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1083635
registered interest false more like this
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
1105486
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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 Tax Allowances: Occupational Pensions 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, 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
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 237575 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-17T15:25:05.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:25:05.92Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1111203
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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 Home Office: Disclosure of Information 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 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
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 243415 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-07T16:22:23.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-07T16:22:23.927Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1122871
registered interest false more like this
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
1123563
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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 Home Office: Departmental Records 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 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
tabling member constituency Belfast East more like this
tabling member printed
Gavin Robinson more like this
uin 248696 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
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
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-24T13:38:44.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:38:44.77Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4360
label Biography information for Gavin Robinson more like this
1123574
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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 Disclosure and Barring Service: Welsh Language 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 the Home Department, what progress has been made with the development of the Disclosure and Barring Service in the Welsh language. more like this
tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
tabling member printed
Liz Saville Roberts more like this
uin 248735 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
grouped question UIN 248736 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-07T13:47:42.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-07T13:47:42.673Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4521
label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1123575
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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 Disclosure and Barring Service: Welsh Language 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 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
tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
tabling member printed
Liz Saville Roberts more like this
uin 248736 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
grouped question UIN 248735 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-07T13:47:42.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-07T13:47:42.717Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4521
label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1124136
registered interest false more like this
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 Employment: Equality 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, whether she has plans to introduce further auditing and fines for employers who cannot prove their gender equality practices. more like this
tabling member constituency Slough more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
uin 249918 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T14:56:14.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:56:14.73Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4638
label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1124381
registered interest false more like this
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
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
less than 2019-05-22T15:13:56.213Zmore 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 more like this
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
1125354
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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 Equal Pay 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, for what reasons the UK has not accepted the obligation under Article 4.3 of the European Social Charter to recognise the right of men and women workers to equal pay for work of equal value. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
uin 251971 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answer text <p>The UK Government supports the work of the Council of Europe and continues to support the European Social Charter (1961). Since the European Social Charter came into force in the UK we have introduced a number of policy and legislative reforms that provide equivalent or greater protections for individuals in the field of equal pay.</p><p> </p><p>We have also ratified a number of international conventions which provide equivalent protections and which the UK has implemented via national legislation.</p><p> </p><p>We are fully committed to the Equal Pay protections in the Equality Act 2010. In 2014, we introduced equal pay audits for when employers are found to have breached equal pay law and in 2017 we introduced gender pay gap reporting.</p><p> </p><p>Our equal pay legislation complies with EU requirements, which are reflected in Article 4.3 of the European Social Charter. We are committed to ensure that the robust protections provided by Equality Acts 2006 and 2010 and equivalent legislation in Northern Ireland continue to apply after the UK leaves the EU, as will Article 157 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which will become part of EU-retained law.</p>
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T14:59:14.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:59:14.277Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
3930
label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1125645
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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 Alcoholic Drinks: Sales 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 the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 May 2019 to Question 248072, whether his Department has a timeframe for the introduction of digital forms of identification for the purchase of alcohol. more like this
tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Platt more like this
uin 252611 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
answer text <p>The Home Office has no timeframe for amending the mandatory licensing condition on age verification to enable the use of digital forms of identification.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-07T13:45:27.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-07T13:45:27.86Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4673
label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
1125767
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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 Youth Offending Teams: Grants 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, what the total value of Youth justice grants provided to local authorities to fund Youth Offending Teams was in each year since 2010, by council. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burgon more like this
uin 252658 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answer text <p>Table A attached sets out the total funding the Youth Justice Board (YJB) has given to local authorities in each year from 2009/10 to 2017/18 as published in the 2017/18 annual youth justice statistics (published totals for 2018/19 are not yet available). Table B breaks this down by local authority. The majority of this funding helps support the day-to-day business of Youth Offending Teams (YOTs), but it also includes some discrete additional grants for specific projects or initiatives, for example funding for restorative justice. The annual recorded value of the additional grants is set out in Table C.</p><p> </p><p>Due to a change in reporting processes the additional grants given in 2014/15 and 2015/16 were not included in the published totals in the 2017/18 youth justice statistics. The totals for these years therefore differ between Table A (where the additional grants are not included) and Table B (where they are included).</p> more like this
