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1060961
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Railways: Tickets more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What plans his Department has to expand smart ticketing for rail passengers. more like this
tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
tabling member printed
Henry Smith more like this
uin 909229 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>We have launched a consultation on extending the very popular pay-as-you-go Oyster system to other parts of the south-east, and we are looking at the underlying principles for the rest of the country, too. As the public consultation document sets out, we are considering different options, and I would encourage anyone who believes their local station should be included in a pay-as-you-go zone to respond to the consultation, saying what they want and why.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T14:59:17.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T14:59:17.787Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
3960
label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1060962
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Transport: Social Mobility more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent assessment he has made of the importance of transport connectivity to social mobility. more like this
tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Platt more like this
uin 909232 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>Good transport connectivity is critical for social mobility and allows people to access a wider pool of economic opportunities, from high quality jobs to education and training opportunities.</p><p> </p><p>That is why we have committed record capital investment in the transport systems and why we have put more spending power in the hands of local communities who best know the needs of their area.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wealden more like this
answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T15:16:14.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T15:16:14.077Z
answering member
4460
label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
tabling member
4673
label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
1060963
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Railway Stations more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps he is taking to increase accessibility and capacity at local railway stations. more like this
tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
tabling member printed
Mike Amesbury more like this
uin 909237 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>We are committed to improving accessibility and in April I will be announcing the stations which will benefit from an additional £300m of Access for All funding. This is in addition to access improvements being delivered at stations by the industry itself.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wealden more like this
answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T15:40:48.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T15:40:48.243Z
answering member
4460
label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
tabling member
4667
label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
1060964
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Bus Services: Tees Valley more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps he is taking to improve bus services in Teesside. more like this
tabling member constituency Stockton South more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Paul Williams more like this
uin 909238 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>The Bus Services Act 2017 provides the tools that local authorities need to improve local bus services. Bus Open Data powers in the Act will require bus operators in England to open up information about routes, timetables, fares and tickets in real time for passengers by 2020. These improvements aim to improve journey planning and help passengers secure best value tickets.</p><p> </p><p>We are working with interested local authorities to determine which of the powers provided are best able to support bus networks in their areas.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wealden more like this
answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T15:44:58.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T15:44:58.463Z
answering member
4460
label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
tabling member
4666
label Biography information for Dr Paul Williams more like this
1060472
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Sustainable Development more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps her Department is taking to encourage people to contribute to the Voluntary National Review of the Sustainable Development Goals. more like this
tabling member constituency Wells more like this
tabling member printed
James Heappey more like this
uin 909197 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answer text <p>I am committed to an inclusive Voluntary National Review that showcases activity across the UK. Almost 200 organisations and individuals have submitted case studies highlighting activity to support delivery of the Goals. We continue to welcome contributions which can be submitted via our gov.uk VNR website.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-13T15:10:58.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T15:10:58.633Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
tabling member
4528
label Biography information for James Heappey more like this
1060473
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Trade Agreements: Developing Countries more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps her Department is taking to promote the Government's trade for development programme. more like this
tabling member constituency North Cornwall more like this
tabling member printed
Scott Mann more like this
uin 909199 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answer text <p>The UK remains a world leader in trade for development. We are prioritising our trading partners for the future, for example through our commitments on gender, the new Commonwealth Standards Network and our ambition for the UK to be the largest G7 investor in Africa by 2022.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-13T15:12:13.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T15:12:13.467Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
tabling member
4496
label Biography information for Scott Mann more like this
1060474
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading CDC: Poverty more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps she is taking to ensure that new investments made by the CDC Group contribute to poverty reduction. more like this
tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
tabling member printed
Imran Hussain more like this
uin 909200 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answer text <p>CDC invests to create jobs and reduce poverty. The five year Strategic Framework published in 2017 sets out steps CDC is taking to maximise the development impact of its investments. Almost 750,000 people are directly employed by companies supported by CDC in the poorest countries in Africa and South Asia.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-13T15:13:11.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T15:13:11.967Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
tabling member
4394
label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this
1060475
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading International Assistance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps she is taking to promote reform of OECD Development Assistance Committee rules on aid spending. more like this
tabling member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
