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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 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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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4716
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
1138406
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 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: Disqualification 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 Work and Pensions, how many claimants over the age of 60 in receipt of universal credit have been sanctioned in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ipswich more like this
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Sandy Martin more like this
star this property uin 276287 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>Statistics on Universal Credit sanctions by age are published and can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></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 2019-07-16T14:52:09.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:52:09.02Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4678
unstar this property label Biography information for Sandy Martin more like this
1138457
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 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: Payments 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 Work and Pensions, how many requests for spilt payments of universal credit have been (a) made and (b) accepted in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 276271 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 requested information for part (a) is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>In response to part (b), the number of Households on UC that make use of the Split Payment option is published and can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></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 2019-07-16T14:40:51.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:40:51.723Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1138458
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 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: Payments 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 Work and Pensions, how many requests for alternative payment arrangements of universal credit have been (a) made and (b) accepted for (i) twice monthly payments and (b) four twice monthly payments in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 276272 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 requested information is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>However, information on the number of Households on Universal Credit that have an Alternative Payment Arrangement is published and can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p><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 2019-07-16T14:49:09.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:49:09.26Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1137413
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 Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Transport: Voucher Schemes 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 Transport, whether he has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on establishing a public transport voucher scheme to allow vouchers to be taken from wages pre-taxation to encourage people to use public transport and lower carbon emissions in cities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 274537 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 have been no discussions between the Secretary of State for Transport and the Chancellor of the Exchequer on that particular subject. Many employers already offer loans for season tickets or salary sacrifice schemes, and the Department has recently published revised guidance on cycle to work schemes and other ways in which employers can encourage people to cycle to work. The Government has also ensured that regulated rail fares can rise by no more than inflation since 2014.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T14:49:56.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:49:56.31Z
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3996
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1137858
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: WiFi 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 Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 271562, if he will publish the value for money assessment for his Department’s on-train wi-fi policy for the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern, South Eastern, Chiltern and Wales and Border rail franchises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald more like this
star this property uin 275206 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 Department does not normally publish detailed economic assessments that inform rail policy decisions. In developing the business case different policy options would have been considered and appraised as per the guidelines in the Green Book. The economic assessment to evaluate the value for money would have utilised the Department’s modelling and appraisal guidance (WebTAG). The latest information on this can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/transport-analysis-guidance-webtag" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/transport-analysis-guidance-webtag</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T14:58:17.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:58:17.167Z
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3996
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1137861
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: WiFi 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 Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 271564 on Railways: Telecommunications, what estimate he has made of the timescale of the delivery of improvements to rail passenger wi-fi connectivity; and what assessment he has made of the effect on that estimated timescale of (a) delays to live rail franchise competitions, (b) the suspension of the Cross Country rail franchise and (c) the change to the timeframe of the rail franchising programme as a result of the Williams Rail Review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald more like this
star this property uin 275207 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 latest figures published by Transport Focus in the Spring 2019 National Rail Passenger Survey show that customer satisfaction for the reliability of internet connectivity on trains has improved by 7% from the Spring 2018 survey. We also expect to see improvements to rail passenger wi-fi connectivity as franchises are renewed. A timescale for further improvements will be established once the Government has published its White Paper setting out how we will implement the Williams Rail Review recommendations in the autumn.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:03:06.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:03:06.15Z
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3996
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1137876
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Freight 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 Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase rail freight capacity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 275143 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>In Control Period 5 (2014-2019), Government made available £235m through the Strategic Freight Network fund, investing in projects to support rail freight growth. This includes a £60m contribution to a project to increase the number of trains able to serve the Port of Felixstowe, the largest container port in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>There is funding available in Control Period 6 (2019-2024) for continued improvements to the rail network. Government is working with Network Rail and the freight industry to develop options for investment over the next five years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T14:53:38.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:53:38.423Z
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3996
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1138082
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 Electric Vehicles 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 plans to take to improve the infrastructure for electric vehicles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
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Andrew Percy more like this
star this property uin 275730 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’s vision is to have one of the best electric vehicle infrastructure networks in the world, growing a network for current and prospective electric vehicle drivers that is affordable, reliable, accessible and secure. The Road to Zero strategy published last year includes new commitments to expand significantly electric and low emission vehicle infrastructure across the country. Government funding and leadership, alongside private sector investment has supported the installation of more than 20,000 public chargepoints. This includes over 2,000 rapid chargepoints - one of the largest networks in Europe. Our grant schemes and our £400m public-private Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund will see thousands more electric vehicle chargepoints installed across the UK. Highways England has committed £15m to ensure there are chargepoints (rapid where possible) every 20 miles on 95% of the Strategic Road Network by 2020. The Prime Minister has asked the Office for Low Emission Vehicles to work with industry to set out a vision by Autumn 2019, for a core infrastructure network of rapid and high powered chargepoints along England’s key road network.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:39:42.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:39:42.24Z
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4044
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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3939
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
1138084
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 Electric Vehicles 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 financial incentives the Government is offering to increase the uptake of electric vehicles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
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Andrew Percy more like this
star this property uin 275732 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>We are investing nearly £1.5bn‎ between April 2015 and March 2021 to support the market for Ultra Low Emission cars, vans, HGVs, taxis and motorcycles, and schemes to support charge point infrastructure at homes and workplaces, and on residential streets. This funding also includes grants for research to support the development and deployment of ultra low emission technologies. Government grants for plug-in vehicles will be available until at least 2020, reducing the upfront purchase price of electric vehicles We stated in our Road to Zero strategy that consumer incentives in some form will continue to play a role beyond 2020.Purchasers of ultra-low emission vehicles also receive other benefits, including: lower tax rates, and grants towards the installation of chargepoints. HMT recently announced plans to accelerate the shift to zero emission cars by removing company car tax in 2020-21, 1% in 2021-22 before returning to the planned 2% rate in 2022-23 – a significant tax saving for employees and employers. A number of local authorities also provide additional incentives such as free parking or exemption from the congestion charge. We have also supported the uptake of ultra low emission buses through the Ultra Low Emission Bus Scheme.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:39:52.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:39:52.587Z
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4044
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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3939
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this