Work and Pensions

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  • Carer's Allowances

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were in receipt of both carer's allowance and working tax credits in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

  • Carer's Allowances

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans his Department has to ensure that single parents receive the same weekly rate of carer's allowance as a parent living with a spouse,...

  • Children: Maintenance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether regulations on time limits which apply to the collection of civil debts also apply to the collection by the Child Support Agency of...

  • Disability Living Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of repeat applications for disability living allowance for under 18-year-olds (a) were down rated and (b) received no new...

  • Disability Living Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the take-up rate of disability living allowance for children; and if he will make a statement.

  • Disability Living Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of households in receipt of disability living allowance for a child receive it for (a) two children and (b) three or more...

  • Disability Living Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households receiving disability living allowance for a child are in receipt of carer's allowance for an adult.

  • Full Employment Agency: Manpower

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of staff who will be employed by the new Full Employment Agency in Scotland.

  • Independent Living Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many thefts of the Independent Living Fund's back-up tapes of personal data there have been in the last 12 months.

  • New Deal Schemes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of (a) all leavers, (b) female leavers and (c) male leavers from new deal 50 plus (i) found unsubsidised jobs and (ii)...

  • New Deal Schemes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were on the New Deal 25 plus programme in each month since 1998; and how many were in the (a) Gateway and (b) Intensive...

  • New Deal Schemes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were eligible to participate in each of the new deal programmes when each was initiated.

  • Pathways to Work

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have passed through Pathways to Work programmes in each year since their inception, broken down by (a) area and (b) whether...

  • Personal Income

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people earned over the (a) £5, (b) £10 and (c) £20 per week earning disregard and had their income support for...

  • Poverty

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the next publication of Households Below Average Income is due.

  • Social Security Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid to individual (a) male and (b) female recipients aged (i) 18 to 25, (ii) 26 to 30, (iii) 31 to 40, (iv) 41 to 50, (v) 51 to...

  • Social Security Benefits: Benefits Rules

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of people who are undertaking permitted work; (2) how many people claming...

  • Social Security Benefits: Benefits Rules

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department records the number of people undertaking permitted work.

  • Social Security Benefits: Carers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of benefits provided to carers working more than 35 hours per week who receive (a)...

  • Social Security Benefits: Disabled

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost of increasing the earning disregard for (a) incapacity benefit, (b) income support...

  • Social Security Benefits: Fraud

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what projects his Department has undertaken with the Staffordshire Police Authority to combat fraudulent activities in relation to benefits in...

  • State Retirement Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what methodology the Government use to decide what annual pension increase to award.