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|Table C: UK Born|
|(i) Employment r ate (percentage)||(ii) WA employment||(iii) 16+ e mployment|
|Table D: Foreign nationals|
|(i) Employment rate (percentage)||(ii) WA employment||(iii) 16+ Employment|
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 100,000 (in the case of foreign nationals to the nearest 10,000).
2. Tables B to D are not seasonally adjusted. This means direct comparisons between different quarters are not possible.
3. The figures in Table A are seasonally adjusted headline employment figures based on population estimates published in 2006.
4. In order to provide the more detailed breakdown that is required to answer the second part of the question in Tables B to D, it is necessary to use data that are based on population estimates made in 2003these are the latest estimates available for use in respect of particular categories of the labour force such as migrants. The figures in Table A are based on population estimates published in 2006 and as such the figures presented in Tables B to D are not directly comparable to the figures in Table A. The totals for the UK population as a wholeTable Awill not be equal to the sum of the numbers shown for UK and foreign nationalsTables B and D respectively. In May 2008, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) will be releasing re-weighted data based on 2007 population estimates, which will lead to some changes in the figures in the tables.
5. Tables B to D exclude individuals whose nationality is unknown.
6. As these figures are based on a sample survey they are also subject to sampling variability.
7. It should be noted that the nationality question in the LFS is an undercount because: it excludes those 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 that only include migrants staying for twelve months or more.
Labour Force Survey (LFS).
Access to Work can provide a range of individually tailored support to enable disabled people to enter or stay in employment. Access to Work can fund specialist support for deaf and hearing impaired people in work. One type of support that deaf people may find particularly helpful is the funding provided through Access to Work for British Sign Language Interpreters, Lip Speakers or Palantypists.
People with health conditions, including deaf people, may also benefit from the help that is available through
Pathways to Work. This service provides extra support and opportunities to help people with health problems and disabilities gain employment and retain it. Pathways to Work provides a series of interviews with an adviser and access to programmes to increase skills or confidence, or to help manage a health condition. Financial incentives may also be available to help people move into work.
Disability Employment Advisers in Jobcentre Plus work with people needing more extensive support. They need not be receiving benefits and may be in employment but worried about losing their job due to their disability. Disability employment advisers can advise on appropriate employment opportunities, act as advocates on the customer's behalf, and negotiate with employers, as well as refer people, where appropriate, for an occupational health assessment, or draw on the professional expertise of work psychologists specialising in working with disabled people. Disability employment advisers can also advise on specialised support available for disabled people. This includes Work Preparation, WORKSTEP, New Deal for Disabled People where it is in operation, Residential Training Colleges, Job Introduction Scheme and Access to Work.
Between December last year and March of this year, we undertook a public consultation Helping people achieve their full potential: Improving specialist disability employment services'. The consultation sought views about ways in which the Access to Work programme and other programmes for disabled people could be further improved, and ways to enhance aspects of the disability employment adviser role. We will publish our response during the summer.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in each of the eight local authority pilot areas have (a) received written warnings for housing benefit sanction and (b) had their housing benefit withdrawn because of antisocial behaviour. 
Mr. Llwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much each local authority in Wales repaid to the Exchequer in respect of underspent funds allocated for discretionary housing payments in each of the last five financial years. 
|Amount of repaid, underspent discretionary housing payment in each local authority in Wales in the last five financial years|
|Local a uthority||2002-03||2003-04||2004-05||2005-06||2006-07|
| Notes: 1. Amounts are rounded to the nearest thousand. Amounts too small after rounding are shown with a dash. 2. Totals are rounded to the nearest 10,000. 3. The latest available audited expenditure information for discretionary housing payments is for the financial year 2006-07. 4. Zero indicates local authorities who did not underspend.|
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