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224057
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-02-26more like thismore than 2015-02-26
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
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 first contact notice of closure letters have been sent to (a) Segment 1 and (b) Segment 2 CSA cases in (i) the UK, (ii) Scotland, (iii) England, (iv) Wales and (v) Northern Ireland. more like this
tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
tabling member printed
Pamela Nash more like this
uin 225652 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
answer text <p /> <p> </p><p /> <p /> <p>The table below shows the total number of segment 1 first contact notice of closure letters that have been sent up to the 21 February 2015. Management information regarding segment 2 letters is not yet available as it is currently under development and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Number of Letters sent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>345,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>278,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>30,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>21,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Northern Ireland</p></td><td><p>500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other</p></td><td><p>14,900</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><ol start="1" type="1"><li>Numbers are rounded to the nearest 100.</li><li>Numbers include Proactive and Reactive case closure letters.</li><li>Northern Ireland cases include cases managed by the CSA in Great Britain where the Parent with Care or Non Resident Parent lives in Northern Ireland. This does not include cases managed by the Northern Ireland Child Maintenance Enforcement Division (CMED).</li><li>Cases included in the ‘Other’ category are cases where the Parent with Care or Non Resident Parent has moved abroad, or where the area of the Parent with Care or Non Resident Parent is not available on the management information.</li></ol><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-04T14:51:21.787Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-04T14:51:21.787Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
3909
label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this
223061
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-02-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Housing Benefit: Glasgow more like this
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 people in receipt of housing benefit in Glasgow South West constituency are in part-time work. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ian Davidson more like this
uin 224880 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-02-26more like thismore than 2015-02-26
answer text <p /> <p> </p><p>The information requested is not available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
grouped question UIN 224885 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-02-26T13:03:48.253Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-26T13:03:48.253Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
611
label Biography information for Mr Ian Davidson more like this
228668
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
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 six months' notice warning letters of case closure have been sent to Child Support Agency customers in each month since December 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Goodman more like this
uin 228425 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
answer text <p /> <p> </p><p>The table below shows the number of six months’ notice warning letters of case closure, that have been issued since December 2014:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Month</p></td><td><p>Notifications Issued in Month</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2015</p></td><td><p>59,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>February 2015</p></td><td><p>50,600</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>Figure rounded to the nearest 100.</p><p>The figures are made up from cases proactively selected for case closure, and those where an application has been made to the 2012 scheme and a case exists on the 93/03 scheme which is then reactively closed down.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-24T09:06:11.203Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T09:06:11.203Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
1484
label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
225940
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
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 child maintenance arrears (a) is designated technically uncollectable and (b) his Department has already written-off as uncollectable since the write-off powers were introduced in November 2012; and what the reasons are for any difference between the two such figures. more like this
tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Goodman more like this
uin 226650 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
answer text <p /> <p>(a) Information on uncollectable arrears can be found on page 41 of the latest Child Support Agency Quarterly Summary of Statistics, available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/404296/csa-qtr-summ-stats-dec-2014.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/404296/csa-qtr-summ-stats-dec-2014.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>(b) Under the Write Off and Part Payment Powers introduced on 10 December 2012 the Department has written off £1.2 million in the financial year 2012/13 and £16.0 million in the financial year 2013/14 giving a total written off of £17.2 million.</p><p> </p><p>The two figures are not directly comparable. The data is based on different sources, uncollectable arrears is based on the entire caseload whereas the amount written off relates to specific cases where agreement to write off has been reached.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-12T14:08:17.647Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-12T14:08:17.647Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
1484
label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
227958
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance more like this
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 people receiving employment and support allowance in the support group are aged (a) 50 and over and (b) 55 and over. more like this
tabling member constituency North Ayrshire and Arran more like this
tabling member printed
Katy Clark more like this
uin 227879 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
answer text <p /> <p><strong> </strong></p><p>Statistics on the age of claimant by Phase of the Employment and Support Allowance claim are published and available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-statistics-tabulation-tool" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-statistics-tabulation-tool</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-24T09:35:12.663Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T09:35:12.663Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
