Work and Pensions

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  • Children: Maintenance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Child Support Agency cases under (a) the old and (b) the new scheme are open.

  • Departmental Cleaning Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what contracts his Department has with cleaning services providers; and what the hourly rate of pay for cleaners working in his Department is.

  • Departmental Dismissal (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff in his Department were dismissed for gross misconduct in each of the last five years.

  • Departmental Information and Communications Technology

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on upgrading its IT in each of the last three financial years.

  • Departmental Planning

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what reports have been completed by his Department's Strategy Team in each of the last 12 months.

  • Departmental Procurement

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of invoices for goods and services procured from small and medium-sized businesses were paid within 30 days of receipt by (a)...

  • Departmental Recruitment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many civil servants in his Department were recruited through the fast stream; and what the average salary of those officials is.

  • Departmental Security

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many security passes have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen by staff in (i) his Department and (ii) agencies sponsored by his...

  • Disability Living Allowance: Sight Impaired

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions who represented his Department at meetings on 15 October with the (a) Royal National Institute for the Blind and (b) other organisations...

  • Explosives: Storage

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what occasions explosive site licences or applications for such licences have been revoked or refused on the grounds of the holder or...

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claimed housing benefit (a) in each of the last five years and (b) in each month of the last two years.

  • Incapacity Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of incapacity benefit claimants had been in receipt of incapacity benefit for five years or more in the last year...

  • Income Support: Mortgages

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) at what interest rate income support mortgage interest rate payments are being made; and at what rate income support mortgage interest...

  • Members: Correspondence

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will reply to the letters from the right hon. Member for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill of 4 June, 22 July, 12 September and 1...

  • Occupational Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of the working age population that belonged to an employer-sponsored defined benefit pension scheme...

  • Occupational Pensions

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

  • Occupational Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent steps the Government has taken to encourage employers to provide pensions for their staff.

  • Pensioners

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on (a) pension credit, (b) the second state pension, (c) the basic state pension, (d) widow's benefit,...

  • Pensioners: Poverty

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps the Government is taking to reduce pensioner poverty.

  • Pensioners: Social Security Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps the Government is taking to encourage the take up of benefits that remain unclaimed by pensioners each year.

  • Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of adults who were not members of any pension scheme in each year since 1997.

  • Pensions Service: Occupational Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of the staff at the Pensions Service are entitled to a final salary pension scheme; and how much employer contributions costs...

  • Personal Records

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many instances of loss of personal documents have been recorded by (a) Jobcentre Plus and (b) the Pension Service in each of the last...

  • Post Office Card Account

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects a decision to be made on who will win the tender to run the successor to the Post Office Card Account.

  • Poverty: Children

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children lived in households with income of less than 60 per cent. of the national average, broken down by the smallest geographical...

  • Poverty: Children

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the relationship between parents' cooking skills and child poverty in families.

  • Poverty: Children (4 annotations)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to reduce levels of child poverty.

  • Poverty: Children

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in which areas of public policy he plans to bring forward legislation to contribute to achieving the target of eradicating child poverty by 2020.

  • Social Security Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people with HIV have had their (a) disability living allowance and (b) incapacity benefit reduced or removed in the last 12 months.

  • Social Security Benefits: Armed Forces

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department takes to ensure that serving and former servicemen receive the benefits to which they are entitled; and if he will...

  • Social Security Benefits: Automated Credit Transfer

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment he has made of the merits of introducing a system of automatic payments of benefits to people who are eligible for but...

  • Social Security Benefits: Lone Parents

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assistance he plans to make available to lone parents who move from income support to jobseeker's allowance when their youngest child...

  • Unemployment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of future trends in the level of unemployment in the UK.