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star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
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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 Employment and Support Allowance remove filter
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 people receiving employment and support allowance in the support group are aged (a) 50 and over and (b) 55 and over. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Ayrshire and Arran more like this
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Katy Clark more like this
unstar this property uin 227879 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 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p><strong> </strong></p><p>Statistics on the age of claimant by Phase of the Employment and Support Allowance claim are published and available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-statistics-tabulation-tool" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-statistics-tabulation-tool</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2015-03-24T09:35:12.663Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T09:35:12.663Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Katy Clark more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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 Employment and Support Allowance remove filter
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, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Rutherglen and Hamilton West of 21 March 2012, Official Report, column 705W on Atos Healthcare, on how many occasions a Jobcentre Plus decision-maker did not follow the advice of an Atos-approved healthcare professional when making a decision on the eligibility for employment and support allowance in each month since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Sheila Gilmore more like this
unstar this property uin 198542 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>The information requested is shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><p>The number of occasions where the JCP decision maker's final decision was different to the advice given by the Atos healthcare professional – May 2010 to June 2013</p><p> </p><p>Month JCP decision differs from Atos recommendation</p><p> </p><p>May-10 900</p><p>Jun-10 900</p><p>Jul-10 1,100</p><p>Aug-10 1,200</p><p>Sep-10 1,200</p><p>Oct-10 1,900</p><p>Nov-10 2,600</p><p>Dec-10 2,300</p><p>Jan-11 2,700</p><p>Feb-11 3,100</p><p>Mar-11 3,700</p><p>Apr-11 2,800</p><p>May-11 3,100</p><p>Jun-11 2,800</p><p>Jul-11 2,100</p><p>Aug-11 1,900</p><p>Sep-11 1,600</p><p>Oct-11 1,400</p><p>Nov-11 1,500</p><p>Dec-11 1,200</p><p>Jan-12 1,800</p><p>Feb-12 2,300</p><p>Mar-12 2,700</p><p>Apr-12 2,300</p><p>May-12 2,600</p><p>Jun-12 2,700</p><p>Jul-12 3,200</p><p>Aug-12 3,200</p><p>Sep-12 3,800</p><p>Oct-12 4,600</p><p>Nov-12 4,700</p><p>Dec-12 3,700</p><p>Jan-13 4,800</p><p>Feb-13 4,400</p><p>Mar-13 4,000</p><p>Apr-13 4,100</p><p>May-13 4,900</p><p>Jun-13 5,300</p><p> </p><p>Data sources:</p><p>DWP's benefit administration datasets covering new claims (starting from 27 October 2008); Atos Healthcare's face to face assessment, ESA85 data and limited capability for work questionnaire, ESA50 data; and HMCTS's appeals caseload data.</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>1. These figures do not include work capability assessments completed on incapacity benefit (IB) reassessment claims.</p><p>2. The table includes initial assessments only and the figures are rounded to the nearest hundred.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-06-11T16:59:47.4739332Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-11T16:59:47.4739332Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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 Employment and Support Allowance remove filter
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 he will introduce a statutory limit on the length of time decision makers in his Department can take to respond to a request to reconsider a refusal of employment and support allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Sheila Gilmore more like this
unstar this property uin 198908 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 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>We have no plans to introduce a statutory time limit for deciding a mandatory reconsideration.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-06-09T14:26:55.3983947Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-09T14:26:55.3983947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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 Employment and Support Allowance remove filter
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 the average length of time taken for decisions on requests for reconsideration of fit for work decisions in relation to applications for employment and support allowance has been since October 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Sheila Gilmore more like this
unstar this property uin 198667 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 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department is collecting information to understand how the introduction of mandatory reconsideration is operating, including completion timescales. However, this data is not sufficiently robust and reliable to make available.</p><p> </p><p>In the production of new statistics, which all the above would be, the Department works to guidelines set by the UK Statistics Authority to ensure we are able to publish statistics that meet the high quality standards expected. Departmental statisticians need to assure themselves of the quality of administrative data sources before releasing information as Official statistics, and before the exact timing and format of statistics can be confirmed. .</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 198805 more like this
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less than 2014-06-09T15:14:45.6489535Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-09T15:14:45.6489535Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore more like this
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star 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 Employment and Support Allowance remove filter
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 estimate he has made of the number of employment and support allowance applicants who have been waiting to be given an assessment appointment for more than (a) three, (b) four, (c) five, (d) six and (e) seven months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West more like this
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John Robertson more like this
unstar this property uin 199153 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 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 199352 more like this
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less than 2014-06-12T15:25:49.1423828Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-12T15:25:49.1423828Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Robertson more like this
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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 Employment and Support Allowance remove filter
