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Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average household income was for the poorest 10 per cent. of the population (a) in real terms and (b) as percentage increase in each year of the last 15 years. 
|Year||Before housing costs||After housing costs|
|Family expenditure survey (FES)|
|Family resources survey (FRS)|
1. The derivation of year on year percentage change in income levels from the above data is not recommended due to the fact that sampling variation for any individual year is large in relation to year on year change.
2. All figures are estimates. There is evidence to suggest that the poorest 10 per cent. of the population as defined by their income may not be the poorest 10 per cent. in terms of living standards.
3. Data are not available for each year of the period requestedwith the financial year 19992000 being the latest data available.
4. Results from the Family Resources Survey have been available only since 199495. Prior to that the Family Expenditure Survey was used as the data source for the Households Below Average Incomes (HBAI) series. Due to differences in the methodology employed in both the collection and analysis of data from both surveys, the figures presented above are not directly comparable across the two surveys.
5. FRS data are presented on a financial year basis. FES data for 1987 are presented on a single calendar year basis, that for 198889 to 199293 on a two-year combined calendar year basis and 199394 to 199596 on a two-year combined financial year basis where, for example, "199596" denotes the financial years 199596 and 199697 combined. The coverage of the FRS is Great Britain only, as it excludes Northern Ireland, while that of the FES is the whole of the United Kingdom.
6. The monetary values presented are rounded to the nearest pound and are equivalised. That is to say that incomes are adjusted to take into account both the size and composition of the household to allow fair comparisons between different family types. The incomes presented above relate to the actual incomes of a couple with no children, which is used as the benchmark for equivalisation in HBAI.
7. As is standard HBAI convention, figures are presented on both a Before and After Housing Costs basis, in order to take into account variations in housing costs between households that do not necessarily reflect equivalent variations in the quality of housing.
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introduction of a uniform housing benefit and council tax benefit form for the Basic Model ONE Pilot; and if he will make a statement. 
Malcolm Wicks: The option of having a uniform housing and council tax benefit (HB/CTB) claim form has been available to local authorities (LAs) participating in the ONE pilots. None of the Basic Model Pilot LAs has chosen to do so, but the North Nottinghamshire Private and Voluntary Sector Pilot has introduced such a form.
The introduction of the new Customer Management System, being rolled out from 2002, will mean that working age HB/CTB applicants who are also claiming a benefit administered through this Department, will see a uniform, single claims process.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) record is kept and (b) assessment is made of the destinations of people who leave the new deal for disabled people for employment. 
Mr. Nicholas Brown: The new deal for disabled people (NDDP) keeps records of the number of people moving into work. In the first three months operation of the NDDP extension, to the end of September, 492 people have found employment. An assessment of the destinations of people who leave the programme will be made through evaluation of the programme.
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints about the work of the Child Support Agency have been made to the agency by hon. Members on behalf of constituents, in each of the past five years. 
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the cost in (a) 200001 and (b) 200102 of work undertaken on the development of a new working age agency. 
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Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what was the capital budget welfare to work figure for 199899 that was not specified in Table 11 on page 102 of the 2001 departmental report. 
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the costs and functions of the Model Office referred to on page 70 of the 2001 departmental report. 
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the costs and functions of the process learning centres referred to on page 70 of the 2001 departmental report. 
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Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a list of the sums which are not included in the 2001 Departmental report and are indicated by the symbol. 
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