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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Free School Meals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of changes to the criteria for free school meals eligibility in 2018; and how many students now receive free school meals compared to the number who received them before these changes took place. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL15974 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>I refer the noble Lord to the answers I gave on 6 February 2019 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-01-24/HL13093/" target="_blank">HL13093</a> and Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-01-24/HL13094/" target="_blank">HL13094</a>. I will also refer the noble Lord to the answer I gave on 20 February 2019 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-02-06/HL13492/" target="_blank">HL13492</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Under the new eligibility criteria that we introduced in April 2018, we estimate that more pupils will benefit from free school meals (FSM) by 2022, compared with the previous criteria. In addition, generous transitional protections were put in place to ensure no child will lose their eligibility for FSM during the change to the new criteria.</p><p> </p><p>Under the benefits-based criteria, to be eligible to receive FSM, a pupil or their parent must be in receipt of any one of the qualifying benefits and must make a claim to the school for FSM. The qualifying criteria includes benefits for both out of work and low-earning families. The full eligibility criteria is attached and also available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals</a>.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T13:21:03.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T13:21:03.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL15974_webpage.pdf more like this
unstar this property title HL15974_FSM_eligibility more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1129514
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Government Departments: Procurement more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment the Cabinet Office has made of the potential benefits of the application of ISO 44001 to their procurement policy, and the procurement policy of all Departments. more like this
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Lord Evans of Watford more like this
star this property uin HL15999 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 has a long-established approach to identifying, developing and managing collaborative business relationships. For example, the Government recognises the importance of managing its relationships with strategic suppliers, on a cross-government basis, by observing their performance in the delivery of public services and monitoring financial health.</p><p>This year, the Government introduced a new approach to the monitoring and management of strategic suppliers through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the government and each of our strategic suppliers. The approach of using an MOU reflects the Government’s now well-developed relationships with, and understanding of, its strategic suppliers. Under this new approach, strategic suppliers will agree to provide the government with the information it needs to monitor and manage risks across its strategic supplier base, with the full cooperation of industry.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T17:01:16.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T17:01:16.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Evans of Watford more like this
1129543
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Nuclear Weapons more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Renata Dwan, Director of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research, warned on 21 May that the risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two, and that the world should take this threat more seriously. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL16028 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>Today's security climate is challenging, with the threats faced by the United Kingdom increasing in scale, diversity and complexity. However, Her Majesty's Government does not believe that the risk of nuclear war is greater today than it was during the Cold War.</p><p>While the operation of an independent, minimum, credible nuclear deterrent continues to be necessary to protect the United Kingdom from the most extreme threats to our national security and way of life, the UK has taken a number of unilateral actions that build confidence and reduce international tensions. Our negative security assurances, as set out in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review, are designed to give Non-Nuclear Weapons States in compliance with the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty confidence that nuclear weapons will not be used against them. Further, since 1994, UK Trident missiles have not been targeted at any State; our Vanguard class submarines are at several days' notice to fire; only the Prime Minister has the authority to launch nuclear weapons maintaining political control at all times; and the UK has been transparent about its nuclear capability, including missile and warhead numbers.</p><p>The Government is committed to the long-term goal of a world without nuclear weapons and continues to work internationally, within the framework of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, towards achieving the conditions in which all nuclear weapons possessor states are willing to relinquish their nuclear weapons.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:17:19.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:17:19.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1129545
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest estimate of the cost per flight hour of the F35-B aircraft; and what is their expected in service flight hours. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL16030 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 Ministry of Defence does not yet have its own figure for the hourly flying cost for an F-35B Lightning as the aircraft has not been in service long enough to generate the required data. However, information would in any case be withheld as its disclosure would or would be likely to prejudice commercial interests.</p><p>The expected service life of an F-35B Lightning is 8,000 or more flying hours.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:13:43.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:13:43.9Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
1130231
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Aviation: Scotland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 3 June (HL15919), whether they will now answer the question put. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
star this property uin HL16092 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>I refer to the answer of 3 June (HL15919), which states that the aviation sector operates in a competitive, commercial environment, investing to attract passengers and responding to demand when determining routes to operate. It is therefore not for the Department to carry out this type of assessment, nor to comment on whether there is sufficient competition.</p><p> </p><p>I can, however, confirm that CAA data for 2018 shows that the four largest airports in Scotland (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow) have flights to two or more airports in the London system, with flights operated by multiple airlines.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the UK Government, in partnership with the Scottish Government and Dundee City Council, provide financial support for an air route from Dundee to Stanstead, through a public service obligation. Scotland will also benefit from an expanded Heathrow, where there will be further opportunity to enhance connections to the country’s biggest hub airport.</p><p> </p><p>This information, which is already in the public domain, shows that there is sufficient competition for air routes between London and Scotland.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16093 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
1130232
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Aviation: Scotland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 3 June (HL15919), what evidence they have for the competitiveness of airfares between London and Scotland; whether they will provide the figures for the cost of such flights which informed their assessment that “Scotland is well-served by air services into London”; whether they have conducted a comparative analysis of the costs of flights from Scotland to all London airports; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
