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registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to use the powers in section 2(1) of the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019 to amend the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to enable two persons who are not of the same sex to form a civil partnership in England and Wales. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
tabling member printed
Darren Jones more like this
uin 266884 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>The Government intends to change the law by regulations to extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples, as required by the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019, by 31 December 2019.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T11:31:22.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:31:22.7Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4621
label Biography information for Darren Jones more like this
1133549
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Lung Cancer: Air Pollution 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 Health and Social Care, whether his Department has identified a link between air pollution and lung cancer in non-smoking persons. more like this
tabling member constituency Preston more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
uin 267183 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
answer text <p>The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified outdoor air pollution and particulate matter in outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans. This can be viewed at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://monographs.iarc.fr/iarc-monographs-on-the-evaluation-of-carcinogenic-risks-to-humans-7/" target="_blank">https://monographs.iarc.fr/iarc-monographs-on-the-evaluation-of-carcinogenic-risks-to-humans-7/</a></p><p>Estimates in a recent paper on lung cancer in non-smoking people in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine co-authored by Public Health England show that nearly 6,000 never-smokers die of lung cancer in United Kingdom every year and that approximately 8% of these deaths may be attributable to outdoor air pollution. This can be viewed at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://doi.org/10.1038/s41416-018-0029-6" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1038/s41416-018-0029-6</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-27T12:41:20.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T12:41:20.51Z
answering member
4455
label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
tabling member
473
label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
1133550
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading South Western Railway 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 Transport, when South Western Railway will procure the support software necessary to be installed in the Control Centre for the purposes of taking account of rolling stock and disruptions caused by train crew issues. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 267236 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
answer text <p>Within the South Western Railway (SWR) /Network Rail (NR) joint control centre, there are systems that have already been put in place in order to take account of rolling stock and disruptions caused by train crew issues. These include a Train Crew Rostering System, Decision Support System and Fleet Diagnostics System. These are in addition to the usual Control Centre systems and software (and hardware) upgrades that SWR have introduced across the business that are not specific to the Control Centre.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-26T13:12:14.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T13:12:14.623Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1133551
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
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 Internet: Children and Young 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to protect (a) vulnerable children, (b) young people, (c) young carers and (d) people in the care system through regulation of the internet. more like this
tabling member constituency Ogmore more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Elmore more like this
uin 267237 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
answer text <p>The Online Harms White Paper sets out our plans for world-leading legislation to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online. This will make companies more responsible for their users’ safety online, especially children and other vulnerable groups. We will establish in law a new duty of care on companies towards their users, overseen by an independent regulator. This regulator will set clear safety standards, through codes of practice, backed up by mandatory reporting requirements and effective enforcement powers.</p><p> </p><p>At the same time as the White Paper, the Government published the Social Media Code of Practice, which sets out actions that the Government believes providers of social media platforms should take to prevent bullying, insulting, intimidating and humiliating behaviours on their sites.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to providing children with the tools to go online safely, we already expect companies to protect them from inappropriate content. Ahead of the new regulatory framework, we will produce a new, additional draft code of practice focusing specifically on child online safety. The draft code will set our expectations about what is required to keep children safe and will examine existing resources available, including whether specific guidance should be available to parents and carers.</p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-26T16:07:23.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:07:23.9Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4572
label Biography information for Chris Elmore more like this
1133552
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Serious Youth Violence Ministerial Taskforce more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions the Ministerial taskforce on knife crime has met. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh more like this
uin 267238 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>The Prime Minister announced that she was setting up a new Ministerial Taskforce at her Serious Youth Violence Summit in April 2019, and the first meeting took place on 8 May 2019. The Ministerial Taskforce coordinates Government activity and ensures all departments are playing their part in reducing serious violence.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T14:15:42.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:15:42.023Z
answering member
15
label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1133553
