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1141800
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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
hansard heading Primary Education: Harrow 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 representations he has received from (a) Harrow council and (b) other stakeholders on the financial costs incurred by Harrow Council as a result of the need to urgently move the location of Pinner Wood Primary School; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas remove filter
uin 281559 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
answer text <p>Harrow Borough Council officers contacted the Department’s officials in March 2017 when the issue of the temporary relocation of Pinner Wood Primary School occurred. The Department has received letters of support from my right hon. Friend, the Member for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner and my hon. Friend, the Member for Harrow East. No further exchanges have taken place with other parties.</p><p>The safety of pupils and staff is paramount, and Harrow Borough Council acted promptly and properly in discharging their statutory responsibilities for health and safety by moving the school to alternative accommodation.</p><p>Harrow Borough Council have submitted a request for funding to reimburse them for the costs incurred. As Pinner Wood Primary School is a local authority-maintained school, responsibility for maintenance and capital works rests with Harrow Borough Council. Harrow Borough Council receive capital funding through the School Condition Allocation to meet capital needs of their school estate, including the funding of emergency situations. Unexpected capital projects do arise occasionally, and we would normally expect local authorities to reprioritise spending plans wherever possible to address them.</p><p>The Department recognises the exceptional nature of this case. Officials are revisiting the details of the request and are committed to securing a contribution towards the temporary accommodation and transportation costs. We will notify Harrow Borough Council promptly as soon as this process is completed.</p>
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-04T16:46:33.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-04T16:46:33.9Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1141875
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Aviation: Alternative Fuels more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas remove filter
uin 281560 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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
answering member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
answering member printed Mr Simon Clarke more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-09-05T15:57:25.103Z
answering member
4655
label Biography information for Mr Simon Clarke more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1141474
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Financial Institutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas remove filter
uin 280908 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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>
answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
answering member printed John Glen more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-03T08:11:12.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T08:11:12.103Z
answering member
4051
label Biography information for John Glen more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1140569
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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
hansard heading Cabinet Office: Credit Unions 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, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 271324, 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
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas remove filter
uin 279360 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>Cabinet Office does not offer a general payroll deduction facility. The Cabinet Office is currently investigating various financial wellbeing options which may benefit our employees. This includes providers who offer a payroll deduction service. We are planning to introduce financial wellbeing as part of our wider benefits package to employees later this year.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T16:57:43.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:57:43.777Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1140571
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Credit Unions 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 271325, 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
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas remove filter
uin 279361 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
answer text <p>The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy does not currently 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.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is aware that other public sector organisations offer this facility. The Department is looking to continually develop the offer to staff in terms of financial wellbeing, and acknowledge that this could be an option in the future.</p><p> </p><p>If the Department were to pursue this option, then a full and fair procurement exercise would be carried out in line with central guidance.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-30T16:36:53.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T16:36:53.1Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1140572
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Credit Unions 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 271326, 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
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas remove filter
uin 279362 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answer text <p>I can confirm the 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.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-02T09:31:40.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-02T09:31:40.66Z
answering member
4057
label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1140573
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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
hansard heading Department for Education: Credit Unions 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, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 271327, 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
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas remove filter
uin 279363 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
answer text <p>The department does not have the facility to allow staff to join a credit union through payroll deductions. This is because our employees have access to many other means of support including: arrangements to contribute to a credit union via direct debit; the opportunity to request salary advances; season ticket loans; and a tenancy rental deposit scheme. The department also encourages staff to make use of the Employee Assistance Programme to access support and advice on financial management where required.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-24T11:25:27.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T11:25:27.47Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1140574
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Credit Unions 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 271328, 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
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas remove filter
uin 279364 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
answer text <p>Defra does not currently have the facility for employees to join a credit union through payroll deductions. Staff can make arrangements to contribute to a credit union via direct debit.</p><p> </p><p>Defra is currently investigating options for enhancing Employee Financial Wellbeing as part of a cross Civil Service pilot. Once the pilot is complete, my department will be considering options for our staff, including the possibility of credit unions.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-31T15:14:42.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T15:14:42.023Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1140575
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Department for International Development: Credit Unions 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 International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 271330, 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
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas remove filter
uin 279365 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
answer text <p>DFID will assess the potential merits of enabling departmental staff to contribute to a credit union through payroll if at any time we receive a request from our employees to provide such a facility. DFID can find no record of a request being made.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Pendle more like this
answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-05T16:24:19.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T16:24:19.32Z
answering member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1140576
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Department for Transport: Credit Unions 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 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
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas remove filter
uin 279366 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-29more like thismore than 2019-07-29
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
answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-29T16:50:11.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-29T16:50:11.317Z
answering member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this