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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Community Housing Fund more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will extend the Community Housing Fund to beyond March 2020; 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
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The Community Housing Fund is currently scheduled to close in March 2020. Ministers are considering all budgets in the round and allocations will be announced following a business planning exercise later in the year</p><p><br> The government recognises that the community-led housing sector offers significant potential for helping to meet housing need across England. In addition to helping increase the rate of delivery of new housing, it will help deliver a range of benefits including: diversifying the house building sector, improving design and construction quality, developing modern methods of construction, and sustaining local communities and local economies. The support and close involvement of the local community enables the community-led approach to secure planning permission and deliver housing that could not be brought forward through speculative development.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tatton more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2019-10-16T14:59:44.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-16T14:59:44.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1148770
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Australasia more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of trading opportunities between the UK and (a) Australia and (b) New Zealand after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith more like this
star this property uin 167 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
star this property answer text <p>Australia and New Zealand are close economic partners and allies. Trade between Australia and New Zealand was worth a combined total of £19.4 billion (in the four quarter to the end Quarter 1 2019). Through our on-going engagement with UK stakeholders, including our work to promote UK exports overseas, and with the Governments of Australia and New Zealand, we have assessed that the UK could increase its trade and investment relationship with both countries, benefiting both UK businesses and consumers. We have committed to starting Free Trade Agreement negotiations with both countries as soon as we are able to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth West more like this
star this property answering member printed Conor Burns more like this
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less than 2019-10-16T16:01:11.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-16T16:01:11.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Conor Burns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1148474
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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 Prison Accommodation more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text What steps his Department is taking to increase prison capacity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont more like this
star this property uin 912615 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister has made clear his focus on tackling crime and announced in August an investment of up to £2.5 billion to transform the prison estate and provide 10,000 additional prison places.</p><p> </p><p>Our recent Spending Round settlement provides the funding for MoJ to begin delivering this commitment and outline planning permission has been approved for a new prison at Full Sutton.</p><p> </p><p>The 10,000 places are additional to the 3,500 places, which we have begun at Wellingborough; that we will start building at Glen Parva next year, and; that we have already built at HMP Stocken.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:27:10.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:27:10.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
1148473
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star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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 Prisons: Drugs more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of drugs being smuggled into prisons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dewsbury more like this
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Paula Sherriff more like this
star this property uin 912614 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>One of the first things the Lord Chancellor did was to visit HMP Leeds with the Prime Minister where they set out our focus on tackling crime, investing up to £2.5 billion transforming the prison estate and providing 10,000 additional prison places.</p><p> </p><p>At HMP Leeds there is an X-ray body scanner installed there to identify items internally concealed on prisoners. HMP Wakefield also has an X-ray body scanner. At HMP New Hall in our women’s estate, the drug threat is different and staff there have worked hard to respond to the inspection report published in April. They have put in place an updated local drug strategy, do more suspicion-led drug testing and store medications in line with clinical guidelines.</p><p> </p><p>We have previously invested £70 million to improve safety, security and decency in prisons. We use body, property, cell and area searches across the estate, aided by dedicated search teams and drug detection dogs.</p><p> </p><p>As announced in August, we will be spending a further £100 million on prison security. Airport-style security, including X-ray scanners, will be put into prisons across the estate to help stop contraband such as drugs from getting in.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:25:20.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:25:20.197Z
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4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paula Sherriff more like this
1148472
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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 Rule of Law more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the rule of law. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
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Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
star this property uin 912613 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister and Lord Chancellor meet regularly and discuss a range of matters. The Lord Chancellor has sworn an oath to respect the rule of law and to defend the judiciary. It is an oath he takes very seriously. The government will always abide by the law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Croydon South more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Philp more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:21:36.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:21:36.627Z
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4503
star this property label Biography information for Chris Philp more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
1148471
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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 Reoffenders: Prison Sentences more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of sentences of less than six months in reducing reoffending. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Withington more like this
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Jeff Smith more like this
