§ Mr. Cousins
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the distribution of employment in finance and insurance was in each Government office region and nation of the United Kingdom in(a) 1996, (b) 2000 and (c) the most recent available period. 607W
§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to Jim Cousins, dated 27 January 2003:As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question (158) about the distribution of employment in finance and insurance in each Government Office Region and nation of the United Kingdom in (a) 1996, (b)2000 and (c)the most recent available period. (89905)The attached table shows the number of employee jobs in financial intermediation by Government Office Region for 1996, 2000 and 2002. The latest earlier years also relate to September. figures are for September 2002, and, for improved comparability, the figures for earlier years also relate to September.