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star this property date less than 2015-09-15more like thismore than 2015-09-15
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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 International Labour Organisation 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, what his policy is on the UK's membership of the International Labour Organisation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
unstar this property uin 10328 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
star this property answer text <p /> <p>We continue to support the ILO’s work and actively engage with the ILO to ensure that it can offer effective policy solutions that address the employment issues and challenges of an increasingly globalised economy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-09-21T11:39:13.537Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-21T11:39:13.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nicholas Brown remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-21more like thismore than 2015-10-21
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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 Employment and Support Allowance: Autism 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, what assessment he has made of the effect on people on the autism spectrum of removal of the additional payment in the employment and support allowance's work related activity group. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
unstar this property uin 12866 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 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government set out its assessment of the impacts of the policies in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill on 20th July. These are available on the Parliament website: <a href="http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2015-16/welfarereformandwork/documents.html" target="_blank">http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2015-16/welfarereformandwork/documents.html</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-10-26T13:45:01.67Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-26T13:45:01.67Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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523
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nicholas Brown remove filter
423045
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-21more like thismore than 2015-10-21
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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 Employment: Autism 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, what proportion of people on the autism spectrum are in full-time employment; and what steps the Government is taking to support people on the autism spectrum into stable and well-paid employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
unstar this property uin 12867 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 2015-10-29more like thismore than 2015-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Government does not collect data specifically on employment rates for people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC).</p><p>The Government is acting to raise awareness regarding employment of people with autism and to support them to take up employment. The Government’s Autism Strategy, and the updated Statutory Guidance published in March 2015, sets out in detail how Government will support the autism agenda nationally.</p><br /><p>The Autism Strategy can be viewed here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/think-autism-an-update-to-the-government-adult-autism-strategy" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/think-autism-an-update-to-the-government-adult-autism-strategy</a></p><br /><p>The Statutory Guidance can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/adult-autism-strategy-statutory-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/adult-autism-strategy-statutory-guidance</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-10-29T11:42:29.143Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-29T11:42:29.143Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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523
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nicholas Brown remove filter
91241
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-09more like thismore than 2014-09-09
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Economic Situation: North East more like this
star 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the economy of the North East since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
unstar this property uin 208721 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 2014-10-06more like thismore than 2014-10-06
star this property answer text <p>The latest available data show that from 2010 to 2012 the North East has grown by 4.2 per cent in (nominal) cash terms, faster than the average for the UK as a whole. On a per head basis the North East has grown by 3.4 per cent again outstripping the UK as a whole.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since the election nearly 65,000 more people are in work in the North East and employment over the last year has increased faster than for the UK as a whole.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2014-10-06T13:55:38.4325068Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-06T13:55:38.4325068Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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91141
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-09more like thismore than 2014-09-09
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Average Earnings 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent change there has been in the average wage of UK workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
unstar this property uin 208724 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 2014-10-06more like thismore than 2014-10-06
star this property answer text <p>As the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies has made clear, living standards and real wages have been squeezed as a direct and delayed consequence of the 2008 recession.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The only sustainable way to raise living standards is to tackle the country’s economic problems head on and build an economy where those who aspire to work hard and do the right thing are rewarded. We appreciate that times are tough and budgets are squeezed, and that is why we have taken continued action to help with the cost of living.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2014-10-06T13:57:20.8585239Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-06T13:57:20.8585239Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-09more like thismore than 2015-01-09
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Unions more like this
star 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2015 to Question 203110, what the total cost of administering his Department's employee check-off service is; and which organisations contribute financially towards that service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
unstar this property uin 220266 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 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
star this property answer text <p>It would incur disproportionate costs to calculate the total administrative cost of the payments. PCS contribute the annual payment cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-01-15T17:55:31.447Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-15T17:55:31.447Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
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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: Disability 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, what steps he is taking to facilitate full statistical recording of the employment (a) rate and (b) gap for people with disabilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
unstar this property uin 26381 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 2016-02-16more like thismore than 2016-02-16
star this property answer text <p>The employment rates for disabled and non-disabled people are monitored quarterly, based on the Labour Force Survey which is conducted by the Office for National Statistics.</p><p> </p><p>The disability employment gap can be derived by subtracting the employment rate of disabled people from the employment rate of non-disabled people.</p><p> </p><p>The publicly available source used to monitor disability employment is part of the National Statistics and can be found here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lms/labour-market-statistics/january-2016/table-a08.xls" target="_blank">http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lms/labour-market-statistics/january-2016/table-a08.xls</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2016-02-16T13:32:22.04Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-16T13:32:22.04Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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513107
