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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire and Rescue Services 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 Communities and Local Government, how many (a) whole-time and (b) part-time firefighters there were in (i) Northamptonshire and (ii) England in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wellingborough more like this
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Mr Peter Bone more like this
star this property uin 214654 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 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>The numbers of (a) whole-time and (b) retained duty system fire fighters in (i) Northamptonshire and (ii) England, as at the end of March in each of the last 10 years, are shown in the attached tables alongside the number of fire incidents attended:</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2015-03-23T17:44:57.987Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T17:44:57.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property file name 214654 Bone.docx more like this
star this property title Table of Whole Time and RDS Firefighters more like this
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29046
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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1581
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Peter Bone more like this
164326
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire Services: Industrial Disputes 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 Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to local and central government of industrial action in the fire service since January 2014; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 215653 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 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p>The strike action called by the Fire Brigades Union has been unnecessary and unproductive. The 2015 firefighter pension scheme will provide one of the most generous schemes in the public sector and has been improved through consultation.</p><p> </p><p>Since January 2014, central government has invested £2 million to enhance the nation’s resilience against industrial action and other potential disruption to fire and rescue services.</p><p> </p><p>Individual fire and rescue authorities are responsible for their own business continuity plans for industrial action, and we do not hold information centrally on any costs they incur in implementing those plans, or indeed, the savings they will have accrued through deduction of striking firefighters’ wages.</p><p> </p><p>National resilience has been strengthened by the work and training undertaken by both local and central government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2014-12-08T16:58:48.91Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T16:58:48.91Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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30489
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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432
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this
171070
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire Prevention 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 Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department allocated to the Fire Kills campaign in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14 and (e) 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 219100 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 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
star this property answer text <p>The award-winning Fire Kills campaign promotes a range of fire safety messages, primarily around the importance of working smoke alarms, to help drive down the number of fires and associated casualties.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Outturn spending by my Department on the Fire Kills campaign was £898,000 in 2010-11, £980,000 in 2011-12, £946,000 in 2012-13 and £840,000 in 2013-14. Allocated spend in 2014-15 is £1 million. All figures exclude VAT.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The campaigns are run in conjunction with local fire and rescue authorities, who will also undertake expenditure. We also work with national (commercial) partners at no direct cost to taxpayers. Recent partners have included B&amp;Q and Sprue Safety Products, Ei Electronics, British Beer and Pubs Association, Poundland, Netmums, Working Mums, Boat Safety Scheme, Zurich Municipal Insurance and the Post Office, HETAS and 20th Century Fox (in conjunction with the film &quot;How to Train Your Dragon 2&quot;).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The 2013-14 Fire Kills report can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fire-kills-campaign-annual-report-2013-to-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fire-kills-campaign-annual-report-2013-to-2014</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2015-01-13T14:27:09.357Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T14:27:09.357Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Mediterranean Sea: Refugees 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 Defence, how many refugees the Royal Navy has rescued in the Mediterranean (a) in total and (b) as a proportion of all those rescued. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kettering more like this
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Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
star this property uin 6011 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
star this property answer text <p>To date, the Royal Navy has rescued <del class="ministerial">4,752</del> <ins class="ministerial">4,747</ins> persons under its Search and Rescue mission in the Mediterranean. The Royal Navy does not record whether a rescued person is a refugee or an economic migrant; this is the responsibility of the receiving nation (in this instance, Italy). The Ministry of Defence does not hold overall statistics of all those rescued at sea by other nations.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2015-07-13T16:24:35.25Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T16:24:35.25Z
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less than 2015-07-23T11:40:32.93Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-23T11:40:32.93Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-05more like thismore than 2015-11-05
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Refugees 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 Defence, in what conditions the 114 Syrian refugees are being held at RAF Dhekelia in Cyprus; and if he will undertake to ensure that these conditions are inspected as to their appropriateness. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tottenham more like this
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Mr David Lammy more like this
star this property uin 15067 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
star this property answer text <br /><p>The <del class="ministerial">temporary accommodation</del><ins class="ministerial">transit</ins> facility at Dhekelia Station in Cyprus where the migrants are being held provides access to three meals a day, shelter <del class="ministerial">with heaters</del>, duvets and blankets, privacy and communications as well as facilities for religious worship. <ins class="ministerial">The electrical supply is being upgraded to provide heaters for when the weather turns colder.</ins>Medical care is being provided if needed. The Ministry of Defence was advised by the Department for International Development (DFID) when designing and constructing the facility, and DFID continue to provide support and advice on the ground. It has been visited by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees representative in Cyprus, who has said that the conditions of the facility exceeds the standard of comparable set-ups.</p><br /><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2015-11-10T16:24:35.767Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-10T16:24:35.767Z
