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1002002
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit: Separation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there is provision in place to equalise universal credit entitlement when a couple separates. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 188012 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>When a couple separates and still require the support of Universal Credit they will claim separately and as such the two claimants will be treated as entirely separate claims and will have their entitlements and therefore award amounts treated accordingly.</p><p> </p><p>If an advance has been awarded to a couple and the couple subsequently separate, they will be equally liable to repay the advance.</p><p> </p><p>When a couple separates, and an advance has not been recovered from the associated benefit claim because the claim ends or there was no entitlement to that benefit, the outstanding balance is treated as if it were an overpayment. This would then be recoverable (as per Section 71 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992) at the standard overpayment rate.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>After separation, if a couple have an overpayment for which they are both equally liable, the debt is apportioned equally. Once this apportionment has been done we will not reverse the split liability decision. Any debt for which only one member of a couple is liable will follow that person on separation.</p>
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
grouped question UIN
188013 more like this
188014 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-16T14:20:06.583Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T14:20:06.583Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1002003
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit: Separation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department takes to ensure that there is a fair division when recovering advance payments when a couple separate. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 188013 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>When a couple separates and still require the support of Universal Credit they will claim separately and as such the two claimants will be treated as entirely separate claims and will have their entitlements and therefore award amounts treated accordingly.</p><p> </p><p>If an advance has been awarded to a couple and the couple subsequently separate, they will be equally liable to repay the advance.</p><p> </p><p>When a couple separates, and an advance has not been recovered from the associated benefit claim because the claim ends or there was no entitlement to that benefit, the outstanding balance is treated as if it were an overpayment. This would then be recoverable (as per Section 71 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992) at the standard overpayment rate.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>After separation, if a couple have an overpayment for which they are both equally liable, the debt is apportioned equally. Once this apportionment has been done we will not reverse the split liability decision. Any debt for which only one member of a couple is liable will follow that person on separation.</p>
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
grouped question UIN
188012 more like this
188014 more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-16T14:20:06.63Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1002623
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Access to Work Programme more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money her Department has spent promoting Access to Work in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18. more like this
tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
tabling member printed
Marsha De Cordova more like this
uin 188910 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>As part of our continued campaign, we are engaging with key influencers such as employers and health professionals, as well as claimants. We work with stakeholders and advisory groups to raise awareness of Access to Work and are working with Remploy and Ingeus to promote, and increase take up of the Mental Health Support Service. In addition, our Jobcentre partnership managers continue to engage with local stakeholders and partners to promote the support available. Access to Work is also promoted to a range of business leaders through the Disability Confident scheme.</p><p> </p><p>Most of the resource used for this activity, carried out by DWP staff or by partners, is not accounted for separately. In the three years specified, marketing spend on Access to Work was as listed below:</p><p> </p><p><strong>Year Spend</strong></p><p>2015/16 £3,960</p><p>2016/17 £13,457</p><p>2017/18 £17,635</p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-16T13:55:19.247Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T13:55:19.247Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
4676
label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
1002067
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Air Passenger Duty more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to conduct economic modelling on the effect of air passenger duty on the UK's global connectivity and competitiveness. more like this
tabling member constituency Inverclyde more like this
tabling member printed
Ronnie Cowan more like this
uin 188167 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>Like all taxes, Air Passenger Duty remains under review. The UK aviation sector has demonstrated strong growth and remains competitive with our neighbours.</p><p>Since 2010 passenger numbers at UK airports have grown by more than 15%. With the exception of Heathrow - which has been constrained due to capacity - the UK’s biggest airports have all achieved growth in line with their EU counterparts since 2010.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Newark more like this
answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-16T12:31:44.047Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T12:31:44.047Z
answering member
4320
label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
tabling member
4465
label Biography information for Ronnie Cowan more like this
1002038
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Testing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department takes to ensure that MOT tests are being conducted to a satisfactory standard. more like this
tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
tabling member printed
David Simpson more like this
uin 188059 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) supervises the MOT scheme on behalf of the Department. The DVSA authorises testers to conduct MOTs. All testers undergo strict training to become an authorised tester, and must pass an annual assessment to retain that authorised status.</p><p> </p><p>The DVSA uses data analysis, intelligence and inspection visits to carry out targeted checks on garages and testers to ensure testing is conducted in accordance with the MOT inspection manual.</p><p> </p><p>The DVSA ensures that MOT tests are conducted to a satisfactory standard by observing MOT tests, mystery shopper exercises, re-inspecting recently tested vehicles and surveillance operations.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-16T13:33:27.22Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T13:33:27.22Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
1597
label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1002069
