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Employment: Defence

Lindsay Roy: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what percentage of the population is directly employed in defence and related industries. [271248]

Kevin Brennan [holding answer 27 April 2009]: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated May 2009:

Foreign Workers

Mr. Maude: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1353W, on employment levels: private sector, what estimate the Office for National Statistics has made of the number of individuals who were not British citizens who were employed in the (a) public and (b) private sector in (i) 1997 and (ii) the most recent period for which figures are available. [271941]

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 5 May 2009:


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Non-UK nationals aged 16 and over employed In the public and private sector three month period ending December, 1997 and 2008—United Kingdom, not seasonally adjusted
Thousands

Private sector( 1, 3) Public sector( 1, 2) Total( 4)

1997

766

235

1,005

2008(5)

*1,970

**401

*2,385

(1) 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.
(2) 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.
(3 )Includes self-employed and unpaid family workers.
(4) Includes those whose type of employer was not known.
(5 )Coefficients of Variation have been calculated for the latest period 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 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 = CV<5 Estimates are considered precise
** 5 = CV <10 Estimates are considered reasonably precise
*** 10 = CV <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.)
S ource:
Labour Force Survey

Public Bodies

Mr. Maude: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which existing public bodies the Office for National Statistics has stopped classifying as part of the civil service since 2004. [271969]

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 5 May 2009:

Mr. Maude: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which bodies were classified by the Office for National Statistics as public corporations (a) in 1996 and (b) on the latest date for which information is available. [271970]

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


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Letter from Karen Dunnell:


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