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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Tax Allowances: Occupational Pensions 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 universal credit claimants are able to deduct the tax relief claimed by relief at source pension schemes from their earned income figure to calculate their award of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 237575 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>100% of contributions to employer pension schemes, whether Net or Relief at Source pensions, will be taken into account when calculating the level of employed earnings in UC. This means that a UC claimant that contributes to either type of pension will, automatically (where employers report the information correctly), have their UC entitlement calculated on their taxable pay, after their pension contribution. This ensures fairness for all affected UC employed claimants.</p><p> </p><p>If there is some discrepancy in the way in which it’s reported, DWP will manually ensure that the Relief at Source pension contribution is deducted before any UC entitlement is calculated on their employed earnings.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-06-17T15:25:05.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:25:05.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1111203
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Home Office: Disclosure of Information 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 the Home Department, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has entered into with departmental staff in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 243415 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 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
star this property answer text <p>We have checked the records that the department has kept since the introduction of the Cabinet Office guidance on settlement agreements on 1 February 2015 and confirm that we have one record, of using an NDA with a departmental staff member in July 2015.</p><p>The use of this NDA was unintentional i.e. the standard NDA paragraph was accidently left in the template by mistake. We are not aware of the Home Office using NDA for departmental staff other than this since the new guidance was introduced. However, the records examined were cross-matched from several different data sets, assembled for different purposes. As there were some gaps in the data sets, while we are confident this was the only instance, we cannot guarantee that we were able to identify every case.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-06-07T16:22:23.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-07T16:22:23.927Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1122871
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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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 Birmingham Prison 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 Justice, pursuant to the Written Statement of 2 April 2019, Official Report HCWS1475 on HMP Birmingham, if he will list the new approaches that have been delivered by the private sector referred to in that Statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 247133 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Privately-managed prisons have pioneered the use of modern technology to improve the running of establishments and help promote rehabilitation. This includes the development of in-cell telephony to help prisoners maintain ties with their families; interactive story-time activities between prisoners and their children; and the introduction of electronic kiosks, which allow prisoners to have greater control of managing their day-to-day lives. The use of body-worn video cameras was introduced by private prisons. Private prisons also have excellent facilities as standard, such as showers in cells, which it is not possible to provide in our older prisons.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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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less than 2019-05-21T14:58:51.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:58:51.577Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
star this property tabling member
4493
unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon 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 more like this
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
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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>
unstar 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
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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
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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
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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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
1123083
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 more like this
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 injury inflicted. 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 247720 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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>
unstar this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 247719 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-28T15:17:51.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T15:17:51.987Z
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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
1123563
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Home Office: Departmental Records 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 the Home Department, what steps his Department has taken to locate the 114 documents in relation to child sexual abuse and hon. Members which were misplaced by his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast East more like this
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Gavin Robinson more like this
star this property uin 248696 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 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>In February 2013, the Permanent Secretary commissioned an investigation into information the Home Office received in relation to child abuse allegations, between 1979 and 1999. That investigation was unable to locate 114 potentially relevant Home Office files.</p><p>On 7 July 2014 the Home Secretary appointed Peter Wanless and Richard Whittam QC to carry out an independent review of the 2013 investigation.</p><p>On 29 July 2014, the Home Office Permanent Secretary directed that a physical search targeted on specific areas of the Department be undertaken to see if any of the 114 missing files could be located. This did not uncover any of the 114 missing files, though one was found prior to this exercise. As part of their Review, Wanless and Whittam interrogated what was known about each of the 114 files. They published their analysis within their final report, published November 2014.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T13:38:44.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:38:44.77Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
4360
unstar this property label Biography information for Gavin Robinson more like this
1123574
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Disclosure and Barring Service: Welsh Language 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 progress has been made with the development of the Disclosure and Barring Service in the Welsh language. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 248735 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 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
