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Unemployment Benefits

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of children lived in families claiming out-of-work benefits in each year since 2004, broken down by parliamentary constituency. (226158)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him on 6 February 2008, Official Report, columns 1237-38W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the most recent workload forecasts by Jobcentre Plus are for the volume of claims for (a) jobseeker’s allowance, (b) income support, (c) incapacity benefit and (d) Social Fund loans for (i) the second, (ii) the third and (iii) the fourth quarters of 2008-09 and (iv) 2009-10, broken down by region; and if he will make a statement. (227951)