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star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Gaza more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with counterparts in the EU and elsewhere on the obligations Israel has under UN Security Council Resolution 1860 and the Agreement on Movement and Access within it to open the Gaza crossings. 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 8531 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
star this property answer text <p>We support the full implementation of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1860. Many of the underlying problems that UNSCR 1860 sought to address in Gaza still exist. The UK frequently urges the parties to address these problems and to take the necessary steps to ensure Gaza’s reconstruction and economic recovery. During his recent visit to the region, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) urged the Israeli Government to ease restrictions on Gaza and pushed both parties to prioritise progress towards reaching a durable solution. We continue to work with our partners in the EU and elsewhere to drive forward progress in Gaza, including by seeking to address many of the issues highlighted in UNSCR 1860.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 8532 more like this
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less than 2015-09-11T10:59:19.85Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T10:59:19.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham remove filter
416240
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Gaza: UN Resolutions 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1860; and if he will make a statement. 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 8532 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
star this property answer text <p>We support the full implementation of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1860. Many of the underlying problems that UNSCR 1860 sought to address in Gaza still exist. The UK frequently urges the parties to address these problems and to take the necessary steps to ensure Gaza’s reconstruction and economic recovery. During his recent visit to the region, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) urged the Israeli Government to ease restrictions on Gaza and pushed both parties to prioritise progress towards reaching a durable solution. We continue to work with our partners in the EU and elsewhere to drive forward progress in Gaza, including by seeking to address many of the issues highlighted in UNSCR 1860.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 8531 more like this
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less than 2015-09-11T10:59:19.973Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T10:59:19.973Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham remove filter
390322
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Staff 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 Health, what research his Department has (a) conducted and (b) commissioned on the relationship between safe staffing levels and clinical outcomes; and if he will make a statement. 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 7462 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) commissions research evidence to improve the quality, accessibility and organisation of health services through the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research programme. Research of particular relevance to the relationship between staffing levels and clinical outcomes includes:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- a published study of the efficient use of the maternity workforce and the implications for safety and quality in maternity care:</p><p> </p><p>- <a href="http://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/hsdr/volume-2/issue-38#abstract" target="_blank">www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/hsdr/volume-2/issue-38#abstract</a></p><p> </p><p>- a current study on the future of 24/7 care: investigating the links between staffing levels, patient access and inequalities in health outcomes:</p><p> </p><p>- <a href="http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/projects/hsdr/1212848" target="_blank">www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/projects/hsdr/1212848</a></p><p> </p><p>- a current study on nurse staffing levels, missed vital signs observations and mortality in hospital wards:</p><p> </p><p>- <a href="http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/projects/hsdr/1311417" target="_blank">www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/projects/hsdr/1311417</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The programme is currently commissioning research on measuring nursing input, workload, activity and care. In addition to this, my Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health announced on 16 July that NHS Improvement will have safety and quality at the heart of the organisation's remit and Dr Mike Durkin's safety function will move there. One of Dr Durkin's early priorities will be working with the Chief Nursing Officer to complete the work started by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on safe staffing levels. This will be independently reviewed by NICE, the Chief Inspector of hospitals, and Sir Robert Francis to ensure it meets the high standards of care the National Health Service aspires to.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 7463 more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T16:40:56.623Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T16:40:56.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ben Gummer more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham remove filter
390321
