§ David Davis
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were unemployed in Haltemprice and Howden in the last 13 months for which figures are available. 
§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.987W
Letter from L. Cook to Mr. David Davis, dated 30 January 2003:As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question regarding the number of people who were unemployed in Haltemprice and Howden in (a) the last month for which figures are available and (b) the preceding 12 months.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles statistics of unemployment from surveys following the international standard International Labour Organisation definition. However the survey sample size is too small to provide estimates for the Haltemprice and Howden Parliamentary Constituency. ONS also compiles claimant count statistics of those claiming Jobseeker's Allowance.Information on the level of claimants for the Haltemprice and Howden Parliamentary Constituency between December 2001 and December 2002 can be obtained from the Nomis(r) database at the House of Commons Library.