star this property uin 912610 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Sentencing must match the severity of the crime. Whilst there is evidence that short sentences do not help some offenders turn their backs on crime, protecting the public will always be our priority.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our recent review, we have considered changes to sentencing for prolific offenders which could help break the cycle of reoffending.</p><p> </p><p>We know that these offenders generally have multiple and complex needs which are linked to their offending behaviour, in particular drugs, alcohol and mental health needs. Solutions will often lie in effective community sentences.</p><p> </p><p>We intend to bring forward a comprehensive package of reforms, including to community penalties to ensure they both punish and tackle the underlying drivers of offending.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Croydon South more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Philp more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:20:15.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:20:15.433Z
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4503
star this property label Biography information for Chris Philp more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jeff Smith more like this
1148475
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star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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 Members: Juries more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that hon. Members are not prevented from participating in business in the House due to jury service responsibilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Herefordshire more like this
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Bill Wiggin more like this
star this property uin 912617 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Trial by jury is fundamental to our world leading justice system and serving as a juror is one of the most important civic duties that anyone can be asked to perform.</p><p> </p><p>The Jury Manual identifies that MPs who seek excusal on the grounds of parliamentary duties should be deferred in the first instance. This allows them to identify a more convenient time and strikes a sensible balance, ensuring that MPs are able to carry out their crucial role in this place.</p><p> </p><p>If an MP feels that it is inappropriate to serve in his own constituency, he or she should be allowed to serve elsewhere.</p><p> </p><p>Any individual requests for jury service to be deferred would be a matter for our independent judiciary</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Croydon South more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Philp more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:28:01.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:28:01.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Philp more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Wiggin more like this
1148470
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star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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 Reoffenders more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What plans he has to help reduce reoffending. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stevenage more like this
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Stephen McPartland more like this
star this property uin 912609 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to reducing reoffending by ensuring that all offenders have the tools they need to turn their backs on crime.</p><p> </p><p>That is why we are focusing our efforts on supporting offenders to address any health and wellbeing issues; raise their levels of educations attainment and skills; get a job; and rebuild or reinforce their relationships.</p><p> </p><p>We also know that a concerted cross-government effort is required to address reoffending. For example we recently entered into a National Partnership Agreement with the Department for Work and Pensions, to set out how departments will work together to improve offenders’ chances of securing work and integrate into the community on release from prison.</p><p> </p><p>We know that in 39% of violent incidents victims believed alcohol was a factor. We are introducing an Alcohol Abstinence and Monitoring Requirement, giving courts the power to impose a ban on drinking alcohol as part of a community order where alcohol was a factor in the offending.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:28:42.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:28:42.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen McPartland more like this
1148387
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star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance and Jobseeker's Allowance more like this
unstar 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, whether Jobcentre staff receive training to identify when a new claimant would be entitled to new-style employment and support allowance or new-style jobseeker's allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Alyn and Deeside more like this
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Mark Tami more like this
star this property uin 294680 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T13:54:50.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:54:50.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Tami more like this
1148389
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star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether universal credit claimants who are eligible for (a) new style employment and support allowance and (b) new style jobseeker's allowance who would receive more money from one of those benefits than from universal credit are able to have their award backdated to when they made their claim. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Alyn and Deeside more like this
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Mark Tami more like this
star this property uin 294681 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit replaces six benefits with one, to simplify the system and make work pay. As a result, people claiming Universal Credit move into work faster, stay in work longer and spend more time looking to increase their earnings. Universal Credit also provides more help with childcare costs, a dedicated Work Coach and scraps the 16, 24 and 30 hour ‘cliff edges’.</p><p> </p><p>Under the legacy system £2.4 billion of welfare benefits did not get paid at all because claimants could not navigate the complexity of the system. Universal Credit is putting this right, ensuring this money goes to 700,000 claimants who need it.</p><p> </p><p>Claims may be backdated, by up to one calendar month, in limited circumstances for vulnerable claimants who may be delayed in claiming Universal Credit through no fault of their own. Claims may also be backdated in specific circumstances when a couple separates to ensure that there is no gap in entitlement between the couple claim and the new claim made by a single claimant.</p><p> </p><p>For new style Employment and Support Allowance, a claimant has three months following the qualifying date to claim.</p><p> </p><p>The Department provides benefit eligibility information to help people make decisions surrounding benefits to which they may be entitled, along with details about how to claim them. This is available through Jobcentre Plus offices and via the GOV.UK website.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T10:48:11.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:48:11.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Tami more like this