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star this property date less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
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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 Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people affected by the under-occupancy penalty who have subsequently moved into a smaller home. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 217111 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 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>This information is not available.</p><p> </p><p>It is not possible to calculate the proportion of those affected by the removal of the spare room subsidy policy to date due to the dynamic nature of the caseload (i.e. every month there are on-flows as well as off-flows). However a recent DWP ad hoc publication did show that between May and December 2013 around 19,000 of the caseload downsized within the social rented sector over this period. This is likely to be an understatement and it does not include those who have downsized to the private rented sector.</p><p> </p><p>This represents around 10% of all those who during this period were no longer subject to a reduction in their housing benefit award due to the policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey remove filter
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less than 2014-12-10T14:59:18.877Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-10T14:59:18.877Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
168740
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
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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 Jobseeker's Allowance: Clwyd 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been in receipt of jobseeker's allowance payments for more than one year in Clwyd South constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clwyd South more like this
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Susan Elan Jones more like this
star this property uin 217656 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 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p /> <p><strong> </strong></p><p>Jobseeker’s Allowance caseloads by duration are available at: <a href="http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/query/select/wizpopular.asp" target="_blank">http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/query/select/wizpopular.asp</a>. These figures may include a small number of people in receipt of National Insurance credits only.</p><p> </p><p>Under the last Government, figures for long-term JSA were kept artificially low by moving claimants onto training allowances. This Government stopped doing that when we introduced the Work Programme, meaning we now have a true measure of the number of people claiming benefit due to unemployment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey remove filter
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less than 2014-12-15T16:12:29.13Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T16:12:29.13Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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3956
unstar this property label Biography information for Susan Elan Jones more like this
169925
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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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 Unemployment: Medway more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the effects of the benefits cap on reducing unemployment in (a) Medway and (b) Gillingham and Rainham constituency; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
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Rehman Chishti more like this
star this property uin 218325 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 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p>A suite of evaluation was published on 15 December 2014 finding those who would be impacted by the benefit cap were 41 per cent more likely to go into work, as defined by having an open Working Tax Credit claim, than a similar group with benefit entitlement just under the cap level and 38 per cent of those capped said they were doing more to find work. Further information can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-cap-evaluation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-cap-evaluation</a></p><p> </p><p>The number of households capped in Medway Local Authority from the introduction of the benefit cap (on 15 April 2013) to August 2014 (the latest available data) was 239. Of the 109 households who were no longer capped as at August 2014, 36 had an open Working Tax Credit (WTC) claim, indicative of a move into work. This is not a comprehensive measure of moves into work; some individuals may go into work but may not be eligible to claim WTC if their earnings are too high or the hours worked do not meet the claim requirements.<br> <br></p><p>The number of households capped in Gillingham and Rainham Parliamentary Constituency from the introduction of the benefit cap (on 15 April 2013) to August 2014 (the latest available data) was 81. Of the 35 households who were no longer capped as at August 2014, 6 had an open Working Tax Credit claim, indicative of a move into work. This is not a comprehensive measure of moves into work; some individuals may go into work but may not be eligible to claim WTC if their earnings are too high or the hours worked do not meet the claim requirements. Further information can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-cap-number-of-households-capped-to-august-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-cap-number-of-households-capped-to-august-2014</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey remove filter
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less than 2014-12-18T12:14:31.67Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T12:14:31.67Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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3987
unstar this property label Biography information for Rehman Chishti more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
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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 Housing Benefit 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2014 to Question 216814, whether he plans to implement a further IT solution to ensure that local authorities have the information needed to suspend housing benefit only in cases where it is so appropriate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 218199 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 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p /> <p>As reported in my last statement, the current system is working to specification; but we will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate action if required.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey remove filter
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less than 2014-12-15T16:20:02.157Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T16:20:02.157Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
168396
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
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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 Food Banks 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 20 December 2012 to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Wavertree, Official Report, column 929W, on food banks, what visits Ministers of his Department have made to foodbanks in order to assess the effects of welfare reforms on foodbank use since December 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
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Chris Bryant more like this
star this property uin 217484 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 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p>DWP Ministers have visited a range of organisations, including foodbanks, and discussed various topics, including welfare reform.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey remove filter
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less than 2014-12-11T17:43:45.337Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T17:43:45.337Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
star this property answering member
4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Bryant more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answering body
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 Jobseeker's Allowance 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Government's commitment in its response to the Oakley Review, Cm 8904, to strengthen guidance so that hardship provision is clear upfront to all claimants who are sanctioned, what progress has been made in strengthening such guidance; and whether the planned implementation date of August 2014 was achieved. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 216998 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 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p>In response to the recommendation we implemented improvements to the hardship process in July 2014 which includes strengthened guidance for work coaches. All claimants will be informed about how and when they can make an application for hardship payment following a conditionality doubt.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey remove filter
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less than 2014-12-08T17:23:58.77Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T17:23:58.77Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answering body
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 Written Questions 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the savings to his Department from the Q&A system in the (a) 12 months and (b) five years since 4 June 2014; what additional ICT systems or improvements to existing systems his Department has introduced or plans to introduce that would not have been feasible without the Q&A system; and what assessment he has made of the extent to which the system has made it easier to answer questions from hon. Members on time. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 218795 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 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p /> <p>No estimate has been made of savings arising from the introduction of the Q&amp;A system. The introduction of the Q&amp;A system has had no impact on existing or planned ICT systems.</p><p> </p><p>One of the benefits of the new system is the possibility for the reporting of the timeliness of answers to Parliamentary Questions to be delivered with greater consistency and accuracy across all answering bodies. It will be for the Procedure Committee to evaluate the effectiveness of the new system in improving performance when it assesses the evidence following the end of the session.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey remove filter
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less than 2015-01-05T14:07:04.85Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T14:07:04.85Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
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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 Work Programme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints have been made to the Merlin Mediation Service about non-compliance with the Merlin Standard since April 2012; and what the outcome was of each such complaint. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 217672 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 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Since April 2012 six cases have progressed as appropriate through the mediation process to conclusion. There are currently no cases in the mediation process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey remove filter
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less than 2014-12-11T17:30:20.757Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T17:30:20.757Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
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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 Work Programme 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 estimate he has made of the value of Work Programme payments claimed fraudulently by providers since June 2011. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 217573 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 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Department treats any allegation of fraud by its contractors very seriously. Any fraud is completely unacceptable. Where we identify, or are notified of, allegations of provider fraud, these cases are investigated thoroughly by the Department’s professionally trained and experienced investigators to a standard required to support reference to the Police whenever evidence of criminal offences is discovered.</p><p> </p><p>Since June 2011, the Department has investigated 37 allegations of fraud or irregularity by Work Programme providers. In only 3 cases has there been evidence of deliberate false representation by provider staff. All these cases were referred to the police and the amounts involved have been recovered in full or are in the process of being recovered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 217574 more like this
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less than 2014-12-10T14:42:10.807Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-10T14:42:10.807Z
star this property answering member
4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
star this property answering body
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 more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish the number of jobseeker's allowance and employment and support allowance claimants who have been subject to mandatory reconsideration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 217258 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 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Department works to guidelines set by the UK Statistics Authority to ensure we publish statistics that meet high quality standards at the earliest opportunity.</p><p> </p><p>The Department will pre announce a publication date for mandatory reconsideration statistics once Departmental statisticians are content that the data meet the quality standards set out by the Statistics codes of practice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey remove filter
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less than 2014-12-09T15:54:36.757Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-09T15:54:36.757Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this