The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the percentage of foreign workers who worked in each English region in the latest period for which figures are available. I am replying in her absence. (188463)
The attached table gives the number of people in the categories requested for the three month period ending December 2007.
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 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.
The LFS estimates at this detailed level are consistent with the UK population estimates published in February and March 2003, whereas those in the Labour Market Statistics First Release are based on more up-to-date population figures.
As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
|Working age( 1) foreign born population in employment by English government office regions: Three months ending December 2007, United Kingdom, not seasonally adjusted
|(1) Men aged 16-64 and women aged 16-59.
(2) Number of foreign born of working age in employment in each region as a percentage of foreign born of working age in employment in the whole of England.
It should be noted that the estimates:
exclude certain people who have been resident in the UK for less than six months;
exclude students in halls of residence who do not have a UK resident parent;
exclude people in most types of communal establishment (e.g. hotels, boarding houses, hostels, mobile home sites etc.);
are grossed to population estimates that only include migrants staying 12 months or more;
are grossed to population estimates consistent with those published in spring 2003;
which are significantly lower than the latest population estimates as used in the Labour Market Statistics.
ONS Labour Force Survey
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many deaths in hospitals were recorded on each day of (a) August 2007 and (b) August 2006.1 am replying in her absence. (189135)
Data for deaths which occurred in 2006 and 2007 are not yet available, and we are therefore currently unable to provide daily counts of deaths for those years.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many jobs were created in the UK in the last 12 months, broken down by sector. (188557)
While statistics of new jobs created are not available explicitly, statistics from surveys enable comparisons to be made of net changes in jobs from year to year.
The Workforce Jobs estimates combine Employee Jobs figures with self employment jobs from the Labour Force Survey, as well as HM Forces jobs figures and the number of Government sponsored trainees.
Attached is a table showing Workforce Jobs by industry for the UK for the latest available period, September 2007, and for September 2006.
Workforce Job statistics are published as part of the Labour Market Statistics First Release and can be obtained on the National Statistics website at:
|Workforce jobs by industry: United Kingdom, seasonally adjusted
|Agriculture and fishing
|Energy and water
|Distribution, hotels and restaurants
|Transport and comms.
|Finance and business services
|Public Admin., education and health
1. Workforce jobs figures are a measure of jobs rather than people. For example, if a person holds two jobs, each job will be counted in the workforce jobs total.
2. Workforce jobs figures come from a variety of sources, and where possible, from the employer rather than the individual. Employee jobs (which is much the largest component of workforce jobs) come from quarterly surveys of employers carried out by ONS.
3. Other data sources are as follows:
Self-employment jobs are provided by the Labour Force Survey
HM Forces figures are provided by the Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Government-supported trainees are provided from Administrative Sources.
Alan Simpson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average earnings were of those on low incomes in employment in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by decile. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what the average earnings were of those on low incomes in employment in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by decile. (188559)
Levels of earnings for Standard Occupation Classification, including medians, deciles and quartiles, are estimated from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), and are provided for employees on adult rates of pay, whose pay for the survey period was not affected by absence. The ASHE, carried out in April each year, is the most comprehensive source of earnings information in the United Kingdom.
ASHE results for 2007 can be obtained on the National Statistics website at:
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what average earnings of those in employment in each of the two poorest deciles were in for each of the last five years. (188560)
Levels of earnings, including deciles, are estimated from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), and are provided for employees on adult rates of pay, whose pay for the survey period was not affected by absence. The ASHE, carried out in April each year, is the most comprehensive source of
earnings information in the United Kingdom. ASHE results can be obtained on the National Statistics website at:
Angela Eagle [holding answer 25 February 2008]: As part of the Government's decision to take Northern Rock plc into temporary public ownership, on 17 February the Treasury announced that the Northern Rock Foundation will receive from Northern Rock a minimum of £15 million a year in 2008, 2009 and 2010. The distribution of funds is a matter for the trustees of the Northern Rock Foundation.
Jane Kennedy: No decisions have yet been taken on the future of the Dorchester Tax office. HMRC will announce plans to consult on all offices that have not yet been consulted on shortly after the Budget.
Jane Kennedy: The number of taxpayers with pension income in Luton can be found in Table 3.14 Income and tax by borough and district or unitary authority or Table 3.15 Income and tax by parliamentary constituency at the HM Revenue and Customs website http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/income_distribution/menu-by-year.htm#314. The information is based on the Survey of Personal Incomes of which 2004-05 is the latest available.
Angela Eagle: The Treasury actively promotes employee volunteering, including by: providing special leave entitlements to enable staff to take a limited amount of time off each year to volunteer; holding regular events with voluntary sector organisations to raise awareness of volunteering opportunities; providing information on volunteering via an internal website; supporting a staff-led Volunteers Group.