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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Bereavement Benefits more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's policy is on the payment of bereavement benefits for unmarried partners with children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wolverhampton North East more like this
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Emma Reynolds more like this
star this property uin 188820 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Bereavement benefits are paid to a surviving spouse or civil partner; they can only be paid to those in legal unions. Therefore, they cannot be paid in respect of cohabitees, either with or without children. We are currently considering how to proceed following the recent Supreme Court judgement which ruled it incompatible with ECHR principles to provide that cohabitees with children are not entitled to Widowed Parent’s Allowance.</p><p> </p><p>Cohabitees do have access to income-related benefits. They may also qualify for help with funeral costs from the Social Fund and may of course choose to provide security for their families by way of private pension or life insurance arrangements.</p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-12T11:44:51.163Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Emma Reynolds more like this
346882
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star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Cost Effectiveness more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what areas of his Department's expenditure spending reductions are planned. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
star this property uin 97 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government’s commitment to save £12bn from welfare spending was set out in its election manifesto. Further details will be given in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-06-02T13:51:23.633Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-02T13:51:23.633Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Cables more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) children and young people and (b) the general public are aware of the danger of power lines. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 66 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Under an Agency Agreement with DECC, HSE leads on the regulation of the public safety aspects of DECC-owned legislation associated with the generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity - the Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002 (ESQCR). ESQCR 2002 apply only to Great Britain. There is a separate legislative framework in Northern Ireland, the Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012, that are enforced by HSENI.</p><p> </p><p>These regulations place duties on companies involved in electricity generation and distribution to take proactive measures to advise the general public, including children and young people, of the hazards associated with power lines, and to educate them on how to avoid danger. There are no regulations in this area specifically targeted at children and young people.</p><p> </p><p>HSE holds regular meetings with the Energy Networks Association (ENA) that represent the distribution network operators (DNOs) for electricity and gas in the UK. These meetings are to encourage and support the industry’s health and safety management including compliance with ESQCR. HSE also has on-going regulatory contact with the individual DNOs to the same affect.</p><p> </p><p>Through such meetings HSE supports the ENA’s Public Safety Committee which concentrates on getting the safety message to all people that may get close to power lines. Further information and free public safety leaflets can be found at the following website:</p><p><a href="http://www.energynetworks.org/electricity/she/safety/safety-advice/public-safety-leaflets.html" target="_blank">http://www.energynetworks.org/electricity/she/safety/safety-advice/public-safety-leaflets.html</a></p><p> </p><p>HSE also supports individual DNO companies’ production and promotion of guidance on these matters, much of which is specifically aimed at school age children.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-06-04T10:11:56.873Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-04T10:11:56.873Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Expenditure more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total annual spending on housing benefit and jobseeker's allowance is for people aged between 18 and 21; and what proportion of the total social security budget this figure represents. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 143 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The information is in the table below.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Housing Benefit and Jobseeker's Allowance expenditure for 18 to 21 year olds, £millions in 2013/14, Great Britain</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Cash terms</p></td><td><p>Real Terms, 2014/15 prices</p></td><td><p>Proportion of total expenditure on DWP benefits and personal tax credits</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total HB</p></td><td><p>685</p></td><td><p>696</p></td><td><p>0.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>of which also receiving JSA</p></td><td><p>168</p></td><td><p>171</p></td><td><p>0.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>JSA</p></td><td><p>534</p></td><td><p>543</p></td><td><p>0.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total HB and JSA</p></td><td><p>1,219</p></td><td><p>1,239</p></td><td><p>0.6%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Source: Single Housing Benefit Extract, Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study and Local Authority subsidy returns</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>1. Benefit expenditure is available for financial years only. Information for 2014/15 full financial year is not yet available.</p><p> </p><p>2. Figures are consistent with the published expenditure tables for Budget 2015. Full information on benefit expenditure is at the link below.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/benefit-expenditure-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/benefit-expenditure-tables</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-06-03T13:08:55.837Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T13:08:55.837Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of housing benefit claimants (a) in total and (b) aged 18 and 21 have children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 144 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested on how many individuals aged 18 to 21 are in receipt of housing benefit with a dependent child can be found 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/Getting-Started---SuperWEB2.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started---SuperWEB2.html</a></p><p> </p><p>Proportions can be calculated using the published figures.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-06-02T15:24:05.63Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-02T15:24:05.63Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Young People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the criteria and process will be for determining which people aged between 18 and 21 will be exempt from the proposed restriction of housing benefit; how data will be collected to facilitate any proposed exemptions; what assessment he has made of whether young people currently accessing housing benefit would be put at risk of homelessness as a result of the proposed change; what methodology he has used for any such assessment; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 145 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-05more like thismore than 2015-06-05
