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star this property date less than 2014-03-21more like thismore than 2014-03-21
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Minister for Women and Equalities about highlighting the importance of women in the workplace in discussions on decent work at the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2014; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 193277 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 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Secretary of State has met the Minister for Women and Equalities on a number of occasions and they have discussed a range of issues. </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many social housing tenants who were liable to pay the under-occupancy penalty have moved house since 1 April 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 194296 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 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information is not readily available and has not previously been published as official statistics.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
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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
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Rhondda of 27 March 2014, Official Report, column 347W, on housing benefit: social rented sector, if he will commission a one year evaluation of the effects of the under-occupancy penalty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 194295 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>We have already commissioned a two year evaluation of the effects of the removal of the spare room subsidy across Great Britain. The evaluation commenced in April 2013 and is being led by Ipsos-MORI and includes the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research. The final report will be published in late 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
48110
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star this property date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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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
unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 2 April 2014, Official Report, column 724W, on housing benefit: social rented housing, if he will make an interim assessment of the effects of the under-occupancy penalty on rent arrears in the social rented sector in the first year of its introduction. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 196167 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>We have already commissioned a two year evaluation of the effects of the removal of the spare room subsidy across Great Britain. The evaluation commenced in April 2013 and is being led by Ipsos-MORI and includes the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research. The final report will be published in late 2015.</p><p>Rent arrears can have multiple causes and levels tend to fluctuate over time. A longer time frame than one year is required in order to factor out short-term fluctuations and to see whether and to what extent the removal of the spare room subsidy has impacted on rent arrears levels.</p><p>There is some evidence that rent arrears levels are falling, as the Homes and Communities Agency reported in February 2014 that the median level of arrears among larger housing associations had fallen from 4.1% in the second quarter of 2013-14 to 3.9% in the third quarter of 2013-14.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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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
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, pursuant to the Answer of 2 April 2014, Official Report, column 724W, on housing benefit: social rented housing, for what reasons his Department has determined that a longer timeframe than one year is required to assess the effects of the under-occupancy penalty on rent arrears in the social rented sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 196166 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 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Rent arrears can have multiple causes and levels tend to fluctuate over time. Analysis of monthly, quarterly or even a single year of arrears is insufficient to reliably remove these normal fluctuations, driven by both seasonal and general economic trends, and to determine whether and to what extent the removal of the spare room subsidy has impacted on rent arrears levels</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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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 hansard heading Children: Poverty 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 estimate of the potential effect on child poverty of a freeze on (a) tax credits and (b) child benefit in 2016-17 and 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 212373 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Under this Government, the number of children in relative poverty has fallen by 300,000.</p><p> </p><p>This Government has no plans to freeze (a) tax credits or (b) child benefit.</p><p> </p><p>As such, there are currently no plans to provide estimates of the potential effects on child poverty of a freeze to any of these benefits. Such assessments would only be provided in reference to Government policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T15:55:29.430964Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T15:55:29.430964Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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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 hansard heading Children: Poverty 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 estimate of the potential effect on child poverty of a freeze on (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) universal credit, (c) income support, (d) the work-related activity group component of employment and support allowance and (e) local housing allowance rates in housing benefit in 2016-17 and 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 212372 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Under this Government, the number of children in relative poverty has fallen by 300,000.</p><p> </p><p>This Government has no plans to freeze the main rates of (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) universal credit, (c) income support, (d) the work-related activity group component of employment and support allowance and (e) local housing allowance rates in housing benefit.</p><p> </p><p>As such, there are currently no plans to provide estimates of the potential effects on child poverty of a freeze to any of these benefits. Such assessments would only be provided in reference to Government policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T16:07:17.8036176Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T16:07:17.8036176Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons his Department has not published data on the effects of the under-occupancy penalty on the number of social housing tenants who have moved home or fallen into rent arrears. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 194297 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>It is still too early in the policy's lifetime to draw any firm conclusions as to its effect, including the number of tenants who have moved home. Rent arrears can have multiple causes and levels tend to fluctuate over time. A longer timeframe than one year is required in order to see whether and, if so, to what extent the removal of the spare room subsidy has impacted on rent arrears levels.</p><p>A consortium led by Ipsos-MORI and which includes the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research has been commissioned to carry out a two year monitoring of the effects of the removal of the spare room subsidy measure across Great Britain.</p><p>The Homes and Communities Agency reported in February that the median level of arrears among the larger housing associations had fallen from 4.1% in the second quarter of 2013-14 to 3.9% in the third quarter of 2013-14.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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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 hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of households claiming (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) universal credit, (c) income support, (d) the work-related activity group component of employment and support allowance and (e) local housing allowance rates in housing benefit are (i) in work and (ii) have dependent children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 212370 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of local housing allowance awards each month is published at: <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The requested information for Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) and Income Support (IS) taken from the Family Resources Survey (FRS) is shown below:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Of households where at least one member receives Jobseeker's Allowance:</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>proportion where at least one adult is in work:</p></td><td><p>42%</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>proportion with at least one dependent child:</p></td><td><p>36%</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Of households where at least one member receives Income Support:</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>proportion where at least one adult is in work:</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>proportion with at least one dependent child:</p></td><td><p>55%</p></td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: Family Resources Survey 2012/13</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><p>1. The Family Resources Survey (FRS) is a nationally representative sample of UK households.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2. The figures from the Family Resources Survey are based on a sample of households which have been adjusted for non-response using multi-purpose grossing factors which align the Family Resources Survey to former Government Office Region population by age and sex. Estimates are subject to sampling error and remaining non-response error.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>3. Percentages have been rounded to the nearest 1 per cent.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>4. Relative to administrative records, the FRS is known to under-report benefit receipt. For more details please see the Methodology chapter of the FRS publication: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/325491/family-resources-survey-statistics-2012-2013.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/325491/family-resources-survey-statistics-2012-2013.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>5. A dependant child is an individual aged under 16, or aged 16-19 and: not married, in a civil partnership, or living with a partner; and living with parents or another responsible adult; and in full-time non-advanced education or in unwaged government training.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>6. A household is in work if at least one member who is not a dependant child is employed or self-employed, either full- or part-time using the International Labour Organisation definitions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The information requested for the work related activity group of ESA is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The department publishes a wide range of statistics relating to children in workless households, by benefit, which includes those receiving Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) with child dependants (Table 4). This information links our data with that for Child Benefit HMRC data and is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-in-out-of-work-benefit-households-statistics-31-may-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-in-out-of-work-benefit-households-statistics-31-may-2013</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Background guidance on the use and interpretation of the figures is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://statistics.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd1/ben_hholds/cb_hholds_guidance.pdf" target="_blank">http://statistics.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd1/ben_hholds/cb_hholds_guidance.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The information requested on Universal Credit is not currently available.</p><p> </p><p>The Department published its strategy for releasing Official Statistics on Universal Credit in September 2013. These statistics will be published in accordance with the relevant protocols in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. As outlined in the strategy officials are currently quality assuring data for Universal Credit therefore it is not yet possible to give a definitive list of what statistics will be provided in the future.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department will however be publishing statistics on the proportion of people claiming Universal Credit who are in work on the 12 November 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit statistics and the Department’s release strategy can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/universal-credit-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/universal-credit-statistics</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:59:22.0701184Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:59:22.0701184Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this