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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobseeker's Allowance: Domestic Abuse 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, what steps his Department is taking to publicise the jobseeker's allowance Domestic Violence Easement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 223652 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 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Since the Domestic Violence easement was introduced we have worked with stakeholders and DWP staff to raise awareness of it. Information on the Domestic Violence easement is available on Gov.uk and we have worked with stakeholders to ensure that they are aware and understand how the easement works. We also issued a poster to stakeholders which explains the easement and can be printed and distributed to anyone who wishes to know more about it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T15:11:56.983Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T15:11:56.983Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
178226
star this property registered interest false more like this
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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 Housing Benefit: Young People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of housing benefit are 18 to 21 years old; and how much his Department spent in each of the last three years on housing benefit for 18 to 21 year olds. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 223553 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 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>At August 2014, the latest period for which data is available, there were 115,935 Housing Benefit claimants aged 18 to 21.</p><p> </p><p>Expenditure information is in the table below.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Housing Benefit expenditure for 18 to 21 year olds, £millions</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Nominal terms</p></td><td><p>Real terms, 2014/15 prices</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>776</p></td><td><p>818</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>750</p></td><td><p>778</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>685</p></td><td><p>698</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Source: Single Housing Benefit Extract and Local Authority subsidy returns.</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>1. Benefit expenditure is available for financial years only.</p><p>2. Figures at 2014/15 prices are deflated using GDP deflators published following the 2014 Autumn Statement at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/383988/GDP_Deflators_Autumn_Statement_December_2014_update.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/383988/GDP_Deflators_Autumn_Statement_December_2014_update.xls</a></p><p>3. Information on the number of Housing Benefit claimants is published on Stat-Xplore at <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T14:03:09.953Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T14:03:09.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
178215
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobseeker's Allowance: Lone Parents more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that lone parents claiming jobseeker's allowance are made aware of the flexible arrangements available to them to enable them to search for work and meet their caring responsibilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 223649 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 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>In discussing and agreeing the content of a JSA Claimant Commitment, Jobcentre Plus work coaches will make lone parents aware of the flexible arrangements available to them to enable them to search for work and meet their caring responsibilities.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, there is guidance available on gov.uk which explains the flexibilities available for JSA lone parents.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T15:22:03.543Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T15:22:03.543Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
178216
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobseeker's Allowance: Lone Parents more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that the flexible arrangements available to lone parents claiming jobseeker's allowance to enable them to search for work and meet their caring responsibilities are being applied appropriately. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 223650 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 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Local Jobcentre Plus managers are responsible for making sure work coaches provide claimants with the support they need and for ensuring the flexibilities for those with caring responsibilities are deployed appropriately. This process is underpinned by work coach learning and development, procedural guidance and a Quality Assurance Framework that is used to help managers observe and provide feedback on interviews with claimants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T15:26:14.033Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T15:26:14.033Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
178224
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will commission research on the effects of removing benefits from people and undertake to report the outcome of such work to the House. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford West more like this
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Mr George Galloway more like this
star this property uin 223632 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 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Department does not remove benefits. A claimant may incur a sanction or become disentitled to their benefit if they do not meet their conditionality requirements.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>As with all our policies, we will continue to keep the operation of the sanctions system under review to ensure that it continues to operate effectively and as fairly as possible. We also continue to make improvements as committed to in the Oakley Review, which goes further than the scope of the Review, to include all jobseekers allowance and all employment and support allowance.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to publish sanctions statistics on a quarterly basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T16:58:55.287Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T16:58:55.287Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr George Galloway more like this
178223
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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 Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total advertising budget is for the Your Future Your Pension campaign; and how much has been spent on (a) television, (b) newspaper, (c) online, (d) radio and (e) other advertising including the phrase Your Future Your Pension in the last 24 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
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Nick Smith more like this
star this property uin 223660 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) uses a variety of free and paid for channels to effectively communicate important reforms and how people are affected.</p><p> </p><p>The channels used are considered the most effective route to reach key audiences, whilst offering value for money. All advertising spend is scrutinised and agreed through the Cabinet Office.</p><p> </p><p>DWP launched an information campaign to help people understand what the State Pension changes mean for them. The multi-channel advertising campaign ‘Your Future, Your Pension’ is part of the Government’s drive to explain the State Pension reforms to both current and future pensioners.</p><p> </p><p>The advertising directs people to the information they need on GOV.UK and encourages relevant groups to request a statement through the Statement Service.</p><p> </p><p>No money was spent on promoting the phrase ‘Your Future, Your Pension’. The money spent on the marketing campaign that includes the phrase ‘your State Pension, your future’ is as follows:</p><p>Direct Mail – £6,177</p><p>Magazine advertorials – £61,982</p><p> </p><p>There is no specific budget for the use of either phrase within the campaign.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T15:08:07.327Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T15:08:07.327Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
178201
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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 Legal Aid Scheme: Children 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 Justice, whether his Department is conducting a review of children's access to legal aid. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
star this property uin 223668 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 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The MoJ is not currently conducting a specific review of children’s access to legal aid.</p><p>As the Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties set out on 5 February, in his answer to the honourable member’s previous question on this matter, the Government continues at all times to review the operation of the legal aid system. Ministers have considered, and will continue to consider, all representations and evidence about the impact of LASPO on young people.</p><p>The Government plans to undertake a post-implementation review of the legal aid provisions within the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 within 3-5 years of implementation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T14:14:06.21Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T14:14:06.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
178202
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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 HM Inspectorate of Probation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, who in his Department took the decision not to disclose to the House of Commons Justice Committee the family connections of Mr Paul McDowell to Sodexo Justice Services as part of the pre-appointment scrutiny process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
star this property uin 223669 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 2015-02-11more like thismore than 2015-02-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The documentation sent to the pre-appointment scrutiny committee by the Ministry of Justice’s Arms Length Bodies Governance Division.</p><p> </p><p>The family connections of Mr McDowell with Sodexo Justice Services were considered carefully by the selection panel which followed the Commissioner for Public Appointments Code of Practice.</p><p> </p><p>At the time of the pre-appointment scrutiny of Mr McDowell, Sodexo were only at an early stage of the bidding process for contracts under Transforming Rehabilitation. There was no actual or perceived conflict of interest at that time nor any certainty that a risk of conflict would arise at a later date.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2015-02-11T17:09:48.063Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-11T17:09:48.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
178227
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disqualification 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 people aged 18 to 24 years are subject to sanctions for (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) employment and support allowance in each local authority ward in Preston. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 223591 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The information as requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T15:26:22.563Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T15:26:22.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
178222
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobseeker's Allowance more like this
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 people in (a) the UK and (b) Bradford West constituency have had jobseeker's allowance removed since June 2011. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford West more like this
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Mr George Galloway more like this
star this property uin 223634 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 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested in respect of JSA sanctions data is published at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p><p> </p><p>Information for Northern Ireland is the responsibility of the Department for Social</p><p>Development. Northern Ireland statistics can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research/benefit_publications.htm" target="_blank">http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research/benefit_publications.htm</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T16:05:35.69Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T16:05:35.69Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr George Galloway more like this