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Written Answers

Thursday 28 June 2012

Children: Parenting

Question

Asked by Baroness Scott of Needham Market

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to provide additional training to support the wider delivery of parenting interventions, and to maintain the quality of those interventions. [HL710]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools (Lord Hill of Oareford): A well trained workforce is critical to the delivery of effective parenting interventions.

In 2010-11 the Government funded training (through the Children’s Workforce Development Council) to deliver evidence-based parenting programmes for 1,000 practitioners. Building on this, the Government are supporting a range of measures to assist local areas in ensuring that the workforce is appropriately trained, including:

making available on the Department for Education website a range of regularly updated training resources for local areas and organisations to deliver the level 3 and level 4 work with parents qualifications. These are the qualifications for the parents and families’ workforce. In 2011-12 the Children’s Workforce Development Council was funded by the Government to train 80 new local authority trainers in the delivery and assessment of the new level 4 award;working with City and Guilds to enable them to develop new units in the work with parents qualification, ensuring they have access to up-to-date policy information particularly in relation to troubled families. New units have just been made available at level 3 (relating to support for families with complex and multiple needs; and support for parents in their couple relationship) and a range of further units are being developed at level 4;in June 2012 the Government announced an expansion of the scheme under which local authorities get financial incentives to tackle the most troubled families. The Government are diverting £448 million from existing departmental budgets over four years to help identify families in need of help, make sure they get access to the right services and ensure that action is taken. Local areas will decide how this money is used, but it is anticipated that some of it will be spent on training to support the delivery of parenting interventions; andthe Department for Education website also provides local commissioners with information about evidence-based parenting interventions including details of the training requirements for successful delivery of the programme. All those featured have recently been independently reviewed to ensure they have a rigorous evidence base.

www.education.gov.uk/commissioning-toolkit.

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Civil Service: Training

Questions

Asked by Lord Norton of Louth

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what training previously provided to Ministers and to senior civil servants by the National School of Government is not provided by Civil Service Learning.[HL421]

Baroness Verma: The National School of Government (NSG) provided a wide range of training courses for civil servants, including senior civil servants. Their bias was often towards longer residential courses, which is now out of step with best practice in training and constraints on departmental budgets.

Civil Service Learning (CSL) is not a replacement for NSG. It was established prior to NSG's closure and provided courses that contributed towards the new common curriculum for the Civil Service. The curriculum includes a suite of programmes for senior civil servants to address their current and future needs. While some of the content of these programmes is new and the style of delivery is different, with a greater choice and variety of learning solutions, the relevant learning needs of senior civil servants continue to be met.

CSL will continue the provision of professional development opportunities for Ministers in support of their departmental roles, and to enable them better to perform their ministerial duties in line with the Ministerial Code. This provision mirrors what was available previously through the NSG.

Asked by Lord Norton of Louth

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many civil servants of permanent secretary or equivalent presently in post have received dedicated training on the constitutional significance of Parliament and the conventions governing the relationship between Parliament and Government; and whether it is a requirement that those appointed as Permanent Secretaries have received such training.[HL523]

Baroness Verma: Information on the training which civil servants currently at Permanent Secretary or equivalent level have received in the past is not held centrally.

All civil servants can attend training provided by Civil Service Learning covering the role of Parliament, understanding the parliamentary process, and the relationship between Parliament and Government.

The Civil Service Reform plan published last week made clear that all civil servants will receive five days training in the future.

Climate Change

Question

Asked by Lord Donoughue

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has spent on activities related to climate change since May 2010.[HL1041]

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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Taylor of Holbeach): Expenditure figures on activities related to climate change since May 2012 are not yet available.

Disabled People: Personal Independence Payments

Question

Asked by Baroness Thomas of Winchester

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that Members of the House of Lords can view and comment on the third version of the assessment criteria for personal independence payments before the final draft of the instrument is laid before the House for approval, and if so, how. [HL985]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Lord Freud): The department's consultation on the assessment criteria closed on 30 April. We are now analysing the over 1,000 responses received, considering the changes we may wish to make to the assessment criteria to take account of those responses and to ensure the criteria allow effective assessment of the needs of disabled people. We intend to publish a response to the consultation and a final draft of the assessment criteria later this year, with regulations laid before Parliament thereafter.

An exact timetable has yet to be agreed but we are not intending to have a formal period of pre-legislative scrutiny on the assessment regulations, which have already been subject to extensive consultation and co-production with disabled people and disability organisations. The regulations will be made available to the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments for its scrutiny and will be laid under an affirmative resolution, providing both Houses with the opportunity to debate and approve them before they can be made.

