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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 statistics published in the Labour Market Statistics First Release on 14 November 2007, which are based on the latest population estimates.
|Number of working-age( 1 ) people born In EU countries (other than the UK)( 2) who are in employment and are resident in Banbury and Oxford travel-to-work areas( 3)|
|12 months ending in December||Banbury TTWA||Oxford TTWA|
|(1) Men aged 16 to 64 and women aged 16 to 59. (2) Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia. (3) Travel-to-work areas (TTWAs) are approximations of self-contained labour markets based on commuting to work patterns. (4) Less than 500 people. Notes: 1. It should also be noted that the APS may undercount the numbers of people who were born overseas because :- the survey excludes certain people who have been resident in the UK for less than 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 weighted to population estimates which exclude migrants staying for less than 12 months; APS microdata are weighted to population estimates consistent with those published in spring 2003 which are significantly lower than the latest population estimates. 2. As with any sample survey, estimates from the APS are subject to a margin or uncertainty.|
Source: Annual Population Survey
Jane Kennedy: The Government are introducing from April 2009 a one-off payment to expectant mothers, known as the Health in Pregnancy Grant, to help them during the important last weeks of pregnancy. Only women ordinarily resident in the UK will be able to claim the payment.
Mr. Cox: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the average change in income to hotel businesses which were claiming the Industrial Buildings Allowance of its retrospective withdrawal. 
Jane Kennedy: The withdrawal of the Industrial Buildings Allowance (IBA) is part of a package of measures which also saw the reduction of the main rate of corporation tax and the introduction of a £50,000 Annual Investment Allowance, allowing 95 per cent. of businesses to write off all their expenditure on plant and machinery in the year in which it is made. The effect of this package will vary according to the particular circumstances of a business.
Mr. Hague: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proposals the UK has put forward for the reform of the (a) International Monetary Fund and (b) World Bank; and if he will place in the Library copies of relevant submissions. 
The UKs main proposals for the reform of the World Bank are set out on page 114 of the Governments 2006 White Paper on International Development, copies of which are in the Library. Good progress has been secured against these proposals.
More details of the UKs work with the World Bank are available in the regular publication The UK and the World Bank. Copies of the latest version will be placed in the House of Commons Library this month.
Mr. Arbuthnot: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to reply to the letters from the right hon. Member for North East-Hampshire of 21 August and 19 June 2007 on the tax credit problems of the right hon. Member's constituent Mrs. Thayre. 
Although it is HM Revenue and Customs practice to reply to the majority of letters from Members within three weeks, following the administrative issue I referred to in my statement of 25 July 2007 , Official Report, columns 62-3WS, some parts of HMRC's tax credits business have been subject to delays. HMRC regret this and will continue to try to deal with all cases as quickly as possible.
John Mann: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the reasons are for his Department setting 25 December as the date by which to reply to the letter of 21 June from the hon. Member for Bassetlaw; 
Jane Kennedy: Following the administrative issue I referred to in my statement of 25 July 2007, Official Report, columns 62-63WS, some parts of HMRCs tax credits business have, unfortunately, been subject to delays. HMRC regret this and will continue to try to deal with all cases as quickly as they can.
These delays are a result of HMRC having to look again at cases potentially affected by the procedural error and to ensure that households/individuals affected by the error are not given incorrect advice in advance of their award being reviewed. The date indicated in the recent letter to the hon. Member was intended to be helpful and indicate the latest date by which HMRC hoped to have resolved the inquiry.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question on migrant workers in West Chelmsford constituency. (166240)
The Office for National Statistics compiles statistics on employment 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 annual LFS and 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 annual LFS and 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 West Chelmsford, for the twelve month periods ending in February for 2003 and 2004 from the annual LFS, and for the twelve 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 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 West Chelmsford constituency|
|12 months ending||Employment level (thousand)||Non-UK born persons in employment as percentage of all in employment (percentage)|
|(1) Includes males aged 16 to 64 and females aged 16 to 59.|
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 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 Population survey
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employers have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of paying employees below the minimum wage in (i) the UK, (ii) the North East and (iii) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland in each of the last 10 years. 
Jane Kennedy: There have been no employers prosecuted for failure to pay workers the national minimum wage. Since the minimum wage was introduced in April 1999 the focus has been on ensuring that workers receive the minimum wage and any arrears they are due. In total, just over £28 million in arrears has been identified for workers by national minimum wage compliance teams.
HMRC are now investigating a range of cases with a view to criminal prosecution. In August 2007 and October 2007 two employers were successfully prosecuted for obstruction and for neglecting to answer any question during minimum wage investigations.
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average wage was for persons aged between 16 and 25 years (a) in total, (b) for those with higher education qualifications and (c) for those without higher education qualifications in (i) Cornwall, (ii) each parliamentary constituency in Cornwall, (iii) the south-west and (iv) England in each year since 1979. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the average earnings of young people with and without higher education qualifications. (166710)
The attached table gives the average gross weekly earnings of full-time employees aged 16-24, with and without higher education qualifications, resident in Cornwall, the South West region and England. The figures shown are estimates from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) for the three month period ending June of each year. This information is not available for periods prior to 1997. The LFS sample is too small to provide estimates for each constituency within Cornwall. The survey does not collect information about the earnings of self-employed people.
As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of
|Table 1: Average gross weekly earnings of full-time( 1) employees aged 16 to 24, with and without higher education qualifications, by area of residence, not seasonally adjusted|
|Mean gross weekly earnings|
|Three months ending June||With higher education qualifications( 2)||Without higher education qualifications( 2)||Total( 3)|
|(1) The LFS full-time/part-time split is based on respondents' self-classification of their employment status.|
(2) Higher education includes degrees or equivalent qualifications and other higher education qualifications.
(3) Total includes people whose qualification level is unknown.
(4) The LFS sample does not cover the Isles of Scilly.
(5) Sample size too small to provide an estimate.
(6) Comparable estimates are not available for 1998 or 2000.
As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
Labour Force Survey
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