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Staff 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 Health, what plans his Department has to commission research on safe staffing levels and clinical outcomes. 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 7463 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) commissions research evidence to improve the quality, accessibility and organisation of health services through the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research programme. Research of particular relevance to the relationship between staffing levels and clinical outcomes includes:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- a published study of the efficient use of the maternity workforce and the implications for safety and quality in maternity care:</p><p> </p><p>- <a href="http://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/hsdr/volume-2/issue-38#abstract" target="_blank">www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/hsdr/volume-2/issue-38#abstract</a></p><p> </p><p>- a current study on the future of 24/7 care: investigating the links between staffing levels, patient access and inequalities in health outcomes:</p><p> </p><p>- <a href="http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/projects/hsdr/1212848" target="_blank">www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/projects/hsdr/1212848</a></p><p> </p><p>- a current study on nurse staffing levels, missed vital signs observations and mortality in hospital wards:</p><p> </p><p>- <a href="http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/projects/hsdr/1311417" target="_blank">www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/projects/hsdr/1311417</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The programme is currently commissioning research on measuring nursing input, workload, activity and care. In addition to this, my Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health announced on 16 July that NHS Improvement will have safety and quality at the heart of the organisation's remit and Dr Mike Durkin's safety function will move there. One of Dr Durkin's early priorities will be working with the Chief Nursing Officer to complete the work started by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on safe staffing levels. This will be independently reviewed by NICE, the Chief Inspector of hospitals, and Sir Robert Francis to ensure it meets the high standards of care the National Health Service aspires to.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 7462 more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T16:40:56.733Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T16:40:56.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ben Gummer more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham remove filter
720576
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-04-13more like thismore than 2017-04-13
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Health Professions: Cleveland 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 Health, how many (a) full and (b) part-time general practice clinical staff (i) left and (ii) began employment in (A) Stockton North constituency and (B) Stockton South constituency in (1) 2013-14, (2) 2014-15 and (3) 2015-16. 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 70343 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-25more like thismore than 2017-04-25
star this property answer text <p>We are able to offer figures by area, and not by practice. The data do not count individuals according to whether they are full-time or part-time workers. We are able to offer total numbers by full-time equivalent (FTE), where one FTE is equal to 37.5 hours per week, and by head count.</p><p>The attached document details the number of full-time equivalents and head count figures for:</p><p>- General practitioners (excluding locums);</p><p>- Nurses; and</p><p>- Direct patient care staff.</p><p>The totals cover the following areas:</p><p>- NHS England Durham, Darlington and Tees Area Team;</p><p>- NHS England Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Area Team;</p><p>- NHS England North (Cumbria and North East); and</p><p>- NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group.</p><p>The figures are broken down by year and run from 2013 to 2016. Data from September 2015 onwards is not comparable with previous years due to a change in the data collection methodology.</p><p>The Department does not keep data at the level of leavers and joiners at constituency level.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Warrington South more like this
star this property answering member printed David Mowat more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 70344 more like this
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less than 2017-04-25T15:16:04.017Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-25T15:16:04.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Mowat more like this
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star this property file name PQ70343 attached document.xlsx more like this
star this property title PQ70343 attached document more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham remove filter
720577
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-04-13more like thismore than 2017-04-13
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Health Professions: Cleveland 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 Health, how many full-time equivalent clinical staff there were in each GP practice in (a) Stockton North constituency and (b) Stockton South constituency in (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16; and how many such staff were working (A) part and (B) full-time. 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 70344 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-25more like thismore than 2017-04-25
star this property answer text <p>We are able to offer figures by area, and not by practice. The data do not count individuals according to whether they are full-time or part-time workers. We are able to offer total numbers by full-time equivalent (FTE), where one FTE is equal to 37.5 hours per week, and by head count.</p><p>The attached document details the number of full-time equivalents and head count figures for:</p><p>- General practitioners (excluding locums);</p><p>- Nurses; and</p><p>- Direct patient care staff.</p><p>The totals cover the following areas:</p><p>- NHS England Durham, Darlington and Tees Area Team;</p><p>- NHS England Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Area Team;</p><p>- NHS England North (Cumbria and North East); and</p><p>- NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group.</p><p>The figures are broken down by year and run from 2013 to 2016. Data from September 2015 onwards is not comparable with previous years due to a change in the data collection methodology.</p><p>The Department does not keep data at the level of leavers and joiners at constituency level.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Warrington South more like this
