HC Deb 09 February 2004 vol 417 cc1353-5W
Mr. Peter Atkinson

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which brownfield sites in Northumberland are on English Partnerships' Register. [153812]

each year from 1997 to 2002. Comparable information is not available for earlier years. The LFS sample size is too small to give reliable information about unemployment in each constituency in Lancashire. As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to sampling variability. ONS also compiles statistics of those claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) for local areas including Parliamentary Constituencies. Table 2 gives the annual average percentage of resident working age population who are ISA claimants in the administrative county of Lancashire and for each Constituency in Lancashire for the years 1996 to 2003. Comparable figures for Counties and Parliamentary Constituencies based on the 1995 boundaries are only available from 1996. The data are not seasonally adjusted.

Table 1—Unemployment rates1 in the administrative County of Lancashire
Twelve month period ending February Per cent
1997 5.6
1998 4.9
1999 4.2
2000 5.4
2001 4.4
2002 3.8
1 Unemployed as a percentage of the economically active population


These LFS estimates have not been interim-adjusted to reflect the 2001 Census results


ONS Labour Force Survey

Keith Hill

The English Partnerships Register is based on the National Land Use Database (N LUD) of Previously Developed Land, which shows an estimated total of 600 hectares of brownfield land in Northumberland. Of the total, 350 hectares are vacant or derelict and 250 hectares are currently in use hut are known to have potential for redevelopment. Information on individual sites is owned by the local authorities which supplied it and is available to public sector bodies through the NLUD website on signature of a licence. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is working with English Partnerships, the Information and Development Agency (IDeA) and Ordnance Survey on a system of licensing which will make the information generally available on similar terms.