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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 Carer's Allowance: Young People 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 he will take to ensure that young carers who also attend university full-time are eligible for the Carer's Allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 257571 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 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises and appreciates the vital contribution made by all informal carers.</p><p>We think it is right that people in full-time education should be supported by the educational maintenance system, via its range of loans and grants, rather than the social security benefit system. That is why, as a general principle, full-time students are usually precluded from entitlement to income-related and income-maintenance benefits, including Carer’s Allowance. Part-time students may be able to claim Carer’s Allowance though. This reflects long-standing principles of the benefit system and we have no plans to change the rules.</p><p> </p><p>Department for Work and Pensions officials work very closely with their Department for Education and Department of Health and Social Care counterparts to ensure that young carers get the help and support they need.</p> more like this
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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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-07T14:16:45.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1128975
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 Occupational Health 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 his Department is taking to support employers to improve workplace health. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 259190 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 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The HSE is undertaking a programme of targeted activity with employers to help them put in place suitable and proportionate preventative measures designed to address three key work-related ill health issues; musculoskeletal disease, work-related stress and occupational lung disease. This programme involves a substantial body of cross-cutting interventions (including publicity and awareness-raising activities, sector-specific initiatives, and regulatory interventions) and forms part of HSE’s contribution to the health and safety strategy – <em>Helping Great Britain Work Well – </em>launched in 2016<em>.</em></p><p>The DWP and DHSC Joint Work and Health Unit is overseeing progress across 40 recommendations that were made in <em>Thriving at Work: The Stevenson / Farmer review of mental health and employers</em> published in October 2017 these range from short term deliverables to longer term reform. Government is committed to working with the authors of the review and key stakeholders across the public, private and voluntary sectors to ensure that employers of all sizes act to implement the core and enhanced standards and help them, and their employees, realise the benefits of healthy, inclusive workplaces.</p><p> </p><p>One of the review’s recommendations was about transparency as a significant opportunity to encourage cultural change around mental health. We have worked with partners, including employers, to develop a framework to support organisations to record and voluntarily report information on disability and mental health in the workplace. This framework was published on 22<sup>nd</sup> November 2018 and is aimed at large employers with 250 or more employees. To improve information and advice for employers we are working with Mind and the Royal Foundation to continue developing their Mental Health at Work website (<a href="https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk" target="_blank">https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk</a>) which launched on 11<sup>th</sup> September 2018.</p>
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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less than 2019-06-06T13:18:17.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T13:18:17.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
1128976
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 Small Businesses: Occupational Health 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 his Department is taking to increase access for small businesses to occupational health advice. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 259191 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 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 employers are legally required to assess the risk of ill health that may result from activities undertaken in the workplace, and act on that assessment. The approach applies to all employers and directs them to take preventative action. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) sets standards and provides a range of resources and guidance for employers. As part of this work, the HSE is undertaking a programme of targeted activity with employers to help them put in place suitable and proportionate preventative measures designed to address three key work-related ill health issues; musculoskeletal disease, work-related stress and occupational lung disease. This programme involves a substantial body of cross-cutting interventions (including publicity and awareness-raising activities, sector-specific initiatives, and regulatory interventions) and forms part of HSE’s contribution to the health and safety strategy – <em>Helping Great Britain Work Well – </em>launched in 2016<em>.</em></p><p>We plan to consult later this year on measures to encourage and support all employers, including small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to play their part in retaining and reintegrating employees who are struggling with their health or who are off sick. This includes measures to improve access to cost effective and high quality occupational health services.</p>
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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less than 2019-06-06T15:45:02.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:45:02.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
1128885
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 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 people who claimed an advance on their first universal credit payment were placed in the limited capability for work related activity group following a work capability assessment, in each of the last five years in each UK region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh West more like this
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Christine Jardine more like this
star this property uin 259404 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 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available, and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
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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less than 2019-06-06T13:24:11.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T13:24:11.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Christine Jardine more like this
1128240
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 Personal Independence Payment 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, whether it is her Department's policy to require that people applying for personal independence payments provide proof of identity prior to processing a completed application form. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 257460 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 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
star this property answer text <p>It is critical that DWP verifies a customer's identity correctly in all circumstances. Effective identity verification and authentication, using commonly applied standards across the Department, will protect the personal data of customers and make a direct contribution to the prevention of identity fraud.</p><p> </p><p>DWP does require people applying for Personal Independence Payment to provide proof of identity. This is sought prior to processing a completed application form to ensure any benefit awarded is paid to the right person. This proof is initially sought verbally at the start of the claim process when the customer will be asked security questions from the information DWP already holds. If we are unable to establish Identity Verification verbally then DWP will ask the customer to provide evidence of ID such as a Passport or Birth Certificate.</p> more like this
