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Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in receipt of income support receive disability living allowance for a child in each of the last five years, broken down by component. 
Mr. Plaskitt: The available information is in the following table.
|Income support claimants in Great Britain, who receive disability living allowance (DLA) for a child, by component: as at August each year|
|Receiving care and mobility components of DLA||Receiving care component of DLA||Receiving mobility component of DLA|
1. Figures have been uprated to 100 per cent. WPLS totals
2. Figures are rounded to the nearest hundred.
DWP Information Directorate 5 per cent. sample.
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average length is of entitlement to disability living allowance awarded for a child. 
Mrs. McGuire: As at August 2006, the most recent available figure, the average fixed award of disability living allowance to those claimants under 16 years of age was three and a half years.
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of his Departments jobs are located in Tamworth constituency. 
Mrs. McGuire: The Department for Work and Pensions currently employs 52 staff (equating to 42.8 full-time equivalent posts) in the Tamworth constituency area.
Mrs. Cryer: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what steps his Department has taken to ensure that claimants of the employment support allowance will be (a) made aware of the benefits to which they may be entitled and (b) signposted to benefits advice when appropriate; 
(2) if he will introduce performance measures against which changes in (a) awareness and (b) take-up of other benefits by employment support allowance claimants can be measured. 
Mr. Jim Murphy: It is right that people should have full access to information on the financial and other help available to them. We are continually reviewing the training of our staff to ensure that they are equipped to provide a good service to our customers.
We already provide extensive background information on the full range of benefits, statutory entitlements and how to go about claiming them. We have made much progress in rationalising our leaflets and the information on our websites, and increasing the accuracy and availability of it.
We have no current plans to introduce performance measures against which changes in (a) awareness and (b) take-up of other benefits by Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants can be measured. However, as the implementation of the new ESA progresses we will continue working with all our stakeholders to ensure that relevant information gets to the right people, at the right time, and in the right way.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many participants in Employment Zone programmes found work and maintained their job with help for over 13 weeks in each month since April 2000. 
Mr. Jim Murphy: Since Employment Zones started in April 2000, 82,240 jobs have been gained. Of those moving into work through the programme, around 80 per cent. have moved into sustained employment lasting 13 weeks or more.
The information on the number of jobs gained in each month, and the number of those jobs lasting at least 13 weeks is in the following table.
|Number of jobs gained||O f which, lasted at least 13 weeks|
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
2. Data is for jobs not individuals.
3. Data is to October 2006.
Information Directorate, DWP.
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