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Mr. Evans: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which (a) airports and (b) seaports are included in the International Passenger Survey conducted by the Office for National Statistics; what recent representations he has received on the conduct of the survey; and if he will make a statement. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question concerning where the International Passenger Survey is conducted and recent representations made concerning the conduct of the survey. I am replying in her absence. (161395)
The International Passenger Survey is conducted at:
Harwich-Hook of Holland
Southampton-New York QM2
In addition we interview at the following Eurostar and Eurotunnel ports:
Waterloo (to be replaced by St Pancras in November)
Ebbsfleet (from November)
In response to the Inter-Departmental Task Force on Migration Statistics, the Office for National Statistics are conducting a Port Survey Review which is designed to make recommendations on changes to the IPS to improve collection of migration statistics. An interim report of this review is due for publication on 30 October 2007. This will contain recommendations for some adjustments to the sample from April 2008 and plans for further work which may be implemented in 2009.
In its response to ONSs consultation on statistical priorities DEFRA noted that in combination with household surveys, the IPS is a key survey in providing information relevant to environmental policy.
In addition, the Office for National Statistics maintains contact, formal and informal, with a range of interested parties about the conduct of the survey.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the number of unemployed people who could experience a reduction in income should they return to work; and if he will make a statement. 
Jane Kennedy: Changes in incomes on returning to work would depend on individual and family characteristics, and also likely gross earnings and hours worked which are not known. No definitive estimate can be made.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the rate of youth unemployment was in Peterborough constituency at the end of each month since January 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about youth unemployment. I am replying in her absence. (160801)
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles unemployment statistics for parliamentary constituencies from the annual local area Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the Annual Population Survey (APS) following International Labour Organisation (ILO) definitions. These are annual data and are not available monthly.
Table 1, attached, provides the unemployment rate for people aged 16 to 24 resident in the Peterborough constituency for the 12 month periods ending in February for 1998 to 2004 from the annual LFS, and for the 12 month periods ending in March from 2005 to 2007, from the APS.
As these estimates are for a subset of the population in a small geographical area, they are based on very small sample sizes, and are therefore subject to large margins of uncertainty. In this case,
the sample sizes are not sufficient to give an accurate estimate of even the direction of the change over time.
ONS also compiles statistics for local areas of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA). Table 2 shows the number of JSA claimants aged 18 to 24 resident in the Peterborough constituency in each month from January 1997 to September 2007 (the latest month for which data are available). Claimant count proportions for parliamentary constituencies are not available for the 18 to 24 age group as working-age population data for this geography are not available by age groups.
|Table 1: u nemployment rate of people aged 16 to 24, resident in the Peterborough constituency|
|12 months ending||Rate( 1) (percentage)|
|(1) Unemployed people as a percentage of the economically active population for age group.|
1. Estimates are subject to random variability.
2. Changes in the estimates over time should be treated with particular caution.
Annual local area Labour Force Survey; Annual Population survey
|T able 2: n umber of claimants of jobseekers allowance aged 18 to 24, resident in the Peterborough constituency|
1. Claimant count data by age includes computerised claims only.
2. Dataset rounded to the nearest 5.
Jobcentre Plus administrative data
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