§ Mr. Hoban
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills for the most recent year available, what were the(a) male, (b) female and (c) two earner household average earnings for people resident in (i) each borough within Hampshire, (ii) Portsmouth Unitary Authority and (iii) Southampton Unitary Authority in 2003. 
§ Ruth Kelly
I have been asked to reply.
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Mark Hoban, dated 9 December 2003: As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question on the average earnings of (a)males, (b)females and (c) two earner households for people resident in (i) each borough within Hampshire, (ii) Portsmouth Unitary Authority and (iii) Southampton Unitary Authority in 2003. (143120).
I attach a table showing the average gross weekly pay including overtime for (a) males and (b) females for people resident in (i) each borough within Hampshire, (ii) Portsmouth Unitary Authority and (iii) Southampton Unitary Authority in 2003. The information on average earnings for two earner households is unavailable.
The New Earnings Survey (NES) publication criteria states that all estimates with a sample number less than 30 or a relative standard error greater than 5% must be suppressed. A large number of estimates have been removed from the lists due to the suppression criteria. The information is based on the 2003 NES, the latest survey for which data are available.
New Earnings Survey, April 2003
Full time employees on adult rates whose pay for the survey pay period was unaffected by absence.
Analysis by males and females living in Portsmouth UA, Southampton UA and each of the boroughs within Hampshire.
This table provides the number of data used for each area, an estimate of the average gross weekly wage and the relative standard error of the estimate (the standard error expressed as a percentage of the average gross weekly wage).
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§ Mr. Charles Clarke
At the point when the letter to the BBC came into the public domain, the Minister of State for Children, Young People and Families consulted Departmental Officials to ensure that she followed the procedures laid down in the Ministerial Code.