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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 Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Scottish Power more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he received reports from the MacDonald Partnership in relation to mis-sold Scottish Power Power Plan warranties; what the titles of such reports were; and when he plans to respond to those reports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Steve Rotheram more like this
star this property uin 218595 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The initial report from Mr MacDonald was received on 17 July 2014 for review by the Insolvency Service. Further information including another more detailed report was received from him during September and October 2014, and these again have been reviewed by the Insolvency Service. The reports are confidential.</p><p> </p><p>The reports themselves do not require a direct response but I can confirm that the Insolvency Service has completed its review of this material and is in communication with Mr MacDonald.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T11:11:20.067Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T11:11:20.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Procurement more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to increase apprenticeship places and support small businesses through greater use of government procurement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North West Durham more like this
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Pat Glass more like this
star this property uin 907598 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-02-12
star this property answer text <p>Under the industrial strategy, we encourage a long term approach to procurement, including training and apprenticeships.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Twickenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Vince Cable more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T14:58:36.253Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T14:58:36.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Pat Glass more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Admissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to widen access to higher education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
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Jesse Norman more like this
star this property uin 907614 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-02-12
star this property answer text <p><strong>The most recent UCAS statistics show another record year for university entry for disadvantaged students. 18.2% of 18 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds obtained a university place via UCAS in 2014. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>By 2018/19, Universities expect to spend £735m on bursaries, outreach and supporting retention and student success through their agreements with the Director of Fair Access. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Our reforms have been fair, progressive and given our universities sustainable funding for the future.</strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Twickenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Vince Cable more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T14:50:27.077Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T14:50:27.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
47891
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of migration on UK businesses which require highly-skilled employees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Reading East more like this
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Mr Rob Wilson more like this
star this property uin 903672 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p>We recently published analysis proving that highly skilled migrants are not displacing UK workers. Indeed, in many sectors such as engineering and digital technologies, they're filling skills gaps and starting new companies.</p><p> </p><p>Business groups tell me that an open labour market helps foreign investment in the UK and that migrants foster innovation and growth by bringing in new ideas, language skills and assisting trade links overseas. So overall, it's a positive picture.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Twickenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Vince Cable more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Rob Wilson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Loans 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of finance for small firms and the level of lending by banks to small businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
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Tom Blenkinsop more like this
star this property uin 905314 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Recent data from the Bank of England shows some signs that bank lending to SMEs is starting to recover. Gross lending to SMEs in the first 7 months of 2014 was nearly £30 billion, up 21% on the equivalent period last year. Net lending was at zero or modestly positive in each of the last three months if overdrafts are excluded, reversing a long term negative trend. Credit conditions, however, remain tight for the smallest businesses in particular.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Twickenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Vince Cable more like this
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less than 2014-09-11T15:26:49.6999264Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-11T15:26:49.6999264Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Blenkinsop more like this
100116
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 Funeral Payments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications have been made to the Government Funeral Payment scheme since May 2010; and how many such applications have been rejected. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Steve Rotheram more like this
star this property uin 211293 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>From the latest data available, 280,780 applications have been made for Funeral Payments in Great Britain between May 2010 and September 2014. In the same period there have been 139,560 refusals.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p> </p><p>1. These figures do not include applications which were processed clerically and have not yet been entered on to the Social Fund Computer System.</p><p> </p><p>2. The figures given are the number of applications and initial refusals in the given time period and not the number of people who made applications or received awards. An individual may make more than one application in a year. Information on the number of people who made applications and received awards is not available.</p><p> </p><p>3. The refusal figures given are based on the initial decisions made on each case and may include cases where an award was later made on review.</p><p> </p><p>4. All figures are rounded to the nearest 10.</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 2014-10-24T13:48:18.1742771Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:48:18.1742771Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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4035
unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this
100275
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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: Automated Credit Transfer 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 the cost is to the Government for each transaction for (a) pension payments and (b) benefit payments paid into a (i) Post Office card account, (ii) bank account and (iii) simple payment scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
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Fiona O'Donnell more like this
star this property uin 211235 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The cost to Government for making payments into a Post Office Card Account are £0.50, into a bank account £0.04497 and by Simple Payment £3.60. These costs are applicable to both pension and benefit payments.</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 2014-10-27T14:05:05.9477664Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:05:05.9477664Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona O'Donnell more like this
100276
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 Post Office Card Account more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit payments of each type were paid into Post Office card accounts in each of the last five years; and what proportion of such recipients were (a) of working age and (b) retired. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
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Fiona O'Donnell more like this
star this property uin 211236 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Please find below details of the volume of payments, by benefit, paid into Post Office card accounts in each of the last five contract years from October 2009, the start of the current Post Office card contract. As at September 2014 the proportion of POca working age customers is 41.66% and retirement customers 58.34%.</p><p /> <p /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Benefit type</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Oct '09 to Mar '10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Apr '10 to Mar '11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Apr '11 to Mar '12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Apr '12 to Mar '13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Apr '13 to Mar '14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Apr '14 to Sept '14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Attendance Allowance </strong></p></td><td><p>1,282,073</p></td><td><p>2,646,196</p></td><td><p>2,980,275</p></td><td><p>3,166,677</p></td><td><p>3,116,840</p></td><td><p>1,538,852</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Child Support (DC) Client Fund</strong></p></td><td><p>2,079</p></td><td><p>5,608</p></td><td><p>9,178</p></td><td><p>9,689</p></td><td><p>7,938</p></td><td><p>285</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>CMEC</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1,197</p></td><td><p>3670</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>CSA DWP Payments - CSA DWP</strong></p></td><td><p>284,118</p></td><td><p>557,228</p></td><td><p>648,147</p></td><td><p>626,507</p></td><td><p>584,705</p></td><td><p>268,170</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Dfee Employment Services </strong></p></td><td><p>79,971</p></td><td><p>214,855</p></td><td><p>59,427</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Disability Living Allowance</strong></p></td><td><p>4,090,836</p></td><td><p>7,931,027</p></td><td><p>7,678,957</p></td><td><p>7,488,219</p></td><td><p>7,179,077</p></td><td><p>3,386,779</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>DWP Local Payment</strong></p></td><td><p>83,618</p></td><td><p>149,836</p></td><td><p>128,871</p></td><td><p>145,018</p></td><td><p>186,974</p></td><td><p>75,160</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>DWP Universal Credit</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>334</p></td><td><p>634</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Incapacity Benefit</strong></p></td><td><p>3,956,020</p></td><td><p>6,640,787</p></td><td><p>5,369,680</p></td><td><p>3,703,178</p></td><td><p>1,745,634</p></td><td><p>444,821</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Income Support</strong></p></td><td><p>32,694,702</p></td><td><p>57,496,385</p></td><td><p>48,077,834</p></td><td><p>42,369,841</p></td><td><p>35,144,716</p></td><td><p>15,612,744</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Industrial Injuries</strong></p></td><td><p>1,823,692</p></td><td><p>3,499,816</p></td><td><p>3,304,669</p></td><td><p>3,108,446</p></td><td><p>2,923,184</p></td><td><p>1,391,414</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Invalid Care Allowance</strong></p></td><td><p>2,010,877</p></td><td><p>3,886,243</p></td><td><p>3,685,821</p></td><td><p>3,591,341</p></td><td><p>3,390,941</p></td><td><p>1,642,035</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jobseekers Allowance</strong></p></td><td><p>2,126,450</p></td><td><p>3,952,375</p></td><td><p>4,039,600</p></td><td><p>3,986,790</p></td><td><p>3,154,319</p></td><td><p>1,177,786</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Personal Independence Payment</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>15,579</p></td><td><p>53,193</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Resource Management</strong></p></td><td><p>141,271</p></td><td><p>268,619</p></td><td><p>206,031</p></td><td><p>145,249</p></td><td><p>105,362</p></td><td><p>15,817</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Retirement Pensions</strong></p></td><td><p>41,051,123</p></td><td><p>77,838,703</p></td><td><p>72,231,420</p></td><td><p>69,904,004</p></td><td><p>64,327,423</p></td><td><p>30,210,680</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Social Fund</strong></p></td><td><p>161,723</p></td><td><p>263,709</p></td><td><p>246,262</p></td><td><p>270,296</p></td><td><p>219,543</p></td><td><p>91,450</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Employment &amp; Support Allowance</strong></p></td><td><p>339,047</p></td><td><p>1,380,741</p></td><td><p>2,286,925</p></td><td><p>5,264,219</p></td><td><p>7,812,066</p></td><td><p>4,358,635</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Winter Fuel Payments DWP</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>888,462</p></td><td><p>382</p></td><td><p>380</p></td><td><p>28</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
