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Angela E. Smith: As part of repair and refurbishment works, the Cabinet Office has introduced a building management system and work is currently underway to replace old and inefficient heating plant with compact heat exchangers and condensing boilers. The cost of such repair and refurbishment work is published annually in the Cabinet Office accounts.
Mr. Brady: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which Minister in her Department has been assigned responsibility for overseeing the delivery of value for money in her Department; whether her Department has established a public sector reform team to implement service reforms; and if she will make a statement. 
The Public Services Unit was established in the Cabinet Office on 1 April 2009 to support the continued development of the Government's strategy for reforming public services and embed it through workforce and service innovation. The Unit covers four main policy areas: strategic analysis; workforce reform; innovation; and service transformation. The Unit works closely with HM Treasury, the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit and other parts of Cabinet Office, such as the Office of the Third Sector.
Justine Greening: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much her Department spent on (a) car hire, (b) train travel, (c) air travel, (d) hotels and (e) restaurant meals for (i) Ministers and (ii) staff in her Department in each of the last five years. 
Angela E. Smith: It is not possible to readily identify from the Department's accounting system how much was spent under the categories shown by Ministers and staff. This information is therefore available only at disproportionate cost.
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many divorces have been concluded in each quarter of the last three years. (289319)
The table below summarises divorces concluded in each quarter for 2005, 2006 and 2007; data for 2007 are provisional.
|UK Divorces by quarter 2005-07|
Divorces are tabulated according to date of decree absolute. The term 'divorces' includes decrees of nullity. The fact that a divorce has taken place in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland does not mean either of the parties is resident there.
In Scotland a small number of late divorces from previous years are added to the current year. Scotland are presently revising their divorce counts to exclude the late divorces from previous years (back to 1985). The changes will be small and will not affect UK trends over the time period in question. The new Scottish counts will be published by the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS) in their forthcoming Annual Report, due to be published on 7 August 2009.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent discussions she has had with domestic violence charities which have lost money as a result of the collapse of Icelandic banks; and if she will make a statement. 
Angela E. Smith: I regularly meet with third sector organisations, including those working in the area of domestic violence. I have received no representations from these organisations regarding the impact of the collapse of Icelandic banks.
(3) how many and what proportion of young people aged between 18 and 24 years old resident in (a) Hemel Hempstead constituency, (b) Dacorum and (c) Hertfordshire claimed jobseeker's allowance in (i) each of the last five years and (ii) 2009 to date. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions asking how many (a) men and (b) women were in employment in Hemel Hempstead constituency in May in each year since 1997; how many people in Hemel Hempstead constituency have been claiming jobseeker's allowance for more than two years; and how many and what proportion of young people aged between 18 and 24 years old resident in (a) Hemel Hempstead constituency, (b) Dacorum and (c) Hertfordshire claimed jobseeker's allowance in (i) each of the last five years and (ii) 2009 to date. (289440,289439 and 289614)
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles employment statistics for local areas from the Annual Population Survey and its predecessor the annual Labour Force Survey (LFS) following International Labour Organisation (ILO) definitions. Monthly estimates are not available. Table 1 shows the number of men and women resident in Hemel Hempstead parliamentary constituency who were in employment in each year since 1997.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles the number of claimants of Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) from the Jobcentre
Plus administrative system. The number of persons claiming JSA in June 2009 for more than 2 years was 10.
Table 2 shows the number and percentage of 18 to 24 year olds claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in the requested areas. Percentages are not available for the Hemel Hempstead parliamentary constituency.
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 resident in Hemel Hempstead in employment|
|12 months ending||Male||Female|
|(1) Coefficients of Variation have been calculated for the latest period as an indication of the quality of the estimates. See Guide to Quality 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
Annual Population Survey and Annual Labour Force Survey
|Table 2: Number and percentage of 18 to 24-year-olds claiming jobseeker's a llowance|
Numbers rounded to the nearest five.
Jobcentre Plus administrative system
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