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|Table 2. Number of deaths where leukaemia,( 1) was the underlying cause of death: Jarrow parliamentary constituency, South Tyneside county district, North East government office region and United Kingdom, 1997-20062,5|
|Jarrow||South Tyneside||North East||United Kingdom|
|(1) Cause of death for leukaemia was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes 204-208 and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes C91-C95. The introduction of ICD-10 in 2001 means that the numbers of deaths from this cause before 2001 are not completely comparable with later years.|
(2) Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.
(3) Based on parliamentary constituency and local authority boundaries as of 2007.
(4) UK figures include deaths of non-residents in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but not in England and Wales.
(5) UK figures for 2006 include figures for Northern Ireland which are provisional until the publication of the Registrar General Annual Report in December 2007.
Office for National Statistics
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question on migrant workers in the vale of York constituency. (165158)
The Office for National Statistics compiles statistics on employment for local areas from 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 APS is 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 APS estimates at this detailed level are only available consistent with 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 working age in employment who were not born in the UK and were resident in Vale of York, for the twelve month periods ending in March 2005, March 2006 and December 2006 (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 persons in employment as percentages of all persons of working age in employment, in the area.
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. In this case, the sample sizes are not sufficient to give an accurate estimate of even the direction of the change over time.
|Number of non-UK born persons of working age( 1) in employment in the Vale of York constituency|
|12 months ending||Employment level (Thousand)||Non-UK born persons in employment as percentage of all in employment|
|(1) Includes males aged 16-64 and females aged 16-59. * Sample size too small to provide estimate. Notes: 1. Estimates are subject to sampling variability. 2. 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 6 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. Source: Annual Population survey.|
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 13 November 2007, Official Report, column 224W, on registration of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships, who is responsible for (a) drawing up the revised business plan and (b) approving it; who was responsible for (i) developing, (ii) approving the original business plan and (iii) discontinuing the original business plan; and if he will make a statement. 
The National Statistician and Registrar General for England and Wales has been asked to reply to your recent parliamentary question asking who is responsible for (a) drawing up the revised business plan and (b) approving it; who was responsible for (i) developing the original business plan, (ii) approving the original business plan and (iii) discontinuing the original business plan. (166115).
Preparation of the business case is the responsibility of officials in the General Register Office within ONS. The initial business case was not discontinued but has required revision following the realisation that some of the assumptions underlying it were not correct. The revised business case will require fresh approval. Responsibility for business case approval within ONS depends on the project cost, but for a project of this size it rests with the ONS Executive Management Group, chaired by the National Statistician. As the GRO is to transfer to the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) from 1 April 2008, IPS will be consulted on the revised case as part of the process.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 13 November 2007, Official Report, column 224W, on registration of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships, what his timetable is for (a) agreement of a viable revised business case and (b) confirmation of funding for the online version of the births, marriages and deaths register; and if he will make a statement. 
The National Statistician and Registrar General for England and Wales has been asked to reply to your recent parliamentary question asking what his timetable for (a) agreement of a viable revised business case and (b) confirmation of funding for the online version of the births, marriages and deaths register. I am replying in her absence. (166116)
We expect that the business case and funding issues will be considered by ONS Executive Management Group early in 2008 although the exact timing will depend on the outcome of prior consultation with the Identity and Passport Service.
Mike Penning: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue the Exchequer received from (a) fuel duty, (b) vehicle excise duty, (c) VAT on car sales, (d) VAT on fuel and (e) company car tax in each year since 1997. 
(d) VAT on fuelThe same applies as for (c). Figures for VAT on fuel duty only are given in the table referred to in (b). The amount of VAT on fuel duty actually received will be less, because businesses can recover such VAT as input tax. HM Revenue and Customs do not collect data on this aspect of VAT recovery.
(e) Company Car Tax (including Fuel Benefit Charge) is the income tax and national insurance liability for employee and director benefits-in-kind received as cars and fuel for private use and is published from 1999-2000 by HMRC. This can be found in table 4.5 at:
Mr. Djanogly: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on what date the Registrar of Companies informed his Department that he would effect the necessary changes to Companies House systems and processes for the relevant sections of the Companies Act 2006 by 1 October 2009 and not 1 October 2008. 
Mr. Timms: The Registrar of Companies advised that he could not be absolutely confident of delivering all necessary changes by October 2008. There have been a number of discussions between officials and Ministers on this issue, culminating in advice to Ministers on 19 October 2007.
Mr. Djanogly: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform for what reason the Registrar of Companies is not able to implement changes to Companies House systems and processes in relation to sections (a) 13-6, (b) 7-16, (c) 17-28, (d) 31-38, (e) 53-85, (f) 86-88, (g) 89-111, (h) 112-144, (i) 540-657, (j) 658-737, (k) 854-859, (l) 860-894, (m) 1000-1034, (n) 1040-1042, (o) 1044-1059, (p) 1060-1062, (q) 1064-1076, (r) 1081-1084, (s) 1093-1101, (t) 1108-1110, (u) 1112-1120, (v) 1182-1191 and (w) 1192-1208 of the Companies Act 2006 before 1 October 2008. 
Mr. Timms: The Registrar of Companies has not advised that Companies House will not be able to implement the necessary changes by October 2008; rather, that he can not be absolutely confident of doing so. In the circumstances, the Government decided to announce a delay now so that companies can have certainty about the timetable for forthcoming changes.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many full-time equivalent staff are responsible for brand management and marketing in his Department and its agencies. 
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what plans he has to review legislation on the maximum noise level permitted for publicly purchased fireworks with reference to their potential impact on animals. 
Mr. Thomas: The maximum noise level is set in line with the harmonised European Standard (BS EN 14035). However the pyrotechnics directive which must be transposed into UK law by January 2010, requires that category 1 fireworks have a "negligible noise level", category 2 fireworks "a low noise level" and categories 3 and 4 a noise level that is "not harmful to human health". The European Commission have issued the European Standardisation body (CEN) with a mandate to produce standards that address all the relevant areas of the directive including noise levels. The new legislation will need to reflect the resulting standards.
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