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|Housing benefit (HB) recipients by age: Great Britain, May 1997 to May 2004|
|Aged 25 and under|
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.
2. Figures are based on a 1 per cent. sample and are therefore subject to a degree of sampling variation.
3. The data refer to benefit units, which may be a single person or a couple.
4. Housing benefit figures exclude extended payment cases.
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Management Information System, annual 1 per cent. sample, taken in May 1997 to May 2004.
Mr. Jim Murphy: The technical working group carrying out the review of the personal capability assessment carried out an early and limited evaluation, which was published in February 2007. The full and extensive evaluation of the second round of testing is currently under way and we expect to publish the results this summer when analysis is completed.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of whether the target of reducing fatalities in the construction industry by June 2010 to half of their 1990 levels will be met. 
Mrs. McGuire: These targets do not relate to 1990 levels. They were set by the industry (not the Health and Safety Executive) at the 2001 Construction Summit to provide challenging targets for a reduction in accidents and ill-health by 2010.
Both behavioural and statistical progress is reported to my Department by the Strategic Forum for Construction Health and Safety Task Group approximately every 18 months. I am expecting the 5th report from the forum soon.
The 4th report showed that there have been encouraging developments in areas such as work force competence and that the industry is exceeding the Government's health and safety targets set in 2000 for all industries. However, the industry is failing to meet the target it set itself in 2001 for a reduction in fatal injuries and is not currently on track to meet its target for 2010.
|Jobseekers allowance claimants in Eastbourne local authority (LA) and East Sussex: April 1997 to April 2007, as at April each year|
|Eastbourne LA||East Sussex|
| Notes: 1. Figures are unrounded. 2. Figures include clerically held cases. Source: 100 per cent. count of claimants of unemployment-related benefits, Jobcentre Plus computer systems.|
Tony Baldry: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 22 May 2007, Official Report, column 1281W, on LinkAge Plus centres, how much of the LinkAge Plus budget has been spent to date. 
Tony Baldry: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 22 May 2007, Official Report, column 1281W, on LinkAge Plus centres, how many elderly people the eight LinkAge Plus pilots are expected to assist. 
James Purnell: LinkAge plus is testing out new and innovative methods of providing information and access to services to over 50's. It aims to join up services to existing clients and increase take-up through outreach work with isolated individuals. The evaluation will show the numbers as well as the range of people accessing services and in what ways as well as providing information on the cost effectiveness of LinkAge Plus. A report is due by March 2009.
Tony Baldry: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 22 May 2007, Official Report, column 1281W, on LinkAge Plus Centres, when the eight LinkAge Plus pilots will be completed. 
Tony Baldry: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 22 May 2007, Official Report, column 1281W, on LinkAge Plus centres, which areas his Department has identified for future LinkAge Plus centres. 
James Purnell: The current LinkAge Plus pilots will end their funded activity by October 2008. The evaluation of the pilots will inform any subsequent developments. In the meantime emerging lessons will be shared widely with local authorities and other service providers in other areas of the country.
Tony Baldry: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 22 May 2007, Official Report, column 1281W, on LinkAge Plus Centres, what evaluation of the eight LinkAge Plus pilots will be undertaken. 
To build a robust evidence base to support the case for joined up services in terms of delivering better outcomes for older people;
To build an evidence base that supports the economic, as well as social, case for fully joined up/holistic services for older people;
To test the limits of holistic working and;
To build a body of good practice and lessons learned for other partnerships and communities so as to encourage wider application of the approach, beyond pilot sites.
In addition local evaluators have been appointed by each pilot to test the success of the projects in local terms. Their evidence will contribute to the national evaluation. A series of thematic reports are proposed during the life of the projects with a final summary report scheduled for publication by March 2009.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of partners who would be eligible for the New Deal for Partners (a) were claiming jobseeker's allowance and (b) had been claiming jobseeker's allowance for more than five years in each month since 1997. 
Mr. Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Pension Credit application forms were requested (a) on the Pensions Credit application form telephone number 0845 6060 265 and (b) in total in each month since the service has been offered. 
(a) A total of 2,342,669 pension credit application forms have been requested from the pension credit application line, telephone number 0800 99 1234.
(b) The information is in the following table.
|Pension credit application forms requested from the pension credit application line|
| Source: Telephony centres operational reports from 2003 to date.|
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