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star this property date less than 2017-04-26more like thismore than 2017-04-26
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: 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, how many representations he has received from whom on improving benefit assessments for pupils with severe disabilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolsover more like this
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Mr Dennis Skinner more like this
star this property uin 72007 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-05-02more like thismore than 2017-05-02
star this property answer text <p><B>The House of Commons was prorogued before the earliest date of answer for this Question.</B></p> more like this
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less than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Dennis Skinner more like this
724569
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-04-26more like thismore than 2017-04-26
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Bolsover 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 the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total amount of housing benefit claimed was in Bolsover constituency in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolsover more like this
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Mr Dennis Skinner more like this
star this property uin 72003 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-05-02more like thismore than 2017-05-02
star this property answer text <p><B>The House of Commons was prorogued before the earliest date of answer for this Question.</B></p> more like this
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less than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Z
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325
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Dennis Skinner more like this
1134069
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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
unstar 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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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 21 June 2019 to Question 264333, how many and what proportion of individual claims for universal credit were not paid (a) on time and (b) in full in each for the last six months for which information is available. 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 268397 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text The Department intends to publish this data at household level in the near future as part of Official Statistics. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T16:40:51.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T16:40:51.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
821507
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star this property date less than 2018-01-12more like thismore than 2018-01-12
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disqualification 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 the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment has been made of the effect of benefits sanctions on the mental wellbeing of claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 122425 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
star this property answer text No assessment has been made on the impact of benefit sanctions on the mental wellbeing of claimants. The Department and its staff engage with all of our claimants at an individual level and are committed to tailoring support for specific needs. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-01-22T16:40:17.077Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-22T16:40:17.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1132259
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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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
unstar 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, how much her Department has spent on legal costs in the case of R (Johnson and Ors) v SSWP [2019] EWHC 23 (Admin) as of 14 June 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
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Margaret Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 264777 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text As at 14th June 2019, the Department has spent £52,446 on legal costs defending and appealing the case of Johnson &amp; Others v SSWP. This includes Government Legal Department litigation fees, counsel’s fees and other disbursements, as well as VAT where payable. This does not include payment of the claimants’ solicitor’s costs. Time spent by Government advisory lawyers is not recorded in a manner that allows it to be attributed to individual cases. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T13:58:43.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T13:58:43.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Correspondence 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, including errors and duplicates, what the average number of notices is that his Department has sent to local authorities for each person transferring from housing benefit to universal credit; and what estimate his Department has made of the cost of sending such notices to local authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
star this property uin 124500 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
star this property answer text <p>‘Housing Benefit Stop Notice’ is an automated system that electronically sends these notices to the Local Authorities. Notices are sent via this process at nil cost. The number of notices sent is recorded in each case, but not in a form that can be aggregated across all cases to provide the information requested.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-01-30T12:24:40.637Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-30T12:24:40.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-05more like thismore than 2018-01-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading 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, how much funding has been allocated for universal support in 2016-17; how much funding for universal support has been allocated to each local authority in 2016-17; and how many people have accessed universal support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield, Southgate more like this
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Bambos Charalambous more like this
star this property uin 121257 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
star this property answer text <p>£2.9m was allocated for Universal Support in 2016/17. The Department is unable to provide information on how much each Local Authority was allocated during that period. Individual payments to the 380 local authorities were made at varying times and have never been collated. To collate and reconcile all the data for budgeting and digital support in Universal Credit would incur disproportionate costs.</p><p>The information is not held for how many people have accessed universal support in 2016/17. The Department has started collating the relevant Management Information centrally from April 2017.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-01-18T13:30:36.81Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T13:30:36.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bambos Charalambous more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-07more like thismore than 2018-06-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 recent information she holds on the number and proportion of people who drop out of the application process for universal credit after (a) an initial attempt to make an online claim and (b) an initial appointment with Jobcentre Plus staff. 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 151084 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-12more like thismore than 2018-06-12
star this property answer text <p>a) For Universal Credit Full Service claims made (declared) in November 2017 from internal analysis carried out in March 2018:</p><p>- 71% of claimants were paid.</p><p>- 29% were closed and not paid. This could be for a variety of reasons, including ineligibility.</p><p> </p><p>b) For Universal Credit Full Service claims made (declared) in November 2017 from internal analysis carried out in March 2018:</p><p>- 8% were closed and not paid, having attended at least one interview.</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><p>This data is from DWP internal management information which does not form part of the official statistics outputs that are released by the Department in accordance with the UK Statistics Authority’s Code of Practice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-06-12T16:40:28.963Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-12T16:40:28.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma 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 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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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
unstar 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 question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to answer of 8 April to Question 240478 on Universal Credit, in relation to benefit advances taken by universal credit recipients (a) what proportion of claimants have taken an advance, (b) what the average amount of money is that claimants are advanced, (c) what proportion of claimants have taken the maximum advance and (d) what proportion of claimants have been granted 12 months to repay an advance in each year for which information is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 243330 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
star this property answer text <p>a) Around 60% of new claims take up an advance. Subject to some fluctuation, this rate of advance take-up has been broadly consistent over the last 12 months. This shows that claimants are being made aware of advances and are using it where they need this help.</p><p>b) The average advance amount for new claims is around £400.</p><p>c) Around 70% of advances are taken at the maximum entitlement.</p><p>d) Around 85% of advances are chosen to be repaid over 12 months</p><p> </p><p>Notes</p><p>1. Figures relate to Universal Credit full service only</p><p>2. Figures cover the latest 12 months of data from March 2018 to February 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T16:07:16.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T16:07:16.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading 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, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 213887 on Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification, whether it is her Department’s policy to sanction claimants of universal credit who decline to accept a job with a zero hours contract; and if she 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 216934 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p>Zero-hour contracts can provide a pathway to employment for people who don’t want to be committed to working a set number of hours a week, for example those with caring responsibilities. Universal Credit payments adjust to earnings and hours making a zero-hour contracts, part-time or temporary jobs a viable step towards long-term employment.</p><p>Universal Credit claimants who are subject to work related requirements can be expected to accept a job with a zero-hours contract if it is considered suitable for their individual circumstances. A claimant may be sanctioned if they fail to do so without good reason.</p><p>Sanctions are only used in a small percentage of cases, and that is when people fail to meet their agreed commitments without good reason. When considering whether a sanction is appropriate, a Decision Maker will take all the claimant’s individual circumstances, including any health conditions or disabilities and any evidence of good cause, into account before deciding whether a sanction is warranted.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-02-08T10:22:45.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T10:22:45.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this