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  • Child Support Agency: Correspondence

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make it his policy that Child Support Agency staff respond personally to correspondence marked for their attention.

  • Crisis Loans: Telephone Services (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average waiting time was between making a phone call and speaking to a member of staff for all calls made to his Department crisis...

  • Departmental Early Retirement

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff in (a) his Department and (b) his Department's agencies have taken early retirement in the last two years.

  • Departmental Information Officers (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average cost to his Department of employing a press and media officer was in 2007-08.

  • Departmental Manpower

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the change in the number of employees in his Department and its agencies has been since July 2006.

  • Departmental Official Cars

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which make and model of car he has chosen as his Ministerial car to be provided by the Government Car and Despatch Agency.

  • Departmental Security

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many departmental identity cards or departmental passes have been reported lost or stolen by staff in (a) his Department and (b) each of...

  • Departmental Sick Leave

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many working days have been lost due to sickness among employees for which his Department and its predecessor were responsible for each...

  • Departmental Written Questions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many days it took on average to answer written parliamentary questions tabled by each hon. Member for answer by him in the last six months.

  • Disadvantaged: Rural Areas

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recommendations in the Commission for Rural Communities report, England's rural areas: steps to release their economic potential,...

  • Early Retirement

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of (a) men and (b) women who were required to take early retirement in (i) Leeds West, (ii) Leeds...

  • Fuel Poverty

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent tackling fuel poverty among heating oil users in each of the last 10 years; and how much it plans to spend in the...

  • Fuel Poverty

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on fuel poverty amongst heating oil users.

  • Fuel Poverty: Part-time Employment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assistance his Department is giving to people in part-time work to meet their fuel bill payments; and if he will make a statement.

  • Housing: Low Incomes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of how much and what proportion of private rented accommodation in (a) Southend-on-Sea local authority area, (b)...

  • Housing: Low Incomes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will make it his policy to publish information on the level of benefit reductions experienced by those local housing allowance...

  • Incapacity Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much he estimates will be spent on each type of incapacity benefit in each of the next five years.

  • Incapacity Benefit: Armed Forces

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid in incapacity benefit to (a) current and (b) former armed services personnel in 2007-08.

  • Income Support: Lone Parents

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many and what proportion of lone parents that will be affected by the changes to the eligibility criteria for income support taking...

  • Income Support: Lone Parents

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of Jobcentre Plus staff (a) have received specific training and (b) will receive specific training before...

  • Local Housing Allowance: Essex

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people in (a) Southend and (b) Essex in the deregulated private rented sector who will be in...

  • Personal Injury

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the highest 10 payments made by his Department in settlement of personal injury claims brought against it were over the last 12 months for...

  • Poverty

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of (a) children, (b) pensioners and (c) working-age adults were in poverty in each English region in (i) 1990, (ii) 2000 and...

  • Social Security Benefits: Newcastle upon Tyne

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children were living in households in receipt of benefits in each local authority ward in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2008.