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|n/a = comparable estimates for 1998 and 2000 are not currently available|
(1) Men aged 16 to 64 and women aged 16 to 59
(2) Dependent children are those aged under 16 and those aged or 16-18 who are never-married and in full-time education
1. As with any sample survey, estimates from the Labour Force Survey are subject to a margin or uncertainty.
2. Estimates are weighted to the population estimates published by ONS in February and March 2003.
LFS Household datasets
Paul Flynn: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage increase in the basic state pension could be paid in the years from 2009-10 to 2012-13 by using the national insurance fund's excess of receipts over payments projected by the acting Government Actuary for that period. 
National insurance contributions and associated social security benefits operate within the Governments fiscal rules designed to ensure sound public finances and when there is a surplus it is invested in public services. Any surplus of NICs over social security benefits in any one year (the NIF surplus) is not therefore an extra resource available to spend.
Jane Kennedy: Productivity and employment are the key determinants of growth and therefore of living standards. However, a large volume are of other data also important indicators for a broader measure of quality of life, such as those on crime, working hours, social capital, social demography and health.
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