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Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Mayors (15 Mar 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: .... Any concerns about the legality of a council’s actions should first be addressed to the council’s Monitoring Officer who is responsible for ensuring the authority complies with its legal obligations. Councils not complying with their statutory obligations can be challenged by way of judicial review.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environmental Health (15 Mar 2018)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: Issues that could be ‘statutory nuisances’ are local issues best dealt with at a local level. The Government believes that current legislation provides local authorities with the necessary powers to deal with statutory nuisances and does not consider it appropriate to provide ‘best practice’ guidance to local authorities. Local authorities need to be able to take...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Supply (13 Mar 2018)

Therese Coffey: Companies have a statutory duty to provide clean and reliable water to customers under the Water Industry Act 1991 and water company licences, plus any special requirements to service vulnerable customers. They also have a statutory duty to plan to balance supply and demand over the long-term (25 years minimum). Companies should be planning to be resilient to all foreseeable risks, including...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (12 Mar 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: The department’s statutory guidance requires local authorities (LAs) to work with providers to ensure that, if providers charge parents a deposit to secure their child’s free place, the deposit is refunded in full to parents within a reasonable time scale. Operational guidance for LAs and providers gives further details, stating that the purpose of the deposit is to give providers...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Degrees: Ceremonies (9 Mar 2018)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: family members are a matter for individual providers. The government expects higher education providers to consider access arrangements when planning graduation ceremonies, including any legal obligations they have under the Equality Act 2010. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published the attached guidance on their website for providers on avoiding discrimination at...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Living Wage (2 Mar 2018)

Rory Stewart: In line with the Government’s commitment given in the budget, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) will continue to ensure staff are paid at or above the statutory National Living Wage which is currently £7.50 per hour. All companies delivering outsourced services to the MoJ are obligated to comply with legislation and as a minimum, pay the National Minimum Wage and the National Living...

Written Ministerial Statements — Prime Minister: Oversight of investigatory powers (1 Mar 2018)

Theresa May: ...the transition to new oversight arrangements under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016. To enable the Investigatory Powers Commissioner to take on additional oversight functions not covered by his statutory responsibilities, I gave two directions to the Commissioner on 22 August 2017. Issuing these directions forms part of our rigorous intelligence oversight system. One direction instructed...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bermuda: LGBT People (23 Feb 2018)

Alan Duncan: ...same sex couples in Bermuda to marry, but it did not address the entitlement of same sex couples to the same benefits as opposite sex married couples. The Act now put those rights on a clear statutory footing. Less than a year ago, same sex couples had no legal recognition at all under Bermudian law. The Minister for the Commonwealth and the UN raised the issue of human rights including...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Carillion (23 Feb 2018)

Joan Ryan: ...Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of PwC, in its capacity as the liquidator of Carillion, in providing support for local authorities in their statutory obligations to schools to (a) transfer in-house and (b) re-procure with alternative providers, services affected by the liquidation of Carillion.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environment Protection: Standards (21 Feb 2018)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...Bill will ensure the whole body of existing EU environmental law continues to have effect in UK law. We will launch a consultation in early 2018 on establishing a new, world-leading, independent, statutory body to hold government to account on environmental legislation as we leave the European Union. Our starting point is that the environmental body should cover England and environmental...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Maternity Rights (20 Feb 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: ...with a range of partners including Acas and the Equality and Human Rights Commission to improve advice and guidance on pregnancy and maternity issues so that employers are more fully aware of their obligations and women better understand their rights. Acas produced updated and comprehensive guidance in November 2017. Government will also update and consolidate the pregnancy and maternity...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Approved Premises (5 Feb 2018)

Rory Stewart: ...service. The new contracts make appropriate provision to protect the health and safety of staff, service users and members of the public. Services must be delivered in full compliance with statutory obligations and the Health & Safety Executive’s Approved Codes of Practice. Suppliers must be able to provide professional advice to their own staff, sub-contractors and the client...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Libraries: Somerset (5 Feb 2018)

Kevin Brennan: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make assessment of the effect of Somerset County Council's proposed changes to the Somerset library service on its statutory obligation to provide a comprehensive and efficient library service.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Transport: Biofuels (30 Jan 2018)

Jesse Norman: The supply of E10 is one option open to suppliers in meeting targets under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). The level of targets under the RTFO will rise from April, subject to Parliamentary approval of the amending statutory instrument laid in Parliament on 15 January. These amendments do not impose a requirement that suppliers must introduce E10. However, the cost benefit...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Urban Areas: Pest Control (23 Jan 2018)

Therese Coffey: ...authority, it has the same powers to control pests as any other owner or occupier. There is also a range of legislation in place to support local authorities in managing rodent infestation and statutory nuisances, such as litter and refuse, where these are attracting pests. The Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 obliges local authorities to ensure that their districts are kept, as...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Carillion (22 Jan 2018)

Kevin Brennan: ...of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with local authorities whose libraries were outsourced to Carillion plc on ensuring that they can continue to meet their statutory obligations.

Written Answers — Home Office: Crimes of Violence: Females (19 Jan 2018)

Carolyn Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how her Department is meeting its statutory obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty in relation to responding to violence against Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BME) women and girls and supporting BME VAWG frontline service providers

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes: Closures (17 Jan 2018)

Valerie Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of residential and care home closures on the ability of local authorities to fulfil their statutory obligations to provide care.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water: Standards (8 Jan 2018)

Therese Coffey: ..., the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive, and the Drinking Water Directive. We have committed to enhancing environmental standards as we leave the EU. We will consult on a new independent, statutory body to hold government to account and enforce standards for environmental protection. We remain committed to internationally recognised environmental principles and cooperation on water...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: New Businesses (21 Dec 2017)

Margot James: The Registrar of Companies (Companies House) has a statutory obligation to incorporate a new company on receipt of a validly completed application. When registering a new company, the Registrar is carrying out a function of the state on behalf of the Government. Companies House undertakes numerous checks on the validity of information, both at incorporation and throughout the life of the...

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