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  • Access to Work Programme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to ensure that access to work support packages involving assistive technology for newly recruited employees...

  • Access to Work Programme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to ensure the quality of access to work assessments for newly recruited (a) disabled employees and (b)...

  • Access to Work Programme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the budget was for the Access to Work programme in each financial year since 2008-09.

  • Access to Work Programme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what budget he has allocated for the access to work programme in each financial year since up to 2014-15.

  • Employment and Support Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who appealed against a decision not to pay them employment and support allowance died before the determination of the appeal in...

  • Employment Schemes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cases involving people on each employment programme have been referred to the independent case examiner in the last year; and how long...

  • Employment Schemes: Young People

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 12 September 2012, Official Report, column 234W, on employment schemes: young people, (1) how many Youth Contract...

  • Employment: North West

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) jobs, (b) apprenticeships and (c) work experience placements have been created in (i) the North West and (ii) Warrington since the...

  • Food: Bradford

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will visit Bradford to examine the work of Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank and the Citizens Advice Bureau in providing food parcels for...

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many couples in (a) England and (b) Bolton North East constituency are liable for the non-dependent deduction from housing benefit.

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much Bolton metropolitan borough council has been allocated from the discretionary housing payment fund in 2012-13; and how much it was...

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the effects of raising to 35 years the age threshold of the shared accommodation rate since January 2012.

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how the proposed withdrawal of housing benefit from social housing tenants under-occupying their homes will apply to a couple resident in...

  • Housing Benefit: Greater London

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants have been affected by the housing benefit cap in each London borough since its introduction; and what the average reduction...

  • Housing Benefit: Greater London

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many private sector tenants in each London borough have been rehoused as a result of housing benefit changes in the last year; and how many...

  • Housing Benefit: South East

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 7 February 2012, Official Report, column 238W, on social security benefits, what estimate he has made of the...

  • Internet (2 annotations)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of (a) the use made by his Department and (b) the potential commercial value of the 51.0.0.0/8 block of IPv4...

  • Morecambe and Lunesdale: Funding

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what funding his Department has allocated to Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency since 2010.

  • Ministerial Visits: Nottinghamshire

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what ministerial visits to (a) the City of Nottingham and (b) Nottinghamshire have taken place since May 2010.

  • Child Care

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many childcare places his Department provides on its estate; what the cost is of providing such places; how many such places his Department...

  • Personal Independence Payment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether a personal independence payment assessment centre will be sited in Bedford constituency.

  • Research

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on research and development in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and how much he plans to...

  • Social Security Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are paid either benefit or pension by way of cheque payment in Bury North constituency.

  • Social Security Benefits: Fraud

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cases of benefit fraud his Department investigated in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012; and how many such investigations were upheld.

  • Social Security Benefits: Fraud

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff his Department employs to investigate benefit fraud; and what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of...

  • Training

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what media or public speaking training Ministers in his Department have received since May 2010.

  • Unemployment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the level of unemployment is amongst black and ethnic minority (a) adults and (b) young people in each local authority area.

  • Unemployment Benefits: Young People

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of young people in each (a) region, (b) parliamentary constituency and (c) local authority are claiming out of...

  • Universal Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the likely effect of implementation of plans for housing cost contribution under universal credit;...

  • Work Capability Assessment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have (a) undergone work capability assessments, (b) been found capable of work, (c) appealed against their assessment and (d)...

  • Work Capability Assessment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he last met disabled groups to discuss Atos and the work capability assessment; and if he will make a statement.

  • Work Capability Assessment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people with identified mental health conditions who were subject to a work capability assessment (a) took their case to appeal and (b)...

  • Unemployment: Peterborough

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people between the age of 16 and 64 years were economically inactive in each electoral ward in the Peterborough City Council area on...