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1126933
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what penalties universal credit claimants incur if they are unable to repay their advance within 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 254729 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Before accepting a Universal Credit Advance the number of monthly repayment instalments is agreed with a claimant, up to a maximum of 12. For a variety of reasons, instalments may not occur consecutively, so claimants do not incur a penalty if it takes them more than 12 calendar months.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has taken a number of steps to ensure that advances meet the needs of claimants and that recovery arrangements are personalised and reasonable. From October 2019 we are reducing the maximum rate of deductions to 30 per cent and from October 2021 we are increasing the maximum recovery period for advances from 12 to 16 months.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-24T12:02:18.013Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:02:18.013Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1126937
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 May to Question 249846, whether she has made an assessment of the feasibility of a claimant living with a 40 per cent reduction in their universal credit payment; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 254732 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Department has taken a number of steps to ensure that advances meet the needs of claimants and that recovery arrangements are personalised and reasonable. From October 2019 we are reducing the maximum rate of deductions to 30 per cent of standard allowance and from October 2021 we are increasing the maximum recovery period for advances from 12 to 16 months.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-24T13:07:43.513Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:07:43.513Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1127131
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Unemployment Benefits more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of waiving the recommencement of waiting times for the receipt of out-of-work benefits after the completion of a short-term contract; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 255281 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Short-term contracts where earnings are above the relevant threshold would lead to the closure of a claim to benefit. Once this short-term contract has ended, Universal Credit can be claimed.</p><p> </p><p>The Universal Credit assessment period and payment structure are fundamental parts of the design. They help reduce welfare dependency by mirroring the world of work, where currently around 70 per cent of tax credit claimants are paid monthly or four weekly.</p><p> </p><p>The assessment period runs for a full calendar month from the date of entitlement and the Universal Credit pay date will be seven calendar days after the end of the initial assessment period. Subsequent pay dates will be the same each month.</p><p> </p><p>It is therefore not possible to award a Universal Credit payment as soon as a claim is made, as the assessment period must run its course before the award of Universal Credit can be calculated.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>No claimant has to go five weeks without receiving support, as advances, worth up to 100 per cent of a claimant’s indicative award, are available up front if there is need.</p>
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-24T13:15:20.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:15:20.623Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1127460
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Apprentices: Pay more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department published an apprentice pay survey in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018; and when the next such survey will be published. more like this
tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
tabling member printed
Angela Rayner more like this
uin 256316 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The most recent Apprentice Pay Survey (APS) was published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in 2017. The government has merged aspects of its APS with certain aspects of the Apprenticeship Evaluation Survey (AES). Fieldwork for the latest APS was conducted in late 2018 and early 2019. As with previous years, the Department for Education is responsible for publishing the latest AES, and BEIS is responsible for publishing the latest APS. Reporting for the surveys is underway, and both will be published in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Guildford more like this
answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-24T16:17:14.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T16:17:14.387Z
answering member
1523
label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
tabling member
4356
label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1127479
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Department for Education: Brexit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many officials in his Department have been seconded away from their normal duties to work on the UK's withdrawal from the EU; and what effect that secondment of staff has had on the effectiveness of his Department. more like this
tabling member constituency Tottenham more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Lammy more like this
uin 256197 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The department constantly reviews its capabilities and allocation of resources in order to effectively deliver the government’s agenda. We have accelerated our plans, and at the same time, the Civil Service as a whole is working to ensure that EU Exit implementation is carried out to high quality without impacting public service delivery across the whole of the government.</p><p>It is therefore only sensible that we make use of the resources and expertise we have available to make sure that the UK is prepared for all Brexit scenarios. This includes departments sharing staff and working together on joint projects.</p><p>Internal transfers and loans are agreed locally, so the department does not hold this information centrally.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Guildford more like this
answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-24T14:09:48.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T14:09:48.88Z
answering member
1523
label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
tabling member
206
label Biography information for Mr David Lammy more like this
1127626
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Females: Apprentices more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to encourage more women into apprenticeships. more like this
tabling member constituency Stevenage more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen McPartland more like this
