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star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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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
star this property hansard heading Public Health Funerals 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 pauper's funerals in each of the last three years; and what steps his Department is taking to support families on low incomes with the costs of funerals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 216270 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 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text <p /> <p>My department does not collect data on the number of Local Authority funerals.</p><p> </p><p>The Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme continues to provide help towards a simple, respectful, low-cost funeral and in 2013/14, over 33,000 awards were made worth £44.7 million, with an average award of £1,347.</p><p> </p><p>Social Fund Budgeting Loans are also available to those on income related benefits to cover costs relating to funeral expenses.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-12-02T11:44:12.043Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T11:44:12.043Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
48893
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star this property date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions 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 short-term benefit advances were made between April 2013 and March 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 196821 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 2014-05-01more like thismore than 2014-05-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>The total number of Short Term Benefit Advances made between April 2013 and March 2014 was 78,021.</p><p /> more like this
unstar 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 2014-05-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-01T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
91273
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star this property date less than 2014-09-09more like thismore than 2014-09-09
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Disadvantaged: EU Grants and Loans 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 the UK has drawn down from the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 208734 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 2014-09-12more like thismore than 2014-09-12
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>As the UK allocation from the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) is deducted from our European Social Fund and the European Regional Development Fund allocations, we minimised the adverse impact on those funds by taking the lowest possible allocation.</p><p> </p><p>The UK’s allocation for the period 2014-2020 is €3.96m in current prices.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 208735 more like this
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less than 2014-09-12T13:01:16.0968723Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-12T13:01:16.0968723Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
91274
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star this property date less than 2014-09-09more like thismore than 2014-09-09
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Disadvantaged: EU Grants and Loans 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 the UK was entitled to draw down from the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 208735 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 2014-09-12more like thismore than 2014-09-12
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>As the UK allocation from the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) is deducted from our European Social Fund and the European Regional Development Fund allocations, we minimised the adverse impact on those funds by taking the lowest possible allocation.</p><p> </p><p>The UK’s allocation for the period 2014-2020 is €3.96m in current prices.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 208734 more like this
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less than 2014-09-12T13:01:16.3312366Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-12T13:01:16.3312366Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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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
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 outstanding cases of social fund loan repayments his Department is curretnly pursuing; in what year each such loan was issued; what estimate he has made of the total value of such outstanding repayments; and how much his Department is paying a debt management service to pursue such repayments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 194152 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 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>At March 2013, there were 10,118,298 loans outstanding relating to 2,940,087 customers. The table below indicates the age of loans and their volumes and values.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Age of loan</p></td><td><p>Loans</p></td><td><p>Value £000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Five years and over</p></td><td><p>1,837,896</p></td><td><p>218,840</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Between one and five years</p></td><td><p>5,898,911</p></td><td><p>595,737</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Less than one year</p></td><td><p>2,381,491</p></td><td><p>373,729</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>10,118,298</p></td><td><p>1,188,306</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department pursues all debts available for recovery. Where we have difficulty with locating a customer and obtaining payment from them we will employ a private sector company to do this for us; for year ending March 2013 we paid £880,000 and recovered £6.1m.</p><p> </p><p>Data has been included for the financial year 2012-13, the latest year for which the audited Social Fund White Paper Account is available. The 2013-14 Account will be publicly available from July 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p>
unstar 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 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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478
star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-02more like thismore than 2014-05-02
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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
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 universal credit budgeting advances were made between April 2013 and April 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 197646 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 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Budgeting support is available at the start of a Universal Credit claim. The requested information is not currently available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
49784
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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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 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 contracted staff there are carrying out functions for his Department who are paid less than the Living Wage by (a) occupation, (b) location and (c) contractor. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 197971 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 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>DWP have discussed with contractors the payment of the London Living Wage. Telereal Trillium have worked with us so that from April 2014 all of their London based staff were paid at least the level of the living wage. Discussions are continuing with our other major contractor, Cofely.</p><p> </p><p>We intend to have the same negotiations regarding staff based across the regions where the situation is currently:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>REGION</p></td><td><p>NUMBER OF STAFF</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>539</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>309</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>885</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorks &amp; Humber</p></td><td><p>529</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>255</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>770</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Of England</p></td><td><p>252</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>279</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>366</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>307</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>TOTAL</p></td><td><p>4,493</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It is not possible to provide further breakdown of these figures as this information is commercially sensitive.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Jobseeker's Allowance 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, when he expects the independent review of jobseeker's allowance sanctions being conducted by Matthew Oakley to be laid before Parliament. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 204479 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>I refer the Rt. Hon. Member to the reply I gave the Rt. Hon. Member for East Ham, Stephen Timms, Official Report, 7 July 2014, column 106W.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-07-14T14:44:45.1714237Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T14:44:45.1714237Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Courts: Telephone Services 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 Justice, how many calls were made on higher-rate telephone numbers to (a) magistrates' courts, (b) county courts and county court money claims centres in England in 2012-13 and 2013-14; and what the average duration was of calls to such numbers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 198816 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>I refer the hon. Member to the replies given to him on 12 May 2014, Official Report, Columns 413-414W (for volume and average duration of calls), and on 10 April 2014, Official Report Columns 396-397W (for a note on money claims centres).</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T12:05:15.8750111Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T12:05:15.8750111Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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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, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on the housing benefit budget of limiting all rents to local authority rent levels. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 191578 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 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>It is not possible to make a meaningful assessment. Limiting all rents to local authority rent levels would be a dramatic change to the housing market. It is therefore not possible to reliably predict what would happen to the supply and demand for accommodation, especially in the private rented sector, and the impacts on housing benefit expenditure.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this