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|Disability living allowancecases in payment in Peterborough parliamentary constituency|
1. Totals show the number of people in receipt and exclude people with entitlement where the payment has been suspended, for example if they are in hospital.
2. May 97-May 2001 case load figures are rated in line with WPLS totals and rounded to the nearest hundred.
3. May 2002-February 2007 case load figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
4. Some additional disclosure control has also been applied.
5. Totals may not sum due to rounding.
DWP Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (May 2002-February 2007); Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate, 5 per cent. sample (May 97-May 2001).
New deal for young people (NDYP) is mandatory for all 18-24 year-olds who have been claiming jobseekers allowance (JSA) continuously for six months. Early entry can be allowed for certain groups including people with disabilities. NDYP aims to move people into sustainable work as quickly as possible and provide those who need it with extra help to improve their employability.
Disability employment advisers (DEAs) are trained to help people with a range of disabilities and health conditions consider work, take up work and also retain their jobs. DEAs concentrate on making their customer aware of their capabilities and how to overcome their own particular barriers in the workplace.
Work preparation is an individually tailored, work-focused programme that enables people to address barriers associated with their disability and prepare to access a labour market with the confidence necessary to achieve and sustain their job goal.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to link the lower limit of the earnings disregard of incapacity benefit with (a) the minimum wage and (b) average earnings. 
Recipients of incapacity benefit are able to undertake permitted work subject to some limits, which include weekly earnings limits. The
permitted work lower limit is £20 a week. There are no plans to link the lower limit to the minimum wage or average earnings but the Government keep such limits under review.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the impact of the lower limit of the earnings disregard of incapacity benefit on benefit recipients' (a) willingness and (b) ability to enter the labour market. 
Mrs. McGuire: There has been no specific assessment of the impact of the permitted work lower earnings limit on benefit recipients' willingness and ability to enter the labour market. However, there is clear evidence that, for a number of clients, the permitted work rules have acted as a stepping stone to employment.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of adults of working age in Peterborough constituency were claiming incapacity benefits in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Martyn Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Government will adopt the recommendations of the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limits to reduce occupational exposure limit values for formaldehyde to 0.2 ppm for eight-hour time weighted average and to 0.4 ppm for short-term exposure limits up to 15 minutes. 
However, discussions are currently ongoing within the European Commission on whether or not to include formaldehyde in the annex to a future indication occupational exposure limit values (IOELV) directive, and if so at what level. We anticipate the Commission will present a proposal to the Luxembourg Advisory Committee on Safety and Health in November.
Mr. Martyn Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE's) Disease Reduction Programme has concluded its benchmarking exercise; what steps the HSE plans to take on workplace exposure limits for formaldehyde; and if he will make a statement. 
Mrs. McGuire: The Health and Safety Executive's benchmarking exercise was presented in June 2007 to representatives of employers, trades unions, pressure groups and the scientific community at a workshop chaired by a highly respected independent academic.
There are no immediate plans to amend the current workplace exposure limits for formaldehyde. If, however, formaldehyde is included in the third European Commission Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values Directive, the Health and Safety Executive would be obliged to take account of that limit when setting a domestic limit in the UK.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a copy of the most recent research from the Health and Safety Executive, the Health and Safety Commission and the Health and Safety Laboratory on manual handling in kerbside collection and sorting of recyclables. 
Mrs. McGuire: The final and revised research report produced by the Health and Safety Laboratory, Manual handling in kerbside collection and sorting of recyclables was published in May 2006 and is available to the public via the Health and Safety Executives website. A copy has been forwarded to the House of Commons Library following this inquiry.
Mrs. James: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress he is making in updating Health and Safety Leaflet INDG209 to contain information on the use of automated tanning salons. 
Mrs. McGuire: Officials of the Health and Safety Executive and the Department for Health are continuing to assess how leaflet INDG 209 might best contain information on the use of automated tanning salons.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the Complaint Review Team, Falkirk Child Support Agency office will reply to the fax of 17 September 2007 from the hon. Member for Edinburgh West in relation to his constituent Mr. Grant Lumsden. 
In reply to your recent parliamentary question about the Child Support Agency, the Secretary of State promised a substantive reply from the Chief Executive.
You asked the Secretary of State for Work and pensions, when the Complaint Review Team, Falkirk Child Support Agency office would reply to the fax on 17 September 2007 from the hon. Member for Edinburgh West in relation to his constituent Mr. Grant Lumsden. 
As details about individual cases are confidential I have written to you separately about this case.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many new national insurance numbers were issued to non-UK citizens resident in Peterborough City Council area in each month since January 2004. 
|National insurance number registrations in respect of non-UK nationals in Peterborough local authority area from 6 April 2004|
|Month of registration||Number of registrations|
1. Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10.
2. Totals may not sum due to rounding.
3. Numbers are based on 100 per cent. data from the National Insurance Recording System (NIRS).
4. Local authority is assigned by matching postcodes against the relevant postcode directory.
5. Local authority counts are based on the most recently recorded address of the national insurance number recipient.
100 per cent. sample at 25 June 2005, 17 June 2006 and 14 May 2007 from the National Insurance Recording System (NIRS).
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