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star this property date less than 2016-11-17more like thismore than 2016-11-17
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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 National Insurance Credits: Armed Forces more like this
unstar 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, for what reasons the entitlement of spouses of armed forces personnel posted overseas to claim class three national insurance credits only applies to those who reach the state pension age on or after 6 April 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-23more like thismore than 2016-11-23
star this property answer text <p>This credit only applies to those who reach state pension age on or after 6 April 2016 because entitlement to the new State Pension, introduced on 6 April 2016, is based on a person’s <strong>own</strong> National Insurance contribution record, unlike the old State Pension scheme where it is possible to ‘derive’ a State Pension based on a spouse or civil partner’s contributions.</p><p> </p><p>Under our state pension reforms, introduced on 6 April 2016, over three million women will gain an average of £11 per week more State Pension by 2030. Around 75 per cent of women (and 70 per cent of men) who reach State Pension age under the new system in the first fifteen years will have a higher value State Pension when compared to the value of the State Pension they would have received under the old system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford remove filter
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2016-11-23T16:37:12.423Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-23T16:37:12.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
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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 State Retirement Pensions more like this
unstar 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 assessment he has made of the effect of the triple lock pension policy on the number of pensioners living in poverty in (a) Woking constituency, (b) the South East and (c) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 46749 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
star this property answer text <p>While we can’t draw a direct link between the triple lock and pensioner poverty, pensioner poverty is at one of the lowest rates since records began, with 100,000 fewer pensioners in relative poverty (after housing costs) than there were in 2009/10. Pensioners are now less likely to be in relative and absolute low income after housing costs than the population as a whole. The Government continues to support the poorest pensioners, not least through Pension Credit which tops up income to a guaranteed minimum level of £155.60 for a single person and £237.55 for couples.</p><p>The Government wants all pensioners to have a decent and secure income in retirement. We have committed to maintain the triple lock to 2020, the guarantee that both the basic State Pension and the new State Pension will increase by the highest of the growth in average earnings, price increase or 2.5%. The full basic State Pension is now over £1,100 a year higher than it was at the start of the last Parliament. This is benefitting many of the 17,000 recipients of the State Pension in Woking, the 1.7 million recipients in the South East and the 13 million recipients in the UK.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Watford remove filter
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T11:57:12.607Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T11:57:12.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-25more like thismore than 2017-04-25
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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
star this property hansard heading Pensioners: Woking more like this
unstar 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 pensioners in Woking constituency (a) receive the basic state pension, (b) receive pension credit and (c) are eligible for pension credit but do not claim it. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 71943 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 2017-04-27more like thismore than 2017-04-27
star this property answer text <p>Statistics on the number of pensioners receiving the basic state pension in the Parliamentary constituency of Woking is published and can be obtained from:</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><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p><p> </p><p>Statistics on the number of pensioners receiving pension credit in the Parliamentary constituency of Woking is published and can be obtained from:</p><p><a href="https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/default.asp" target="_blank">https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/default.asp</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/home/newuser.asp" target="_blank">https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/home/newuser.asp</a></p><p> </p><p>Information on the number of pensioners in the Parliamentary constituency of Woking who are eligible for Pension Credit, but do not claim it, is not available.</p><p> </p><p>Statistics, at Great Britain level, on the take-up of income related benefits (including Pension Credit) are published and available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/income-related-benefits-estimates-of-take-up--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/income-related-benefits-estimates-of-take-up--2</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Watford remove filter
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2017-04-27T08:27:40.687Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-27T08:27:40.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-04-25more like thismore than 2017-04-25
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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
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions more like this
unstar 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 recent estimate he has made of the average annual difference between the state pension paid to UK pensioners living in other EU member states and the basic state pension paid to people living in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 71995 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 2017-04-27more like thismore than 2017-04-27
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford remove filter
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2017-04-27T08:40:32.437Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-27T08:40:32.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
638007
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star this property date less than 2016-11-16more like thismore than 2016-11-16
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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 Women against State Pension Inequality more like this
unstar 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, when he last met representatives from the Women Against State Pension Increase campaign. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 53276 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 2016-11-21more like thismore than 2016-11-21
star this property answer text <p>I am responding on behalf of the Secretary of State, as the Minister for Pensions I have responsibility for this issue.</p><p>The previous Minister for Pensions, Baroness Altmann, and Shailesh Vara, the then Under-Secretary of State, met with representatives of WASPI on 29<sup>th</sup> June 2016 to listen to their concerns.</p><p>In addition, the Secretary of State and I are due to meet representatives of the relevant All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) shortly.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford remove filter
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2016-11-21T16:47:05.877Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-21T16:47:05.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
638008
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star this property date less than 2016-11-16more like thismore than 2016-11-16
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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 State Retirement Pensions: Females more like this
