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The figures in the table are derived from the LFS microdata which are weighted using the official population estimates published in autumn 2007. Consequently the estimates from Q3 2006 are not entirely consistent with the figures published in the monthly Labour Market Statistics First Release, which are weighted using more up-to-date population estimates.
|Level and proportion of people aged 16-24, and aged 50 and over, who are unemployed Quarter 31997 to 2006; all calendar quarters from quarter 4 2006 to quarter 3 2008 United Kingdom, not seasonally adjusted|
|Thousands and percentage|
|(1) Coefficients of Variation have been calculated for the latest period as an indication of the quality of the estimates, as described as follows:|
Guide to Quality:
The Coefficient of Variation (CV) indicates the quality of an estimate, the smaller the CV value the higher the quality. The true value is likely to lie within +/- twice the CVfor example, for an estimate of 200 with a CV of 5 per cent. we would expect the population total to be within the range 180-220.
Key Coefficient of Variation (CV) (%) Statistical robustness
* 0 = CV <5 Estimates are considered precise.
** 5 = CV <10 Estimates are considered reasonably precise.
*** 10 = CV <20 Estimates are considered acceptable.
**** CV = 20 Estimates are considered too unreliable for practical purposes.
It should be noted that the above estimates exclude people in most types of communal establishment (e.g. hotels, boarding houses, hostels, mobile home sites etc.)
Labour Force Survey
Bob Spink: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many unemployed persons in Essex were previously employed in the (a) financial services, (b) hospitality and (c) construction sectors. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many unemployed persons in Essex were previously employed in the (a) financial services, (b) hospitality industry and (c) construction sectors. (243811)
Reliable estimates at this level of detail are not available.
Mr. Wilshire: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many women are being held at Bronzefield Prison, Ashford, Middlesex; and how many of them are (a) on remand, (b) serving sentences of less than six months, (c) serving sentences of between six and 12 months, (d) serving sentences of between 12 months and five years, (e) serving time-limited sentences of more than five years, (f) serving life sentences and (g) foreign nationals. 
Mr. Hanson: In response to part (a) of the question, there were 201 female prisoners on remand at Bronzefield on 30 September 2008. The information in response to parts (b) to (f) can be found in the following table, which gives figures for the numbers of female prisoners at Bronzefield Prison at the end of September 2008:
|Less than or equal to 6 months sentence||Greater than 6 months and less than 12 months||12 months and up to and including 5 years||Over 5 years||Indeterminate||Total|
In response to (g), there were 103 foreign national female prisoners at Bronzefield Prison at the end of September 2008. The information on the numbers of foreign national prisoners in Bronzefield can be found at Table 4 of the September issue at the following website:
Andrew Stunell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many community orders were issued in (a) Stockport Metropolitan Borough, (b) Greater Manchester and (c) the North West in each of the last five years. 
Data held by the Ministry of Justice is available by Police Force Area (PFA) and the table shows the figures for Greater Manchester PFA, and the North West (comprising Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cheshire PFAs). Those data are not made available for smaller areas because detailed checks on sentencing data are not carried out at court level.
|Number of persons sentenced to community sentences including community orders( 1) in Greater Manchester Police Force Area and North West Region( 2 ) 2003-07|
|Greater Manchester||North West Region|
|Total community sentences||O f which||Community orders||Total community sentences||O f which||Community orders|
|(1) Community orders are available for adults only and for offences committed on or after 04/042005.|
(2) The North West Region comprises Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cheshire Police Force Areas.
These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.
Mr. Hanson: The use of distinctive clothing by offenders sentenced to community payback was announced on 1 December. This announcement followed a period of consultation with probation boards, probation trusts and unions. Implementation of this policy by probation areas is being monitored and at this stage no further consultation is planned.
Mr. Gerrard: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether he plans to record incidents of violence or threats made against people on unpaid work projects following the implementation of the visible vests policy; 
Mr. Hanson: All incidents and accidents which take place in probation areas are monitored and are identifiable by the level of severity of the accident or incident. It is not currently possible to specifically identify incidents of violence against offenders undertaking unpaid work. Plans to separately monitor incidents relating to unpaid work projects are being developed.
Mr. Gerrard: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he plans to take to ensure that individuals placed on unpaid work who are known to be involved in gangs are protected from members of rival gangs. 
It is the responsibility of probation areas to ensure the safety of offenders who are undertaking unpaid work, the staff responsible for supervising their work and members of the public. All offenders are subject to risk assessment before being placed. The operation of unpaid work must be responsive to local concerns and probation areas are best placed to identify these concerns. For example London and West Midlands Probation Areas operate unpaid work in areas in which gangs operate. Both areas have established arrangements with the police and other agencies to determine if offenders known to be involved in gangs are likely to be
at risk if required to work in certain localities. If concerns are identified, the offender would undertake work at an alternate location.
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