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star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Personal Savings 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 whether savings held in the name of children are taken into account in applications for universal credit. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 115797 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>Savings and other capital held in the name of children are not taken into account in the assessment of Universal Credit entitlement. As with other means tested benefits, however, there are rules to prevent claimants depriving themselves of capital in order to claim Universal Credit or increase their entitlement to Universal Credit. If claimants deprive themselves of capital by gifting the capital to their children or placing it in a child’s account, notional capital of the amount deprived may still be taken into account when assessing entitlement to Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
800858
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Rape: Sentencing 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 Whether there are plans to review sentencing guidelines for rape committed by people under 18. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Luke Pollard more like this
star this property uin 902762 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Sentencing guidelines are not set by the Ministry of Justice. They are set by the independant Sentencing Council.</p><p>I can however confirm, new guidelines on sentencing under 18s for sexual offences came into effect in June.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Esher and Walton more like this
star this property answering member printed Dominic Raab more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T17:32:26.73Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T17:32:26.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dominic Raab more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this
797582
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star this property date less than 2017-11-29more like thismore than 2017-11-29
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HM Treasury more like this
star 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 Non-domestic Rates 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 Whether his Department plans to review the business rates system. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Hitchin and Harpenden more like this
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Bim Afolami more like this
star this property uin 116545 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 government undertook the last fundamental review of business rates in 2016 and announced major reforms worth approx. £9bn to businesses by the end of the parliament. At Autumn Budget 2017, the government delivered more support on business rates including businesses’ top priorities to bring forward the switch to CPI indexation, revalue properties more frequently and to address the staircase tax. As a next step, the government is also reviewing the wider taxation of the digital economy. This includes ensuring international corporate tax rules deliver fair results across different businesses and that sellers operating through online marketplaces pay the right amount of VAT.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T16:00:03.64Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T16:00:03.64Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bim Afolami more like this
800856
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Legal Systems 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 What steps the Government plans to take to ensure the effective operation of the UK legal system after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 902760 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government have made it a top priority to ensure that there is a smooth legal transition, both in our negotiations with the EU and as a matter for our domestic implementing legislation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Esher and Walton more like this
star this property answering member printed Dominic Raab more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T17:44:53.583Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T17:44:53.583Z
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4007
star this property label Biography information for Dominic Raab more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Overcrowding 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 What steps he is taking to reduce overcrowding in prisons. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 902750 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>Most of our prison estate is uncrowded. However we recognise crowding is an issue and in 2016-17 the average percentage of prisoners in crowded accommodation was 24.5%.</p><p>Our reforms will see us close down and redevelop ageing prisons and deliver high-quality, modern establishments fit for today's demands. Our new prison estate will have up to 10,000 modern prison places that create the physical conditions for Governors to achieve better educational, training and rehabilitation outcomes.</p><p>Reducing overcrowding is a central aim of the estate modernisation and the new prisons will be designed with this in firmly in mind.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T17:34:02.89Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T17:34:02.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
800857
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading HM Courts and Tribunals Service 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 What assessment he has made of trends in access to justice resulting from court and tribunal service closures in England and Wales. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Bedford more like this
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Mohammad Yasin more like this
star this property uin 902761 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are investing over £1bn to transform our justice system providing new ways to access justice online, reducing the need to travel to a court or tribunal building in many cases.</p><p>We will continue to monitor the performance of the justice system as we roll out our programme of reforms.</p><p>Any court or tribunal that we are considering closing is done so through a consultation and an impact assessment is published alongside this.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Esher and Walton more like this
star this property answering member printed Dominic Raab more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T17:33:57.647Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T17:33:57.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dominic Raab more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mohammad Yasin more like this
795922
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-28more like thismore than 2017-11-28
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Home Office more like this
star 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 hansard heading Crimes of Violence: Females 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 the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to provide funding equivalent to that currently provided by the EU for violence against women and girls organisations and specialist women’s services, and research relating to those issues after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Yardley more like this
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Jess Phillips more like this
star this property uin 116242 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Protecting women and girls from violence and supporting victims is a key priority for this Government. To support the Government’s commitment to tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG), we have pledged increased funding of £100 million between now and 2020.</p><p>As part of reviewing delivery against our cross-Government VAWG strategy, we are mapping provision of funding for services to identify areas for further action.</p><p>We value the EU’s contribution to funding VAWG services. Our future cooperation with the EU will be subject to negotiation but we are fully committed to continue working with local commissioners to deliver a secure future for VAWG services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 116240 more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T14:17:19.487Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T14:17:19.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jess Phillips more like this
797968
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star this property date less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
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Home Office more like this
