Work and Pensions

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  • Access to Work Programme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions under what circumstances (a) criminal and (b) credit checks of employers claiming access to work funding are undertaken.

  • Access to Work Programme: Fraud

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what procedures are in place to prevent fraudulent claims for access to work funding.

  • Children: Maintenance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 17 July 2007, Official Report, columns 205-06W, on children: maintenance, what the reasons were for recent...

  • Construction: Death

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons the Health and Safety Executive has ended its publication of a running current total of construction fatalities.

  • Council Tax Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of households in England entitled to but not claiming council tax benefit at the latest date for which...

  • Departmental Internet

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 6 March 2008, Official Report, column 2806W, on the departmental intranet, whether his Department's IT system is...

  • Departmental Pay

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department and its agencies were in each of the last 12 months; and how...

  • Departmental Working Hours

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many hours (a) in total and (b) on average per employee were worked by civil servants in his Department in the last year for which...

  • Housing Benefit: Antisocial Behaviour

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2008, Official Report, columns 1122-3W, on housing benefit: antisocial behaviour, what level of proof is...

  • ICT: Disabled

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what projects his Department has to assist disabled people to use computers; and how much funding each of these programmes received in the last...

  • Income Support: Lone Parents

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents in receipt of income support in the most recent period for which figures are available had (a) one, (b) two, (c)...

  • Industrial Health and Safety: Directors

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what format the evaluation of the voluntary health and safety guidance addressed to directors of corporate bodies and their equivalents in the...

  • Industrial Health and Safety: Directors

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of all organisations have agreed, in accordance with guidance issued by the Health and Safety Executive, to appoint voluntarily...

  • Industrial Health and Safety: Directors

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he is considering the introduction of statutory health and safety duties for company directors; and if he will make a statement.

  • Industrial Health and Safety: Prosecutions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many successful prosecutions of company directors there were for breaching section 37 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 in each of...

  • Social Security Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of claimants of (a) jobseekers allowance, (b) incapacity benefit and (c) income support who were...

  • Social Security Benefits: Prisoners

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid to prisoners in each type of benefit in each of the last five years.

  • Winter Fuel Payments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much the winter fuel allowance was worth, expressed as a percentage of (a) average fuel bills and (b) average pensioner fuel bills in...