§ David Davis
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate how many children whose third birthday fell between 1 September 2002 and 31 December 2002 migrated into the East Riding of Yorkshire authority in each month since 1 April 2001. 
§ Ruth Kelly
I have been asked to reply.
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.1008W
Letter from L. Cook to Mr. David Davis, dated 30 January 2003:As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your question on the migration of children to the East Riding of Yorkshire authority whose third birthday fell between 1 September 2002 and 31 December 2002. (93840)The attached table shows the number of children born between 1 September 1999 and 31 December 1999 who moved into the East Riding Health Authority from other areas of the UK. The figures are shown by month from April 2001 to March 2002 and exclude any children who migrated from countries outside the UK. It should be noted that these statistics are subject to revision in light of the 2001 Census results.Information for April 2002 onwards is not yet available; data for April to June 2002 will be available in March 2003, with data for the third and fourth quarters of 2002 becoming available in June and September 2003 respectively.These estimates of internal migration have been taken from data provided to the Migration Statistics Unit at the Office for National Statistics by the National Health Service Central Register (NHSCR). The NHSCR is notified when a patient in England and Wales transfers to a new NHS doctor in a different health authority, or health board in Scotland or Northern Ireland.
Migrant moves of children born between 1 September and 31 December. 1999 into the East Riding Health Authority—moves taking place by month since 1st April, 2001 numbers Year Month Number of Migrants 2001 April 8 May 11 June 9 July 8 August 18 September 8 October 4 November 5 December 8 2002 January 2 February 4 March 8 Total 93
These statistics are subject to revision in light of the 2001 Census results.