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Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received from representatives of the small business sector on the introduction of personal accounts in 2012. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: In response to the May 2006 White Paper consultation, Security in retirement: towards a new pensions system, and the December 2006 White Paper Personal accounts: a new way to save, the Department for Work and Pensions received responses from various representatives of the small businesses sector regarding the introduction of personal accounts in 2012.
Security in retirement: towards a new pension systemSummary of responses to the consultation; and
Personal Accounts: a new way to saveSummary of responses to the consultation
Mr. Plaskitt: The administration of The Rent Service is a matter for the chief executive of The Rent Service, Patrick Boyle. I have asked him to provide the hon. Member with the information requested.
In reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about The Rent Service, the Secretary of State promised a substantive reply from the Chief Executive.
You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff worked for The Rent Service a) at the latest period for which figures are available and b) in 1997.
a) The Rent Service had 571 (headcount) staff at the end of June 2008.
b) The Rent Service did not become an Executive Agency until 1 October 1999 therefore figures for 1997 are unavailable.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2008, Official Report, column 740W, on social security benefits: fraud, how many people (a) received a caution and (b) were convicted in respect of an offence
of benefit fraud in each quarter for the last three years for which figures are available; and how many of those convicted were dealt with by way of (i) a discharge, (ii) a fine, (iii) a community sentence, (iv) a suspended sentence, (v) a custodial sentence, (vi) a custodial sentence of more than six months and (vii) a custodial sentence of more than 12 months. 
|Caution||Conviction||Discharge||Fine||Community service||Suspended sentence||Custodial sentence|
1. FIBS (Fraud Information by Sector) and FRAIMS.
2. Quarterly conviction figures from DWP/DH Legal Group.
|Number of people cautioned and convicted during each quarter for the last three years|
Local authority housing benefit administrative returns.
1. Figures rounded to the nearest 10.
2. Parliamentary constituencies are assigned by matching postcodes against the relevant ONS postcode directory.
Information directorate 100 per cent data.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of (a) the proportion of teenage mothers who receive benefits and (b) the proportion of benefits payments that are paid to teenage mothers. 
Mr. Plaskitt: Information about the proportion of teenage mothers who receive benefits is not available. Information about the proportion of benefits payments that are paid to teenage mothers could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
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