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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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
star this property hansard heading Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the provision of the HPV vaccine at sexual health clinics. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 259224 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>My right hon. Friend the Minister for Women and Equalities has frequent discussions with cabinet colleagues on a range of equalities matters.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Health and Social Care lead on policy relating to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation is that there may be considerable benefit in offering the HPV to other individuals who have a similar risk profile to that of the men who have sex with men (MSM) population attending Specialist Sexual Health Services and/or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) clinics. This wider range includes some MSM aged over 45 years, sex workers, HIV positive women, and HIV positive men.</p><p> </p><p>Clinicians are able to offer vaccinations outside of the national programme using individual clinical judgement, and HPV vaccination could therefore be considered for such individuals on a case-by-case basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:36:03.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:36:03.473Z
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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 Jim Shannon more like this
1130013
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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
star this property hansard heading Gender Recognition: Children 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, whether people under the age of 18 can transition gender through routes other than under the Gender Recognition Act 2004. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 260601 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The only method of legally changing gender is through the process set out in the Gender Recognition Act 2004. This involves applying for a Gender Recognition Certificate, which can then be used to obtain a new birth certificate. This process is only open to those aged 18 and over.</p><p> </p><p>Medical transition is governed by the NHS, and surgery is not available to those under the age of 18. Cross-sex hormones can only be prescribed under strict clinical supervison from the age of 16.</p><p> </p><p>Social transition, such as changing the name you are known by, and the pronouns you use, can be done by anyone at any age, and is often subject to a discussion between a child and their parents if it happens before age 18.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:37:40.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:37:40.003Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
1131375
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
star 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, what steps she is taking to ensure that the Equality and Human Rights Commission assesses the accuracy of the gender pay gap figures filed by employers for the 2018-19 reporting year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
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Dawn Butler more like this
star this property uin 263102 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It is an employer’s legal responsibility to ensure that they report on time and that their figures are accurate. The vast majority of the over 10,000 organisations that reported this year have reported their data on time.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) undertook an investigation into 100 employers suspected of publishing inaccurate gender pay gap figures for the 2017/18 reporting year. The EHRC now intends to carry out the same action on employers’ suspected of publishing inaccurate data for the 2018/19 reporting year and will take enforcement action where appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:29:28.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:29:28.667Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dawn Butler more like this
1133300
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to use the powers in section 2(1) of the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019 to amend the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to enable two persons who are not of the same sex to form a civil partnership in England and Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
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Darren Jones more like this
star this property uin 266884 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government intends to change the law by regulations to extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples, as required by the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019, by 31 December 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:31:22.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:31:22.7Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Darren Jones more like this
1133563
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to ensure that employers are offering disability leave to disabled employees as part of reasonable adjustments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warwick and Leamington more like this
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Matt Western more like this
star this property uin 267246 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to protecting people with disabilities in the workplace and The Equality Act 2010 places obligations on employers with disabled employees, including the requirement to make reasonable adjustments, which may include granting leave related to the employee's disability.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Act recognises the need to strike a balance between the needs of disabled people and those of employers. What is ‘reasonable’ will be different for each employer because of factors such as the practicality and the cost of making the adjustment. A court or tribunal may ultimately make a final decision on whether a particular person meets the definition of disability in the Act and whether an adjustment request is reasonable.</p><p> </p><p>Practical advice on reasonable adjustments is available from a number of sources, including Acas and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The EHRC’s examples of reasonable adjustments for employers include disability leave.</p><p> </p><p>If a disabled person feels that they have not been treated fairly by an employer, the Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS) offers information and advice about discrimination, including disability discrimination. EASS can be contacted by telephone, via an online contact form or by post.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:31:57.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:31:57.22Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Western more like this
1135478
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star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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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
star this property hansard heading Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) Bill [HL] 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of the Government supporting the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) Bill [HL] 2017-19. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton more like this
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Dr Rupa Huq more like this
star this property uin 270808 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is very clear that there is a significant difference between an intimate partner relationship (for which civil partnerships are intended) and a relationship between siblings or other family members.</p><p>We have no intention of extending civil partnerships to siblings, and are not supporting the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) [HL] 2017-19 Private Members Bill.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:49:43.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:49:43.04Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
1136242
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Assistance Animals 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will take steps to amend the definition for assistance dog to ensure that it applies to the Equality Act 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham more like this
