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47158
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will consider awarding a loan guarantee under the UK Guarantee Scheme to investors in Helius Energy's proposed biomass energy project in Avonmouth due to concerns surrounding the sustainability of biofuels. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
tabling member printed
Charlotte Leslie remove filter
uin 195658 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
answer text <p>HM TREASURY</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Charlotte Leslie MP</p><p> </p><p><strong>BRISTOL NORTH WEST</strong></p><p> </p><p>To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will consider awarding a loan guarantee under the UK Guarantee Scheme to investors in Helius Energy's proposed biomass energy project in Avonmouth due to concerns surrounding the sustainability of biofuels. 195658</p><p> </p><p>DANNY ALEXANDER</p><p>The Helius Energy – Avonmouth biomass power generation project has prequalified under the UK Guarantees Scheme and is still subject to the necessary due diligence, commercial negotiation and financial restructuring before any offer of a guarantee is made.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey more like this
answering member printed Danny Alexander more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
1535
label Biography information for Danny Alexander more like this
tabling member
3933
label Biography information for Charlotte Leslie more like this
48194
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to deal with emotional neglect of children. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
tabling member printed
Charlotte Leslie remove filter
uin 196374 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>Our revised statutory safeguarding guidance, ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013', includes a definition of emotional abuse which social workers already act on when deciding on what action to take to keep a child safe.</p><p> </p><p>We want social workers and other professionals who work with children and families to recognise the early signs of all forms of abuse and neglect and take appropriate action. To support this, the Department is working on a number of initiatives. We have brought together a panel of experts to review the evidence concerning indicators of neglect that are associated with a likelihood of future harm to babies, pre-school children and school-age children.</p><p> </p><p>We are reviewing the recommendations in the Action for Children report ‘Child Neglect: The scandal that never breaks' and the Ofsted report ‘In the child's time: professional responses to neglect' and will consider how to support professionals in recognising early signs of all forms of neglect. We are also working with the Department of Health on their proposals for the development of a new criminal offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect. Following the Narey review, we are improving social work training and developing further the skills of social workers in critical areas including neglect and how to undertake a good quality assessment.</p><p> </p><p>We have also published training materials commissioned from Action for Children and the University of Stirling. These materials<em>, </em>‘Childhood neglect: Improving outcomes for children', contain guidance and training resources to help staff identify and respond early to all signs of neglect and to know what types of interventions are the most effective.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1605
label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
tabling member
3933
label Biography information for Charlotte Leslie more like this
48431
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will estimate how much Government departments have spent on filtering tap water for drinking in each of the last four years. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
tabling member printed
Charlotte Leslie remove filter
uin 196664 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally. However, as part of this Government's commitment to reducing waste and driving down costs, we are challenging departments on the need to make savings from facilities management.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
3933
label Biography information for Charlotte Leslie more like this
48702
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to make it easier to report benefit fraud allegations. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
tabling member printed
Charlotte Leslie remove filter
uin 196633 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The public can report benefit fraud by telephoning the National Benefit Fraud Hotline which is a confidential free phone service that anyone can use anonymously to report their suspicions. The service is widely used handling over 350,000 referrals in 2013/14. Alternatively an allegation can be made using an online facility, by letter, or by telephoning a Jobcentre Plus office.</p><p> </p><p>We recently ran a communications campaign pilot to test the effectiveness of communications in reducing fraud and error and we are looking to expand this activity. Our communication campaign aims to challenge and change attitudes and behaviours towards benefit fraud. This includes improving awareness of the need for claimants to report changes in their circumstances and encouraging the general public to report potential benefit fraud.</p><p> </p><p>We are actively looking at ways to improve fraud referrals, in particular, focusing on making better use of digital channels and technology.</p>
answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4084
label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
tabling member
3933
label Biography information for Charlotte Leslie more like this
48703
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to increase understanding of pensions and retirement planning amongst women. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
tabling member printed
Charlotte Leslie remove filter
