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Mr. Clappison: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of (a) UK nationals, (b) UK born people, (c) foreign nationals, (d) non-UK EU nationals, (e) EU A8 nationals and (f) non-EU nationals of working age in the UK were in employment in the second quarter of 2009. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many and what proportion of (a) UK nationals, (b) UK born people, (c) foreign nationals, (d) non-UK EU nationals, (e) EU A8 nationals and (f) non-EU nationals of working age in the UK were in employment in the second quarter of 2009. (286459)
The information for the April to June 2009 Labour Force Survey (LFS) quarter will not be available until 12 August 2009, the release date of the August Labour Market Statistics Statistical Bulletin.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when her Department plans to provide a substantive answer to Freedom of Information Act request FO1252511; and what the reasons are for the time taken to assess the public interest in relation to the request. 
Mr. Gordon Prentice:
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many documents her Department has made available to the Information Commissioner in relation to the request by the hon. Member for
Pendle under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for information on the assurances given by Lord Ashcroft on his tax status prior to his elevation to the peerage. 
Tessa Jowell [holding answer 9 July 2009]: Information provided to the Information Commissioner as part of an investigation is provided in confidence. It is not Cabinet Office practice to comment on such investigations.
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question about the average gross domestic product in each region of the UK for the last thirty years. (286293)
Information on gross domestic product by region is not available for years from 1997 onwards. However the Office for National Statistics does publish estimates of regional gross value added (GVA) using official statistical geographies known as the Nomenclature of Units for Territorial Statistics (NUTS). Data at NUTS1 level refer to Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the Government Office Regions of England. GDP at market prices is equal to GVA at basic prices plus taxes on products (e.g. VAT, excise duties on alcohol, tobacco and fuel) less subsidies on products (e.g. the majority of agricultural subsidies).
A full range of published NUTS1 GVA estimates from 1989, including GVA per head, is available on the ONS website:
Although information on gross domestic product (GDP) is available at NUTS 1 for years up to 1996, it was compiled on different conceptual, geographical and industrial bases from the current GVA estimates and is not comparable.
Further information is available from:
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average wage for (a) full-time and (b) part-time (i) male and (ii) female employees is; and what the average household income of working age households was in the City of York local authority area in (A) cash and (B) real terms in (1) 1997 and (2) 2008. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what the average wage for (a) full-time and (b) part-time (i) male and (ii) female employees is; and what the average household income of working age households was in the City of York local authority area in (A) cash and (B) real terms in (1) 1997 and (2) 2008. (285825)
Average levels of earnings are estimated from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), and are provided for all employees on adult rates of pay whose pay for the survey period was not affected by absence. I refer you to the answer given in the
Official Report, 24 February 2009, volume 488, column 594 for the average wage for (a) full-time and (b) part- time (i) male and (ii) female employees in the City of York local authority area in (A) cash and (B) real terms in (1) 1997 and (2) 2008.
Information regarding the average household income of working age households is not available for the City of York local authority area.
Dan Rogerson: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance her Department issued to officials from regional development agencies on meeting hon. Members during the restricted period before the local and European Parliament elections in 2009. 
Tessa Jowell [holding answer 9 July 2009]: I refer the hon. Member to the written ministerial statement made on 19 March 2009, Official Report, 70W. Copies of the guidance were placed in the Libraries of Houses and on the Cabinet Office website at:
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) with reference to the announcement of his Department's Emergency Service Review on 3 June 2009, which standards in emergency care are classified as having been challenged in the winter of 2008-09; 
(2) when he expects to receive the report of the Emergency Services Review; and what data that review is analysing from the last and previous years to understand the root causes of declines in performance. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The Emergency Services Review (ESR) is led by the Office of the Strategic Health Authorities on behalf of SHA chief executives and will deliver a range of outputs including conferences, tools and guides rather than producing a single report. As part of the ESR, a number of tools for local health services to use are being published this month, and a series of regional conferences are taking place between June and September of this year. An Intensive Support Team has been established to support specific challenges within the local national health service in relation to operational performance in the delivery of high quality urgent and emergency care. The analysis undertaken has included detailed work with partners drawing on a broad range of quantitative data and expert input.
No formal classification of 'challenged' was applied to performance standards during last winter. The severe weather in 2008-09 led to performance dips in some parts of the country during winter, both in ambulance response times and the accident and emergency (A&E) 4 hour standard. Despite this, the NHS performed very well, meeting the A&E 4 hour standard for the year and performing well against the new, more rigorous ambulance response time measurement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people of each age group attended accident and emergency departments in each NHS
trust area within the ceremonial county of Hampshire for treatment for injuries sustained in an attack by a dog in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien:
Information is not available in the format requested. The following table shows the number of patients admitted to hospital through accident and
emergency departments (A and Es) for hospital providers in the ceremonial county of Hampshire with a cause code of W54 (bitten or struck by dog). 2007-08 is the most recent financial year for which data are available. Information has therefore been provided for the five financial years to 2007-08.
|Admission episodes where the patient was admitted via A and E with cause code W54 (bitten or struck by dog), by hospital providers in Hampshire and age group|
|NHS trust||Under 10||10-18||Over 18||Total|
1. To protect patient confidentiality, figures between one and five have been suppressed and replaced with "*". Where it was possible to identify numbers from the total due to a single suppressed number in a row or column, an additional number (the next smallest) has been suppressed.
2. HES figures are available from 1989-90 onwards. The quality and coverage of the data have improved over time. These improvements in information submitted by the national health service have been particularly marked in the earlier years and need to be borne in mind when analysing time series. Some of the increase in figures for later years (particularly 2006-07 onwards) may be due to the improvement in the coverage of independent sector activity. Changes in NHS practice also need to be borne in mind when analysing time series. For example, a number of procedures may now be undertaken in outpatient settings and may no longer be accounted for in the HES data. This may account for any reductions in activity over time.
3. HES are compiled from data sent by more than 300 NHS trusts and primary care trusts in England. Data are also received from a number of independent sector organisations for activity commissioned by the English NHS. The Information Centre for health and social care liaises closely with these organisations to encourage submission of complete and valid data and seeks to minimise inaccuracies and the effect of missing and invalid data via HES processes. While this brings about improvement over time, some shortcomings remain.
4. Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data (i.e. the data are ungrossed).
5. A finished admission episode is the first period of in-patient care under one consultant within one health care provider. Finished admission episodes are counted against the year in which the admission episode finishes. Admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year.
6. The cause code is a supplementary code that indicates the nature of any external cause of injury, poisoning or other adverse effects. The field within HES counts only the first external cause code which is coded within the episode. Cause code used: W54-Bitten or struck by dog.
7. The admission method field within HES contains a code which identifies how the patient was admitted to hospital. Admission method codes used in this case were:
21 = Emergency: via A&E services, including the casualty department of the provider
28 = Emergency: other means, including patients who arrive via the A and E department of another health care provider
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), the Information Centre for health and social care
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