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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-02-03more like thismore than 2014-02-03
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are currently awaiting work capability assessments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>In May 2010 there were 225,000 cases with Atos Health care and as of 28 February 2014 there were around 766,000 outstanding cases awaiting Work Capability Assessments being completed. This figure does not include cases yet to be referred to Atos or cases referred to Atos but where the claimant has yet to return the claimant questionnaire.</p><p> </p><p>This includes (a) around 371,000 new claimants of Employment and Support Allowance who should be receiving the assessment rate of the benefit; (b) around 293,000 existing recipients of Employment and Support Allowance awaiting a review; and (c) around 102,000 existing Incapacity Benefit recipients awaiting reassessment.</p><p> </p><p>This figure is based on operational management information received from Atos Healthcare and is rounded to the nearest thousand.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
36518
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-02-03more like thismore than 2014-02-03
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time for applicants for employment and support allowance is between submission of the ESA50 form and the date of the work capability assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
unstar this property uin 186212 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The average time from submission of an ESA50 to the completion of a face-to-face Work Capability Assessment (for both Employment and Support Allowance and Incapacity Benefit Reassessment), for the period from February 2013 to January 2014, was 64 working days</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Z
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1528
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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4120
star this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
38402
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star this property date less than 2014-02-11more like thismore than 2014-02-11
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of initial employment and support allowance claims have taken over 91 days in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
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Paul Maynard more like this
unstar this property uin 187843 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The table estimates, for all new Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claims made in each of the last three years, which have had a determination in relation the Work Capability Assessment (WCA), the proportion of claims that were completed in over 91 days. </p><p> </p><p>Number and proportion of completed initial ESA claims each year between April 2010 and March 2013 that were completed in more than 13 weeks by year of claim start date</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p>ESA claim start date between:</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Apr-10 to </p><p>Mar-11</p></td><td><p>Apr-11 to </p><p>Mar-12</p></td><td><p>Apr-12 to </p><p>Mar-13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Completed in more than 13 weeks</p></td><td><p>231,700</p></td><td><p>316,000</p></td><td><p>364,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Percentage completed in more than 13 weeks</p></td><td><p>58</p></td><td><p>83</p></td><td><p>78</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: Department for Work and Pensions benefit administration dataset</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><ol start="1" type="1"><li>All values are rounded; therefore addition of all volumes for outcomes may not sum to total cases. Caseload volumes have been rounded to the nearest 100.</li><li>For around 10% of all new claims, the duration cannot be determined due to data not being available, so these have been excluded from the analysis above. These are mainly claims with the one or other of the dates missing so the time from the claim start to the notification of the WCA output cannot be calculated. Those still waiting for an assessment are also excluded.</li><li>The data presented above comes from benefit claims data held by the Department for Work and Pensions. It related to new ESA claims; Incapacity Benefit (IB) claims reassessments are not included. In October 2008, ESA replaced IB for new claims. Starting with a trial in October 2010, and reaching a full scale national roll-out in April 2011, existing IB claims began to be phased out, with claimants reassessed to see if they qualify for ESA instead.</li><li>As the Official Statistics on ESA and the WCA do not focus on benefit durations, the underlying data used to provide the information has not been quality assured to the same level, and should be treated with caution.</li><li>ESA payments commence from the start of the claim. Where the WCA takes longer than 91 days and the claimant is found to be eligible for the benefit payments of the relevant component will be backdated to the 92<sup>nd</sup> day.</li></ol><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-04more like thismore than 2014-03-04
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what work his Department has commissioned on the use by migrants of UK welfare systems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Dame Tessa Jowell more like this
unstar this property uin 190447 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The previous government did not collect data, we are rectifying and the data collected on migrants' use of the welfare system continues to grow as the current welfare reforms are rolled out. For example under the recently strengthened Habitual Residence Test we have started to record nationality and immigration status<em>.</em></p><p>Under Universal Credit we will also make better records of claimants circumstances including nationality.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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4084
unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Jowell more like this
41648
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star this property date less than 2014-03-05more like thismore than 2014-03-05
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what funding his Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those activities in those years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
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Alun Cairns more like this
unstar this property uin 190698 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /><ol start="1" type="1"><li>The Department provides no funding for any trade union related activities. However it does allow time for these activities to be undertaken. </li></ol><p> </p><ol start="2" type="1"><li>The Department did not report on the amount of trade union activities taken by our representatives in the years 2011-12 and 2012-13, as such the figures shown below are estimates based on the allocation of time we allowed for union representatives to use on trade union activities. </li></ol><p> </p><ol start="3" type="1"><li>The Department has undergone a significant amount of change in its facility time arrangements over the last 12 months as it has introduced the Cabinet Office reforms from June 2013, this has resulted in a decrease in the amount of time taken by our people for trade union activities </li></ol><p> </p><ol start="4" type="1"><li>The data relating to 2013-14 covers the period April 2013 to December 2013. </li></ol><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Facility time taken by Union Representatives (days)</p></td><td><p>% of total working days</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>17,219</p></td><td><p>0.09%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>15,409</p></td><td><p>0.08%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>3,124</p></td><td><p>0.02%</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
