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star this property date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK Border Agency staff in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) the UK were (i) on zero-hours contracts and (ii) temporary staff in each of the last two years up to the most recent period for which records are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts remove filter
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Pamela Nash more like this
star this property uin 107179 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK Border Agency was absorbed into the Home Office on 1 April 2013; its <br>successor business areas are UK Visas &amp; Immigration and Immigration Enforcement.<br><br>(i) The Home Office and its Agencies do not employ and have not employed staff <br>on zero-hours contracts. <br><br>(ii) A geographical breakdown of temporary staff employed in UK Border Agency <br>successor business areas in each of the last two years is shown at Table 1.</p><p>[ATTACH TABLE]</p><p><br>NOTE: Office for National Statistics defines temporary staff as those civil <br>servants with contracts of employment of less than one year; staff with Fixed <br>Term Appointments and Permanent staff are reported separately by all government <br>departments, as are Agency and Contingent Workers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property file name PQ 107079 Table 1 V1.xlsx more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this
48991
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star this property date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many officials in his Department are employed on zero-hours contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts remove filter
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Pamela Nash more like this
star this property uin 107180 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
star this property answer text <p>The Department has no employees with a zero hours contract.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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less than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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3909
unstar this property label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this
46590
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will implement travel bans against those who have been actively promoting the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts remove filter
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Pamela Nash more like this
star this property uin 194820 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Secretary of State has a non-statutory power to exclude from the UK any <br>foreign national whose presence is considered not conducive to the public good. <br>The power to exclude is broad but is normally used in circumstances involving <br>national security, ‘unacceptable behaviour' (extremism), international <br>relations and foreign policy and serious organised crime. <br><br>Where the Government identifies or is made aware of any individual who may have <br>crossed the threshold for exclusion, we will consider carefully the evidence in <br>the case before the Secretary of State decides whether or not to take action.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this
46581
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on granting asylum to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people from Uganda. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts remove filter
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Pamela Nash more like this
star this property uin 194821 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>All asylum and human rights claims are considered in accordance with our <br>obligations under the 1951 Refugee Convention and the European Convention on <br>Human Rights. We recognise that, in general, lesbian, gay, bisexual, <br>transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons may be at risk of persecution and <br>warrant protection, and that this may have increased in particular for lesbian, <br>gay and bisexual (LGB) persons following the signing of the Anti-Homosexual <br>Act. However, each case needs to be considered on its individual facts. <br>In light of the Act, which specifically targets ‘homosexuality', we published <br>updated guidance covering lesbian, gay and bisexual claims on the Gov.uk <br>website on 10 April. <br>We are monitoring the situation and will publish updated guidance on LGBTI <br>persons once it is clear how the law is being applied in practice.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Syrians have been brought to the UK under the Vulnerable Person Relocation Scheme to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts remove filter
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Pamela Nash more like this
star this property uin 194822 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The first group of Syrian refugees arrived in the UK on 25 March as part of the <br>Government's Vulnerable Persons Relocation (VPR) Scheme. The next group of <br>refugees are expected to arrive this month, with further groups to follow on a <br>regular basis. Whilst there is no set quota we predict that the VPR scheme will support several hundred people over the next three years.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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3909
unstar this property label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this
48716
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star this property date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment and support allowance claimants in the work-related activity group in (a) Scotland, (b) Airdrie and Shotts constituency, (c) North Lanarkshire and (d) the UK (i) successfully and (ii) unsuccessfully appealed against the imposition of a sanction in (A) the two years prior to December 2012 and (B) each year since December 2012 including the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts remove filter
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Pamela Nash more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is shown in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p>ESA Sanctions Appeals: Jan 2011 to September 2013.</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Date</p></td><td><p>Decision type</p></td><td><p>Great Britain</p></td><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>North Lanarkshire local authority</p></td><td><p>Airdrie and Shotts parliamentary constituency</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan-Dec11</p></td><td><p>Adverse</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Non Adverse</p></td><td><p>5</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><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan-Dec12</p></td><td><p>Adverse</p></td><td><p>27</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Non Adverse</p></td><td><p>17</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><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan-Sep13</p></td><td><p>Adverse</p></td><td><p>59</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Non Adverse</p></td><td><p>81</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: DWP: Sanctions and Disallowance Decisions Statistics database</p><p>Notes:</p><ol start="1" type="1"><li>Figures have been randomly adjusted and totals will include individuals who have had a sanction applied for more than one period e.g. if an individual had a sanction applied in 2011 and in 2012 then they will appear in both of these periods. “ – “ denotes nil or negligible.