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Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to page 191 of the Cabinet Office Annual Report and Resource Accounts 2008-09, HC 442, which Whitehall properties have been refurbished in the last 24 months. 
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Pendle of 22 April 2009, Official Report, column 694W, on lobbying, which interested parties the Government has consulted; and when the Government plan to respond to the report; 
(2) what progress has been made in the Government's review of lobbying; when she plans to respond to the First Report of the Public Administration Committee of Session 2008-09 on Lobbying: access and influence in Whitehall; and if she will make a statement. 
Angela E. Smith: The Government have consulted a range of interested parties, including practitioners and policy makers in the lobbying industry, the voluntary and charitable sector and the OECD. The Government plan to respond to the report from the Public Administration Select Committee on lobbying shortly.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning what the business start-up rate in Folkestone and Hythe constituency was in each quarter from January 2005 to the most recent period for which figures are available. (290874).
Quarterly statistics on business start-ups are not available. Annual statistics on business births, deaths and survival are available from the ONS release on Business Demography at www.statistics.gov.uk. The table below contains the latest statistics available on business births for the constituency of Folkestone and Hythe.
|Count of births and active enterprises for 2005-07|
|Folkestone and Hythe||Active||Births||Rate (percentage)|
Joan Walley: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what funding her Department has provided to third sector organisations in Stoke-on-Trent in 2009-10; what estimate she has made of the level of take-up of grants by voluntary organisations in Stoke-on-Trent; and if she will make a statement. 
Angela E. Smith: So far in the financial year 2009-10 the Office of the Third Sector has allocated £3.51 million of funding to third sector organisations in Stoke-on-Trent. The following table gives a breakdown of funding by programme. Full details of the programmes listed can be found on the OTS website:
As an indication of take up of grants by voluntary organisations in Stoke, in 2008-9, £128,888 was allocated to Stoke-on-Trent through the Grassroots Grants Programme, to be offered as grants of £250-£5,000 to small local organisations. This amount was fully dispersed to these small organisations.
|Programme||Amount of funding for 2009-10 in Stoke-on-Trent (£)|
|(1) This comprises £133,799.66 allocated to grants and up to £94,426.75 in endowment for the year 2009-10.|
The Grassroots Grants programme is the only OTS programme that has funding ring fenced by top-tier local authority area.
(2) Grants have been provisionally awarded
(3) £153,500 of this amount was awarded to an organisation covering Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire more widely.
Mr. Howard: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the (a) rate and (b) percentage of youth unemployment in Folkestone and Hythe constituency has been in each quarter since January 2005; 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions asking what the (a) rate and (b) percentage of youth unemployment in Folkestone and Hythe constituency was in each quarter from January 2005 to date; and what the (a) rate and (b) percentage of economic inactivity in Folkestone and Hythe constituency was in each quarter from January 2005 to date. (290872 and 290873)
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles unemployment and inactivity statistics for local areas from the Annual Population Survey and its predecessor the annual Labour Force Survey (LFS) following International Labour Organisation (ILO) definitions.
However, estimates of unemployment of 18-24 year olds resident in the Folkestone and Hythe constituency are not available. As an alternative in Table 1 we have provided the number and percentage of 18-24 year olds claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in each month since January 2005.
Table 2 shows the number and percentage of persons of working age who were economically inactive resident in the Folkestone and Hythe parliamentary constituency. The latest period for which data are available is January 2008 to December 2008.
National and local area estimates for many labour market statistics, including employment, unemployment and claimant count are available on the NOMIS website at
|Table 1: Number and percentage of persons aged 18-24 claiming jobseeker's allowance resident in the Folkestone and Hythe constituency|
|Number( 1)||Percentage( 2)|
|(1) Figures rounded to nearest five|
(2) Percentages are calculated using mid-2005 18-24 year old population estimates
Jobcentre Plus administrative sources
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