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star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
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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 Universal Credit: Personal Savings more like this
unstar 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 whether savings held in the name of children are taken into account in applications for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 115797 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Savings and other capital held in the name of children are not taken into account in the assessment of Universal Credit entitlement. As with other means tested benefits, however, there are rules to prevent claimants depriving themselves of capital in order to claim Universal Credit or increase their entitlement to Universal Credit. If claimants deprive themselves of capital by gifting the capital to their children or placing it in a child’s account, notional capital of the amount deprived may still be taken into account when assessing entitlement to Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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4604
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr remove filter
793134
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-21more like thismore than 2017-11-21
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Entry Clearances: Overseas Students more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many English language tests are available in China for student visas through the International English Language Test system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 114919 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 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
star this property answer text <p>China has 22 permanent and 5 pop-up test centres across the country operated by IELTS and approved by UKVI. Tests are held at each venue on a regular and frequent basis in accordance with demand. An expansion plan to increase this number has been approved and will add an additional 6 permanent test centres and 3 pop-up venues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2017-11-23T17:38:24.07Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-23T17:38:24.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr remove filter
757839
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
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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 Children: Maintenance more like this
unstar 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, whether his Department plans to bring forward proposals to include redundancy payments and savings in the mandatory disclosure to the Child Maintenance Service in the event of loss of employment by the paying parent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 8807 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 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>We have no plans to require parents to routinely disclose information about redundancy payments or savings as they are not taken into account as income within the calculation, nor can arrears be deducted from a redundancy payment prior to it being deposited into a bank account. Child maintenance arrears can be enforced against both savings and redundancy payments which have been paid out to the non-resident parent.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T12:04:52.51Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T12:04:52.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr remove filter
760178
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-13more like thismore than 2017-09-13
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Devolution more like this
unstar 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 dates were of the most recent meetings between Ministers of his Department and their counterparts in the devolved administrations; and what the dates are of the next planned meetings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 10407 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 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
star this property answer text <p>The table below lists the most recent meetings between Ministers from his Department and their counterparts in the devolved administrations and the next planned meetings.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Minister</p></td><td><p>Devolved Administration</p></td><td><p>Date of most recent meeting</p></td><td><p>Next planned meeting</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Secretary of State for Work and Pensions</p></td><td><p>Scottish Government</p></td><td><p>14 September 2017</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Minister for Employment</p></td><td><p>Welsh Government</p></td><td><p>13 July 2017</p></td><td><p>Provisional 27 November 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Minister for Disabled People, Work and Health</p></td><td><p>Scottish Government</p></td><td><p>25 October 2016</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-10-09T16:33:03.237Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-09T16:33:03.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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4604
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-10more like thismore than 2017-10-10
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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 Universal Credit: Stirling more like this
unstar 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 length of time in days is that a universal credit applicant waits for their initial payment in Stirling constituency; what proportion of such applicants are assessed within six weeks in that constituency; and what the maximum and minimum times is in days from the date of first application to payment in that constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 107025 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 2017-10-17more like thismore than 2017-10-17
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold this information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-10-17T16:09:45.64Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-17T16:09:45.64Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
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 Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all letters and communications it sends to disabled and vulnerable people are accessible and available in easy-read and alternative accessible formats. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 115864 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Where our customers need assistance to access our services and information, we make reasonable adjustments to meet their individual needs. This means the Department communicates with customers in a variety of different formats such as Braille, audio, large print, through third party interpreters or by arranging for a member of staff to visit the customer in their home.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is continuously working to improve its written customer communications products, including letters, forms and leaflets, so they are clear and accessible to as many of our customers as possible. We follow accessible design principles, including the use of plain language.</p><p> </p><p>Easy Read is available by request for certain kinds of information. As some of our letters are necessarily complex and difficult to translate into an Easy Read format, we support customers in other ways and will discuss the most appropriate method of communication with the customer, to meet their individual needs. We will be making more customer communications products available in Easy Read in 2018.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T14:43:38.66Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T14:43:38.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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 Universal Credit: Scotland more like this
unstar 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 progress has been made on roll-out of Universal Credit in Scotland to date; and what lessons have been learned from that process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 405 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 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
star this property answer text <p>From the early stages of the development and rollout of Universal Credit we have collaborated closely with Scottish Government, Local Authorities and stakeholders. Our roll out so far includes a mixture of rural and urban sites to help us better understand the complex requirements that a reform of this scale entails. We have noted concerns and unique circumstances in Scotland and have taken action to ensure that they are accommodated. We are also working closely with Scottish Government to plan for implementation of the UC flexibilities devolved to Scotland in the Scotland Act 2016.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit is available in every jobcentre in Scotland to all new claims from single jobseekers. We are expanding the UC full service and nine jobcentres are taking claims for all claimant types.</p><p> </p><p>Some of the lessons we have learned include the need for better communications with landlords and a smoother process for gathering information to make the first claim. We have made improvements to our processes as a result of this.</p><p> </p><p>The full details of when all Local Authorities and Jobcentres will roll out to Universal Credit is published here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/571711/universal-credit-transition-rollout-schedule-phase-4-to-6-2017-to-2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/571711/universal-credit-transition-rollout-schedule-phase-4-to-6-2017-to-2018.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-06-28T16:43:37.6Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-28T16:43:37.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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4604
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-13more like thismore than 2017-09-13
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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: Devolution more like this
unstar 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 the dates were of the most recent meetings between Ministers of his Department and their counterparts in the devolved administrations; and what the dates are of the next planned meetings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 10405 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 2017-10-12more like thismore than 2017-10-12
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State met with Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure on 7<sup>th</sup> September this year. The pair are due to meet again on 16<sup>th</sup> October. The Secretary of State also met with Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work on 3rd July.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2017-10-12T10:56:19.42Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-12T10:56:19.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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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 British Transport Police: Police Scotland more like this
unstar 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 discussions his Department has had with representatives of the Scottish Government on the merger of British Transport Police in Scotland with Police Scotland; and what steps have been agreed to maintain coordination of intelligence and operations between police forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 4160 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 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The two Governments have established an official level Joint Programme Board (JPB) to oversee arrangements for delivering the transfer of the British Transport Police’s functions in Scotland. Membership of the Board includes representatives from both Governments, the two Police Authorities and the two Police Forces. Ensuring the continued effective policing of the railways once responsibilities are split between the British Transport Police and Police Scotland, including appropriate coordination arrangements, is a key component of the work of the Board.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T16:50:17.437Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T16:50:17.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
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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 Railways: Scotland more like this
unstar 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 discussions his Department has had with Network Rail on the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme works. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 4050 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 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for the Scottish Government, who have executive devolved responsibilities in relation to the railway infrastructure in Scotland.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2017-07-13T11:44:08.47Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-13T11:44:08.47Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr remove filter