Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

1123208
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Council Housing: Domestic Appliances 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the numbers of council housing tenants living without a (a) fridge, (b) freezer, (c) washing machine, and (d) cooker in each of the last six years. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 247564 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
answer text <p>The Department does not hold this information.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-30T11:50:50.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T11:50:50.213Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1123209
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in privately rented property living without essential household items. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 247565 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
answer text <p>The Department does not hold this information.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-30T11:51:29.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T11:51:29.017Z
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1123211
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Housing Associations 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to encourage Housing Associations to retain essential household items within properties during a change of tenancy. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 247566 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
answer text <p>In England, the Regulator of Social Housing requires registered providers to maintain their homes to the Decent Homes Standard. That includes a requirement to provide reasonably modern facilities and services. The Standard does not require social landlords to provide essential household items such as households goods or furnishings.</p><p>Where people need it, the Government provides a strong safety net through the welfare system for those who need extra support, including a system of hardship payments and benefit advances. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) may also be able to offer support for those that need help with the costs of intermittent expenses that are considered difficult to budget for, including furniture. For those on Universal Credit, budgeting advances provide access to interest free payments for one-off items. For those on other DWP means-tested benefits interest free budgeting loans are available.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-04-30T13:05:52.163Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1121768
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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 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 she has plans to change her Department’s policy on consent requirements for authorised representatives to act on behalf of claimants of universal credit. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 245555 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
answer text <p>We have had a number of workshops with stakeholders during which consent has been discussed, and we plan to do further work on explicit consent. This activity will include working with claimants and their representatives to ensure the process works effectively for vulnerable claimants to access the service.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-25T10:32:29.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T10:32:29.88Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1121962
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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, if it remains the Government’s ambition to provide access to work support to over 60,000 people per year by 2020 as set out in the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper published in November 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 245556 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
answer text <p>The ‘60,000 people per year’ ambition was proposed in the ‘Work, health and disability green paper: improving lives’ consultation document, which was published in October 2016, but it was not repeated in the Government’s response ‘Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability’, published 30 November 2017.</p><p> </p><p>The figure of ‘60,000 people per year’ was developed using data from the old Access to Work statistics series. These were withdrawn and replaced by the new experimental Access to Work Statistics, first published on 10 October 2017 and available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/access-to-work-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/access-to-work-statistics</a></p><p> </p><p>We explained the reasons for the changes to our methodology for calculating Access to Work statistics in the Statistical Notice that we published on 12 September 2017: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/643401/statistical-notice-access-to-work-statistics.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/643401/statistical-notice-access-to-work-statistics.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>We are committed to improving Access to Work’s reach, as well as the support it offers. In 2017/18 expenditure rose to £110.8 million, a 4% increase in real terms on 2016/17, and support was provided to nearly 34,000 disabled people, an increase of 13% on 16/17. Record numbers of people with learning disabilities (up 22%) and mental health conditions (up 34%) were supported by the scheme. We have also expanded the eligibility criteria for the scheme to include a broader range of customers, such as people who have a drug and alcohol addiction and are in a treatment programme.</p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-25T12:44:32.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T12:44:32.287Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1121997
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Broadband 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been clawed back from providers in the Broadband UK programme as a result of a higher than anticipated take-up of broadband. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 245557 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
answer text <p>Superfast contracts include a take-up clawback mechanism to ensure public subsidies within the Superfast infrastructure are kept to a minimum. Clawback is generated over a 7 year period following completion of build implementation, based on customer take-up of service. Current estimates project take-up clawback to be at least £712m over this 7 year period. Some of this clawback has been returned early by agreement with the suppliers, and this is being reinvested.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-25T13:44:19.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T13:44:19.313Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1121999
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Young People: Carers 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 Education, whether it remains his policy that young carers be referred to explicitly in Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 245558 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
answer text <p>This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to the hon. Member for East Ham and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-25T16:11:21.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T16:11:21.347Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1121357
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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 Pensioners: 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 steps her Department is taking to ensure that older people in financial hardship are able to claim the benefits they are entitled to. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 244000 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that older people receive the support they are entitled to and the DWP targets activity on engaging with people who may be eligible to benefits at pivotal stages, such as when they claim State Pension or report a change in their circumstances. The DWP uses a wide range of channels to communicate information about benefits to potential customers; including information on <a href="https://gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://gov.uk/</a>, in leaflets and by telephone. People wishing to claim Pension Credit can do so by calling 0800 99 1234. DWP staff in Pension Centres and Jobcentres including visiting officers are able to provide help and advice about entitlement to benefits, as are staff in Local Authorities who administer Housing Benefit.</p><p> </p><p>One of the best ways to reach eligible customers is through trusted stakeholder working in the community and we have developed the Pension Credit toolkit, as an on-line tool for agencies and welfare rights organisations to use in order to encourage Pension Credit take-up. It can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-credit-toolkit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-credit-toolkit</a></p><p> </p><p>The toolkit contains resources for anyone working with pensioners and includes guides to Pension Credit. It also contains publicity material and guidance designed to help older people understand how they could get Pension Credit and help organisations support someone applying for Pension Credit as well as ideas for encouraging take-up. The toolkit also provides links to information about disability and carers benefits.</p><p> </p><p>Most recently we have provided to relevant organisations a fact sheet about Pension Credit and forthcoming changes for couples to ensure that accurate information is available in the places where people are most likely to seek information.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of people of pension age in receipt of a State Pension or another social security benefit receive their annual winter fuel payment automatically without the need to make a claim.</p>
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
grouped question UIN 244156 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-23T16:29:34.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T16:29:34.84Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1121358
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Rented Housing: Older People 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to help local authorities improve security of tenure for older renters. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 244001 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
answer text <p>We know that security of tenure is a concern for many in the private rented sector. That is why we have announced that the government will end so-called ‘no fault’ evictions by abolishing Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988. The government will shortly launch a new consultation on proposals to remove the ability of landlords to use ‘no fault’ evictions under Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988.</p><p>The government’s proposed measures will provide greater certainty for tenants and make the housing market fit for the 21st century. This will provide support to all tenants, including older renters, giving them the security and stability they need to make a place truly feel like home without the fear of being evicted at a moments’ notice.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-23T15:06:43.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T15:06:43.37Z
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1121360
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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 Personal Savings: Older People 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, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the elderly to accrue personal savings. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 244002 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
answer text <p>The Government is committed to supporting people of all incomes and at all stages of life to save.</p><p> </p><p>Older people will continue to benefit from a number of measures this Government has introduced in recent years.</p><p> </p><p>The amount of money that people can save into their ISAs each year (the annual subscription allowance) has been increased to a record £20,000.</p><p> </p><p>Since April 2016, individuals have also been able to benefit from a new Personal Savings Allowance of up to £1,000 for basic rate taxpayers and up to £500 for higher rate taxpayers.</p><p> </p><p>As a result of these measures, over 95% of people with savings income pay no tax on that income.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
answering member printed John Glen more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-23T13:07:19.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T13:07:19.907Z
answering member
4051
label Biography information for John Glen more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this