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1127116
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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
star 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, what estimate her Department has made of the effect of the 5-week wait for the first payment of universal credit on (a) a claimant’s level of (i) debt and (ii) rent arrears and (b) the finances of disabled claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
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Margaret Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 255340 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>No one has to wait 5 weeks for their first payment of Universal Credit. Advances are available from the first day of a valid claim, if required, to support claimants.</p> more like this
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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less than 2019-05-21T15:59:56.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:59:56.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this
1127119
star this property registered interest false more like this
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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
star 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 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 and what proportion of universal credit payments have been subject to a deduction as a result of a claimant’s historic debt to (a) her Department and (b) HM Treasury in the latest month for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
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Margaret Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 255341 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Internal Management information shows that in April 2019, 280,000 payments of Universal Credit (UC) had a deduction applied to repay a non UC debt owed to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), and 340,000 payments of UC had a deduction applied to repay a Tax Credit debt (these figures have been rounded to the nearest 10,000). Some payments of UC may have had a deduction for both a non UC debt and a Tax Credit debt. These claimants would appear in both totals, therefore the figures cannot be summed.</p><p> </p><p>In line with the deductions policy in UC, for both types of debt, the deductions would not usually exceed the maximum amounts, which are set out legislation. Only in cases where last resort deductions are applied can these rates be exceeded. DWP 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 DWP’s Debt Management to discuss lowering their repayment rate.</p><p> </p><p>It is also worth noting that it is not possible to provide this as a proportion at April 2019, as the latest UC caseload data is only available as of 14 February 19. However, for context, as of 14 February 19, 1.4m households received payments of UC.</p><p> </p><p>N.B. This data on deductions has been sourced from internal management information. It should therefore not be compared to any other similar data subsequently released by the DWP.</p>
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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less than 2019-05-21T15:53:23.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:53:23.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4400
unstar this property label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this
1127131
star this property registered interest false more like this
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Unemployment 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, whether she has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of waiving the recommencement of waiting times for the receipt of out-of-work benefits after the completion of a short-term contract; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 255281 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 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>Short-term contracts where earnings are above the relevant threshold would lead to the closure of a claim to benefit. Once this short-term contract has ended, Universal Credit can be claimed.</p><p> </p><p>The Universal Credit assessment period and payment structure are fundamental parts of the design. They help reduce welfare dependency by mirroring the world of work, where currently around 70 per cent of tax credit claimants are paid monthly or four weekly.</p><p> </p><p>The assessment period runs for a full calendar month from the date of entitlement and the Universal Credit pay date will be seven calendar days after the end of the initial assessment period. Subsequent pay dates will be the same each month.</p><p> </p><p>It is therefore not possible to award a Universal Credit payment as soon as a claim is made, as the assessment period must run its course before the award of Universal Credit can be calculated.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>No claimant has to go five weeks without receiving support, as advances, worth up to 100 per cent of a claimant’s indicative award, are available up front if there is need.</p>
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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less than 2019-05-24T13:15:20.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:15:20.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1127134
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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
star 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 pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the Government has spent on promoting and advertising universal credit since it was introduced. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 255342 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Department provides services to around 22 million people and, as with other government departments, it has a responsibility to communicate policy and essential information to customers and other key audiences.</p><p> </p><p>The ‘Opening Up Work’ campaign aims to increase understanding of how Universal Credit removes barriers to work and career progression, and to ensure people can access information to help people make a claim. The Department has dedicated funds to this campaign to make sure claimants know how to access the support that they need.</p><p> </p><p>Advertising spend to date from 2016-17 onwards on the Universal Credit Opening Up Work campaign is around £6.3 million.</p> more like this
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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less than 2019-05-21T12:33:41.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T12:33:41.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1127078
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions 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 Transport, if his Department will run a public information campaign to raise awareness of the effect of engine idling on public health. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 255353 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>Air pollution is an important challenge and Government is involved in a wide range of actions tackling it. Local Authorities are often best placed to run such campaigns, as they are able to focus on areas where idling is a particular problem. Vehicle manufacturers are increasingly offering automatic stop-start systems which help save fuel and CO<sub>2</sub> emissions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:14:26.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:14:26.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1127127
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Pay 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 Education, when his Department plans to publish the Apprenticeship Pay Survey 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 255276 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The timetable for this year's Apprenticeship Pay Survey has been adjusted to allow the survey to be merged with the department's Apprenticeship Evaluation Survey. Apprenticeship Pay Survey fieldwork has been completed, and reporting is underway. The government will publish results in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:42:47.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:42:47.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1127153