star this property answering member printed David Mowat more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 70343 more like this
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less than 2017-04-25T15:16:04.077Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-25T15:16:04.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Mowat more like this
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star this property file name PQ70343 attached document.xlsx more like this
star this property title PQ70343 attached document more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham remove filter
720843
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-04-13more like thismore than 2017-04-13
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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 State Retirement Pensions: Females 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 estimate he has made of the number of women born in the 1950s affected by the change in the state pension age who have access to an occupational or private pension. 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 70331 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-24more like thismore than 2017-04-24
star this property answer text <p>All women born in the 1950s from 6 April 1950 onwards are affected by changes to State Pension age under the Pensions Acts of 1995 and 2011. The estimated number of women in Great Britain born in the 1950s affected by the changes to State Pension age is 3.48 million.</p><p> </p><p>The latest figures on pension wealth, from the Wealth and Assets Survey, show that, in the period July 2012 to June 2014, 66 per cent of women aged 55-64 in Great Britain had pensions wealth. This would include those still paying into an occupational or personal pension and those accessing their pensions.</p><p> </p><p>Further information on private pension wealth can be found in chapter 6 of the Wealth and Assets Survey, at: <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/personalandhouseholdfinances/incomeandwealth/compendium/wealthingreatbritainwave4/2012to2014/chapter6privatepensionwealthwealthingreatbritain2012to2014" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/personalandhouseholdfinances/incomeandwealth/compendium/wealthingreatbritainwave4/2012to2014/chapter6privatepensionwealthwealthingreatbritain2012to2014</a></p><p> </p><p>The latest figures from the Annual Population Survey, from July 2015 to June 2016, show that, of the 3.73 million women in the United Kingdom aged 56 to 65 inclusive at that time (the closest age grouping matching the women in question from the data available), 1,919,000 (51%) were in employment, 55,000 (1%) were unemployed, 955,000 (26%) were retired, and the remaining 806,000 (22%) were economically inactive for other reasons.</p><p> </p><p>The latest figures on Jobseeker’s Allowance are for March 2017, when there were around 34,000 women in Great Britain aged 55 and over in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance. These data can be found at: <a href="https://www.nomisweb.co.uk" target="_blank">https://www.nomisweb.co.uk</a>.</p><p> </p><p>A small additional number of women in this age group will instead have been in receipt of Universal Credit, which replaces Jobseeker’s Allowance and five other benefits and tax credits.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 70332 more like this
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less than 2017-04-24T12:05:30.523Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-24T12:05:30.523Z
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4068
star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham remove filter
720844
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-04-13more like thismore than 2017-04-13
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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 State Retirement Pensions: Females 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 estimate he has made of the number of women born in the 1950s affected by the change in state pension age who (a) have remained in employment, (b) are registered for and in receipt of jobseeker's allowance and (c) have retired early. 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 70332 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-24more like thismore than 2017-04-24
star this property answer text <p>All women born in the 1950s from 6 April 1950 onwards are affected by changes to State Pension age under the Pensions Acts of 1995 and 2011. The estimated number of women in Great Britain born in the 1950s affected by the changes to State Pension age is 3.48 million.</p><p> </p><p>The latest figures on pension wealth, from the Wealth and Assets Survey, show that, in the period July 2012 to June 2014, 66 per cent of women aged 55-64 in Great Britain had pensions wealth. This would include those still paying into an occupational or personal pension and those accessing their pensions.</p><p> </p><p>Further information on private pension wealth can be found in chapter 6 of the Wealth and Assets Survey, at: <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/personalandhouseholdfinances/incomeandwealth/compendium/wealthingreatbritainwave4/2012to2014/chapter6privatepensionwealthwealthingreatbritain2012to2014" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/personalandhouseholdfinances/incomeandwealth/compendium/wealthingreatbritainwave4/2012to2014/chapter6privatepensionwealthwealthingreatbritain2012to2014</a></p><p> </p><p>The latest figures from the Annual Population Survey, from July 2015 to June 2016, show that, of the 3.73 million women in the United Kingdom aged 56 to 65 inclusive at that time (the closest age grouping matching the women in question from the data available), 1,919,000 (51%) were in employment, 55,000 (1%) were unemployed, 955,000 (26%) were retired, and the remaining 806,000 (22%) were economically inactive for other reasons.</p><p> </p><p>The latest figures on Jobseeker’s Allowance are for March 2017, when there were around 34,000 women in Great Britain aged 55 and over in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance. These data can be found at: <a href="https://www.nomisweb.co.uk" target="_blank">https://www.nomisweb.co.uk</a>.</p><p> </p><p>A small additional number of women in this age group will instead have been in receipt of Universal Credit, which replaces Jobseeker’s Allowance and five other benefits and tax credits.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 70331 more like this
