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Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2007, Official Report, column 477W, on jobseeker's allowance (JSA), what proportion of JSA claimants have partners in each category. 
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many participants on the New Deal for Disabled People were taking part in the scheme for the second time or more in each month since 2001. 
Mrs. McGuire [holding answer 10 July 2007]: The number of participants on new deal for disabled people in each month since the start of the programme who were taking part in the scheme for the second time or more is contained in the following table:
|Month||Participants taking part for second time or more|
1. Latest data are to November 2006.
2. Figures are rounded to nearest 10.
Information Directorate, DWP
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many participants left the new deal (a) voluntary service, (b) environmental task force, (c) full-time education or training and (d) employment option for employment in Liverpool and Wirral district in November 2006. 
|Stage of leaving new deal for young people||Number leaving to employment in Liverpool and Wirral in November 2006|
1. Figures are rounded to nearest 10.
2. A total of 40 participants left new deal for young people at one of the four option stages in Liverpool and Wirral in November 2006 (not all of them left to employment).
Information Directorate, DWP
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on the (a) new deal scheme, (b) new deal 25 plus scheme and (c) new deal for lone parents programme in each year since 1998. 
Caroline Flint: I refer the hon. Member to the written answer given to the hon. Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr. Hammond) on 4 June 2007, Official Report, column 32W and to the Department for Work and Pensions Departmental Report 2007 (CM 7105).
|Percentage of firms with any pension provision|
1. All figures are estimates taken from the Employers Pension Provision Survey. 2005 is the latest year published. The coverage of the survey is private sector employers in Great Britain.
2. Stakeholder pensions were introduced in April 2001, and from October 2001 employers with five or more employees and no other pension provision were required to provide access to stakeholder pensions. This is reflected in the increase in employer pension provision between 2000 and 2003.
3. Pension provision includes occupational schemes, group personal pensions, stakeholder pensions (including schemes with no members and/or no contributions) and firms that contribute to personal pensions.
DWP Employers Pension Provision Survey
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The information requested is not available. The closest information available is the average occupational pension received by pensioner benefit units, as recorded in the Departments Family Resources Survey and shown in the following table. Latest information relates to 2005-06, so average amounts are shown in 2005-06 prices.
|Average amount of occupational pension income for those in receipt, before tax|
|£ per week, 2005-06 prices|
|Pensioner couples||Single pensioners||All pensioner units|
1. Occupational pensions include widows employee pensions and occupational pension from an overseas Government or company if paid in sterling. The average amount received by a pensioner benefit unit may include pensions paid from more than one occupational pension scheme.
2. Figures are for Great Britain.
3. Figures have been rounded to the nearest £.
4. Based on survey data and as such subject to a degree of sampling and non sampling error. Users should not read too much into movements in data between single years.
5. Pensioner units are either pensioner couples or single pensioners.
6. Pensioner couples are couples where one or more of the adults are state pension age or over.
Pensioners Income Series, 2005-06 (Revised)
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