unstar 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 the Government will review its policy on transitional arrangements to address the effects on women born in the 1950s following state pension equalisation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 53277 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-21more like thismore than 2016-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government already made a concession worth £1.1 billion that will reduce the impact of these increases on those women most affected by them.</p><p>No further moves will be made to assist those women, all of whom will benefit in time from the new state pension.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford remove filter
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2016-11-21T16:38:26.573Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-21T16:38:26.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-02more like thismore than 2017-02-02
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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 State Retirement Pensions more like this
unstar 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 representations he has received on trends in the number of inaccurate state pension forecasts sent to people nearing retirement age; and whether he plans to take steps to assist those affected by errors in such forecasts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 62909 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
star this property answer text <p>State Pension statements explain that they represent an estimate and not a guarantee of an individual’s State Pension. Around 4.6% of customers contact DWP each month querying the amounts shown in their State Pension statement. These are investigated and if appropriate a revised statement is issued or can be viewed online.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford remove filter
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2017-02-07T12:50:37.733Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-07T12:50:37.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-02more like thismore than 2017-02-02
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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 Pension Credit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a widow who later remarries is eligible to claim pension credit to top up her income; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 62910 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 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
star this property answer text <p>Pension Credit is an income-related benefit for people who have reached the minimum qualifying age and live in Great Britain. It targets help at the poorest pensioners who have been unable to provide for their retirement. It works by topping up someone’s other income to a standard minimum level. The amount of Pension Credit a person gets depends on how much money they have coming in each week and how much capital they hold (e.g. savings and investments).</p><p> </p><p>Where someone has a partner, their claim will be treated as a couple and their income &amp; capital will be added together when their entitlement is calculated. Therefore, where someone who has been widowed becomes a member of a couple, it is the income (which includes any State Pension) and capital of the couple that will be taken into account in the Pension Credit claim.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford remove filter
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2017-02-07T12:56:32.54Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-07T12:56:32.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
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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 Occupational Pensions more like this
unstar 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, pursuant to the written statement of 12 December 2016, (HCW 5339), what the planned (a) timetable and (b) content is for the Automatic Enrolment 2017 Review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Graham Evans more like this
star this property uin 63328 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 2017-02-14more like thismore than 2017-02-14
star this property answer text <p>On 12 December 2016, I set out the scope of the 2017 review of automatic enrolment. On 8 February 2017 I set out further detail on the review, including its terms of reference and the membership of the external advisory group.</p><p> </p><p>Through the review we will be seeking to build on the success of automatic enrolment to date. So far over 7.1 million individuals have been automatically enrolled into a workplace pension by more than 370,000 employers. The review will look at how we can ensure that automatic enrolment continues to meet the needs of individuals saving for their retirement in the future, and that the technical operation of the policy is working as intended.</p><p> </p><p>It is important that we begin early conversations around the central issues covered by the review of automatic enrolment, and I recognise people are keen to engage on these. That is why on 8 February 2017 I published a set of initial questions on the main themes, including coverage, engagement and future contributions. I have invited views and evidence by 22 March 2017 to help inform our considerations. We will, of course, formally consult on any proposals that require legislative change.</p><p> </p><p>As I set out in my previous statement, my Department’s work will be supported by an external advisory group.</p><p> </p><p>The three co-chairs of the group are:</p><ul><li>Jamie Jenkins (Head of Pensions Strategy, Standard Life), who will support the work around the theme of coverage of automatic enrolment;</li><li>Ruston Smith (Trustee Director at Peoples’ Pension), who will support the work around strengthening personal engagement with work place pensions, and;</li><li>Chris Curry (Director, Pensions Policy Institute), who will support the work which begins to develop the evidence base on future contributions.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The other members of this group are:</p><p> </p><p>Carl Emmerson, Deputy Director, Institute of Fiscal Studies</p><p>Jane Vass, Head of public policy, Age UK</p><p>Neil Carberry, Director for people and skills, Confederation of British Industry</p><p>Linda Ellett, KPMG, partner – Tax and Pensions Practice</p><p>Nigel Stanley, NEST Members’ Panel, Chair</p><p>Jocelyn Blackwell, Trustee Director NOW: Pensions</p><p>Judith Hogarth, Employment and Pensions, EEF</p><p> </p><p>I am delighted to be working with a team representing such a breadth of experience and expertise and look forward to the insight they will bring to help shape the review and any proposals. We will of course reach out to others as part of this review, including intermediary organisations such as employer consultants and payroll firms.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Towards the end of this year I will publish a report to Parliament.</p><p> </p><p>A copy of the terms of reference and the initial questions for the review are available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/expert-advisory-group-appointed-to-the-automatic-enrolment-review" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/expert-advisory-group-appointed-to-the-automatic-enrolment-review</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Watford remove filter
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2017-02-14T15:39:35.943Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-14T15:39:35.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Evans more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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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 Pension Protection Fund more like this
unstar 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, whether it remains his policy to use the powers provided under the Pensions Act 2014 to increase the cap on compensation from the Pension Protection Fund for scheme members with long service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wantage more like this
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Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property uin 44768 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 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
star this property answer text <p>I am committed to implementing the Pension Protection Fund long service cap and hope to be able to make an announcement shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford remove filter
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 44767 more like this
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less than 2016-09-06T16:14:01.767Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-06T16:14:01.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this