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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on excluding foreign university students from net immigration targets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211742 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Net migration statistics are produced by the independent Office for National Statistics (ONS). In line with the internationally agreed UN definition, these statistics define a migrant as someone changing their normal place of residence for more than a year. This includes students in net migration in the same way as other migrants. Other countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand also include students in their net migration figures. <br><br>Net migration measures the difference between the number of peoplecoming the UK and the number leaving, so if students return home after<br>their studies, their impact on long-term net migration will be minimal. The ONS has recently improved its methodology so that it is possible to<br>better identify students in the emigration flows to give a more accurate measure of the contribution of students to overall net migration.In the last year, 124,000 non-EU students came to Britain to stay for more than 12 months, and the ONS estimates that only 50,000 left the country. <br><br>All migrants who are in the UK for 12 months or more have an impact on our communities, infrastructure and public services. Changing the way we measure migration would not make any difference to our student migration policy. There is no cap on the number of students who can come to the UK, and the county remains open to the brightest and the best.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T14:46:23.9636243Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:46:23.9636243Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
100672
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
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HM 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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tax Allowances: Business more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential costs and benefits of removing the cap on entrepreneurs' tax relief. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211741 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The last published cost for changing the cap on entrepreneurs' tax relief related to increasing the lifetime limit from £5m of qualifying gains to £10m. This is available in the full Budget 2011 document at the following address on page 42 in table 2.1 of the report.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130129110402/http:/www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/2011budget.htm" target="_blank">http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130129110402/http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/2011budget.htm</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T17:10:28.3467119Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:10:28.3467119Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
101048
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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HM 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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Corporation Tax more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) company headquarters and (b) jobs have been reshored in the UK since the reduction in corporation tax rates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211930 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Supporting businesses and helping them to invest, create jobs and to grow is a key part of the Government’s long term economic plan. Since 2010 we have already cut Corporation Tax (CT) from 28% to 21%, and next year it will fall to 20% - the joint lowest rate in the G20. The Government has also cut the small profits rate to 20%. Overall these CT cuts for large and small firms will be worth £9.5bn a year to business by 2016.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HM Treasury has not estimated the number of jobs reshored.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We will continue to work to ensure that the tax system in the UK remains competitive and enables us to attract business investment.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T16:46:42.492848Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T16:46:42.492848Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
101106
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Secondary Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics there were in UK secondary schools in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 212006 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The following table provides the number of science (by separate science subject), technology, engineering and mathematics teachers in service in publicly funded secondary schools in England in November of each year from 2011 to 2013: [1], [2]</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Subject [3]</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Physics</p></td><td><p>5,900</p></td><td><p>6,000</p></td><td><p>6,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chemistry</p></td><td><p>6,900</p></td><td><p>7,200</p></td><td><p>7,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Biology</p></td><td><p>8,500</p></td><td><p>8,700</p></td><td><p>8,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Combined/General Science</p></td><td><p>34,700</p></td><td><p>32,700</p></td><td><p>32,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other Sciences</p></td><td><p>2,800</p></td><td><p>2,400</p></td><td><p>2,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Technology</p></td><td><p>14,800</p></td><td><p>13,800</p></td><td><p>13,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Engineering</p></td><td><p>1,600</p></td><td><p>1,500</p></td><td><p>1,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mathematics</p></td><td><p>35,200</p></td><td><p>32,800</p></td><td><p>33,300</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><em>Source: School Workforce Census</em></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>[1] Figures are based on a large sample of over 70% of secondary schools.</p><p>[2] Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.</p><p>[3] Each teacher is counted once under each subject they teach.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a matter for the respective devolved administrations.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T13:58:09.0956636Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T13:58:09.0956636Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
101117
