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1127522
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star 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 London Capital and Finance 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 taking in relation to unregulated mini-bonds following the collapse of London Capital & Finance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 256333 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>On 1 April, the Government announced it will direct the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to launch an investigation into the events and circumstances surrounding the failure and placing into administration of London Capital and Finance plc (LCF). This followed a request from the FCA Chair, Charles Randell, to launch such an investigation.</p><p> </p><p>On 23 May 2019, the Government laid a direction before Parliament setting out the terms of the investigation. Alongside this, the Government announced it will separately review the wider policy questions raised by this case.</p><p> </p><p>Although operationally independent, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and the FCA are both accountable to HM Treasury and to Parliament. My officials and I engage with the FCA and FSCS on an ongoing basis, and HM Treasury continues to work with the relevant bodies on the failure of LCF as a matter of priority. The FSCS is also continuing work to increase awareness and understanding of FSCS protection.</p>
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 256334 more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T12:46:44.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T12:46:44.583Z
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4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
1127523
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star 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 London Capital and 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with representatives of the (a) Financial Conduct Authority and (b) Financial Services Compensation Scheme to ensure that investors in mini-bonds such have adequate information on the risks of such schemes before investing following the collapse of London Capital & Finance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 256334 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>On 1 April, the Government announced it will direct the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to launch an investigation into the events and circumstances surrounding the failure and placing into administration of London Capital and Finance plc (LCF). This followed a request from the FCA Chair, Charles Randell, to launch such an investigation.</p><p> </p><p>On 23 May 2019, the Government laid a direction before Parliament setting out the terms of the investigation. Alongside this, the Government announced it will separately review the wider policy questions raised by this case.</p><p> </p><p>Although operationally independent, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and the FCA are both accountable to HM Treasury and to Parliament. My officials and I engage with the FCA and FSCS on an ongoing basis, and HM Treasury continues to work with the relevant bodies on the failure of LCF as a matter of priority. The FSCS is also continuing work to increase awareness and understanding of FSCS protection.</p>
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 256333 more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T12:46:44.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T12:46:44.627Z
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4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
1121428
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pensioners: Social Security Benefits 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 steps the Government is taking to ensure older people in difficult financial circumstances can access to the benefits they are entitled to. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 244186 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 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that older people receive the support they are entitled to and the DWP targets activity on engaging with people who may be eligible to benefits at pivotal stages, such as when they claim State Pension or report a change in their circumstances. The DWP uses a wide range of channels to communicate information about benefits to potential customers; including information on <a href="https://gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://gov.uk/</a>, in leaflets and by telephone. People wishing to claim Pension Credit can do so by calling 0800 99 1234. DWP staff in Pension Centres and Jobcentres including visiting officers are able to provide help and advice about entitlement to benefits, as are staff in Local Authorities who administer Housing Benefit.</p><p> </p><p>One of the best ways to reach eligible customers is through trusted stakeholder working in the community and we have developed the Pension Credit toolkit, as an on-line tool for agencies and welfare rights organisations to use in order to encourage Pension Credit take-up. It can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-credit-toolkit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-credit-toolkit</a></p><p> </p><p>The toolkit contains resources for anyone working with pensioners and includes guides to Pension Credit. It also contains publicity material and guidance designed to help older people understand how they could get Pension Credit and help organisations support someone applying for Pension Credit as well as ideas for encouraging take-up. The toolkit also provides links to information about disability and carers benefits.</p><p> </p><p>Most recently we have provided to relevant organisations a fact sheet about Pension Credit and forthcoming changes for couples to ensure that accurate information is available in the places where people are most likely to seek information.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of people of pension age in receipt of a State Pension or another social security benefit receive their annual winter fuel payment automatically without the need to make a claim.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-04-24T13:12:33.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-24T13:12:33.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
1121431
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Prices 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that the price of energy is affordable for older people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 244188 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 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring fair energy prices for all consumers. This has been delivered through the Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Act, which requires the energy regulator to cap standard variable and default energy tariffs.</p><p>The cap will save consumers a total of £1 billion on their bills annually.</p><p>In addition to the price cap, there is a strong package of financial support for older people. The Warm Home Discount provides a rebate of £140 off the winter energy bill for over 2 million low income and vulnerable households. All pensioner households receive a payment between £100 and £300 each winter through the Winter Fuel Payments and additional payments of £25 are available for cold periods through the Cold Weather Payment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2019-04-24T15:31:25.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-24T15:31:25.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