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Airlines: Insolvency more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Airline Insolvency Review interim report, published by his Department on 12 July 2018, if he will make it his policy to (a) take steps in response to the final findings of the report and (b) take steps to set up a comprehensive model of insolvency and repatriation protection for consumers. more like this
tabling member constituency Inverclyde more like this
tabling member printed
Ronnie Cowan more like this
uin 188169 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The Airline Insolvency Review is an independent review commissioned by government following the collapse of Monarch Airlines in 2017. Publication is expected in the coming months. Once the report is published, the Department will consider the recommendations of the review and take steps accordingly to ensure a strong level of protection for consumers in the event of airline failure, with minimal impact to the taxpayer.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-16T13:35:56.243Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T13:35:56.243Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4465
label Biography information for Ronnie Cowan more like this
1002550
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how his Department will measure progress towards the target for all new vehicles to be effectively zero-emission by 2040. more like this
tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
tabling member printed
David Simpson more like this
uin 188783 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>By setting long term ambitions for 2040 and 2050, the Government has sent a clear signal for the UK’s direction of travel to provide industry and consumers with certainty on the transition to zero emission vehicles. The Government’s Road to Zero strategy, published in July, set out that by 2030 we want to see at least 50% and as many as 70% of new car sales being ultra low emission, alongside up to 40% of new vans. We expect this transition to be industry and consumer led, supported in the coming years by the measures set out in the Road to Zero strategy.</p><p> </p><p>There is significant uncertainty over some of the key drivers of the transition – including battery technology and new mobility services. The Government will be actively tracking market developments, looking at key factors such as uptake of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles, deployment of infrastructure, and consumer issues. We will review momentum towards our ambition by 2025, and will consider what interventions are needed if not enough progress is being made.</p>
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-16T13:30:32.36Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T13:30:32.36Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
1597
label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1002024
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Arms Trade: Exports more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what ethical considerations are undertaken by his Department in relation to the sale of arms and munitions to other countries; and what steps his Department takes to vet the award of arms export licences. more like this
tabling member constituency Dundee East more like this
tabling member printed
Stewart Hosie more like this
uin 188053 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The Government publishes Official Statistics (on a quarterly and annual basis) of licences granted and refused for military exports on GOV.UK, which can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/strategic-export-controls-licensing-data" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/strategic-export-controls-licensing-data</a></p><p> </p><p>Export licence applications are carefully assessed against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria. A licence would not be granted if to do so was inconsistent with the Criteria. The policy remains as announced to parliament in a Written Ministerial Statement on 25 March 2014 (<a href="https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm140325/wmstext/140325m0001.htm#14032566000018" target="_blank">https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm140325/wmstext/140325m0001.htm#14032566000018</a>) and updated with an additional policy, as announced in a Written Ministerial Statement on 13 September 2018 (<a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-09-13/HCWS957/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-09-13/HCWS957/</a>).</p>
answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
grouped question UIN 188057 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-16T13:46:07.51Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T13:46:07.51Z
answering member
1482
label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
tabling member
1514
label Biography information for Stewart Hosie more like this
1002026
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading UK Trade with EU more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment his Department has made of the economic importance of the UK’s trade with the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Dundee East more like this
tabling member printed
Stewart Hosie more like this
uin 188055 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>In 2017 the UK’s total trade, in goods and services, with the EU totalled £617.4 billion or 49.1% of total UK trade.</p><p> </p><p>The US was the UK’s largest single country trading partner accounting for £176.9 billion or 14.1% of total trade.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-16T14:14:29.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T14:14:29.893Z
answering member
4016
label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
tabling member
1514
label Biography information for Stewart Hosie more like this
1002028
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what types of munitions and arms have been traded to Saudi Arabia in each year since 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Dundee East more like this
tabling member printed
Stewart Hosie more like this
uin 188057 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The Government publishes Official Statistics (on a quarterly and annual basis) of licences granted and refused for military exports on GOV.UK, which can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/strategic-export-controls-licensing-data" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/strategic-export-controls-licensing-data</a></p><p> </p><p>Export licence applications are carefully assessed against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria. A licence would not be granted if to do so was inconsistent with the Criteria. The policy remains as announced to parliament in a Written Ministerial Statement on 25 March 2014 (<a href="https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm140325/wmstext/140325m0001.htm#14032566000018" target="_blank">https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm140325/wmstext/140325m0001.htm#14032566000018</a>) and updated with an additional policy, as announced in a Written Ministerial Statement on 13 September 2018 (<a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-09-13/HCWS957/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-09-13/HCWS957/</a>).</p>
answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
grouped question UIN 188053 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-16T13:46:07.43Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T13:46:07.43Z
answering member
1482
label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
tabling member
1514
label Biography information for Stewart Hosie more like this