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|(1) Persons aged 16 and over. (2) Coefficients of Variation have been calculated 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. Source: Labour Force Survey.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what targets (a) her Department and (b) the Government Communication Group have for the time to (i) acknowledge and (ii) provide a substantive reply to external correspondence. 
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance her Department has produced on re-employing former civil servants as (a) fee paid staff, (b) contractors, (c) agency staff and (d) consultants. 
Tessa Jowell: General guidance on public appointments is set out in the Cabinet Office guidance Making and Managing Public Appointments. This is available in the Libraries of the House and on-line at:
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Reading West of 21 April 2009, Official Report, column 550W, on Government departments: telephone services, if she will place in the Library a copy of the Cabinet Office survey of different telephone number types used by Government departments and agencies. 
Mr. Grogan: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what her policy is on the regulation of political lobbyists and the declaration of their client lists; and if she will make a statement. 
Tessa Jowell: The Government's position is as set out in its Response to the Report of the Public Administration Select Committee on Lobbying: Access and influence in Whitehall published on 23 October 2009 (HC 1058).
Keith Vaz: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many Lords Lieutenant in each region there are of each (a) sex, (b) age group and (c) ethnicity; what the average salary is of Lords Lieutenant; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when she expects to answer Question 289081, on special advisers, tabled by the hon. Member for Runnymede and Weybridge on 20 July 2009. 
Andrew Selous: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) when she plans to respond to question 255507, on public sector jobs, tabled to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on 5 February 2009; 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning what estimate has been made of the proportion of new jobs created since 1997 which attract salaries paid for out of public funds. (255507)
The table appended provides the net change in employment in the public and private sectors between 1997 and 2008. It shows that the increase in public sector employment accounted for 19 per cent of the increase in the total of public and private sector employment over this period.
The Office for National Statistics publishes employment statistics for the public sector from the Quarterly Public Sector Employment Survey and for the private sector from the Labour Force Survey.
Employment levels vary over time for a number of reasons, including because new jobs are created. Statistics of new jobs created are not available. However, as here, comparisons can be made of overall net changes in employment, within the public and private sectors. These sectors are as defined in the National Accounts and do not exactly match with the number of jobs which attract salaries paid for out of public funds. For example, GPs are not counted in the public sector.
|Public and private sector employment|
|Not seasonally adjusted; headcount( 1)|
|Public sector( 2)||Private sector( 3)|
|(1) Headcount figures are in thousands.|
(2) Source: Quarterly Public Sector Employment Survey.
(3) Source: Labour Force Survey.
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