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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Financial Services: Older People and Vulnerable Adults 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that banks provide sufficient support to elderly and vulnerable customers to access their services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hove more like this
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Peter Kyle more like this
star this property uin 276248 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that everyone, wherever they live and especially the most vulnerable, should have access to essential banking services. Since 2017, the Post Office has had an agreement with the main high street banks, which enables 99% of personal banking customers and 95% of SME banking customers to carry out their everyday banking at any one of their 11,500 branches across the UK. The Government has invested over £2bn in the Post Office since 2010 to protect and maintain the network.</p><p>The Government also believes that having a bank account is key to enabling people to manage their money on a day-to-day basis effectively, securely and confidently. The nine largest personal current account providers in the UK must offer basic bank accounts to customers who do not have a bank account or who are not eligible for a bank's standard current account.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 276249 more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T10:34:10.363Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T10:34:10.363Z
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4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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4505
star this property label Biography information for Peter Kyle more like this
1138430
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Financial Services: Older People and Vulnerable Adults 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that banking services are accessible to (a) elderly customers, (b) vulnerable customers and (c) customers without internet access. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hove more like this
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Peter Kyle more like this
star this property uin 276249 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that everyone, wherever they live and especially the most vulnerable, should have access to essential banking services. Since 2017, the Post Office has had an agreement with the main high street banks, which enables 99% of personal banking customers and 95% of SME banking customers to carry out their everyday banking at any one of their 11,500 branches across the UK. The Government has invested over £2bn in the Post Office since 2010 to protect and maintain the network.</p><p>The Government also believes that having a bank account is key to enabling people to manage their money on a day-to-day basis effectively, securely and confidently. The nine largest personal current account providers in the UK must offer basic bank accounts to customers who do not have a bank account or who are not eligible for a bank's standard current account.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 276248 more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T10:34:10.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T10:34:10.317Z
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4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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4505
star this property label Biography information for Peter Kyle more like this
1138439
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprenticeships 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 Education, how many apprenticeships were created in 2018 as a result of capital infrastructure projects. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bootle more like this
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Peter Dowd more like this
star this property uin 276214 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally.</p><p>The department does publish a wide range of data on apprenticeships on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis, including on the number of starts in each sector subject area. These resources are available at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-apprenticeships" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-apprenticeships</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T10:26:04.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T10:26:04.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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4397
star this property label Biography information for Peter Dowd more like this
1138479
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pre-school Education: Finance 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 Education, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor for the Exchequer on increasing funding for early years education in the forthcoming spending review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 276255 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, has had many discussions with the Chancellor about a range of issues across the department. Spending plans beyond 2019-20 will be set at the next Spending Review and we cannot pre-empt these decisions. The department is committed to securing the right deal for early years education.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T10:22:56.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T10:22:56.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4518
star this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1138528
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Probate Service: Agency Workers 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 Justice, how many agency staff have been employed by the Probate Service in each of the last six months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 276241 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Jan-19</p></td><td><p>Feb-19</p></td><td><p>Mar-19</p></td><td><p>Apr-19</p></td><td><p>May-19</p></td><td><p>Jun-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>AGENCY STAFF RESOURCE (Full Time Equivalent)</p></td><td><p>29.4</p></td><td><p>27.4</p></td><td><p>26.4</p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td><p>29</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Our new online service is making probate simpler and more convenient for bereaved people.</p><p> </p><p>Some grants are experiencing delays of between four and six weeks as a result of problems in April but we are now issuing in excess of 1,000 grants a day that is bringing waiting times down further.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T10:22:05.363Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T10:22:05.363Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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4493
star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1138393
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Racial Discrimination 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 Education, with reference to the article in the Guardian entitled A demeaning environment: stories of racism in UK universities, published 5 July 2019, if he will hold discussions with the Office for Students on their assessment of the scale and nature of racism in UK universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 276161 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>There is no place in our society, including within higher education (HE) for hatred or any form of harassment, discrimination or racism.</p><p> </p><p>The government is working closely with the Universities UK (UUK) and the Office for Students (OfS) to support work to address racism and other forms of harassment in HE, including implementation of UUK’s Sexual Violence and Harassment Taskforce’s recommendations.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers and officials in the department meet regularly with the OfS, stakeholders and representative bodies about a range of student experience issues including racism, hate crime and harassment in HE. This includes specific quarterly meetings with the OfS to discuss how to tackle harassment and hate crime, including racism within the sector.</p><p> </p><p>In its ministerial guidance, the government has asked the OfS to support this work and to make campuses places of tolerance for all students, and over £2 million has been invested in projects addressing hatred and harassment in HE.</p><p>The government will continue to work closely with the OfS to prioritise tackling of all forms of harassment and hate crime in higher education.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T10:19:29.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T10:19:29.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1138527
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Probate Service: Redundancy 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 Justice, how many members of staff have left the Probate Service in each of the last six months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 276240 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>6 members of staff have left the Probate Service in the last 6 months.</p><p> </p><p>Our new online service is making probate simpler and more convenient for bereaved people. Staffing is making increased and the digital service further improves to help reduce waiting times.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T10:18:15.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T10:18:15.943Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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4493
star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1138516
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges 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 the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 272279, how many people (a) are entitled to be and (b) have been reimbursed for employment tribunal fees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 276237 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The number of people (a) entitled to an employment tribunal fee refund is 64,426 and (b) the number that have been reimbursed is 33,787.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T10:06:11.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T10:06:11.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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4493
star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1138526
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Probate Service: Staff 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, how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by the Probate Service in each of the last six months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 276239 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Jan-19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Feb-19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Mar-19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Apr-19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>May-19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Jun-19</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>AGENCY STAFF RESOURCE</p></td><td><p>29.4</p></td><td><p>27.4</p></td><td><p>26.4</p></td><td><p>26.4</p></td><td><p>26.4</p></td><td><p>26.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FTE STAFF RESOURCE</p></td><td><p>124.49</p></td><td><p>122.94</p></td><td><p>120.94</p></td><td><p>120.9</p></td><td><p>120.9</p></td><td><p>118</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Further to these totals we have arrange additional help from HMCTS and other government departments, these are:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>HMRC SURGE TEAM</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>BRADFORD DSCS</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HMCTS LEGAL ADVISERS</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>ADDITIONAL HMCTS RESOURCE</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>TOTALS (FTE)</p></td><td><p>153.89</p></td><td><p>150.34</p></td><td><p>147.34</p></td><td><p>147.3</p></td><td><p>147.3</p></td><td><p>179.9</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>In addition to these we also now have 35 staff in the Courts and Tribunals Service Centre who are trained in probate.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T09:58:45.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T09:58:45.56Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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4493
star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1137460
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 Universal Credit: Wales 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 discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Wales on the roll-out of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 274662 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The most recent detailed discussion took place on a visit to Wales on 4th April 2019, where the Secretary of State accompanied the Secretary of State for Wales to the Cardiff Charles Street Jobcentre Plus office, where they had a general discussion around Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The roll out of Universal Credit (UC) is now complete and is available in every Jobcentre across the country.</p><p> </p><p>As planned, the testing of moving legacy claimants to Universal Credit will take place in Harrogate and will begin this month. The goal of the pilot is to learn as much as possible and to increase numbers as slowly and gradually as necessary. Testing the system and our processes will allow us to make sure we can provide the best possible service to those claimants who will need to move to Universal Credit from their legacy claim as planned, by the end of 2023.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T09:57:07.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T09:57:07.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this