The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.
Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 17 July 2007:
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many 16 to 18 year olds were not in education, employment or training in Gravesham in (a) May 1997 and (b) May 2007. (150281)
The sample sizes, from the annual local area Labour Force Survey for the 12 months ending February 1997, and from the latest Annual Population Survey for the 12 months ending in December 2006, are too small to provide estimates of the numbers of 16 to 18 year olds not in full-time education, employment or training, resident in the Gravesham constituency.