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1006889
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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
hansard heading Jobseeker's Allowance 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 targets her Department has for moving claimants onto jobseeker's allowance from other allowances and benefits. more like this
tabling member constituency Nottingham South more like this
tabling member printed
Lilian Greenwood more like this
uin 191393 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>There are no Departmental targets for moving people onto Jobseeker’s Allowance from other allowances and benefits<strong>. </strong>Every benefit claim is considered on its merits, and decisions are made based on the available evidence and the legislation according to which such decisions are made.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T11:53:12.687Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T11:53:12.687Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Sir Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4029
label Biography information for Lilian Greenwood more like this
1006922
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Council Tax 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of houses in the UK are marked as (a) empty and (b) a second home for Council Tax purposes. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 191278 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The Department does not collect this information for the UK. However, figures on the number of dwellings liable for council tax and those that are empty or are second homes in England can be found at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/755950/Local_Authority_Council_Tax_base_England_2018_Statistical_Release.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/755950/Local_Authority_Council_Tax_base_England_2018_Statistical_Release.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T09:33:12.727Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T09:33:12.727Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1006942
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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 Bus Services: Concessions 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, whether he plans to extend free bus travel to people in receipt of (a) employment and support allowance, (b) universal credit and (c) jobseeker's allowance. more like this
tabling member constituency Camberwell and Peckham more like this
tabling member printed
Ms Harriet Harman more like this
uin 191249 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>Concessionary travel legislation gives local authorities the flexibility to offer discretionary local travel concessions, such as free travel to jobseekers.</p><p>The Jobcentre Plus offers a range of transport support for people seeking employment, including access to a Flexible Support Fund and a discount Travel Card.</p><p> </p><p>It is also encouraging to see operator-led initiatives, such as Stagecoach’s ‘Back on Board’ scheme, which offers jobseekers half price single and return tickets.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wealden more like this
answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T11:22:19.73Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T11:22:19.73Z
answering member
4460
label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
tabling member
150
label Biography information for Ms Harriet Harman more like this
1006980
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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 Public Sector: Workplace 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2018 to Question 186391 on Public Sector: Pensions, when the Government's Actuary Department completed its analysis of the police service pension scheme which led to the revaluations communicated in the Statement of 6 September 2018 on quadrennial valuations of the public service pension schemes. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh more like this
uin 191452 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>As set out in my written statement HCWS945 and in my‎ Answer of 31 October 2018 to Question 186391, the actuarial valuation of the scheme, carried out by the Government Actuary's Department, is ongoing. The statement set out proposed amendments to the directions to be used in the valuations. The Government Actuary's Department is undertaking ongoing valuations based on these directions. The final directions will be published before the end of the year<strong>.</strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T12:59:57.047Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T12:59:57.047Z
answering member
4097
label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1007159
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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
hansard heading Universal Credit: Students 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, for what reason a student maintenance loan is classed as income in respect of applications for universal credit. more like this
tabling member constituency North West Durham more like this
tabling member printed
Laura Pidcock more like this
uin 191476 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>I refer the honourable Member to the reply to UIN <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=179316" target="_blank">179316</a> on 18 October.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T12:15:39.987Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T12:15:39.987Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Sir Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4665
label Biography information for Laura Pidcock more like this
1005986
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Refugees: Families 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 Justice, what assessment he has made of the ability of sponsors to meet the legal costs of refugee family reunion (a) applications and (b) subsequent reviews or appeals to those applications. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
uin 190933 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The Government does not collect data on the private legal costs of individuals to assist with a refugee family reunion application.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T12:57:31.2Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T12:57:31.2Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4642
label Biography information for Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
1005993
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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
hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Leeds 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, how many sanctions were imposed on benefit claimants in Leeds by her Department in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
tabling member printed
Hilary Benn more like this
uin 190779 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The available information on the number of benefit sanction decisions by local authority is regularly published and can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>We engage at a personal and individual level with all of our claimants and are committed to tailoring the support that we give, and any conditionality requirements to the specific circumstances of the individuals.</p><p> </p><p>We take a number of steps to make sure our decisions are fair. When considering whether a sanction is appropriate, a Decision Maker will take all the claimant’s individual circumstances, including any health conditions or disabilities and any evidence of good cause, into account before deciding whether a sanction is warranted.</p>
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T12:26:27.083Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T12:26:27.083Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Sir Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
413
label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
1006055
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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
hansard heading Universal Credit 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, how many and what proportion of new claimants of universal credit (a) requested and (b) received a new claim advance in each month from 31 December 2017 to the most recent month for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
tabling member printed
Margaret Greenwood more like this
uin 190906 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>Around 60% of eligible new claims received an advance in October 2018. Subject to some fluctuation, this has been broadly consistent for every month for which the data has been requested.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T12:35:00.797Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T12:35:00.797Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Sir Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4400
label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this
1006156
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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 Road Works 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, what (a) incentives and (b) sanctions are available to Highways England to promote compliance with its instructions on roadworks undertaken by utility companies. more like this
tabling member constituency Barrow and Furness more like this
tabling member printed
John Woodcock more like this
uin 190841 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 enables Highways England to apply charges where works are unreasonably prolonged (i.e. take longer in duration than agreed) and to prosecute utility companies for offences (including failure to comply with directions given).</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T10:47:34.603Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T10:47:34.603Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
3917
label Biography information for Lord Walney more like this
1005902
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Buildings 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 Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2018 to Question 157090 on Ministry of Justice: Buildings, how many days each Minister in his Department spent in Petty France between 4 September 2017 and 4 October 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
tabling member printed
Philip Davies more like this
uin 190413 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>Between 4 September 2017 and 4 October 2017 Dr Phillip Lee MP spent 7 days in the Ministry of Justice; David Lidington MP 13 days; Dominic Raab MP 7 days and Sam Gyimah MP 10 days.</p><p>Lord Keen has a dual role as Advocate General for Scotland and MoJ spokesperson in the House of Lords, as such, he spent 3 days in the department on Ministry of Justice business.</p><p>All ministers are required to split their departmental time between 102 Petty France and other locations such as the House of Commons/Lords. As such departmental meetings and business are regularly undertaken at the House of Commons/Lords, this reflects the nature of Parliamentary obligations and legislative business.</p><p>In addition to this, visits are often undertaken as part of Ministerial duties. The information provided is for days spent partially or entirely in 102 Petty France.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T13:11:35.043Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T13:11:35.043Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
tabling member
1565
label Biography information for Sir Philip Davies more like this