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Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people (a) applied for and (b) received a crisis loan in England and Wales in each of the last five years, broken down by the smallest administrative area for which figures are available. 
|Crisis loan applications received in England and Wales by region and year|
|Crisis loan initial awards made i n England and Wales by region and year|
1. Regions are Government office regions. Data by region are available only from April 2004. Applications and awards are recorded in the region where they are administered. Until January 2005, a small area of the East of England region was administered for social fund purposes from a district within the London region. Until March 2005, a small area of the East Midlands region was administered for social fund purposes from a district within the North West region.
2. In recent years there have been many changes to the boundaries of Jobcentre Plus districts. In some cases, a district has been split and the parts merged with other districts. For the districts involved in such a situation it is not possible to give comparable data for the last five years. The smallest administrative area for which comparable data is available (for the last four rather than five years) is region.
3. Figures are for applications received, not for the number of people who made an application, and for awards made, not the number of people who received an award. (Some people made more than one application or received more than one award.)
4. Figures are for initial awards only. Awards made after review are not included.
5. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
DWP Social Fund Policy, Budget and Management Information System.
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many new recruits his Department employed in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09; how many of these were taken on as (i) permanent, (ii) temporary and (iii) agency staff; and what estimate he has made of the equivalent figures for (A) 2009-10 and (B) 2010-11. 
Jonathan Shaw: The following table shows the total number of individuals recruited in each of the categories for the years 2005-06 to 2007-08 and until December 2008 for the year 2008-09. The figures cover the core Department and its Agencies.
|Staff category||2005-06||2006-07||2007-08||( 1) 2008-09|
|(1) At December 2008.|
For 2005-06 and 2006-07 temporary staff includes all fixed term appointments and staff on short term contracts.
For 2007-08 and 2008-09 temporary staff includes fixed term appointments whose contract is for a period of less than 12 months and all staff on short term contracts.
Estimates of future recruitment are currently only available for 2009-10 when the forecast is for around 12,000 recruits. This figure is subject to change as workforce plans are further developed. It is not possible to break this figure down into categories.
Mrs. Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions have taken place with the Welsh Assembly Government on work under its national action plan to reduce suicide and self harm in Wales 2008-2013 with his Department to encourage employers to be alert to the risk of suicide amongst staff and to encourage and facilitate uptake of help and support; and if he will make a statement. 
Jonathan Shaw: We have had no discussions with the Welsh Assembly government on work under their national action plan to reduce suicide and self harm in Wales 2008-13. Officials have, however, had several conversations on related subjects such as mental health and the workplace. We could specify these only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. McNulty [holding answer 14 January 2009]: The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the acting chief executive of Jobcentre Plus, Mel Groves. I have asked him to provide the hon. Member with the information requested.
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of new jobseeker's allowance claimants expected to move onto the benefit as a result of (i) losing employment, (ii) moving off income support, (iii) failing a work capability assessment and (iv) other reasons in each of the next 12 months; and if he will make a statement. 
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many registered gas engineers there were in each of the last 10 years; and how many were (a) deregistered, (b) fined and (c) imprisoned in each of the last 10 years. 
|Table 1: Number of registered gas installers and installers deregistered|
|Registered installers||Removed from register|
|Table 2: Fines imposed|
|Number of prosecution cases||Of which: Number of individuals prosecuted|
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