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The figures are from quarterly P1B returns from local authorities to CLG. Number of sales and financial data from 2005-06 onwards include imputation for a small number of missing returns. Prior to this, the figures on average discounts, average market values, and discount as a percentage of market value in rural areas are based on the reported figures, and do not include imputation for missing returns. Financial details on right to buy sales are not available prior to 1998-99.
Right to buy and preserved right to buy sales can also be made by registered social landlords (RSLs). Data on RSL RTB sales are collected by the Tenant Services Authority (TSA), but these figures are not available by the spatial level required to provide estimates of RTB sales in rural areas. Typically LA sales make up around 80 per cent. of total RTB sales in England.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning what estimate has been made of the number of cinemas which have closed in (a) England and (b) North East Cambridgeshire since 1 January 2008 (303714).
ONS does not have any statistics on the number of cinemas. Annual statistics on business births, deaths and survival are available from the ONS release on Business Demography at www.statistics.gov.uk. The table below contains the latest statistics available on business deaths of cinema businesses for England and the constituency of North East Cambridgeshire. All counts are based on enterprises and not local units (i.e. sites). Where a local unit closes but the enterprise continues to trade at other sites, a death will not be recorded in this data.
|Counts of deaths of enterprises for 2008|
|England||North East Cambridgeshire|
As National Statistician, 1 have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the average age of mortality was (a) in 1996 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available. (304530)
The average (mean) age at death in England and Wales was (a) 75 years in 1996 and (b) 77 years in 2008 (the latest year available).(1,2)
(1) Figures for England and Wales include deaths of non-residents.
(2) Figures are based on deaths registered in each calendar year.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the energy (a) rating and (b) band of each building occupied by her Department and its agency was in each of the last three years; 
Angela E. Smith: OGC publish central Government Departments' Display Energy Certificate (DEC) operational ratings on a building by building level twice a year. The most recent data, published on 31 July 2009, contains DEC data up to and including 28 February. Data relating to the month ending 30 September will be published on 18 December. More information on this can be found on the appropriate website
There are a number of factors that account for the increase in DEC ratings to the Cabinet Office buildings. The most significant factor being that currently many staff are working longer hours and at weekends. The increased intensity of use is not considered when evaluating DECs.
The Cabinet Office central London estate has applied and been accepted for a grant of £681,000.00 from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Low Carbon Technology Scheme to undertake a number of carbon saving initiatives.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the policy is of (a) her Department, (b) its agency and (c) its non-departmental public bodies on the provision of bottled water for official meetings. 
Mrs. May: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many people are participating in each Government-supported training scheme and employment programme classified as employment for the purpose of the monthly labour market statistics; 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions asking how many people are participating in each Government-supported training scheme and employment programme classified as employment for the purpose of the monthly labour market statistics and what schemes are classified as Government-supported training scheme and employment programmes for the purpose of the monthly labour market statistics. (304383, 304384)
The estimate of the total number of people in employment who are participating in Government-supported training schemes and employment programmes are derived from the Labour Force Survey (LFS).
The current Government Supported training schemes and employment programmes specifically identified by the LFS comprise: Work-based Learning for Young People (those aged 16-25 in Great Britain); Work-based Learning for Adults/Training for Work (Great Britain only); Job Skills and Worktrack (Northern Ireland only); and Entry to Employment.
Some variants of the New Deal: working for the Voluntary Sector or an Environmental Task Force; Basic Employment Training (BET) and Education and Training Opportunities (ETO) are also included.
Estimates of the numbers participating in each scheme and programme are considered too unreliable for practical purposes due to the small sample sizes involved and therefore cannot be provided. However, the latest total figure published in the monthly Labour Market Statistical Bulletin for the period July to September 2009 is 107,000.
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the names are of each member of her Department's Food Strategy Task Force group on (a) vision and strategy, (b) joint research strategy, (c) healthier food mark, (d) integrated consumer advice,
(e) global foods market and (f) food communications and campaigns; in which Government department or agency each group member works; and if she will make a statement. 
Angela E. Smith: The Food Strategy Task Force was established by the Cabinet Office in July 2008, to oversee the delivery of activities identified in the Food Matters cross-Governmental strategy on food. It was comprised of civil servants from Cabinet Office, the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, the Department for Health, the Chief Scientific Adviser, the Department for International Development, the Treasury, the Food Standards Agency, the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, the Department for Energy and Climate Change, and the Devolved Administrations. Progress of this work was set out in the "Food Matters One Year On" report which was published in August 2009. Copies have been placed in the Libraries of the House. Following completion of most of the agreed actions, the Food Strategy Task Force was wound up and responsibility for ongoing cross-Governmental co-ordination of food policy was transferred to the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Some of the sub-committees established to support the Food Strategy Task Force continue to meet, where their work is not yet concluded. They have a wide-ranging membership from across Whitehall and outside. The exact officials who attend each meeting are not necessarily constant; rather Departments and organisations are represented by the official they feel most appropriate. Departments and organisations represented across these groups include those listed, representatives from local administrations and services and representatives from various research councils, among others.
Andrew Stunell: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many lone parents were in work in (a) 1998 and (b) 2005; and how many lone parents were in work in each local authority area in the North West on the most recent date for which figures are available. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question on how many lone parents were in work in (a) 1998 and (b) 2005; and how many lone parents were in work in each local authority area in the North West on the most recent date for which figures are available. (304677)
The information requested is given in the tables attached. The figures in table 1 are the number of lone parents in employment in the UK. These estimates come from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) household datasets and are available for the three month period ending in June of each year requested.
Information at local authority level comes from the Annual Population Survey (APS) household datasets. Table 2 shows the number of lone parents and confidence intervals for each local authority within the North West for January to December 2008.
As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS and APS are subject to a margin of uncertainty as different samples give different results. The confidence intervals provided in table 2 give
an indication as to the accuracy of the estimates, and how much they could vary if taken from a different sample. These estimates are such that there is 95 per cent certainty that from all samples possible they will lie within the lower and upper bounds.
|Table 1: Number of working-age( 1) lone parents with dependent children( 2) in employment, April to June 1998 and 2005, United Kingdom|
|April to June each year||Level (thousand)|
|(1) Men aged 16-64 and women aged 16-59.|
(2) Children under 16 and those aged 16-18 who have never married and are in full-time education.
LFS household datasets
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