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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Postural Tachycardia Syndrome more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants of personal independence payment with Postural Tachyacardia Syndrome (a) did not receive an award after their first assessment and (b) received an award at tribunal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>In relation to part (a), statistics on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) first assessment outcomes at disability level are not readily available and have not previously been published as Official Statistics. We are producing the statistics requested and issuing them in an Official Statistics release on 11<sup>th</sup> December 2018 in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.</p><p> </p><p>In relation to part (b), since PIP was introduced, 40 people with a primary disabling condition of tachycardia who were disallowed PIP after their initial assessment went on to receive an award at tribunal. The figures in (b) have been rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p><p>Overall, since PIP was introduced 3.5m decisions have been made up to June 2018, of these 9% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p><p> </p><p>Appeals, data is based on primary disabling condition as recorded on the PIP computer systems. Claimants may often have multiple disabling conditions upon which the decision is based but only the primary condition is shown in these statistics. The lowest level of detail available in this data allows us to identify claimants with a primary disabling condition of tachycardia, but not Postural Tachycardia Syndrome.</p><p> </p><p>The appeals may include decisions which are changed at mandatory reconsideration, and where the claimant continues to appeal for a higher PIP award, are then changed again at tribunal appeal.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T17:30:49.747Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T17:30:49.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment: Slavery more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether victims of modern slavery are exempt from the requirement to take an annual work capability assessment; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 213946 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>Ending modern slavery is one of this Government’s top priorities, and we are sensitive to the challenges faced by victims. We have worked with the Salvation Army to improve the service provided by DWP to victims. The purpose of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) is to assess the impact of mental and physical health conditions, including any resulting from being a victim of modern slavery on a person, so that the right level of benefit and support can be provided. There are no exemptions from being assessed for those claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), or Universal Credit (UC) due to illness or disability. In addition to completing the application form or forms people or those supporting them are encouraged to provide additional evidence, including medical reports, to support their claim. If it is possible for the assessor to provide advice to the decision maker without requiring the claimant to attend a face-to-face assessment, they will do so.</p><p><br></p><p>The WCA is not an annual assessment. Re-referral dates can be up to 24 months for those found to have limited capability for work, and up to 3 years for those found to have limited capability for work-related activity. Furthermore, from 29 September 2017 those placed in ESA’s Support Group and the UC equivalent who have the most severe and lifelong health conditions or disabilities, whose level of function would always mean that they would have Limited Capability for Work and Work-Related Activity, and be unlikely ever to be able to move into work, will no longer be routinely reassessed.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-02-04T16:42:28.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T16:42:28.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading UN Convention On the Rights of Persons With Disabilities more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Government's timescale is for (a) acknowledging the concluding observations from the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and (b) responding to that convention's recommendations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury North more like this
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James Frith 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 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government is committed to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and to the progressive realisation of the rights for disabled people that it sets out.</p><p> </p><p>We have provided our first report to the UN Committee as requested. We published this report on 6 September 2018. This report and accompanying ministerial letter setting out the UK's progress are available on GOV.UK website:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disabled-peoples-rights-information-following-the-uks-first-periodic-review" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disabled-peoples-rights-information-following-the-uks-first-periodic-review</a></p><p> </p><p>I tabled a Written Statement (HCWS938) on 6 September 2018, providing an update on the UK’s follow-up response to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-09-06/HCWS938" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-09-06/HCWS938</a></p><p> </p><p>We will be responding to the recommendations in the Concluding Observations during our next periodic review, currently scheduled for 2023. In the meantime, we will be preparing in due course, as recommended by the UN Committee, a progress update on the 2016 inquiry recommendations.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-02-08T12:57:03.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T12:57:03.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Frith more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Mental Illness 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 his Department's response to the consultation, Work, health and disability: improving lives, what plans his Department has to improve mental health training for frontline staff in each region of the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 117482 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to continuing to build work coach capability to deliver personalised and tailored support. All work coaches across the Jobcentre Plus network receive training on supporting people with health conditions and disabilities and we have developed an enhanced mental health training programme, which is now available in every country and region across the UK.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the roll out of the Health and Work Conversation across the UK supports work coaches to continue to build engagement with claimants with disabilities and health issues, backed by comprehensive new training which builds skills of empathy and active listening. We have also recruited new disability employment advisers and community partners who are in place in every country and region of the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-12-11T12:09:48.737Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T12:09:48.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Construction: Conditions of Employment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department provides to the construction industry on the requirement of employee medicals as a pre-requisite for employment in that sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 135048 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-19more like thismore than 2018-04-19
