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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Funeral Payments 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 applications have been made to the Government Funeral Payment scheme since May 2010; and how many such applications have been rejected. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Steve Rotheram more like this
star this property uin 211293 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>From the latest data available, 280,780 applications have been made for Funeral Payments in Great Britain between May 2010 and September 2014. In the same period there have been 139,560 refusals.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p> </p><p>1. These figures do not include applications which were processed clerically and have not yet been entered on to the Social Fund Computer System.</p><p> </p><p>2. The figures given are the number of applications and initial refusals in the given time period and not the number of people who made applications or received awards. An individual may make more than one application in a year. Information on the number of people who made applications and received awards is not available.</p><p> </p><p>3. The refusal figures given are based on the initial decisions made on each case and may include cases where an award was later made on review.</p><p> </p><p>4. All figures are rounded to the nearest 10.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T13:48:18.1742771Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:48:18.1742771Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this
100266
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Experience 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 15 October 2014 to Question 209803, how many of the people undertaking work experience have since entered paid employment. 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 211299 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Research with claimants published earlier this year shows that 36 per cent of work experience participants were in employment at the time of interview, and 42 per cent had at least been in employment at some point (even if they were not at the time of the interview).</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/284017/rr865-youth-contract-customer-experiences.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/284017/rr865-youth-contract-customer-experiences.pdf</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T12:40:48.9595497Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:40:48.9595497Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
100267
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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: Medical Examinations 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 progress he has made on commissioning the Health and Disability Assessment Service; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 211300 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The commercial competition to secure a supplier to deliver the Health and Disability Assessment Service is nearing its conclusion. I intend to inform Parliament of the outcome of the competition in the next few weeks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T13:53:18.1113674Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:53:18.1113674Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
100268
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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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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 estimate he has made of the number of workplaces in the UK which are accessible to disabled people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 211337 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>We do not collect this information. All employers are under a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled job applicants and their existing employees.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T12:21:16.2935209Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:21:16.2935209Z
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1520
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
100269
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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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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 steps he is taking to improve the support available to disabled people in the workplace. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 211336 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>Access to Work provides practical and financial support with the additional costs faced by individuals whose health or disability affects the way they do their job.</p><p> </p><p>In response to the Sayce review, the government committed to spending an extra £15m on Access to Work by the end of this Spending Review period. Access to Work has been extended to support some pre-employment activity such as Supported Internships, Traineeships and certain work experience. We no longer apply mandatory cost share for small employers and we have removed the list of standard equipment Access to Work will not fund; instead Access to Work advisers are working constructively with employers and employees to identify where Access to Work can assist.</p><p> </p><p>We have also introduced the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service. This can offer support to individuals with a mental health condition who are absent from work or finding work difficult. The service supports those experiencing depression, anxiety, stress or other mental health issues that are affecting their work.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, Fit for Work will be launched in late 2014 with a phased roll-out coming to a close by the end of May 2015. Fit for Work will deliver both a supportive occupational health assessment and general health and work advice to employees, employers and GPs, to help individuals stay in or return to work.</p><p> </p><p>Finally, Work Choice provides disabled people with complex barriers to employment with a seamless service covering all stages of the journey into work. Short to longer-term in-work support is provided and progression into open unsupported employment is encouraged, where it is appropriate for the individual.</p><p> </p><p>Work Choice can provide an indefinite period of support once the customer is in work in recognition of the fact that some Work Choice participants may need ongoing support to overcome barriers in work that cannot be met through normal workplace adjustments.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T13:54:32.9816514Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:54:32.9816514Z
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1520
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
100277
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Winter Fuel Payments 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, how many in-work working-age households received winter fuel payments in 2013-14; what estimate he has made of how many such households will be claiming winter fuel payments in each of the next four financial years; and what assessment he has made of the effect of equalising the state pension age for men and women on the take-up of winter fuel payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 211255 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>Information about how many in-work working-age households received Winter Fuel Payments in 2013-14 is not available.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the number of people aged under 65 receiving a Winter Fuel Payment and the associated expenditure in years 2009-10 to 2018-19 inclusive:</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Expenditure (£m)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Caseload (000s)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>640.8</p></td><td><p>3,358</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>624.1</p></td><td><p>3,265</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>451.5</p></td><td><p>2,927</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>385.4</p></td><td><p>2,484</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>324.1</p></td><td><p>2,056</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>268.2</p></td><td><p>1,714</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>215.8</p></td><td><p>1,389</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>157.1</p></td><td><p>1,019</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>85.8</p></td><td><p>563</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>14.8</p></td><td><p>95</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p /> <p> </p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p>Numbers are for Winter Fuel Payments made to those eligible in Great Britain, European Economic Area and Switzerland aged 60-64: outturn to 2013-14; forecast 2014/15 onwards.</p><p>Winter Fuel Payments in 2009-10 and 2010-11 included one-off £50 payments for the under 80s.</p><p>One of the Winter Fuel Payment eligibility criteria is a person’s age in the qualifying week (the third full week in September). This age has been rising in line with the increase to the female State Pension age.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T13:51:22.2557081Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:51:22.2557081Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb 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 2014-07-11more like thismore than 2014-07-11
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar 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 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2014, Official Report, column 123, on universal credit, how much funding his Department approved for universal credit in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014- 15; and for what purposes it has been earmarked. 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 205423 more like this
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star this property answer text <p><strong>I refer the hon Member to the answer given by the Minister of State for Employment on 7 July (OR, col 123) and to the Written Ministerial Statement by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of 13 October 2014, (col 17WS).</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T13:39:59.4005988Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:39:59.4005988Z
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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 Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar 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 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects HM Treasury to sign off the full and final business case for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Down more like this
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Ms Margaret Ritchie more like this
star this property uin 208391 more like this
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star this property answer text <p><strong>I refer the hon Member to the Written Ministerial Statements by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on 13 October 2014, (col 18WS) and 23 October.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T13:44:44.5239341Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:44:44.5239341Z
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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 Ms Margaret Ritchie more like this
92915
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star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar 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 Private Finance Initiative 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 the total private finance initiative liabilities of his Department are for the next 20 years; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
star this property uin 210096 more like this
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star this property answer text <p><strong>The Treasury holds one PFI project, GOGGS West, which will come to a close in 2037-38.</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Further information on current PFI and PF2 projects can be found on the following link, <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/private-finance-initiative-projects-2013-summary-data" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/private-finance-initiative-projects-2013-summary-data</a>. </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>This data will be updated in due course, in the normal way.</strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey more like this
star this property answering member printed Danny Alexander more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T13:38:22.4072874Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:38:22.4072874Z
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star this property label Biography information for Danny Alexander more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar 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 Cost of Living more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take to reduce the cost of living for people on the lowest incomes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Dr William McCrea more like this
star this property uin 210826 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Coalition Government has taken, and will continue to take, decisive action to support families on the lowest incomes: increasing the personal allowance taking over 3.2m individuals out of income tax altogether by 2015/16, helping to freeze Council Tax, freezing Fuel Duty until the end of the parliament, reducing energy bills, providing universal free school meals for all infant school pupils, and introducing tax free childcare support of up to £2,000.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Getting more people into work alongside improving productivity is the best way to support living standards, as the Bank of England and IFS have said. Sticking to the Government’s long term economic plan to build a stronger and more resilient economy is the best way to do this. Under this government there are more people in work than ever before and unemployment fell 538,000 in the past year – the fastest fall since records began.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T12:26:04.2742174Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:26:04.2742174Z
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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 Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown more like this