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Thousand (Seasonally adjusted)

South East South West Wales West Midlands Yorkshire and The Humber Northern Ireland

January to March 1994

3,645

2,150

1,163

2,306

2,173

606

January to March 1995

3,668

2,162

1,173

2,340

2,164

619

January to March 1996

3,756

2,192

1,183

2,347

2,192

662

January to March 1997

3,830

2,250

1,210

2,372

2,173

671

January to March 1998

3,882

2,297

1,197

2,410

2,194

682

January to March 1999

3,970

2,332

1,216

2,398

2,217

690

January to March 2000

4,031

2,360

1,220

2,408

2,238

690

January to March 2001

4,034

2,362

1,234

2,417

2,264

696

January to March 2002

4,072

2,392

1,227

2,450

2,282

705

January to March 2003

4,062

2,420

1,299

2,456

2,320

750

January to March 2004

4,040

2,464

1,329

2,457

2,365

718

January to March 2005

4,096

2,480

1,320

2,514

2,400

745

January to March 2006

4,138

2,489

1,323

2,513

2,426

762

January to March 2007

4,138

2,507

1,346

2,475

2,404

783

January to March 2008

4,230

2,564

1,353

2,509

2,475

787

January to March 2009

4,188

2,546

1,330

2,420

2,404

755

July to September 20092

*4,150

*2,493

*1,306

*2,414

*2,399

*751

(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.

Government Departments: Correspondence

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. [299446]

Angela E. Smith: It has not proved possible to respond to the right hon. Gentleman in the time available before Prorogation.

Government Departments: Managers

Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many layers of line management there are (a) in her Department and (b) on average in all Government departments. [299468]

Tessa Jowell: It has not proved possible to respond to the right hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Government Departments: Recruitment

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. [299411]

Angela E. Smith: It has not proved possible to respond to the right hon. Gentleman in the time available before Prorogation.

Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance the Cabinet Secretary has given to Departments on making public appointments in the period before the general election. [299412]

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:

On the announcement of a General Election, guidance will be issued on questions of procedure and conduct for civil servants, including on the making of public appointments.

Government Departments: Telephone Services

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. [299248]

Angela E. Smith: It has not proved possible to respond to the right hon. Gentleman in the time available before Prorogation.

Lobbying

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. [299785]

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).

Lord-Lieutenants

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. [299340]

Tessa Jowell: It has not proved possible to respond to my right hon. Friend in the time available before Prorogation.

Marketing: Cabinet Office

Jenny Willott: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much the Prime Minister's Office has spent on advertising in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement. [299848]

Angela E. Smith: It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Members: Correspondence

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. [299309]


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Tessa Jowell: This question has been answered today.

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; [299613]

(2) what estimate she has made of the proportion of new jobs created since 1997 which attract salaries paid for out of public funds. [255507]

Angela E. Smith: I apologise for the late response.

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked for a further copy of the response to be sent.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated February 2009:

Public and private sector employment
Not seasonally adjusted; headcount( 1)

Public sector( 2) Private sector( 3)

1997 Q2

5,182

21,328

2008 Q2

5,747

23,738

Change (headcount)

565

2,410

Change (percentage)

10.9

11.3

(1) Headcount figures are in thousands.
(2) Source: Quarterly Public Sector Employment Survey.
(3) Source: Labour Force Survey.

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