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  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people receiving housing benefit face benefit withdrawal rates of more than 40 per cent. against marginal income.

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how much has been lost in housing benefit (a) fraud and (b) error in the local housing allowance pilot areas since their introduction;...

  • Pensions (Call Centres)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the operation of telephone call centres in the administration of state pensions.

  • Carers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential effect on carers of the Government's new pension proposals.

  • Child Poverty

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to meet the target to halve child poverty by 2010.

  • Private Pension Schemes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the returns to pensioners from private pension schemes; and if he will make a statement.

  • Central Vision

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what action he is taking to set a central vision for his Department and its agencies.

  • Child Support Agency (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects Child Support Agency assessments made under the old scheme to be converted to assessments made under the new scheme.

  • Child Support Agency

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Child Support Agency cases of outstanding arrears have been referred to debt collection agencies in each year since 1996-97.

  • Financial Assistance Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are employed on the Financial Assistance Scheme.

  • Income Support (Pregnant Women)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pregnant women are in receipt of income support personal allowance for a single person aged (a) 16 to 17, (b) 18 to 24 and (c) 25...

  • Jobcentre Plus

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the recruitment of (a) Band D advisers and (b) managers in Jobcentre Plus.

  • Jobcentre Plus

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made on migration to a fully electronic customer relationship management system in Jobcentre Plus offices; and if he...

  • National Insurance Numbers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 10 July 2006, Official Report, column 1597W, on national insurance numbers, how many new national insurance numbers...

  • National Insurance Numbers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many interviews for new national insurance numbers have been carried out at the contact centres at Bedford and Dunstable since July; and...

  • Pathways to Work

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of participants in each Pathways to Work area have entered new deal programmes.

  • Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on his reasons for proposing a staggered rise in state pension age.

  • Post Office Card Account

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the number of Post Office card account holders who are undischarged bankrupts.

  • Shared Service Organisation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the implementation of a shared service organisation for his Department.

  • Winter Fuel Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to index the winter fuel allowance to fuel prices.