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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the report by the Social Metrics Commission Measuring Poverty 2019, published in July, and the appointment of the new Prime Minister on 24 July, what plans they have to revise their strategy for tackling poverty. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL17580 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del><ins class="ministerial">The Government is committed to delivering a sustainable, long-term solution to poverty through reforming the welfare system so that it works with the tax system and the Labour market to support employment and higher pay. Promoting full-time work through work incentives are a key feature of this approach, reinforced by the National Living Wage and the rising Personal Tax Allowance, which work together to promote independence from benefits.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Universal Credit, which is now reaching over 2 million households, has already shown that it is more effective in getting people into work than the legacy benefits it replaces. Nine months into a UC claim, 40% of claimants are working for an employer in a paid role, compared with only 23% at the start of their claim. </ins><br /> <br /><ins class="ministerial"> The number of people in employment has increased by over 3.7 million since 2010. Three-quarters of the growth in employment has been in full-time work which substantially reduces the chances of being in poverty.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government is working with the Social Metrics Commission, and other experts in the field, to develop new experimental statistics which will help us to find new and better ways to analyse poverty in this country. These will be published in 2020 and, in the long-run, could help us target support more effectively.</ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:23:29.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:23:29.557Z
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less than 2019-09-30T14:54:43.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T14:54:43.533Z
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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134826
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott remove filter
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bird more like this
1144129
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 22 July (HL16979), whether they will provide details of the funding for charities that work with older people to support the take-up of Pension Credit in each of the three years specified in the original question. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL17617 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del><ins class="ministerial">The Government works with a wide range of stakeholders including charitable organisations to promote the take-up of Pension Credit. However, the DWP does not provide specific funding to such organisations for Pension Credit take-up related activities. Support is available through a variety of information resources including the Pension Credit toolkit, which is an on-line tool for organisations to use in order to encourage people to claim Pension Credit.</ins></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:36:02.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:36:02.463Z
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less than 2019-10-02T14:06:45.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:06:45.907Z
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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134866
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott remove filter
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1144138
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Sanitation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a statutory requirement for public buildings and offices to provide appropriate disposal bins for the disposal of stoma and other continence products and personal care products in (1) female, and (2) male toilets. more like this
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Baroness Greengross more like this
star this property uin HL17626 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 cover a wide range of basic health, safety and welfare issues and apply to most workplaces. These Regulations require for suitable and sufficient sanitary conveniences to be available at readily accessible places. The attached documents the <em>Workplace Health Safety and Welfare Approved Code of Practice and Guidance</em> (L24) and <em>Welfare at Work – Guidance for employers</em> (INDG293), which are guidance to help dutyholders comply with the regulations, say:</ins></p><ul><li><ins class="ministerial">provision must be made for any worker with a disability to enable them to have access to facilities which are adjusted for their use as necessary; and</ins></li></ul><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><ul><li><ins class="ministerial">that toilets used by women should be provided with suitable means for the disposal of sanitary dressings.</ins></li></ul><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">There are no equivalent requirements for men.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">These regulations do not apply to non-workplaces; however, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government’s building regulations are applicable to public buildings and the advice is:</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><ul><li><ins class="ministerial">Statutory guidance supporting Part M of the building regulations, includes a sanitary waste disposal bin in accessible toilets. All building other than dwellings in scope, including offices and all public buildings would require as a minimum one accessible toilet where a stoma bag can be safely disposed of.</ins></li></ul><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><ul><li><ins class="ministerial">Building Regulations come with statutory guidance on the layout of wheelchair-accessible unisex toilets. These toilets offer private space for anyone needing to attend to a medical need and are not exclusively for use by ambulant disabled people. The guidance for accessible WCs includes a sanitary waste disposal bin with a lid and a wash hand basin. The layout and content of these spaces are controlled in all newly built offices and public buildings.</ins></li></ul><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><ul><li><ins class="ministerial">The statutory guidance given in Approved Document M (Access to and use of buildings) also points to the British Standard BS8300-2:2018 “Design of an accessible and inclusive built environment. Buildings. Code of practice”. This independent best practice standard was updated in January 2018 with further information describing best practice in a range of toilets for people treating a medical condition.</ins></li></ul><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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star this property file name HL17626 attachment 1 Workplace health and safety regulations.pdf more like this
unstar this property title Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare more like this
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star this property file name HL17626 attachment 2 Welfare at work.pdf more like this
unstar this property title Welfare at Work more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:38:19.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:38:19.517Z
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less than 2019-09-30T11:58:41.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T11:58:41.18Z
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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134882
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott remove filter
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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2518
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Greengross more like this
