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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Cannabis: Medical Treatments 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 What progress the Government has made on making medical cannabis available to people who need it. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gower more like this
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Tonia Antoniazzi more like this
star this property uin 911421 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government acted swiftly to change the law and those patients for whom it is clinically appropriate can be prescribed medicinal cannabis. It is a clinical decision whether to prescribe, and prescriptions of medicinal cannabis are available, and being issued where it is judged clinically appropriate for the patient.</p><p /><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Matt Hancock more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:50:49.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:50:49.883Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tonia Antoniazzi more like this
1132020
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Climate Change 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 Defence, what account his Department takes of the potential effect on climate change and the environment as part of its policy on arms manufacturing and sales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Tommy Sheppard more like this
star this property uin 264428 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its acquisition activities, including manufacturing by industry, and has identified climate change as a key sustainability priority. Our investment approvals policy includes a requirement to take sustainability into account in all initial business cases, and the use of an environmental management system is mandated for all acquisition projects. This helps to ensure that our activities are compliant with Government sustainable development and environmental protection policy requirements. More detailed guidance and training is also provided to project teams to strengthen environmental management.</p><p>Defence industry suppliers also have a key role to play in improving their own processes and supply chain education. We expect our suppliers to abide by the Government's Supplier Code of Conduct, which requires suppliers to understand and reduce their impact on the environment. Underpinning this, the MOD has published a Defence Standard for assurance that contractors are operating suitable environmental management systems. We also continue to work through the Sustainable Procurement Working Group to share good practice and maintain a dialogue with industry partners on this important issue.</p><p>More information on how the MOD manages sustainable procurement can be found on the Knowledge in Defence website at the following link:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/guidance/knowledge-in-defence-kid</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:09:03.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:09:03.127Z
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4032
unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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4453
star this property label Biography information for Tommy Sheppard more like this
1129541
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the British Council The Shape of Global Higher Education, published on 1 May, what steps they are taking to ensure that the UK retains its pre-eminence in global higher education, particularly in the light of the increasing access to education systems in other countries for overseas students. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL16026 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>In March 2019, the Department for Education and the Department for International Trade published the International Education Strategy, which can be found here and is also attached: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-education-strategy-global-potential-global-growth/international-education-strategy-global-potential-global-growth" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-education-strategy-global-potential-global-growth/international-education-strategy-global-potential-global-growth</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Developed in co-operation with providers across the education sector, this strategy sets out an ambition to increase the value of our education exports to £35 billion per year, and to increase the number of international higher education students in the UK to 600,000 per year, both by 2030.</p><p> </p><p>The strategy also sets out actions to support the higher education sector to deliver on this ambition. These include the appointment of an international education champion to help build links with priority countries and unlock barriers to international exchange and partnership. In addition, the strategy sets out actions to ensure that international students have the best possible experience studying in the UK, and that doing this maximises their employment opportunities.</p><p>The government will be working closely with institutions, Universities UK International and the British Council to develop partnerships, deliver trade missions, to provide forums to develop sustainable mutually beneficial transnational education programmes and to develop annual updates to the strategy.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:50:08.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:50:08.233Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name HL16026_International Education Strategy.pdf more like this
star this property title HL16026_pdf more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1129534
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Humanitarian Aid: Minority Groups more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Wilton Park Statement on assisting religious minorities in humanitarian crises, published on 9 May. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Leeds more like this
star this property uin HL16019 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>DFID has reviewed and assessed the Wilton Park Statement on assisting religious minorities in humanitarian crises. The Wilton Park Conference brought together and found common ground between an unprecedented gathering of human rights activists, humanitarian organisations, representatives of governments and international organisations and faith groups. The statement illustrates how the different approaches can be complimentary. Whilst clearly recognising that humanitarian responses have to be guided by the principles of impartiality and assistance provided on the basis of need alone, the statement provides guidance to assist humanitarian practitioners determine whether vulnerable groups and religious minorities are most at risk and how to encourage and facilitate the participation and partnership of local and national religious communities in determining specific needs of vulnerable religious minority individuals and communities.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:47:42.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:47:42.327Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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4349
star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Leeds more like this
1129535
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Humanitarian Aid: Minority Groups more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to implement the recommendations set out in the Wilton Park Statement on assisting religious minorities in humanitarian crises, published on 9 May. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Leeds more like this
star this property uin HL16020 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>DFID has reviewed and assessed the Wilton Park Statement on assisting religious minorities in humanitarian crises. Policy Teams will investigate how to incorporate the recommendations into their policy plans.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:47:58.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:47:58.853Z