uin 909203 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answer text <p>The UK is leading efforts to modernise the international aid rules to ensure they can keep pace with new challenges and support the delivery of the Global Goals. We have secured significant progress in changing the rules, including the recent agreement on an ODA reverse-graduation mechanism.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-13T15:15:07.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T15:15:07.853Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
tabling member
4597
label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
1060476
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Trade Agreements: Developing Countries more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps her Department is taking to promote the Government's trade for development programme. more like this
tabling member constituency Stafford more like this
tabling member printed
Jeremy Lefroy more like this
uin 909204 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answer text <p>The UK remains a world leader in trade for development. We are prioritising our trading partners for the future, for example through our commitments on gender, the new Commonwealth Standards Network and our ambition for the UK to be the largest G7 investor in Africa by 2022.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-13T15:11:38.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T15:11:38.02Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
tabling member
4109
label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this
1060477
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Overseas Aid more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the UK’s international development sector. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 909205 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answer text <p>UK organisations have shared with us their own assessments of leaving the EU. The Withdrawal Agreement confirms that UK organisations are entitled to participate in current EU programmes for their duration. In the future, any UK financial contribution to EU programmes would require eligibility for UK organisations to implement relevant programmes.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-13T15:15:43.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T15:15:43.573Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1060617
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps his Department has taken to minimise disruption to the work of the Serious Fraud Office in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 220767 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>The SFO has already put contingency plans in place to ensure minimal disruption to its casework in the event of no deal. This includes delivering training and awareness sessions and reviewing cases that are using or will use EU tools and measures. In addition an exercise is underway to recruit six additional staff members to support case teams when the UK exits the EU.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T09:33:04.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T09:33:04.297Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1060715
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 more like this
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps his Department is taking to promote green energy production in Wales. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 220939 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>The UK Government supports a range of renewable energy schemes in Wales through the Renewables Obligation and Feed-in Tariffs schemes, and has supported 192 MW of renewable energy generation in Wales through the Contracts for Difference (CfD) Scheme. The Government plans to open a further CfD allocation round by May 2019, and Welsh stakeholders were invited to contribute to the consultation process at an event in Cardiff on 20 February 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is investing in Wales to support its low carbon generation targets through initiatives such as the Pembroke Dock Marine project in the Swansea Bay City Deal. Furthermore, we are in negotiations with local partners in North Wales about the inclusion of a Smart Energy Networks project within the North Wales Growth Deal, and have included the Morlais Marine Energy Infrastructure Project in the Department for International Trade’s Capital Investments Energy Portfolio.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T10:53:49.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T10:53:49.463Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1060751
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeships have been created in Wolverhampton North East (a) in each of the twelve months before the introduction of the apprenticeship levy and (b) in each month since the levy was introduced. more like this
tabling member constituency Wolverhampton North East more like this
tabling member printed
Emma Reynolds more like this
uin 220893 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>The attached table shows the figures for apprenticeship starts for Wolverhampton North East constituency for each month by academic year from 2015/16 to 2018/19 (quarter 1 reported to date).</p><p>In May 2017, there were significant structural changes to the apprenticeship funding system, including the introduction of the apprenticeship levy and apprenticeship service. The profile of apprenticeship starts changed significantly, both in the run-up to the introduction of the levy and subsequently. Care should be taken when comparing individual months with previous years as they are unlikely to provide a meaningful year-on-year trend. Numbers of reported starts are likely to change as the reforms to apprenticeship funding continue to bed in and employers engage with the new system.</p><p>The information requested is not held centrally regarding the proportion of levy-paying firms that have taken on apprentices. However, the department holds information on the number of apprenticeship service accounts (ASAs) registered. As of 31 December 2018, there were 16,100 ASAs registered on the apprenticeship service.</p><p>Since the introduction of the levy, 268,500 levy-supported starts have been recorded for England. Levy-supported learners are those supported by levy-paying organisations using at least £1 of their own levy funds. For context, there have been 555,800 total starts for England since the levy (from quarter 4 of 2016/17 to quarter 1 of 2018/19).</p><p>In addition, in January 2018, we published that 91.7 percent of those who had PAYE schemes with apprenticeship levy declarations in England of over £150,000 had registered on the apprenticeship service.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Guildford more like this
answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
grouped question UIN 220895 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T11:54:06.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T11:54:06.18Z
answering member
1523
label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
attachment
1
file name 220893_220895_apprenticeships_table_attachment.xls more like this
title 220893_220895_apprenticeships_table_attachment more like this
tabling member
4077
label Biography information for Emma Reynolds more like this
1060782
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of apprenticeship levy-paying employers have hired apprentices. more like this
tabling member constituency Wolverhampton North East more like this
tabling member printed
Emma Reynolds more like this
