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|Housing benefit (HB) and community charge benefit (CCB)/council tax benefit (CTB) recipients in Great Britain, as at August each year 1990 to 2006|
1. The data refer to benefit units, which may be a single person or a couple.
2. Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.
3. Figures for any non-responding authorities have been estimated.
4. HB figures exclude any extended payment cases.
5. CTB replaced CCB in 1993 when council tax was introduced.
6. CCB/CTB figures exclude any Second Adult Rebate cases.
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Management Information System Quarterly 100 per cent. caseload stock-count taken in August 1992 to August 2006. Social Security Statistics (SSS) 1993
Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether UK airlines are required to abide by the Control of Substance Hazardous to Health Regulations when their aircraft are in flight. 
Mr. Rooney: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims were made for industrial injury benefit in each of the last 10 years; and of these how many were (a) paid with another benefit and (b) subject to clawback by the Compensation Recovery Unit. 
|New industrial injury benefit claims( 1)|
|(1) Figures up to and including 2001-02 are based on a 10 per cent. sample. Figures from 2002-03 onwards are based on 100 per cent. data. Figures are for all industrial injuries benefit claims including reduced earning allowance, and include a small number of claims from people resident overseas.|
(2) Figures are provisional and subject to change.
DWP Information Directorate
|Number of compensation claims received in compensation recovery unit, where there has been a recovery of industrial injuries disablement benefit|
|Financial year of recovery||Number of claims|
Compensation recovery unit management information statistics
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information technology projects have been (a) cancelled and (b) placed under review by his Department in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
Mrs. McGuire: The Department undertakes a large number of projects which deliver business change and policy initiatives. IT changes are an enabling component of many projects. The number of projects in train at any one time will vary and the duration of the project lifecycle is often more than one calendar year. The following table includes only those projects that have been formally closed where the IT element is such that non-delivery of the IT would significantly damage the project's ability to deliver its intended results and the investment in the project has exceeded £1 million.
|Project name||Contractors involved||Investment expenditure (£ million)|
|(1 )Including future commitments.|
The figure for BPRP is some £8 million less than that provided in the answer given on 6 February 2007, Official Report, column 863W. An external audit is now expected to confirm total cost and forward commitments on BPRP of around £135 million.
The Department has a comprehensive monitoring system in place to ensure that projects and programmes continue to deliver value for money, make effective use of departmental resources and continue to meet departmental objectives throughout their development. As such all projects and programmes are subject to periodic comprehensive reviews.
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which Jobcentre Plus offices have had their hours of opening to the public reduced in (a) the last (i) six months and (ii) 12 months and (b) the last two years. 
Mr. Jim Murphy [holding answer 23 November 2007]: The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus, Lesley Strathie. I have asked her to provide the hon. Member with the information requested.
The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question about how many Jobcentre Plus offices have had their hours of opening to the public reduced in the last (a) (i) six months and (ii) 12 months, and (b) the last two years. This is something, which falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.
A total of 96 Jobcentre Plus sites have had a reduction in opening hours in the two years to February 2007. This information is gathered at a Jobcentre Plus district level, and is set out in the attached table, a copy of which has been placed in the Library.
I hope this is helpful.
|ANNEX A: Jobcentre PlusOffices operating reduced opening hours|
|6 months||12 months||24 months|
Hertford (East of England) was operating reduced hours 12 months ago, but is now operating full-time hours.
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