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Greg Mulholland: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many recorded deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning have occurred in (a) owner- occupied residences, (b) accommodation let from a private landlord, (c) accommodation let from a letting agent, (d) social housing, (e) care or sheltered housing and (f) independent halls or hostels in each of the last five years. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many recorded deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning have occurred in (a) owner-occupied residences, (b) accommodation let from a private landlord, (c) accommodation let from a letting agent, (d) social housing, (e) care or sheltered housing and (f) independent halls or hostels in each of the last five years. (248846)
The attached table provides the number of deaths where the toxic effect of carbon monoxide was the cause of death, in England and Wales, from 2003 to 2007 (the latest year available). Death statistics are collated from information recorded at death registration. Although the place of usual residence of the deceased and the place of death are recorded, tenancy arrangements are not, so it is not possible to provide figures by the breakdown requested.
|Table 1. Number of deaths with a cause of carbon monoxide poisoning( 1) , England and Wales( 2) , 2003 to 2007( 3)|
|England and Wales|
|(1) Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code T58.|
(2 )Figures include deaths of non-residents.
(3 )Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many children have died in Doncaster in each of the last five years. (248779)
The table attached provides the number of deaths of children under 16 years of age in Doncaster metropolitan district, from 2003 to 2007 (the latest year available).
|Table 1. Number of deaths of children( 1) , Doncaster metropolitan district( 2) 2003-07( 3)|
|(1) Children are defined as persons under 16 years of age.|
(2) Based on boundaries as of 2008.
(3) Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning how many (a) jobs, (b) private sector jobs and (c) public sector jobs there were in the UK in each year since 1979. (246807)
Statistics on jobs in the private and public sectors are not available. The closest measure available is employment. These figures will therefore exclude any vacancies.
The Office for National Statistics produces employment statistics for the UK from the Labour Force Survey (published monthly), and for the public sector through the quarterly Public Sector Employment surveys. A consistent time series is only available back to 1992 and the available information is provided at Annex A.
|Annex A: Public and Private Sector Employment( 1)|
|United Kingdom, Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted, Headcount|
|Public Sector( 2,3,4)||Private Sector( 5)||Total Employment( 6)|
|(1) Annual figures relate to June (Q2).|
(2) Estimates derived from public sector organisations.
(3) Estimates for Northern Ireland included in the UK total are sourced from the Quarterly Employment Survey and are based on jobs rather than employees.
(4 )Estimates from December 2007 are based partly on projections.
(5) Estimated as the difference between total employment and the public sector employment estimates.
(6) Labour Force Survey employment; all aged 16 and over.
Labour Force Survey and returns from public sector organisations
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many people living in (a) North Yorkshire and (b) England were unemployed in each year since 1993. (247594)
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles unemployment statistics for local areas from the Annual Population Survey (APS) and its predecessor, the annual Labour Force Survey (LFS), following International Labour Organisation (ILO) definitions.
Table 1 shows the number of people aged 16+, resident in (a) North Yorkshire and (b) England, who were unemployed in each year. The estimates for England have also been compiled from the APS to be consistent with those for North Yorkshire and will therefore differ from the unemployment figures published in the Labour Market First Release.
Estimates are provided for the 12 months ending in February from 1995 to 2004 from the annual LFS, and for the 12 months ending in March from 2005 to 2008 as well as June 2008, from the APS. Figures for earlier years are not available. The July 2007 to June 2008 APS dataset is the most recent for which figures are available, whereas a consistent time series is best provided using periods ending in February or March.
As the estimates for North Yorkshire are for a subset of the population in a relatively small geographical area, they are based on small sample sizes, and are therefore subject to large margins of uncertainty.
|Table 1: Number of persons unemployed( 1) resident in England and North Yorkshire|
|12 months ending||England||North Yorkshire|
|(1) Levels of unemployment are provided for persons aged 16 and over. The figures presented are weighted to population estimates published in 2007.|
(2 )Coefficients of Variation have been calculated for the latest period as an indication of the quality of the estimates. See guide to quality 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 [le] CV <5 Estimates are considered precise.
** 5 [le] CV <10 Estimates are considered reasonably precise.
*** 10 [le] CV <20 Estimates are considered acceptable.
**** CV [le] 20 Estimates are considered too unreliable for practical purposes.
Annual Labour Force Survey & Annual Population Survey
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