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Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which buildings occupied by his Department (a) are and (b) are not fully accessible to disabled people; and if he will make a statement. 
Mrs. McGuire: My Department is the major occupier of 1,191 buildings. No central data are held of the number of these buildings which are or are not considered to be fully accessible to disabled people.
Where there are access difficulties for disabled people, my Department makes appropriate reasonable adjustments to its arrangements for the recruitment and employment of staff, and the services and functions it delivers to its users, in accordance with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
Mr. Jack: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to provide a regular public transport service for those staff members whose work is to be relocated to Peel Hill from the Government Offices site at Moreland road, St. Annes; and if he will make a statement. 
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how the number of posts in his Department will be affected by the decrease in its budget by 5 per cent. per year on average in real terms. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what dates his Department breached its (a) resource, (b) near-cash, (c) administration and (d) capital budgets; what the value of each breach was; and what the reason was for each breach. 
The Department for Work and Pensions breached its capital budget in the 2003-04 financial year. The value of the breach was £31 million.
The reason for the breach was a change in the accounting policy. During the 2003-04 financial year DWP reviewed its accounting policy in respect of capitalisation of expenditure on improvements to leasehold properties. As a result of this review the policy was changed so that expenditure in respect of major capital refurbishment and improvement of properties occupied but not owned was capitalised as leasehold improvements.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in which financial years since 2001 his Departments outturn for its capital budget at the end of the year was less than planned at the beginning of the year; and what the (a) value and (b) reason for the underspend was in each case. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what departmental budget items have been reclassified, under Consolidated Budgeting Guidance, following Comprehensive Spending Review 2007 decisions; and what the (a) former and (b) new (i) classification and (ii) sum budgeted is in each case. 
The detail of all classification changes in resource and capital budgets made since publication of the Consolidated Budgeting Guidance 2007 will be published shortly after Budget 2008 in chapter three of Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2008.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many citizens juries were arranged by his Department since June 2007; which organisations have been commissioned to conduct each citizens jury; and what the estimated cost is of each exercise. 
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many citizens juries were arranged for (a) his Department and (b) his Departments agencies in each year since 1997; which organisations were commissioned to conduct each citizens jury; and what the cost was of each. 
Mrs. McGuire: Data from 1997 are not readily available and would require a significant review of all engagement activities and analysis of the techniques used, extracting costs for citizens juries at a disproportionate cost.
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employees in (a) his Department and (b) each (i) executive agency and (ii) non-departmental public body funded by his Department applied to continue to work beyond state retirement age in the latest year or part thereof for which figures are available; and how many of those applications were successful. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The Department for Work and Pensions abolished its mandatory retirement age in October 2006. Since then staff below the senior civil service can, if they wish to, simply carry on working past the minimum civil service pension age. They do not have to apply to continue working. Consequently no information is available on numbers of applications or numbers of successful applications.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of questions tabled to his Department for answer on a named day received a substantive reply on the day named in the last 12 months for which figures are available. 
Mrs. McGuire: In the period from 26 October 2006 to 25 October 2007 605 named day parliamentary questions were tabled to the Department for Work and Pensions, of which 180 received a substantive answer by the named day.
Mr. Skinner: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) men and (b) women in each constituency in the East Midlands receive the care component higher rate of disability living allowance. 
|Disability living allowance highest rate care componentcases in payment: East Midlands Government Office region by parliamentary constituency of claimant (February 2007)|
1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
2. Totals show the number of people in receipt of an allowance, and exclude people with entitlement where the payment has been suspended, for example if they are in hospital.
3. Totals may not sum due to rounding.
4. Some additional disclosure control has also been applied.
DWP Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study
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