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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property 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
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion remove filter
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 251971 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property 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>
star 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 2019-06-11T14:59:14.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:59:14.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1128965
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Welfare more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 254174, on Animal welfare, if he will establish a database on the number of animal welfare inspectors appointed under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion remove filter
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 259166 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Anyone is able to take out a prosecution under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and it is on this basis that the RSPCA investigate calls and prosecute hundreds of people each year for offences under the Act. Local authorities also have enabling powers under the Act and make decisions on their approach to the Act based on local needs and resource priorities and the arrangements that work best for them working in partnership with others where helpful. We currently are not planning to establish a database of all those who are engaged in inspections and investigations under the Act.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:09:38.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:09:38.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1129019
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2018 to Question 256295, Motor Vehicles: Carbon Emissions, what steps a member of the public can take if they want to report a private vehicle that has an excessively smoky exhaust and may not be meeting the required emissions standards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion remove filter
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 259167 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, as amended, requires all vehicles to meet strict emission standards and be constructed and maintained so as not to emit any avoidable smoke or avoidable visible vapour.</p><p> </p><p>The police are responsible for enforcing these requirements on public roads for light goods vehicles and private cars. They also have powers, under Regulations 54 and 61 of the Regulations, to take action if they suspect a vehicle is in breach of these regulations.</p><p> </p><p>The Government would encourage members of the public to bring such problems to the attention of the police through their neighbourhood policing teams to ensure they are given an appropriate priority.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency operate a website so that members of the public can report heavy goods vehicles that appear to have excessively smoky exhausts.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:14:37.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:14:37.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1129086
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy Companies Obligation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to ensure that the Energy Company Obligation is targeted effectively at disabled people with conditions or impairments that are adversely affected by the cold. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion remove filter
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 259169 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Under the current iteration of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, which began in December 2018, we have extended eligibility to include people in receipt of disability benefits. These benefits include: Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Severe Disablement Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits and their Ministry of Defence equivalents.</p><p>In addition, under an element of ECO called LA-Flex, obligated energy suppliers can meet up to 25% of their obligation by providing measures to households on low incomes and vulnerable to cold if they have been referred to them by a participating local authority. Some local authorities have used GP referrals to identify such vulnerable households.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:54:57.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:54:57.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1129352
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Electronic Publishing: VAT more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons consumers pay 20 per cent VAT on (a) e-publications, (b) audio-books and (c) online newspapers; if he will make it his policy to implement a zero rating on such e-publications; what assessment he has made of the effect of that 20 per cent VAT rate on access to knowledge for (i) young people and (ii) other groups; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion remove filter
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 259170 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Until December 2018, a zero rate has only been available under agreed EU law for physical publications. The Government keeps all taxes under review, including Value Added Tax (VAT).</p><p>Any amendments to the VAT regime as it applies to physical publications and publications by other means must be carefully assessed against policy, economic and fiscal considerations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:34:24.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:34:24.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1129694
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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, if he will make it his policy to enable child victims of trafficking to apply for a grant of leave to remain in the UK on the basis of their identification as a victim through the National Referral Mechanism; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion remove filter
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 259942 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Child victims of trafficking identified through the National Referral Mechanism often apply for asylum and are granted refugee status if their applications are successful. If they are not granted asylum they are considered for a grant of discretionary leave to remain.</p><p><br>Additionally, unaccompanied child victims who are not granted refugee status or discretionary leave to remain are not required to leave the UK unless we are confident that there are safe and adequate reception arrangements in the country to which they will be returned. Instead, leave to remain is granted for 30 months or until they are 17½ years of age, whichever is the shorter period.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:11:55.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:11:55.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1129693
