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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 and Support Allowance 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, by what date (a) new and (b) existing claims for employment and support allowance will end. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212375 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claims continue to be paid whilst a claimant continues to satisfy the conditions of entitlement. Once the Work Capability Assessment process has been completed claimants will be given a prognosis period which advises when their claim is likely to be reviewed. However, routine repeat reassessments are currently suspended for the time-being to concentrate resources on the processing of new claims.</p><p>Claims to ESA only end when an individual is found to be ineligible for the benefit or there has been a significant improvement in an individual’s functional capability.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T15:03:43.1994169Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T15:03:43.1994169Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
102078
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star this property date less than 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 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, if he will raise the carer's allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212851 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 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The level of Carer’s Allowance is considered by the Secretary of State as part of the annual benefit uprating process. The benefit rates for 2015 will be announced in December and will come in to force from April next year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T14:46:39.4975764Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:46:39.4975764Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
102079
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Carers 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 people spending fewer than 35 hours a week caring for someone with substantial caring needs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212852 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 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The number of informal carers (those who provide help for an adult or child within or outside the household), as recorded in the Family Resources Survey, is 5.6 million. Of these, it is estimated that 71% are providing less than 35 hours care per week. The FRS is known to underestimate the number of carers and the true figure is likely to be higher than this.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the number of those being cared for with ‘substantial care needs’ is not available as it is not possible to identify those individuals and their carers in existing survey or administrative datasets.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T14:52:45.8381816Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:52:45.8381816Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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101509
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Children: Poverty 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, if he will make an estimate of the potential effect on child poverty of a freeze on (a) tax credits and (b) child benefit in 2016-17 and 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212373 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Under this Government, the number of children in relative poverty has fallen by 300,000.</p><p> </p><p>This Government has no plans to freeze (a) tax credits or (b) child benefit.</p><p> </p><p>As such, there are currently no plans to provide estimates of the potential effects on child poverty of a freeze to any of these benefits. Such assessments would only be provided in reference to Government policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T15:55:29.430964Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T15:55:29.430964Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
101512
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Children: Poverty 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, if he will make an estimate of the potential effect on child poverty of a freeze on (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) universal credit, (c) income support, (d) the work-related activity group component of employment and support allowance and (e) local housing allowance rates in housing benefit in 2016-17 and 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212372 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Under this Government, the number of children in relative poverty has fallen by 300,000.</p><p> </p><p>This Government has no plans to freeze the main rates of (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) universal credit, (c) income support, (d) the work-related activity group component of employment and support allowance and (e) local housing allowance rates in housing benefit.</p><p> </p><p>As such, there are currently no plans to provide estimates of the potential effects on child poverty of a freeze to any of these benefits. Such assessments would only be provided in reference to Government policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T16:07:17.8036176Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T16:07:17.8036176Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 and Support Allowance: 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 the total cost has been of administering successful appeals against employment and support allowance sanctions in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 217738 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 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p>We are unable to answer this request as we do not differentiate between successful &amp; unsuccessful appeals to ESA when calculating activity costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-12-11T11:50:55.19Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T11:50:55.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans that universal credit will be available to (a) couples and (b) households with children throughout the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212146 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the Written Ministerial Statement made by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Official Report, 13th October 2014, Column. 16WS.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T13:08:45.6989058Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T13:08:45.6989058Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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101511
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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Social Security Benefits 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 proportion of households claiming (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) universal credit, (c) income support, (d) the work-related activity group component of employment and support allowance and (e) local housing allowance rates in housing benefit are (i) in work and (ii) have dependent children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212370 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of local housing allowance awards each month is published at: <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The requested information for Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) and Income Support (IS) taken from the Family Resources Survey (FRS) is shown below:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Of households where at least one member receives Jobseeker's Allowance:</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>proportion where at least one adult is in work:</p></td><td><p>42%</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>proportion with at least one dependent child:</p></td><td><p>36%</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Of households where at least one member receives Income Support:</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>proportion where at least one adult is in work:</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>proportion with at least one dependent child:</p></td><td><p>55%</p></td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: Family Resources Survey 2012/13</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><p>1. The Family Resources Survey (FRS) is a nationally representative sample of UK households.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2. The figures from the Family Resources Survey are based on a sample of households which have been adjusted for non-response using multi-purpose grossing factors which align the Family Resources Survey to former Government Office Region population by age and sex. Estimates are subject to sampling error and remaining non-response error.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>3. Percentages have been rounded to the nearest 1 per cent.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>4. Relative to administrative records, the FRS is known to under-report benefit receipt. For more details please see the Methodology chapter of the FRS publication: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/325491/family-resources-survey-statistics-2012-2013.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/325491/family-resources-survey-statistics-2012-2013.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>5. A dependant child is an individual aged under 16, or aged 16-19 and: not married, in a civil partnership, or living with a partner; and living with parents or another responsible adult; and in full-time non-advanced education or in unwaged government training.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>6. A household is in work if at least one member who is not a dependant child is employed or self-employed, either full- or part-time using the International Labour Organisation definitions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The information requested for the work related activity group of ESA is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The department publishes a wide range of statistics relating to children in workless households, by benefit, which includes those receiving Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) with child dependants (Table 4). This information links our data with that for Child Benefit HMRC data and is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-in-out-of-work-benefit-households-statistics-31-may-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-in-out-of-work-benefit-households-statistics-31-may-2013</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Background guidance on the use and interpretation of the figures is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://statistics.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd1/ben_hholds/cb_hholds_guidance.pdf" target="_blank">http://statistics.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd1/ben_hholds/cb_hholds_guidance.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The information requested on Universal Credit is not currently available.</p><p> </p><p>The Department published its strategy for releasing Official Statistics on Universal Credit in September 2013. These statistics will be published in accordance with the relevant protocols in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. As outlined in the strategy officials are currently quality assuring data for Universal Credit therefore it is not yet possible to give a definitive list of what statistics will be provided in the future.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department will however be publishing statistics on the proportion of people claiming Universal Credit who are in work on the 12 November 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit statistics and the Department’s release strategy can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/universal-credit-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/universal-credit-statistics</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:59:22.0701184Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:59:22.0701184Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
101227
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Housing Benefit 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 (a) pensioner households and (b) disabled people are in receipt of local housing allowance in (i) the UK, (ii) each region and (iii) each local authority. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212145 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 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The information requested in respect of Housing Benefit (HB) claimants is published and can be found at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information can be found at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information for Northern Ireland is the responsibility of the Department for Social Development. Northern Ireland statistics can be found at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research/benefit_publications.htm" target="_blank">http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research/benefit_publications.htm</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information on those households containing someone registered as disabled is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T14:36:03.5226152Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T14:36:03.5226152Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification 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 jobseeker's allowance (JSA) claimants have had their JSA sanctioned whilst going through the employment and support allowance appeals process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 217734 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 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. It should be noted that Employment Support Allowance (ESA) is payable whilst a person is appealing against a decision finding them fit for work. However, claimants may choose to claim JSA if they wish.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-11T15:44:35.183Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T15:44:35.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter