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  • Carbon Monoxide: Alarms

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance his Department has issued to the Health and Safety Executive on annual testing of carbon monoxide alarms.

  • Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: ICT

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the existing IT contract between his Department and EDS—Electronic Data Systems—will be transferred to the Child...

  • Child Maintenance: Arrears

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the (a) amount and (b) proportion of child maintenance arrears that are uncollectable; and if he will make a...

  • Children: Maintenance (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the policy of the Child Support Agency is on British fathers paying child maintenance to non-British mothers resident in the UK.

  • Children: Maintenance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answers of 27 November 2007, Official Report, columns 328-29W, on children: maintenance, how many individuals received a...

  • Christmas

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether it is his Department's policy to use (a) incandescent light bulbs and (b) LED lights for festive decorations on departmental...

  • Community Care Grants: Elderly

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of community care grants were awarded to pensioners in the most recent period for which figures are available.

  • Departmental Aviation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent by his Department on international flights in each year since 1997.

  • Departmental Buildings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress his Department is making in its programme to rationalise its head office outside central London and maximise the flexible use of...

  • Departmental Correspondence

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many letters his Department received from hon. Members and Peers in each session of Parliament since 1997.

  • Departmental Data Protection

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a copy of the recently published letter from his Department to council revenue and benefit offices suspending...

  • Departmental Location

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of his Department's staff will be moving to the Peel Park site in the next six months; how many are working there; and how many will...

  • Departmental Public Expenditure

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the Winter Supplementary Estimates (HC 29), if he will break down his Department's (a) main estimate and (b) winter supplementary...

  • Departmental Recycling

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department's policy is on recycling.

  • Departmental Recycling

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much and what proportion of its waste his Department recycled in each of the last five years.

  • Departmental Sustainable Development

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what sustainability appraisal his Department has conducted of its recent relocation announcements; and what the outcome of the appraisal was.

  • Employment Schemes: Lone Parents

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his Department's publication Ready for Work, what forecast he has made of (a) the likely number of work focused interviews which...

  • Employment Schemes: Young People

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for how long a person under 25 years old must (a) have not been in education, employment or training and (b) have been claiming jobseeker's...

  • Financial Assistance Scheme: Standards

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the administration of the financial assistance scheme in making timely payments to...

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department plans to take to improve the administration of housing benefit by local authorities.

  • Incapacity Benefit: East of England

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) the East of England and (b) Suffolk claiming incapacity benefits had drug or drink dependency as their primary medical...

  • Industrial Health and Safety

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) incidents and (b) complaints were (i) reported to and (ii) investigated by the Health and Safety Executive in each of the last...

  • Industrial Health and Safety: Criminal Proceedings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) enforcement notices have been served and (b) prosecutions have been initiated by health and safety inspectors under health and...

  • Jobcentre Plus: Interpreters

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what interpreter services are available to support Jobcentre Plus (a) interviews and (b) telephone calls; (2) which Jobcentre Plus...

  • Marginal Tax Rates

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the marginal deduction rate experienced by a lone parent, local authority tenant, with two children under 11, with...

  • National Identity Register

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans his Department has to make use of data on the National Identity Register when it is established; and what the estimated cost to his...

  • National Insurance Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of employers paying employee pensions contributions at the reduced rate on national insurance fund...

  • Occupational Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many occupational pension schemes have fully wound up since 1997; how many are in the process of winding up; and what the total membership...

  • Occupational Pensions: Financial Assistance Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what plans he has to change the proportion of pension payments made to occupational pension scheme members who make claims to the...

  • Pensioners: Macclesfield

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of pensioners in Macclesfield constituency claimed pension credit at the latest date for which figures are available.

  • Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 1 October 2007, Official Report, column 2376W, on pensions, for what reason his Department's Resource Accounts...

  • Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have opted to contract out of the state second pension since its introduction.

  • Pensions: Fraud

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to prevent the fraudulent use of deceased pensioners' details; and if he will make a statement.

  • Pensions: National Insurance Contributions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of individuals who will reach state pension age between now and April 2010 with 30 years or fewer...

  • Pensions: Private Sector

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of private sector employers who offered any pension to employees in each year since 1997 for which...

  • Poverty

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will publish estimates of the number of people living in poverty in 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.

  • Social Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 6 December 2007, Official Report, columns 1508-09W, on the social fund, what definition his Department uses of...

  • Social Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress is being made on achieving a single independent review of social fund claims.

  • Social Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of calls were connected to the social fund in the most recent period for which figures are available.

  • Social Fund: Applications

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people asked for a face to face interview about a social fund application and were not offered this in the latest month for which...

  • Social Security Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) on-flow and origin, (b) off-flow and destination and (c) stock figures for (i) jobseeker's allowance, (ii) incapacity benefit (not...

  • Social Security Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people on incapacity benefit or severe disablement allowance started their claim since 1997.

  • Social Security Benefits: Christmas

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment he has made of the effect on Post Office counters of the 2007 arrangements for paying benefits which would otherwise fall...

  • Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the likely increase in the number of claimants of (a) disability living allowance (care component), (b)...

  • Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 13 December 2007, Official Report, column 68WS, on Disability Benefits (European Court of...

  • Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 13 December 2007, Official Report, column 68WS, on disability benefits (European Court of...

  • Social Security Benefits: Overseas Residence

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effects on the payment of benefits to UK citizens resident elsewhere in the EU of the judgment of the...

  • State Retirement Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the basic state pension was for (a) couples and (b) single households, excluding other benefits and special payments in each year since...

  • Unemployment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households include no one in full-time employment; and what steps he has taken to tackle worklessness in the last five years.