star this property uin HL16093 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer to the answer of 3 June (HL15919), which states that the aviation sector operates in a competitive, commercial environment, investing to attract passengers and responding to demand when determining routes to operate. It is therefore not for the Department to carry out this type of assessment, nor to comment on whether there is sufficient competition.</p><p> </p><p>I can, however, confirm that CAA data for 2018 shows that the four largest airports in Scotland (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow) have flights to two or more airports in the London system, with flights operated by multiple airlines.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the UK Government, in partnership with the Scottish Government and Dundee City Council, provide financial support for an air route from Dundee to <del class="ministerial">Stanstead,</del> <ins class="ministerial">Stansted</ins> through a public service obligation. Scotland will also benefit from an expanded Heathrow, where there will be further opportunity to enhance connections to the country’s biggest hub airport.</p><p> </p><p>This information, which is already in the public domain, shows that there is sufficient competition for air routes between London and Scotland.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.08Z
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less than 2019-06-13T11:22:31.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T11:22:31.403Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1141
star this property label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
1124136
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Employment: Equality more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has plans to introduce further auditing and fines for employers who cannot prove their gender equality practices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 249918 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>Organisations with 250 or more employees are now required to publish specific gender pay gap data on an annual basis. We believe that this transparency is motivating employers to take action, but these regulations are new and we will be monitoring them closely.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to urge employers to go beyond the reporting requirements by publishing an action plan, setting out the steps they are taking to improve gender equality, just under half of employers did this in the first year. I intend to write to all public sector employers urging them to develop a plan, and will meet influential business leaders to press them to take action in their sectors.</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 2019-06-11T14:56:14.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:56:14.73Z
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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 Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1125354
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Equal Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, for what reasons the UK has not accepted the obligation under Article 4.3 of the European Social Charter to recognise the right of men and women workers to equal pay for work of equal value. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 251971 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 UK Government supports the work of the Council of Europe and continues to support the European Social Charter (1961). Since the European Social Charter came into force in the UK we have introduced a number of policy and legislative reforms that provide equivalent or greater protections for individuals in the field of equal pay.</p><p> </p><p>We have also ratified a number of international conventions which provide equivalent protections and which the UK has implemented via national legislation.</p><p> </p><p>We are fully committed to the Equal Pay protections in the Equality Act 2010. In 2014, we introduced equal pay audits for when employers are found to have breached equal pay law and in 2017 we introduced gender pay gap reporting.</p><p> </p><p>Our equal pay legislation complies with EU requirements, which are reflected in Article 4.3 of the European Social Charter. We are committed to ensure that the robust protections provided by Equality Acts 2006 and 2010 and equivalent legislation in Northern Ireland continue to apply after the UK leaves the EU, as will Article 157 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which will become part of EU-retained law.</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 2019-06-11T14:59:14.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:59:14.277Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1127763
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Disability: Access more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to improve enforcement of requirements of the Equality Act 2010 on access to facilities for disabled people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
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George Eustice more like this
star this property uin 256978 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 Equality Act 2010 contains strong, enforceable protections for disabled people who experience discrimination, including a failure by employers or service providers to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled people to access work and services like everybody else.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018 the Government committed to the commencement of section 36 of the Equality Act, which will enable disabled tenants to require that landlords and building owners to make reasonable adjustments to the common parts of dwellings, such as entry points, landings and stairs. Work to determine the cost of implementation is proceeding and an announcement will be made in due course.</p><p> </p><p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), which enforces the Equality Act, recently delivered a Legal Support Project to increase access to justice for people experiencing disability discrimination. It offered groups £189,000 for legal assistance across 94 cases in areas including employment.</p><p> </p><p>The EHRC has increased its capacity to advise on discrimination cases in its new strategic plan, and has supported several court cases which resulted in strengthened rights for disabled people, including those wishing to make reasonable adjustments to their homes and disabled children who may demonstrate a tendency to physical abuse as a result of their disability, whose schools must now make reasonable adjustments in such cases.</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 2019-06-11T14:58:15.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:58:15.313Z
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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 George Eustice more like this
1128280
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Metro Newspaper more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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, how much her Department spent from the public purse advertising in The Metro newspaper on 22 May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Neil Gray more like this
star this property uin 257542 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department provides services to around 22 million people, and has a responsibility to communicate policy and essential information to claimants and other key audiences, in a similar way to other government departments. Newspaper advertising contributes to our routine communications activity that has been running alongside the rollout of Universal Credit since 2013.</p><p> </p><p>The Universal Credit Uncovered media partnership with the Metro is currently underway and running for a further six weeks so we are unable to provide accurate spend to date figures for the partnership. However, we can commit to publish final full spend on the partnership at the end of July once all activity has concluded.</p><p> </p><p>The information used for the partnership was sourced by DWP officials. The content features actual claimant case studies and interviews from Jobcentre work coaches, and the advertorials have been developed in partnership with the Metro.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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257404 more like this
257471 more like this
257563 more like this
257573 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T16:36:52.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:36:52.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Neil Gray more like this