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Duchy of Lancaster

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

Redundancy: Hertfordshire

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how many people have been made redundant in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in the last six months; (265801)

(2) how many people identified as unemployed in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire had been out of work for 12 months or more in each of the last five months;

(3) how many people under the age of 21 years were identified as unemployed in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in each of the last five years;

(4) how many people identifying themselves as disabled have been employed in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in each year since 1997.

[Official Report, 24 March 2009, Vol. 490, c. 284-85W.]

Letter of correction from Kevin Brennan:

The UK Statistics Authority has identified an error in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead (Mike Penning) to question 265806 on 24 March 2009.

The original answer provided a table of the number of persons claiming JSA under the age of 19, resident in the Hemel Hempstead constituency and Hertfordshire for the periods February 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. This was provided as an alternative answer to the above question, as statistics of the count of claimants of persons claiming JSA were not available for persons under the age of 21. The error occurred in the count of claimants for Hemel Hempstead and Hertfordshire, which were incorrect for all the years shown—they were double the corrected figures, because of a clerical error.

The correct table is as follows:

Table 1. Number of persons aged under 19 claiming Jobseeker's Allowance resident in Hemel Hempstead and Hertfordshire

As at February each year

Hemel Hempstead

Hertfordshire

2005

134

949

2006

161

1,106

2007

140

1,098

2008

121

886

2009

189

1,594

Source:

Jobcentre Plus administrative system