uin 220895 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>The attached table shows the figures for apprenticeship starts for Wolverhampton North East constituency for each month by academic year from 2015/16 to 2018/19 (quarter 1 reported to date).</p><p>In May 2017, there were significant structural changes to the apprenticeship funding system, including the introduction of the apprenticeship levy and apprenticeship service. The profile of apprenticeship starts changed significantly, both in the run-up to the introduction of the levy and subsequently. Care should be taken when comparing individual months with previous years as they are unlikely to provide a meaningful year-on-year trend. Numbers of reported starts are likely to change as the reforms to apprenticeship funding continue to bed in and employers engage with the new system.</p><p>The information requested is not held centrally regarding the proportion of levy-paying firms that have taken on apprentices. However, the department holds information on the number of apprenticeship service accounts (ASAs) registered. As of 31 December 2018, there were 16,100 ASAs registered on the apprenticeship service.</p><p>Since the introduction of the levy, 268,500 levy-supported starts have been recorded for England. Levy-supported learners are those supported by levy-paying organisations using at least £1 of their own levy funds. For context, there have been 555,800 total starts for England since the levy (from quarter 4 of 2016/17 to quarter 1 of 2018/19).</p><p>In addition, in January 2018, we published that 91.7 percent of those who had PAYE schemes with apprenticeship levy declarations in England of over £150,000 had registered on the apprenticeship service.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Guildford more like this
answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
grouped question UIN 220893 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T11:54:06.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T11:54:06.223Z
answering member
1523
label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
attachment
1
file name 220893_220895_apprenticeships_table_attachment.xls more like this
title 220893_220895_apprenticeships_table_attachment more like this
tabling member
4077
label Biography information for Emma Reynolds more like this
1060808
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how many staff the Crown Prosecution Service employed (a) in each region and (b) at CPS Direct in each year from 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 220762 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>The number of staff employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in each Region and in CPS Direct in each year from 2010 (As at 31 December of each year) is listed in the table below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>CPS Region</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Central Casework</p></td><td><p>620</p></td><td><p>472</p></td><td><p>592</p></td><td><p>564</p></td><td><p>662</p></td><td><p>633</p></td><td><p>661</p></td><td><p>704</p></td><td><p>707</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS Direct</p></td><td><p>155</p></td><td><p>135</p></td><td><p>171</p></td><td><p>302</p></td><td><p>286</p></td><td><p>260</p></td><td><p>244</p></td><td><p>210</p></td><td><p>183</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPS Headquarters</p></td><td><p>482</p></td><td><p>413</p></td><td><p>443</p></td><td><p>434</p></td><td><p>414</p></td><td><p>432</p></td><td><p>390</p></td><td><p>444</p></td><td><p>500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cymru Wales</p></td><td><p>432</p></td><td><p>403</p></td><td><p>381</p></td><td><p>321</p></td><td><p>296</p></td><td><p>275</p></td><td><p>284</p></td><td><p>278</p></td><td><p>275</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>526</p></td><td><p>477</p></td><td><p>426</p></td><td><p>355</p></td><td><p>330</p></td><td><p>310</p></td><td><p>308</p></td><td><p>316</p></td><td><p>311</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Eastern</p></td><td><p>408</p></td><td><p>385</p></td><td><p>366</p></td><td><p>325</p></td><td><p>284</p></td><td><p>257</p></td><td><p>251</p></td><td><p>254</p></td><td><p>266</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>1203</p></td><td><p>1233</p></td><td><p>1047</p></td><td><p>955</p></td><td><p>937</p></td><td><p>876</p></td><td><p>924</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London North</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>463</p></td><td><p>463</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London South</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>474</p></td><td><p>466</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Merseyside &amp; Cheshire</p></td><td><p>358</p></td><td><p>338</p></td><td><p>282</p></td><td><p>233</p></td><td><p>223</p></td><td><p>205</p></td><td><p>217</p></td><td><p>224</p></td><td><p>240</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>422</p></td><td><p>391</p></td><td><p>368</p></td><td><p>320</p></td><td><p>293</p></td><td><p>256</p></td><td><p>270</p></td><td><p>264</p></td><td><p>260</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West Group</p></td><td><p>769</p></td><td><p>687</p></td><td><p>688</p></td><td><p>614</p></td><td><p>560</p></td><td><p>510</p></td><td><p>516</p></td><td><p>494</p></td><td><p>458</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>404</p></td><td><p>373</p></td><td><p>370</p></td><td><p>291</p></td><td><p>287</p></td><td><p>242</p></td><td><p>246</p></td><td><p>250</p></td><td><p>250</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>338</p></td><td><p>313</p></td><td><p>281</p></td><td><p>256</p></td><td><p>219</p></td><td><p>212</p></td><td><p>210</p></td><td><p>223</p></td><td><p>217</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thames &amp; Chiltern</p></td><td><p>430</p></td><td><p>396</p></td><td><p>412</p></td><td><p>342</p></td><td><p>332</p></td><td><p>282</p></td><td><p>271</p></td><td><p>288</p></td><td><p>275</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wessex</p></td><td><p>348</p></td><td><p>330</p></td><td><p>317</p></td><td><p>264</p></td><td><p>265</p></td><td><p>233</p></td><td><p>231</p></td><td><p>221</p></td><td><p>229</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands Group</p></td><td><p>775</p></td><td><p>698</p></td><td><p>617</p></td><td><p>520</p></td><td><p>489</p></td><td><p>457</p></td><td><p>449</p></td><td><p>435</p></td><td><p>424</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorkshire &amp; Humberside Group</p></td><td><p>674</p></td><td><p>628</p></td><td><p>612</p></td><td><p>537</p></td><td><p>507</p></td><td><p>482</p></td><td><p>482</p></td><td><p>447</p></td><td><p>422</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>8344</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>7672</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>7373</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>6633</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>6384</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>5922</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>5954</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>5989</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>5946</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*Note: Following an organisational restructure in 2011 some CPS commands were changed from Groups to single Areas under the leadership of a single Chief Crown Prosecutor.</p><p>Data Source: Trent HR Database February 2019.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T09:41:32.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T09:41:32.85Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1059376
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Railways: Compensation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department is making on the introduction of an automated delay repay compensation scheme that is interoperable across train operating companies. more like this
tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
