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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish his Department's risk assessment of the transfer of his Department's contract with Atos Healthcare for provision of work capability assessments to a new provider; and what steps he is taking to mitigate the risks identified in that assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The transition from Atos Healthcare to the new provider in 2015 provides a further opportunity to improve the service the Department offers to claimants and customers. The Department will manage the transition carefully to mitigate the impact on claimants and customers and to further mitigate any risks the new provider will initially use elements of the Atos infrastructure already in place, including IT, Estate and Atos employees (subject to TUPE).<br> <br></p><p>The priority for the new provider will be to deliver the best possible service for claimants, increase the volume of assessments carried out and reduce waiting times.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
48698
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star this property date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
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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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 7 April 2014, Official Report, columns 103-4W, on state retirement pensions, if he will assess whether a woman born on 6 April 1981 who was in continuous employment from her 21st birthday until her state pension age as derived in line with the practice outlined in the Pensions Bill, had worked consistently in contracted-in employment for 30 hours a week in a role which paid the National Minimum Wage, had average female life expectancy, in line with the most recent ONS population projections, and was subject to any other assumptions used in the Impact Assessment which accompanied the Pensions Bill, would receive a different level of pension at the point of retirement under the Single Tier mechanism than they would have expected under the current pension system; and what the difference in the level of pension would be. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Mr Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 196652 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The state pension reforms radically simplify state pension provision, by replacing the current, two-tiered pension system with a simpler single-tier state pension for people reaching state pension age after 6 April 2016.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of people reaching state pension age in the 40 years after the new state pension is implemented will have a higher pension income overall over the course of their retirement as a result of the reforms. The new state pension will also underpin automatic enrolment, which will see around 9 million people saving more, or saving for the first time, into a workplace pension.</p><p> </p><p>The Pensions Bill provides for the Government to carry out a review of State Pension age every parliament. It is our intention that State Pension ages will only be finalised once someone is within ten years of their proposed state pension age. Because this date will be affected by future changes in longevity, at this point we cannot say with certainty what will be the state pension age for people born in the 1980s. In addition, any calculation on pension entitlement would also depend on decisions that have not yet been taken, including the starting rate for the single tier. Furthermore, future State Pension levels are determined by up-rating decisions taken by Governments on a year-by-year basis. Therefore, whilst we have forecast the possible impacts of the new system at a population level, it is not possible to give definitive statements of the future state pension entitlements for individuals who do not yet have a set State Pension age, whether under the current system or under the single tier pension</p><p> </p><p>For the first few cohorts of people reaching State Pension Age from April 2016, the government will provide a statement service to help them plan for retirement.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
48699
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star this property date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
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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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of jobseeker's allowance claimants were subject to sanctions in each county in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Isle of Wight more like this
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Mr Andrew Turner more like this
star this property uin 196651 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Information on JSA sanctions, including a range of geographical breakdowns is published and available at: <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>JSA claimant count data by geographical area is published and available at: <a href="https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/" target="_blank">https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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1426
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Andrew Turner more like this
48701
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star this property date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which Minister in his Department has responsibility for assessing the effect of his Department's policies on the welfare of children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 196502 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Each of the Department's Ministers is responsible for assessing the effect of their policies on the welfare of children.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
48702
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star this property date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to make it easier to report benefit fraud allegations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
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Charlotte Leslie more like this
star this property uin 196633 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The public can report benefit fraud by telephoning the National Benefit Fraud Hotline which is a confidential free phone service that anyone can use anonymously to report their suspicions. The service is widely used handling over 350,000 referrals in 2013/14. Alternatively an allegation can be made using an online facility, by letter, or by telephoning a Jobcentre Plus office.</p><p> </p><p>We recently ran a communications campaign pilot to test the effectiveness of communications in reducing fraud and error and we are looking to expand this activity. Our communication campaign aims to challenge and change attitudes and behaviours towards benefit fraud. This includes improving awareness of the need for claimants to report changes in their circumstances and encouraging the general public to report potential benefit fraud.</p><p> </p><p>We are actively looking at ways to improve fraud referrals, in particular, focusing on making better use of digital channels and technology.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Charlotte Leslie more like this
48703
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star this property date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to increase understanding of pensions and retirement planning amongst women. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
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Charlotte Leslie more like this
