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star this property date less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how they intend to call the United Nations to account for the alleged violations of human rights law by the United Nations Mission in Kosovo in respect of the Kosovo Roma, as set out in the June 2016 report of the United Nations Human Rights Advisory Panel. more like this
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Baroness Whitaker more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​The Government discusses issues relating to Kosovo and minority rights at the UN, and with international partners, on a regular basis. As part of the Government's support for UN reform, we want to ensure that there are robust systems in place to deal with such complaints. The UK hosted the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in London in September 2016, which called for improvements in the '3Ps' of peacekeeping; better planning, pledges and performance, and specifically that all UN personnel deployed in UN peacekeeping operations be committed to the highest standards of conduct.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-17T11:26:41.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2510
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Whitaker more like this
748024
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star this property date less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with police commissioners about the adequacy of available resources for those commissioners to fulfil their role and duties. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL478 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Home Office Ministers have met with a number of senior police leaders since the General Election on a wide range of issues including resources.</p><p> </p><p>We have protected overall police spending and Counter-Terrorism policing in real terms since Spending Review 2015.Every Police &amp; Crime Commissioner who maximised their local precept income in 2016-17 and 2017-18 is receiving at least the same direct resource funding in cash than they received in 2015-16.</p><p>We have a constructive and ongoing dialogue with policing about ensuring that the right powers, capabilities and resources are in place to keep t he public safe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T11:25:55.923Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T11:25:55.923Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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547
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this
747991
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star this property date less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star 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 Her Majesty's Government what is their action plan to tackle female genital mutilation; and what assessment they have made of the success of that plan to date. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL445 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a crime and it is child abuse. We will not tolerate a practice that can cause extreme and lifelong physical and psychological suffering to women and girls. That is why our work to end this practice is an integral part of the cross-Government Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy, which is backed by increased funding of £100M.</p><p>We have significantly strengthened the law, including introducing a new offence of failing to protect a girl from FGM, lifelong anonymity for victims, and a mandatory reporting duty requiring specified professionals to report known cases in under 18s to the police. We have also introduced FGM Protection Orders to protect women and girls at the earliest opportunity. These are already being used to good effect - since their introduction in July 2015, over 100 orders have been made.</p><p> </p><p>Raising awareness amongst frontline professionals is essential. That is why in April 2016 we published multi-agency guidance on FGM, which is statutory for the first time, and have developed free e-learning which has been completed by over 100,000 individuals to date. The Home Office’s FGM Unit is carrying out awareness raising outreach across the UK. These tools are helping increase awareness, encourage good practice, and support training.</p><p> </p><p>Significant work is under way to improve the response from health and social care professionals. The Department of Health, in partnership with the NHS, is leading a £4m national FGM Prevention Programme, and as part of the Department for Education’s £200m Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme a range of projects have been funded. DfE have also invested £375,000 to raise awareness amongst school staff and pupils.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T11:25:11.753Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T11:25:11.753Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
751212
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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HM Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Banks: Wales more like this
star 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many bank and building society branches have closed in (a) Vale of Clwyd constituency, (b) Denbighshire and (c) Conwy county in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 4499 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Treasury does not collect data relating to bank branch closures.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on the opening and closing of individual bank branches are taken by the management team of each bank on a commercial basis without intervention from Government. While banks and building societies need to balance customer interests, market competition, and other commercial factors when considering their strategy, the Government is pleased to see that the industry is committing to further improvements to protect those affected by branch closures. For this reason, the Government welcomed the industry-wide Access to Banking Protocol and Professor Russel Griggs’ independent ‘one year on’ review, published last November.</p><p> </p><p>Building on Professor Griggs’ review, the new Access to Banking Standard came into effect on 1 May. The Standard commits banks to ensure customers are better informed about branch closures and the reasons for them closing, along with the options they have locally to continue to access banking services, including specialist assistance for customers who need more help.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Barclay more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
4500 more like this
4501 more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T11:04:30.617Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T11:04:30.617Z
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4095
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Barclay more like this
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534
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
751209
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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HM Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Banks: Closures more like this
star 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many bank branches have closed by parliamentary constituency in each year for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 4500 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Treasury does not collect data relating to bank branch closures.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on the opening and closing of individual bank branches are taken by the management team of each bank on a commercial basis without intervention from Government. While banks and building societies need to balance customer interests, market competition, and other commercial factors when considering their strategy, the Government is pleased to see that the industry is committing to further improvements to protect those affected by branch closures. For this reason, the Government welcomed the industry-wide Access to Banking Protocol and Professor Russel Griggs’ independent ‘one year on’ review, published last November.</p><p> </p><p>Building on Professor Griggs’ review, the new Access to Banking Standard came into effect on 1 May. The Standard commits banks to ensure customers are better informed about branch closures and the reasons for them closing, along with the options they have locally to continue to access banking services, including specialist assistance for customers who need more help.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Barclay more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
