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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Children 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, what evidence a claimant will have to provide to secure an exemption in relation to support for a child conceived without your consent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central remove filter
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Alison Thewliss 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 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
star this property answer text <p>We recognise that this is a difficult and sensitive issue, and have set up procedures that are mindful of the sensitivities involved. To claim the exception the claimant will need to provide a completed pro-forma from an approved third party or evidence relating to either a relevant criminal conviction or relevant award of criminal injuries compensation. DWP staff will not question the claimant about the incident, they will only take the claim and receive the supporting documents. Claimants will be asked to confirm that they are not living with the other biological parent of the child during the process of providing evidence. They will not be asked to identify the alleged perpetrator.</p><p>Where a pro-forma is provided from a third party, DWP staff will check that the form is complete and verified by an approved third party. Where other evidence is provided this will be checked and returned to the claimant.</p><p>The decision regarding entitlement to the exception will be subject to the normal mandatory reconsideration and appeal process.</p><p>DWP will hold exception information for the duration of an open claim and then for 14 months after a claim is closed. This is in accordance with standard procedures and to ensure that the 14 month maximum appeal period for decisions is observed.</p><p>Where a claimant moves between Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit, the information with regard to the exception will be shared between DWP and HMRC to prevent the claimant from having to provide evidence for the exception a second time. A secure data transfer method has been set up to manage this process. In the case of an appeal, information will be shared with HMCTS to facilitate the appeal. This will be managed in line with data protection requirements.</p><p>Any disclosure request for information in relation to the exception would be considered in liaison with the prosecuting authority as appropriate, in accordance with procedures and practice applicable in the jurisdiction concerned and taking account of particular circumstances, including the relevance of the documents requested to the case and all applicable legal considerations including those relating to data protection.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
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less than 2017-06-29T11:06:20.94Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-29T11:06:20.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
419843
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-09more like thismore than 2015-10-09
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits: 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 To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are in receipt of tax credits in (a) Glasgow Central constituency, (b) the city of Glasgow and (c) Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central remove filter
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Alison Thewliss more like this
unstar this property uin 10756 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 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
star this property answer text <p>The latest information on the figures you have requested can be found in the April 2015 Child and Working Tax Credits published statistics, found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-and-working-tax-credits-statistics-provisional-awards-geographical-analyses-december-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-and-working-tax-credits-statistics-provisional-awards-geographical-analyses-december-2013</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-10-19T15:26:27.053Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-19T15:26:27.053Z
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3969
star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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4430
star this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
731386
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, which (a) public and (b) other agencies under which circumstances will have access to information recorded in relation to support for a child conceived without your consent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central remove filter
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Alison Thewliss more like this
unstar this property uin 11 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 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
star this property answer text <p>We recognise that this is a difficult and sensitive issue, and have set up procedures that are mindful of the sensitivities involved. To claim the exception the claimant will need to provide a completed pro-forma from an approved third party or evidence relating to either a relevant criminal conviction or relevant award of criminal injuries compensation. DWP staff will not question the claimant about the incident, they will only take the claim and receive the supporting documents. Claimants will be asked to confirm that they are not living with the other biological parent of the child during the process of providing evidence. They will not be asked to identify the alleged perpetrator.</p><p>Where a pro-forma is provided from a third party, DWP staff will check that the form is complete and verified by an approved third party. Where other evidence is provided this will be checked and returned to the claimant.</p><p>The decision regarding entitlement to the exception will be subject to the normal mandatory reconsideration and appeal process.</p><p>DWP will hold exception information for the duration of an open claim and then for 14 months after a claim is closed. This is in accordance with standard procedures and to ensure that the 14 month maximum appeal period for decisions is observed.</p><p>Where a claimant moves between Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit, the information with regard to the exception will be shared between DWP and HMRC to prevent the claimant from having to provide evidence for the exception a second time. A secure data transfer method has been set up to manage this process. In the case of an appeal, information will be shared with HMCTS to facilitate the appeal. This will be managed in line with data protection requirements.</p><p>Any disclosure request for information in relation to the exception would be considered in liaison with the prosecuting authority as appropriate, in accordance with procedures and practice applicable in the jurisdiction concerned and taking account of particular circumstances, including the relevance of the documents requested to the case and all applicable legal considerations including those relating to data protection.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
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star this property question first answered
less than 2017-06-29T11:06:20.987Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-29T11:06:20.987Z
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3969
star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
star this property tabling member
4430
star this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
731390
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Children 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, whether data recorded on the form NCC1, Support for a child conceived without your consent, will be made available to defence solicitors acting in rape, sexual assault and domestic abuse cases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central remove filter
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Alison Thewliss more like this
unstar this property uin 12 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 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
