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Social Security Benefits: Standards

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what local area agreements have been agreed on targets for the number of (a) benefit awards and (b) unclaimed benefits; and with which local authorities. (176588)

Local area agreements (LAAs) have been agreed with all top tier local authorities, with the exception of the Isles of Scilly. Since 21 pilots were launched in October 2004, 104 of these agreements have targets relating to benefit awards and unclaimed benefits. These are listed in the following list.

Local area agreements with benefit targets

Pilots

Barnsley;

Bradford;

Brighton and Hove;

Coventry;

Derbyshire;

Devon;

Doncaster;

Dorset;

Gateshead;

Greenwich;

Hammersmith and Fulham;

Kent;

Peterborough;

Sheffield;

Suffolk;

Telford and Wrekin;

Wigan;

Wolverhampton.

Round 2

Birmingham;

Leeds;

Leicester;

Blackburn with Darwen;

Manchester;

Norfolk;

Buckinghamshire;

Northamptonshire;

Northumberland;

Camden;

Nottingham;

Nottinghamshire;

Cornwall;

Oldham;

Redbridge;

Croydon;

Somerset;

South Tyneside;

Enfield;

Stoke;

Sunderland;

Essex;

Surrey;

Swindon;

Hounslow;

Brent;

Durham;

Kingston upon Thames;

Kensington and Chelsea;

Islington;

Kirklees;

Durham;

Hartlepool;

Lancashire;

Isle of Wight;

West Sussex;

Shropshire;

Stockport;

Wirral.

Round 3

Barnet;

Bath and NE Somerset;

Bournemouth;

Bracknell Forest;

Bristol;

Bromley;

Bury;

Calderdale;

City;

Cumbria;

Hackney;

Hull;

Liverpool;

Merton;

Middlesbrough;

Newcastle;

Newham;

NE Lincolnshire;

North Somerset;

North Tyneside;

North Yorkshire;

Plymouth;

Richmond upon Thames;

Rochdale

Salford;

Sefton;

Solihull;

Southwark;

Staffordshire;

Tameside;

Torbay;

Trafford;

Wandsworth;

Warwickshire;

Wiltshire;

York;

Dudley;

Ealing;

Havering;

Hillingdon;

Lambeth;

Reading;

South Gloucestershire;

Southampton;

Thurrock;

Halton;

Haringey.