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House of Commons Hansard
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Employment: Lancashire
01 March 2010
Volume 506
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To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many people are employed in the manufacturing sector in (a) Chorley and (b) Lancashire; [319340]

(2) how many people are employed in the agricultural sector in (a) Chorley and (b) Lancashire.

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The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Dennis Roberts, dated February 2010:

The Director General for the Office for National Statistics has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions asking how many people are employed in the manufacturing sector in (a) Chorley and (b) Lancashire; and how many people are employed in the agricultural sector in (a) Chorley and (b) Lancashire. I am replying in his absence. (319340 & 319341)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles employment statistics for local areas from the Annual Population Survey following International Labour Organisation (ILO) definitions. Unfortunately the sample size docs not support analyses of employment by industry for the requested geographies.

National and local area estimates for many labour market statistics, including employment, unemployment and claimant count are available on the NOMIS website at

http://www.nomisweb.co.uk