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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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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 more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 trends in the number of people ceasing to claim benefits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Leicestershire more like this
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Mr Andrew Robathan more like this
star this property uin 907930 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 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The number of people claiming one of the main out of work benefits has fallen by over 900,000 since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>This is the lowest level for a quarter of a century.</p><p> </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 2015-03-09T17:40:11.353Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T17:40:11.353Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
star this property tabling member
334
star this property label Biography information for Lord Robathan more like this
225717
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
star this property answering body
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: Disqualification more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 his Department's policy is on sanctioning claimants who miss appointments because of probationary commitments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
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Mr David Ward more like this
star this property uin 907927 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 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Claimants are only asked to meet reasonable requirements in order to move off benefits and into work. Where claimants have good reason to miss an appointment, such as probationary commitments, then a sanction will not apply.</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 2015-03-09T16:51:15.707Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T16:51:15.707Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
star this property tabling member
3923
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Ward more like this
225714
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
star this property answering body
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 Unemployment more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 progress he has made on reducing the unemployment rate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Winchester more like this
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Steve Brine more like this
star this property uin 907926 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 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The unemployment rate has fallen from 8% in 2010 to 5.7% today – the lowest it’s been since 2008.</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 2015-03-09T17:26:07.067Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T17:26:07.067Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
star this property tabling member
4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
175555
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
star this property answering body
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 Unemployment: Young People more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 assessment he has made of trends in youth unemployment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wolverhampton South West more like this
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Paul Uppal more like this
star this property uin 907192 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 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Youth unemployment has fallen 175,000 since 2010, and the youth claimant count is the lowest since the 1970s.</p><p> </p><p>In Wolverhampton South West, the youth claimant count has nearly halved since 2010 – falling by over 400.</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 2015-01-26T17:40:03.477Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-26T17:40:03.477Z
star this property answering member
4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
star this property tabling member
4078
star this property label Biography information for Paul Uppal more like this
175557
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
star this property answering body
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: Disqualification more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's social security sanctions policy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oldham East and Saddleworth more like this
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Debbie Abrahams more like this
star this property uin 907174 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 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Through his independent review of sanctions, Matthew Oakley confirmed that “benefit sanctions provide a vital backdrop in the social security system for jobseekers” and are a “key element of the mutual obligation that underpins both the effectiveness and fairness of the social security system”</p><p> </p><p>International evidence is also clear – a conditional benefit system works – it promotes job search. The vast majority comply and move into work.</p><p> </p><p>There are nearly a million fewer workless people since 2010.</p><p> </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 2015-01-26T17:48:02.727Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-26T17:48:02.727Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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4212
star this property label Biography information for Debbie Abrahams more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answering body
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: Immigrants more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on amendments required to EU law to limit the access of migrants to national welfare systems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Miss Anne McIntosh more like this
star this property uin 906838 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 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Ministers and officials are in regular dialogue with the European Commission and other Member States about the coordination of social security in the European Union. DWP Ministers and officials have met with a number of their European counterparts in recent months to discuss mutual matters of interest where reforms to the social security coordination system have been discussed.</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 2015-01-06T13:15:31.273Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T13:15:31.273Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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384
star this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answering body
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 Unemployment: Young People more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 assessment he has made of levels of youth unemployment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gloucester more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Richard Graham more like this
star this property uin 906488 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 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Youth unemployment has fallen nearly a quarter of a million over the last year – the second largest annual fall on record – down to 737,000.</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 2014-12-08T17:21:11Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T17:21:11Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
star this property tabling member
3990
star this property label Biography information for Richard Graham more like this
102233
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answering body
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 Employment more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 recent employment trends. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stafford more like this
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 905826 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The latest figures show a record number of people in work - 30.76 million, up 736,000 on the year. There are a record 14.4m women in work, with a record female employment rate of 68.1%. This year there have been some of the largest annual increases in employment since the 1980s.</p><p>Total unemployment saw a record annual fall of 538,000, bringing unemployment below 2 million for the first time since 2008. Youth unemployment fell a record 253,000 on the year to 733,000. Long-term unemployment fell 194,000 on the year - the largest annual fall since 1998.</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 2014-11-03T17:41:36.6186374Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:41:36.6186374Z
star this property answering member
4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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4109
star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answering body
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 Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 number of people subject to the under-occupancy penalty who have moved into a smaller home since the introduction of that penalty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
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Joan Walley more like this
star this property uin 905823 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The last published figures for May 2014 showed that, as a result of various actions, the number of people affected by the removal of the spare room subsidy had fallen by 65,000 over the last year.</p><p> </p><p>Analysis of off-flows indicated that up to December 2013, around 22,000 people had downsized or moved.</p><p> </p><p>New figures are not yet available and will be published in due course.</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 2014-11-03T17:55:41.1218106Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:55:41.1218106Z
star this property answering member
4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Joan Walley more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answering body
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 more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 progress he has made on rectifying benefit sanctions found to have been wrongly applied. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
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Mr David Ward more like this
star this property uin 905816 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p /> <p>We get the vast majority of decisions right. All decisions are made by independent decision makers based on evidence provided at the time. A sanction will never be imposed if a claimant provides good reason and once sanctioned a claimant has rights to reconsideration and appeal. Hardship payments are also available and vulnerable claimants, including anyone with responsibility for a child, can receive payments immediately.</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 2014-11-03T13:03:22.6282701Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T13:03:22.6282701Z
star this property answering member
4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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3923
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Ward more like this