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Competition more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he has taken to help businesses and individuals to switch their gas and electricity suppliers more quickly. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211929 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>We have worked with Energy UK, Ofgem, suppliers and other key industry partners to develop and implement proposals which will enable domestic customers to switch supplier 17 days, half the time it currently takes. The industry code changes to enable to this will come in to force on 6 November and Energy UK members have all committed to offering it by the end of the year. These code changes will also enable more streamlined switching of non-domestic customers.</p><p>The Department is also working with Ofgem to support their proposals for a longer term move to next day switching. A key element of this is the roll out of smart meters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T17:13:29.1307524Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:13:29.1307524Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
106281
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unstar this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Floods more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Repair and Renew grant scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 213290 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>We are working closely with local authorities, with support from the Environment Agency, to ensure the effective delivery and deliver the maximum benefit for the ‘Repair and Renew’ grant. We are aware of a number of collaborative applications that will have multiple beneficiaries. These demonstrate particularly effective use of the grant.</p><p>The scheme is still running. All local authorities must claim reimbursement for grant payments from Defra by 31 March 2015. After then we will be better placed to assess the effectiveness of the scheme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T12:45:26.8739195Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T12:45:26.8739195Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Arrest Warrants more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many European Arrest Warrant requests levied against British citizens have been refused in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 213255 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>In the financial year 2013-14, ten Arrest Warrants from Member States for British nationals were refused by the courts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Information is not held for the financial years 2011-12 and 2012-13.<br><br></p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p> </p><p><strong>Financial year 2013-14</strong></p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Final court decisions on Arrest Warrants issued by Member States for the surrender of British Nationals</p></td><td><p><strong>46</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arrest Warrants for British nationals that were refused by the court</p></td><td><p><strong>10</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arrest Warrant for British nationals refused as a proportion of total of final court decisions.</p></td><td><p><strong>22%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><br>Of the total number of surrenders from England, Wales and Northern Ireland between April 2009 and March 2014, over 95% (4,855 of 5,072) of people surrendered were foreign nationals and just over 4.3% (217 of 5,072) were British nationals. By way of comparison, in non-Arrest Warrant cases over a similar period 40% of those extradited have been British nationals.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 213339 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-10T15:56:06.1477668Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Arrest Warrants more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK citizens were subject to a European arrest warrant in 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 213665 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>In 2013-14, the National Crime Agency received 7,881 arrest warrants from other EU Member States, of which 132 (or 1.67%) were issued in respect of UK nationals.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T15:52:58.3066146Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T15:52:58.3066146Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
101359
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked-after children in England also have a sibling in care; and how many looked-after children in England are (a) living with at least one of their siblings and (b) not living with any of their siblings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle more like this
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Alan Johnson more like this
star this property uin 212283 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The data requested is not held centrally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:10:22.6565678Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:10:22.6565678Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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376
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Johnson more like this
101360
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Foster Care more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked-after children in each local authority were in a foster care placement on 31 March (a) 2008, (b) 2010, (c) 2013 and (d) 2014; how many such children in each local authority were in a foster care placement with a relative or friend (i) inside and (ii) outside the authority boundary on each of those dates; how many such children in each local authority were under (A) an interim and (B) a full court order on each of those dates; and how many such children in each local authority area were looked after under a voluntary agreement under section 20 of the Children Act 1989 on each of those dates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle more like this
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Alan Johnson more like this
star this property uin 212293 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Data for 2008, 2010 and 2013 has been placed in the Library. Data for 2014 will be published in December 2014.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T17:38:07.8927986Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:38:07.8927986Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Johnson more like this
100770
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will include data on the average length of time taken to process personal independence payment claims in his Department's next quarterly statistics release. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211677 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Departmental statisticians are continuing to develop measures around clearance times and waiting times to ensure they provide a rounded and representative picture of personal independence payment performance, improvement activity and the claimants’ experience. These statistics will be published when they are ready, with the release pre-announced in line with United Kingdom Statistics Authority release protocols.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211729 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T14:04:45.4374656Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T14:04:45.4374656Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