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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less than 2019-06-07T13:02:11.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-07T13:02:11.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 Personal Independence Payment: Appeals 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, what recent estimate she has made of the average time between mandatory reconsideration and appeal for personal independence payment claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney more like this
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Gerald Jones more like this
star this property uin 259348 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 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2Clords&amp;uin=234691" target="_blank">234691</a>.</p> more like this
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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less than 2019-06-06T16:17:17.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T16:17:17.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gerald Jones more like this
1128534
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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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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 Independent Assessment Services 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, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2019 to Question 256361 on Independent Assessment Services, whether reports classified as acceptable with feedback provide non-prescriptive amendments to the health professional. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 257766 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>An “acceptable with feedback” grade results in feedback being given to the Health Professional, but does not require an amendment to the assessment report.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
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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less than 2019-06-05T12:07:44.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T12:07:44.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1128931
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made on introducing video or audio recording of personal independence payment assessments as standard. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glenrothes more like this
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Peter Grant more like this
star this property uin 259304 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 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to continually improving the Personal Independence Payment service. As part of this, in November 2018, we started to pilot video recording of PIP assessments. The pilot is examining the potential benefits of video recording face-to-face assessments. We will be evaluating this pilot and will use the findings to inform our approach to video recording in the future.</p><p> </p><p>There is an existing process for those who wish to audio record their face-to-face assessment. The video recording pilot does not affect these existing arrangements.</p> more like this
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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less than 2019-06-06T14:54:18.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T14:54:18.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Peter Grant more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Market Research more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she takes to ensure market research conducted for her Department has provision for deaf people to respond. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Inverclyde more like this
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Ronnie Cowan more like this
star this property uin 257774 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
star this property answer text <p>The DWP uses the <a href="https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6018" target="_blank">Research Marketplace Dynamic Purchasing System</a> to contract its social research. All service providers registered on the System are obliged to operate within the stipulations of all prevailing disability legislation in operation within the UK.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, all social research the Department undertakes complies with the principles laid out in the Government Social Research <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/515296/ethics_guidance_tcm6-5782.pdf" target="_blank">‘Ethical Assurance for Social Research in Government’</a> framework. This includes Principle 3 (Enabling participation), which states that:</p><p> </p><p>‘The potential impact of choices in research design (such as sample design, data collection method and so on) on participation should be considered. In particular, the effect of research design on such groups as ethnic minorities, those with caring responsibilities, and those with physical or mental impairment should be considered. Consideration should be given to issues likely to act as a barrier to participation, and reasonable steps taken to address these.’</p><p> </p><p>Accessibility requirements are therefore considered on a project by project basis in accordance with this Principle.</p>
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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less than 2019-06-07T14:07:02.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-07T14:07:02.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ronnie Cowan more like this
1129215
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 Employment: Disability 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 Disability Confident employers have employed a disabled person since achieving Disability Confident status. 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 258940 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 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>DWP does not track individual Disability Confident employers’ workforces. However, last year we published the results of survey research, commissioned from Ipsos MORI, which explored the effect that signing up to the Disability Confident scheme has had on employers’ recruitment and retention attitudes and practices with regards to disabled people.</p><p> </p><p>The researchers interviewed employers of all sizes, ranging from very small organisations with low levels of staff turnover to large companies employing thousands. Across all employers interviewed, half said they had recruited at least one person with a disability, long-term health or mental health condition as a result of joining the scheme. Among larger employers, nearly two thirds reported the same.</p><p> </p><p>The full report may be viewed here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disability-confident-survey-of-participating-employers" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disability-confident-survey-of-participating-employers</a></p><p> </p><p>Last year we also published the ‘Voluntary reporting on disability, mental health and wellbeing: A framework to support employers to voluntarily report on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace’. This framework was developed in partnership with large employers and expert partners (including leading charities) to support organisations to record and voluntarily report information on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.</p><p> </p><p>The government believes that transparency and reporting are effective levers in driving the culture change required to build a more inclusive society. The framework is a short guide to support employers to take a first step on the journey towards greater transparency.</p><p> </p><p>The framework can be viewed here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/voluntary-reporting-on-disability-mental-health-and-wellbeing/voluntary-reporting-on-disability-mental-health-and-wellbeing-a-framework-to-support-employers-to-voluntarily-report-on-disability-mental-health-an" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/voluntary-reporting-on-disability-mental-health-and-wellbeing/voluntary-reporting-on-disability-mental-health-and-wellbeing-a-framework-to-support-employers-to-voluntarily-report-on-disability-mental-health-an</a></p>
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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less than 2019-06-06T15:01:33.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:01:33.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this