uin 256297 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Women are well-represented in terms of overall apprenticeship starts. In the first half of 2018/19, 47% of apprenticeship starts were by women, which is an increase from 45.8% for the equivalent period in 2017/18.</p><p>However, we also want to make sure that more women are able to access apprenticeships in traditionally male-dominated fields as well as in fields that offer the highest returns. Starts by women in the construction, planning and the built environment sector increased by 36.7% in the first half of 2018/19, compared to the same period in 2017/18, from 790 starts to 1,080 starts.</p><p>Through the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network (ADCN), we are championing gender representation in apprenticeships amongst employers in industries where improvement is needed. This includes making sure that more women can access science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) apprenticeships and it is encouraging to see the progress that is being made. For example, ADCN member GlaxoSmithKline are well ahead of their aim to achieve 25% of women representation in their STEM apprenticeships. Women now make up 47% of their UK intake. The ADCN has recently published an update on its work which can be found at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/802200/ADCN-Report-2019-LR-v2.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/802200/ADCN-Report-2019-LR-v2.pdf</a>.</p><p>Furthermore, we are working to raise awareness of apprenticeships and the benefits that they bring to people of all backgrounds. Our ‘Fire It Up’ communication campaign seeks to change the way that people think about apprenticeships and to demonstrate that they are an aspirational choice for anyone. ‘Fire It Up’ advertising features apprentices from a diverse range of backgrounds and showcases female apprentices in STEM occupations.</p>
answering member constituency Guildford more like this
answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-24T14:17:06.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T14:17:06.613Z
answering member
1523
label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
tabling member
4093
label Biography information for Stephen McPartland more like this
1127789
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading National Vocational Qualifications: Nottinghamshire more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils achieved a NVQ3+ or equivalent in Nottinghamshire in 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Mansfield more like this
tabling member printed
Ben Bradley more like this
uin 257068 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>​Level 3 attainment by young people aged 19 in 2018 was published in April 2019 in the following national statistics release: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/level-2-and-3-attainment-by-young-people-aged-19-in-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/level-2-and-3-attainment-by-young-people-aged-19-in-2018</a>.</p><p>The table below gives the proportion of pupils aged 19 in 2018 who had achieved a level 3 qualification. Proportions are for those educated in the state sector at age 15.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Cohort of pupils aged 19 in 2018</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Pupils attaining level 3 by age 19</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nottinghamshire local authority</p></td><td><p>51.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>52.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>57.2%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Level 3 includes A levels (including Applied A levels, Vocational A levels and Pre-U principal subjects), International Baccalaureate, AS levels, Advanced Apprenticeships, National Vocational Qualifications and Vocationally Related Qualifications and other qualifications, including the level 3 diploma.</p>
answering member constituency Guildford more like this
answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-24T16:08:11.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T16:08:11.467Z
answering member
1523
label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
tabling member
4663
label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
1127104
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Seasonal Workers: EEA Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that EEA nationals are able to carry out seasonal work in the UK after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 255331 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Government is committed to developing a future borders and immigration system that will cater for all sectors of the UK, including for those who employ seasonal workers.Our proposals in the immigration White Paper, the UK’s Future Skills-Based Immigration System, include a temporary short-term workers route which will be open to people at any level, including seasonal workers.</p><p>As the Government has been clear, we are launching a twelve month engagement process in order to listen to businesses and organisations. As part of this, there has already been engagement with employers a broad range of sectors. We will consider the feedback from this process before making final decisions.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-24T12:43:52.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:43:52.647Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1127121
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Boilers: Natural Gas more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2019 to Question 250740, for what reason the 35 per cent of boilers that did not comply with the legal efficiency standards were allowed to be sold. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 255264 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The assessment referred to in answer of Question 250740 was carried out before the Boiler plus standard came into force. There is no evidence that boilers with an efficiency below 92% continued to be sold beyond the coming into force date of the current standards.</p><p>Efficiency standards for products are always carried out under standard test conditions. This ensures a reliable value for the product itself, irrespective of the capability of the installer, the diverse range of buildings into which they are installed, or how optimally the product is used by the consumer. This provides the ability to compare products fairly.</p><p> </p><p>The research carried out on real-world boiler performance is available from the SAP website:</p><p><a href="http://www.bregroup.com" target="_blank">www.bregroup.com</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
grouped question UIN
255265 more like this
255266 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-24T07:03:18.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T07:03:18.307Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1127124
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Boilers: Natural Gas more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2019 to Question 250740, whether the boilers that met or exceeded the minimum efficiency requirement of 92 per cent were in test situations or in real-world situations when installed. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 255265 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The assessment referred to in answer of Question 250740 was carried out before the Boiler plus standard came into force. There is no evidence that boilers with an efficiency below 92% continued to be sold beyond the coming into force date of the current standards.</p><p>Efficiency standards for products are always carried out under standard test conditions. This ensures a reliable value for the product itself, irrespective of the capability of the installer, the diverse range of buildings into which they are installed, or how optimally the product is used by the consumer. This provides the ability to compare products fairly.</p><p> </p><p>The research carried out on real-world boiler performance is available from the SAP website:</p><p><a href="http://www.bregroup.com" target="_blank">www.bregroup.com</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
grouped question UIN
255264 more like this
255266 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-24T07:03:19.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T07:03:19.353Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this