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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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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 Public Health Funerals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of paupers' funerals in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales, (d) England and (e) Northern Ireland in each of the last four years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Pamela Nash more like this
star this property uin 218762 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 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p>My department does not collect data on the number of Local Authority funerals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-18T11:57:14.447Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T11:57:14.447Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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3909
star this property label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this
166611
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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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 Public Health Funerals 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of pauper's funerals in each of the last three years; and what steps his Department is taking to support families on low incomes with the costs of funerals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 216270 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 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text <p /> <p>My department does not collect data on the number of Local Authority funerals.</p><p> </p><p>The Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme continues to provide help towards a simple, respectful, low-cost funeral and in 2013/14, over 33,000 awards were made worth £44.7 million, with an average award of £1,347.</p><p> </p><p>Social Fund Budgeting Loans are also available to those on income related benefits to cover costs relating to funeral expenses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T11:44:12.043Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T11:44:12.043Z
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220
unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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478
star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
178218
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-05more like thismore than 2015-02-05
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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 Jobseeker's Allowance: Domestic Abuse more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to publicise the jobseeker's allowance Domestic Violence Easement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 223652 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 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Since the Domestic Violence easement was introduced we have worked with stakeholders and DWP staff to raise awareness of it. Information on the Domestic Violence easement is available on Gov.uk and we have worked with stakeholders to ensure that they are aware and understand how the easement works. We also issued a poster to stakeholders which explains the easement and can be printed and distributed to anyone who wishes to know more about it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T15:11:56.983Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T15:11:56.983Z
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4084
unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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163
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
389365
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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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 Support for Mortgage Interest 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on the interest and repayment requirements for loans under the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme; in what circumstances such loans will be payable; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 6690 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 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government will set out its assessment of the impacts of the policies in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill in due course.</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 2015-07-16T10:54:18.387Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T10:54:18.387Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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163
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
173486
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
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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 Funeral Payments 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2014 to Question 216270, whether the average payment made by the Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme is intended to cover the whole cost of a simple, respectful, low-cost funeral; by what methodology he has assessed the total cost of such a funeral; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 220516 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 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment has from its creation, as the claim form and guidance makes clear, provided help towards the cost of funerals for eligible claimants. This includes those necessary costs of burial or cremation, which will be met in full and a significant contribution of up to £700 towards other costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2015-01-20T12:14:04.833Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-20T12:14:04.833Z
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220
unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
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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 Housing Benefit: Expenditure 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 1.153 of the Summer Budget 2015, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the £800 million each local authority will receive. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Greg Mulholland more like this
star this property uin 7396 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 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
star this property answer text <p>Local Authorities have overall responsibility for how Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) are administered and paid, considering each case on its own merits. The Department publishes a DHP guidance manual and good practice guide to help Local Authorities identify those outline claimants who may require a DHP .</p><p> </p><p>No decisions have been made on allocations to local authorities for 2016/2017 and beyond. We consider the allocation of Discretionary Housing Payments each year, based on each local authority’s Housing Benefit expenditure and the local impact of reforms.</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 7395 more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T13:02:13.83Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T13:02:13.83Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1540
star this property label Biography information for Greg Mulholland more like this
428237
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-13more like thismore than 2015-11-13
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: European Social Fund 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which of his Department's projects have received funding under the European Social Fund 2007 to 2013; what the location is of each such project; and how much each such project received. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wolverhampton North East more like this
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Emma Reynolds more like this
star this property uin 16268 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 2015-11-18more like thismore than 2015-11-18
star this property answer text <br /><p>A detailed breakdown of all projects funded under the ESF 2007-13 programme, including location and how much each project received can be found on GOV.UK by clicking <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/esf-funding-allocations-2007-to-2013" target="_blank">here.</a></p><p>The page provides a number of links – including a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/370326/projects-cfo-table.pdf" target="_blank">summary document</a> showing funding for each CFO by region. Further down the page there are links which provide more detailed information by region, including specific detail on the funding of DWP projects.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-11-18T17:59:01.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-18T17:59:01.597Z
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4066
unstar this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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4077
star this property label Biography information for Emma Reynolds more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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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: Disability 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of sanctions on employment outcomes for people with disabilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 17192 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 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
star this property answer text <br /><p>Claimants are only asked to meet reasonable requirements taking into account their circumstances and capability, including mental health conditions, disability and caring responsibilities<strong>.</strong></p><br /><p>International evidence is clear that benefit systems supported by conditionality are effective at moving people into work.</p><br /><p>Sanctions encourage claimants to comply with reasonable requirements. These requirements are developed and agreed by claimants with their Work Coach to help them move into/prepare for work. Evidence shows that sanctions have a positive impact on behaviour – over 70% of JSA and over 60% of ESA claimants say that sanctions make it more likely they will follow the rules.</p><br /><p>The Department has not undertaken a specific assessment of the effects sanctions have on the employment outcomes of people with disabilities</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-12-01T15:41:10.527Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-01T15:41:10.527Z
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4066
unstar this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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1536
star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
431420
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-20more like thismore than 2015-11-20
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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: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how his Department plans to monitor the Government's progress on halving the disability employment gap; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
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Mr David Anderson more like this
star this property uin 17116 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 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
star this property answer text <br /><p>Progress against the disability employment gap is a key factor in progress towards full employment. This is consistent with the Government’s manifesto commitment which said ‘as part of our objective to achieve full employment, we will aim to halve the disability employment gap’. The annual report on progress towards full employment will include an update on the Government’s progress towards halving the disability employment gap.</p><br /><p>Bringing disabled people out of inactivity and into employment increases the productive capacity of the economy. While it is not possible to quantify exactly the economic impact of halving the disability employment gap, it would directly benefit both the individuals affected, through higher employment allowing more people to support themselves and their families, and also the wider economy, by supporting economic growth and the public finances.</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 17117 more like this
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less than 2015-11-30T17:17:51.173Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T17:17:51.173Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1486
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Anderson more like this
431421
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-20more like thismore than 2015-11-20
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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: Disability 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the economy of halving the disability employment gap; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
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Mr David Anderson more like this
star this property uin 17117 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 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
star this property answer text <br /><p>Progress against the disability employment gap is a key factor in progress towards full employment. This is consistent with the Government’s manifesto commitment which said ‘as part of our objective to achieve full employment, we will aim to halve the disability employment gap’. The annual report on progress towards full employment will include an update on the Government’s progress towards halving the disability employment gap.</p><br /><p>Bringing disabled people out of inactivity and into employment increases the productive capacity of the economy. While it is not possible to quantify exactly the economic impact of halving the disability employment gap, it would directly benefit both the individuals affected, through higher employment allowing more people to support themselves and their families, and also the wider economy, by supporting economic growth and the public finances.</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 17116 more like this
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less than 2015-11-30T17:17:51.253Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T17:17:51.253Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property tabling member
1486
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Anderson more like this