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Mr. Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will list the (a) number, (b) location and (c) size of Jobcentre Plus premises due to be disposed of; and what (i) costs and (ii) savings he expects from the disposal over the life of the disposal contract; 
Mr. Browne: The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus, David Anderson. He will write to my hon. Friend.
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Letter from David Anderson to Mr. Jim Cousins, dated 15 December 2003:
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|Region||District||Address||Metres(27)||Total saving per annum (£)|
|East of England||Hertford||Hitchin Crown House||175||22,581|
|East of England||Suffolk||Sudbury PCO The Old bakery King St||81||57,205|
|East of England||Suffolk||Bury St Edmonds The Cornhill||647||171,007|
|East of England||Suffolk||Ipswich Jobshop Museum Street||86||12,892|
|East Midlands||Greater Nottingham||Carlton Rd Jobshop||744||0|
|East Midlands||Leicestershire||Leicester 90 Highcross Street||851||27,079|
|London||Brent||Burnt Oak 9395 Burnt Oak Broadway||325||62,968|
|London||Central London||Holbom JC Celco House 289/293 High Holborn||503||116,344|
|London||NE London||Stoke Newington||919||311,036|
|London||NE London||Leyton Grosvenor Park||723||64,617|
|North East||Newcastle||Roxborough House Whitley Bay PCO||76||36,564|
|North West||East Lancs||Barnoldswick PCO||62||26,775|
|North West||Salford & Traff||Washington House Salford||204||41,228|
|Scotland||Dumfries||Annan High Street||107||6,470|
|Scotland||Fife||St Andrews CSP 43 South Street||88||44,586|
|Scotland||Lanarkshire||Larkhall 27 Union Street||118||15,485|
|South East||Hampshire||Havant 33 East Street||790||125,703|
|South East||Hampshire||Romsey 34 Duke Mill Centre||118||21,264|
|South East||Hampshire||Eastlight 42/50 High Street||250||32,138|
|South West||Cornwall||Isles of Scilly Caller Off Buzza St||41||14,980|
|South West||Devon||Barnstable 4 Maxham Court||90||6,155|
|South West||Dorset||Bournemouth Garage 9||14||3,284|
|South West||Gloucestershire||Coleford JC Lords Hill||134||7,401|
|South West||Somerset||Frome North Parade PCO||264||56,746|
|South West||Somerset||Street The Cross||423||23,369|
|South West||West of Eng||Bristol Hartcliff Symes Avenue||56||5,493|
|Wales||Nth West Wales||Pwllheli Penlan Street||26||24,555|
|Wales||Nth West Wales||Swansea Ystradgnynlais PCO||41||16,373|
|Wales||Swansea Bay||Pontardawe 25 High Street PCO||17||11,028|
|Wales||West Wales||Neyland 36 High Street||30||2,679|
|Wales||Wrexham & NW||Mold St Davids Lane||65||2,401|
|Wales||Wrexham & NW||Llandudno Chapel Street||53||1,988|
|Wales||Wrexham & NW||Brecon Canal Bank||80||3,944|
|Wales||Wrexham & NW||Denbigh PCO||61||30,776|
|Wales||Wrexham & NW||Shotton PCO||76||25,804|
|Wales||Wrexham & NW||Holywell PCO||63||31,283|
|Wales||Wrexham & NW||Llangollen PCO||15||6,831|
|West Midlands||Coventry||Kenilworth 7 Abbey Court||135||23,763|
|West Midlands||Coventry||Coventry Park Court||1455||188,343|
|West Midlands||Shropshire||Ludlow Jobcentre||168||8,920|
|Yorkshire & the Humber||Sheffield||Sheffield Rockingham Court||2221||480,470|
|Yorkshire & the Humber||Sheffield||Sheffield Peel House 1 West Bar||1461||245,442|
|North West||Liverpool||58 Brackfield Road South, Liverpool 6||2559||486,725|
|North West||Lancashire West||Maxford House Blackpool||3271||1,041,420|
|North East||Tees Valley||Tees Building||3142||561,777|
|West Midlands||Birmingham & Solihull||2140 Coventry Road, Sheldon, Birmingham B26 3JQ||3041||684,273|
|East of England||Norfolk||Baltic House, Mountergate, Norwich||3045||701,037|
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to centralise (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) labour market appeals; and what the implications of the plans are for (i) appellants and (ii) staff. 
Mr. Browne: The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus, David Anderson. He will write to the hon. Member.
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Letter from David Anderson to Dr. Jones, dated 17 December 2003:
Mr. Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the number of pensioners who are not receiving pension credit but are receiving housing benefit and council tax benefit. 
Mr. Pond: Our latest estimate for the number of pensioner households who are not receiving Pension Credit but are receiving Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Benefit is around £900,000.
Households claiming Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit 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.
Mr. Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for West Derbyshire (Mr. McLoughlin) of 9 December 2003, Official Report, columns 41617W, on Pension Credit, how many pensioner households in each Government Office region he estimates are eligible for Pension Credit. 
Malcolm Wicks: The number of pensioner households eligible for Pension Credit at the end of November 2003 by region is set out in the following table.
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|Government office region||Estimated number of households eligible for Pension Credit|
|North West and Merseyside||500,000|
|Yorkshire and Humber||350,000|
1. Estimates are done on a benefit unit basis (single pensioner or pensioner couple).
2. Figures do not include care home cases.
3. Figures are rounded to the nearest 50,000.
Policy simulation model 200304, based on data from the Family Resources Survey 200001.
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