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unstar 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
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 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
star 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
unstar this property uin 276140 more like this
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unstar 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
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas remove filter
1140579
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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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 Treasury: Credit Unions 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 271336, for what reasons his Department does not offer a payroll deduction service to enable employees 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
unstar this property uin 279369 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury explored the option of offering a credit union to staff, however due to lack of staff interest and other reward and benefit priorities it hasn’t been implemented.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:20:42.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:20:42.987Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas remove filter
1141474
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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 Financial Institutions 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to bring forward a review of legislation for Co-op societies, Credit Unions and Community Benefit Societies as proposed by the Financial Conduct Authority in its 22 July 2019 report Alternatives to high-cost credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
unstar this property uin 280908 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>In 2014, the Government undertook a call for evidence to understand the appropriate steps that could be taken to support the credit union sector. Subsequently, the maximum interest a credit union can charge on loans was raised from 2% to 3% per month, and the upper limit on the geographical common bond was raised from 2 to 3 million people.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continues to be open to considering the case for further reform. ABCUL, the sector’s largest trade body, is currently carrying out a sector-wide consultation which is due to conclude later this year. HMT will consider its conclusions in the development of future credit union policy.</p><p> </p><p>At Autumn Budget 2018, the Government also announced a package of measures to support the availability of affordable credit, including:</p><p>o A £2 million affordable credit challenge fund, harnessing the UK’s FinTech sector to address challenges faced by social and community lenders, including credit unions.</p><p>o A change in the regulatory boundary of credit broking to make it easier for registered social landlords such as housing associations to refer their tenants to social and community lenders.</p><p>o A prize-linked savings pilot scheme, to encourage the growth of the credit union sector and encourage consumers to build up their personal savings. We hope credit unions will be able to use the deposits gained from their participation in the scheme to increase their overall lending.</p><p>o A feasibility study to design a pilot for a UK No-Interest Loans Scheme.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
unstar this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T08:11:12.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T08:11:12.103Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas remove filter
1141875
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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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 Aviation: Alternative Fuels 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2019 to Question 277102 on Aviation: Alternative Fuels, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing tax (a) incentives and (b) disincentives to accelerate the switch to alternative aviation fuels. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
unstar this property uin 281560 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>In line with international conventions to which the UK is party, the government does not charge fuel duty on commercial aviation fuel, therefore alternative aviation fuels cannot currently be supported through the tax system.</p><p> </p><p>Biofuels are supported outside of the tax system through a market-based certificate trading mechanism called the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), which has a sharp environmental focus.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Simon Clarke more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T15:57:25.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T15:57:25.103Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Simon Clarke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas remove filter
1144727
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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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 Credit Unions 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to expand the credit union sector; 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
unstar this property uin 286605 more like this
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unstar 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>The government is committed to supporting credit unions, which contribute to the diversity of the UK’s financial services sector and provide vital services to financially under-served communities.</p><p> </p><p>At Autumn Budget 2018, the Chancellor announced a pilot of a new prize-linked savings scheme offered through credit unions. This will support the credit union sector through increased membership, awareness and deposits, as well as encouraging participants to build up savings to help them cope with financial shocks.</p><p> </p><p>At Autumn Budget 2018 the Chancellor also announced a new £2 million challenge fund to promote innovative solutions from the UK’s Fintech sector to address challenges faced by social and community lenders, including credit unions.</p><p> </p><p>In July 2019 the Government made it easier for Registered Social Landlords to refer tenants to social and community lenders, including credit unions. This should help encourage Registered Social Landlords to grow and develop existing new partnerships with credit unions.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
unstar this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T11:38:02.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:38:02.063Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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1138989
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport: Exhaust Emissions 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 Transport, by what proportion, compared to current figures, will carbon emissions from aviation at Heathrow change following the completion of a third runway. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
