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Richard Younger-Ross: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of Parliamentary questions for answer on a named day to his Department received a (a) holding and (b) substantive answer on the named day in each year since 2001. 
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Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many written questions to his Department had not received an answer as at 25 February 2008 for (a) between two and four, (b) between four and six, (c) between six and eight and (d) more than eight weeks; and how many in each category were tabled for named day answer. 
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Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what guidance on reasonable adjustments for people with mental health conditions he has issued to assist organisations in complying with the Disability Discrimination Act 2005; 
Mrs. McGuire: The primary source of guidance on duties under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, as amended by the Disability Discrimination Act 2005, is the range of Codes of Practice and information published by the former Disability Rights Commission. The Codes of Practice may be purchased from the Stationery Office or may be downloaded free of charge, along with other guidance, from the website of the Equality and Human Rights Commission:
In addition, the Government have published a range of guidance giving advice to employers, service providers, education providers and others with duties under the Disability Discrimination Act on how they can meet their obligations under the Act. However, there is no centrally held list of these publications and such a list could be compiled only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to paragraph 3.11 of the paper, Carers at the heart of 21st-century families and communities, how much of the £150 million funding for breaks for carers of disabled children his Department plans to provide in each of the next two years. 
Mrs. McGuire [holding answer 17 July 2008]: Funding for breaks for carers referred to in paragraph 3.11 of Carers at the heart of 21st century families and communities is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health.
We have allocated up to £38 million (dependent upon demand for services) to fund the initiatives that fall to this Department to deliver. This includes up to £10 million a year to fund replacement care for carers who wish to access education or training opportunities.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2008, Official Report, column 818W, on Equality 2025, how much of the expenditure was (a) capital and (b) resource; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the annual accounts of Equality 2025 for each year since its establishment. 
This means the budget cannot be used to pay for resources (staffing) or capital costs, as this type of expenditure can only be met from an administration budget. Expenditure for the resources that support Equality 2025 is included in the Office for Disability Issues administration budget.
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) total and (b) average amount paid out under the Financial Assistance Scheme has been in each month since it was established; and if he will make a statement. 
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