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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Parliament: Elections more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress he has made on the assessment of the reasons that EU citizens living in the UK were unable to register and vote in the 2019 European Parliament elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
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Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 272799 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>In line with their statutory duty, the Electoral Commission will be publishing a report into the administration of the polls later this year. The Government will consider this in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T13:13:20.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T13:13:20.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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1136671
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Parliament: Elections more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions he has had with the Electoral Commission on EU citizens being unable to vote in the 2019 European Parliament elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
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Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 272800 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Ministers and officials meet frequently with external officials to discuss a wide range of electoral issues.</p><p>Details of external meetings by Ministers and Permanent Secretaries are published quarterly and are available on gov.uk.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T13:13:04.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T13:13:04.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood remove filter
1136672
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Parliament: Elections more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made an assessment of the level of voter turnout of EU citizens living in the UK at the 2019 European Parliament elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
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Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 272801 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Data on voting rates per nationality in the 2019 European elections is not collected centrally.</p><p>In line with their statutory duty, the Electoral Commission will be publishing a report into the administration of the polls later this year. The Government will consider this in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T13:14:34.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T13:14:34.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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1136674
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationality: Applications more like this
star this property house id 1 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 assessment he has made of the equity of the fee structure for applying to become a UK citizen for people who have been (a) born and (b) raised in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
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Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 272802 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>An assessment of the impact of all border, immigration and citizenship (BIC) fees was published as an associated document to the Immigration and<br>Nationality Fees (Regulations) 2018. Whilst the assessment doesn’t focus on<br>affordability, which would be a very subjective matter, it does include <br>estimates of price elasticity. Policy Equality Statements are prepared alongside proposed fee changes.</p><p>The relevant information can be found via the following link:</p><p><a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukia/2018/59/pdfs/ukia_20180059_en.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukia/2018/59/pdfs/ukia_20180059_en.pdf</a></p><p>Additionally, the Home Office keeps its fees for immigration and nationality under regular review and changes to individual charges need to be made with a view to maintaining the overall purpose of the fees and charging legislation.</p><p>The Home Office constantly strives to achieve the right balance between ensuring that individuals are able to obtain status in the UK and access appropriate services, without adding burden to the taxpayer.</p><p>Applying for British nationality is not mandatory and many individuals who have settlement/ indefinite leave to remain (ILR) status choose not to apply. This is because, in addition to lawful permanent residence in the UK, a person with indefinite leave to remain has full access to the UK labour market, education, healthcare and the ability to sponsor family members’ residence in the UK.</p><p>The Home Office also provides for exceptions to the need to pay application fees for limited and indefinite leave to remain, in a number of specific<br>circumstances. These exceptions ensure that the Home Office’s immigration and nationality fee structure complies with international obligations, including in relation to refugees and persons deriving rights under the ECHR and wider government policy and the protection of vulnerable children, such as those in Local Authority (LA) care.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 272803 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-08T13:53:42.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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1133553
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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 Pension Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on promoting pension credit to people affected by the BBC's decision to end the provision of free TV licences to people aged over 75 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
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Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 267239 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The policy for the TV licence concession for those aged 75 and over is currently the responsibility of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media &amp; Sport and will pass to the BBC in June 2020.</p><p>DWP officials are in discussion with DCMS officials regarding issues resulting from the BBC’s decision to end from June 2020 the free TV licence concession to those people aged 75 or over who are not receiving Pension Credit. The BBC has undertaken to write to all those who may be affected.</p><p>The Government remains committed to ensuring that older people receive the support they are entitled to using a wide range of channels to communicate information about benefits to potential customers; including information in leaflets and on <a href="https://gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://gov.uk/</a>. Potential customers can use the Pension Credit <a href="https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit-calculator" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit-calculator</a> to check if they are likely to be eligible and get an estimate of what they may receive. People wishing to claim Pension Credit can do so by calling 0800 99 1234.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T14:19:32.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:19:32.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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1133554
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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 Television: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure people over the age of 75 are supported financially to afford the TV licence fee. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
