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1087073
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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Offices: Franchises 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many new Post Office branch franchise opportunities are available in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) Northern Ireland. and (d) each region of England. 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 231519 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 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p>While the Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office, it allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business. Matters relating to postmasters, network transformation and the operation of post offices by retailers are operational matters for the Post Office. I have therefore asked Post Office Limited to write to the hon Member on these matters. A copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-03-15T12:01:06.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T12:01:06.593Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows remove filter
1086751
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Office: Compensation 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the total amount is of compensation paid from the public purse to sub-postmasters who have left the network under Post Office Ltd's network transformation programme. 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 230832 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 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>While the Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office, it allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business. Matters relating to postmasters, network transformation and the operation of post offices by retailers are operational matters for the Post Office. I have therefore asked Post Office Limited to write to the hon Member on these matters. A copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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230835 more like this
230836 more like this
230837 more like this
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less than 2019-03-15T12:01:55.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T12:01:55.75Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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107884
unstar this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows remove filter
1086755
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Office: Resignations 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many sub-postmasters have conditionally resigned from the Post Office Network but are not able to leave because an alternative cannot be found which would allow them to receive the government-funded leavers payment. 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 230835 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 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>While the Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office, it allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business. Matters relating to postmasters, network transformation and the operation of post offices by retailers are operational matters for the Post Office. I have therefore asked Post Office Limited to write to the hon Member on these matters. A copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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230832 more like this
230836 more like this
230837 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-03-15T12:01:55.813Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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107883
unstar this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows remove filter
1083674
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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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 Case Examiner 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, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2019 to Question 210057, for each available year, what the (a) mean and (b) median waiting time is for complaints (i) which are not resolved within eight weeks of being accepted, (ii) which are not settled within 15 weeks of the investigation commencing and (iii) where an ICE report is not issued within 20 weeks of the investigation commencing. 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 229798 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 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
unstar this property answer text <p>Whilst high level clearance target performance data is routinely included in the Independent Case Examiner’s Annual Report, the Office only retain case specific information for 26 months following case closure, and as such the requested information is only available for 2017/18 and the current reporting year. The available information is provided in the tables below.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Resolution</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Mean - Time taken to resolve complaints that were not cleared within 8 weeks of the complaint being accepted for investigation</p></td><td><p>Median - Time taken to resolve complaints that were not cleared within 8 weeks of the complaint being accepted for investigation</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18 (April to March)</p></td><td><p>11 weeks</p></td><td><p>10 weeks</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19 (April to February 2019)</p></td><td><p>11 weeks</p></td><td><p>10 weeks</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Settlement</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Mean - Time taken to settle complaints that were not cleared within 15 weeks of the investigation commencing</p></td><td><p>Median - Time taken to settle complaints that were not cleared within 15 weeks of the investigation commencing</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18 (April to March)</p></td><td><p>23 weeks</p></td><td><p>21 weeks</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19 (April to February 2019)</p></td><td><p>23 weeks</p></td><td><p>22 weeks</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>ICE Report</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Mean - Time taken to issue ICE Reports in those cases that were not concluded within 20 weeks of the investigation commencing</p></td><td><p>Median - Time taken to issue ICE Reports in those cases that were not concluded within 20 weeks of the investigation commencing</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18 (April to March)</p></td><td><p>30 weeks</p></td><td><p>28 weeks</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19 (April to February 2019)</p></td><td><p>27 weeks</p></td><td><p>26 weeks</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </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 2019-03-12T15:58:27.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T15:58:27.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows remove filter
1083675
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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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 Case Examiner 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, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2019 to Question 217031 on Independent Case Examiner, what the (a) mean and (b) median waiting time is for complainants who are not informed within four weeks of whether their complaint has been accepted for investigation in each of the last three years. 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 229799 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 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Independent Case Examiner’s Office can only accept a complaint for investigation once it has (a) established that the complainant has exhausted the relevant business complaints process, and (b) reached agreement with the complainant regarding the scope of any investigation. The Office retain case specific information for 26 months following case closure, and as such the requested information is only available for 2017/18 and the current reporting year. The available information is provided in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Mean – Time taken to inform complainants whether their complaint could be accepted for investigation, in those cases that exceeded the four week internal target</p></td><td><p>Median – Time taken to inform complainants whether their complaint could be accepted for investigation, in those cases that exceeded the four week internal target</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18 (April to March)</p></td><td><p>11 weeks</p></td><td><p>8 weeks</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19 (Year to date – April to February)</p></td><td><p>15 weeks</p></td><td><p>11 weeks</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </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 2019-03-12T15:44:46.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T15:44:46.903Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows remove filter
1083677
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Offices: Closures 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many post offices are temporarily closed in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales, and (d) Northern Ireland. 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 229801 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 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>While the Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office, it allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business. Temporary closures across the UK is an operational matter for the Post Office. I have therefore asked the Group Chief Executive of Post Office Limited to write to the hon Member on this matter. A copy of the reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T17:55:01.863Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T17:55:01.863Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows remove filter
1083678
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Offices: Closures 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) main, (b) local, (c) community, and (d) outreach post offices are temporarily closed in (i) Scotland, (ii) England, (iii) Wales, and (iv) Northern Ireland. 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 229802 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 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>While the Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office, it allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business. Temporary closures by branch types across the UK is an operational matter for the Post Office. I have therefore asked the Group Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write to the hon Member on this matter. A copy of the reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T17:55:51.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T17:55:51.41Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows remove filter
1083679
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Office: Resignations 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many sub-postmasters have resigned since the start of the Post Office Ltd's network transformation programme. 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 229803 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 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>While the Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office, it allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business. The number of sub-postmaster resignations since the start of the network transformation programme is an operational matter for the Post Office. I have therefore asked the Group Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write to the hon Member on this matter. A copy of the reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T17:56:30.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T17:56:30.393Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows remove filter
1081728
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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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 Bereavement Support 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, for what reason her Department does not pay bereavement support to widows and widowers where tacit consent to marriage with their former partner was not given but where the material circumstances of their relationship were the same as those of a married couple. 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 228066 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 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
unstar this property answer text <p>Marriage and civil partnerships are legal contracts that are associated with certain rights, including inheritance, recognition in the tax system and entitlement to certain benefits.</p><p> </p><p>A key principle of the National Insurance system is that all rights to benefits derived from another person’s contributions, such as bereavement benefits, are based on the concept of legal marriage or civil partnership.</p><p> </p><p>Under Scottish law, in certain circumstances, a person can be classed as married by cohabitation with habit and repute. Marriage by habit and repute was abolished for new relationships in 2006 by the Family Law (Scotland) Act. Marriages deemed to have been constituted prior to the 4 May 2006 are still recognised as such for benefit purposes.</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 2019-03-07T10:38:56.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T10:38:56.807Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows remove filter
1077704
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
star this property answering body
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
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, to what extent auditors of health assessment reports on claimants of personal independence payment are independent from her Department. 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 226157 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 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
unstar this property answer text <p>Auditors of health assessment reports on claimants of Personal Independence Payment are not independent of DWP; they are independent of the Assessment Providers.</p><p> </p><p>The DWP independent audit function, which was rolled out across the contracts in 2016, is used to judge how the providers are performing against set quality targets to ensure that the advice provided to the Department’s decision makers is of suitable quality, fully explained and justified.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-03-04T16:51:45.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-04T16:51:45.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows remove filter