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Mr. Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the average level of employer contributions, net of tax relief, into stakeholder pension schemes since their introduction. 
This figure represents the average contribution for the financial year 200102 to schemes where an employer is contributing. The data are for the full year and does not include a scheme start date, so where a scheme was started in-year, although the contributions would only have been made for part of the year they have been averaged over 12 months. Therefore the estimate will not reflect the true annual average if the scheme had operated for a full year.
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tax relief, data showing the schemes which received employer contributions has not yet been released; data for 200203 will become available in summer 2004.
Mr. Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the overlap between existing Citizens Advice Bureaux and the new advice-based organisations funded by his Department; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Pond: Our Agencies provide advice to people on those areas for which this Department is responsible, ensuring that people understand their rights and responsibilities within the benefit system, the benefits that they are entitled to, the job opportunities open to them, and what services are available to improve their job prospects. However, we do not give the broad range of advice that is available from Citizens Advice Bureaux.
In some cases, the best way to provide our services is in conjunction with other organisations within the community. For example, Jobcentre Plus is working with Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change on its Neighbourhood Pathway project. It is providing its knowledge and skills in helping people back in to work, and has invested £883,890 during the period April 2003 to December 2003, supporting 420 people into work and 320 people into training and mainstream Jobcentre Plus programmes.
Mr. Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many hours of system downtime relating to the computer dealing with direct payment there have been in each month since it was introduced. 
Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people (a) over and (b) under 65 were entitled to carers allowance but did not receive payment in each (i) constituency and (ii) local authority area in London in the last year for which figures are available. 
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Maria Eagle: Information on people in London local authorities who are entitled to Carers Allowance but are not receiving a payment due to the overlapping benefit rules, as at 31 August 2003, the latest data available is given in the table.
|Local Authority||All||Under 65||65 and over|
|City of London||5|||||
|Barking and Dagenham||365||170||195|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||180||95||85|
|Kensington and Chelsea||85||35||50|
|Kingston upon Thames||135||60||75|
|Richmond upon Thames||155||70||85|
Information on people in London Parliamentary Constituencies who are entitled to Carers Allowance but are not receiving a payment due to the overlapping benefit rules, as at 31 August 2003, the latest data available is given in the table.
|Parliamentary Constituency||All||Under 65||65 and over|
|Bethnal Green and Bow||170||80||90|
|Bexleyheath and Crayford||155||65||90|
|Brentford and Isleworth||150||70||80|
|Bromley and Chislehurst||115||60||55|
|Camberwell and Peckham||110||60||50|
|Carshalton and Wallington||145||60||85|
|Chingford and Woodford Green||140||55||85|
|Cities of London and Westminster||70||35||30|
|Dulwich and West Norwood||105||60||50|
|Haling Acton and Shepherds Bush||110||55||55|
|Erith and Thamesmead||185||85||100|
|Feltham and Heston||170||70||100|
|Finchley and Golders Green||110||55||55|
|Greenwich and Woolwich||205||75||125|
|Hackney North and Stoke Newington||110||50||60|
|Hackney South and Shoreditch||165||85||80|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||125||65||60|
|Hampstead and Highgate||95||40||50|
|Hayes and Harlington||115||70||45|
|Holborn and St. Pancras||135||65||70|
|Hornsey and Wood Green||90||45||45|
|Islington South and Finsbury||130||70||60|
|Kensington and Chelsea||35||15||20|
|Kingston and Surbiton||110||45||60|
|Leyton and Wanstead||120||55||65|
|Mitcham and Morden||130||60||70|
|North Southwark and Bermondsey||145||75||70|
|Old Bexley and Sidcup||130||50||80|
|Poplar and Canning Town||210||120||90|
|Regents Park and Kensington North||145||80||70|
|Sutton and Cheam||115||55||60|
Figures are rounded to the nearest 5, totals may not sum due to founding
IAD Information Centre, 100 per cent. sample
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|65 and Over||26.0|
1. Figures are based on a 5 per cent sample and are therefore subject to a degree of sampling variation.
2. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred and are expressed in thousands. Totals do not sum due to rounding.
3. Income-based JSA will include those receiving Income-based JSA with an underlying entitlement to Contribution-based JSA.
4. There is an equivalent premium called the Additional Amount in Pension Credit. There are no data available on this as yet.
IAD Information Centre, 5 per cent. sample.
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