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  • Children: Maintenance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many court orders the Child Support Agency has sought for the recovery of outstanding payments from non-resident parents in each of the...

  • Council Tax Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many council tax benefit recipients there were in (a) each local authority area in the East of England and (b) England in each of the...

  • Council Tax Benefits and Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average weekly payment of (a) council tax benefit and (b) housing benefit was to a (i) private renter and (ii) social tenant in each...

  • Council Tax Benefits and Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department spent on (a) council tax benefit and (b) housing benefit in 2008-09; how much her Department has spent on each...

  • Departmental Accountancy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip-Northwood of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 1097W, on departmental...

  • Departmental Contracts

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will issue guidance on her Department's policy on the relocation offshore of departmental jobs to companies bidding for contracts let by...

  • Departmental Data Protection

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many data security incidents there were in her Department in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10; and what estimate she has made of the number of...

  • Departmental Information Officers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to her Department was of employing press and media officers in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what the...

  • Departmental Internet

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints her Department received regarding difficulties using its website in each of the last three years; and if she will make a...

  • Departmental Internet

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department spent on external website design consultants in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.

  • Departmental Senior Civil Servants

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many grade 2 civil servants are employed in her Department.

  • Employment Schemes: Young People

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether young people taking part in the Young Person's Guarantee are to be allocated for (a) job searches and (b) job interviews whilst...

  • Employment Schemes: Young People

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what programmes sponsored by her Department are designed to assist young people into employment in Leeds North-West constituency.

  • Employment Schemes: Young People

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals (a) are eligible for assistance under and (b) have participated in the Young Person's Guarantee scheme since its inception.

  • Foreign Workers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the effects on expenditure on benefits of offshoring of jobs.

  • Funeral Payments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many funerals received funding from the Social Fund in each of the last three years; and what assessment her Department has made of trends...

  • Future Jobs Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many successful bidders for Future Jobs Fund funding have (a) reduced the number of jobs to be created from the number of the...

  • Hewlett Packard

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what effect the recent industrial action by Hewlett Packard employees has had on the payment by her Department of benefits by girocheque.

  • Hewlett Packard

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether service level agreements between Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services and her Department have been breached since 22 January 2010.

  • Housing Benefit: Cambridgeshire

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Peterborough and (b) Cambridgeshire are receiving local housing allowance.

  • Industrial Diseases: Compensation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what her policy is on compensation awarded to former coal miners diagnosed with work-related physical and mental medical conditions; and if she...

  • Jobcentre Plus

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Jobcentre Plus branches there were in (a) rural and (b) urban areas in (i) England and (ii) Wales in each of the last 10 years.

  • Jobcentre Plus: Recruitment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much Jobcentre Plus spent on recruitment in 2008-09; and what proportion of staff costs such expenditure represented.

  • Jobseeker's Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged (a) under 25, (b) 25 to 50 and (c) over 50 years old (i) claimed jobseeker's allowance and (ii) were helped into...

  • Jobseeker's Allowance: East of England

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average duration of jobseeker's allowance claim was in each local authority area in the East of England in each of the last (a) 12...

  • Means-tested Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many persons with a national insurance number who are (a) 21 or under and (b) over 21 years old claim all means-tested benefits.

  • Mortgages: Government Assistance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households received assistance under the Support for Mortgage Interest Scheme in each of the last 24 months.

  • Mortgages: Government Assistance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in the West Midlands have received assistance under the Support for Mortgage Interest Scheme since its inception.

  • New Deal Schemes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) young people, (b) long-term unemployed, (c) disabled people, (d) lone parents and (e) people in total living in York have...

  • New Deal Schemes: Chesterfield

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in Chesterfield constituency have entered into work after participation in the New Deal programme since 1997.

  • New Deal Schemes: Expenditure

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to the public purse of the New Deal programme has been in each year since its inception.

  • New Deal Schemes: Expenditure

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to the public purse of the New Deal 13 week programme was (a) in total and (b) per participant in the last 12 months; and how...

  • Opposition

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether her Department has undertaken costings of the policies of the (a) Conservative Party and (b) Liberal Democrat party at the request of...

  • Pensioners: Poverty

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what her most recent estimate is of the number of pensioners in poverty in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands.

  • Personal Income

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) children, (b) adults of working age and (c) pensioners were living in households with between 30 and 50 per cent. of median...

  • Poverty: Children

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children have been living in poverty in the South West in each year since 1993.

  • Poverty: Ethnic Groups

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children from an (a) Black Caribbean, (b) Black African, (c) Black other, (d) Indian, (e) Pakistani, (f) Bangladeshi, (g) other...

  • Social Security Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been (a) paid out and (b) recovered in benefits to dead people in each of the last 10 years.

  • Social Security Benefits: Cambridgeshire

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people received (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) income support and (c) incapacity benefit in North-West Cambridgeshire constituency...

  • Social Security Benefits: Disabled

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of claims for (a) disability allowance and (b) attendance allowance were approved made under special rules in the latest...

  • Social Security Benefits: Disabled

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims for attendance allowance made under special rules were approved in each of the last five years.

  • Social Security Benefits: Disabled (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of claims for incapacity benefit involved a request for medical information using an IB113 form between October...

  • Social Security Benefits: Disabled

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of claims for employment and support allowance involved a request for medical information using an ESA113 form in...

  • Unemployment Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have been claiming (a) an out-of-work benefit and (b) a combination of different out-of-work benefits continuously since 1997.

  • Unemployment Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department spent on out-of-work benefits, including council tax benefit and housing benefit paid to households claiming...

  • Unemployment Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of children were living in a household dependent on out-of-work benefits in each (a) constituency and (b) local...

  • Unemployment Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of people of working age in each (a) local authority area and (b) constituency were claiming an out-of-work...

  • Welfare to Work: Standards

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will place in the Library a copy of her Department's most recent monthly summary report on the performance of all welfare-to-work...

  • Winter Fuel Payments: Cambridgeshire

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims for winter fuel payments were made by households in (a) North-West Cambridgeshire, (b) Cambridgeshire and (c) Peterborough...

  • Written Questions: Government Responses

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she plans to answer question (a) 302791, on the Social Security Advisory Committee, tabled on 25 November 2009, (b) 307546 on...

  • Young People: Birmingham

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what her most recent estimate is of the number of young people in Birmingham who have received assistance from the (a) Backing Young Britain...