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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Interserve: Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions her Department has had with representatives of (a) The Pensions Regulator and (b) the Pension Protection Fund on Interserve plc. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 201588 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 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The independent Pensions Regulator has a range of powers to regulate and protect pension schemes and it works closely with all those involved.</p><p> </p><p>The Pension Protection Fund is also independent of Government and protects members of defined benefit occupational pension schemes, if their employer becomes insolvent.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions is in regular contact with both the Pensions Regulator and the Pension Protection Fund. The Government does not comment on individual cases.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T15:12:48.82Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T15:12:48.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1029334
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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Debts 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 plans the Government has to include debts owed to her Department in its new breathing space scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 204424 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 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions is supportive of the Breathing Space policy. Departmental officials are working with HM Treasury to understand how the policy could apply to benefit related debts and we will provide a response to the public consultation in line with the end of January deadline.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-01-08T13:00:04.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-08T13:00:04.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1038413
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Mental Health Services: Employment 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 steps she is taking to ensure that everyone has access to mental health first aid in the workplace. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 206742 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 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
unstar this property answer text <p>Employers are already required under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 to consider mental health alongside physical health when undertaking their first aid needs assessment. On the 21<sup>st</sup> November 2018 the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published guidance, developed with Mental Health First Aid-England, to clarify this point and improve employer understanding.</p><p> </p><p>Findings from recent reviews<sup>1, 2 </sup>looking at the impact of mental health first aid training in a workplace environment show that there are a number of knowledge gaps which mean it is not possible to say whether it is effective in improving the management of mental health in workplaces, or whether it is the only effective mechanism for support. The findings also highlight several additional prevention and management measures that employers should put in place to supplement the essentially reactive approach of mental health first aid.</p><p> </p><p>Government recognises that mental health first aid training has a role to play in a comprehensive approach to managing mental health in workplaces and anecdotally some individuals report positive benefits. In November 2017, the joint DWP/DHSC Work and Health Unit published “<em>Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability” </em>command paper which describes the range of actions that Government is taking forward, including building support for those experiencing mental ill-health to remain in or enter the workplace. This includes implementing recommendations from the independent Lord Stevenson and Paul Farmer ‘Thriving at Work’ review published in October 2017 that considered how employers can better support the mental health of their employees. Its central recommendation identified the need for employers to adopt a comprehensive set of mental health standards. This comprehensive approach will help employers to encourage an open, transparent and supportive organisational culture and tailor their actions to address varying factors such as their employee needs, type of work and size of company. The Government is working closely with employers of all sizes to help them implement the standards and easily access the right support and guidance.</p><p> </p><p>1: <a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr1135.pdf" target="_blank">www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr1135.pdf</a></p><p>2: <a href="https://www.iosh.co.uk/MHFAworkplace" target="_blank">https://www.iosh.co.uk/MHFAworkplace</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-01-17T10:09:24.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T10:09:24.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Self-employed 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 claimants of universal credit are classified as gainfully self-employed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 210462 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 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
unstar this property answer text <p>We plan to publish statistics on Universal Credit and self-employment, including claimant numbers, in Spring 2019. The Government’s commitment remains to helping self-employed claimants with viable businesses to thrive, while protecting public funds.</p><p> </p><p>We provide tailored support to our claimants who are in self-employment through our work coaches to help them to increase their productivity and earnings. Work coaches can also sign-post claimants to the extensive business support which is already funded by the Government.</p><p> </p><p>As we announced in the Autumn Budget 2018, we will be extending the 12-month start-up period where claimants are exempt from the Minimum Income Floor to all gainfully self-employed claimants who are new to Universal Credit. This start-up period will provide time for self-employed claimants to establish and grow their business, or to adjust to Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has also extended mentoring support from New Enterprise Allowance mentors to Universal Credit claimants with earnings below their Minimum Income Floor, to help them to develop a plan to grow their earnings.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 210463 more like this
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less than 2019-01-24T13:43:47.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-24T13:43:47.697Z
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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
1045532
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star this property date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Self-employed 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 progress her Department has made on ensuring that 50,000 claimants of universal credit are in gainful self-employment by Summer 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 210463 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 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
unstar this property answer text <p>We plan to publish statistics on Universal Credit and self-employment, including claimant numbers, in Spring 2019. The Government’s commitment remains to helping self-employed claimants with viable businesses to thrive, while protecting public funds.</p><p> </p><p>We provide tailored support to our claimants who are in self-employment through our work coaches to help them to increase their productivity and earnings. Work coaches can also sign-post claimants to the extensive business support which is already funded by the Government.</p><p> </p><p>As we announced in the Autumn Budget 2018, we will be extending the 12-month start-up period where claimants are exempt from the Minimum Income Floor to all gainfully self-employed claimants who are new to Universal Credit. This start-up period will provide time for self-employed claimants to establish and grow their business, or to adjust to Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has also extended mentoring support from New Enterprise Allowance mentors to Universal Credit claimants with earnings below their Minimum Income Floor, to help them to develop a plan to grow their earnings.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 210462 more like this