100843
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of HM Revenue and Customs launching pro-active investigations into the non-payment of the national minimum wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211865 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not undertaken a formal assessment of the merits of pro-active investigations but believes they are an important part of enforcement.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC published findings from their targeted social care evaluation on 25 November 2013. Over the period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2013, HMRC had made enquiries into 224 employers in the social care sector. Of the cases completed by the end of September 2014, HMRC have found non-compliance in 108 (48%) of their enquiries, identifying £1,319,729 arrears of pay for 6,550 workers, with penalties issued with a total value of £146,931.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of this targeted enforcement activity, HMRC have collaborated with care sector representative bodies to improve understanding of compliance risks and design controls within payroll systems that prevent workers being underpaid the minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department of Health has recently published statutory guidance for local authorities as part of the package of secondary legislation that accompanies the Care Act. The chapter of statutory guidance on commissioning and market shaping explicitly states that local authorities should have evidence that contract terms, conditions and fee levels will not compromise care providers’ ability to pay at least minimum wages. A copy of the guidance can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/care-act-2014-statutory-guidance-for-implementation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/care-act-2014-statutory-guidance-for-implementation</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department of Health is asking all Local Authorities to sign up to the Social Care Commitment which incorporates a statement about employer compliance with minimum wage legislation. The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services has written out to all its members encouraging them to support the Commitment as a way of raising standards in adult social care.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We regularly update our Guidance on Gov.UK and we will continue to work with the sector to improve understanding and compliance.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Any worker who believes that they are being paid below the minimum wage should call the Pay &amp; Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368. HM Revenue &amp; Customs investigate all complaints.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T11:47:07.1944946Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T11:47:07.1944946Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
100853
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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HM 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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Care Services: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the benefits and disbenefits of HM Revenue and Customs launching pro-active investigations into the home care sector and the non-payment of the national minimum wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211863 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the enforcement of National Minimum Wage very seriously. Any worker who believes that they are being paid below the minimum wage should make a complaint to the Pay &amp; Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368. HMRC review every complaint that is referred to them by the Pay and Work Rights Helpline. In addition, by collating and analysing data received from various sources, HMRC ensure targeted enforcement through robust risk assessment processes to identify employers across the United Kingdom who are more likely to be not paying National Minimum Wage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of the targeted enforcement activity undertaken, HMRC have collaborated with care sector representative bodies, such as the UK Home Care Association, and payroll software service providers to improve understanding and awareness of National Minimum Wage compliance issues and assist in the development of compliance toolkits to enable those organisations to promote and facilitate voluntary compliance.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211864 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:30:25.0066879Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:30:25.0066879Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property tabling member
4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
100854
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has made an assessment of or received evidence on the effect on care standards of non-payment of the national minimum wage in the social care sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211866 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not conducted any recent research on the effect of treatment of staff on standards of care and on the relationship between levels of pay and quality of social care services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of the development of Caring for our Future white paper in 2011, the Department undertook extensive engagement with both service users and carers who highlighted a range of issues they felt needed addressing to ensure high quality care and support is available. In addressing this, the Department, working with the Sector Skills Council – Skills for Care – and other partners, has implemented a range of policies that has included setting out clear minimum training standards, recruiting more apprentices and supporting the transformation of the social work profession.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There are a number of factors that determine the quality of care provided in the social care sector, including the way staff are treated. Pay is not the single most significant factor in delivering high quality services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department is clear however that care providers must abide by the law with regards to payment of the national minimum wage and is taking steps to ensure this happens. The Department is liaising with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to name and shame any social care providers who do not comply with the national minimum wage legislation and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs is continuing to carry out enforcement action in the social care sector and will investigate all complaints made by care workers that their employer is not paying them the national minimum wage. In addition, it is looking to ensure that the statutory guidance that will accompany the Care Act on commissioning and market shaping explicitly states local authorities should have evidence that contract terms, conditions and fee levels are appropriate to provide the agreed care packages with agreed quality of care.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:37:18.1346421Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:37:18.1346421Z