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less than 2017-04-24T12:05:30.587Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-24T12:05:30.587Z
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4068
star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham remove filter
715807
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
star this property answering body
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 Carers: Pensions 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 information his Department holds on the trends in the number of carers withdrawing their private pensions before reaching state pension age. 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 70110 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-18more like thismore than 2017-04-18
star this property answer text <p>The government does not hold data on the number of carers withdrawing their private pensions to access the pension freedoms. The introduction of the pension freedoms offered individuals more choice on how to manage their financial affairs. The Government believes that in general people should be trusted to make their own choices about how to use their pension savings in later life - that includes access due to caring or ill health.</p><p> </p><p>Many people with caring responsibilities can and do balance work and care, and this helps them plan for and boost their retirement income, and maintain wellbeing in later life. In recognition Government is working to ensure that adult carers can be supported to remain in and return to work. For example Government is working with stakeholders on a Carers Strategy to strengthen the support that is available to carers and has ensured that carers are central to its reforms to care and support with stronger rights in the Care Act 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Through its recent Fuller Working Lives Strategy and its Work, Health and Disability Green Paper, the government has set out to ensure that wherever possible people with health conditions can be supported to remain in and return to work. This is good for both their finances, health and wellbeing. People who are unable to work and who are in receipt of certain welfare benefits will receive National Insurance credits to ensure they continue to build up Qualifying Years for their State Pension.</p><p> </p><p>We are working with industry bodies, consumer representatives, the Treasury, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Pensions Regulator to interpret emerging research and data findings, and actively monitoring the market to understand the choices that consumers are making and identify emerging concerns.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 70182 more like this
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less than 2017-04-18T16:39:45.047Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-18T16:39:45.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham remove filter
715813
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
star this property answering body
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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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 assessment he has made of the implications for the financial security of people who are unable to work who withdraw their pensions before they reach the state pension age. 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 70182 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-18more like thismore than 2017-04-18
star this property answer text <p>The government does not hold data on the number of carers withdrawing their private pensions to access the pension freedoms. The introduction of the pension freedoms offered individuals more choice on how to manage their financial affairs. The Government believes that in general people should be trusted to make their own choices about how to use their pension savings in later life - that includes access due to caring or ill health.</p><p> </p><p>Many people with caring responsibilities can and do balance work and care, and this helps them plan for and boost their retirement income, and maintain wellbeing in later life. In recognition Government is working to ensure that adult carers can be supported to remain in and return to work. For example Government is working with stakeholders on a Carers Strategy to strengthen the support that is available to carers and has ensured that carers are central to its reforms to care and support with stronger rights in the Care Act 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Through its recent Fuller Working Lives Strategy and its Work, Health and Disability Green Paper, the government has set out to ensure that wherever possible people with health conditions can be supported to remain in and return to work. This is good for both their finances, health and wellbeing. People who are unable to work and who are in receipt of certain welfare benefits will receive National Insurance credits to ensure they continue to build up Qualifying Years for their State Pension.</p><p> </p><p>We are working with industry bodies, consumer representatives, the Treasury, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Pensions Regulator to interpret emerging research and data findings, and actively monitoring the market to understand the choices that consumers are making and identify emerging concerns.</p>
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