HC Deb 26 November 2001 vol 375 cc710-1W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his answer of 26 October 2001,Official Report, column 442W, on benefit payouts (ACT), what information is collected about benefit recipients and automated credit transfer. [15173]

Malcolm Wicks

Statistical information, by benefit, is collected quarterly and annually on the number of customers currently receiving benefit by ACT in GB and overseas. Data are also collected on the number of GB customers choosing ACT when they make a new claim to benefit. Historical data on the percentage of new and existing GB customers receiving payment by ACT are also collated.

DWP—Public Bodies—Appointments 7 June to 31 October 2001
In gift of Secretary
Total of State Since 7 June 2001
Advisory Committee for Disabled People in Employment and Training (ACDET) 13 0 113
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
Remploy Ltd. 14 0 5
Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) 14 14 3
1 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.