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star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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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 Housing Benefit 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, whether responsibility for designating a bedroom for housing benefit purpose lies with his Department or with the social landlord. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 214855 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 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The responsibility for designating a bedroom lies with the social landlord.</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 2014-11-21T12:20:47.56Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T12:20:47.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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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 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Merseyside 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 much of his Department's budget was allocated to (a) Wirral and (b) Birkenhead constituency in 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 220438 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 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>This information is not available or held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</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 2015-01-15T13:52:46.953Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-15T13:52:46.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
175523
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star this property date less than 2015-01-23more like thismore than 2015-01-23
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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 Disability Living Allowance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many calls were made to the disability living allowance helpline, 08457 123456 in each of the last five financial years; how much revenue was generated from these calls; and by when he expects to end the use of this number. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 221919 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 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The following table details the number of calls received on the Disability Living Allowance Helpline, 08457 123456 for each of the last five financial years as reported on OPMIS (Operational Management Information Statistics) system.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial year</p></td><td><p>Calls rec’d on 08457123456 helpline</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>2009/10</em></p></td><td><p><strong>5,289,494</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>2010/11</em></p></td><td><p><strong>4,980,340</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>2011/12</em></p></td><td><p><strong>4,760,016</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>2012/13</em></p></td><td><p><strong>4,523,861</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>2013/14 </em></p></td><td><p><strong>3,631,121</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DWP received no revenue for calls to this number for the financial years 2009/10 to 2013/14. The DLA Helpline service can also be accessed by dialling 03457 123456. Callers to 08457 123456 are informed of the availability of the 0345 option and are signposted to their telephony provider for advice on which number is cheaper. The use of 0845 numbers were inherited from previous Government and this Department has since introduced 0345 numbers because they are cheaper under most operators’ packages and where they are not, we have kept 0845 numbers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Any charges that apply to these calls will be set by the customer’s telephone or mobile operator. Charge variations will occur due to operator packages and individual price plans. We are aware of possible concerns about call charges to our enquiry lines so we will offer to call a customer back if concerns are raised over the cost of the call.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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 2015-01-28T16:32:17.507Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T16:32:17.507Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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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 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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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: Disqualification 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 benefit expenditure was withdrawn through sanctions in each month since May 2010; how many claimants have had benefits withdrawn through sanctions in each of those months; and what the average amount withdrawn through sanctions from a claimant was in each of those months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 222148 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 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>As previously replied and reiterated in the Debate on the matter, the Department doesn’t make an estimate of the amount of benefit that would have been withheld as a result of benefit sanctions.</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 2015-02-02T12:11:19.167Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-02T12:11:19.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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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 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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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 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 applications were made for short-term benefit advance in 2014; and how many of these applications were successful. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 223104 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 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is not available.</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 2015-02-09T16:35:36.217Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T16:35:36.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
177597
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star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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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 Jobseeker's Allowance 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 jobseeker's allowance claimants have been sanctioned on (a) one, (b) two and (c) three occasions or more; and what the average length of each sanction is. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 223105 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 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested on the number of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) individuals receiving a decision to apply a sanction, by the number of sanctions, is published and can be found in table 1.7 of the publication at</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/jobseekers-allowance-and-employment-and-support-allowance-sanctions-decisions-made-to-june-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/jobseekers-allowance-and-employment-and-support-allowance-sanctions-decisions-made-to-june-2014</a></p><p> </p><p>The information requested in relation to JSA sanction durations is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</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 2015-02-09T14:20:57.343Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T14:20:57.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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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 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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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 Jobseeker's Allowance 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 the average time taken to process new claims for jobseeker's allowance was in 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 223107 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 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>There was an increase in the number of Jobseeker’s Allowance claims being cleared within 10 days by 18.9 percentage points, from 71.3 per cent in March 2013 to 90.2 per cent in March 2014.</p><p> </p><p>This is an increase in performance by 22.6 percentage points when compared with year ending April 2009 – March 2010 when it was 67.6%</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 2015-02-10T16:59:26.903Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T16:59:26.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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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 Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-20more like thismore than 2015-02-20
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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 Telephone 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, how many calls were made to (a) The Pension Service, 08456060265, (b) Personal Independence Payment, 08458503322, (c) Carer's Allowance Unit, 08456084321, and (d) Bereavement benefits, 08456088601, in each of the last five financial years; how much revenue was generated from calls to each of those numbers; and when he plans to end the use of those numbers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 224822 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 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
unstar this property answer text <p>Please see the attached table - PQ224822 Selected Volumes- detailing volume of calls made to (a) The Pension Service, 08456060265, (b) Personal Independence Payment, 08458503322, (c) Carer's Allowance Unit, 08456084321, and (d) Bereavement benefits, 08456088601, in each of the last five financial years. (Metric definition and limitations included within the attachment)</p><p>For the financial years 2014/15, 2013/14 and 2012/13, DWP received no revenue for the telephone number 08456060265. For the financial years 2014/15 and 2013/14, DWP received no revenue for the telephone number 08458503322. For the financial years 2014/15, 2013/14 and 2012/13, DWP received no revenue for the telephone number 08456084321. For the financial years 2014/15, 2013/14 and 2012/13, DWP received no revenue for the telephone number 08456088601.</p><p>DWP is already in the process of replacing all its 0845 number prefixes in use for its national helplines.</p><p> </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 2015-02-25T17:48:08.77Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-25T17:48:08.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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star this property file name PQ 224822 - Selected Volumes.xlsx more like this
star this property title PQ224822- Selected Volumes 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 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
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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 Unemployment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of how many working-age households are better off out of work than in work in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 225408 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested is not available.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit ensures that people are better off in work – and makes it pay for people to increase their earnings through more or better paid work. We will, for the first time, be supporting people in low-paid work to take active steps to increase their earnings.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit substantially improves the incentives to work. Up to 300,000 more people are likely to be in work as a result of Universal Credit, through improved financial incentives, increased simplicity of the system and increased conditionality.</p><p> </p><p>The number of workless households has fallen by nearly 700,000 since 2010, to its lowest level on record and the number of people in in-work poverty fell 300,000 on the year, 2012/13 compared to 2011/12.</p><p> </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 2015-03-02T18:07:36.54Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-02T18:07:36.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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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 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
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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 Jobcentres: Telephones 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 telephones he expects to be available to claimants in Jobcentre Plus in each of the next five years; and what is the average number of telephones in each Jobcentre Plus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 226274 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 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>As part of our Jobcentre modernisation programme we have replaced all Customer Access Phones with computers. Over 80 per cent of new Jobseeker’s Allowance claims are taken online and job search is predominantly internet based. Vulnerable claimants who require access to a phone in connection with their benefit or job search will still be given access to a telephone in a Jobcentre.</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 2015-03-09T17:07:09.85Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T17:07:09.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this