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Ministerial Correction

Thursday 15 May 2008

Work and Pensions

Departmental Publications

Mr. Gauke: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what date his Department published the Households Below Average Income annual statistics in each of the last six years; and on what date he plans to publish the statistics for 2006-07. [199528]

[Official Report, 6 May 2008, Vol. 475, c. 807W.]

Letter from Stephen Timms:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for South-West Hertfordshire (Mr. Gauke) on 6 May 2008. The correct answer should have been:

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Mr. Timms [holding answer 21 April 2008]: The publication dates of the last six sets of households below average income statistics are given in the following table.

This year’s statistics will be published in June. Publication has been delayed by additional validation and quality assurance checks of the data set. The date of publication will be announced on the National Statistics website, in line with the National Statistics Code of Practice.

Households below average income publication Publication date

1994-95 to 2000-01

11 April 2002

1994-95 to 2001-02

13 March 2003

1994-95 to 2002-03

30 March 2004

1994-95 to 2003-04

30 March 2005

1994-95 to 2004-05

9 March 2006

1994-95 to 2005-06

27 March 2007

1994-95 to 2005-06 (revised edition)

22 May 2007

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