uin 909230 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>As announced by the Secretary of State in October, the Government will mandate new franchises to introduce simple “one-click” automated claims systems, available via smartphones and smartcard registration. This will make it easier for passengers to claim compensation when they have suffered delays.</p><p> </p><p>We are also encouraging “one-click” compensation to be introduced across all DfT train operators.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T15:06:37.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T15:06:37.76Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4498
label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1059613
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Parking Offences: Appeals more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the proposals contained within the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill, what plans they have to introduce a single appeals service for the private parking sector. more like this
tabling member printed
Viscount Astor more like this
uin HL13636 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>The Government is supportive of the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill, which we believe will get the fairest deal for motorists, operators and landowners. Our current intention is to appoint a single appeals service for the private parking sector, using the powers granted by the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill should it pass in to law.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T17:16:29.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T17:16:29.763Z
answering member
4282
label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
tabling member
3429
label Biography information for Viscount Astor more like this
1059722
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 more like this
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading City Deals: Swansea Bay more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what progress he has made on the joint investigations by the UK and Welsh Governments into the Swansea Bay City Deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
tabling member printed
Jonathan Edwards more like this
uin 220181 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>Actica Consulting were appointed by the UK and Welsh Governments to undertake the Joint Independent Review of the Swansea Bay City Region City Deal in January 2019. The review is currently underway and I expect to receive the final report by the end of February.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T10:54:43.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T10:54:43.693Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
3943
label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
1059796
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps his Department has taken to prepare the education sector for the effects of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 220064 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>Leaving the EU with a deal remains the government’s top priority. This has not changed.</p><p>The department has published “no deal notices” on GOV.UK[1] to provide information and advice to schools and to further education and higher education institutions. The purpose of these notices is to help them prepare in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.</p><p> </p><p>[1] EU Exit: No deal preparations for schools in England - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-schools-in-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-schools-in-england</a>.</p><p>EU Exit: No deal preparations for further education and apprenticeship providers - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-further-education-and-apprenticeship-providers" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-further-education-and-apprenticeship-providers</a>.</p><p>EU Exit: No deal preparati​ons for higher education institutions - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-higher-education-institutions" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-higher-education-institutions</a>.</p><p>Erasmus+ in the UK if there's no brexit deal - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/erasmus-in-the-uk-if-theres-no-brexit-deal/erasmus-in-the-uk-if-theres-no-brexit-deal" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/erasmus-in-the-uk-if-theres-no-brexit-deal/erasmus-in-the-uk-if-theres-no-brexit-deal</a>.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Guildford more like this
answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T11:46:00.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T11:46:00.193Z
answering member
1523
label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1059821
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Insects: Conservation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to preserve natural habitats for (a) butterflies, (b) bees and (c) moths. more like this
tabling member constituency Preston more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
uin 220088 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>To preserve natural habitats the Government is taking action to protect our best wildlife sites, expand habitat for insects in the wider countryside and support partnerships working on targeted habitat restoration and species recovery.</p><p> </p><p>Over one million hectares of our best habitats for wildlife on land and in our freshwater and coastal areas are conserved through our protected sites designations.</p><p> </p><p>Outside the protected sites series we are managing land to create new wildlife-rich habitat. Since 2011, over 130,000 ha in England have been set aside for this purpose. In 2015, we introduced new and simple agri-environment ‘packages’ to make it easier for farmers to provide flower rich margins or pollen and nectar plots on fields to support wild pollinators.</p><p> </p><p>Natural England, our statutory nature conservation adviser, continues to work with a range of landowning and NGO partners to support the recovery of threatened insect species by managing and creating habitats for threatened species such as the barberry carpet moth, the short-haired bumblebee and chequered skipper butterfly.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to preserving habitats, the Government is taking action to reduce threats to pollinators. We are supporting science-led restrictions on neonicotinoids so we can protect bees and other pollinators. We also continue to tackle threats from invasive species, such as the Asian hornet, and protect honey bees from pests and diseases through a nationwide team of bee inspectors.</p>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T11:32:54.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T11:32:54.157Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
473
label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
1059863
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the merits of introducing a statutory definition of day-to-day care for the purpose of determining whether there is a requirement for either parent to pay child maintenance when they have equal shared overnight care. more like this
tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
tabling member printed
Angela Crawley more like this
uin 220289 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-15more like thismore than 2019-02-15
answer text <p>The Service’s definition of a day-to-day care for the purpose of establishing the receiving parent is broadly aligned with that of Child Benefit, where an overall care test is used to determine entitlement. Entitlement to receive Child Benefit is used as an indicator at the application stage. There are currently no plans to change the process of establishing maintenance liability.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-15T13:43:38.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-15T13:43:38.03Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4469
label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
1059923