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less than 2015-11-13T15:00:00.07Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-13T15:00:00.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Lammy more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Training 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 Defence, what the cost of providing adventurous training in Bavaria to each branch of the armed forces was in each of the last 10 years; how many personnel in each branch have participated in such training in each of those years; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 17646 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence does not hold records dating back 10 years, however over the last financial year (financial year 2014-15<ins class="ministerial">for the Navy and RAF, and predicted for financial year 2015-16 for the Army</ins>) the detailed breakdown of the costs to deliver adventurous training, by service, at each of the three adventurous training centres in Bavaria, are as follows:</p><br /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Training Centre</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Personnel Participating (approx)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Approx cost (per year)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Force Development Training Centre (FDAT) Bavaria (RAF)</p></td><td><p>1,740</p></td><td><p>£850,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Naval Outdoor Centre Germany (NOCG) (Navy)</p></td><td><p>2,000</p></td><td><p>£1.4 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Adventurous Training Centre (ATC) Bavaria (Army)</p></td><td><p>1,300</p></td><td><p>£3.5 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2015-12-03T16:30:24.783Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-03T16:30:24.783Z
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less than 2016-01-28T13:40:42.743Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-28T13:40:42.743Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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1490
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Military Bases: Religious Buildings 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 Defence, how many military chapels there are in England and Wales; and how many such chapels are registered to conduct (a) same-sex and (b) other marriages. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 18992 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 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
star this property answer text <p>There are 190 military chapels in England and Wales registered for marriages under the rites of Church of England or otherwise, as described under sections 69 and 70 of the 1949 Marriage Act.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence allows same-sex marriages in military chapels, but none of the Sending Churches using the chapels currently allows same-sex marriages to be conducted there. I have asked the Chaplaincies of the three Services to advise me on how Parliament's sanction of same sex-marriages may be fully implemented.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
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less than 2015-12-14T16:36:03.137Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T16:36:03.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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1490
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Cardiff Central 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 and what proportion of people in Cardiff Central constituency have had their original personal independence payments decision overturned as a result of (a) mandatory reconsideration and (b) an appeal hearing in each year for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 5085 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 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The latest available data on personal independence payment (PIP) clearances split by type of clearance (i.e. whether the claim was awarded, disallowed or withdrawn) can be found at <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here: <a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html</a></p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the number of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Mandatory Reconsideration decisions and appeal decisions where the award was changed by year of each decision since the introduction of PIP in the Parliamentary Constituencies of Cardiff Central, Swansea East, Ogmore, Wrexham and Neath</p><p> </p><p><em>Number of Initial decisions and Mandatory Reconsiderations decisions where the award changed by year of decision.</em></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year of Mandatory Reconsideration</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2017 (to April)</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"><p>Number of Awards Changed at Mandatory Reconsideration</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cardiff Central</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>180</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Swansea East</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>230</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>390</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ogmore</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>230</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wrexham</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Neath</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>180</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>360</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year of Appeal Decision</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2017 (to April)</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"><p>Number of Awards Changed at Appeal</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cardiff Central</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>160</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Swansea East</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>120</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ogmore</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>210</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wrexham</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>140</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Neath</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>350</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p># is used for instances where there are less than 5 cases to avoid the release of confidential data.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2017-07-25T12:33:32.507Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T12:33:32.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Torfaen 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 and what proportion of people in Torfaen constituency had personal independence payments overturned as a result of (a) mandatory reconsideration and (b) an appeal hearing in each of the last five years for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
star this property uin 5111 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The latest available data on personal independence payment (PIP) clearances split by type of clearance (i.e. whether the claim was awarded, disallowed or withdrawn) can be found at <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p>Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here: <a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html</a></p><p> </p><p>Table 1 below shows the number of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Mandatory Reconsideration decisions where the award was changed by year since the introduction of PIP in the Parliamentary Constituencies of Torfaen, Delyn and Jarrow.</p><p> </p><p><em>Table 1 - Number of Mandatory Reconsiderations decisions where the award changed by financial year of decision.</em></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year of Mandatory Reconsideration</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/ 15</p></td><td><p>2015/ 16</p></td><td><p>2016/ 17</p></td><td><p>2017/18 (April 17 only)</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Torfaen</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>280</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Delyn</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>130</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jarrow</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>150</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Tables 2-4 below show the Number of appeals found in favour of appellant by financial year, data from Ministry of Justice.