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Philip Davies: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been spent by his Department (a) in total and (b) on staff costs on promoting equality and diversity in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and how many people are employed by his Department for this purpose. 
Angela Eagle: The Treasury is fully committed to the equality and diversity agenda. In the last three years the Treasury has promoted equality of opportunity for all, supported internal employee-diversity networks, funded diversity and equality events in the Department and funded diversity awareness raising seminars.
The Treasury has spent the following amounts on reasonable adjustments for staff with disabilities, on promoting equality and diversity by awareness raising events and on subscriptions (for example membership of the Employers Forum on Disability):
Another 80 to 100 employees are involved in promoting diversity in the Department i.e. members of
diversity support groups, diversity champions and senior staff sponsors. Staff costs for this work are not available.
Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK were in full-time employment in each year since 1997; 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions concerning employment and unemployment in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK. (181287, 181288, 181289, 181372, 181373)
Questions 181288 and 181289 ask for the same information on total employment and unemployment as questions received in July and October of last year, and I refer you to the answer given in official report volume 463 of 26 July, column 1460, copies of which are available in the House of Commons Library, and volume 464 of 8 October, column 577.
The above answers were compiled using the most up to date datasets available. Annual estimates are compiled from the annual Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the Annual Population Survey (APS) following International Labour Organisation definitions.
Table 1, attached, shows the number of people, who were (i) aged 16 and over, (ii) working age (Males 16-64, Females 16-59) resident in the Jarrow constituency, South Tyneside metropolitan borough, the North East and United Kingdom who were in full time, part time and temporary employment for the 12 months ending February 1997 to 2003, from the LFS and for the 12 months ending March 2004 to 2007, from the APS.
Some estimates in Table 1 are for a subset of the population in small geographical areas; they are based on small sample sizes, and are therefore subject to large margins of uncertainty.
In this case, the sample sizes for the Jarrow constituency and South Tyneside metropolitan borough are not sufficient to give an accurate estimate of even the direction of the change over time. The information on the number of people in temporary employment is unavailable for 1997.
|Table 1: Number of people employed between 1997 and 2006|
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