4499 more like this
4501 more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T11:04:30.74Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T11:04:30.74Z
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4095
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Barclay more like this
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534
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
751227
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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HM Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Banks: Closures more like this
star 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of bank and building society closures on (a) town centres, (b) businesses and (c) individuals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 4501 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Treasury does not collect data relating to bank branch closures.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on the opening and closing of individual bank branches are taken by the management team of each bank on a commercial basis without intervention from Government. While banks and building societies need to balance customer interests, market competition, and other commercial factors when considering their strategy, the Government is pleased to see that the industry is committing to further improvements to protect those affected by branch closures. For this reason, the Government welcomed the industry-wide Access to Banking Protocol and Professor Russel Griggs’ independent ‘one year on’ review, published last November.</p><p> </p><p>Building on Professor Griggs’ review, the new Access to Banking Standard came into effect on 1 May. The Standard commits banks to ensure customers are better informed about branch closures and the reasons for them closing, along with the options they have locally to continue to access banking services, including specialist assistance for customers who need more help.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Barclay more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
4499 more like this
4500 more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T11:04:30.523Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T11:04:30.523Z
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4095
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Barclay more like this
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534
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
751235
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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HM Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Economic Situation more like this
star 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the economic effect of the enforcement of immigration policy on businesses in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 4656 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Treasury has not made any formal assessment of the economic effect of immigration enforcement on business.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Barclay more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T11:05:34.607Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T11:05:34.607Z
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4095
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Barclay more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
751236
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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HM Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of free-to-use cash machines which would (a) be removed or (b) start charging customers if business rates are levied on cash machines. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
star this property uin 4658 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Government has not made an estimate of the number of cash machines that would be removed or start charging customers if business rates were levied on cash machines.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Barclay more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T11:21:40.467Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T11:21:40.467Z
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4095
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Barclay more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
751233
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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HM Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Debts: Young People more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to prevent young people from falling into problem debt. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen North more like this
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Kirsty Blackman more like this
star this property uin 4645 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The government is committed to supporting all those affected by problem debt, and has a range of measures in place.</p><p> </p><p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulates the consumer credit market, and has introduced binding rules to strengthen consumer protection. They are based on the principle that money should only be lent to a consumer if they can afford to repay it; lenders must show forbearance if there is evidence of financial difficulty.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA also capped the cost of payday loans. As part of a review of this price cap, the FCA will examine the high-cost credit market more broadly (such as rent-to-own), and consider whether further interventions are necessary to address the risk of consumer harm.</p><p> </p><p>The Money Advice Service (MAS) coordinates the provision of free-to-client debt advice. Last financial year, MAS had a debt advice budget of £45m and funded 380,000 free-to-client debt advice sessions.</p><p> </p><p>In the Queen’s Speech, the government announced the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill. This will legislate to restructure the financial guidance landscape and bring debt advice, money guidance, and pensions guidance together in a single body, and give consumers better access to the financial information they need. This Bill is currently going through Parliament.</p><p> </p><p>This government's manifesto proposed a statutory breathing space that would give heavily indebted consumers a period of respite from enforcement action, and further interest and charges for a period of up to six weeks. Where appropriate, this would be followed by a statutory repayment plan to help them pay back their debts in a sustainable way. We will outline further information on how this policy could be implemented in due course.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Barclay more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T10:46:54.437Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T10:46:54.437Z
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4095
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Barclay more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kirsty Blackman more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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HM Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Inflation 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to tackle rising inflation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley more like this
star this property uin 4349 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In their March forecast, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) expected inflation to average 2.4% in 2017 before falling back to 2.3% in 2018 and 2.0% from 2019 to 2021.</p><p> </p><p>Maintaining price stability is the primary objective of the Monetary Policy Committee. This objective is defined as an inflation target of 2% as measured by the twelve month increase in the Consumer Prices Index.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is taking action to support people with the cost of living. This includes increasing the National Living Wage, raising the personal allowance, and freezing fuel duty.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Barclay more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T10:51:19.453Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T10:51:19.453Z
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4095
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Barclay more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this