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|Table 2: Gross child maintenance debt (debt analysis exercise)|
|April to March each year (£ billion)|
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest £0.1 billion.
2. Possibly Uncollectable debt refers to amounts outstanding which the debt analysis exercise revealed some uncertainty over whether it will be collected. The amounts are considered doubtful where, for example, payments have been infrequent or it has not been possible to establish an arrears agreement or impose a deduction of earning order.
3. Probably Uncollectable debt refers to the amount outstanding which the debt analysis exercise revealed is likely to be very difficult to collect due, for example, to the lack of contact with, or the personal circumstance of, the non-resident parent. In many of these cases the Agency has suspended recovery action until such time as the individual's circumstances change.
4. Collectable debt refers to the amount outstanding which the debt analysis exercise revealed is likely to be collected. This takes into account factors such as regular contact with the non-resident parent, where regular payments are being made or an arrears agreement has been set up.
5. From 2005-06 a provision has been included in the annual accounts to reflect the fact that the Agency may not collect an element of the possibly uncollectable debt, the accounts for 2004-05 have been restated on this basis, please refer to 2005-06 annual report and accounts. Therefore the possibly uncollectable figures for 2004-05 and 2005-06 are based upon the provision in the accounts only, leading to an increase in collectable debt in these years.
6. Figures for the period April 2007 to March 2008 will be published in the Agency's 2008 annual report and accounts.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people received council tax benefit in each Government office region in each year since 1996-97; and what the cost of the benefit was in each year. 
|Council tax benefit recipients nationally and by Government office region, as at February each year|
|Great Britain||North East||North West||Yorkshire and the Humber||East Midlands||West Midlands|
|East||London||South East||South West||Wales||Scotland|
1. The data refer to benefit units, which may be a single person or a couple.
2. The figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.
3. Figures for any non-responding authorities have been estimated.
4. Council tax benefit totals exclude any second adult rebate cases.
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Management Information System Quarterly 100 per cent. caseload stock-count taken in February 1999 to February 2007.
|Council tax benefit expenditure in Great Britain|
|Cash terms||Real terms (2008-09 prices)|
1. Figures to 2005-06 are audited out-turn from local authority subsidy claims.
2. Figures for 2006-07 are provisional.
3. Real terms figures are in 2008-09 prices, based on the Budget 2008 GDP deflator.
DWP Budget 2008 expenditure tables
Dan Rogerson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) permanent civil service posts, (b) permanent non-civil service posts and (c) temporary or agency workers there were in his Department in each month since May 2005. 
|Permanent||Temporary( 1)||Agency staff( 2)||Total|
|(1) Based on the Office of National Statistics (ONS) definition, from 1 April 2007 members of staff with a fixed term contract in excess of 12 months are counted as permanent.|
(2) Data only available from September 2007.
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