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension 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, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on promoting pension credit to people affected by the BBC's decision to end the provision of free TV licences to people aged over 75 years. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
tabling member printed
Shabana Mahmood more like this
uin 267239 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>The policy for the TV licence concession for those aged 75 and over is currently the responsibility of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media &amp; Sport and will pass to the BBC in June 2020.</p><p>DWP officials are in discussion with DCMS officials regarding issues resulting from the BBC’s decision to end from June 2020 the free TV licence concession to those people aged 75 or over who are not receiving Pension Credit. The BBC has undertaken to write to all those who may be affected.</p><p>The Government remains committed to ensuring that older people receive the support they are entitled to using a wide range of channels to communicate information about benefits to potential customers; including information in leaflets and on <a href="https://gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://gov.uk/</a>. Potential customers can use the Pension Credit <a href="https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit-calculator" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit-calculator</a> to check if they are likely to be eligible and get an estimate of what they may receive. People wishing to claim Pension Credit can do so by calling 0800 99 1234.</p>
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T14:19:32.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:19:32.143Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
3914
label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood more like this
1133554
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Television: Licensing 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 she is taking to ensure people over the age of 75 are supported financially to afford the TV licence fee. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
tabling member printed
Shabana Mahmood more like this
uin 267240 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>The policy for the TV licence concession for those aged 75 and over is currently the responsibility of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media &amp; Sport and will pass to the BBC in June 2020.</p><p>We are forecast to spend over £120 billion on benefits for pensioners in 2019-20, this includes over £99 billion of expenditure on the State Pension.</p><p>We are committed to the Triple Lock for the remainder of this Parliament, guaranteeing that up to the full amounts of the basic and new State Pensions will rise by the highest of average earnings growth, price inflation, or 2.5% and in 2019/20 the increase was 2.6%.</p><p>The full rate of the basic State Pension will be worth over £1,600 more in 2019/20 than in 2010 in cash terms - £675 more than if it had been increased only in line with earnings.</p><p>Pension Credit and Housing Benefit for pensioners provide support for poorer pensioners. From April 2019, the Standard Minimum Guarantee in Pension Credit has also been increased by earnings. This will be the equivalent of over £1,800 per year higher in cash terms for single people and over £2,700 per year higher in cash terms for couples than it was in 2010.</p>
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T14:30:21.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:30:21.53Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
3914
label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood more like this
1133555
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Residential Women's Centres 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 Justice, with reference to his Department's press release of 27 June 2018 entitled Secretary of State launches dedicated strategy to break the cycle of female offending, how many residential women's centres have been opened in England and Wales for females convicted of offences since June 2018; and what the locations are of those centres. more like this
tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
tabling member printed
Liz Saville Roberts more like this
uin 267241 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
answer text <p>The Female Offender Strategy committed to develop a ‘residential women’s centre’ pilot in at least five sites across England and Wales. The aim of the pilots, when they begin, will be to develop an evidence base for how we might reduce the numbers of women entering and re-entering custody for short periods.</p><p> </p><p>We want to make sure the models we take forward are sustainable, scalable and appropriate for the local context of each site. We have recently concluded our first phase of consultation with stakeholders, partners and providers to inform our scoping. We will continue to consult with partners as we refine the design and delivery of the pilot.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently reflecting on the findings from our scoping work to develop a delivery plan for the pilots. No decisions regarding the location of Residential Women’ Centre pilots have yet been made.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-27T11:56:40.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T11:56:40.01Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
tabling member
4521
label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1133556
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Roads: South West 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 for transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on growth in the South West of upgrading the A303/A30/A358 corridor. more like this
tabling member constituency Somerton and Frome more like this
tabling member printed
David Warburton more like this
uin 267242 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>The first Road Investment Strategy (RIS1), published in December 2014, recognised the importance of the A303/A358/A30 corridor and announced the Government’s intention to upgrade all remaining sections of the A303 between the M3 and the A358 to dual carriageway standard, together with creating a dual carriageway link from the M5 at Taunton to the A303, as part of a long-term commitment to creating a new high quality dual carriageway road to the South West.</p><p> </p><p>Work on this long-term commitment is already underway, with Highways England in the process of developing three major improvements during RIS1: the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down (Stonehenge Tunnel), A303 Sparkford to Ilchester dualling, and A358 Taunton to Southfields dualling.