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93049
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star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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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 remove filter
unstar 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, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Rutherglen and Hamilton West on 20 February 2012, Official Report, column 655W, on employment and support allowance: work capability assessment, what the average wait was for an employment and support allowance applicant between completing the ESA 50 questionnaire and undergoing the work capability assessment in the most recent year for which data are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Sheila Gilmore more like this
star this property uin 210064 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 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The average time from receipt of an ESA50 to the completion of face to face work capability assessment (for both Employment and Support Allowance and Incapacity Benefit Reassessment), for the period from January 2014 to September 2014, was 102 working days.</p><p> </p><p>Maximus Health and Human Services Ltd. has been awarded the contract to succeed Atos Healthcare from March 2015, to undertake Work Capability Assessments. The priority for MAXIMUS Health and Human Services Ltd will be to transition the service smoothly from the current provider, stabilise the operation to deliver the best service possible for claimants, increase the volume of assessments carried out and reduce waiting times without compromising quality.</p><p> </p><p>We are continuing to work closely with Atos under the current contract and process claims as quickly as possible.</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 2014-11-17T13:23:39.507Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T13:23:39.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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3965
unstar this property label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance 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, with reference to page 44 of Information about Secondary Legislation Arising from the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill, published by his Department in January 2008, if he will publish the report of the evaluation to test the links between payments of child maintenance and client behaviour concerning the repayment of other financial commitments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Sheila Gilmore more like this
star this property uin 214209 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 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The report ‘Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill: Disclosure of Information to credit reference agencies - exploratory analysis’ was published by the Department in 2008 and a copy is attached.</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 2014-11-17T12:22:06.047Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T12:22:06.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property file name PQ214209 - Disclosure of Information to Credit Reference Agencies Exploratory Analysis.pdf more like this
star this property title Disclosure Information/ Exploratory Analysis more like this
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3965
unstar this property label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore remove filter
142313
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Welfare State: Reform 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 7 July 2014 to Question 203664, when he plans to start the public consultation on the implementation of section 40 of the Welfare Reform Act 2008. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Sheila Gilmore more like this
star this property uin 213703 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 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I will be making a written ministerial statement soon to address this issue.</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 2014-11-11T13:59:23.1303267Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T13:59:23.1303267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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3965
unstar this property label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore remove filter
142314
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance 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 7 July 2014 to Question 203665, when he plans to publish a report on the initial findings of the series of behaviour change trials carried out by his Department to test different interventions that tackle barriers that prevent parents making regular child maintenance payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Sheila Gilmore more like this
star this property uin 213702 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 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The series of behaviour change trials are now complete, and full evaluation is on-going. Where appropriate, findings will be published once full evaluation is complete. Trials that we have found to be successful are already being considered for wider implementation and we will be incorporating the learning from all our trials into our approach to tackling compliance and arrears.</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 2014-11-11T13:49:08.2520235Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T13:49:08.2520235Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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3965
unstar this property label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore remove filter
93048
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance 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, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Edinburgh East of 10 December 2012, Official Report, column 47W, on employment and support allowance, what average time was taken by his Department's decision makers to issue a decision to employment and support allowance claimants following receipt of advice from Atos Healthcare in the most recent year for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Sheila Gilmore more like this
star this property uin 210063 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 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property answer text <p>The average time between the recommendation made by Atos Healthcare and the decision reached by the Department’s decision maker is 14 days. This refers to all initial decisions made on new Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claims started in 2013.</p><p> </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 2014-10-20T16:37:49.0166907Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T16:37:49.0166907Z
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1520
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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3965
unstar this property label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore remove filter
93368
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Jobseeker's Allowance 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 21 July 2014 to Question 205883, what the full cost, including apportioned indirect costs, is of processing a new claim for jobseeker's allowance; and what the full cost is of a jobseeker's allowance interview. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Sheila Gilmore more like this
