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star this property date less than 2015-11-03more like thismore than 2015-11-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property hansard heading Jobseeker's Allowance: Expenditure 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 much of the welfare budget was spent on jobseeker's allowance claimants in 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 14558 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
star this property answer text <p>Total Jobseeker’s Allowance expenditure in 2014/15 was £3,065m.</p><p>Detailed information on benefit expenditure is available in our Benefit Expenditure tables which can be found at:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2015</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-11-09T15:50:25.307Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-09T15:50:25.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-03more like thismore than 2015-11-03
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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
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star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Expenditure 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 much of the welfare budget was spent on employment and support allowance, incapacity benefit and income support claimants or universal credit claims with sickness or disability elements in 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 14568 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
star this property answer text <p>The benefit expenditure for 2014/15 is in the table below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td>Benefit</td><td>2014/15 expenditure £m</td></tr><tr><td>Employment &amp; Support Allowance</td><td>12,827</td></tr><tr><td>Incapacity Benefit</td><td>245</td></tr><tr><td>Income Support incapacity</td><td>389</td></tr><tr><td>Severe Disablement Allowance</td><td>735</td></tr><tr><td>Total</td><td>14,196</td></tr></tbody></table><p>Severe Disablement Allowance is a non-contributory version of Incapacity Benefit and is included here for completeness. Information on the sickness or disability element of Universal Credit is currently unavailable.</p><p>Detailed information on benefit expenditure is available in our Benefit Expenditure tables which can be found at: <br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2015" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2015</a></p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-11-09T15:41:48.39Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-09T15:41:48.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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425789
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-03more like thismore than 2015-11-03
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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
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star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Expenditure 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 much of the welfare budget was spent on the state pension in 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 14569 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 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
star this property answer text <p>Total State Pension expenditure in 2014/15 was £86,516m.</p><p>Detailed information on benefit expenditure is available in our Benefit Expenditure tables which can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2015" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2015</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-11-09T14:43:14.22Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-09T14:43:14.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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425791
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-03more like thismore than 2015-11-03
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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
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star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Immigrants 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 benefit claimants in 2014-15 were not British citizens. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 14571 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
star this property answer text <p>The information as requested is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-11-09T15:22:53.653Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-09T15:22:53.653Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
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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
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star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether benefits for people with disabilities will be exempt from the freeze on working-age benefits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 27720 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 2016-03-01more like thismore than 2016-03-01
star this property answer text <p>The Welfare Reform and Work Bill introduces a four-year freeze for the main rates of most working-age benefits from 2016-17 to 2019-20, as part of the Government’s welfare reforms that are moving the country to a higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare society.</p><p> </p><p>The freeze does not apply to benefits related to the additional costs of disability, such as Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment; to the support group component of Employment and Support Allowance or the limited capability for work and work-related activity amount in Universal Credit; or to the disability premiums in Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support or Housing Benefit. Carers benefits and premiums are also exempted from the freeze.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2016-03-01T16:19:45.79Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-01T16:19:45.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
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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
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star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of which policy areas within his Department's remit will be affected by the outcome of the EU referendum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 41979 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-11more like thismore than 2016-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister has been clear that the negotiation for Britain’s future relationship with Europe will need to begin under a new Prime Minister, and we have now got to look at all the detailed arrangements. In the meantime, Departments continue to deliver the Government agenda.</p><p> </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 2016-07-11T15:54:11.62Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-11T15:54:11.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-09more like thismore than 2017-01-09
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Labour Mobility more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many civil servants in each unit of his Department are in the redeployment pool. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 59157 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 2017-01-16more like thismore than 2017-01-16
star this property answer text <p>DWP does not operate a redeployment pool. Employees whose role is no longer required are managed within their business area and will continue to do meaningful work for the Department. When a new permanent role becomes available, these members of staff will be given priority. Of our 83,332 employees, 23 are currently in this temporary position.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-01-16T14:54:02.023Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-16T14:54:02.023Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-28more like thismore than 2017-02-28
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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