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 estimate he has made of the time between applications for employment and support allowance and an assessment appointment for people who applied in (a) September 2013, (b) October 2013, (c) November 2013, (d) December 2013, (e) January 2014, (f) February 2014, (g) March 2014 and (h) April 2014 in (i) Glasgow North West constituency, (ii) Glasgow, (iii) Scotland and (iv) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West more like this
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John Robertson more like this
unstar this property uin 199352 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 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 199153 more like this
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less than 2014-06-12T15:25:49.3849924Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-12T15:25:49.3849924Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Robertson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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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 Employment and Support Allowance remove filter
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, with reference to the Answers of 1 April 2014, Official Report, column 603W, column 604W and column 605W on employment and support allowance, how many people who have been given a prognosis that (a) a return to work could be considered within two years and (b) return to work is unlikely in the longer term have been placed in the work-related activity group since October 2008. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 200146 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 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is shown in the following table:</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Outcomes of functional assessments by prognosis for the ESA work-related activity group, Great Britain: October 2008 – September 2013</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>WRAG: Claimants with a prognosis of under 2 years</p><p> </p></td><td><p>WRAG: Claimants with a prognosis of 2 years or more</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>New Claims - Initial assessment</p></td><td><p>451,800</p></td><td><p>11,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>New Claims – Repeat assessment</p></td><td><p>385,800</p></td><td><p>19,700</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: Data in the tables above is derived from administrative data held by the DWP and assessment data provided by Atos Healthcare.</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.</p><p>2. The outcome recorded is the final DWP Decision Maker's decision or the recommendation made by the Atos Healthcare Professional where the Decision Maker's decision is not yet available.</p><p>3. The data presented above comes from benefit claims data held by the Department for Work and Pensions. It related to new and repeat ESA claims. In October 2008, ESA replaced IB for new claims. Starting with a trial in October 2010, and reaching a full scale national roll-out in April 2011, existing IB claims began to be phased out, with claimants reassessed to see if they qualify for ESA instead.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T13:33:10.9543716Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T13:33:10.9543716Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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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 Employment and Support Allowance remove filter
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 he will create an independent panel to review and assess the effectiveness of the employment and support allowance and work capability assessment tests. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Mr Tom Clarke more like this
unstar this property uin 200534 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The department has already conducted four independent reviews of the WCA, the most recent of which was completed on 12 December 2013 and is published online at the following address: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/work-capability-assessment-independent-review-year-4" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/work-capability-assessment-independent-review-year-4</a></p><p> </p><p>A fifth and final independent review is currently underway and is due to be completed by the end of the year.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to these independent reviews the Department has conducted an Evidence Based Review of the WCA in which the descriptors for mental health and fluctuating conditions were examined by an independent panel against an alternative assessment designed in conjunction with representative groups and charities. On 12 December 2013 the Department published the results of this online at the following address: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/work-capability-assessment-evidence-based-review" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/work-capability-assessment-evidence-based-review</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T15:08:59.4115452Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T15:08:59.4115452Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tom Clarke more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
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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 Employment and Support Allowance remove filter
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 progress his Department has made on improving the employment and support allowance appeals process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
unstar this property uin 904380 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 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Appeals against Employment and Support Allowance decisions decreased by just under 90% in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period in 2013.</p><p> </p><p>Our reforms to the appeals process mean claimants are now contacted much earlier, with the decision explained to them, and – through Mandatory Reconsideration – they are given the opportunity to provide further evidence. This is helping to resolve disputes as early as possible, and avoids the need for costly and protracted appeals.</p><p>We are using feedback from the First tier Tribunal to improve our approach to decision-making as part of the Department's continuous improvement work, and where we identify improvements, we will make them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T16:30:49.5935998Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T16:30:49.5935998Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
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 and Support Allowance remove filter
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 much revenue has been raised by his Department from employment and support allowance claimants telephoning 0843 515 8650 in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mark Hendrick more like this
unstar this property uin 202484 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 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>DWP does not operate any telephone lines starting 0843, and therefore receives no revenue from 0843 515 8650.</p><p>Similarly, DWP is unable to provide any information on the number of employment and support allowance claimants who call 0843 515 8650.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-07-02T11:40:13.515515Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-02T11:40:13.515515Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this