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Mr. McCartney: Information about numbers of ministerial appointments to public bodies is included in the Cabinet Office's annual report, "Public Bodies". Copies of this are placed in the Library of the House and the report is published on the Cabinet Office's internet website. The next edition of "Public Bodies", which will include number of appointments at March 2001, will be published around the end of the year.
|Total||In gift of Secretary of State||Since 7 June 2001|
|Advisory Committee for Disabled People in Employment and Training (ACDET)||13||0||(31)13|
|Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board (DLAAB)||20||20||2|
|Disability rights Commission (DRC)||15||15||0|
|Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC)||14||14||10|
|Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority (OPRA)||10||10||0|
|Pensions compensation Board (PCB)||3||3||1|
|Pensions Ombudsman (PO)||1||1||1|
|Race Education and Employment Forum (REEF)||18||0||0|
|Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC)||14||14||3|
(31) Following Ministerial agreement on 28 August 2001 to extend the term of ACDET until March 2002 all appointments for the Committee were extended until 31 March 2002.
1. Information based on DWP public bodies as in the Cabinet Office publication "Public Bodies".
2. The Appeals Service information is not included as the Lord Chancellors Department makes the appointments.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people living in the Middlesbrough, South and Cleveland, East constituency were in receipt of income-related benefits in each of the last four years. 
|May 1998||May 1999||May 2000||May 2001|
|Family Credit/Working Families' Tax Credit(33)||1,800||1,600||2,000||2,400|
|Disability Working Allowance/Disabled Person's Tax Credit(33)||32||30||45||54|
(32) Income based
(33) Family Credit and Disability Working Allowance were replaced by Working Families' Tax Credit and Disabled Person's Tax Credit in October 1999 and are tax credits rather than Social Security benefits.
1. Figures (other than Disability Working Allowance/Disabled Person's Tax Credit which is a 100 per cent. count of all cases) are based on a 5 per cent. sample and are therefore subject to a degree of sampling error.
2. Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance (Income Based), Family Credit/Working Families' Tax Credit and "Total" figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred.
3. Income Support/Jobseeker's Allowance claimants in receipt of Family Credit/Working Families' Tax Credit or Disability Working Allowance/Disabled Person's Tax Credit are not shown in Income Support/Jobseeker's Allowance totals.
4. Disabled Working Allowance/Disabled Person's Tax Credit figures are for April each year.
5. Totals may not sum owing to rounding.
Income Support Quarterly Statistical Enquiries May 1998-May 2001
Jobseeker's Allowance Quarterly Statistical Enquiries May 1998-May 2001
Family Credit/Working Families' Tax Credit Quarterly Statistical Enquiries May 1998-May 2001
Disability Working Allowance/Disabled Person's Tax Credit Quarterly Statistical Enquiries April 1998-April 2001
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Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit figures are not available for the Middlesbrough, South and Cleveland, East constituency but are available for Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland local authorities.
|Date||Housing Benefit||Council Tax Benefit|
|Date||Housing Benefit||Council Tax Benefit|
1. Middlesbrough, South and Cleveland, East parliamentary constituency is covered in part by the Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland local authority areas. Figures are not therefore representative of the constituency area.
2. The data refer to households, which may be a single person or a couple.
3. The figures have been rounded to the nearest 10 cases.
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Management Information System quarterly 100 per cent. caseload stock-count taken each May from 1998 to 2001
Mr. Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) men, (b) women and (c) children of each ethnic group in the Wycombe constituency are classified as socially excluded. 
Malcolm Wicks: Poverty and social exclusion are complex multi-dimensional issues, affecting many aspects of people's livesincluding income, health, housing, the quality of their environment and opportunities to learn. There is therefore no single measure that can be used to classify people as socially excluded.
Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much benefit was paid by the Department of Trade and Industry to the Department of Social Security and the Department of Work and Pensions in respect of miners' occupational lung disease claims under the Social Security Act 1997 (Recoupment of Benefit Provisions); how many cases were involved; and how much benefit in those cases was set off and deducted from the compensation by the Department of Trade and Industry. 
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|Miners occupational lung diseases||Number of cases||Amount paid (£)|
|Chronic bronchitis and emphysema||2,020||7,673,339.86|
Information about the amount of deductions made by the Department of Trade and Industry in lieu of benefit paid is not currently available. My hon. Friend the Minister for Energy and Industry will write to my hon. Friend with the information when it becomes available.
Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will answer question no. 11496, tabled on 26 October, relating to disability claimants; and for what reason it was not answered on the due date of 30 October. 
Mr. Boswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been paid to the private sector in refunded contributions on account of opted-out occupational pensions schemes in each of the last five years. 
1. All figures rounded to nearest £10 million.
2. The table shows the total amount of National Insurance contribution rebates made in respect of membership of both private sector and public sector contracted-out occupational pension schemes.
Government Actuary's Department
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