§ Mr. Ronnie Campbell
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many males aged 50 to 65 years were in full-time employment in Northumberland in each of the last three years; and what percentage this was in each year of all males in that age group in that area. 
§ Mrs. Liddell
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. Ronnie Campbell, dated 21 January 1998:The Chancellor of the Exchequer has asked me to reply, as Director of the Office for National Statistics, to your recent question on men aged 50–65 working full time in Northumberland.The figures are shown in the table below. Please note that the analysis is based on men aged 50–64. Sixty five year olds have been excluded because they are above the minimum state retirement age for men532WPlease note that estimates from the Labour Force Survey, as in the case of any sample survey, are subject to sampling variability
Men aged 50–64 living in Northumberland working full-time1 as an employee or in self-employment Spring to winter of each year Working full-time (000s) Working full-time as percentage of all aged 50–64 1994 11 46 1995 13 51 19962 14 57
1Full-time is based on the respondent's self assessment.
ONS, Labour Force Survey.