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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Commonwealth: Foreign Relations 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to deepen ties with Commonwealth states after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 231382 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The UK has long standing ties with the Commonwealth through our shared history, language, values and legal system. As current Chair-in-Office we continue to work with the Commonwealth Secretariat, member states and the Commonwealth organisations and networks to ensure that the Commonwealth realises its full potential, by promoting democratic values and development, increasing trade, helping tackle global challenges such as extremism and climate change, and standing up for small states. As my Rt Hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary set out in his Written Ministerial Statement on 14 January, we are making concrete progress in delivering on commitments made at last year's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to enhance security, prosperity, fairness and sustainability.</p><p>As part of our commitment to the Commonwealth, the former Foreign Secretary announced last year our intention to open 9 new missions in Commonwealth countries (Lesotho, Eswatini, The Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu). We expect these missions to open this year. Opening missions in these countries will expand the UK's diplomatic network from 38 to 47 Commonwealth members – a practical demonstration of our ambition and intent to increase the resources which the Government is devoting to Commonwealth member states.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T12:58:03.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T12:58:03.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Aid 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 International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of linking the 0.7 per cent spending target to the financial year instead of the calendar year to help make the budget easier to manage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 233551 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 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The 0.7% target is a UN target which the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) reports adherence to through its Official Development Assistance (ODA) statistics. ODA is the official international standard used to measure aid flows and is measured on a calendar year basis to allow international comparison of donor effort, since fiscal years vary across donor countries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T16:01:34.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:01:34.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Aid 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 International Development, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of her having sign-off and accountability for aid spending by other Government Departments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 233552 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 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>Aid spending is subject to the same rules as all other public expenditure. In line with Treasury rules on Managing Public Money, departments through their accounting officers have ultimate and direct responsibility for their share of the aid budget and remain accountable to Parliament and UK taxpayers for how they spend it. The Government has well established mechanisms to govern aid spending and DFID provides support to other government departments to help strengthen the quality of their aid spending and maximise its impact on poverty.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T16:00:54.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:00:54.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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1078723
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Havering 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, how many people migrated to universal credit in Havering in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 226603 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 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to my answer to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2019-01-15/208805/" target="_blank">208805</a> on 23 January 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-03-07T14:15:29.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T14:15:29.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Employment 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 the average amount of time spent looking for a job was each week by individuals claiming (a) universal credit and (b) job seekers allowance in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 227982 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 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>The requested information is not held by the Department.</p><p>All work-related requirements are agreed in discussion with claimants. They are tailored to their individual personal circumstances and capacity, and recorded in their claimant commitment. This includes an agreement of the total time they have available and can be expected to be engaged in suitable work related activities including work search activities where appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T16:40:25.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T16:40:25.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universal 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 measures are in place to help universal credit claimants with the repayment of debt. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 233547 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 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The Department recognises the importance of safeguarding the welfare of claimants who have incurred debt, and Universal Credit already has procedures and regulations in place to protect claimants from excessive deductions.</p><p>A claimant’s circumstances are always taken into account when applying debt repayment thresholds to avoid undue hardship. If a claimant is having difficulty repaying a benefit overpayment, they can request a reconsideration of the amount that is being taken. Any reduction will be based on the individual circumstances of the claimant rather than the amount of the overpayment, which helps to ensure that a sustainable repayment plan based on affordability is put in place.</p><p>The maximum rate of deductions will not normally exceed an amount equal to 40 per cent of the Universal Credit standard allowance, and from October 2019 this maximum rate will be reduced to 30 per cent. However, where it is in the best interest of vulnerable claimants, to protect them from being made homeless or having their fuel disconnected, deductions in excess of the maximum rate may be applied. This is only for ‘last resort’ third party deductions for arrears of service charges, rent, gas and electricity. When we take deductions for gas and electricity arrears, we will also take them for the on-going monthly cost of these utilities.</p><p>The Department has also implemented a range of measures to further support claimants such as providing a two-week ‘transitional housing payment’ for those who had been receiving Housing Benefit before transitioning onto Universal Credit, and interest free advances, worth up to 100 per cent of their indicative Universal Credit award which can be paid back over 12 months.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-03-26T15:43:23.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T15:43:23.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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1447
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Children 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, how many children in households affected by the two-child limit on welfare payments are in (a) Romford and (b) the borough of Havering. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 233549 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 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
star this property answer text <p>Data published in June 2018, broken down by country can be accessed at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-tax-credit-and-universal-credit-claimants-statistics-related-to-the-policy-to-provide-support-for-a-maximum-of-2-children-april-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-tax-credit-and-universal-credit-claimants-statistics-related-to-the-policy-to-provide-support-for-a-maximum-of-2-children-april-2018</a>.</p><p>The information on the level requested was not captured in the reporting database and therefore is not available. This was due to the small numbers of Universal Credit cases recorded as being affected by this policy, meaning it is not possible to break down these totals by smaller geographic areas without the risk of identifying individual claimants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-03-26T15:33:59.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T15:33:59.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Business: Wales 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 Wales, what recent steps he has taken to engage with businesses throughout Wales on preparedness for the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 251966 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 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>I engage frequently with stakeholders from across Wales, including business on a range of issues including EU exit and preparedness.</p><p> </p><p>Most recently on 14 March and 11 April I held teleconference calls with my Expert Panel and Economic Advisory Board to discuss EU Exit. Representatives from the business community were on those calls including the CBI Wales, the South and Mid-Wales Chamber of Commerce and the West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T12:55:49.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T12:55:49.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Wales more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps he will take to support the farming sector in Wales after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 267225 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to ensure that farmers in Wales and across the UK are supported as we leave the UK. That is why we have pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support for the duration of this Parliament, providing much needed certainty to the agricultural sector across the UK including Wales.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T10:28:49.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T10:28:49.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
unstar this property hansard heading M4: Wales more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions his Department is holding with the Welsh Government on the proposed M4 relief road. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 284901 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>I and my officials meet regularly with our counterparts in the Welsh Government to discuss roads which are a matter devolved to the Welsh Government. I am deeply disappointed by the First Minister’s decision, particularly as the UK Government had already enabled the Welsh Government to borrow the money needed to fund this vital road and we confirmed we would review increasing that amount even further had it been needed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T12:18:03.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T12:18:03.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter