§ Mr. Andrew Turner
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the female population(a) is of working age, (b) is in work or seeking work and (c) is seeking work in each county. 
§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Andrew Turner, dated 13 November 2001:As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the proportions of the female population of working age, in work or seeking work, and seeking work in each county.(14133)Estimates for counties and unitary authorities are available for mid-2000 of all women of working age as a proportion of the total female population. I have deposited a table showing these in the House of Commons library.The Labour Force Survey (LFS) provides estimates of the economic activity status of people aged 16 years or over. The summer (June to August) 2001 estimates, for counties and unitary authorities where the survey sample size is large enough, of the proportions of women who are (i) in work or seeking, work and (ii) seeking work are available on Nomis?, which can be accessed by the House of Commons Library.