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unstar this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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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 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 assessment they have made of the financial impact on people on low incomes of uprating most cash benefits and tax credits by one per cent from April 2013 rather than in line with inflation. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL6828 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>For 2013/14, the main rates of working-age benefits, statutory payments and tax credits were up-rated by one per cent in the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2013. The Welfare Benefits Up-rating Act 2013 provided for the one per cent increase to apply for 2014/15 and 2015/16. Both of these were accompanied by Impact Assessments.</p><p> </p><p>As part of his ongoing public sector equality duty under the Equality Act 2010 to monitor impacts on ‘protected groups', the Secretary of State continues to monitor the impacts of the Welfare Benefits Up-rating Act 2013 in light of any changes to the underlying rate of inflation. The underlying rate of inflation for increases in 2014/15 is similar to that forecast by the Office for Budget Responsibility and used in the Impact Assessment. It is therefore likely that the impacts on affected households will be broadly similar to those detailed in the Impact Assessment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
49813
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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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 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 whether data on the provision of discretionary housing payments by local authorities are collected centrally. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL6829 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 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department asks local authorities to provide data on their use of Discretionary Housing Payments on a twice yearly basis. Information regarding April to September 2013 can be found at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/268411/use-of-discretionary-housing-payments-dec13.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/268411/use-of-discretionary-housing-payments-dec13.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The Department is currently gathering and quality assuring information regarding end of year spend from local authorities for 2013/14</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
79696
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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
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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 Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing 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 plans they have to mitigate the impact of the under-occupancy charge on household debt. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL1588 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 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The removal of the spare room subsidy was a necessary change in order to get the housing benefit bill under control, return fairness to the system and make better use of social housing stock.</p><p> </p><p>For those that are vulnerable and who may require more time to make the transition to change, the Discretionary Housing Payment scheme administered by local authorities is available. Money management and budgeting and debt advice is also provided by many local authorities and social sector landlords.</p><p> </p><p>Additional Discretionary Housing Payment funding has been made available to local authorities to help them support vulnerable claimants to cope with the changes. For 2014/15 this totals £165m. At the end of 2013/14 £21m of the £180m central Government funding remained unspent. This included £7m from a bidding scheme fund that was available during the second half of the year and which all local authorities were encouraged to apply for.</p><p> </p><p>Recently published data from the Homes and Communities Agency shows housing association arrears in England falling for the two quarters to the end of March 2014 compared to the same period in the previous year. Rent collection remained at 99 per cent during the same period.</p><p> </p><p>We are continuing to monitor and evaluate the policy. The final report of the two year independent evaluation will be published during 2015.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-07-30T14:36:30.9853315Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-30T14:36:30.9853315Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
79697
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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
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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 Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing 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 assessment they have made of the impact of the under-occupancy charge on child poverty. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL1589 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 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>This cost of providing this information is disproportionate.</p><p> </p><p>This Government has made good progress in tackling the root cause of child poverty and has recently published its 2014-17 child poverty strategy which outlines the actions being taken.</p><p> </p><p>The latest figures from 2012/13 show that the number of children in relative income poverty has fallen by 300,000 since 2009/10 representing the lowest level since the mid – 1980s.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-07-30T14:19:03.6878223Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-30T14:19:03.6878223Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
61495
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Training 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 who is responsible for signing off Department for Work and Pensions training guidelines and manuals used by Atos and Capita. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL273 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 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>In the contract with Atos to deliver the Work Capability Assessment, Health and Wellbeing Directorate (HWD) within DWP sign off all training and guidance material. For Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Atos and Capita develop training and guidance based on policy documentation provided by DWP. The PIP contract requires Atos and Capita to involve DWP in the quality assurance process for their training and guidance but DWP does not sign off this material.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-06-23T14:45:29.4462612Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T14:45:29.4462612Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
61536
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unstar 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: Young People 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 18–21 year olds and 22–24 year olds in England are (1) employed, (2) employed and claiming housing benefit, and (3) employed and claiming housing benefit and on an apprenticeship. more like this
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
