Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

1176354
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-02-05more like thismore than 2020-02-05
star this property answering body
Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Insurance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that car insurance premiums do not discriminate drivers because of their ethnicity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 12880 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-02-10more like thismore than 2020-02-10
star this property answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010 prohibits firms from discriminating against consumers with most protected characteristics, one of which is race. Insurers can only discriminate based on a limited range of characteristics if they can provide objective, accurate, and reliable evidence that the consumer is at a higher risk of making a claim, and if the information they used to assess the application was used in a reasonable way.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, firms are required to treat consumers fairly under the Financial Conduct Authority’s rules. The FCA is empowered to address misconduct, and where this has occurred it can undertake full investigations, and as a result impose financial penalties or even order firms to cease certain activities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
12304 more like this
12881 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2020-02-10T12:21:56.877Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-10T12:21:56.877Z
star this property answering member
4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
star this property tabling member
3914
unstar this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood remove filter
1176355
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-02-05more like thismore than 2020-02-05
star this property answering body
Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Insurance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of whether drivers born outside the UK pay higher car insurance premiums than drivers born in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 12881 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-02-10more like thismore than 2020-02-10
star this property answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010 prohibits firms from discriminating against consumers with most protected characteristics, one of which is race. Insurers can only discriminate based on a limited range of characteristics if they can provide objective, accurate, and reliable evidence that the consumer is at a higher risk of making a claim, and if the information they used to assess the application was used in a reasonable way.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, firms are required to treat consumers fairly under the Financial Conduct Authority’s rules. The FCA is empowered to address misconduct, and where this has occurred it can undertake full investigations, and as a result impose financial penalties or even order firms to cease certain activities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
12304 more like this
12880 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2020-02-10T12:21:56.923Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-10T12:21:56.923Z
star this property answering member
4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
star this property tabling member
3914
unstar this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood remove filter
1176109
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-02-04more like thismore than 2020-02-04
star this property answering body
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
star this property legislature
25259
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, if she will make an assessment of the potential incentive for mixed-aged couples to live alone as a result of the changes to pension credit entitlement which came into force in May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 12300 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-02-10more like thismore than 2020-02-10
star this property answer text <p>Pension Credit is intended to provide long term support for people who have permanently retired from the labour market on grounds of age.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does not believe it is right that different labour market conditions should apply to people below State Pension age based on the age of their partner. The younger partner in a mixed age couple should have the same incentives to work and save for their own retirement as other people of the same age. Unlike Pension Credit, which in most cases allows couples to retain only £10 a week of earned income, Universal Credit provides clear incentives for people to find and progress in work. The younger partner in a mixed age couple claiming Universal Credit will get the personalised support provided by Work Coaches to help them find and progress in work where appropriate. If the younger partner is unable to work because of disability or caring requirements, additional amounts may be payable and conditionality requirements adjusted.</p><p> </p><p>No work-related requirements will be applied to the older partner and there is no effect on entitlement to, or ability to receive, a State Pension.</p><p> </p><p>This change does not apply to couples already claiming Pension Credit and/or Housing Benefit for pensioners on 14 May 2019 for as long as they remain entitled to either benefit.</p><p> </p><p>In means-tested benefits, couples in a household are treated and assessed as a single unit rather than on an individual basis. The rate for a couple is lower than the rates would be for two single people to take account of lower aggregate living expenses for a couple. There is no evidence from elsewhere in the tax-benefit system that this leads to couples separating. In developing the policy, it was judged that the strategic objective of maintaining contact with the labour market and incentives to save for retirement outweighed the risk of genuine separation, given this lack of evidence.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
12301 more like this
12302 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2020-02-10T17:47:13.84Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-10T17:47:13.84Z
star this property answering member
4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
star this property tabling member
3914
unstar this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood remove filter
1176110
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-02-04more like thismore than 2020-02-04
star this property answering body
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
star this property legislature
25259
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 additional financial support her Department provides to mixed-age couples as a result of the changes to pension credit entitlement which came into force in May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 12301 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-02-10more like thismore than 2020-02-10
