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star this property date less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Select Committee Reports 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 the Leader of the House how many times in the last 10 years no Government response to a Lords Select Committee report was forthcoming eight months or longer after the report’s publication; and what were the subjects of the report or reports in question. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL2730 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This information is not held centrally; it could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T14:44:34.197Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:44:34.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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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 hansard heading Public Appointments 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 Communities and Local Government, on how many occasions his Department has made appointments by exception since 2010; and who was appointed for each such post. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barrow and Furness more like this
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John Woodcock more like this
star this property uin 213021 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>My Department recruits on the basis of fair and open competition, with candidates being appointed on the basis of merit.</p><p> </p><p>There are a very small number of exceptions, which are recognised by the Civil Service Commission; in our Department’s case, this is generally due to facilitate specific secondments from external organisations (for example, there were a series of fire secondments to provide support for the Olympics fire and security team), or to allow for appointments of individuals with specialised skillsets (for example, local audit) or for a time-limited project.</p><p> </p><p>The attached table gives a breakdown for each year since 2010-11, and to facilitate scrutiny, I have included 2009-10 to enable comparison with the use of exceptions under the last Administration.</p><p> </p><p>Figures for 2014-15 will be submitted in due course. Due to Data Protection obligations, it is not appropriate to disclose the identity of the individual staff concerned.</p><p> </p><p>More information on the civil Service Commission's guidance on recruitment exceptions can be found online at:</p><p><a href="http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Recruitment-Principles-April-2014.pdf" target="_blank">http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Recruitment-Principles-April-2014.pdf</a> (Annex A)</p><p> </p><p>More broadly, my Department has taken steps to open up job vacancies in the Department to a wider audience.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T14:47:38.677Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:47:38.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property file name PQ 213021 Woodcock - Table Final.docx more like this
star this property title Table to PQ 213021 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Woodcock more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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 hansard heading Disabled Facilities Grants 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 Communities and Local Government, if his Department will improve and update best practice guidance on providing disabled facilities grants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 214753 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The sector led Homes Adaptations consortium published the latest guidance on the Disabled Facilities Grant to local authorities in October 2013 having been invited to update it by my Department. A copy can be found at:<br>http://www.cot.co.uk/sites/default/files/ss-housing/public/home-adaptations-for-disabled-people.pdf</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
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less than 2014-11-21T14:42:13.247Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:42:13.247Z
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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 Kate Green more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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 hansard heading Fire Services 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 Communities and Local Government, what recent visits he and other Ministers in his Department have made to fire service bases in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
star this property uin 214634 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I have visited the following Fire and Rescue Authorities since joining the Department in July 2014 - Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London and West Midlands.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T14:40:20.687Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:40:20.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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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 hansard heading Fire and Rescue Services: Industrial Disputes 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 Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions his Department has had with the devolved administrations on the firefighters' pension dispute; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 215062 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Officials from the Department meet regularly with the officials from the devolved administrations to discuss issues of common interest relating to the fire and rescue service, including the current dispute with the Fire Brigades Union over firefighter pension reform. Ministers correspond and have met with the fire and rescue services in the devolved nations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T14:11:43.53Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:11:43.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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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
star this property hansard heading Fire and Rescue Services: Cheshire 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 Communities and Local Government, when a Minister in his Department last visited Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service; and who was met on that visit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 214905 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I have met with the Chief Fire Officer of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service on several occasions. In addition, my hon. Friend, the Member for Great Yarmouth (Brandon Lewis), visited Cheshire Fire and Rescue Authority last year (June 2013) in his capacity as the then Fire Minister. He attended the Retained Duty System Working Group for a question and answer session, had a tour of the Incident Command Training Suite and was updated on community fire safety. He met with the Chief Fire Officer, the Chairman of the Fire and Rescue Authority and other fire service staff present that day.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T14:17:50.303Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:17:50.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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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 hansard heading Fire and Rescue Services: Pensions 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 Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with the Fire Brigades Union on firefighters' pensions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 214906 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>After extensive consultation, and numerous changes, the Government laid the regulations to implement the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme 2015 before Parliament on 28 October. This provides one of the best schemes in the public sector, with a firefighter who earns £29,000 and retires after a full career receiving a £19,000 a year pension at age 60. The reforms ensure that a greater proportion of firefighters are protected from the changes than any other large public service workforce.</p><p> </p><p>The Department continues to discuss the remaining detail of the pension reforms, including the transitional arrangements and new governance arrangements to apply from April 2015, with the Fire Brigades Union, other workforce representative bodies and the employers. Furthermore, these bodies are part of the joint fitness group facilitated by the Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser, Peter Holland. This group complements the consultation we published to put the key fitness principles onto a statutory footing through the Fire National Framework. We would encourage the Fire Brigades Union and all other representative bodies to respond to that consultation, which closes on 9 December. The consultation can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/firefighter-fitness-standards-and-assessment" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/firefighter-fitness-standards-and-assessment</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T14:20:39.47Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:20:39.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy 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 Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Annual Energy Statement of 6 November 2014, Official Report, column 984, what the evidential basis was for the statement that the UK is on target to meet its future low-carbon power requirements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Don Valley more like this
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Caroline Flint more like this
star this property uin 214558 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The estimated £45bn investment achieved in the electricity sector between 2010 and 2013 demonstrates good progress towards the further investment that we estimate is necessary between 2014 and 2020 (up to £100bn).</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye more like this
star this property answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T14:35:50.853Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:35:50.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Amber Rudd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Flint more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Fuel Poverty 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 Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 6 November 2014, Official Report, column 959, on energy bills, what the evidential basis was for the statement that even more people will be taken out of fuel poverty as a result of the changes to the Energy Company Obligation in 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Don Valley more like this
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Caroline Flint more like this
star this property uin 214554 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The changes to ECO led to a ringfencing of support delivered to low income households up to 2015 and an extension of the overall scheme out to 2017. This additional support will take more people out of fuel poverty and improve the energy efficiency levels of all those who receive a measure. The Impact Assessment that quantified the effect of these changes showed that 10,000 fewer people would be in fuel poverty in comparison to not making any changes to ECO at all. This Impact Assessment can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/373650/ECO_IA_with_SoS_e-sigf_v2.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/373650/ECO_IA_with_SoS_e-sigf_v2.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye more like this
star this property answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T14:35:19.05Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:35:19.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Amber Rudd more like this
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star this property file name Final IA - The Future of ECO.pdf more like this
star this property title Final IA: The Future of ECO more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Flint more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Private Rented Housing: Energy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to set out the detail of the minimum energy efficiency standards in the private rented sector required by the Energy Act 2011; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hazel Grove more like this
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Sir Andrew Stunell more like this
star this property uin 214497 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A public consultation was carried out between 22 July and 2 September 2014 to seek views on the detailed proposals for a minimum energy efficiency standard in the private rented sector. The Government will issue its response in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye more like this
star this property answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T14:31:53.103Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:31:53.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Amber Rudd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stunell more like this