star this property uin 196632 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department is taking a range of steps to address understanding of pensions and retirement planning, including amongst women.</p><p> </p><p>The DWP is working closely with the Money Advice Service (MAS), the government body with responsibility for improving the British public's financial capability, including tackling the knowledge gaps which can inhibit individuals from saving into pensions.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is facilitating joint-working between its information services and those of The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS), which is playing an important role in supporting individuals who are automatically enrolled, and MAS. The DWP will also support MAS in increasing its reach, including through contact channels with DWP customers.</p><p> </p><p>As part of automatic enrolment, to encourage women to continue to save in a workplace pension we are running an awareness campaign with supporting information that emphasises the importance of saving for retirement and outlines the benefits of saving in a workplace pension. This reaches women via the use of appropriate media channels and by working in partnership with trusted brands.</p><p> </p><p>We are creating a simpler state pension so that everybody can know both what counts towards their state pension and how much they can expect to receive. We will take account of the different ways in which men and women are affected by the reforms in our communications approach. Our strategy includes using partnerships with media outlets most likely to reach these women to make them aware of the changes. We will evaluate the impact of our communications to make sure we are reaching women to increase their awareness and understanding.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Charlotte Leslie more like this
48704
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star this property date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what happens to a Remploy worker personal budget if the full amount is not used by the individual within 18 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Personal budgets are an important part of the £8 million People Help and Support Package (PHSP) which was not available for those affected by the 2008 Modernisation Plan. Personal budgets provide additional support where other sources of funding are unavailable.</p><p> </p><p>There is no specific funding allocation for personal budgets within the £8million PHSP package and the budget for each former Remploy disabled employee is allocated based on individual need.<strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>We anticipate that all funding for the PHSP package will be utilised by the time the last People Help and Support Package period is completed.</p><p> </p><p>Latest figures as of 18 April 2014 show 1,516 disabled former Remploy workers have chosen to work with our Personal Case Workers to find another job and 727 are in work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
48708
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star this property date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in which circumstances he uses a calculation of the (a) value of preventing a fatality, (b) willingness to pay and (c) cost-per-quality adjusted life year approach to quantify the value of a policy intervention; what other tools he uses to quantify the benefit of a policy intervention; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Eddisbury more like this
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Mr Stephen O'Brien more like this
star this property uin 196606 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Green Book and associated supplementary guidance is publicly available on the Treasury web site. It sets out a range of approaches and methods that may be appropriate in a number of different appraisal circumstances.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Mr Stephen O'Brien more like this
48709
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star this property date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many businesses in Skipton and Ripon constituency will be issued with staging dates for automatic enrolment between 1 April 2014 and 1 April 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
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Julian Smith more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The information is not available in the format requested.</p><p> </p><p>This is because staging data is often based on details such as the address of an employer's head office, or their admin hub. It therefore does not necessarily reflect where the workers are based e.g. an employer might have a head office in London but have staff based all over the country.</p><p> </p><p>The Pensions Regulator publishes monthly the volume of employers that have registered that they have met their duties along with the volume of workers automatically enrolled. As at 31 March 2014, 10,817 employers have registered with The Pensions Regulator that they have met the duties and enrolled more than 3.24 million workers.</p><p> </p><p>Further information can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/docs/automatic-enrolment-monthly-registration-report.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/docs/automatic-enrolment-monthly-registration-report.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The Pensions Regulator estimates that there will be in the range of 30,000-35,000 employers across the UK commencing their automatic enrolment duties from 1 April 2014 to 1 April 2015. This is an approximate range; several factors affect these numbers. For example, an employer may bring their staging date forward, an employer may cease trading, or an employer who has a number of affiliated employers in their group may choose to stage them all in the same period.</p><p> </p><p>The Pensions Regulator has published a staging forecast which can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/docs/automatic-enrolment-employer-staging-forecast.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/docs/automatic-enrolment-employer-staging-forecast.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 196596 more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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4118
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
48711
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star this property date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of businesses in Skipton and Ripon constituency have not yet met their staging date for automatic enrolment for workplace pensions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
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Julian Smith more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The information is not available in the format requested.</p><p> </p><p>This is because staging data is often based on details such as the address of an employer's head office, or their admin hub. It therefore does not necessarily reflect where the workers are based e.g. an employer might have a head office in London but have staff based all over the country.</p><p> </p><p>The Pensions Regulator publishes monthly the volume of employers that have registered that they have met their duties along with the volume of workers automatically enrolled. As at 31 March 2014, 10,817 employers have registered with The Pensions Regulator that they have met the duties and enrolled more than 3.24 million workers.</p><p> </p><p>Further information can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/docs/automatic-enrolment-monthly-registration-report.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/docs/automatic-enrolment-monthly-registration-report.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The Pensions Regulator estimates that there will be in the range of 30,000-35,000 employers across the UK commencing their automatic enrolment duties from 1 April 2014 to 1 April 2015. This is an approximate range; several factors affect these numbers. For example, an employer may bring their staging date forward, an employer may cease trading, or an employer who has a number of affiliated employers in their group may choose to stage them all in the same period.</p><p> </p><p>The Pensions Regulator has published a staging forecast which can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/docs/automatic-enrolment-employer-staging-forecast.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/docs/automatic-enrolment-employer-staging-forecast.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 196597 more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this