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Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total value of (a) attendance allowance and (b) disability living allowance payments to people over retirement age living in the City of York local authority area was in (i) 199697 and (ii) 200405. 
Maria Eagle: The total value of attendance allowance and disability living allowance payments to people over retirement age living in the City of York local authority area was £8.4 million in 199697 and is estimated to be £13.9 million in 200405.
Expenditure has been taken from departmental accounting systems and has been apportioned using Quarterly Statistical Enquiry data for the relevant benefits, and which is based on a 5 per cent. sample and therefore subject to a degree of sampling variation.
Chris Bryant: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department paid in Wales in (a) incapacity benefit, (b) state pensions, (c) pension credit and (d) winter fuel payments in the last year for which figures are available. 
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Mr. Salmond: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were in receipt of each state benefit in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) England and (d) Wales in each of the last three years; and how much was paid out for each benefit in each case in each year. 
Mr. Pond: The information will be published at the same time as Benefit Expenditure tables, consistent with Budget 2005, and uploaded onto the Department for Work and Pensions website. A publication date will be made available, and posted on the website address as soon as possible.
Mr. Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to undertake national advertising television campaigns to alert people to the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. 
Jane Kennedy: The Government are actively involved in raising awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning by means other than national television campaigns. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) arranged for the Council for Registered Gas Installers (CORGI) to run a publicity campaign in February 2005 to raise awareness about CO poisoning targeted at vulnerable groups of the young and the elderly. That campaign reached an estimated 11,000 GP surgeries and 4 million people through radio.
Jane Kennedy: The domestic gas safety regime, overseen by the Health and Safety Executive has been progressively tightened. This has included new gas safety legislation, new competence requirements for gas installers and substantial public investment in publicising carbon monoxide (CO) dangers.
The number of reported gas-related CO poisoning fatalities shows a welcome downward trend. In 200304 the number of such fatalities was the lowest on record. We have agreed an innovative programme with HSC/E aimed at sustaining this position by developing new ways for partnering with relevant stakeholders to secure continuing consumer gas safety through sensible approach to risk.
Mr. Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with the Health and Safety Executive on the action it plans to take to reduce the number of deaths caused by carbon monoxide in the home. 
Jane Kennedy: I have regular meetings with senior representatives of HSC/E to consider progress across the broad range of their business. I have not recently met them on the specific issue of gas-related carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. However, I am regularly briefed in writing on gas safety matters and take a close interest in how the downward trend in CO poisoning fatalities can be sustained.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when Clare Jackson, the constituent of the hon. Member for Bassetlaw referred to in a letter sent on 11 January will receive (a) a maintenance calculation and (b) a maintenance payment. 
You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when Clare Jackson the constituent of the honourable Member for Bassetlaw referred to in a letter sent on 11th January will receive (a) a maintenance calculation and (b) a maintenance payment.
The clerical cases team at our office at Nottingham Chalfont Drive use a colour code system in order to prioritise their workloads. This is a local initiative, which is intended to streamline the progression of cases. The current figures are as follows:
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