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star this property date less than 2015-01-02more like thismore than 2015-01-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Birkenhead 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 people in the social rented sector in Birkenhead constituency have been affected by the under-occupancy penalty; and what average change in housing benefit each such person has received. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 219646 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 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested, in respect of the number of Housing Benefit (HB) claimants affected by the under occupancy penalty and the average HB reduction amount, is published and available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></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 2015-01-08T09:47:44.2Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-08T09:47:44.2Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
173250
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Merseyside more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much of his Department's budget was allocated to (a) Wirral and (b) Birkenhead constituency in 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 220438 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>This information is not available or held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-01-15T13:52:46.953Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-15T13:52:46.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
175523
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star this property date less than 2015-01-23more like thismore than 2015-01-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Disability Living Allowance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many calls were made to the disability living allowance helpline, 08457 123456 in each of the last five financial years; how much revenue was generated from these calls; and by when he expects to end the use of this number. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 221919 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The following table details the number of calls received on the Disability Living Allowance Helpline, 08457 123456 for each of the last five financial years as reported on OPMIS (Operational Management Information Statistics) system.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial year</p></td><td><p>Calls rec’d on 08457123456 helpline</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>2009/10</em></p></td><td><p><strong>5,289,494</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>2010/11</em></p></td><td><p><strong>4,980,340</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>2011/12</em></p></td><td><p><strong>4,760,016</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>2012/13</em></p></td><td><p><strong>4,523,861</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>2013/14 </em></p></td><td><p><strong>3,631,121</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DWP received no revenue for calls to this number for the financial years 2009/10 to 2013/14. The DLA Helpline service can also be accessed by dialling 03457 123456. Callers to 08457 123456 are informed of the availability of the 0345 option and are signposted to their telephony provider for advice on which number is cheaper. The use of 0845 numbers were inherited from previous Government and this Department has since introduced 0345 numbers because they are cheaper under most operators’ packages and where they are not, we have kept 0845 numbers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Any charges that apply to these calls will be set by the customer’s telephone or mobile operator. Charge variations will occur due to operator packages and individual price plans. We are aware of possible concerns about call charges to our enquiry lines so we will offer to call a customer back if concerns are raised over the cost of the call.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-01-28T16:32:17.507Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T16:32:17.507Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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478
unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding has been allocated to universal credit since June 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 222162 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Information about the funding allocated to Universal Credit is contained within the document: Universal Credit at Work, published by DWP in October 2014</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 2015-02-02T16:24:59.557Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-02T16:24:59.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disqualification more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much benefit expenditure was withdrawn through sanctions in each month since May 2010; how many claimants have had benefits withdrawn through sanctions in each of those months; and what the average amount withdrawn through sanctions from a claimant was in each of those months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 222148 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>As previously replied and reiterated in the Debate on the matter, the Department doesn’t make an estimate of the amount of benefit that would have been withheld as a result of benefit sanctions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-02-02T12:11:19.167Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-02T12:11:19.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications were made for short-term benefit advance in 2014; and how many of these applications were successful. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 223104 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-02-09T16:35:36.217Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T16:35:36.217Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
177597
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star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Jobseeker's Allowance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobseeker's allowance claimants have been sanctioned on (a) one, (b) two and (c) three occasions or more; and what the average length of each sanction is. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 223105 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested on the number of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) individuals receiving a decision to apply a sanction, by the number of sanctions, is published and can be found in table 1.7 of the publication at</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/jobseekers-allowance-and-employment-and-support-allowance-sanctions-decisions-made-to-june-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/jobseekers-allowance-and-employment-and-support-allowance-sanctions-decisions-made-to-june-2014</a></p><p> </p><p>The information requested in relation to JSA sanction durations is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-02-09T14:20:57.343Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T14:20:57.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
177598
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star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Jobseeker's Allowance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken to process new claims for jobseeker's allowance was in 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 223107 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>There was an increase in the number of Jobseeker’s Allowance claims being cleared within 10 days by 18.9 percentage points, from 71.3 per cent in March 2013 to 90.2 per cent in March 2014.</p><p> </p><p>This is an increase in performance by 22.6 percentage points when compared with year ending April 2009 – March 2010 when it was 67.6%</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T16:59:26.903Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T16:59:26.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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4084
unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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478
unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Telephone Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many calls were made to the winter fuel payment helpline 08459 151515 in each of the last five financial years; how much revenue was generated by these calls; and when he expects to end the use of this number. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 223167 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Calls to the winter fuel payment helpline were:</p><p> </p><p>· 2013/14 226,672</p><p>· 2012/13 303,610</p><p>· We do not hold data for the three financial years before 2012/13</p><p> </p><p>For the financial years of 2009/10 – 2013/14, the Department for Work and Pensions did not receive any revenue for the telephone number 08459 151515.</p><p> </p><p>The Winter Fuel Payment Helpline service can also be accessed by dialling 0345 9151515. Callers to 0845 9151515 are informed of the availability of the 0345 number option. There is still evidence that the 0845 option can be cheaper for some callers and as a result there are currently no plans to discontinue this number.</p><p> </p><p>DWP use of 0845 numbers will be reviewed once the impacts of Ofcom changes to 08 numbers are known. These changes are currently scheduled to be implemented in July 2015.</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 2015-02-09T14:03:42.423Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T14:03:42.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Members: Correspondence 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, when he expects to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birkenhead dated 20 October 2014 regarding the Government's Child Poverty Strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 224092 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p> </p><p>A reply is going out today, Monday 23 February.</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 2015-02-23T14:58:52.73Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T14:58:52.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this