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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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 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, how much and what proportion of annual expenditure on housing benefit is allocated to the costs of administering that benefit. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Frank Field more like this
uin 219154 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p /> <p>DWP has contributed £304m to the costs of local authorities administering Housing Benefit for 2015/16. The amount allocated to local authorities for more financial years can be found in the link below.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/housing-benefit-for-local-authorities-subsidy-circulars" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/housing-benefit-for-local-authorities-subsidy-circulars</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 2015-01-05T10:14:48.693Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T10:14:48.693Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
171235
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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 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 parents in the survey conducted by his Department of parents' contact with the Child Maintenance Options Service between February 2013 and March 2014 chose to make a statutory maintenance arrangement following contact with the Service; and how many children such statutory arrangements covered. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
tabling member printed
Sheila Gilmore more like this
uin 219095 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p /> <p>Information around different arrangement types is under development and while not included in this publication, once assured, it will be included in future releases of this publication.</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 2015-01-05T15:04:00.54Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T15:04:00.54Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
3965
label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore more like this
171320
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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 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 (a) actual and (b) percentage change was in the number of (i) all households and (ii) working households in receipt of housing benefit in each English local authority area between April 2010 and the latest date for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
tabling member printed
Ms Karen Buck more like this
uin 219195 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p /> <p>Information on the number of Housing Benefit (HB) recipients in each English local authority since April 2010 is published and 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>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><p> </p><p>Note: the economic status of all HB recipients is not available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. The information is only available for HB recipients whose claim is not passported: that is, for those who do not receive Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance, or the guarantee element of Pension Credit.</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 2015-01-05T10:55:43.267Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T10:55:43.267Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
199
label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
171689
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
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 State Retirement Pensions: Scotland 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 Scottish pensioners in each local authority area were entitled to receive the basic state pension in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15; and how many such people are expected to receive basic state pension in 2015-16. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh West more like this
tabling member printed
Mike Crockart more like this
uin 219394 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p /> <p>Statistics for numbers in receipt of State Pension are available from 100% data and are published on the Department’s website at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/sp/tabtool_sp.html" target="_blank">http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/sp/tabtool_sp.html</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><p> </p><p>Information is not available on the number of people entitled but who have not claimed their State Pension or how many people in each local authority area are expected to receive it in 2015-16.</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 2015-01-05T11:02:41.177Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T11:02:41.177Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
3967
label Biography information for Mike Crockart more like this
171692
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
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 Christmas Bonus 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, whether recipients of the Christmas Bonus may pay it back. more like this
tabling member constituency Gosport more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Dinenage more like this
uin 219450 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p /> <p>The Christmas bonus is a payment of £10 made to people who receive State Pension and other qualifying benefits during the relevant week, normally the first week in December.</p><p> </p><p>People are entitled to do what they wish with this payment and so they can repay it if that is their preference.</p><p> </p><p>The Christmas bonus is generally not a separate payment but is combined with other pensions or benefits in a single payment.</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 2015-01-05T11:22:29.96Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T11:22:29.96Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
4008
label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
171687
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
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 South West 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 identifiable expenditure his Department has spent on Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in each year since 2007-08. more like this
tabling member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
tabling member printed
Sarah Newton more like this
uin 219420 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p /> <p>The information is available in the ‘Benefit Expenditure by Local Authority from 2000/01 to 2013/14’ tables at the following address:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2014</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 2015-01-05T11:49:08.87Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T11:49:08.87Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
171076
