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star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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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 Gay Conversion Therapy 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, what the proposed timetable is for bringing forward legislative proposals to ban gay conversion therapy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham remove filter
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property uin 191936 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>Conversion therapy is wrong. We are determined to bring an end to this abhorrent practice and, as we said in the LGBT Action Plan, we are considering all legislative and non-legislative options to do this.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise this is a complex issue that we need to get right. We want to engage widely, and listen carefully, so that we can develop a range of measures that end these practices for good. We are conducting more detailed research into the experiences of those that have undergone conversion therapy, and will task the LGBT Advisory Panel with looking into this issue as their first priority when they meet for the first time, in the new year.</p><p> </p><p>Ending these practices will take time. It is crucial we get our response right so that we protect people from harm.</p> more like this
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 2018-11-23T13:51:55.143Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T13:51:55.143Z
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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 Sarah Champion more like this
1136242
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 Assistance Animals 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, if she will take steps to amend the definition for assistance dog to ensure that it applies to the Equality Act 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham remove filter
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property uin 272199 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Section 173(1) of the Equality Act (the Act) already sets out a definition of an assistance dog in relation to those sections of the Act – applicable to taxis and private hire vehicles - which refer to assistance dogs, as follows:</p><p>a dog which has been trained to guide a blind person;</p><p>a dog which has been trained to assist a deaf person;</p><p>a dog which has been trained by a prescribed charity to assist a disabled person who has a disability that consists of epilepsy or otherwise affects the person's mobility, manual dexterity, physical co-ordination or ability to lift, carry or otherwise move everyday objects;</p><p>a dog of a prescribed category which has been trained to assist a disabled person who has a disability (other than one falling within paragraph (c)) of a prescribed kind;</p> more like this
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 2019-07-23T14:56:24.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:56:24.317Z
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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 Sarah Champion more like this
1136517
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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 Assistance Animals 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, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her Department's policies of the recommendations in the report by the charity Guide Dogs entitled, Access denied: a report into the frequency and impact of access refusals on assistance dog owners in 2019, on the establishment of an equality ombudsman. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham remove filter
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property uin 272844 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010 places a duty on businesses and service providers to make reasonable adjustments to improve disabled people’s access to goods and services so they are not placed at a substantial disadvantage compared to non-disabled people. This reasonable adjustment duty is an anticipatory duty therefore those who provide goods, facilities and services to members of the public are expected to anticipate the reasonable adjustments that disabled customers may require, including auxiliary aids.</p><p> </p><p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is the public body responsible for enforcing the Equality Act. In 2017, the EHRC published two pieces of guidance - a guide to help businesses understand what they can do to meet their legal duties to assistance dog owners, and a guide to help tourism businesses welcome people with access requirements. The EHRC also supports disabled individuals who have experienced discrimination to take their cases to court. The EHRC has delivered a Legal Support Project to increase access to justice for people experiencing disability discrimination. In 2017/18 it offered disabled groups £189,000 for legal assistance across 94 cases in areas including employment, education and public services. The EHRC is also increasing its legal capacity to advise on discrimination cases.&quot;</p><p> </p><p>In the Government’s view, an equalities ombudsman as recommended by the Guide Dogs report would not usefully add to the EHRC’s functions.</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 2019-07-23T14:57:02.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:57:02.897Z
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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 Sarah Champion more like this
1045662
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star this property date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Criminal Injuries Compensation 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 Justice, whether he plans to lay an amended Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme before the House during the current Parliamentary session. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham remove filter
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property uin 210624 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>It is my intention to lay an amended Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 before the House as soon as Parliamentary time allows. This will remove the pre-1979 same roof rule and enable victims whose applications for compensation had previously been refused under this rule, to reapply.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T17:45:43.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T17:45:43.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
1051362
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star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Compensation 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 Justice, what the average payment made to adult victims of child sexual exploitation and abuse were by gender under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham remove filter
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property uin 214553 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p>The data provided relates to applications for incidents of sexual assault or abuse made from 1 February 2015 until 30 January 2019. The data provided is from 1 February 2015 onwards, as from this date applicants for criminal injuries compensation were required to provide details of the category of crime which caused their injuries.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Gender</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Average Value of Award</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015 (from 1 February)</p></td><td><p>M</p></td><td><p>£11,926</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015 (from 1 February)</p></td><td><p>F</p></td><td><p>£11,070</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>M</p></td><td><p>£10,720</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>F</p></td><td><p>£11,512</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>M</p></td><td><p>£12,789</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>F</p></td><td><p>£12,345</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>M</p></td><td><p>£11,073</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>F</p></td><td><p>£12,710</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019 (to 30 January)</p></td><td><p>M</p></td><td><p>£13,130</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019 (to 30 January)</p></td><td><p>F</p></td><td><p>£12,758</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-02-08T14:53:36.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T14:53:36.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
