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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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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 Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been paid in housing benefit to those in private rented accommodation in each year since 2004. more like this
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Baroness McDonagh more like this
star this property uin HL17317 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 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The information you have requested can be found in the following table:</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Housing Benefit Expenditure </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p>Private Rented Sector tenants (£ million, nominal terms)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2004/05</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2005/06</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2006/07</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2007/08</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2008/09</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3,354</p></td><td><p>3,716</p></td><td><p>4,276</p></td><td><p>4,698</p></td><td><p>5,624</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009/10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>7,572</p></td><td><p>8,672</p></td><td><p>9,216</p></td><td><p>9,272</p></td><td><p>9,275</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>9,098</p></td><td><p>8,783</p></td><td><p>8,291</p></td><td><p>7,709</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T15:06:57.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T15:06:57.17Z
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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3701
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McDonagh more like this
1047830
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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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 Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they paid in housing benefit to private sector landlords in each year from 2010 to the last year for which figures are available. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL13108 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 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
star this property answer text <p>The available information is in the tables below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Housing Benefit paid for private rented sector accommodation, split by payment destination (£millions, real terms, 2018/19 prices)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>Total Housing Benefit paid for private tenants</p></td><td><p>Of which paid to the landlord</p></td><td><p>Of which paid to the claimant</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>£9,880</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>£10,370</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>£10,220</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>£10,040</p></td><td><p>£3,100</p></td><td><p>£6,940</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>£9,730</p></td><td><p>£3,020</p></td><td><p>£6,710</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>£9,310</p></td><td><p>£2,870</p></td><td><p>£6,450</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>£8,600</p></td><td><p>£2,630</p></td><td><p>£5,970</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>£7,850</p></td><td><p>£2,400</p></td><td><p>£5,450</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: DWP Stat-x-plore and Benefit Expenditure tables</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><ol><li>Payment destination was unknown in around 1% of cases. This expenditure was assumed to be split between landlords and their tenants in the same proportion as the rest.</li><li>Payment destination statistics for financial years before 2013/2014 are not available.</li><li>Figures have been rounded to the nearest £10m and may not sum to totals due to rounding.</li><li>Figures cover only Housing Benefit and do not include housing support paid through Universal Credit.</li></ol>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-01-28T16:30:19.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T16:30:19.357Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4303
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
759846
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
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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 Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing remove filter
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 11 September 2017 to Question 8560, what steps the Government is taking to reduce (a) the total sum of housing benefit being paid to private landlords and (b) the total sum of housing benefit being paid to private landlords providing unsafe and unsuitable accommodation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tottenham more like this
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Mr David Lammy more like this
star this property uin 10250 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 2017-09-18more like thismore than 2017-09-18
star this property answer text <p>Reform to housing benefit is a central part of this Government’s plan to create a welfare system that supports the most vulnerable and is fair to taxpayers. In order to limit HB expenditure in the private rent sector, Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates were frozen for 4 years from April 2016. This means rates are either frozen at April 2015 levels or are set at the 30th percentile of local rents if lower. In line with the ‘freeze’ to LHA rates, the LHA national caps (which no individual rate can exceed) are also frozen at April 2015 levels.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities have strong and effective powers under the Housing Act 2004 to deal with poor quality and unsafe accommodation in the private rented sector, including mandatory/additional licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs), selective licensing of other privately rented properties and the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) to assess the health and safety risks in all residential properties. We have further strengthened these measures through the Housing and Planning Act 2016, introducing civil penalties of up to £30,000 and Rent Repayment Orders for a wider range of offences.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-09-18T13:28:13.013Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-18T13:28:13.013Z
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4008
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Lammy more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
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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 Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing remove filter
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 total sum of housing benefit payable to households living in the private rented sector in 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tottenham more like this
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Mr David Lammy more like this
star this property uin 8560 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 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Forecasts of Housing Benefit expenditure, consistent with the Office for Budget Responsibility’s March 2017 Economic and Fiscal Outlook are available on gov.uk at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2017</a></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Expenditure on Housing Benefit for households living in the private rented sector in 2017/18 is forecast to be £8.8 billion. This includes the Housing Benefit that would have been paid to households who are instead receiving housing support through Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T14:27:22.213Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T14:27:22.213Z
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4008
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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206
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Lammy more like this
753024
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
star this property answering body
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 Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing remove filter
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 his Department has made of the number of exemptions made in respect to the exemption for care leavers up to the age of 22 for the Shared Accommodation Rate in relation to private rented accommodation; and what estimate his Department has made of the cost of those exemptions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Will Quince more like this
