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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit more like this
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25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the number of additional claims that will be made for pension credit following the limiting of free TV licences to people aged over 75 claiming that benefit. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
tabling member printed
Kevin Brennan more like this
uin 263077 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
1400
label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
41277
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-04more like thismore than 2014-03-04
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what work his Department has commissioned on the use by migrants of UK welfare systems. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Dame Tessa Jowell more like this
uin 190447 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The previous government did not collect data, we are rectifying and the data collected on migrants' use of the welfare system continues to grow as the current welfare reforms are rolled out. For example under the recently strengthened Habitual Residence Test we have started to record nationality and immigration status<em>.</em></p><p>Under Universal Credit we will also make better records of claimants circumstances including nationality.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4084
label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
tabling member
159
label Biography information for Baroness Jowell more like this
42044
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-07more like thismore than 2014-03-07
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will assess the potential for improved administration and awareness of the short-term benefit advances scheme to affect demand for food banks; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
uin 191156 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>DWP does make claimants aware of relevant support services, but will always consider whether it has provision first.</p><p>Short Term Benefit Advance awards are available to those entitled to them prior to initial payment of benefit, almost 100% of applications are routinely processed within 24 hours.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4084
label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
tabling member
304
label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
42045
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-07more like thismore than 2014-03-07
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the quality of the administration of the short-term benefit advances scheme since its inception. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
uin 191105 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>DWP has a quality framework in place for checking the accuracy of Short Term Benefit Advance decisions. In February 2014, checks confirmed 96% accuracy of application decisions. In terms of timeliness, an average 98% of all application decisions made throughout the operational year since April 2013 were made within 24 hours.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4084
label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
tabling member
304
label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
42046
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-07more like thismore than 2014-03-07
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been in receipt of out-of-work benefits for (a) one year, (b) two years and (c) three years or more in (i) Wrexham constituency, (ii) Wales and (iii) the UK in each of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Lucas more like this
uin 191126 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information we can provide is shown in the table below:</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Out of work benefit claimants by statistical group and duration of oldest claim, for Great Britain, Wales and Wrexham constituency: August 2011- August 2013</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>All</p></td><td><p>Up to 1 year</p></td><td><p>1 to 2 years</p></td><td><p>2 to 3 years</p></td><td><p>3 years and over</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="3"><p>August 2011</p></td><td><p>Great Britain</p></td><td><p>4,842,010</p></td><td><p>1,937,380</p></td><td><p>503,230</p></td><td><p>290,240</p></td><td><p>2,111,170</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>296,370</p></td><td><p>105,870</p></td><td><p>27,670</p></td><td><p>18,030</p></td><td><p>144,790</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wrexham</p></td><td><p>6,350</p></td><td><p>2,370</p></td><td><p>620</p></td><td><p>420</p></td><td><p>2,930</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="3"><p>August 2012</p></td><td><p>Great Britain</p></td><td><p>4,721,460</p></td><td><p>2,138,490</p></td><td><p>649,290</p></td><td><p>313,940</p></td><td><p>1,619,740</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>286,820</p></td><td><p>124,910</p></td><td><p>35,260</p></td><td><p>17,320</p></td><td><p>109,320</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wrexham</p></td><td><p>6,090</p></td><td><p>2,850</p></td><td><p>660</p></td><td><p>380</p></td><td><p>2,200</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="3"><p>August 2013</p></td><td><p>Great Britain</p></td><td><p>4,395,860</p></td><td><p>2,051,340</p></td><td><p>881,810</p></td><td><p>389,270</p></td><td><p>1,073,440</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>267,890</p></td><td><p>121,960</p></td><td><p>53,400</p></td><td><p>21,180</p></td><td><p>71,340</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wrexham</p></td><td><p>5,710</p></td><td><p>2,740</p></td><td><p>1,160</p></td><td><p>400</p></td><td><p>1,400</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Where a claim has converted to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) from Incapacity Benefit/Severe Disablement Allowance or Income Support the data reflects the duration from the start of ESA claim. Most of these re-assessments have occurred since April 2011 when the re-assessment process commenced.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Source: DWP Information, Governance and Security Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest ten and totals may not sum due to rounding. </p><p>2. Out of work benefits which are included in this analysis are:-</p><p>Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)</p><p>Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)</p><p>Incapacity Benefit and Severe Disablement Allowance (IB/SDA)</p><p>Income Support (IS).</p><p>3. Incapacity Benefit and IS on incapacity grounds were replaced by Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for new claims from October 2008.</p><p>4. The duration of claim reflects the longest out-of-work benefit claim for each person.</p><p>5. Where a claim has converted to ESA from IB/SDA or IS data reflects duration from start of ESA claim.</p><p>6. Great Britain data have been provided as the information for Northern Ireland is the responsibility of the Department for Social Development. Northern Ireland statistics can be found at:</p><p> <a href="http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research.htm" target="_blank">http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research.htm</a></p>
answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4084
label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
tabling member
1470
label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
42327
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households which claim housing benefit do not have access to a kitchen. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Frank Field more like this
uin 191316 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is not available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
42329
