§ Ruth Kelly
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Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Burns, dated 18 March 2003:As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question concerning the number of pensioners living in Essex and the West Chelmsford constituency.The Office for National Statistics does not produce mid-year population estimates on parliamentary constituency boundaries. Results from the 2001 Census have not yet been published at this geographic level.722WThe lowest geography mid-year population estimates are published at is local authority area. In view of this, the population of pensionable age (60 and over for females, 65 and over for males) in mid-2001 for Chelmsford borough council area was 26,900. The population of persons of pensionable age in Essex was 253,800 in mid-2001.