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Mr. Kemp: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what make and model of car (a) he and (b) each Minister in his Department selected as their official ministerial car; and what criteria were applied when making the decision in each case. 
Anne Main: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many residential properties his Department owns; how many of these are vacant; and how many of these have been vacant for longer than (a) three, (b) six and (c) 12 months. 
If a UK bank is trading through a branch overseas then the profits from that branch are reported as part of the UK companys profits for corporation tax in its tax returns.
There is special legislation that taxes the profits of certain overseas subsidiaries (called Controlled Foreign Companies) of UK groups, including banks, where these subsidiaries are located in certain low tax jurisdictions. UK banks that have such companies are required to make a return to HMRC of their controlled foreign companies and the profits to be allocated to the UK.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2008, Official Report, columns 2315-19W, on foreign workers, what his most recent estimate is of non-UK born persons in employment as a percentage of all in employment in (a) each county of the UK and (b) the UK as a whole in each of the last five years. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question pursuant to the Answer of 4th March 2008, Official Report, columns 2315-9W, on foreign workers, what the most recent estimate is of non-UK born persons in employment as a percentage of all in employment in (a) each county of the UK and (b) the UK as a whole in each of the last five years. (193479)
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 percentage of persons of working age in employment, who were not born in the UK for each UK county, Unitary Authority and Metropolitan County and the UK, 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.
|Non-UK born persons( 1) in employment in each UK county, unitary authority and metropolitan county and the UK, 2003 to 2007, as a percentage of all persons in employment( 2)|
|12 months ending||February 2003||February 2004||March 2005||March 2006||March 2007|
|n/a = Not available.|
(1) Does not include respondents who did not answer the question on country of birth.
(2) Workers are defined as of working age (male age 16-64, females age 16-59). Estimates are subject to sampling variability.
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 (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 Labour Force Survey/Annual Population Survey.
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