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Work and Pensions

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  • Departmental Advertising

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the name is of each public information advertising campaign run by his Department in 2010-11; and how much it has spent on (a) press and...

  • Departmental Communication

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking in its communications to provide for people who are unable to read printed text but can read via e-mail...

  • Departmental Manpower

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what public sector job reduction targets have been set for his Department and its non-departmental public bodies for each of the next 24...

  • Departmental Official Cars

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what date (a) he and (b) each other Minister in his Department last used a ministerial car while travelling in an official capacity; and how...

  • Disability

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of staff in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies was registered disabled in each of the last five years.

  • Employers' Liability Insurance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2011, Official Report, column 965W, on employers’ liability insurance, on what date he plans to...

  • Employment and Support Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate has been made of the number of recipients of contributory employment and support allowance in the work-related activity...

  • Employment Schemes: Scotland

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the subcontractors to the prime contractors for the Work Programme in Scotland; which such subcontractors operate in the (a)...

  • Employment Schemes: Scotland

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what involvement the Scottish Government has had in the design and delivery of the Work Programme to address issues specific to Scotland.

  • Employment Schemes: Voluntary Organisations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the compatibility with the provisions of EU competition law of setting a requirement in tender criteria for the...

  • Employment Schemes: Voluntary Organisations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what mechanism he proposes to use to ensure that at least 30 per cent. of contracts awarded through the Work Programme are directed to...

  • Employment Schemes: Voluntary Organisations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the tender criteria for the award of Work Programme contracts contained an explicit requirement that a minimum percentage of contracts...

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of households that will be subject to the total cap on benefit entitlement which live in (a) private...

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether bedroom size will be taken into account when determining whether to apply a reduction in housing benefit to social tenants judged to be...

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how the number of bedrooms in a property will be calculated in order to apply any reduction in housing benefit for social tenants determined as...

  • Incapacity Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants were in receipt of (a) incapacity benefit only, (b) incapacity benefit in combination with any other benefit, broken down by...

  • Incapacity Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on incapacity benefit in (a) each region of England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales in the most recent period for...

  • Jobcentre Plus: Social Workers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many unfilled senior care worker posts are listed at Jobcentre Plus.

  • Jobseeker's Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobseekers who missed interview sessions were contacted by jobcentre staff to prompt their attendance during the Newcastle jobcentre...

  • Jobseeker's Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what targets are set for jobcentre staff in respect of referring jobseekers for sanctions; what criteria are used; and if he will make a statement.

  • Jobseeker's Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many payments for jobseeker’s allowance were terminated (a) as a result of employment and (b) for other reasons in (i) each London...

  • Poverty: Children

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish his Department's assessment of the effect on child poverty of his proposal to reduce the additional financial support within...

  • Social Security Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid in benefits to people domiciled outside the UK in each of the last three years.

  • Social Security Benefits: Autism

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will consider the merits of allowing people with an autism spectrum disorder to appoint an independent advocate to help them during the...

  • Social Security Benefits: Scotland

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much benefit was paid to claimants in Airdrie and Shotts constituency in 2010-11; and what estimate has been made of the level of payments...

  • State Retirement Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many of those estimated to face a delay in reaching state pension age of exactly two years as a result of the proposed new timetable...

  • State Retirement Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his Department's consultation document, A state pension for the 21st century, what steps he is taking to ensure compliance...

  • State Retirement Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who will experience a delay in their state pension age of more than a year as a result of the proposed timetable for...

  • Work Capability Assessment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the budget allocated for the implementation of the revised work capability assessment (WCA) includes the cost of implementing any...