star this property answer text <p>Pension Credit is intended to provide long term support for people who have permanently retired from the labour market on grounds of age.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does not believe it is right that different labour market conditions should apply to people below State Pension age based on the age of their partner. The younger partner in a mixed age couple should have the same incentives to work and save for their own retirement as other people of the same age. Unlike Pension Credit, which in most cases allows couples to retain only £10 a week of earned income, Universal Credit provides clear incentives for people to find and progress in work. The younger partner in a mixed age couple claiming Universal Credit will get the personalised support provided by Work Coaches to help them find and progress in work where appropriate. If the younger partner is unable to work because of disability or caring requirements, additional amounts may be payable and conditionality requirements adjusted.</p><p> </p><p>No work-related requirements will be applied to the older partner and there is no effect on entitlement to, or ability to receive, a State Pension.</p><p> </p><p>This change does not apply to couples already claiming Pension Credit and/or Housing Benefit for pensioners on 14 May 2019 for as long as they remain entitled to either benefit.</p><p> </p><p>In means-tested benefits, couples in a household are treated and assessed as a single unit rather than on an individual basis. The rate for a couple is lower than the rates would be for two single people to take account of lower aggregate living expenses for a couple. There is no evidence from elsewhere in the tax-benefit system that this leads to couples separating. In developing the policy, it was judged that the strategic objective of maintaining contact with the labour market and incentives to save for retirement outweighed the risk of genuine separation, given this lack of evidence.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
12300 more like this
12302 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2020-02-10T17:47:13.933Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-10T17:47:13.933Z
star this property answering member
4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
star this property tabling member
3914
unstar this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood remove filter
1176111
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-02-04more like thismore than 2020-02-04
star this property answering body
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
star this property legislature
25259
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, whether she has put in place additional financial support for mixed-age pensioners as a result of the May 2019 changes to pension credit entitlement for mixed-aged couples; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 12302 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-02-10more like thismore than 2020-02-10
star this property answer text <p>Pension Credit is intended to provide long term support for people who have permanently retired from the labour market on grounds of age.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does not believe it is right that different labour market conditions should apply to people below State Pension age based on the age of their partner. The younger partner in a mixed age couple should have the same incentives to work and save for their own retirement as other people of the same age. Unlike Pension Credit, which in most cases allows couples to retain only £10 a week of earned income, Universal Credit provides clear incentives for people to find and progress in work. The younger partner in a mixed age couple claiming Universal Credit will get the personalised support provided by Work Coaches to help them find and progress in work where appropriate. If the younger partner is unable to work because of disability or caring requirements, additional amounts may be payable and conditionality requirements adjusted.</p><p> </p><p>No work-related requirements will be applied to the older partner and there is no effect on entitlement to, or ability to receive, a State Pension.</p><p> </p><p>This change does not apply to couples already claiming Pension Credit and/or Housing Benefit for pensioners on 14 May 2019 for as long as they remain entitled to either benefit.</p><p> </p><p>In means-tested benefits, couples in a household are treated and assessed as a single unit rather than on an individual basis. The rate for a couple is lower than the rates would be for two single people to take account of lower aggregate living expenses for a couple. There is no evidence from elsewhere in the tax-benefit system that this leads to couples separating. In developing the policy, it was judged that the strategic objective of maintaining contact with the labour market and incentives to save for retirement outweighed the risk of genuine separation, given this lack of evidence.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
12300 more like this
12301 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2020-02-10T17:47:13.773Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-10T17:47:13.773Z
star this property answering member
4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
star this property tabling member
3914
unstar this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood remove filter
1176112
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-02-04more like thismore than 2020-02-04
star this property answering body
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
star this property legislature
25259
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 her Department has taken to increase the number of people claiming pension credit in the last 12 months; and what progress she has made in increasing that number. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 12303 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-02-10more like thismore than 2020-02-10
star this property answer text <p>1.6 Million people are already claiming some £5.4 billion in pension Credit. The Government wants to make sure that all pensioners eligible can claim the Pension Credit to which they are rightly entitled. That is why from the 10 February we are launching a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of Pension Credit and encourage those over State Pension age to check whether they’re eligible. The campaign, which will run for 12 weeks, includes a short, animated video that will be shown in GP waiting rooms and in Post Offices. It will also be shown to Facebook users over State Pension Age and be supported by messaging on social media.</p><p> </p><p>We regularly work with our stakeholders to help spread the key messages from the campaign because we know that often the best ways to reach eligible pensioners is through trusted stakeholders working in the community. The Pension Credit toolkit is being updated with the campaign materials to supplement the resources it already contains for those working with pensioners, such as guides to Pension Credit and guidance designed to help older people understand how they could get Pension Credit. The toolkit is designed to help organisations support someone applying for Pension Credit as well as provide ideas for encouraging 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 Department for Work and Pensions continues to use a wide range of channels including information on <a href="http://www.gov.uk" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a>, in leaflets and by telephone to communicate information about benefits including Pension Credit to potential claimants. We target activity on engaging with people who may be eligible to benefits at pivotal stages, such as when they claim State Pension or Attendance Allowance or report a change in their circumstances which may mean that they could be eligible for Pension Credit. In addition, the Pension Credit calculator <a href="https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit-calculator" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit-calculator</a> enables potential claimants to check if they are likely to be eligible and get an estimate of what they may receive.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions publishes an annual report detailing latest available statistics regarding the estimated take-up of Pension Credit and other income-related benefits.</p><p>The latest version can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-related-benefits-estimates-of-take-up-financial-year-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-related-benefits-estimates-of-take-up-financial-year-2016-to-2017</a></p><p>The next report containing 2017/18 data is currently due to be published at the end of February 2020.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2020-02-10T17:45:34.883Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-10T17:45:34.883Z
