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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-11-27
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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: Personal Savings more like this
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 whether savings held in the name of children are taken into account in applications for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 115797 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 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Savings and other capital held in the name of children are not taken into account in the assessment of Universal Credit entitlement. As with other means tested benefits, however, there are rules to prevent claimants depriving themselves of capital in order to claim Universal Credit or increase their entitlement to Universal Credit. If claimants deprive themselves of capital by gifting the capital to their children or placing it in a child’s account, notional capital of the amount deprived may still be taken into account when assessing entitlement to Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 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 the Department of Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2017 to Question 70208, if he will provide information on how the estimated savings from the minimum income floor for universal credit were calculated for (a) 2017-18; (b) 2018-19; (c) 2019-20; (d) 2020-21, and (e) 2021-22. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Batley and Spen more like this
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Tracy Brabin more like this
star this property uin 114591 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 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
star this property answer text <p>The Minimum Income Floor is expected to encourage those reporting very low self-employed income to increase their earnings. Some people will respond to this by increasing their earnings from self-employment, others will look for other employment to increase their income and it is applied equally across all sectors of self-employment.</p><p> </p><p>The Minimum Income Floor is modelled using the Policy Simulation Model and Integrated Microsimulation Model (INFORM) where we apply it to the Universal Credit award calculation for the projected population of Universal Credit self-employed claimants.</p><p>The Minimum Income Floor is calculated, as per policy, based on claimants characteristics i.e. National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage (which is a function of age), tax bracket and maximum work search requirement for a given claimant type.</p><p>A more detailed modelling methodology of Universal Credit forecasts is likely to be published by Office for Budget Responsibility in 2018 as a part of their Welfare Trends Report series.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-11-23T16:30:14.75Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-23T16:30:14.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tracy Brabin more like this
792665
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Self-employed more like this
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 the Department of Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 9283, what the evidential basis is for the statement that flaws in the current system allow some self-employed claimants to receive full State support while declaring low or zero earnings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Batley and Spen more like this
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Tracy Brabin more like this
star this property uin 114592 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 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
star this property answer text <p>Tax Credits for the self-employed lack a strong incentive for claimants to grow their earnings and reduce their dependency on welfare. The rules for eligibility for Working Tax Credit (WTC) are set out in the Tax Credits Act 2002 and the associated regulations, in particular the Working Tax Credit (Entitlement and Maximum Rate) Regulations 2002. These do not include a requirement for those claiming WTC to increase their earnings, or to earn more than a specified amount.</p><p> </p><p>The Government introduced the strengthened self-employment test into Working Tax Credit in 2015 to address the risk of individuals continuing to claim WTC, despite not working on a commercial and with a view to a profit basis. HMRC advice on this is in the link below:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/revenue-and-customs-brief-7-2015-new-rules-for-the-self-employed-claiming-working-tax-credit/revenue-and-customs-brief-7-2015-new-rules-for-the-self-employed-claiming-working-tax-credit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/revenue-and-customs-brief-7-2015-new-rules-for-the-self-employed-claiming-working-tax-credit/revenue-and-customs-brief-7-2015-new-rules-for-the-self-employed-claiming-working-tax-credit</a></p><p> </p><p>Historically, a high proportion of self-employed Tax Credit claimants saw little progression in their earnings over several years, including many of the lowest earners.</p><p> </p><p>Recently, HMRC and DWP have published data from a survey of self-employed tax credit claimants. These data confirm that many such claimants have low earnings and demonstrate the need to support and incentivise claimants to grow their earnings:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/self-employment-working-tax-credits-claimant-survey-and-follow-up-research" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/self-employment-working-tax-credits-claimant-survey-and-follow-up-research</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-11-23T16:26:25.477Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-23T16:26:25.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tracy Brabin more like this
795363
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-11-27
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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: East Renfrewshire more like this
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 the Department of Work and Pensions how many residents in East Renfrewshire constituency are in receipt of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
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Paul Masterton more like this
star this property uin 115784 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 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The available information on people and households on Universal Credit, by parliamentary constituency, is published and 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/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-12-05T15:21:08.787Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T15:21:08.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Masterton more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Self-employed more like this
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 the Department of Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of self-employed claimants of universal credit are (a) gainfully self-employed (b) not gainfully self-employed and (c) have not been subjected to the gainful self-employment test; and how many of those claimants have identified as (i) employed under PAYE and (ii) neither employed or self-employed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Batley and Spen more like this
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Tracy Brabin more like this
star this property uin 114593 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 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
star this property answer text <p>The requested information is not currently available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-11-23T16:22:44.737Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-23T16:22:44.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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4588
unstar this property label Biography information for Tracy Brabin more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-24more like thismore than 2016-10-24
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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 Welfare Tax Credits more like this
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 which organisations and on which dates his Department has discussed plans to protect survivors of rape and sexual abuse whose third child was born as a result of rape and would wish to claim tax credits in the last year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
star this property uin 50010 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 2016-11-01more like thismore than 2016-11-01
