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star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Personal Savings more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text whether savings held in the name of children are taken into account in applications for universal credit. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr remove filter
star this property uin 115797 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 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Savings and other capital held in the name of children are not taken into account in the assessment of Universal Credit entitlement. As with other means tested benefits, however, there are rules to prevent claimants depriving themselves of capital in order to claim Universal Credit or increase their entitlement to Universal Credit. If claimants deprive themselves of capital by gifting the capital to their children or placing it in a child’s account, notional capital of the amount deprived may still be taken into account when assessing entitlement to Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Middle East more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to take steps independently of the United Nations to increase the number of Christians from Syria and Iraq receiving resettlement in the UK. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr remove filter
star this property uin 129924 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
star this property answer text <p>Our resettlement schemes prioritise the most vulnerable refugees regardless of race, religion or ethnicity – we do not discriminate in favour of, or against, any particular group. This is why we work closely with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which has well-established procedures and criteria for identifying and resettling the most vulnerable refugees. Apart from the criteria we set for each scheme, we do not seek to influence which cases are referred to us by UNHCR.</p><p>However, we recognise how important it is that UNHCR is accessible to the most vulnerable refugees, including members of minority religions, and this is why we are working with UNHCR and their partners to intensify their outreach to groups that might otherwise be reluctant to register. This includes people in formal refugee camps, informal settlements and host communities. The efforts undertaken by UNHCR include mobile registration teams, outreach teams, and Help Desks for areas where different minority groups are concentrated to facilitate registration and access to services.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-03-05T19:19:25.997Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-05T19:19:25.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
793134
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-21more like thismore than 2017-11-21
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Entry Clearances: Overseas Students more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many English language tests are available in China for student visas through the International English Language Test system. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr remove filter
star this property uin 114919 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 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
star this property answer text <p>China has 22 permanent and 5 pop-up test centres across the country operated by IELTS and approved by UKVI. Tests are held at each venue on a regular and frequent basis in accordance with demand. An expansion plan to increase this number has been approved and will add an additional 6 permanent test centres and 3 pop-up venues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2017-11-23T17:38:24.07Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-23T17:38:24.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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4604
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
850078
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: Middle East more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Christians from Syria and Iraq have been resettled in the UK to date. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr remove filter
star this property uin 129646 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-02more like thismore than 2018-03-02
star this property answer text <p>Our resettlement schemes prioritise the most vulnerable refugees regardless of race, religion or ethnicity – we do not discriminate in favour of, or against, any particular group. This is why we work closely with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees which has well-established procedures and criteria for identifying and resettling the most vulnerable refugees.</p><p>The refugees that we are bringing to the United Kingdom are very vulnerable people. Our primary concern is their safety and protection as they arrive here. We believe that one way to protect their privacy and enable their recovery and integration is to limit the amount of information about them that we make publicly available. We therefore do not plan to publish a breakdown of resettled refugees’ religious affiliations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-03-02T12:58:06.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-02T12:58:06.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-31more like thismore than 2018-01-31
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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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's test and learn approach to universal credit, what her Department has learned about universal credit during the January pause of its roll-out; and what changes her Department plans to make as a result that learning. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr remove filter
star this property uin 125984 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
star this property answer text <p>The Universal Credit Agile methodology means we continuously learn during rollout, listening to feedback from our staff, claimants and stakeholders, and building improvements into the system.</p><p>We release fortnightly updates of the Universal Credit IT build, with the latest release due on 14 February 2018. In addition to various technical fixes, this release will include the changes necessary to remove waiting days for all new claims made on or after 14 February, as announced in the 2017 Budget. It will also include improvements to the processes for referring claimants for Work Capability Assessments and for claimants to record their work search activity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-02-07T11:32:18.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-07T11:32:18.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
star this property answering body
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 Children: Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to bring forward proposals to include redundancy payments and savings in the mandatory disclosure to the Child Maintenance Service in the event of loss of employment by the paying parent. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr remove filter
star this property uin 8807 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 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>We have no plans to require parents to routinely disclose information about redundancy payments or savings as they are not taken into account as income within the calculation, nor can arrears be deducted from a redundancy payment prior to it being deposited into a bank account. Child maintenance arrears can be enforced against both savings and redundancy payments which have been paid out to the non-resident parent.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T12:04:52.51Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T12:04:52.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
star this property answering body
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: Health 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to take steps to encourage companies to improve the health and well-being of their employees. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr remove filter
star this property uin 130270 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
star this property answer text <p>As set out in the recent Command Paper, <em>Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability</em>, we want to work in partnership with employers to help them draw fully on the talents of disabled people and people with long-term health conditions and build workplaces that promote the health and wellbeing of their workforce. In turn, this can help businesses prosper and grow by attracting and retaining valuable skilled employees and increasing the productivity of the workforce. We are taking a number of steps to do this, including improving advice and support for employers and exploring how to achieve the right balance of incentives and expectations.</p><p> </p><p><em>Thriving at Work</em>: The Stevenson/Farmer Review of mental health and employers sets out a compelling business case for employer action to support staff’s mental health and wellbeing and offers support and advice for businesses. This includes a recommended set of mental health core standards for all employers to adopt, which we will support and encourage employers to take up.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-03-07T11:21:09.61Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-07T11:21:09.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-13more like thismore than 2017-09-13
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Devolution more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the dates were of the most recent meetings between Ministers of his Department and their counterparts in the devolved administrations; and what the dates are of the next planned meetings. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr remove filter
star this property uin 10407 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 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
star this property answer text <p>The table below lists the most recent meetings between Ministers from his Department and their counterparts in the devolved administrations and the next planned meetings.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Minister</p></td><td><p>Devolved Administration</p></td><td><p>Date of most recent meeting</p></td><td><p>Next planned meeting</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Secretary of State for Work and Pensions</p></td><td><p>Scottish Government</p></td><td><p>14 September 2017</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Minister for Employment</p></td><td><p>Welsh Government</p></td><td><p>13 July 2017</p></td><td><p>Provisional 27 November 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Minister for Disabled People, Work and Health</p></td><td><p>Scottish Government</p></td><td><p>25 October 2016</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-10-09T16:33:03.237Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-09T16:33:03.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-10more like thismore than 2017-10-10
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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: Stirling more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time in days is that a universal credit applicant waits for their initial payment in Stirling constituency; what proportion of such applicants are assessed within six weeks in that constituency; and what the maximum and minimum times is in days from the date of first application to payment in that constituency. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr remove filter
star this property uin 107025 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 2017-10-17more like thismore than 2017-10-17
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold this information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-10-17T16:09:45.64Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-17T16:09:45.64Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all letters and communications it sends to disabled and vulnerable people are accessible and available in easy-read and alternative accessible formats. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr remove filter
star this property uin 115864 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 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Where our customers need assistance to access our services and information, we make reasonable adjustments to meet their individual needs. This means the Department communicates with customers in a variety of different formats such as Braille, audio, large print, through third party interpreters or by arranging for a member of staff to visit the customer in their home.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is continuously working to improve its written customer communications products, including letters, forms and leaflets, so they are clear and accessible to as many of our customers as possible. We follow accessible design principles, including the use of plain language.</p><p> </p><p>Easy Read is available by request for certain kinds of information. As some of our letters are necessarily complex and difficult to translate into an Easy Read format, we support customers in other ways and will discuss the most appropriate method of communication with the customer, to meet their individual needs. We will be making more customer communications products available in Easy Read in 2018.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T14:43:38.66Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T14:43:38.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this