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star this property date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the (a) fairness and (b) viability of reforming the firefighters' pension scheme allow members to retire on the basis of length of service rather than age. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government is reforming all public service pension schemes to ensure that they remain fair to workers and sustainable for taxpayers. The transitional protection arrangements for the firefighters' pension schemes are set out in the Proposed Final Agreement which was published in May 2012. The transitional protections use age to calculate a member's entitlement to protection. More firefighters are protected from changes than any other large public service workforce.</p><p>There has been recent correspondence with the Fire Brigades Union on the scope and timing of discussions on this issue. Copies of this correspondence can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/firefighters-pension-scheme-reforms" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/firefighters-pension-scheme-reforms</a>.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 107178 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
49116
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star this property date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star 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 Communities and Local Government, whether he has (a) discussed with and (b) received any representations from the Fire Brigades Union regarding the adoption of a firefighters' pension scheme which would allow members to retire on the basis of length of service rather than age. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 107178 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government is reforming all public service pension schemes to ensure that they remain fair to workers and sustainable for taxpayers. The transitional protection arrangements for the firefighters' pension schemes are set out in the Proposed Final Agreement which was published in May 2012. The transitional protections use age to calculate a member's entitlement to protection. More firefighters are protected from changes than any other large public service workforce.</p><p>There has been recent correspondence with the Fire Brigades Union on the scope and timing of discussions on this issue. Copies of this correspondence can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/firefighters-pension-scheme-reforms" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/firefighters-pension-scheme-reforms</a>.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 107177 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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4009
star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
48991
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star this property date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many officials in his Department are employed on zero-hours contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Pamela Nash more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department has no employees with a zero hours contract.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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3909
unstar this property label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this
32172
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star this property date less than 2014-01-09more like thismore than 2014-01-09
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion and value of his Department's contracts have been let (a) under the restricted procedure, (b) by the open procedure, (c) via framework agreements and (d) via a tendering process involving the use of a pre-qualification questionnaire in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham East more like this
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Chris Leslie more like this
star this property uin 182696 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-07more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Since January 2011, central government departments have been required to publish on Contracts Finder information on the tenders issued and contracts they award with a value over £10,000 (excluding VAT) (www.gov.uk/contractsfinder).</p><p> </p><p>Public Procurement Regulations require that prescribed procurement procedures are used when procurements exceed the EU contract threshold values. This legal framework helps to ensure that public procurement is conducted in a fair and open manner both within the UK and across the EU.</p><p> </p><p>Less than two percent of all contracts were let under the restricted procedure in each of the last three years.</p><p> </p><p>In 2010/11 there was one contract let under the restricted procedure. This was for actuarial support to the independent commission on Equitable Life Payments that was set up by this government to recommend how best to fairly allocate funds provided for the Equitable Life Payments Scheme (ELPS) and had a contract value of £1million.</p><p> </p><p>In 2011/12 there were two contracts let under the restricted procedure. They were (i) Corporate Financial Advice framework contract (estimated contract value of £5 million over the 2 years but no guaranteed spend)and (ii) a contract for actuarial support for (ELPS) in making fair and transparent payments to Equitable Life policyholders who suffered financial losses as a result of Government maladministration which occurred in the regulation of Equitable Life. The contract value was £5.4 million.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The information requested for the proportion and value of HM Treasury contracts that have been let via framework agreements and where a tendering process involving the use of a pre-qualification questionnaire in each of the last three years is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Chris Leslie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-02-04more like thismore than 2014-02-04
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) contract staff in his Department as paid the living wage or above. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
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Mr David Ward more like this
star this property uin 186697 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>100% of permanent and temporary staff at HM Treasury are paid the Living Wage or above.</p><p> </p><p>HM Treasury fully complies with EU procurement directives and awards contracts on the basis of the best value for money for the taxpayer. Nevertheless, we have encouraged contractors to commit to paying a living wage and expect all employers to pay at least the national minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p>The Government supports businesses that choose to pay the Living Wage however the Government's main policy on wages is the National Minimum Wage, which has continued to protect the relative wages of the low paid. This is independently set by the Low Pay Commission at a level that maximises their wages without reducing employment prospect. It is for workers and employers to decide the level of wages above the minimum wage based on current circumstances. This includes the Government as a procurer and an employer. Over 95%, around 20 million employees earn above the minimum wage and the majority of public sector workers currently earn above the Living Wage.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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3923
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Ward more like this
45603
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Scotland Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Scotland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs in Scotland that depend on the UK's membership of the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glenrothes more like this
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Lindsay Roy more like this
star this property uin 194114 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Single Market gives UK businesses access to the world's largest trading bloc with 500 million people and 21 million companies generating £11 trillion in economic activity.</p><p>Since 1992, the UK's bilateral trade with EU member states has more than trebled and trade with Europe accounts for roughly 3.5 million jobs in the UK, around 11% of the workforce.</p><p>In 2012, Scottish exports to the EU are estimated to have amounted to approximately 45% of Scotland's total international exports (excluding oil and gas). The Government does not collate figures for the number of jobs in Scotland that depend on UK membership of the EU. However, independent analysis published by the Centre for Economics and Business Research in March 2014 suggested that, in 2011, approximately 335,000 jobs in Scotland were associated with Scottish exports to the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
star this property answering member printed David Mundell more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lindsay Roy more like this
45602
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Scotland Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Scotland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the number of homeless (a) single people and (b) families in Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glenrothes more like this
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Lindsay Roy more like this
star this property uin 194115 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Homelessness statistics in Scotland are published by the Scottish Government who gather the information from local authorities.</p><p>The last such publication was on 25 March 2014 and is available at:</p><p><a href="http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/RefTables/HomelessOcttoDec2013" target="_blank">http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/RefTables/HomelessOcttoDec2013</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
star this property answering member printed David Mundell more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
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1608
unstar this property label Biography information for Lindsay Roy more like this
45601
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Scotland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 2 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Scotland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on NHS Scotland; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glenrothes more like this
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Lindsay Roy more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>NHS is an almost devolved matter; the Secretary of State and I have had no such discussions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
star this property answering member printed David Mundell more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
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1608
unstar this property label Biography information for Lindsay Roy more like this
45790
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star this property date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many full-time equivalent staff work in his Department's Major Infrastructure Tracking Unit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stalybridge and Hyde more like this
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Jonathan Reynolds more like this
star this property uin 194287 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Major Infrastructure Tracking Unit is part of Infrastructure UK, a team of 70 FTE staff.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey more like this
star this property answering member printed Danny Alexander more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Danny Alexander more like this
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4119
unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Reynolds more like this
47203
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which 10 consultancy firms were paid the most by his Department in the last financial year; and how much each of those firms was paid. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham East more like this
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Chris Leslie more like this
star this property uin 195571 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The top ten companies which provided external assistance to the Ministry of Defence in financial year 2012-13 are listed in the attached table.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property file name Top 10 Consultancy Companies 2012.doc Table to answer 00917 (195571).doc more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Chris Leslie more like this