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Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which Bills introduced by his Department in the last five years have contained sunset clauses; and what plans he has for the future use of such clauses. 
Mrs. McGuire: The only Bill introduced by the Department for Work and Pensions in the past five years which contained a sunset clause was the Bill for the Welfare Reform Act 2007 (see section 31(3) of that Act).
Mrs. McGuire: The Department has 112,000 staff in 1,221 buildings. Due to the scale of our operations we do not collect information on the commuting choices of our staff, and have no plans to do so. It is not possible to estimate the number of staff using public transport to commute, as this would be different in every building. But a variety of information is provided to staff to help them make personal choices about their commuting journeys, via our intranet site and Sustainable Development staff magazinesuch as links to Transport Direct and suggestions on car-sharing schemes. Businesses are encouraged to operate a green travel plan at those sites where one would be beneficial.
Mrs. McGuire: The information is not available in the categorisations requested. In 2006-07, the Department spent around £267,500 on translation services including translators. Information is not available for previous years, other than at disproportionate cost.
Mark Pritchard: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has held with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the use of with profits insurance funds in support of the Financial Assistance Scheme. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: On 16 July the interim report of the Financial Assistance Scheme Review of Scheme Assets was published and the House was informed via a written ministerial statement. At the same time, I welcomed the first findings of the review in a press notice issued by my Department.
Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 8 February 2007, Official Report, column 1226W, on home responsibilities protection (HRP), what estimate he has made of the number of women who began to receive state retirement pension who had any recorded HRP, including women for whom such HRP did not reduce the number of qualifying years needed for a full state pension, in each year between 1978-79 and 2004-05. 
The second column of the table shows the number of women aged 60 in each financial year from 1985-86 to 2004-05 with some entitlement to basic state pension who had home responsibilities protection (HRP), including women for whom such HRP did not reduce the number of qualifying years required for a full basic state pension.
|Number of women with HRP, including those for whom HRP did not reduce qualifying years needed for full BSP|
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10,000 and are consistent with the information supplied in the answer of 8 February 2007.
2. Figures refer to women living in the UK and overseas.
3. Information at this level of detail is not reliable before 1985.
4. Some women who reach state pension age in a particular year with some entitlement to basic state pension may defer their entitlement and claim in a later year.
5. HRP does not reduce the number of qualifying years required for a full basic state pension when that year is already a qualifying year or is one for which a married woman's reduced rate election is in force.
6. Figures refer to those women with some entitlement to basic state pension based on their own contribution record. Entitlement to basic state pension requires satisfying the first contribution condition and the 25 per cent. rule. Some women who do not satisfy one or both of these conditions may, nevertheless, also have HRP recorded.
Lifetime Labour Market Database 2, 2003-04
|Incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance (IB/SDA) claimants: Great Britain|
|Number of claimants|
1. Caseload figures from 1999 onwards are rounded to the nearest 10. Some additional disclosure control has also been applied.
2. Caseload figures for 1997 and 1998 are rounded to the nearest hundred.
3. Caseloads for 1997 and 1998 have been produced using 5 per cent. data and have been rated up in accordance with the Great Britain WPLS 100 per cent. IB/SDA totals.
4. 1997 and 1998 figures are from a 5 per cent. sample and are therefore subject to a degree of sampling variation.
5. From 6 April 2001, no new claims to SDA were accepted.
6. Figures include credits only cases.
1. DWP Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study, 1999 onwards.
2. Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate, 5 per cent. sample, 1997 and 1998.
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