§ Mr. Dover
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many jobless households there were in the(a) Chorley and (b) Sedgefield constituencies (i) in April 1992 and (ii) at the most recent date for which there are available statistics; and what was the number of children in these jobless households. 
§ Mrs. Angela Knight
[holding answer 20 January 1997]: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the chief executive of the Office for National Statistics. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from Tim Holt to Mr. Den Dover dated 27 January 1997:The Chancellor of the Exchequer has asked me to reply as the Director of the Office for National Statistics to your recent question on the number of jobless households in the Chorley and Sedgefield constituencies; and the number of children in these jobless households.The information requested is not available. County is the lowest level at which such figures are available from the Labour Force Survey.