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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the High Court judgment of 3 October 2019 on the increase in the state pension age for women born in the 1950s, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on developing transitional arrangements for those women. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 279 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 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
star this property answer text <p>The claimants applied for permission to appeal on the 16 October 2019. I cannot comment on live litigation.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-18T11:52:19.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-18T11:52:19.93Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones remove filter
1148404
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions: Newport West 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 and what proportion of people have (a) opted out after being auto-enrolled into a workplace pension and (b) saved more than the auto-enrolment minimum contribution in Newport West constituency in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 294753 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Automatic enrolment has achieved a quiet revolution through getting employees into the habit of pension saving, and reversing the decline in workplace pension participation in the decade prior to these reforms. Since automatic enrolment started in 2012 participation rates have been transformed with 87% of eligible employees saving into a workplace pension in 2018, up from 55% in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not hold data for individual constituencies in relation to opt outs or the number of individuals who have saved above the automatic enrolment minimum contribution level. However, we do know that overall around 9% of automatically enrolled workers have chosen to opt out which is significantly below original estimates; and our latest evaluation report shows that, in April 2017, approximately 5.9 million eligible employees were already meeting the April 2019 minimum contribution rates.</p><p> </p><p>I am providing the following information about the impact of automatic enrolment in your constituency, as of August 2019:</p><p> </p><p>In the Newport West constituency, since 2012, approximately 11,000 eligible jobholders have been automatically enrolled and 1,400 employers have met their duties.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Automatic Enrolment Evaluation Report 2018, available via the following weblink: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Pensions Regulator’s data on Automatic enrolment declaration of compliance by constituency, available via the following weblink:</p><p><a href="https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests" target="_blank">https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests</a>.</p><p> </p><p />
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T10:24:29.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:24:29.547Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4716
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones remove filter
1147171
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Social Security 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 assessment her Department has made of the effect of (a) sanctions and (b) conditionality on the (i) health and well-being of claimants and (ii) the ability of claimants to enter employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 292336 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>Evidence from international studies indicates that benefit systems supported by conditionality are effective at moving people into work and that sanctions are a key part of conditionality. Transitions into work typically increase following a sanction.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has committed to doing an evaluation of the effectiveness of Universal Credit sanctions at supporting claimants to search for work in response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s report on benefit sanctions. The Department will look to publish this by the end of 2019.</p><p> </p><p>With regards to health and well-being, the Department has not made such assessment. We engage at a personal and individual level with all claimants; Legislation already enables work coaches to tailor conditionality, apply easements, set ‘voluntary’ work-related requirements (therefore, there is no risk of a sanction) or even switch off work-related requirements altogether where it is more appropriate for the individual, in light of their circumstances, including health conditions or disability.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T12:46:06.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T12:46:06.053Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4716
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones remove filter
1147173
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 remove filter
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 assessment her Department has made of the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on trends in the level of referrals to food banks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 292337 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not keep official statistics on food bank use, so no such assessment has been completed. Some food aid providers produce statistics on the number of food parcels distributed, but the Government has no plans to require individual food banks to keep records as this would place a significant burden on charitable and voluntary organisations.</p><p> </p><p>We have listened to feedback on how we can improve Universal Credit to support our claimants and acted quickly, making improvements such as extending advances, removing waiting days, and introducing housing benefit run on. These changes are giving support to vulnerable people who need it most, whilst at the same time helping people get into work faster.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T13:29:48.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T13:29:48.783Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4716
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones remove filter
1147174
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of trends in the level of child poverty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 292338 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>National statistics on the number of children in relative and absolute low income are set out in the annual &quot;Households Below Average Income&quot; publication available here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/789816/hbai-2017-2018-tables-ods-files.zip" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/789816/hbai-2017-2018-tables-ods-files.zip</a></p><p> </p><p>In the latest low income statistics, the number of children in low income increased in three of the four measures.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2009/2010 there has been a 1 percentage point reduction in child poverty on an absolute before housing cost (BHC) basis.</p><p> </p><p>The evidence shows that work is the best route out of poverty and there are 730,000 fewer children in workless households compared with 2010.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T13:09:50.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T13:09:50.75Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4716
