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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of new claimants underwent their personal capability assessment within
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12 weeks of applying for the claim in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assistance is available to people with disabilities to return to work in Hendon; how many people have taken up this assistance in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
Maria Eagle: There are a number of programmes, such as Access to Work, Work Preparation and Workstep designed to help disabled people return to work. Jobcentre Plus also offers interviews with a personal adviser to all disabled people making new or repeat claims to qualifying benefits to ensure they are aware of the help and opportunities available to them.
Work Preparation is an individually tailored, work-focused programme that enables disabled people to address barriers associated with their disability and prepare for working with the confidence necessary to achieve and sustain their job goal.
Workstep provides support in jobs for disabled people who have more complex barriers to finding and keeping work but who, with the right support, can work effectively and develop in their job. Longer-term support continues to be available for those who need it and is a major element of the programme.
Details of the number of disabled people helped to return to work through Access to Work, Work Preparation and Workstep in each of the last five years are not available at constituency or Jobcentre Plus district level.
Disabled people may also receive help through the new deal programme. New deal for disabled people is a voluntary programme which gives customers on qualifying disability or health-related benefits in England, Scotland and Wales access to a network of Job Brokers. Job Brokers work with customers to help them compete in the labour market and support them in finding and keeping a job.
Disabled people may also receive help through other New Deal programmes such as the new deal for young people, new deal 25 plus, new deal 50+, and new deal for lone parents. Over the last five years we estimate that around 430 disabled people have been supported through these new deal programmes in Hendon, of which around 180 have entered work.
Information relating to people supported through the New Deal for Disabled People is not available at constituency level. The available information for the North London Jobcentre Plus district is in the following table.
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|Individual starts||Individuals into work|
|July 2001 to September 2001||0||0|
|October 2001 to September 2002||120||10|
|October 2002 to September 2003||270||70|
|October 2003 to September 2004||250||110|
Alan Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the people working within his Department on secondment from the private sector, broken down by (a) the organisation or industry they came from and (b) the policy responsibilities they have been given. 
Maria Eagle: There are currently 14 inward secondees in the Department, 12 of whom are listed. We have omitted two secondees operating at junior level as we are not able to contact them to comply with the Data Protection Act.
|Michael Foley||IBM||Child Support Reforms (CSR) Project Manager|
|Joan Christmas||Penna||Public sector mobility brokerage policies|
|Cay Stratton||Financial Services industry||Director of National Employment Panel (NEP)|
|Caroline Haynes||Centrica||Head of National Employment Panel (NEP) Performance Committee|
|Mary Allan||Triage Central Ltd.||Enhancement of Private Sector Led Delivery of New Deal|
|Rhona Walker||Triage Central Ltd.||Enhancement of Private Sector Led Delivery of New Deal|
|Irene Gardner||Triage Central Ltd.||Enhancement of Private Sector Led Delivery of New Deal|
|Peter Boulton||Triage Central Ltd.||Enhancement of Private Sector Led Delivery of New Deal|
|Marie McGrath||Triage Central Ltd.||Enhancement of Private Sector Led Delivery of New Deal|
|Jane Foster||Triage Central Ltd.||Enhancement of Private Sector Led Delivery of New Deal|
|Sharon Cook||Triage Central Ltd.||Enhancement of Private Sector Led Delivery of New Deal|
|Faisa Chowdhury||At Work||Outreach Advisor with specific responsibility for engaging with people from Ethnic Minority communities|
|Alison Wasbourne||The Wise Group||Partnership Manager responsible for building networks with other agencies in the East end of the city|
|Scott Bonsall||Liberata||Assisting in the Implementation of BFI recommendations within the Region as part of a Joint Regional Board Initiative|
Mr. Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost in each of the next six financial years, net of savings in means-tested benefits and additional income tax revenues, of paying a full basic state pension to everyone over state pension age, regardless of contribution record. 
|Net cost (£ million)|
|Net BHC income||190||190||200||202||209|
|Net AHC income||161||161||171||174||183|
|Gross income from state retirement pension||95||91||95||95||97|
|Net BHC income||216||227||234||236|
|Net AHC income||189||203||211||213|
|Gross income from state retirement pension||100||100||106||108|
|Net BHC income||271||268||288||289||296|
|Net AHC income||242||240||259||262||273|
|Gross income from state retirement pension||127||121||126||127||129|
|Net BHC income||302||319||331||324|
|Net AHC income||277||299||310||305|
|Gross income from state retirement pension||132||132||139||142|
|Net BHC income||140||141||146||146||153|
|Net AHC income||111||112||117||118||126|
|Gross income from state retirement pension||75||73||76||74||77|
|Net BHC income||159||167||170||175|
|Net AHC income||131||141||145||150|
|Gross income from state retirement pension||78||79||84||85|
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