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property uin 272199 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Section 173(1) of the Equality Act (the Act) already sets out a definition of an assistance dog in relation to those sections of the Act – applicable to taxis and private hire vehicles - which refer to assistance dogs, as follows:</p><p>a dog which has been trained to guide a blind person;</p><p>a dog which has been trained to assist a deaf person;</p><p>a dog which has been trained by a prescribed charity to assist a disabled person who has a disability that consists of epilepsy or otherwise affects the person's mobility, manual dexterity, physical co-ordination or ability to lift, carry or otherwise move everyday objects;</p><p>a dog of a prescribed category which has been trained to assist a disabled person who has a disability (other than one falling within paragraph (c)) of a prescribed kind;</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:56:24.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:56:24.317Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
1136517
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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
star this property hansard heading Assistance Animals 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her Department's policies of the recommendations in the report by the charity Guide Dogs entitled, Access denied: a report into the frequency and impact of access refusals on assistance dog owners in 2019, on the establishment of an equality ombudsman. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham more like this
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property uin 272844 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010 places a duty on businesses and service providers to make reasonable adjustments to improve disabled people’s access to goods and services so they are not placed at a substantial disadvantage compared to non-disabled people. This reasonable adjustment duty is an anticipatory duty therefore those who provide goods, facilities and services to members of the public are expected to anticipate the reasonable adjustments that disabled customers may require, including auxiliary aids.</p><p> </p><p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is the public body responsible for enforcing the Equality Act. In 2017, the EHRC published two pieces of guidance - a guide to help businesses understand what they can do to meet their legal duties to assistance dog owners, and a guide to help tourism businesses welcome people with access requirements. The EHRC also supports disabled individuals who have experienced discrimination to take their cases to court. The EHRC has delivered a Legal Support Project to increase access to justice for people experiencing disability discrimination. In 2017/18 it offered disabled groups £189,000 for legal assistance across 94 cases in areas including employment, education and public services. The EHRC is also increasing its legal capacity to advise on discrimination cases.&quot;</p><p> </p><p>In the Government’s view, an equalities ombudsman as recommended by the Guide Dogs report would not usefully add to the EHRC’s functions.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:57:02.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:57:02.897Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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
star this property hansard heading Government Equalities Office: Written Questions 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to respond to Question 267246 on Employment: Disability, tabled by the hon. Member for Warwick and Leamington on 20 June 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warwick and Leamington more like this
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Matt Western more like this
star this property uin 277263 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I have today responded to the hon. Member's Question 267246.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:57:40.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:57:40.517Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Western more like this
1140432
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Wales Office: Ethnic Groups 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 Wales, how many BAME staff are employed at (a) grade 7, (b) grade 5 and (c) grade 3 in his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 279154 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The number of staff working in the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales and declaring themselves as BAME as at 30 June 2019 are shown below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Grade</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>No. of staff reporting ethnicity </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>BAME</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(a) grade 7/6</strong></p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(b) grade 5</strong></p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(c) grade 3</strong></p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total other staff grades</strong></p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:58:22.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:58:22.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
1137972
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Financial Institutions: Switzerland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to permit Swiss financial institutions to continue to operate in London until the UK leaves the EU. more like this
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Lord Willoughby de Broke more like this
star this property uin HL17071 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Switzerland is an important financial partner for the UK. Swiss financial institutions can operate in the UK in line with existing applicable UK and EU law.</p><p>The UK has also taken steps to ensure the continuity of this relationship once we exit the European Union, including the transition of the EU-Swiss Direct Insurance Agreement into a UK-Swiss Direct Insurance Agreement.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:16:12.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:16:12.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Willoughby de Broke more like this
1138277
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Trade with EU more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether officials have visited the Sweden–Norway border to discuss with the governments of Sweden and Norway the impact of border arrangements on the passage and monitoring of goods across that border; and what conclusions they have drawn from their enquiries. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL17074 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs and HM Treasury officials visited the Sweden-Norway border in 2017, where border arrangements were discussed with Norwegian officials at a working level. The visit offered greater understanding of how the Norwegian facilitative regime operates outside of the customs union.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T16:16:27.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:16:27.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1138549
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading VAT: Databases more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek continued access to the VAT Information Exchange System after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL17107 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The VAT Information Exchange system supports the free movement of goods between EU Member States. Access to the system will depend on the terms under which the UK leaves the EU. The current Withdrawal Agreement gives the UK continued access until the end of 2024.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T16:17:08.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:17:08.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
1139049
