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Jobseeker's allowance (income-based) are published in the report Income Related Benefits Estimates of Take-Up in 2006-07. Estimates of the number of people eligible for the additional amount for carers in pension credit are not available.
The number of people in receipt of pension credit and carers allowance over the last five years is shown in table 1 and all pension credit expenditure on recipients entitled to the extra amount for carers is shown in table 2.
|Table 1: Pension credit and carers allowance|
|As at February each year||Carers allowance||Total pension credit recipients||Recipients with the additional amount for caring|
1. Carers allowance figures include those people who are entitled to carers allowance but who do not receive a payment as a result of the overlapping benefit rules.
2. Case load figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
3. Pension credit recipients are people who claim pension credit either for themselves only or on behalf of a household.
4. From February 2005, estimates are derived from Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study 100 per cent. data. Prior to this, information on receipt of carers addition in pension credit is not available from the same source, so estimates are derived from 5 per cent. Sample data.
DWP Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.
|Table 2: Pension credit expenditure|
|Expenditure in cash terms||Expenditure in 2008-09 prices|
|(1) Part year.|
DWP Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study 100 per cent. data, 5 per cent. sample data and DWP accounting systems.
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people he estimates were (a) eligible for and (b) in receipt of council tax benefit in Crosby constituency in each year since 1997. 
The latest estimates of the number of entitled non-recipients of means-tested benefit in Great Britain are published in the report Income Related Benefits Estimates of Take-Up in 2006-07, copies of which are available in the Library. The report includes information about council tax benefit, income support, pension credit, housing benefit and jobseeker's allowance (income based).
Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend East (James Duddridge) of 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 59W, on departmental buildings, what the cost of each refurbishment was. 
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much surplus land (a) his Department and (b) its agencies own; and what the (i) area and (ii) estimated monetary value of each site is. 
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of the headcount reduction in his Department in each year since 2004 were (a) redeployed within his Department including its business units, (b) redeployed elsewhere within the Civil Service, including the names of the destination departments and (c) placed on his Department's employment register. 
From March 2004 to March 2008 staffing in the Department was reduced by 31,101 full-time equivalent posts. During this period a number of staff were declared surplus. The number of surplus staff who were redeployed internally or to other Government Departments together with the relative proportions to the reduction (where information is held) is shown in the following table.
|Surplus staff redeployed within DWP||Proportion of reduction in staffing (percentage)||Surplus staff who transferred to other Departments||Proportion of reduction in staffing (percentage)|
Proportions are approximate as headcount reductions were measured on a full-time equivalent basis and surplus/redeployments on an individual member of staff basis.
Over the same period 3,272 staff, who had not been declared surplus, also voluntarily transferred to other Departments. A breakdown for each year is shown in the following table:
|Staff transferring to other Government Department||Proportion of reduction in staffing (percentage)|
Proportions are approximate as headcount reductions were measured on a full-time equivalent basis and surplus-redeployments on an individual member of staff member.
Only limited information is available on the Department to which all transferees moved to during the period. The available information is summarised in the following table:
|Department||Number of staff transferring from DWP|
Departmental names shown as at the time staff member transferred.
In addition to normal resignations and retirements over the four year period, 8,370 staff left the Department on a voluntary basis under early release schemes. Of these no member of staff was required to leave the Department against their will.
No personnel records are kept on whether or not staff who leave the Department join the employment register.
The Department for Work and Pensions proactively monitors and manages the cost of its mail services to ensure best value for money from the utilisation of public funds. Over the past 12 months, the Department has continued to work closely with Royal Mail to make improved use of new postal products/services (e.g. introducing Packet post and Clean Mail advance services to DWP sites). Since the introduction of online business accounts by Royal Mail in September 2007, the Department has used this service extensively to obtain clearer visibility of management information on the postal spend across the DWP network.
The Department has made use of liberalisation within the postal market place for down stream access from our two service delivery centres with our provider UK Mail. The Department will continue to monitor the developing postal market place, and maximise the use of pan-Government opportunities to maximise costs and efficiencies for business delivery and taxpayers.
Information on the number of reviews that the Department and its agencies have undertaken since 27 June 2007 is not held centrally. However, the Department for Work and Pensions constantly keeps under review its regulation, policy and operations.
Current and closed public consultations are set out in the following table.
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