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Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much of the £1.7 billion funding for Jobcentre Plus announced in the 2009 Budget will be allocated for (a) additional staff at each grade and (b) contractors. 
Jim Knight: Budget 2009 announced an additional £1.7 billion to DWP for Jobcentre Plus customers over the next two years, to 2010-11. £1.1 billion was allocated to Jobcentre Plus for staff and infrastructure to deliver front line services. £0.6 billion was allocated for Employment Programmes to be delivered by third party provision.
A breakdown of the planned staff costs over the two years by grade is currently unavailable. Further detailed planning is in progress to ensure that we can manage customer demand with the staff resource we have available.
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she plans to reply to the letter to her predecessor of 18 May 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms S Mahmood. 
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations her Department has received from local authorities on the implications for local authority budgets of the provisions of the draft Pensions (Automatic Enrolment) Regulations 2009. 
Angela Eagle: My Department has received two written representations from the Local Government Employers and one written representation from the Communities and Local Government about the implications for local authority budgets of the draft Pensions (Automatic Enrolment) Regulations 2009.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many caseworkers in (a) England, (b) Cambridgeshire and (c) Peterborough constituency offer assistance to jobseekers through the Progress2Work scheme. 
Jim Knight: This information regarding the number of caseworkers in England is not collated centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. One caseworker offers support in Cambridgeshire and one caseworker offers support in Peterborough.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobseekers did not remain in work or training for more than 13 weeks under the Progress2Work scheme since its inception. 
Between its inception in 2001 to 30 April 2009, progress2work has assisted 13,471 customers into employment and placed 18,832 onto a range of training
courses. Of those customers who we know have found work, 8,243 did not remain in employment for longer than 13 weeks and of those customers who we know found training, 5,400 did not remain in it for more than 13 weeks.
Figures for the number of customers leaving education courses is unobtainable, therefore the figure of 5,400 is for mainstream and specialist training only.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many caseworkers in (a) England, (b) Essex and (c) Castle Point are offering support to jobseekers through the Progress2Work scheme. 
Jim Knight: Information on the number of caseworkers in England offering support to jobseekers through the progress2work scheme is not collated centrally and would be available only at a disproportionate cost. This is because the size and volume of each progress2work contract varies substantially across each Jobcentre Plus District. However, we recommend that progress2work contractors employ one caseworker per 50 customers.
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) average and (b) maximum period between receipt of an application for (i) housing and (ii) council tax benefit and the first payment arising from such a claim was in the most recent period for which figures are available. 
Helen Goodman [holding answer 2 July 2009]: In the fourth quarter of 2007-08 the national average time for processing new housing benefit claims was 25.5 calendar days and for new council tax benefit claims was 23.9 calendar days.
For the same period the maximum time for processing new housing benefit claims at local authority level (not case level) was an average of calendar 66.6 days, and the maximum time for processing new council tax benefit claims at local authority level (not case level) was an average of 62.2 calendar days.
Quarterly Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Administration Data.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the amount of (a) housing benefit, (b) council tax benefit, (c) industrial injuries disablement benefit, (d) carer's allowance, (e) jobseeker's allowance and (f) incapacity benefit unclaimed in the last 12 months for which figures are available. 
Jim Knight: The latest estimates of take-up of means-tested benefits in Great Britain, covering income support, pension credit, housing benefit, council tax benefit and jobseeker's allowance (income-based) are published in the report 'Income Related Benefits Estimates of Take-Up in 2007-08'. A copy has been placed in the Library.
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for (a) housing and (b) council tax benefit have been (i) made and (ii) processed in (A) 2007-08, (B) 2008-09 and (C) 2009-10 to date. 
Quarterly Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Administration Data.
Mr. Letwin: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people had been waiting for over four weeks to receive state pension payments at the latest date for which information is available. 
Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 25 November 2008, Official Report, columns 1381-82W, on home responsibilities protection, how many women have been contacted; how many women have received lump sums of backdated pension; how much has been paid in backdated pensions; and what estimate she has made of the amount which will have been paid out by the end of the exercise. 
Angela Eagle [holding answer 3 July 2 009]: The exercise to contact women who may have missed out on home responsibilities protection (HRP) started on 6 July. It is expected to take around two years to complete. We are not yet able to give an estimate of the amount which will have been paid out by the end of the exercise. Our preliminary analysis that somewhere in the region of 100,000 to 150,000 women may not be receiving their full entitlement to state pension because HRP has not been applied in its calculation is unchanged.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people became unemployed after ending an apprenticeship in (a) Peterborough and (b) Cambridgeshire in 2008. 
Mr. Iain Wright: We do not currently hold data centrally about the total number of apprentices made redundant. Arrangements are in place from 1 August 2009 onwards to record the number of apprentices who are made redundant. Working with the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) we have established a matching service to help apprentices at risk of redundancy to find alternative employment and to complete their apprenticeship. More generally, providers and the LSC have procedures to advise and relocate apprentices, in cases where providers or employers fail, to help ensure that they are able to continue in work and complete their apprenticeship. The £140 million package announced by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister for an additional 35,000 apprenticeship places will help fund new provision in both the public sector and private sector, and will extend the opportunities available to people facing redundancy.
The information provided is from the School Census however this is not the usual source of data for information on looked after children. Usually we would use the looked after children database but this does not hold all the details requested here.
The School Census does not cover all looked after children; information is not collected for pupils in alternative provision, including pupil referral units, FE colleges, voluntary provision and those not in education or training. It is also possible that the School Census undercounts the number of looked after children in primary, secondary and special schools.
Alistair Burt: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) which local education authorities have been successful in one or more applications for funding under the Building Schools for the Future programme; and how much funding has been awarded to each such authority; 
(2) which local education authorities that have been successful in one or more applications under the Building Schools for the Future programme contain three-tier schools in either all or part of the authority. 
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