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  • Attendance Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to introduce (a) a shorter attendance allowance claim form and (b) an attendance allowance freephone claim line; and what...

  • Minimum Income Guarantee

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to increase take-up of minimum income guarantee among attendance allowance and disability living allowance (a) claimants and...

  • Minimum Income Guarantee

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) percentage of minimum income guarantee (i) claimants, (ii) eligible non-recipients...

  • Foreign Nationals (Benefits)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what state benefits foreign nationals are entitled to when given exceptional leave to remain in the UK.

  • Invalidity Care Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimates he has made of the number of carers in work during term time who do not qualify for invalidity care allowance for looking after...

  • Benefit Fraud

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many suspected cases of (a) housing benefit and (b) council tax benefit fraud there were in the financial year 2000–01; how many of...

  • Benefit Fraud

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have been successfully prosecuted for benefit fraud in the last year for which figures are available, broken down into those...

  • Benefit Fraud

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent in the development and maintenance of the "Targeting Fraud" website to date.

  • Benefit Fraud

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what action he is taking to investigate the allegations of benefit fraud committed by a person whose name has been communicated to him; and if...

  • Jobseeker's Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average processing time is for repeat benefit claims for (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) income support.

  • Benefits (Northampton)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which of the specific directions issued to Northampton borough council on 21 August 2000 concerning the delivery and accuracy of housing...

  • Disability Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average waiting time for clearing new claims was over the last 12 months in each disability benefit centre.

  • Disability Discrimination Act

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on (a) the implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, as amended and (b) the level of compliance...

  • Independent Living Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will publish the findings of his review of the independent living fund.

  • Incapacity Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (1) pursuant to his answer of 20 July 2001, Official Report, column 684W, on incapacity benefit, how many incapacity reviews were undertaken...

  • Stakeholder Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the total advertising costs for promoting the stakeholder pension scheme.

  • Fibromyalgia Syndrome

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans his Department has to improve the knowledge of doctors representing the Benefits Agency regarding the condition known as...

  • Benefit Recovery (Accident Victims)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much benefit was recovered from accident victims by way of recoupment from damages awards in each of the last four years.

  • Income Support

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents have claimed income support in each quarter since August 1996, broken down by lone parents with (a) at least one child...

  • State Pension

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners had a reduction in their state retirement benefit as a result of a stay in hospital; by what amount the state retirement...

  • State Pension

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with Age Concern about the equalisation of state pensions; and if he will make a statement.

  • Residential Care

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate for each local authority how many residents in (a) nursing homes and under 65-years-old, (b) nursing homes and over...

  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to amend the industrial injuries disablement benefit qualifications to include those unable to work through conditions caused...

  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for industrial injuries disablement benefit have been refused each year since 1995 as a result of the applicant's...

  • "Removing the Barriers"

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how his Department ensured that the report "Removing the Barriers" published by the Local Government Association, was taken into account during...