Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the guidance set out in the model contract and code of conduct for special advisers, what (a) notices of external employment and (b) other conflicts of interest were declared by his Departments former special adviser, the right hon. Member for Normanton (Ed Balls), between 2 May 1997 and 1 July 2004. 
Angela Eagle: Special advisers are employed under terms and conditions set out in the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers. The rules for civil servants, including special advisers, who wish to take up other employment in addition to their civil service duties are set out in Section 4.3 of the Civil Service Management Code. The principles on conflicts of interest are set out in Section 4.1
Justine Greening: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which new policy priorities received strategic reserve allocations in the core Treasury in each year since 2003-04; and if he will make a statement. 
Angela Eagle: The Strategic Reserve has been used by the Treasury since 2005-06 as a means of internally funding non-recurrent costs, including new policy priorities. The main new policy priorities that were funded from the Strategic Reserve in 2005-06 and 2006-07 are set out in the 2006 Departmental Report, paragraph C6 on page 107, and the 2006-07 Annual Report and Accounts, paragraph 7.51 on page 98. Similar information in relation to 2007-08 will be published in the 2007-08 Annual Report and Accounts. The Treasurys departmental reports are available from:
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to page 7 of HM Treasury Efficiency Technical Note (December 2006), what
value and percentage of directorate purchases were made through central non-pay contracts in each year since 1998; and if he will make a statement. 
|Non pay spend (£ million )
|Spend through OGCbuying.solutions c entral c ontracts (£ million )
Justine Greening: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) contractor and (b) temporary staff headcount was in the (i) core Treasury, (ii) Office of Government Commerce, (iii) Office of Government Commerce Buying Solutions and (iv) Debt Management Office; how much was spent on (A) agency staff and (B) consultants by each body in each year; and if he will make a statement. 
showing data for the core Treasury as well as for the Treasury Group consolidating the Office of Government Commerce and the Debt Management Office. Chapter 7 of the Annual Report and Accounts shows spending on consultants. The Debt Management Office and OGCbuying.solutions separately publish their own accounts, available from
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what involvement Ministers had in the scenario testing of the effectiveness of the tripartite arrangements between his Department, the Bank of England and the Financial Services Authority. 
Kitty Ussher [holding answer 19 November 2007]: The tripartite arrangements have been tested regularly over recent years. For public policy reasons details of the scenarios are not published where they cover financial stability events. Reports on these exercises can be found on the UK Financial Sector Continuity website
The Economic Secretary to the Treasury participated in financial stability exercises in October 2005, November 2006 and March 2007. There has also been some ministerial participation in business continuity planning exercises. The Chancellors and Economic Secretary to the Treasury participated in a joint US-UK exercise in February 2007.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many citizens of the Republic of Ireland he estimates are resident in the UK; and what estimate he has made of the likely change in this figure over the next 10 years. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your question asking how many citizens of the Republic of Ireland are resident in the UK; and the estimate of the likely change in this figure over the next 10 years. (164969)
At the time of the 2001 Census, 472,380 people in England and Wales gave their country of birth as Republic of Ireland. This figure has been extracted from 2001 Census Table KS05Country of Birth.
Figures for Northern Ireland and Scotland can be found in the publications Northern Ireland Census 2001 Key Statistics and Key Statistics for Council areas and Health Board areas Scotland 2001, copies of which can be found in the House of Commons Library.
There are no official projections of the population by nationality.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the impact of inward migration on economic activity in Chipping Barnet constituency over the last 10 years; 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your parliamentary questions on economic activity and the labour market in Chipping Barnet. (164622, 164698)
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the main summary indicator of economic activity in the UK. Because data collection, estimation and reporting are not structured according to demographic groups, the national accounts framework does not however make it possible to identify the direct contribution of immigrants to the measured levels of economic activity.
The Office for National Statistics compiles statistics for labour supply indicators for local areas from the annual Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the Annual Population Survey (APS) following International Labour Organisation definitions.
The data for analysing migrant workers comes from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). The National Statistics method for estimating the number of migrant workers employed in the UK is routinely based on the number of people at a given time who were born abroad, are of working age (16-64 for men, 16-59 for women), and in employment. This question has been answered on this basis. It means, for example, that some people who are
UK nationals will be included in the total of "foreign born" and that people who are working but are above state pension age are not included.
When interpreting these figures, it is important to bear in mind that the LFS and APS are not designed to cover everyone who is present in the UK. The survey may undercount the numbers of people who were born overseas. The reasons are set out in the table footnote.
The LFS estimates at this detailed level are only available consistent with the UK population estimates published in February and March 2003 and are not comparable with the estimates published in the Labour Market Statistics First Release on 14 November 2007, which are based on latest population estimates.
The table attached, shows the numbers of employed, unemployed and economically active persons of working age who were not born in the UK and were resident in Chipping Barnet, for the 12 month periods ending in February for 2001 to 2004 from the annual LFS, and for the 12 month periods ending in March 2005, March 2006 and December 2006 from the APS (the January to December 2006 APS dataset is the most recent for which information on country of birth is currently available). The table also shows the numbers of non-UK born economically active persons as percentages of all economically active persons of working age, in the area. Data on country of birth are not available on annual LFS datasets before 2000.
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 of change over time should be treated with particular caution.
|Economic activity status of working age( 1) non-UK born people in the Chipping Barnet constituency
|12 months ending
|Non-UK born economically actives as percentage of all economically actives
Includes males aged 16-64 and females aged 16-59.
* Sample size too small to provide estimate.
Estimates are subject to sampling variability
It should also be noted that the country of birth question in the LFS gives an undercount because :-
it excludes certain people 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 which exclude migrants staying for less than 12 months.
microdata are grossed to population estimates consistent with those published in spring 2003 which are significantly lower than the latest population estimates.
Annual local area Labour Force Survey; Annual Population survey.
Colin Burgon: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of levels of migration to the UK by individuals from French overseas departments and former French colonies since 2002. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what estimate has been made of the levels of migration to the UK by individuals from French overseas departments and former French colonies since 2002. (166694)
Estimates of immigration to the UK from French overseas departments and former French colonies can not be produced at this level of geographic detail.
Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were (a) diagnosed with and (b) died from leukaemia in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) the UK in each year since 1997. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many people have (a) been diagnosed with and (b) died from leukaemia in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) the UK in each year since 1997. (165402)
The latest available figures for (a) newly diagnosed cases of cancer (incidence) are for the year 2004 (United Kingdom). Numbers of cases of leukaemia for the years 1997 to 2004 for (i) Jarrow Parliamentary Constituency, (ii) South Tyneside County District, (iii) North East Government Office Region and (iv) United Kingdom are given in Table 1 below.
The latest available figures for (b) deaths are for the year 2006. Numbers of deaths from leukaemia for the years 1997 to 2006 for (i) Jarrow Parliamentary Constituency, (ii) South Tyneside County District, (iii) North East Government Office Region and (iv) United Kingdom are given in Table 2 below.
|Table 1. Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of leukaemia( 1) : Jarrow parliamentary constituency, South Tyneside county district, North East government office region and United Kingdom, 1997-2004
|(1) Cancer of the leukaemia is defined as code C91-C95 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10).
Office for National Statistics
Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit.
Scottish Cancer Registry, National Health Service in Scotland
Northern Ireland Cancer Registry