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Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Social Services (24 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: ...8217;s social care services in March 2017, and the subsequent report, published on 14 June 2017, found services to be ‘requires improvement’. This is an improvement from their previous inspection judgement in May 2014 which found them to be ‘inadequate’. Following the inspection in March 2017, consistent with government policy for councils that have previously...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Social Services (24 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: ...What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care, whose early priorities include improving the evidence of what works in reducing the need for children to enter care. We recognise that funding pressures on local authorities may be greater in some parts of the country than in others so we are working alongside the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the sector to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Academies (24 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: ...Commissioner (RSC), on behalf of the Secretary of State, can terminate a trust’s funding agreement under certain exceptional circumstances. This is a power rather than a duty, meaning the RSC may decide to implement other measures to improve the school rather than terminate the funding agreement to bring about a change of trust. Information on the length of time before the decision...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs (24 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: Once a pupil has been admitted to a school, they may only be removed from the admissions register in limited circumstances prescribed by regulations – The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006, as amended. Where a school asks a pupil to leave, they must follow the formal exclusions process set out in law and guidance. The guidance on exclusions is clear that...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Somerset County Council: Meetings (24 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: ...his and his colleagues’ thoughts about future reorganisation in Somerset, to which I responded by outlining the Government’s position on such unitarisation, which I had set out earlier on 22 May in the Westminster Hall debate on Somerset County Council’s Plans for Unitary Status (Hansard ref Volume 641 Column 335WH).

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (24 Jul 2018)

Alok Sharma: ...independent. Their UC payments adjust automatically depending on the amount they earn, so that they are financially supported and do not need to switch their benefit claim. UC claimants may be required to look for and accept jobs with a zero hours contract. Such contracts can be a beneficial and positive way for claimants to boost their income and gain valuable work experience. UC...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Domestic Violence (24 Jul 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: ...both Housing Benefit and Universal Credit housing support when a claimant is temporarily absent from their home through fear of violence, and exemptions from Child Maintenance fees. Work Coaches may also signpost and refer domestic violence victims to organisations that can provide further support. In particular, a claimant who leaves a mortgaged home due to domestic abuse or violence...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit (24 Jul 2018)

George Eustice: HM Treasury provided Defra with additional funding to cover the activities required in 2018/19 to prepare for leaving the EU. Costs for the additional functions that may be required in future years will be considered as part of the review of medium term funding requirements for activities related to leaving the EU that Defra and other Departments will be working on with HM Treasury later this...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Telephone Services (24 Jul 2018)

Chris Stephens: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2018 to Question 136078, what further discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) Ofcom on access by third party telephone providers to Government helplines which are advertised as free to customers but for which customers find themselves charged by that third party provider; and if he will take steps...

Written Answers — Treasury: UK Trade with EU (24 Jul 2018)

Mel Stride: ...typically have longer and more complex supply chains than finished goods and are less likely to know their final destination or use at the point of import. Examples of intermediate products that may use the repayment mechanism include car parts such as car batteries, machinery parts and industrial chemicals.

Written Answers — Treasury: Cryptoassets Taskforce (24 Jul 2018)

John Glen: The Cryptoassets Taskforce will publish a report in Q3 2018. The first meeting of the Taskforce was held on May 21st, and attended by senior leaders from government and the financial regulators, including the Director General of Financial Services at HM Treasury, a Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, and the Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority.[1] Officials from across...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Social Media: Harassment (24 Jul 2018)

Margot James: The Government response to the Internet Safety Strategy consultation, published in May 2018, announced our intention to publish a joint DCMS-Home Office White Paper to set out more definitive steps on online harms and safety. The response also set out details relating to our social media code of practice and transparency reporting. The statutory code of practice provides guidance to social...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Female Genital Mutilation (24 Jul 2018)

Lord Keen of Elie: ...2017, there have been two prosecutions (one in 2014, one in 2016) and no convictions for female genital mutilation under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003. Data for 2018 will be published in May 2019.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Monitoring Officers (24 Jul 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...in local authorities. The role of the monitoring officer is to ensure that the council operates within the law. Monitoring officers have a specific duty to: Report on matters they believe are, or may be, illegal or amount to maladministration; Investigate concerns about the conduct of councillors and officers; and Oversee the operation, review and updating of the constitution, including to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport (24 Jul 2018)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...data on performance at individual ports. Published data on the clearance of passengers at the border can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/border-force-tran sparency-data-may-2018 Data relating to Border Force activity at Heathrow is published on the Heathrow Airport website at https://www.heathrow.com/company/company-news-and-informatio...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Digital Technology: UK Trade with EU (24 Jul 2018)

Lord Taylor of Warwick: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the UK’s digital economy may be at a disadvantage against European competitors by the goods-only approach outlined in the Chequers statement.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business Investment Update (24 Jul 2018)

Greg Clark: ...legislation to amend the thresholds in the Enterprise Act 2002 for three specific areas of the economy, military/dual-use, computing hardware and quantum technology, enabling the Government to intervene in more mergers that may raise national security concerns. The White Paper sets out how the Government will address the risks that can arise from hostile actors acquiring ownership of, or...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health and Social Care: Department of Health and Social Care update (24 Jul 2018)

Matthew Hancock: ...2019/20. Employers will be able to choose to use the 0.25% of funding available in 2018/19 as transitional funding to manage the costs of running the required CEA round this year or to invest it additionally should they choose to do so. Doctors and Dentists in Training As agreed in the May 2016 ACAS agreement, we will discuss changes to the pay structure as part of the 2018 review of the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health and Social Care: Department of Health and Social care update (24 Jul 2018)

Matthew Hancock: ...2019/20. Employers will be able to choose to use the 0.25% of funding available in 2018/19 as transitional funding to manage the costs of running the required CEA round this year or to invest it additionally should they choose to do so. Doctors and Dentists in Training As agreed in the May 2016 ACAS agreement, we will discuss changes to the pay structure as part of the 2018 review of the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing Policy (24 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: ...Planning Policy Framework, the Government response to the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework and associated supplementary material. Consultation on the draft Framework ran from 5 March to 10 May and the Government is grateful to all who responded – and in light of comments received the Government has made important changes to this Framework. The new Framework is...


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