HC Deb 27 May 2004 vol 421 c1723W
Chris Ruane

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were employed in each year since 1979, broken down by constituency within each region. [175126]

Ruth Kelly

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl to Chris Ruane, dated 27 May 2004:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about employment. I am replying in his absence. (175126)

Estimates of the number of people in employment broken down by Parliamentary Constituencies within each region, are only available for the twelve month periods ending February 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003. This information has been placed in the House of Commons Library.

Estimates are taken from the Office for National Statistics' Labour Force Survey (LFS). As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to sampling variability.

Information for individual constituencies in Northern Ireland is not shown in the table, but is available from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.