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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 Local Government: 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, if he will make it his policy to increase the £30,000 threshold for the Local Government Pension Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 7546 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 2015-07-22more like thismore than 2015-07-22
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Defined benefit pension arrangements offer a high level of security and, in some cases, very valuable guarantees. Therefore it is important that individuals carefully consider the implications of giving these guarantees up before proceeding with a decision to transfer out to access their benefits flexibly.</p><p> </p><p>The independent financial advice £30,000 threshold applies to transfers out of all funded defined benefit schemes, including public sector schemes such as the Local Government Pension Scheme. The Government has no plans to create a separate threshold for funded public sector schemes.</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 2015-07-22T11:29:55.913Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-22T11:29:55.913Z
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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 Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 Historic Buildings: Health Hazards 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, with reference to the protections introduced in Germany and Austria for workers renovating or demolishing buildings against the risk of breathing in historical man-made mineral fibres which are now considered to pose a serious risk to health, what steps she is taking to introduce similar protections for UK workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 265555 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is aware of the guidelines that have been produced in Germany and Austria, advising companies on the measures they should take to protect workers against risks of breathing in historic man-made mineral fibres (MMMFs).</p><p>In Great Britain there is a statutory framework in place to protect workers who may be exposed to any hazardous substance, such as MMMFs, regardless of how that exposure occurs. This framework includes the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 which places a general duty on employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of people affected by their work activities.</p><p> </p><p>The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), places specific duties on employers and implements several EU Directives on worker protection, ensuring our standards meet those required of all EU Member States. COSHH requires employers to carry out a risk assessment to establish the hazards associated with the tasks and processes they are undertaking and put in place suitable arrangements to either prevent or control those risks. Such a risk assessment would need to be carried out for workers renovating or demolishing buildings to enable suitable controls to be put in place for any hazardous substances that may be present or that may be produced, including MMMFs. HSE provides guidance, to help businesses comply with their legal duties.</p><p> </p><p>The regulatory framework, supported by guidance, is sufficient to control occupational exposure to MMMFs.</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 2019-06-24T14:39:07.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:39:07.767Z
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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 Rachael Maskell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations 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 she will ensure that all personal independence payment assessments are recorded on the request of a claimant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 285361 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The audio recording of face-to-face consultations is not currently part of the contractual specification for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments. However, claimants may use their own equipment to audio record their face-to-face consultation, should they wish to, subject to any reasonable conditions the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) chooses to impose on such recordings.</p><p> </p><p>We want to improve the service that PIP claimants receive and in response to the Paul Gray Independent review and feedback from the Work and Pensions Select Committee, we announced in June 2018 that we would be piloting video recording of PIP assessments. The pilot commenced on 26 November 2018 and 192 video recordings have been completed.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently evaluating the findings from the video recording pilot and will provide an update on our future plans once this has been completed.</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 2019-09-09T10:50:15.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T10:50:15.44Z
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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 Rachael Maskell more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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: Social Rented Housing 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 information his Department holds on how many people have commenced paying the under-occupancy penalty following the death of (a) a spouse, civil partner or partner, (b) sibling, (c) parent and (d) child. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 2181 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 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p>This type of information is not collected. With regards to the removal of the spare room subsidy a 12 month grace period exists which allows people the time to adjust to bereavement.</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 2015-06-17T15:26:20.227Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-17T15:26:20.227Z
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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 Rachael Maskell more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-15more like thismore than 2016-06-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 Assistance Animals 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 information his Department holds on the number of (a) assistance dogs that are in service and (b) people who are waiting for assistance dogs; and if he will take steps to ensure that demand for assistance dogs is met. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 40692 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 2016-06-27more like thismore than 2016-06-27
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold any information on either the number of assistance dogs in service or the number of people waiting to receive an assistance dog. Assistance dogs are trained and provided to those that need them, primarily through assistance dog charities. I will shortly be hosting a round table event with assistance dog charities and users, to discuss a variety of issues they have raised.</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 2016-06-27T10:53:40.27Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-27T10:53:40.27Z
