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star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment Tribunals Service 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 Justice, if he will initiate an independent audit of his Department's employment tribunal statistics. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201467 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 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Ministry of Justice publishes quarterly official statistics on the tribunals which come under it, including Employment Tribunals. These are produced by statisticians in the Analytical Services Division using data produced by HM Courts and Tribunals Service. There are no plans for a review of the statistics at this time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T11:34:44.9721238Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T11:34:44.9721238Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
42624
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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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, what assessment his Department has made of the future use of the Post Office Card Account; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 191493 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 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Post Office card account (POca) contract expires in March 2015 with the possibility of a 2 year extension beyond that date. </p><p>The POca is a very simple account designed for the receipt of pensions and legacy benefits. It cannot be used for the payment of wages/salaries and does not offer transactional services such as direct debits so will not be suitable for the majority of working age claimants eligible for Universal Credit. </p><p>No decision has been made on the future of the POca but discussions are currently taking place between DWP, Post Office Ltd and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to consider the future needs of customers beyond 2015 and any announcement on this matter will be made in due course.</p><p>Ministers and Officials have also met with relevant stakeholders, including the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters to discuss POca related issues. </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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191494 more like this
191495 more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
42628
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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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, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the future use of the Post Office Card Account. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 191494 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 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Post Office card account (POca) contract expires in March 2015 with the possibility of a 2 year extension beyond that date. </p><p>The POca is a very simple account designed for the receipt of pensions and legacy benefits. It cannot be used for the payment of wages/salaries and does not offer transactional services such as direct debits so will not be suitable for the majority of working age claimants eligible for Universal Credit. </p><p>No decision has been made on the future of the POca but discussions are currently taking place between DWP, Post Office Ltd and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to consider the future needs of customers beyond 2015 and any announcement on this matter will be made in due course.</p><p>Ministers and Officials have also met with relevant stakeholders, including the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters to discuss POca related issues. </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
191493 more like this
191495 more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
42629
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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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 recent discussions his Department has had with (a) Post Office Limited and (b) the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters on the future use of the Post Office Card Account. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 191495 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 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Post Office card account (POca) contract expires in March 2015 with the possibility of a 2 year extension beyond that date. </p><p>The POca is a very simple account designed for the receipt of pensions and legacy benefits. It cannot be used for the payment of wages/salaries and does not offer transactional services such as direct debits so will not be suitable for the majority of working age claimants eligible for Universal Credit. </p><p>No decision has been made on the future of the POca but discussions are currently taking place between DWP, Post Office Ltd and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to consider the future needs of customers beyond 2015 and any announcement on this matter will be made in due course.</p><p>Ministers and Officials have also met with relevant stakeholders, including the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters to discuss POca related issues. </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
191493 more like this
191494 more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Food Banks: Scotland 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 estimate he has made of the effect of the measures in the Summer Budget 2015 on foodbank use in Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 7750 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 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The factors driving Food Bank use are many and complex – as the All Party Parliamentary Group report recognised. We know that work is the best route out of poverty, which is why we are introducing a living wage and bringing forward reforms to ensure work always pays.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T12:00:26.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T12:00:26.597Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
390873
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Scotland 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 Scottish households have backdated housing benefit claims in excess of four weeks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 7753 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 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The information requested about how many Scottish Households have backdated benefit claims in excess of four weeks is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</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 2015-07-21T10:14:00.937Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T10:14:00.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Scotland 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 lone parent families in Scotland have been affected by the benefit cap to date; and how many such families have (a) one child, (b) two and (c) three children under five. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 7931 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 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Data on the number of households capped since April 2013 by region and family type can be found in Stat-Xplore, the Department’s online interactive tabulation tool, which can be accessed here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/opendatabase?id=Benefit_Cap_Cumulative" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/opendatabase?id=Benefit_Cap_Cumulative</a></p><p>Information on the number of children aged under 5 is not available.</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 2015-09-08T15:54:05.52Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-08T15:54:05.52Z
