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star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how disputed child tax credits claims will be managed under the universal credit system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh West more like this
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Mike Crockart more like this
star this property uin 192385 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 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>Currently the child element will be awarded to the parent with whom the child or qualifying young person normally lives. Where separated parents both share the care of a child or qualifying young person they are expected to jointly nominate which of them has the main responsibility.</p><p>Where parents are unable to come to an agreement themselves, a determination will be made. This will take account of where the child normally lives and who has the main day to day responsibility. </p><p>The proposed approach to Universal Credit was set out in a White Paper &quot;Universal Credit: Welfare that Works&quot; and in draft Regulations upon which a wide range of organisations responded to in the consultation exercise carried out by the Social Security Advisory Committee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 192380 more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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3967
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Crockart more like this
43582
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star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 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 consultation his Department has had with groups representing separated parents on steps to ensure universal credit makes shared parenting a financially viable option for parents who do not have family-based financial arrangements in place. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh West more like this
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Mike Crockart more like this
star this property uin 192380 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 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>Currently the child element will be awarded to the parent with whom the child or qualifying young person normally lives. Where separated parents both share the care of a child or qualifying young person they are expected to jointly nominate which of them has the main responsibility.</p><p>Where parents are unable to come to an agreement themselves, a determination will be made. This will take account of where the child normally lives and who has the main day to day responsibility. </p><p>The proposed approach to Universal Credit was set out in a White Paper &quot;Universal Credit: Welfare that Works&quot; and in draft Regulations upon which a wide range of organisations responded to in the consultation exercise carried out by the Social Security Advisory Committee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 192385 more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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3967
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Crockart more like this
42886
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance he has issued on the requirement to have £16,000 or less in savings for eligibility for income-based jobseeker's allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 191792 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 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>For Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), guidance on the requirement to have £16000 or less in capital and savings is in the JSA procedural guidance. Corresponding guidance for Decision Makers is in the Decision Makers Guide, chapter 29.</p><p> </p><p>Public facing communications are available via the:</p><p>· Government website <a href="http://www.gov.uk/" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a>;</p><p>· information leaflet INF4: changes you must tell us about; and </p><p>· Jobseeker's Allowance: help while you look for work leaflet.</p><p> </p><p>There has always been a level above which income-based JSA was not payable if savings were held since 1996.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
42874
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 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 steps he is taking to promote small business entrepreneurial skills for people who are currently unemployed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 191768 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 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The Government is keen to promote and provide support to help people start and build their own business. One of the ways we are doing this is through the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA).</p><p> </p><p>The NEA provides access to business mentoring and financial support for people on benefits interested in starting up their own business. The financial support consists of a weekly allowance payable over 26 week's worth up to £1,274. If participants need start-up capital they may also apply for an unsecured loan through the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills start-up loan scheme.</p><p> </p><p>So far 32,520 businesses have been created and 56,700 claimants have started working with a mentor.</p><p> </p><p>We announced in the Autumn Statement our intention to extend the scheme through to 2015/16.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property 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
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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1409
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
44613
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to ensure that information on the engagement activities of pension funds and other institutional investors with investee companies is made fully accessible. more like this
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Lord Harrison more like this
star this property uin HL6270 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The Government supports the principles set out in the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) UK Stewardship Code including schemes becoming active stewards of their investments and reporting on that stewardship. The Code sets out a number of areas of good practice to which the FRC believes institutional investors should aspire, and operates on a 'comply or explain' basis. It includes guidance for pension schemes and other asset owners on steps they can take to protect and enhance the value that accrues to the ultimate beneficiary. The FCA requires UK authorised asset managers to report on whether or not they apply the Code.</p><p> </p><p>The UK stewardship code is voluntary, however we would encourage workplace pensions schemes to comply with the principles set out in the code. In addition we are developing governance standards of workplace defined contribution schemes, and have asked the Law Commission to investigate how fiduciary duties currently apply in the investment chain. The Pensions Regulator's defined contribution Code of Practice also sets out the legal requirements and standards they expect trustees of defined contribution schemes to attain. This includes a section on investment which also references the FRC Stewardship code. These initiatives are part of our on-going work to ensure schemes are governed and administered to deliver in members' interests.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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HL6271 more like this
