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star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 funding has been allocated to universal credit since June 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 222162 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 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Information about the funding allocated to Universal Credit is contained within the document: Universal Credit at Work, published by DWP in October 2014</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 2015-02-02T16:24:59.557Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Frank Field more like this
177596
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star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar 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, how many applications were made for short-term benefit advance in 2014; and how many of these applications were successful. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 223104 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 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is not available.</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 2015-02-09T16:35:36.217Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T16:35:36.217Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
177597
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star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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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
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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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 claimants have been sanctioned on (a) one, (b) two and (c) three occasions or more; and what the average length of each sanction is. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 223105 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 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested on the number of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) individuals receiving a decision to apply a sanction, by the number of sanctions, is published and can be found in table 1.7 of the publication at</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/jobseekers-allowance-and-employment-and-support-allowance-sanctions-decisions-made-to-june-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/jobseekers-allowance-and-employment-and-support-allowance-sanctions-decisions-made-to-june-2014</a></p><p> </p><p>The information requested in relation to JSA sanction durations is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</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 2015-02-09T14:20:57.343Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T14:20:57.343Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
177598
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star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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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
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, what the average time taken to process new claims for jobseeker's allowance was in 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 223107 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 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>There was an increase in the number of Jobseeker’s Allowance claims being cleared within 10 days by 18.9 percentage points, from 71.3 per cent in March 2013 to 90.2 per cent in March 2014.</p><p> </p><p>This is an increase in performance by 22.6 percentage points when compared with year ending April 2009 – March 2010 when it was 67.6%</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 2015-02-10T16:59:26.903Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T16:59:26.903Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading 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 Work and Pensions, how many calls were made to the winter fuel payment helpline 08459 151515 in each of the last five financial years; how much revenue was generated by these calls; and when he expects to end the use of this number. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 223167 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 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Calls to the winter fuel payment helpline were:</p><p> </p><p>· 2013/14 226,672</p><p>· 2012/13 303,610</p><p>· We do not hold data for the three financial years before 2012/13</p><p> </p><p>For the financial years of 2009/10 – 2013/14, the Department for Work and Pensions did not receive any revenue for the telephone number 08459 151515.</p><p> </p><p>The Winter Fuel Payment Helpline service can also be accessed by dialling 0345 9151515. Callers to 0845 9151515 are informed of the availability of the 0345 number option. There is still evidence that the 0845 option can be cheaper for some callers and as a result there are currently no plans to discontinue this number.</p><p> </p><p>DWP use of 0845 numbers will be reviewed once the impacts of Ofcom changes to 08 numbers are known. These changes are currently scheduled to be implemented in July 2015.</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 2015-02-09T14:03:42.423Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T14:03:42.423Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
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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 Members: Correspondence 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, when he expects to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birkenhead dated 20 October 2014 regarding the Government's Child Poverty Strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 224092 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 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p> </p><p>A reply is going out today, Monday 23 February.</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 2015-02-23T14:58:52.73Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T14:58:52.73Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-20more like thismore than 2015-02-20
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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 Universal Credit 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 place in the Library copies of the letter he wrote to the Rt hon. Member for East Ham on Universal Credit in January 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 224724 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 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions wrote to the Rt Hon Member for East Ham on 22 January. In line with the conventions of the House, correspondence between Ministers and MPs are confidential as far as the Department is concerned, and it is a matter for the MP to decide whether to make it more widely available. The Department has no issue if the Rt Hon Member for East Ham chooses to place a copy of the letter in the library.</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 2015-02-25T10:45:35.497Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-25T10:45:35.497Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-20more like thismore than 2015-02-20
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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 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 Work and Pensions, how many calls were made to (a) The Pension Service, 08456060265, (b) Personal Independence Payment, 08458503322, (c) Carer's Allowance Unit, 08456084321, and (d) Bereavement benefits, 08456088601, in each of the last five financial years; how much revenue was generated from calls to each of those numbers; and when he plans to end the use of those numbers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 224822 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 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
unstar this property answer text <p>Please see the attached table - PQ224822 Selected Volumes- detailing volume of calls made to (a) The Pension Service, 08456060265, (b) Personal Independence Payment, 08458503322, (c) Carer's Allowance Unit, 08456084321, and (d) Bereavement benefits, 08456088601, in each of the last five financial years. (Metric definition and limitations included within the attachment)</p><p>For the financial years 2014/15, 2013/14 and 2012/13, DWP received no revenue for the telephone number 08456060265. For the financial years 2014/15 and 2013/14, DWP received no revenue for the telephone number 08458503322. For the financial years 2014/15, 2013/14 and 2012/13, DWP received no revenue for the telephone number 08456084321. For the financial years 2014/15, 2013/14 and 2012/13, DWP received no revenue for the telephone number 08456088601.</p><p>DWP is already in the process of replacing all its 0845 number prefixes in use for its national helplines.</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 2015-02-25T17:48:08.77Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-25T17:48:08.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property file name PQ 224822 - Selected Volumes.xlsx more like this
star this property title PQ224822- Selected Volumes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
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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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unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Fraud more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much of his Department's expenditure is allocated to preventing, detecting and handling cases of fraud and error in the benefits system; and how many staff in his Department work on those issues. more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 224908 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 2015-02-26more like thismore than 2015-02-26
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Fraud and Error Service (FES), part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for the investigation of fraud against all benefits administered by DWP.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The 14/15 budget allocation for preventing, detecting and handling cases of fraud and error in the benefits system is:-</p><p><strong>£148.5m.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The headcount for FES at the end of January 2015 was 5,057 which is a full time equivalent of 4,502 staff.</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 2015-02-26T15:09:13.607Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-26T15:09:13.607Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
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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 Social Security Benefits: Fraud 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 prosecutions have been brought for benefit fraud in each year since 2010. more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 225103 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 2015-02-27more like thismore than 2015-02-27
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The table below represents the number of prosecutions for benefit fraud since 2010.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number prosecuted for benefit fraud</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-2010</p></td><td><p>8,198</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-2011</p></td><td><p>9,961</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-2012*</p></td><td><p>not available</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-2013</p></td><td><p>9,836</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-2014</p></td><td><p>9244</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>*</strong> Following a merger of DWP Prosecution Division (PD)with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in April 2012, the prosecution data for benefit fraud offences 2011/2012 was not gathered and the information from PD is no longer available in that format. The data available from DWP sources is not reliable in the context of this request.</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 2015-02-27T13:41:27.38Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-27T13:41:27.38Z
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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 Frank Field more like this