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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 Ian Murray more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment Tribunals Service 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 Justice, what amount his Department has paid to Jadu Ltd for (a) establishing and (b) maintaining IT systems to support the processing of employment tribunal fees and remissions to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 218521 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 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>I will answer these questions together as they are seeking information on the costs and benefits of running the employment tribunals.</p><p> </p><p>Jadu Ltd was awarded a contract by the Ministry of Justice to establish, and support, a digital exemplar service including an online form and a payment system for employment tribunals in February 2013. That contract was for £1.2m including VAT and provided delivery of the system and support for two years. Jadu Ltd has received £800k including VAT since July 2013 for additional changes due to legislation and for further non-contracted improvements to the system.</p><p> </p><p>For the period from 1 April 2014 to 31 December 2014 HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has received a gross total of £9.0m in employment tribunal fees of which £2.4m has been forgone in fee remission, leaving £6.6m in net fees.</p><p> </p><p>The number of fee remission awards made each month is available from financial information relating to fees and remissions in the employment tribunals system published by HMCTS in its Annual Report and Accounts. The answer by the Minister for the Courts and Legal Aid given on 15 October 2014 which can be viewed at</p><p>http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2014-07-15/206019/ records the number of fee remission awards in each month from July 2013 to June 2014. The number awarded each month from July 2014 to December 2014 is shown below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="7"><p><strong>Employment Tribunal Fee Remission Awards</strong><strong><sup>1</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Jul-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Aug-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Sep-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Oct-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Nov-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Dec-14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Individual Claims (Single Claims)</p></td><td><p>532</p></td><td><p>510</p></td><td><p>521</p></td><td><p>864</p></td><td><p>533</p></td><td><p>499</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Multiple Claims</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Appeals to the Employment Appeal Tribunal</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>51</p></td><td><p>23</p></td><td><p>38</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong><sup>1</sup></strong>Timing differences exist between data uploaded to the finance system and data entered at source within employment tribunals fees systems. The monthly profile shown here reflects the date remissions were recorded on the finance system. This may not reflect the date on which remission applications were received or processed.</p><p> </p><p>My Department expects to be in a position to publish more detailed data on the number of remission applications made, and awards made, for the employment tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal in the Tribunal and Gender Recognition Certificate Statistics quarterly bulletin by the end of this financial year.</p><p> </p><p>It is not possible to separate out reductions in variable operational costs resulting from changes in employment tribunals claims from decreases in costs for other reasons. Excluding allocated overheads, the cost of operating the employment tribunals for the year 2013 /14 was £69m. The most recent forecast of cost in 2014/15 is £65m, a reduction of £4m in nominal terms. Fee income for 2014/15 is forecast to be £9m, so the costs to the taxpayer are forecast to reduce by £13m.</p><p> </p><p>Hardworking taxpayers should not be picking up the bill for employment disputes in tribunals and it is reasonable to expect people to contribute towards the bill for the service. Moreover, it is important to remember that the Government has taken measures to ensure that those who have limited means have fee waivers and are therefore not excluded from seeking redress in tribunals.</p><p> </p><p>It is also worth noting the figures published by Acas show that over 37,000 people used the new early conciliation scheme in its first six months. This is a promising start to the scheme and shows that there are alternative ways of resolving disputes rather than always through tribunals.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
218522 more like this
218523 more like this
218524 more like this
218525 more like this
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less than 2015-01-26T17:15:15.903Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-26T17:15:15.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
390872
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Child Poverty Act 2010: Scotland 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 discussions he has had with Ministers in the Scottish Government on legislation to replace the Child Poverty Act 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 7705 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 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>On 9 July the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions wrote to Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights in the Scottish Government, outlining proposed amendments to the Child Poverty Act 2010, as part of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill. We will work closely with the Devolved Administrations as the Bill proceeds and are open to reflecting their preferences regarding their jurisdictions in the legislation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T11:00:21.683Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T11:00:21.683Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Scotland 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 estimate he has made of the number of people in Scotland who will be claiming universal credit in April (a) 2016, (b) 2017, (c) 2018, (d) 2019 and (e) 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 8002 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 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Department is not setting targets for numbers in receipt of Universal Credit because numbers will vary according to factors such as economic circumstances and the behavioural change of claimants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-09-07T16:20:43.373Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T16:20:43.373Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this