</p><p> </p><p>The Government intends that subsequent Road Investment Strategies will fund the remaining improvements. The Department is using the evidence it has gathered through three years of research and public engagement to determine an affordable and deliverable investment plan for the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2) that will be published in late 2019. Many proposals have been received for enhancement schemes to be included in RIS2 – competition for the available funding is therefore very strong.</p><p> </p><p>The research phase has involved engagement with other Government departments such as the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, the Treasury and the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy department. We are taking the findings of the local authority partners’ Economic impact study into account in the decision-making and the Government’s objectives for RIS2 include spreading economic growth across the country.</p><p> </p><p>Each individual scheme to improve the A303/A358/A30 corridor is being considered on its own merits, including an assessment of wider economic impacts where appropriate. Although the importance of the corridor for economic growth in the South West is already understood and being acted upon, no recent estimate has been made by the Department of the potential effect on economic growth in the South West of the planned improvements.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
grouped question UIN
266447 more like this
266875 more like this
266876 more like this
266877 more like this
266878 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T11:51:25.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T11:51:25.587Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4526
label Biography information for David Warburton more like this
1133557
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Kier Group more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he (a) has carried out or (b) plans to carry out under section 40 of the Small Business and Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 an investigation into the promptness of payment by Kier of the subcontractors in its public sector supply chain. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 267171 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
answer text <p>Section 40 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 requires certain public sector contracting authorities to give reasonable assistance to investigations by the Cabinet Office’s Public Procurement Review Service. The Public Procurement Review Service investigates concerns raised by suppliers about public procurement practice, including late payment. It has not carried out and has no plans to carry out an investigation into the promptness of payment by Kier.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-27T14:50:41.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T14:50:41.22Z
answering member
4441
label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1133558
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Interserve more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he (a) has carried out or (b) plans to carry out under section 40 of the Small Business and Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 an investigation into the promptness of payment by Interserve of the subcontractors in its public sector supply chain. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 267172 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
answer text <p>Section 40 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 requires certain public sector contracting authorities to give reasonable assistance to investigations by the Cabinet Office’s Public Procurement Review Service. The Public Procurement Review Service investigates concerns raised by suppliers about public procurement practice, including late payment. It has not carried out and has no plans to carry out an investigation into the promptness of payment by Interserve.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-27T13:59:24.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T13:59:24.107Z
answering member
4441
label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1133559
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Doctors: Recruitment 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 Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the findings on recruitment of the Royal College of Physicians annual census Focus on physicians: 2017–18 census (UK consultants and higher specialty trainees). more like this
tabling member constituency Bedford more like this
tabling member printed
Mohammad Yasin more like this
uin 267243 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
answer text <p>The Royal College of Physicians’ report ‘Focus on physicians: census of consultant physicians and higher specialty trainees 2017-18’ is a valuable source of information for medical workforce planning in England. The NHS Long Term Plan and the subsequent interim NHS People Plan set out the action we will take now and over the long term to meet the challenges of supply, reform, culture and leadership. They were developed on the basis of the advice and experience of stakeholders including the Royal College of Physicians. Since the report was published in June 2018 action has been taken to address some of the findings of the report.</p><p>The Government has already committed to funding for universities to offer an extra 1,500 undergraduate medical school places opening five new medical schools across England in the process. The interim NHS People Plan sets out that we will review what further expansion in undergraduate medical places will be needed, in light of future plans made locally by sustainability and transformation partnerships and integrated care systems.</p><p>The NHS Long Term Plan included the commitment to exploring the potential to expand the Medical Training Initiative so that more medical trainees from developed and developing countries can spend time working and learning in the National Health Service. The Plan also commits to a national programme board, which will be established to address geographic and specialty shortages in doctors, including developing new staffing models for rural and coastal hospitals and planning for the distribution of the increased medical graduates entering the NHS from 2022/23.</p>
answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-27T13:06:25.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T13:06:25.41Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
4598
label Biography information for Mohammad Yasin more like this
1133560
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence 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 pieces of unstructured white mail have been directed to the Derby contact centre to deal with since the creation of the team established to retrieve all such correspondence; and how many items of that mail are still awaiting redirection to the correct department in that centre. more like this
tabling member constituency Bethnal Green and Bow more like this
tabling member printed
Rushanara Ali more like this
