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unstar this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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 State Retirement Pensions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take action to ensure that the state pension is treated as a contributory pension and not a welfare benefit. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL2791 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The state pension is based on the National Insurance contributions a person has paid or been credited with and it is paid out of the National Insurance Fund. The state pension is technically and legally a benefit and has been so since the 1946 National Insurance Act. The Government does not include the state pension in the Welfare Cap.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-11-17T14:18:57.153Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T14:18:57.153Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
155667
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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 Work Capability Assessment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether people who are undergoing a work capability assessment because of mental health problems are guaranteed assessment by health professionals who have psychiatric expertise. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL2851 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answer text <p /> <p>All healthcare professionals who carry out work capability assessments on behalf of the DWP are fully trained in disability assessment and are registered with their respective Regulatory Body. Healthcare professionals receive comprehensive training in the functional effects of mental health conditions. In addition all health professionals are supported by mental function champions who have specialist knowledge of mental health conditions and provide support and best practice advice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-11-25T14:38:05.007Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T14:38:05.007Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
155685
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unstar this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding they have provided for locally delivered Universal Support in the Universal Credit Pathfinder areas; what funding is planned for the roll-out in 2015; and how much of any such funding will be targeted at front-line delivery, as opposed to "enabling" activities (such as assessing needs and provision in an area, and co-ordinating existing services). more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL2869 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p>We have provided funding in the pathfinder sites and all current live Universal Credit sites through Delivery Partnership Agreements (DPAs) which were based on local agreement as to the likely level on need for support in each area.</p><p> </p><p>From February 2015, Universal Credit will rollout to new single claimants who would currently be eligible for Jobseekers Allowance across all remaining jobcentres and local authorities. This provides the opportunity to build a secure platform for the introduction of Universal Support by mobilising local partnerships nationwide, putting in place a robust infrastructure for more complex and vulnerable claimants.</p><p> </p><p>The Department will put in place Delivery Partnership Agreements (DPAs) with local authorities. As in the current live sites these will provide a framework to make available funded support for those who need additional help.</p><p> </p><p>How much funding is targeted for specific purposes by the Department will be determined by the individual partnerships, based on local need.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-12-01T15:25:45.16Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T15:25:45.16Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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3785
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
156482
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unstar 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the position of the government of the Republic of Ireland in respect of disregarding monies paid under its scheme to compensate sufferers of abuse in the Magdalene laundries and other institutions for the purposes of calculating benefits, why such payments are not disregarded, as a consequence of being made in response to a personal injury, in relation to benefits otherwise payable to such sufferers resident in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL2924 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government has sympathy for the women who suffered by their admission to and work in the Magdalen institutions. However, payments made under the Republic of Ireland’s <em>ex gratia</em> scheme do not meet GB legal criteria to be treated as personal injury payments. The payments are not being made ‘in consequence of any personal injury’, but are made in consequence of being admitted to a laundry, regardless of the effects. The amount each woman will receive is dependent on the length of time spent in the laundries and not on the specific effect that it has had on their health. They are also being made as part of a broader process of restorative justice by the Republic of Ireland Government.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has no plans to amend GB income-related benefit legislation to include specific disregards along the lines of the schemes mentioned. There is already provision in the benefit system to disregard payments made in respect of personal injury to avoid the need to disregard specific payments on an <em>ad hoc</em> basis. To amend legislation as new compensation schemes are introduced would add complexity to the benefit system and its administration.</p><p> </p><p>There is already provision in legislation to disregard some elements of the <em>ex gratia </em>payments. For example, Pension Credit – the income-related benefit most likely to be claimed - has no capital cut off limit. Where compensation in excess of the €50,000 lump sum maximum <em>ex gratia</em> award is payable as weekly payments, these will be disregarded under current Pension Credit and pension age Housing Benefit legislation.</p><p> </p><p>We understand that as of 6 August 2014 there had been a total number of approximately 760 applications to the scheme, around 160 of which were from UK residents. However, neither information regarding the number of UK applicants who are also in receipt of Pension Credit or other benefits, nor the amount of any <em>ex gratia</em> payments made is available. We are therefore unable to estimate the potential cost of a disregard.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2925 more like this
HL2926 more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T14:37:32.967Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T14:37:32.967Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4181
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
156483
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of potential applicants for United Kingdom benefits who have received compensation for abuse in the Magdalene laundries and other institutions under the scheme established by the government of the Republic of Ireland; and what is their estimate of the cost which would arise from a disregard being applied to such applications. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL2925 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government has sympathy for the women who suffered by their admission to and work in the Magdalen institutions. However, payments made under the Republic of Ireland’s <em>ex gratia</em> scheme do not meet GB legal criteria to be treated as personal injury payments. The payments are not being made ‘in consequence of any personal injury’, but are made in consequence of being admitted to a laundry, regardless of the effects. The amount each woman will receive is dependent on the length of time spent in the laundries and not on the specific effect that it has had on their health. They are also being made as part of a broader process of restorative justice by the Republic of Ireland Government.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has no plans to amend GB income-related benefit legislation to include specific disregards along the lines of the schemes mentioned. There is already provision in the benefit system to disregard payments made in respect of personal injury to avoid the need to disregard specific payments on an <em>ad hoc</em> basis. To amend legislation as new compensation schemes are introduced would add complexity to the benefit system and its administration.</p><p> </p><p>There is already provision in legislation to disregard some elements of the <em>ex gratia </em>payments. For example, Pension Credit – the income-related benefit most likely to be claimed - has no capital cut off limit. Where compensation in excess of the €50,000 lump sum maximum <em>ex gratia</em> award is payable as weekly payments, these will be disregarded under current Pension Credit and pension age Housing Benefit legislation.</p><p> </p><p>We understand that as of 6 August 2014 there had been a total number of approximately 760 applications to the scheme, around 160 of which were from UK residents. However, neither information regarding the number of UK applicants who are also in receipt of Pension Credit or other benefits, nor the amount of any <em>ex gratia</em> payments made is available. We are therefore unable to estimate the potential cost of a disregard.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2924 more like this