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-05T17:34:48.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T17:34:48.907Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
attachment
1
file name Tables 252658.docx more like this
title Table more like this
tabling member
4493
label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1126004
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Armed Forces: Hexavalent Chromium 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 Defence, with reference to the Herald article entitled MoD stops using toxic chromium paint on tanks published on 17 April 2019, (a) when and (b) by whom the decision was taken to discontinue the use of paints containing hexavalent chromium on military vehicles. more like this
tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire more like this
tabling member printed
Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
uin 253590 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 hexavalent chromate compound used in paints for vehicle servicing was banned in January 2019 under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals regulations. Work had been ongoing since 2006 to remove paints containing hexavalent chromate compounds, and the Ministry of Defence implemented this ban for the remaining few uses when it came into force. Updated instructions were provided to personnel and any remaining paints were recalled for safe disposal.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:02:47.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:02:47.843Z
answering member
4032
label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
tabling member
4374
label Biography information for Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
1126023
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 Social Security Benefits: Wrexham 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 average wait is for mandatory reconsideration of (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment support allowance claims in each of the last three years in Wrexham constituency. more like this
tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
tabling member printed
Ian C. Lucas more like this
uin 253531 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 requested information can be found below:</p><p>A) Personal Independence Payment (PIP)</p><p>Statistics on Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) clearance times for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claims by parliamentary constituency are planned to be published on 11th June 2019 in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. The figures requested will be included within the PIP Official Statistics publication.</p><p>It should be noted that the Department’s decision makers are, in relation to PIP, now proactively engaging with claimants at the MR stage to ensure that they have all material evidence before they make their decision. Early indications are that this is helping decision makers.</p><p>B) Employment Support Allowance (ESA)</p><p>The available information on the average waiting time for MRs of ESA work capability assessments is published and can be found in table 16 here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-including-mandatory-reconsiderations-and-appeals-march-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-including-mandatory-reconsiderations-and-appeals-march-2019</a></p><p>It is the intention to produce further geographical breakdowns of these statistics in the future.</p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T14:41:04.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:41:04.457Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
1470
label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
1126035
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Department for Education: Former Ministers 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 Education, how much his Department has paid to hon. Members under section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 since 13 July 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
tabling member printed
Justin Madders more like this
uin 253605 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 such payments are published in the department’s audited annual accounts which can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dfe-annual-reports" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dfe-annual-reports</a>.</p><p>The department’s 2018-19 annual accounts are currently due to be laid before Parliament before the summer recess.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Guildford more like this
answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:49:58.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:49:58.823Z
answering member
1523
label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
tabling member
4418
label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1126040
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Department for Transport: Former Ministers 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 Transport, how much his Department has paid to hon. Members under section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 since 13 July 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
tabling member printed
Justin Madders more like this
uin 253610 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>Section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 sets out Ministers’ entitlement to severance payments. Any such payments are published in the Department’s audited annual accounts, and these accounts can be found on gov.uk.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T14:22:05.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:22:05.01Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4418
label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1126056
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading BBC: National Insurance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the BBC of the additional employers' national insurance contributions due as a result of the ruling by HMRC on personal service companies. more like this
tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
tabling member printed
Philip Davies more like this
uin 253536 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>I cannot comment on individual tax affairs.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
grouped question UIN 253537 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:36:25.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:36:25.927Z
answering member
3935
label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
tabling member
1565
label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1126057
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading BBC: Taxation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the BBC on potential tax liabilities arising on the beneficiaries of any settlement reached by the BBC with HMRC over the tax now due by presenters who had previously been paid through personal service companies. more like this
tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
tabling member printed
Philip Davies more like this
uin 253537 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>I cannot comment on individual tax affairs.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
grouped question UIN 253536 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:36:25.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:36:25.987Z
answering member
3935
label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
tabling member
1565
label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1126066
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 Prisoners: Death 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, how soon he is informed of deaths in prisons. more like this
tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