star this property answer text <p>The DBS are committed to providing a full end to end service in Welsh. Advice is available to Welsh DBS users at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about/welsh-language-scheme#dbs-certificates" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about/welsh-language-scheme#dbs-certificates</a></p><p>The DBS also provide a dedicated Welsh language phone line available to support applicants. This can be found at: 03000 200 191</p><p>At present a Welsh application route is available for the disclosure Basic check service. DBS are currently transitioning their IT services to new suppliers and are exploring alternative options to deliver new online Welsh language applications for Standard and Enhanced checks.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 248736 more like this
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less than 2019-06-07T13:47:42.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-07T13:47:42.673Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1123575
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Disclosure and Barring Service: Welsh Language 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 he has to allow online applicants to the Disclosure and Barring Service to complete their application in the Welsh language. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 248736 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 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
star this property answer text <p>The DBS are committed to providing a full end to end service in Welsh. Advice is available to Welsh DBS users at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about/welsh-language-scheme#dbs-certificates" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about/welsh-language-scheme#dbs-certificates</a></p><p>The DBS also provide a dedicated Welsh language phone line available to support applicants. This can be found at: 03000 200 191</p><p>At present a Welsh application route is available for the disclosure Basic check service. DBS are currently transitioning their IT services to new suppliers and are exploring alternative options to deliver new online Welsh language applications for Standard and Enhanced checks.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 248735 more like this
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less than 2019-06-07T13:47:42.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-07T13:47:42.717Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1123671
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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 Social Security Benefits: Appeals 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 Justice, how many Social Security and Child Support Tribunal appeals have taken longer than 52 weeks for a determination, in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 248645 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 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is provided in the table below:</p><p>SOCIAL SECURITY &amp; CHILD SUPPORT CLEARANCES 1<br>Period Number of clearances that exceeded 52 weeks from receipt<br>1 April 2013 - 31 March 2014 16,161<br>1 April 2014 - 31 March 2015 12,350<br>1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016 3,100<br>1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017 4,084<br>1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018 7,330<br>1 April 2018 - 31 December 2018 2 13,162</p><p>1. Data include hearings cleared with and without a Tribunal hearing</p><p>2. The latest period for which data are available. Provisional data and subject to further change</p><p>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale case management system and are the best data that are available.</p><p> </p><p><br>It is important that appeals are heard as quickly as possible. Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) recognises there are delays in the system and it is in the process of recruiting more judicial office holders in order to increase capacity and help to reduce waiting times for appellants. This includes 250 judges across the First-tier Tribunal, 125 disability qualified members and up to 230 medical members.</p><p>In addition, we have recently launched a new digital service with a view to enabling speedier processing of appeals. Information on the new digital service can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/appeal-benefit-decision/submit-appeal</p><p>We are also working with the Department for Work and Pensions to understand what could be done to reduce the number of appeals being submitted to the Tribunal, through their focus on improving decision-making and the mandatory reconsideration process.</p><p>These measures will increase the capacity of the Tribunal. As a result, the number of appeals outstanding in the Tribunal is starting to fall as the number of cases heard by the Tribunal outweigh those sent to the Tribunal. If this continues, over time, we expect the time it takes for the Tribunal to hear, and the age of, appeals to reduce.</p><p>The time taken for the Tribunal to hear an appeal is mainly driven by the number of appeals sent to the Tribunal and the capacity of the Tribunal to deal with them. The number of appeals sent to the Tribunal is directly affected by changes in welfare policy.</p><p>The time it takes the Tribunal to hear an appeal is calculated from the time it is sent to the Tribunal to its final disposal. An appeal is not necessarily disposed of at its first hearing. The final disposal decision on the appeal may be reached after an earlier hearing has been adjourned (which may be directed by the judge for a variety of reasons, such as to seek further evidence), or after an earlier hearing date had been postponed (again, for a variety of reasons, often at the request of the appellant). An appeal may also have been decided at an earlier date by the First-tier Tribunal, only for the case to have gone on to the Upper Tribunal, to be returned once again to the First-tier for its final disposal.</p><p>HMCTS is very sensitive to the needs of people who may be affected by waiting times for Tribunal hearings. Tribunal staff and judicial office-holders, are trained accordingly, with HMCTS’s reasonable adjustments policy and practice applied where appropriate. Guidance on the policy is published on GOV.UK. If an expedited hearing is sought, or where the Tribunal identifies a case which might benefit from an expedited hearing, a judge or caseworker will make a decision on the issue, taking all the circumstances of the case into account.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T16:26:11.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:26:11.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1124136
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Equality 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has plans to introduce further auditing and fines for employers who cannot prove their gender equality practices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 249918 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 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Organisations with 250 or more employees are now required to publish specific gender pay gap data on an annual basis. We believe that this transparency is motivating employers to take action, but these regulations are new and we will be monitoring them closely.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to urge employers to go beyond the reporting requirements by publishing an action plan, setting out the steps they are taking to improve gender equality, just under half of employers did this in the first year. I intend to write to all public sector employers urging them to develop a plan, and will meet influential business leaders to press them to take action in their sectors.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:56:14.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:56:14.73Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
4638
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this