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iv) In a postal test including a random sample of 10,000 households in Spring 2009 the question on number of bedrooms was completed by 98.1 per cent of respondents. Testing of the question with individual respondents has not raised any significant quality concerns about their ability or willingness to complete this question accurately.
Data at the individual household record level will not be disclosed or cross-referenced with any other data sources.
Statistics from the question on bedrooms will be used by the Department for Communities and Local Government as a measure of overcrowding to support the measurement of one of its strategic objectives "to improve the supply, environmental performance and quality of housing that is more responsive to the needs of individuals, communities and the economy".
There are two standards previously used to inform whether or not a home is statutorily overcrowded, the 'space standard' and the 'room standard', Government amendments to the 2004 Housing Act provide for the standards to be amended to include a 'bedroom standard'. Its use in helping to measure the number of people living in overcrowded accommodation is set out in the 2007 CLG Action Plan Tackling overcrowding in England, which can be found at
v,vi,vii) As published in December 2008 in the Government's White Paper Helping to shape tomorrow, the total estimated budget for the 2011 Census is £482 million, of which £450 million has already been agreed, and £32 million is still subject to future spending reviews.
All of the budget that is already agreed has been allocated, with around 20 per cent already spent and a further 50 per cent committed to fixed price contracts.
The cost of the 2011 Census has been analysed in the full business case referred to above. The difference between this and the cost of the 2001 Census is mainly due to:
growth in population and the number of households
the development of a comprehensive national address register
the development of a questionnaire tracking system
the inclusion of an additional page of questions per person
the development of an online questionnaire completion system
more intensive follow-up in areas with low initial response
The total costs of the 1991 and 2001 Censuses were £117 million and £207 million respectively. To create costs for the 1991 and 2001 Censuses that are comparable to the 2011 Census it is necessary to take into account:
the growth in the population
wage inflation for field staff salary costs
Taking these factors into account, equivalent comparators to the 2011 Census cost of £482m are estimated to be £305m for the 1991 Census and £350m for the 2001 Census. (302281, 302283, 302489)
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what safeguards her Department has put in place to ensure that the US administration will not be able to access or monitor Census data stored or processed by Lockheed Martin; 
(4) with reference to the written ministerial statement of 21 October 2009, Official Report, columns 55-56WS, on the draft Census (England and Wales) Order 2009, what data sources are being used to populate the central address register; and what use will be made of the central register in (a) England and (b) Wales following the 2011 Census; 
(5) with reference to the Explanatory Note to the draft Census (England and Wales) Order 2009, what data were taken into account in determining that the provisions of the Order would not have an impact on the private or voluntary sector. 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent questions regarding the 2011 Census. I have grouped together the responses to those questions where there are common themes.
i) What guarantees or agreements her Department has obtained from the US Administration that the US Administration will not be able to access or monitor Census data stored or processed by Lockheed Martin. 302487
ii) What steps the Minister's Department is taking to ensure that the 2011 Census adopts the Principles of Data Minimisation as recommended by the Thomas and Walport Review of data sharing. 302488
iii) What access Government departments and their agencies will have to non-anonymised personal data collected in the 2011 Census. 302485
iv) With reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 21 October 2009, Official Report, columns 55-56WS, on the Draft Census (England and Wales) Order 2009, what data sources are being used to populate the central address register; and what use will be made of the central register in (a) England and (b) Wales following the 2011 Census. 302490
v) With reference to the Explanatory Note to the Draft Census (England and Wales) Order 2009, what data were taken into account in determining that the provisions of the order would not have an impact on the private or voluntary sector. (302268)
i) In its response to the Treasury Committee's 2008 report on its enquiry into Counting the population, the Government noted that it did not consider it necessary or appropriate to consult the US authorities on this issue.
ONS has put in place rigorous organisational and contractual arrangements for data capture and processing to ensure that personal Census data will remain secure and confidential. The measures in place include:
all Census data is owned by ONS and both Census employees and contractors working on the Census sign a declaration of confidentiality to guarantee their understanding and compliance with the law;
contractual arrangements with Lockheed Martin UK Ltd ensure that only sub-contractors registered and based in the UK and either UK or EU owned will have access to any personal Census data;
no Lockheed Martin staff (from either the US parent or UK company) will have access to any personal Census data; and
all data will be processed in the UK and remain in the UK.
