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1064066
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether (a) police commissioners and (b) local authorities will have any role in the provision of probation services following the announcement of new contracts last year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We outlined in our <em>Strengthening Probation, Building Confidence </em>consultation, that we wanted probation to work more closely with local partners, such as local authorities, and strengthen the role of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in the future system.</p><p> </p><p>We have been working jointly with the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and representatives from different PCC offices to refine our thinking specifically around the role of PCCs and their relationship with probation services in England. We want this to support greater local transparency of probation performance, greater alignment of priorities and more opportunities for co-commissioning of rehabilitative services.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS Wales are building on their positive partnership with the four PCCs in Wales around priority areas such as the Dyfodol Offender Interventions service and the Women’s Pathfinder initiative, to explore potential options around the co-commissioning of services as part of the current proposals for Wales.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T18:20:33.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T18:20:33.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1064087
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Africa: Taxation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much additional tax revenue will be raised by Governments in Africa as a result of support by her Department by the year 2022-23. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>DFID’s support will help strengthen developing country capacity to raise domestic resources, including through assistance in the implementation of international tax standards. Although many factors impact on revenue growth, so forecasts are not available, past DFID tax programmes have proved to be great value for money. For example, the OECD’s Tax Inspectors Without Borders initiative, which assists developing countries to implement international tax standards, has generated an additional £100 for every £1 spent on operating costs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T17:09:34.097Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1064698
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star this property date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to (a) improve affordability and (b) reduce complexity for parents to access childcare support for people in low-income families. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 224323 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The government provides significant support to help families with childcare affordability, including:</p><ul><li>15 hours of free childcare a week for all 3 and 4-year-olds, worth around £2,500 a year on average.</li><li>15 hours of free childcare a week for disadvantaged 2-year olds, i.e. all those families in receipt of Universal Credit (UC), with an annual net earned income equivalent to or less than £15,400; families in receipt of benefits that currently qualify them for free school meals; those receiving working tax credits (with an annual gross household income of no more than £16,190); and children entitled to certain benefits or support for a disability or special educational need, looked-after children and certain children who have been in care, including those who have been adopted.</li><li>30 hours of free childcare a week, for working parents of 3 and 4-year-olds. 30 hours is available to families where both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family), and each parent earns a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage or living wage. This also includes self-employed parents.</li><li>Childcare vouchers provided through some employers, allowing parents to save money by paying for childcare from their pre-tax salary.</li><li>Help with up to 70% of childcare costs for people on low incomes through working tax credits, which in April 2016 increased to 85% through UC, subject to a monthly limit of £646 for one child or £1108 for 2 or more children.</li><li>Tax-free childcare, for which 1.5 million families who have childcare costs will be eligible. For every £8 parents pay into an online account, the government will pay £2 – up to a maximum contribution of £2,000 per child each year, for children aged under 12. Parents of disabled children will receive extra support (worth up to £4,000 per child, each year and until their child is 17).</li></ul><p>To reduce complexity, the government has introduced a childcare calculator, which parents can use to identify which of the childcare offers they may be entitled to. There is also the childcare choices and GOV.UK websites, which provides detailed information about all of the government’s childcare offers and how parents can apply. Local authorities also have a statutory duty to provide parents with information, advice and guidance on their websites about how these childcare offers can be accessed locally.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T17:20:53.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:20:53.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
1064500
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star this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 Courts: Modernisation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government plans to (a) hold and (b) publish the outcome of a future public consultation on the courts reform programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>On 15 September 2016, the Government published a consultation paper, “Transforming our Justice System”, setting proposals for the reform of our courts and tribunals. This was accompanied by a joint statement by the then Lord Chancellor, Lord Chief Justice and Senior President of Tribunals setting out their shared vision for the future of Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service. <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/553261/joint-vision-statement.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/553261/joint-vision-statement.pdf</a></p><p>The government response to consultation was published on 8 February 2017: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/590391/transforming-our-justice-system-government-response.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/590391/transforming-our-justice-system-government-response.pdf</a></p><p>Further details of how we are engaging our stakeholders in developing the reform programme are set out in the response to the Committee of Public Accounts third recommendation on Courts and Tribunals reform, which can be accessed at the following link. <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/759859/HMCTS060_ExternalStakeEngageApproach_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/759859/HMCTS060_ExternalStakeEngageApproach_FINAL.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T18:14:35.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T18:14:35.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1064090
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: UK Relations with EU more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the EU on continuing co-operation on international development after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Nigel Dodds more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are seeking a future partnership with the EU on international development to tackle shared global challenges in areas where it is in our mutual interest and represents the best value for taxpayers’ money. The Secretary of State and other DFID Ministers have discussed our future partnership with counterparts in the Commission during bilateral meetings and in the margins of international events. Any future UK participation in EU development programmes would require appropriate influence and oversight over UK funds and eligibility for UK organisations to bid for and to implement any UK funded programmes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T17:10:31.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:10:31.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
1063696
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star this property date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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Home Office more like this