star 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 hansard heading Asylum 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 the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to increase the period for which refugees continue to receive asylum support after receiving a positive decision on their asylum application to 50 days on account of issues with gaining National Insurance numbers within the current 28 days. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 116875 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to increase the period to 50 days.</p><p> </p><p>If an asylum seeker receiving support from the Home Office is granted refugee status they are given notice that their support will stop 28 days later and provided with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). The BRP is the main document they need to prove their eligibility to take employment or apply for benefits from the Department of Work and Pensions. Additionally, under new arrangements the Home Office offers the refugee assistance to make a benefits claim by arranging an appointment with a local DWP office.</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office also issues the refugee with a national insurance number (NINO). Possession of a NINO at this stage is not essential to make a benefits application as the DWP can provide one as part of the benefits claim process. We have, however, been working to ensure that the NINO is issued at the same time as the BRP and plan to implement a new process in the new year whereby the number is printed on the BRP.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T14:04:50.62Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T14:04:50.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
797782
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star this property date less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
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Home Office more like this
star 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 hansard heading Police: Finance 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 the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the appropriateness of the rule in relation to the Special Grant under which police forces are not able to claim additional funding for emergency or terrorism-related incidents unless they have spent one per cent of their budget on such incidents; and if she will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 116690 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>Ministers have the discretion to waive the one per cent rule and this is considered on a case by case basis.</p><p>The Prime Minister has already indicated the Government will pay for all the policing costs sought by Greater Manchester police following the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T17:32:49.58Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T17:32:49.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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4473
star this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
795920
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star this property date less than 2017-11-28more like thismore than 2017-11-28
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Home Office more like this
star 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 hansard heading Crimes of Violence: Females 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 the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the amount of funding provided by any of the constituent organisations of the EU (a) to specialist violence against women and girls organisations and specialist women’s services and (b) for research relating to those issues. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Yardley more like this
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Jess Phillips more like this
star this property uin 116240 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>Protecting women and girls from violence and supporting victims is a key priority for this Government. To support the Government’s commitment to tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG), we have pledged increased funding of £100 million between now and 2020.</p><p>As part of reviewing delivery against our cross-Government VAWG strategy, we are mapping provision of funding for services to identify areas for further action.</p><p>We value the EU’s contribution to funding VAWG services. Our future cooperation with the EU will be subject to negotiation but we are fully committed to continue working with local commissioners to deliver a secure future for VAWG services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 116242 more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T14:17:19.44Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T14:17:19.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4370
star this property label Biography information for Jess Phillips more like this
797873
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star this property date less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
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Home Office more like this
star 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 hansard heading Human Trafficking: Wales more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on human trafficking in Wales. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Arfon more like this
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 116780 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Tacking modern slavery and human trafficking is a high priority for HMG and we will continue to work closely with EU partners on this issue. The details of the UK’s future relationship with the EU will be subject to negotiation. Public safety in the UK and the rest of Europe will be at the heart of our negotiations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T14:08:38.763Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T14:08:38.763Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
797969
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star this property date less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
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Home Office more like this
star 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 hansard heading Asylum more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the level of asylum support on the physical and mental well-being of people seeking asylum who have been waiting on a decision for more than six months. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 116876 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office ensure that asylum seekers are not left destitute by providing accommodation and a weekly cash allowance. The level of the allowance is reviewed each year to ensure that it is sufficient to cover their essential living needs. The Court of Appeal has rejected a legal challenge to the methodology used to assess the adequacy of the cash allowance.</p><p> </p><p>Asylum seekers also have full access to the NHS, including mental health services if they are needed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T14:05:08.13Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T14:05:08.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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4658
star this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
797847
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star this property date less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
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Home Office more like this
star 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 hansard heading Forensic Science: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2017 to Question 115018 on Randox Testing Services and Trimega, whether it is a legal requirement for accreditation to be granted in order to supply forensic services. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 116754 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>No. In the criminal justice jurisdiction, the Forensic Science Regulator (FSR) determines the standards and timeframes for providers of forensic services to reach accreditation. The Government is committed to giving the FSR statutory powers as soon as Parliamentary time allows. At that point the FSR will be able to prohibit providers from submitting evidence to the criminal justice system if they do not hold accreditation.</p><p>In family proceedings, there is no legal requirement currently for such tests to meet any specific scientific testing standard. The court will consider the veracity of that evidence as for any other expert evidence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T17:38:16.143Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T17:38:16.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