star this property answer text <p>We will set out our policy design in due course. As we develop the detailed policy we will ensure that those in need of support for their housing needs continue to receive it while ensuring the overall system is fair to the taxpayer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 123 more like this
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less than 2015-06-05T13:39:20.95Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-05T13:39:20.95Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Young People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of housing benefit for 18 to 21 year olds who were (a) in employment, (b) unemployed and (c) inactive in (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14 and (iii) 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 239 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The available information is in the table below. Housing Benefit expenditure data for 2014/15 is not yet available.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5">Housing Benefit expenditure for 18 to 21 year olds, £millions, cash terms, GB</td></tr><tr><td> </td><td>Receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance</td><td>Employed and not in receipt of DWP benefits</td><td>Other</td><td><p>Total</p>18-21</td></tr><tr><td>2012/13</td><td>209</td><td>82</td><td>459</td><td>750</td></tr><tr><td>2013/14</td><td>168</td><td>81</td><td>436</td><td>685</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5">Housing Benefit expenditure for 18 to 21 year olds, £millions, real terms, 2014/15 prices, GB</td></tr><tr><td> </td><td>Receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance</td><td>Employed and not in receipt of DWP benefits</td><td>Other</td><td><p>Total</p>18-21</td></tr><tr><td>2012/13</td><td>218</td><td>85</td><td>476</td><td>779</td></tr><tr><td>2013/14</td><td>171</td><td>82</td><td>443</td><td>696</td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: Single Housing Benefit Extract, Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study and Local Authority subsidy returns</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>1. Benefit expenditure is available for financial years only. Information for 2014/15 full financial year is not yet available.</p><p> </p><p>2. The actual economic status of Housing Benefit claimants is not recorded, so the table uses receipt of other DWP benefits as a proxy, taking receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) as indicating unemployed status.</p><p> </p><p>3. The ‘other’ category includes claimants in receipt of other DWP benefits (e.g. Income Support). Not all of these will necessarily be economically inactive, as some may be doing very low paid work while in receipt of an out of work benefit, and some may be looking for work, so technically unemployed rather than inactive.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-06-04T09:56:11.117Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-04T09:56:11.117Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Young People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average duration was of housing benefit claims by 18 to 21 year olds who were (a) in employment, (b) unemployed and (c) inactive in (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14 and (iii) 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 240 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
star this property answer text <p>The duration of claim for Housing Benefit (HB) recipients aged 18 to 21 is not available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-06-03T11:39:47.303Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T11:39:47.303Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Young People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will carry out an impact assessment of the proposal to remove housing benefit entitlement from people aged 18 to 21 years old including the collection of data (a) for local authority areas and (b) nationally on the number of young people aged between 18 and 21 claiming housing benefit (i) who have suffered abuse and domestic violence in the family home and escaped, (ii) who have been thrown out of the family home because they are LGBTIQ, (iii) who have an alcoholic or drug dependent parent, (iv) who are orphans, (v) who are care leavers, (vi) who have never got on with a step-parent, (vii) whose parents are overseas, (viii) whose parents have moved to a different local authority area, (ix) who are living in a hostel, (x) who are living in a foyer, (xi) who are living in domestic violence refuges, (xii) whose parents do not have room for them and (xiii) who have parents in prison; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 123 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-05more like thismore than 2015-06-05
star this property answer text <p /> <p>We will set out our policy design in due course. As we develop the detailed policy we will ensure that those in need of support for their housing needs continue to receive it while ensuring the overall system is fair to the taxpayer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 145 more like this
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less than 2015-06-05T13:39:20.82Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-05T13:39:20.82Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to encourage pension providers to invest responsibly. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 171 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Pension scheme trustees are subject to a range of duties which, broadly speaking, require them to act in the best interests of beneficiaries.</p><p>The Government consulted on whether the law should be changed to provide clarity for pension scheme trustees about their legal duties regarding considering financial and non-financial factors when taking investment decisions, as well as encouraging trustees to consider their approach to stewardship. The Government will respond to this consultation later this year.</p><p>The guidance provided by The Pensions Regulator in its free ‘trustee toolkit’ was updated earlier this year to clarify that where trustees think environmental, social or governance issues are financially material to a scheme’s investments they should take these into account. The guidance also makes clear that the law permits trustees to make investment decisions that are influenced by non-financial factors, provided they have a good reason to think that scheme members share the concern, and there is no risk of significant detriment to the fund</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 172 more like this
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less than 2015-06-03T16:42:23.64Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T16:42:23.64Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this