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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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: Fraud more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent bona fide applicants for Universal Credit suffer penalties, if fraudulent applications are made in respect of them. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL17082 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department takes the prevention of fraud extremely seriously. Part of its strategy includes ensuring Universal Credit transactions are secure, including tackling loopholes fraudsters may seek to exploit, which sadly can target some of our most vulnerable claimants.</p><p> </p><p>It is, however, important to recognise that the vast majority of advances on Universal Credit are legitimate and ensure those in need of financial support get the help they need during their transition to Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>All claims where fraud may have been committed are investigated. We are committed to the use of penalties such as prosecutions and tough financial penalties, where appropriate, to discourage this fraudulent behaviour. The Department considers all cases on their own merits and decisions are made on the strength of the evidence provided.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, we have a dedicated team of investigators to address this issue, and are working with Social Media sites to shut down posts which promote this fraud. The Department also operates a policy of explicit consent to help reduce the risk of fraud by ensuring that our claimants’ data is kept safe from unscrupulous organisations and individuals.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is also raising awareness of this issue through a campaign being run on social media to remind people of the importance of safeguarding their identity. We have also been working to further improve knowledge and awareness of advances fraud amongst Jobcentre and Service Centre staff and guidance has been issued to ensure that staff are aware how to refer cases of suspected fraud to the Department’s Counter-fraud team.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17081 more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T11:37:06.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T11:37:06.597Z
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1138284
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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: Fraud more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent fraudulent applications for Universal Credit, in particular for loans, other than issuing warnings about keeping personal details secret. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL17081 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department takes the prevention of fraud extremely seriously. Part of its strategy includes ensuring Universal Credit transactions are secure, including tackling loopholes fraudsters may seek to exploit, which sadly can target some of our most vulnerable claimants.</p><p> </p><p>It is, however, important to recognise that the vast majority of advances on Universal Credit are legitimate and ensure those in need of financial support get the help they need during their transition to Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>All claims where fraud may have been committed are investigated. We are committed to the use of penalties such as prosecutions and tough financial penalties, where appropriate, to discourage this fraudulent behaviour. The Department considers all cases on their own merits and decisions are made on the strength of the evidence provided.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, we have a dedicated team of investigators to address this issue, and are working with Social Media sites to shut down posts which promote this fraud. The Department also operates a policy of explicit consent to help reduce the risk of fraud by ensuring that our claimants’ data is kept safe from unscrupulous organisations and individuals.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is also raising awareness of this issue through a campaign being run on social media to remind people of the importance of safeguarding their identity. We have also been working to further improve knowledge and awareness of advances fraud amongst Jobcentre and Service Centre staff and guidance has been issued to ensure that staff are aware how to refer cases of suspected fraud to the Department’s Counter-fraud team.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17082 more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T11:37:06.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T11:37:06.54Z
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1140486
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Sports: Climate Change more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to implement the principles of the United Nations Sports for Climate Action Declaration and Framework; and what measures they intend to take in conjunction with UK Sport, Sport England and the UK governing bodies of sport to deliver the objectives set out in that Declaration. more like this
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Lord Moynihan more like this
star this property uin HL17319 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The United Nations Sports for Climate Action Framework and Declaration is a welcome voluntary initiative which encourages sports organisations to make their own contribution to the Paris Agreement goal of achieving a low carbon future. It is a matter for individual sports organisations themselves whether they wish to participate in the Framework and sign up to the Declaration. We welcome that both the All England Lawn Tennis Club and The Rugby League World Cup 2021 have done so. The Government is fully committed to the Paris Agreement, and since the year 2000 we have decarbonised our economy more quickly than any other country in the G20.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T16:02:33.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T16:02:33.357Z
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4703
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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924
star this property label Biography information for Lord Moynihan more like this
1140016
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that Universal Credit payments begin within a week of a person registering for that benefit. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL17251 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 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit payments are available on the first day of a claim in the form of an advance payment of benefit. Advances of up to 100 per cent of a claimant’s expected Universal Credit award are available from day one of their claim, if required. Advances are paid back over a maximum of 12 months and in the Autumn Budget 2018, we announced that from October 2021, the payback period for these advances will be extended further, to 16 months.</p><p> </p><p>This is just one of a number of measures the Department has put in place to support claimants during their first assessment period, such as removing waiting days and paying those claimants moving from Housing Benefit onto Universal Credit a two week ‘transitional housing payment’. We are also introducing a two-week run on for eligible claimants of Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance from July 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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less than 2019-09-02T15:49:10.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-02T15:49:10.783Z