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-14more like thismore than 2016-04-14
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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 Bereavement Benefits 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, what steps his Department takes to (a) notify recently bereaved spouses of the existence of bereavement benefits and (b) encourage those people to check their entitlement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
unstar this property uin 34122 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 2016-04-22more like thismore than 2016-04-22
star this property answer text <p>Information about Bereavement Benefits is widely available through GOV.UK. We also work closely with third party organisations who the bereaved traditionally contact such as registrars, hospitals, funeral directors and voluntary groups ensuring that they have the correct information available to signpost the bereaved to the DWP Bereavement Service.</p><p> </p><p>Upon contacting the DWP Bereavement Service our staff will ensure that any benefits and pensions arrears are claimed and will also initiate a claim for Social Fund Funeral Payments and Bereavement Benefits if appropriate.</p><p>.</p><p>We continue to look for opportunities to improve the availability of advice about these particular benefits and as a result we have improved the information available on GOV.UK, and are currently exploring ways in which to to join up the Tell Us Once and Bereavement Service offers.</p><p> </p><p>Tell Us Once is a cross-government service delivered through Local Authorities whereby notification of the death is cascaded out to other agencies, thus reducing the number of contacts an individual has to make.</p><p> </p><p>The time limit for claiming Bereavement Allowance is three months from the date of death, which is consistent with the time limit for other welfare entitlements. We are currently developing the new Bereavement Support Payment due to be implemented for new claims from April 2017, and we will assess the merits of further flexibilities on backdating as part of this work.</p><p> </p><p>Information available on the number of people in receipt of Bereavement Allowance by duration of current claim can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/tabtool.html" target="_blank">http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/tabtool.html</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Witham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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34123 more like this
34124 more like this
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less than 2016-04-22T08:52:12.967Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-22T08:52:12.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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513108
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-14more like thismore than 2016-04-14
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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 Bereavement Benefits 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 claims for bereavement allowance have been made for each of the last five years; and what proportion of such claims covered (a) the full eligible 52 weeks and (b) less than the full 52 weeks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
unstar this property uin 34123 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-22more like thismore than 2016-04-22
star this property answer text <p>Information about Bereavement Benefits is widely available through GOV.UK. We also work closely with third party organisations who the bereaved traditionally contact such as registrars, hospitals, funeral directors and voluntary groups ensuring that they have the correct information available to signpost the bereaved to the DWP Bereavement Service.</p><p> </p><p>Upon contacting the DWP Bereavement Service our staff will ensure that any benefits and pensions arrears are claimed and will also initiate a claim for Social Fund Funeral Payments and Bereavement Benefits if appropriate.</p><p>.</p><p>We continue to look for opportunities to improve the availability of advice about these particular benefits and as a result we have improved the information available on GOV.UK, and are currently exploring ways in which to to join up the Tell Us Once and Bereavement Service offers.</p><p> </p><p>Tell Us Once is a cross-government service delivered through Local Authorities whereby notification of the death is cascaded out to other agencies, thus reducing the number of contacts an individual has to make.</p><p> </p><p>The time limit for claiming Bereavement Allowance is three months from the date of death, which is consistent with the time limit for other welfare entitlements. We are currently developing the new Bereavement Support Payment due to be implemented for new claims from April 2017, and we will assess the merits of further flexibilities on backdating as part of this work.</p><p> </p><p>Information available on the number of people in receipt of Bereavement Allowance by duration of current claim can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/tabtool.html" target="_blank">http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/tabtool.html</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Witham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
34122 more like this
34124 more like this
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less than 2016-04-22T08:52:13.03Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-22T08:52:13.03Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nicholas Brown remove filter
513109
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-14more like thismore than 2016-04-14
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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 Bereavement Benefits 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, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the qualifying period applicants can apply for and claim bereavement allowance after the death of a partner. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
unstar this property uin 34124 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 2016-04-22more like thismore than 2016-04-22
star this property answer text <p>Information about Bereavement Benefits is widely available through GOV.UK. We also work closely with third party organisations who the bereaved traditionally contact such as registrars, hospitals, funeral directors and voluntary groups ensuring that they have the correct information available to signpost the bereaved to the DWP Bereavement Service.</p><p> </p><p>Upon contacting the DWP Bereavement Service our staff will ensure that any benefits and pensions arrears are claimed and will also initiate a claim for Social Fund Funeral Payments and Bereavement Benefits if appropriate.</p><p>.</p><p>We continue to look for opportunities to improve the availability of advice about these particular benefits and as a result we have improved the information available on GOV.UK, and are currently exploring ways in which to to join up the Tell Us Once and Bereavement Service offers.</p><p> </p><p>Tell Us Once is a cross-government service delivered through Local Authorities whereby notification of the death is cascaded out to other agencies, thus reducing the number of contacts an individual has to make.</p><p> </p><p>The time limit for claiming Bereavement Allowance is three months from the date of death, which is consistent with the time limit for other welfare entitlements. We are currently developing the new Bereavement Support Payment due to be implemented for new claims from April 2017, and we will assess the merits of further flexibilities on backdating as part of this work.</p><p> </p><p>Information available on the number of people in receipt of Bereavement Allowance by duration of current claim can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/tabtool.html" target="_blank">http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/tabtool.html</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Witham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
34122 more like this
34123 more like this
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less than 2016-04-22T08:52:13.103Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-22T08:52:13.103Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nicholas Brown remove filter