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of his Department's databases of people (a) in receipt of and (b) not in receipt of benefits for the purposes of data matching with the electoral register. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 191352 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Results of DWP data matching with the Electoral Register have been subjected to review by both the Electoral Commission and Electoral Registration Transformation Programme with positive results</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>No separate assessment has been made of accuracy of data for benefit and non-benefit recipients for the purposes of data matching with the electoral register. </p><p> </p><p>To undertake such an assessment would entail disproportionate costs due to the need to contact and compare citizen details against data held by DWP.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4084
label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
42332
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have received sanctions in relation to their jobseeker's allowance for non-attendance in (a) the London Borough of Havering and (b) England to date. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 191391 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is published and available at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p> <a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4084
label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
42333
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department undertook (a) an impact assessment and (b) consultation with deaf and deafblind users of Access to Work, their representative organisations and with employers prior to the implementation of Access to Work funding limitations for the provision of communication support for deaf and deafblind people in the workplace. more like this
tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
tabling member printed
Teresa Pearce more like this
uin 191236 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Access to Work supports employed people with all types of disability; the budget is not allocated to particular disability groups in advance of applications. Existing policies on the cost effective funding of full time support workers are being enforced to ensure the programme remains available for new applicants.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work supports employed people with all types of disability; the budget is not allocated to particular disability groups in advance of applications. Existing policies on the cost effective funding of full time support workers are being enforced to ensure the programme remains available for new applicants.</p><p> </p><p>There are no quotas applied to customer numbers or funding for particular disability groups.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently a small number of investigations where charges have been made and are due to be heard in court over the summer months. We continue to monitor the system for abuse.</p><p> </p><p>Please note that DWP only has information based on Primary Disability type. Therefore total spend on hearing impaired customers is shown below, this includes other Access to Work support. However spend relating to Deafblind customers is not available from our records.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Department of Work and Pensions - Access To Work (</strong><strong>ATW</strong><strong>)</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of people helped with hearing impairments</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount spent on Hearing impairment £M</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Total ATW customers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total ATW spend £M</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09 </p></td><td><p> 4,950 </p></td><td><p>21.7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 32,130 </p></td><td><p>69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10 </p></td><td><p> 5,450 </p></td><td><p>28.5</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 37,280 </p></td><td><p>98</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11 </p></td><td><p> 5,300 </p></td><td><p>32.7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 35,820 </p></td><td><p>107</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12 </p></td><td><p> 4,960 </p></td><td><p>34.1</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 30,780 </p></td><td><p>93</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13 </p></td><td><p> 5,250 </p></td><td><p>34.5</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 31,460 </p></td><td><p>95.3</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p>
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
grouped question UIN
191235 more like this
191237 more like this
191238 more like this
191243 more like this
191253 more like this
191254 more like this
191255 more like this
191256 more like this
191257 more like this
191258 more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
4003
label Biography information for Teresa Pearce more like this
42334
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what consultation his Department undertook with deaf users of the Access to Work scheme and their representative groups prior to introducing recent restrictions on the funding available for communication support through that scheme; and what alternative cost-reduction measures his Department considered. more like this
tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
tabling member printed
Teresa Pearce more like this
uin 191235 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Access to Work supports employed people with all types of disability; the budget is not allocated to particular disability groups in advance of applications. Existing policies on the cost effective funding of full time support workers are being enforced to ensure the programme remains available for new applicants.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work supports employed people with all types of disability; the budget is not allocated to particular disability groups in advance of applications. Existing policies on the cost effective funding of full time support workers are being enforced to ensure the programme remains available for new applicants.</p><p> </p><p>There are no quotas applied to customer numbers or funding for particular disability groups.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently a small number of investigations where charges have been made and are due to be heard in court over the summer months. We continue to monitor the system for abuse.</p><p> </p><p>Please note that DWP only has information based on Primary Disability type. Therefore total spend on hearing impaired customers is shown below, this includes other Access to Work support. However spend relating to Deafblind customers is not available from our records.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Department of Work and Pensions - Access To Work (</strong><strong>ATW</strong><strong>)</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of people helped with hearing impairments</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount spent on Hearing impairment £M</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Total ATW customers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total ATW spend £M</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09 </p></td><td><p> 4,950 </p></td><td><p>21.7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 32,130 </p></td><td><p>69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10 </p></td><td><p> 5,450 </p></td><td><p>28.5</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 37,280 </p></td><td><p>98</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11 </p></td><td><p> 5,300 </p></td><td><p>32.7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 35,820 </p></td><td><p>107</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12 </p></td><td><p> 4,960 </p></td><td><p>34.1</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 30,780 </p></td><td><p>93</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13 </p></td><td><p> 5,250 </p></td><td><p>34.5</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> 31,460 </p></td><td><p>95.3</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p>
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
grouped question UIN
191236 more like this
191237 more like this
191238 more like this
191243 more like this
191253 more like this
191254 more like this
191255 more like this
191256 more like this
191257 more like this
191258 more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
4003
label Biography information for Teresa Pearce more like this