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  • Child Support Agency

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what aggregate reduction in outstanding debt to the Child Support Agency he expects to achieve by agreed write off and revaluation of...

  • Child Support Agency (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken was to progress clerical Child Support Agency cases to a stage where a first payment was made in each month since...

  • Departmental Contracts

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which public affairs firms have been given contracts by (a) his Department and (b) public bodies sponsored by his Department in the last five...

  • Departmental Websites

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job searches the Jobcentre Plus website handled in each of the last 24 months.

  • Departmental Websites

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much it has cost to administer the Jobcentre Plus website in each of the last five years.

  • Departments: Art Works

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on works of art in each year since 1997.

  • Departments: Complaints

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff worked in dedicated complaints units in his Department and its executive agencies in (a) 1997-98, (b) 2001-02 and (c)...

  • Freud Report

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to report the findings and recommendations of the Freud Report.

  • Full Employment Agency: ICT

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost of the Information and Communication Technology systems for the new Full Employment Agency in Scotland.

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many housing benefit claims were subject to each rate of non-dependant deduction in 2004-05; how many claimants at each rate lived in (a)...

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research he has commissioned into the operation of non-dependant deductions from housing benefit; and if he will make a statement.

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of housing benefit that was (a) overpaid and (b) underpaid due to the incorrect application of...

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many tenants are claiming local housing allowance in each of the 18 pathfinder areas; and if he will make a statement.

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average housing benefit payment for a (a) single pensioner, (b) married pensioner, (c) single person under pensionable age, (d)...

  • Income Support: Lone Parents

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents had claimed income support for (a) up to three months, (b) between three and six months, (c) between six and 12...

  • Jobcentre Plus

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost of each stage of the roll out of the 0800 number for Jobcentre Plus.

  • Jobseeker's Allowance: Chorley

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claimed jobseeker's allowance in Chorley constituency in each of the last 10 years.

  • Jobseeker's Allowance: Chorley

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many former farmers claimed jobseeker's allowance in (a) Chorley constituency and (b) Lancashire in each of the last 10 years.

  • Jobseeker's Allowance: East Sussex

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of the resident working age population in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex is in receipt of jobseeker's allowance.

  • National Insurance: Jobcentres

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people from (a) Aylesbury constituency, (b) Aylesbury Vale District and (c) Buckinghamshire have been interviewed by Jobcentre Plus...

  • New Deal for Young People

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions under what circumstances participants of the New Deal for Young People may extend their period on Gateway beyond 10 months.

  • Occupational Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Occupational Pension Schemes (Minimum Funding...

  • Older Workers (2 annotations)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the number of workers aged 60 and over.

  • Pathways to Work

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of recipients of incapacity benefit moving into work in the Pathways to Work pilot areas.

  • Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the costs of uprating the basic state pension on the basis of average earnings in each year from 2008-09 to...

  • Pensions: Public Sector

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to set up an independent review on public sector pensions.

  • Pensions: Uprating

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost has been of (a) stationery, (b) postage and packaging and (c) staff hours associated with reissuing the pensions uprating...

  • Poverty: Leicester

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) pensioners and (b) children in Leicester have been lifted out of poverty since 1997.

  • Social Security Benefits Agency: Standards

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken by the Benefits Agency to process claims was in the last period for which figures are available.

  • Social Security Benefits: Glenrothes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Glenrothes were in receipt of (a) attendance allowance and (b) income support in 1997; and how many were in receipt of...

  • State Retirement Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in the UK were entitled to a state pension in (a) 1992, (b) 1997 and (c) 2006.

  • Unemployment: Foreign Workers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of A2 and A8 migration on (a) unemployment and (b) measures to tackle unemployment in the UK.

  • Unemployment: Foreign Workers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if (a) he and (b) Jobcentre Plus will take steps to provide further benefit support and advice for A2 and A8 nationals who become unemployed.

  • Winter Fuel Payments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the level of winter fuel payments in relation to the cost of energy; and if he will make a statement.

  • Winter Fuel Payments: North East Region

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in (a) Houghton and Washington East constituency and (b) Sunderland City Council area received winter fuel payments in...