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|Non-housing revenue account expenditure on homeless households in temporary accommodation (real terms 2006-07 prices)|
1. Expenditure data is taken from local authorities subsidy returns.
2. All figures are final audited data with the exception of 2005-06 which is provisional (pre-audited) data.
3. GDP deflator is the latest available as at 5 pm on 12 March 2007, last updated 21 December 2006, and is taken from www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/economic_data_and_tools/gdp_deflators/data_gdp_fig_cfm
4. Due to historical differences in the treatment of Scottish rent rebate expenditure, it is not possible from local authority subsidy returns to identify all expenditure on temporary accommodation in Scotland. These figures may therefore slightly understate temporary accommodation expenditure. From an assessment of the England and Wales data, we estimate that this understatement would be of the order of £1-2 million.
Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of children lived in households in receipt of income support in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement. 
|Numbers of children living in households in receipt of income support (IS) in Great Britain; as at April each year|
|Number of dependent children in IS households||Percentage of dependent children|
1. Figures have been rounded the nearest five.
2. Figures exclude a very small number of cases that are held clerically.
3. Figures are for children dependent on a parent/guardian claiming income support.
4. Due to the introduction of child tax credits in April 2003, information on child dependents held on the benefit computer system is not reliable; therefore children data have been merged onto income support claims from child benefit records with permission of HMRC.
DWP and HMRC data
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many information technology projects within the responsibility of his Department, its agencies and their predecessors have been cancelled since 1997; what the total cost was of each project at cancellation; and if he will make a statement. 
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 projects ability to deliver its intended results and the investment in the project has exceeded £1 million.
|Project name||Investment expenditure (£ million)|
|(1 )Including future commitments|
A significant amount of the investment in BPRP is of future value to the Department. We estimate that at least half of the sum invested (around £73 million) is of future value to the Department. Similarly the benefits realised by the Debt Accounting and Management System project exceeded the costs incurred of £13 million and thus no actual loss occurred.
|Income support (IS) and minimum income guarantee (MIG) recipients in Great Britain each year, 1990 to 2006|
|AIMS||MIG||Non-MIG||IS for the unemployed|
|Pension credit recipients in Great Britain as at August each year, 2004 to 2006|
|Income-based jobseekers allowance recipients in Great Britain as at August each year, 1997 to 2006|
|n/a = Not applicable|
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 1,000.
2. Pension credit was introduced on 6 October 2003 and replaced minimum income guarantee (income support for people aged 60 or over). The vast majority of people who were previously in receipt of the minimum income guarantee transferred to pension credit in October 2003 however some residual cases remain on the income support statistics.
3. income support for the unemployed was replaced by income-based jobseekers allowance in October 1996.
4. IS figures for August 1994 to August 1998 and all JSA (IB) figures have been derived by applying 5per cent. proportions to 100 per cent. WPLS totals.
5. Some income-based JSA claimants may also be entitled to benefit via the contributory route.
DWP 100 per cent. Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (WPLS), DWP Information Directorate 5 per cent. samples and IS ASE 5 per cent. data
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on how many occasions his Department
checked the immigration status of applicants for national insurance numbers in each year since 1997; and how many applications were refused as a result. 
Prior to July 2006, individuals entering the UK from abroad who required a National Insurance number (NINO) had to attend Jobcentre Plus for an evidence of identity interview. The interviewing process was primarily designed to guard against identity fraud. If Jobcentre Plus became aware of immigration or right to work irregularities it advised the Home Office Immigration and Nationality Directorate of this so that appropriate action could be taken.
From July 2006 a right to work pre-condition for all employment-related NINO applications was introduced. This prevents anyone who does not have the right to work from being allocated a NINO for employment purposes. From July 2006 to 30 November 2006 a total of 1,529 NINO applications were refused on the basis of not satisfying the right to work test.
|New deal costs since 2001|
1. Figures include all new deal costs including administrative expenditure up to 2002-03. Information on administrative expenditure by individual new deal is not available for 2003-04 and later years.
2. Spend data also includes allowances paid to participants apart from the 50 plus element of the working tax credit which is the responsibility of HMRC. As this is not included, new deal 50 plus costs reduce after 2002-03.
3. Spend on new deal for partners in 2003-04 was less than £0.5 million and is thus not recorded as figures are rounded to the nearest £ million.
4. Start dates for each programme are: new deal for young people: January 1998; new deal 25 plus: July 1998; new deal for lone parents: October 1998; new deal 50 plus: April 2000; new deal for disabled people: July 2001; new deal for partners: April 1999.
Department for Work and Pensions Financial Control Division
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