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  • Carers' Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with representatives of carers' interest groups on proposals for payments of carer's allowance to people who...

  • Children: Maintenance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many benefit claimants in (a) Great Britain, (b) each region and (c) each London borough did not receive the full child support payment...

  • Children: Maintenance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many new applications have been made to the Child Support Agency by (a) parents with care claiming income support and (b) other parents...

  • Cold Weather Payments: Leyton

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been paid in cold weather payments to people in Leyton and Wanstead constituency in 2008-09.

  • Community Care Grants

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what budget his Department allocated for community care grants in 2007-08; (2) what the maximum sum awarded to (a) an individual and...

  • Council Tax Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of (a) housing benefit and (b) council tax benefit recipients were (i) pensioners and (ii) of working age in...

  • Council Tax Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children living in poverty live in households which are not eligible for (a) full and (b) partial council tax benefit.

  • Council Tax Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) pensioners and (b) people of working age are (i) in receipt of council tax benefit and (ii) eligible for council tax benefit and...

  • Council Tax Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) pensioners and (b) people of working age at each household income level are (i) in receipt of and (ii) eligible for council tax...

  • Council Tax Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the 2009-10 personal allowance for council tax benefit is for (a) single people aged under 25 and lone parents aged under 18, (b) single...

  • Council Tax Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the minimum level of (a) weekly and (b) annual household income is at which a household is no longer eligible for (i) full and (ii)...

  • Departmental Aviation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many journeys (a) he and his predecessors and (b) his officials made by aeroplane in the course of their duties in each of the last five...

  • Departmental Surveys

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent by his Department on staff surveys in each of the last five years; and which companies were contracted to carry out the surveys.

  • Departmental Training

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department has provided voice coaching to any of its employees in the last 12 months.

  • Incapacity Benefit: North East

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Blyth Valley constituency and (b) the North East over the age of 60 years are in receipt of incapacity benefit.

  • Jobcentre Plus (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many local drug jobcentre co-ordinators his Department plans to employ; and what percentage of Jobcentre Plus offices will have a...

  • Jobcentre Plus: Telephone Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) staff and (b) full-time equivalent staff are employed to answer calls to Jobcentre Plus helplines; and if he will make a statement.

  • Mortgages: Government Assistance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households his Department estimates will obtain Government support for unemployed homeowners to pay interest charges on their mortgages.

  • Mortgages: Government Assistance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of recent changes to the support for mortgage interest element of benefits; and how many households...

  • Nuclear Power Stations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what factors underlie the length of time scheduled for generic design assessment work on the three nuclear reactor designs identified as...

  • Nuclear Power Stations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made on generic design assessment work proceeding on the (a) AP100, (b) economic simplified boiling water and (c) UK...

  • Pension Protection Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for the future funding of the Pension Protection Fund; and if he will make a statement.

  • Pension Protection Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights of the Pension Protection Fund cap and its...

  • Pensioners

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of increases in living costs on pensioners; and what steps his Department is...

  • Pensions: Forecasts

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many requests for pension forecasts the Pension Service has received in each of the last 12 months; how many and what proportion of those...

  • Pensions: Forecasts

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when his Department resumed sending out pension forecasts in response to requests from people who reach pension age after 6 April 2010; how...

  • Repossession Orders

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make it his policy to amend the rules governing eligibility for assistance with mortgage interest payment to include circumstances...

  • Social Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the budget of the Social Fund for crisis loans was in each of the last 12 years.

  • Social Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of crisis loan applications resulted in an award being made in each of the last 12 years.

  • Social Fund: Bexley

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Social Fund applications by residents in the London Borough of Bexley were (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful in each of the last...

  • Social Security Benefits: Lone Parents

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what his Department's target is for the number of visits to be made by compliance officers to lone parents who have been sanctioned for...

  • Widowed Parents Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have made a late claim for (a) widowed parents allowance and (b) bereavement allowance in each of the last five years; how...