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registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the process is for her Department when it considers an application for an advance payment for universal credit. more like this
tabling member constituency Arfon more like this
tabling member printed
Hywel Williams more like this
uin 229666 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>If a claimant meets the conditions for an advance we aim to make the payment within 72 hours. However, an advance can be paid on the same day the claimant applies if they or their household would suffer genuine hardship if they had to wait 72 hours for the payment.</p><p>Applications for a Universal Credit advance payment can be made in person, by telephone or online depending on the claimant’s circumstances. Depending on the type of advance payment application, we will consider whether the claimant satisfies the eligibility conditions for receiving the advance. If the claimant is eligible we will agree the amount of the advance and the period over which the advance will be recovered from their future Universal Credit payments. The outcome of the application is explained to the claimant and their online journal updated.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T13:37:44.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T13:37:44.937Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
1397
label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
1122871
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Birmingham Prison more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burgon more like this
uin 247133 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T14:58:51.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:58:51.577Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4493
label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1124381
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Minister for Women and Equalities: Secondment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many civil servants in the Government Equalities Office have been seconded to (a) the Department for Exiting the European Union and (b) the Department for International Trade in each of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 249913 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office (GEO) confirms no GEO civil servants have been seconded to either the Department for Exiting the European Union or the Department for International Trade in the last three years.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22T15:13:56.213Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1124692
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to help ensure that employers provide reasonable adjustments to the workplace so that people with hidden or invisible conditions are able to (a) access and (b) stay in employment. more like this
tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
uin 250748 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>The law is very clear that employers must make reasonable adjustments for employees and job applicants who meet the Equality Act 2010’s definition of disability, namely having a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term negative effect on the person’s ability to do normal daily activities. Where a disability is not obvious, it will be necessary for the employee or job applicant to declare their condition, but at that point the onus passes to the employer to meet its legal obligations.</p><p> </p><p>To help employers comply with the law, the Government has issued guidance on the duty to make reasonable adjustments, here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/reasonable-adjustments-for-disabled-workers" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/reasonable-adjustments-for-disabled-workers</a></p><p> </p><p>In addition, guidance on this subject has been issued by Acas and by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which has also published a statutory code of practice for employers. Where employers fall short on their obligations, legal remedies exist for employees and job applicants, together with Acas’s early conciliation service, which aims to settle disputes before they reach the employment tribunal.</p>
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T15:13:27.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T15:13:27.967Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
441
label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
1124852
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Arson: Churches more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they hold on the number of, and circumstances behind, arson attacks on churches in (1) the UK, and (2) overseas, in the last two years; how many prosecutions there have been for such attacks in the UK; and what assessment they have made of the motives of those responsible. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL15527 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>We have consulted Home Office, who do not hold detailed information for all police forces around the circumstances and location of offences. Detailed information on the location of arson offences, such as churches, may be held on court record but to be able to identify these cases, as they are not held centrally, we would have to access individual court records which would be of disproportionate cost. Matters relating to Scotland and Northern Ireland are matters for those respective devolved administrations.</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T16:16:04.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:16:04.16Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1124854
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Pakistan: Marriage more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they welcome the decision of the Pakistan Senate to pass a bill to amend the Child Marriage Restraint Bill 1929 to set the minimum marriage age at 18 years in Pakistan; and whether they will consider ways in which UK aid to Pakistan could be used to facilitate the effective enforcement of that legislation. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL15529 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>The UK welcomes the decision by the Pakistan Senate to pass the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill 2019.</p><p>The UK provided £282 million to Pakistan for the financial year 2018-19 under the AAWAZ I: Voice and Accountability Programme to promote the rights of children, youth and women. Of this, around £400,000 was spent on preventing forced and early marriages. The Department For International Development (DFID) is considering ways in which UK aid could be used to facilitate the effective implementation of the legislation once the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill is passed by the National Assembly, working with government institutions and communities to help end child marriage. DFID has set aside funding for interventions in support of ending child marriage under its AAWAZ II programme.</p><p>We will continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to take the steps necessary to comply in full with its human rights obligations to vulnerable groups, including women and girls, and to uphold the rule of law.</p>
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T13:09:16.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:09:16.637Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1124860
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Migration Advisory Committee: Public Appointments more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the criteria for any new appointments to their Migration Advisory Committee include expertise on both the positive and negative impacts of immigration on the UK. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Green of Deddington more like this
uin HL15535 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>Any appointment to the MAC will be made in line with the Cabinet Office Governance Code for Public Appointment 2016 and Ministers will decide the appropriate criteria to be used.</p><p>The most recent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) appointments were made in 2017 and the criteria for those appointments were set out in the advertisement on the HM Government Public Appointments website,https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:28:59.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:28:59.563Z
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
tabling member
4346
label Biography information for Lord Green of Deddington more like this
1124865
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Daphne Caruana Galizia more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any Government ministers have met the family of Daphne Caruana Galizia to offer support to efforts to achieve justice in her case. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Helic more like this
uin HL15540 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>​No British Government ministers have met with the family but we have made clear, both in public and with the Maltese Government, our support for justice to be served. We would consider any written request for a meeting if received.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T13:16:38.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:16:38.24Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4331
label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
1124869
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Food Banks: Somerset more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports showing a 23 per cent increase in demand for food parcels between 2017 and 2019 at Somer Valley foodbank, Somerset; and what assessment they have made of the reasons for any such increase. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL15544 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>The Government does not collect official data on the use of food banks, therefore has not made such assessments.</p><p>We have worked with food insecurity experts, the Office for National Statistics and the Scottish Government to introduce a new set of food security questions in the Family Resources Survey starting from April 2019. This means that we will in future be able to monitor the prevalence and severity of household food insecurity across the UK and for specific groups, to better understand the drivers of food insecurity and identify which groups are most at risk.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T14:32:30.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:32:30.673Z
answering member
3349
label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1124871
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Israel: Golan Heights more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel about the extension of Israeli laws, jurisdiction and administration to the Golan Heights; what were the outcomes of any such discussions; and what assessment they have made of whether that extension prejudices the possibility of peace in Syria. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL15546 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>We have been clear to our Israeli counterparts that the UK views the Golan Heights as territory occupied by Israel. Annexation of territory by force is prohibited under international law, including the UN Charter. The UK did not recognise Israel's annexation in 1981 and we have no plans to change our position. On 26 March we reiterated our firm position on this matter at a meeting of the UN Security Council.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:42:21.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:42:21.927Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this