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Mr. Laws: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many married couples (a) are both over the age of 65, (b) are both in work, (c) are living apart, (d) have no children and (e) have one or more children under the age of five; and if she will make a statement. [310671] [Official Report, 15 March 2010, Vol. 507, c. 15-16MC.]

Angela E. Smith: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated January 2010:


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Table:1 Number of married couples( 1) by various characteristics, United Kingdom, January to December 2008

Number of people (thousand)

Number of married couples

12,170

of whom

both are over the age of 65

2,060

both are in employment

5,270

have no children

6,040

have one or more children under the age of five

1,730

(1) Excludes cohabiting and same sex couples.
Source:
APS household datasets (ONS).

Ministers: Travel

Mr. Watson: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will publish the travel guidelines issued to Ministers in respect of (a) air, (b) rail and (c) car journeys. [311059]

Tessa Jowell: Section 10 of the "Ministerial Code" provides guidance to Ministers on travel arrangements.

New Businesses: Preston

Mr. Hendrick: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many businesses have started up in Preston since 1997. [311130]

Angela E. Smith: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated January 2010:

Counts of births of enterprises for 2002 to 2008

Preston district

2002

565

2003

665

2004

785

2005

785

2006

600

2007

670

2008

635


Official Residences

Grant Shapps: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many residential flats there are in the Admiralty House complex; how many are designated as ministerial residences; and which Ministers have had use of such flats as residences in each of the last three years. [311427]


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Tessa Jowell: There are three residential flats in Admiralty House which have, under successive administrations, been occupied by Ministers.

On the issue of occupancy over the past three years I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 713W.

Unemployed: Qualifications

Mr. Laws: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of 18 to 24 year olds in England are unemployed under International Labour Organisation definitions but not in full-time education have (a) no qualification, (b) below Level 2 qualifications, (c) Level 2 as their highest qualification, (d) Level 3 as their highest qualification and (e) Level 4+ as their highest qualification. [310550]

Angela E. Smith: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated January 2010:


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Unemployment of 18 to 24 year olds in England by highest qualification held: Three month periods ending September 2009: England, not seasonally adjusted
Thousands and per cent.
National qualification framework (NQF) Total economically active Unemployed and not in full-time education Rate( 1)

No qualifications

120

****40

33

Below NQF Level 2

522

***121

23

NQF Level 2

761

***119

16

NQF Level 3

1,044

***88

8

NQF Level 4 and above

780

***124

16

Trade apprenticeships or other qualification

262

****43

16

Total(2)

3,568

**551

15

(1) The number of 18 to 24-year-olds in England who are unemployed and not in full-time education divided by the economically active population of 18 to 24-year-olds in England, in accordance with ILO definition.
(2) Includes those that did not state their highest qualification.
Coefficients of Variation have been calculated for the latest period as an indication of the quality of the estimates, as described 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
It should be noted that the above estimates exclude people in most types of communal establishment (e.g. hotels, boarding houses, hostels, mobile home sites etc.)
Source:
Labour Force Survey

Unemployment: Older Workers

Dr. Kumar: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people over 50 years old in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) the North East and (d) Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland constituency are in receipt of jobseeker's allowance. [311349]

Angela E. Smith: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated January 2010:

Table 1. Number of people aged 50 years and over claiming jobseeker's allowance

Number

United Kingdom

239,545

England

201,675

North East

12,785

Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland

425

Note:
Data rounded to nearest five.
Source:
Jobcentre Plus administrative system.

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Unemployment: Preston

Mr. Hendrick: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the level of unemployment has been in Preston in each year since 1997. [311018]

Angela E. Smith: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated January 2010:

Table 1: Number of persons resident in Preston parliamentary constituency claiming jobseeker's allowance
As at November each year Number of claimants

1997

2,831

1998

2,530

1999

2,351

2000

2,106

2001

1,920

2002

1,810

2003

1,744

2004

1,710

2005

1,884

2006

1,914

2007

1,811

2008

2,179

2009

3,047

Source:
Jobcentre Plus administrative system.

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