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Carers

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of how many carers between (a) five and 15 and (b) 16 and 18-years-old in (i) England, (ii) Hemel Hempstead and (iii) the Dacorum borough council area are providing unpaid care. (100206)

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

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 7 November 2006:

The National Statistician and Registrar General for England and Wales has been asked to reply to your recent parliamentary question asking how many carers (a) under the age of 18 years and (b) between five and 15 years in (i) England, (ii) Kernel Hempstead and (iii) Dacorum borough councils area are providing unpaid care. I am replying in her absence. (100206)

The table below shows the number of people aged between 0-17 and 5-15 in (a) England, (b) Hemel Hempstead parliamentary constituency (PC) and (c) Dacorum borough council (BC) who on Census day (29 April 2001) were providing unpaid care. Data for Hemel Hempstead PC has been extracted from the 2001 Census database; data for both England and Dacorum borough council have been taken from table S025 in “Census 2001 National Report for England and Wales pt 1” which is available in the House of Commons Library.

All people in households—England

All people providing unpaid care

Area

0-17

5-15

England

139,199

90,431

Hemel Hempstead PC

250

166

Dacorum BC

325

215

Sources:

2001 Census data and table S025 in Census 2001 National Report for England and Wales pt 1