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Leader of the House more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Leader of the House more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House more like this
star this property hansard heading e-Petitions 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 Leader of the House, what steps his Department is taking to assess potential changes to the system for e-petitions to ensure petitions submitted have evidential basis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-05more like thismore than 2016-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The Parliamentary e-petitions site is jointly owned by the Government and the House of Commons, therefore any assessment of potential changes to the system would have to be agreed between the Government and the House.</p><p>I have not had any discussions to assess such changes to the e-petitions system, however the hon. Member may find it reassuring to know that all petitions submitted are moderated by the staff of the Petitions Committee before being published and opened for signing by the public. The Committee staff ensure that all petitions adhere to the agreed standards which are clearly displayed on petition.parliament.uk. The final decision on the admissibility of an e-petition rests with the Petitions Committee itself.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2016-12-05T14:23:14.02Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-05T14:23:14.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
647263
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Wills 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 Justice, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of designating will writing as a reserved legal activity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
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Jonathan Edwards more like this
star this property uin 55155 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-06more like thismore than 2016-12-06
star this property answer text <p>In 2013 the Legal Services Board (LSB) recommended that will writing be made a reserved legal activity, so that only authorised persons under the Legal Services Act 2007 could provide this service. The then Lord Chancellor, however, considered that the evidence provided in the LSB report did not adequately demonstrate that reservation was the best solution to the identified problems in the will writing market, or that other measures had been sufficiently exhausted in seeking to address these problems. This remains the Government position.</p><p> </p><p>We will consider any recommendations from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) when they publish their Legal Services Market Study.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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less than 2016-12-06T17:19:27.107Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-06T17:19:27.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
647302
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits: Disability 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 Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 6.2 of the Autumn Statement 2016, what the reasons were for the error which resulted in families with disabled children not being in receipt of their full tax credit entitlement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 55270 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-01more like thismore than 2016-12-01
star this property answer text <p>To assist claimants, DWP shares information with HMRC to help identify those Child Tax Credits (CTC) claimants entitled to higher rate CTC because of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Child award. The clerical process to do this was not working as intended and resulted in a reduced number of clerical referrals from DWP to HMRC.</p><p> </p><p>Referral volumes are now back in line with expectations and there have been no further issues reported. We remain committed to taking all reasonable steps to make the process more robust.</p><p> </p><p>At the Autumn Statement the Government announced HMRC will put this right for claimants affected this year and claimants will receive a lump sum payment to reflect entitlement since 6 April 2016, and an on-going higher award.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2016-12-01T15:43:47.067Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-01T15:43:47.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
647071
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 6.2 of the Autumn Statement 2016, if he will make it his policy that HM Revenue and Customs reimburses claimants for each year that tax credits payments were affected by the error which resulted in families with disabled children not being in receipt of their full tax credit entitlement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 55269 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-01more like thismore than 2016-12-01
star this property answer text <p>Claimants were able to claim the higher rate of Child Tax Credits (CTC) by informing HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) of eligibility at the time an initial claim for or renewal of CTC was made. Accompanying guidance provided details of the eligibility requirements for this. In addition, claimants could call the relevant HMRC helpline at any time. Between April 2011 and April 2014, the number of working families claiming the disabled child element increased to 152,000, and has since risen to 169,000.</p><p> </p><p>It is the claimants’ responsibility to inform HMRC of their eligibility to the higher element of CTC. However, to help claimants claim the right amount HMRC’s backup practice is to take information from Department for Work and Pensions to automatically update tax credit awards. However, for the period in question, this information sharing process proved unreliable. Although legally HMRC are only required to backdate claims for 31 days on receipt of a notification or claim, at the Autumn Statement, the Government announced that HMRC would make corrections for this year for the customers it has identified who have not claimed. Customers will receive a lump sum payment to reflect entitlement since 6 April 2016, and an on-going higher award.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2016-12-01T16:15:42.707Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-01T16:15:42.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
647286
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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
star this property hansard heading Wales and Borders Rail Franchise 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 Transport, what assessment he has made of the levels of customer satisfaction of passengers of the Wales and Border rail franchise. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ogmore more like this
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Chris Elmore more like this
star this property uin 55093 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-06more like thismore than 2016-12-06
star this property answer text <p>The standard assessment of the level of customer satisfaction for train companies across Great Britain is undertaken independently by Transport Focus.</p><p> </p><p>Transport Focus undertake a National Rail Passenger Survey (NRPS) every six months. The latest results (Spring 2016) for Arriva Trains Wales reported overall satisfaction levels of 82%, unchanged from the result six months earlier.</p><p> </p><p>Details are on the Transport Focus website, a link to the summary results is as follows:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://d3cez36w5wymxj.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/30101622/NRPS-At-a-Glance-Arriva-Trains-Wales-Spring-20161.pdf" target="_blank">http://d3cez36w5wymxj.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/30101622/NRPS-At-a-Glance-Arriva-Trains-Wales-Spring-20161.pdf</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2016-12-06T13:58:10.133Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-06T13:58:10.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Elmore more like this