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4584
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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4349
star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Leeds more like this
1131839
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 universal credit claimants have been offered a deferral period for advance repayments in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 263675 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>This information is not centrally collated and could only be supplied at a disproportionate cost to the Department.</p><p> </p><p>The Department recognises that exceptional circumstances may occur to claimants that were not foreseen when a Universal Credit advance was taken out. Should claimants face unexpected financial hardship as a result of such changes, they can ask the Department for a deferral of the repayment of any advance they have taken out. The deferral periods are up to 3 months for a new claim, benefit transfer or change of circumstances advance and up to 6 months for a Budgeting advance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:35:06.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:35:06.57Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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123350
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1131840
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 universal credit claimants who have an existing advance have been offered an additional budgeting advance in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 263676 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit new claim and benefit transfer advances provide access to a payment for those in financial need, which can be accessed on the same day, until their first UC payment is due, ensuring no one has to be left without means of financial support. Claimants can access up to 100% of the total expected monthly award, which they can pay back over a period of up to 12 monthly instalments. In the Autumn Budget 2018, we announced that from October 2021, the repayment period for these advances will be extended to 16 monthly instalments.</p><p> </p><p>A budgeting advance is available for one off unexpected financial events that the claimant is unable to meet and is repayable over a period of up to 12 monthly instalments.</p><p> </p><p>The latest available data shows in the 12 months between March 2018 and February 2019 around 840,000 claims received a new claim or benefit transfer advance. In the same period 134,000 claims received budgeting advances, where for the previous assessment period prior to receiving a budgeting advance there was a repayment of a previous advance for that claim.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><ol><li>Figures are rounded to the nearest 1,000.</li><li>Figures relate only to Universal Credit full service.</li><li>Figures do not relate to those who may have been repaying an advance from a previous claim.</li></ol>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:04:24.657Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:04:24.657Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1131841
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June to question 260538, what assistance is available for universal credit claimants who (a) are unable to repay their advance, (b) have already had their repayments deferred for three months, (c) are not eligible for benefit transfer or change of circumstance advances and (d) are still repaying a previous budgeting advance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 263677 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>A key part of the process for agreeing an advance payment on Universal Credit is ensuring that the claimant can afford to repay it. We will not make advances which encourage recipients to become over-indebted.</p><p> </p><p>The Department encourages all Universal Credit claimants to actively consider how best to manage their personal budget, with additional advice and support available from work coaches and case managers. When an advance payment is appropriate, claimants decide what percentage of their expected monthly award to apply for and over what period to repay it, up to a maximum of 12 monthly instalments.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Department does not levy penalties on claimants who do not repay their advance within either a calendar 12 month from taking out the advance, nor where they do not repay the advance in 12 monthly instalments. Outstanding repayments are actively monitored and managed, ensuring we support claimants experiencing financial challenges whilst maintaining responsibility to the taxpayer for recovery.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 263678 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:32:14.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:32:14.81Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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123353
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1131842
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June to Question 260540, what the consequences are for universal credit claimants who are unable to repay their advance within the agreed timescale. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 263678 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>A key part of the process for agreeing an advance payment on Universal Credit is ensuring that the claimant can afford to repay it. We will not make advances which encourage recipients to become over-indebted.</p><p> </p><p>The Department encourages all Universal Credit claimants to actively consider how best to manage their personal budget, with additional advice and support available from work coaches and case managers. When an advance payment is appropriate, claimants decide what percentage of their expected monthly award to apply for and over what period to repay it, up to a maximum of 12 monthly instalments.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Department does not levy penalties on claimants who do not repay their advance within either a calendar 12 month from taking out the advance, nor where they do not repay the advance in 12 monthly instalments. Outstanding repayments are actively monitored and managed, ensuring we support claimants experiencing financial challenges whilst maintaining responsibility to the taxpayer for recovery.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 263677 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:32:14.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:32:14.873Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1131844
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June to Question 258971, what information her Department holds on the proportion of universal credit claimants who have successfully applied for a reduction in their deduction in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 263679 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>As at 13th June 2019 the proportion of Universal Credit claimants with a benefit overpayment, who have successfully applied for a reduction in the rate at which they are repaying that overpayment, was 9.2%.</p><p> </p><p>The Department ensures that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect claimants who have deductions from their benefit to repay overpayments. If a claimant is struggling they can contact the Department’s Debt Management Team to discuss lowering their repayment rate. Any adjustment to the rate of repayment will be based on the individual circumstances of the claimant.</p><p> </p><p><em>*The data provided in this response has been sourced from internal management information and was never intended for public release. It is not comparable to any other, similar data subsequently released by the Department.</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:22:13.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:22:13.303Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this