1121473
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Water: Prices 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the price of water is affordable for older people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 244192 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 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Motherwell and Wishaw, Marion Fellows, on 23 April 2019 to PQ 244155.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T12:41:27.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T12:41:27.303Z
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4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
1121497
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Parliament: Elections 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the readiness and capacity of local authorities to perform their duties relating to the 2019 European Parliament elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 244195 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 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
star this property answer text <p>It remains the Government’s intention to leave the EU with a deal and not participate in European Parliamentary elections.</p><p> </p><p>Returning Officers, who are statutorily independent, work with their local authority to ensure the necessary support and resource are made available to them to deliver elections, including through following guidance issued by the Electoral Commission.</p><p> </p><p><strong><br> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-04-24T12:28:01.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-24T12:28:01.637Z
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
1110189
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star this property date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
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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 hansard heading Violence: Voluntary Organisations 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, what assessment he has made of the (a) ability and (b) capacity of voluntary sector organisations to assist (i) the police and (ii) other authorities in tackling serious violence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 242242 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 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
star this property answer text <p>The Serious Violence Strategy sets out the importance of a multi-agency approach to tackling serious violence which involves a range of partners and agencies. The strategy places a strong emphasis on early intervention and tackling the root causes of the problem to prevent young people from being drawn into violence in the first place.</p><p>Voluntary sector organisations are essential in helping the Government to deliver on our commitments in the strategy. We have provided support to a number of voluntary sector partners to help tackle serious violence, including through the £1.5m we made available for grassroots projects through our anti-knife crime Community Fund in 2018/19 and making available £22m through our Early Intervention Youth Fund through which we have already invested £17.7m in 29 projects across England and Wales. We will be evaluating the projects and sharing information and learning across all areas to assist voluntary and community sector organisations to continue to provide the best support to young people to tackle serious violence.</p><p>In addition, the £200m Youth Endowment Fund, announced by the Home Secretary last October, will deliver a ten-year programme of grants that will enable interventions targeted at children and young people who are at most risk. It will act as a centre of expertise; finding out which approaches are most effective; generating, disseminating and promoting new knowledge and practice to transform local and national responses.</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 2019-04-24T12:33:38.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-24T12:33:38.957Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
1110191
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Parliament: Elections 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the potential cost to the public purse of the UK participating in elections to the European Parliament in 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 242243 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 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
star this property answer text <p><strong><em>The Government has made it clear that the UK intends to leave the EU with a deal and not take part in the European Parliamentary Elections (EPE) in May if possible, however, all the necessary preparations will be made for the election to take place on 23 May.</em></strong></p><p><strong><em> </em></strong></p><p><strong><em>As is normal practice, the Cabinet Office is currently in process of finalising cost estimates and these will be published in the relevant Charges Order in due course.</em></strong></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 2019-04-11T16:56:05.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T16:56:05.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
1109341
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Engineering: Construction 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure major construction and engineering projects are undertaken under the auspices of relevant national agreements between the employer and the workforce including the National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 240645 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 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that national agreements may play a valuable role in supporting positive employee relations, working rules, wages, and terms and conditions of employment. The making of such agreements and decisions on when to utilise them, however, is a matter for the parties concerned.</p> more like this
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 2019-04-08T14:03:08.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T14:03:08.76Z
star this property answering member
4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property tabling member
4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
1109346
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Minimum Wage 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 Health and Social Care, If he will take steps to ensure that care staff are not paid below the National Minimum Wage for sleep-in pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 240646 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 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>Commissioners of adult social care were given market shaping duties by the Care Act 2014 and must work with providers to determine a fair rate of pay for fair work based on local market conditions. The current legal position is reflected in updated guidance published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which seeks to provide clarity to care providers, commissioners and workers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-04-08T15:31:56.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T15:31:56.16Z
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4008
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property tabling member
4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this