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Written Answers — Department for Education: Primary Education: National Curriculum Tests (12 Nov 2018)

Nick Gibb: ...key to succeeding at secondary school and in later life. They help teachers understand how their pupils are performing against national expectations and enable them to identify where extra support may be needed. Statutory assessments also allows schools to be held to high standards and ensures that they offer a high quality education to all pupils. National curriculum tests undergo a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Dog Fighting: Prosecutions (12 Nov 2018)

Rory Stewart: ...2 prosecutions and 0 convictions in 2017 in England and Wales for dog fighting offences. This information was obtained from a manual review of court case files that centrally held data indicated may be relevant, and as such has not been through the same quality assurance processes as for routinely published data. These figures relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Aid Scheme (12 Nov 2018)

Lucy Frazer: ...circumstances where a matter is outside the scope of the civil legal aid scheme, as defined in Part 1 Schedule of Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO, an applicant may apply for exceptional case funding (ECF) The purpose of the exceptional case funding scheme is to provide legal aid in cases where it is needed to ensure the UK meets its legal obligations. This...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Aid Scheme (12 Nov 2018)

Lucy Frazer: ...8.1 of the legal aid statistical tables). Please note that these statistics are compiled based on the time the application was received, rather than when funding was granted. An application may be granted in a different financial year from the one in which it was received, depending upon the applicable dates and circumstances. All applications for Exceptional Case Funding are considered on...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Leeds (12 Nov 2018)

Lucy Frazer: ...b) This information is not held centrally. The Tribunal hears appeals generally against decisions on entitlement to benefit, or its rate of payment. Some Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) decisions may feature an element of assessment against work capability criteria, while other ESA decisions may not. HMCTS does not, therefore, hold the information requested. Latest figures indicate...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Law Centres: Legal Aid Scheme (12 Nov 2018)

Lucy Frazer: ...private practice) which hold a legal aid contract, and categories of law is available at l-aid-providers. This shows which other firms may provide legal aid services in those regions where a law centre does not operate.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Cancer (12 Nov 2018)

Sarah Newton: ...;s health condition or disability and the impact it has on their ability to live an independent life. Therefore, when a DLA claimant is invited to claim PIP and is reassessed, the level of their award may stay the same, go up, down or cease altogether depending on their assessed level of need. It is important to note that the claimant may no longer have the condition recorded in the DLA...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (12 Nov 2018)

Guy Opperman: ...Month Complaints received Complaints accepted for investigation Concluded complaint examinations January 2017 2 1 0 February 2017 26 5 0 March 2017 211 187 0 April 2017 172 157 0 May 2017 171 148 0 June 2017 144 124 1 July 2017 222 185 0 August 2017 290 243 0 September 2017 297 232 0 October 2017 418 338 3 November 2017 320 265 6 ...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Bereavement Benefits (12 Nov 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: ...ruled it incompatible with ECHR principles to provide that cohabitees with children are not entitled to Widowed Parent’s Allowance. Cohabitees do have access to income-related benefits. They may also qualify for help with funeral costs from the Social Fund and may of course choose to provide security for their families by way of private pension or life insurance arrangements.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (12 Nov 2018)

Alok Sharma: My officials regularly meet with trade union representatives to discuss areas of concerns that staff may have.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Production (12 Nov 2018)

David Rutley: ...production arising from, for example, vulnerability to water shortages, pests and disease, and extreme weather events. The report also observes that warmer weather and longer growing seasons may improve agricultural productivity. The second National Adaptation Programme, published in July 2018, sets out how we aim to tackle the risks to domestic and international food production and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police (12 Nov 2018)

Nick Hurd: ...the Police Reform and Transformation Board and the digital roundtables convened by the Minister of Policing and Fire in January and June 2018 to support transformation in the digital space. In May, The Minister for Policing & the Fire Service wrote to police leaders setting out our commitment to work with the police ahead of the Spending Review. We have since launched a comprehensive...

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (12 Nov 2018)

Norman Lamb: ...the advice used to inform his Department on the requirements that (a) the decision to prescribe medicinal cannabis products must be made by a specialist doctor and (b) medicinal cannabis products may only be prescribed when the patient has an unmet special clinical need that cannot be met by other treatments.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: EU Nationals (12 Nov 2018)

Caroline Nokes: ...for employers are clear that EU citizens can evidence their right to work by showing a passport or national identity card, and employers should continue to refer to these documents. EU nationals may also use Home Office residence documentation as evidence of their right to work, but they are not currently required to do so. Even in the unlikely event of a no deal situation, this position...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Slavery (12 Nov 2018)

Caroline Nokes: ...for asylum at the time the information was collected and 216 had been granted asylum. A further 123 of the individuals had been granted some other form of leave to remain. Some of the individuals may have been granted asylum or leave to remain for another reason since the data was collected but that data is not available.

Written Answers — Treasury: Gaming Machines: Taxation (12 Nov 2018)

Robert Jenrick: The government made clear in May that the timing of implementation does not make a difference to the public finances. Remote Gaming Duty will be increased at the same time to offset the foregone revenue.

Written Answers — Treasury: Mortgages: EU Law (12 Nov 2018)

John Glen: ...EU Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD), which came into force in March 2016, prevents lenders waiving the affordability requirements when a borrower moves to a new lender. As a result some borrowers may find it harder to switch to a new lender to access lower rates. While we must comply with the MCD, the Financial Conduct Authority have put in place exemptions which allow lenders to waive...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband (12 Nov 2018)

Margot James: ...the deployment of full fibre to the commercially most difficult to reach premises. In its October Connected Nations report, Ofcom confirmed that full fibre coverage had reached 1.4 million premises in May 2018, up from less than 900,000 premises in May 2017. Commitments to full fibre rollout from industry have also continued, for example with CityFibre recently announcing a £2.5...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling (12 Nov 2018)

Tom Watson: ...of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on what day he read the Government's response to Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures, published by the Gambling Commission on 17 May 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Internet: Security (12 Nov 2018)

Margot James: ...remains highly uncertain, with predictions ranging from 6.4 billion to 75 billion devices on the global market by 2020. This level of uncertainty makes the setting of a target unhelpful as it may limit our ambition.

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