647283
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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: Travel more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department has spent on ministerial travel in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 55143 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-01more like thismore than 2016-12-01
star this property answer text <p>The Departmental spend on ministerial travel since 2010 is set out below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Spend £</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>199,040</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>124,562</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>158,848</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>147,673</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>105,765</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>34,490</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The spend includes travel by rail, car and air for all Wales Office Ministers. In September 2012, the number of Wales Office Ministers increased from 2 to 3. The travel costs reduced in 2014-15, and further in 2015-16, with the former Secretary of State for Wales giving up use of his Ministerial car. The impact of these savings is shown in part in financial year 2014-15, and in full in financial year 2015-16.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aberconwy more like this
star this property answering member printed Guto Bebb more like this
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less than 2016-12-01T17:29:06.513Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-01T17:29:06.513Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guto Bebb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
647285
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Wales Office more like this
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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: Alcoholic Drinks more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department has spent on alcoholic beverages in each year since 2009. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-02more like thismore than 2016-12-02
star this property answer text <p>The Departmental spend on alcoholic beverages for official functions since 2009 is set out below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Spend £</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>308.66</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>232.65</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>629.24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>347.29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>668.47</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department did not purchase alcohol in 2010-11 and 2011-12. The alcohol used at official functions in those years was from stock that had been purchased by the previous Administration. Ministers also purchased alcohol directly for some functions. The Department holds no records of Ministers’ personal expenditure.</p><p> </p><p>The increase in the total cost of alcohol purchased in 2012-13 to 2015-16 reflects the Wales Office’s increased profile in supporting and promoting business and economic investment in Wales e.g. the department hosted events to promote Welsh businesses and inward investment into Wales, and specific events to promote Wales International Shipping Week and commemorating the Dylan Thomas centenary.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Aberconwy more like this
star this property answering member printed Guto Bebb more like this
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less than 2016-12-02T12:01:51.403Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-02T12:01:51.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guto Bebb more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Aberconwy more like this
star this property answering member printed Guto Bebb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Guto Bebb more like this
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647224
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Iran more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the performance of VFS Global in providing visa services on behalf of UK Visas and Immigration in Iran. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
star this property uin 55084 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-01more like thismore than 2016-12-01
star this property answer text <p>UK Visas and Immigration regularly reviews the service provided on its behalf by Commercial Partners, and is satisfied with the service provided by VFS Global in Iran.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2016-12-01T15:43:43.583Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-01T15:43:43.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
647188
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Vegetables: Consumption more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department plans to take to encourage increased consumption of vegetables. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Down more like this
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Ms Margaret Ritchie more like this
star this property uin 55087 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-01more like thismore than 2016-12-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government recommends eating plenty of fruit and vegetables as part of a healthy balanced diet. The national food model the Eatwell Guide, provides a visual representation of the types and proportions of the foods needed for a healthy, balanced diet, and depicts a diet rich in fruit and vegetables.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 5 A DAY campaign which specifically promotes fruit and vegetable consumption was launched in 2003. The 5 A DAY message is embedded in the Eatwell Guide and communicated alongside other healthy eating advice through, for example the Change4Life campaign, the One You campaign and the NHS Choices website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicola Blackwood more like this
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less than 2016-12-01T09:26:22.46Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-01T09:26:22.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Margaret Ritchie more like this
647318
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: North of England more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to paragraph 4.9 of the Government's Northern Powerhouse Strategy, published in November 2016, from which funding streams the £100 million spending to 2020-21 on incentivising university collaboration in tech transfer and working with business will be drawn; and how those funds will be distributed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hove more like this
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Peter Kyle more like this
star this property uin 55071 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-14more like thismore than 2016-12-14
star this property answer text <p>The Autumn Statement (para 3.31) confirmed that additional funding for science and research of £100 million will be provided until 2020-21 to incentivise university collaboration in tech transfer and in working with business. This will support universities working together across England on the commercialisation of research, with the devolved administrations receiving funding through the Barnett formula in the usual way. The funding for England will be allocated by Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). We are working with HEFCE on options to support these activities. Funding will be allocated through competitive processes and mechanisms, complementing and building on established Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) mechanisms.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2016-12-14T17:22:20.113Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-14T17:22:20.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Peter Kyle more like this