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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 estimate he has made of the proportion of universal credit claimants that have had a deduction as a result of arrears to their (a) first, (b) second, (c) third, (d) fourth, (e) fifth and (f) sixth universal credit payment in the most recent period for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion remove filter
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Caroline Lucas more like this
unstar this property uin 280971 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The maximum rate of deductions cannot normally exceed 40 per cent of the Universal Credit standard allowance and does not reduce other components of an award, such as money paid for children, housing or when someone is caring for a severely disabled person. From October 2019 this will be reduced to 30 per cent and from October 2021 we are increasing the maximum recovery period for advances from 12 to 16 months.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government recognises the importance of safeguarding the welfare of claimants who have incurred debt, so last resort deductions can be applied to protect vulnerable claimants from eviction and/or having their fuel supply (gas/electricity) cut off, by providing a last resort repayment method for arrears of these essential services. In these cases, when it is considered to be in the best interests of the claimant and their family, deductions may be taken above the 40 per cent limit.</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant is in financial difficulty as a result of the level of deductions being made they can contact the Department to request that a reduction in deductions be considered</p><p> </p><p>The table below gives the proportion of claims in the first to sixth assessment periods, for which a deduction was taken relating to arrears in February 2019, the latest month which data is available for.  <strong>  </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Assessment Period</p></td><td><p>% with arrears deductions</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>3.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>4.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>5.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>6.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>6.7%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p>1. Figures relate to Universal Credit full service.</p><p>2. Figures are rounded to the nearest per cent.</p><p>3. Figures included arrears for gas, electric, water, rent and service charges</p><p>4. We would expect to see overall amount increasing as the caseload and number of claims with deductions increase, but the average over that time also decreases.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T15:52:39.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:52:39.273Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1167462
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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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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 Local Housing Allowance more like this
unstar 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, if she will make an (a) estimate of the cost to the public purse of restoring local housing allowance to cover the cheapest third of local rents over three years, (b) assessment of the potential effect of that policy on the number of (i) individuals and (ii) families including children (A) able to remain in existing accommodation and (B) no longer classed as being in poverty and (C) assessment of the potential effect on the public purse of changes resulting from that policy in the level of demand for temporary accommodation and other homelessness services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion remove filter
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Caroline Lucas more like this
unstar this property uin 7721 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>We estimate the cost of restoring Local Housing Allowance rates to the 30<sup>th</sup> percentile of local rents would be about £800 million in 2020/21, £1,000 million in 2021/22 and £1,200 million in 2022/23. This excludes any changes in behaviour by tenants and landlords.</p><p> </p><p>We have not made an estimate of the effect on staying in the same accommodation, or on savings that might arise in temporary accommodation and other homelessness services.</p><p> </p><p>Poverty projections are inherently speculative as they require projecting how income will change for every individual in society, and this is affected by a huge range of factors.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T11:40:30.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T11:40:30.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-01-13more like thismore than 2020-01-13
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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 Homelessness: Young People more like this
unstar 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, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to include people aged under 25 in the shared accommodation rate exemption for homeless people; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion remove filter
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Caroline Lucas more like this
unstar this property uin 2473 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 2020-01-20more like thismore than 2020-01-20
star this property answer text <p>There is an exemption from the shared accommodation rate for those aged 25-34 who have previously spent 3 months (which doesn’t have to be continuous) in a homeless hostel/hostels specialising in rehabilitation and resettlement. There are no current plans to make legislative changes to extend this exemption to those under the age of 25.</p><p>For individuals who may require more support and whose circumstances may make it difficult for them to share accommodation, Discretionary Housing Payments are available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2020-01-20T14:59:53.65Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-20T14:59:53.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Procedure: Publications more like this
unstar 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 hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will take steps to make the latest edition of Erskine May's Parliamentary Practice available free of charge online. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion remove filter
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Caroline Lucas more like this
unstar this property uin 204435 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p>Erskine May's <em>Parliamentary Practice</em> is published by Butterworths under an exclusive licence granted by the Trustees of the May Memorial Fund, registered charity 306057, who own the copyright to the work. I understand that the Trustees are considering under what financial arrangements it might be practicable to make a digital version of Erskine May available online.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
unstar this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T15:48:23.4663487Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T15:48:23.4663487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1019888
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star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading EnAble Fund for Elected Office more like this
unstar 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Written Statement of 17 May 2018 on Access to Elected Office for Disabled People, HCWS695, when she plans to publish further information on the scheme; and how candidates for the English local elections in 2019 can apply to the new fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion remove filter
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Caroline Lucas more like this