</p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>Table 2 </em></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong>Jarrow<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Number Found in Favour of Appellant</p></td><td><p>Percentage Found in Favour of Appellant (at hearing)<sub>2</sub></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>PIP<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>PIP<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>58%<em><sup>5</sup></em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>PIP<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p>76</p></td><td><p>49%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>PIP<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p>123</p></td><td><p>51%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Table 3</em></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Torfaen constituency<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Number Found in Favour of Appellant</p></td><td><p>Percentage Found in Favour of Appellant (at hearing)<sub>2</sub></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>PIP<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p><em>Less than 5</em></p></td><td><p><em>Less than 5</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>PIP<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p><em>80</em></p></td><td><p><em>69%</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>PIP<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p><em>488</em></p></td><td><p><em>74%</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>PIP<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p><em>516</em></p></td><td><p><em>70%</em></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Table 4 </em></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Delyn constituency<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Number Found in Favour of Appellant</p></td><td><p>Percentage Found in Favour of Appellant (at hearing)<sup>2</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>PIP<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p><em>0</em></p></td><td><p><em>0%</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>PIP<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p><em>22</em></p></td><td><p><em>42%</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>PIP<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p><em>194</em></p></td><td><p><em>52%</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>PIP<sup>4</sup></p></td><td><p><em>479</em></p></td><td><p><em>67%</em></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup> Social Security and Child Support data are attributed to the hearing venue nearest to the appellants’ home address. For appellants living in Jarrow appeals are attributed to the South Shields venue. For appellants identified as living in Torfaen Constituency this would be Langstone Tribunal venue. For appellants identified as living in Delyn Constituency this would be this would be either Prestatyn or Wrexham Tribunal Venues.</p><p><sup>2. </sup>Percentage Found in favour of Appellant this is based on the number found in favour as a percentage of the appeals cleared at hearing. In line with the published stats, data are not available at a level more-detailed than hearing venue.</p><p><sup>3 </sup>By financial year - from April to March.</p><p><sup>4 </sup>PIP replaced Disability Living Allowance for people aged 16 to 64 and rolled out from 8 April 2013. As such, appeal volumes in HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service in the Year 2013-2014 are low.</p><p><sup>5</sup> Indicates the population where the decision was in favour with 30 appeals or less</p><p> </p><p> </p>
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what transitional arrangements are in place for claimants whose health deteriorates when in receipt of jobseeker's allowance if their claim is stopped and they are advised to claim employment support allowance. more like this
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star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">Since August 2017 we have been focussing on more proactive case management to reduce delays and speed up the clearance of mandatory reconsiderations for personal independence payment. A similar exercise for mandatory reconsiderations for employment and support allowance has started, looking at the entire journey from when the customer first challenges the Department’s decision, from which we expect to be able to identify opportunities to reduce delays in the current process and speed up clearance of mandatory reconsiderations.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">The median monthly clearance time for employment and support allowance mandatory reconsiderations in July 2017 was 13 days, 1 day less than in April 2017. However it is important that sufficient time is allowed for customers to provide any additional evidence that will help to support their case. Accordingly there is no target time for clearing mandatory reconsiderations – each is done without delay, but based on its merits.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"> <p><ins class="ministerial">If a JSA claimant’s health deteriorates, and the period of sickness is expected to exceed 13 weeks, a claim should be made to ESA or Universal Credit (UC) in relevant geographical areas.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In this instance the claimant would need to close their JSA claim and make a new claim to ESA. ESA can be claimed immediately following the closure of a JSA claim and, provided the claim to ESA was made within 12 weeks of closing their JSA claim, the claimant would not have to serve waiting days.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">There are no transitional arrangements between the benefits however, the aim is for there to be no unnecessary interruption of funds to the individual. Where a claimant is in urgent financial need whilst their ESA claim is being processed, they can apply for additional support in the form of an advance on their first payment, known as a “short term benefit advance”, or a hardship payment. The claimant will receive a benefit advance payment on the same or next working day.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">If the JSA claimant’s period of sickness is likely to be for less than 13 weeks (referred to as an Extended Period of Sickness (EPS)), the claimant may choose to remain in receipt of JSA rather than claiming ESA/UC. If they choose to do this, they will receive the same amount of JSA benefit.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">To qualify for an EPS the claimant must not be fit for any work and this will be determined based on the medical evidence supplied. During this period the claimant will be treated as being available for work, and the Work Coach will tailor the conditionality requirements on their Claimant Commitment, taking into account the claimant’s health condition.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">An EPS can only be declared for one continuous period of sickness of 13 weeks or less in any 12 month period calculated from the start of the period of sickness. Once it is clear the period of sickness will last for 13 weeks or more, the claimant will be advised to make a claim to ESA or UC.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In areas where UC Full Service is in place, the claimant will be advised to claim UC rather than ESA.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">One of the policy designs of Universal Credit is that it removes the need for claimants to switch between different benefits as their circumstances change, simplifying the system and ensuring continuity for claimants.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">As stated, there are no transitional arrangements for UC. Where a claimant advises they cannot manage financially until their pay day (UC is paid monthly, unlike JSA and ESA which are fortnightly), an advance can be made. This advance is recoverable from further payments of UC, at a rate agreed between the claimant and the Work Coach.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Universal Credit is a much simpler system with clearer rules and clearer rates. It has an easy to use online account, where claimants can report changes of circumstance in real time. UC Support for disabled people under UC reflects two core components of the old ESA system, ensuring that more severely disabled people benefit from higher payments.</ins></p></ins></p><p> </p>
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