tabling member printed
Imran Hussain more like this
uin 253596 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 death of a prisoner or of any other person must be reported immediately to HMPPS HQ by telephone. That report must then be followed up with a written report within 24 hours (or, at weekends, by the following Monday). In the case of a deceased prisoner, the prison must also report the death to the Prisons &amp; Probation Ombudsman in writing, within 24 hours. Reports to HMPPS are sent daily to Ministers’ offices and to the relevant officials in my Department, including the team who oversee the progress of the Ombudsman’s investigations.</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 2019-05-21T15:44:06.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:44:06.973Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4394
label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this
1126068
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 Prison Officers: Riot Control Weapons 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, how much his Department has spent on training prison officers on the use of PAVA spray. more like this
tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
tabling member printed
Imran Hussain more like this
uin 253598 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 do not hold specific training costs for PAVA training. PAVA training is incorporated into Use of Force training, which is mandatory of all prison officers and as such it is not possible to isolate specific training costs.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to the rollout of PAVA to support our hardworking prison officers to do their jobs. PAVA is just one part of our approach to improve prison safety. PAVA spray is explicitly for the protection of staff, the protection of those in our care or to facilitate the safe withdrawal of staff. It will be used in exceptional circumstances where a member of staff is faced with serious violence, or the perceived threat of serious violence.</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 2019-05-21T15:40:30.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:40:30.023Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4394
label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this
1126069
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 Glen Pava Prison and Wellingborough Prison: Contracts 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, when his Department plans to open bids for contracts to operate HMP Wellingborough and HMP Glen Parva. more like this
tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
tabling member printed
Imran Hussain more like this
uin 253599 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 mini competition for the operation of the prison at Wellingborough will be launched this summer following the award of the Prison Operator Framework, which is planned for June 2019</p><p>The launch of the mini competition for the operation of the prison at Glen Parva is anticipated to commence in 2021.</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 2019-05-21T16:09:06.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:09:06.543Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4394
label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this
1126070
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 Prisoners: Education 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, what criteria his Department will use to judge the effectiveness of the Education and Employment Strategy 2018 in improving education for adult prisoners. more like this
tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
tabling member printed
Imran Hussain more like this
uin 253600 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>Making prison Governors responsible and accountable for the education provision delivered in their individual prisons is a key focus of the strategy. This includes giving them control of their education budgets, deciding on the curriculum to be delivered and playing a role in choosing the provider(s) of their education delivery to best meet the needs of their prisoners.</p><p> </p><p>To measure planned and actual improvements in educational performance, we will assess that the prison infrastructure supports education;</p><ul><li>that prison education is fully integrated into all aspects of prison life;</li><li>that those in custody are assessed at the start and end of their sentences;</li><li>and that providers and their staff work flexibly and collaboratively to deliver high quality educational provision.</li></ul><p>We will also ensure that education is available in every prison; that prisoners all have a personal learning plan linked to their sentence plan; and that provision is suitable to address the needs of the those concerned. Governors will also need to be aware of the needs of their population and commission suitable provision that is linked to local employment needs, so that those released from prison can gain employment.</p><p> </p><p>Progress will be measured via improvements in the Ofsted ratings awarded, ensuring that there is an increase in the percentage of prisons receiving “Good” or “Outstanding” ratings for education delivery.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:42:33.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:42:33.497Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4394
label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this
1126076
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Pupils: English Language 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 Education, how many pupils do not have English as their first spoken language in each primary school in the Leeds City Council area. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
uin 253713 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 number of pupils by English as a first language in England is published in the annual ‘Schools, pupils and their characteristics’ statistical release, available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2018." target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2018</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Data for each school is available in the underlying data of this release, contained in file ‘Schools_Pupils_and_their_Characteristics _2018_Schools_Pupils_UD’. The figures can be filtered by local authority name e.g. Leeds (column H), school phase e.g. state-funded primary schools (column N). The number of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English is in column GA.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T16:22:15.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:22:15.737Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1126077
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 HM Courts and Tribunals Service 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, with reference paragraph 7.20 of HM Courts & Tribunals Service response to the consultation paper entitled Fit for the future: transforming the Court and Tribunal Estate, what steps he is taking to determine appropriate capacity utilisation of the HM Courts & Tribunals estate; and what the date is for the completion of that analysis. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 253542 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>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service is currently investigating how to appropriately evaluate optimum utilisation rates for courts and tribunals, looking at past data on utilisation and performance. We anticipate that this analytical work will be completed prior to the publication of any further proposals regarding the court or tribunal estate.</p><p> </p><p>Maintaining effective access to justice will be the top priority when making decisions about the future of courts and tribunals buildings.</p><p> </p><p>The closure of any court is not taken lightly and, where a service is moved outside the local area, will only follow a full public consultation. To date, courts that have closed have been dilapidated, too close to another or underused. All money raised from the sale of buildings since 2016 has been reinvested back into the justice system.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:42:20.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:42:20.443Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this