§ Mr. Willetts
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which organisations have responded to the consultation documents on(a) the pension credit and (b) invalid care allowance. 
§ Mr. McCartney
Over 400 responses were received to the Pension Credit formal consultation exercise "The Pension Credit: a consultation paper", Cm4900, November 2000, many welcoming our proposals. We continue to consider views and work closely with groups representing older people to deliver a modernised and dedicated service to meet pensioner needs. We will be announcing our response to the Pension Credit consultation in due course.
40 responses were received to the formal consultation exercise on Invalid Care Allowance which took place between 23 July and 15 October. The majority welcomed our proposals. A summary of the responses will be published on our website and the cabinet office website at the same time as the proposals are introduced into Parliament for Scrutiny.