</li></ol><p>2. A non-adverse decision is a decision found in favour of the claimant, i.e. a sanction or disallowance is not applied.</p><p>3. An adverse decision is a decision found against the claimant, i.e. a sanction or disallowance is applied.</p><p>4. Year of Decision: The year in which the decision on the sanction referral was made. 2013 only includes data up to and including the 30<sup>th</sup> September, which this is the latest data available.</p><ol start="5" type="1"><li>The low numbers in 2011 are a result of previous employment programmes ending.</li></ol><p>6. New regulations introduced a new revised sanctions regime for ESA claimants from 3<sup>rd </sup>December 2012. Details can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/jobseekers-allowance-overview-of-sanctions-rules" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/jobseekers-allowance-overview-of-sanctions-rules</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This information is published and can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information for Northern Ireland is the responsibility of the Department for Social Development. Northern Ireland statistics can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research/benefit_publications.htm" target="_blank">http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research/benefit_publications.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 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this
48712
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star this property date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken was between an application being made and benefit paid for (a) attendance allowance, (b) bereavement benefits, (c) carer's allowance, (d) disability living allowance, (e) employment and support allowance, (f) jobseeker's allowance, (g) maternity benefits, (h) housing benefit, (i) council tax benefit and (j) pension credit in the most recent period for which figures are available in (i) Airdrie and Shotts constituency, (ii) Scotland and (iii) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts remove filter
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Pamela Nash more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information regarding when a benefit is paid is not available as this can vary from each claim depending on circumstances, payment type and frequency of payment.</p><p> </p><p>The data that is available is the Actual Average Clearance Time (AACT) which is the average time taken between an application being made and the date the customer was notified of the decision on their claim.</p><p> </p><p>Please see the most recent AACT data in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Claims Actual Average Clearance Time (AACT)</p></td><td><p>National Year-End 2013/2014</p></td><td><p>Scotland Year End 2013/2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Attendance Allowance claims AACT</p></td><td><p> </p><p>14.3</p></td><td><p> </p><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bereavement Benefit Claims AACT</p></td><td><p> </p><p>15.9</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Carers Allowance claims AACT</p></td><td><p> </p><p>N/A</p></td><td><p> </p><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Disability Living Allowance claims AACT</p></td><td><p> </p><p>22.4</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Employment &amp; Support Allowance claims AACT</p></td><td><p> </p><p>8.6</p></td><td><p>8.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jobseekers Allowance claims AACT</p></td><td><p> </p><p>8.1</p></td><td><p>7.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Maternity Allowance Claims AACT</p></td><td><p> </p><p>7.3</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pension Credit claims AACT</p></td><td><p> </p><p>7.15</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit are administered by local authorities and not the DWP. Processing statistics for these benefits can be found at</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?publication_filter_option=statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?publication_filter_option=statistics</a></strong></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 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this
48885
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star this property date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many decision makers within the jobseeker's allowance framework in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) North Lanarkshire and (d) Airdrie and Shotts constituency had a complaint issued against them in each of the last four years; and how many of those complaints led to disciplinary action. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts remove filter
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Pamela Nash more like this
star this property uin 196888 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information sought is contained in individual personnel records. DWP cannot provide this information as it could only be collated at a disproportionate cost to the department.</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 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this
48858
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star this property date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department allocated in support to Malawi in each of the last five years; and what proportion of this funding was intended for use by (a) the Malawi government and (b) non-governmental organisations working in the country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts remove filter
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Pamela Nash more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK Government has provided the following support (£m):</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="7"><p><strong>DFID MALAWI Programme Spend</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"> </td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>CHANNEL</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2009/10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>TOTAL</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Malawi Government</p></td><td><p>18.2</p></td><td><p>76.3</p></td><td><p>36.7</p></td><td><p>59.5</p></td><td><p>75.2</p></td><td><p>265.9</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Non-Governmental Organisations</p></td><td><p>17.7</p></td><td><p>12.2</p></td><td><p>9.5</p></td><td><p>6.7</p></td><td><p>3.7</p></td><td><p>49.8</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information regarding specific projects is available on the Development Tracker (www.dfid.gov.uk).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this
48889
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star this property date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who have received a benefit sanction have appealed this decision and won sanction in (a) Scotland, (b) Airdrie and Shotts constituency and (c) North Lanarkshire in each of the last four years up to the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
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Pamela Nash more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at 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 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this