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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, with reference to Article 16.2 of the EU Anti-Trafficking Directive 2011/36, and recommendation 5.4 of 2015 UNICEF report, Achieving a durable solution for trafficked children, what steps he is taking to establish a multi-agency best interests decision-making process to find a durable solution for each child victim of trafficking living in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion remove filter
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 259941 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 requires the Home Office to ensure that its immigration, asylum, nationality and customs functions are discharged having regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are in the United Kingdom. This includes ensuring that the best interests of the child must be a primary consideration in every decision taken in respect of them</p><p>Unaccompanied child victims who are not granted refugee status or discretionary leave to remain are not required to leave the UK unless we are confident that there are safe and adequate reception arrangements in the country to which they will be returned. Instead, leave to remain is granted for 30 months or until they are 17½ years of age, whichever is the shorter period. Upon turning 18, they are expected to return to their home country or make a further application to the Home Office if they believe they have a lawful basis to remain.</p><p>If the child is a looked after child, local authority children’s social care social workers and personal advisors will work with the child to develop a pathway plan for when they turn 18 - whether they have been granted permanent leave to stay, or are still awaiting a decision, or have been given temporary leave to stay until they turn 18.</p><p>To ensure that they are prepared for the possibility that their asylum claim or immigration application is not successful their plan will need to include a focus on their return to their home country at 18 This holistic and informative approach gives children who do not have, or do not yet have, leave to remain in the UK long-term the best chance of achieving durable outcomes, whether in the UK or abroad.</p><p>In addition, Section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, makes provisions for Independent Child Trafficking Advocates (ICTAs). The purpose of an ICTA is to advocate on behalf of the child to ensure their best interests are reflected in the decision-making processes undertaken by the public authorities who are involved in the child’s care. Drawing on their knowledge and experience, ICTAs are able to represent the views of the child at multi-agency meetings and, where appropriate, suggest approaches that might not reflect the views of the child but represent the child’s best interests.</p><p>The Government is committed to rolling out ICTAs nationally with the service currently being available in one third of local authorities in England and Wales with the Government</p><p>The Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act led by Frank Field, Baroness Butler-Sloss and Maria Miller has recently considered Section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, which makes provisions for ICTAs. The Review’s interim reports can be found <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/independent-review-of-the-modern-slavery-act" target="_blank">here</a>. The Government is currently carefully considering the recommendations for ICTAs for national roll out.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 259940 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:15:50.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:15:50.59Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1129691
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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, with reference to Article 16.2 of the EU Anti-Trafficking Directive 2011/36, what assessment he has made of adequacy of opportunities for child victims of trafficking living in the UK to secure a durable solution; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion remove filter
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 259940 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 requires the Home Office to ensure that its immigration, asylum, nationality and customs functions are discharged having regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are in the United Kingdom. This includes ensuring that the best interests of the child must be a primary consideration in every decision taken in respect of them</p><p>Unaccompanied child victims who are not granted refugee status or discretionary leave to remain are not required to leave the UK unless we are confident that there are safe and adequate reception arrangements in the country to which they will be returned. Instead, leave to remain is granted for 30 months or until they are 17½ years of age, whichever is the shorter period. Upon turning 18, they are expected to return to their home country or make a further application to the Home Office if they believe they have a lawful basis to remain.</p><p>If the child is a looked after child, local authority children’s social care social workers and personal advisors will work with the child to develop a pathway plan for when they turn 18 - whether they have been granted permanent leave to stay, or are still awaiting a decision, or have been given temporary leave to stay until they turn 18.</p><p>To ensure that they are prepared for the possibility that their asylum claim or immigration application is not successful their plan will need to include a focus on their return to their home country at 18 This holistic and informative approach gives children who do not have, or do not yet have, leave to remain in the UK long-term the best chance of achieving durable outcomes, whether in the UK or abroad.</p><p>In addition, Section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, makes provisions for Independent Child Trafficking Advocates (ICTAs). The purpose of an ICTA is to advocate on behalf of the child to ensure their best interests are reflected in the decision-making processes undertaken by the public authorities who are involved in the child’s care. Drawing on their knowledge and experience, ICTAs are able to represent the views of the child at multi-agency meetings and, where appropriate, suggest approaches that might not reflect the views of the child but represent the child’s best interests.</p><p>The Government is committed to rolling out ICTAs nationally with the service currently being available in one third of local authorities in England and Wales with the Government</p><p>The Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act led by Frank Field, Baroness Butler-Sloss and Maria Miller has recently considered Section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, which makes provisions for ICTAs. The Review’s interim reports can be found <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/independent-review-of-the-modern-slavery-act" target="_blank">here</a>. The Government is currently carefully considering the recommendations for ICTAs for national roll out.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 259941 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:15:50.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:15:50.52Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this