unstar this property uin 277099 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The ‘UK aviation forecasts 2017’ provides a forecast of UK air passenger demand and aviation carbon dioxide emissions to 2050. This analysis includes aviation emissions at Heathrow Airport in 2016 and a forecast of emissions, including the Heathrow Northwest Runway scheme, across a range of years. The data you have requested can be found in Tables 69 and 70 of the ‘UK aviation forecasts 2017 data’ spreadsheet, accessible via this link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-aviation-forecasts-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-aviation-forecasts-2017</a></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:15:07.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:15:07.147Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas remove filter
1138990
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Aviation: Carbon Emissions 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 Transport, what plans he has to include emissions from international aviation in the Government's climate targets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
unstar this property uin 277100 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government is clear about the need for action to tackle emissions across the whole economy – including emissions from international aviation. Emissions from domestic flights are already covered by our existing domestic legislation and the Committee on Climate Change account for emissions from international aviation in their advice on setting our carbon budgets. This will continue to be the case for the new net zero target.</p><p> </p><p>Action to tackle emissions from international aviation must be done globally to be effective. That is why we are working closely with the International Civil Aviation Organization, to ensure we and the rest of the world are taking ambitious action.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T15:15:07.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:15:07.977Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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1138991
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport: Exhaust Emissions 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 Transport, what steps he will take to offset the carbon emissions from increased aviation into and out of Heathrow following its proposed expansion. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
unstar this property uin 277101 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The UK takes a leading role in tackling greenhouse gas emissions, and on 27 June 2019, the UK became the first major economy in the world to set a 2050 net zero target to end its contribution to climate change.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst international aviation emissions currently only represent 2% of international emissions, aviation must play its part in achieving net zero carbon emissions. The Government will propose a long-term vision for UK aviation carbon and a pathway to achieve this in the Aviation 2050 white paper due to be published later this year. Any expansion at UK airports, including Heathrow, will need to demonstrate it is consistent with this vision.</p><p> </p><p>The UK will continue to play a key leadership role in the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The UK has already played a crucial role in successfully negotiating and securing the first ever global measure to reduce emissions in a single sector in the form of the carbon offsetting and reduction scheme for international aviation (CORSIA). We will also negotiate for a long-term goal for international aviation that is consistent with the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement, ideally by ICAO’s 41<sup>st</sup> Assembly in 2022.</p><p> </p><p>To better understand the role offsetting emissions can play in achieving future carbon goals, the Government launched a call for evidence on offsetting carbon emissions produced by transport on 18 July 2019. The call for evidence invites views on whether transport operators should have to offer offsetting to passengers. It also explores the public understanding of carbon emissions from the journeys they make and the options to offset them.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T15:51:59.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:51:59.157Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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1138992
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Aviation: Alternative Fuels 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 Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the viability of deploying sustainable alternative aviation fuels. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
unstar this property uin 277102 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Sustainable alternative aviation fuels are an important means of reducing aviation emissions.</p><p><em> </em></p><p>The Government is encouraging the production and use of sustainable alternative aviation fuels in the UK. Recent changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) mean that renewable aviation fuels are eligible for reward, in the form of tradeable certificates. Additionally, the Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition (the F4C) makes up to £20 million of capital funding available to projects that will produce low carbon waste-based fuels to be used in aeroplanes and lorries. Research commissioned by the Department in support of the competition considered the feasibility of technologies that could produce advanced renewable fuels for use in aviation. The research is published here at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/637662/dft_f4c-feasibility_final_report.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/637662/dft_f4c-feasibility_final_report.pdf</a>.</p><p><em> </em></p><p>The Government’s new aviation strategy, Aviation 2050 – The future of UK aviation, will be published later this year. Through consultation on that Strategy the Government is also considering further policies it can put in place to assist the long-term uptake of sustainable alternative fuels in this sector.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:51:35.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:51:35.58Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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1140576
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Transport: Credit Unions 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 Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 271332, for what reasons his Department does not offer a payroll deduction service to enable employees 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
unstar this property uin 279366 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-29more like thismore than 2019-07-29
star this property answer text <p>I can confirm my department currently does not have the facility to allow staff to join a credit union through payroll deductions. Staff can still make arrangements to contribute to a credit union via direct debit. The department does offer employees a wide range of benefits which are paid for through deductions from payroll.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2019-07-29T16:50:11.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-29T16:50:11.317Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas remove filter