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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 Housing Benefits: Vale of Clwyd 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 was paid in housing benefit in Vale of Clwyd constituency in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 219330 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p /> <p>The information requested is shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Total Housing Benefit expenditure in Vale of Clwyd constituency</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£ million, nominal</p></td><td><p>27.0</p></td><td><p>28.4</p></td><td><p>29.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£ million, 2014/15 prices</p></td><td><p>28.5</p></td><td><p>29.4</p></td><td><p>29.8</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: Single Housing Benefit Extract and Local Authority subsidy returns</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Notes:</p><p>1. Benefit expenditure is available for financial years only.</p><p>2. Housing Benefit expenditure by Parliamentary Constituency is not available prior to 2011/12.</p><p>3. Figures at 2014/15 prices are deflated using GDP deflators published following the 2014 Autumn Statement and published at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/383988/GDP_Deflators_Autumn_Statement_December_2014_update.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/383988/GDP_Deflators_Autumn_Statement_December_2014_update.xls</a></p>
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-05T11:28:15.25Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T11:28:15.25Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
170788
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
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 calls there were to the Child Maintenance Options Service from September 2014 to the end of November 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Goodman more like this
uin 218968 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p /> <p>The number of inbound calls received by the Child Maintenance Options Service from September 2014 to the end of November 2014 is shown in the table below.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Month</p></td><td><p>Number of calls received by the Child Maintenance Options Service</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-14</p></td><td><p>31,390</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct-14</p></td><td><p>30,460</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov-14</p></td><td><p>27,300</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>- Data Sourced from CMO Monthly MI Service Pack</p><p>- Data rounded to nearest 5</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 2015-01-05T10:37:39.343Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T10:37:39.343Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
1484
label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
171233
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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 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 calls were received by the Child Maintenance Options Service from parents who had been in contact with the Options Service during the period covered by his Department's most recent survey of effective family-based arrangements. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
tabling member printed
Sheila Gilmore more like this
uin 219096 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p /> <p>The number of inbound calls received by the Child Maintenance Options Service in each month from Apr-13 to March 14 is available in the table below.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Month</p></td><td><p>Number of calls received by the Child Maintenance Options Service</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-13</p></td><td><p>8,024</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May-13</p></td><td><p>7,845</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-13</p></td><td><p>8,915</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jul-13</p></td><td><p>10,360 <sup>1</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aug-13</p></td><td><p>11,990</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-13</p></td><td><p>13,835</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct-13</p></td><td><p>14,835</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov-13</p></td><td><p>21,375 <sup>2</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dec-13</p></td><td><p>22,760</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan-14</p></td><td><p>26,515</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Feb-14</p></td><td><p>25,875</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mar-14</p></td><td><p>26,865</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Notes:</p><p>- Data Sourced from CMO Monthly MI Service Pack</p><p>- Data rounded to nearest 5</p><p><sup>1 </sup>Child Maintenance Options started providing a ‘soft gateway’ to the 2012 statutory child maintenance scheme, offering parents applying to the 2012 Scheme the opportunity to explore the full range of options before making an application, including considering making their own arrangements.</p><p><sup>2 </sup>Child Maintenance Options became the automatic ‘gateway’ to the statutory 2012 child maintenance scheme, ensuring all parents who wish to access the 2012 Scheme are making a fully informed decision and have considered making their own arrangements first.</p>
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-05T10:32:17.243Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T10:32:17.243Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
3965
label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore more like this
170795
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
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 State Retirement Pensions: Females 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 help he plans to provide to women who will be adversely effected by the ending of access to derived basic state pensions; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
uin 218911 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p /> <p>We have put transitional arrangements in place for those women whose ability to build their own State Pension could have been affected because they opted to pay the “married woman’s stamp” on the understanding that they would be able to claim on their husband’s contributions. They will be able to get a pension of about the same as the basic pension they could have got in the current scheme plus any additional State Pension they built up themselves by April 2016, if that is more than they would get under the new rules on their own contributions.</p><p> </p><p>We have acted on concerns raised about the potential impact of these changes on the spouses and civil partners of military personnel and accordingly will provide new credits to cover periods of accompanied service abroad prior to April 2010.</p><p> </p><p>We are also seeking to support those reaching State Pension age after the reforms are introduced to understand how they will be affected, as well as actions people may be able to take to increase their State Pension, through a multi-channel communications campaign.</p><p> </p><p>We estimate that only around 2% of individuals reaching State Pension age in Great Britain between 2016 and 2030 will be adversely affected at some point in their retirement by the removal of derived entitlement to the basic State Pension, of whom around three-quarters (130,000) are women. This estimate does not take account of those who may gain additional qualifying years by making voluntary National Insurance contributions under the easements to the rules we have introduced for people reaching State Pension age from April 2016.</p>
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-05T10:24:26.017Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T10:24:26.017Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
253
label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this