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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Foreign Nationals more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of paying in-work benefits to non-UK citizens from (a) other EU countries and (b) the rest of the world in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Christchurch more like this
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Mr Christopher Chope more like this
star this property uin 211618 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
unstar this property answer text <p>While the Government checks the immigration status of benefit claimants to ensure the benefit is paid properly and to prevent fraud, traditionally that information has not been collected as part of the payment administrative systems.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government is looking at ways to reform the current administrative system under Universal Credit so that it will systematically record nationality and immigration status of migrants who make a claim.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has made a radical series of changes over the last year to restrict the access by non-UK citizens from the European Economic Area to UK benefits and tax credits. This is in order to protect the UK’s benefit system and discourage people who have no established connection with the UK from moving here, unless they have a job or a genuine prospect of work, or have savings to support themselves until they do.</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 2014-11-20T17:39:50.127Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T17:39:50.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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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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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope 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
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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 Children: Poverty 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, if he will make an estimate of the potential effect on child poverty of a freeze on (a) tax credits and (b) child benefit in 2016-17 and 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212373 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Under this Government, the number of children in relative poverty has fallen by 300,000.</p><p> </p><p>This Government has no plans to freeze (a) tax credits or (b) child benefit.</p><p> </p><p>As such, there are currently no plans to provide estimates of the potential effects on child poverty of a freeze to any of these benefits. Such assessments would only be provided in reference to Government policy.</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 2014-11-04T15:55:29.430964Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T15:55:29.430964Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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25881
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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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
101512
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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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 Children: Poverty 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, if he will make an estimate of the potential effect on child poverty of a freeze on (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) universal credit, (c) income support, (d) the work-related activity group component of employment and support allowance and (e) local housing allowance rates in housing benefit in 2016-17 and 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212372 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Under this Government, the number of children in relative poverty has fallen by 300,000.</p><p> </p><p>This Government has no plans to freeze the main rates of (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) universal credit, (c) income support, (d) the work-related activity group component of employment and support allowance and (e) local housing allowance rates in housing benefit.</p><p> </p><p>As such, there are currently no plans to provide estimates of the potential effects on child poverty of a freeze to any of these benefits. Such assessments would only be provided in reference to Government policy.</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 2014-11-04T16:07:17.8036176Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T16:07:17.8036176Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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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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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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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 Universal Credit 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 policy is on making receipt of universal credit by claimants in work subject to conditions; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 213261 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Under Universal Credit we are, for the first time, supporting people who are in low-paid work to increase their earnings. We are currently trialling a variety of different approaches following a public call for ideas in 2013, in order to learn what kind of support is most effective. This will inform future decisions of the types of support we might introduce nationally.</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 2014-11-10T15:57:32.4397082Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T15:57:32.4397082Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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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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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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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 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, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2014, Official Report, column 522, what the evidential basis is for his statement that there has been very little movement of more than about five miles from people's existing homes as a result of the benefit cap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 213259 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
unstar this property answer text <p>Latest official statistics, released 6th November, show that only 1% of households who have previously been capped and which are no longer subject to the cap have moved to a different Local Authority.</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 2014-11-10T15:06:02.3864124Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T15:06:02.3864124Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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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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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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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 Poverty: Children more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the level of child poverty is in (a) each constituency in London, (b) London, (c) England, (d) Scotland, (e) Wales and (f) Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 213451 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
unstar this property answer text <p>Under this Government, 300,000 fewer children are in relative income poverty, around 390,000 fewer children are growing up in workless families, the attainment gap for deprived pupils has narrowed, and we have just seen the largest annual fall in unemployment on record.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Estimates of the number and proportion of children in relative low income are published in the National Statistics Households Below Average Income (HBAI) series. This information is captured using the Family Resources Survey (FRS) and has been reported since 1998/99. These estimates are available for each financial year up to 2012/13, the latest period for which estimates are available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These estimates can be found at the link below:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/households-below-average-income-hbai-199495-to-201213" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/households-below-average-income-hbai-199495-to-201213</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Relevant estimates can be found in the &quot;Supporting Data tables (Microsoft Excel files) WINZIP link. The Excel document is titled &quot;chapter_4ts_risk_hbai14.xls&quot;.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number and proportion of children in relative low income is not available at constituency level. This is because the survey sample sizes are too small to support the production of robust estimates at this geography.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
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 2014-11-10T16:56:24.4907152Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T16:56:24.4907152Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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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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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when non-UK citizens in pathfinder areas will be able to claim universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
star this property uin 215823 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Universal Credit Gateway Conditions will continue to include a criterion that the claimant must be a British citizen who has continuously lived in the UK for the last two years</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 2014-12-02T16:53:39.953Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T16:53:39.953Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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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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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-28more like thismore than 2014-11-28
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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 Schemes more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people engaged on community work placements have received a sanction in each month since the programme started. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 216371 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The available information as requested is shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><p>JSA Sanction Decisions - Number of individuals with an adverse benefit sanction applied due to Failure to participate in the Community Work Placement, Great Britain by month: 28 April 2014 to 30 June 2014</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Month</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-14</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May-14</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-14</p></td><td><p>118</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Source: </strong>DWP: Sanctions and Disallowance Decisions Statistics Database.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><p>1. Statistical disclosure control has been applied to protect against the identification of individual claimants.</p><p>2. Information for this sanction reason is available from 28 April 2014 and the latest data available is up to 30 June 2014.</p><p>3. The table above shows the number of individuals with adverse sanction decisions made for the referral reason: Failure to participate with a community work placement without good reason (CWP).</p><p>4. An adverse decision is a decision to apply a sanction i.e. a decision found against the claimant so a sanction is applied.</p><p> </p>
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 2014-12-15T17:11:00.467Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T17:11:00.467Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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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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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
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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 Work Programme more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support his Department gives to a Work Programme sub-contractor to which a prime provider has refused to make a contractual payment; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 216535 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Department's contracts for delivering the Work Programme are with the prime contractors and we do not get involved in the contractual relationships prime providers have with their sub-contractors.</p><p> </p><p>The Department expects sub-contractors to be treated fairly. That’s why we have launched the Merlin Standard, a set of behaviours prime providers are expected to live up to in their relationships with their sub-contractors.</p><p> </p><p>The Merlin Mediation Service delivered by the Independent Case Examiner is available for complaints of non-compliance with the Merlin Standard, relating to DWP contracts.</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 2014-12-05T13:55:25.777Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-05T13:55:25.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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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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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Food Banks more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 20 December 2012 to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Wavertree, Official Report, column 929W, on food banks, what visits Ministers of his Department have made to foodbanks in order to assess the effects of welfare reforms on foodbank use since December 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
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Chris Bryant more like this
star this property uin 217484 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>DWP Ministers have visited a range of organisations, including foodbanks, and discussed various topics, including welfare reform.</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 2014-12-11T17:43:45.337Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T17:43:45.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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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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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Bryant more like this