unstar this property uin 198797 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 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>On 3 December, the Minister for Women and Equalities launched the £250,000 EnAble Fund for Elected Office to support disabled candidates, primarily for the forthcoming English local elections in 2019.</p><p>This is an interim fund while the Government undertakes a programme of work with disability stakeholders to help major and smaller political parties better support disabled candidates. Disability Rights UK, the largest pan-disability organisation in the UK, supported by the Local Government Association, will deliver the fund.</p><p>The EnAble Fund is now open for candidates to apply and political parties have been notified. Further information is available via this link: <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.disabilityrightsuk.org%2Fenablefund&amp;data=02%7C01%7CK-Fleming%40dfid.gsx.gov.uk%7Ca83811582c854972abef08d6560dbe3a%7Ccdf709af1a184c74bd936d14a64d73b3%7C0%7C0%7C636791014374268948&amp;sdata=37EH5RdTTrxNwH%2FtZDEscPNn3b8hnd3a%2FWPNttcRRqk%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/enablefund</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T17:16:33.907Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T17:16:33.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1055156
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star this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading EnAble Fund for Elected Office more like this
unstar 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the EnAble Fund for Elected Office is available to (a) parliamentary candidates (i) seeking selection for the next General Election, (ii) standing in parliamentary by-elections; and if she will publish the Equality Impact Assessment conducted on the scope of that Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion remove filter
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Caroline Lucas more like this
unstar this property uin 217059 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 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p>The EnAble Fund for Elected Office is an interim fund primarily for the forthcoming local elections in May. It is available until March 2020 or until its total of £250,000 is exhausted, whichever is sooner.</p><p> </p><p>The fund is therefore timebound. No general election is scheduled for the time period of the fund. We have however committed to consider parliamentary by-elections on a case by case basis should they arise.</p><p>We will publish an impact equalities assessment on the fund in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-02-08T14:22:55.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T14:22:55.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1055159
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star this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund more like this
unstar 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Written Statement of 17 May 2018 on Access to Elected Office for Disabled People, HCWS695, on what date the 12-month programme of work to help political parties encourage and support their candidates started. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion remove filter
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Caroline Lucas more like this
unstar this property uin 217060 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 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office have been focused on ensuring support is in place for disabled candidates for the forthcoming local elections in May. The £250,000 interim EnAble Fund for Elected Office has been open since December 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Alongside this, officials have met political parties, including the Green Party, and several disability organisations to work on options and solutions for long-term support including for smaller parties and independents.</p><p> </p><p>While this work is ongoing political parties should consider how best to put in place sustainable measures to support disabled candidates.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-02-08T14:23:59.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T14:23:59.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Candidates: Disability more like this
unstar 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2019 to Question 217059, on Candidates: Disability, what plans her Department has in place for expanding the EnAble Fund to support deaf and disabled candidates in the event of (a) a General Election called before March 2020 or (b) the exhaustion of the Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion remove filter
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Caroline Lucas more like this
unstar this property uin 220173 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 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
star this property answer text <p>The EnAble Fund for Elected Office is an interim fund and is therefore time bound with limited funding. It is primarily for the forthcoming English local elections in May.</p><p>The Government is clear that political parties are responsible for supporting their disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010). We are undertaking a programme of work to help parties to put long-term sustainable solutions in place.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-02-18T16:59:06.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T16:59:06.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1125354
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay more like this
unstar 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, for what reasons the UK has not accepted the obligation under Article 4.3 of the European Social Charter to recognise the right of men and women workers to equal pay for work of equal value. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion remove filter
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Caroline Lucas more like this
unstar this property uin 251971 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government supports the work of the Council of Europe and continues to support the European Social Charter (1961). Since the European Social Charter came into force in the UK we have introduced a number of policy and legislative reforms that provide equivalent or greater protections for individuals in the field of equal pay.</p><p> </p><p>We have also ratified a number of international conventions which provide equivalent protections and which the UK has implemented via national legislation.</p><p> </p><p>We are fully committed to the Equal Pay protections in the Equality Act 2010. In 2014, we introduced equal pay audits for when employers are found to have breached equal pay law and in 2017 we introduced gender pay gap reporting.</p><p> </p><p>Our equal pay legislation complies with EU requirements, which are reflected in Article 4.3 of the European Social Charter. We are committed to ensure that the robust protections provided by Equality Acts 2006 and 2010 and equivalent legislation in Northern Ireland continue to apply after the UK leaves the EU, as will Article 157 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which will become part of EU-retained law.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:59:14.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:59:14.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Equalities Office: Written Questions more like this
unstar 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to respond to Question 251971 on Equal Pay, tabled by the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion on 8 May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion remove filter
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Caroline Lucas more like this
unstar this property uin 263129 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>This Question was answered on 11 June 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T14:37:12.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T14:37:12.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this