children: Better Support for Families will be piloted; and in what parts of the country these pilots will take place. 
We intend that the Transition Support Programme will be piloted from 2008-09. Work is in progress on developing the pilots and more details will be available later this year. No decision has yet been taken on what parts of the country the pilots will take place.
Rosie Cooper: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many people in West Lancashire constituency were recorded as being in full-time employment in the financial year ended March (a) 1997 and (b) 2007; 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions about employment and unemployment in West Lancashire. (143530, 143532).
The Office for National Statistics compiles employment and unemployment statistics for local areas from the annual local area Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the Annual Population Survey (APS) following International Labour Organisation definitions.
Estimates of the number of people in full-time employment, resident in the West Lancashire constituency, as well as all the other parliamentary constituencies in Great Britain, was provided in an Answer on 3rd May 2007 (Hansard: column 1806W-1807W, reference 135561).
There were 3,000 unemployed people aged 16 and over, resident in the West Lancashire constituency, in the 12 month period ending in February 1997 based on data from the annual
local area LFS. The estimate for the 12 months ending in September 2006, from the latest available data from the APS, is 3,000. The corresponding unemployment rates are 7.2 per cent for 1997 and 5.8 per cent for 2006.
As these estimates are for a subset of the population in small geographical areas, they are based on small sample sizes, and are therefore subject to large margins of uncertainty.
ONS also compiles statistics for local areas of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (ISA). The annual average number of people, resident in the West Lancashire constituency, claiming ISA from March 1996 to February 1997 was 3,230, and for October 2005 to September 2006 was 1,673. Data on numbers of ISA claimants are available for more recent periods than the APS data, and the annual average number of claimants in West Lancashire for April 2006 to March 2007 was 1,711.
Tony Baldry: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) energy action plans and (b) buildings have been adapted for energy efficiency under the Eighth Inclusive Communities Budget; at what cost; and whether a Ninth Inclusive Communities Budget is planned. 
John Healey: Priority areas for round 8 of the Invest to Save BudgetInclusive Communities included improved energy efficiency in the public sector and third sector bodies and efficiency and increased access to the arts and culture sector. I refer to the written answer given to the hon. Member for Rayleigh (Mr. Francois) on 25 April 2007, Official Report, column 1162W, for further detail about these projects. These projects are in their initial stages and we do not have the detail on energy action plans or numbers of buildings adapted at this stage.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of families with a child under the age of 18 years where there is (a) one parent or guardian and (b) two parents or guardians. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your request for the number of families with a child under the age of 18 years where there is (a) one parent or guardian and (b) two parents or guardians. I am replying in her absence. (143594)
The available figures are estimates from the Labour Force Survey of the numbers of families with dependent children in the United Kingdom in each year. A child is considered to be dependent if they are aged under 16 or 1648 but in full-time education. For this reason, the figures include some children aged 18 (those in full-time education). In 2006, it is estimated that there were 1,879 thousand lone parent families with dependent children and 5,474 couple families with dependent children.
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of international migrants in (a) London and (b) Wimbledon constituency under (i) the International Passenger Survey and (ii) the proposed Labour Force Survey calculation method. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to reply to your question regarding the estimates made of the number of international migrants in (a) London and (b) Wimbledon constituency under (i) the International Passenger Survey and (ii) the proposed Labour Force Survey calculation method. (143012)
ONS has recently published material detailing a number of proposed improvements to the methods used to estimate the effect of international migration on population. Both the existing method and the planned improvements make use of the International Passenger Survey (IPS). One of the planned improvements is to use the Labour Force Survey to distribute IPS estimates of international migration into the UK between the constituent countries of the UK, and between government office regions within England. Information on this is available at the following page of the National Statistics website: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=14834.
Under the existing methods, the net effect of international migration on the population of London was to add 396,000 people to the population between mid-2002 and mid-2005. Under the proposed methods, the indicative net effect of migration would be to add 336,000 to London's population over this period.
ONS does not produce migration estimates for parliamentary constituencies.
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent questions asking how many people were diagnosed with, and how many people died from, lymphoma in each of the last 21 years. I am replying in her absence. (142935, 142936)
The most recent year for which figures are available is 2004 for incidence and 2005 for mortality. The table below shows the number of newly diagnosed cases and deaths from Hodgkins disease and non-Hodgkins lymphoma in England from 1984 to the most recent year. These cancers have been presented separately as they have very different epidemiological characteristics and treatments.
|Number of newly diagnosed cases and deaths from Hodgkins disease( 1) and non-Hodgkins lymphoma( 2) England, 1984 to 2005( 3)|
|Hodgkins disease||Non-Hodgkins lymphoma|
|Newly diagnosed cases||Deaths||Newly diagnosed cases||Deaths|
|(1 )Selected using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) code 201 for the years 1984 to 1994 for newly diagnosed cases, and from 1984 to 2000 for deaths, and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code C81 from 1995 onwards for newly diagnosed cases and from 2001 onwards for deaths.|
(2) Selected using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes 200, 202 for the years 1984 to 1994 for newly diagnosed cases, and from 1984 to 2000 for deaths, and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes C82-C85, C91.4 and C96 from 1995 onwards for newly diagnosed cases and ICD-10 codes C82-C85 from 2001 onwards for deaths. The introduction of ICD-10 for coding cause of death in 2001 means that figures are not completely comparable with data for years prior to this date. Comparisons between the data before and after 2001 should therefore be interpreted with caution. An article specifically examining the effect of the change in classification for cancer trends in England and Wales was published in Health Statistics Quarterly 23. * More information about these changes for England and Wales can be found on the National Statistics website at www.statistics.gov.uk/icd10mortality.
(3 )Figures are for registrations of newly diagnosed cases in each calendar year between 1984 and 2004, and for registrations of death in each calendar year between 1984 and 1992 and for occurrences of death in each calendar year from 1993 onwards.
* Brock A, Griffiths C, Rooney C (2004) The effect of the introduction of ICD-10 on cancer mortality trends in England and Wales. Health Statistics Quarterly 23, 7-17.
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