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The Family Resources Survey (FRS) contains information on both family type and income. This is available in the annual FRS report: Family Resources Survey 2006-07 (published by DWP [link below] see: Table 3.5: Households by composition and total weekly household income). Information is also available in the report: Households Below Average Income (HBAI) 1994/95-2006/07 (published by DWP [link below] see: Table 4.1 (BHC): Quintile distribution of income for children by various family and household characteristics, United Kingdom).
Family Resources Survey 2006-07
Households Below Average Income (HBAI) 1994/95-2006/07
Part (b)The number of live births per 1,000 teenage women
Figures on live births are available from birth registration. The latest year for which figures are available is 2006.
(i) social class
Since 2001, NS-SEC has been used to provide a socio-economic classification for all official statistics. The number of live births per 1,000 teenage women broken down by NS-SEC would require population estimates broken down by age, sex and NS-SEC. This information is not routinely available and for teenage women NS-SEC is likely to be unreliable. Consequently it is not possible to provide these figures.
(ii) and (iii) income and ethnicity
Information on income and ethnicity is not collected at birth registration hence it is not possible to provide the number of live births to teenage women broken down by these variables.
(iv) geographical location
Births are assigned to an area according to the usual residence of the mother, as stated at registration.
Table 2: Number of live births per 1,000 teenage women by unitary authority and local authority, England and Wales, 1997 to 2006
Part (c)The percentage of children born outside marriage
The percentage of children born outside marriage is also derived using figures on live births available from birth registration.
(i) social class
The classification used for social class prior to 2001 is not directly comparable with NS-SEC. For this reason figures broken down by NS-SEC are only provided back to 2001. Information on mother's occupation and employment, from which NS-SEC is derived, is only coded for a sample of one in ten births. The figures provided broken down by NS-SEC are therefore estimates based on a ten per cent sample.
Table 3: Percentage of children born outside marriage for each National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SEC) of the mother, England and Wales, 2001 to 2006
(ii) and (iii) income and ethnicity
For reasons stated in part (b) it is not possible to produce these figures broken down by income and ethnicity.
(iv) geographical location
The percentage of children born outside marriage by area of usual residence of mother is published annually in Key Population and Vital Statistics (KPVS), table 4.2. These figures have been collated in table 4, for the years 1998 to 2006. It is not possible to provide figures for 1997 because births data for 1997 were revised after the publication of the 1997 KPVS volume.
Table 4: Percentage of children born outside marriage by area, United Kingdom, 1998 to 2006
For more detail on data collated and the individual footnotes associated with each year please refer to the individual volumes available on the web at:
Copies of the tables are available in the House of Commons Library.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking whether the Office for National Statistics (ONS) will classify the Community Infrastructure Levy as a tax. (217938)
It is not standard practice for ONS to be involved in the classification of policy proposals. The proposed Community Infrastructure Levy will only be referred to ONS for classification if the final arrangements, once agreed, are not covered by the classification guidance referred to below.
The ONS national accounts classification process is described within the Statistical Integration and Classification Protocol annex published on the National Statistics website:
As noted in the protocol annex,
Most of the financial information needed to produce the central government sector accounts is provided by government departments and agencies and routed through HM Treasury.
ONS and HM Treasury have produced guidelines to help government departments classify their activities for National Accounts purposes. These have been circulated to departments with the expectation that most cases in departments will be settled by reference to the guidelines without the need for any consultation.
For cases not clearly covered by this guidance, policy departmentsincluding HM Treasurywill refer issues to HM Treasurys classification branch who act as technical experts and answer the straightforward queries on behalf of ONS. For those queries that are not straightforward, HM Treasury classification branch will ask ONS to interpret the guidance and to make a classification decision. The guidance for departments is published on the HM Treasury website. The relevant document relates to government receipts and can be found using the following link
Mr. Maude: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how many Freedom of Information Act 2000 requests to the Cabinet Office are being considered on grounds of a possible public interest exemption more than (a) three months, (b) six months, (c) nine months and (d) 12 months after the initial request was made without a decision or refusal notice having been issued; 
(2) what the average time taken by his Department to consider the application of a possible public interest exemption was in relation to a Freedom of Information (a) initial request and (b) internal review since the Act came into force. 
Mr. Maude: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many freedom of information requests the Cabinet Office received in 2007-08; what each request was for; and what action has been taken on each. 
Edward Miliband: Statistical information on the requests received by the Cabinet Office in 2007 is available in the Ministry of Justices third annual report on the operation of the Freedom of Information Act in central Government. Copies are available in the Libraries of the House and are also available on the Ministry of Justices website at the following address:
Information on the requests received by the department in 2008 will be published in the Ministry of Justices fourth annual report. Information about the detail of individual requests and the action taken could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2008, Official Report, column 1187W, on economic and monetary union, if he will place a copy of the Central Office of Informations euro changeover plan in the Library when it is published. 
Margaret Moran: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what plans he has to develop the capacity of the social enterprise sector to deliver public services; and if he will make a statement. 
This programme will help build the capacity of social enterprises to deliver public services by improving the support system through having more accredited advisers and programmes such as mentoring and developing emerging markets, depending on regional priorities.
Phil Hope: The Office of the Third Sector worked closely with BERR during the drafting of the enterprise White Paper to ensure the paper both recognised the important role of social enterprise, and that the measures included were both relevant to and inclusive of social enterprise. I met the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business and Competitiveness to discuss the inclusion of social enterprise in the paper. The resulting White Paper is applicable to all types of enterprise and the measures proposed recognise social enterprise as a distinct form.
For breakdowns of Active Communities Directorate and Social Enterprise Unit spending from 1998-99 to 2005-06, prior to the creation of the Office of the Third Sector, I refer my hon. Friend to the
answer I gave to the hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells (Greg Clark) on 8 October 2007, Official Report, column 4W.
Since May 2006 the OTS has run funding streams covering the whole of the third sector and some specifically targeted at certain parts of the sector. A breakdown of the figures for 2006-07 can be found online in the annual report and resource accounts 2006-07 via the following address:
The figures for 2007-08 are to be published shortly in the annual report and resource accounts 2007-08. The report will be published on the Cabinet Office website and copies made available in the Libraries of the House.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many nationals of each A8 country were receiving child benefit for a child or children living in another EEA member state at the end of June 2008; and in respect of how many such children child benefit was being paid on that date. 
Jane Kennedy: Around 7.5 million families are currently claiming child benefit for around 13 million children. Out of that total, at the end of June 2008, around 0.3 per cent. (26,703) were ongoing child benefit awards to A8 nationals recorded as receiving child benefit for 44,008 children living in another EEA member state. These awards are made by virtue of EC social security co-ordinating regulations which the UK has administered since it joined the European Economic Community in 1973.
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David Simpson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what percentage of staff in his Department have had more than two periods of sickness absence of less than five days in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether consideration was given to the status of Mapeley as a Guernsey-based company when choosing it as a strategic partner for HM Revenue and Customs. 
Jane Kennedy: The contract to provide serviced accommodation followed an open competition which was in accordance with European Community and World Trade Organisation rules. The Mapeley bid provided the best value for money for the Departments and the taxpayer.
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