1077651
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Witnesses 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 Justice, how many people have been unable to attend court as a prosecution witness due to (a) childcare, (b) lost earnings from employment and (c) difficulty getting time off work in the last five years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham remove filter
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property uin 226115 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
star this property answer text <p>Detailed information on the reasons for prosecution witnesses being unable to attend court is not held centrally by the Ministry of Justice. This information may be held on court record but to be able to identify these cases we would have to access individual court records which would incur disproportionate costs.</p><p> </p><p>However, it is possible to identify the number trial cases which were recorded as cracked or ineffective in the criminal courts where a witness was not able to attend/withdrawn. These figures are available from the ‘Criminal Courts Listing transparency’ file, at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-court-statistics-quarterly-july-to-september-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-court-statistics-quarterly-july-to-september-2018</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-03-06T17:49:55.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-06T17:49:55.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
1136560
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Criminal Injuries Compensation 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 Justice, whether a cap is placed on compensation for lost earnings paid as part of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham remove filter
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property uin 272846 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Awards available to applicants under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 (the Scheme), can comprise injury, loss of earnings, special expenses, bereavement, funeral, child and dependency payments.</p><p> </p><p>Where an applicant is eligible for an injury payment under the Scheme, they may also be eligible for a loss of earnings payment, where the applicant has no or very limited capacity for paid work as a direct result of that injury. Loss of earnings payments are calculated at statutory sick pay rate, beginning on the first day of the 29th week in which the applicant satisfies the conditions, and ending on whichever is earliest of the day on which the applicant no longer satisfies the condition, the day on which the applicant will reach state pension age, or where the criminal injury has resulted in a life expectancy below the state pension age, the expected end of the applicant’s life.</p><p> </p><p>The maximum award which may be made under this Scheme, inclusive of any payment in respect of loss of earnings, is £500,000.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T14:05:18.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:05:18.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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4267
star this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences Act 2003 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 Justice, whether the review of the definition of positions of trust in the Sexual Offences Act 2003 will conclude in the summer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham remove filter
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property uin 278517 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>I recognise that there are concerns about those who might abuse their position of power over a 16 or 17-year-old to pressure them into engaging in a sexual relationship. Such behaviour is very likely to be caught by the robust laws we already have in place. Any sexual activity with a child under 16 is a criminal offence, regardless of whether consent is given. Any non-consensual sexual activity is also a crime, whatever the age of the victim and whatever the relationship between the victim and perpetrator.</p><p> </p><p>However, we remain absolutely committed to protecting children and young people from sexual abuse and we want to ensure that existing offences are being used effectively to tackle this behaviour, and that those working with young people understand their responsibilities and act appropriately.</p><p> </p><p>My department, working closely with colleagues across government, is taking forward a review of the existing law, to check that that it is working effectively and ensuring young people are protected.</p><p> </p><p>I shall consider the findings of that review carefully.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 278518 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:47:53.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:47:53.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
1139928
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences Act 2003 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 Justice, whether positions of trust as defined in the Sexual Offences Act 2003 will be extended to cover all adults with power and authority over young people as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham remove filter
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property uin 278518 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>I recognise that there are concerns about those who might abuse their position of power over a 16 or 17-year-old to pressure them into engaging in a sexual relationship. Such behaviour is very likely to be caught by the robust laws we already have in place. Any sexual activity with a child under 16 is a criminal offence, regardless of whether consent is given. Any non-consensual sexual activity is also a crime, whatever the age of the victim and whatever the relationship between the victim and perpetrator.</p><p> </p><p>However, we remain absolutely committed to protecting children and young people from sexual abuse and we want to ensure that existing offences are being used effectively to tackle this behaviour, and that those working with young people understand their responsibilities and act appropriately.</p><p> </p><p>My department, working closely with colleagues across government, is taking forward a review of the existing law, to check that that it is working effectively and ensuring young people are protected.</p><p> </p><p>I shall consider the findings of that review carefully.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 278517 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:47:54.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:47:54.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
1043712
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star this property date less than 2019-01-18more like thismore than 2019-01-18
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Homelessness: Domestic Abuse 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to introduce priority housing status for all homeless survivors of domestic abuse in the forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham remove filter
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property uin 210048 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
star this property answer text <p>Domestic abuse is an abhorrent crime that nobody should have to suffer. The Government is absolutely committed to protecting victims of domestic abuse and their families.</p><p>A victim of domestic abuse already has priority need under the homelessness legislation if they are vulnerable as a result of having to leave accommodation because of violence from another person, or threats of violence from another person that are likely to be carried out.</p><p>In addition, people who are homeless or owed a duty under the homelessness legislation must be given reasonable preference (priority) for social housing. Statutory guidance issued in 2012 goes further and makes it clear that local authorities should consider giving additional preference (high priority) to those who are homeless and require urgent rehousing as a result of domestic abuse.</p><p>The Department has no plans currently to change the definition of priority need or reasonable preference.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-01-28T16:34:46.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T16:34:46.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this