Education: Modern Languages

Question

Asked by Baroness Coussins

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to reach a decision on whether to accept the recommendation of the expert panel that modern foreign languages should be restored to the compulsory part of the national curriculum until the end of key stage 4.[HL533]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools (Lord Hill of Oareford): My right honourable friend the Secretary of State has now written to Tim Oates, the chair of the expert panel, with his response to the panel’s recommendations for the primary curriculum. The letter states his intention to add breadth to the primary curriculum by requiring all schools to teach a foreign language at key stage 2, from year 3 to year 6. He is currently considering the recommendations of the expert panel in relation to subject coverage at key stage 4 and will be making an announcement soon.

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Employment: Under 25s

Questions

Asked by Lord Adonis

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the youth contract funding for subsidised jobs for under 24 year-olds on the work programme has been dispersed since the launch of the contract in April.[HL883]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Lord Freud): The wage incentive element of the youth contract was launched in April 2012. To date no payments have been made. Employers make their first claim for the wage incentive when the young person has been in employment for a minimum of eight weeks. Therefore, we expect to make the first payments in late June 2012.

Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many job vacancies for those aged between 16 and 25 were available in each parliamentary constituency in May 2012.[HL1033]

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many jobseekers aged between 16 and 25 there were in the United Kingdom in May 2012.[HL1034]

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many job vacancies for those aged 26 and over were available in each parliamentary constituency in May 2012.[HL1035]

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Stephen Penneck, Director General for ONS, to Lord Roberts of Llandudno, dated June 2012.

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions asking how many job vacancies for those aged between 16 and 25 were available in each parliamentary constituency in May 2012 (HL1033); how many jobseekers aged between 16 and 25 there were in the United Kingdom in May 2012 (HL1034); how many job vacancies for those aged 26 and over were available in each parliamentary constituency in May 2012(HL1035).

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates the number of vacancies from the ONS Vacancy Survey, however estimates for geographic areas below UK are not available from this source.

An alternative source of information on job vacancies is administrative data from Jobcentre Plus. This data only includes job vacancies notified to Jobcentre Plus and consequently is inconsistent with the UK estimates from the Vacancy Survey, however geographical area breakdowns of this data are available. Currently Jobcentre Plus vacancies account for around half of the total number of vacancies as reported by the Vacancy Survey.

Vacancies are not provided on the basis of the age of people they are available for. Therefore no age breakdown is possible.

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In Table 1, we have provided the number of live unfilled Jobcentre Plus vacancies for May 2012, the most recent for which figures are available for each parliamentary constituency within the UK. We have also provided a figure excluding vacancies which advertise self-employment opportunities.

Figures on the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) are available from Jobcentre Plus administrative data. The number of people aged 16 to 24 claiming JSA resident in the UK in May 2012 was 456k.

National and local area estimates for many labour market statistics, including employment, unemployment and claimant count are available on the NOMIS website at http://www.nomisweb.co.uk.

Table 1: Number of live unfilled Jobcentre Plus vacancies by Parliamentary Constituency, May 2012

