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Written Answers — House of Lords: Local Authorities: Funding (9 April 2014)

Lord Wills: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in calculating the non-ring-fenced funding provided to local authorities to deliver statutory obligations, they make any assumptions about the proportions of that funding likely to be used in fulfilling each of those obligations; and if so, what assumptions they have made of the likely expenditure on electoral registration.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (8 April 2014)

Michael Penning: ...steps in the process run as smoothly as possible and that there are no barriers in our processes and systems that contribute to claims taking longer than necessary to progress. While there are no statutory (legal) requirements to complete action on a claim to PIP within a specified time, we have set both personal independence payment assessment providers a target for the length of time to...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces Covenant (7 April 2014)

Anna Soubry: There is a statutory obligation on the Secretary of State for Defence to report annually on progress in implementing the Armed Forces Covenant. The second annual report was published in December 2013 and contains comprehensive updates on the four major areas specified in the Armed Forces Act 2011, namely health care, education, housing, and the operation of inquests. I look forward to...

Written Answers — Transport: Travel: Concessions (25 March 2014)

Stephen Hammond: Concessionary travel schemes are considered to be public service obligations. Legislation requires bus operators to accept statutory concessionary bus pass holders for free travel on off-peak journeys within England, and are reimbursed fordoing so. Bus operators may not solicit or accept payment for such journeys. Reimbursement is provided on the basis that operators are “no better and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Electoral Registration (25 March 2014)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: Funding for electoral registration is included within the local government finance settlement, and it is for the Local Authority to manage the non-ring fenced funding it provides to deliver statutory obligations, including electoral registration. The Government is funding the net additional costs to local authorities of the transition to Individual Electoral Registration in financial years...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Floods (17 March 2014)

Brandon Lewis: ...of whether local authority contact centres have taken the lead in dealing with general enquiries from the public during and after major flooding. It is up to local authorities to meet their statutory obligations under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, the Reservoirs Act 1975, and the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 to prevent and plan for flooding.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Conservation (10 March 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Dave Watts: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much each of the Big Six energy companies should have spent on energy conservation schemes to fulfil their statutory obligations in the last three years; and how much those energy companies spent on such schemes.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: North East (10 March 2014)

Ian Mearns: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to each council in the North East of England of meeting their statutory homeless obligations was in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2013-14.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Patient Records (25 February 2014)

Earl Howe: The Health and Social Care Act 2012 (section 259) creates a statutory obligation for health service bodies including GP practices to disclose information to the Health and Social Care Information Centre where they are directed to do so. Routine data collections do not require specific consent, although patients may request for their information not to be disclosed under an “opt...

Written Answers — Health: Vaccination (24 February 2014)

Jane Ellison: The Secretary of State for Health is under a statutory obligation, as set out in the Health Protection (Vaccination) Regulations 2009 and the NHS Constitution, to introduce a new national immunisation programme recommended by Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), where he has requested a recommendation and cost-effectiveness has been demonstrated. There is no obligation to...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Beer: Competition (6 February 2014)

Jennifer Willott: ...rate increases to 2% in 2014-15. The access of local brewers to pubs depends on the outcome of commercial negotiations between brewers and pub landlords. Where landlords are subject to purchasing obligations access is a matter of negotiation between pub owning companies and brewers. The Government has consulted on proposals for a statutory Code of Practice to help tied pub landlords by...

Written Answers — Home Department: Antisocial Behaviour Orders (6 February 2014)

Norman Baker: The statutory guidance to the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill will make clear that, in deciding whether to grant an injunction under clause 1, a court would be obliged to exercise its discretion in a way that is compatible with an individual's rights under the European convention on human rights, including their right to manifest their religious beliefs under article 9 of the...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Companies Obligation (6 February 2014)

Gregory Barker: In July 2013 the Government published ‘Fuel Poverty: a framework for future action’1. The framework sets out an intention to set a new statutory fuel poverty target for England relating to levels of energy efficiency among fuel poor households. Following the enactment of the Energy Act 2013, the Government will be publishing proposals on the precise form, level and date for a new...

Written Answers — Education: Private Education: Offences Against Children (27 January 2014)

Edward Timpson: The current system is designed to minimise the likelihood of abuse taking place in independent schools. Such schools are obliged under the Independent School Standards to follow statutory guidance such as ‘Safeguarding Children and safer Recruitment in Education’ and guidance that relates to the way in which allegations of abuse are handled. There are also detailed requirements on...

Written Answers — Education: Children: Protection (17 January 2014)

Diana Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what recent steps he has taken to inform registered activity providers in the children's sector of their statutory obligations; and what additional steps he has taken to ensure those providers understand the changes in such rules brought about by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012; (2) how much his Department has spent on campaigns aimed at...

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Crown Prosecution Service (14 January 2014)

Oliver Heald: ...14 million in return for an increase in budget of 12 million. The CPS follows Treasury guidance in maintaining budget carry forwards within prudent limits, and recognises that Departments are under no obligation to surrender their entire forecast underspend. The CPS aims to spend the right amount of money each year that is needed to fulfil its statutory functions. To achieve...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Guaranteed Minimum Pensions (6 January 2014)

Steve Webb: ...and Pensions does not pay increases on guaranteed minimum pensions (GMPs). GMPs are occupational pension scheme benefits which were accrued between 1978 and 1997. Pension schemes are liable for any statutory indexation of GMPs, and this liability will not change as a result of the single tier reforms. The Department for Work and Pensions pays state pension benefits and their indexation,...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Land: Contamination (6 January 2014)

George Eustice: Funding to support local authorities in fulfilling their statutory obligations under part 2A of the 1990 Environmental Protection Act remains in the form of the Revenue Support Grant. An assessment of the impact on local authorities by the withdrawal of the Contaminated Land Capital Grants Scheme has therefore not been undertaken. The need for an impact assessment will be reviewed 12 months...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Armed Forces: Children (18 December 2013)

Steve Webb: There are currently three statutory maintenance schemes. The 1993 and 2003 scheme is delivered by the Child Support Agency and the 2012 scheme is delivered by the Child Maintenance Service. Child custody and visiting rights fall outside the remit of child maintenance. Child maintenance is responsible for ensuring that parents fulfil their obligations to make financial provision for their...

Written Ministerial Statements — Deputy Prime Minister: Electoral Administration (18 December 2013)

Greg Clark: Following the debates in Committee of the House of Commons and House of Lords this month to consider the statutory instruments necessary to commence individual electoral registration, the Government confirm their intention to bring individual electoral registration into force as planned on 10 June 2014 in England and Wales and 19 September 2014 in Scotland. This confirms the intended date...

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