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Oliver Robbins more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what position in the hierarchy of negotiators Olly Robbins holds. more like this
tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
tabling member printed
David Simpson more like this
uin 220165 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>The Prime Minister retains personal overall responsibility for the negotiations on the UK side and is supported by her Europe Advisor, who heads up the official-level negotiating team.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T09:54:05.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T09:54:05.44Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
1597
label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1059932
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 more like this
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading European Union Withdrawal Agreement (Public Vote) Bill: Wales more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill will require a legislative consent motion from the National Assembly for Wales. more like this
tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
tabling member printed
Liz Saville Roberts more like this
uin 220303 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill is an essential part of our preparations for a smooth and orderly exit from the EU. The Bill is yet to be introduced, but we expect to seek the legislative consent of the National Assembly for Wales for some of its provisions.</p><p> </p><p>The UK Government has undertaken extensive and meaningful engagement with the Welsh Government in preparing the Bill. Regular JMC (European Negotiations) meetings have provided a productive forum for Ministers from the UK, Welsh and Scottish governments to discuss the Bill. The UK Government has also shared clauses in draft with Ministers from the devolved administrations, allowing them the opportunity to comment and inform the UK Government’s approach to the Bill. UK Government officials have also met with their counterparts in the Welsh Government on a fortnightly basis since the summer to discuss the Bill. The Welsh Government has been positive about both the quantity and quality of engagement to date and this engagement will continue as we prepare for the introduction of the Bill.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
grouped question UIN 220304 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T10:52:41.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T10:52:41.743Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
4521
label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1059935
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 more like this
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading European Union Withdrawal Agreement (Public Vote) Bill: Wales more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps he has taken to ensure that the Government receives legislative consent from the National Assembly for Wales on the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill. more like this
tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
tabling member printed
Liz Saville Roberts more like this
uin 220304 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill is an essential part of our preparations for a smooth and orderly exit from the EU. The Bill is yet to be introduced, but we expect to seek the legislative consent of the National Assembly for Wales for some of its provisions.</p><p> </p><p>The UK Government has undertaken extensive and meaningful engagement with the Welsh Government in preparing the Bill. Regular JMC (European Negotiations) meetings have provided a productive forum for Ministers from the UK, Welsh and Scottish governments to discuss the Bill. The UK Government has also shared clauses in draft with Ministers from the devolved administrations, allowing them the opportunity to comment and inform the UK Government’s approach to the Bill. UK Government officials have also met with their counterparts in the Welsh Government on a fortnightly basis since the summer to discuss the Bill. The Welsh Government has been positive about both the quantity and quality of engagement to date and this engagement will continue as we prepare for the introduction of the Bill.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
grouped question UIN 220303 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T10:52:42.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T10:52:42.57Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
4521
label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1059953
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of trends in the level of funding on the financial sustainability of the further education sector. more like this
tabling member constituency Slough more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
uin 220323 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>We are examining the trends in the level of funding for further education in considering the funding and resilience of further education and in assessing how far existing and forecast funding and regulatory structures enable high quality provision. We recognise that some of the key areas of funding have not kept up with costs and we will continue to look carefully at these issues in preparation for the next Spending Review and in the light of the recommendations of the Post-18 Review.</p><p>We have protected the base rate of funding for all 16 to 19 year old students until 2020 and plan to invest nearly £7 billion this academic year to make sure that there is a place in education or in training, including for apprenticeships, for every 16 to 19 year old. We are investing in education for adult learners, including for those furthest from learning and the labour market. We are continuing to provide Advanced Learner Loans, which is an established part of the Further Education funding framework and a key source of provider income. We are also doubling the amount of funding available for apprenticeships in England (in cash terms) by 2019-20 when compared with actual levels of spend in 2010-11. This includes funding for both 16-19 and adult apprenticeships.</p><p>From 1 April 2016 to 31 January 2019, as part of the area review programme, we made approximately £470 million available to support major college restructuring, supporting significant improvements to financial sustainability in the sector.</p>
answering member constituency Guildford more like this
answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T11:44:46.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T11:44:46.873Z
answering member
1523
label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
tabling member
4638
label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1059961
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 11 of February 2019 to Question 217439 on Crown Prosecution Service: West Midlands, for each Principle Offence type, what estimate he has made of the number of cases pursued by the Crown Prosecution Service which did not result in a trial in (a) England and (b) the West Midlands in each year since 2010; and if he will publish the reasons for each of those cases not resulting in a trial. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 220059 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>The number of cases which did not result in a trial can be broken down into a number of categories. Guilty pleas and Proved in Absence prosecutions result in a conviction while Dropped and Administratively Finalised prosecutions result in a non-conviction. The four tables in Annex A provide the Guilty pleas and Proved in Absence prosecutions together with the Dropped and Administratively Finalised prosecutions for both England and CPS West Midlands.</p><p> </p><p>The definition for each category of prosecution is provided in the notes in Annex A. The notes provide an explanation as to why these case types did not proceed to trial.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T09:36:14.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T09:36:14.113Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
