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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 and Support Allowance remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2018 to Question 142518 on Employment and Support Allowance, whether any subsequent changes have been made to the ESA65B letter to inform doctors that they should continue to provide fit notes for claimants if they are appealing a decision or their condition worsens. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 245887 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 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>I refer the right honourable member to Parliamentary Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=239928" target="_blank">239928</a> answered on 8<sup>th</sup> April 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T13:26:00.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T13:26:00.247Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4470
star this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1129322
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 and Support Allowance remove filter
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 many ESA65B letters her Department sent to GPs in Yorkshire and the Humber in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 259436 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 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold information on the number of ESA65B letters sent to GPs.</p><p>The ESA65B letter is normally automatically issued to GPs by the Department’s IT system in every case where an Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimant has been found ‘fit for work’ following a Work Capability Assessment (WCA).</p><p>If a claimant states that they do not agree to information about the determination of their WCA being shared with their GP, the claim will be maintained clerically and the papers noted that the letter is not to be issued.</p><p>The latest ESA statistics, which show the number of claimants found fit for work, can be found 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> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T11:53:12.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T11:53:12.49Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4658
star this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1132836
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 and Support Allowance remove filter
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 cost to the public purse of employment support allowance back-payments owed to claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West more like this
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Carol Monaghan more like this
star this property uin 266163 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Latest published forecasts of arrears owed to ESA claimants underpaid on conversion from Incapacity Benefit are available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esa-underpayments-forecast-numbers-affected-forecast-expenditure-and-progress-on-checking/esa-underpayments-forecast-numbers-affected-forecast-expenditure-and-progress-on-checking" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esa-underpayments-forecast-numbers-affected-forecast-expenditure-and-progress-on-checking/esa-underpayments-forecast-numbers-affected-forecast-expenditure-and-progress-on-checking</a></p><p> </p><p>The most recent published information on arrears already paid to claimants affected by underpayments on conversion from Incapacity Benefit is available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esa-underpayments-forecast-numbers-affected-forecast-expenditure-and-progress-on-checking/may-2019-esa-underpayments-progress-on-checking" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esa-underpayments-forecast-numbers-affected-forecast-expenditure-and-progress-on-checking/may-2019-esa-underpayments-progress-on-checking</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T12:21:28.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:21:28.597Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4443
star this property label Biography information for Carol Monaghan more like this
1109157
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star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 and Support Allowance remove filter
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, if she will make it her policy to revise the ESA65B letter to GPs to make it clear that a patient may appeal a fit for work decision made through a work capability assessment and a fit note is needed for the patient to obtain employment and support allowance payments until the appeal is heard. 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 239928 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 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department is updating the current ESA65B letter, with input from medical organisations, to clarify when a fit note should be provided for Employment and Support Allowance purposes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-04-08T16:02:24.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T16:02:24.227Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1109161
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star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 and Support Allowance remove filter
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, which bodies record how many ESA65B letters have been sent to GPs in (a) the Brighton and Hove area (b) other areas since the wording of that letter was revised; and if he will take steps to obtain and publish that information. 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 239929 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 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold information on the number of ESA65B letters sent to GPs.</p><p>The ESA65B letter is normally automatically issued to GPs by the Department’s IT system in every case where an Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimant has been found ‘fit for work’ following a Work Capability Assessment (WCA).</p><p>If a claimant states that they do not agree to information about the determination of their WCA being shared with their GP, the claim will be maintained clerically and the papers noted that the letter is not to be issued.</p><p>The latest ESA statistics, which show the number of claimants found fit for work, can be found 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> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-04-08T16:18:41.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T16:18:41.697Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1134605
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star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 and Support Allowance remove filter
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 recent estimate she has made of the proportion of claimants of employment support allowance that have a mental illness as their primary impairment. 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 268984 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>However, information on the number of Employment and Support Allowance claimants by high level medical conditions, including Mental and Behavioural disorders, is published here:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/jsf/login.xhtml" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/jsf/login.xhtml</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T16:30:22.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:30:22.55Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1091226
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 and Support Allowance remove filter
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when Ministers authorised a change to the ESA65B letter to GPs telling them there is no longer a need for them to supply fit notes to their patients who had been found fit for work through a Work Capability Assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oldham East and Saddleworth more like this
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Debbie Abrahams more like this
star this property uin 234145 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 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Honourable Member to the response given on 6 June 2018 to Parliamentary Question 146986.</p><p> </p><p>The original internal recommendation to change the ESA65B letter was in summer 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-03-22T14:15:49.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T14:15:49.063Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4212
star this property label Biography information for Debbie Abrahams more like this
1091227
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 and Support Allowance remove filter
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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 many sick and disabled people have lost social security support payments whilst they appealed their work capability assessment as a result of GPs receiving the amended ESA65B letter; and what savings to the public purse have accrued as a result of stopped social security support arising from that change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oldham East and Saddleworth more like this
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Debbie Abrahams more like this
star this property uin 234146 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 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
star this property answer text <p>Claimants should not experience a loss of benefit in this situation.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants can be paid Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) whilst appealing a decision, the rate of which is equivalent to that of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA). In order for someone to be paid ESA pending an appeal they need to provide the Department with fit notes in order to be treated as having Limited Capability for Work until the appeal is determined. However, this doesn’t apply where the claimant fails a second Work Capability Assessment. Where this is the case then ESA will not be paid pending the appeal and the claimant would need to claim new style Jobseeker’s Allowance (NSJSA) or Universal Credit (UC).</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant’s GP does not provide them with a fit note during the appeal period they cannot be paid ESA but are able to claim UC or NSJSA where eligible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-03-22T13:09:22.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T13:09:22.153Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4212
star this property label Biography information for Debbie Abrahams more like this
1091228
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 and Support Allowance remove filter
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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 assessment she has made of the effect of the changes to her Department's ESA65B letter to GPs on employment and support allowance claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oldham East and Saddleworth more like this
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Debbie Abrahams more like this
star this property uin 234147 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 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
star this property answer text <p>The Department is committed to ensuring all of its communications are clear, accurate and understandable and we continuously improve our letters. We do not routinely evaluate changes to external communications, however we do engage regularly with the welfare benefits advice sector and disability charities and take into account all of the feedback we receive.</p><p> </p><p>We have received comments from a number of sources including MPs, stakeholder organisations and GPs on the current version of the ESA65B letter and will take all of their feedback into account when revising it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-03-22T13:17:06.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T13:17:06.143Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4212
star this property label Biography information for Debbie Abrahams more like this
389341
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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
unstar 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 and Support Allowance remove filter
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the support component of employment and support allowance is excluded from calculations of a household's income for the purposes of the benefit cap under the provisions proposed in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill. 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 6708 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>The Government set out its assessment of the impacts of the policies in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill on 20th July. A link to the impact assessment on the <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/" target="_blank">www.parliament.uk</a> website is included.</p><p><a href="http://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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6702 more like this
6704 more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T16:12:19.633Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T16:12:19.633Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this