star this property answer text <p>We recognise that this is a difficult and sensitive issue, and have set up procedures that are mindful of the sensitivities involved. To claim the exception the claimant will need to provide a completed pro-forma from an approved third party or evidence relating to either a relevant criminal conviction or relevant award of criminal injuries compensation. DWP staff will not question the claimant about the incident, they will only take the claim and receive the supporting documents. Claimants will be asked to confirm that they are not living with the other biological parent of the child during the process of providing evidence. They will not be asked to identify the alleged perpetrator.</p><p>Where a pro-forma is provided from a third party, DWP staff will check that the form is complete and verified by an approved third party. Where other evidence is provided this will be checked and returned to the claimant.</p><p>The decision regarding entitlement to the exception will be subject to the normal mandatory reconsideration and appeal process.</p><p>DWP will hold exception information for the duration of an open claim and then for 14 months after a claim is closed. This is in accordance with standard procedures and to ensure that the 14 month maximum appeal period for decisions is observed.</p><p>Where a claimant moves between Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit, the information with regard to the exception will be shared between DWP and HMRC to prevent the claimant from having to provide evidence for the exception a second time. A secure data transfer method has been set up to manage this process. In the case of an appeal, information will be shared with HMCTS to facilitate the appeal. This will be managed in line with data protection requirements.</p><p>Any disclosure request for information in relation to the exception would be considered in liaison with the prosecuting authority as appropriate, in accordance with procedures and practice applicable in the jurisdiction concerned and taking account of particular circumstances, including the relevance of the documents requested to the case and all applicable legal considerations including those relating to data protection.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
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star this property question first answered
less than 2017-06-29T11:06:21.033Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-29T11:06:21.033Z
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3969
star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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4430
star this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
731392
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Children 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, how many third party professionals in Scotland have been approved to complete the form NCC1, Support for a child conceived without your consent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central remove filter
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Alison Thewliss more like this
unstar this property uin 13 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 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
star this property answer text <p>The list of third party professionals for the non-consensual conception exception is published on gov.uk and the legislation enables these professionals in Scotland to provide evidence.</p><p>Approved third party professionals are those who in the course of their duties already deal with people in difficult circumstances, and are people with whom we believe it would be beneficial for the claimant to engage in order to obtain further guidance and support.</p><p>No new legal duties are placed on the third party professionals. They will not be asked to form a judgement as to whether or not the conception was non-consensual. The third party professionals are confirming only that the claimant’s circumstances are consistent with those of a person who has conceived a child in such a way. Under the legislation, this confirmation alone suffices as evidence of entitlement to the exception.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
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less than 2017-06-29T11:22:52.177Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-29T11:22:52.177Z
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3969
star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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4430
star this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
731396
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, how his Department plans to record information that a child has been conceived as a result of rape for the purposes of Support for a child conceived without your consent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central remove filter
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Alison Thewliss more like this
unstar this property uin 15 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 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
star this property answer text <p>We recognise that this is a difficult and sensitive issue, and have set up procedures that are mindful of the sensitivities involved. To claim the exception the claimant will need to provide a completed pro-forma from an approved third party or evidence relating to either a relevant criminal conviction or relevant award of criminal injuries compensation. DWP staff will not question the claimant about the incident, they will only take the claim and receive the supporting documents. Claimants will be asked to confirm that they are not living with the other biological parent of the child during the process of providing evidence. They will not be asked to identify the alleged perpetrator.</p><p>Where a pro-forma is provided from a third party, DWP staff will check that the form is complete and verified by an approved third party. Where other evidence is provided this will be checked and returned to the claimant.</p><p>The decision regarding entitlement to the exception will be subject to the normal mandatory reconsideration and appeal process.</p><p>DWP will hold exception information for the duration of an open claim and then for 14 months after a claim is closed. This is in accordance with standard procedures and to ensure that the 14 month maximum appeal period for decisions is observed.</p><p>Where a claimant moves between Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit, the information with regard to the exception will be shared between DWP and HMRC to prevent the claimant from having to provide evidence for the exception a second time. A secure data transfer method has been set up to manage this process. In the case of an appeal, information will be shared with HMCTS to facilitate the appeal. This will be managed in line with data protection requirements.</p><p>Any disclosure request for information in relation to the exception would be considered in liaison with the prosecuting authority as appropriate, in accordance with procedures and practice applicable in the jurisdiction concerned and taking account of particular circumstances, including the relevance of the documents requested to the case and all applicable legal considerations including those relating to data protection.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
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less than 2017-06-29T11:06:21.08Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-29T11:06:21.08Z
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3969
star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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4430
star this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
731398
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Children 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, how his Department plans to assess whether a claimant of Support for a child conceived without your consent is living with the person by whom the child was conceived. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central remove filter
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Alison Thewliss more like this
unstar this property uin 17 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 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
