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Grant Shapps: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what (a) capital and (b) resource funds the Cabinet Office has brought forward from its (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11 budgets for use in (A) 2008-09 and (B) 2009-10; and what schemes this funding is being used to support. 
Mr. Evans: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many single parents were in full-time employment in (a) Ribble Valley constituency and (b) the UK in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many single parents were in full-time employment in (a) Ribble Valley constituency and (b) the UK in each of the last five years for which figures are available. (267794)
Table 1 attached shows the number of lone parents below state pension age with dependent children for the United Kingdom for the calendar years 2004 to 2007, who were in full time employment. Estimates are not available for the Ribble Valley due to insufficient sample sizes in each year.
Estimates are derived from the Annual Population Survey (APS) household datasets and are only available for January to December for the years 2004 to 2007. Estimates for 2008 will be available from summer 2009.
As with any sample survey, estimates from the APS are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
|Table 1: Number of lone parents( 1) with dependent children( 2) in full-time employment in the UK, 2004 to 2007, January to December of each year|
|(1) Men aged 16 to 64 and women aged 16 to 59.|
(2) Dependent children are children aged under 16 and those 16 to 18 who are never-married and in full-time education.
Annual Population Survey household data sets
Mr. Roger Williams: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the average rate of unemployment in (a) urban and (b) rural areas was in each region in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question, asking what the average rate of
unemployment in (a) urban and (b) rural areas was in each region in each of the last three years. (266450)
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles unemployment statistics for areas of Great Britain smaller than countries or English regions from the Annual Population Survey (APS) following International Labour Organisation (ILO) definitions.
Table 1, attached, shows the estimates of people unemployed as a percentage of all economically active persons aged 16 and over resident in urban and rural areas in each region. Figures for 2006 to 2008 are for the 12 month period ending March that year and taken from the APS. Estimates for July 2007 to June 2008 have also been provided, the most recent period for which figures are available.
These estimates, as with any from sample surveys, are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
|Table 1: Unemployment rates( 1) for people aged 16 and over in (a) Urban and (b) Rural areas in each region in each of the last three years|
|March 2006||March 2007||March 2008||June 2008|
|(1) Unemployed as a percentage of the economically active population|
(2) Data not available or disclosive
Annual Population Survey