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unstar 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 Home Office: Bullying more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff in his Department reported experiencing bullying or harassment at work in the most recent Civil Service People Survey. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Bullying and harassment has no place in any workplace, including the Civil Service</p><p><br>In our most recent People Survey, 11% of respondents, on average, told us that they'd experienced bullying or harassment at work in the 12 months preceding the survey.</p><p>Whilst this figure has remained stable since 2016, we recognise that certain groups of staff are more like to say they have experienced this type of unacceptable behaviour than others. This includes staff members with long-term limiting conditions who, in the vast majority of departments and agencies, were more likely to say they'd been bullied or harassed in the last 12 months than staff members with no long-term limiting conditions.</p><p>We are strengthening the routes for staff to report bullying and harassment to ensure that all staff are fully supported throughout the process, and to ensure cultures are positive and inclusive.</p><p>The high-level People Survey results for each organisation, including reported rates of bullying and harassment, were published last December on gov.uk.</p><p>Each spring the Cabinet Office conducts and publishes a range of further analysis on the People Survey responses, including the results by gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and health status. Similar analysis will be conducted again this year and made available on gov.uk.</p><p>A summary table of 2017’s results by organisation and health status on bullying and harassment at work was placed in the House library by Cabinet Office on 19 February 2019.</p>
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 2019-02-26T18:09:38.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T18:09:38.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1064714
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star this property date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
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Home Office more like this
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unstar 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 Home Office: Procurement more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many suppliers have been excluded from bidding for contracts as a result of not complying with the criteria set out in the guidance entitled, Procurement policy note 03/14: promoting tax compliance, in each year since 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The specific information you have requested is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. This is because the information sought is not recorded on systems and a manual search through individual records would be required.</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 2019-02-26T18:07:32.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T18:07:32.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1077394
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star this property date less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iraq: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property question text What recent diplomatic steps his Department has taken to support peace and stability in Iraq. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>I visited Iraq last month and held useful discussions with leaders from the Government of Iraq and Kurdistan Regional Governemnt. We discussed how the UK and Iraq could cooperate together to promote peace and stability in Iraq. I announced a further £30 million in funding to help rebuild Iraq and reinvigorate the economy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T17:33:08.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:33:08.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1063724
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star this property date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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Home Office more like this
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unstar 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 Knives: Crime more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to support police officers to reduce knife crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government supports the police in their important work to tackle knife crime in a number of ways. We continue to encourage forces to participate in the national weeks of enforcement action under Operation Sceptre, co-ordinated by the National Police Chiefs’ Council. Results from the September 2018 phase of Operation Sceptre are as follows:</p><p><br>• All 44 police forces took part in the week of action. <br>• Over the course of the week of action a total of 1002 arrests were made</p><p>• A total of 1779 stop and searches were carried out</p><p>• 9302 knives were surrendered or seized</p><p>• 1158 weapon sweeps were conducted, resulting in the recovery of 172 knives and other weapons. In addition, 8781 knives were surrendered</p><p>• 496 test purchase operations were carried out in retail premises. Of these, there were 397 passes. 99 resulted in the retail outlet failing the test purchase</p><p>• 1280 education events - including workshops, were also held in schools to raise awareness of the dangers of carrying knives.</p><p><br>The next week under Operation Sceptre is taking place in March.</p><p>We are encouraging the police to use stop and search. It is a vital policing tool when used correctly and officers have the Government's full support to use these powers in a targeted way that is fair, lawful and effective. We are looking at ways to work with the police to reduce bureaucracy and increase efficiency in the use of this power. We have also listened to the police re-quest that we introduce new Knife Crime Prevention Orders to help them to divert those involved in knife crime away from a violent lifestyle. The Government is seeking to introduce the new Order through amendments to the Offensive Weapons Bill.</p><p><br>The Offensive Weapons Bill, currently passing through Parliament, includes specific new knives offences, in particular making it an offence to possess certain offensive weapons in private, and stopping knives being sent to residential addresses after they are bought online. These measures are designed to help the police in their response to knife crime.</p><p><br>In addition to supporting the police on law enforcement, our Serious Violence Strategy stresses the importance of early intervention to tackle the root causes of serious violence and provide young people with the skills and resilience to lead productive lives free from violence. Our Early Intervention Youth Fund is already supporting 29 projects in England and Wales, and our anti-knife crime Community Fund is supporting 68 local community projects to tackle knife crime. Our national knife crime media campaign - #knifefree – also aims to raise awareness of the consequences of knife crime and to discourage young people from carrying knives.</p>
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 2019-02-26T17:59:00.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:59:00.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1064682
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star this property date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government Finance more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the oral contribution of 5 February 2019 of the Under-Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Official Report column 289, how that 4 per cent figure relating to deprivation was calculated. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is undertaking a review of the relative needs and resources of local authorities in England, with a view to setting fresh baseline funding levels in 2020-21. We are working closely with local government representatives and others to consider the drivers of local authorities’ costs, the resources available locally to fund services, and how we should account for these in a way that draws a more transparent and understandable link between local circumstances and resource allocations.</p><p>In December 2018 the Government published a consultation paper, which set out a proposed approach to assessing the relative needs of local authorities. Our analysis has shown that for many universal services, the number of people in each local authority area is the most important predictor of the costs that councils face in delivering those services. The consultation therefore proposes the introduction of a simple population-based Foundation Formula to account for many of the universal services that local authorities deliver, alongside several specific funding formulas for some of the largest and most complex service areas.</p><p>To understand whether including additional ‘cost drivers’, including deprivation, significantly improves the precision of the Foundation Formula, a comparison was made between the amount of variation in past expenditure that was explained by different combinations of cost drivers, to the total amount of variation in expenditure. The basis on which this comparison was made is set out in pages 19 to 21 of the consultation paper (link below). Whilst, in aggregate terms, deprivation was not shown to be a major cost driver for the services included in the Foundation Formula, to ensure that deprivation is appropriately accounted for in the relative needs assessment, deprivation, or a suitable proxy for deprivation, is taken into account in four of the service-specific formulas that were proposed.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/review-of-local-authorities-relative-needs-and-resources" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/review-of-local-authorities-relative-needs-and-resources</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T17:38:29.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:38:29.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this