HL6272 more like this
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less than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2488
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this
44614
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for large occupational defined contribution pension schemes to be active owners or stewards of their assets, in line with the definition of stewardship as outlined in the Financial Reporting Council's Stewardship Code. more like this
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Lord Harrison more like this
star this property uin HL6271 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The Government supports the principles set out in the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) UK Stewardship Code including schemes becoming active stewards of their investments and reporting on that stewardship. The Code sets out a number of areas of good practice to which the FRC believes institutional investors should aspire, and operates on a 'comply or explain' basis. It includes guidance for pension schemes and other asset owners on steps they can take to protect and enhance the value that accrues to the ultimate beneficiary. The FCA requires UK authorised asset managers to report on whether or not they apply the Code.</p><p> </p><p>The UK stewardship code is voluntary, however we would encourage workplace pensions schemes to comply with the principles set out in the code. In addition we are developing governance standards of workplace defined contribution schemes, and have asked the Law Commission to investigate how fiduciary duties currently apply in the investment chain. The Pensions Regulator's defined contribution Code of Practice also sets out the legal requirements and standards they expect trustees of defined contribution schemes to attain. This includes a section on investment which also references the FRC Stewardship code. These initiatives are part of our on-going work to ensure schemes are governed and administered to deliver in members' interests.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL6270 more like this
HL6272 more like this
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less than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2488
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this
44615
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for large occupational defined benefit pension schemes to be active owners or stewards of their assets, in line with the definition of stewardship as highlighted in the Financial Reporting Council's Stewardship Code. more like this
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Lord Harrison more like this
star this property uin HL6272 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The Government supports the principles set out in the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) UK Stewardship Code including schemes becoming active stewards of their investments and reporting on that stewardship. The Code sets out a number of areas of good practice to which the FRC believes institutional investors should aspire, and operates on a 'comply or explain' basis. It includes guidance for pension schemes and other asset owners on steps they can take to protect and enhance the value that accrues to the ultimate beneficiary. The FCA requires UK authorised asset managers to report on whether or not they apply the Code.</p><p> </p><p>The UK stewardship code is voluntary, however we would encourage workplace pensions schemes to comply with the principles set out in the code. In addition we are developing governance standards of workplace defined contribution schemes, and have asked the Law Commission to investigate how fiduciary duties currently apply in the investment chain. The Pensions Regulator's defined contribution Code of Practice also sets out the legal requirements and standards they expect trustees of defined contribution schemes to attain. This includes a section on investment which also references the FRC Stewardship code. These initiatives are part of our on-going work to ensure schemes are governed and administered to deliver in members' interests.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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HL6270 more like this
HL6271 more like this
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less than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2488
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44148
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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit sanctions in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency were (a) issued and (b) dropped following requests for reconsideration or appeal in the last year for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
star this property uin 192798 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
43196
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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 remove filter
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
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25259
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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 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 more like this
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
42594
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of the claimants who have returned to Jobcentre Plus after 104 weeks on the Work Programme are attached to each jobcentre in the UK; and what proportion of each jobcentre's caseload such people represent. 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 191627 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p><strong> </strong>Statistics on the number of claimants, who have returned to Jobcentre Plus after 104 weeks on the Work Programme, by Jobcentre Plus district, can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-statistics-tabulation-tool" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-statistics-tabulation-tool</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance</a></p><p> </p><p>In order to calculate the proportions, statistics on the number of Jobseeker's Allowance claimants by jobcentre plus district can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/default.asp" target="_blank">https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/default.asp</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/home/newuser.asp" target="_blank">https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/home/newuser.asp</a></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property 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
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this