HC Deb 08 March 2004 vol 418 c1270W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the(a) establishment and (b) current strength is of each of the regular Welsh infantry battalions; and where they are located. [158896]

Mr. Caplin

The establishment, strength and location of the Welsh Infantry Battalions, as at 1 January 2004, are included in the following table:

Letter from Len Cook to Mr John Robertson, dated 8 March 2004:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about unemployment in the Glasgow Anniesland Parliamentary Constituency. [(158619)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles statistics of unemployment from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) following the internationally standard International Labour Organisation definitions. For Parliamentary constituencies, information about unemployment rates, but not levels, is available, subject to the sample size being sufficiently large. However, the sample size for Glasgow Anniesland is too small to give reliable estimates of unemployment.

ONS also publishes data on the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA). In January 2004 there were 1,864 JSA claimants in the Glasgow Anniesland Parliamentary Constituency. This represents 4.9 per cent, of the working age population of the area.