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star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Children: Poverty 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 children in poverty in (a) Glasgow North West constituency, (b) Glasgow, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK in each year until 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West remove filter
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John Robertson more like this
star this property uin 199577 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 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The Government does not produce forecasts of the number of children living in income poverty either locally or nationally. The number of children in poverty is dependent on a number of factors which cannot be reliably predicted, including the median income.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does not believe it is possible to accurately project child poverty to 2020. Poverty projections are rarely accurate. For example, IFS projections in October 2011 suggested the number of children in relative poverty would fall by 100,000 in 2010/11, whereas in fact it fell by 300,000.</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 2014-06-16T16:37:54.5418227Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T16:37:54.5418227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Robertson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Oil: Refineries 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 deadline has been set by his Department for former oil refineries being converted to bulk storage and distribution terminals to make the necessary upgrades to meet post-Buncefield standards; and how rigorously such standards are being enforced by the Environment Agency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West remove filter
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John Robertson more like this
star this property uin 202808 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 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p><strong> </strong>The COMAH Competent Authority (CA), comprising HSE and the environment agencies, is responsible for ensuring that oil refineries and fuel storage and distribution terminals meet new safety and environmental standards introduced in 2009 following the Buncefield fire and explosion. The standards were developed jointly by industry and the CA and published by the Process Safety Leadership Group (PSLG).</p><p> </p><p>Refineries were required to produce risk-based action plans to implement the PSLG safety standards at their existing fuel storage facilities. HSE led the assessment of these plans during 2011 and has been inspecting sites to ensure the planned improvements are made. The timings of upgrades to containment standards at refineries' existing fuel storage facilities is based on risk and will vary for each site. Agreed improvements are embedded in environment inspection plans for each site and followed up to ensure measures are implemented on time.</p><p> </p><p>The CA is working with refineries undergoing conversion to fuel storage and distribution terminals to ensure the PSLG standards are applied in full to their new facilities.</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 202807 more like this
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less than 2014-07-03T14:40:55.4014519Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T14:40:55.4014519Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Robertson more like this
64313
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Oil: Refineries 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 his Department has taken to ensure that former oil refineries being converted to bulk storage and distribution terminals meet post-Buncefield health and safety requirements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West remove filter
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John Robertson more like this
star this property uin 202807 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 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p><strong> </strong>The COMAH Competent Authority (CA), comprising HSE and the environment agencies, is responsible for ensuring that oil refineries and fuel storage and distribution terminals meet new safety and environmental standards introduced in 2009 following the Buncefield fire and explosion. The standards were developed jointly by industry and the CA and published by the Process Safety Leadership Group (PSLG).</p><p> </p><p>Refineries were required to produce risk-based action plans to implement the PSLG safety standards at their existing fuel storage facilities. HSE led the assessment of these plans during 2011 and has been inspecting sites to ensure the planned improvements are made. The timings of upgrades to containment standards at refineries' existing fuel storage facilities is based on risk and will vary for each site. Agreed improvements are embedded in environment inspection plans for each site and followed up to ensure measures are implemented on time.</p><p> </p><p>The CA is working with refineries undergoing conversion to fuel storage and distribution terminals to ensure the PSLG standards are applied in full to their new facilities.</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 202808 more like this
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less than 2014-07-03T14:40:55.2499518Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T14:40:55.2499518Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Robertson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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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
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, what estimate he has made of the difference between changes in (a) carers' benefits, (b) disability benefits and (c) older people's benefits and the rate of inflation in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West remove filter
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John Robertson more like this
star this property uin 207636 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 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Carers’ and disability benefits, and the additional State pension, must by statute be up-rated in line with prices. So the increase in those benefits over the last three years has reflected the increase in the Consumer Price Index.</p><p>The basic State pension has been increased with the triple lock (by the highest of average earnings, CPI or 2.5%), and the Standard Minimum Guarantee in Pension Credit has been up-rated in line with the cash increase in the basic State pension. In each of the last three years, this means that the Standard Minimum Guarantee has increased by more than the minimum requirement of the increase in average earnings. The resulting over-indexation of the Standard Minimum Guarantee has been funded through an increase in the savings credit threshold and the associated reduction in the Savings Credit maximum.</p><p>The table indicates the percentage increases in CPI; basic State Pension; average earnings; and the Standard Minimum Guarantee in each of the past three years.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPI</p></td><td><p>5.2%</p></td><td><p>2.2%</p></td><td><p>2.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Basic State pension</p></td><td><p>5.2%</p></td><td><p>2.5%</p></td><td><p>2.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Average earnings</p></td><td><p>2.8%</p></td><td><p>1.6%</p></td><td><p>1.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pension Credit Standard Minimum Guarantee</p></td><td><p>3.9%</p></td><td><p>1.9%</p></td><td><p>2.0%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
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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less than 2014-09-05T12:59:01.5129787Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-05T12:59:01.5129787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Robertson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Wood: Health Hazards 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 assessment he has made of the health dangers of wood dust. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West remove filter
