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Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Department for Communities and Local Government: Advertising (21 Sep 2017)

Marcus Jones: ..., from raising awareness of government home buying schemes so people can own their own home, to informing voters of the combined authority regional mayoral elections held in May 2017 to help increase turnout. The media in which we place government advertising are selected for their ability to most effectively reach our target audience. Government advertising is purchased by our media...

Scottish Parliament: Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (21 Sep 2017)

Annabelle Ewing: ...of the issues that were raised by the Faculty of Advocates, in particular regarding arbitration. My door is always open to members of the faculty should they wish to pursue any of the issues further. The ability to create third-party rights is important. There are many reasons for third-party rights to be created and, as we have heard, those apply as much to individuals as to businesses....

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Overseas Students (20 Sep 2017)

John Healey: ...Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the potential underestimation of student emigration in the International Passenger Survey on the ability of local authorities to assess housing needs accurately.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police (20 Sep 2017)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ..., what assessment she has made of the types of incidents police have provided an immediate response to in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18; and whether there has been any change in the ability of the police to respond to crimes such as burglary, shoplifting and anti-social behaviour.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Foreign Investment in UK (20 Sep 2017)

Bill Esterson: ..., what plans he has to enable foreign investors to operate within (a) global and (b) intra-EU supply chains; and what assessment he has made of the effect of Roles of Origin regulations on the ability of such investors to operate in the UK.

Scottish Parliament: Finance (Income Tax) (20 Sep 2017)

Murdo Fraser: ...time to a discussion on tax. Those of us of a certain vintage will remember all the discussions in previous years about whether the Scottish Parliament should have tax-raising powers as well as the ability to spend money. The devolution of additional tax powers to this Parliament by a Conservative Government, whereby the Parliament is responsible for raising a sizeable proportion of the...

Scottish Parliament: Tax Collection (Jobs) (20 Sep 2017)

Clare Haughey: ...and economic stimulation, as well as the responsibilities that are currently reserved to the UK Government. The current understaffing of HMRC is a major contributing factor to tax evasion and avoidance. The ability of large corporations and some individuals to play the complex tax system in order to avoid paying the level of taxation that they are expected to pay is deplorable. Although...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: Sanctions (19 Sep 2017)

Boris Johnson: The UN Security Council has already – and unanimously – imposed increasingly stringent sanctions on North Korea in order to limit its ability to pursue its nuclear weapons programme. As I made clear in my statement to Parliament on 5 September, the UK is looking at measures that can increase the pressure on Pyongyang to change course. We are working with our international partners...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: Sanctions (19 Sep 2017)

Boris Johnson: ...for the UN Security Council resolutions (UNSCRs) imposing sanctions on DPRK, including the most recent, UNSCR 2375. As I said in my statement to Parliament on 5 September, China has a unique ability to influence the regime. It is important that they take every measure to fully enforce these latest sanctions and that they use their influence to restrain North Korea and guide its leaders...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Indian Ocean Territory (19 Sep 2017)

Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made on the ability of the Government to gain support at the UN from EU member states for its position on the Chagos Islands of the UK leaving the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Behavioural Insights Team (19 Sep 2017)

Robert Goodwill: well as a small scale trial on the impact of diversity messages in apprenticeship vacancies. We have also commissioned the Team to develop (and test) behavioural interventions to encourage high ability students to apply to the best universities, rather than the nearest ones.

Scottish Parliament: Terrorism (Parsons Green) (19 Sep 2017)

Claire Baker: ...the European Union that Britain could continue to pay in order to remain a part of Europol, as part of the new security treaty with the European Union. Europol has a vital part to play in our ability to combat terrorism in Scotland and beyond. What discussions have the cabinet secretary and the Scottish Government had with the United Kingdom Government about our continued membership of...

Scottish Parliament: Social Security (19 Sep 2017)

Jeane Freeman: business continuity if we were to choose a single site. The sensible decision was to have two major locations of a similar scale. Dundee and Glasgow both performed well against the criteria and will benefit from the ability to attract staff from a wide catchment area. That will spread the economic benefit that new jobs will bring. We will seek efficiency and effectiveness, in line with...

Scottish Parliament: Dignity, Equality and Human Rights (19 Sep 2017)

Mike Rumbles: ...things are interlinked. I will highlight one example in my region, which is North East Scotland. At Insch railway station there is no disabled access to the northbound platform, which affects people’s ability to access employment and education and their ability to socialise. Yesterday, the north east of Scotland transport partnership unanimously agreed to fund a £25,000...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Supported Housing: Housing Benefit (18 Sep 2017)

Julie Elliott: ..., if he will assess the likely effects of plans to limit the amount of housing benefit that can be claimed by people living in supported housing to the level of local housing allowance on the ability of vulnerable people to afford adequate accommodation.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (18 Sep 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: Training for Health Professionals on how to identify the impact of mental health conditions on a claimant’s ability to carry out the activities in either assessment, is already a key feature of the training programmes provided by the Assessment Providers. All Assessment Providers frequently engage with medical experts, charities and relevant stakeholders including mental-health...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Grammar Schools (18 Sep 2017)

Lord Nash: ...maintained schools, Academies and pupil referral units in England’ explicitly states that, once a pupil is enrolled, it is unlawful to exclude for a non-disciplinary reason such as academic attainment or ability. We expect all schools to adhere to these rules and we have recently written to them to remind them of their responsibilities.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (18 Sep 2017)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: The ability to plan for the arrival in the UK of those refugees who have been resettled in this country because they are fleeing the conflict in Syria has meant that we are able to provide appropriate support upon arrival. This involves planning for their accommodation and providing caseworker support to access public services, including the service provided by DWP. A pilot to provide bespoke...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (15 Sep 2017)

Damian Hinds: engaging with their tenants who are Universal Credit claimants, helping those who can’t manage their housing payments to access the support available. The Landlord Portal provides social landlords with the ability to submit information directly to the Universal Credit online system, which supports timely and accurate payment of housing costs to Universal Credit claimants. The next...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Immigration: EU Nationals (15 Sep 2017)

Steven Baker: There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK, nor UK nationals living in the EU, while the UK remains in the EU. This means there will be no change to the ability of EU nationals to access services as they do now whilst the UK is an EU member state. Our clear intention during negotiations is to ensure that EU citizens living in the UK before the specified...

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