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100071
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance 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 assessed the effectiveness of the combination of the Azure payment card and support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 in enabling refused asylum seekers to meet their basic needs. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2277 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom. The card can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring that recipients are able to meet their essential living needs and are not left destitute.</p><p> </p><p>The Government therefore has no plans to abolish the card or change legislation to allow people supported under section 4 to receive cash instead.</p><p> </p><p>The total administrative costs of the card scheme since it was introduced in 2009 are approximately £1,515,000. Estimated administrative costs for the current financial year are £200,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its response to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report about asylum procedures in December 2013 (cm 8769). A response to the Committee’s views on section 4 support was set out on page 18-19.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2278 more like this
HL2279 more like this
HL2280 more like this
HL2281 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:17:54.1853177Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:54.1853177Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100072
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance 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 plans they have to abolish the Azure payment card and amend legislation to enable the provision of cash support for all refused asylum seekers until they are either given status in the United Kingdom or return to their country of origin. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2278 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 2014-10-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
unstar this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom. The card can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring that recipients are able to meet their essential living needs and are not left destitute.</p><p> </p><p>The Government therefore has no plans to abolish the card or change legislation to allow people supported under section 4 to receive cash instead.</p><p> </p><p>The total administrative costs of the card scheme since it was introduced in 2009 are approximately £1,515,000. Estimated administrative costs for the current financial year are £200,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its response to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report about asylum procedures in December 2013 (cm 8769). A response to the Committee’s views on section 4 support was set out on page 18-19.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2277 more like this
HL2279 more like this
HL2280 more like this
HL2281 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:17:55.3415588Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:55.3415588Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100073
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance 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 much they have spent on administering the Azure card system since its inception. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2279 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom. The card can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring that recipients are able to meet their essential living needs and are not left destitute.</p><p> </p><p>The Government therefore has no plans to abolish the card or change legislation to allow people supported under section 4 to receive cash instead.</p><p> </p><p>The total administrative costs of the card scheme since it was introduced in 2009 are approximately £1,515,000. Estimated administrative costs for the current financial year are £200,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its response to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report about asylum procedures in December 2013 (cm 8769). A response to the Committee’s views on section 4 support was set out on page 18-19.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2277 more like this
HL2278 more like this
HL2280 more like this
HL2281 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:17:55.7481075Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:55.7481075Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100074
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance 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 is their forecast annual cost for administering the Azure card payment scheme in the coming year. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2280 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom. The card can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring that recipients are able to meet their essential living needs and are not left destitute.</p><p> </p><p>The Government therefore has no plans to abolish the card or change legislation to allow people supported under section 4 to receive cash instead.</p><p> </p><p>The total administrative costs of the card scheme since it was introduced in 2009 are approximately £1,515,000. Estimated administrative costs for the current financial year are £200,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its response to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report about asylum procedures in December 2013 (cm 8769). A response to the Committee’s views on section 4 support was set out on page 18-19.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2277 more like this
HL2278 more like this
HL2279 more like this
HL2281 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:17:56.0405779Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:56.0405779Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100075
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance 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 is their response to the conclusion of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee that "section 4 is not the solution for people who have been refused but cannot be returned" as stated in their report <i>Asylum</i> (7th Report of session 2013–14, HC 71). more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2281 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom. The card can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring that recipients are able to meet their essential living needs and are not left destitute.</p><p> </p><p>The Government therefore has no plans to abolish the card or change legislation to allow people supported under section 4 to receive cash instead.</p><p> </p><p>The total administrative costs of the card scheme since it was introduced in 2009 are approximately £1,515,000. Estimated administrative costs for the current financial year are £200,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its response to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report about asylum procedures in December 2013 (cm 8769). A response to the Committee’s views on section 4 support was set out on page 18-19.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2277 more like this
HL2278 more like this
HL2279 more like this
HL2280 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:56.2935035Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
93402
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Mental Health Services 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 action they will take to ensure that NHS England ensures parity of esteem as required by the Health and Social Care Act 2012, the NHS Mandate for 2013 to 2015 and the Refreshed Mandate for 2014 to 2015. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL2068 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government holds the National Health Service to account for achieving parity of esteem as required by the Health and Social Care Act 2012, through setting objectives in the NHS England Mandate for 2013-15 and the refreshed Mandate for 2014-15. In addition to measuring progress on specific objectives in the Mandate, outcomes for mental health patients are monitored through the NHS Outcomes Framework, which forms an essential part of the way in which the Secretary of State holds NHS England to account.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Our recently published five-year plan,<em> Achieving Better Access to Mental Health Services by 2020,</em> sets out action the Government is taking to provide better access to mental health services within the next year, including the first ever national waiting time standards for mental health services. It also sets out our vision for further progress by 2020.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>£40 million in additional funding has been identified to enable change in the current financial year, and a further £80 million will be freed up for 2015-16 to support implementation of waiting times in mental health services.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:13:50.9745053Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:13:50.9745053Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