uin 196632 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department is taking a range of steps to address understanding of pensions and retirement planning, including amongst women.</p><p> </p><p>The DWP is working closely with the Money Advice Service (MAS), the government body with responsibility for improving the British public's financial capability, including tackling the knowledge gaps which can inhibit individuals from saving into pensions.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is facilitating joint-working between its information services and those of The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS), which is playing an important role in supporting individuals who are automatically enrolled, and MAS. The DWP will also support MAS in increasing its reach, including through contact channels with DWP customers.</p><p> </p><p>As part of automatic enrolment, to encourage women to continue to save in a workplace pension we are running an awareness campaign with supporting information that emphasises the importance of saving for retirement and outlines the benefits of saving in a workplace pension. This reaches women via the use of appropriate media channels and by working in partnership with trusted brands.</p><p> </p><p>We are creating a simpler state pension so that everybody can know both what counts towards their state pension and how much they can expect to receive. We will take account of the different ways in which men and women are affected by the reforms in our communications approach. Our strategy includes using partnerships with media outlets most likely to reach these women to make them aware of the changes. We will evaluate the impact of our communications to make sure we are reaching women to increase their awareness and understanding.</p>
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
3933
label Biography information for Charlotte Leslie more like this
48446
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of men and women who make use of the non-earnings pension contribution limit; and if he will assess the potential effects of increasing that limit on couples saving together for retirement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
tabling member printed
Charlotte Leslie remove filter
uin 196630 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
answer text <p><strong>As shown in HMRC's published statistics (Table PEN3 available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/259967/pen3.pdf), in 2011-12 around 20,000 unemployed adults made or received contributions into their personal pensions. 6,000 of these individuals made use of the non-earnings pension contribution limit of £3,600 including basic rate tax relief. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>A further 10,000 children, 10,000 individuals in full time education and 10,000 carers made or received contributions into their personal pensions. Of these, around a quarter made use of the non-earnings pension contribution limit. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Of the individuals mentioned above who made use of the non-earnings pension contribution limit in 2011-12, around two thirds were female.</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>The Government has made no assessment of the effects of increasing the limit on couples saving together for retirement but keeps all tax policies under review.</strong></p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1529
label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
tabling member
3933
label Biography information for Charlotte Leslie more like this
48898
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to support people with the rising cost of funerals. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
tabling member printed
Charlotte Leslie remove filter
uin 196806 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-01more like thismore than 2014-05-01
answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme continues to provide help towards a simple, respectful, low-cost funeral. In 2012/13, over 35,000 awards were made worth £42.7 million, with an average award of £1,225.</p><p> </p><p>Social Fund Budgeting Loans are also available to those on income related benefits to cover costs relating to funeral expenses.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, any arrears of benefit which were due to the deceased at date of death are disregarded. This means that such arrears are no longer deducted from the funeral payment award.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-01T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
3933
label Biography information for Charlotte Leslie more like this
49057
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department takes into account the differences in the positions of men and women in preparing for retirement when devising its policy on pensions. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
tabling member printed
Charlotte Leslie remove filter
uin 197054 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
answer text <p /> <p>Yes. The Department for Work and Pensions is committed to fully meeting our legal obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty, which is part of the Equality Act 2010. We have embedded equality analysis into the processes we use to develop, deliver and evaluate our policies, practices and services. This ensures that we continue to assess the likely and actual effects of what we do on people with protected characteristics to help inform our decision making processes.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
3933
label Biography information for Charlotte Leslie more like this
49054
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the number of surgical care practitioners on the training of junior doctors in surgery. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
tabling member printed
Charlotte Leslie remove filter
uin 197050 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Government has mandated Health Education England (HEE) to provide national leadership on education, training and workforce development in the National Health Service.</p><p> </p><p>HEE supports the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England, by ensuring that our workforce has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place. A key part of that role is a continuing responsibility for ensuring the provision of an appropriate number of surgical trainees. Assurance of the quality of surgical training is the responsibility of the General Medical Council.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3932
label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
tabling member
3933
label Biography information for Charlotte Leslie more like this
49056
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many surgical care practitioners have practised in the NHS in each year since 2005. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
tabling member printed
Charlotte Leslie remove filter
uin 196994 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information is not held centrally. The number of surgical care practitioners who have practised in the National Health Service in each year since 2005 are not identified separately in the annual NHS workforce census.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3932
label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
tabling member
3933
label Biography information for Charlotte Leslie more like this