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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-12more like thismore than 2017-12-12
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Northern Ireland Office: Families more like this
unstar 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 Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2017 to Question HL3576, what steps his Department is taking to strengthen families. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 119120 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-22more like thismore than 2017-12-22
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It is our assessment that no legislation taken forward by the Northern Ireland Office since August 2014 has required the application of the Family Test by the UK Government.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">The Government is committed to supporting families. To achieve this, in 2014 we introduced the Family Test, which aims to ensure that impacts on family relationships and functioning are recognised early on during the process of policy development and help inform the policy decisions made by Ministers. The Family Test was not designed to be a ‘tick-box’ exercise, and as such there is no requirement for departments to publish the results of assessments made under the Family Test.</del></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Many of the policy areas linked to strengthening families in Northern Ireland are devolved matters. The UK Government is, though, helping families with the everyday cost of living by keeping taxes low, including taking 31,000 people in Northern Ireland out of paying income tax altogether (compared to 2015-16), freezing fuel duty for the eight successive year and increasing the National Living Wage again from April 2018, delivering a £600 annual pay-rise to full-time workers in Northern Ireland.</ins></p><p> </p><p> </p>
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 2017-12-22T12:02:30.457Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-22T12:02:30.457Z
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less than 2018-01-08T10:27:28.277Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-08T10:27:28.277Z
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1609
star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith remove filter
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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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1609
star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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3958
unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-13more like thismore than 2017-12-13
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Northern Ireland Office: Families more like this
unstar 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 Northern Ireland, to which legislation his Department has applied the Family Test, published in August 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 119220 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 2018-01-04more like thismore than 2018-01-04
unstar this property answer text <p>It is our assessment that no legislation taken forward by the Northern Ireland Office since August 2014 has required the application of the Family Test by the UK Government.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to supporting families. To achieve this, in 2014 we introduced the Family Test, which aims to ensure that impacts on family relationships and functioning are recognised early on during the process of policy development and help inform the policy decisions made by Ministers. The Family Test was not designed to be a ‘tick-box’ exercise, and as such there is no requirement for departments to publish the results of assessments made under the Family Test.</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 2018-01-04T12:20:43.573Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-04T12:20:43.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith remove filter
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3958
unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce remove filter