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1. The total requests is the number of customers who may have requested one or more traces.
2. Successful pension scheme traces may be higher than requests due to multiple pension traces requested in one application.
Information generated from the Pension Tracing IT System
1. The figure provided is an early estimate. The preferred data source for figures supplied by DWP is the Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (WPLS). However, the figure provided is the latest available figure, which is taken from the GMS scan at 2 March 2007. These are adjusted using the historical relationship between WPLS and GMS data to give an estimate of the final WPLS figure.
2. Caseloads are rounded to the nearest 10.
3. Parliamentary constituencies are assigned by matching postcodes against the relevant postcode directory and are therefore based on the 2005 parliamentary boundaries.
4. Households are those people who claim pension credit either for themselves only or on behalf of a household.
DWP 100 per cent. data from the Generalised Matching Service (GMS) Pension Credit scan taken as at 2 March 2007
|Number of calls received by the pension credit application line (PCAL) in each month since April 2003|
|Number of calls received by PCAL|
Genesys Reporting System, PCAL.
James Purnell: Information is not available at this level of detail. The Future Pensions Division within the Pension Service use a range of communication channels to provide help and advice to customers. The direct operational cost of providing this service for the period April 2005 to March 2007 was £33.94 million. During this period the Future Pensions Centre received approximately 2 million calls, issued around 19 million pension forecasts and conducted 71,000 pension traces.
Joan Walley: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received in support of the Remploy consortium of trade unions proposed future business plan for Remploy. 
The Financial Assistance Scheme Review of Scheme Assets team would like to invite
suggestions on the best use of scheme assets from interested parties, and also suggestions on how other non-public expenditure funding that has not already been allocated or earmarked could be used to increase assistance levels. The review Team has already met some key stakeholders but, pending a formal contact from the Team, suggestions can be sent to: