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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Closures 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 Education, if he will publish the (a) postcode, (b) local authority area and (c) rural and urban classification for each state school that has closed and not reopened in another form in each year since 2000. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harborough more like this
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Neil O'Brien more like this
star this property uin 267249 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
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star this property answer text <p>654 schools have closed with no direct replacement provision between 1 January 2000 and 21 June 2019. Of these, 183 were designated as rural schools. Between 1 January 2010 and 21 June 2019, <del class="ministerial">260</del> <ins class="ministerial">249 </ins>schools closed with no direct replacement provision. Of these, <del class="ministerial">104</del> <ins class="ministerial">102 </ins>were designated as rural schools. A full list can be found attached.</p><p>Information about all open and closed schools in England is available on Get Information about Schools[1] (the department’s register of schools). This can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://www.get-information-schools.service.gov.uk" target="_blank">www.get-information-schools.service.gov.uk</a>.</p><p>The Ofsted definition of a state funded school has been used. This definition does not include local authority maintained nursery schools, alternative provision<ins class="ministerial"> or special schools.</ins><del class="ministerial">, studio schools or university technical colleges.</del></p><p> </p><p>[1] Responsibility for updating Get Information about Schools is shared between the Department, schools and local authorities and therefore we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T10:48:31.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T10:48:31.32Z
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less than 2019-07-10T15:39:58.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T15:39:58.55Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property file name 267249_state_school_closures.pdf more like this
star this property title 267249_table more like this
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125528
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property file name 267249_state_school_closures.pdf more like this
star this property title 267249_table more like this
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4679
unstar this property label Biography information for Neil O'Brien more like this
1123082
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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: Crimes of Violence more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) assaults and (b) serious assaults on staff were recorded in each prison in each quarter from 2010 to 2018 by the type of weapon used. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
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Imran Hussain more like this
star this property uin 247719 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Data for the numbers of assaults and serious assaults in each prison, broken down by type of weapon and type of injury, is set out in the attached tables. The figures are presented by calendar year rather than by quarter. This is because analysis at the level of detail requested produces many results of 5 or fewer. Disclosure-proofing to reduce the risk of identification, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, requires such low numbers to be suppressed. Even at the annual level, some such values have had to be suppressed.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is taking unprecedented action to improve safety in prisons. We have recruited over 4,700 more prison officers since October 2016, and we now have the greatest number in post since early 2012. The Challenge, Support and Intervention Plan case management process for prisoners at risk of violence has been mandated for all prisons to help staff to manage violent prisoners and those identified as posing a raised risk of being violent.</p><p> </p><p>We are investing an extra £70 million to improve safety, security and decency, and equipping officers with PAVA incapacitant spray and body-worn cameras to help prevent serious harm to staff and prisoners when dealing with violent incidents. We are improving perimeter security and introducing new x-ray scanners, drug-detection dogs and dedicated search teams to address the supply of drugs that we know are fuelling much of the violence in custody.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property file name Copy of PQ 247719-20 Imran Hussain MP table 1 weapons.xlsx more like this
star this property title Table 1 more like this
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star this property file name Copy of PQ 247719-20 Imran Hussain MP table 2 serious injuries.xlsx more like this
star this property title Table 2 more like this
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star this property file name Copy of PQ 247719-20 Imran Hussain MP table 3 minor injuries.xlsx more like this
star this property title Table 3 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-28T15:17:52.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T15:17:52.03Z
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less than 2019-07-03T12:20:42.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T12:20:42.437Z
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4106
unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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125923
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property answering member
4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
star this property tabling member
4394
unstar this property label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this
1133329
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, whether he has had discussions with the CPS on removing reference to the merits-based approach from (a) guidance and (b) training materials on rape and sexual offences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 266818 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Rape and serious sexual offences are horrific crimes and can have a devastating impact on victims, and the CPS will always seek to prosecute where there is sufficient evidence to do so. The Attorney General and I regularly discuss issues related to rape and sexual offences with the CPS; however, charging decisions are made independently by the CPS.</p><p> </p><p>There has been no change in policy in how the CPS makes charging decisions in rape cases. Prosecutors in the CPS follow a ‘Code’, which sets out a well-established two stage test that a case must pass before a charge can be made. The first stage of this test is the evidential stage, which considers whether there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction against each suspect on each charge. That test has remained and continues to remain the same. It applies to every single offence no matter how minor or serious.</p><p> </p><p>The Code that prosecutors follow has never included any specific reference to a merits-based assessment of the realistic prospect of conviction because it is an integral part of the evidential test. The second stage of the test is whether it is in the public interest to proceed with a prosecution, this is considered after the evidential stage is fulfilled.</p><p> </p><p>From 2009, DPP guidance included reference to a merits based approach.</p><p> </p><p>Following an inspection by HMCPSI in 2016, it became clear that including a separate reference to the merits based approach in the guidance was causing confusion leading to the incorrect application of the code test. To avoid this confusion, changes were made to the guidance provided by the DPP to prosecutors, including removing a document on the merits based approach.</p><p> </p><p>Those changes should not have, and did not have any impact on the proper application of the Code test that prosecutors follow when making a decision on whether to charge.</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 2019-06-28T12:06:30.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T12:06:30.213Z
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4517
unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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3985
unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1133171
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: VAT more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 to Question 258958 on Solar Power: VAT, which energy saving products will be subject to the proposed rise in VAT. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 266629 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HMRC expect that the vast majority of energy saving materials will be unaffected by this change. This includes insulation, central heating or hot water system controls, solar panels, ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps, micro combined heat and power units, and boilers designed to be fueled by vegetal matter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T13:52:39.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T13:52:39.58Z
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3991
unstar this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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252
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1133297
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Cryptocurrencies: Facebook more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of plans by Facebook to launch its own crypto-currency, Libra, on the stability of the financial system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
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Jonathan Edwards more like this
star this property uin 266794 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government does not comment on the proposed business models of individual companies. More broadly, the Government established the Cryptoassets Taskforce – comprised of HM Treasury, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England – to explore the risks and potential benefits associated with cryptoassets and other applications of distributed ledger technology.</p><p> </p><p>The Taskforce’s final report<sub><sub>[1]</sub></sub> found that cryptoassets do not currently pose a material threat to UK or global financial stability, however this could change in the future, and the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee will continue to monitor the situation.</p><p> </p><p>Treasury Ministers have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors, as well as international counterparts, as part of the process of policy development and delivery.</p><p> </p><p>Details of ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel</a></p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/752070/cryptoassets_taskforce_final_report_final_web.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/752070/cryptoassets_taskforce_final_report_final_web.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 266795 more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T09:27:14.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T09:27:14.357Z
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4051
unstar this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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3943
unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
1134159
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Redundancy Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a lower earnings threshold exemption for exit payments in the public sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 268435 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The government has previously consulted and legislated on the policy for a cap of £95,000 on exit payments in the public sector. The consultation published on 10 April 2019 seeks views on the draft regulations to implement this policy.</p><p>An equalities impact assessment was conducted and published in the 2016 consultation ahead of the primary legislation. Following the current consultation, a further equalities assessment will be conducted on the final version of the legislation.</p><p>The government is aware of concerns about the impact of the cap on long serving workers and workers that cannot be categorised as amongst the best paid. The government was clear during the passage of the primary legislation that the cap will have no impact on the large majority of public sector workers. The proposed cap, amounting to six times the maximum statutory redundancy entitlement, will still offer a significant level of compensation and support to employees who must support their families, find new employment or as a bridge until retirement age. We accept that there will be some circumstances where it is necessary or desirable to relax the cap. The waiver is in place for use in exceptional situations, including where imposing the cap would cause genuine hardship.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 268436 more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T09:31:13.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T09:31:13.377Z
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4097
unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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1436
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1133298
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Cryptocurrencies: Facebook more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the effect of the Facebook crypto currency Libra on the stability of the financial system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
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Jonathan Edwards more like this
star this property uin 266795 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government does not comment on the proposed business models of individual companies. More broadly, the Government established the Cryptoassets Taskforce – comprised of HM Treasury, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England – to explore the risks and potential benefits associated with cryptoassets and other applications of distributed ledger technology.</p><p> </p><p>The Taskforce’s final report<sub><sub>[1]</sub></sub> found that cryptoassets do not currently pose a material threat to UK or global financial stability, however this could change in the future, and the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee will continue to monitor the situation.</p><p> </p><p>Treasury Ministers have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors, as well as international counterparts, as part of the process of policy development and delivery.</p><p> </p><p>Details of ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel</a></p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/752070/cryptoassets_taskforce_final_report_final_web.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/752070/cryptoassets_taskforce_final_report_final_web.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 266794 more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T09:27:17.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T09:27:17.203Z
star this property answering member
4051
unstar this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
star this property tabling member
3943
unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
1134227
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Departmental Coordination: Carbon Emissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure cross-departmental spending decisions support the transition to a net zero economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Eddisbury more like this
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Antoinette Sandbach more like this
star this property uin 268606 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Environmental objectives are always fully considered as part of Treasury spending and policy decisions, including at the next Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p>The Treasury has accepted the recommendation from the Committee on Climate change to conduct a review into the costs of decarbonisation. The Review will consider how to achieve this transition in a way that works for households, businesses and public finances, as well as the implications for UK competitiveness.</p><p> </p><p>The next Spending Review will build on experience and lessons learnt from previous events and aim to ensure that policy issues are considered across departmental boundaries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T07:40:33.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T07:40:33.857Z
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4097
unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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4506
unstar this property label Biography information for Antoinette Sandbach more like this
1134165
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Redundancy Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that proposals to cap exit payments in the public sector does not have a disproportionate effect on (a) women and (b) older people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 268436 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The government has previously consulted and legislated on the policy for a cap of £95,000 on exit payments in the public sector. The consultation published on 10 April 2019 seeks views on the draft regulations to implement this policy.</p><p>An equalities impact assessment was conducted and published in the 2016 consultation ahead of the primary legislation. Following the current consultation, a further equalities assessment will be conducted on the final version of the legislation.</p><p>The government is aware of concerns about the impact of the cap on long serving workers and workers that cannot be categorised as amongst the best paid. The government was clear during the passage of the primary legislation that the cap will have no impact on the large majority of public sector workers. The proposed cap, amounting to six times the maximum statutory redundancy entitlement, will still offer a significant level of compensation and support to employees who must support their families, find new employment or as a bridge until retirement age. We accept that there will be some circumstances where it is necessary or desirable to relax the cap. The waiver is in place for use in exceptional situations, including where imposing the cap would cause genuine hardship.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 268435 more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T09:31:13.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T09:31:13.33Z
star this property answering member
4097
unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property tabling member
1436
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1134023
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Dementia: Health Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he will take to ensure that dementia care is adequately funded in the next Spending Review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 268511 more like this
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star this property answer text The Spending Review represents an opportunity to consider public spending priorities in the round, and the Treasury will be working closely with departments on funding issues, and with a renewed focus on delivering outcomes. more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T07:35:58.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T07:35:58.777Z
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4097
unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this