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  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the capacity of his Departmental buildings for the micro-generation of renewable energy; and if he will make a...

  • Funeral Payments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to review the process for applying for funeral payments.

  • State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of unfreezing state pensions for British citizens living in Commonwealth countries;...

  • Social Security Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what circumstances benefit claimants are permitted to undertake paid work which is regarded as therapeutic.

  • Employment and Support Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what circumstances claimants of employment and support allowance are permitted to retain their benefit while undertaking voluntary work.

  • Social Security Benefits: Voluntary Work

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what arrangements his Department has in place with the voluntary sector to enable benefit claimants to undertake voluntary work.

  • Employment and Support Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who have been found fit for work following a work capability assessment have reapplied for employment and support allowance...

  • Employment and Support Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the number of people claiming employment and support allowance; and if he will make a statement.

  • Employment and Support Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increased number of claimants of employment and support allowance receiving benefit...

  • Jobseeker's Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Government's commitment in its response to the Oakley Review, Cm 8904, to strengthen guidance so that hardship provision...

  • Unemployment: Young People

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of levels of youth unemployment.