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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...

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

Ben Gummer: ...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 Answers — Department for Education: Religion: Education (18 Jul 2016)

Nick Gibb: ...-religious beliefs. We have issued guidance for schools, local authorities and agreed syllabus conferences about the religious studies GCSE and the RE curriculum. The guidance states that there is no obligation for any school to give equal air time to the teaching of religious and non-religious views. It is for schools to determine which religious and non-religious views to cover in their...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Equality and Human Rights Commission: Redundancy (14 Jul 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: ...Equalities, what assessment she has made of the extent to which current and planned staffing levels at the Equality and Human Rights Commission are sufficient to enable the Commission to fulfil its statutory obligations.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pollution: River Thames (28 Jun 2016)

Rory Stewart: ...the amount of plastic packaging placed on the market, increasing the amount that is recycled, and reducing litter. These include the UK’s Packaging Waste Regulations, which both put an obligation on producers to ensure that a proportion of the packaging they handle is recovered and recycled and require that packaging should not exceed what is needed to ensure that products are...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Blue Badge Scheme (27 Jun 2016)

Andrew Jones: The Department’s Blue Badge Scheme Local Authority Guidance (England) is non-statutory and non-binding. We therefore have no plans to commission an impact assessment. It is the statutory regulations – the Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (England) Regulations 2000 – which local authorities are obliged to follow.

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Children (16 Jun 2016)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...We are committed to act as quickly as we can but we must take the necessary time to ensure we have the capacity to resettle and support those who are resettled. We must also ensure that we fulfil our obligations to children who are already in the UK. We will be working closely with local authorities to find suitable placements within the UK. Statutory agencies at a local level are best...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Dean Trust (15 Jun 2016)

Lord Nash: ...Plans (EHCPs) and are responsible for making sure the special educational provision set out in them is delivered, including admission to the named school. Once named in a final EHCP, a school is obliged to admit the child or young person. Should a school fail to meet this duty the Department can direct them to do so. We are aware of concerns raised by parents and others about The Dean...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Noise (8 Jun 2016)

Rory Stewart: Defra does not keep records of noise nuisance incidents. Local authorities are the main enforcers of the statutory noise nuisance regime and associated legislation. There is no obligation on local authorities to report noise complaints data to central government. The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health carries out a voluntary annual survey of local authorities regarding complaints...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services: Learning Disability (6 Jun 2016)

Alistair Burt: Access to an independent mental health advocacy (IMHA) is a statutory right for people detained under most sections of the Mental Health Act, subject to Guardianship or on a community treatment order. We would expect Assessment and Treatment Units to follow their statutory obligations to ensure patients have access to an IMHA where appropriate. The Learning Disability Assuring Transformation...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services: Refugees (26 May 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...are integrated sensitively into local communities and that we have the right support in place for unaccompanied refugee children who arrive in the UK from Europe whilst ensuring we fulfil our obligations to children who are already in the UK. The guidance, Statutory Guidance on Promoting the Health and Well-being of Looked After Children, sets out the health duties for local authorities,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Shares (11 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: As of 6 May 2016, 63 companies had not informed Companies House that they no longer have bearer shares. No action will be taken against these companies at the present time. There is no statutory obligation for any company that has converted bearer shares to registered shares to inform Companies House until it delivers its annual return or confirmation statement. I have requested the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Redundancy (4 May 2016)

Anna Turley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to extend the statutory obligation for employers to consult appropriate representatives of employees being made redundant when that employer dismisses fewer than 20 people at an establishment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (4 May 2016)

Priti Patel: All three statutory maintenance schemes allow the Secretary of State to revise any maintenance liability decision found to be incorrect as a result of misrepresentation by either parent. There is no timescale within which the misrepresentation must be discovered, before a revision may be completed. Under the 2012 scheme, in the first instance maintenance is assessed using historic income...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Pubs Code Adjudicator (27 Apr 2016)

Anna Soubry: Holding answer received on 25 April 2016 The Pubs Code Adjudicator has been appointed by the Secretary of State to arbitrate alleged breaches of the statutory obligations set out in the Pubs Code. The Adjudicator will therefore be operating within the statutory framework provided in the SBEE Act and Pubs Code regulations. The parties to an alleged breach of the Pubs Code are not...

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Housing: Insulation (26 Apr 2016)

Andrea Leadsom: Under the Energy Company Obligation, which is the primary government support for measures of this type, the insulation of a cavity wall must be accompanied by an appropriate guarantee, approved by Ofgem. Amongst other criteria, the guarantee must include an assurance framework for the quality of the installation and the product used in the installation. As the administrator of ECO, Ofgem...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Action Plan for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist finance (21 Apr 2016)

Theresa May: ...in preparation for the Prime Minister’s Anti-Corruption Summit in May 2016. Develop a stronger partnership with the private sectorRadically reform the Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) regime (the statutory regime under which persons in the regulated sector must report suspicions of money laundering or terrorist financing to the National Crime Agency), make better use of public and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (19 Apr 2016)

Priti Patel: The department has a statutory obligation to complete the 30 month review of the impacts of charging by 31 December 2016. Outcomes of the review are expected to be published in spring 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Roads: Planning Obligations (19 Apr 2016)

Brandon Lewis: It is for the local planning authority to determine what is required and seek planning obligations through a Section 106 agreement in order to make a development acceptable in planning terms. There are three statutory tests that need to be applied when considering a planning obligation, that it is: necessary to make the development acceptable in planning terms; directly related to the...


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