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Welfare Reform Bill

John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the likely annual costs to (a) his Department and (b) other Government departments and agencies of the information sharing provisions in Schedule 3 of the Welfare Reform Bill. [261068]

Jonathan Shaw: The details of the administrative and IT costs of data sharing are still under discussion with the Home Office and Ministry of Justice.

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