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star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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Scotland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 2 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Scotland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading Scotland Office: Glasgow East 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 Scotland, on which dates (a) he and (b) a Minister in his Department last attended an official engagement in Glasgow East constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
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David Linden more like this
star this property uin 2926 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
star this property answer text <p>Scotland Office Ministers travel throughout Scotland and meet with stakeholders to discuss a wide variety of issues on a regular basis, including in the Glasgow area.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfries and Galloway more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Alister Jack more like this
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less than 2019-10-25T09:11:36.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-25T09:11:36.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Alister Jack more like this
star this property tabling member
4640
unstar this property label Biography information for David Linden more like this
1151026
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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Scotland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 2 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Scotland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading Citizens Advice Scotland more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, on which date he last met representatives of Citizens Advice Scotland; and what issues were discussed at that meeting. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
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David Linden more like this
star this property uin 2931 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
star this property answer text <p>I met with the Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Advice Scotland on 24 September 2019 during which a wide range of current issues were discussed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfries and Galloway more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Alister Jack more like this
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less than 2019-10-25T09:13:16.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-25T09:13:16.963Z
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4619
star this property label Biography information for Mr Alister Jack more like this
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4640
unstar this property label Biography information for David Linden more like this
1150676
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
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Scotland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 2 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Scotland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading Food Poverty: Scotland more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of food poverty in Scotland of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney more like this
star this property uin 1932 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government has been clear that leaving the EU with a deal is its preferred option and is in the interests of Scotland and the UK as a whole.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has put in place contingency plans for a range of exit scenarios. These contingencies include ensuring that the Department for Work and Pensions can continue to provide its vital services and that individuals will continue to be able to access benefits and services on the same basis as they do now.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfries and Galloway more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Alister Jack more like this
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less than 2019-10-24T14:22:08.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T14:22:08.123Z
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4619
star this property label Biography information for Mr Alister Jack more like this
star this property tabling member
4614
unstar this property label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
1150677
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
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Scotland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 2 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Scotland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading Police Scotland more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for the effectiveness of Police Scotland of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney more like this
star this property uin 1933 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
star this property answer text <p>I have regular discussions with the Home Secretary and other colleagues on a number of matters. I am aware that Home Office officials have been working closely with counterparts in the Devolved Administrations as well as with policing representatives to ensure that a joined up approach is taken to planning for EU Exit.</p><p> </p><p>The UK Government remains committed to managing the policing implications of EU Exit in the UK through a collective approach, working with the devolution of policing in Northern Ireland and Scotland.</p><p> </p><p>Police Scotland is represented at a number of strategic groups created for EU Exit, including the police-led EU Exit Strategic and Regional Leads Group, and input into key planning structures.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfries and Galloway more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Alister Jack more like this
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less than 2019-10-24T14:24:21.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T14:24:21.97Z
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4619
star this property label Biography information for Mr Alister Jack more like this
star this property tabling member
4614
unstar this property label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
1148859
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Scotland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 2 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Scotland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading City Region Deals and Local Growth Deals: Scottish Islands more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, with reference to the Prime Minister’s announcement of 28 July 2019 on City Region and Growth deals, when an announcement will be made on the Islands Deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Na h-Eileanan an Iar more like this
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Angus Brendan MacNeil more like this
star this property uin 84 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
star this property answer text <p>My officials are awaiting receipt of the latest suite of proposals from the Islands partners. Once this is received, we will consider the contents and announce next steps towards agreeing an Islands Deal.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfries and Galloway more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Alister Jack more like this
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less than 2019-10-18T13:56:10.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-18T13:56:10.523Z
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4619
star this property label Biography information for Mr Alister Jack more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angus Brendan MacNeil more like this
1148194
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Scotland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 2 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Scotland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions: Scotland more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Department for Work and Pensions on the effect of section 75 of the Pensions Act 1995 on (a) plumbing pensions and (b) multi-employer pension schemes; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 294205 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>My Department works closely with the Department for Work and Pensions on a range of issues that are relevant to Scotland.</p><p> </p><p>The Government believes that the existing arrangements provide sufficient flexibility for employers to manage their section 75 debts and that maintaining the current calculation method is the most viable way of ensuring that members receive their pension benefits over the longer term.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfries and Galloway more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Alister Jack more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T10:24:04.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:24:04.73Z
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4619
star this property label Biography information for Mr Alister Jack more like this
star this property tabling member
4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1147830
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Scotland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 2 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Scotland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading Cash Dispensing: Scotland more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on ensuring that people are able to access free-to-use cash machines throughout Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney more like this
star this property uin 293693 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>I have regular discussions on important Scottish economic matters with my Cabinet colleagues, including the Chancellor of the Exchequer.</p><p> </p><p>Technology has transformed banking for millions of people, but we know that many still rely on cash. That is why we are co-ordinating work across government, regulators and industry so we can protect access for everyone who needs it.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>LINK, the scheme that runs the UK’s ATM network, has publicly committed to maintain the broad geographic spread of ATMs and has put in place specific arrangements to protect remote free-to-use ATMs one kilometre or further from the next nearest free-to-use ATM. More recently, LINK has committed to protecting free access to cash on high streets – where there is a cluster of five or more retailers – that do not have a free-to-use ATM or a Post Office counter within 1 kilometre.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfries and Galloway more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Alister Jack more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:04:00.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:04:00.693Z
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4619
star this property label Biography information for Mr Alister Jack more like this
star this property tabling member
4614
unstar this property label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
1147850
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Scotland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 2 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Scotland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Scotland more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent assessment his Department has made of public satisfaction with public services in Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney more like this
star this property uin 293696 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>In a recent Scottish Government Household survey, we see that public satisfaction in health, schools, education and public transport in Scotland has dropped to 51.7%, its lowest level since 2007, which is extremely disappointing. These policy areas are devolved to the Scottish Government and they must do more to improve public services for the people of Scotland.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfries and Galloway more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Alister Jack more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:02:39.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:02:39.967Z
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4619
star this property label Biography information for Mr Alister Jack more like this
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4614
unstar this property label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
1147511
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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Scotland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 2 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Scotland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Energy and Lifestyle Management: Green Deal Scheme 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 Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on HELMS Green Deal mis-selling; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 292950 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>I am aware that there are a large number of appeal cases, currently with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, regarding the activities of HELMS under the Green Deal. Under the Green Deal Framework Regulations, the Secretary of State for BEIS has the power to reduce or cancel loans where there has been a breach of the relevant rules, and she is satisfied that the consumer has suffered, or is likely to suffer, a substantive loss. I have been assured that BEIS is working to reach conclusions on these cases as soon as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfries and Galloway more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Alister Jack more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T14:38:07.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T14:38:07.243Z
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4619
star this property label Biography information for Mr Alister Jack more like this
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4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1147513
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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Scotland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 2 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Scotland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service: VAT 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 Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on VAT refunds for Police Scotland and Fire Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 292951 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>I have regular discussions with Cabinet colleagues, including the Chancellor of the Exchequer on important Scottish economic and fiscal matters.</p><p> </p><p>At Budget 2017, we enabled Scottish Police and Fire services to claim VAT refunds of £40m per year going forward.</p><p> </p><p>The Scottish Government was aware of the VAT consequences of its restructuring in 2012, but decided to proceed because the estimated financial savings outweighed the costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfries and Galloway more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Alister Jack more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:37:11.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:37:11.047Z
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4619
star this property label Biography information for Mr Alister Jack more like this
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4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this