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Mrs. McGuire: In the first six months (1 April 2007 to 30 September 2007) of 2007-08, there were 32 fatalities to workers in construction reported to HSE and local authorities, two fatalities to non-workers, and 1,903 defined major injuries to employees.
Mr. Clapham: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many prosecutions there have been in connection with fatal injuries in the construction industry in each region in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07; and what level of fines were imposed by the court in each case. 
Mrs. McGuire: There were 33 prosecution cases brought in 2005-06 and 40 brought in 2006-07, in connection with fatal injuries in the construction industry. The courts imposed total fines of £2,092,371. A full regional breakdown of these figures is given as follows.
|Government office region||Number of fatalities resulting in prosecution||Number of prosecution cases||Number of convictions||Total fines (£)||Average fine per conviction (£)|
(2) This figure includes a fatality which was also prosecuted in 2005-06.
Mrs. McGuire: The Department and its agencies does not record information in a way that makes it possible to identify the total number of reported bullying cases. Information is available on the number of complaints of bullying referred for internal investigation. The information available at present is shown for each month from January 2007 to December 2007 in the following table.
|Total number of complaints of bullying referred for investigation to the Departments central investigations team January to December 2007|
|Month||Total number of complaints||Breakdown by business|
JCP = Jobcentre Plus
CSA = Child Support Agency
TPS = The Pension Service
DCS = Disability and Carers Service
C and CS = Central and Corporate Services
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what opportunities are available through the Jobcentre Plus network to jobseekers who have been out of work for less than six months; and if he will make a statement. 
The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question asking what opportunities are available through the Jobcentre Plus network to jobseekers who have been out of work for less than six months. This is something that falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.
Everyone claiming Jobseeker's Allowance is seen by a personal adviser. The purpose of this interview is primarily to discuss and agree the type of work being sought and those steps that, if taken, will offer the best chance of finding work. Once agreed, this information is recorded in the Jobseeker's Agreement, which is signed jointly by the adviser and the customer, and is reviewed at regular intervals.
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