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star this property date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what meetings he has had with (a) representatives of the Colombian government, (b) Colombian civil society and (c) Colombian businesses to discuss his Department's Action Plan on Business and Human Rights since its launch in September 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Paisley and Renfrewshire South more like this
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Mr Douglas Alexander more like this
unstar this property uin 107176 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p>I visited Colombia in February this year and discussed business and human rights in my meetings with President Santos, and in meetings with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Finance and Trade, and with civil society. I welcomed the development of the Colombian national policy on business and human rights during these meetings and raised the importance of protecting Trade Unionists and human rights defenders. We have a strong partnership with the government of Colombia on implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, in the context of the November 2011 Joint Declaration on Human Rights by the Prime Minister and President Santos.</p><p>In addition, British Embassy officials in Bogota have had several meetings with the Colombian government, civil society and businesses in Colombia to discuss the UK Action plan on business and human rights in line with our commitment to working for widespread international uptake of the UN Guiding Principles and to developing partnerships with other countries to progress this.</p><p>Last year, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office funded a project to assist Colombia in drafting its national policy. The Colombian public policy on business and human rights has been formed as a result of consultation across 33 regions and involving over 19,000 people.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr William Hague more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hague of Richmond more like this
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632
star this property label Biography information for Mr Douglas Alexander more like this
49115
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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
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 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
unstar this property uin 107177 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-07
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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less than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Zmore 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
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
49116
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
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, 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
unstar this property uin 107178 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-07
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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less than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Zmore 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
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
48992
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star this property date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
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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 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 the Home Department, how many UK Border Agency staff in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) the UK were (i) on zero-hours contracts and (ii) temporary staff in each of the last two years up to the most recent period for which records 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
unstar this property uin 107179 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK Border Agency was absorbed into the Home Office on 1 April 2013; its <br>successor business areas are UK Visas &amp; Immigration and Immigration Enforcement.<br><br>(i) The Home Office and its Agencies do not employ and have not employed staff <br>on zero-hours contracts. <br><br>(ii) A geographical breakdown of temporary staff employed in UK Border Agency <br>successor business areas in each of the last two years is shown at Table 1.</p><p>[ATTACH TABLE]</p><p><br>NOTE: Office for National Statistics defines temporary staff as those civil <br>servants with contracts of employment of less than one year; staff with Fixed <br>Term Appointments and Permanent staff are reported separately by all government <br>departments, as are Agency and Contingent Workers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property file name PQ 107079 Table 1 V1.xlsx more like this
star this property title TABLE 1 more like this
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3909
star this property label Biography information for Pamela Nash 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
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for 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
unstar this property uin 107180 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-07
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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less than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Zmore 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
star this property label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this
5741
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how his Department scrutinises the Fundraising Standards Board; when a review was last conducted; and what the outcome was of this review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
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Alun Cairns more like this
unstar this property uin 153902 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-02-25more like thismore than 2014-02-25
star this property answer text <p>Lord Hodgson assessed the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) as part of his review of the Charities Act 2006 and concluded in his report &lsquo;Trusted and Independent: Giving charity back to charities&rsquo; that it had broadly met 10 of the 12 success criteria set out when it was established in 2006. The FRSB and Cabinet Office are members of the Steering Committee established in response to Lord Hodgson's recommendations to drive forward further progress in strengthening self-regulation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
11895
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
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star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to consult on eligibility for free school meals ahead of the introduction of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
unstar this property uin 153906 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-02-26more like thismore than 2014-02-26
star this property answer text <p>We are working very closely with other departments, including the Cabinet Office and the Department for Work and Pensions, to simplify free school meals criteria under universal credit, while ensuring that free lunches continue to be available to the families who need them most. These discussions, which include consideration of a phased implementation timetable, are in recognition of the significant number and complexity of passported benefits across Government, most of which have different eligibility criteria.</p><p>We will allow good time to enable schools, local authorities and children's charities to comment on our proposals before we introduce new entitlement criteria for free school meals under universal credit.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
5107
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the rate of underemployment in each UK parliamentary constituency in Scotland in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
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Margaret Curran more like this
unstar this property uin 153939 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-02-25more like thismore than 2014-02-25
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
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1561
star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property file name Letter from ONS for uin 153939.docx more like this
star this property title Letter from Office for National Statistics more like this
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3982
star this property label Biography information for Margaret Curran more like this
5108
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the total loss to the economy as a result of underemployment in Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
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Margaret Curran more like this
unstar this property uin 153940 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-02-25more like thismore than 2014-02-25
star this property answer text <p>This is not a matter for Cabinet Office Ministers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
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1609
star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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3982
star this property label Biography information for Margaret Curran more like this
10021
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential risk of losses to the public purse arising from applying the current accounting officer conventions in the period leading up to the referendum on Scottish independence in 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Gregg McClymont more like this
unstar this property uin 154017 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-02-25more like thismore than 2014-02-25
star this property answer text <p>I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Treasury.</p><p>The UK Government is not planning for independence as it believes that people in Scotland will vote to remain within the UK. As such, the Government has made no assessment of the risk of losses to the public purse, and has no plans to change accounting officers conventions</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
star this property grouped question UIN 154018 more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Danny Alexander more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gregg McClymont more like this