attachment
1
file name 220059 - Annex A.docx more like this
title Annex A more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1059962
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 11 of February 2019 to Question 217439 on Crown Prosecution Service: West Midlands and with reference to the finding that there was a 67 percent reduction in the number of minor motoring cases in that area with a similar fall reflected across England, how many minor motoring cases there were in (a) the West Midlands and (b) England in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 220060 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>The tables below show the number of finalised prosecution outcomes with the Principal Offence Category of Motoring and the Mode of Trial recorded as Summary-Only during each year from 2010-11 to 2017-18 in the West Midlands CPS Area and in England.</p><p> </p><p>During the period in question, the percentage reduction in caseload was 67.4% in the West Midlands and 67.1% in England.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2010-11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>West Midlands</strong></p></td><td><p>28,770</p></td><td><p>24,720</p></td><td><p>24,039</p></td><td><p>19,202</p></td><td><p>9,377</p></td><td><p>10,833</p></td><td><p>11,149</p></td><td><p>9,392</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>England</strong></p></td><td><p>269,129</p></td><td><p>239,581</p></td><td><p>208,235</p></td><td><p>150,565</p></td><td><p>94,424</p></td><td><p>97,441</p></td><td><p>93,031</p></td><td><p>88,469</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T09:41:25.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T09:41:25.957Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1059995
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, prior to the formal notification to the Information Commissioner's Office of Paul Woods' appointment as the Data Protection Officer in his Department, who else was appointed to that role; and for what periods of time those appointments were made. more like this
tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
tabling member printed
Mr George Howarth more like this
uin 220098 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>Data Protection compliance at the Attorney General’s Office was managed as part of a wider role in the office and was in place from April 2015. There were no DPOs required before May 2018.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T09:28:16.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T09:28:16.027Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
481
label Biography information for Mr George Howarth more like this
1060009
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, on what date Paul Woods, the Departmental Records Officer and FOI/DPA coordinator in the Government Legal Department, became the Data Protection Officer for his Department; and (a) when and (b) how that appointment was notified to the (i) Information Commissioner's Office, (ii) Ministers of his Department, (iii) staff of his Department and (iv) Treasury Solicitor. more like this
tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
tabling member printed
Mr George Howarth more like this
uin 220099 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>The Appointment was confirmed on 22 May 2018 and the Attorney General’s Office was informed that day. The ICO, GLD Staff and the Treasury Solicitor were notified 25 May 2018.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T09:30:47.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T09:30:47.447Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
481
label Biography information for Mr George Howarth more like this
1060025
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Fisheries: Quotas more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will remove the existing fishing quotas in 2019 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 220114 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-15more like thismore than 2019-02-15
answer text <p>The Government is planning for all scenarios including leaving the EU without a deal. We have published a technical notice on arrangements for UK fisheries should we leave the EU without a withdrawal agreement. UK fisheries administrations would advise UK quota holders what their allocation will be for the remaining months of 2019 after we leave the EU.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-15T12:19:06.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-15T12:19:06.51Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1060029
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Marine Protected Area: Ascension Island more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has expedited communications with Cabinet colleagues on provision of funding for a marine protected area for Ascension Island. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 220118 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>Responsibility within Government for the establishment and ongoing management of marine protected areas around the UK’s Overseas Territories, including Ascension Island, lies with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Discussions between departments are ongoing.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T11:44:10.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T11:44:10.01Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1055791
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Overseas Trade more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether he is taking steps to support a global initiative of Governments and businesses to ensure that workers in (a) cocoa and (b) other supply chains receive a living income; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 217632 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>One of the keys to driving poverty reduction is enabling workers in global supply chains to be paid a living wage. The UK works with Governments, businesses and other actors to advance this agenda. For example, the Department for International Development (DFID) supports the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), which works with companies such as the Body Shop, Co-op and Tesco, as well as trade unions. The UK also supports initiatives such as the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest business sustainability initiative, which focuses partly on labour rights and has over 12,000 signatories from over 160 countries.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T16:12:42.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T16:12:42.127Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1055833
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Alternative Arrangements Working Group more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, under which section of the Civil Service Code is civil service support to the Alternative Arrangements Working Group permissible. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 217471 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>Ministers, including myself, have been meeting a wide range of MPs in various groups and other stakeholders to discuss the Government’s approach to EU Exit. This has included discussion of alternative arrangements to the backstop, following Parliament’s indication of support for such a position.</p><p>The Civil Service supports the Government in developing and implementing its policies. In this context, it is proper for civil servants to support Ministers in conducting these meetings. No support has been extended to backbench MPs, or other individuals or groups outwith Government.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Stephen Barclay more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T13:11:22.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T13:11:22.587Z
