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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 Poverty: Children more like this
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unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2019 to Question 254154 on Poverty: Children, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the decline in the number of children in absolute low-income households between 2004-5 and 2009-10. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Absolute low income takes the 60 per cent of median income threshold from 2010/11 and moves this in line with inflation. This is designed to assess how low incomes are faring with reference to inflation. The percentage of individuals in absolute low income will decrease if individuals with lower incomes see their real incomes rising (increasing by more than inflation).</p><p> </p><p>Trends in the number of children in absolute poverty can be found using the link below, in table 4.4tr, in the file “children-trends-hbai-1994-95-2017-18-tables.ods”.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/789816/hbai-2017-2018-tables-ods-files.zip" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/789816/hbai-2017-2018-tables-ods-files.zip</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Between 2004/05 and 2009/10 the number of children in absolute low income households before housing costs fell, indicating that children in lower income households saw their real incomes rise by more than inflation. However, the number of children in absolute low income households after housing costs was 3.8m in both 2004/05 and 2009/10. This suggests that for low income households with children, these real rises in income were offset by increasing housing costs during this period.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T14:38:17.857Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1127966
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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unstar 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 and what proportion of universal credit claims that had a deduction applied had (a) up to 20 per cent, (b) between 21 and 30 per cent, (c) between 31 and 40 per cent and (d) more than 41 per cent deducted in the latest period for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 257147 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of safeguarding the welfare of claimants who have incurred debt. Universal Credit already has procedures and regulations in place to protect claimants from excessive deductions. The maximum rate of deductions cannot normally exceed 40 per cent of the Universal Credit standard allowance, and from October 2019 this will be reduced to 30 per cent.</p><p> </p><p>However, last resort deductions can be applied to protect vulnerable claimants from eviction and/or having their fuel supply (gas/electricity) cut off, by providing a last resort repayment method for arrears of these essential services. In these circumstances, when it is considered to be in the best interests of the claimant and their family, deductions may be taken above the 40 per cent limit.</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant is in financial difficulty as a result of the level of deductions being made they can contact the Department to request that a reduction in deductions be considered.</p><p> </p><p>Of all eligible claims to Universal Credit Full Service due a payment in Feb 2019, 57% (840,000 claims) had a deduction.</p><p> </p><p>Of this 840,000 claims with a deduction:</p><p>a) 50% (420,000 claims) had deductions up to 20% of the Standard Allowance (29% of all eligible claims).</p><p>b) 20% (170,000 claims) had deductions between 21% and 30% of the Standard Allowance (12% of all eligible claims).</p><p>c) 28% (238,000 claims) had deductions between 31% and 40% of their Standard Allowance (16% of all eligible claims).</p><p>d) 1% (13,000 claims) had deductions above 40% of their Standard Allowance (1% of all eligible claims).</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>Claim numbers may not match official statistics caseloads due to small methodological differences.</p><p>Claim numbers are rounded to the nearest 1,000</p><p>When categorising claims into the groups above the figures for the percentage of the Standard Allowance for individual claims have been rounded to the nearest percent.</p><p>Deductions include advance repayments and all other deductions, but exclude sanctions and fraud penalties which are reductions of benefit rather than deductions.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p />
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T15:57:14.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T15:57:14.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1127967
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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 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to introduce an affordability test for deductions taken from universal credit payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 257148 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the answer to Question 218205 answered on 7 February 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T15:33:51.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T15:33:51.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1127991
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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 Occupational Money Purchase Schemes more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to bring forward legislation to introduce collective defined contribution pension schemes in the UK. more like this
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Lord Hain more like this
star this property uin HL15876 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>This Government has recently published a response to a Collective Defined Contribution schemes consultation setting out its plans, and has engaged extensively with key stakeholders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T15:16:53.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T15:16:53.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hain more like this
1127763
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Disability: Access more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to improve enforcement of requirements of the Equality Act 2010 on access to facilities for disabled people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
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George Eustice more like this
star this property uin 256978 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010 contains strong, enforceable protections for disabled people who experience discrimination, including a failure by employers or service providers to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled people to access work and services like everybody else.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018 the Government committed to the commencement of section 36 of the Equality Act, which will enable disabled tenants to require that landlords and building owners to make reasonable adjustments to the common parts of dwellings, such as entry points, landings and stairs. Work to determine the cost of implementation is proceeding and an announcement will be made in due course.</p><p> </p><p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), which enforces the Equality Act, recently delivered a Legal Support Project to increase access to justice for people experiencing disability discrimination. It offered groups £189,000 for legal assistance across 94 cases in areas including employment.</p><p> </p><p>The EHRC has increased its capacity to advise on discrimination cases in its new strategic plan, and has supported several court cases which resulted in strengthened rights for disabled people, including those wishing to make reasonable adjustments to their homes and disabled children who may demonstrate a tendency to physical abuse as a result of their disability, whose schools must now make reasonable adjustments in such cases.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:58:15.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:58:15.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
1127778
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisoners more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) average prison population and (b) average in-use certified normal accommodation was in each prison in the 12 months to September 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 257059 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Certified Normal Accommodation (CNA), or uncrowded capacity, is the Prison Service’s own measure of accommodation. CNA represents the good, decent standard of accommodation that the Service aspires to provide all prisoners. CNA differs to the operational capacity of a prison which is the total number of prisoners that an establishment can hold taking into account control, security and the proper operation of the planned regime. It is determined by the Prison Group Directors on the basis of operational judgement and experience.</p><p>Where the operational capacity of a prison is higher than the CNA it will be classed as having the potential to be 'crowded', which can mean prisoners share cells. In the financial year 2017-18, 24.2% of the prison population was being held in crowded conditions, down from 24.5% in the previous year.</p><p>As part of prison reform, the long-term goal is to reduce crowding, while maintaining sufficient capacity in the prison estate to manage the demands of the courts and the sentenced population as efficiently as possible. This level is kept under constant review, considering fluctuations in the prison population and useable capacity across the estate</p><p>The average population and in-use certified normal accommodation for each prison in England and Wales in the 12 months to September 2018 is set out in the attached table.</p><p> </p><p>*The Verne ceased operating as an Immigration Removal Centre in December 2017. It then reopened as a prison in July 2018 and monthly in-use CNA and population data from July 2018 has been included in the answer.</p><p>Individual prison population and capacity information (including in-use certified normal accommodation) for every prison in England and Wales is published monthly on the Ministry of Justice website at</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/prison-population-figures-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/prison-population-figures-2019</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T15:29:53.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T15:29:53.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1127933
