To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people received carer's allowance in Darlington constituency in each of the last five years. 
The available information is in the following table.
Number of people in receipt of carer's allowance in Darlington parliamentary constituency
November each year
1. Figures show the number of people in receipt of an allowance, and exclude people with entitlement where the payment has been suspended.
2. This information is available on the Department for Work and Pensions website at http://18.104.22.168/100pc/ca/tabtool_ca.html Source:
DWP Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the hon. Member for West Lancashires constituent Miss Lorraine Prestons claim for child maintenance payments will be resolved by the Child Support Agency. 
The administration of the Child Support Agency is the matter for the Chief Executive. He will write to my hon. Friend with the information requested.
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Letter from Stephen Geraghty, dated 21 July 2008:
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, when the hon. Member for West Lancashires constituent Miss Lorraine Prestons claim for child maintenance payments will be resolved by the Child Support Agency. 
As details about individual cases are confidential, I have written to you separately about this case.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on which buildings occupied by his Departments agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years. 
The majority of the DWP estate has been sold (freehold, feuhold and long leasehold interests) or transferred (short leasehold interests) to Land Securities Trillium under a Private Finance Initiative contract known as PRIME which runs until 2018.
The proceeds were released to HM Treasury in April 1998 for the original Department for Social Security estate and further in December 2003 when PRIME was expanded to include the former Employment Services estate. DWP holds no valuable leases or freeholds following the letting of the PRIME Contract and its subsequent expansion.
Consequently we do not hold any information for these buildings as lease responsibilities lie with Land Securities Trillium.
For the other DWP agencies and non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) the position is outlined as follows.
The Rent Service
The following buildings are occupied where a lease becomes renewable in the next four years.
Hawthorn House (1(st) Floor), Emperor Way
24 March 2009
5(th) Floor, Holland House Oxford Road
1 October 2008
4 London Court, East Street
15 June 2009
St. Marys House (1(st) Floor), Victoria Road
28 September 2009
1(st) Floor, Adelphi House, 8 Turret Lane
28 September 2009
Tuition House (2(nd) Floor), St. Georges Road
2 November 2009
Spectrum Building (West Wing), Bond Street
2 January 2010
5 Victoria Court, Kent Street
29 October 2010
Gd Floor, Unit E, Aviator Court, Clifton Moor 3(rd) Floor, Rouen House, Rouen Road,
9 January 2011
2 September 2011
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
There are 21 buildings where leases are to be renewed and the locations and dates are as follows.
20 January 2011
18 September 2011
18 March 2012
24 March 2011
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24 June 2012
19 February 2009
Lyme Vale Court
8 February 2011
8 February 2016
City Gate West
22 December 2008
12 August 2009
31 December 2009
24 March 2011
31 March 2010
16 July 2012
27 August 2011
16 October 2009
Cherry Lane Warehouse
11 December 2008
18 February 2011
Arden HSE, 5(th) Fl
Newcastle Upon Tyne
24 December 2010
Edgar Allen House
24 March 2011
West George Street
8 September 2008
31 March 2009
NDPBs and Arms Length Bodies
There are no leases that are due for renewal in the next four years.
Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff in his Department and its agencies have been (a) dismissed and (b) disciplined for their conduct in the last two years. 
The Department introduced a new personnel computer system incrementally from November 2006, being fully implemented by April 2007, information is not available from this system prior to April 2007.
The information provided in the tables below reflects data recorded on that system for the number of staff (a) dismissed and (b) subject to disciplinary action since April 2007.
Employees dismissed 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008
Employees dismissed 1 April 2008 to 30 June 2008
Employees disciplined 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008
Employees disciplined 1 April 2008 to 30 June 2008
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) chairs, (b) desks and (c) other office furnishings have been purchased by his Department and its agencies in each of the last five years; and at what cost in each case. 
The Department does not readily hold information about individual number of chairs, desks and other office furnishings purchased and could provide this only at disproportionate cost. Information on expenditure that is available is provided in the following table.