answering member
4095
label Biography information for Stephen Barclay more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1058635
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disability more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text Whether her Department has plans to redesign the reassessment process for benefit recipients with severe mental or physical disabilities. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 909127 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answer text <p>We are committed to assessing people with health conditions and disabilities fairly and accurately, and helping people to access the right support. We made a clear commitment in <em>Improving Lives</em>: <em>The Future of Work, Health and Disability</em> to reform the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) and recognise the importance of getting this right. We are therefore testing new approaches to build the evidence base for what works, and working with external stakeholders to inform future changes to the WCA.</p><p> </p><p>Over the last year we have introduced new guidance into Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC), as well as updated guidance for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) to improve the service we provide for those with the most severe/lifelong conditions. For ESA/UC since September 2017 we have switched off routine reassessments for those who meet the Severe Conditions criteria, and since August 2018, those receiving the highest level of support in PIP, whose needs are unlikely to change or may get worse, will now receive an ongoing award with a light touch review at the ten year point.</p>
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-11T17:02:14.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T17:02:14.837Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1058636
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent assessment her Department has made of the (a) accuracy and (b) efficiency of contracted-out health assessments for (i) employment and support allowance and (ii) personal independence payment. more like this
tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
tabling member printed
Justin Madders more like this
uin 909128 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring claimants receive high quality assessments. Providers are closely monitored against a range of measures including through independent audit to improve accuracy and decision making. We are seeing continuous improvement in PIP assessment quality and recent data shows both PIP providers meeting quality expectations. We continually look to improve the efficiency of the assessment process by working closely with health assessment providers and the disabled people the Department supports.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-11T16:37:48.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T16:37:48.757Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
4418
label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1058637
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pensioners: Poverty more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of pensioner poverty; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 909129 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answer text <p>This Government has seen the absolute poverty rate for pensioners fall to record lows, with over 200,000 fewer pensioners in absolute poverty before housing costs. Rates of material deprivation for pensioners are also at record lows.</p><p>We have reduced pensioner poverty close to historically low levels, lifting the incomes of millions of older people. Since 2009/10, material deprivation for pensioners has fallen from 10 per cent to 7 per cent in 2016/17 and since 2010 there are 200,000 fewer pensioners in absolute poverty, a record low.</p><p>The Government is committed to action that helps to alleviate levels of pensioner poverty. In 2018/19 we will spend £121.5 billion on benefits for pensioners, including £97 billion on the State Pension for this year.</p><p>The Government has also committed to up-rating the basic State Pension by the highest of the growth in earnings, prices or 2.5 per cent - the 'triple lock' guarantee. This will mean that the full basic State Pension will be around £1450 per year higher in 2018/19 than in 2010. The Government has committed to the triple lock for the remainder of this Parliament.</p>
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-11T17:58:24.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T17:58:24.993Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4463
label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1058688
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Stoats: Pest Control more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to control stoat numbers. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 219436 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-15more like thismore than 2019-02-15
answer text <p>While the Government regulates the management of wildlife it is not directly involved in the control of stoats. Responsibility for management lies with the landowner or occupier.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-15T12:05:30.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-15T12:05:30.91Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1058690
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Water: Pollution Control more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce water pollution from industry. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 219438 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>This is a devolved matter and the below relates to England only.</p><p> </p><p>Water pollution from industry is controlled by permits issued under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2015. In England, these permits are issued by the Environment Agency (EA) and control the levels of pollution in effluent discharges by setting limits on the chemical concentration and volume of the effluent. The limits are set to protect waters from the adverse impacts of pollution and to meet the appropriate environmental standards for river, ground water and bathing water quality. Operators must comply with the permit and it is an offence to breach a permit condition. Enforcement action may be taken dependant on the nature and severity of the offence.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to controlling pollution from discharges using permits, the EA receives around 40,000 water pollution incident reports per year. Most have little or minor impact but there are around 250 incidents per year which are classified as significant or serious. Very few of these are deliberate acts and are caused accidentally after spillage or system failure. Most significant or serious pollution incidents come from the water industry and agriculture. The remainder are spread across other sectors such as transport, retail, manufacturing, domestic and residential or are a result of natural causes.</p><p> </p><p>The EA responds to all serious incidents and follows them up with appropriate action including warning letters, formal caution, civil sanctions and prosecution. In 2014 the sentencing guidelines were revised so that fines are now related to the level of culpability and the company’s turnover. This has seen a steep rise in the value of fines which is now a much greater deterrent to causing pollution.</p><p> </p><p>Working to control discharges through environmental permits and by taking decisive action in response to pollution offences has led to significant reductions in pollution and improvements in water quality over recent years. Plans for continued improvement in this area are included in the Government's 25 Year Environmental Plan.</p>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T11:06:26.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T11:06:26.307Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1058691