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones remove filter
1147308
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Travel 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 spent on ministerial travel by (a) first class, (b) second class and (c) in total in 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 292408 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 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>The information requested can only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government publishes data on ministerial overseas travel on a quarterly basis in arrears on GOV.UK. Links to this information for 2017 and 2018 can be found below.</p><p> </p><p>Jan 17 – Mar 17</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/623402/ministers-overseas-travel-jan-mar-2017.ods" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/623402/ministers-overseas-travel-jan-mar-2017.ods</a></p><p> </p><p>Apr 17 – Jun 17</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/651138/ministers-overseas-travel-apr-jun-2017.ods" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/651138/ministers-overseas-travel-apr-jun-2017.ods</a></p><p> </p><p>Jul 17 – Sep 17</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/666399/dwp-ministers-overseas-travel-jul-sep-2017.csv/preview" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/666399/dwp-ministers-overseas-travel-jul-sep-2017.csv/preview</a></p><p> </p><p>Oct 17 – Dec 17</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/693210/dwp-ministers-travel-oct-dec-17.csv/preview" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/693210/dwp-ministers-travel-oct-dec-17.csv/preview</a></p><p> </p><p>Jan 18 – Mar 18</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/751896/ministers-overseas-travel-jan-mar-2018.csv/preview" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/751896/ministers-overseas-travel-jan-mar-2018.csv/preview</a></p><p> </p><p>Apr 18 – Jun 18</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/750512/dwp-ministers-travel-apr-jun-2018.csv/preview" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/750512/dwp-ministers-travel-apr-jun-2018.csv/preview</a></p><p> </p><p>Jul 18 – Sep 18</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/763723/dwp-ministers-travel-jul-sep-2018.csv/preview" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/763723/dwp-ministers-travel-jul-sep-2018.csv/preview</a></p><p> </p><p>Oct 18 – Dec 18</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/786896/dwp-ministers-travel-oct-dec-2018.csv/preview" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/786896/dwp-ministers-travel-oct-dec-2018.csv/preview</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 292418 more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T12:30:36.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T12:30:36.09Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4716
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones remove filter
1147319
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Travel 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 his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) first class, (b) second class and (c) in total in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 292418 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 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>The information requested can only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government publishes data on ministerial overseas travel on a quarterly basis in arrears on GOV.UK. Links to this information for 2017 and 2018 can be found below.</p><p> </p><p>Jan 17 – Mar 17</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/623402/ministers-overseas-travel-jan-mar-2017.ods" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/623402/ministers-overseas-travel-jan-mar-2017.ods</a></p><p> </p><p>Apr 17 – Jun 17</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/651138/ministers-overseas-travel-apr-jun-2017.ods" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/651138/ministers-overseas-travel-apr-jun-2017.ods</a></p><p> </p><p>Jul 17 – Sep 17</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/666399/dwp-ministers-overseas-travel-jul-sep-2017.csv/preview" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/666399/dwp-ministers-overseas-travel-jul-sep-2017.csv/preview</a></p><p> </p><p>Oct 17 – Dec 17</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/693210/dwp-ministers-travel-oct-dec-17.csv/preview" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/693210/dwp-ministers-travel-oct-dec-17.csv/preview</a></p><p> </p><p>Jan 18 – Mar 18</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/751896/ministers-overseas-travel-jan-mar-2018.csv/preview" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/751896/ministers-overseas-travel-jan-mar-2018.csv/preview</a></p><p> </p><p>Apr 18 – Jun 18</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/750512/dwp-ministers-travel-apr-jun-2018.csv/preview" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/750512/dwp-ministers-travel-apr-jun-2018.csv/preview</a></p><p> </p><p>Jul 18 – Sep 18</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/763723/dwp-ministers-travel-jul-sep-2018.csv/preview" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/763723/dwp-ministers-travel-jul-sep-2018.csv/preview</a></p><p> </p><p>Oct 18 – Dec 18</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/786896/dwp-ministers-travel-oct-dec-2018.csv/preview" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/786896/dwp-ministers-travel-oct-dec-2018.csv/preview</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 292408 more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T12:30:36.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T12:30:36.123Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4716
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones remove filter
1147333
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Official Hospitality 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 spent on refreshments in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 292430 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 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not collated centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T14:33:48.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T14:33:48.26Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4716
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones remove filter
1142841
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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
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star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Catering 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 spent on refreshments in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 284305 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:29:27.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:29:27.323Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones remove filter
1142861
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Travel more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 spent on ministerial travel by (a) first class, (b) second class and (c) in total in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 284362 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:30:43.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:30:43.743Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4716
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones remove filter