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1140468
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading St Helena: Trade more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of leaving the EU with (1) no-deal, and (2) an agreed deal, on the tariffs levied and price competitiveness of products produced in St Helena. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL17301 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 2019-08-27more like thismore than 2019-08-27
star this property answer text <p>The British Government has worked very closely with all the British Overseas Territories (OTs) to surface their concerns and interests in relation to EU Exit since the referendum. Given Saint Helena's association with the EU through the 2013 Overseas Association Decision (OAD), it currently benefits from non-reciprocal tariff-free quota-free access to the EU's goods market. In a no-deal scenario, Saint Helena may lose this preferential access.</p><p>We continue to support all the territories so that their businesses are prepared to trade with the EU, if necessary, as a non-EU associated territory. The UK Government has also made provisions in the Cross Border Taxation Act for all EU associated territories to retain tariff and quota-free access to the UK market.</p><p>We are committed to negotiating a good deal for the Overseas Territories as part of our negotiations with the EU on the future partnership.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-27T13:59:33.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-27T13:59:33.177Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1139579
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: Ethnic Groups more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent representations they have made to the government of China on the treatment and living conditions of the Uighur people in Szechuan province; and how they intend to resume their national dialogue on human rights. more like this
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The Earl of Sandwich more like this
star this property uin HL17226 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 2019-08-27more like thismore than 2019-08-27
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned about the human rights situation affecting Uyghur Muslims in China. We have serious concerns about the situation in Xinjiang where there are credible reports of over a million Uyghurs and other minorities being detained in so called &quot;re-education camps&quot;, along with widespread surveillance and restrictions targeted at minorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-27T13:58:26.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-27T13:58:26.613Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this
1139545
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: Surveillance more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that UK investors hold shares totalling £800 million in companies that supply CCTV and facial-recognition technology used to track Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL17192 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 2019-08-21more like thismore than 2019-08-21
star this property answer text <p>The British Government has not undertaken analysis of British investor shareholdings in Chinese surveillance companies. However, we are aware of the recent reports.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-21T13:20:44.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-21T13:20:44.57Z
star this property answering member
4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1139544
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: Surveillance more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that British investors hold shares in Chinese surveillance companies accused of contributing to human rights abuses. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL17191 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 2019-08-21more like thismore than 2019-08-21
star this property answer text <p>The British Government has not undertaken analysis of British investor shareholdings in Chinese surveillance companies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-21T13:20:13.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-21T13:20:13.983Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1138564
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministers: Languages more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what language training they provide to ministers with international portfolios. more like this
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Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill more like this
star this property uin HL17122 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 2019-08-21more like thismore than 2019-08-21
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) does not provide language training to ministers with international portfolios as a matter of course, but ministers can apply for FCO language training if they need it to conduct Government business.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-21T13:18:44.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-21T13:18:44.993Z
star this property answering member
4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill more like this
1141168
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Trade Promotion more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 17 July (HL16983), whether the Trade Envoys are answerable to Parliament either (1) directly, (2) via a minister, or (3) not at all. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL17351 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 2019-08-16more like thismore than 2019-08-16
star this property answer text <p>Trade Envoys comprised of parliamentarians drawn from both Houses are answerable to Parliament via direct line of report to my Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade who is accountable for the programme.</p><p> </p><p>Although the Trade Envoy role is not a ministerial appointment and does not carry formal policy responsibility the Trade Envoys are under the same obligation as Ministers to adhere to the relevant departmental restrictions, guidelines and confidentiality clauses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-16T10:53:28.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-16T10:53:28.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this