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star this property date less than 2017-04-26more like thismore than 2017-04-26
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Welfare: Microplastics 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2017 to Question 69988, whether her Department plans to make an assessment of the effect of microplastics on the welfare of land animals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 72012 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 2017-05-02more like thismore than 2017-05-02
star this property answer text <p><B>The House of Commons was prorogued before the earliest date of answer for this Question.</B></p> more like this
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less than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Z
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
724557
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-04-26more like thismore than 2017-04-26
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Ivory: Sales 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2017 to Question 69979, for what reason that Answer does not refer to any assessment of the effectiveness of the ban on the sale of antique ivory objects made after 1947. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 72014 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 2017-05-02more like thismore than 2017-05-02
star this property answer text <p><B>The House of Commons was prorogued before the earliest date of answer for this Question.</B></p> more like this
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less than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Z
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
224857
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Billing 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of undisputed invoices her Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies paid within five days in the last period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Mr Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 226075 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 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
star this property answer text <p>This table sets out the proportion (%) of undisputed invoices paid within five days in Core Defra, its executive agencies and its Non-Departmental Public Bodies in the period April to December 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Organisation</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Core Defra</p></td><td><p>98%</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Executive Agencies:</em></p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Animal and Plant Health Agency</p></td><td><p>97%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Food and Environment Research Agency</p></td><td><p>74%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rural Payments Agency</p></td><td><p>87%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Veterinary Medicines Directorate</p></td><td><p>98%</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Executive Non-Departmental Public Bodies:</em></p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (see Note)</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Consumer Council for Water</p></td><td><p>94%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Environment Agency</p></td><td><p>95%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Joint Nature Conservation Committee</p></td><td><p>54%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Marine Management Organisation</p></td><td><p>99%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>National Forest Company</p></td><td><p>64%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Natural England</p></td><td><p>99%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew</p></td><td><p>71%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sea Fish Industry Authority</p></td><td><p>52%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Note: The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board does not attempt to make payments within 5 days, but rather pays within agreed terms, which are 30 days as standard.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Neither the Core Department nor its executive agencies or Non-Departmental Public Bodies routinely capture or monitor whether their suppliers are signatories to the Prompt Payment Code.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Neither the Core Department nor its executive agencies or Non-Departmental Public Bodies routinely capture or monitor whether their suppliers pay their subcontractors within 30 days, where such subcontractors are employed.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
226152 more like this
226184 more like this
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less than 2015-03-10T17:49:08.603Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-10T17:49:08.603Z
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1504
star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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4128
unstar this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
224859
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Billing 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of suppliers to her Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies are signatories to the Prompt Payment Code. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Mr Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 226152 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 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
star this property answer text <p>This table sets out the proportion (%) of undisputed invoices paid within five days in Core Defra, its executive agencies and its Non-Departmental Public Bodies in the period April to December 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Organisation</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Core Defra</p></td><td><p>98%</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Executive Agencies:</em></p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Animal and Plant Health Agency</p></td><td><p>97%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Food and Environment Research Agency</p></td><td><p>74%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rural Payments Agency</p></td><td><p>87%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Veterinary Medicines Directorate</p></td><td><p>98%</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Executive Non-Departmental Public Bodies:</em></p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (see Note)</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Consumer Council for Water</p></td><td><p>94%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Environment Agency</p></td><td><p>95%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Joint Nature Conservation Committee</p></td><td><p>54%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Marine Management Organisation</p></td><td><p>99%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>National Forest Company</p></td><td><p>64%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Natural England</p></td><td><p>99%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew</p></td><td><p>71%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sea Fish Industry Authority</p></td><td><p>52%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Note: The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board does not attempt to make payments within 5 days, but rather pays within agreed terms, which are 30 days as standard.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Neither the Core Department nor its executive agencies or Non-Departmental Public Bodies routinely capture or monitor whether their suppliers are signatories to the Prompt Payment Code.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Neither the Core Department nor its executive agencies or Non-Departmental Public Bodies routinely capture or monitor whether their suppliers pay their subcontractors within 30 days, where such subcontractors are employed.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
226075 more like this
