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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Health Funerals more like this
unstar 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 estimate he has made of the number of paupers' funerals in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales, (d) England and (e) Northern Ireland in each of the last four years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Pamela Nash more like this
star this property uin 218762 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 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p>My department does not collect data on the number of Local Authority funerals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-18T11:57:14.447Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T11:57:14.447Z
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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 Pamela Nash more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Health Funerals more like this
unstar 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 estimate he has made of the number of pauper's funerals in each of the last three years; and what steps his Department is taking to support families on low incomes with the costs of funerals. 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 216270 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 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text <p /> <p>My department does not collect data on the number of Local Authority funerals.</p><p> </p><p>The Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme continues to provide help towards a simple, respectful, low-cost funeral and in 2013/14, over 33,000 awards were made worth £44.7 million, with an average award of £1,347.</p><p> </p><p>Social Fund Budgeting Loans are also available to those on income related benefits to cover costs relating to funeral expenses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T11:44:12.043Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T11:44:12.043Z
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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
173486
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Funeral Payments more like this
unstar 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 2 December 2014 to Question 216270, whether the average payment made by the Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme is intended to cover the whole cost of a simple, respectful, low-cost funeral; by what methodology he has assessed the total cost of such a funeral; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 220516 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 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment has from its creation, as the claim form and guidance makes clear, provided help towards the cost of funerals for eligible claimants. This includes those necessary costs of burial or cremation, which will be met in full and a significant contribution of up to £700 towards other costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2015-01-20T12:14:04.833Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-20T12:14:04.833Z
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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 Caroline Lucas more like this
90882
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Written Questions more like this
unstar 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 proportion of named day written questions were answered by his Department within the prescribed period in the (a) 2012-13 session, (b) 2013-14 session and (c) 2014-15 session to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 208435 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 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>In the 2014-15 session, as at the end of August 2014, the department had answered 89% of named day questions on the named day</p><p> </p><p>Departmental performance information, for ordinary and named day Parliamentary Questions, is collated by the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons and submitted to the Procedure Committee. This is published on a sessional basis by the committee, and includes evidence regarding departmental performance. The monitoring report relating to the 2012-13 session was published on 13 February 2014 as HC1046. The report covering statistics relating to performance during the 2013-14 session will be published very shortly by the Procedure Committee.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T12:19:46.9165873Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T12:19:46.9165873Z
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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 Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 the planned changes to pensions on the investment strategy of the National Employment Savings Trust. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Gregg McClymont more like this
star this property uin 193950 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 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The investment strategy for the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) is the responsibility of the NEST Trustees who will consider, if in the best interests of their members, there needs to be any change in NEST's investment approach.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Gregg McClymont more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Disability more like this
unstar 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 arrangements his Department makes for disabled people to contact his Department by email. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey more like this
star this property uin 210732 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 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The Department makes reasonable adjustments for disabled people to use alternative communication channels where appropriate, including email.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T13:54:11.1148704Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T13:54:11.1148704Z
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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 Kate Hoey more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobcentre Plus: Staff more like this
unstar 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 the median length of service of Jobcentre Plus staff was in each of the last five years. 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 208415 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 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The median length of service of Jobcentre Plus staff in 2009/10 and 2010/11 is recorded in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Median Length of Service</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>11 years, 8 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>15 years, 1 month</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Jobcentre Plus was re-structured and absorbed into a revised Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Operations structure in October 2011. Since that point, it has no longer existed as a separate organisation. This means the information beyond September 2011 is not available.</p><p> </p><p>For completeness, I have included the median length of service of all Department for Work and Pensions staff for the past 5 years.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Median Length of Service</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>12 years, 3 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>15 years, 5 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>18 years, 1 month</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>17 years, 3 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>18 years, 7 months</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Length of service is measured as length of service within the Civil Service rather than the Department. The Department’s personnel systems record when an employee joined the Civil Service rather than an individual department or agency.</p><p> </p><p>The increase in the median length of service between 2009/10 to 2011/12 is consistent with the ending of a significant number of temporary contracts in this period. The removal of their low duration of service caused an increase in the median length of service for the Department.</p><p> </p><p>The decrease in median length of service between 2011/12 to 2012/13 was caused by the incorporation of the Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission in August 2012 - who had a lower median length of service than the rest of the Department.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T13:21:07.6768116Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T13:21:07.6768116Z
