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star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Children: Day Care 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 recent assessment she has made of the financial effect on parents of upfront childcare costs under universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Withington remove filter
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Jeff Smith more like this
star this property uin 243513 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 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit is more generous in terms of childcare costs with an increased level of support, from 70 per cent with legacy benefits to 85 per cent within Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that the upfront cost of childcare may cause some claimants financial difficulty. Consequently, the Secretary of State announced in her speech of 11 January 2019, that where the initial month’s childcare costs may prevent a claimant from starting work, Jobcentres have been instructed to use the Flexible Support Fund where possible, to enable a smoother transition.</p><p> </p><p>The Government now provides more support than ever before to help parents with the costs of childcare, including providing 15 hours a week of free childcare in England for all 3 and 4 year olds and disadvantaged 2 year olds, and doubling free childcare available for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds to 30 hours a week.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T13:50:23.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T13:50:23.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jeff Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs 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 the Home Department, when she plans to appoint new members of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Withington remove filter
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Jeff Smith more like this
star this property uin 124345 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 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
star this property answer text <p>A recruitment campaign to appoint new members to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs commenced in 2017. The recruitment process has been conducted in accordance with Cabinet Office Governance Code for Public Appointment which was published in December 2016 (see link below). <br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/governance-code-for-public-appointments" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/governance-code-for-public-appointments </a><br>The new members have been selected for appointment, once security clearance has been completed the successful candidates will be announced.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-01-29T16:02:16.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T16:02:16.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jeff Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Domestic Abuse 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 the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to its consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the timetable is for further steps to be taken in relation to that Bill. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Withington remove filter
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Jeff Smith more like this
star this property uin 152216 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 2018-06-14more like thismore than 2018-06-14
star this property answer text <p>On 8 March we launched a 12 week public consultation on proposals for a landmark domestic abuse Bill and a supporting package of practical action to transform the response to domestic abuse. The consultation closed on 31 May. Over 3,200 responses to the consultation were received. The responses to the consultation are being considered and a draft Bill will be published later this session.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-06-14T16:15:43.26Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-14T16:15:43.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jeff Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Drugs: Festivals and Special Occasions 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 the Home Department, which (a) organisations and (b) individuals his Department has held discussions with on the consumption of illegal drugs at UK music festivals since April 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Withington remove filter
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Jeff Smith more like this
star this property uin 152217 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 2018-06-22more like thismore than 2018-06-22
star this property answer text <p>Home Office officials are in regular contact with the National Policing Lead regarding the consumption of illegal drugs at UK music festivals.</p><p>No illegal drug-taking can be assumed to be safe and there is no safe way to take them.</p><p>While operational decisions are a matter for Chief Constables, the Government and the public expect the police to enforce the law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-06-22T14:01:28.287Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-22T14:01:28.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jeff Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Drugs: Misuse 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 the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of drug consumption rooms on tackling (a) HIV infection rates and (b) drug-related deaths. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Withington remove filter
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Jeff Smith more like this
star this property uin 152219 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 2018-09-03more like thismore than 2018-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to introduce drug consumption rooms (DCRs). We are not prepared to sanction or condone activity that promotes the illicit drugs trade and the harms that trade causes to individuals and communities.</p><p>The Government’s report, Drugs: International Comparators (2014), notes that DCRs have emerged in some countries as a response to public health risks associated with open drug scenes, most often to address acute problems specific to a local area. There is some evidence for their effectiveness in reducing health risks for drug users in those particular contexts, however the UK does not experience public drug taking on the same scale.</p><p>DCRs are controversial and there remain legal and ethical issues for agencies involved. Furthermore, there is no legal framework for the provision of DCRs in the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-09-03T15:47:19.01Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-03T15:47:19.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jeff Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-22more like thismore than 2018-02-22
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Drugs: West Midlands 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 the Home Office, with reference to the report, Reducing Crime and Preventing Harm: West Midlands Drug Policy Recommendations, published in February 2018, whether she plans to bring forward proposals for the introduction of city centre drug testing facilities at night time economy venues. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Withington remove filter
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Jeff Smith more like this
star this property uin 129133 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 2018-03-12more like thismore than 2018-03-12