star this property uin 210314 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 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property answer text <p><strong>Please see table below:</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>Unit Cost - Total Costs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>JSA Claims (Incl LMDM)</p></td><td><p>£ 27.16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(WS) JSA NJI Advice</p></td><td><p>£ 46.48</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The cost of processing a New Claim for Jobseekers’ Allowance is provided in JSA Claims. We have provided the unit costs for 13/14. The Unit Cost is the average cost of one JSA Claim through the process.</p><p> </p><p>For the costs of a jobseekers' allowance interview, we have provided the New Jobseekers’ interview Unit cost for 13/14 under JSA NJI advice. The Unit Cost is the average cost of one New Jobseekers’ interview.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-10-20T16:08:07.8133654Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T16:08:07.8133654Z
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4084
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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3965
unstar this property label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore remove filter
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star this property date less than 2014-10-10more like thismore than 2014-10-10
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what average time was taken between an employment and support allowance applicant undergoing a work capability assessment and advice being submitted to a decision maker for decision in the most recent year for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Sheila Gilmore more like this
star this property uin 209953 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 2014-10-17more like thismore than 2014-10-17
star this property answer text <p>Completed assessment reports are available to the Department within 24 hours of the assessment taking place.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A regular sample of cases is submitted for audit before being available to the Department. For the last year around 9% of cases were audited, these being available to the Department in an average of 15 working days after the assessment.</p><p> </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 2014-10-17T13:12:05.5058876Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-17T13:12:05.5058876Z
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1520
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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3965
unstar this property label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore remove filter
93367
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance 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 21 July 2014 to Question 205882, what the full cost, including apportioned indirect costs, is of initiating payment of employment and support allowance (ESA) at the assessment rate; what the full cost is of an ESA change; and how many changes ESA claimants require on average per year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Sheila Gilmore more like this
star this property uin 210313 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 2014-10-17more like thismore than 2014-10-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Please see the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Operational Operating Costs</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Unit Cost</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total DWP</strong></p><p><strong>Operating Costs</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Unit Cost - Total Costs</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>ESA</strong><strong> Claims</strong></p></td><td><p>£21,639,678.74</p></td><td><p>£25.09</p></td><td><p>£59,680,390.98</p></td><td><p>£66.66</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>ESA</strong><strong> Changes (Incl WCA)</strong></p></td><td><p>£61,465,559.37</p></td><td><p>£12.74</p></td><td><p>£143,414,434.36</p></td><td><p>£28.52</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Customers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>ESA</strong><strong> Changes Processed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Average Number of Changes</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>ESA</strong><strong> Changes</strong></p></td><td><p>1,880,822</p></td><td><p>5,028,874</p></td><td><p>2.67</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The cost of initiating payment of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) at the assessment rate is provided in ESA Claims. We have provided the annual costs for 13/14 and the Unit Costs. The Unit Cost is the average cost of one ESA Claim through the process.</p><p> </p><p>We have provided the annual cost for ESA changes 13/14 and the unit costs. The Unit Cost is the average cost of one ESA change being made.</p><p> </p><p>We have calculated the average number of changes required by ESA claimants in 13/14 by dividing the number of ESA changes processed by the number of ESA customers.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
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 2014-10-17T12:59:08.3736682Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-17T12:59:08.3736682Z
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1520
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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3965
unstar this property label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore remove filter
91652
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Domestic Visits 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 14 July 2014, Official Report, column 583W, on domestic visits, what domestic visits he has made since January 2013; and what the purpose of each such visit was. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Sheila Gilmore more like this
star this property uin 209079 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 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State regularly visits Departmental offices across the country to meet with staff providing services to DWP customers. He also makes regular visits to external organisations in relation to welfare reform. Details of any events where hospitality is provided are published regularly by the Cabinet Office and are available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-ministers-hospitality-and-gifts" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-ministers-hospitality-and-gifts</a></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 2014-10-13T09:57:33.9157319Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T09:57:33.9157319Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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3965
unstar this property label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore remove filter
89856
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star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time was between (a) an employment and support allowance applicant submitting an ESA 50 questionnaire and undergoing a work capability assessment, (b) an employment and support allowance applicant undergoing a work capability assessment and advice being submitted to a decision-maker and (c) advice being submitted to a decision-maker and a decision being issued to an employment and support allowance applicant in each year since 2008. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Sheila Gilmore more like this
star this property uin 207460 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 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-09-03T14:19:12.5567143Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-03T14:19:12.5567143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
star this property tabling member
3965
unstar this property label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore remove filter