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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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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, for what reason the taper that is applied to wages is not applied to pensions in relation to universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 187333 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The taper is the rate at which Universal Credit is reduced to take account of earnings. It is specifically for in work claimants and linked to earnings to incentivise work, and those in work to earn more. Universal Credit has a single taper of 63 per cent so payments reduce in a transparent and predictable way as earnings increase. Universal Credit is a means tested benefit, and income other than earnings, such as pensions, is taken fully into account in the assessment of Universal Credit. This is consistent with how legacy means tested benefits such as Employment and Support Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support treat pension income. Therefore it would not be consistent to extend the earnings taper to pensions income and doing so would also undermine the incentives to work for people of working age.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-12T18:05:06.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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, how many two week run-on payments for (a) job seekers allowance and (b) employment support allowance will claimants being migrated to universal credit receive in the five weeks following their universal credit claim; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 187990 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>As announced at Autumn Budget 2018, payment of Income Support and the income related elements of Employment and Support Allowance and Jobseeker’s Allowance will continue for two weeks after a claim for Universal Credit has been made, effective from July 2020, benefitting 1.1 million households. Claimants will therefore receive one two week run-on payment when being migrated to Universal Credit. This builds upon the similar two week run-on of Housing Benefit that was announced at Autumn Budget 2017, and which was introduced in April this year.</p><p> </p><p>New claimants to Universal Credit can also apply for a Universal Credit Advance in their first month if they need some financial support until the first regular payment of Universal Credit is made. We have previously increased the maximum amount available for advances from 50 per cent to 100 per cent of the total award, and increased the repayment period from 6 months to 12 months. The Autumn Budget 2018 also extended the recovery period to 16 months from October 2021, and, from October 2019 reduces the maximum rate at which deductions can be made from a Universal Credit award from 40% to 30% of the standard allowance.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:58:17.223Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:58:17.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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, what estimate she has made of the number of claimants of universal credit that are paid every (a) four weeks, (b) two weeks and (c) every week. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 188752 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon Member to question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-06-07/151086/" target="_blank">151086</a> anwered on 12 June 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:57:07.717Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:57:07.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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, what discussions she has had with representatives of staff working in job centres and service centres on difficulties experienced by such staff in (a) applying for and (b) receiving payment as claimants of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 188874 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>My officials regularly meet with trade union representatives to discuss areas of concerns that staff may have.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:51:28.387Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:51:28.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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: Telephone Services 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 her Department has made of the number of case managers working on universal credit who are seconded to the national telephony team for each shift; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 188876 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>We currently have 400 colleagues assigned to Universal Credit national tier telephony. We retain the flexibility to adjust the number of colleagues working on some of the core functions within Universal Credit to accommodate fluctuations in demand and the number of colleagues deployed to National Tier telephony will vary month on month as required.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T18:02:05.927Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T18:02:05.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bangladesh: Terrorism 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) economic effect and (b) effect on the garment industry in Bangladesh of recent violence in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Albans more like this
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Mrs Anne Main more like this
star this property uin 42491 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 2016-07-20more like thismore than 2016-07-20
star this property answer text <p>Bangladesh’s export market, in particular the ready-made garments sector plays a pivotal role in Bangladesh’s economy. A loss of investor confidence, due to recent violence and attacks against foreign nationals, could adversely harm Bangladesh’s economy and as a consequence its impressive progress towards middle-income status. <br> <br> Extremist related violence is an international problem that requires all countries to work closely together to prevent atrocities and tackle the root causes. Along with the international community we are committed to supporting Bangladesh in this global challenge. As the largest grant aid donor to Bangladesh we continue to address some of the root causes such as poverty and economic marginalisation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2016-07-20T16:55:38.58Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-20T16:55:38.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Anne Main more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Commonwealth: Trade Agreements 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with other Commonwealth countries on sharing trade negotiating capabilities and resources. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Pendle more like this
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Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property uin 42470 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 2016-07-20more like thismore than 2016-07-20
star this property answer text We have been consulting, and will continue to consult, a broad range of stakeholders, including governments and businesses, on the implications of the referendum result for trade. We have been encouraged by the interest coming from a range of non-EU countries, including some of our closest allies. Across government, we are preparing options for our future trade policy for the Prime Minister, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Maidenhead (Mrs May) to consider. We are also rapidly building civil service capacity and capability on trade. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2016-07-20T16:17:37.553Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-20T16:17:37.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Religious Freedom 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will provide support to overseas students who convert to Christianity in the UK to ensure they are not persecuted for their religious beliefs when they return to their country of origin. 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 42608 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 2016-07-22more like thismore than 2016-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a staunch defender of the right to freedom of religion or belief internationally. We believe that societies where freedom of religion or belief is protected are fairer, more tolerant and better able to resist extremist ideologies.</p><p>With this in mind, we actively lobby governments for changes to laws and practices that discriminate against individuals on the basis of their religion or belief.</p><p>In many cases students have access to alumni networks, often supported or endorsed by the British Embassy, once they have returned to their country of origin. Such networks can offer moral and practical support in times of need.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2016-07-22T13:42:45.247Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-22T13:42:45.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Kashmir: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the governments of (a) India and (b) Pakistan on the current situation in Kashmir. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
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Valerie Vaz more like this
star this property uin 42655 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 2016-07-19more like thismore than 2016-07-19
star this property answer text The former Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire) was deeply saddened by recent reports of unrest in Kashmir, and offered his condolences to the victims and their families. Our High Commission in Delhi is monitoring the situation closely and we have updated our travel advice. The Pakistani Foreign Secretary briefed our High Commissioner along with other P5 Ambassadors on Pakistan’s views on the current situation in Kashmir on 12 July. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2016-07-19T16:29:07.897Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-19T16:29:07.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the UK representatives appointed to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
star this property uin 42733 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-29more like thismore than 2016-07-29
star this property answer text <p>The list of the members of the UK delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) is available on the country pages of the IHRA website. The current UK delegation is:</p><p>Sir Eric Pickles (UK Envoy for Post Holocaust Issues) – Head of Delegation <br>Sue Breeze (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) – Deputy Head of Delegation <br>Karen Hamling (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) – Deputy Head of Delegation <br>Samantha Abrahams (Holocaust Educational Trust) - Communication Working Group <br>Paula Cowan (University of the West of Scotland - Faculty of Education, Health and Social Sciences, School of Education) – Academic Working Group <br>Alan Fell (JW3 - Jewish Community Centre London) – Education Working Group <br>Trudy Gold (JW3 - Jewish Community Centre London) <br>Jerold Gotel (JW3 - Jewish Community Centre London) – Education Working Group <br>Ben Helfgott (’45 Aid Society of Holocaust Survivors) – Museums and Memorials Working Group <br>Olivia Marks-Woldman (Holocaust Memorial Day Trust) – Museums and Memorials Working Group <br>Alex Maws (Holocaust Educational Trust) – Education Working Group <br>Michael Newman (Association of Jewish Refugees) – Communication Working Group <br>Alice Pettigrew (Institute of Education, University of London) – Education Working Group <br>Karen Pollock (Holocaust Educational Trust) – Education Working Group <br>Paul Salmons (Institute of Education, University of London) – Education Working Group</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2016-07-29T14:53:14.853Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-29T14:53:14.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this