93429
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Viral Haemorrhagic Diseases 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 the agreement in the former Nurses and Midwives Whitley Council on increased pay for nurses caring for persons with viral haemorrhagic diseases such as Marburg fever and ebola is still in force. more like this
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Lord MacKenzie of Culkein more like this
star this property uin HL2095 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Whitley Council allowance for “<em>nursing patients with infectious communicable diseases</em>” ended when Agenda for Change (AfC) started in December 2004.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This is because AfC pay bands are related to the National Health Service job evaluation scheme. AfC was designed to ensure equal pay for staff carrying out work rated as ‘equivalent’ or ‘of equal value’. Factors which determined the need for Whitley allowances are measured in AfC by job evaluation. This determines the pay band which feeds through to pay.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Decisions relating to the banding of NHS staff, including nurses and midwives, are matters for the NHS organisation concerned as the employer. They are best placed to determine the content of individual jobs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:15:33.4667659Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:15:33.4667659Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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2507
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord MacKenzie of Culkein more like this
93707
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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Mental Health Services 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 percentage of patients who attempt to access talking therapies are offered the full choice of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approved treatments. more like this
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
star this property uin HL2136 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>National data is not available on the percentage of patients accessing talking therapies who are offered a choice of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) approved psychological therapies.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NICE has recommended a range of psychological therapeutic interventions in its clinical guidelines, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal therapy, brief dynamic interpersonal therapy, couple therapy for depression and counselling for depression.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Not all psychological therapeutic interventions therapies are appropriate for all patients. The decision on the most appropriate therapy for each patient should be made between a patient and their clinician.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In 2012, the Department agreed significant additional investment of £22 million in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) over three years up to 2015. The additional funding will be used to extend the range and availability of evidence-based therapies and is in addition to the investment made in 2010 of £400 million in the IAPT programme up to 2015.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:16:25.7724186Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:16:25.7724186Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
100825
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Appointments 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 Ministers for Women and Equalities, how many (a) men and (b) women her Department has publicly appointed in each of the last five years; and how much has been paid to each (i) man and (ii) woman. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 211836 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 2014-10-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office made the following public appointments to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in each of the last five years:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p><strong>2009</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female*</p><p> </p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>* includes two reappointments</p><p>The EHRC Chair and Deputy Chair posts are salaried and the salaries over the period are shown below. The significant reduction in the remuneration is a result of the reduction in terms and conditions following the Government’s comprehensive review of the EHRC:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p><strong>2009/10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chair (male)</p></td><td><p>£124,000</p></td><td><p>£124,000</p></td><td><p>£147,000</p></td><td><p>£65,000</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chair (female)</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£55,838</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Deputy Chair (both female)</p></td><td><p>£59,533</p></td><td><p>£65,800</p></td><td><p>£65,800</p></td><td><p>£85,000 (including period as interim Chair)</p></td><td><p>£23,400</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Commissioners receive £400 a day plus expenses. In addition, two male Disability Commissioners were required to carry out additional work during the period, therefore additional payments were made as shown:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p><strong>2009/10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chair of the Inquiry into disability related harassment</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£8,875</p></td><td><p>£11,750</p></td><td><p>£2,375</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lead on Disability Committee Review</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£18,800</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total of fees and expenses paid each year to each Commissioner is available in the relevant EHRC annual report and accounts.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T09:02:42.0148887Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T09:02:42.0148887Z
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1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
100828
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Ashfield 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 payments to universal credit claimants have been made directly to a landlord in Ashfield local authority area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 211835 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 2014-10-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
unstar this property answer text <p>The information you have requested is not currently available. The Department published its strategy for releasing official statistics on Universal Credit in September 2013 which can be found at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/universal-credit-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/universal-credit-statistics</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These statistics however will be published in accordance with the relevant protocols in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As outlined in the strategy, officials are currently quality assuring data for Universal Credit, therefore it is not yet possible to give a definitive list of what statistics will be provided in the future.</p><p> </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 2014-10-28T12:04:14.9134803Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T12:04:14.9134803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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3915
unstar this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this