§ Mrs. Curtis-Thomas
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the number of people in Crosby who are in(a) temporary and (b) part-time employment. 
§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Colin Mowl to Ms Claire Curtis-Thomas, dated 15 September 2003:The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question about part-time and temporary employment in Crosby. I am replying in his absence. (129462)The Labour Force Survey (LFS) gives estimates of part-time and temporary employment rates, but not the numbers of people, for Parliamentary Constituencies. The latest available estimate, for the twelve month period ending February 2002, is that 24.9 per cent of the employed population resident in Crosby were working part-time. The LFS sample size is too small to give reliable estimates of temporary employment for Crosby.