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Malcolm Wicks: Provision for the administration costs of pension credit is included in Request for Resources 3 of the Department's 200304 Supply Estimate, "Combating poverty and promoting security and independence in retirement for today's and tomorrow's pensioners", as amended by the 200304 Spring Supplementary Estimate. This is available in the Library.
The Department is developing a resource management system which will include the provision of activity based information. The aim is to implement the system from September 2005 and detailed implementation plans will be produced as part of the development phase of the project. Decisions on whether the activity based information will identify the specific administration costs of pension credit cases will be made as part of the Resource Management Project.
Mr. Nigel Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many (a) families and (b) children in (i) the UK and (ii) Cheltenham have ceased to live below the poverty threshold since 1997; 
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Ms Oona King: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether he has commissioned a final assessment of the pilot underoccupier incentive scheme in Croydon, Haringey and Newham; 
The evaluation of the first full year of the scheme was published as "Evaluation of Department for Work and Pensions Underoccupier Incentive Scheme" In-House Report No. 99, April 2002. Figures for the number of tenants trading down were included in the report.
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost in (a) financial and (b) other terms was in (i) each financial year since 1997 and (ii) 200304 until the latest date for which figures are available of (A) developing and (B) maintaining (1) his Department's website and (2) each website for which his Department is responsible; and how many (C) unique hosts and (D) hits there were in each month for each website in (iii) each financial year since 1997 and (iv) 200304 until the latest date for which numbers are available. 
Maria Eagle: Development for the DWP website, agency and other campaign websites is carried out by the Department's own in-house web team who are responsible for production, management and maintenance of all sites.
The department's IT contractor provides hosting of departmental sites, and provision of web hosting services. However, internet services are not accounted for separately and it is not possible to disentangle these costs. Web hosting is included within the quantified maintenance costs for the Jobcentre Plus and Worktrain websites.
(47) launch of Jobcentre Plus and Pensions Service websites.
The Department's website was launched in June 2001 and replaced the former Department of Social Security site www. dss.gov.uk
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(48) Unavailable prior to these dates.
(49) to date
(50) launched October 2001.
(51) to date
(52) launched November 2001.
(53) maintenance and development costs incorporates Worktrain For Advisers.
(54) to date
(55) launched March 2001.
(56) to date
(57) launched September 2002.
(58) maintenance and development costs incorporated with Worktrain.
Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of senior citizens in (a) Greater London and (b) each Greater London borough received the winter fuel allowance in each year since its inception. 
Malcolm Wicks: The number of people in Greater London and each Greater London local authority who have received a Winter Fuel Payment since winter 19992000 is in the table. Figures for previous years are not available. We are not able to provide an accurate estimate of the percentage of people receiving a Winter Fuel Payment.
|City of London||1,030||1,080||1,035||1,060||1,055|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||18,845||19,760||19,765||19,785||19,470|
|Kensington and Chelsea||17,315||18,330||18,385||18,740||18,670|
|Outer LondonEast and North East||252,050||272,715||271,755||271,850||269,280|
|Barking and Dagenham||27,035||28,510||27,895||27,495||26,685|
|Kingston upon Thames||22,225||23,830||23,830||23,910||23,650|
|Outer LondonWest and North West||250,505||270,650||270,665||272,520||270,565|
|Richmond upon Thames||27,155||29,130||29,000||29,065||28,780|
1. Numbers are rounded to the nearest five.
2. Please note that these figures for 200304 refer only to the main payment run ie they do not include the late payment run figures .We estimate that there are approximately 100,000 people in Great Britain paid via late payment runs (0.8 per cent. of all payments). However, since late payment runs are mainly in respect of non-system cases whose claim had not been received by qualifying week, they are heavily skewed towards men aged 60.
IAD Information Centre, 100 per cent. sample.
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1. Figures are rounded to the nearest five.
2. Please note that these figures for 200304 refer only to the main payment run i.e. they do not include the late payment run figures. We estimate that there are approximately 100,000 people in Great Britain paid via late payment runs (0.8 per cent. of all payments). However, since late payment runs are mainly in respect of non-system cases whose claim had not been received by Qualifying Week, they are heavily skewed towards men aged 60.
IAD Information Centre, 100 per cent. sample.
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