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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 Television: Licensing more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of providing free television licences to people over the age of 75 for qualifying residents in (a) the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency and (b) North Lanarkshire local authority area in (i) 2017-18 and (ii) 2018-19. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 266806 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>In the 2015 funding settlement, the Government agreed with the BBC that responsibility for the concession will transfer to the BBC in June 2020.</p><p>The government and the BBC agreed this is a fair deal for the BBC - in return we closed the iPlayer loophole and committed to increase the licence fee in line with inflation. And to help with financial planning, we agreed to provide phased transitional funding over 2 years to gradually introduce the cost to the BBC.</p><p>This reform was subject to public discussion and debated extensively during the passage of the Digital Economy Act 2017 through Parliament.</p><p>On 10 June 2019, the BBC <a href="https://www.bbc.com/aboutthebbc/reports/consultation/age-related-tv-licence-policy" target="_blank">announced</a> that the current scheme will end. From 1 June 2020, a free TV licence will only be available to a household with someone aged over 75 who receives Pension Credit.</p><p>The table below provides estimates of the costs for 2017/18 of providing free TV licences to people aged 75 and over in the geographical areas requested, in nominal prices. The figures for 2018/19 will be available in September.</p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Expenditure (£m) (Nominal)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(a) Motherwell and Wishaw constituency</strong></p></td><td><p>£0.85</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(b) North Lanarkshire local authority area</strong></p></td><td><p>£2.95</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
unstar this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T17:09:22.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T17:09:22.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1133309
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 Television: Licensing more like this
unstar 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 Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of providing free television licences to people over the age of 75 for qualifying residents in Norwich South constituency in (a) 2017-18 and (b) 2018-19. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Norwich South more like this
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Clive Lewis more like this
star this property uin 266801 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>In the 2015 funding settlement, the Government agreed with the BBC that responsibility for the concession will transfer to the BBC in June 2020.</p><p>The government and the BBC agreed this is a fair deal for the BBC - in return we closed the iPlayer loophole and committed to increase the licence fee in line with inflation. And to help with financial planning, we agreed to provide phased transitional funding over 2 years to gradually introduce the cost to the BBC.</p><p>This reform was subject to public discussion and debated extensively during the passage of the Digital Economy Act 2017 through Parliament.</p><p>On 10 June 2019, the BBC <a href="https://www.bbc.com/aboutthebbc/reports/consultation/age-related-tv-licence-policy" target="_blank">announced</a> that the current scheme will end. From 1 June 2020, a free TV licence will only be available to a household with someone aged over 75 who receives Pension Credit.</p><p>The table below provides estimates of the costs for 2017/18 of providing free TV licences to people aged 75 years and over in the geographical areas requested, in nominal prices. The figures for 2018/19 will be available in September.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Expenditure (£m) (Nominal)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Norwich South constituency</strong></p></td><td><p>£0.96</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p /><p><strong> </strong></p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T17:06:01.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T17:06:01.877Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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124931
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Clive Lewis more like this
1133313
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 Television: Licensing more like this
unstar 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 Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of providing free television licences to people over the age of 75 for qualifying residents in (a) Newcastle-under-Lyme constituency and (b) Staffordshire local authority area in (i) 2017-18 and (ii) 2018-19. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 266802 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>In the 2015 funding settlement, the Government agreed with the BBC that responsibility for the concession will transfer to the BBC in June 2020.</p><p>The government and the BBC agreed this is a fair deal for the BBC - in return we closed the iPlayer loophole and committed to increase the licence fee in line with inflation. And to help with financial planning, we agreed to provide phased transitional funding over 2 years to gradually introduce the cost to the BBC.</p><p>This reform was subject to public discussion and debated extensively during the passage of the Digital Economy Act 2017 through Parliament.</p><p>On 10 June 2019, the BBC <a href="https://www.bbc.com/aboutthebbc/reports/consultation/age-related-tv-licence-policy" target="_blank">announced</a> that the current scheme will end. From 1 June 2020, a free TV licence will only be available to a household with someone aged over 75 who receives Pension Credit.</p><p>The table below provides estimates of the costs for 2017/18 of providing free TV licences to people aged 75 and over in the geographical areas requested, in nominal prices. The figures for 2018/19 will be available in September.</p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Expenditure (£m) (Nominal)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Newcastle-under-Lyme constituency</strong></p></td><td><p>£0.98</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Staffordshire local authority area</strong></p></td><td><p>£9.66</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
