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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Institute of Fiscal Studies <i>Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality in the UK: 2015;</i> and how they plan to respond to the findings that nearly 63 per cent of British children living in poverty are in working families. more like this
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Lord Tyler more like this
star this property uin HL1667 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 2015-07-30more like thismore than 2015-07-30
star this property answer text <p /> <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The recent IFS report is positive about the Government’s new approach to tackling the root causes of poverty: they said that “focusing on a broad range of inputs into life chances and causes of poverty is sensible.” They also add that “family worklessness certainly is a sensible thing to track if one wants to reduce the prevalence of low living standards.”</p><p> </p><p>This Government knows that work remains the best route out of poverty. Research shows that around three-quarters of poor children in families that move into full employment exit poverty. We are committed to supporting parents to move into work, increase their earnings, and keep more of what they earn. Universal Credit, our investment in childcare and the introduction of the National Living Wage will all play an important part.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also recognises that improving skills and progression is the key to making work pay. That is why under this Government we intend to create three million more apprenticeships over the next five years, and to help people move on to better jobs by improving qualifications and providing additional support through Jobcentre Plus.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-30T13:27:22.41Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-30T13:27:22.41Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Tyler more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Written Questions 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 Justice, when he plans to answer Question 217822, tabled on 9 December 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
star this property uin 220164 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 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I can confirm that Question 217822 was answered on 13 January 2015. The answer can be found at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2014-12-09/217822/</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T17:30:04.72Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T17:30:04.72Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Written Questions 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 Justice, pursuant to Question 217807, tabled on 9 December 2014, when he plans to answer Question 213688, tabled on 6 November 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
star this property uin 220162 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 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I can confirm that Questions 217807 and 213688 were answered on 8 January 2015. The answers can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=217807" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=217807</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=213688" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=213688</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T17:34:03.823Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T17:34:03.823Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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1516
star this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the comments by Lord Freud in the Grand Committee debate on the Child Poverty Act 2010 (Persistent Poverty Targets) Regulations 2014, that the facts Lord McAvoy had quoted were "simply not true" (HL Deb, 25 November, col GC 263), how they were not true. more like this
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Lord McAvoy more like this
star this property uin HL3387 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 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I wrote to the Noble Peer on this issue on 4<sup>th</sup> December 2014. I have placed a copy of this letter in the library of the House and have also attached it to this response.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-12-08T15:43:27.97Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T15:43:27.97Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property file name Letter to Lord McAvoy 4.12.14.PDF more like this
star this property title Letter to Lord McAvoy 4th Dec 2014 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McAvoy more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobcentre Plus: Training more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they issue to Jobcentre Plus branches about treating claimants as innocent and deserving unless clearly shown not to be so; and whether they have any plans to amend any such guidance. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL1955 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 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Legislation sets clear entitlement provisions which are used to ensure that benefit is paid correctly to those who claim it. We emphasise in our learning and development packages and the DWP customer charter, that all claimants are treated fairly and with respect. These standards are outlined and published in the DWP Customer Charter on GOV.UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2015-09-17T11:21:34.793Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-17T11:21:34.793Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Health Funerals 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 Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of paupers' funerals in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales, (d) England and (e) Northern Ireland in each of the last four years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Pamela Nash more like this
star this property uin 218762 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 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p>My department does not collect data on the number of Local Authority funerals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-18T11:57:14.447Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T11:57:14.447Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Health Funerals 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 Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of pauper's funerals in each of the last three years; and what steps his Department is taking to support families on low incomes with the costs of funerals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 216270 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 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text <p /> <p>My department does not collect data on the number of Local Authority funerals.</p><p> </p><p>The Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme continues to provide help towards a simple, respectful, low-cost funeral and in 2013/14, over 33,000 awards were made worth £44.7 million, with an average award of £1,347.</p><p> </p><p>Social Fund Budgeting Loans are also available to those on income related benefits to cover costs relating to funeral expenses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T11:44:12.043Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T11:44:12.043Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Non-domestic Rates 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure that levels of business rates do not put the future of small businesses at risk. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Telford more like this
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Lucy Allan more like this
star this property uin 4994 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 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p>My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer has committed to completing a major review of business rates by the end of 2015.</p><p> </p><p>Autumn Statement 2014 announced a £1bn package of measures to reduce the burden of business rates, focussed on small businesses and retailers, including:</p><p>· extending the doubling of the Small Business Rate Relief until April 2016;</p><p>· continuing the 2% cap on the inflation-linked increase in the business rates multiplier until April 2016; and</p><p>· increasing the retail discount for shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants until April 2016</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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less than 2015-07-08T13:32:32.457Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T13:32:32.457Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Allan more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Justice: G4S and Serco 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 Justice, with reference to his Statement of 12 March 2014, Official Report, column 27WS, on G4S and Serco (Contracts Update), how much of the sums to be repaid by each company is outstanding; and what other debts each such company owes to his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
star this property uin 213746 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p /> <p>On 12 March 2014 the Justice Secretary informed the House that G4S had agreed to repay £108.9m owed to Government on the company’s electronic monitoring contract and on two contracts for facilities management in the courts. This followed the Justice Secretary’s announcement on 19 December 2013 that Serco had agreed to repay £70.5m owed on the company’s electronic monitoring and prisoner escort contracts.</p><p> </p><p>The sums in question also included provision for the direct costs to Government arising from these matters.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Both companies have repaid all money requested in accordance with the settlement agreements.</p><p> </p><p>We are not aware of any outstanding debts owed to this Department by the companies. We are managing all MoJ contracts robustly and would take swift action to recover any debt owed should we become aware of such an issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T17:43:25.5241558Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T17:43:25.5241558Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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1516
star this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Justice: G4S and Serco 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 Justice, with reference to the Written Statement of 12 March 2014, Official Report, columns 27-8WS, on G4S and Serco (contracts update), what proportion of the penalties on (a) G4S and (b) Serco imposed have been enforced in each year; and how much is outstanding. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
star this property uin 213725 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 2014-11-11more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p /> <p>On 12 March 2014 the Justice Secretary informed the House that G4S had agreed to repay £108.9m owed to Government on the company’s electronic monitoring contract and on two contracts for facilities management in the courts. This followed the Justice Secretary’s announcement on 19 December 2013 that Serco had agreed to repay £70.5m owed on the company’s electronic monitoring and prisoner escort contracts.</p><p> </p><p>The sums in question also included provision for the direct costs to Government arising from these matters.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Both companies have repaid all money requested in accordance with the settlement agreements.</p><p> </p><p>We are not aware of any outstanding debts owed to this Department by the companies. We are managing all MoJ contracts robustly and would take swift action to recover any debt owed should we become aware of such an issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T17:42:13.6882785Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T17:42:13.6882785Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this