Unoccupied Young People

Treasury written question – answered on 14th September 2004.

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Photo of Ian Liddell-Grainger Ian Liddell-Grainger Conservative, Bridgwater

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in the Bridgwater constituency aged between 16 and 24 years are both economically inactive and not in further or higher education.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Ian Liddell-Grainger, dated 14 September 2004

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about economic inactivity. (186501)

Estimates from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) for the twelve months ending May 2003 show that there were 9,000 residents in private households aged 16 to 24 in the Bridgwater Parliamentary Constituency. Of these, 6,000 were not in full-time education and, among those, fewer than 1,000 were economically inactive.

These estimates are based on small sample sizes and are therefore subject to a high degree of sampling variability. They should therefore be treated with caution.

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