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Violence Against Passengers

Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many passengers travelling by (a) rail, (b) bus and (c) taxi have been the victims of offences of violence in (i) Surrey and (ii) England in each of the last 10 years. [25694]

Derek Twigg: The number of victims of violence recorded by the British Transport Police over the last seven financial years in Surrey and England is shown in the table.

Comparable figures are not available for years before 1998–99, due to a change in Home Office counting rules.

The Department does not collect statistics on the number of passengers who have been victims of violent offences while travelling on buses or in taxis.


Benefit Claimants

Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of incapacity benefit and severe disability allowance claimants with recorded job entries in the UK, excluding Pathways to Work pilot areas, (a) returned to incapacity benefits and (b) claimed jobseeker's allowance within (i) one month (ii) two months (iii) six months and (iv) 12 months in the latest period for which data are available. [28988]

Mr. Plaskitt: The information is not available.

Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what measure of sustainability for recorded job entries his Department uses for assessing job entries for people on incapacity benefits and severe disability allowance in (a) Pathways to Work pilot areas and (b) the UK excluding Pathways areas. [28990]

Mrs. McGuire: The definition of sustained employment used in the new deal for disabled people, where referral has been made through a Job Broker, is employment for 13 out of 39 weeks.

Information on incapacity benefits recipients returning to sustained employment is not currently available. However, this will be examined as part of the evaluation of the Pathways to Work pilots and we will publish this information once it becomes available.

David Mundell: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Scotland do not receive a social security benefit. [28452]

Mr. Plaskitt: The information is not available.
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Child Support Agency

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many compensation payments have been made by the Child Support Agency for maladministration since 1 January 1998; how many of these exceeded (a) £1,000, (b) £10,000, (c) £50,000 and (d) £90,000; and if he will make a statement. [28478]

Mr. Plaskitt: The administration of the Child Support Agency is a matter for the chief executive. He will write to the hon. Member with the information requested.

Letter from Stephen Geraghty to Mr. David Laws, dated 15 November 2005:

Total number of payments£
Made since 1 December 200135,558
Under £1,00033,227
Between £1,000 and £9,9992,289
Between £10,000 and £49,99942
Over £50,0000

Criminal Offences

Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the criminal offences created in legislation sponsored by his Office from May 1997 broken down by act. [28986]

Mrs. McGuire: The information requested is as follows.

(a) Social Security Act 1998

(b) Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999

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(c) Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000

(d) Social Security Fraud Act 2001

(e) Pensions Act 2004

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(f) Disability Discrimination Act 2005

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