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Union of the Crowns: 400th Anniversary

Lord Hogg of Cumbernauld asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: The Government have presently no plans to do so.


Lord Roberts of Conwy asked Her Majesty's Government:

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Lord McIntosh of Haringey: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter to Lord Roberts of Conwy from the executive director of the Office for National Statistics, dated May 2002.

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent questions about how many jobs were created or safeguarded and how many jobs were lost in the United Kingdom in the year ending 31st March 2002. I am replying in his absence. (HL4515, HL4516)

The latest data for workforce jobs relate to December 2001.

UK Workforce JobsThousands (seasonally adjusted)
December 200029411
December 200129466
Change between December 2000
and December 200155 (0.2 per cent)

These estimates are based on the results of regular sample surveys of employers which count the number of employee jobs supplemented by data on self-employment collected by the Labour Force Survey. The data are published in Statbase on the National Statistics website under series identifier DYDC.

Royal Ulster Constabulary

Lord Laird asked Her Majesty's Government:

    How they will mark the murders of members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve since 1969. [HL4423]

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Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has provided for the establishment of the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC Foundation to mark the sacrifices and honour the achievements of the RUC.

One of the functions of the foundation is to oversee development of a Garden of Remembrance and a new RUC Museum—this will draw together both projects into a complete "RUC experience" where visitors can reflect on the sacrifices of the RUC as they walk through the Memorial Garden and visit the many exhibits and displays about the RUC and its history in the Museum.

Tragically, murdered officers leave behind bereft family and friends, and the foundation will undertake joint initiatives with the Widow's Association, Disabled Police Officers' Association and other members of the police family.

Just as the families will never forget their loved ones, the Government will remember the ultimate sacrifice those murdered officers gave to this community.

Castlereagh Police Complex: Security

Lord Laird asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Privy Seal on 13 May (WA 2), which indicated that all staff at Castlereagh police complex were security cleared, whether this includes catering staff; and whether these arrangements are satisfactory. [HL4484]

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: The Acting Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland has confirmed that all staff (including catering staff) working at the Castlereagh police complex are security cleared. The arrangements for this security clearance are in accordance with existing best practice.

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