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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his oral answer of 13 December 2004, Official Report, column 1382, on women pensioners, how many (a) older elderly people
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and (b) women were in receipt of pension credit in Scotland on the latest date for which figures are available. 
Malcolm Wicks: At 31 October there were 89,100 households in Scotland in receipt of pension credit in which the claimant was aged 80 or over. These households comprise 97,215 individuals, some of whom will be aged under 80. There will also be a number of households in which a claimant aged under 80 has a partner aged 80 or over. It is not possible to give a figure for these. At the same date, 218,370 women in Scotland were in receipt of pension credit, either as individuals or as part of a couple.
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest five. 2. Figures are available for 31 October 2004 as the final output of processes that were put in place to deliver special monthly reporting during the first year of the roll-out of pension credit. As Parliament was told in the statement accompanying the last such report, data will in future be available on a quarterly basis, in line with standard departmental practice. The next report, covering data as at 31 December 2004, should be laid in the House in January 2005. 3. The 97,215 individual recipients will include a number of partners under age 80 and may include a small number of partners under age 60. 4. The 218,370 women in receipt of pension credit may include a small number of partners under age 60.
Jane Kennedy: The Department for Work and Pensions1 role in working with other agencies to stimulate work-based learning is to ensure that Jobcentre Plus advisers understand the needs of local employers. They can then ensure that jobless customers can undertake the training required to fill the vacancies that arise and that, wherever possible, these customers have the opportunity to continue training once in work, supported by the Learning and Skills Council where appropriate. Our policy is to deliver a knowledgeable and co-ordinated service for individuals and employers. The policy intention is reflected by:
One outcome of this partnership approach is the ongoing work by Jobcentre Plus and the Learning and Skills Council to implement the recommendations of the National Employment Panel's workforce development report.
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Jane Kennedy: The Working Neighbourhoods Pilot started on 1 April 2004 for a period of two years. It operates in 12 neighbourhoods, all with relatively high levels of worklessness. An interim evaluation report is due in summer 2005 and this will provide robust evidence on performance across the 12 Working Neighbourhoods Pilot sites.
|Disability living allowance (DLA) aged under16(39)||276,500|
|Disability living allowance (DLA) aged 16 to 21(39)||87,900|
|Income support (IS) with disability premium(40)||26,300|
|Severe disablement allowance (SDA)(40)||(43)|
|Industrial injuries disablement benefits (IIDB)(3,4)||170|
As part of their assessment of current development proposals, English Heritage specialists have carried out regular and detailed inspections of Battersea Power Station over the past 18 months. While the overall condition of the building is poor, the most
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important parts of its interior have been safeguarded and there is an ongoing programme of emergency repairs.
Mr. Caborn: The staff time spent on preparation of Christmas cards has not been logged; however it is estimated that this amounted to approximately 21 hours in total. This included sourcing images, commissioning design and print, obtaining order quantities from the Department's directorates and arranging internal distribution of the printed cards.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of official departmental Christmas cards included a contribution to charity in their cost; and which charities benefited from such a contribution. 
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