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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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: Small Businesses more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises that have set up an auto-enrolment pension scheme have done so correctly, and (2) safeguard workers against pension contribution errors made by their employers. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL10030 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 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Automatic enrolment has been a great success, with over 9.8 million employees enrolled and more than 1.3 million employers having met their duties to date.</p><p>The Department and The Pensions Regulator remain committed to enabling small and micro employers to comply with automatic enrolment by making the experience as straightforward as possible for this group.</p><p> </p><p>As part of this work, the Regulator launched an interactive step-by-step guide. This simplified guide to meeting automatic enrolment duties is designed to meet the specific needs of employers who may not have pensions experience, including those with just one or two staff. The guide includes an online tool so that employers can easily find out what they will need to do to comply and when. Using the online tool also means employers will receive tailored communications relevant to their circumstances. The step-by-step guide to automatic enrolment can be found on their website.</p><p> </p><p>Government has put in place a robust, proportionate compliance framework. This is administered by The Pensions Regulator, and includes detailed regulatory guidance about how to comply with the law. An employer is required to select a qualifying pension scheme; enrol qualifying staff into that scheme, and deduct any contributions payable under automatic enrolment.</p><p>Employers are also required to pay those contributions across to their chosen pension provider by a set deadline. Although the deadlines for contribution payments vary, depending on the type of scheme being used, there is an overall legal deadline of the twenty-second day of the following month; which aligns with the HMRC deadline for paying tax and National Insurance.</p><p>Qualifying pension schemes for automatic enrolment are subject to the same regulatory framework as all trust-based workplace pension schemes, also overseen by The Pensions Regulator. The Regulator has published codes of practice on its website setting out how trustees of defined contribution pension schemes and managers of personal pension schemes should monitor the payment of contributions; provide information to help members check their contributions; and report material payment failures to the Regulator.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-09-11T15:44:53.9Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-11T15:44:53.9Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
968783
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Families more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Department for Work and Pensions policies have been assessed against the Family Test; and whether they will publish any such assessments. more like this
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Baroness Eaton more like this
star this property uin HL10067 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 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
star this property answer text <p>The government is committed to supporting families. To achieve this, in 2014 we introduced the Family Test, which aims to ensure that impacts on family relationships and functioning are recognised early on during the process of policy development and help inform the policy decisions made by Minsters. There is no requirement for departments to publish the results of assessments made under the Family Test.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-09-11T15:38:19.04Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-11T15:38:19.04Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4184
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Eaton more like this
968790
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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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 National Insurance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of active National Insurance numbers at the latest date for which records are available. more like this
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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
star this property uin HL10074 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 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
star this property answer text <p>The requested information is not available and can only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-09-10T13:36:09.78Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-10T13:36:09.78Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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1651
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
968825
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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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 Office for Disability Issues more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what projects the Office for Disability Issues are currently working on. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL10109 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 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p>The Office for Disability Issues (ODI) works across government to support and develop policies that deliver the Government vision - to create a society that works for everyone, where all can participate fully, and be included in society.</p><p> </p><p>Departments have a responsibility to make sure their policies take account of disabled people and we are supporting a wide range of Departments across Government to fulfil their obligations to disabled people.</p><p> </p><p>As well as seeking to support a range of departments on issues such as built environment, employment, transport, social care, education, sport etc - current ODI led projects include:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Developing and supporting the new Disability and Society Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG), chaired by the Rt Hon Esther McVey – to drive forward action across government to tackle the barriers disabled people face to realise their full participation in society, including increasing disability employment rates and improving access to culture, sport and transport.</li><li>Working across departments to further the implementation of the UN Convention Rights of Disabled People, reviewing the recommendations from the UN review in 2017 to address key issues and report as required to the UN.</li><li>Reinvigorating Government stakeholder engagement to ask disabled people what issues they want Government to address as priorities, and input at the right stages to inform policy development and delivery. This includes delivering new face to face and online forums across England, enabling and encouraging individuals and user led organisations across England to play an active part in shaping government policy.</li><li>Working with fourteen Ministerial appointed Sector Champions to work within their sector identifying barriers disabled people face and working pro-actively to remove them where possible.</li><li>OpenLab – curating a website and virtual community that promotes technology and technological developments for disabled people.</li><li>Accessible communications – leading a project to help other departments fulfil their obligations under the Equality Act and raise awareness in Government of the need for information to be provided in alternative communications formats for some disabled people. Producing guidance for all departments to support them.</li><li>Working with the assistance dog sector to design a standard to address issues concerning access to services</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T10:52:19.403Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T10:52:19.403Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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3785
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
971921
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
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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 more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that work coaches are prepared for any increase in caseloads as a consequence of managed migration to Universal Credit. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL10281 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 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p>Our plans for managed migration include a range of measures to ensure work coaches are fully prepared to deal with volumes of migrating cases. Resource levels will also be reviewed as part of the planning process to ensure there are sufficient work coaches in place to handle the anticipated volumes.</p><p> </p><p>During 2019 we will test and refine our approach to ensure it is working well. This will include testing work coach preparation and resourcing before we take on larger volumes from 2020 onwards, and complete the process in 2023.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL10282 more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T14:36:34.297Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T14:36:34.297Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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3785
