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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Jobcentres more like this
unstar 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 average distance a claimant travels to reach their nearest job centre for an appointment; and what the average distance is in rural areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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star this property uin 121062 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 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
star this property answer text <p>DWP does not collect information on the travel times and distances for individual claimants.</p><p> </p><p>When DWP looked at proposed jobcentre closures, there was a reasonable expectation that claimants can travel 3 miles or 20 minutes by public transport to a new jobcentre location from their existing jobcentre.</p><p> </p><p>There are large areas of the country where claimants have always travelled further than this.</p><p> </p><p>If claimants are experiencing any difficulties with accessing DWP services, they should discuss their issues with their work coach who will be happy to help overcome any issues affecting their claim or work search.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ged Killen more like this