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It is mandatory for all managers in HSE to attend 'essential training for managers'. This includes 12 modules: HSE's Expectations of It's Managers (Mod 1); The Legal and Policy Framework (Mod 2); Performance Management: Appraisal & Development (Mod 3&4); Getting the best from your team (Mod 5); Management Communication Part 1&2 (Mod 6&7); Selecting staff (Mod 8); Managing resources (Mod 10); Developing your Management style (Mod 11); The Appraisal Managers role (Mod 12).
Mr. Nicholas Brown: The only data available to answer this question are found in the staff survey. As the title of the survey suggests, it is based on the opinions of staff rather than objectively recorded data. The 2002 staff survey showed that there were still staff at all grades working above their conditioned hours. There was however a small reduction of 2.6 per cent. in those working between five and eight hours compared with 2001.
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of the population in (a) Birmingham, (b) the West Midlands region and (c) the London region claimed housing benefit in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
|Area||HB recipients as percentage of the population|
|Birmingham City Council area||12.1|
|West Midlands Government Office Region||8.4|
|London Government Office Region||10.2|
1. The data refer to households claiming Housing Benefit which may be a single
person, a couple or a family. More than one benefit household can live in one
property, for example two or more adults in a flat or house share arrangement.
2. The percentages have been rounded to one decimal place.
3. Housing Benefit figures exclude any Extended Payment cases.
4. Figures for any non-responding authorities have been estimated.
5. Figures are based on the estimated mid-2001 population aged 16 and over.
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Management Information System Quarterly
100 per cent. caseload stock-count taken in May 2001.
Office for National Statistics population estimates unit: estimated resident population
mid-2001 based on the 2001 Census.
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Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many disabled people were found jobs through the New Deal for Disabled People in (a) 2001 and (b) 2002 in (i) the United Kingdom and (ii) the west midlands; how many of these people are still in employment; and what plans he has to review the effectiveness of the service. 
Mr. Nicholas Brown: New Deal for Disabled People (NDDP) is the first national programme designed specifically to help people with health conditions and disabilities move into and keep jobs. A comprehensive programme of evaluation is in place to assess its effectiveness.
|Period||People finding work|
|July 2001-March 2002||2,304|
|April 2002-September 2002||3,795|
1. Information is not available broken down by government office region.
2. The information in the table is for Great Britain. The Northern Ireland Office is responsible for employment programmes within Northern Ireland.
It is not possible to give figures for the number of people who have found work through NDDP who are still in employment. However, of all NDDP clients who have found work to date, 1,400 have achieved sustained employmentdefined as remaining in paid work for 26 weeks out of a 39 week period.
Mr. Nicholas Brown [holding answer 9 December 2002]: Under ONE, all people claiming working age benefits are now required to have a work-focused meeting with a personal adviser. All ONE pilot sites are due to become integrated Jobcentre Plus offices by spring 2003.
Dr. Jack Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were unemployed in Copeland in (a) May 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available; what proposals he has to reduce that number; and if he will make a statement. 
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Mr. Nicholas Brown [holding answer 16 December 2002]: Economic stability and active labour market programmes have helped people move from welfare to work in all parts of the country. As a result of our policies the number of people in work is at record levels and unemployment has fallen to levels not seen since the 1970s.
In my right hon. Friend's constituency, between May 1997 and October 2002 the number of people unemployed and claiming benefit fell from 2,784 to 1,382 (a reduction of 50 per cent.) and long term unemployment has fallen by 75 per cent. Over the same period the New Deal has helped over 1,800 people in Copeland into jobs.
We know that even within areas of prosperity there are pockets of persistent unemployment. That is why we have introduced additional measuressuch as Action Teams for Jobs and Employment Zonestargeted on the most employment-deprived wards in the country.
Malcolm Wicks: Information on the number of men receiving incapacity benefit who also receive industrial injuries disablement benefit due to pneumoconiosis is only available from 1 October 1997. We estimate that during the period 1 October 1997 to 31 March 2002 around 100 men who were awarded incapacity benefit with a diagnosis of pneumoconiosis also successfully claimed industrial injuries disablement benefit on the same grounds, and that a further 400 men with other medical conditions who were awarded incapacity benefit successfully claimed industrial injuries disablement benefit on the grounds of pneumoconiosis 1 . These figures are based on a small sample of cases and should be taken only as a general indication of the position.
|Thousand||Number of awards|
|198384 to 199495||(2)|
(1) Figures are based on very few sample cases and are therefore subject to a high degree of sampling error. They should be used as a rough guide to the situation only.
(2) From 198384 to 199495 figures are either nil or negligible.
1. Figures from 197172 to 199495 are rounded to the nearest thousand. Figures from 199596 are rounded to the nearest hundred.
2. Figures for 197576 are not available.
3. Figures include cases where the person receives national insurance credits only.
4. If a person has more than one medical condition only the primary diagnosis is recorded.
5. Figures are for Great Britain but include a small number of cases where the claimant is resident overseas.
Up to 197475 based on 2.5 per cent. sample of cases.
From 197677 to 197778 based on 2 per cent. sample of cases.
From 197879 to 199495 based on 1 per cent. samples of cases.
From 199596 5 per cent. samples of the benefit computer system, which excludes a small number of IB cases that are handled clerically.
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