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
971922
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
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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 more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that an adequate number of work coaches are in post to manage any increase in caseloads as a consequence of the managed migration to Universal Credit. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL10282 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 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p>Our plans for managed migration include a range of measures to ensure work coaches are fully prepared to deal with volumes of migrating cases. Resource levels will also be reviewed as part of the planning process to ensure there are sufficient work coaches in place to handle the anticipated volumes.</p><p> </p><p>During 2019 we will test and refine our approach to ensure it is working well. This will include testing work coach preparation and resourcing before we take on larger volumes from 2020 onwards, and complete the process in 2023.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL10281 more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T14:36:34.233Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T14:36:34.233Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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3785
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
971923
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
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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 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that disabled people do not see an end to their financial support if they are unable to make a claim for Universal Credit within the allocated timeframe during managed migration. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL10283 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 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p>We are working closely with stakeholders and other parties to design the best possible process for the migration of our customers to Universal Credit. The draft Regulations have been out for consultation with the Social Security Advisory Committee and we look forward to their detailed advice which we will consider alongside the other stakeholder contributions we receive. The regulations will come before Parliament in the autumn, and during 2019 we will test and refine our processes to ensure they are working well before we take on larger volumes from 2020 onwards, and complete the process in 2023.</p><p>Our focus will be on safeguarding claimants and ensuring a smooth transition with uninterrupted support. We will have a comprehensive and well-supported preparation period for claimants. This will include a variety of communication formats, including face-to-face, internet and postal notification, to ensure claimants are aware of the managed migration process. There is flexibility to extend that period if necessary for claimants; and a process to ensure that, before the existing benefits are stopped, our staff will check for evidence of complex needs or vulnerability or disability and act accordingly to support the claimant. Additionally, if a claimant misses their deadline to claim there are provisions in the draft Regulations that will allow DWP to back-date their claim.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T11:14:09.823Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T11:14:09.823Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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3785
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
971924
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
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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 more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to identify disabled people and other vulnerable groups who may require additional support to make a new claim for Universal Credit during managed migration. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL10284 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 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p>We are working closely with stakeholders and other parties to design the best possible process for the migration of our customers to Universal Credit. The draft Regulations have been out for consultation with the Social Security Advisory Committee and we look forward to their detailed advice which we will consider alongside the other stakeholder contributions we receive. The regulations will come before Parliament in the autumn, and during 2019 we will test and refine our processes to ensure they are working well before we take on larger volumes from 2020 onwards, and complete the process in 2023. The regulations also include additional transitional protection arrangements for all approximately 500,000 claimants eligible for a Severe Disability Premium.</p><p>Our focus will be on safeguarding claimants and ensuring a smooth transition with uninterrupted support. We will have a comprehensive and well-supported preparation period for claimants. This will include a variety of communication formats, including face-to-face, internet and postal notification, to ensure claimants are aware of the managed migration process. There is flexibility to extend that period if necessary for claimants; and a process to ensure that, before the existing benefits are stopped, our staff will check for evidence of complex needs or vulnerability or disability and act accordingly to support the claimant. Additionally, if a claimant misses their deadline to claim there are provisions in the draft Regulations that will allow DWP to back-date their claim.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL10285 more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T13:08:14.18Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T13:08:14.18Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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3785
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
971925
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
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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 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to assess whether the first phase of the managed migration to Universal Credit is being managed effectively for disabled claimants. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL10285 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 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p>We are working closely with stakeholders and other parties to design the best possible process for the migration of our customers to Universal Credit. The draft Regulations have been out for consultation with the Social Security Advisory Committee and we look forward to their detailed advice which we will consider alongside the other stakeholder contributions we receive. The regulations will come before Parliament in the autumn, and during 2019 we will test and refine our processes to ensure they are working well before we take on larger volumes from 2020 onwards, and complete the process in 2023. The regulations also include additional transitional protection arrangements for all approximately 500,000 claimants eligible for a Severe Disability Premium.</p><p>Our focus will be on safeguarding claimants and ensuring a smooth transition with uninterrupted support. We will have a comprehensive and well-supported preparation period for claimants. This will include a variety of communication formats, including face-to-face, internet and postal notification, to ensure claimants are aware of the managed migration process. There is flexibility to extend that period if necessary for claimants; and a process to ensure that, before the existing benefits are stopped, our staff will check for evidence of complex needs or vulnerability or disability and act accordingly to support the claimant. Additionally, if a claimant misses their deadline to claim there are provisions in the draft Regulations that will allow DWP to back-date their claim.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL10284 more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T13:08:14.1Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T13:08:14.1Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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3785
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
58578
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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 Independent Living Fund: Autism more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people with autismspectrum disorder currently receive support under the Independent Living Fund. more like this
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Baroness Uddin more like this
star this property uin HL103 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 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>It is not possible to calculate this because the Independent Living Fund's systems categorise its users by their main condition only; it is not known therefore how many users may have an autism spectrum disorder in addition to the main disability or health condition recorded.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-06-11T15:57:17.2949455Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-11T15:57:17.2949455Z
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3893
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Uddin more like this