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Jacqui Smith: Thomas Telford School, as a City Technology College, is legally an independent school, and so my Department does not hold details of the financial sponsorship provided to it. However, such information can be obtained from the school's annual accounts, which they are required to publish annually, available from Companies House for a nominal fee.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the acts of vandalism which have been perpetrated (a) inside and (b) on the outside of her Department's buildings in the last 12 months. 
|London||Four blocked toilets. Lift door scratched.||None|
|Runcorn||None||Two external windows broken. Perimeter fence damaged|
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much public funding was available for youth services in (a) the constituency of Ruislip-Northwood, (b) the London borough of Hillingdon, (c) Greater London and (d) England in each of the last 10 years. 
Youth services are funded through the local authority and information about the level of funding is collected by local education authority (LEA) area. This information has only been available separately since 2000. It is not possible to provide
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information about Youth Service funding below LEA level in order to show the funding for Ruislip-Northwood.
|Financial year||England||Greater London||Hillingdon LEA|
Stewart Hosie: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total administration costs for his core Department are; and whether these are regarded as (a) identifiable and (b) non-identifiable for the purposes of public expenditure statistical analyses. 
Mrs. McGuire: The departmental report for 2005 (Cm 6539) contains administration costs for the years 19992000 to 200708 along with a breakdown by client group. In addition the most recent Public Expenditure Out-turn White Paper (Cm 6639) contains the provisional 200405 departmental administration costs out-turn.
Stewart Hosie: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many care home residents in Scotland lost their entitlement to attendance allowance in each year since 2002 because their personal care costs were met under the free personal care arrangements; and what the financial effect on his Department was of this loss of entitlement. 
Mrs. McGuire: The administration of attendance allowance is a matter for the chief executive of the Disability and Carers Service, Mr. Terry Moran. He will write to the hon. Member with the information requested.
The rules governing the payment of attendance allowance and the care component of disability living allowance preclude the payment of these benefits to people in care homes who have been receiving help with their care home costs from public funds for more than four weeks. Such help includes the £145 per week payments that local authorities in Scotland make to people aged 65 or over in care homes under the free personal care arrangements introduced by the Scottish Executive in July 2002.
We estimate that since that date, receipt of those payments has resulted in the withdrawal of attendance allowance or the care component of disability living allowance from some 6,400 care home residents in Scotland. At current benefit rates, we estimate that maximum annual cost of continuing to pay the benefits to those residents would be about £20 million.
Mr. Jenkin: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken (a) to process a claim for attendance allowance and (b) to begin payments once a claim has been approved was in each of the last five years. 
Mrs. McGuire [holding answer 2 February 2006]: The administration of attendance allowance is a matter for the chief executive of the Disability and Carers Service, Mr. Terry Moran. He will write to the hon. Member with the information requested.
You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken (a) to process a claim for attendance allowance and (b) to begin payments once a claim has been approved was in each of the last five years.
|Actual average clearance time (in days)|
|April 2000-March 2001||30.5|
|April 2001-March 2002||27.1|
|April 2002-March 2003||24.2|
|April 2003-March 2004||20.8|
|April 2004-March 2005||18.2|
|April 2005-December 2005(55)||(55)17.9|
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claimed (a) incapacity benefit and (b) disability living allowance in Stroud constituency in each year since 1997. 
|As at August each year:||IB/SDA||DLA|
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