uin 267244 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>Unstructured White Mail is post that is received but does not have a prescribed structure, such as handwritten letters or non DWP forms.</p><p> </p><p>There is no centre to deal specifically with unstructured white mail. There is, however, a team in Derby Contact Centre which receives mail that cannot be attributed to a specific customer or benefit stream and their role is to identify the customer details and benefit stream so that the mail can then be scanned into the relevant systems. The Department does not keep records of volume.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T16:10:39.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:10:39.07Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4138
label Biography information for Rushanara Ali more like this
1133561
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit 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 there is a minimum level of income that a claimant of universal credit must retain after a 40 per cent reduction to repay an advance. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 267165 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answer text <p>There is no set minimum level Universal Credit award for a claimant to retain. A claimant’s award will reflect their individual circumstances, topping up any earnings or other income that they may have, so their Universal Credit might just constitute a small proportion of their total income. Deductions from the award are calculated in relation to the Universal Credit standard allowance and the maximum rate of deductions cannot normally exceed 40 per cent of the Universal Credit standard allowance. From October 2019 this will be reduced to 30 per cent.</p><p /><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
grouped question UIN 266652 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T16:41:12.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:41:12.587Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1133562
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
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 Mobile Homes: Reviews 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 progress the Government has made in implementing the proposals outlined in the Government response to the Review of park homes legislation: call for evidence part two. more like this
tabling member constituency Warwick and Leamington more like this
tabling member printed
Matt Western more like this
uin 267245 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>Significant progress has been made on the implementation of the proposals set out in the Government’s response to the review.</p><p>A working group has been set up to consider how information about rights and responsibilities can be improved and shared more widely.</p><p>The Government intends to shortly publish a consultation on introducing a fit and proper person test for park home site licence holders and managers.</p><p>Research will be commissioned later this year to assess the likely impacts of a change to the rate of commission paid on the sale of a mobile home. In scoping research, careful consideration will be given to the judicial review decision of the Welsh Government’s earlier proposal to reduce the rate of commission.</p><p>The proposals which require primary and secondary legislation will depend on parliamentary time being available.</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 2019-06-25T11:27:30.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T11:27:30.813Z
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
tabling member
4617
label Biography information for Matt Western more like this
1133563
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to ensure that employers are offering disability leave to disabled employees as part of reasonable adjustments. more like this
tabling member constituency Warwick and Leamington more like this
tabling member printed
Matt Western more like this
uin 267246 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>The Government is committed to protecting people with disabilities in the workplace and The Equality Act 2010 places obligations on employers with disabled employees, including the requirement to make reasonable adjustments, which may include granting leave related to the employee's disability.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Act recognises the need to strike a balance between the needs of disabled people and those of employers. What is ‘reasonable’ will be different for each employer because of factors such as the practicality and the cost of making the adjustment. A court or tribunal may ultimately make a final decision on whether a particular person meets the definition of disability in the Act and whether an adjustment request is reasonable.</p><p> </p><p>Practical advice on reasonable adjustments is available from a number of sources, including Acas and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The EHRC’s examples of reasonable adjustments for employers include disability leave.</p><p> </p><p>If a disabled person feels that they have not been treated fairly by an employer, the Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS) offers information and advice about discrimination, including disability discrimination. EASS can be contacted by telephone, via an online contact form or by post.</p>
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T13:31:57.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:31:57.22Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4617
label Biography information for Matt Western more like this
1133564
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme: Discrimination 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 Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure victims of discrimination are able to access the legal representation they require. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 267211 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>We have specifically protected legal aid, both for initial advice and representation, subject to the statutory means and merits tests, for civil legal services provided in relation to contravention of the Equality Act 2010.</p><p> </p><p>Publicly funded advice continues to be available for Employment Tribunal discrimination claims, and publicly funded advice and representation is available in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, and the civil courts more generally.</p><p> </p><p>Our Legal Aid Support Action Plan, published in February, has also committed to improving the access victims of discrimination have to state-funded legal representation. This includes reinstating immediate access to face-to-face legal advice in discrimination cases, reviewing legal aid means testing, and improving the Exceptional Case Funding scheme.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T13:20:25.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:20:25.947Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1133565