star this property answer text <p>We recognise that this is a difficult and sensitive issue, and have set up procedures that are mindful of the sensitivities involved. To claim the exception the claimant will need to provide a completed pro-forma from an approved third party or evidence relating to either a relevant criminal conviction or relevant award of criminal injuries compensation. DWP staff will not question the claimant about the incident, they will only take the claim and receive the supporting documents. Claimants will be asked to confirm that they are not living with the other biological parent of the child during the process of providing evidence. They will not be asked to identify the alleged perpetrator.</p><p>Where a pro-forma is provided from a third party, DWP staff will check that the form is complete and verified by an approved third party. Where other evidence is provided this will be checked and returned to the claimant.</p><p>The decision regarding entitlement to the exception will be subject to the normal mandatory reconsideration and appeal process.</p><p>DWP will hold exception information for the duration of an open claim and then for 14 months after a claim is closed. This is in accordance with standard procedures and to ensure that the 14 month maximum appeal period for decisions is observed.</p><p>Where a claimant moves between Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit, the information with regard to the exception will be shared between DWP and HMRC to prevent the claimant from having to provide evidence for the exception a second time. A secure data transfer method has been set up to manage this process. In the case of an appeal, information will be shared with HMCTS to facilitate the appeal. This will be managed in line with data protection requirements.</p><p>Any disclosure request for information in relation to the exception would be considered in liaison with the prosecuting authority as appropriate, in accordance with procedures and practice applicable in the jurisdiction concerned and taking account of particular circumstances, including the relevance of the documents requested to the case and all applicable legal considerations including those relating to data protection.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
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less than 2017-06-29T11:06:21.127Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-29T11:06:21.127Z
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3969
star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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4430
star this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
731399
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Children 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, what training has been given to his Department's staff for the assessment of applications for Support for a child conceived without your consent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central remove filter
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Alison Thewliss 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 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
star this property answer text <p>The list of third party professionals for the non-consensual conception exception is published on gov.uk and the legislation enables these professionals in Scotland to provide evidence.</p><p>Approved third party professionals are those who in the course of their duties already deal with people in difficult circumstances, and are people with whom we believe it would be beneficial for the claimant to engage in order to obtain further guidance and support.</p><p>No new legal duties are placed on the third party professionals. They will not be asked to form a judgement as to whether or not the conception was non-consensual. The third party professionals are confirming only that the claimant’s circumstances are consistent with those of a person who has conceived a child in such a way. Under the legislation, this confirmation alone suffices as evidence of entitlement to the exception.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
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less than 2017-06-29T11:22:52.227Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-29T11:22:52.227Z
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3969
star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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4430
star this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
731400
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Children 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, what assessment his Department has made of the differential effect of the non-consensual sex exemption on women and men. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central remove filter
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Alison Thewliss 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 2017-06-30more like thismore than 2017-06-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government assessed the equality and human rights impacts of this policy fully, throughout policy development and in preparation for its implementation, thus meeting its obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty, and ensuring compliance with the Human Rights Act 1998. Ministers have also taken account of that duty during the formulation of the exceptions to the policy. Consequently, it is the Government’s position that this policy is compliant with its obligations under the Equality Act 2010, the European Convention on Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women.</p><p> </p><p>We have not estimated the number of pregnancies that will occur in the next 12 months as a result of non consensual sex. Information about terminations is not available.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that this is a difficult and sensitive issue. We believe that this strikes the right balance between ensuring mothers get the support they need in a not overly intrusive manner whilst at the same time providing the right assurance to Government that the additional support is going to those for whom it is intended.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
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less than 2017-06-30T13:27:17.947Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-30T13:27:17.947Z
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3969
star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
star this property tabling member
4430
star this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
731402
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Children 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, what estimate his Department has made of the number of pregnancies that will occur as a result of rape in families that already have at least two children in the next 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central remove filter
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Alison Thewliss 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 2017-06-30more like thismore than 2017-06-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government assessed the equality and human rights impacts of this policy fully, throughout policy development and in preparation for its implementation, thus meeting its obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty, and ensuring compliance with the Human Rights Act 1998. Ministers have also taken account of that duty during the formulation of the exceptions to the policy. Consequently, it is the Government’s position that this policy is compliant with its obligations under the Equality Act 2010, the European Convention on Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women.</p><p> </p><p>We have not estimated the number of pregnancies that will occur in the next 12 months as a result of non consensual sex. Information about terminations is not available.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that this is a difficult and sensitive issue. We believe that this strikes the right balance between ensuring mothers get the support they need in a not overly intrusive manner whilst at the same time providing the right assurance to Government that the additional support is going to those for whom it is intended.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
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less than 2017-06-30T13:27:18Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-30T13:27:18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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4430
star this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this