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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 Rachael Maskell more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-20more like thismore than 2016-01-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 Mesothelioma: Compensation 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 estimate he has made of the proportion of the gross working premium of insurers which was required to fund the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payments Scheme in (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
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Mike Kane more like this
star this property uin 23412 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 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
star this property answer text <p>In 2014/15 the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS) levy was charged at £32m which represented 2.2% of employers’ liability gross written premium (EL GWP). The actual cost of the DMPS in 2014/15 was £24.2m, and the additional £7.8m collected has been carried forward into 2015/16.</p><p>On 12 January 2016 the Department announced that it anticipated the gross cost of the DMPS in 2015/16 to be £31m. This represents 2% of EL GWP. However, the amount actually levied on the insurance industry for 2015/16, taking into account the £7.8m carried forward, is £23.2m, which represents 1.5% of EL GWP.</p><p>Note: The proportions quoted above use the most recently available EL GWP data in any one year. Due to the time taken to collect and verify this data, the EL GWP figure used to calculate the proportion the levy represents will be two years old. For example, for the 2014/15 levy the EL GWP data is from 2012.</p><br /> 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 2016-01-28T08:56:18.797Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-28T08:56:18.797Z
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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 Mike Kane more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 National Employment Savings Trust Scheme 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, for what reasons the National Employment Savings Trust is exempt from the requirements for improved governance of workplace pensions schemes set out in his Department's publication, Better workplace pensions: Putting savers' interests first, Cm 9000. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wyre Forest more like this
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Mark Garnier more like this
star this property uin 918 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 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) is subject to most of the requirements set out in Better workplace pensions: Putting savers' interests first, Cm 9000. There are a small number of areas where NEST already has particular (usually stronger) governance requirements set out in the Pensions Act 2008. The rationale for exempting NEST from certain provisions in the Occupational Pension Scheme (Charges and Governance) Regulations 2015 was so as not to contradict these primary legislation requirements.</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 2015-06-09T13:43:44.307Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-09T13:43:44.307Z
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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 Mark Garnier more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 National Employment Savings Trust Scheme 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, when the National Employment Savings Trust plans to complete (a) the independent assurance audit and (b) the other constituent parts of the voluntary assurance framework. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wyre Forest more like this
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Mark Garnier more like this
star this property uin 919 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 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p>NEST Corporation is currently producing an independent assurance report on the AAF 02/07 standard for Master Trust Schemes.</p><p> </p><p>In the autumn of 2014, NEST Corporation published a governance statement which covered many of the requirements of the independent assurance report and which was warmly welcomed by the Pensions Regulator. This governance statement was examined and signed off by the NEST Corporation Board.</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 2015-06-09T11:47:15.977Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-09T11:47:15.977Z
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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 Mark Garnier more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 National Employment Savings Trust Scheme 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 forecast he has made of when his Department's loan to meet the scheme implementation costs for the National Employment Savings Trust will be repaid; and what the process is for that repayment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wyre Forest more like this
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Mark Garnier more like this
star this property uin 920 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 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The exact amount of loan finance required to establish NEST and the length of the loan will ultimately depend on a range of factors including: NEST’s final costs; the nature and size of NEST’s membership and the revenue that this generates; and other macroeconomic factors. Once NEST’s revenues from charges exceed its annual running costs, it will begin to repay the capital loan. The European Commission’s decision on State aid for NEST noted a wide range of possible scenarios for the length of the loan ranging between 20 and 38 years.</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 2015-06-09T11:42:24.85Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-09T11:42:24.85Z
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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 Mark Garnier more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 National Employment Savings Trust Corporation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the £1.2 million spent on research by National Employment Savings Trust in fiscal year 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wyre Forest more like this
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Mark Garnier more like this
star this property uin 707 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 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) Corporation’s Annual Report and Accounts 2013 /14 shows that £1.252 million was spent on research related activity.</p><p> </p><p>This expenditure included:</p><p>· Projects with employers and advisors to help predict operational volumes for NEST in the peak employer staging months of summer 2014. This helped NEST Corporation to develop the right levels of resourcing and service to deal with the increased numbers of staging employers.</p><p>· Customer satisfaction research with NEST employers and members, to understand their views on their experience of NEST.</p><p>· Research on testing of communications materials for members and service proposition testing for small companies.</p><p> </p><p>Research related communications activity mainly focused on communicating with employers and intermediaries to prepare them for automatic and enrolment and how to use NEST.</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 2015-06-09T14:29:29.607Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-09T14:29:29.607Z
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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 Mark Garnier more like this