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Immigration: Greater London

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the change in funding for (a) London and (b) Wimbledon as a result of the change from International Passenger Survey to Labour Force Survey. (143013)

I have been asked to reply.

The Office for National Statistics published indicative figures for mid-2002 to mid-2005 to show the effect of a number of improvements to the methodology to estimate the international migration component of the population estimates. These improvements include the use of the Labour Force Survey in combination with the International Passenger Survey to distribute in-flows of international migrants to a regional level.

No estimates have been made of the distribution of formula grant to any authority based on these indicative figures.