North East

Berwick-upon-Tweed

296

281

Bishop Auckland

309

258

Blaydon

310

308

Blyth Valley

363

289

City of Durham

489

437

Darlington

548

491

Easington

367

363

Gateshead

640

580

Hartlepool

358

270

Hexham

307

250

Houghton and Sunderland South

338

329

Jarrow

290

288

Middlesbrough

816

686

Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

149

139

Newcastle upon Tyne Central

932

659

Newcastle upon Tyne East

348

295

Newcastle upon Tyne North

457

452

North Durham

375

358

North Tyneside

433

368

North West Durham

194

182

Redcar

439

425

Sedgefield

239

235

South Shields

257

230

Stockton North

440

358

Stockton South

479

471

Sunderland Central

486

411

Tynemouth

275

250

Wansbeck

209

153

Washington and Sunderland West

497

471

North West

Altrincham and Sale West

763

596

Ashton-under-Lyne

239

204

Barrow and Furness

261

236

Birkenhead

399

308

Blackburn

675

535

Blackley and Broughton

423

282

Blackpool North and Cleveleys

356

239

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Blackpool South

791

527

Bolton North East

538

375

Bolton South East

286

253

Bolton West

347

188

Bootle

249

168

Burnley

403

274

Bury North

350

247

Bury South

222

183

Carlisle

376

209

Cheadle

399

349

Chorley

408

345

City of Chester

1,148

898

Congleton

503

442

Copeland

198

171

Crewe and Nantwich

1,043

856

Denton and Reddish

382

370

Eddisbury

642

604

Ellesmere Port and Neston

636

554

Fylde

414

386

Garston and Halewood

368

336

Halton

541

465

Hazel Grove

333

289

Heywood and Middleton

744

649

Hyndburn

372

317

Knowsley

362

340

Lancaster and Fleetwood

451

319

Leigh

307

275

Liverpool, Riverside

1,653

1,264

Liverpool, Walton

850

779

Liverpool, Wavertree

506

482

Liverpool, West Derby

211

180

Macclesfield

532

469

Makerfield

267

252

Manchester Central

2,781

2,332

Manchester, Gorton

270

225

Manchester, Withington

360

327

Morecambe and Lunesdale

287

261

Oldham East and Saddleworth

451

379

Oldham West and Royton

512

437

Pendle

279

269

Penrith and The Border

378

268

Preston

906

721

Ribble Valley

417

353

Rochdale

416

331

Rossendale and Darwen

270

217

Salford and Eccles

974

846

Sefton Central

121

114

South Ribble

392

374

Southport

481

411

St Helens North

541

440

St Helens South and Whiston

542

473

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Stalybridge and Hyde

187

183

Stockport

957

865

Stretford and Urmston

1,255

1,153

Tatton

1,044

985

Wallasey

201

185

Warrington North

523

474

Warrington South

960

805

Weaver Vale

653

562

West Lancashire

730

655

Westmorland and Lonsdale

513

441

Wigan

960

598

Wirral South

260

245

Wirral West

112

85

Workington

172

166

Worsley and Eccles South

234

181

Wyre and Preston North

276

265

Wythenshawe and Sale East

635

449

Yorkshire and The Humber

Barnsley Central

313

241

Barnsley East

159

133

Batley and Spen

480

445

Beverley and Holderness

244

171

Bradford East

497

370

Bradford South

395

306

Bradford West

830

640

Brigg and Goole

291

243

Calder Valley

550

488

Cleethorpes

364

300

Colne Valley

203

181

Dewsbury

367

259

Don Valley

200

188

Doncaster Central

791

522

Doncaster North

166

142

East Yorkshire

250

198

Elmet and Rothwell

291

244

Great Grimsby

437

299

Halifax

567

411

Haltemprice and Howden

137

134

Harrogate and Knaresborough

749

621

Hemsworth

272

238

Huddersfield

544

420

Keighley

362

276

Kingston upon Hull East

160

90

Kingston upon Hull North

123

94

Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

606

387

Leeds Central

2,550

2,045

Leeds East

243

161

Leeds North East

189

139

Leeds North West

353

338

Leeds West

275

195

Morley and Outwood

526

402

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Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

540

452

Penistone and Stocksbridge

208

150

Pudsey

434

270

Richmond (Yorks)