star this property uin 5538 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 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>This information is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T08:01:39.637Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T08:01:39.637Z
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4008
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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4423
unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
722573
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-04-19more like thismore than 2017-04-19
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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 Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing remove filter
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 assessment he has made of number of tenants in receipt of housing benefit in the private rented sector (a) prior to housing benefit being paid directly to the tenant and (b) since housing benefit has been paid directly to the tenant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberavon more like this
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Stephen Kinnock more like this
star this property uin 71311 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 2017-04-26more like thismore than 2017-04-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that direct payment of Housing Benefit to claimants is an important consideration in encouraging people to manage their own budget in the same way as other households, particularly where it may help claimants when they move in work.</p><p> </p><p>Direct payment of Housing Benefit to tenants was introduced nationally in the private rented sector from 2008 as part of the Local Housing Allowance scheme. Whilst the majority of Housing Benefit claimants are paid directly, there is still provision for direct payments to be made to landlords in certain circumstances. The number of tenants in receipt of Housing Benefit in the private rented sector is available on <a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/jsf/login.xhtml" target="_blank">DWP Stat-Xplore</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p> </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>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-04-26T16:20:45.263Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-26T16:20:45.263Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kinnock more like this
722572
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-04-19more like thismore than 2017-04-19
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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 Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing remove filter
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 assessment he has made of the effect of paying housing benefit directly to tenants on their ability to secure accommodation in the private rented sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberavon more like this
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Stephen Kinnock more like this
star this property uin 71310 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 2017-04-26more like thismore than 2017-04-26
star this property answer text <p>DWP has not made an assessment specifically looking at the effect of paying Housing Benefit directly to tenants and their ability to secure accommodation in the private rented sector. The Government believes that direct payment of Housing Benefit to claimants is an important consideration in encouraging people to manage their own budget in the same way as other households, particularly where it may help claimants when they move in work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-04-26T16:10:11.027Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-26T16:10:11.027Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4359
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kinnock more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-04-18more like thismore than 2017-04-18
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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 Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing remove filter
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, if he will bring forward proposals to ensure that housing benefit is paid direct only to landlords, or letting agents, who are Propertymark Protected. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 71104 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 2017-04-24more like thismore than 2017-04-24
star this property answer text <p>How benefit is paid to claimants is an important consideration in encouraging people to manage their own budget, particularly where it may help claimants moving in to work. That is why Housing Benefit payments in the private rented sector are usually made to the claimant rather than the Landlord. There are existing safeguards in place to help those people who cannot handle their own rent and benefit, including direct payment to Landlords in certain circumstances. There are no plans to change the operation of the Housing Benefit scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The government wants to support good Landlords who provide well maintained homes and avoid further regulation on them which increases costs and red tape, pushes up rents and reduces choice. A range of measures were introduced through the Housing and Planning Act 2016 to crack down on rogue Landlords and we plan to implement these measures in 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-04-24T15:14:14.57Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-24T15:14:14.57Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
unstar this property tabling member
3973
unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing remove filter
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 much in housing benefit has been paid (a) to tenants in private-rented sector accommodation and (b) directly to private landlords in each year since 2011. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oldham West and Royton more like this
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Jim McMahon more like this
star this property uin 44097 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 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
star this property answer text <p>The available information is in the table below.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Housing Benefit paid for private rented sector accommodation split by payment destination (£millions, real terms 2016/2017 prices)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>(a) Paid to Tenants</p></td><td><p>(b) Paid directly to Landlords</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/2014</p></td><td><p>6,630</p></td><td><p>2,970</p></td><td><p>9,600</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/2015</p></td><td><p>6,390</p></td><td><p>2,870</p></td><td><p>9,260</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/2016</p></td><td><p>6,220</p></td><td><p>2,770</p></td><td><p>8,990</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: DWP Stat-x-plore and Benefit Expenditure tables</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><ol><li>Payment destination was unknown in around 1% of cases. This expenditure was assumed to be split between landlords and their tenants in the same proportion as the rest.</li><li>Payment destination statistics for financial years before 2013/2014 are not available.</li><li>Figures have been rounded to the nearest £10m and may not sum to totals due to rounding.</li><li>Expenditure for 2015/16 is based on statistical data for the full year but the financial total is a forecast.</li></ol>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2016-09-08T15:20:14.297Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-08T15:20:14.297Z
star this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4569
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim McMahon more like this
429469
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-19more like thismore than 2015-11-19
star this property answering body
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 Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing remove filter
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 and what proportion of new claims for housing benefit in the private rented sector in each of the last 10 years were made by people who were in work at the time they made their claim. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 16956 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 2015-11-26more like thismore than 2015-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-11-26T14:53:45.263Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-26T14:53:45.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this