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Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 9 May 2008, Official Report, column 1217W, on departmental ministerial policy advisers, which staff members in the Prime Minister's Office (a) have received severance payment and (b) have not received severance payments in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Watson: Paragraph 14b of the Model Contract for Special Advisers sets out the circumstances in which severance is paid. It would not be appropriate to disclose names of individuals who have received severance in order to protect the privacy of the individuals concerned.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people were in employment in the North East in each quarter since January 2003, calculated with reference to the December 2007 changes in methodology, broken down by (a) employees, (b) self-employed, (c) the armed forces and (d) trainees. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many people were in employment in the North East in each quarter since January 2003, calculated with reference to the December 2007 changes in methodology, broken down by (a) employees, (b) self-employed, (c) the armed forces and (d) trainees. .
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-supported trainees. However, HM Forces job estimates are only available at a national level.
The attached table provides estimates of employee jobs, self-employment jobs and government-supported trainees, for the North East for each quarter from December 2002 to March 2008, the latest available.
However, there is a discontinuity in the employee jobs series between December 2005 and September 2006, which means we are unable to calculate the time series on a consistent basis across its full length. The change in December 2007 made improvements to the annual benchmark and the quality of estimates of employment. More information about revisions to the Workforce Jobs series can be found at:
Civilian regional Workforce Job estimates are published as part of the quarterly regional labour market statistics first release and can be obtained on the National Statistics website at:
|Number of jobs in the North East, 2002-08|
|T housand (not seasonally adjusted)|
|Civilian work force jobs||Employee jobs||Self employment jobs||Government-supported trainees|
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 total.
2. Estimates of HM Forces Jobs using Workforce Jobs are not available below the national level.
3. There is a discontinuity in the employee jobs series between December 2005 and September 2006 due to improvements to the annual benchmark. Further information can be found at: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/Statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=9765
Workforce Jobs Series
Jim Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the gross value-added (GVA) figure per head for each NUTS 2 region in the North East is; what proportion of UK GVA each represents; and what each figure was in (a) 2006 and (b) 2005. 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question about gross value added (GVA) for each NUTS2 region in the North East. (216744)
The latest data available for the NUTS2 regions are for 2005. Data for 2006 will be published in December 2008. The table below shows the GVA, the proportions of UK GVA of the North East regions, GVA per head and the per head index of the NUTS2 regions for the North East in 2005.
|Regional GVA for the NUTS 2 regions of the North East, 2005|
|Region||Total GVA (£ billion)( 1)||Share of UK (Percentage)||Per head (£)||Per head index|
|(1) Figures may not sum due to rounding.|
(2) UK total includes extra regio (offshore contribution to GVA that cannot be assigned to any region), but the per head index excludes extra regio.
Mr. Evans: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many men (a) were offered and (b) accepted first line hormone therapy to treat metastatic prostate cancer in each of the last three years. 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many men (a) were offered and (b) accepted first line hormone therapy to treat metastatic prostate cancer in each of the last three years. (216755)
The number of men who (a) were offered treatments for prostate cancer is not recorded on the national cancer registration system.
The statistics relate to all cases of prostate cancer since the recording of "stage" in the cancer register cannot provide nationally comparable data on metastatic prostate cancer.
The following table shows, for 2003-05, the number of newly diagnosed cases of prostate cancer (b) receiving hormone therapy treatment. The latest year for which data are available is 2005. In 45 per cent. of prostate cancer cases in the national cancer registry database, either no treatment information was recorded or patients were recorded as having had no treatment.
|Newly diagnosed cases of prostate cancer( 1) receiving hormonal treatment, England, 2003-05|
|(1) Prostate cancer is coded to C61 in the International Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision (ICD-10)|
Office for National Statistics
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