606

562

Rother Valley

273

247

Rotherham

502

459

Scarborough and Whitby

582

503

Scunthorpe

453

332

Selby and Ainsty

759

713

Sheffield Central

1,215

980

Sheffield South East

308

224

Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

226

200

Sheffield, Hallam

56

53

Sheffield, Heeley

100

96

Shipley

374

311

Skipton and Ripon

538

479

Thirsk and Malton

454

396

Wakefield

749

609

Wentworth and Dearne

297

263

York Central

780

595

York Outer

597

564

East Midlands

Amber Valley

832

750

Ashfield

621

579

Bassetlaw

645

578

Bolsover

595

591

Boston and Skegness

651

502

Bosworth

456

434

Broxtowe

291

249

Charnwood

308

293

Chesterfield

408

358

Corby

704

627

Daventry

997

770

Derby North

302

274

Derby South

1,188

773

Derbyshire Dales

527

498

Erewash

487

458

Gainsborough

311

264

Gedling

295

213

Grantham and Stamford

564

466

Harborough

369

347

High Peak

318

282

Kettering

745

681

Leicester East

352

339

Leicester South

1,444

910

Leicester West

436

385

Lincoln

959

634

Loughborough

607

564

Louth and Horncastle

630

494

Mansfield

609

482

Mid Derbyshire

302

233

Newark

839

688

North East Derbyshire

223

218

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North West Leicestershire

947

884

Northampton North

225

216

Northampton South

1,007

518

Nottingham East

694

377

Nottingham North

224

208

Nottingham South

1,436

1,096

Rushcliffe

633

576

Rutland and Melton

540

524

Sherwood

493

482

Sleaford and North Hykeham

668

580

South Derbyshire

410

316

South Holland and The Deepings

404

382

South Leicestershire

1,142

1,087

South Northamptonshire

648

584

Wellingborough

1,126

497

West Midlands

Aldridge-Brownhills

453

450

Birmingham, Edgbaston

521

424

Birmingham, Erdington

494

437

Birmingham, Hall Green

321

307

Birmingham, Hodge Hill

259

232

Birmingham, Ladywood

2,372

1,645

Birmingham, Northfield

239

228

Birmingham, Perry Barr

285

236

Birmingham, Selly Oak

320

244

Birmingham, Yardley

557

471

Bromsgrove

594

556

Burton

642

541

Cannock Chase

531

383

Coventry North East

784

559

Coventry North West

376

318

Coventry South

1,404

943

Dudley North

383

328

Dudley South

369

350

Halesowen and Rowley Regis

512

401

Hereford and South Herefordshire

398

324

Kenilworth and Southam

644

482

Lichfield

793

764

Ludlow

380

321

Meriden

512

440

Mid Worcestershire

840

775

Newcastle-under-Lyme

665

549

North Herefordshire

224

194

North Shropshire

481

426

North Warwickshire

1,111

822

Nuneaton

375

333

Redditch

526

465

Rugby

622

514

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Shrewsbury and Atcham

567

499

Solihull

1,050

883

South Staffordshire

533

503

Stafford

693

569

Staffordshire Moorlands

184

184

Stoke-on-Trent Central

760

579

Stoke-on-Trent North

482

446

Stoke-on-Trent South

786

737

Stone

687

625

Stourbridge

349

331

Stratford-on-Avon

735

670

Sutton Coldfield

317

211

Tamworth

647

558

Telford

758

569

The Wrekin

387

369

Walsall North

596

492

Walsall South

459

351

Warley

364

305

Warwick and Leamington

703

471

West Bromwich East

310

235

West Bromwich West

825

806

West Worcestershire

396

343

Wolverhampton North East

838

613

Wolverhampton South East

520

477

Wolverhampton South West

254

185

Worcester

653

552

Wyre Forest

493

403

East of England

Basildon and Billericay

452

322

Bedford

550

412

Braintree

630

442

Brentwood and Ongar

364

317

Broadland

436

332

Broxbourne

604

540

Bury St Edmunds

652

483

Cambridge

1,254

959

Castle Point

189

173

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

337

257

Chelmsford

745

554

Clacton

382

365

Colchester

829

751

Epping Forest

469

293

Great Yarmouth

348

331

Harlow

425

358

Harwich and North Essex

363

355

Hemel Hempstead

623

596

Hertford and Stortford

497

409

Hertsmere

360

352

Hitchin and Harpenden

287

210

Huntingdon

692

603

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Ipswich

579

403

Luton North

85

77

Luton South

681

491

Maldon

271

177

Mid Bedfordshire

232

195

Mid Norfolk

186

178

North East Bedfordshire

244

182

North East Cambridgeshire

338

189

North East Hertfordshire

399

324

North Norfolk

383

358

North West Cambridgeshire

764

610

North West Norfolk

410

333

Norwich North

534

480

Norwich South

952

776

Peterborough

952

657

Rayleigh and Wickford

149

130

Rochford and Southend East

439

338

Saffron Walden

487

396

South Basildon and East Thurrock

217

199

South Cambridgeshire

491

429

South East Cambridgeshire

526

368

South Norfolk

426

