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1140930
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Donkeys: Animal Products 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) China and (b) countries in east Africa on ending the international trade in donkey skins; and what recent steps he has taken to help implement an international ban on the trade in donkey skins. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 280134 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
answer text <p>Defra takes the welfare of donkeys and other equids very seriously and has taken an active role in global efforts to monitor and strengthen welfare standards for these species. This included contributing to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Terrestrial Code chapter on <em>Welfare or Working Equids </em>adopted by OIE members in 2016, which provides species specific guidance to complement the general welfare principles applying to all animals. In addition we have contributed to the EU voluntary initiative developing guidance on responsible ownership and care of equidae. Influencing the raising of global standards through international fora can be an effective and sustainable way to address these issues across the world and therefore have a broader impact than bilateral meetings with particular countries. This is part of the Government’s strong commitment to strengthening welfare standards.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-08T10:43:49.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T10:43:49.927Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1140951
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Livestock: Electromagnetic Fields 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has commissioned research on the potential effect of electro-magnetic waves on levels of premature deaths in farm animals. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 280136 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
answer text <p>Defra manages an active programme of research to support the health and welfare of livestock. The research programme focusses on prevention and control of infectious diseases as well as covering animal welfare issues. There is no current research funded on electro-magnetic waves and their potential impact from this programme.</p><p> </p><p>Defra does have a regular, consistent systematic process for identifying and assessing new threats to animal health and welfare through the Veterinary Risk Group and the issue has not been raised which could inform future research requirements.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-08T10:50:47.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T10:50:47.16Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126837
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Working Links 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 discussions officials in her Department have had with their counterparts in the Ministry of Justice on the Working Links: Ministerial direction correspondence published on 8 May 2019; and if she will introduce similar financial protections to her Department’s Working Links subcontractors. more like this
tabling member constituency Easington more like this
tabling member printed
Grahame Morris more like this
uin 254799 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>DWP Commercial have had discussions recently with MOJ colleagues to clarify the MOJ Ministerial direction correspondence published on 8 May 2019.</p><p>The MOJ are making payments to a small number of Permitted Sub Contractors on the basis of a) the unique nature of their services (statutory services) and b) the structure of their current market in the context of the transformation announced yesterday.</p><p>The Department considered the impact on stakeholders and sub-contractors, based on the Administrator’s statement of affairs at the point of Working Links going into administration, and has worked with both the Administrator and Fedcap, who have taken over a number of Working Links contracts, to minimise the impact on those supply chain partners owed monies by Working Links at the point of administration.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T16:43:14.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:43:14.687Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
3973
label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1126897
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits 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 estimate her Department has made of the average real terms losses of families affected by the four year freeze to social security payments in the total period of the operation of that freeze. more like this
tabling member constituency Bootle more like this
tabling member printed
Peter Dowd more like this
uin 254833 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>An estimate of the notional loss to household income as a result of the benefit freeze can be found at: <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006C.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006C.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T11:43:35.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T11:43:35.69Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4397
label Biography information for Peter Dowd more like this
1127101
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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: Tower Hamlets 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 assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the report from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets' Housing Scrutiny Sub-Committee, published 26 February 2019, which found that in 2018-19 the local authority had referred 539 universal credit cases back to her Department due to accuracy queries, of which 197 were still outstanding. more like this
tabling member constituency Poplar and Limehouse more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Fitzpatrick more like this
uin 255255 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
answer text <p>The vast majority of Universal Credit (UC) claimants’ claims are administered in real time and accurately. Every UC award is calculated based on the circumstances of individuals during each assessment period, taking into account savings, assets and income.</p><p> </p><p>All claimants have a responsibility to notify the Department about changes in their circumstances, as this could alter the monthly award and/or the responsibilities associated with receiving UC.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-24T12:47:03.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:47:03.62Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
197
label Biography information for Jim Fitzpatrick more like this
1127204
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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: Domestic Abuse 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, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2019 to Question 253698 on Universal Credit: Domestic Abuse, what progress has been made on establishing the practicalities of delivering separate payments in Scotland. more like this