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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 Stephen Timms 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
star 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: Preston more like this
unstar 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 information his Department holds on how many claims for benefits made by telephone by people in Preston constituency in 2014 to date were interrupted by the claimant running out of credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 206310 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 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The requested information is not available from current Management Information systems as no information relating to the causes of call terminations is gathered. As such, it is not possible to distinguish between reasons for termination or to distinguish between calls terminated by agents or callers.</p><p>The current Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) policy is that all calls should be free to our 0800 numbers to claim:</p><p> </p><ul><li>State Pension;</li><li>Pension Credit;</li><li>Jobseekers’ Allowance;</li><li>Income Support;</li><li>Employment Support Allowance; and,</li><li>Personal Independence Payment.</li></ul><p> </p><p>It is free to call DWP 0800 numbers from all major landline providers.</p><p> </p><p>DWP continues to have agreements with O2, Everything Everywhere (formerly Orange and T-Mobile), Vodafone (including Cable &amp; Wireless), Three (also known as Hutchison 3G), Tesco Mobile and Virgin Mobile ahead of the OFCOM changes due in June 2015. This agreement allows many of our customers to make free mobile phone calls from their participating networks to the Department’s 0800 customer numbers.</p><p> </p><p>DWP is aware of possible concerns about call charges to enquiry and claims lines so agents will routinely offer to call a customer back if concerns are raised over the cost of the call. The Department also provides controlled access to telephones for claimants if required in support of job-searches or benefit enquiries.</p><p> </p><p>During June 2014 the average duration of a call to the Primary Benefit New Claims lines (ESA, IS and JSA) from connection to termination was 14 minutes and 43 seconds.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T12:18:43.6384181Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T12:18:43.6384181Z
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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 Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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, how much his Department spent on housing benefit for tenants in (a) council property, (b) housing association and registered social landlord property and (c) private sector housing in (i) Tameside and (ii) Stockport in each year since 2009. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
star this property uin 192149 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 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p> </p><p>The information is in the tables below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p>Table 1: Housing Benefit spending in Tameside by accommodation type.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£ million, nominal</p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Authority Accommodation</p></td><td><p>0.0</p></td><td><p>0.0</p></td><td><p>0.0</p></td><td><p>0.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Temporary Accommodation</p></td><td><p>0.8</p></td><td><p>0.8</p></td><td><p>1.9</p></td><td><p>1.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Registered Social Landlord</p></td><td><p>52.5</p></td><td><p>54.6</p></td><td><p>55.8</p></td><td><p>59.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Private Rented Sector</p></td><td><p>22.5</p></td><td><p>27.0</p></td><td><p>30.0</p></td><td><p>29.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total Housing Benefit Spend</p></td><td><p>75.8</p></td><td><p>82.4</p></td><td><p>87.7</p></td><td><p>90.9</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: Local authority statistical data and subsidy returns.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p>Table 2: Housing Benefit spending in Stockport by accommodation type.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£ million, nominal</p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Authority Accommodation</p></td><td><p>23.5</p></td><td><p>24.2</p></td><td><p>26.3</p></td><td><p>28.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Temporary Accommodation</p></td><td><p>0.7</p></td><td><p>0.7</p></td><td><p>0.8</p></td><td><p>0.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Registered Social Landlord</p></td><td><p>14.8</p></td><td><p>15.6</p></td><td><p>16.5</p></td><td><p>17.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Private Rented Sector</p></td><td><p>25.3</p></td><td><p>29.2</p></td><td><p>31.0</p></td><td><p>31.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total Housing Benefit Spend</p></td><td><p>64.2</p></td><td><p>69.7</p></td><td><p>74.6</p></td><td><p>78.6</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: Local authority statistical data and subsidy returns.</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>Figures may not sum exactly due to rounding.</p><p>Expenditure is shown for complete financial years. A breakdown of benefit expenditure for Housing Benefit can be found in the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/277439/hb-ctb-la-tables-04022014.xls" target="_blank">Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit expenditure by local authority </a>tables as per the link below:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/277439/hb-ctb-la-tables-04022014.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/277439/hb-ctb-la-tables-04022014.xls</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Andrew Gwynne more like this
60849
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star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Separated People: Finance more like this
unstar 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 each of the new projects chosen in the second round of competition for funding from the Help and Support for Separated Families Innovation Fund will commence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Sheila Gilmore more like this
star this property uin 199625 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 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>All projects successful during the second round of the Innovation Fund procurement exercise became operational during or before April 2014.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-06-12T14:12:51.6843077Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-12T14:12:51.6843077Z
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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 Sheila Gilmore more like this