star this property uin HL305 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 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Since May 2010, the number of out-of-work Housing Benefit claimants has fallen. Action this Government has taken is bringing the ballooning housing benefit bill under control - saving the taxpayer around £6bn by the end of this Parliament</p><p> </p><p>Housing benefit has always helped those in and out of work. The average rate of increase of housing benefit claimants in work has slowed under this Government, having increased by more than 50% in just 18 months under the last Government. And we have seen a fall in the number of housing benefit claimants in the last year.</p><p> </p><p>(1) Analysis of the Labour Force Survey for the most recent period Jan-Mar 2014 shows that:</p><p>Of those aged 18-21 in England, around 1,567,000 are employed.</p><p>Of those aged 22-24 in England, around 1,242,000 are employed.</p><p>(2) (3)The information for those in work or undertaking apprenticeships, is only available for HB recipients whose claim is not passported: that is for those who do not receive the following benefits: Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance (Income-Based), Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Based), or Pension Credit (Guaranteed Credit).</p><p>The information that shows those in work for HB recipients whose claim is not passported can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p><p>Those in apprenticeships are recorded as being in work and cannot be separately identified.</p><p>The economic status of all Housing Benefit (HB) recipients is not available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-06-26T15:18:13.3854015Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T15:18:13.3854015Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
43310
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unstar this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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 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 persons received housing benefit in each of the last 10 years, broken down into those who were (1) pensioners, (2) of working age but not in employment, and (3) in work. more like this
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Lord Whitty more like this
star this property uin HL6063 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Detailed statistics on Housing Benefit since 2008 can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>This includes the number of Housing Benefit (HB) recipients who a) are living in social or private rented accommodation b) those who are in employment and not on a passported benefit and c) those in receipt of HB by age. </p><p> </p><p>Please note: the economic status of all HB recipients is not available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. The information is only available for HB recipients whose claim is not passported: that is for those who do not receive Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance (Income-Based), Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Based), or Pension Credit (Guaranteed Credit).</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p><p> </p><p>Housing Benefit caseload by working age / pension age split prior to 2008 can be found in table 2c of the publication, Outturn and forecast: Autumn Statement 2013 available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2013</a></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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HL6066 more like this
HL6067 more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2444
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Whitty more like this
43313
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unstar this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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 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 proportion of housing benefit claimants are in work; and what was the equivalent figure in 2000. more like this
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Lord Whitty more like this
star this property uin HL6066 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Detailed statistics on Housing Benefit since 2008 can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>This includes the number of Housing Benefit (HB) recipients who a) are living in social or private rented accommodation b) those who are in employment and not on a passported benefit and c) those in receipt of HB by age. </p><p> </p><p>Please note: the economic status of all HB recipients is not available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. The information is only available for HB recipients whose claim is not passported: that is for those who do not receive Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance (Income-Based), Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Based), or Pension Credit (Guaranteed Credit).</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p><p> </p><p>Housing Benefit caseload by working age / pension age split prior to 2008 can be found in table 2c of the publication, Outturn and forecast: Autumn Statement 2013 available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2013</a></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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HL6063 more like this
HL6067 more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2444
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Whitty more like this
43314
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unstar this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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 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 proportion of housing benefit claimants live in (1) social housing, and (2) private sector housing. more like this
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Lord Whitty more like this
star this property uin HL6067 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Detailed statistics on Housing Benefit since 2008 can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>This includes the number of Housing Benefit (HB) recipients who a) are living in social or private rented accommodation b) those who are in employment and not on a passported benefit and c) those in receipt of HB by age. </p><p> </p><p>Please note: the economic status of all HB recipients is not available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. The information is only available for HB recipients whose claim is not passported: that is for those who do not receive Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance (Income-Based), Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Based), or Pension Credit (Guaranteed Credit).</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p><p> </p><p>Housing Benefit caseload by working age / pension age split prior to 2008 can be found in table 2c of the publication, Outturn and forecast: Autumn Statement 2013 available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2013</a></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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HL6063 more like this
HL6066 more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2444
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77314
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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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 Prisoners: Carer's Allowance 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 how many of the current prison population were in receipt of Carer's Allowance on entering prison. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL1048 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-07-21T15:10:25.7023523Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T15:10:25.7023523Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this