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star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment 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 long the training programme is for a personal independence payment assessor. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 65857 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-07more like thismore than 2017-03-07
star this property answer text <p>All Health Professionals (HPs) working on the delivery of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments must be either an occupational therapist, level 1 nurse, physiotherapist, paramedic or doctor. They must also be fully registered and have at least two years’ post full-registration experience. In addition to their profession, the Department recognises the importance of ensuring that individuals also have sufficient experience, skills and training to carry out their duties and PIP providers are required to ensure that the HPs carrying out assessments have knowledge of the clinical aspects and likely functional effects of a wide range of health conditions and impairments.</p><p> </p><p>All new assessors complete one month of intensive training in disability analysis which includes a functional evaluation as to how medical conditions and the long-term medical treatment of those conditions affect an individual’s ability to perform day-to-day activities. This is followed by on-going professional training and support which continues for the duration of their employment in the role.</p><p> </p><p>Final approval to work as a health assessor must be conferred by the Department for Work and Pension’s Chief Medical Adviser on behalf of the Secretary of State.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2017-03-07T13:45:20.17Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-07T13:45:20.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-28more like thismore than 2017-02-28
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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
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star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to improve the personal independence payment assessment process to reduce the number of successful appeals against assessments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 65859 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-08more like thismore than 2017-03-08
star this property answer text <p>In the period between April 2013 – September 2016, 1.9m PIP decisions were made. Of these, 3% were overturned on appeal.</p><p> </p><p>Throughout the claim and any reconsideration process, the DWP encourages and guides claimants to provide evidence and information that would be useful for their Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment.</p><p> </p><p>We are continuing to improve the PIP process. For example, there are plans to test a new version of the ‘How your disability affects you’ form with claimants to see whether this improves their experience of claiming PIP. In addition we are carrying out our own evaluation, commissioning an external research contractor to look at people’s experiences of claiming PIP at different stages of the claimant journey.</p><p> </p><p>We look forward to considering the recommendations from Paul Gray’s second Independent Review of PIP which is due to be published by April.</p><p> </p><p>We will also shortly be introducing service user panels to take real-time feedback from claimants on their experiences of claiming PIP and consider areas for further improvement.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2017-03-08T13:18:34.263Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-08T13:18:34.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-16more like thismore than 2017-03-16
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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
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star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what state pensions payments have been made to UK citizens living in the EU in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 68235 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-23more like thismore than 2017-03-23
star this property answer text <p>No information is available concerning the number of UK citizens who are in receipt of a UK State Pension. This is because the UK State Pension is a contributory based pension payable worldwide regardless of nationality to those who meet the eligibility criteria.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1</strong> shows the annual expenditure of the State Pension in the EU (excluding the UK) and how many individuals received the State Pension in EU countries (excluding the UK) in each year.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: State Pension recipients and expenditure in the EU (excluding the UK)</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>State Pension expenditure in EU (excl. UK) - <br> figures in £ millions, nominal terms</strong></p></td><td><p>1,490</p></td><td><p>1,628</p></td><td><p>1,669</p></td><td><p>1,749</p></td><td><p>1,814</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Number of recipients of State Pension in the EU (excl. UK)</strong></p></td><td><p>431,500</p></td><td><p>444,400</p></td><td><p>455,700</p></td><td><p>464,500</p></td><td><p>470,400</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/554118/state-pension-by-country-2015-16.ods" target="_blank">State Pension expenditure by country of residence, 1995/96 to 2015/16</a></p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk" target="_blank">DWP’s Work and Pension Longitudinal Study (WPLS)</a></p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 2</strong> shows the weekly standard rate of the basic State Pension (bSP) in each of the last six financial years. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/577674/abstract-of-statistics-2016.pdf" target="_blank">DWP’s Annual Abstract of Statistics</a> provides information on the uprating of the State Pension.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 2: Standard rate of basic State Pension for recipients living in EU countries</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Basic State Pension (weekly rate)</strong></p></td><td><p>£102.15</p></td><td><p>£107.45</p></td><td><p>£110.15</p></td><td><p>£113.10</p></td><td><p>£115.95</p></td><td><p>£119.30</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/576692/abstract-of-statistics-tables-2016.ods" target="_blank">Abstract of statistics 2016: tables</a></p><p> </p><p>A new State Pension has been introduced for those reaching State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016. The standard rate in 2016-17 is £155.65 a week.</p><p> </p><p>Further information on the cash values of all elements of the State Pension and annual percentage increases can be found here:</p><p> </p><p><strong>2012-13:</strong></p><p><a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130128102031/http:/www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/benefitrates2012.pdf" target="_blank">http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130128102031/http:/www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/benefitrates2012.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p><strong>2013-14 &amp; 2014-15:</strong></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/proposed-benefit-and-pension-rates-2014-to-2015" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/proposed-benefit-and-pension-rates-2014-to-2015</a></p><p> </p><p><strong>2015-16 &amp; 2016-17:</strong></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/480317/proposed_benefit_and_pension_rates_2016_to_2017.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/480317/proposed_benefit_and_pension_rates_2016_to_2017.pdf</a></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 68236 more like this
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less than 2017-03-23T15:40:02.617Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-23T15:40:02.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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