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(2) Employment Support Application (ESA) went live in October 2008 SMP08
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a list of each Jobcentre Plus office that has closed in each year since 2002, including (a) the full address, (b) the date on which the office closed, (c) a description of the services the office offered and (d) details of the number of staff employed in the office prior to closure, broken down by type of staff; and if he will make a statement. 
The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question asking if he will place in the Library a list of each Jobcentre Plus office that has closed in each year since 2002, including (a) the full address, (b) the date on which the office closed, (c) a description of the services the office offered and (d) details of the number of staff employed in the office prior to closure, broken down by type of staff. This is something that falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Acting Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.
Information is centrally available for the year that each office closed but not the actual date. The date provided is when the building is disposed of and ceases to be a financial liability to Jobcentre Plus. This can be up to 12 months following closure to the public.
The final date of closure of an office to the public is managed locally and will be adjusted to support a managed and gradual migration of the services delivered by that office to alternative locations. As a result of this gradual migration, there is no information available that details the services being delivered by an office immediately prior to closure, as well as the number of staff employed in each office prior to closure.
I have placed the available information in the Library.
Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households were in receipt of pension credit in each parliamentary constituency in Nottinghamshire in (a) November 2003 and (b) May 2008. 
|Households in receipt of pension credit in each parliamentary constituency in Nottinghamshire|
|November 2003||May 2008|
1. The number of households in receipt is rounded to the nearest 10.
2. Household recipients are those people who claim pension credit either for themselves only or on behalf of a household.
DWP Information Directorate Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study 100 per cent. data
Mr. Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how long the average assessment period for defined benefit schemes was for those who applied to the Pension Protection Fund in the 2007-08 levy year; and how many assessments exceeded the average period. 
Ms Rosie Winterton:
In the 2007-08 levy year 114 schemes cases entered the PPF assessment period. Of those schemes, 15 have exited the process due to the scheme being rescued or, following further investigation,
being deemed ineligible and subsequently withdrawn. No schemes that entered assessment in the 2007-08 levy year have yet transferred into the PPF.
Historically it has taken an average of seven years to wind up pension schemes in the UK. Against this background the PPF has set a challenging target of 75 per cent. of schemes, and schemes covering 75 per cent. of members, completing the assessment period within two years. By law, the Pension Protection Fund assessment period must last a minimum of one year before a scheme can transfer to the PPF, and could be longer, depending on the complexity of the financial situation of both the employer and the scheme.
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