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Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 267240 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The policy for the TV licence concession for those aged 75 and over is currently the responsibility of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media &amp; Sport and will pass to the BBC in June 2020.</p><p>We are forecast to spend over £120 billion on benefits for pensioners in 2019-20, this includes over £99 billion of expenditure on the State Pension.</p><p>We are committed to the Triple Lock for the remainder of this Parliament, guaranteeing that up to the full amounts of the basic and new State Pensions will rise by the highest of average earnings growth, price inflation, or 2.5% and in 2019/20 the increase was 2.6%.</p><p>The full rate of the basic State Pension will be worth over £1,600 more in 2019/20 than in 2010 in cash terms - £675 more than if it had been increased only in line with earnings.</p><p>Pension Credit and Housing Benefit for pensioners provide support for poorer pensioners. From April 2019, the Standard Minimum Guarantee in Pension Credit has also been increased by earnings. This will be the equivalent of over £1,800 per year higher in cash terms for single people and over £2,700 per year higher in cash terms for couples than it was in 2010.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T14:30:21.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:30:21.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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1133172
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 Pension Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Work and Pensions, what recent steps she has taken to increase the uptake of pension credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
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Shabana Mahmood more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that older people receive the support they are entitled to and the DWP targets activity on engaging with people who may be eligible to benefits at pivotal stages, such as when they claim State Pension or report a change in their circumstances. The DWP uses a wide range of channels to communicate information about benefits to potential customers; including information on <a href="https://gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://gov.uk/</a>, in leaflets and by telephone. DWP staff in Pension Centres and Jobcentres including visiting officers are able to provide help and advice about entitlement to benefits, as are staff in Local Authorities who administer Housing Benefit.</p><p> </p><p>Potential customers can use the Pension Credit <a href="https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit-calculator" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit-calculator</a> to check if they are likely to be eligible and get an estimate of what they may receive. People wishing to claim Pension Credit can do so by calling 0800 99 1234.</p><p> </p><p>One of the best ways to reach eligible customers is through trusted stakeholder working in the community and we have developed the Pension Credit toolkit, as an on-line tool for agencies and welfare rights organisations to use in order to encourage Pension Credit take-up. It can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-credit-toolkit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-credit-toolkit</a></p><p> </p><p>The toolkit contains resources for anyone working with pensioners and includes guides to Pension Credit. It also contains publicity material and guidance designed to help older people understand how they could get Pension Credit and help organisations support someone applying for Pension Credit as well as ideas for encouraging take-up. The toolkit also provides links to information about disability and carers benefits.</p><p> </p><p>Most recently we have provided to relevant organisations a fact sheet about Pension Credit and the recent changes for mixed age couples to ensure that accurate information is available in the places where people are most likely to seek information.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:29:49.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:29:49.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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1133173
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether a person over the age of 75 who is in receipt of pension credit and living with a spouse who is under the age of 75 will have to pay for a TV licence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
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Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 266723 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The BBC is responsible for the administration of the over 75 licence fee concession from June 2020. It has said that any household with someone aged over 75 who receives Pension Credit will be eligible for a free TV licence funded by the BBC from 01 June 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T12:43:27.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:43:27.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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1133176
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on increasing the uptake of pension credit to reduce the effect of limiting free TV licences fee for people over 75. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
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Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 266724 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Ministers have regular discussions with the Department for Work and Pensions on this issue. In light of the recent BBC decision on the future of the over 75 licence fee concession, the Government have asked the BBC to consider a range of measures to further support the most vulnerable pensioners, including measures to promote the take up of Pension Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T12:45:02.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:45:02.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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3914
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1130932
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cyprus: Turkey more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on recent diplomatic relations between Turkey and Cyprus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
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Shabana Mahmood more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text ​The UK is a strong supporter of a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement of the Cyprus issue. We have therefore been following recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean with concern and would like to see the situation de-escalated. The UK has made it clear to Turkey, both privately and publicly, that we oppose their plans to drill. We continue to recognise the sovereign right of the Republic of Cyprus to exploit the oil and gas in its internationally agreed Exclusive Economic Zone. We believe it is critical for stability in the Mediterranean, and for the integrity of the Rules-Based International System, that disputes such as this are resolved through dialogue and in accordance with international law. We will continue to work with the Republic of Cyprus, Turkey and the wider region to that end. We also continue to suppot a just and lasting settlement in Cyprus as the best means of resolving the difficulties caused by the division of the island. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T14:07:40.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:07:40.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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