§ Mrs. Humble
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents in Blackpool, North and Fleetwood have gained work through the New Deal programmes. 
§ Jane Kennedy
490 lone parents in Blackpool, North and Fleetwood have gained work through the New Deal for Lone Parents since the start of the programme in October 1998. Figures for lone parents who have gained work through other New Deal Programmes are not available.
§ Mrs. Humble
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many senior citizens in Blackpool, North and Fleetwood have benefited from the winter fuel allowance since 1997. 
§ Malcolm Wicks
The number of senior citizens in the Blackpool, North and Walton constituency who received a winter fuel payment in each year since 1999–2000 (including provisional figures for 2003–04) is in the table. Information relating to the 1997–98 and 1998–99 winters is not available.1716W
Payments made 1999–2000 23,075 2000–01 25,235 2001–02 25,440 2002–03 25,565 2003–04 25,610 Notes: 1. Numbers are rounded to the nearest 5. 2. Please note that the figures for 2003–2004 refer only to the main payment run i.e. they do not include the late payment run figures. We estimate that there are approximately 100,000 people in Great Britain paid via late payment runs (0.8 per cent. of all payments). However, since late payment runs are mainly in respect of non-system cases whose claim had not been received by Qualifying Week, they are heavily skewed towards men aged 60. Source: IAD Information Centre, 100 per cent. samples.