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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Tax Allowances: Occupational Pensions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether universal credit claimants are able to deduct the tax relief claimed by relief at source pension schemes from their earned income figure to calculate their award of universal credit. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 237575 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answer text <p>100% of contributions to employer pension schemes, whether Net or Relief at Source pensions, will be taken into account when calculating the level of employed earnings in UC. This means that a UC claimant that contributes to either type of pension will, automatically (where employers report the information correctly), have their UC entitlement calculated on their taxable pay, after their pension contribution. This ensures fairness for all affected UC employed claimants.</p><p> </p><p>If there is some discrepancy in the way in which it’s reported, DWP will manually ensure that the Relief at Source pension contribution is deducted before any UC entitlement is calculated on their employed earnings.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-17T15:25:05.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:25:05.92Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1111203
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Home Office: Disclosure of Information more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has entered into with departmental staff in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 243415 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
answer text <p>We have checked the records that the department has kept since the introduction of the Cabinet Office guidance on settlement agreements on 1 February 2015 and confirm that we have one record, of using an NDA with a departmental staff member in July 2015.</p><p>The use of this NDA was unintentional i.e. the standard NDA paragraph was accidently left in the template by mistake. We are not aware of the Home Office using NDA for departmental staff other than this since the new guidance was introduced. However, the records examined were cross-matched from several different data sets, assembled for different purposes. As there were some gaps in the data sets, while we are confident this was the only instance, we cannot guarantee that we were able to identify every case.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-07T16:22:23.927Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1124136
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Employment: Equality more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has plans to introduce further auditing and fines for employers who cannot prove their gender equality practices. more like this
tabling member constituency Slough more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
uin 249918 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answer text <p>Organisations with 250 or more employees are now required to publish specific gender pay gap data on an annual basis. We believe that this transparency is motivating employers to take action, but these regulations are new and we will be monitoring them closely.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to urge employers to go beyond the reporting requirements by publishing an action plan, setting out the steps they are taking to improve gender equality, just under half of employers did this in the first year. I intend to write to all public sector employers urging them to develop a plan, and will meet influential business leaders to press them to take action in their sectors.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T14:56:14.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:56:14.73Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4638
label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1125354
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Equal Pay more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, for what reasons the UK has not accepted the obligation under Article 4.3 of the European Social Charter to recognise the right of men and women workers to equal pay for work of equal value. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
uin 251971 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answer text <p>The UK Government supports the work of the Council of Europe and continues to support the European Social Charter (1961). Since the European Social Charter came into force in the UK we have introduced a number of policy and legislative reforms that provide equivalent or greater protections for individuals in the field of equal pay.</p><p> </p><p>We have also ratified a number of international conventions which provide equivalent protections and which the UK has implemented via national legislation.</p><p> </p><p>We are fully committed to the Equal Pay protections in the Equality Act 2010. In 2014, we introduced equal pay audits for when employers are found to have breached equal pay law and in 2017 we introduced gender pay gap reporting.</p><p> </p><p>Our equal pay legislation complies with EU requirements, which are reflected in Article 4.3 of the European Social Charter. We are committed to ensure that the robust protections provided by Equality Acts 2006 and 2010 and equivalent legislation in Northern Ireland continue to apply after the UK leaves the EU, as will Article 157 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which will become part of EU-retained law.</p>
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T14:59:14.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:59:14.277Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
3930
label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1126178
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Department for Transport: Equality more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what progress her Department has made on achieving Sustainable Development Goal 10 to reduce inequality within and among countries in respect of inequality within the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
tabling member printed
Neil Gray more like this
uin 253589 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
answer text <p>The UK will present a Voluntary National Review (VNR) to the United Nations in July 2019, setting out the UK’s contribution to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at home and abroad. The report will include the Government’s progress in supporting delivery of Goal 10 to reduce inequality within and among countries and will include an assessment of the UK’s efforts to empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all and reduce inequalities of outcome and discriminatory laws, policies and practices.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-14T10:56:36.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T10:56:36.04Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4365
label Biography information for Neil Gray more like this
1126490
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Grenfell Tower Inquiry more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the timeframe is for a report on phase one of the Grenfell Tower inquiry led by Sir Martin Moore-Bick will be published. more like this
tabling member constituency Wentworth and Dearne more like this
tabling member printed
John Healey more like this