226184 more like this
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less than 2015-03-10T17:49:08.73Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-10T17:49:08.73Z
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1504
star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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4128
unstar this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
224860
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Billing 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of suppliers to her Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies paid subcontractors within 30 days in the last period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Mr Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 226184 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 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
star this property answer text <p>This table sets out the proportion (%) of undisputed invoices paid within five days in Core Defra, its executive agencies and its Non-Departmental Public Bodies in the period April to December 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Organisation</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Core Defra</p></td><td><p>98%</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Executive Agencies:</em></p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Animal and Plant Health Agency</p></td><td><p>97%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Food and Environment Research Agency</p></td><td><p>74%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rural Payments Agency</p></td><td><p>87%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Veterinary Medicines Directorate</p></td><td><p>98%</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Executive Non-Departmental Public Bodies:</em></p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (see Note)</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Consumer Council for Water</p></td><td><p>94%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Environment Agency</p></td><td><p>95%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Joint Nature Conservation Committee</p></td><td><p>54%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Marine Management Organisation</p></td><td><p>99%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>National Forest Company</p></td><td><p>64%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Natural England</p></td><td><p>99%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew</p></td><td><p>71%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sea Fish Industry Authority</p></td><td><p>52%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Note: The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board does not attempt to make payments within 5 days, but rather pays within agreed terms, which are 30 days as standard.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Neither the Core Department nor its executive agencies or Non-Departmental Public Bodies routinely capture or monitor whether their suppliers are signatories to the Prompt Payment Code.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Neither the Core Department nor its executive agencies or Non-Departmental Public Bodies routinely capture or monitor whether their suppliers pay their subcontractors within 30 days, where such subcontractors are employed.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
226075 more like this
226152 more like this
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less than 2015-03-10T17:49:08.903Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-10T17:49:08.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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4128
unstar this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
179593
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star this property date less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Training 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's training budget was in each of the last three financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 224494 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
star this property answer text <p>The Core Department does not budget at a level of detail that allows for the identification of annual training budgets. The information requested can therefore not be provided.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table below sets out details of spend on training within Core Defra in the last three complete financial years. This information can also be found in the Department’s published Annual Reports and Accounts.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Spend on Training (£000)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>1,191</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>1,353</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>1,105</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 224513 more like this
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less than 2015-02-25T15:55:26.043Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-25T15:55:26.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
179592
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Training 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department spent on training in each of the last three financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 224513 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
star this property answer text <p>The Core Department does not budget at a level of detail that allows for the identification of annual training budgets. The information requested can therefore not be provided.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table below sets out details of spend on training within Core Defra in the last three complete financial years. This information can also be found in the Department’s published Annual Reports and Accounts.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Spend on Training (£000)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>1,191</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>1,353</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>1,105</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 224494 more like this
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less than 2015-02-25T15:55:26.137Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-25T15:55:26.137Z
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1504
star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
177155
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Water Charges 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 29 Jaunuary 2015 from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Water, Forestry, Rural Affairs and Water Management, Official Report, column 987, on water companies: social tariff, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on entitlement to water companies' social tariff schemes and to benefit entitlements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame M. Morris more like this
star this property uin 222833 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