1144160
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for increasing the (1) scope, and (2) total amount, of housing benefit, including any resulting savings on temporary accommodation and other costs. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL17648 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><strong><ins class="ministerial">No assessment has been made of the case for increasing the scope of housing support. Housing support in the private rented sector is based on the Local Housing Allowance and decisions on the uprating of Local Housing Allowance from April 2020 will form part of the discussions in support fiscal events later this year.</ins></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:39:15.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:39:15.56Z
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less than 2019-09-30T12:02:40.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T12:02:40.777Z
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott remove filter
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1144161
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Carers more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many carers registered with the Department of Work and Pensions are (1) over 18 years, (2) 13–18 years, and (3) under 13 years old, in each (a) London borough, and (b) English local authority area. more like this
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Baroness Jolly more like this
star this property uin HL17649 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Department does not hold information on carers unless they claim a benefit related to their role as a carer, such as Carer’s Allowance (CA). Carers may be receiving broader support through other DWP benefits, or through other sources, in addition to or instead of CA.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Carer’s Allowance is a benefit available to those carers providing support to a disabled or seriously ill family member or friend for 35 hours or more a week. To be eligible for CA, the carer must also care for someone claiming Disability Living Allowance (middle or highest care rate), Personal Independence Payment (daily living component) or Attendance Allowance, must earn no more than £123 a week after tax, national insurance and expenses, and be aged 16 or over.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The attached table shows the number of CA claimants in each London Borough and English Local Authority area (ranked by total number of CA claimants) as of February 2019 (the latest data available). This includes those who are in receipt of CA and those who are entitled to but do not receive CA. The data is available publicly at stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:41:17.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:41:17.633Z
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less than 2019-09-27T10:03:50.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-27T10:03:50.757Z
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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star this property file name HL17649 attachment.pdf more like this
unstar this property title Table of CA Claimants more like this
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134960
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott remove filter
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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4203
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jolly more like this
1144170
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government why the objectives listed in the departmental plan for the Department for Work and Pensions makes no reference to (1) reducing poverty, and (2) the Sustainable Development Goal on poverty. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL17658 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">As clearly set out in the Government’s published response to the Voluntary National Review of the Sustainable Development Goal 1, we are committed to delivering a sustainable, long-term solution to reducing poverty through welfare reforms that ensure that the benefits system works with the tax system and the labour market to support employment and higher pay. There is clear evidence that full-time work dramatically reduces the risk of poverty for working families; for example, there is only a 7% chance of a child being in poverty (relative, after housing costs) if both parents work full-time compared with 66% for children in (two-parent) families with only part-time work. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><ins class="ministerial"><ins class="ministerial">Although not directly referenced, our approach to reducing poverty is already reflected in our Single Departmental Plan which sets out how we plan to achieve our key strategic objectives including delivering an effective labour market strategy that boosts employment among under-represented and disadvantaged groups and facilitating progression; and consolidating the delivery of Universal Credit so that it works for everyone.</ins></ins></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><ins class="ministerial"><ins class="ministerial"><ins class="ministerial"><ins class="ministerial">Universal Credit, at the heart of our reforms, has already shown that it is more effective in getting people into work than the legacy benefits it replaces. Nine months into a UC claim, 40% of claimants are working for an employer in a paid role, compared with only 23% at the start of their claim. This is a key approach to provide a sustainable solution to reducing poverty.</ins></ins></ins></ins></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:42:45.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:42:45.083Z
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less than 2019-10-03T13:26:53.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T13:26:53.287Z
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott remove filter
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1144202
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Food Banks: Schools more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that there has been an increase in the number of food banks set up in UK schools. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17690 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">There is no official data or record of the number of foodbanks in the UK. However, the Government wants to develop a better understanding of household food needs to help ensure that support is targeted at those who need it most. This is why the Government has worked with food insecurity experts, the Office for National Statistics and the Scottish Government to introduce a new set of food security questions in the Family Resources Survey starting from April 2019. This means that we will in future be able to able to monitor the prevalence and severity of household food insecurity across the UK and for specific groups, to better understand the drivers of food insecurity and identify which groups are most at risk.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">To help families on low incomes we are supporting 1.3 million children with free school meals, investing up to £26 million in school breakfast clubs, providing approximately 2.3 million children aged 4-6 with a portion of fresh fruit or vegetables each day at school, and, through the Healthy Start Programme, hundreds of thousands of low income families benefit from vouchers which can be redeemed against fruit, vegetables, milk and infant formula.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:53:12.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:53:12.56Z
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less than 2019-09-30T14:57:52.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T14:57:52.123Z
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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4174
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this