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437038
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star this property date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Altmann on 4 December (HL3783) that the Personal Independence Payment assessment criteria were "designed in close collaboration with disabled people and disability groups", whether they will now take into account the responses to the consultation held separately between 24 June and 5 August 2013 on the moving around criteria. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL4504 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-21more like thismore than 2015-12-21
unstar this property answer text <p><strong>The full public consultation on the ‘Moving around’ activity of the mobility component closed on 5 August 2013. We received more than 1,100 responses. We carefully considered all the responses received, including the suggestions for alternative approaches. We published our response to the consultation on 21 October 2013.</strong></p><br /><p><strong>We believe the assessment criteria, including the 20 metres distance, are the best way of identifying those whose physical mobility is most limited, so we did not make any changes. However, we have strengthened the measures around the reliability criteria – we recognise these are a key protection for claimants.</strong></p><br /><p><strong>Our response to the consultation is annexed to this answer.</strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-12-21T12:19:10.83Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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less than 2015-12-22T14:16:11.56Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-22T14:16:11.56Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property file name Annex HL 4504.pdf more like this
star this property title Annex "Moving around activity" more like this
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36662
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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3785
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
437039
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
star this property house id 2 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 whether they have introduced a requirement for health professionals involved in the Personal Independence Payment assessment to confirm that they have referred to the reliability criteria when formulating their advice. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL4505 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-22more like thismore than 2015-12-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The guidance for health professionals undertaking assessments for Personal Independence Payment specifies that for a descriptor to be able to apply to a claimant, the claimant must be able to complete the activity reliably i.e. safely, to an acceptable standard, repeatedly and in a reasonable time period. For a report to be considered fully acceptable it must include confirmation that the health professional has fully considered these reliability criteria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-12-22T16:02:26.677Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-22T16:02:26.677Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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3785
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
437040
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
star this property house id 2 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 whether they have revisited the Personal Independence Payment assessment moving around guidance on reliability to ensure that that guidance captures real-life situations and that the criteria are applied consistently and fairly. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL4506 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-22more like thismore than 2015-12-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The PIP Assessment Guide for Health Professionals carrying out assessments includes guidance on the assessment criteria and how they should be applied. The guide is regularly reviewed to ensure that the criteria is applied consistently and fairly.</p><br /><p>Chapter 3 – ‘The Assessment Criteria’ (page 73) explains how to apply the reliability criteria, including in the ‘Moving Around’ activity. We have also provided a worked example to further assist health professionals.</p><br /><p>The latest version of the guide is annexed to this answer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-12-22T14:16:56.353Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-22T14:16:56.353Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property file name Annex HL 4506.pdf more like this
star this property title Annex "PIP Assessment Guide" more like this
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3785
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
437055
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Young People more like this
star this property house id 2 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 how many single parents aged between 18 and 25 currently receive Income Support and Jobseeker’s Allowance; and of those, how many they estimate are care leavers. more like this
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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top more like this
star this property uin HL4521 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-23more like thismore than 2015-12-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department collects information for those aged 18 to 24 and the latest information available at May 2015 shows that for this age group there were 121,950 lone parents receiving Income Support and 3,500 people, without an additional payment for a partner and with at least one dependent child, receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA).</p><p>Please note that the figures are rounded to the nearest ten.</p><p>The information requested for those who are care leavers is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-12-23T09:51:27.577Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-23T09:51:27.577Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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4150
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top more like this
438487
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Learning Disability more like this
star this property house id 2 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 steps they are taking to encourage the full-time employment of adults with special learning needs, and what assessment they have made of how successful those measures have been in 2015. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
star this property uin HL4583 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-22more like thismore than 2015-12-22
unstar this property answer text <p>Increasing disability employment is a key part of the government’s aim to achieve full employment. That is why this Government has an ambition to halve the disability employment gap by creating the opportunity for a million more disabled people to work.</p><br /><p>The Government has a variety of initiatives and programmes in place to support and encourage people with special learning needs to find and retain work. Performance statistics are published for a number of these.</p><br /><p>For example:</p><ul><li>Access to Work provides on-going personalised in-work support for disabled people who are in work or about to start work on a full or part-time basis. Access to Work has had a Hidden Impairments Specialist Advisory team since September. We are also considering whether the Mental Health Support Service model of support could benefit those with hidden impairments other than mental health conditions. Last year Access to Work supported record numbers of people with a Learning Disability or Dyslexia recorded as their Primary Health Condition (6,580 people supported – 520 more people than in 2013/14).</li></ul><br /><ul><li>The most recent Access to Work statistics are attached at Annex A.</li></ul><br /><ul><li>Work Choice is a specialist disability employment programme which provides tailored support for disabled people who face the most complex employment barriers to find and stay in work. DWP has improved the referral process for Work Choice to ensure that information about candidates’ hidden impairments is shared with Work Choice providers. In 2014/15, 5,670 people with a Mild or Moderate to Severe Learning Disability recorded as their Primary Disability were referred to Work Choice. Since 2010, 19,410 people with a Mild or Moderate to Severe Learning Disability recorded as their Primary Disability have started Work Choice, of whom 8,600 have started work – giving a job outcome rate of around 44% for this group.