unstar this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T17:02:17.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T17:02:17.923Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1133646
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Electoral Register: EU Nationals 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons EU citizens were not issued with an EU election voter registration and declaration form when they voted in local elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 267294 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>It is for individual Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) to decide how to fulfil their statutory duty to encourage participation by electors in the electoral process in the area in which they act and take the necessary steps to do so.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T16:59:10.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:59:10.5Z
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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4671
star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1132518
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Drugs more like this
unstar 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 Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2019 to Question 260706 on Prisons: Drugs, how many members of prison staff have been tested in the post-exposure testing programme in each of the last 24 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 265595 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>Her Majesty’s Prison &amp; Probation Service has been investigating and evaluating the risks of second-hand exposure to psychoactive substances to prison staff. A pilot programme was run at Holme House prison in 2018 which involved anonymous pre and post-shift sampling of 15 volunteers. 122 samples were tested, and no metabolites of synthetic cannabinoids were detected. On the advice of toxicologists from Public Health England, HMPPS subsequently embarked on a programme of post-incident testing in 10 prisons on the 1 March 2019. All samples require the consent of the member of staff. As of 7 June 2019, 28 members of staff have been offered testing post-incident, with 17 staff consenting and providing a sample.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>We are in the process of selecting 10 additional establishments to expand and accelerate the programme. The 10 prisons already included in the programme are HMPs Hewell, Ranby, Dartmoor, Holme House, Channing’s Wood, Low Newton, Durham, The Mount, Wymott and Portland.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 265594 more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T16:58:24.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:58:24.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1132517
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Drugs 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 Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2019 to Question 260706 on Prisons: Drugs, which 20 prisons are included in the post-exposure testing programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 265594 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>Her Majesty’s Prison &amp; Probation Service has been investigating and evaluating the risks of second-hand exposure to psychoactive substances to prison staff. A pilot programme was run at Holme House prison in 2018 which involved anonymous pre and post-shift sampling of 15 volunteers. 122 samples were tested, and no metabolites of synthetic cannabinoids were detected. On the advice of toxicologists from Public Health England, HMPPS subsequently embarked on a programme of post-incident testing in 10 prisons on the 1 March 2019. All samples require the consent of the member of staff. As of 7 June 2019, 28 members of staff have been offered testing post-incident, with 17 staff consenting and providing a sample.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>We are in the process of selecting 10 additional establishments to expand and accelerate the programme. The 10 prisons already included in the programme are HMPs Hewell, Ranby, Dartmoor, Holme House, Channing’s Wood, Low Newton, Durham, The Mount, Wymott and Portland.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 265595 more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T16:58:23.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:58:23.98Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
star this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1132506
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Reoffenders 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 Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May to Question 246971 on Reoffenders: Community Orders, if he will publish the offences included under the Miscellaneous Crimes Against Society category. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 265471 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The offences included under the Miscellaneous Crimes Against Society category committed by adult offenders who started a community order in the calendar year 2016, in England and Wales, can be found in the attached response table.</p><p>At present, we do not intend to routinely produce such statistics as we have yet to identify sufficient user need to justify the costs involved.</p><p>Details of the offence classifications used by the Ministry of Justice can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/802050/offence_group_classification2018.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/802050/offence_group_classification2018.xlsx</a></p><p>MoJ groups indictable offences based on the counting rules for recorded crime published by the Home Office which can be found at the link below:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/791105/count-notifiable-offences-apr-2019.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/791105/count-notifiable-offences-apr-2019.xlsx</a></p><p>The detail around crime recording general rules can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/801406/count-general-may-2019.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/801406/count-general-may-2019.pdf</a></p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T16:57:32.013Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:57:32.013Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1131461