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Clothing: Waste more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress the Government is making on implementing the amendments to the Waste Framework Directive which requires separate collection of clothing waste from households and increased re-use of textiles by 2025. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 267212 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>Latest information from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) indicates that 90 local authorities in England offer households a kerbside collection of textiles. Many more provide collection points at household waste recycling centres or at bring bank sites. These bring sites provide an important service where kerbside collections are not available or may not be practical. Charity shop outlets also play an important role in acting as collection points for textiles from members of the public. We want to increase the amount of textiles that are diverted from landfill and put into recycling or reuse, and will bring forward proposals as necessary to ensure separate collection of textiles by 2025.</p><p> </p><p>More widely, the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy published in December 2018 sets out our plans to prevent textile waste and encourage greater circularity including reuse. These include:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Reviewing and consulting on Extended Producer Responsibility for textiles and four other priority waste streams;</li><li>Developing regulatory measures for product standards that improve the durability, repairability, and recyclability of products such as clothing;</li><li>Improving consumer information and supporting a shift in the market;</li><li>Working with brands, manufacturers, charities and others through the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan to reduce the environmental footprint of clothing and encourage consumers to donate and reuse clothing.</li></ul><p> </p><p>This month, we have also announced a multimillion pound grant scheme to support the development of textile recycling facilities in the UK. Further information on this is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/fund-opens-to-reduce-waste-from-plastic-packaging-and-textiles" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/fund-opens-to-reduce-waste-from-plastic-packaging-and-textiles</a> and applications for funding can be made through WRAP: <a href="http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/resource-action-fund" target="_blank">http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/resource-action-fund</a>.</p>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T15:26:30.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:26:30.217Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1133566
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading 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, whether she plans to review the Government's decision to calculate child maintenance liabilities as a proportion of gross rather than net parental income; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
tabling member printed
Darren Jones more like this
uin 267247 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
answer text <p>The paying parent’s gross income is taken directly from HM Revenue and Customs for the latest tax year available. Using the paying parent’s gross income allows calculations to be made quickly and accurately.</p><p>There are no plans to change the way the Child Maintenance Service calculates child maintenance liabilities.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-26T12:37:04.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T12:37:04.753Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4621
label Biography information for Darren Jones more like this
1133567
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Uganda: Overseas Aid 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 International Development, how much the UK spends in Official Development Assistance in Uganda; and to what projects that funding is allocated. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
tabling member printed
Darren Jones more like this
uin 267248 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
answer text <p>Please see the below table providing details of bilateral ODA spend in Uganda in each of the last three financial years.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>DFID Funding to Uganda (£)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016 – 2017</p></td><td><p><strong>110,056,327</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017 – 2018</p></td><td><p><strong>124,803,146</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018 - 2019</p></td><td><p><strong>102,509,635</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p><strong>337,369,108</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>Figure 1:</strong> table providing details of DFID’s funding in Uganda in each of the last three financial years</p><p>Centrally managed programmes and multilateral spending totalled a further c. £100m annually.</p><p>A full list of the programmes the Department for International Development (DFID) has supported over the last three years is also published on <a href="https://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/.%0d" target="_blank">https://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/</a>.</p>
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-27T16:17:22.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T16:17:22.097Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4621
label Biography information for Darren Jones more like this
1133568
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Television: Licensing 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 the cost to the public purse was of providing free TV licences to people over the age of 75 for qualifying residents in (a) Luton North constituency, and (b) Luton local authority area in (i) 2017-18 and (ii) 2018-19. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton North more like this
tabling member printed
Kelvin Hopkins more like this
uin 267153 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