tabling member constituency Midlothian more like this
tabling member printed
Danielle Rowley more like this
uin 255374 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>The development of a detailed policy to split payments of Universal Credit in Scotland is something for the Scottish Government to determine.</p><p> </p><p>Any policy has to be capable of implementation and as a consequence must fit with the existing architecture of the system if it is not to undermine system stability for all claimants across Great Britain.</p><p> </p><p>Scottish Government final proposals have not yet been shared with the Government. We welcome the great care Scottish Government is taking with this.</p><p> </p><p>When a comprehensive set of proposals has been decided upon by the Scottish Government, we will provide advice on timing and implementation dates, with regard to the wider plan to deliver Universal Credit and the relative priorities of split payment proposals against other demands.</p><p> </p><p>Officials from both Governments continue to explore these issues together to see if a workable solution to the many issues raised can be found.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T12:50:22.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T12:50:22.017Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4628
label Biography information for Danielle Rowley more like this
1127463
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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 Homelessness 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, with reference to the report entitled The Homelessness Monitor: England 2019 published by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, what recent assessment he has made of the correlation between the freeze in local housing allowance and the increase in homelessness. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 256221 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
answer text <p>No such assessment has been made. There are many factors that contribute to homelessness, and these factors are varied and complex.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-28T15:13:17.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:13:17.31Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1127485
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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 Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit 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 many officials in her Department have been seconded away from their normal duties to work on the UK's withdrawal from the EU; and what effect that secondment of staff has had on the effectiveness of her Department. more like this
tabling member constituency Tottenham more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Lammy more like this
uin 256203 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions have transferred/assigned 127 volunteers to other departments to support EU Exit related work, to date 125 have returned. The remaining 2 volunteers will continue to support another department with EU Policy related activity until June/July 2019.</p><p> </p><p>All assignments are carefully planned and as such there has been no impact on the Department’s effectiveness.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-28T15:59:47.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:59:47.217Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
206
label Biography information for Mr David Lammy more like this
1127546
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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: Private Rented Housing 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 recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on issuing guidance to landlords who wish to rent to tenants who receive universal credit. more like this
tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
tabling member printed
Luke Pollard more like this
uin 256349 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has regular dialogue with other Secretary of States in the course of normal ministerial business, which includes discussion surrounding aspects of Universal Credit.</p><p /><p>The Department maintains guidance on GOV.UK, relevant for private and social sector landlords, with information about Universal Credit. This helps landlords to understand what they can do to help their tenants prepare for: a) their move to Universal Credit and b) making payments of their housing costs (rent) direct to their landlord themselves. This can be accessed at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-and-rented-housing--2/universal-credit-and-rented-housing-guide-for-landlords" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-and-rented-housing--2/universal-credit-and-rented-housing-guide-for-landlords</a></p><p> </p><p>The Government does not collect data on how many landlords are not able to rent to tenants who receive universal credit because of their landlord insurance policies.</p>
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
grouped question UIN 256350 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-28T15:38:33.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:38:33.97Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4682
label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this
1127547
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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: Private Rented Housing 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 many landlords are not able to rent to tenants who receive universal credit because of their landlord insurance policies. more like this
tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
tabling member printed
Luke Pollard more like this
uin 256350 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has regular dialogue with other Secretary of States in the course of normal ministerial business, which includes discussion surrounding aspects of Universal Credit.</p><p /><p>The Department maintains guidance on GOV.UK, relevant for private and social sector landlords, with information about Universal Credit. This helps landlords to understand what they can do to help their tenants prepare for: a) their move to Universal Credit and b) making payments of their housing costs (rent) direct to their landlord themselves. This can be accessed at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-and-rented-housing--2/universal-credit-and-rented-housing-guide-for-landlords" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-and-rented-housing--2/universal-credit-and-rented-housing-guide-for-landlords</a></p><p> </p><p>The Government does not collect data on how many landlords are not able to rent to tenants who receive universal credit because of their landlord insurance policies.</p>
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
grouped question UIN 256349 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-28T15:38:34.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:38:34.017Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4682
label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this