2013 12 – It’s A Fact

It’s A Fact

The number of staff employed in public sector prisons on a full-time basis at 31 March in the past ten years are as follows: Year 2004 – 43,710; 2005 – 44,090; 2006 – 44,400; 2007 – 44,660; 2008 – 45,350; 2009 – 46,010; 2010 – 44,280; 2011 – 43,210; 2012 – 40,040; 2013 – 37,560. The number of staff forecast to be employed at 31 March 2015 is 30,500. Parliamentary Written Answer 8/10/13.

In England, in each of the last three financial years, the amount of council tax not collected by the end of the year it is due is as follows: Financial year 2010/11 – £612 million; 2011/12 – £605 million; 2012/13 – £604 million. PWA 10/10/13.

The sources of UK Natural Gas Imports for 2012 are: By pipeline from Belgium – 1.310 billion cubic metres (2.7% of total imports). By pipeline from Netherlands – 7.297 billion cubic metres (14.9% of total imports). By pipeline from Norway – 26.832 billion cubic metres (54.6% of total imports). Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Qatar – 13.335 billion cubic metres (27.2% of total imports). LNG from Algeria – 0.119 billion cubic metres (0.2% of total imports). LNG from Egypt – 0.013 billion cubic metres (c0% of total imports). LNG from Nigeria – 0.043 billion cubic metres (0.1% of total imports). LNG from Norway – 0.156 billion cubic metres (0.3% of total imports). PWA 10/10/13.

The generating capacity of the UK power stations by fuel type for the last three years are: Coal fired.  Year 2010 – 23,085 Megawatts (MW). Year 2011 – 23,072 MW. Year 2012 – 23,072 MW. Oil fired. Year 2010 – 3,638 MW. Year 2011 – 3,638 MW. Year 2012 – 2,338 MW. Other non-renewable thermal (includes mixed/dual fired, gas turbines and oil engines). Year 2010 – 7,895 MW. Year 2011 – 6,759 MW. Year 2012 – 4,764 MW. Combined cycle gas turbines. Year 2010 – 31,724 MW. Year 2011 – 30,183 MW. Year 2012 – 33,113 MW. Nuclear stations. Year 2010 – 10,865 MW. Year 2011 – 10,663 MW. Year 2012 – 9,946 MW. PWA 14/10/13.

The numbers of live births to mothers usually resident in England, 2001-12, are as follows: Year 2001. All ages – 563,744. Year 2002 – 565,709. Year 2003 – 589,851. Year 2004 – 607,184. Year 2005 – 613,028. Year 2006 – 635,748. Year 2007 – 655,357. Year 2008 – 672,809. Year 2009 –  671,058. Year 2010 – 687,007. Year 2011 – 688,120. Year 2012 – 694,241. PWA 18/10/13.

The average household energy bill, (£), England & Wales, by standard credit, direct debit and prepayment, 2007-12, was: Year 2007. Standard credit – 913. Direct debit – 833. Prepayment – 966. Year 2008. Standard credit – 1,058. Direct debit – 981. Prepayment – 1,102. Year 2009. Standard credit – 1,151. Direct debit– 1,059. Prepayment – 1,124. Year 2010. Standard credit – 1,113. Direct debit – 1,035. Prepayment – 1,124. Year 2011. Standard credit – 1,218. Direct debit – 1,130. Prepayment – 1,219. Year 2012. Standard credit – 1,336. Direct debit – 1,232. Prepayment – 1,327.  Average increase per year since 2007: Standard credit – 8.2%. Direct debit debit – 8.4%. Prepayment – 6.6%. PWA 18/10/13.

The estimated number of part-time workers working part-time because they could not find a full-time job in each region and country of the UK – 12 months ending June 2013 was: North East – 70,000. North West – 153,000. Yorkshire and the Humber – 118,000. East Midlands – 102,000. West Midlands – 123,000. East – 110. London – 200,000. South East – 149,000. South West – 107,000. Wales – 65,000. Scotland – 115,000. Northern Ireland – 47,000. Total UK – 1,359,000. PWA 23/10/13.

The number of individuals in households where at least one person is in work, and that are in relative low-income, both before Housing Costs (BHC) and After Housing Costs (AHC), UK, 1997-98 to 2011-12. Number of individuals BHC (million);Year 1997-98 – 4.1. Year 1998-99 – 4.0. Year 1999-2000 – 4.1. Year 2000-01 – 3.8. 2001-02 – 3.8. Year 2002-03 – 4.0. Year 2003-04 – 4.0. Year 2004-05 – 3.9. Year 2005-06 – 4.3. Year 2006-07 – 4.3. Year 2007-08 – 4.5. Year 2008-09 – 4.7. Year 2009-10 – 4.4. Year 2010-11 – 4.3. Year 2011-12 – 4.6. Number of individuals AHC (million); Year 1997-98 – 5.3. Year 1998-99 – 5.4. Year 1999-2000 – 5.3. Year 2000-01 – 5.3. Year 2001-02 – 5.1. Year 2002-03 – 5.4. Year 2003-04 – 5.2. Year 2004-05 – 5.4. Year 2005-06 – 6.0. Year 2006-07 – 6.2. Year 2007-08 – 6.5. Year 2008-09 – 6.7. Year 2009-10 – 6.4. Year 2010-11 – 6.3. Year 2011-12 – 6.7.  PWA 23/10/13.

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