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Conditions of Employment

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 11th September 2013.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office

(1) how many people classed as employed (a) only have one hour per week contracts and (b) have worked one hour in the last year in each constituency in the UK;

(2) how many people resident in Vale of Clwyd constituency are classed as employed but (a) only have one hour per week contracts and (b) have worked one hour in a year.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

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

Letter from Glen Watson, dated September 2013

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions asking how many people classed as employed (a) only have one hour per week contracts and (b) have worked one hour in the last year in each constituency in the UK (168026); and how many people resident in Vale of Clwyd Constituency are classed as employed but (a) only have one hour per week contracts and (b) have worked one hour in a year. (168029)

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

However, ONS does not produce estimates of contracted hours and are not able to produce estimates of the number of people who have worked one hour in a year in any Parliamentary constituency due to small sample sizes.

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

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