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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Housing more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of claimants receiving the housing element of universal credit are also claiming the state pension. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon more like this
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 192811 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The table gives the estimated number of households receiving the Housing Element of Universal Credit in Great Britain, May 2018. The notes should be read in conjunction with the information provided in the table.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Estimated number of households in payment and receiving the Housing Element of Universal Credit in Great Britain, May 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">471,800</del><ins class="ministerial">425,400</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Claiming State Pension</p></td><td><p>200</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Source:</strong> Household on Universal Credit dataset <strong>and</strong> Work and Pensions Longitudinal Survey.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><ol><li>The figures are derived from unpublished information and have not been quality assured to National Statistics or Official Statistics publication standard.</li></ol><ol start="2"><li>Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred. Individual figures may not add up to the total due to rounding.</li><li>A count date of the second Thursday of the month is used when calculating the statistics for households on Universal Credit.</li><li>Further information on the background and methodology for Universal Credit can be accessed here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/739399/universal-credit-statistics-background-methodology.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/739399/universal-credit-statistics-background-methodology.pdf</a></li></ol>
unstar this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T11:22:16.427Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T11:22:16.427Z
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less than 2018-12-06T16:58:29.93Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T16:58:29.93Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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87254
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1397
unstar this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
1010091
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse 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 whether their planned domestic abuse legislation will consider and provide for domestic abuse in communities where men assume that abuse is sanctioned by their faith. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL11538 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government is clear that domestic abuse is a crime irrespective of whether that abuse is claimed to be sanctioned by faith.</p><p><br>We will be publishing a response to our public consultation on domestic abuse, together with a draft Domestic Abuse Bill, later this Parliamentary session.</p><p>The draft Bill will clearly define the types of behaviours that comprise domestic abuse be they controlling, coercive, threatening or violent and recognise that abuse can encompass psychological, physical, sexual, economic and emotional harms.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T16:37:32.53Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T16:37:32.53Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3847
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
1010092
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Central African Republic: Armed Conflict 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 representations they have made to the government of the Central African Republic about the killing of 42 refugees and the murder of two priests in the compound of the Alindao Diocese Cathedral, on 15 November. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL11539 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>We are deeply concerned by the increase in violence in Central African Republic (CAR) over the past seven days. I strongly condemn sectarian attacks, provocations and incitement to violence against civilians, refugees and military personnel on the ground.</p><p>The UK is committed to working with international organisations such as the UN and EU to ensure an effective response to the ongoing security and humanitarian crises. I met with President Touadera in September at the UN General Assembly and I expressed the UK's strong support for stabilising CAR.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T14:27:43.81Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T14:27:43.81Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1010093
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Dementia and Parkinson's Disease 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 spent in total in providing medical treatment, social support, and financial assistance for sufferers of Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's, and other related conditions, in the last year for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL11540 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>Data on the total spent by Government on providing medical treatment, social support and financial assistance for people with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s or other related conditions is not collected or reported centrally.</p><p>In the <em>Challenge on Dementia 2020</em>, the Government committed to double spending on dementia research to £300 million between 2015 and 2020. This is equivalent to around £60 million per annum and we are on track to meet this pledge. In 2017/18 the Government spent £82.5 million on dementia research. Much of the investment is for research to better understand the nature of dementia, to inform development of future treatments and find ways to prevent the onset of the condition.</p><p>The following table shows Government spending on dementia research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Medical Research Council (MRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>£000s</p></td><td><p>NIHR</p></td><td><p>MRC</p></td><td><p>ESRC</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>12,678</p></td><td><p>14,800</p></td><td><p>800</p></td><td><p>28,245</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>18,612</p></td><td><p>16,800</p></td><td><p>1,400</p></td><td><p>36,456</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>25,087</p></td><td><p>17,700</p></td><td><p>1,200</p></td><td><p>43,769</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>25,556</p></td><td><p>25,300</p></td><td><p>2,500</p></td><td><p>52,249</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>27,175</p></td><td><p>32,553</p></td><td><p>2,303</p></td><td><p>60,187</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>31,483</p></td><td><p>23,968</p></td><td><p>3,333</p></td><td><p>58,373</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>37,622</p></td><td><p>56,753</p></td><td><p>2,961</p></td><td><p>96,396</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>44,623</p></td><td><p>36,000</p></td><td><p>2,490</p></td><td><p>83,113</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>42,987</p></td><td><p>36,300</p></td><td><p>3,241</p></td><td><p>82,528</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11541 more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T17:11:24.72Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T17:11:24.72Z