330

South Suffolk

325

265

South West Bedfordshire

511

467

South West Hertfordshire

216

197

South West Norfolk

377

290

Southend West

222

194

St Albans

667

558

Stevenage

923

538

Suffolk Coastal

577

459

Thurrock

659

581

Watford

683

545

Waveney

348

215

Welwyn Hatfield

574

521

West Suffolk

581

389

Witham

414

343

London

Barking

464

345

Battersea

219

202

Beckenham

98

82

Bermondsey and Old Southwark

712

546

Bethnal Green and Bow

407

384

Bexleyheath and Crayford

473

408

Brent Central

467

422

Brent North

267

223

Brentford and Isleworth

564

492

Bromley and Chislehurst

356

314

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Camberwell and Peckham

254

231

Carshalton and Wallington

156

143

Chelsea and Fulham

296

259

Chingford and Woodford Green

235

224

Chipping Barnet

185

157

Cities of London and Westminster

3,501

3,222

Croydon Central

531

433

Croydon North

359

252

Croydon South

282

271

Dagenham and Rainham

304

275

Dulwich and West Norwood

114

109

Ealing Central and Acton

606

533

Ealing North

259

255

Ealing, Southall

222

218

East Ham

376

345

Edmonton

326

237

Eltham

57

55

Enfield North

578

551

Enfield, Southgate

204

99

Erith and Thamesmead

344

271

Feltham and Heston

435

325

Finchley and Golders Green

250

158

Greenwich and Woolwich

1,254

1,138

Hackney North and Stoke Newington

125

76

Hackney South and Shoreditch

406

374

Hammersmith

511

421

Hampstead and Kilburn

201

188

Harrow East

190

163

Harrow West

302

251

Hayes and Harlington

784

740

Hendon

513

445

Holborn and St Pancras

911

737

Hornchurch and Upminster

231

212

Hornsey and Wood Green

107

104

Ilford North

224

195

Ilford South

312

234

Islington North

135

125

Islington South and Finsbury

576

522

Kensington

234

213

Kingston and Surbiton

493

448

Lewisham East

412

340

Lewisham West and Penge

219

208

Lewisham, Deptford

350

337

Leyton and Wanstead

181

146

Mitcham and Morden

205

166

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Old Bexley and Sidcup

108

88

Orpington

162

116

Poplar and Limehouse

306

282

Putney

144

143

Richmond Park

262

254

Romford

735

649

Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner

106

85

Streatham

148

139

Sutton and Cheam

172

139

Tooting

96

91

Tottenham

375

318

Twickenham

318

270

Uxbridge and South Ruislip

455

427

Vauxhall

570

467

Walthamstow

317

286

West Ham

1,484

1,424

Westminster North

123

123

Wimbledon

324

260

South East

Aldershot

695

665

Arundel and South Downs

729

169

Ashford

505

389

Aylesbury

664

553

Banbury

795

721

Basingstoke

659

591

Beaconsfield

631

610

Bexhill and Battle

265

206

Bognor Regis and Littlehampton

841

316

Bracknell

400

330

Brighton, Kemptown

623

219

Brighton, Pavilion

403

356

Buckingham

329

276

Canterbury

637

566

Chatham and Aylesford

397

356

Chesham and Amersham

262

227

Chichester

1,280

475

Crawley

1,094

830

Dartford

845

683

Dover

274

208

East Hampshire

397

313

East Surrey

428

387

East Worthing and Shoreham

431

149

Eastbourne

653

256

Eastleigh

498

416

Epsom and Ewell

437

383

Esher and Walton

453

345

Fareham

690

393

Faversham and Mid Kent

512

495

Folkestone and Hythe

396

381

Gillingham and Rainham

96

76

Gosport

345

222

Gravesham

448

415

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Guildford

925

840

Hastings and Rye

424

260

Havant

480

358

Henley

373

300

Horsham

510

439

Hove

410

264

Isle of Wight

457

243

Lewes

746

202

Maidenhead

440

296

Maidstone and The Weald

589

502

Meon Valley

312

277

Mid Sussex

608

428

Milton Keynes North

989

810

Milton Keynes South

566

496

Mole Valley

438

355

New Forest East

456

419

New Forest West

427

390

Newbury

1,094

998

North East Hampshire

278

268

North Thanet

275

248

North West Hampshire

622

578

Oxford East

1,398

1,133

Oxford West and Abingdon

831

701

Portsmouth North

457

324

Portsmouth South

974

662

Reading East

734

569

Reading West

378

338

Reigate

574

444

Rochester and Strood

425

343

Romsey and Southampton North

389

371

Runnymede and Weybridge

794

497

Sevenoaks

578

550

Sittingbourne and Sheppey

371

324

Slough

806

781

South Thanet

527

422

South West Surrey

359

319

Southampton, Itchen

1,058

634

Southampton, Test

665

539

Spelthorne

487

353

Surrey Heath

480

373

Tonbridge and Malling

367

344

Tunbridge Wells

515

465

Wantage

601

537

Wealden

496

241

Winchester

604

460

Windsor

642

599

Witney

541

452

Woking

427

381

Wokingham

414

390

Worthing West

610

250

Wycombe

500

441

