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42327
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households which claim housing benefit do not have access to a kitchen. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Frank Field more like this
uin 191316 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is not available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
42589
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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answering dept sort name
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the pension entitlement is of people of pensionable age who served long sentences in prison. more like this
tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
uin 191684 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>A persons entitlement to the contributory state pension is dependent on the National Insurance contributions they have paid or had credited to them over their working life (from the age of 16 upto the year before they reach State Pension age) which builds up Qualifying Years. This will also be the case for the new single tier pension, but with a requirement to have a minimum number of qualifying years.</p><p>A person who has served a long prison sentence during their working life is likely to have a below average entitlement to contributory state pension. However, Pension Credit is available where the person's (and partner's) income from all sources is inadequate.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
1409
label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
42595
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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answering dept sort name
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much in housing benefit payments was paid to recipients in (a) Glasgow, (b) Edinburgh, (c) Dundee and (d) Aberdeen in the last year. more like this
tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Murphy more like this
uin 191626 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The amount paid in Housing Benefit in 2012/13 can be found in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="3"><p> </p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HB</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Glasgow City</p></td><td><p>348</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>City of Edinburgh</p></td><td><p>200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dundee City</p></td><td><p>77</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aberdeen City</p></td><td><p>55</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: Local authority statistical data and subsidy returns.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Note: Expenditure is shown for the last complete financial year. Benefit expenditure for Housing Benefit can be found in the Local Authority tables as per link <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/266828/la-tables-201213.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/266828/la-tables-201213.xls</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
595
label Biography information for Mr Jim Murphy more like this
42602
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on the housing benefit budget of limiting all rents to local authority rent levels. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Frank Field more like this
uin 191578 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>It is not possible to make a meaningful assessment. Limiting all rents to local authority rent levels would be a dramatic change to the housing market. It is therefore not possible to reliably predict what would happen to the supply and demand for accommodation, especially in the private rented sector, and the impacts on housing benefit expenditure.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
42615
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on the payment of pensions into post office card accounts. more like this
tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Lucas more like this
uin 191485 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department pays benefits and pensions by Direct Payment into a bank, building society, credit union or Post Office card account.</p><p>The Post Office card account is a very simple account with limited functionality. Our policy has always been clear that the best option, especially for people of working age, is an account that can accept payments from employers and has transactional facilities such as direct debits for the payment of bills and housing costs.</p><p>The Department is currently in discussions with Post Office Ltd and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills to consider the future needs of customers beyond 2015.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
grouped question UIN 191484 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
1470
label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
42617
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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answering dept sort name
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on the payment of benefits into post office card accounts. more like this
tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Lucas more like this
uin 191484 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department pays benefits and pensions by Direct Payment into a bank, building society, credit union or Post Office card account.</p><p>The Post Office card account is a very simple account with limited functionality. Our policy has always been clear that the best option, especially for people of working age, is an account that can accept payments from employers and has transactional facilities such as direct debits for the payment of bills and housing costs.</p><p>The Department is currently in discussions with Post Office Ltd and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills to consider the future needs of customers beyond 2015.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
grouped question UIN 191485 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
1470
label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
42623
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people of pensionable age providing unpaid childcare support. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Gregg McClymont more like this
uin 191512 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is not available. The Childcare and Early Years Survey of Parents estimates that grandparents provided informal childcare for 1.8m children in 1.4m families in 2012/13 with 4% of these families making some form of payment to the grandparent. We are unable to identify the ages of these grandparents; previous studies have shown that around half of grandparents are aged over 65. </p><p>Source for grandparent age distribution: </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/220274/eia-ni-credits-changes.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/220274/eia-ni-credits-changes.pdf</a></p><p>Source for Childcare and Early Years Survey of Parents:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/childcare-and-early-years-survey-of-parents-2012-to-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/childcare-and-early-years-survey-of-parents-2012-to-2013</a></p>
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
3949
label Biography information for Gregg McClymont more like this
42624
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the future use of the Post Office Card Account; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
uin 191493 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Post Office card account (POca) contract expires in March 2015 with the possibility of a 2 year extension beyond that date. </p><p>The POca is a very simple account designed for the receipt of pensions and legacy benefits. It cannot be used for the payment of wages/salaries and does not offer transactional services such as direct debits so will not be suitable for the majority of working age claimants eligible for Universal Credit. </p><p>No decision has been made on the future of the POca but discussions are currently taking place between DWP, Post Office Ltd and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to consider the future needs of customers beyond 2015 and any announcement on this matter will be made in due course.</p><p>Ministers and Officials have also met with relevant stakeholders, including the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters to discuss POca related issues. </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
grouped question UIN
191494 more like this
191495 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
3966
label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
42628
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the future use of the Post Office Card Account. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
uin 191494 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Post Office card account (POca) contract expires in March 2015 with the possibility of a 2 year extension beyond that date. </p><p>The POca is a very simple account designed for the receipt of pensions and legacy benefits. It cannot be used for the payment of wages/salaries and does not offer transactional services such as direct debits so will not be suitable for the majority of working age claimants eligible for Universal Credit. </p><p>No decision has been made on the future of the POca but discussions are currently taking place between DWP, Post Office Ltd and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to consider the future needs of customers beyond 2015 and any announcement on this matter will be made in due course.</p><p>Ministers and Officials have also met with relevant stakeholders, including the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters to discuss POca related issues. </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
grouped question UIN
191493 more like this
191495 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
3966
label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
42629
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) Post Office Limited and (b) the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters on the future use of the Post Office Card Account. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
uin 191495 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Post Office card account (POca) contract expires in March 2015 with the possibility of a 2 year extension beyond that date. </p><p>The POca is a very simple account designed for the receipt of pensions and legacy benefits. It cannot be used for the payment of wages/salaries and does not offer transactional services such as direct debits so will not be suitable for the majority of working age claimants eligible for Universal Credit. </p><p>No decision has been made on the future of the POca but discussions are currently taking place between DWP, Post Office Ltd and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to consider the future needs of customers beyond 2015 and any announcement on this matter will be made in due course.</p><p>Ministers and Officials have also met with relevant stakeholders, including the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters to discuss POca related issues. </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
grouped question UIN
191493 more like this
191494 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
3966
label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this