§ Mr. Randall
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claimed job seeker's allowance in the Uxbridge constituency in each September since 1997. 
§ Ruth Kelly
I have been asked to reply.
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to Mr. John Randall, dated 18 January 2002:1025WAs National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question regarding the number of people claiming job seeker's allowance (JSA) in the Uxbridge constituency in each September since 1997. (28533).The claimant count consists of all people claiming JSA or NI credits at Employment Service local offices. They must declare that they are out of work, capable of, available for and actively seeking work during the week in which their claim is made.The information is given in the table below.
Claimant count level (not seasonally adjusted)—in the Uxbridge Parliamentary Constituency Date Number September 1997 1,321 September 1998 1,021 September 1999 968 September 2000 749 September 2001 679