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Further Education: GCSE 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 Education, how many students in further education colleges have been required to take (a) English and (b) mathematics GCSEs because of the requirement that all 16 to 18 year old students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 while at secondary school resit these exams in each of the last six years; and how many of those students achieved a pass at grade 4 or the equivalent required standard. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harborough more like this
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Neil O'Brien more like this
star this property uin 255399 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>From August 2014, students who left key stage 4 without a GCSE grade 4/C or above (or equivalent) in English and/or maths were required to continue studying these subjects as part of their 16-19 study programme. From the following year, students starting a new study programme with a GCSE grade 3/D (or equivalent) in English and/or maths had to enrol on GCSE courses only. From August 2019, students starting a new or continuing an existing study programme with a GCSE grade 2 (or equivalent) or below can study towards a pass in Functional Skills Level 2 or they can still study towards a GCSE grade 4 to 9. Those with a grade 3 (or equivalent) must still study GCSE only. Providers have the freedom to decide if and when students are ready to re-enter for an examination.</p><p> </p><p>For years up until 2014/15 the Department published statistics on the achievement in English and maths by students who had not achieved GCSE A*-C 2 years previously (i.e. the 2014/15 estimates were based on those at end of key stage 4 in 2012/13). From 2015/16, figures are based on students at the end of their 16-18 study (up to 3 years of study)<a href="https://educationgovuk.sharepoint.com/sites/cd/c/WorkplaceDocuments/Written%20PQ%20Team/Written%20PQ%20-%202017-19%20drafts/255399%20QC%20200519.docx#_ftn1" target="_blank"><sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup></a>. This means that figures for 2014/15 and earlier are not directly comparable to those for later years.</p><p> </p><p>The tables attached show the number of students in further education colleges, in England, from 2012/13 to 2017/18 who did not achieve a grade 4/C or equivalent in English or maths at key stage 4 and how many of them went on to achieve a grade 4/C or better (or equivalent).</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://educationgovuk.sharepoint.com/sites/cd/c/WorkplaceDocuments/Written%20PQ%20Team/Written%20PQ%20-%202017-19%20drafts/255399%20QC%20200519.docx#_ftnref1" target="_blank">[1]</a> Available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-attainment-at-19-years" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-attainment-at-19-years</a>. For 2012/13 to 2014/15, scroll down to the ‘level 1 and 2 attainment’ section and open the link for each year. In the national tables, you require tables 2 and 4. For 2015/16 to 2017/18, open the revised publication at the top of the page for 2016, 2017 or 2018 and then open the ‘English and maths tables’. Institution type breakdowns are available in table 14a and 14b.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:55:22.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:55:22.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property file name 255399_table.doc more like this
star this property title 255399_table more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Neil O'Brien more like this
1127265
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust: Finance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they provided to the West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust in each year from May 2010 to May 2015. more like this
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Baroness Thornhill more like this
star this property uin HL15818 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold the information requested on funding which was changed, cancelled or forfeited in each year from May 2010 to May 2015.</p><p>The following table shows the total amount of income that West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust received in the financial years 2011-12 to 2014-15.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Income £ million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>273.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>278.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>291.34</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>344.97</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>We are not able to divide the income into years from May to April due to how the data is reported, which is by financial year. Additionally, this is total income, so it includes Government funding plus any additional funding that the trust received.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15819 more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:48:46.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:48:46.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thornhill more like this
1127266
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust: Finance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding committed to the West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust from May 2005 to May 2010 was (1) changed, (2) cancelled, and (3) forfeit, in each year from May 2010 to May 2015. more like this
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Baroness Thornhill more like this
star this property uin HL15819 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 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold the information requested on funding which was changed, cancelled or forfeited in each year from May 2010 to May 2015.</p><p>The following table shows the total amount of income that West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust received in the financial years 2011-12 to 2014-15.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Income £ million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>273.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>278.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>291.34</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>344.97</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>We are not able to divide the income into years from May to April due to how the data is reported, which is by financial year. Additionally, this is total income, so it includes Government funding plus any additional funding that the trust received.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15818 more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:48:46.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:48:46.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thornhill more like this
1127259
star this property registered interest false more like this
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Office for Disability Issues: Staff 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 how many people are currenty employed directly by the Office for Disability Issues; and how many people were employed by the Office for Disability Issues at the end of each calendar year since its inception in 2005. more like this
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Lord Shinkwin more like this
star this property uin HL15812 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
star this property answer text <p>On 9 May 2019 the current number of staff in Office for Disability Issues is 16.</p><p>The numbers of staff in preceding years was;</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>1 Jan 2019</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 Jan 2018</p></td><td><p>11.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 Jan 2017</p></td><td><p>13.65</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 Jan 2016</p></td><td><p>20.4</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Information not available between April 2012 to December 2015 as the ODI data was subsumed into that of a larger team.</p><p> </p><p>For 2010 to 2012 figures are available for end of financial year only</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>March 2012</p></td><td><p>29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2011</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2010</p></td><td><p>48</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Prior to March 2010 no information is available due to the ODI data being subsumed into that of a larger team.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-05-30T12:50:52.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T12:50:52.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Shinkwin more like this