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  • Social Security Benefits: Ashfield

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of households in Ashfield that would be affected by a household benefit cap of £23,000.

  • Housing Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will increase the discretionary housing payments fund when the benefit cap is reduced to £23,000 per year; and if he will make a...

  • Social Security Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the information his Department holds on regional differences in the effect of the benefits cap on families of different...

  • Housing Benefit: Young People

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 May 2015 to Question 144, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) claimants aged 18 to 21 with...

  • Social Security Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the benefit cap will be lowered to for individual (a) young adults, (b) pregnant women, (c) veterans, (d) disabled people and (e) other...

  • Housing Benefit: Young People

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he plans to take to ensure that planned changes in entitlement to housing benefit for people aged under 22 do not adversely affect...

  • Local Housing Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has made an assessment of the effect on tenants of capping housing allowance rate rises at one per cent per year.

  • Universal Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have waited more than five weeks from making an application before receiving their first payment.

  • Employment and Support Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the work-related activity group for employment and support allowance have died while in receipt of that benefit.

  • Employment and Support Allowance: Terminal Illnesses

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been fast-tracked into the support group for employment and support allowance as a result of being terminally ill.

  • Council Tax Benefits: Barking and Dagenham

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were in receipt of council tax benefit in March 2013 in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

  • Housing Benefit: Barking and Dagenham

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many housing benefit claimants there were in employment in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2013-14, (c)...

  • Social Rented Housing: Barking and Dagenham

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many social housing tenants are under the age of 65 in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

  • Social Security Benefits: Ashfield

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families in Ashfield constituency were in receipt of benefits in excess of £26,000 per year before the introduction of the...

  • Social Security Benefits: Aberdeen

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people had their benefits sanctioned in Aberdeen in each of the last 12 quarters for which figures are available.

  • Private Rented Housing: Rents

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate in what proportion of broad market rental areas (a) a couple with children, (b) a single parent with three children and...

  • Funerals

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of people who are unable to afford a low-cost funeral; and what steps his Department is taking to assist such...

  • Department for Work and Pensions: Internet

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the usability of the Stat-Xplore website.

  • Social Security Benefits: Mental Illness

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of claimants receiving benefits pertaining to a mental health condition who have been given an assessment of...

  • Children: Poverty

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the number of children in the borough of Walsall living in poverty in (a) households including a person who is...

  • Housing Benefit: Greater London

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been awarded in discretionary housing payments by each local authority in London (a) in total, (b) to people affected by the...

  • Social Security Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people affected by the household benefit cap who were placed by the local authority in temporary accommodation were placed outside...

  • Personal Independence Payment: Renfrewshire

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what average length of time applicants in Renfrewshire have waited for personal independence payment assessments since the start of their...

  • Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what sanctions have been issued by each Jobcentre Plus in each month in 2014.

  • Child Tax Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he will estimate how many people who would otherwise be eligible for universal credit who would not be so eligible if the child...

  • Universal Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the pilot schemes aimed at in-work claimants.

  • Social Security Benefits: East Lothian

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people had their benefits sanctioned in East Lothian in each of the last 12 quarters for which figures are available.

  • Social Security Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the feasibility of seconding Job Centre staff to do outreach sessions at food banks to support people who are...