797835
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star this property date less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
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Home Office more like this
star 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 hansard heading Crime: Wildlife more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will introduce enhanced training for police officers and call handlers across all agencies on tackling wildlife crime. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 116742 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>With the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Home Office funds the National Wildlife Crime Unit, which provides intelligence, analysis and specialist assistance to individual police forces and other law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom that allows them to deal effectively with wildlife crime investigations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T14:07:59.7Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T14:07:59.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
795969
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star this property date less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
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Home Office more like this
star 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 hansard heading Firearms: South East more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people born on 3 May 2000 or earlier are in possession of a firearms licence registered in (a) Woking, (b) Gosport, (c) Bromley or (d) Watford local authority who are aged (i) under 24, (ii) 25 to 49, (iii) 50 to 64 and (iv) 65 or older. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 116281 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office publishes information on Firearm certificate holders by age and police force within table E2 of the <em>‘Firearm and Shotgun Certificates in England and Wales Statistics - Financial Year 2016/17’ </em>publication.</p><p> </p><p>This is available from the Home Office webpage on GOV.UK at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/624004/firearm-shotgun-certificates-england-wales-march-2017-tables.ods" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/624004/firearm-shotgun-certificates-england-wales-march-2017-tables.ods</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T14:03:53.72Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T14:03:53.72Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
797967
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star this property date less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
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Home Office more like this
star 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 hansard heading Asylum: Employment 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 the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applicants have been granted permission to work in the last 12 months. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 116874 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>Asylum seekers are not allowed to work in the UK unless their claim has been outstanding for at least 12 months through no fault of their own. Those who are granted permission to work are restricted to jobs on the Shortage Occupation List. The policy is designed to protect the resident labour market so that access to employment is prioritised for British citizens and lawful residents, including those granted refugees status. We have no plans to change this policy.</p><p> </p><p>The data requested on the number of asylum seekers granted permission to work is only held on paper case files or within the notes sections of the Home Office's databases. This data is not aggregated in national reporting systems, so information on the number of asylum seekers allowed to work could only be obtained through a manual case search at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 116873 more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T14:04:21.38Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T14:04:21.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
795363
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answering body
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: East Renfrewshire more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 the Department of Work and Pensions how many residents in East Renfrewshire constituency are in receipt of universal credit. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Paul Masterton more like this
star this property uin 115784 more like this
star this property answer
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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 available information on people and households on Universal Credit, by parliamentary constituency, is published and can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T15:21:08.787Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T15:21:08.787Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Masterton more like this
795361
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband: East Renfrewshire more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 the Department of Digital, Media and Culture what steps the Government is taking to tacke low levels of broadband connectivity in (a) Uplawmoor and (b) Eaglesham in East Renfrewshire. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Paul Masterton more like this
star this property uin 115782 more like this
star this property answer
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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 Government provided £100.8m from Phase 1 of the Superfast Broadband Programme to support superfast broadband coverage in Scotland. This has been delivered through the Highlands &amp; Islands broadband project and the Digital Scotland project which covers the Rest of Scotland. The Government provided £20.99m additional funding in February 2014 to support a Phase 2 project in Scotland to provide further superfast broadband coverage. The Scottish Government has not yet begun the procurement process using this funding and is not expecting to have agreed a contract until December 2018. We are doing all we can to speed this up.</p><p> </p><p>For all premises which do not have superfast broadband coverage, the UK Government will ensure universal broadband of at least 10Mbps.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matt Hancock more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T16:05:58.977Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T16:05:58.977Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
star this property tabling member
4625
star this property label Biography information for Paul Masterton more like this
795445
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answering body
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 Personal Independence Payment: Parkinson's Disease more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to review the appropriateness of the 20 metre rule for personal independence payment claimants with Parkinson's Disease; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 115866 more like this
star this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We consulted widely and extensively on the assessment criteria for the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) prior to its introduction in April 2013. Furthermore, we carried out an additional consultation between 24 June 2013 and 5 August 2013 on the “Moving around” activity for the mobility component. PIP has been designed to reflect a modern understanding of disability and treat all conditions fairly. We have no plans to review the assessment criteria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-12-05T13:29:33.713Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T13:29:33.713Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
795429
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answering body
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 Bicycles: Loans more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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, whether his Department has plans to (a) advertise and (b) offer bike loan schemes to people using job centres. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Andrew Percy more like this
star this property uin 115850 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to provide a specific bike loan scheme for job seekers.</p><p> </p><p>The Flexible Support Fund may be available for one-off purchases such as a bicycle to remove a barrier for claimants to get to work.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport leads on the Cycle to Work Scheme, which is available to employees, and was introduced to promote healthier journeys to work and to reduce environmental pollution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T13:39:09.637Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T13:39:09.637Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
