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Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many families in each local authority have had their housing benefit withdrawn because of their anti social behavioural practices under the Governments Respect Agenda housing benefit trials; 
Mr. Plaskitt: Eight local authorities are taking part in the pilot for the sanction of housing benefit (HB) related to antisocial behaviour. The pilot began on the 1 November 2007. To date no sanctions have been applied.
A local authority can sanction HB as a result of anti-social behaviour where a person or partner (a household) is the subject of an order for possession on grounds of antisocial behaviour and subsequently leaves the property; and, if in receipt of HB following re-housing, the household unreasonably refuses to engage with the help and support offered as specified in a written warning notice.
The local authority must be satisfied that the necessary conditions have been met for a sanction to be imposed and that the household did not comply with the requirements of the warning notice without good cause. In making any decisions in this respect, the local authority must act reasonably.
Mark Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many incapacity benefit claimants there were in Wales in each of the last five years, broken down by main disabling condition. 
|Number of working age incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance claimants in Wales by main disabling condition|
|Main disabling condition||2003||2004||2005||2006||2007|
| Notes: 1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. 2. Totals may not sum due to rounding. 3. Causes of incapacity are based on the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, published by the World Health Organisation. Source: DWP Information Directorate 100 per cent. Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.|
Mr. Clapham: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims have been received and how many disablement benefit awards have been made for sensorinueral loss to claimants with vibration white finger PD A11 in the same period since the prescription of the disease was amended, broken down by region. 
Mr. Timms [holding answer 31 January 2008]: Information about the number of awards is not yet available. Information is not available at regional level. The available information is in the following table.
|PD A11 claims, examinations and diagnoses: GB|
1. The figures in the table are very early indicative figures.
2. Figures are not validated and may be subject to revision at a later date.
Mr. Clapham: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims have been received from coal miners or former coal miners and how many disablement benefit awards have been made in relation to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease since 1999, broken down by region. 
Mr. Clapham: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many disablement benefit awards have been made to coal miners or former coal miners with pneumoconiosis since 2004; and how many of those have been paid compensation under the (a) 1974 Coal Industry Scheme and (b) Pneumoconiosis etc. (Working Compensation) Act 1979, broken down by region. 
Mrs. McGuire [holding answer 31 January 2008]: Information about the number of awards of industrial injuries disablement benefit (IIDB) made to coal miners or former coal miners with pneumoconiosis is in the table.
|IIDB first diagnosed PD D 1 pneumoconiosis assessments made to people who worked in the mining/quarrying industry: cases in payment|
|March 2004||March 2005||March 2006||March 2007|
1. denotes nil or negligible.
2. Totals may not sum due to rounding.
3. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
IIDB Clerical Record System, 100 per cent. data.
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