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|Lone Parents ( 2,4)|
|In Employment||Unemployed||Economically Active|
|Total||Number||As % of total||Number||As % of total||Number||As % of total|
|(1) according to the 110 (International Labour Organisation) definition of unemployed, i.e. those who are without a job, are available to start work in the next two weeks, who want a job and have been seeking a job in the last 4 weeks or are waiting to start a job already obtained.|
(2) Men aged 16-64 and women aged 16-59
(3) Includes those who have a tong term disability which substantially limits their day-to-day activities and those who have a tong term disability which affects the kind or amount of work they might do.
(4 )Working age people with dependent children under 16 and those children aged 16-18 who are never-married and in full-time education.
(5 )Comparable estimates are not available for disabled people prior to 1999 and for lone parents prior to 1997. Estimates are not available for 1998 and 2000 for either category.
ONS Labour Force Survey (LFS)
Jane Kennedy: Since the completion of the single market in 1993, persons travelling between EU member states have been able to bring with them unlimited quantities of alcohol and tobacco, provided that the product is bought duty paid in the member state of purchase, is for their own use (including gifts), and is transported by them.
For travellers entering the UK from a non-EU country, there are limits, which are laid down in EU legislation, on the amount of alcohol and tobacco that can be brought back without paying UK tax or duty. Any changes to these allowances must be agreed unanimously by all 27 EU member states.
Following a proposal from the European Commission concerning the tax and duty-free allowances for travellers from non-EU countries, EU Finance Ministers agreed unanimously at the Council meeting on 20 December 2007 on the adoption of a directive which, among other things, will increase the still wine allowance from 2 litres to 4 litres and introduce a new allowance for beer of 16 litres. These changes will come into effect from 1 December 2008. No changes have been made to the allowances for other alcohol or tobacco products. It was also agreed that all the allowances would be reviewed every four years.
Bob Spink: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what payments were made to the US in respect of war debt incurred by Britain during and following the second world war, including the (a) line of credit and (b) land lease loan in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement. 
|US$ m illion|
|USD Lend lease||Line of credit|
|Capital repayment and interest||Interest on interest repayments||Capital repayment and interest||Interest on interest repayments|
Chris Huhne: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the number of non-UK born persons in employment in each county of the UK in each of the last five years. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question on what the most recent estimate is of the number of non-UK born persons in employment in each county of the UK in each of the last five years. (190816)
The Office for National Statistics compiles statistics on migrant workers for local areas from the Annual Labour Force Survey and the Annual Population Survey (APS). 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.
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 13 February 2008, 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 each UK county, Unitary Authority and Metropolitan County, during the twelve month periods ending in March for 2005, 2006, 2007 from the APS and, for the 12 month periods ending in February for 2003 and 2004 from the Annual LFS.
When interpreting these figures, it is important to bear in mind that the APS/LFS 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.
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.
|Number of non-UK born persons in employment in each UK county, unitary authority and metropolitan county 2003-07( 1)|
|Employment level (thousand)|
|12 months ending :|
|February 2003||February 2004||March 2005||March 2006||March 2007|
| Data not available|
(1) Does not include respondents who did not answer the question on country of birth.
(2) Less than 500
(3) Breakdowns for Northern Ireland are not available at county level.
1. Estimates are subject to sampling variability.
2. It should also be noted that the country of birth question in the APS gives an undercount because:
it 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 (eg 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 Labour Force Survey/Annual Population Survey
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