star this property answer text <p>There are currently eight water companies across England and Wales that offer a social tariff to help their customers with affordability. The companies are: Affinity Water, Anglian Water, Bristol Water, Dŵr Cymru (Welsh Water), South West Water, Sutton &amp; East Surrey Water, Thames Water and Wessex Water. A further six companies will be introducing social tariffs from April 2015: Northumbrian Water, Severn Trent Water, South East Water, Southern Water, United Utilities and Yorkshire Water. The remaining four water companies either intend to have a social tariff in place by April 2016 or are currently consulting with their customers. The existing social tariffs currently support over 22,000 customers and are just one aspect of a much wider support package that all water companies provide, including WaterSure, customer assistance funds, support tariffs, debt advice and support with water efficiency.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has published guidance to the water companies and Ofwat on the introduction of social tariffs, which makes it clear that the companies are best placed to take decisions around the design of social tariffs. In consultation with their customers, each water company sets the eligibility for their own social tariff scheme, taking account of local circumstances and the needs of their customers. Many are also working with third sector organisations (Citizens Advice Bureaux, StepChange, etc.) to better target those customers that would benefit from support. All social tariffs must also be approved by Ofwat, within the context of each water companies’ individual charging schemes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Defra officials are holding discussions between officials from the Department for Work and Pensions and the water industry, to explore the options around using benefits data matching to improve targeting and administration of social tariffs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Through our guidance we have set a framework that is consistent across England, while giving the water companies the flexibility to respond to local needs and circumstances. A mandatory social tariff is a blunt instrument, not least because of the many variations across the regions, and further regulations would be an unnecessary burden. Shortly, almost all water companies will have social tariff schemes, developed in consultation with their customers, to ensure they are tailored to meet local needs and are acceptable to the people who will have to pay for them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
222834 more like this
222835 more like this
222894 more like this
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less than 2015-02-09T13:20:35.227Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T13:20:35.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
177157
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Water Charges 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2015 from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Water, Forestry, Rural Affairs and Water Management, Official Report, column 987, on water companies: social tariff, whether the criteria used by water companies for local social tarrif schemes are based on the eligibility criteria for universal credit and income support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame M. Morris more like this
star this property uin 222835 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
star this property answer text <p>There are currently eight water companies across England and Wales that offer a social tariff to help their customers with affordability. The companies are: Affinity Water, Anglian Water, Bristol Water, Dŵr Cymru (Welsh Water), South West Water, Sutton &amp; East Surrey Water, Thames Water and Wessex Water. A further six companies will be introducing social tariffs from April 2015: Northumbrian Water, Severn Trent Water, South East Water, Southern Water, United Utilities and Yorkshire Water. The remaining four water companies either intend to have a social tariff in place by April 2016 or are currently consulting with their customers. The existing social tariffs currently support over 22,000 customers and are just one aspect of a much wider support package that all water companies provide, including WaterSure, customer assistance funds, support tariffs, debt advice and support with water efficiency.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has published guidance to the water companies and Ofwat on the introduction of social tariffs, which makes it clear that the companies are best placed to take decisions around the design of social tariffs. In consultation with their customers, each water company sets the eligibility for their own social tariff scheme, taking account of local circumstances and the needs of their customers. Many are also working with third sector organisations (Citizens Advice Bureaux, StepChange, etc.) to better target those customers that would benefit from support. All social tariffs must also be approved by Ofwat, within the context of each water companies’ individual charging schemes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Defra officials are holding discussions between officials from the Department for Work and Pensions and the water industry, to explore the options around using benefits data matching to improve targeting and administration of social tariffs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Through our guidance we have set a framework that is consistent across England, while giving the water companies the flexibility to respond to local needs and circumstances. A mandatory social tariff is a blunt instrument, not least because of the many variations across the regions, and further regulations would be an unnecessary burden. Shortly, almost all water companies will have social tariff schemes, developed in consultation with their customers, to ensure they are tailored to meet local needs and are acceptable to the people who will have to pay for them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
222833 more like this
222834 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2015 from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Water, Forestry, Rural Affairs and Water Management, Official Report, column 987, on water companies: social tariff, which water companies have a social tariff scheme; how many customers benefit from each scheme; and what the eligibilty criteria are for each scheme. more like this
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Grahame M. Morris more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There are currently eight water companies across England and Wales that offer a social tariff to help their customers with affordability. The companies are: Affinity Water, Anglian Water, Bristol Water, Dŵr Cymru (Welsh Water), South West Water, Sutton &amp; East Surrey Water, Thames Water and Wessex Water. A further six companies will be introducing social tariffs from April 2015: Northumbrian Water, Severn Trent Water, South East Water, Southern Water, United Utilities and Yorkshire Water. The remaining four water companies either intend to have a social tariff in place by April 2016 or are currently consulting with their customers. The existing social tariffs currently support over 22,000 customers and are just one aspect of a much wider support package that all water companies provide, including WaterSure, customer assistance funds, support tariffs, debt advice and support with water efficiency.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has published guidance to the water companies and Ofwat on the introduction of social tariffs, which makes it clear that the companies are best placed to take decisions around the design of social tariffs. In consultation with their customers, each water company sets the eligibility for their own social tariff scheme, taking account of local circumstances and the needs of their customers. Many are also working with third sector organisations (Citizens Advice Bureaux, StepChange, etc.) to better target those customers that would benefit from support. All social tariffs must also be approved by Ofwat, within the context of each water companies’ individual charging schemes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Defra officials are holding discussions between officials from the Department for Work and Pensions and the water industry, to explore the options around using benefits data matching to improve targeting and administration of social tariffs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Through our guidance we have set a framework that is consistent across England, while giving the water companies the flexibility to respond to local needs and circumstances. A mandatory social tariff is a blunt instrument, not least because of the many variations across the regions, and further regulations would be an unnecessary burden. Shortly, almost all water companies will have social tariff schemes, developed in consultation with their customers, to ensure they are tailored to meet local needs and are acceptable to the people who will have to pay for them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
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