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star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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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 Public Health Funerals 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 Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of pauper's funerals in each of the last three years; and what steps his Department is taking to support families on low incomes with the costs of funerals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 216270 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>My department does not collect data on the number of Local Authority funerals.</p><p> </p><p>The Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme continues to provide help towards a simple, respectful, low-cost funeral and in 2013/14, over 33,000 awards were made worth £44.7 million, with an average award of £1,347.</p><p> </p><p>Social Fund Budgeting Loans are also available to those on income related benefits to cover costs relating to funeral expenses.</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 2014-12-02T11:44:12.043Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T11:44:12.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
166609
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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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 Universal Credit more like this
unstar 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, with reference to paragraph 13 of the summary of the National Audit Office report, Universal credit: progress update, published on 26 November 2014, what contingency plans are in place to cover the £2.8 billion additional staff cost necessary to roll-out the current service for universal credit if the digital service is delayed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
star this property uin 216334 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>As the NAO report makes clear, the £2.8bn figure is not a realistic assessment of the costs of running Universal Credit on a completely rolled out basis. Contingency plans are developed on an ongoing basis as part of the programme’s approach to integrated planning and risk management. The plans which cover all key areas of programme development and delivery are regularly assessed and refreshed as part of our ongoing governance of the Programme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 216337 more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T16:09:40.5Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T16:09:40.5Z
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1520
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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4031
unstar this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
164526
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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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 Immigration: Poland more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 20 November (HL2693), whether the Department for Work and Pensions has made an assessment of the contribution of Polish immigrants to the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL3119 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>DWP has made no such assessment, nor would it be within the remit of the Department to do so.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T12:26:32.877Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T12:26:32.877Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
166453
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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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 Catering more like this
unstar 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 much his Department has spent on catering and hospitality since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester South more like this
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Jonathan Ashworth more like this
star this property uin 216193 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>Departmental expenditure on Hospitality from the start of the 2010 financial year up to 31<sup>st</sup> October 2014, the latest date for which information is available, is shown in the graph attached. Expenditure on catering is not specifically identified but expenditure on Working Lunches and Refreshments is held and this information is also included in the graph.</p><p> </p><p>Expenditure should be seen in the context of the number of staff employed by the Department, Currently 79,514 (as at 31 October 2014), which works out at a cost per head of £1.45 per year.</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 2014-12-02T13:10:57.163Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T13:10:57.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property file name Catering & Hospitality May 2010-31 Oct 2014.PDF more like this
star this property title Catering & Hospitality May 2010-31 Oct 2014 more like this
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4244
unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Ashworth more like this
155537
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Prisons: Wales more like this
unstar 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, if he will ensure that as much of the construction and fitting-out work as possible at the new North Wales prison is carried out by locally-based contractors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clwyd West more like this
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Mr David Jones more like this
star this property uin 214292 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>Lend Lease has committed to spending £30 million with local businesses and that at least 50% of the entire workforce will be recruited from within a 50 mile radius, with a target of 70%. Under the contractual arrangements in place, Lend Lease are required to report to the MoJ how much of the contract is being spent with companies within a 25 and 50 mile radius of the prison site.</p><p> </p><p>A number of supplier engagement events have been held where local businesses were able to meet constructors. Opportunities have been advertised on Business Wales and Sell2Wales using a dedicated North Wales project page.</p><p> </p><p>The North Wales Prison Employment, Skills and Engagement Committee is being created to focus on enabling the delivery of apprenticeships, training and local employment and work placement days. A Learning and Development Academy for supply chain, SME’s and local businesses and local people is also being set up to improve skills and secure tenders.</p><p> </p><p>To date over £1.1m has been spent with local businesses as part of the early works at the prison site.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T10:59:08.747Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T10:59:08.747Z
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1453
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
star this property tabling member
1502
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Jones more like this
166610
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star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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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 Universal Credit more like this
unstar 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, with reference to paragraph 1.12 of the National Audit Office report, Universal credit: progress update, published on 26 November 2014, in which month he plans to produce the more detailed outline business case required by HM Treasury. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
star this property uin 216341 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>Our current plan is to produce the Universal Credit Outline Business Case during 2015 to reflect the development of the Digital Service and to inform the Spending Review. This will be finalised and submitted for formal HM Treasury approval.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T16:11:30.69Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T16:11:30.69Z
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1520
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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4031
unstar this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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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 Housing Benefit (Habitual Residence) Amendment Regulations 2014 more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made following the conclusions of the Social Security Advisory Committee that the Housing Benefit (Habitual Residence) Amendment Regulations 2014 will lead to an increase in homelessness and rough sleeping. more like this
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Baroness Suttie more like this
star this property uin HL3200 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Committee suggests there is a direct link between the policy change and an increase in rough sleeping which we do not agree the evidence supports. The causes of rough sleeping are multiple and difficult to disentangle. The Government wishes to deter EEA migrants from coming to the UK if they do not have a firm offer of or realistic chance of securing work and those who come to the UK to look for work should ensure that they have sufficient resources to pay for their accommodation needs, as well as other support that they or their family may need while here.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T12:25:57.02Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T12:25:57.02Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Suttie more like this
166045
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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Altcourse Prison 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 Justice, what steps he is taking to increase prisoner safety at HM Prison Altcourse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Steve Rotheram more like this
star this property uin 215825 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government does not tolerate violence of any kind within the prison estate, and prisoner safety is treated extremely seriously. Tackling violence in prisons is a priority for this Government, and steps are being taken to manage levels of violence within a complex and challenging prison population. We will be issuing new guidance to public sector and contracted prison providers on managing violence early next year.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The recently announced joint national protocol between National Offender Management Service (NOMS), the police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on the appropriate handling of crimes in prison strengthens existing policy and requirements on the reporting of serious assaults or other serious crime occurring in custody so that this type of crime can be targeted. The protocol will be published before the end of the financial year following final consultation.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>G4S, who manage HMP Altcourse, are preparing an action plan to address any strategic weaknesses, to be overseen by Phil Wheatley, formerly Director General of NOMS. They are in the process of revising HMP Altcourse’s local Incentive and Earned Privilege (IEP), Violence Reduction and Safer Custody strategies. They are also arranging for the provision of additional resources to support local management in security and residential functions.</p><p> </p><p>NOMS regularly carries out operational audits and assessments of all aspects of prisoner safety at all prisons and will continue to monitor HMP Altcourse’s progress closely.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T16:34:56.813Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T16:34:56.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Prisons: Security 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 Justice, whether transmission x-rays are likely to be used in normal search procedures in prisons in the next 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 215875 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) employs a range of technological aids to assist in searching including: hand held detectors, portals and Body Orifice Security Scanners, which can detect metallic items concealed internally. X-ray machines are used in most prisons to screen baggage and goods entering prisons but are not used for searching people and there are presently no plans to introduce the technology for this purpose in prisons in England and Wales.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T16:17:06.257Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T16:17:06.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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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 Universal Credit 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 Work and Pensions, when non-UK citizens in pathfinder areas will be able to claim universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
star this property uin 215823 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Universal Credit Gateway Conditions will continue to include a criterion that the claimant must be a British citizen who has continuously lived in the UK for the last two years</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T16:53:39.953Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T16:53:39.953Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
star this property tabling member
4031
unstar this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this