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Rail projects (multi-annual work programme ), b udget period 2000-2006
€ million
Title Requested Allocated

Channel Tunnel Rail Link

210

103

West Coast main line

120

53

Kings Cross/St. Pancras interchange

25

21

Felixstowe to Nuneaton upgrade

33.7

5


Road projects
€ million

Title Requested Allocated

1997

A75 Stranraer to Gretna Trunk Road

n/a

1.3

1997

English Studies on the Ireland-UK-Benelux Road Link: M6/M11 capacity studies; bridge strength assessment study; English A14 strategy study

n/a

1.7

1998

Cardiff International Airport Road: Phase B (1998-99) studies

1.3

1.3

2000

Ireland-UK-Benelux Road Link

0.52

0.50

2000

A303 Stonehenge improvement

6.2

0

2001

A303 Stonehenge improvement

1.5

0

2001

A8 Belfast to Larne Road

1.7

0

2001

Trans-Pennine upgrade study (freight)

5

1.5

2005

A1/N1 Newry to Dundalk Works

6.95

5

2006

A5117 Deeside Park Junction improvement works

6.1

4

2009

A14 Corridor Traffic Management Scheme

17.7

11.7

2009

A8 Belfast to Larne (Coleman's Corner to Ballyrickard Road)

2.17

2.17

2009

A6 Randalstown to Londonderry (Londonderry to Dungiven)

3.03

1.32

2009

A5 Western Transport Corridor (WTC) study

10

0

n/a = Not available.

Road projects (multi-annual work programme), budget periods 2000-2006 and 2007-2013
€ million
Title Requested Allocated

A1 Loughbrickland to Beech Hill Works

2.42

1.5

A120 Stanstead to Braintree road upgrading

15.8

15.8

Package for improvements and upgrade of road infrastructure on sections of A14, M6 and A1.

283.72

80.71


Work and Pensions

Disability Living Allowance

Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in (a) Chesterfield constituency, (b) Derbyshire and (c) England received (i) the mobility component, (ii) the care component and (iii) both the mobility and the care components of the disability living allowance in each of the last five years. [308966]

Jonathan Shaw: The available information is in the following tables:


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Disability living allowance cases in payment for the Chesterfield parliamentary constituency for each of the last five years, as at May of each year
May

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Care component only

810

850

890

900

940

Mobility component only

1,290

1,270

1,210

1,220

1,200

Care and mobility components

4,170

4,380

4,530

4,790

5,010

Total

6,270

6,500

6,630

6,910

7,150

Notes: 1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest 10. Totals may not sum due to rounding. 2. Figures show the number of people in receipt of an allowance, and exclude people with entitlement where the payment has been suspended, for example if they are in hospital. 3. The postcode of a claimant is used to assign the parliamentary constituency, local authority and government office region. Source: Department for Work and Pensions Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.

Disability living allowance cases in payment for Derbyshire county/unitary local authority for each of the last five years, as at May of each year
May

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Care component only

5,350

5,600

5,780

5,910

6,110

Mobility component only

8,090

7,930

7,690

7,480

7,260

Care and mobility components

25,440

26,440

27,660

28,930

30,140

Total

38,880

39,970

41,130

42,320

43,510

Notes: 1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest 10. Totals may not sum due to rounding. 2. Figures show the number of people in receipt of an allowance, and exclude people with entitlement where the payment has been suspended, for example if they are in hospital. 3. The Derbyshire region is defined as the unitary local authority of the claimant and includes eight local authorities. The postcode of a claimant is used to assign the parliamentary constituency, local authority and government office region. Local authorities are assigned by matching postcodes against the relevant postcode directory. Source: Department for Work and Pensions Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.

Disability living allowance cases in payment in England for each of the last five years, as at May of each year
May

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Care component only

307,350

314,330

317,120

328,040

336,370

Mobility component only

443,330

434,990

424,320

416,130

406,200

Care and mobility components

1,453,120

1,512,780

1,588,240

1,667,590

1,751,540

Total

2,203,800

2,262,100

2,329,680

2,411,760

2,494,110

Notes: 1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest 10. Totals may not sum due to rounding. 2. Figures show the number of people in receipt of an allowance, and exclude people with entitlement where the payment has been suspended, for example if they are in hospital. 3. The postcode of a claimant is used to assign the parliamentary constituency, local authority and government office region. Local authorities are assigned by matching postcodes against the relevant postcode directory. Source: Department for Work and Pensions Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.

Employment Schemes: Young People

Paul Rowen: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the estimated cost to her Department is of (a) the Young Person's Guarantee and (b) the Graduate Guarantee in 2009-10. [309729]


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Jim Knight [holding answer 11 January 2010]: In Budget 2009, the Chancellor announced the Young Person's Guarantee, a £1 billion package of work and training opportunities for young people phased in between October 2009 and January 2010 and available until March 2011. It is not possible to estimate expenditure in 2009-10 because it is dependent on the number of jobs that will be bid for in each monthly Future Jobs Fund bidding round. This cannot be estimated with any degree of certainty as the fund is a challenge fund.

The Graduate Guarantee draws on a range of DWP and BIS-funded provision, including BIS's Graduate Talent Pool and DWP's Six Month Offer. As we do not know how many graduates will access help through different routes, we are unable to provide an estimate of the cost of the Graduate Guarantee to DWP.

Jobseeker's Allowance

Paul Rowen: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average processing time for a jobseeker's allowance application has been in the last 12 months. [309726]

Jim Knight [holding answer 11 January 2010]: The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the chief executive of Jobcentre Plus, Darra Singh. I have asked him to provide the hon. Member with the information requested.

Letter from Darra Singh:

Month Days

December 2008

10.4

January 2009

10.3

February 2009

10.5

March 2009

9.7

April 2009

9.5

May 2009

9.9

June 2009

10.1

July 2009

10.5

August 2009

10.7

September 2009

10.0

October 2009

9.7

November 2009

9.2

Source:
MISP 11 December 2009

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