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Mr. Clegg: To ask the Leader of the House what databases are controlled by the Privy Council Office; and what percentage of the data in each database he estimates is inaccurate or out of date. 
Mr. Straw: The Privy Council Office controls a database for records management purposes and, separately, the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons has one correspondence database which is managed via a service level agreement by the Cabinet Office IT provider and Domain Technologies. To the best of my knowledge 100 per cent. of the data in each database is accurate and up to date.
Mr. Straw: Paragraph 6.22 of the White Paper The House of Lords: Reform (Cm 7027) explains that the special representation of the Church of England in the House of Lords should continue. This is in line with the conclusions of the Wakeham Commission that:
While there is no direct or logical connection between the establishment of the Church of England and the presence of Church of England bishops in the second chamber, their removal would be likely to raise the whole question of the relationship between Church, State and Monarchy, with unpredictable consequences.
Mr. Alan Williams: To ask the Leader of the House pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2007, Official Report, column 979W, on House of Lords reform, whether the elected members of the House of Lords would have the same freedom as hon. Members to make representations on behalf of their constituents. 
Members of the House of Lords are not there to represent constituencies. Paragraphs 6.8 to 6.15 of the White Paper The House of Lords: Reform
(Cm7027) explains that one of the key principles that should underpin a reformed House is the complimentary nature of the House of Lords. The House of Lords should not duplicate the functions of the House of Commons.
Mr. Straw: Departments were reminded at the end of last Session to clear all outstanding questions before the House prorogued. I now regularly monitor the performance of Departments and where and when appropriate have from time to time drawn Ministers attention to the importance of adhering to the targets laid down for answering questions.
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it his policy to invite the House to vote on whether hon. Members are made Knights or Dames for services to Parliament; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Heald: To ask the Prime Minister whether there have been any instances of a change in Government policy on the basis of a e-petition on the Downing Street website; and whether the most popular e-petitions are brought to his personal attention. 
The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Members to the press briefing given by my official spokesman on 12 February 2007. A transcript of this is available on the No. 10 website http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page10962. asp and a copy has been placed in the Library of the House.
Mrs. McGuire: The administration of attendance allowance and disability living 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, how much (a) attendance allowance and (b) disability living allowance was underpaid in each year since 2001.
The Minister for Disabled People, Anne McGuire MP, promised you a substantive reply from the Chief Executive of the Disability and Carers Service.
The information requested is not available for Attendance Allowance. For Disability Living Allowance information is only available for 2004-05 and is contained in the DWP Information Directorate's publication, Fraud, Error and other Incorrectness in Disability Living AllowanceThe results of the Benefit Review of Disability Living Allowance. A copy has been placed in the Library.
I hope you find this information of use and I am sorry I cannot be more helpful.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people had the maximum default rate of non-dependent deduction applied to them due to non-disclosure of the income of non-dependents in each of the last five years. 
|Housing benefit recipients with a disability premium: Great Britain, May 2001 to May 2003|
|As at May each year||Number|
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.
2. Figures are based on a one per cent. sample and are therefore subject to a degree of sampling variation.
3. HB figures exclude any extended payment cases.
4. The data refer to benefit units, which may be a single person or a couple.
Housing benefit and council tax benefit management information system, annual one per cent. sample, taken in May 2001 to May 2003.
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the 10 most common reasons were for stopping provision of (a) income support and (b) contribution-based jobseeker's allowance for people without accommodation in each of the last five years; and how many people had such provision stopped for each reason in each year. 
Mr. Frank Field:
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged between
25 and 50 years were claiming jobseeker's allowance in each month since 1992. 
|Unemployment benefits and jobseeker's allowance claimants in Great Britain aged 25 to 49 years: January 1992 to January 2007|
1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest five.
2. Figures do not include a small number of clerical cases.
3. Jobseeker's Allowance was introduced in 1996 and replaced unemployment benefit.
Count of unemployment-related benefits, Jobcentre Plus computer systems.
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