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) average waiting time is and (b) range of waiting times are for a tribunal hearing for personal independence payment from the date of the case being received by the tribunal service until the date of the hearing in each year since 2014 in (i) St Helens, (ii) Merseyside and (iii) nationally. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens North more like this
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Conor McGinn more like this
star this property uin 257128 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>This information is not held centrally.</p><p> </p><p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) statistics are not calculated from receipt of the appeal to the hearing, but from receipt of the appeal to the disposal of the case. An appeal is not necessarily disposed of at its first hearing. The final disposal decision on the appeal may be reached after an earlier hearing had been adjourned (which may be directed by the judge for a variety of reasons, such as to seek further evidence), or after an earlier hearing date had been postponed (again, for a variety of reasons, often at the request of the appellant). An appeal may also have been decided at an earlier date by the First-tier Tribunal, only for the case to have gone on to the Upper Tribunal, to be returned once again to the First-tier, for its final disposal.</p><p> </p><p>Information about waiting times for PIP appeals to the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) (SSCS) is published at:</p><p>www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics</p><p> </p><p>Latest figures for PIP (to December 2018) indicate that since it was introduced, 3.9 million decisions have been made. Of these, 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned at Tribunals.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T16:39:06.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T16:39:06.2Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Conor McGinn more like this
1127935
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of tribunal hearings that challenge a personal independence payment decision have been awarded in favour of the claimant in each year since 2014 in (a) St Helens (b) Merseyside (c) nationally. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens North more like this
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Conor McGinn more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Latest figures for PIP (to December 2018) indicate that since it was introduced, 3.9 million decisions have been made. Of these, 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned at Tribunals.</p><p> </p><p>Information about outcomes to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals to the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) (SSCS) is published at:</p><p>www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics</p><p> </p><p>SSCS appeals are listed into the hearing venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. The published data (which can be viewed at the link above) provide information about outcomes to PIP appeals in (a) St Helens (b) Merseyside and (c) nationally from 2015/16; data for the preceding year are provided below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Proportion of Personal Independence Payment <sup>1 </sup>hearings in favour of the appellant</strong> <strong>(National data can be found in the main tables of the published stats. Venue data can be found in the published stats from 2015/2016)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>St Helens <sup>2</sup></p></td><td><p>Merseyside<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>National</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Financial Year<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-2015</p></td><td><p>42%</p></td><td><p>44%</p></td><td><p>50%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br>1 Personal Independence Payment (New Claim Appeals) which replaces Disability Living Allowance was introduced on 8 April 2013, also includes Personal Independence Claims (Reassessments).</p><p>2 Data includes data for the St Helens venue. The Warrington &amp; Runcorn venues closed in 2016 when the majority of postcodes for these areas were assigned to the St Helens venue.</p><p>3 Data includes data for Liverpool, Birkenhead, St Helens venue. The Warrington &amp; Runcorn venues closed in 2016 when the majority of postcodes for these areas were assigned to the St Helens venue.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T16:52:12.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T16:52:12.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Conor McGinn more like this
1127952
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Landlord and Tenant more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 May 2019 to Question 252630 on Landlord and Tenant; whether the Government plans to make an estimate of the number of annual evictions using Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988; and what statistics the Government holds on the number of evictions in the private rented sector in a given year and the reasons for those evictions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wolverhampton North East more like this
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Emma Reynolds more like this
star this property uin 257138 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government recently announced that it will put an end to ‘no-fault’ evictions by repealing section 21 of the Housing Act 1988. MHCLG Ministers will launch a consultation on the details of a better system that will work for landlords and tenants. The Government will collaborate with and listen to landlords, tenants and others in the private rented sector to develop a new deal for renting.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst we hold data on the number of evictions in the private rented sector using section 21 of the Housing Act 1988, we do not have the reasons for those evictions.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Number of private landlord repossessions by county court bailiffs in England and wales, 2005-2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Private landlord repossessions</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005</p></td><td><p>3,979</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>4,101</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>4,342</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>4,435</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>4,618</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>5,279</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>5,852</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>6,097</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>6,049</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>6,321</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>6,061</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>6,011</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>6,260</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>6,913</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Source: Mortgage and Landlord Possession Statistics Quarterly</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T16:46:31.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T16:46:31.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emma Reynolds more like this
1127953
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Debt Collection more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2019 to Question 252114, how many bailiffs have been removed from the certificated bailiff register following a judgment that they are not a fit and proper person to hold a certificate in each year since 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wolverhampton North East more like this
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Emma Reynolds more like this
star this property uin 257139 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Certificated Bailiff Register held centrally by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service does not record the reasons for why a certified enforcement agent has been removed from the register. Pursuant to the answer to Question 252114, reasons for cancelling a certificate include an agent leaving his or her employer, ceasing to work as an enforcement agent or a judicial order that they were not a fit and proper person to hold a certificate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T16:49:40.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T16:49:40.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emma Reynolds more like this