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Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what procedure is followed when a claimant presents him or herself at a (a) personal capacity assessment and (b) work capability assessment but is not in a fit state to be assessed due to intoxication. 
Mr. McNulty [holding answer 3 November 2008]: Where a claimant is not in a fit state to be assessed for a personal capability assessment or a work capability assessment the relevant papers are returned to Jobcentre Plus by Medical Services to decide whether benefit is to be disallowed or whether a further assessment is to be arranged. Decisions are made taking into account the medical condition of the claimant and any other relevant factors. Where benefit is disallowed the claimant can request a reconsideration of the decision or appeal to an independent tribunal.
The application and award process for the child care element is integrated with the rest of the tax credits system. This makes it as simple as possible for families who need help with their child care costs to claim and receive support. The child care element is promoted as part of the tax credits system, which has a higher level of take-up than any previous system of income-related financial support.
Maria Eagle: Since its establishment on 12 October 2007 the Government Equalities Office has lost one laptop. The laptop was new and unused and therefore did not contain any data. No other losses of data have been reported.
Mr. Roger Williams: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many women were victims of (a) rape, (b) domestic violence, (c) forced marriage, (d) sexual exploitation and (e) trafficking in each of the last three years, broken down by (i) parliamentary constituency and (ii) police force area. 
Maria Eagle: Data on these crimes are collected in a number of ways. Where appropriate the Government do hold data on the number of recorded offences made to the police by women. However, these data are not broken down by parliamentary constituency.
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The Government collect domestic violence data purely for police performance measurements purposes. Published domestic violence arrest rates for 2006-07 and 2005-06 by police force area can be found at
The forced marriage unit have been keeping statistics on reportings of forced marriage since January 2008. It is not possible to provide a breakdown by police force area for this crime. Between January and September 2008 the forced marriage unit has handled 1,180 incidents of forced marriage or potential forced marriage.
The Government do not hold figures on how many women were the victims of sexual exploitation or trafficking. The Government have delivered two national enforcement campaigns against trafficking for sexual exploitation, involving all 55 police forces. During Operation Pentameter 1, 88 victims of trafficking were recovered, and during Operation Pentameter 2, this number was doubled to 167 (13 of whom were children).
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question on how many women with a child under the age of five have returned to work in each month in the last two years. (228906)
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