star this property answer text <p>The government is aware that the exceptions to the policy to limit the child element in Universal Credit and the individual element in Child Tax Credit to a maximum of two children are sensitive. We contacted a number of organisations in August 2015 and met with several of those organisations in early 2016 to discuss the exceptions. Officials have also discussed this issue between government departments and at wider DWP and HMRC stakeholder meetings.</p><p>The government launched a consultation on 21 October 2016 to seek evidence and invite views from stakeholders to inform the design of the exceptions and their implementation. All Ministers with an interest are consulted as part of the clearance process for any Government consultation. The consultation document is published online here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/universal-credit-and-child-tax-credit-exceptions-to-the-2-child-limit</p><p>The consultation closes on 27 November 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 50087 more like this
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less than 2016-11-01T12:02:30.58Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-01T12:02:30.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
754239
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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 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 which housing associations his Department is working to investigate rent arrears in universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Central Ayrshire more like this
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Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
star this property uin 6233 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 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
star this property answer text <p>DWP are currently undertaking work, in conjunction with Curo Group, a housing association based in the South West, to investigate and understand the true level of rent arrears for their tenants, what is causing them and any impacts Universal Credit may be having. We will consider how nationally representative the analyses are and whether and how it should be expanded.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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6232 more like this
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less than 2017-09-05T11:05:20.713Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-05T11:05:20.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-11more like thismore than 2016-10-11
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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 Social Security Benefits: Care Leavers 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, with reference to the report by the Children's Society, The cost of being care free, published in June 2016, if he will take steps to provide additional protection for care leavers to reduce the number of benefits sanctions being applied to such people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 48112 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-19more like thismore than 2016-10-19
star this property answer text <p>Our primary goal is to help care leavers get into work wherever possible and our interventions are tailored to achieve this. Care leavers aged between 18 and 21 have the opportunity to join the Work Programme from day one of their benefit claim, so that they receive tailored, locally-appropriate employment support at the earliest opportunity. We also provide additional support, over and above the standard Jobcentre Plus offer, to young claimants, including care leavers, aged 18-24. Work Coaches tailor interventions to the needs of the individual to address a variety of barriers to work, including improving job search skills, referral to skills and other work-related training such as Traineeships, Apprenticeships and work experience.</p><p>We have safeguards in place for care leavers along with other claimants who may be considered vulnerable. Work Coaches support all claimants with complex needs, or who require additional support, to ensure that they fully understand what they have been asked to do to enable them to access DWP benefits and use our services.</p><p>Care leavers, like all claimants, take ownership of planning how they will meet their requirements and ultimately secure employment. They will be supported by their Work Coach who will assist them in meeting their requirements through providing encouragement and direction, using a range of communication methods.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2016-10-19T16:28:47.46Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-19T16:28:47.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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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: Disqualification 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, with reference to the recommendations made by the UK Statistics Agency in August 2015, what plans his Department has to extend the range of benefit sanction data available by addressing gaps in information on repeat sanctions and hardship payments alongside the development of sanction data from the universal credit system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Banff and Buchan more like this
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Dr Eilidh Whiteford more like this
star this property uin 44474 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 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The sanctions publication strategy which details the approach being taken by DWP statisticians to improve the sanctions statistics being developed, which include the addition of Universal Credit sanction statistics, can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-sanction-statistics-publication-strategy" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-sanction-statistics-publication-strategy</a></p><p> </p><p>The latest release of sanction statistics within the Quarterly Statistical Summary: August 2016 includes an experimental monthly rate of claimants sanctioned and can be found (on page12) at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/dwp-statistical-summaries-2016" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/dwp-statistical-summaries-2016</a></p><p> </p><p>The related background information to support this can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/monthly-rate-of-claimants-sanctioned-background-information-and-methodology" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/monthly-rate-of-claimants-sanctioned-background-information-and-methodology</a></p><p> </p><p>Management Information data on the number of applications and awards for hardship payments were published on 18th November 2015 and can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/jsa-and-esa-hardship-applications-and-awards-apr-2012-to-jun-2015" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/jsa-and-esa-hardship-applications-and-awards-apr-2012-to-jun-2015</a></p><p> </p><p>We will consider the regularity of future publications of hardship statistics alongside our routine prioritisation of our statistical work programme.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2016-09-12T16:36:03.89Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T16:36:03.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Eilidh Whiteford more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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: Children more like this
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 provisions relating to applications for Support for a child conceived without your consent, what his Department's policy is on the implications for third party professionals who verify that a claimant qualifies for that support in the event that the claimant's case is subsequently assessed as weak. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
star this property uin 29 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 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
star this property answer text <p>The list of third party professionals for the non-consensual conception exception is published on gov.uk and the legislation enables these professionals in Scotland to provide evidence.</p><p>Approved third party professionals are those who in the course of their duties already deal with people in difficult circumstances, and are people with whom we believe it would be beneficial for the claimant to engage in order to obtain further guidance and support.</p><p>No new legal duties are placed on the third party professionals. They will not be asked to form a judgement as to whether or not the conception was non-consensual. The third party professionals are confirming only that the claimant’s circumstances are consistent with those of a person who has conceived a child in such a way. Under the legislation, this confirmation alone suffices as evidence of entitlement to the exception.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
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less than 2017-06-29T11:22:52.43Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-29T11:22:52.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this