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star this property date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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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 house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will provide a simple route for people to donate their universal benefits back to the state; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 196078 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The majority of winter fuel payments are sent out automatically. However, people can simply return their winter fuel payment to the office that issues it. They can also write to the Department requesting not to receive a winter fuel payment for future years, either in advance of first getting a payment, or after they have received one or more payments.</p><p> </p><p>Anyone aged 75 or over is entitled to a free TV Licence for their main address. The free licence is not issued automatically and needs to be applied for. Once issued, licences are renewed automatically every year unless the customer does not have a National Insurance Number in which case TV Licensing will contact them to confirm their circumstances have not changed each year. An over 75 licence can be cancelled at any time and a paid-for licence requested.</p><p> </p><p>The concessionary travel benefit is optional. An eligible person can choose not to take up the entitlement. The National Travel Survey 2011 shows that in GB, 79 per cent of people eligible for an older persons' bus pass held one.</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 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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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 Access to Work Programme 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 disabled entrepreneurs have been able to access additional support funding through the Access to Work programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 200306 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 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>In the financial year April 2013 – March 2014 DWP supported 4066 disabled customers who are registered as self employed through the Access to Work programme. Of which 57 customers were also from The New Enterprise Allowance programme.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-06-18T15:48:40.9033097Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T15:48:40.9033097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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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 Personal Independence Payment 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, when applications for personal independent payment will be available online. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Elmet and Rothwell more like this
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Alec Shelbrooke more like this
star this property uin 207270 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 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Whilst Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claims are not currently available online, part of our longer term plan is to develop an online claim service for PIP that meets the needs of our claimants. It is important that we get the design of this right before moving to implementation.</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 2014-09-05T13:40:28.6984549Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-05T13:40:28.6984549Z
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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 Alec Shelbrooke more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
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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 Personal Independence Payment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the data on clearance time for personal independent payments are robust enough to be published; and what timescale he has set for implementing such steps. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 203324 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 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Statistics on clearance times are intended for future publication but releasing them at this stage would give an incorrect representation of the process since the system has not yet reached maturity, and further quality assurance of the data is required. Departmental analysts are currently assessing the quality of this data to ensure it meets the standards set by the UK Statistics Authority before it can be published.</p><p> </p><p>In accordance with UK Statistics Authority guidelines, we will pre-announce our intention to release these statistics, at least one month prior to their publication, on the UKSA hub and also on our PIP statistics webpage.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/personal-independence-payment-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/personal-independence-payment-statistics</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 203399 more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T14:32:05.2040506Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T14:32:05.2040506Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
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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 Personal Independence Payment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to demonstrate transparency and accountability with specific regard to the level of service provided to customers claiming personal independent payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 203323 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 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department has introduced a number of actions to ensure that our levels of service are transparent and claimants are aware of how long their PIP claim might take. Information about estimated journey times is included with the &quot;How your disability affects you&quot; form and by sending a text message acknowledging receipt of this form. We have updated the online information available to claimants and support organisations via gov.uk to include information regarding how long a claim might take.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to regularly publishing details of the numbers of cases we process and the numbers of awards of PIP.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T13:58:41.1898133Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T13:58:41.1898133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
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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 Personal Independence Payment 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, pursuant to his contribution of 30 June 2014, Official Report, column 642, on DWP: performance, what level of service his Department expects to provide to meet his aim of providing a personal independence payment system that works for those most in need; and how he will measure success. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 203900 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p>By the Autumn, we expect no one to be waiting for an asessment for longer than 26 weeks and by the end of the year, we expect no one will be waiting longer than 16 weeks.</p><p>We have committed to two independent reviews of the PIP assessment, the first of which will report to Parliament by the end of this year, and we will carefully consider any recommendations made. The terms of reference for the review are available at:</p><p /> <p /> <p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/simplifying-the-welfare-system-and-making-sure-work-pays/supporting-pages/introducing-personal-independence-payment" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/simplifying-the-welfare-system-and-making-sure-work-pays/supporting-pages/introducing-personal-independence-payment</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T14:23:33.5205175Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T14:23:33.5205175Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
65809
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star this property date less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
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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 Personal Independence Payment 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 his contribution of 30 June 2014, Official Report, column 647, on DWP: performance, how his Department will demonstrate that no claimant is waiting more than 16 weeks for their personal independence payment by the end of 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 203901 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Statistics on clearance times are intended for future publication and the Department's analysts are currently considering what information will be included in the release.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T14:14:42.8083297Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T14:14:42.8083297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
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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 Personal Independence Payment 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, with reference to the letter of 6 March 2014 from the Minister for Disabled People to Macmillan Cancer Support, for what reason his Department does not consider data on clearance times of personal independence payment normal and special rules claims to be robust enough to be included in the published quarterly statistics. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 203902 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Releasing information on clearance times at this stage would give an incorrect representation of the process since the system has not yet reached maturity.</p><p>Professional statisticians determine when a series meets the criteria for publication as official statistics. That stage has not yet in their judgement been reached for this information.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T14:38:58.9765676Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T14:38:58.9765676Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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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 Personal Independence Payment 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 8 July 2014, Official Report, column 278W, on personal independence payments, what his Department's definition is of a mature system; and how he proposes that the maturity of the system will be measured. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 206342 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 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The publication of any new statistics series needs to ensure that it is based on robust data and the measures reflect the system that is being delivered and latest performance. The Department’s statisticians are currently looking at developing measures around clearance times and will pre-announce future publication in line with the UK Statistics Authority protocols.</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 2014-07-22T11:12:35.8247735Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T11:12:35.8247735Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices 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, what discussions he and Ministers in his Department have had with Ministers in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the proposed reform of apprenticeships; what effect those discussions will have on his Department's projects and the work of their supply chain; and whether officials in his Department sit on programme boards managing the reform. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 208214 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 2014-09-09more like thismore than 2014-09-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Secretary of State or his ministers have not had any specific discussions with Ministers in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills solely about the proposed reform of apprenticeships. Neither are any of the department’s officials sitting on programme boards managing the reform.</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 2014-09-09T14:17:03.9353456Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-09T14:17:03.9353456Z
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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 Alex Cunningham more like this