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 2014-10-28T17:32:45.8435029Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T17:32:45.8435029Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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3964
unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona O'Donnell more like this
100277
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 Winter Fuel Payments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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, how many in-work working-age households received winter fuel payments in 2013-14; what estimate he has made of how many such households will be claiming winter fuel payments in each of the next four financial years; and what assessment he has made of the effect of equalising the state pension age for men and women on the take-up of winter fuel payments. 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 211255 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Information about how many in-work working-age households received Winter Fuel Payments in 2013-14 is not available.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the number of people aged under 65 receiving a Winter Fuel Payment and the associated expenditure in years 2009-10 to 2018-19 inclusive:</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Expenditure (£m)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Caseload (000s)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>640.8</p></td><td><p>3,358</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>624.1</p></td><td><p>3,265</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>451.5</p></td><td><p>2,927</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>385.4</p></td><td><p>2,484</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>324.1</p></td><td><p>2,056</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>268.2</p></td><td><p>1,714</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>215.8</p></td><td><p>1,389</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>157.1</p></td><td><p>1,019</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>85.8</p></td><td><p>563</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>14.8</p></td><td><p>95</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p /> <p> </p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p>Numbers are for Winter Fuel Payments made to those eligible in Great Britain, European Economic Area and Switzerland aged 60-64: outturn to 2013-14; forecast 2014/15 onwards.</p><p>Winter Fuel Payments in 2009-10 and 2010-11 included one-off £50 payments for the under 80s.</p><p>One of the Winter Fuel Payment eligibility criteria is a person’s age in the qualifying week (the third full week in September). This age has been rising in line with the increase to the female State Pension age.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
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 2014-10-24T13:51:22.2557081Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:51:22.2557081Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Fund more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average wait for a decision on a social fund application was in each year since 2003. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Steve Rotheram more like this
star this property uin 211466 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>Table 1 below shows the average wait (in days) for decisions on a Social Fund application for each year from 2003 and a breakdown by application type.</p><p> </p><p>No data is provided for 2014. This is because the number of applications and waiting times vary seasonally, meaning that an average only covering part of the year is not comparable with whole year averages shown from 2003-2013.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Average wait (days)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Funeral Payments</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Community Care Grants</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Crisis Loans</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Budgeting Loans</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Sure Start Maternity Grants</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2003</strong></p></td><td><p>13.1</p></td><td><p>8.3</p></td><td><p>1.2</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td><td><p>4.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2004</strong></p></td><td><p>13.5</p></td><td><p>8.2</p></td><td><p>1.3</p></td><td><p>3.0</p></td><td><p>4.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2005</strong></p></td><td><p>12.1</p></td><td><p>7.5</p></td><td><p>1.4</p></td><td><p>2.9</p></td><td><p>4.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2006</strong></p></td><td><p>12.5</p></td><td><p>9.1</p></td><td><p>1.5</p></td><td><p>3.2</p></td><td><p>3.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2007</strong></p></td><td><p>13.4</p></td><td><p>10.9</p></td><td><p>1.6</p></td><td><p>4.5</p></td><td><p>4.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2008</strong></p></td><td><p>14.3</p></td><td><p>11.3</p></td><td><p>1.8</p></td><td><p>5.1</p></td><td><p>5.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009</strong></p></td><td><p>14.8</p></td><td><p>13.3</p></td><td><p>2.0</p></td><td><p>5.3</p></td><td><p>5.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p>15.3</p></td><td><p>8.9</p></td><td><p>2.1</p></td><td><p>5.4</p></td><td><p>4.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p>13.1</p></td><td><p>7.5</p></td><td><p>2.1</p></td><td><p>5.0</p></td><td><p>4.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>14.6</p></td><td><p>7.5</p></td><td><p>3.0</p></td><td><p>4.9</p></td><td><p>3.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>17.1</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>5.5</p></td><td><p>4.0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>1. These figures do not include applications which were processed clerically and have not yet been entered on to the Social Fund Computer System.</p><p> </p><p>2. No average wait time is reported for Community Care Grants or Crisis Loans in 2013. This is because these payments were replaced by Local Welfare Provision in March 2013.</p><p> </p><p>3. The clearance time for an individual Social Fund loan or grant is measured in whole working days from the date the application is received until the date the decision is taken. The minimum clearance time recorded for an individual case is one working day, even if the application is cleared immediately.</p><p> </p><p>4. Cold Weather Payments are not included in Table 1. These are made automatically if the claimant is eligible at the time of the cold weather trigger, so there is no decision to be made.</p><p> </p><p>5. All figures are provided to 1 decimal place.</p>
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