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As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many people resident in Bournemouth were unemployed in each of the last 10 years. (269063)
The Office for National Statistics compiles unemployment statistics for local areas using model based estimates based on Annual Population Survey and administrative data.
Table 1 gives estimates for Bournemouth for 12 month periods ending February, from 1997 to 2004, and for 12 month periods ending March, from 2005 to 2008. The latest available estimate, for the 12 months ending June 2008, has also been provided.
These estimates, as with any involving sample surveys, are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
|Table 1: N umber of unemployed persons aged 16 and over, resident in Bournemouth|
|12 months ending :||Thousand|
Information about the sampling variability of these model based estimates is published on the ONS website at: www.statistics.gov.uk
ONS Model based estimates
Paul Rowen: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what account the figures on unemployment produced by the Office for National Statistics take of individuals participating in New Deal schemes operated by the Department for Work and Pensions; 
(2) whether those participating in the (a) Work Trial, (b) Workstep, (c) Work Preparation, (d) Work Path, (e) Employment Zones and (f) Progress2Work programme are classified as unemployed for the purposes of unemployment statistics. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions asking:
what account the figures on unemployment produced by the Office for National Statistics take of individuals participating in New Deal schemes operated by the Department for Work and Pensions. (268722).
whether those participating in the (a) Work Trial, (b) Workstep, (c) Work Preparation, (d) Work Path, (e) Employment Zones and (f) Progress2Work programme are classified as unemployed for purposes of unemployment statistics. (268685).
Estimates of unemployment published in the monthly Labour Market Statistics First Release are derived from the Labour Force Survey (LFS).
The definition of unemployment follows that recommended by the International Labour Organisation (ILO)an agency of the United Nations. In the LFS, people are classified as unemployed if:
(a) they consider themselves to be without a job, want a job, and report that they have actively sought work in the last four weeks and are available to start work in the next two weeks; or
(b) they report that they are out of work, have found a job and are waiting to start it in the next two weeks.
This ILO internationally-standard definition is applied in the LFS so that people are defined as unemployed purely on the basis of their behaviour in the labour market. Therefore the definition of unemployment is independent of someone's participation on any training scheme. Consequently, people on such schemes who satisfy the above criteria will be classified as unemployed and others will not.
We believe that volunteering alongside looking for work can help to develop useful skills for work and keep jobseekers in touch with the labour market. As long as jobseekers are available for and actively seeking work, they can take part in unlimited volunteering work.
Jobcentre Plus has over 2,400 partnerships with local third sector organisations across the country. These complement the service Jobcentre Plus offers, providing customers access to additional advice and support. Personal advisers in Oxfordshire have five main websites that they use and share with customers who would
benefit from doing voluntary work. They are: Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA), Oxford Radcliffe Hospital Volunteers, Smart, Do-it and the Oxfordshire county council website.
In addition to these existing partnerships, new measures to encourage volunteering as a means of developing skills for work are being introduced as part of the jobseeker's support at six months package from April 2009. Through this package, those who have been unemployed and claiming jobseeker's allowance for six months or more will have access to a range of support including recruitment subsidies, work-focused training, help to start a new business and access to work-focused volunteering placements delivered through third sector partners.
Jobseekers who have been claiming Jobseeker's Allowance for six months and would like to volunteer to maintain or develop their skills for work can discuss with their Jobcentre Plus personal adviser how they can make use of the extra support on offer from April 2009.
Jenny Willott: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how many new jobs were created in the third sector in (a) each year since 2004 and (b) each month since January 2008; and if he will make a statement; 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions asking:
how many jobs there were in the third sector in (a) each year since 2004 and (b) each month since January 2008; and if she will make a statement. (269359)
how many new jobs were created in the third sector in (a) each year since 2004 and (b) each month since January 2008; and if she will make a statement. (269358)
Information on the number of jobs in the third sector is not available centrally. However, quarterly estimates on those aged 16 and over employed in charities, voluntary organisations and trusts can be provided for 2007 and 2008. These are shown in the attached table. Monthly estimates are not available.
The estimates are derived from the Labour Force Survey. As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty. This is indicated in the table.
The figures in the table are derived from the LFS microdata, weighted using the official population estimates published in autumn 2007. They are not entirely consistent with employment figures published in the current monthly Labour Market Statistics First Release, which are weighted using more tip-to-date population estimates.
|People aged 16 and over employed by charities, voluntary organisations and trusts Quarter 4 2004 to 2007; all calendar quarters from quarter 1 2008 to quarter 4 2008 United Kingdom, not seasonally adjusted|
|(1 )Coefficients of Variation have been calculated as an indication of the quality of the estimates, as described below:|
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[le]5 Estimates are considered precise
** 5 = CV [le]10 Estimates are considered reasonably precise
*** 10 = CV [le]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.).
ONS Labour Force Survey
Jenny Willott: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his Departments latest estimate is of the number and proportion of working age people (a) in each age group and (b) in total without a bank account in the UK; and if he will make a statement. 
The Family Resources Survey data for 2006-07, published in June last year, shows that the number of adults living without access to a bank account fell from 2.8 million in 2002-03 to 2.1 million in 2006-07.
The Financial Inclusion Taskforce recently published their third annual report on access to banking. The report contains profiles of the number of people in the UK without access to a bank account, including breakdowns by age. You can find the report on the Taskforces website:
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) with reference to his Department's press notice of 19 January 2009 on the Asset Protection Scheme, what the agreed (a) principles and (b) guidelines for managing assets under the terms of the Asset Protection Scheme are; 
(2) what documents were supplied by participants in the Asset Protection Scheme relating to the implementation, administration and compliance with the applicable remuneration policy; and if he will place in the Library a copy of each such document; 
Further details on the operation of the Asset Protection Scheme, including the management and governance of protected assets, and remuneration
arrangements for the managers of protected assets, are set out in the document on the Asset Protection Scheme that the Chancellor placed in the House Library on 27 February.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether bank assets under the asset loan guarantee scheme will be required to be on a balance sheet; what other requirements will apply to methods of accounting for them; and whether the accountancy treatment of such assets will be agreed with the Financial Reporting Council and the Accountancy Standards Board. 
Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department has taken to ensure compliance with section 26 of Appendix A to the document on the UK Asset Protection Scheme; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer who the UK members are of the UK-US working group to develop proposals to monitor and regulate the banking system; what the terms of reference of the group are; and on how many occasions it has met. 
Ian Pearson: The UK is working closely with its international partners through the G20 to strengthen regulation and supervision of the financial system. The G20 has established working groups to develop recommendations on means of strengthening transparency and accountability, enhancing sound regulation, strengthening prudential regulation, promoting integrity in financial markets, and reinforcing international co-operation.
Derek Conway: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what safeguard measures have been agreed with his Irish counterpart on the removal of Financial Services Authority cover for UK Anglo-Irish bond holders; and if he will make a statement. 
Ian Pearson: UK depositors (including retail bond holders) with Anglo Irish Bank are protected by the Irish Deposit Guarantee Scheme up to €100,000 (c£90,000), and by an additional temporary, unlimited, Irish Sovereign Guarantee until 2010. The Deposit Guarantee limit in Ireland was raised from €20,000 to €100,000 per depositor per institution on 21 September 2008. As this is higher than the protection offered by the UK deposit protection scheme (the Financial Services Compensation Scheme FSCS), Anglo Irish Bank has withdrawn from topping-up' its deposit protection to the level applicable in the UK. Under the old topping up arrangements, the FSCS would compensate retail depositors for deposits between €20,000 and £35,000 (£50,000 from 8 October 2008).
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