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Mr. Holloway: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much tax was collected from the bingo industry in each year since 2003; and what the contribution of (a) income tax and (b) national insurance was. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for the Government Equalities Office were in each month since it was established; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months. 
Barbara Follett: The Government Equalities Office was established as a separate department on 12 October 2007. The rates paid to non-permanent staff since then and the numbers earning those rates are shown in the following table.
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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, how many people are registered with the Child Support Agency on its (a) old filing system and (b) new filing system. 
The Child Support Agency manages both the old and new schemes of child maintenance on two separate computer systems; the old child support computer system (CSCS) which has been in place since the introduction of the Agency in 1993, and the new child support computer system (CS2) which was introduced to support the reforms in 2003.
At the end of March 2008, the Agency had a total of 1,361,900 live old and new child maintenance scheme cases registered on both the old and new computer systems. Of these, 683,000 were live new child maintenance scheme cases and 252,300 were live old child maintenance scheme cases registered on the new computer system (CS2). In addition 426,600 live old scheme cases were registered on the old computer system (CSCS).
Further information on the number of cases being handled by the Child Support Agency, broken down by old and new scheme is regularly published in Table 1 of the Child Support Agency's Quarterly Summary of Statistics (QSS). The latest copy of which is available in the House of Commons library or online at:
I hope you find this answer helpful.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on carbon offsetting in each of the last three years; and to which companies payments for carbon offsetting have been made in each such year. 
Mrs. McGuire: The Department for Work and Pensions is a member of the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund (GCOF). The GCOF aims to fulfil the Government's commitment to offset emissions attributable to all official and ministerial air travel in central Government. The GCOF runs for an initial period of three years (2006-07, 2007-08, and 2008-09).
The GCOF is being managed by EEA Fund Management Ltd, who won the contract to source and deliver 255,000 certified emission reduction credits, with a provision for a further 50,000 credits, over three years from a range of clean development mechanism (CDM) projects. Credits will be supplied from the project portfolio of Trading Emissions Plc, to whom EEA is the investment adviser.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 9 May 2008, Official Report, column 44WS, on national insurance numbers, how many applicants for national insurance numbers have been refused national insurance numbers following right to work interviews since their inception in 2006. 
Mr. Timms [holding answer 16 May 2008]: Management information shows that, since their inception in July 2006 and up to 30 April 2008, 11,301 applicants for national insurance numbers have had their application refused as a result of the right to work interview.
Mr. Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints about (a) non-receipt and (b) loss of benefit payments have been received by his Department in the last six months for which the information is available. 
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how much his Department spent on introducing voice risk analysis technology in its call centres in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; and what the projected expenditure is for 2008-09; 
(2) how much his Department spent on (a) training and (b) recruitment of call centre operators to use voice risk analysis technology in its call centres in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08; and what the projected expenditure is for 2008-09; 
(4) how much funding has been allocated to each of the seven pilot areas that have trialled voice risk analysis technology; and what proportion of this funding has been administered by Capita. 
Mr. Plaskitt [holding answer 13 May 2008]: The first year of expenditure on voice risk analysis by Department for Work and Pensions was 2007-08 during which we spent £700,333. This was made up of £460,000 paid directly to the local authorities piloting the technology, and £240,333 DWP expenditure.
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Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many successful prosecutions have taken place for claiming benefits when out of the country on an extended absence since 1998. 
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