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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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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 Autism more like this
star 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, if she make it her policy to provide autism awareness training for staff in (a) her Department and (b) Jobcentres. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 252854 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DWP has a Diversity and Equality Policy Statement. Every person working for the Department has a personal responsibility for implementing and promoting these commitments in their day-to-day dealings with customers, with each other and with employers and partners. Inappropriate behaviour is not acceptable.</p><p> </p><p>DWP have developed Autism Awareness training for all DWP operational staff, using information from the National Autistic Society. This training explains what Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are and how they may impact on a claimants’ daily life, including how this impacts individuals differently. This helps DWP staff be aware of how they can offer appropriate support. The training also focuses on what support DWP can provide to help customers with ASD secure employment, highlighting the tailored support available and focusing on what positive strengths customers with ASD can offer a prospective employer.</p><p> </p><p>Within the Fundamental Learning Journey for all DWP Operational roles, we have learning for Supporting Vulnerable Adults (hosted by Civil Service Learning), Safeguarding children and for Adults and Equality and Diversity.</p><p> </p><p>There is DWP technical learning specifically for staff who need to look at medical evidence for particular medical conditions as part of their job role. This covers the likely care needs for more common medical conditions and signposts to more detailed guidance.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:41:15.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:41:15.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Housing Benefit: Domestic Abuse more like this
star 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, pursuant to the Answer of 8 May 2019 to Question 252018 on Housing Benefit: Domestic Abuse, if she will make it her policy to collect data on the proportion of discretionary housing payment funding that is allocated to claimants affected by domestic abuse in each local authority area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 254246 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Individual-level benefit records available for analysis do not include information on claimants affected by domestic violence due to data sensitivity. Separately, the Department asks Local authorities to supply details of their use of Discretionary Housing Payments on a voluntary basis. This does not include the specific circumstances of the claimant (including whether they have been subject to domestic abuse). and there are no plans to ask for any additional information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T11:33:16.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T11:33:16.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1126594
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Local Housing Allowance: Greater London more like this
star 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, pursuant to the Answer of 15 April 2019 to Question 243314 on Local Housing Allowance: Greater London, what the 960 Local Housing Allowance rates are ranked according to the share of the market they afford, starting with the most divergent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
star this property uin 254094 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information requested will be placed in the House of Commons Library.</p><p> </p><p>This data formed the basis of the Targeted Affordability Funding allocation for 19/20.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:24:45.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:24:45.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
1126595
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Independent Case Examiner: Staff more like this
star 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, how much additional funding was made available to the Independent Case Examiner in 2018-19 to recruit 13 extra staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
star this property uin 254095 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>During 2018/19 the Independent Case Examiner’s Office received additional funding amounting to £474,582 which included the salary costs associated with increasing its headcount by thirteen.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T15:58:36.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:58:36.653Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Independent Case Examiner more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the budget for the Independent Case Examiner has been in each year since 2011-12; and how many members of staff have been employed by that body in each of those years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
star this property uin 254096 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information requested is only available for each full year since 2015/16. The table below provides details of the budget and agreed staffing numbers for the Independent Case Examiner’s Office, for each year since 2015-16.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year (April to March)</p></td><td><p>Budget</p></td><td><p>Agreed staffing number (full time equivalent)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>£2,563,702</p></td><td><p>74.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>£2,733,114</p></td><td><p>74.65</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>£2,534,005</p></td><td><p>75.65</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>£3,008,587</p></td><td><p>88.65</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:05:10.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:05:10.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
1126598
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Independent Case Examiner: Complaints more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken to reach a determination on a complaint escalated to the Independent Case Examiner was in 2018-19. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
star this property uin 254097 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>When the Independent Case Examiner’s Office accept a complaint for investigation, attempts will initially be made to agree a solution between the complainant and the relevant business area, without having to request evidence to inform an investigation – this is known as “resolution”. If it’s not possible to resolve the complaint, the evidence will be requested and the case will await allocation to an Investigation Case Manager (ICM). Cases are dealt with by dedicated teams and are usually brought into investigation in strict date order.</p><p> </p><p>The table below provides information on the average time taken to reach a determination on a complaint escalated to the Independent Case Examiner during the 2018/19 reporting year:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>In those cases that were resolved</p></td><td><p>7 weeks - from the point the complaint was accepted for investigation</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>In those cases that were investigated</p></td><td><p>21 weeks - from the point the case was allocated to an investigation case manager</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>End to end average clearance time for all cases</p></td><td><p>65 weeks - from the point at which the complaint was accepted for examination (this includes the time complaints wait to be brought into investigation)</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:12:44.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:12:44.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
1126599
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Independent Case Examiner: Complaints more like this
star 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, how many complaints that were rejected by the independent Case Examiner were referred to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
star this property uin 254098 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Members of Parliament may refer complaints to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman at any time they choose, regardless of whether they have been rejected or considered by the Independent Case Examiner. Decisions on whether to accept a complaint for investigation rests with the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s Office and we do not hold information about the number of complaints referred to them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:20:37.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:20:37.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Poverty: Children more like this
star 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 estimates he has made the number of children in absolute child poverty in each year since 2005. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 254154 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Estimates of the number of children living in low income are published in the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) series. The latest publication is available <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/households-below-average-income-199495-to-201718" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Estimates of the number of children in absolute low income households before housing costs in each year since 2005 are available below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Number of children living in absolute low income households before housing costs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004/05</p></td><td><p>3.0m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005/06</p></td><td><p>3.1m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006/07</p></td><td><p>3.0m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007/08</p></td><td><p>2.9m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09</p></td><td><p>2.8m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2.5m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2.3m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2.6m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2.5m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2.4m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2.3m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2.3m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2.2m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2.5m</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:38:42.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:38:42.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
star 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 estimate her Department has made of the average real terms losses of families affected by the four year freeze to social security payments in the total period of the operation of that freeze. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bootle more like this
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Peter Dowd more like this
star this property uin 254833 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>An estimate of the notional loss to household income as a result of the benefit freeze can be found at: <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006C.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006C.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T11:43:35.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T11:43:35.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Peter Dowd more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Knives: Crime more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many knife amnesty bins there were in the UK in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
star this property uin 254162 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Information relating to knife amnesty bins and amnesty days is not collected centrally. The use of knife amnesties and bins are an operational decision for individual police forces.</p><p>It is also open to police forces to deploy surrender bins at any time as well as during the coordinated weeks of national action that take place as part of Operation Sceptre. In the previous phase of the operation in September 2018, 8,781 knives were surrendered using amnesty bins or personally handed in at police stations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 254163 more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T15:06:25.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:06:25.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this