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star this property date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Trade Associations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which regulatory functions imposed by legislation for which her Department has responsibility are currently undertaken by trade associations; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 213192 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 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions has identified no arrangement in which a trade association has agreed to deliver regulatory functions created by legislation. However, whilst it is not a trade body, the Department for Work and Pensions has a contract with Citizens Advice Bureau.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T14:45:09.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T14:45:09.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many officials from her Department have been seconded from their primary role to make preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 218158 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 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
star this property answer text <p>To date, no DWP officials have been seconded from their primary role to make preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal. DWP continues to make appropriate preparations using existing staff.</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 2019-02-18T17:53:20.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T17:53:20.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which EU agencies her Department plans to seek continued membership of after the UK has left the EU; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 219246 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 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government is working to take forward the mandate from Parliament to seek legally binding changes to the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated with the EU. When these changes have been finalised, the Government will seek parliamentary approval of the Agreement. Once the Withdrawal Agreement is approved, the terms of the UK’s participation in EU agencies and programmes during the Implementation Period, will be as set out in Article 128 of the Withdrawal Agreement. Work will also commence to discuss and shape our future relationship with the EU, which will build on the content of the Political Declaration. These future partnership discussions will determine the UK’s membership to EU agencies and programmes after the Implementation Period.</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 2019-02-14T17:22:05.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T17:22:05.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Food Poverty 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to reduce levels of hunger; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 236266 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 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>This Government committed to providing a strong safety-net for those who need it and we continue to spend over £95 billion a year on welfare benefits for people of working age. We want to build a better understanding of household food needs so that it can ensure that it shapes future support in a way that targets those who need it most. The new questions that we are including on the Family Resources Survey starting from April 2019 will enable us to better understand the drivers of food insecurity and identify which groups are most at risk.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-03-28T17:21:59.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T17:21:59.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Food Poverty 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussion she has had with Cabinet colleagues on a cross-Government approach to reducing hunger; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 236267 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 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>My officials have regular engagement with colleagues in other Departments including the Cabinet Office to ensure a coordinated approach to addressing food insecurity. DWP has, for example, worked with Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Devolved Administrations as well as with the Office for National and Statistics a number of food security experts to introduce a new set of food security questions in the Family Resources Survey starting from April 2019, enabling us to monitor the prevalence and severity of household food insecurity at a national level and for specific groups from Spring 2021. The Government will shortly publish its response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s report; “Sustainable Development Goals in the UK: Hunger, Malnutrition and Food Insecurity in the UK” <strong> </strong></p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-03-28T17:11:27.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T17:11:27.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Empty Property 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the name and location of the land and buildings owned by her Department that is (a) sitting empty and (b) in the process of being sold or disposed of; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 263036 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>In 2017 the Office of Government Property published the Guide for the Disposal of Surplus Land, providing detailed guidance on how to plan for and execute land disposals.</p><p> </p><p>This guide mandates that departmental land holdings must be registered on the e-PIMs central record system. Land holdings deemed surplus are recorded on the Register of Surplus Land for at least 40 days for other government departments to express an interest.</p><p> </p><p>Homes England and Department for Education/LocatEd are given a higher allowance of 50 days to express an interest if the site could be developed for housing or a free school.</p><p> </p><p>After the 50-day period surplus land holdings are recorded <a href="https://www.gov.uk/find-government-property" target="_blank">here</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 2019-06-19T16:45:15.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:45:15.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Credit Unions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department offers employees a payroll deduction to enable staff to join a credit union; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 271333 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>In 2016 DWP launched a payroll savings scheme with credit unions to allow staff to start automatically saving through their payroll. This was launched by their Welfare Reform Minister at the time Lord Freud.</p><p>DWP has made arrangements with three credit unions to offer a savings facility and other financial services to employees and payroll deductions can be made from salary into each of these. 4512 employees have so far joined one of the three credit unions.</p><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 2019-07-08T16:38:59.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:38:59.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will establish a nationally funded local welfare assistance scheme similar to the former Discretionary Social Fund; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 276140 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 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The reforms to the Social Fund in 2013 allowed local authorities in England and the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales to deliver their own local provision for people who are in need of urgent help. Local authorities are best placed to decide how to target flexible help to support local welfare needs. The Government has no further plans to review this provision.</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 2019-07-19T12:38:18.043Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T12:38:18.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the financial effect on disabled people of the replacement of six income-related benefits with universal credit; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 290597 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 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>Comparisons between entitlement in legacy benefits and Universal Credit fail to reflect that, until recently, people only claimed Universal Credit as a result of a change in their circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>It is important to remember that there are £2.4 billion of unclaimed benefits not going to the people who need them because they are unaware of how to claim, or that they may be entitled. Universal Credit makes sure that welfare payments reach those who need them most, and when we complete moving legacy benefit claimants over to Universal Credit, an estimated 700,000 more people will get paid their full entitlement because of Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The Government have committed to spending in excess of £3 billion over 10 years on transitional protection for 1.1 million households. This will help fund assistance for those moving from Housing Benefit to Universal Credit including a two week ‘transitional housing payment’. We are also introducing a two-week run on for eligible claimants of Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance from July 2020.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Overall the Government are spending £55 billion a year on benefits to support disabled people and people with health conditions. That’s a record high and up £10 billion in real terms since 2010.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T14:15:33.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T14:15:33.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Jainism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will invite representatives of the Jain community to national events organised by her Department; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 292802 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Britain’s Jain community makes a positive contribution to life in this country. This Government values its contribution immensely.</p><p> </p><p>The Jain Community are currently not members of the Department for Work and Pensions’ Operational Stakeholder Engagement Forum. The forum meets quarterly and enables stakeholders and representatives to shape operational delivery, build positive relationships and communicate key messages, such as national departmental events.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is always keen to work with the Jain community on matters that are important to them, and we will continue to do so. The Jain Community would be very welcome to join the departmental forum.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:03:40.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:03:40.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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