star this property answering member
4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
star this property tabling member
3914
unstar this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood remove filter
1176113
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-02-04more like thismore than 2020-02-04
star this property answering body
Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Cars: Insurance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on safeguarding against discrimination in the car insurance market. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 12304 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-02-10more like thismore than 2020-02-10
star this property answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010 prohibits firms from discriminating against consumers with most protected characteristics, one of which is race. Insurers can only discriminate based on a limited range of characteristics if they can provide objective, accurate, and reliable evidence that the consumer is at a higher risk of making a claim, and if the information they used to assess the application was used in a reasonable way.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, firms are required to treat consumers fairly under the Financial Conduct Authority’s rules. The FCA is empowered to address misconduct, and where this has occurred it can undertake full investigations, and as a result impose financial penalties or even order firms to cease certain activities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
12880 more like this
12881 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2020-02-10T12:21:56.83Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-10T12:21:56.83Z
star this property answering member
4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
star this property tabling member
3914
unstar this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood remove filter
1173171
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-01-24more like thismore than 2020-01-24
star this property answering body
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 China: Uighurs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the alleged detention of Uighur Muslims. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 7603 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-29more like thismore than 2020-01-29
star this property answer text <p>We regularly raise our concerns about the human rights situation in Xinjiang with the Chinese authorities at senior levels, and most recently our British Ambassador to China raised our concerns with Vice Foreign Minister Qin Gang on 24 December 2019. We also regularly discuss the situation in Xinjiang with likeminded partners including at the UN. We have issued or joined a number of statements registering our concern in recent months: on 29 October 2019 at UN Third Committee, the UK read out a joint statement signed by 22 others drawing attention to the human rights violations and abuses in Xinjiang and called on China to uphold its obligations to respect human rights. On 24 September 2019, during the UN General Assembly the Minister of State for the Commonwealth, UN and South Asia called on China to allow UN observers immediate and unfettered access to the region. On 17 September 2019, at the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, the UK again called for UN experts to be granted unfettered access to Xinjiang and raised our concerns on arbitrary detention.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2020-01-29T14:21:29.813Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-29T14:21:29.813Z
star this property answering member
4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
star this property tabling member
3914
unstar this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood remove filter
1173172
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-01-24more like thismore than 2020-01-24
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: China more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has held discussions with her Chinese counterpart on alleged human rights violations against Uighur Muslims as part of negotiation on a trade deal with that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 7604 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-28more like thismore than 2020-01-28
star this property answer text <p>We remain committed to promoting human rights in Xinjiang, and the Government’s continued multilateral and bilateral activity with China demonstrates this.</p><p> </p><p>We are not currently negotiating a free trade agreement with China. China is an important trading partner for the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth West more like this
star this property answering member printed Conor Burns more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2020-01-28T16:40:53.667Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-28T16:40:53.667Z
star this property answering member
3922
star this property label Biography information for Conor Burns more like this
star this property tabling member
3914
unstar this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood remove filter
1173173
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-01-24more like thismore than 2020-01-24
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Human Rights more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether a country's record on human rights is a criterion in discussions on potential trade deals to be secured after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 7605 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-28more like thismore than 2020-01-28
star this property answer text The UK has long supported the promotion of our values globally and we remain committed to our international obligations<p /><p /><p />We are clear that more trade does not have to come at the expense of human rights. <p /><p /><p>Our experience is that political freedom and the rule of law are vital underpinnings for both prosperity and stability and that, by having strong economic relationships with partners, we are able to have open discussions on a range of difficult issues, including human rights.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth West more like this
star this property answering member printed Conor Burns more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2020-01-28T16:46:57.033Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-28T16:46:57.033Z
star this property answering member
3922
star this property label Biography information for Conor Burns more like this
star this property tabling member
3914
unstar this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood remove filter