answer text <p>In the 2015 funding settlement, the Government agreed with the BBC that responsibility for the concession will transfer to the BBC in June 2020.</p><p>The government and the BBC agreed this is a fair deal for the BBC - in return we closed the iPlayer loophole and committed to increase the licence fee in line with inflation. And to help with financial planning, we agreed to provide phased transitional funding over 2 years to gradually introduce the cost to the BBC.</p><p>This reform was subject to public discussion and debated extensively during the passage of the Digital Economy Act 2017 through Parliament.</p><p>On 10 June 2019, the BBC <a href="https://www.bbc.com/aboutthebbc/reports/consultation/age-related-tv-licence-policy" target="_blank">announced</a> that the current scheme will end. From 1 June 2020, a free TV licence will only be available to a household with someone aged over 75 who receives Pension Credit.</p><p>The table below provides estimates of the costs for 2017/18 of providing free TV licences to people aged 75 and over in the geographical areas requested, in nominal prices. The figures for 2018/19 will be available in September.</p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Expenditure (£m) (Nominal)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(a) Luton North constituency</strong></p></td><td><p>£0.90</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(b) Luton local authority area</strong></p></td><td><p>£1.55</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-27T15:08:11.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T15:08:11.31Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
2
label Biography information for Kelvin Hopkins more like this
1133569
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
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 Schools: Closures 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 publish the (a) postcode, (b) local authority area and (c) rural and urban classification for each state school that has closed and not reopened in another form in each year since 2000. more like this
tabling member constituency Harborough more like this
tabling member printed
Neil O'Brien more like this
uin 267249 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
answer text <p>654 schools have closed with no direct replacement provision between 1 January 2000 and 21 June 2019. Of these, 183 were designated as rural schools. Between 1 January 2010 and 21 June 2019, <del class="ministerial">260</del> <ins class="ministerial">249 </ins>schools closed with no direct replacement provision. Of these, <del class="ministerial">104</del> <ins class="ministerial">102 </ins>were designated as rural schools. A full list can be found attached.</p><p>Information about all open and closed schools in England is available on Get Information about Schools[1] (the department’s register of schools). This can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://www.get-information-schools.service.gov.uk" target="_blank">www.get-information-schools.service.gov.uk</a>.</p><p>The Ofsted definition of a state funded school has been used. This definition does not include local authority maintained nursery schools, alternative provision<ins class="ministerial"> or special schools.</ins><del class="ministerial">, studio schools or university technical colleges.</del></p><p> </p><p>[1] Responsibility for updating Get Information about Schools is shared between the Department, schools and local authorities and therefore we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data.</p>
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-28T10:48:31.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T10:48:31.32Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-07-10T15:39:58.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T15:39:58.55Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
attachment
1
file name 267249_state_school_closures.pdf more like this
title 267249_table more like this
previous answer version
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answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
attachment
1
file name 267249_state_school_closures.pdf more like this
title 267249_table more like this
tabling member
4679
label Biography information for Neil O'Brien more like this
1133570
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
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 Mineworkers' Pension Scheme 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, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2019 to Question 264384 on Mineworkers' Pension Scheme, whether reference was made to the Motion passed in the House on Monday 10 June 2019 on the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme in the letter from Andrew Stephenson MP. more like this
tabling member constituency Easington more like this
tabling member printed
Grahame Morris more like this
uin 267250 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>The letter from Andrew Stephenson MP to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme was sent on Friday 7<sup>th</sup> June. As this was before the Motion passed in the House on Monday 10<sup>th</sup> June, the letter does not make any reference to the Motion.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T10:06:01.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T10:06:01.497Z
answering member
4097
label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
tabling member
3973
label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1133571
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading East Coast Railway Line 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 Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 April 2019 to Question 243444 on East Coast Railway Line, what progress his Department has made in identifying and assessing further potential enhancements for the east coast main line; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
uin 267251 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>The Department is working with High Speed 2 Limited to assess the enhancements that could be delivered on the East Coast Main Line to secure the maximum benefit from the introduction of HS2 services between York and Newcastle. The Department is also working with Transport for the North to assess the proposals contained within the Northern Powerhouse Rail Strategic Outline Business Case to increase capacity and improve journey times on the route.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T15:56:25.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:56:25.733Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4125
label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
1133572
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Network Rail: Finance 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 Transport, when he plans to confirm the level of funding available to Network Rail for control periods (a) 7 from 2024 to 2029 and (b) 8 from 2029 to 2034. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
uin 267252 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>Under the terms of the Railway Act 2005, the Statement of Funds Available for Control Periods 7 and 8 would most likely be published in 2022 and 2027 respectively, although the length of Control Periods is for the independent Office of Rail and Road to determine. The ongoing Williams Rail Review is also considering broader structural issues around the rail industry.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T15:50:53.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:50:53.373Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4125
label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this