</li></ul><br /><ul><li>The most recent Work Choice statistics are attached at Annex B.</li></ul><br /><ul><li>The Government’s Disability Confident campaign works with employers at a national and local level to help them to understand the benefits of employing disabled people, and promote good practice in recruitment and employment of disabled people, including people with special learning needs.</li></ul><br /><ul><li>DWP also works in close partnership with the Hidden Impairment National Group (HING), a national network of disabled people, medical professionals/ academics and disability specific organisations. This collaboration has produced an ‘Uncovering Hidden Impairments’ toolkit, which supports organisations in both the private and public sectors to confidently recruit and retain talented individuals with hidden impairment conditions, such as special learning needs.</li></ul><br /><ul><li>Jobcentre Plus continues to offer a range of support, including a free helpline for claimants who have difficulty making claims for benefit online because of dyslexia or similar conditions. DWP is working in partnership with Autism Alliance UK to build an autism network across Jobcentre Plus by training nominated autism leads, including Work Coaches and DEAs.</li></ul><br /><ul><li>We have worked with Community Service Volunteers to introduce the Job-Shadowing Work Placement Initiative for young disabled people, including those with special learning needs. The first tranche had a 65% participation rate for young people having autistic spectrum conditions</li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property file name Annex A HL 4583.pdf more like this
star this property title Access to Work more like this
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star this property file name Annex B HL 4583.pdf more like this
star this property title Work Choice more like this
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less than 2015-12-22T16:56:39.567Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-22T16:56:39.567Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Condon more like this
438496
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Building Alterations: Accidents more like this
star this property house id 2 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 number of people being killed by buildings collapsing as a result of subterranean excavations carried out in order to increase accommodation. more like this
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Lord McColl of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL4592 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-22more like thismore than 2015-12-22
unstar this property answer text <p>In the last 10 years, no people have been killed by buildings collapsing during subterranean excavation work to increase accommodation. Subterranean excavation to increase accommodation involves significant health and safety risks, including the potential for the collapse of both excavated ground and buildings. There have been two deaths caused by collapsing excavated ground during construction of subterranean accommodation. The Health and Safety Executive’s construction programme has initiatives aimed at improving standards in this type of construction work, including targeted inspection and enforcement campaigns.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-12-22T15:46:25.497Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-22T15:46:25.497Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McColl of Dulwich more like this
439078
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-16more like thismore than 2015-12-16
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to Work Programme more like this
star this property house id 2 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 whether the Access to Work scheme can fund, or help fund, the installation of a disabled toilet in a workplace. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL4624 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-22more like thismore than 2015-12-22
unstar this property answer text <p>Access to Work is able to help with adaptations to Premises and Equipment.</p><br /><p>In all cases where adaptations to premises are required, advisers will look to see what reasonable adjustment has first been made in accordance with employers obligations under the Equality Act.</p><p>Dependent on the size of the business, an employer contribution may also be sought.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-12-22T16:09:58.723Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-22T16:09:58.723Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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3785
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
439772
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-22more like thismore than 2015-12-22
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pregnancy: Health more like this
star this property house id 2 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 whether they plan to provide at least three years' financial assistance, where such subsidy is independent of paid work, for maternal care in the home. more like this
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The Earl of Dundee more like this
star this property uin HL4825 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-08more like thismore than 2016-01-08
unstar this property answer text <p>There are currently no plans to provide at least three years' financial assistance, where such subsidy is independent of paid work, for maternal care in the home.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-01-08T11:06:27.95Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-08T11:06:27.95Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Dundee more like this
443589
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star this property date less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to Work Programme more like this
star this property house id 2 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 how many times in the last year the Access to Work scheme has contributed to funding (1) the installation of a disabled toilet in a workplace, and (2) the adaptation of an existing workplace toilet into one suitable for disabled people. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL4873 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-19more like thismore than 2016-01-19
unstar this property answer text <p>This information is not readily available.</p><br /><p>In all cases where adaptations to premises are required, advisers will look to see what reasonable adjustment has first been made in accordance with employers obligations under the Equality Act.</p><br /><p>Dependent on the size of the business, an employer contribution may also be sought.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-01-19T12:24:03.577Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-19T12:24:03.577Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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3785
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
445389
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star this property date less than 2016-01-18more like thismore than 2016-01-18
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
star this property house id 2 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 case material was examined as part of the review of 105 Personal Independence Payments (PIP) claims referenced in the DWP's consultation on PIP aids and appliances (Cm 9171). more like this
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Baroness Manzoor more like this
star this property uin HL5153 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-26more like thismore than 2016-01-26
unstar this property answer text <p>DWP are currently running a consultation to seek views on how support can best be provided to help meet the costs of disability faced by people who are currently awarded points due to aids and appliances. The department is keen to hear views from all interested parties, especially disabled people and disability organisations.</p><p>As part of the consultation on aids and appliances and the daily living component of PIP, the Department reviewed a sample of 105 cases where claimants scored all, or the majority, of their points from aids and appliances. These were randomly selected.</p><p>DWP doctors, who reviewed these cases, looked at all the relevant information held on departmental systems relating to each case. This included the application form, the results of any face-to-face assessment and any additional supporting evidence provided by the claimant.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-01-26T13:04:52.22Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-26T13:04:52.22Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Manzoor more like this