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Written Answers — HM Treasury: Television: Russia (5 Jan 2017)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: HMRC has a statutory duty of confidentiality and therefore is unable to comment on individual cases. UK tax law applies to all individuals and organisations that operate within the UK, and HMRC are responsible for ensuring the law is adhered to. Failure by any individual or organisation to comply with their statutory obligations is dealt with consistently.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Energy: Scotland (22 Dec 2016)

Jesse Norman: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has certain obligations under section 61 of the Scotland Act 2016 to consult Scottish Ministers, as well as a statutory duty to consult Scottish Ministers before making regulatory changes under section 24 of the Energy Act 2013. However, the announcements made on 9 November did not fall within the scope of the obligation as they related to matters...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission (19 Dec 2016)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: No, we have not considered this. Local authorities are already obliged to consult on proposals for development in their area; the consultation period usually lasts for 21 days and we believe this period strikes an appropriate balance between ensuring sufficient consultation with the community and an efficient determination period for the applicant. However, where statutory consultation is...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients (12 Dec 2016)

Nicola Blackwood: The Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice, which provides statutory guidance on the operation of the Mental Health Act is clear that clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and local authorities are legally required to provide or arrange aftercare for patients who have been detained in hospital for treatment under certain sections of the Act. CCGs have to provide assurance that they are...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Tobacco: EU Law (22 Nov 2016)

Nicola Blackwood: The Department is committed to a full statutory review of the functioning of the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations, which implement the European Union Tobacco Products Directive, within five years of entering into force. The statutory review must be accompanied by an Impact Assessment. This is one of the many areas that the Government is considering carefully as part of the process...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Offences against Children: Wales (18 Nov 2016)

Phillip Lee: ...have done this. Victims of violent crime who have sustained physical or mental injuries, including victims of rape and other sexual abuse, may apply for compensation under the Government funded statutory Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. Eligibility criteria exist to ensure that the Scheme remains sustainable in order to help the victims most in need, as well as to protect the tax...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Equality (17 Nov 2016)

Sarah Newton: Current legislation does not specify how this information needs to be recorded and it is not a statutory requirement in England to prepare or publish information in a particular format. The Home Office utilises Policy Equality Statements (PES) to detail equality considerations and demonstrate due regard has been paid in the delivery of our services, in line with our obligations under the...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Public Libraries (15 Nov 2016)

Lord Hunt of Chesterton: ...they have made of the case for intervening under sections 10 and 15 of the Local Government Act 1999 in order to ensure that local authorities are discharging their function and meeting their statutory obligations to provide library services to the public.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Nationality (10 Nov 2016)

Nick Gibb: The submission of the School Census is a statutory requirement placed upon schools under Section 537A of the Education Act 1996. Schools therefore have a legal responsibility for collecting certain information, including pupil nationality, from parents which is to be provided to the Department for Education. As the School Census is a legal requirement, schools do not need to obtain parental...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability (8 Nov 2016)

Lord Freud: a “substantial disadvantage” compared to non-disabled people. The Access to Work scheme provides a dedicated service to particular groups, including those with complex needs, going beyond employers’ statutory obligations to make reasonable adjustments.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Japanese Knotweed (25 Oct 2016)

George Eustice: ...Japanese knotweed is listed on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which makes it an offence to allow the plant to escape or cause it to grow in the wild. Whilst landowners are under no statutory obligation to remove Japanese knotweed from their property, where they are acting unreasonably and allowing Japanese knotweed to cause a nuisance to the local community, local...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances (25 Oct 2016)

Lord Young of Cookham: The Pensions Regulator provides guidance to employers on choosing a pension scheme for their staff in order to discharge their statutory obligations under automatic enrolment. This guidance covers the choice between net pay and relief at source schemes, and the implications of net pay schemes for employees who do not pay tax. The Government’s latest analysis of the eligibility of...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government Services (24 Oct 2016)

Lord Hunt of Chesterton: ...reports to Parliament on the withdrawal by local authorities of public services, including welfare, educational and cultural services, including explanations of how local authorities are meeting statutory obligations for the provision of those services.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Equality: Impact Assessments (20 Oct 2016)

Caroline Dinenage: provide evidence that this has been taken into account during the decision-making process. However, the legislation does not prescribe how this information needs to be recorded and it is not a statutory requirement in England to prepare or publish information in a particular form, such as an Equality Impact Assessment. The Government Equalities Office has published a quick-start guide...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Clinical Commissioning Groups (17 Oct 2016)

David Mowat: Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have a statutory duty to make arrangements to involve the public in commissioning services for National Health Service patients. The duty ensures that CCGs act fairly and proportionately when decision making in circumstances where there may be an impact on services. To support CCGs, NHS England published statutory guidance entitled Transforming...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Junior Doctors: Working Hours (19 Sep 2016)

Philip Dunne: ...stronger limits on working hours and patterns of work and a robust oversight mechanism to ensure that prompt action is taken if needed. This will be an integral part of how trusts meet their statutory obligations to keep staff and patients safe. Required action includes a review of work schedules to ensure safe working, payment for additional work done and fines where the limits in the...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances (19 Sep 2016)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: ...who are also members of pension schemes that operate a net pay system. The Government does not hold employee level data on employees enrolled in net pay pension schemes, as such schemes are not obliged to report pension contributions to HM Revenue and Customs. The Government does not therefore hold information on the value of tax reliefs paid out to employees in net pay schemes. However,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Sellafield: Safety (14 Sep 2016)

Jesse Norman: ...focus on accelerating safe and secure retrievals from the legacy ponds and silos. The ONR reports that this strategy is helping to secure “evidence-based confidence that the licensee is complying with its statutory obligations and that workers and the public are protected from the hazards of the site”.

Written Ministerial Statements — Cabinet Office: English Language Requirement (21 Jul 2016)

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen: ...the Government to ensure public services are delivered to a high standard in spoken English, or in Wales in English or Welsh. In support of this aim, the Government is today publishing: A draft Statutory Code of Practice which is intended to support public sector employers in complying with this new duty, whilst ensuring minimal burden. It provides principles and examples for public...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Association External Scrutiny Team Report 2016 (21 Jul 2016)

Michael Fallon: ...and delivery of the Future Reserves 2020 programme compiled by the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association External Scrutiny Team. This is the second report to be published under the statutory obligation imposed by the Defence Reform Act 2014. I am most grateful for the work of Lt Gen Brims and the other members of the Team. I will take some short time to consider the...

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