1590
label Biography information for Katy Clark more like this
224916
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Housing Benefit: Greater London more like this
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 people in London claimed (a) £250 per week for a one bedroom, (b) £290 per week for a two bedroom property, (c) £340 per week for a three bedroom property and (d) £400 per week for a four bedroom property in housing benefit in 2013-14. more like this
tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Goodman more like this
uin 226221 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-06more like thismore than 2015-03-06
answer text <p /> <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The information requested in respect of all housing benefit claimants is not available. The Department does collect some information on the number of entitled bedrooms in respect of the Local Housing Allowance only. We are therefore unable to answer these questions which relate to all housing benefit claimants.</p><p> </p><p>The information available is for local housing allowance (LHA) cases by the number of entitled bedrooms and weekly award amount bands.</p><p> </p><p>This information is published and available at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
grouped question UIN 226222 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-06T10:17:08.067Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-06T10:17:08.067Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
1484
label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
228888
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Housing Benefit more like this
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 average housing benefit paid in (a) Islington, (b) Greater London and (c) England was for tenants of (i) council property, (ii) housing associations and (iii) the private sector in each of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington North more like this
tabling member printed
Jeremy Corbyn more like this
uin 228631 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-25more like thismore than 2015-03-25
answer text <p /> <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The information we have is for the average weekly Housing Benefit award, by tenure and various geographies, up to November 2014 and this is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-25T10:57:28.013Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-25T10:57:28.013Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
185
label Biography information for Jeremy Corbyn more like this
225302
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
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 arrangements are in place to ensure that parents with care responsibilities whose Child Support Agency (CSA) cases are subject to case closure and who are owed child maintenance arrears are fully informed about (a) the process and likely timescale of the arrears validation process, (b) the reasoning and calculations behind the finalised arrears balance figure they receive and (c) the options open to them regarding the collection of the finalised CSA debt following the closure of their case. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
tabling member printed
Dame Anne Begg more like this
uin 226246 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
answer text <p /> <p>All letters sent to parents regarding the end of their CSA arrangement, make clear that arrears remain due or owed, even after liability ends.</p><p> </p><p>After arrears have been validated, parents are advised, in writing, of the balance. The parent with care can speak to the CSA if they want to discuss how the figure has been arrived at in further detail. We cannot advise parents of the exact length or detail of the validation process, as it will depend on the circumstances of individual cases.</p><p> </p><p>Both parties are advised to contact Child Maintenance Options for further information about the collection of their arrears. However, after validation, parents with care will be asked whether or not they wish their arrears to be collected.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-10T14:42:24.307Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-10T14:42:24.307Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
572
label Biography information for Dame Anne Begg more like this
223069
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-02-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
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 proportion of the child maintenance arrears owed in respect of Child Support Agency cases where a child could still benefit is owed by a parent who is self-employed or a director of a private company. more like this
tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Goodman more like this
uin 224863 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
answer text <p /> <p>As at December 2014, 12.4%<sup>1</sup> of the amount of arrears where there is a qualifying child remaining on the case is owed by non resident parents who are self-employed.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the job title of non-resident parents is not routinely recorded for management information purposes and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Note:</p><p>1. Data sourced from CSCS and CS2 computer systems. Employment status is not available for cases managed off system.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-02T13:07:29.783Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-02T13:07:29.783Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
1484
label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
223070
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-02-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
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 proportion of Child Support Agency cases with a child who could benefit are known to concern a non-resident parent who is self-employed or a director of a private company. more like this
tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Goodman more like this
uin 224864 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
answer text <p /> <p>As at December 2014, of the live cases where there is a qualifying child remaining on the case, 8.5%<sup>1</sup> are in relation to a non resident parent who is self-employed.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the job title of non-resident parents is not routinely recorded for management information purposes and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Note:</p><p>1. Data sourced from CSCS and CS2 computer systems. Employment status is not available for cases managed off system.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-02T13:12:19.16Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-02T13:12:19.16Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
1484
label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this