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Manufacturing Industries

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were employed in manufacturing in each constituency in each year since 1997. (324781)

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

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated March 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many people were employed in manufacturing in each constituency in each year since 1997. (324781)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles employment statistics for local areas from the Annual Population Survey (APS) and its predecessor the Annual Labour Force Survey (LFS) following International Labour Organisation (ILO) definitions.

Due to small sample sizes, accurate estimates of the number of people employed in the manufacturing sector in each parliamentary constituency are not available.

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

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many manufacturing enterprises there were in each constituency in each year since 1997. (324783)

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

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated March 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning how many manufacturing enterprises there were in each constituency in each year since 1997. [324783]

Annual statistics on business counts are available for 2000 onwards from the ONS release UK Business: Activity, Size and Location at:

www.statistics.gov.uk

The table provides parliamentary constituency estimates from 2003 onwards. Prior to this year it would only be possible to collate estimates for all constituencies at disproportionate cost.

A copy of the table has been placed in the House of Commons Library.