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Chris Grayling: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many and what percentage of children lived in families claiming out-of-work benefits in 2008, broken down by parliamentary constituency. 
Sandra Gidley: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning in (a) Southampton and (b) Test Valley borough in each of the last five years. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many people died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning in (a) Southampton and (b) Test Valley Borough in each of the last five years. 1 am replying in her absence. (251033)
The attached table provides the number of deaths where the toxic effect of carbon monoxide was the cause of death for people in (a) Southampton unitary authority and (b) Test Valley local authority district, from 2003 to 2007 (the latest year available).
|Table 1. Number of deaths with a cause of carbon monoxide poisoning( 1) Southampton unitary authority and Test Valley local authority district( 2) 2003 to 20073|
|(1) Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code T58.|
(2) Based on boundaries as of 2008
(3) Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.
Mr. Scott: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much has been spent on (a) maintaining, (b) decorating and (c) otherwise improving departmental buildings in the last five years; how much has been spent on wallpaper since 2001; and what plans there are for further spending on departmental decoration. 
Kevin Brennan: Since 2004-05 a lifecycle programme covering the maintenance and decoration of the majority of the Cabinet Offices buildings has been in place. Information on maintenance and decoration costs prior to then and for wallpaper is not held separately. The cost of maintenance and decoration work has been as follows:
Maintenance and decoration work will continue to be done as part of the lifecycle programme. Information about capital expenditure on improving Cabinet Office buildings is included in the Cabinet Office Annual Report and Resource Accounts available in the House of Commons Library.
For these purposes the Prime Ministers Office forms an integral part of the Cabinet Office. The Cabinet Office, like all departments, uses various forms of branding in publications and printed material to differentiate itself from other Government departments.
The information is not held in a format that would enable the questions to be answered without incurring disproportionate cost.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the cost of (a) the Cabinet Office's and (b) No. 10 Downing Street's contracts with public relations consultancies was in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Maude: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the (a) terms of reference are and (b) timescale is of the review by the right hon. Member for Darlington into social mobility and elitist professions. 
Kevin Brennan: The panel's work will focus on identifying barriers to access to the professions and look at the contributions the professions, supported by Government where required, could make to widen access. The work will not touch on aspects of social mobility covered elsewhere in the New Opportunities White Paper, and will not look at employment law, illegal discrimination, or wider issues of equality such as race or gender.
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people in employment aged (a) 16, (b) 17 and (c) 18 are employed by (i) small and medium-sized employers, (ii) large private employers and (iii) the public sector. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many people in employment aged (a) 16, (b) 17 and (c) 18 are employed by (i) small and medium-sized employers, (ii) large private employers and (iii) the public sector. I am replying in her absence. (251125)
The available information is provided in the attached table. The estimates are derived from the Labour Force Survey (LFS).
The estimates by size of employer are based on respondents' understanding of the number of employees in their workplace. This may not equal the employer's total employment as it may have more than one site.
The distinction between public and private sector is based on respondents' views about the organisation for which they work. The public sector estimates provided do not correspond to official Public Sector Employment estimates. Those are derived directly from employers and are based on National Accounts definitions, but do not include this detailed age breakdown.
As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
The figures have been derived from the LFS microdata which are weighted using the official population estimates published in autumn 2007. Consequently the estimates from Q3 2006 onwards 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.
|People in employment by public and private sector and by age and number of employees at workplace( 1) three month period ending September 2008United Kingdom, not seasonally adjusted|
|Private sector( 2, 4, 5)|
|Age||1 to 499 employees( 6)||500 or more employees( 6)||Public sector( 2, 3, 5)|
|(1 )Employees at the respondent's workplace This will exclude those working for the same employer on different sites|
(2) It should be noted that public and private sector estimates,
- are based on survey respondents' views about the organisation for which they work;
- do not correspond to the National Accounts definition used for Public Sector Employment estimates,
(3) Includes nationalised industry or state corporation, central Government, civil service, local government or council (incl. police, fire services and local authority controlled schools or colleges), university or other grant funded educational establishment, health authority or NHS trust and armed forces.
(4) Includes self-employed and unpaid family workers.
(5 )Excludes those whose type of employer was not known.
(6) Excludes those whose number of employees at the workplace was not known
(7 )Coefficients of Variation have been calculated 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 CV - for 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 ≥ 20 Estimates are considered too unreliable for practical purposes and have not been provided
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
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether his Department has issued guidance to other departments on the practice of holding departmental away days outside departmental buildings. 
Kevin Brennan: The Cabinet Office has not issued guidance to other departments on the practice of holding departmental away days outside departmental buildings, as policy on this area is a matter for individual departments to establish.
Mr. Kemp: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent estimate he has made of the life expectancy of (a) men and (b) women in (i) the North East and (ii) the UK; and what the life expectancy of each was in (A) 1997 and (B) 2001. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what recent estimate has been made of the life expectancy of (a) men and (b) women in (i) the North East and (ii) the UK; and what the life expectancy in each was in (A) 1997 and (B) 2001. (250057)
Life expectancy figures are calculated as three year rolling averages. The table attached provides the period life expectancy at birth for (a) males and (b) females for (i) the North Last government office region, and (ii) the United Kingdom, for (A) 1996-98, (B) 2000-02 and (C) 2005-07 (the latest period available).
|Table 1: Period life expectancy at birth( 1) , North East government office region and United Kingdom( 2) , 1996-98, 2000-02 and 2005-07( 3)|
|Years of life|
|(1) Period life expectancy at birth is an estimate of the average number of years a newborn baby would survive if he or she experienced the area's age-specific mortality rates for that time period throughout his or her life. The figure reflects mortality among those living in the area in each time period, rather than mortality among those born in each area. It is not therefore the number of years a baby born in the area in each time period could actually expect to live, both because the death rates of the area are likely to change in the future and because many of those born in the area will live elsewhere for at least some part of their lives.|
(2 )Using boundaries as of 2008 for all the years shown.
(3) Three year rolling averages, based on deaths registered in each year and mid-year population estimates.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster with reference to the Answer of 25 November 2008, Official Report, column 1364W, and the Answer to the hon. Member for Beckenham of 13 October 2008, Official Report, column 949W, on public bodies: public relations, whether guidance or advice has been produced in relation to public bodies hiring public affairs firms for lobbying purposes, as opposed to public relations media activity. 
Mr. Watson: The Cabinet Office publication Public Bodies: A Guide for Departments provides guidelines on the use of consultants by non-department public bodies (NDPBs). Copies of the publication have been placed in the Libraries.
Margaret Moran: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment he has made of the effect on social enterprises of the Risk Capital Fund; and what steps his Department is taking to draw the attention of social enterprises to the funds existence. 
Kevin Brennan: The Risk Capital Fund has not yet been launched. The Office of the Third Sector (OTS) is currently in the process of appointing a fund manager or managers for the Fund. The announcement of this appointment will be made in the coming weeks. As a consequence, no assessment of the effect of the Fund on social enterprises can be made.