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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles the number of claimants of Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) from the Jobcentre Plus administrative system. Table 1 shows the number and percentage of persons aged 18-24 claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in each month since January 2004.
National and local area estimates for many labour market statistics, including employment, unemployment and claimant count are available on the NOMIS website at
|Table 1 Number of persons aged 18-24 resident in Chelmsford claiming Jobseeker's Allowance|
|Number( 1)||Percentage( 2)|
|(1) Data rounded to nearest five|
(2) Percentage of 18-24 years olds claiming Jobseeker's Allowance
Jobcentre Plus administrative system
Paul Rowen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department's Performance Delivery Team has had with strategic health authorities on the response times of the Greater Manchester Ambulance Service. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: It is the responsibility of strategic health authorities and primary care trusts to support ambulance trusts to ensure national response time standards are delivered and sustained locally.
The Department, via its Performance Delivery Team, continues to discuss ambulance performance with the NHS North West strategic health authority to receive assurance that that they are working with local organisations to address issues for the North West Ambulance Service to achieve and sustain the response time targets.
Paul Rowen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many manufacturers of generic antibiotics had operating manufacturing units at which generic antibiotics were manufactured in the UK (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available. 
Ann Keen: The Department uses information from Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) for data of this kind. HES is the national statistical data warehouse for England of the care provided by national health service hospitals and for NHS hospital patients treated elsewhere. The data are freely available from:
The latest data for the number of emergency asthma attack admissions to hospital are for April 2007 to April 2008, and are given in the following table. The April
2008 to April 2009 data are not yet available. Note that a patient may have more than one finished episode of asthma for each hospital admission, which explains why episode data exceed admission data in the table.
|Total patient admissions||Total episodes|
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