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44125
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport 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 Transport, on what date the competition inviting train operators to submit a pilot project for flexible ticketing will start; and whether that competition will include services on the Waterloo to Weymouth line. more like this
tabling member constituency Christchurch remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Christopher Chope more like this
uin 192959 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
answer text <p>The competition for the trial on flexible and part-time ticketing is currently scheduled to commence later in 2014. All train operators that are signatories to the South East Flexible Ticketing scheme, including South West Trains, who operate the Waterloo to Weymouth line, will be invited to take part in the competition. We expect to announce a winning bidder in sufficient time to commence the trial in January 2015. The trial is expected to last for a year.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
grouped question UIN 192958 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
242
label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this
44128
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport 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 Transport, when the pilot project for part-time rail season tickets will start. more like this
tabling member constituency Christchurch remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Christopher Chope more like this
uin 192958 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
answer text <p>The competition for the trial on flexible and part-time ticketing is currently scheduled to commence later in 2014. All train operators that are signatories to the South East Flexible Ticketing scheme, including South West Trains, who operate the Waterloo to Weymouth line, will be invited to take part in the competition. We expect to announce a winning bidder in sufficient time to commence the trial in January 2015. The trial is expected to last for a year.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
grouped question UIN 192959 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
242
label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this
44127
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport 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 Transport, whether there are currently any regulatory restrictions preventing train operators from operating part-time rail season tickets. more like this
tabling member constituency Christchurch remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Christopher Chope more like this
uin 192957 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
answer text <p> </p><p> Rail fares are set according to relevant procedures set out in the Ticketing &amp; Settlement Agreement (‘TSA'), an inter-operator agreement to which the Secretary of State is not a party but over which he has change control in certain areas. The TSA is available at the following weblink:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.atoc.org/about-atoc/rail-settlement-plan/governance/" target="_blank">http://www.atoc.org/about-atoc/rail-settlement-plan/governance/</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
242
label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this
44093
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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
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, what her most recent estimate is of the number of illegal immigrants employed in the UK; and what change there has been in this number since May 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Christchurch remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Christopher Chope more like this
uin 192961 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
answer text <p>[holding answer 24 March 2014]</p><p>HM Government has not made any estimate of the number of illegal migrants currently employed in the UK. Given the clandestine nature of illegal migrants, any estimation is, by definition, extremely difficult and prone to considerable uncertainty.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government takes illegal immigration very seriously and is focusing on measures to ensure that illegal migrants cannot live, work or abuse benefits and services in the UK. The Immigration Bill will prevent illegal migrants from accessing and abusing public services. It will also strengthen our existing arrangements to prevent illegal working, by making it easier to enforce penalties on employers found to be employing illegal workers; reform the removals and appeals system, making it simpler to remove those with no right to be in the UK; and end the abuse of Article 8 of the ECHR - the right to respect for private and family life. Parallel changes to secondary legislation will also double the maximum penalty for employing an illegal worker and strengthen the scheme as a whole, including by simplifying the checks employers must perform.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
242
label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this
44091
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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
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 illegal workers whose employment has been the subject of penalties pursuant to section 15 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (a) have been deported and (b) are still in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Christchurch remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Christopher Chope more like this
uin 192960 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answer text <p> </p><p>We are better placed than ever to identify and charge those working illegally.<br><br>We are increasing our multi agency taskforces, improving our intelligence sharing between Departments and creating a strategic intelligence picture and structure. Through the Immigration Bill we are simplifying the existing illegal working penalty regime making it easier to enforce payment in the civil courts.<br><br>It would not be possible to provide the information requested without linking immigration case outcomes to our data on civil penalties issued on employers. This would incur disproportionate costs.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
242
label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this
49217
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date officials of his Department were informed that arrangements had failed for a commercial bank to facilitate payments to overseas pensioners out of funds reserved by the government of Zimbabwe; and when he expects an alternative service provider to be in place. more like this
tabling member constituency Christchurch remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Christopher Chope more like this
uin 197411 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
answer text <p>We were in regular contact with the commercial bank following the request by the Government of Zimbabwe to facilitate the payment of pensions. They formally confirmed to the Government of Zimbabwe on 6 November that they were unable to act as the service provider, though had informed us of this decision in the preceding weeks.</p><p> </p><p>The payment of Zimbabwe public service pensions is the responsibility of the Government of Zimbabwe. We will continue to encourage them, and any possible service provider, to resolve the issue as soon as possible.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
answering member printed Mark Simmonds more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1393
label Biography information for Mark Simmonds more like this
tabling member
242
label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this
49216
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when officials of his Department in Harare last met the Zimbabwean government director of pensions to discuss distribution of the funds reserved for payment to overseas pensioners; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Christchurch remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Christopher Chope more like this
uin 197410 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
answer text <p>We continue to pursue a resolution to the non-payment of Zimbabwe civil servant pensions and are in regular contact with the interested parties, including the Overseas Service Pensioners Association (OSPA) and the Federal Pensioners Association in Harare.</p><p>UK officials last spoke with the Director of Pensions at the end of January and are still pursuing a response from the Zimbabwean Civil Service Commission to our letter from December 2013. We have also raised the issue since with other interlocutors, including the Zimbabwean Ambassador in London.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
answering member printed Mark Simmonds more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1393
label Biography information for Mark Simmonds more like this
tabling member
242
label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this
49215
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on how many UK citizens are not being paid those Zimbabwean government pensions to which they are entitled; and what steps the UK Government is taking to end that default. more like this
tabling member constituency Christchurch remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Christopher Chope more like this
uin 197409 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
answer text <p>The Overseas Service Pensioners Association (OSPA) have estimated that there are approximately 1250-1500 pensioners who are entitled to a pension from the Government of Zimbabwe, of whom 300-400 are estimated to be resident in the UK. This is unverified by the Government of Zimbabwe. <br><br>The payment of Zimbabwe public service pensions is the responsibility of the Government of Zimbabwe. We appreciate the frustration and financial burden the non-payment of pensions puts on many pensioners and have continually pressed the Government of Zimbabwe to fulfil their obligations.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
answering member printed Mark Simmonds more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1393
label Biography information for Mark Simmonds more like this
tabling member
242
label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this
50072
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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
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, on what basis the Government calculates entitlement to holiday pay for civil servants. more like this
tabling member constituency Christchurch remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Christopher Chope more like this
uin 198115 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
answer text <p>This is a matter delegated to individual Civil Service Departments and agencies under the Civil Service Management Code (CSMC).</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Horsham more like this
answering member printed Mr Francis Maude more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
115
label Biography information for Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
tabling member
242
label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this
50073
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will introduce legislative proposals that employers be required to calculate holiday pay solely by reference to standard contract hours. more like this
tabling member constituency Christchurch remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Christopher Chope more like this
uin 198114 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
answer text <p>There are no current plans to require employers to calculate holiday pay solely by reference to standard contract hours.</p><p> </p><p>The arrangements for holiday pay are set out in the Working Time Regulations 1998.</p><p> </p><p>These arrangements differ according to the working pattern of the individual worker. If a worker has fixed hours and fixed pay, then a week's holiday pay is the same amount as a worker receives for each week's work. If the worker has no fixed hours, then a week's holiday pay represents the average pay that a worker received over the previous 12 weeks.</p><p> </p><p>More information about holiday pay can be found on the Gov.UK website at</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/holiday-entitlement-rights/holiday-pay-the-basics</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1497
label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
tabling member
242
label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this