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxation: Young People more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the level of (1) income tax, and (2) National Insurance contributions, paid to the public purse by people under the age of 18 in each of the last three years. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL17134 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This table contains estimates of the total amount of Income Tax and National Insurance Contribution (NICs) liabilities of individuals who are under the age of 18 at the end of the tax year.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Total Income Tax and NICs liability of individuals under age 18 (£ million)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Income Tax</p></td><td><p>NICs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>41</p></td><td><p>12</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>47</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>38</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><ol><li><p>All figures presented are rounded to the nearest whole number.</p></li><li><p>These estimates are based on the latest outturn data from the Survey of Personal Incomes (SPI) for 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.</p></li><li><p>Figures for Income Tax are gross of dividend tax credit consistent with HMRC’s Income Tax liabilities Statistics publication.</p><p> </p><p>Outturn data for the most recent two tax years (2017-18 and 2018‑19) is not yet available. The latest available outturn data in this format is from the Survey of Personal Incomes for 2016‑17. The estimates are for total liabilities rather than amounts actually paid.</p><p><strong> </strong></p></li></ol>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T16:24:04.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:24:04.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answering body
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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxation: Electronic Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the Making Tax Digital service and improve the current (1) process of, and (2) software used by, that service. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Colgrain more like this
star this property uin HL17136 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>HMRC are constantly reviewing the progress of the Making Tax Digital (MTD) service. As at 18 July, over 712,000 businesses have joined the VAT service and over 460,000 VAT submissions have been made successfully.</p><p> </p><p>The VAT Helpline has been performing within the 5 minute target for average waiting time. A small proportion of customers – around 0.5% - have been affected by service issues which HMRC are addressing.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises the value of independent assurance. MTD is part of the Government’s Major Projects Portfolio and the VAT service will be reviewed by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) in September.</p><p> </p><p>Software enabling customers to use MTD is provided by a wide range of third-party software providers. This approach has led to a rich choice of products to meet businesses’ different needs, preferences and budgets.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T16:19:11.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:19:11.617Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property tabling member
4596
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Colgrain more like this
1139206
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answering body
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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Non-domestic Rates 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to undertake a review of business rates and their effect on the sustainability of the retail sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Liz Twist more like this
star this property uin 277816 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>The Government concluded the last fundamental review of business rates in 2016. Respondents to the review agreed that property based taxes are easy to collect, difficult to avoid, relatively stable compared to other taxes, and that they have a clear link with local authority spending.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has taken repeated action to reduce the burden of business rates for all ratepayers including retailers. Our Plan for the High Street announced at Budget 2018 provides £1 billion of upfront support through a new retail discount, cutting retailers’ business rates bills by a third for two years from 1 April 2019 subject to eligibility.</p><p> </p><p>Reforms and reliefs announced since Budget 2016 are reducing business rates by more than £13 billion over the next five years. This includes switching from RPI to CPI indexation, increasing the threshold for the standard multiplier to £51,000, and doubling the threshold for Small Business Rate Relief, meaning 675,000 of the smallest businesses pay no business rates at all.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 277817 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T12:46:27.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T12:46:27.737Z
star this property answering member
3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
star this property tabling member
4618
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Twist more like this
1139229
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answering body
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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Non-domestic Rates: Blaydon 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to reduce the burden of business rates on (a) retailers and (b) businesses in Blaydon constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Liz Twist more like this
star this property uin 277817 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>The Government concluded the last fundamental review of business rates in 2016. Respondents to the review agreed that property based taxes are easy to collect, difficult to avoid, relatively stable compared to other taxes, and that they have a clear link with local authority spending.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has taken repeated action to reduce the burden of business rates for all ratepayers including retailers. Our Plan for the High Street announced at Budget 2018 provides £1 billion of upfront support through a new retail discount, cutting retailers’ business rates bills by a third for two years from 1 April 2019 subject to eligibility.</p><p> </p><p>Reforms and reliefs announced since Budget 2016 are reducing business rates by more than £13 billion over the next five years. This includes switching from RPI to CPI indexation, increasing the threshold for the standard multiplier to £51,000, and doubling the threshold for Small Business Rate Relief, meaning 675,000 of the smallest businesses pay no business rates at all.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 277816 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T12:46:27.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T12:46:27.797Z
star this property answering member
3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
star this property tabling member
4618
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Twist more like this
1139358
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answering body
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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Taxation 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2019 to Question 268953 on Employment: Taxation, which elements of the Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) online guidance tool were tested; how were they tested; and who tested them. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Reigate more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Crispin Blunt more like this
star this property uin 277599 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>All elements of the Check Employment Status for Tax service (CEST) were thoroughly tested.</p><p> </p><p>In a series of workshops, officials and external experts, including lawyers, tax and IT professionals, developed the set of rules that underpin the tool. The workshop participants agreed the key relevant facts and points of law and then tested the rules that went into the tool to ensure it gave the correct answer. Those rules were then tested against live and settled cases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T15:50:26.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:50:26.83Z
star this property answering member
3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
star this property tabling member
104
unstar this property label Biography information for Crispin Blunt more like this
1139406
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answering body
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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the merits of amending vehicle excise duty so that the duty applicable is based on the emissions recorded at MOT tests. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Fareham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Suella Braverman more like this