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Voluntary Work more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Police Support Volunteers there were working for police forces in England and Wales in each year from 2014 to 2018. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL16255 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office collects and publishes statistics on the number of police support volunteers working for each police force in England and Wales on a bi-annual basis. These data are published in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletins.</p><p>The latest published figures, representing the picture as at 30 September 2018, can be accessed in ‘Table 7’ of the accompanying data tables here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-workforce-england-and-wales-30-september-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-workforce-england-and-wales-30-september-2018</a></p><p><br>Data on the number of police support volunteers in England and Wales as at 31 March 2019 are due to be published on 18 July 2019.</p><p><br>The Home Office has only collected data on police support volunteers since March 2018. Data for previous years are not held.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name Police Workforce Sept 18 Tables.xlsx more like this
star this property title Police Workforce Tables - 2018 more like this
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star this property file name police-workforce-sep18-hosb0219.pdf more like this
star this property title Police Workforce - Report 2018 more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T16:55:07.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:55:07.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4303
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
1133718
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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 Universal Credit more like this
unstar 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 Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to prevent loansharks applying on behalf of an individual for a universal credit advance payment which is then issued as a loan to the individual. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 267343 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Department takes any suspicious or fraudulent activity very seriously, especially when it has the potential to impact our vulnerable claimants.</p><p> </p><p>We investigate any allegations of fraudulent activity quickly and look to establish the facts, communicating quickly with our staff and colleagues to ensure that awareness is raised. We also continuously work to improve our services and create more robust processes to help our claimants interact with us in an easier, yet secure way which protects the most vulnerable.</p><p> </p><p>We cannot provide details about current investigations, but we investigate promptly and will refer to the relevant authorities to seek prosecution where appropriate.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T16:49:49.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:49:49.803Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4673
star this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
1133650
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Parliament: Elections more like this
unstar 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason his Department decided not to extend the deadline for EU citizens to return their voter registration and declaration forms for the 2019 European Parliament elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 267296 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The latest date in which an EU citizen can submit a European Parliament Voter Registration Form (known as a UC1 form) to register as an elector in the European Parliamentary elections is 12 working days before the date of the election. For the recent European Parliamentary elections that deadline was 7th May. The 12 working day deadline is based on two provisions relating to the application process and the publication of, and alterations to, the register before the election. The provisions are contained in section 13B of the Representation of the People Act 1983 and regulation 29 of the Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001; and the equivalent provisions in the Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001 and Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008 as applied by Schedule 001 of the European Parliamentary Elections (Franchise of Relevant Citizens of the Union) Regulations 2001. To change the 12 working day deadline would require changes to the legislation.</p><p> </p><p>The UC1 form implements a requirement under EU law. EU Council Directive 93/109/EC requires all Member States to send the details of any EU citizens’ declarations to the state they are a citizen of “sufficiently in advance of polling day” to ensure an EU citizen does not vote twice in the same European Parliamentary election. This is not a new requirement and has been in place for previous European Parliamentary elections.</p><p> </p><p>On 5 April the Electoral Commission published guidance for Local Returning Officers and EROs on the upcoming European Parliament elections. In this the Electoral Commission reminded EROs to prepare and issue UC1 forms to EU citizens on the electoral register. It also encouraged EROs to agree plans and timings for postal vote despatch (including how to prioritise the despatch of overseas votes). This latter point covers UK citizens living in EU countries.</p><p> </p><p>On 3 May the Electoral Commission published guidance advising EU citizens to avoid registering to vote using unofficial registration sites. In this guidance, they further stated that “any EU citizen who wants to vote in the European Parliamentary election in the UK must also print, complete and return a declaration form stating that they will only vote in the UK.” This guidance also included a link to the Your Vote Matters website where the form could be downloaded.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T16:49:26.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:49:26.063Z
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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4671
star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this