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4545
star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1010094
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Dementia and Parkinson's Disease 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 spent in total in supporting direct research into finding effective treatments for the eradication of Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's, and other related conditions, in the last year for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL11541 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>Data on the total spent by Government on providing medical treatment, social support and financial assistance for people with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s or other related conditions is not collected or reported centrally.</p><p>In the <em>Challenge on Dementia 2020</em>, the Government committed to double spending on dementia research to £300 million between 2015 and 2020. This is equivalent to around £60 million per annum and we are on track to meet this pledge. In 2017/18 the Government spent £82.5 million on dementia research. Much of the investment is for research to better understand the nature of dementia, to inform development of future treatments and find ways to prevent the onset of the condition.</p><p>The following table shows Government spending on dementia research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Medical Research Council (MRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>£000s</p></td><td><p>NIHR</p></td><td><p>MRC</p></td><td><p>ESRC</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>12,678</p></td><td><p>14,800</p></td><td><p>800</p></td><td><p>28,245</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>18,612</p></td><td><p>16,800</p></td><td><p>1,400</p></td><td><p>36,456</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>25,087</p></td><td><p>17,700</p></td><td><p>1,200</p></td><td><p>43,769</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>25,556</p></td><td><p>25,300</p></td><td><p>2,500</p></td><td><p>52,249</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>27,175</p></td><td><p>32,553</p></td><td><p>2,303</p></td><td><p>60,187</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>31,483</p></td><td><p>23,968</p></td><td><p>3,333</p></td><td><p>58,373</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>37,622</p></td><td><p>56,753</p></td><td><p>2,961</p></td><td><p>96,396</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>44,623</p></td><td><p>36,000</p></td><td><p>2,490</p></td><td><p>83,113</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>42,987</p></td><td><p>36,300</p></td><td><p>3,241</p></td><td><p>82,528</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11540 more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T17:11:24.783Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T17:11:24.783Z
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4545
star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1010095
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Dementia and Parkinson's Disease 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 steps they have taken to form strategic global alliances with other governments, charitable organisations, and private companies to combine all available resources in finding effective treatments for the eradication of Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's, and other related conditions. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL11542 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>Dementia remains a global challenge that we are committed to tackle in partnership with governments and organisations across the world.</p><p> </p><p>Following the first G8 Dementia Summit in December 2013, the United Kingdom has been leading international efforts to fight dementia and working with international partners such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Dementia Council and countries within the G7, European Union and beyond, to that end. In May 2017, the Government committed to support the WHO Global Plan of Action on Dementia, during the World Health Assembly.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is also part of ‘Act on Dementia’, a three-year European Union Joint Action to promote collaboration between members. As part of this work, the UK is leading a work package to support the development of dementia friendly communities across Europe.</p><p> </p><p>The Department co-founded the international Dementia Discovery Fund, the largest venture fund in the world focussed on funding research for a single disease area.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T15:13:35.243Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T15:13:35.243Z
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4545
star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1010096
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading John Cao 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 are taking in response to the arrest by Chinese security agents on 5 March 2017 of John Cao, a Christian pastor and humanitarian worker, and his subsequent imprisonment in China. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL11543 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is concerned by the arrest and detention of John Cao and will raise his case at the next round of the UK/China Human Rights Dialogue. We remain concerned by the restrictions placed on Christianity and other religions in China, that include individuals being harassed or detained for their beliefs. The freedom to practise, change or share ones faith or belief without discrimination or violent opposition is a human right that all people should enjoy. We believe that societies which aim to guarantee freedom of religion or belief are more stable, prosperous and resilient against violent extremism.</p><p>We are robust in raising the full range of our human rights concerns with the Chinese authorities. We raised our concerns over restriction of freedom of religion or belief as part of China’s Universal Periodic Review in November 2018, and in our 27 June 2018 statement at the UN Human Rights Council.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T13:33:41.59Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T13:33:41.59Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1010097