star this property tabling member
3939
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-29more like thismore than 2017-11-29
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the 12-month grace period to protect individuals from a reduction in housing benefit when someone who lived with them passes away is being implemented effectively. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Chippenham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Michelle Donelan more like this
star this property uin 116549 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>A grace period exists in Housing Benefit to help protect those suffering a bereavement for a period of 12 months. This applies not only in respect of the claimant or their partner but to people linked to them, such as a family member who lives in the same household. This means that housing benefit entitlement is protected from any consequential decrease in their eligible rent for a year from the date of a death.</p><p> </p><p>It is however the responsibility of individual local authorities to assess individual benefit claims and apply the specific rules which is laid out in regulations and guidance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T14:59:02.81Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T14:59:02.81Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Michelle Donelan more like this
795443
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answering body
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 Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 steps his Department is taking to ensure that all letters and communications it sends to disabled and vulnerable people are accessible and available in easy-read and alternative accessible formats. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 115864 more like this
star this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Where our customers need assistance to access our services and information, we make reasonable adjustments to meet their individual needs. This means the Department communicates with customers in a variety of different formats such as Braille, audio, large print, through third party interpreters or by arranging for a member of staff to visit the customer in their home.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is continuously working to improve its written customer communications products, including letters, forms and leaflets, so they are clear and accessible to as many of our customers as possible. We follow accessible design principles, including the use of plain language.</p><p> </p><p>Easy Read is available by request for certain kinds of information. As some of our letters are necessarily complex and difficult to translate into an Easy Read format, we support customers in other ways and will discuss the most appropriate method of communication with the customer, to meet their individual needs. We will be making more customer communications products available in Easy Read in 2018.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T14:43:38.66Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T14:43:38.66Z
star this property answering member
4071
star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answering body
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
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received on the application of universal credit criteria for those housed in temporary accommodation. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 116794 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>We have listened to concerns from Local Authorities and have announced that from April 2018 any new claims for Universal Credit for Claimants in Temporary Accommodation will have their housing costs met through Housing Benefit. This includes all temporary accommodation, not just Emergency Temporary Accommodation. Existing claimants in Temporary Accommodation on Universal Credit will also move to Housing Benefit.</p><p> </p><p>This measure is expected to help Local Authorities, who currently see a significant funding shortage when they are placing people into Temporary and emergency accommodation in Universal Credit Full Service areas.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-12-05T15:11:29.233Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T15:11:29.233Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
795426
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answering body
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 Working Conditions: VDUs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to encourage desk-based workers to take time away from computer screens during the working day. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Andrew Percy more like this
star this property uin 115847 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 Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) website already provides practical guidance for employers on working safely with screen based equipment, which can be found at <a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/dse/index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/dse/index.htm</a>.</p><p> </p><p>It is widely recognised that frequent short breaks from desk-based work can help reduce health issues such as fatigue, eye strain, upper limb problems, backache and mental stress.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T13:32:23.28Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T13:32:23.28Z
star this property answering member
4071
star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
star this property tabling member
3939
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
795436
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answering body
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 Employment: Learning Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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, to where his Department has reallocated funding from the previous Work Programme and Work Choice to increase the employment opportunities of people with learning disability; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
star this property uin 115857 more like this
star this property answer
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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 Work and Health Programme, a new contracted provision that will build on lessons learnt from the Work Programme and Work Choice, will start in England and Wales between November 2017 and March 2018. Disabled people, who will be the majority of referrals, can volunteer for the programme at any time.</p><p> </p><p>On Thursday 30 November 2017 we published ‘Improving Lives the Future of Work, Health and Disability’, which sets out details of a lifecourse approach to improving employment opportunities for people with a Learning Disability</p><p> </p><p>In addition:</p><p> </p><ul><li>We are introducing 200 Community Partners into Jobcentres - these are external appointments with experience of disability who will engage with disabled people, Jobcentre Plus staff and local employers to strengthen the support we offer disabled people seeking work, including those with learning disabilities.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Supported Employment “place and train” will be delivered through the Local Supported Employment initiative. A key element of this is the use of Job Carving, which involves working with an employer to create a job which meets the employer’s needs and can be done by a person with a learning disability.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Supported Work Experience proof of concepts will offer young disabled people, including young people with learning disabilities, the opportunity to take part in short work experience placements.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Access to Work has put in place a Hidden Impairment Support Team that aims to give advice and guidance to help employers understand how they can support employees with conditions like a Learning Disability.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DWP’s Disability Confident campaign has achieved commitments from over 5000 employers. DWP is requiring all its large contractors to be Disability Confident Leaders within 12 months from Jan 2017 and all main Government departments are now signed up to Disability Confident, ensuring that Government’s contracted services become better employers of people with disabilities, including learning disabilities.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T12:46:00.383Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T12:46:00.383Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this