South West

Bath

719

599

Bournemouth East

760

448

28 Jun 2012 : Column WA95

Bournemouth West

1,036

669

Bridgwater and West Somerset

657

508

Bristol East

298

294

Bristol North West

869

833

Bristol South

550

506

Bristol West

1,406

1,122

Camborne and Redruth

248

226

Central Devon

270

256

Cheltenham

563

475

Chippenham

406

314

Christchurch

389

368

Devizes

190

170

East Devon

606

546

Exeter

1,171

831

Filton and Bradley Stoke

527

501

Forest of Dean

169

160

Gloucester

558

429

Kingswood

292

186

Mid Dorset and North Poole

407

383

Newton Abbot

691

518

North Cornwall

408

354

North Devon

430

387

North Dorset

276

272

North East Somerset

179

154

North Somerset

714

685

North Swindon

473

412

North Wiltshire

205

179

Plymouth, Moor View

177

170

Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

767

455

Poole

842

703

Salisbury

719

423

Somerton and Frome

295

228

South Dorset

985

822

South East Cornwall

201

175

South Swindon

643

484

South West Devon

327

287

South West Wiltshire

350

276

St Austell and Newquay

629

454

St Ives

292

229

Stroud

355

322

Taunton Deane

771

630

Tewkesbury

441

396

The Cotswolds

299

287

Thornbury and Yate

617

550

Tiverton and Honiton

563

512

Torbay

591

452

Torridge and West Devon

218

192

Totnes

335

236

Truro and Falmouth

664

554

Wells

511

469

West Dorset

554

420

Weston-Super-Mare

428

350

Yeovil

343

272

28 Jun 2012 : Column WA96

Wales

Ynys Mon

182

171

Delyn

263

228

Alyn and Deeside

719

705

Wrexham

669

548

Llanelli

256

195

Gower

216

188

Swansea West

948

688

Swansea East

745

724

Aberavon

310

257

Cardiff Central

684

598

Cardiff North

237

174

Rhondda

187

47

Torfaen

367

294

Monmouth

342

311

Newport East

230

222

Newport West

559

400

Arfon

231

226

Aberconwy

218

199

Clwyd West

421

389

Vale of Clwyd

300

267

Dwyfor Meirionnydd

294

290

Clwyd South

151

135

Montgomeryshire

271

263

Ceredigion

200

173

Preseli Pembrokeshire

209

168

Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

462

391

Carmarthen East and Dinefwr

179

128

Brecon and Radnorshire

294

270

Neath

208

137

Cynon Valley

224

152

Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

182

159

Blaenau Gwent

290

196

Bridgend

989

410

Ogmore

343

136

Pontypridd

307

209

Caerphilly

329

239

Islwyn

219

176

Vale of Glamorgan

437

277

Cardiff West

329

190

Cardiff South and Penarth

616

486

Scotland

Aberdeen North

514

460

Aberdeen South

725

608

Airdrie and Shotts

118

111

Angus

268

245

Argyll and Bute

241

237

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

159

147

Banff and Buchan

171

153

Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk

182

167

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

84

76

Central Ayrshire

193

191

Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill

370

337

28 Jun 2012 : Column WA97

Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East

195

178

Dumfries and Galloway

252

202

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale

183

179

Dundee East

156

111

Dundee West

496

361

Dunfermline and West Fife

391

360

East Dunbartonshire

140

122

East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow

300

235

East Lothian

351

334

East Renfrewshire

132

94

Edinburgh East

663

504

Edinburgh North and Leith

544

459

Edinburgh South

175

164

Edinburgh South West

475

441

Edinburgh West

541

476

Falkirk

383

320

Glasgow Central

1,218

1,021

Glasgow East

174

153

Glasgow North

152

104

Glasgow North East

183

148

Glasgow North West

385

378

Glasgow South

407

321

Glasgow South West

397

308

Glenrothes

247

191

Gordon

279

265

Inverclyde

228

136

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

570

519

Kilmarnock and Loudoun

225

194

Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

292

256

Lanark and Hamilton East

249

197

Linlithgow and East Falkirk

360

283

Livingston

709

595

Midlothian

243

216

Moray

226

216

Motherwell and Wishaw

261

200

Na h-Eileanan An Iar

41

41

North Ayrshire and Arran

138

136

North East Fife

497

349

Ochil and South Perthshire

235

219

Orkney and Shetland

76

69

Paisley and Renfrewshire North

501

445

Paisley and Renfrewshire South

280

207

Perth and North Perthshire

347

312

28 Jun 2012 : Column WA98

Ross, Skye and Lochaber

142

125

Rutherglen and Hamilton West

200

165

Stirling

262

238

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

339

326

West Dunbartonshire

192

179

Total

18,457

15,784

Source:

Jobcentre Plus Administrative System

Finance: Gilts