star this property answer text <p>The Health &amp; Safety Executive (HSE) provides a range of general and construction-specific guidance on work-related health risk assessments, health surveillance, and medical surveillance required under health and safety law. This can be found on HSE’s website <a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/index.htm</a> and</p><p><a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/healthrisks/index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/healthrisks/index.htm</a></p><p> </p><p>Work in construction can involve exposure to a range of health hazards such as noise, vibration, chemicals and dusts. Employers are legally required to assess these risks to properly manage and control them.</p><p> </p><p>Control measures can include a health assessment before work starts to confirm a worker’s fitness for the work and establish a baseline for future health surveillance assessments. Some specific work activities, such as tunnelling in compressed air, require a medical assessment by an HSE Appointed Doctor.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-04-19T10:25:30.117Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-19T10:25:30.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-20more like thismore than 2018-06-20
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Cancer more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will look into the feasibility of backdating personal independence payments for young cancer patients following the three-month qualifying period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 155797 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
star this property answer text <p>Primary legislation sets out that a claimant cannot be entitled to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for any period prior to the date of claim and payment can only commence once the three month qualifying period has been satisfied, other than for claimants who are terminally ill. Claims to PIP can be taken during the three month qualifying period meaning that some or all of the three month period may have been met prior to a claim being made.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-06-25T13:54:47.747Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-25T13:54:47.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-20more like thismore than 2018-06-20
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Disability Living Allowance: Cancer more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the effect the three-month qualifying period for disability living allowance on families of children with cancer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 155798 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
star this property answer text <p>Other than for those who are terminally ill, Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is assessed on the basis of the needs arising from a long-term health condition or disability rather than a diagnosis. The three month qualifying period is one of the tests that determines whether an individual meets that definition. Claims to PIP can be taken during the three month qualifying period meaning that some or all of the three month period may have been met prior to a claim being made</p><p> </p><p>DLA claimants who are terminally ill do not have to satisfy the three month qualifying period, have their claim fast tracked and are eligible for the higher rate care component from the date of claim.</p><p> </p><p>Financial and practical support may be available during the qualifying period, for example through the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme or support provided by a Local Authority.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-06-25T15:40:20.58Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-25T15:40:20.58Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the disability employment gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 906122 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
star this property answer text <p>We remain committed to improving outcomes for disabled people. The manifesto commitment to get one million more disabled people in work by 2027 gives us a clear, ambitious, and time bound goal.</p><p> </p><p>We set out our continued commitment to improving employment rates for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions in <em>Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability</em>. We believe people should get the support they need whatever their health condition or disability, whether that’s from their employer, from the health system or from the welfare system.</p><p> </p><p>We have invested in our Personal Support Package, which includes £330 million of funding over four years with a range of new interventions and initiatives designed to provide support that is tailored to the individual needs of claimants. We have recruited 300 additional Disability Employment Advisers and we are introducing 200 new Community Partners, bringing specialist advice and support into the Jobcentre.</p><p> </p><p>We are supporting employers to help them recruit and retain disabled people and people with health conditions through Disability Confident, the Access to Work scheme, and specialist advisers in Jobcentres.</p><p> </p><p>Recognising the importance of enabling people to remain in work, we want to reform the Statutory Sick Pay system so that it more effectively supports returns to work, and we are exploring how to shape, fund and deliver transformational change to provide effective occupational health services that can support people in work.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-06-28T15:52:20.127Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-28T15:52:20.127Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Self-employed more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason self-employed individuals are not eligible for injuries disablement benefit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 167283 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
star this property answer text <p>Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) is payable to employed earners who suffer disablement because of an industrial accident or through contracting a prescribed disease as a result of their work. The underlying principle has always been that benefit should be payable to workers employed under a contract of service.</p><p> </p><p>When the Scheme was devised it was accepted that there would be practical difficulties in including self-employed people because the scheme relies on employers to provide evidence that an accident or exposure took place at work. Alongside this practical issue, when the scheme was devised it was decided that self-employed people should do so knowing that it is their responsibility to arrange insurance to cover themselves for financial loss in the event of an industrial injury.</p><p> </p><p>However, if a self-employed person has contracted Diffuse Mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos in the United Kingdom they can still claim a lump sum payment from the 2008 Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The government continually reviews the Scheme to ensure that resources are targeted in the most appropriate way and that the scheme remains relevant in the light of changes in the modern world of work, however there are no plans to change the current position regarding self-employed workers.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-09-04T16:13:47.913Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-04T16:13:47.913Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Depressive Illnesses more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claimants of universal credit with a diagnosis of depression (a) not receive an award after their initial assessment and (b) received an award after tribunal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 182264 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-25more like thismore than 2018-10-25
star this property answer text <p>This information is not readily available and can only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-10-25T15:31:55.34Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-25T15:31:55.34Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this