Further details of the arrangements can be found on the National Statistics website at the following links:
As has become the practice for previous censuses an independent review of the security and confidentiality arrangements covering the collection and processing of census questionnaires will be carried out before the Census. (302487)
ii, iii) The measures that it has put in place to safeguard and maintain the confidentiality of personal census information (and which are set out in Chapter 6 of the Government's White Paper Helping to shape tomorrow) comply fully with the recommendations of the Data Sharing Review and, at the same time, the relevant legislation to protect such confidentiality.
All personal census information is protected generally from unlawful disclosure by the provision of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007, and there is a long-standing policy, reaffirmed in the White Paper to make this available for public access only after 100 years.
No government departments or agencies will have access to non-anonymised census data. (302488 & 302485)
iv) ONS has agreed a national data sharing agreement with Local Government Information House (the National Land and Property Gazetteer supplier), the Royal Mail and Ordnance Survey as well as checking the resulting address list against Valuation Office Agency data.
ONS will cross-match the address lists received from the respective bodies and ask the address list suppliers and local authorities to help to resolve any mismatches and queries.
The data sharing agreement covers uses only for the 2011 Census. However, in developing the matching and verification processes, ONS has been mindful of the need to try to ensure that these processes could be reused in other circumstances. (302490)
v) No specific data were analysed in coming to the decision that the census would not impact on the private or voluntary sector. ONS explained the reasoning for this decision in section 10 of the Explanatory Memorandum, which states:
"The impact on business, charities or voluntary bodies of this legislation is considered to be minimal. This is because the purpose of the Census is not to collect business data, and the only impact on business will be asking persons in charge of commercial communal establishments, to make a return in respect of the establishment and of any residents or inmates residing within their premises, who are unable to make a return for themselves."
As no business or voluntary body is required to undertake any duty that ONS believes might prove either detrimental to their work, might significantly delay their normal day-to-day business or place any additional cost upon them, other than asking the manager of any commercial establishment to hand out and collect questionnaires to any usual residents and then complete a short questionnaire in respect of their establishment, ONS believes that the 2011 Census impact on the private or voluntary sector will be minimal.
ONS took advice from the Better Regulations Unit, now part of the Department for Business, Innovations and Skills on this matter. (302268)
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what advertiser-funded programming agreements the Central Office of Information has facilitated in the last 12 months; and what the (a) purpose and (b) cost was of each of the programmes. 
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much the Central Office of Information spent on public relations, marketing and advertising (a) including and (b) excluding Directgov, consultations and interactive services in 2008-09. 
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether the Government have (a) copyright and (b) trademark protection over the (i) Building Britain's Future and (ii) Real Help Now (A) phrases and (B) associated logos. 
Ms Butler: Building Britain's Future and Real Help Now have not been registered as trademarks. However, where copyright works are produced by civil servants, or where specific provision is made in the commissioning contract for the copyright in such commissioned works to be assigned or transferred to the Crown, the copyright is owned by the Crown.
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many deaths of (a) males and (b) females in each age group in each region were attributed wholly or in part to abdominal aortic aneurysms in the last 10 years. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many deaths of (a) males and (b) females in each age group in each region were attributed wholly or in part to abdominal aortic aneurysms in the last 10 years (302398)
The tables attached provide the number of deaths where abdominal aortic aneurysm was the underlying cause of death (Table 1) or mentioned anywhere on the death certificate (Table 2), by sex and age group, for government office regions in England, for the years 1999 to 2008 (the latest year available). Table 2 includes all deaths where abdominal aortic aneurysm was either the underlying cause of death or a contributory factor.
|Table 1. Number of deaths where abdominal aortic aneurysm was the underlying cause of death, by sex and age group, Government office regions in England, 1999-2008( 1,2,3)|
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|(1)Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (1CD-9) codes 441.3 and 441.4 for the years 1999 and 2000, and Tenth Revision (FCD-10) codes 171.3 and 171.4 for the years 2001 onwards. (2) Based on boundaries as of 2009. (3) Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.|
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