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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Glasgow more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many advance benefit payments have been made to people in Glasgow in each month between April 2019 to August 2019; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 290749 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit new claim advances provide access to a payment for those in financial need, which can be accessed urgently, until their first UC payment is due. Claimants can access up to 100% of the total expected monthly award, for which they can pay back over a period of up to 12 months.</p><p> </p><p>For Glasgow City local authority:</p><p> </p><ul><li>In April 2019 there were 3,100 Universal Credit advances paid</li><li>In May 2019 there were 3,100 Universal Credit advances paid</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department has taken a number of steps to ensure that advances meet the needs of claimants and that recovery arrangements are personalised and reasonable. The maximum rate of deductions cannot normally exceed 40 per cent of the Universal Credit standard allowance and does not reduce other components of an award, such as money paid for children, housing or when someone is caring for a severely disabled person. From October 2019 this will be reduced to 30 per cent and from October 2021 we are increasing the maximum recovery period for advances from 12 to 16 months.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><p> </p><ol><li>Figures are rounded to the nearest 100</li><li>Figures only go to May 2019 in line with published statistics relating to households on Universal Credit</li><li>Figures include all types of advances</li><li>Figures relate to Universal Credit full service only</li></ol>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T14:50:37.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T14:50:37.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1145737
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Food Banks: Glasgow South West more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to visit a food bank in Glasgow South West constituency in October 2019; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 290750 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 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>DWP Ministers regularly travel across the country visiting jobcentres, charities, food banks and partnership organisations. We receive many requests for visits across all parts of the UK and try to get to as many places as is possible with the constraints of Departmental business and the Parliamentary timetable.</p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T14:50:19.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T14:50:19.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1146021
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to review universal credit assessment periods when claimants receive two paychecks within the same assessment period due to a change of employer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chichester more like this
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Gillian Keegan more like this
star this property uin 291103 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 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit seeks to take earnings into account in a way that is fair and transparent. The amount of Universal Credit paid reflects, as closely as possible, the actual circumstances of a household during each monthly assessment period, including any earnings reported by their employer or employers during the assessment period, regardless of when they were paid, or which month they relate to.</p><p> </p><p>Assessment periods allow for Universal Credit awards to be adjusted on a monthly basis, ensuring that if a claimant’s income changes, they do not have to wait several months for a corresponding change in their Universal Credit award. Claimants can always discuss the implications of any changes in earnings with their case managers and work coach and can be referred to personal budgeting support to help them manage their budgeting.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-10-03T15:59:24.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T15:59:24.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gillian Keegan more like this
1146122
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on reductions to deductions for claimants of universal credit in latest period for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 290635 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T14:40:17.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T14:40:17.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1146123
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of universal credit received a (a) budgeting loan and (b) deferral period in the latest period for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 290636 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>Budgeting loans are not available to claimants in receipt of Universal Credit and therefore we do not hold any data.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Budgeting Advances have replaced Budgeting Loans for those in receipt of Universal Credit helping to provide additional assistance for emergency household costs, such as replacing a broken cooker, getting a job or staying in work or funeral costs. Eligibility for a Budgeting Advance is explained on GOV.UK and can be accessed at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit/other-financial-support" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit/other-financial-support</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T14:55:02.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T14:55:02.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1146227
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the information provided in the Benefit Overpayment Recovery Guide Appendix 4, that fines have a maximum deduction rate of £108.35 a month, and a minimum deduction rate of an amount equivalent to five per cent of the claimant’s UC Standard Allowance. Any other deductions being taken reduce the maximum deduction rate pound for pound, so that the total of all deductions doesn’t go above the overall maximum deduction rate of 40 per cent of the claimant’s UC Standard Allowance, is still applicable. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 290673 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 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>The maximum rate of deductions cannot normally exceed 40 per cent of the Universal Credit standard allowance and does not reduce other components of an award, such as money paid for children, housing or when someone is caring for a severely disabled person. From October 2019 this will be reduced to 30 per cent and from October 2021 we are increasing the maximum recovery period for advances from 12 to 16 months.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises the importance of safeguarding the welfare of claimants who have incurred debt, so last resort deductions can be applied to protect vulnerable claimants from eviction and/or having their fuel supply (gas/electricity) cut off, by providing a last resort repayment method for arrears of these essential services. In these cases, when it is considered to be in the best interests of the claimant and their family, deductions may be taken above the 40 per cent limit.</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant is in financial difficulty as a result of the level of deductions being made they can contact the Department to request that a reduction in deductions be considered.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T14:53:40.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T14:53:40.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1145902
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Trials: Legal Costs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what legislation or guidelines determine who should pay the cost of counsel when a court case is adjourned the night before that trial is scheduled to take place. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 290849 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 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
star this property answer text <p>For publicly funded criminal legal aid work, payment for the trial advocate (or counsel) in the Crown Court is determined in accordance with fees set out in Schedule 1 of The Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration) Regulations 2013. The Crown Court Fee Guidance published by the Legal Aid Agency provides further guidance.</p><p> </p><p>Paragraph 16, Schedule 1 of the Remuneration Regulations states that an ineffective trial fixed fee <em>is payable in respect of each day on which the case was listed for trial but did not proceed on the day for which it was listed, for whatever reason.</em> The fee payable is set out at paragraph 24 of Schedule 1 of the Regulations and there are different fees according to the category of advocate instructed in the trial.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aldridge-Brownhills more like this
star this property answering member printed Wendy Morton more like this
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less than 2019-10-03T15:03:00.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T15:03:00.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Wendy Morton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1146121
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Rape: Trials more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the longest waiting time was in weeks for a trial where the defendant entered a not guilty plea for rape in each Crown Court in England and Wales in (a) 2010 and (b) 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 290940 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>The information requested about the longest Crown Court waiting times for a trial where the defendant entered a not guilty plea for rape in 2010 and 2018 can be found in the attached Excel document.</p><p> </p><p>This maximum measure can be unrepresentative of the group, and will be affected by extreme results lying outside the normal range.</p><p> </p><p>Performance, demand and waiting times in the courts are constantly reviewed to balance sitting days with waiting times, disposals and receipts. Resources are adjusted when appropriate. Demand has been falling in recent years and sitting days have been reduced accordingly. The abolition of committal hearings in 2013 transferred the file preparation period from the magistrates’ court to the Crown Court and so comparisons between pre-2013 data and post-2013 data do not compare like with like.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to review demand and performance in the Crown Courts and will ensure they have the resource they require.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aldridge-Brownhills more like this
star this property answering member printed Wendy Morton more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T16:13:40.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T16:13:40.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Wendy Morton more like this
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star this property file name Table for PQ 290940.xlsx more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1146243
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many referrals from Independent Reviewing Officers to CAFCASS on behalf of children in care have resulted in legal action in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 290555 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
star this property answer text <p>No referrals from Independent Reviewing Officers (IROs) to Cafcass on behalf of children in care have resulted in legal proceedings in the last 10 years.</p><p> </p><p>20 referrals were made to Cafcass by IROs during the period in question. Cafcass responds to every referral and appoints a Cafcass officer (often the previous guardian) to provide an independent assessment of the child’s circumstances. Cafcass seeks in-house legal advice for each referral which will recommend whether legal action should be commenced in order to protect the child’s interests.</p><p> </p><p>In all cases, Cafcass enters into negotiation with the local authority to try to resolve any dispute by negotiation or mediation to achieve the best outcome for the child and most referrals are resolved by agreement. Cafcass takes every step possible to ensure a child's human rights are effectively protected and would not hesitate to take court action when there is no other effective way to achieve a positive outcome for the child.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Aldridge-Brownhills more like this
star this property answering member printed Wendy Morton more like this
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less than 2019-10-03T14:38:27.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T14:38:27.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Wendy Morton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
1145819
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will estimate the number of people posing a sexual threat to children (a) online and (b) offline in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham more like this
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property uin 290802 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>There are over 58,000 Registered Sex Offenders in the UK. A conservative estimate of the National Crime Agency (NCA) is that around 80,000 people in the UK present some kind of sexual threat to children online, while the Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse estimates that 15% of girls and 5% of boys experience some form of sexual abuse before the age of 16.</p><p>In February 2017, the Government published its Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation: Progress Report and announced a £40m package of measures to protect children and young people from sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking, and to crack down on offenders. In September 2018, the Government announced an additional £21.5m investment in law enforcement to reduce the volume of offending and pursue the most hardened and dangerous abusers.</p><p>The Government has made significant progress in tackling child sexual exploitation. We have prioritised child sexual abuse as a national threat to empower law enforcement to tackle these crimes, developed world-leading technology such as the child abuse image database (CAID) to tackle online child sexual abuse, and built the capabilities of our law enforcement and intelligence partners to bring the highest-harm offenders to justice.</p><p>The Government continue to engage closely with a range of partners including law enforcement, charities and academics to build our understanding of the evolving threat in order to do all we can to protect children and stop offenders.</p><p>In 2017 the government established the Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse with £7.5 million of funding. Headed by Barnardo’s, the centre works to improve our understanding of the scale and nature of pathways into child sexual offending and what works to prevent and tackle it, including developing a typology of child sexual offending which will support a more targeted response by the police and other agencies.</p><p>We will publish a national strategy setting out how we will galvanise local, national and international efforts to prevent, tackle and respond to all forms of Child Sexual Abuse, which will be supported by the announcement on 4 September 2019 of an additional £30 million to safeguard children from child sexual exploitation and abuse. Increasing funding for cutting-edge technology and the best intelligence and law enforcement capabilities will enable police officers to continue to target the worst and most sophisticated offenders.</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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290804 more like this
290807 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T17:06:21.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T17:06:21.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this