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Angela Eagle: Performance bonuses to HM Treasury's SCS are paid in line with the SSRB report on senior civil service salaries. Bonuses for 2006-07 will be paid at the end of November 2007. Details of the remuneration of Treasury Board members is given in the Department's Annual Report and Accounts each year.
Adam Price: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish tables corresponding to that set out in Annex C of Funding the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly: Statement of Funding Policy, for each year since 1999-2000. 
Andy Burnham: The tables in Annex C of the Statement of Funding Policy contain the comparability factors used in the Barnett formula. The Statement of Funding Policy was first published in 1999 and has been updated and published in each spending review since then. The latest version was published on 9 October 2007 and is available on the Treasurys website at hm-treasury.gov.uk.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about employment. (162676)
The Office for National Statistics compiles employment statistics for local areas from the annual Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the Annual Population Survey (APS) following International Labour Organisation definitions.
Table 1, attached, shows the working age employment rates for all local authorities, for the period March 1997 to February 1998, from the annual LFS, and Table 2 shows the same information for the period April 2006 to March 2007 (the latest period for which data are available) from the APS. In both tables the local authorities are listed in order of their employment rates. A copy of the tables has been placed in the House of Commons Library.
These statistics are published each quarter for all parliamentary constituencies and local authorities in the local area labour market statistical indicators publication (accessible from www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=14160). The latest data are also published in the Labour Market Statistics regional First Releases (accessible from www.statistics.gov.uk/onlineproducts/lms_regional.asp).
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. Estimates for the City of London in particular are based on very few observations. The employment rate is the number of working age people, in employment, who are resident in the area (not the number who work in the area), expressed as the percentage of all working age people resident in the area. Further, estimates of change over time for all areas should be treated with caution.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the average annual change in the employment rate among lone parents was in the years between (a) 1992 and 1997 and (b) 1997 and 2006; 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions about annual changes in lone parent employment rates. (162363, 162679)
The information requested is shown in the attached table.
Estimates are taken from the Office for National Statisticss Labour Force Survey (LFS). As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
|Employment rates of working age( 1) lone parents with dependent children( 2 ) United Kingdom, spring (March-May) 1992 to 2006, not seasonally adjusted|
|Annual change( 3) (percentage points)|
|(1) Men aged 16-64 and women aged 16-59.|
(2) Children under 16 and those aged 16-18 who are never-married and in full-time education.
(3) Base for percentages excludes people with unknown employment status.
Labour Force Survey
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) non-UK EU and (b) non-EU nationals in employment in the UK who reside in communal establishments; whether houses in multiple occupation
are regarded as communal establishments for the purposes of counting non-UK nationals in employment in the UK; and what criteria he used for this purpose. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about what recent estimates have been made of the number of (a) non-UK EU and (b) non-EU nationals in employment in the UK who reside in communal establishments; whether houses in multiple occupation are regarded as communal establishments for the purposes of counting non-UK nationals in employment in the UK; and what criteria is used for this purpose. (162353)
The Labour Force Survey covers people resident in private households and in NHS accommodation in the UK. A random sample is drawn from the 'small users' sub-file of the Postcode Address File (PAF) for Great Britain. This sub-file contains addresses which receive less than 50 items of mail a day and so covers 97% of private households in GB but not most communal establishments. For Northern Ireland, the Valuation List is used instead of the PAF.
A study completed by ONS in 2005 investigated extending the LFS to cater for residents in small communal establishments such as hotels and guesthouses. The results concluded that it was possible to collect information from this type of accommodation and that the study should be extended to cover other communal establishments. Therefore, the ONS plans to investigate methods to collect data from communal establishments in the future and this extension, would in principle pick up the resident and migrant workers living there who are currently excluded. However, until such time, it is not possible to estimate their numbers from the LFS.
The 2001 Census definition of a communal establishment is one providing managed residential accommodation with either full time or part time supervision. Therefore, multi-occupant households are not considered to be communal establishments. Houses in multiple occupation are included in the 'small users' sub-file PAF and sampled in the LFS and all residents of these households are interviewed including non-UK Nationals.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question on what the (a) net and (b) gross rate of (i) tangible and (ii) intangible investment was in each year since 1997. (162308)
The information available is shown in the table 1 below (the four letter codes in brackets are ONS series identifiers). Net investment series are not produced but figures for capital consumption are presented in table 2 and can be used at current prices to derive net investment, which is presented in table 3.
More information about capital consumption is available in the 'Capital Stocks, Capital Consumption and Non-Financial Balance Sheets 2007' publication, available on the National Statistics website at:
|Table 1: Gross fixed capital formation|
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