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£ million
USA Japan

Goods Services Total trade Goods Services Total trade

1997

-3,476

4,973

1,497

-4,851

1,555

-3,296

1998

-3,703

4,120

417

-5,997

1,505

-4,492

1999

-320

5,136

4,816

-5,818

1,924

-3,894

2000

860

6,069

6,929

-6,542

1,805

-4,737

2001

-101

5,708

5,607

-5,407

1,742

-3,665

2002

3,048

9,287

12,335

-4,496

2,395

-2,101

2003

5,815

9,115

14,930

-4,375

2,166

-2,209

2004

6,486

10,463

16,949

-4,246

2,517

-1,729

2005

8,729

8,201

16,930

-4,769

2,042

-2,727

2006

6,547

12,039

18,586

-3,748

1,526

-2,222

2007

6,310

14,198

20,508

-4,019

1,603

-2,416

2008

9,284

16,322

25,606

-4,598

1,491

-3,107


Departmental Public Expenditure

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. [267400]


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Kevin Brennan: The Cabinet Office has no present plans to change any existing capital or resource expenditure plans for 2008-09, 2009-10 or 2010-11.

Employment: Lone Parents

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. [267794]

Kevin Brennan: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated March 2009:

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

Level (thousand)

2004

483

2005

530

2006

534

2007

532

(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.
Source:
Annual Population Survey household data sets

Unemployment

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. [266450]

Kevin Brennan: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell:

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
Percentage

March 2006 March 2007 March 2008 June 2008

North East

Urban

6.5

7.0

6.9

7.1

Rural

4.8

5.1

4.5

4.6

North West

Urban

5.4

6.0

6.1

6.2

Rural

2.7

2.2

2.9

3.0

Yorkshire and the Humber

Urban

5.7

6.1

5.6

6.1

Rural

3.1

3.7

3.6

3.5

East Midlands

Urban

5.4

5.9

6.1

6.3

Rural

3.0

3.4

3.1

3.2

West Midlands

Urban

5.9

6.1

6.8

6.8

Rural

2.4

2.6

3.6

3.3

East

Urban

4.5

5.0

4.6

4.7

Rural

3.0

3.4

3.4

3.2

London

Urban

7.7

7.3

6.7

6.4

Rural

(2)

(2)

(2)

(2)

South East

Urban

4.2

4.6

4.3

4.5

Rural

3.2

3.8

3.2

3.1

South West

Urban

3.7

4.3

4.1

4.3

Rural

2.7

3.1

3.2

2.9

Wales

Urban

6.0

6.0

6.4

6.3

Rural

3.7

4.3

4.3

4.3

Scotland

Urban

6.1

6.1

5.0

4.9

Rural

4.1

3.6

3.7

3.6

(1) Unemployed as a percentage of the economically active population
(2) Data not available or disclosive
Source:
Annual Population Survey


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