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star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Fire and Rescue Services: Pensions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent reduction in the discount rate for public service pension schemes on the financial stability of fire services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney remove filter
star this property uin 195652 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government proposed a change to the discount rate in September. This change was confirmed at the Budget in October. Provisional valuation results suggest employers will need to pay more into schemes from 2019/20.</p><p>At the Budget, the Treasury allocated extra funding to the reserve for 2019/20 to cover the unexpected additional costs arising from this change to the discount rate, including for fire. Provisional results indicate fire will pay an additional £10 million next year.</p><p>Fire services have the resources to do their work. At March 2018 the standalone FRAs held £545 million in reserves, equivalent to 42 percent of the core spending power.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T16:03:34.58Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
1037173
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
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unstar this property hansard heading Windrush Generation: Costs more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the Government's Windrush initiatives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney remove filter
star this property uin 206019 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
star this property answer text <p>At the HASC evidence session on Tuesday 15 May, the Home Secretary committed to providing the HASC with regular updates on the work of the department in relation to Windrush. The most recent update was published on 17 December 2018 and Annex A provides a Financial Overview of the Windrush Initiative up to and including Period 7 of the Financial Year 2018/19.</p><p>Data would only be accurate at the time it was generated, with any answer potentially being inaccurate at the time of release. Providing a running commentary on the estimate of the cost to the public purse would not be cost and resource effective.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-01-15T17:15:58.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T17:15:58.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has for the introduction of an appeal process to the EU Settled Status scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney remove filter
star this property uin 214071 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
star this property answer text <p>If the Withdrawal Agreement is agreed the Government will implement that agreement, including appeal rights, through the Withdrawal Agreement Bill.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T16:07:24.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T16:07:24.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Knives: Crime more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle incidents of knife crime on the railways. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney remove filter
star this property uin 214072 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The chances of being a victim of crime, on the railways or elsewhere, remain extremely low. However, the Government is very concerned about increases in knife crime and its impact on victims, families and communities. The action we are taking is set out in our Serious Violence Strategy and includes new legislation in the Offensive Weapons Bill and continuing police action under Operation Sceptre. The British Transport Police also participate in Operation Sceptre and we expect the next national week of action to take place in March 2019.</p><p>More widely, we have also been supporting the #knifefree media campaign to raise awareness of the consequences of knife crime and discourage young people from carrying knives more generally. The Serious Violence Strategy includes a strong focus on prevention and early intervention to stop young people being drawn in to knife crime. Our Early Intervention Youth Fund of £22 million is already supporting 29 projects in England and Wales. Over £17 million has already been allocated to projects delivering interventions to young people at risk of criminal involvement, gang exploitation and county lines.</p><p>We are supporting 68 small community projects this year through the anti-knife crime Community Fund. In addition, we have extended our support for Redthread in hospital emergency departments to introduce its “teachable moment” youth violence intervention work to hospi-tals in Birmingham and Nottingham.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T15:31:01.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T15:31:01.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to promote the EU settlement scheme to children of non-UK EU citizens. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney remove filter
star this property uin 223237 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
star this property answer text <p>We are working in partnership with vulnerable group representatives, local authorities and other experts to make sure we reach everyone.</p><p>We have established a children’s specific content steering group to develop age-appropriate communications content and material for children as part of the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) communications programme.</p><p>This group has members from a range of children’s rights bodies including legal experts, academics specialising in European children’s rights and communications professionals.</p><p>The group recognises the need to create communications materials that provide greater detail on requirements for children to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (as well as organisations making applications on behalf of children). Any materials produced are also intended to empower children and young people to understand their legal rights as EU citizens in the UK.</p><p>The intention is also to include children in the development of the content and market-test our products with children, adhering to all ethical standards, to ensure they are fit-for-purpose. <br> <br>Furthermore, we are engaging regularly with local authorities regarding their responsibilities for looked after children who are impacted by the introduction of the EU Settlement Scheme and are providing guidance to help them manage these often complex cases.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-02-27T16:29:10.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T16:29:10.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the accessibility of the EU Exit: ID document check android app for applicants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney remove filter
star this property uin 277254 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>EU citizens make a huge contribution to our economy and society, and we want them to stay. The EU Settlement Scheme enables them to do so. The ‘EU Exit: Identity Document Check’ app is an optional aspect of the service which allows applicants to prove their identity remotely using their biometric identity document and an android smartphone device.</p><p>The app requires applicants to complete four quick steps – to take a photo of their identity document photo page, read the chip, complete a liveness check and take a photo of themselves using the device camera. The app process can be completed by the applicant alone, or with support from a third party, for example the applicant can choose to take the photo themselves using the front facing camera, or have a third party take the photo using the back camera.</p><p>So far, the app has undergone two separate accessibility audits, the first prior to the beta test phase and the second during the testing phase. The app development team have implemented recommendations from both audits, for example enabling users to utilise accessibility tools native to their device. User Research is ongoing, including with users with specific accessibility needs and those at the lower end of the digital inclusion scale.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T17:04:52.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T17:04:52.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this