star this property answering member
1439
star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
star this property tabling member
4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
100855
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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HM 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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HM Revenue and Customs plans to launch any further pro-active investigations into non-compliance with the national minimum wage in the social care sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211864 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the enforcement of National Minimum Wage very seriously. Any worker who believes that they are being paid below the minimum wage should make a complaint to the Pay &amp; Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368. HMRC review every complaint that is referred to them by the Pay and Work Rights Helpline. In addition, by collating and analysing data received from various sources, HMRC ensure targeted enforcement through robust risk assessment processes to identify employers across the United Kingdom who are more likely to be not paying National Minimum Wage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of the targeted enforcement activity undertaken, HMRC have collaborated with care sector representative bodies, such as the UK Home Care Association, and payroll software service providers to improve understanding and awareness of National Minimum Wage compliance issues and assist in the development of compliance toolkits to enable those organisations to promote and facilitate voluntary compliance.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211863 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:30:24.887007Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:30:24.887007Z
star this property answering member
1529
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property tabling member
4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
100861
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage infrastructure-based competition across the market for high-speed broadband connections; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211867 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a highly competitive broadband market. Superfast broadband is currently available to 78% of UK premises, up from 45% in 2010. In addition to BT, KCom and Virgin Media, a growing number of both fixed and wireless providers are making infrastructure investments. In September 2012 the Government announced a package of measures to reduce the barriers to deployment of superfast broadband, reducing red tape and bureaucracy to enable communications providers to deploy competing networks. The Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy consultation invited industry to submit views on what more the Government might do to support infrastructure deployment. That consultation closed on 1 October and the Government is currently considering the responses received.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T11:22:39.6784224Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T11:22:39.6784224Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property tabling member
4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
100862
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department will co-operate with the Department for Communities and Local Government over potential actions to reduce the costs associated with planning regulations and other barriers in relation to the rollout of high-speed broadband. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211848 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>DCMS worked closely with Communities and Local Government, industry and other interested parties to design and implement in 2013 a significant and substantial package of planning relaxations in England. The changes support the roll out of fixed line high-speed broadband in protected areas*, and high-speed mobile broadband (4G) in protected and unprotected areas by removing the need to seek planning permission for specified developments. This year, joint working with Communities and Local Government has continued, together with house builders and communications providers, to develop an action plan to ensure that new developments have access to superfast broadband.</p><p> </p><p>*(National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, World Heritage Site, Norfolk and Suffolk Broads and Conservation Areas but not Sites of Special Scientific Interest)</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T11:24:19.2333313Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T11:24:19.2333313Z
star this property answering member
1580
star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property tabling member
4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
100863
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department will hold discussions with local authorities to encourage uptake of narrow trenching techniques in order to lower deployment costs for high-speed broadband connections and expedite its rollout to more homes and businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211849 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>We encourage and support a range of innovative approaches in street works, particularly where these can lower the cost and speed up deployment of superfast broadband. The standards that street works reinstatements must meet are set out in the statutory code, the Specification of the Reinstatement of Openings in Highways (SROH). SROH sets out a range of deployment methods and approved materials that undertakers can use when carrying out street works, including narrow trenching and the use of foamed concrete as a reinstatement material.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T11:25:18.7706606Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T11:25:18.7706606Z
star this property answering member
1580
star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property tabling member
4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
101103
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupil Premium more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the merits of extending the Pupil Premium to all children educated at home. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212017 more like this
star this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The aim of the Pupil Premium is to raise the attainment of mainly economically disadvantaged pupils, which is why the funding is focused on those children who have been on free school meals at some point in the last six years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There are no plans to extend the Pupil Premium to children who are educated at home. The Government respects the right of parents to choose how their children are educated, whether this is at home or in any of the institutions available to them. However, parents who choose to home educate their children must take responsibility for costs. Local authorities have the power to give assistance to parents who home school if they so choose.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T13:54:35.7946064Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T13:54:35.7946064Z
