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Nadine Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in Mid Bedfordshire constituency were in receipt of housing benefit on the latest date for which figures are available. 
|Teenage lone parents in receipt of housing benefit in Great Britain|
| Notes: 1. The figures are based on a 1 per cent. sample and are therefore subject to a degree of sampling variation. 2. Lone parents are defined as single people with dependants. 3. 16 to 19-year-olds have been included in the sample. 4. The figures have been rounded to the nearest thousand. 5. Figures for any non-responding authorities have been estimated. 6. Housing benefit figures exclude any extended payment cases. Source: Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Management Information System, Annual 1 per cent. sample, taken in May 2004.|
From February 2007, DWP has been collecting more detailed HB/CTB data electronically from local authorities. Over time this will improve the accuracy, timeliness and level of detail available in the published statistics. Quality assurance has been carried out on much of the new data, and the results are published at:
However, as not all of the detail has been quality assured to publication standard, this particular question can only be answered by using data from the previous detailed data source, which is for May 2004.
Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many young people resident in Enfield North constituency have found employment through the New Deal in each year since 1998. 
Jim Knight: The table shows the number of job starts by young people in the Enfield North constituency who have found work through the New Deal for Young People since 1998. Some individuals will have had more than one job start:
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
2. Westminster parliamentary constituency (post May 2005) is allocated using the ONS postcode directory and customer's postcode.
3. Year of entering job is the calendar year that the job was gained.
4. Latest data are to February 2009.
The Department for Work and Pensions. Information Directorate.
Jim Knight: The table shows the number of job starts by people in the Enfield North constituency who have found work through the New Deal for Lone Parents since 1998. Some individuals will have had more than one job start.
1. '-' nil or negligible.
2. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
3. Westminster parliamentary constituency (post May 2005) is allocated using the ONS postcode directory and customer's postcode.
4. Year of entering job is the calendar year that the job was gained.
5. Latest data are to February 2009.
The Department for Work and Pensions Information Directorate
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what datasets show the number of children living in child poverty by (a) local authority area and (b) ward; how often each is produced; what time lag is involved for each; and if she will make a statement. 
Helen Goodman [holding answer 26 October 2009]: The dataset 'Children in Families in Receipt of Out-of-work Benefits' is currently used as a proxy to measure child poverty at the local level. This dataset is the basis for indicator 116 in the National Indicator Set, used by local government and its partners. The data were produced between 2004 and 2007 and are available at both local authority and ward level. April 2007 is the latest available. There is a six-month time lag for this dataset.
A revised indicator is currently being developed to measure child poverty at local level and will include children living in low income working families as well as those in workless families. The revised indicator will be the proportion of children living in families in receipt of out-of-work benefits or working families whose income is below 60 per cent. of median income. This will provide information on both in-work and out-of-work poverty in the local area.
In addition to NI116, the National Indicator Set provides local authorities and their partners with a wide range of data related to child poverty and its underlying causes. Local authorities can use local administrative data to supplement the data that are provided from central Government.
The Child Poverty Unit is working with the Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People's Services (C4EO)-a sector led organisation-to develop a tool to help local delivery partners analyse local data relating to child poverty. This tool will be available from the end of the year.
Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children are living in households with income below 60 per cent. of median income before housing costs, based on the family's income (a) including and (b) excluding income from disability living allowance; and how many such children are in households with one or more disabled adult. 
Helen Goodman [holding answer 26 October 2009]: In 2007-08, there were 2.9 million children in households with incomes below 60 per cent. of median income when disability living allowance is included as income. Of these, 0.8 million children were in households with one or more disabled adult.
When disability living allowance is excluded as income, there were 2.9 million children in households with incomes below 60 per cent. of median income in 2007-08. Of these, 0.9 million children were in households with one or more disabled adults.
1. These statistics are based on households below average income, sourced from the Family Resources survey. The Family Resources survey is available in the Library.
2. Small changes should be treated with caution as these will be affected by sampling error and variability in non-response.
3. The reference period for households below average income figures are single financial years.
4. The income measures used to derive the estimates shown employ the same methodology as the Department for Work and Pensions publication "Households Below Average Income" (HBAI) series, which uses disposable household income, adjusted (or 'equivalised') for household size and composition, as an income measure as a proxy for standard of living.
5. For the households below average income series, incomes have been equivalised using the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) equivalisation factors.
6. Numbers of children have been rounded to the nearest hundred thousand.
7. No adjustment is made to disposable household income to take into account any additional costs that may be incurred due to an illness or disability, because research shows these vary significantly in level and nature, and there is no general agreement on how to measure these costs.
Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will estimate the saving to the public purse which would arise in each of the next six financial years if the lower age of eligibility for winter fuel payments were raised in line with increases in the state pension age for women. 
Angela Eagle [holding answer 26 October 2009]: The age of eligibility for winter fuel payments will increase in line with the state pension age for women from winter 2010-11 onwards. The necessary legislation was put in place earlier this year.
Data are rounded to the nearest 1000.
Winter Fuel Payment datasets
Mr. Gray: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will take steps to restrict eligibility for pensioners' winter fuel allowance to those pensioners living in the UK and countries with similar or colder climates. 
Angela Eagle: Under European law some benefits acquired in one member state must be paid to people who live outside that state but within the European economic area (EEA). To comply with this law winter fuel payments are paid to former UK residents living elsewhere in the EEA if they qualified for a payment before leaving the UK.
Justine Greening: To ask the Solicitor-General how much the Law Officers' Departments spent on (a) car hire, (b) train travel, (c) air travel, (d) hotels and (e) restaurant meals for (i) Ministers and (ii) staff in the Law Officers' Departments in each of the last five years. 
|Year ending 31 March||Treasury Solicitor's (£)||AGO (£)||HMCPSI (£)||Total (£000)|
|Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office (RCPO)|
|(1) 2009-10 figures represent April 2009-September 2009.|
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