star this property uin 277783 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>MOT emissions tests are mainly used to check for dangerous levels of air quality pollutants, such as carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons.</p><p> </p><p>To help meet our legally binding climate change targets, Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) is based on carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) emissions which is not tested during MOTs.</p><p> </p><p>A vehicle’s CO<sub>2</sub> emissions are tested under laboratory conditions at the point of manufacture. This provides an accurate figure which determines the rate of VED paid, allows comparisons to be made between models and encourages motorists to choose low CO<sub>2</sub> emitting options.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T07:55:12.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T07:55:12.22Z
star this property answering member
4320
star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
star this property tabling member
4475
unstar this property label Biography information for Suella Braverman more like this
1139549
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answering body
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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Aggregates Levy more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the Aggregates Levy for primary aggregates to encourage the use of secondary aggregates including that obtained from china clay. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL17196 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>At Budget 2018, the government announced that the rate of Aggregates Levy would be frozen for 2019-20. The government also announced its intention to return the Levy to index-linking in future. Decisions on the rate of Aggregates Levy from 2020 will be taken at Budget 2019.</p><p> </p><p>Following the conclusion of long-running litigation in February this year, the government launched a comprehensive review of the Levy at Spring Statement 2019.</p><p> </p><p>As part of this, the government has convened a working group of industry and sector experts who are providing input and challenge. Additionally, the government is engaging widely with stakeholders throughout the UK and has requested written representations (by 5<sup>th</sup> July). The government will announce next steps by the end of the year.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T11:15:56Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:15:56Z
star this property answering member
57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property tabling member
3526
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1139588
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answering body
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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Money Laundering more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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 Lord Young of Cookham on 8 July (HL16623), whether the requirement for business to “take a proportionate approach” and create “their own policies based on their assessment of risk” means that customer due diligence checks by businesses and banks for existing customers who have not given any cause for concern are optional. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Vinson more like this
star this property uin HL17235 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>The Money Laundering Regulations 2017 are clear that all relevant persons (such as banks) must apply customer due diligence (CDD) measures if the person establishes a business relationship (regulation 27). Whilst CDD measures include conducting ongoing monitoring of a business relationship, as outlined in my previous answer, the extent of the measures taken must reflect the risk assessment carried out by the relevant person under regulation 18(1) and its assessment of the level of risk arising in any particular case. Therefore, if a customer is deemed low risk, the extent of ongoing CDD measures would be tailored to that risk assessment and minimum monitoring would be expected.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T11:15:00.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:15:00.607Z
star this property answering member
57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property tabling member
1807
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
1139717
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answering body
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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading EU External Trade: Import Controls 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of goods from non-EU countries are held at EU borders for physical checks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wokingham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
John Redwood more like this
star this property uin 278327 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>The European Commission collates statistics on the proportion of EU imports subject to physical control, but does not publish this data.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T16:04:26.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:04:26.103Z
star this property answering member
3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
star this property tabling member
14
unstar this property label Biography information for John Redwood more like this
1139906
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answering body
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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: VAT 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of removing VAT from social care after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
star this property uin 278576 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>The provision of welfare services by certain bodies is exempt from VAT, so no VAT is charged to the final consumer. In order to qualify for this exemption, service providers either need to meet the requirements set by the Care Quality Commission or be a registered charity.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T16:06:11.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:06:11.497Z
star this property answering member
3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
star this property tabling member
4597
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
1140017
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answering body
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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Families more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to increase family benefits and tax credits in line with the cost of living; and if so, when. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL17252 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>As the Chancellor has made clear, the government has no intention of repeating the current freeze on working-age benefits, including family benefits and tax credits. From April next year, the government expect to resume increases to frozen benefits in line with CPI in the normal way.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T11:15:21.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:15:21.107Z
star this property answering member
57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1140034
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answering body
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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Lendy: Insolvency more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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 Lord Young of Cookham on 19 June (HL16113), what discussions they have had with the Financial Conduct Authority about the case for that body to conduct an investigation into its decision to authorise Lendy when it had concerns about that firm’s compliance with minimum regulatory standards and the adequacy of disclosure to lenders; and what assessment they have made of the case for any such investigation to include whether any investors in Lendy (1) suffered losses as a result of that authorisation, and (2) are entitled to compensation from the FCA or another institution. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL17269 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
star this property answer text <p>Treasury Ministers and officials have regular meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors, including the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).</p><p> </p><p>The operationally independent FCA’s investigation into the circumstances that led to the administration of Lendy is ongoing, and it would be inappropriate for Government to pre-empt its findings.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T11:10:37.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:10:37.227Z
star this property answering member
57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property tabling member
3869
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this