HL2926 more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T14:37:33.077Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T14:37:33.077Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4181
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
156484
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to amend the relevant regulations to include specific disregards for payments to compensate sufferers of abuse in the Magdalene laundries and other institutions for the purposes of calculating benefits along the lines of those established for the McFarlane (Special Payments) Trusts, MFET Limited, the Skipton Fund and the Caxton Foundation; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL2926 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government has sympathy for the women who suffered by their admission to and work in the Magdalen institutions. However, payments made under the Republic of Ireland’s <em>ex gratia</em> scheme do not meet GB legal criteria to be treated as personal injury payments. The payments are not being made ‘in consequence of any personal injury’, but are made in consequence of being admitted to a laundry, regardless of the effects. The amount each woman will receive is dependent on the length of time spent in the laundries and not on the specific effect that it has had on their health. They are also being made as part of a broader process of restorative justice by the Republic of Ireland Government.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has no plans to amend GB income-related benefit legislation to include specific disregards along the lines of the schemes mentioned. There is already provision in the benefit system to disregard payments made in respect of personal injury to avoid the need to disregard specific payments on an <em>ad hoc</em> basis. To amend legislation as new compensation schemes are introduced would add complexity to the benefit system and its administration.</p><p> </p><p>There is already provision in legislation to disregard some elements of the <em>ex gratia </em>payments. For example, Pension Credit – the income-related benefit most likely to be claimed - has no capital cut off limit. Where compensation in excess of the €50,000 lump sum maximum <em>ex gratia</em> award is payable as weekly payments, these will be disregarded under current Pension Credit and pension age Housing Benefit legislation.</p><p> </p><p>We understand that as of 6 August 2014 there had been a total number of approximately 760 applications to the scheme, around 160 of which were from UK residents. However, neither information regarding the number of UK applicants who are also in receipt of Pension Credit or other benefits, nor the amount of any <em>ex gratia</em> payments made is available. We are therefore unable to estimate the potential cost of a disregard.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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HL2924 more like this
HL2925 more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T14:37:32.853Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T14:37:32.853Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4181
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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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 Employment and Support Allowance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many claimants for Employment Support Allowance who have degenerative conditions for which there is no possibility of improvement have been placed in the Work-Related Activity Group; how many have found employment; how many have had their benefits reduced for failing to find employment; whether the position of those claimants will be reviewed; and, if so, when. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL2998 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The information as requested is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-11-27T12:30:03.847Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T12:30:03.847Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobseeker's Allowance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people over the age of 30 have applied for Jobseeker's Allowance in (1) the United Kingdom, (2) the South West of England, and (3) Bristol. more like this
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
star this property uin HL3006 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested is publically available<strong>: </strong><a href="http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/" target="_blank">http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/</a></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Information on current Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimants aged 30 or over and the number of new claims from this age group over the last 12 months, published by the Office for National Statistics, is shown in the table below. New claims do not cover all those who apply for JSA as a minority withdraw or have their claim disallowed.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Number of JSA claimants aged 30 or over</p></td><td><p>Number of new JSA claims from people aged 30 or over</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>October 2014</p></td><td><p>Year to October 2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UK</p></td><td><p>545,535</p></td><td><p>1,325,190</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>26,310</p></td><td><p>87,620</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bristol</p></td><td><p>4,100</p></td><td><p>10,585</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-12-01T15:37:19.56Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T15:37:19.56Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
157082
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unstar this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment Schemes: Young People more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support projects aimed at making young people more employable. more like this
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Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington more like this
star this property uin HL3027 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p>In the last 12 months youth unemployment has fallen by a record-breaking 253,000. Work Coaches offer tailored support from day one of their claim and young people also receive support Youth Contract; Work Programme; Post Work Programme Support – Help to Work. I am pleased to report we are on target to deliver an extra 250,000 work experience or sector-based work academy places by March 2015.</p><p> </p><p>We are working with Local Authorities to trial a proactive labour market engagement approach with 16-17 year olds who are not in education, training or employment.</p><p> </p><p>DWP is also supporting Movement to Work, an employer led initiative offering work training opportunities to 18-24 year olds. The Civil Service has pledged 6000 opportunities. Over 3000 places have been delivered between April and September 2014, the vast majority in DWP.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-12-01T11:59:22.147Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T11:59:22.147Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: Poland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 20 November (HL2693), whether the Department for Work and Pensions has made an assessment of the contribution of Polish immigrants to the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL3119 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text <p /> <p>DWP has made no such assessment, nor would it be within the remit of the Department to do so.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-12-02T12:26:32.877Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T12:26:32.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this