star this property answering member
1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
star this property tabling member
4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
101104
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupil Premium more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will extend the Pupil Premium to children who are educated at home and have (a) foetal alcohol spectrum disorder and (b) other special needs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212018 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to extend the Pupil Premium to children who are educated at home, or to children with either foetal alcohol spectrum disorder or other special needs. The aim of the Pupil Premium is to help schools close the attainment gap, with funding focused on those children who have been on free school meals at some point in the last six years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government respects the right of parents to choose how their children are educated, whether this is at home or in any of the institutions available to them. However, parents who choose to home educate their children must take responsibility for the costs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Local authorities have the power to choose to give assistance to parents who home school. This can include providing support to children with special educational needs, whether or not they have a statement or Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan. The 0-25 SEND Code of Practice makes it clear that local authorities should work with parents and consider whether to provide support in the home to help the parents make suitable provision. Where an authority draws up a statement or EHC plan which ‘names’ home education as the right provision for the child then they must make any additional special educational provision set out by the statement or plan.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T13:51:55.1681095Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T13:51:55.1681095Z
star this property answering member
1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
star this property tabling member
4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
101306
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Care Services: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department has taken to take account of the omission of (a) some workers paid below the lower earnings limit and (b) unpaid travel time from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings when using that survey to estimate non-payment of the national minimum wage among homecare workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212198 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) is an employer based pay survey and provides the most accurate information available from which we can derive non-compliance estimates. Estimates are based on a sample from pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) data and may not include some workers earning below the lower earnings limit. However, following the introduction of Real Time Information, ASHE now includes the majority of those earning below the lower earnings limit.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The HMRC paper “National Minimum Wage compliance in the social care sector” (November 2013) looked at, amongst other things, the issue of unpaid travel time in compliance. It found that unpaid travel time was not the main cause of non-compliance in the sector.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We take non-compliance in the care sector very seriously, and to proactively tackle non-compliance HMRC have collaborated with care sector representative bodies to improve understanding of compliance risks and design controls within payroll systems that prevent workers being underpaid the minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to increasing compliance with minimum wage legislation and effective enforcement of it. Everyone who is entitled to the minimum wage should receive it. Individuals should contact the Pay and Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368. HMRC investigates every complaint made.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:11:25.9412637Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:11:25.9412637Z
star this property answering member
1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
star this property tabling member
4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
101319
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy that people entitled to carer's allowance are included in the groups that qualify for the childcare costs earnings disregard for the purposes of calculating housing benefit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212199 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Department has no plans to amend housing benefit regulations to include entitlement to carer’s allowance to the groups who qualify for the childcare costs earnings disregard.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T15:19:49.2485843Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T15:19:49.2485843Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
star this property tabling member
4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
101543
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading War Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many claimants of the War Pensions Scheme in each age group receive (a) the Allowance for a Lowered Standard of Occupation and (b) the Unemployability Supplement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212425 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The attached table shows the number of recipients of the Allowance for Lower Standard of Occupation (ALSO) and the Unemployability Supplement (UnSupp) under the War Pension Scheme, by age group, as at 31 March 2014 (the latest date for which data are available).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Recipients of ALSO and UnSupp, by age group, as at 31 March 2014, numbers<sup>1</sup></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: War Pensions Computer System (WPCS), Defence Business Services</p><p>In line with Defence Statistics' Rounding Policy, all figures of five or more have been rounded to the nearest 5 and figures fewer than five have been suppressed and marked ~.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-06T17:32:49.8292801Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T17:32:49.8292801Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
star this property attachment
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star this property file name 20141106 - Table for answer 212425.doc more like this
star this property title Allowance for Lower Standard of Occupation more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
101544
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