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star this property date less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Migrant Workers more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps the Government is taking to ensure that its policies on immigration enable the hiring of the number of skilled migrants that the UK requires. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 907315 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 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring our migration system works in the national interest by enabling employers to recruit skilled-migrants from overseas.</p><p>In July, we exempted doctors and nurses from the annual cap, which freed up hundreds of places a month for other sectors of the economy.</p><p>This has had a positive impact and the cap is no longer oversubscribed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bromsgrove more like this
star this property answering member printed Sajid Javid more like this
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less than 2018-10-29T17:07:23.647Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-29T17:07:23.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sajid Javid more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Grant more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Buildings: Fire Prevention 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 What steps his Department is taking to help ensure fire safety in buildings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 908851 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 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
star this property answer text <p>Nothing is more important than ensuring people are safe in their homes. The implementation plan we published in December sets out the far-reaching programme of work that the Government intends to undertake to deliver a fundamental reform of the building safety system.</p> more like this
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 2019-01-28T17:55:24.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T17:55:24.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Grant more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Scotland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 2 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Scotland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Fisheries: Scotland 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 What steps he is taking to support the Scottish fishing sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 909984 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 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to supporting the Scottish fishing sector as we look ahead to new opportunities when we leave the EU. On 10 December, the Environment Secretary announced £16.4 million of extra funding to prepare the Scottish fishing industry ahead of the UK becoming an independent coastal state from December 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
star this property answering member printed David Mundell more like this
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less than 2019-03-27T15:04:23.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-27T15:04:23.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Grant more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 What recent changes the Government has made to universal credit to protect the incomes of the most vulnerable claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 907057 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 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
star this property answer text <p>We have already spent £1.5 billion on improvements during the first assessment period. We have already committed more money to protect the most vulnerable, including the 500,000 people currently receiving the Severe Disability Premium. A million disabled people will be better off.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-10-15T16:11:09.68Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-15T16:11:09.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Grant more like this
711493
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-15more like thismore than 2017-03-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas: Appeals 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, whether her Department plans to reinstate the right to appeal visa decisions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
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Corri Wilson more like this
star this property uin 68073 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 2017-03-21more like thismore than 2017-03-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to reinstate the right to appeal visit visa decisions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2017-03-21T15:45:43.997Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-21T15:45:43.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Corri Wilson more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-30more like thismore than 2016-11-30
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Fire and Rescue Services: Pensions 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, what progress she has made on plans to bring forward legislative proposals to support firefighters who joined the Firefighters Pension Scheme 1992 before the age of 20 who were required to continue paying pension contributions beyond the maximum entitlement before drawing their pension. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
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Corri Wilson more like this
star this property uin 55573 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 2016-12-05more like thismore than 2016-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government has brought forward legislative amendments to the 1992 Firefighters’ Pension Scheme to address this issue in England, which came into force on 30 September 2016. These amendments ensure that a firefighter who accrues maximum pensionable service in the scheme will be entitled to a pension contributions holiday until they reach the age of 50.</p><p>The provision applies retrospectively to 1 December 2006 and affected firefighters may be entitled to a refund of some of their contributions. Fire and Rescue Authorities are expected to make the majority of those refund payments by the end of March 2017.</p><p>The Devolved Administrations have responsibility for firefighters’ pension schemes in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2016-12-05T17:18:40.6Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-05T17:18:40.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Corri Wilson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-28more like thismore than 2017-02-28
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas 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, what her policy is on reviewing the process for visit visa applications. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
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Corri Wilson more like this
star this property uin 909067 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 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK provides an excellent visa service, with application points in over 300 countries around the world.</p><p>The Home Office is continuously working to refine and improve the products and services on offer to customers, and keeps the efficiency and effectiveness of the visa application process under regular review.</p><p>Recent improvements include the launch of a new online application route for visitors, and the expansion of priority visa services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2017-03-06T16:29:56.733Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-06T16:29:56.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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4448
unstar this property label Biography information for Corri Wilson more like this
711494
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star this property date less than 2017-03-15more like thismore than 2017-03-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas 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, if her Department will review the application process for visit visas to ensure the requirements are as clear as possible; and if she will make it her policy to include additional questions on the financial support of applicants and the family ties applicants retain in their home states. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
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Corri Wilson more like this
star this property uin 68074 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 2017-03-21more like thismore than 2017-03-21
star this property answer text <p>The visit visa application form already includes questions about an applicant’s personal and financial circumstances. There is also a section where an applicant can provide any other information that they may feel is relevant to their application.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Home Office is continuously working to refine and improve the products and services on offer to customers, and keeps the efficiency and effectiveness of the visa application process under regular review. Recent improvements include the launch of a new online application route for visitors, and the expansion of priority visa services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2017-03-21T15:17:47.037Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-21T15:17:47.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Corri Wilson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-27more like thismore than 2017-02-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disqualification 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, with reference to the findings of the reports from (a) the National Audit Office on Benefit Sanctions, published on 30 November 2013 and (b) the oral evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee of 28 November 2016, HC56, on the disability employment gap, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of exempting (i) disabled people and (ii) those experiencing mental ill health from the benefit sanctions regime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
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Corri Wilson more like this
star this property uin 65786 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 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
star this property answer text <p>Sanctions are only used in a very small percentage of cases and as a last resort. They are an important part of our benefits system and encourage claimants to stick to their agreed commitments to prepare for or find work, based on their individual needs and circumstances. The sanction system is under continuous review to ensure that it functions effectively and fairly - where we identify an issue, we act to put it right.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-03-06T13:36:01.657Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-06T13:36:01.657Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Corri Wilson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-27more like thismore than 2017-02-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Seventh Report of the Work and Pensions Committee, Disability Employment Gap, HC56, if he will make it his policy to postpone the introduction of the new rate of employment and support allowance for people in the work-related activity group until new programmes to support such people are introduced. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
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Corri Wilson more like this
star this property uin 65724 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 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
star this property answer text <p>We intend to proceed with our reforms to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) because we believe they are the best way to ensure that we provide the right support for those who are unable to work due to a health condition or disability. That support is not limited to just money, but also practical help for ESA claimants to take steps towards and into work, while keeping an important safety net in place for those who are vulnerable or unable to work.</p><p> </p><p>This change will only apply to new claims from 3 April 2017 and will only affect those in the ESA Work Related Activity Group</p><p> </p><p>Existing ESA claimants with a current claim prior to 3 April will not be affected and will continue to get the same level of financial support, with additional protections, including when reassessed and placed in the Work Related Activity Group, set out in regulations.</p><p> </p><p>A key part of our reforms is the allocation of a total of £330m for new, voluntary employment support for people with limited capability for work, over four years starting from April 2017, and an extra £15 million through a top up to the existing Flexible Support Fund in both 2017/18 and 2018/19.</p><p> </p><p>This additional funding means that from April 2017 we will be offering people newly placed in the Work Related Activity Group, and it’s Universal Credit equivalent, more assistance to move closer to the labour market and when they are ready into work.</p><p> </p><p>As well as the £330m set out above, the 2015 Spending Review announced the new Work and Health Programme, which will focus support on people with a disability or health condition. In addition to beginning a commercial process to let contracts with a total value in excess of £400m for the Work and Health Programme in the rest of England and Wales, the Department has announced its intention to provide around £100m of funding to London and Greater Manchester to develop, procure and deliver localised versions of the new Work and Health Programme to fit the needs of their residents. We are also in discussion with the Scottish Government about devolving an appropriate level of funding for equivalent support they may wish to offer.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2017-03-06T13:16:50.073Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-06T13:16:50.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Corri Wilson more like this