uin 254138 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answer text <p>The timing and handling of the Inquiry is a matter for the independent Inquiry and the Government hopes that the report for phase 1 will be published soon.</p><p>The Grenfell Tower Inquiry has already begun Phase 2 with the ongoing disclosure of thousands of documents to core participants. Phase 2 of the Inquiry will address the design and modification of the building; the fire and safety measures within it; the management, governance and inspection of the tower; and the steps taken in the days immediately following the fire to support those whose homes had been destroyed. The Inquiry expects the Phase 2 hearings to begin in early 2020.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-17T11:47:31.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T11:47:31.393Z
answering member
15
label Biography information for Sir David Lidington more like this
tabling member
400
label Biography information for John Healey more like this
1127763
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Disability: Access more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to improve enforcement of requirements of the Equality Act 2010 on access to facilities for disabled people. more like this
tabling member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
tabling member printed
George Eustice more like this
uin 256978 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010 contains strong, enforceable protections for disabled people who experience discrimination, including a failure by employers or service providers to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled people to access work and services like everybody else.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018 the Government committed to the commencement of section 36 of the Equality Act, which will enable disabled tenants to require that landlords and building owners to make reasonable adjustments to the common parts of dwellings, such as entry points, landings and stairs. Work to determine the cost of implementation is proceeding and an announcement will be made in due course.</p><p> </p><p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), which enforces the Equality Act, recently delivered a Legal Support Project to increase access to justice for people experiencing disability discrimination. It offered groups £189,000 for legal assistance across 94 cases in areas including employment.</p><p> </p><p>The EHRC has increased its capacity to advise on discrimination cases in its new strategic plan, and has supported several court cases which resulted in strengthened rights for disabled people, including those wishing to make reasonable adjustments to their homes and disabled children who may demonstrate a tendency to physical abuse as a result of their disability, whose schools must now make reasonable adjustments in such cases.</p>
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T14:58:15.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:58:15.313Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
1128208
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Hunting more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2018 to Question 199874 on Hunting, what criteria his Department applies to ensure that scientific evidence is sufficient to (a) demonstrate that trophy hunting is an effective conservation tool and (b) is independent of the trophy hunting industry. more like this
tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
tabling member printed
Martyn Day more like this
uin 257507 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answer text <p>Imports of hunting trophies into the UK are subject to strict controls under the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations, which apply in the UK. All applications for permits to import hunting trophies into the UK are assessed to make sure that the import would not have a harmful effect on the conservation status of the species or on the extent of the territory occupied by the relevant population of the species. In addition, the applicant must provide documentary evidence, in the form of an export permit that demonstrates that the specimens have been obtained in accordance with the legislation on the protection of the species concerned.</p><p> </p><p>There are import suspensions in place for countries where hunting of the species concerned is not considered to be sustainable. The need for any further suspensions is kept under active review.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State held a roundtable with stakeholders last month on this issue.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
grouped question UIN 257508 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T10:39:39.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T10:39:39.43Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4488
label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1128209
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Polar Bears more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 1 April 2019 to Question 236523 on Polar Bears, what progress he has made on holding a roundtable discussion with organisations from all sides of the debate on whether the six species that are protected by stricter trophy hunting import controls at EU level will be maintained or extended in the event of the UK leaving the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
tabling member printed
Martyn Day more like this
uin 257508 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answer text <p>Imports of hunting trophies into the UK are subject to strict controls under the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations, which apply in the UK. All applications for permits to import hunting trophies into the UK are assessed to make sure that the import would not have a harmful effect on the conservation status of the species or on the extent of the territory occupied by the relevant population of the species. In addition, the applicant must provide documentary evidence, in the form of an export permit that demonstrates that the specimens have been obtained in accordance with the legislation on the protection of the species concerned.</p><p> </p><p>There are import suspensions in place for countries where hunting of the species concerned is not considered to be sustainable. The need for any further suspensions is kept under active review.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State held a roundtable with stakeholders last month on this issue.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
grouped question UIN 257507 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T10:39:39.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T10:39:39.48Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4488
label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1128212
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had their deductions under universal credit reduced from the maximum rate of 40 per cent of an individual's standard allowance in the last (a) month and (b) 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
tabling member printed
Ruth George more like this
uin 257510 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises the importance of safeguarding the welfare of claimants who have incurred debt. Universal Credit already has procedures and regulations in place to protect claimants from excessive deductions. The maximum rate of deductions cannot normally exceed 40 per cent of the Universal Credit standard allowance, and from October 2019 this will be reduced to 30 per cent.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T14:52:01.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T14:52:01.35Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4662
label Biography information for Ruth George more like this