star this property answer text <p>Drugs are illegal and there is scientific and medical evidence that they are harmful to health and society. The possession of any amount of a controlled drug is a criminal offence and the supply of a controlled drug (with intent to supply to others) is an even more serious offence. No illegal drug-taking can be assumed to be safe and there is no safe way to take them.</p><p>The Government’s approach remains clear: we must prevent illicit drug use in our communities and help those dependent to recover, while ensuring that our drugs laws are enforced. While operational decisions are a matter for Chief Constables, the Government and the public expect the police to enforce the law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-03-12T18:34:39.383Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-12T18:34:39.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Jeff Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Heroin: Glasgow 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 the Home Department, with reference to the letter from his Department to Glasgow City Council published on 4 June 2018 on drug consumption rooms, what steps his Department is taking to protect heroin users in Glasgow against HIV infection. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Withington remove filter
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Jeff Smith more like this
star this property uin 152218 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 2018-06-22more like thismore than 2018-06-22
star this property answer text <p>Health is a devolved matter, and as such is wholly the responsibility of the Scottish Government.</p><p>However, the Government support a range of evidenced-base approaches to reduce the health-related harms associated with drug misuse. For example, availability of injecting equipment through needle and syringe programmes to prevent blood borne infections including HIV.</p><p>We have also amended the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 to permit needle exchange programmes to distribute foil for heroin smoking and we are committed to widening the availability of Naloxone to prevent drug-related deaths.</p><p>We also recognise that, for many people who become dependent on heroin, opioid substitution therapy (OST) will be an important part of their pathway to recovery. For those where opioid substitutes have not been effective, Heroin Assisted Treatment (HAT) provides an alternative and effective way of treating individuals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-06-22T13:59:59.26Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-22T13:59:59.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jeff Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Independent Child Trafficking Advocates Service 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 the Home Department, with reference to his Department’s Interim Assessment of the first year of the Independent Child Trafficking Advocates (ICTA) service, what assessment he has made of the merits of expanding the ICTA scheme to all unaccompanied and separated children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Withington remove filter
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Jeff Smith more like this
star this property uin 232046 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 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
star this property answer text <p>The ICTA service was rolled out in three early adopter sites in Greater Manchester, Hampshire and Wales in January 2017 with an additional £2m invested to expand the ICTA provision into West Midlands, East Midlands and Croydon. This will mean the service will be available in one third of all local authorities by April 2019.</p><p><br>Unaccompanied children are looked after by the relevant local authority and are entitled to the same services as any other looked after child. Under these arrangements, unaccompanied children will have a professional social worker and an independent reviewing officer to oversee their care arrangements. All unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in England are referred to the Refugee Council’s Children’s Panel and they are also entitled to legal assistance in pursuing their asylum claim. The Government believes that these arrangements ensure unaccompanied children are provided with the independent and tailored support and advice that they need.</p><p><br>Section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, which makes provisions for ICTAs, is being considered in the Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act led by Frank Field MP, Baroness Butler-Sloss and Maria Miller MP. The Government will carefully consider their recommendations, including any recommendations for the national rollout of ICTAs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-03-21T15:34:05.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T15:34:05.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jeff Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-01more like thismore than 2018-05-01
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals 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 Exiting the European Union, what progress has been made during negotiations on agreeing new arrangements for the rights of non-UK EU citizens after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Withington remove filter
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Jeff Smith more like this
star this property uin 905121 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-03more like thismore than 2018-05-03
star this property answer text <p>We have reached a reciprocal agreement with the EU, which safeguards the rights of EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU.</p><p> </p><p>This agreement, highlighted green in the Withdrawal Agreement legal text, means citizens resident before the end of the implementation period will be able to continue living their lives broadly as they do now.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is now focusing on the successful domestic implementation of the agreement. We are also seeking further details on the steps Member States are taking to protect the status of UK nationals resident in the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Fareham more like this
star this property answering member printed Suella Braverman more like this
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less than 2018-05-03T12:27:26.263Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-03T12:27:26.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Suella Braverman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jeff Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 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, whether he plans to take steps to ensure that employers with employees who earn less than £10,000 per year will be legally obliged to provide those employees with an auto-enrolment pension scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Withington remove filter
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Mr John Leech more like this
star this property uin 192722 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Jobholders who earn less than the automatic enrolment earnings trigger of £10,000 and who are not eligible for automatic enrolment may opt in to pension saving. Employers are legally obliged to enrol anyone who opts into an automatic enrolment qualifying scheme and to pay the required employer contribution. </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 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr John Leech more like this