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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 Zero-hours Contracts: West Midlands 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 his Department has made of the number of people in the West Midlands on zero-hour contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 263688 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>Data from the independent Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that in 2018 75,000 people in the West Midlands are employed on zero hours’ contracts – representing just 2.7% of people employed in the West Midlands.</p><p> </p><p>In the UK in 2018 the ONS estimate that 844,000 people were employed on zero hours’ contracts – 2.6% of all people employed.</p><p> </p><p>A record number of people (32.7 million) in the UK are employed. Since 2010 nearly 80% of the growth in employment has been in full-time work and over 75% has come from permanent employment’. Average wages have grown faster than inflation for 15 consecutive months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:05:37.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:05:37.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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 Zero Hours Contracts: Young People 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, with reference to her Department's press release entitled Youth unemployment down 50% since 2010, published on gov.uk on 16 October 2018, what proportion of recorded employment was under a zero-hours contract. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 191422 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Office for National Statistics (ONS) use the Labour Force Survey (LFS) to provide estimates for the number of people employed on zero hours’ contracts.</p><p> </p><p>The ONS figures for people in employment on zero hours’ contracts broken down by age, do not go back to 2010 and are only currently available up to April-June 2018. Therefore no directly comparable figures to the youth unemployment statistics cited are available.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of young people are not employed on zero hours’ contracts. In 2018 (Apr-Jun) there were 261,000 16-24 year olds on a zero hours’ contracts – representing only 6.9% of employed 16-24 year olds.</p><p> </p><p>This is down from 299,000 young people (7.8% of employed young people) in 2017 (Apr-Jun), but a slight increase from the first comparable data available, which shows in 2014 (Apr-Jun) there were 235,000 young people on a zero hours’ contract (or 6.3% of employed young people).</p><p> </p><p>Many people in full-time education are employed on zero hours’ contracts, in part because of the flexibility they provide. 18.5% of all people in 2018 (Apr-Jun) on zero hours’ contracts were in full-time education – compared to 2.3% of people not on a zero hours’ contract.</p><p> </p><p>The ONS data shows that the majority of people on zero hours’ contracts are happy with the hours provided by their zero hours’ contract.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:24:01.813Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:24:01.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 Young People: Gender 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Youth Voice Census Report 2019, published in June 2018, what assessment she has made of the effect of gender on a young person's level of engagement with school and employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 266814 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>No assessment has been made of gender on a young person’s level of engagement with school and employment.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government is committed to providing targeted support for all young people so that everyone, no matter what their start in life, is given the very best chance.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has raised the participation age to ensure that all young people are supported to continue their education until at least age 18, and invested nearly £7 billion during academic year 2018/19, to ensure there is a place in education or training for every 16 to 19-year old.</p><p> </p><p>Local Authorities (LAs) have a statutory duty to identify and track the participation of 16 and 17 year olds, supporting those who are not participating to do so and making sure that there is sufficient, suitable education and training provision to meet their needs. The September Guarantee places a further duty on LAs to ensure that all year 11 pupils (and year 12 pupils on one year courses) receive an offer of a place in education/training for the following September. It aims to ensure that all young people, regardless of what they achieved in school, understand that there are opportunities that will help them to progress, and to ensure that they get the advice and support they need to find a suitable place.</p><p> </p><p>The latest data for the end of 2017 (provisional) shows that 86.8% of 16-18-year-old females are in Education and Training, compared to 85.1% of males. Source is the ‘Participation in education, training and employment: 2017’ published statistics.</p><p> </p><p>In January to March 2019 the number of young people aged 16-24 who were not in education, employment or training (NEET) in the UK was at a near record low (764,000) – down 364,000 since 2010. As part of this the number of women aged 16-24 who were NEET was at a near record low (383,000) – down 238,000 since 2010. The number of men aged 16-24 who were NEET was also near a record low – at 381,000 – down 126,000 since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>The latest figures from the independent ONS, show that in February-April 2019 UK employment rate is at a joint record high of 76.1% - and as part of this the female employment rate is at a record high (72.0%). The male employment rate was 80.3% - up 5.3% points since 2010.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T15:38:46.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:38:46.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention 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 the UK will submit its next report on the International Labour Organization Convention 182; and whether that report will be published. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 190524 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The UK last submitted a report on ILO Convention 182 in 2016. As the reporting for the ILO’s fundamental Conventions is on a three-year cycle, we expect to submit our next report next year (2019). The UK’s reports to the ILO are not published. However, they are reflected in the response of the ILO’s Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, as part of its annual report.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T15:52:50.077Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T15:52:50.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
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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 Working Conditions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of trends in the level businesses terminating employment contracts temporarily during building work in those businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 134638 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 2018-04-18more like thismore than 2018-04-18
star this property answer text <p>Information on businesses terminating employment contracts temporarily during building work is not collated centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-04-18T09:10:02.727Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-18T09:10:02.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
