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Mr. Frank Field:
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 25 June 2007, Official Report, columns 484-88W, on the New Deal for Young People, if he will provide
equivalent figures for (a) the New Deal for Young People and (b) each other New Deal programme for each month since November 2006. 
Mr. Timms [holding answer 25 June 2008]: People entering new deal for young people receive intensive help to support them into work. The new deal has been successful in placing jobseekers into sustainable work, with around 80 per cent. of employment outcomes being into jobs lasting 13 weeks or more. The flexible new deal will build on this success.
The Department will be basing its payment strategy increasingly on sustainable job outcomes; six months in the first instance, but as the Government move towards an integrated employment and skills progression model, it will look to build longer-term incentives into the welfare and skills systems.
Information on the number of people who move into sustained employment is only collected for new deal for young people, new deal 25-plus and new deal for lone parents. The available information has been placed in the Library.
Dr. Ladyman: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Pension Credit rules concerning service charges for people living in sheltered and extra care sheltered housing are (a) understood by staff at the Pension Service and (b) available to the public. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: Any action concerning service charges entitlement or providing additional advice and guidance for people living in sheltered and extra care sheltered housing is a function of specially trained staff based in every pension centre.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of pensioner households living in poverty (a) before housing costs and (b) after housing costs in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (i) region, (ii) local authority and (iii) constituency. 
The data source does not allow us to provide robust numbers for estimates below the level of Government office region. Information on the numbers and percentages of pensioners below 60 per cent. of contemporary median income is set out in the following tables.
|P ensioners living in households with less than 60 per cent . of contemporary median household inc ome, by region or country: 1995-96 to 2005- 06, three-year averages|
|Number ( m illion )|
|1995-96 to 1997-98||1996-97 to 1998-99||1997-98 to 1999-2000||1998-99 to 2000-01||1999-2000 to 2001-02||2000-01 to 2002-03||2001-02 to 2003-04||2002-03 to 2004-05||2003-04 to 2005-06|
|(1) Not available.|
Source: Family Resources Survey
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