42045
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star this property date less than 2014-03-07more like thismore than 2014-03-07
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the quality of the administration of the short-term benefit advances scheme since its inception. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
unstar this property uin 191105 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>DWP has a quality framework in place for checking the accuracy of Short Term Benefit Advance decisions. In February 2014, checks confirmed 96% accuracy of application decisions. In terms of timeliness, an average 98% of all application decisions made throughout the operational year since April 2013 were made within 24 hours.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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4084
unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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42046
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star this property date less than 2014-03-07more like thismore than 2014-03-07
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been in receipt of out-of-work benefits for (a) one year, (b) two years and (c) three years or more in (i) Wrexham constituency, (ii) Wales and (iii) the UK in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian Lucas more like this
unstar this property uin 191126 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information we can provide is shown in the table below:</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Out of work benefit claimants by statistical group and duration of oldest claim, for Great Britain, Wales and Wrexham constituency: August 2011- August 2013</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>All</p></td><td><p>Up to 1 year</p></td><td><p>1 to 2 years</p></td><td><p>2 to 3 years</p></td><td><p>3 years and over</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="3"><p>August 2011</p></td><td><p>Great Britain</p></td><td><p>4,842,010</p></td><td><p>1,937,380</p></td><td><p>503,230</p></td><td><p>290,240</p></td><td><p>2,111,170</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>296,370</p></td><td><p>105,870</p></td><td><p>27,670</p></td><td><p>18,030</p></td><td><p>144,790</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wrexham</p></td><td><p>6,350</p></td><td><p>2,370</p></td><td><p>620</p></td><td><p>420</p></td><td><p>2,930</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="3"><p>August 2012</p></td><td><p>Great Britain</p></td><td><p>4,721,460</p></td><td><p>2,138,490</p></td><td><p>649,290</p></td><td><p>313,940</p></td><td><p>1,619,740</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>286,820</p></td><td><p>124,910</p></td><td><p>35,260</p></td><td><p>17,320</p></td><td><p>109,320</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wrexham</p></td><td><p>6,090</p></td><td><p>2,850</p></td><td><p>660</p></td><td><p>380</p></td><td><p>2,200</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="3"><p>August 2013</p></td><td><p>Great Britain</p></td><td><p>4,395,860</p></td><td><p>2,051,340</p></td><td><p>881,810</p></td><td><p>389,270</p></td><td><p>1,073,440</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>267,890</p></td><td><p>121,960</p></td><td><p>53,400</p></td><td><p>21,180</p></td><td><p>71,340</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wrexham</p></td><td><p>5,710</p></td><td><p>2,740</p></td><td><p>1,160</p></td><td><p>400</p></td><td><p>1,400</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Where a claim has converted to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) from Incapacity Benefit/Severe Disablement Allowance or Income Support the data reflects the duration from the start of ESA claim. Most of these re-assessments have occurred since April 2011 when the re-assessment process commenced.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Source: DWP Information, Governance and Security Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest ten and totals may not sum due to rounding. </p><p>2. Out of work benefits which are included in this analysis are:-</p><p>Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)</p><p>Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)</p><p>Incapacity Benefit and Severe Disablement Allowance (IB/SDA)</p><p>Income Support (IS).</p><p>3. Incapacity Benefit and IS on incapacity grounds were replaced by Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for new claims from October 2008.</p><p>4. The duration of claim reflects the longest out-of-work benefit claim for each person.</p><p>5. Where a claim has converted to ESA from IB/SDA or IS data reflects duration from start of ESA claim.</p><p>6. Great Britain data have been provided as the information for Northern Ireland is the responsibility of the Department for Social Development. Northern Ireland statistics can be found at:</p><p> <a href="http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research.htm" target="_blank">http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research.htm</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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4084
unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
42044
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star this property date less than 2014-03-07more like thismore than 2014-03-07
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will assess the potential for improved administration and awareness of the short-term benefit advances scheme to affect demand for food banks; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>DWP does make claimants aware of relevant support services, but will always consider whether it has provision first.</p><p>Short Term Benefit Advance awards are available to those entitled to them prior to initial payment of benefit, almost 100% of applications are routinely processed within 24 hours.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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4084
unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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42347
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star this property date less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what additional funding his Department allocated to the town of Rhyl for the purpose of piloting back-to-work projects in each year since 1997. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The information requested is not readilly available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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4084
unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
42343
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star this property date less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what protections have been built into Universal Job Match to ensure the service cannot be infiltrated with non-existent jobs with the aim of accessing personal data; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
unstar this property uin 191219 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The security of a user's data is of the utmost importance to us and built into the service are monitoring tools and vacancy checks, which help to detect, deter and remedy inappropriate use of the site. There are also warnings to users of the service advising them they should not be asked to reveal personal details. Additionally, a 'Contact Us' facility is provided so users can quickly highlight any employers that they may have concerns about. DWP then investigate such concerns.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this