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less than 2019-01-24T13:43:47.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-24T13:43:47.737Z
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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
1045533
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star this property date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations 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, if she will increase the number recording devices available for benefits assessments in Wirral. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 210464 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 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
unstar this property answer text <p>Anyone who is required to attend a Work Capability Assessment can ask to have their face-to-face assessment audio recorded. The Centre for Health and Disability Assessments ensure that sufficient recording equipment is available at the assessment centre, including transferring additional equipment to sites as required.</p><p> </p><p>Every claimant for Personal Independence Payment who wishes to have their assessment recorded has the right to do so but they must provide the recording equipment. DWP has set conditions for such recordings to take place, which are listed in the PIP Assessment Guide and are contained within correspondence to claimants from Assessment Providers.</p><p> </p><p>DWP will continue to keep the recording of assessments policy under review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-01-24T16:46:28.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-24T16:46:28.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations 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 recent assessment she has made of the effect of the availability of recording devices for benefits assessments on the (a) quality and (b) timeliness of those assessments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 210465 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
unstar this property answer text <p>Every person who is required to attend a Work Capability Assessment can ask to have their face-to-face assessment audio recorded. Where the request is made in advance the requirement will be met. Requests made on the day will be met where possible and the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments reviews the demand to ensure there is sufficient audio recording equipment. Personal Independence Payment claimants who wish to have their assessment recorded have the right to do so but they must provide the recording equipment.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s response to recommendation 4b of Paul Gray’s second independent review of the Personal Independence Payment assessment (<a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/668621/pip-assessment-second-independent-review-government-response.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/668621/pip-assessment-second-independent-review-government-response.pdf</a>) set out our assessment of a trial of audio recording assessments</p><p> </p><p>DWP also recently commenced a video recording pilot for claimants with Personal Independence Payment face-to-face assessments. The pilot enables us to test communications products and live testing of video recording, providing that claimants elect to participate. Findings from the pilot will inform views on rolling out video recording more widely, in order to promote greater trust and transparency.</p><p> </p><p>DWP will continue to keep the recording of assessments policy under review.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-01-24T17:16:28.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-24T17:16:28.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of staff in her Department including those employed in executive agencies and non-ministerial Departments declared a disability in 2017-18. more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 210482 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 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
unstar this property answer text <p>Disclosure of disability status is not a mandatory requirement, therefore the figures may not be a true reflection as some staff may not have declared their disability, or indicated a ‘prefer not to say’ status.</p><p> </p><p>At 31 March 2018, 90.5% of DWP’s employees shared details of their disability status. Of these, 7.5% indicated that they were disabled.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Our most recent figures of 31 December 2018 show that of the 87.8% of employees who chose to indicate their disability, 7.5% specified that they were disabled.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T11:48:02.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T11:48:02.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Cleaning Services 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, which service providers are contracted to carry out third party cleaning contracts for her (a) Department and (b) executive agencies; if she will list all of the services delivered by third party contractors to her (i) Department and (ii) executive agencies; and how many people working for those third party contractors are paid less than the Living Wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 211153 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
unstar this property answer text <p>Cleaning services across the DWP estate are carried out by Interserve. This does not include Arms Length Bodies which do not fall under DWP’s estate arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>DWP has in excess of 470 contracts with suppliers covering multiple services, for example Estates, IT, Business Support, Health and Employment Services. Details of contracts over the value of £10,000 can be found on: <a href="https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Search" target="_blank">https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Search</a></p><p> </p><p>DWP cannot comment on how many people working for third party contractors are paid less than the Living Wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation as there is no statutory or contractual requirement for contractors to pay staff the Living Wage. It is not data DWP collect during the course of Contract Management and not all staff working for those contractors deliver services for DWP.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T11:58:22.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T11:58:22.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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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 remove filter
unstar 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, when in the next six months she plans to publish statistics on payment timeliness for new universal credit claimants; and what additional statistics she plans to publish in that same period on (a) universal credit and (b) the wellbeing of claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 212332 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The next regular official statistics will be published on 19 February 2019. This will provide the latest data on payment timeliness for new Universal Credit claims. Future official statistics will include additional breakdowns of payment timeliness.</p><p> </p><p>Longer term we will publish further Universal Credit statistical releases and continue to commission and publish ad-hoc statistical releases.</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 2019-01-29T16:48:01.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T16:48:01.21Z
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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