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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Vulnerable Adults more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many hours of training is planned to be given to her Department's decision-makers to identify people who may be vulnerable or have complex needs for the purposes of the universal credit managed migration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 188159 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>All DWP staff working with customers complete training that prepares them for their role. This includes developing the skills they need to support and communicate with a diverse range of customers, and specific training is provided for working with different vulnerable groups.</p><p> </p><p>We are taking a slow, measured approach to managed migration and this will allow for on-going evaluation of the process to ensure that it is working successfully, which will enable us to refine our methods to support claimants.</p><p> </p><p>The revised draft regulations now before Parliament provide that we must give claimants a minimum of three months in which to make a claim for Universal Credit and sets no maximum period in which a claim must be made. With unlimited flexibility to extend claim periods we will work with representative groups to produce guidance that will ensure adequate support for each individual claimant’s needs.</p><p> </p><p>Decision makers and all our customer facing staff undertake learning related to supporting vulnerable claimants. Decision Makers receive 19.5 hours of training on dealing with vulnerable groups and line managers review whether there is a need to refresh the knowledge / learning with individuals where appropriate.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T16:15:59.167Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
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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
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Overpayments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claims have been incorrectly calculated resulting in an overpayment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Livingston more like this
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Hannah Bardell more like this
star this property uin 202142 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
star this property answer text <p>Our internal data from the last full financial year, 2017/18, shows that around 6%* of the individuals that were on Universal Credit at some point during the financial year 2017/18, were overpaid and were referred to Debt Management for the recovery of these overpayments. This figure includes fraud, claimant error and official error overpayments.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>* The percentage figure has been calculated by dividing the number of Universal Credit claimants who were overpaid and referred to Debt Management for the recovery of an overpayment, by the number of individual claimants that were on Universal Credit at some point during the financial year 2017/18. Not all of the claimants would have been in payment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T14:36:20.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T14:36:20.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hannah Bardell more like this
1027516
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unstar this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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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
star this property hansard heading Jobcentre Plus: Training more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to make an assessment of the effectiveness of the Autism and Hidden Impairment training for Jobcentre Plus staff in reducing the gap between national employment rates and rates of employment for people on the autistic spectrum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 203312 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
star this property answer text <p>There are currently no robust statistics on employment rates among autistic people, so we have not been able to make any assessment of the effectiveness of the Autism and Hidden Impairment training for Jobcentre Plus staff on employment levels among autistic people.</p><p> </p><p>We are considering how to robustly measure the employment rate among autistic people, including whether it might be possible to collect this information through the Labour Force Survey.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-01-08T17:14:54.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-08T17:14:54.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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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
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to provide disability benefit claimants with dual recording equipment during their benefit assessments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 203234 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimants who attend a face-to-face PIP assessment are allowed to record their assessment if they want to, in line with the standards set by the Department.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Department started a video recording pilot on 26<sup>th</sup> November 2018 for PIP claimants with face-to-face assessments booked from 10<sup>th</sup> December. The pilot enables us to test communications products and live testing of video recording, providing that claimants elect to participate. Findings from the pilot will inform views on rolling out video recording more widely, in order to promote greater trust and transparency.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T17:41:59.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T17:41:59.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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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
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to monitor the quality of disability benefit assessors' (a) decision making and (b) decision making on appeals relating to whether that benefit can be proceeded with. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 203235 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>Decisions on entitlement to benefit are made by the Department’s Decision Makers, informed by assessments undertaken by assessment providers.</p><p> </p><p>Assessments are carried out by qualified health professionals, who receive thorough training and regular checks on the quality of their work. Anyone falling below the required standards faces having their contract terminated.</p><p> </p><p>All Health Professionals are subject to on-going audit by our assessment providers to ensure that they deliver high quality assessments. The Department also undertakes independent audit to ensure that the advice provided to the Department’s decision makers is of suitable quality, fully explained and justified. Appeals Presenting Officers who attend tribunals on behalf of the Department also provide feedback to assessment providers.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T17:54:33.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T17:54:33.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
1027526
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unstar this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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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
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will undertake a review of the quality of disability benefit assessors' decision-making when those decisions are found to have been taken in conflict with official guidance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 203236 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>Decisions on entitlement to benefit are made by the Department’s Decision Makers, informed by assessments undertaken by assessment providers.</p><p> </p><p>Assessments are carried out by qualified health professionals, who receive thorough training and regular checks on the quality of their work. Anyone falling below the required standards faces having their contract terminated.</p><p> </p><p>All Health Professionals are subject to on-going audit by our assessment providers to ensure that they deliver high quality assessments. The Department also undertakes independent audit to ensure that the advice provided to the Department’s decision makers is of suitable quality, fully explained and justified. Appeals Presenting Officers who attend tribunals on behalf of the Department also provide feedback to assessment providers.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T17:40:22.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T17:40:22.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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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
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Denbighshire more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many PIP mandatory reconsiderations in Denbighshire were (a) upheld and (b) dismissed in each quarter since January 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 203239 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>The tables below provide Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) outcomes in Denbighshire by period of clearance in each quarter since January 2015 (Normal Rules).</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>MRs where the decision was not revised</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January to March</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April to June</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July to September</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October to December</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>MRs where the decision was revised but the award unchanged</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January to March</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>160</p></td><td><p>80</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April to June</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>250</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>80</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July to September</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>220</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>70</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October to December</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>260</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>MRs where the decision was revised and the award changed</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January to March</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April to June</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July to September</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October to December</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>MRs that were withdrawn or cancelled</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January to March</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April to June</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July to September</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October to December</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Data has been rounded to the nearest 10 and includes people living in the Denbighshire Local Authority Area. ‘#’ means fewer than 5 in this category.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T17:41:46.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T17:41:46.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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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
star this property hansard heading Industrial Health and Safety: Funerals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the implementation of EU Directive 2004/37/EC on the funeral sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Greenwich and Woolwich more like this
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Matthew Pennycook more like this
star this property uin 203363 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government is aware of the concerns that the funeral sector has raised about a new occupational exposure limit value for Formaldehyde in the latest proposed amendment to EU Directive 2004/37/EC. Officials have liaised with representatives of the sector to gather information to inform the continuing negotiations at EU level. The UK will continue to represent the concerns of the funeral sector as part of those negotiations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-01-08T17:12:41.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-08T17:12:41.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matthew Pennycook more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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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
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many home visits officials her Department have made to assist disabled people in applying for universal credit in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 203219 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not centrally collated and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost. Overall however, between April 2017 and March 2018, 290,000 cleared home visit referrals were made across all the Department’s service lines.</p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T16:33:07.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T16:33:07.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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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
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that when the managed migration of disabled claimants to universal credit commences those people do not experience undue difficulties. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 203220 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>The Department is committed to ensuring that all claimants are fully supported during the managed migration process. We are currently working closely with a large and diverse range of stakeholders, including those supporting disabled people, to design processes that work for everyone and most effectively support those who will need help during migration.</p><p> </p><p>We will begin managed migration on a small scale in 2019 to pilot our processes and ensure that they are working, adapting them and building on feedback before we begin to take on larger volumes of claimants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T18:07:25.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T18:07:25.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this