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22. Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) men and (b) women were in receipt of state retirement pension in the Coventry, South constituency in (i) 1999 and (ii) 2004. 
Malcolm Wicks: The Government is committed to tackling age discrimination in employment and extending opportunities for older workers. New Deal 50 plus is part of the campaign to improve the employment prospects of older people and encourage them to return to work.
Budget 2004 announced a new high profile national guidance campaign to raise employers' awareness of, and ability to adopt, flexible employment and retirement opportunities in order to increase the recruitment, retention and training of older workers.
Malcolm Wicks: The information requested is not currently available. We plan to publish definitive National Statistics on take-up and entitlement for the first six months of pension credit by the end of 2005.
I am pleased to inform my hon. Friend that as at the end of last year 4,072 pensioner households (4,870 individuals) were receiving pension credit, with an average weekly payment of £41.68 per household.
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest five.
2. Individual recipients include a small number of partners under age 60.
3. Pension credit 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.
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Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) grants he has made to and (b) contracts he has made with Action for Employment (A4e) in each of the last five years; and what conditions apply to the use of such grants for the production of marketing materials. 
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what systems are in place (a) to assess the relative urgency of cases referred to the MP's hotline in the South West Business Unit of the Child Support Agency and (b) to prioritise cases accordingly. 
You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what systems are in place (a) to assess the relative urgency of cases referred to the MP's hotline in the South West Business Unit of the Child Support Agency and (b) to prioritise them accordingly.
All cases referred by Members of Parliament, including those referred to the 'MP Hotline', are regarded as high priority. If a case is drawn to the Agency's attention as one of a critical nature the resolution manager will engage with it immediately and if necessary deploy additional resource to investigate it.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff in each business unit of the Child Support Agency have been diverted to deal with complaints about the new system for assessing claims. 
You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff in each business unit of the Child Support Agency have been diverted to deal with complaints about the new system for assessing claims.
I do not have the information you seek. I can however say that there are currently around 870 staff within the Agency employed either directly in teams handling complaints and/or teams handling correspondence from members of parliament, stakeholder groups or clients who may have earlier made a complaint. The broad analysis between current business units is:
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Mr. Wyatt: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects Child Support Agency (CSA) cases in Sittingbourne and Sheppey on the old CSA system to be transferred to the new system. 
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