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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Carer's Allowance 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, if he will make it his policy to link an increase of the earnings threshold for carer's allowance to the rise in the National Minimum Wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 211436 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 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The earnings threshold in Carer’s Allowance is regularly reviewed. It is designed to enable carers to maintain a link with the labour market and achieve greater financial independence. It is increased periodically, most recently from £100 to £102 on 20 May 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-29T17:42:37.6084177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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 Personal Independence Payment 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, if he will include data on the average length of time taken to process personal independence payment claims in his Department's next quarterly statistics release. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 211677 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Departmental statisticians are continuing to develop measures around clearance times and waiting times to ensure they provide a rounded and representative picture of personal independence payment performance, improvement activity and the claimants’ experience. These statistics will be published when they are ready, with the release pre-announced in line with United Kingdom Statistics Authority release protocols.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211729 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T14:04:45.4374656Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T14:04:45.4374656Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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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 Personal Independence Payment 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, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2014, Official Report, column 278W, on personal independence payments, what his Department's definition is of a mature system; and how he proposes that the maturity of the system will be measured. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 206342 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 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The publication of any new statistics series needs to ensure that it is based on robust data and the measures reflect the system that is being delivered and latest performance. The Department’s statisticians are currently looking at developing measures around clearance times and will pre-announce future publication in line with the UK Statistics Authority protocols.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T11:12:35.8247735Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T11:12:35.8247735Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
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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 Apprentices 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 discussions he and Ministers in his Department have had with Ministers in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the proposed reform of apprenticeships; what effect those discussions will have on his Department's projects and the work of their supply chain; and whether officials in his Department sit on programme boards managing the reform. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 208214 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 2014-09-09more like thismore than 2014-09-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Secretary of State or his ministers have not had any specific discussions with Ministers in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills solely about the proposed reform of apprenticeships. Neither are any of the department’s officials sitting on programme boards managing the reform.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-09-09T14:17:03.9353456Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-09T14:17:03.9353456Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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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 Offshore Industry more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of (a) single, (b) two-person, (c) three-person and (d) four-person occupancy standards for accommodation cabins in the offshore oil and gas industry on (i) the health and safety of offshore workers and (ii) operational safety on offshore installations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 208451 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 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>None. Standards of cabin accommodation are examined by inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive on a case-by-case basis. Inspectors will consider compliance with the specific requirements relating to cabins, during inspections and safety case assessments. These will also include examination of other health and welfare provisions for workers, emergency escape facilities and other safety provisions that could be affected if cabin occupancy arrangements change.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-09-26T13:15:31.9501368Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-26T13:15:31.9501368Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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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 Offshore Industry 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, which statutory safety tests the Health and Safety Executive apply to an application from an operator in the offshore oil and gas industry for an increase in the occupancy rates for accommodation cabins on installations in the North Sea. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 208452 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 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The statutory requirements for offshore sleeping accommodation in the UK offshore sector are laid down in the Offshore Installations and Wells (Design and Construction, etc) Regulations 1996, Regulation 12, Schedule 1, paragraph 61. “<em>Any room designated as sleeping accommodation (a) must not be overcrowded; (b) must contain adequate space for the occupants to store their clothes; and (c) shall, so far as is reasonably practicable, be occupied only by such number of persons as is consistent with reasonable privacy and comfort, having regard to the features of the room.”</em></p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-09-26T13:23:46.2961749Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-26T13:23:46.2961749Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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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 Offshore Industry more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what changes have been made by the Health and Safety Executive to accommodation standards for offshore oil and gas workers on installations in the North Sea in the last three years; on what grounds the decision was made to approve such changes; and on what dates those changes were made. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 208453 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 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>There have been no changes to statutory accommodation standards for offshore oil and gas workers on installations in the North Sea in the last three years.</p><p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) removed the requirement for operators to seek approval before making changes to accommodation arrangements from 1<sup>st</sup> April 2014.</p><p>This decision was taken to ensure that notification arrangements did not constrain development and growth or prevent operators from staying on top of maintenance backlogs, including maintenance of safety critical equipment.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-09-26T13:15:21.7759665Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-26T13:15:21.7759665Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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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 Offshore Industry more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions (a) Ministers in his Departmant and (b) the Health and Safety Executive have had with trades union representatives on accommodation standards for offshore oil and gas workers on installations in the North Sea. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 208454 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 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>DWP ministers have not had any discussions on offshore accommodation standards with trade union representatives.</p><p>HSE has had a range of discussions regarding accommodation standards for offshore oil and gas workers with trades union representatives, including at a meeting of the Offshore Industry Advisory Committee on 08 October 2013.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-09-26T13:22:43.0423238Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-26T13:22:43.0423238Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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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 Offshore Industry more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions (a) Ministers in his Department and (b) the Health and Safety Executive have had with representatives of Oil and Gas UK on accommodation standards for offshore oil and gas workers on installations in the North Sea. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 208457 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 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>DWP ministers have not had any discussions on offshore accommodation standards with representatives of Oil and Gas UK.</p><p>HSE has had a range of discussions regarding accommodation standards for offshore oil and gas workers with representatives of Oil and Gas UK, including at a meeting of the Offshore Industry Advisory Committee on 08 October 2013.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-09-26T13:31:18.8903129Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-26T13:31:18.8903129Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
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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 Personal Independence Payment more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the letter dated 15 July 2014 from the then Minister of State for Disabled People to the hon. Member for Stockton North, ref. POS(5) 10214/92, if the Minister of State for Disabled People will uphold his predecessor's personal commitment to ensuring that personal independence payment claims for people who are terminally ill will be assessed within seven days where possible; and what the timeframe is for achieving this target. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 209152 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 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p /> <p>We are already starting to see waiting times for special rules claims for terminally ill people reduce towards our expected level with indications that processing times are currently down to around 10 days. We will continue to identify further opportunities to streamline the process.</p> more like this
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star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-10-13T09:10:55.5702917Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T09:10:55.5702917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this