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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
hansard heading Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of his Department's performance in meeting its targets on the length of time for decisions to be made on the payment of the under-occupancy by (a) vulnerable and disabled and (b) other people. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 227746 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
answer text <p /> <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 16 March 2015 to Question UIN <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-03-11/227213" target="_blank">227213</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-19T12:08:55.093Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T12:08:55.093Z
answering member
1520
label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
227956
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
hansard heading Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) York Central constituency and (b) City of York local authority area had their housing allowance abated because of the under-occupancy penalty in (i) 2013-14 and (ii) 2014-15. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
uin 227994 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p /> <p>The information requested by local authority and parliamentary constituency in Great Britain is published and available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T11:19:45.14Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T11:19:45.14Z
answering member
1520
label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
tabling member
385
label Biography information for Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
228344
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
hansard heading Pensions more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the consequences for his policies of the cost benefit analysis of the uprating of frozen pensions contained in the report from the International Consortium of British Pensioners, published in October 2014; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burden more like this
uin 228254 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p /> <p>There are no consequences for the Coalition Government’s policy on the up-rating of UK State Pension paid to people living overseas, which has been supported by successive post war Governments.</p><p> </p><p>There are no plans to unfreeze UK State Pensions paid in those overseas jurisdictions where there is no legislative requirement to uprate.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T14:55:00.14Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T14:55:00.14Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
301
label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
228279
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
hansard heading Pensions more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will produce guidance to pensions schemes to assist those schemes in avoiding investment in companies linked with the manufacture of cluster munitions. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 228252 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p /> <p>The Pensions Regulator produces free guidance for trustees via the online Trustee Toolkit. The Trustee Toolkit was updated in October 2014, with new material on the extent to which trustees should take account of social, environmental or ethical considerations when taking investment decisions. This new material reflects the outcomes of the Law Commission’s recent review of fiduciary duties.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T14:55:18.397Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T14:55:18.397Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
228252
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy, in respect of past interim maintenance assessments, that only that proportion of resultant child maintenance arrears which is deemed to be collectable will be transferred to the Child Maintenance Service. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
tabling member printed
Dame Anne Begg more like this
uin 228147 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p /> <p>The Department is currently defining its detailed policy and processes for validating historic arrears, including those accrued from an Interim Maintenance Assessments (IMA). The intention is that IMA debt will be addressed in order to reduce the amount that will be managed by the Child Maintenance Service. Our detailed approach is under consideration.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T15:00:21.72Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:00:21.72Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
572
label Biography information for Dame Anne Begg more like this
228250
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy that trustees of defined benefit pension schemes are required to have a policy on stewardship. more like this
tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Julian Huppert more like this
uin 228098 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>We are currently consulting on potential changes to the Occupational Pension Schemes (Investment) Regulations 2005 which will support and encourage trustees of both defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes to consider their approach to stewardship. This forms part of our consultation, entitled “Consultation on changes to the Investment Regulations following the Law Commission’s report ‘Fiduciary Duties of Investment Intermediaries’” which was published on 26th February 2015. The consultation period ends on 20th April 2015 and it is the intention that a Government response will be published later this year.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T15:01:45.307Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:01:45.307Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
3931
label Biography information for Dr Julian Huppert more like this
228276
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
hansard heading Pensions more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to review the ability of pensions schemes to indirectly invest in companies linked with the manufacture of cluster munitions. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 228249 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p /> <p>My Department has not received any recent representations from the pensions industry on investments in companies linked with the manufacture of cluster munitions. Whilst we have no immediate plans to review this specific area, we are undertaking a consultation on whether the current requirements on trustees regarding “social, environmental or ethical considerations” in the Occupational Pension Schemes (Investment) Regulations 2015 should be amended to help them distinguish between financial and non-financial factors.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
grouped question UIN
228250 more like this
228251 more like this
228253 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T15:04:54.37Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:04:54.37Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
228277
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
hansard heading Pensions more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent representations he has received from the pensions industry on investment in companies linked with the manufacture of cluster munitions. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 228250 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>My Department has not received any recent representations from the pensions industry on investments in companies linked with the manufacture of cluster munitions. Whilst we have no immediate plans to review this specific area, we are undertaking a consultation on whether the current requirements on trustees regarding “social, environmental or ethical considerations” in the Occupational Pension Schemes (Investment) Regulations 2015 should be amended to help them distinguish between financial and non-financial factors.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
grouped question UIN
228249 more like this
228251 more like this
228253 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T15:04:54.48Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:04:54.48Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
228278
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
hansard heading Pensions more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ban the indirect investment by pension schemes in companies linked with the manufacture of cluster munitions; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 228251 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>My Department has not received any recent representations from the pensions industry on investments in companies linked with the manufacture of cluster munitions. Whilst we have no immediate plans to review this specific area, we are undertaking a consultation on whether the current requirements on trustees regarding “social, environmental or ethical considerations” in the Occupational Pension Schemes (Investment) Regulations 2015 should be amended to help them distinguish between financial and non-financial factors.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
grouped question UIN
228249 more like this
228250 more like this
228253 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T15:04:54.637Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:04:54.637Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
228280
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
hansard heading Pensions more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of current legislation for preventing the indirect involvement of pensions schemes in companies linked with the manufacture of cluster munitions. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 228253 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>My Department has not received any recent representations from the pensions industry on investments in companies linked with the manufacture of cluster munitions. Whilst we have no immediate plans to review this specific area, we are undertaking a consultation on whether the current requirements on trustees regarding “social, environmental or ethical considerations” in the Occupational Pension Schemes (Investment) Regulations 2015 should be amended to help them distinguish between financial and non-financial factors.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
grouped question UIN
228249 more like this
228250 more like this
228251 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T15:04:54.767Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:04:54.767Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this