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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar 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 Food Banks: Somerset 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 what assessment they have made of reports showing a 23 per cent increase in demand for food parcels between 2017 and 2019 at Somer Valley foodbank, Somerset; and what assessment they have made of the reasons for any such increase. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15544 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government does not collect official data on the use of food banks, therefore has not made such assessments.</p><p>We have worked with food insecurity experts, the Office for National Statistics and the Scottish Government to introduce a new set of food security questions in the Family Resources Survey starting from April 2019. This means that we will in future be able to monitor the prevalence and severity of household food insecurity across the UK and for specific groups, to better understand the drivers of food insecurity and identify which groups are most at risk.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:32:30.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:32:30.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1126023
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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: Wrexham 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 the average wait is for mandatory reconsideration of (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment support allowance claims in each of the last three years in Wrexham constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian C. Lucas more like this
star this property uin 253531 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The requested information can be found below:</p><p>A) Personal Independence Payment (PIP)</p><p>Statistics on Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) clearance times for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claims by parliamentary constituency are planned to be published on 11th June 2019 in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. The figures requested will be included within the PIP Official Statistics publication.</p><p>It should be noted that the Department’s decision makers are, in relation to PIP, now proactively engaging with claimants at the MR stage to ensure that they have all material evidence before they make their decision. Early indications are that this is helping decision makers.</p><p>B) Employment Support Allowance (ESA)</p><p>The available information on the average waiting time for MRs of ESA work capability assessments is published and can be found in table 16 here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-including-mandatory-reconsiderations-and-appeals-march-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-including-mandatory-reconsiderations-and-appeals-march-2019</a></p><p>It is the intention to produce further geographical breakdowns of these statistics in the future.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:41:04.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:41:04.457Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1470
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
1126041
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Department for Work and Pensions: Former Ministers 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, how much her Department has paid to hon. Members under section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 since 13 July 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 253611 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As part of the Government’s transparency agenda, any such payments are published in the departments audited annual accounts, and these can be found on gov.uk</p><p> </p><p>Information for the 2016-17 year is published here-</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-annual-report-and-accounts-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-annual-report-and-accounts-2016-to-2017</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information for the 2017-18 year is published here.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-annual-report-and-accounts-2017-to-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-annual-report-and-accounts-2017-to-2018</a></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Updated information on the 2018-19 financial year will be published later this year.</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 2019-05-21T12:41:23.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T12:41:23.337Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4418
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1126058
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Television: Concessions 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 the cost is to the public purse of the provision of free television licences to people over 75 years of age. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 253538 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The cost of providing free TV licences to people aged over 75 years was £655m to the public purse in 2017/18. Cost outturn for 2018/19 has not been published yet, but was forecast to be £468m. This is the first year of the part funding agreement that was set out in the summer budget 2015. The cost is forecast to reduce to £247m in 2019/20 and then nil from 2020/21 when responsibility for the concession will transfer to the BBC in June 2020.</p><p> </p><p>Note that all the figures quoted in this response are in nominal terms.</p><p> </p><p>DWP publish expenditure and caseload information here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2019</a>&gt;</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T12:57:25.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T12:57:25.257Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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1565
unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1126096
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit: Bristol South 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, how many UC50 forms were issued by her Department to residents of Bristol South constituency between the June 2018 and December 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol South more like this
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Karin Smyth more like this
star this property uin 253638 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This information is not readily available at constituency level and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 253640 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:39:58.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:39:58.987Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4444
unstar this property label Biography information for Karin Smyth more like this
1126100
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Employment and Support Allowance: Bristol South 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, how many ESA50 forms were issued by her Department to residents of Bristol South constituency between June 2017 and December 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol South more like this
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Karin Smyth more like this
star this property uin 253639 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The requested information is not readily available to constituency level and to provide it would incur disproportionate costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 253641 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:30:14.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:30:14.463Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4444
unstar this property label Biography information for Karin Smyth more like this
1126103
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit: Bristol South 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, how many UC50 forms were returned to her Department by residents of Bristol South constituency between June 2018 and December 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol South more like this
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Karin Smyth more like this
star this property uin 253640 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This information is not readily available at constituency level and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 253638 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:39:59.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:39:59.067Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4444
unstar this property label Biography information for Karin Smyth more like this
1126118
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Employment and Support Allowance: Bristol South 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, how many ESA50 forms were returned to her Department by residents of Bristol South constituency between June 2017 and December 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol South more like this
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Karin Smyth more like this
star this property uin 253641 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The requested information is not readily available to constituency level and to provide it would incur disproportionate costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 253639 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:30:14.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:30:14.51Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4444
unstar this property label Biography information for Karin Smyth more like this
1126119
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Employment and Support Allowance 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, how many employment and support allowance joint claimant cases there are where both claimants have an underlying entitlement to severe disability premium. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol South more like this
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Karin Smyth more like this
star this property uin 253642 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A person would have to satisfy the Severe Disability Premium (SDP) qualifying conditions to be entitled to it.</p><p> </p><p>There are no ‘joint claims’ in income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA(IR)). Where a couple wishes to claim ESA(IR), they will need to decide which of them will be the ‘lead’ claimant, and claim on their partner’s behalf.</p><p /><p>Only the lead claimant has entitlement to a SDP. In couple cases, the SDP is not payable if the lead claimant does not meet the qualifying conditions, even if their partner does.</p><p> </p><p>The SDP is payable at the single rate where only the lead claimant meets the qualifying conditions. The couple rate is payable where both members of the couple meet the qualifying conditions – but only the lead claimant is entitled to it.</p><p /><p>In November 2018 there were 9,500 live couple cases of ESA(IR) where the lead claimant was in receipt of a SDP at the couple rate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:23:48.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:23:48.08Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4444
unstar this property label Biography information for Karin Smyth more like this
1126120
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Employment and Support Allowance 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, since January 2019 how many universal credit claimants who had an underlying entitlement to severe disability premium (SDP) have not been able to claim employment and support allowance (ESA) following the death of a partner who was the lead claimant in a previous joint ESA claim and who also had entitlement to SDP. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol South more like this
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Karin Smyth more like this
star this property uin 253643 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This information is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p /><p>Since the introduction of The Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) (SDP Gateway) Amendment Regulations 2019, which came into force on 16th January 2019, claimants who are entitled, or have been within the last month, to an award of an existing benefit that includes Severe Disability Premium (SDP) have not been able to claim Universal Credit; even if they have experienced a relevant change in their circumstances, such as a partner’s death. These claimants continue to be able to maintain, or make, a claim to legacy benefits.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:16:25.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:16:25.54Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4444
unstar this property label Biography information for Karin Smyth more like this