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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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 Apprentices: Taxation 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, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the October 2019 report Learning and Work Institute report, Bridging the Gap: next steps for the apprenticeship levy, which has found that the levy fund could be overspent by £1 billion in the next year. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 7174 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
answer text <p>The apprenticeship levy is collected by HM Revenue and Customs from all UK employers with a pay bill above £3 million. Separately, HM Treasury sets the Department for Education a fixed, annual budget for apprenticeships in England. This budget is distinct from the levy and is used to fund new apprenticeship starts for both levy and non-levy paying employers, and must also cover the ongoing costs of apprentices already in training<em>. </em></p><p> </p><p>We welcome employers designing higher-level apprenticeships which are longer and require more off-the-job training. However, we are conscious that this will increase costs in the longer-term. In 2019-20, funding available for investment in apprenticeships in England is over £2.5 billion and we expect to remain within budget this financial year. The recent spending settlement has set the department’s budget for 2020-21. We keep apprenticeships funding policy under review to ensure that apprenticeships continue to be affordable and offer value for money for the taxpayer. We will consider how apprenticeships can continue to meet the changing needs of employers as part of the forthcoming Spending Review.</p>
answering member constituency Chippenham more like this
answering member printed Michelle Donelan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-04T16:39:56.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T16:39:56.947Z
answering member
4530
label Biography information for Michelle Donelan more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1143871
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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 Post Office Card Account 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, for what reason her Department decided to close the Post Office Card Account; and whether her Department has plans to introduce a replacement for that account. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 285337 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:34:52.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:34:52.23Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1143874
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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: Overpayments 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 processes her Department uses to agree a repayment rate with claimants for over-payments of welfare payments before making collections. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 285023 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>The Department seeks to recover benefit overpayments as quickly as possible without creating any undue financial hardship to the claimant. The initial rate of repayment applied for the recovery of a benefit overpayment is calculated based on three factors:</p><p> </p><ul><li>How the overpayment occurred (through either fraud or error).</li><li>Whether the claimant is in work.</li><li>Whether any other deductions are applied to their Universal Credit award which might affect the amount that can be deducted.</li></ul><p>The Department understands that claimants’ individual circumstances can vary widely. If a claimant contacts the Department to say that they cannot afford the proposed rate of repayment, we will discuss this with the claimant and can re-evaluate their repayment rate. This re-evaluation will be based on income and expenditure, alongside internal data and the industry standard credit information we can access, with the aim of agreeing a sustainable rate of repayment.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:29:06.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:29:06.8Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1143885
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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 Children: Maintenance 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 4 July 2019 to Question 271510 on Children: Maintenance, how many times a Commanding Officer has delayed child maintenance payments as a result of a Service person being on military operations in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 285029 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:15:03.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:15:03.497Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1144645
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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 Children: Maintenance 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 he has made of the total amount owed by the 100 non-resident parents who have the largest outstanding child maintenance arrears under the Child Maintenance Service. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 286807 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>At the end of March 2019, the 100 non-resident parents with the largest amount of unpaid child maintenance arranged by the Child Maintenance Service collectively owed £3.5m, rounded to the nearest £0.1m.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:19:37.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:19:37.687Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1145613
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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 Post Office Card Account 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, for what reason her Department decided to close the Post Office Card Account; and whether her Department has plans to introduce a replacement for that account. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 290396 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
answer text <p>The Department’s contract with Post Office Limited for the Post Office Card Account ends in November 2021, this is the reason why plans are underway for a replacement.</p><p> </p><p>The replacement service will ensure that customers who remain unable to open or manage a standard account, are provided with a payment mechanism to receive their payment of pension and benefit from DWP. Commercial arrangements are underway to engage with potential suppliers in preparation for competitive tender later this year.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-01T15:20:30.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T15:20:30.957Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
previous answer version
136299
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1145614
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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 Children: Maintenance 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 4 July 2019 to Question 271510 on Children: Maintenance, how many times a Commanding Officer has delayed child maintenance payments as a result of a Service person being on military operations in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 290397 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
answer text <p>I refer the Honourable member to the earlier response of PQ 257767 and 285029. The Child Maintenance Service does not record this data as there is no facility on the Child Maintenance System to record instances when a Deduction from Earning Request has been delayed by the Ministry of Defence.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-30T12:33:46.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T12:33:46.503Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1145619
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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 Children: Maintenance 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 times the Child Maintenance Service has registered the child maintenance debt of a non-resident parent with credit rating agencies in the past four weeks. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 290398 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
answer text <p>The Child Maintenance Service does not record this data as there is no facility on the Child Maintenance System to record instances when information has been sent to a Credit Reference Agency.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
grouped question UIN 290399 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-30T12:48:49.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T12:48:49.3Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1145630
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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 Children: Maintenance 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 information her Department holds on the number of incidences where the child maintenance debt of a non-resident parent was registered with a credit rating agency in (a) the last four weeks, and (b) last twenty four weeks. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 290399 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
answer text <p>The Child Maintenance Service does not record this data as there is no facility on the Child Maintenance System to record instances when information has been sent to a Credit Reference Agency.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
grouped question UIN 290398 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-30T12:48:49.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T12:48:49.253Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1148238
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Post Offices: Burglary 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) break-ins and (b) robberies at Post Offices there have been in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) Northern Ireland, and (d) each region of England in each month in each of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 294192 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010. This funding allows branches to be modernised to meet consumer’s evolving needs, whilst ensuring the safety and security within branches.</p><p> </p><p>I have asked Nick Read, the Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write on this matter. A copy of his reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
grouped question UIN 294193 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-08T15:51:46.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:51:46.397Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this