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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 Work Programme: Greater Manchester 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 money from the public purse was paid to work programme providers in Greater Manchester in each relevant year since 2010. 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 146311 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 2018-05-24more like thismore than 2018-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department’s Work Programme does not have a contract covering just Greater Manchester, so the information can not be provided at the level of detail requested.</p><p> </p><p>However, there is a contract covering Greater Manchester, Chester and Warrington. The expenditure on this contract is shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£m</p></td><td><p>£m</p></td><td><p>£m</p></td><td><p>£m</p></td><td><p>£m</p></td><td><p>£m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Greater Manchester, Chester &amp; Warrington</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>46</p></td><td><p>46</p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><ol><li>The Work Programme started during 2011/12, therefore no data is available for 2010/11.</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="2"><li>The 2017/18 indicative total outturn cannot be released as the Department's accounts have yet to be finalised, audited and approved.</li></ol>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-05-24T16:04:10.71Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-24T16:04:10.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim McMahon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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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 Work Capability Assessment 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 her speech entitled, Closing the gap between intention and experience, made on 5 March 2019, what (a) locations and (b) groups of claimants by protected characteristics, and (c) groups of claimants with medical conditions by ICD10 classification her Department plans to include in the proposed small test of a no-conditionality approach for claimants awaiting work capability assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 239290 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
star this property answer text <p>The Department is still finalising the design of the Proof of Concept and seeking input from key representatives from the sector. It is a small scale test which will be run in 2-4 jobcentres during summer 2019. We will use the Proof of Concept to test whether we can increase engagement with claimants with disabilities or health conditions. Work Coaches will start with no mandatory requirements and then tailor conditionality up, based on an individual’s circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>We intend to apply it to those claimants pre-Work Capability Assessment; and, that, for those post work capability assessment found to have a Limited Capability for Work. We will apply it to all claimants presenting with medical evidence of a health condition, or disability, excluding only those who are Terminally Ill or who have conditions defined in schedule 8 or schedule 9 of the Universal Credit Regulations. Universal Credit does not use the ICD10 classification system for claimants recognising that each claimant is unique. Further detailed design on inclusion/exclusion criteria have yet to be defined.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The evaluation of the Proof of Concept will take place in Autumn 2019 after which we will determine next steps.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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239291 more like this
239292 more like this
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less than 2019-04-04T12:52:01.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T12:52:01.993Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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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 Work Capability Assessment 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, with reference to her speech entitled Closing the gap between intention and experience delivered on 5 March 2019, what the timetable is for her Department to introduce the proposed small test of a no conditionality approach for claimants awaiting a work capability assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 239291 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 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
star this property answer text <p>The Department is still finalising the design of the Proof of Concept and seeking input from key representatives from the sector. It is a small scale test which will be run in 2-4 jobcentres during summer 2019. We will use the Proof of Concept to test whether we can increase engagement with claimants with disabilities or health conditions. Work Coaches will start with no mandatory requirements and then tailor conditionality up, based on an individual’s circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>We intend to apply it to those claimants pre-Work Capability Assessment; and, that, for those post work capability assessment found to have a Limited Capability for Work. We will apply it to all claimants presenting with medical evidence of a health condition, or disability, excluding only those who are Terminally Ill or who have conditions defined in schedule 8 or schedule 9 of the Universal Credit Regulations. Universal Credit does not use the ICD10 classification system for claimants recognising that each claimant is unique. Further detailed design on inclusion/exclusion criteria have yet to be defined.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The evaluation of the Proof of Concept will take place in Autumn 2019 after which we will determine next steps.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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239290 more like this
239292 more like this
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less than 2019-04-04T12:52:02.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T12:52:02.057Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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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 Work Capability Assessment 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, with reference to her speech entitled Closing the gap between intention and experience on 5 March 2019, when her Department plans to publish the findings of the small test of a no conditionality approach for claimants awaiting a work capability assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 239292 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
star this property answer text <p>The Department is still finalising the design of the Proof of Concept and seeking input from key representatives from the sector. It is a small scale test which will be run in 2-4 jobcentres during summer 2019. We will use the Proof of Concept to test whether we can increase engagement with claimants with disabilities or health conditions. Work Coaches will start with no mandatory requirements and then tailor conditionality up, based on an individual’s circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>We intend to apply it to those claimants pre-Work Capability Assessment; and, that, for those post work capability assessment found to have a Limited Capability for Work. We will apply it to all claimants presenting with medical evidence of a health condition, or disability, excluding only those who are Terminally Ill or who have conditions defined in schedule 8 or schedule 9 of the Universal Credit Regulations. Universal Credit does not use the ICD10 classification system for claimants recognising that each claimant is unique. Further detailed design on inclusion/exclusion criteria have yet to be defined.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The evaluation of the Proof of Concept will take place in Autumn 2019 after which we will determine next steps.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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239290 more like this
239291 more like this
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less than 2019-04-04T12:52:02.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T12:52:02.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-10more like thismore than 2018-05-10
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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 Windrush Generation: Social Security Benefits 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, what support is in place to assist Commonwealth and Windrush applicants in applying for (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) personal independent payments and (d) universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edmonton more like this
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Kate Osamor more like this
star this property uin 142901 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 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
star this property answer text <p>DWP officials continue to work with the Home Office and other Government bodies to help individuals affected and ensure that they are able to access the benefits and services to which they are entitled. DWP has arranged a fast-track service into the Home Office Taskforce to confirm the status of Commonwealth citizens and people from the Windrush generation who are unable to provide documentation in support of their benefit claim.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-05-17T16:07:28.817Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-17T16:07:28.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Osamor more like this