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Adam Afriyie: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the number of people who did not receive the incapacity benefit to which they were entitled because they had incorrectly completed the initial application form in the last year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Paul Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will list the organisations contracted by his Department to assess claims for incapacity benefit, broken down by region; 
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the estimated annual probability was of an (a) employed and (b) unemployed (i) man and (ii) woman remaining on incapacity benefit in each 12 month period since 197879. 
The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question asking how many Jobcentre Plus staff have been victims of violence in each year for the last 10 years. This is something that falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Acting Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.
The figures provided in the table relate specifically to actual physical assault as a result of staff carrying out their duties, rather than the number of victims of offences of violence as our data is not recorded in that way. Data prior to the periods covered is not available.
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of lone parents are in paid employment in each constituency in the UK, listed in descending order of percentage. 
Margaret Hodge [holding answer 4 July 2005]: The information is not available in the form requested. The available information on the number and percentage of lone parents in employment by region in descending order of percentage is in the following table.
|Yorkshire and Humberside||85,000||57.5|
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what level and type of medical qualification is required for a professional employed to conduct benefit claimants' medical examinations at a medical examination centre. 
All doctors who carry out work for Medical Services have to be fully registered with the General Medical Council. In addition, they must satisfy specific recruitment criteria. They are required to have at least three years post-registration experience with a spread of experience in appropriate fields, for example, General Practice, Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, rehabilitation medicine and Psychiatry.
On appointment, they must undergo specific training, show evidence of competence and be approved on behalf of the Secretary of State by the Chief Medical Advisor to the Department for Work and Pensions.
Margaret Hodge: Basic skills is a key element of the Building on New Deal (BoND) programme. It is planned that Advisers will work with customers to identify potential literacy, language or numeracy needs and, where such needs are identified, referral for an independent assessment of those needs will be offered.
The planned suite of provision offered to clients within BoND contains courses to help improve literacy and language skills to a level where customers are able to compete more effectively in the labour market.
[holding answer 14 July 2005]: We are about to publish further evidence from the local housing allowance pathfinder evaluation. The expected publication dates for the next and future evaluation summaries and reports is given in the table. All these documents will be placed in the Library when they are published.
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|Six month claimant report||20 July 2005|
|Interim landlord summary||20 July 2005|
|Interim landlord report||October 2005|
|Fifteen month operational stakeholder report||End November 2005|
|Fifteen month claimant summary||Mid December 2005|
|Fifteen month claimant report||End March 2006|
|Final evaluation reports|||
|Stakeholder and market||End October 2006|
|Claimants and landlords||Mid December 2006|
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