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John Robertson more like this
star this property uin 200011 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 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>I have been asked to respond as this falls under the remit of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).</p><p> </p><p>Wood dust can cause non-reversible health problems including skin disorders, obstruction of the nose and rhinitis, asthma and nasal cancer. There are appropriate workplace controls and HSE provides comprehensive guidance for employers on these.</p><p> </p><p>Exposure to wood dust in workplaces is regulated by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended) which require exposures to be reduced as far below the Workplace Exposure Limit as is reasonably practicable. Suitable control measures may include local exhaust ventilation, on-tool extraction systems and in some cases respiratory protective equipment. Workers will usually require health surveillance checks.</p><p> </p><p>HSE has recently commissioned a new study to update the evidence base for wood dust exposure and health effects in the UK construction and woodworking industries. The study will run over the next 2-3 years and is being undertaken by the Health and Safety Laboratory with support and assistance from industry.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T15:27:09.0235544Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T15:27:09.0235544Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Robertson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses 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 his policy is on fast-tracking benefits for terminally ill people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West remove filter
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John Robertson more like this
star this property uin 206932 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>I refer the Hon.Member to the written answer that the previous Minister for Disabled People gave on 14 July 2014, Official Report, column 589w, to the Hon. Member for East Lothian, Fiona O’Donnell.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Previous answer:</strong></p><p> </p><p>Fiona O'Donnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will classify motor neurone disease as a terminal illness which qualifies for a fast-track assessment for welfare claims. [204826]</p><p> </p><p>Mike Penning: Claims to attendance allowance, disability living allowance, employment and support allowance, incapacity benefit and personal independence payment from people who are terminally ill, as defined in law, are fast tracked. Claimants are considered to be terminally ill if they have a progressive disease as a result of which they are not expected to live longer than six months. Motor neurone disease is considered to be a progressive disease.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T15:35:34.8180349Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T15:35:34.8180349Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Robertson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance 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 steps he is taking to publicise information on changes to child maintenance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West remove filter
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John Robertson more like this
star this property uin 200763 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 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Since the Child Maintenance Service launched in December 2012 we have been talking to clients (via caseworkers and through our Child Maintenance Options service) about the planned introduction of charging, and letters to Child Maintenance Service clients have made reference to the charges.</p><p> </p><p>More widely we have engaged with stakeholders, partners, MP caseworkers and intermediaries to share information about the reforms to the child maintenance system.</p><p> </p><p>Ahead of existing Child Support Agency cases closing, a regional media trial is currently running in the Manchester area. The media activity includes digital, radio and press advertising to let parents know that the Child Support Agency is changing and to reassure them that they don't need to take any action until they receive a letter. We will evaluate the results of this media activity before confirming plans to run this campaign nationally later this year.</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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less than 2014-06-19T12:11:57.9124796Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T12:11:57.9124796Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Robertson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Children: Poverty 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 assessment he has made of the effect of welfare reforms since May 2010 on levels of child poverty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West remove filter
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John Robertson more like this
star this property uin 199576 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 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Government has not made an assessment of the effect of welfare reforms on levels on child poverty. Given the large number of reforms and variables involved, the impact of welfare changes cannot be seen in isolation.</p><p>However, the guiding principles of all of this Government's welfare reforms are to get more people into work by making work pay.</p><p>A key component of the Welfare Reform is Universal Credit. Universal Credit is expected to improve work incentives by allowing individuals to keep more of their income as they move into work, and by introducing a smoother and more transparent reduction of benefits when they increase their earnings.</p><p>We estimate this new reform will lift around 300,000 children out of poverty.</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 2014-06-16T16:42:05.2515548Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T16:42:05.2515548Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Robertson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Employment Schemes: Glasgow 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 discussions he has had with Glasgow City Council on the Glasgow Guarantee. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West remove filter
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John Robertson more like this
star this property uin 200754 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 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Secretary of State has not had recent discussions with Glasgow City Council on the Glasgow Guarantee.</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 2014-06-23T14:59:36.1477969Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T14:59:36.1477969Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Robertson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Carers' 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, if he will conduct an assessment of the effect on carers of the implementation of the Welfare Reform Act 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West remove filter
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John Robertson more like this
star this property uin 199019 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 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Universal Credit Impact Assessment was published in December 2012, full details of the report can be found here</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/welfare-reform-act-2012-impact-assessments" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/welfare-reform-act-2012-impact-assessments</a></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
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 199018 more like this
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less than 2014-06-11T16:56:41.8905658Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-11T16:56:41.8905658Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Robertson more like this