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading John Cao 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 will make representations to the government of China about the case of John Cao, a Christian pastor and humanitarian worker; what evidence they are aware of to support the charges against him; and whether they will ascertain why a charge normally used to convict human traffickers was used in this case. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL11544 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is concerned by the arrest and detention of John Cao and will raise his case at the next round of the UK/China Human Rights Dialogue. We remain concerned by the restrictions placed on Christianity and other religions in China, that include individuals being harassed or detained for their beliefs. The freedom to practise, change or share ones faith or belief without discrimination or violent opposition is a human right that all people should enjoy. We believe that societies which aim to guarantee freedom of religion or belief are more stable, prosperous and resilient against violent extremism.</p><p>We are robust in raising the full range of our human rights concerns with the Chinese authorities. We raised our concerns over restriction of freedom of religion or belief as part of China’s Universal Periodic Review in November 2018, and in our 27 June 2018 statement at the UN Human Rights Council.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T13:48:07.193Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T13:48:07.193Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1010098
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty 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 publish a response to the Statement on the Visit to the UK by the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, published on 16 November. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL11545 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government will consider the Special Rapporteur’s findings carefully. Although it disagrees with the conclusion of this interim report, the Government has noted that the report welcomes the simplification of the benefits system brought in by Universal Credit and the recent Budget announcements to help tackle in-work poverty.</p><p>The 14 million people in poverty figure used by the Special Rapporteur was taken from the Social Metrics Commission report “A new measure of poverty for the UK”.</p><p> </p><p>We welcome the work that the Social Metrics Commission has done. Measuring poverty is complex, and this report offers further insight into that complexity. We are engaging with the Social Metrics Commission, who acknowledge that further work needs to be done (particularly around data availability and quality). We will carefully consider their recommendations and the detail behind the methodology they have employed when this has been made available.</p><p> </p><p>DWP publishes a range of measures that track various aspects of poverty. These include four measures for low income poverty:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Number of people in low income (millions)</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Percentage of people in low income (%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Low Income Measure</p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Relative Before Housing Costs</p></td><td><p>10.4</p></td><td><p>10.4</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Relative After Housing Cost</p></td><td><p>13.6</p></td><td><p>14.3</p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>22</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Absolute Before Housing Costs</p></td><td><p>9.9</p></td><td><p>8.9</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Absolute After Housing Costs</p></td><td><p>13.1</p></td><td><p>12.4</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The finding relating to the number of people in destitution is a misinterpretation of the key finding from a report published by the Joseph Rowntree Trust on 7 June, 2018: “Destitution in the UK, 2018”. This report found that 1.5 million people in the UK had been destitute at some point during 2017 and also noted that this was a reduction of 25 per cent compared with 2015.</p><p> </p><p>Under this Government, income inequality has fallen and remains lower than in 2010; the number of children in workless households is at a record low; and there are 1 million fewer people in absolute poverty (before housing costs) compared with 2010, including 300,000 children.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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HL11546 more like this
HL11547 more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T11:45:12.607Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T11:45:12.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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3504
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1010099
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty 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 assessment they have made of the accuracy of the finding by the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights that 14 million people live in poverty in the UK. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL11546 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government will consider the Special Rapporteur’s findings carefully. Although it disagrees with the conclusion of this interim report, the Government has noted that the report welcomes the simplification of the benefits system brought in by Universal Credit and the recent Budget announcements to help tackle in-work poverty.</p><p>The 14 million people in poverty figure used by the Special Rapporteur was taken from the Social Metrics Commission report “A new measure of poverty for the UK”.</p><p> </p><p>We welcome the work that the Social Metrics Commission has done. Measuring poverty is complex, and this report offers further insight into that complexity. We are engaging with the Social Metrics Commission, who acknowledge that further work needs to be done (particularly around data availability and quality). We will carefully consider their recommendations and the detail behind the methodology they have employed when this has been made available.</p><p> </p><p>DWP publishes a range of measures that track various aspects of poverty. These include four measures for low income poverty:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Number of people in low income (millions)</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Percentage of people in low income (%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Low Income Measure</p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Relative Before Housing Costs</p></td><td><p>10.4</p></td><td><p>10.4</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Relative After Housing Cost</p></td><td><p>13.6</p></td><td><p>14.3</p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>22</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Absolute Before Housing Costs</p></td><td><p>9.9</p></td><td><p>8.9</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Absolute After Housing Costs</p></td><td><p>13.1</p></td><td><p>12.4</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The finding relating to the number of people in destitution is a misinterpretation of the key finding from a report published by the Joseph Rowntree Trust on 7 June, 2018: “Destitution in the UK, 2018”. This report found that 1.5 million people in the UK had been destitute at some point during 2017 and also noted that this was a reduction of 25 per cent compared with 2015.</p><p> </p><p>Under this Government, income inequality has fallen and remains lower than in 2010; the number of children in workless households is at a record low; and there are 1 million fewer people in absolute poverty (before housing costs) compared with 2010, including 300,000 children.</p>
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