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Salmon more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to increase stocks of (a) wild and (b) farmed salmon in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 219439 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-15more like thismore than 2019-02-15
answer text <p>The management of wild salmon populations, freshwater fisheries and salmon farming is devolved.</p><p> </p><p>In England, the Government is collaborating with industry on the “Salmon Five Point Approach” to address the pressures that cause salmon numbers to fall, such as water quality, migration barriers, marine survival and exploitation. In 2018, the Government introduced National Salmon and Sea Trout Protection byelaws which restrict recreational and net fisheries in England, to reduce exploitation and conserve adult salmon enabling them to spawn successfully.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-15T12:35:14.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-15T12:35:14.267Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1058692
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Birds of Prey: Theft more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent birds of prey being stolen to order. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 219440 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-15more like thismore than 2019-02-15
answer text <p>The Government takes wildlife crime, including the illegal taking of birds of prey, seriously. All wild birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, with strong penalties for those committing offences against birds of prey including up to six months in prison and/or an unlimited fine.</p><p> </p><p>Birds of prey are listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which controls trade in endangered species through a permitting system. This protects species from the risk of extinction due to unsustainable trade. The Control of Trade in Endangered Species Regulations 2018 means that anyone committing CITES offences, including trying to trade in birds of prey taken from the wild, could face up to five years’ imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine.</p><p> </p><p>Raptor persecution and CITES issues are two of six UK wildlife crime priorities. Local police and Border Force are responsible for wildlife crime enforcement. The National Wildlife Crime Unit, which is co-funded by Defra and the Home Office, provides intelligence to support police and Border Force enforcement activities.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-15T12:40:50.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-15T12:40:50.063Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1058694
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Partridges: Conservation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding his Department has allocated to grey partridge recovery projects. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 219441 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>The funding of agri-environment schemes is the principal means of improving habitat provision for farmland birds such as the grey partridge. Examples of measures funded to benefit the grey partridge include the provision of over-wintered stubble and wild bird seed mixtures to provide seed in the winter, reduced input arable margins, such as conservation headlands, to provide food in spring and summer and sympathetic management of hedgerows to provide enhanced nesting opportunities.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T10:45:52.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T10:45:52.817Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1058695
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Poultry more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the numbers of geese that migrated to the UK in 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 219442 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>The UK’s Goose and Swan and Monitoring Programme assesses the number of geese which migrate here every year. The programme is jointly run by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Joint Nature Conservation Committee and Scottish Natural Heritage.</p><p> </p><p>Data for the winter season 2017-2018 is available on the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust website: <a href="https://monitoring.wwt.org.uk/our-work/goose-swan-monitoring-programme/" target="_blank">https://monitoring.wwt.org.uk/our-work/goose-swan-monitoring-programme/</a>. As the 2018/19 winter season has yet to finish, data for this season will not be available until late summer 2019.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T16:24:07.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T16:24:07.667Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1058696
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Agriculture: Young People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage young people into farming. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 219443 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-15more like thismore than 2019-02-15
answer text <p>Having a skilled workforce in place and attracting young talent into agricultural careers is vital for the future of UK food and farming. The Government is working with industry bodies, such as the Food and Drink Sector Council, to improve access to the talent and skills required by the industry and raise awareness of agriculture as an exciting and attractive career path.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is reforming post-16 technical education to provide clear routes to skilled employment in agriculture and other sectors. A key part of this is the introduction of new T levels programmes, which alongside apprenticeships, will sit within 15 routes, including an Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care route.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published a Policy Statement in September 2018, alongside its landmark Agriculture Bill. This sets out how we will help facilitate structural change to open up more opportunities for new entrants to farming by delinking Direct Payments from the land during the agricultural transition period. This will give farmers freedom over how they use funding from Direct Payments. Some may use the money to invest in their business. Others may choose to use the money to diversify their activities or decide to stop farming altogether and use the payment to contribute to their retirement. It should increase the ease with which new entrants, and those existing farmers wishing to expand, could acquire land.</p><p> </p><p>We are also exploring how to help Local Authorities who want to invest in their Council Farms, so that they offer real opportunities for new farmers to start a foundation business and gain the experience they need to progress onto a larger unit.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-15T12:44:41.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-15T12:44:41.873Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1058701
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Livestock: Animal Welfare more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taking to improve animal conditions on farms. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 219447 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>The Government is making good on our commitment to make the UK a world leader in the care and protection of animals as we leave the EU. We are planning to increase maximum penalties for animal cruelty from six months’ to five years’ imprisonment. We are updating our statutory welfare codes, starting with the publication of new meat chicken and laying hen codes last year. These codes strengthen guidance for keepers and owners of livestock on how to meet the needs of their animals and enhance their welfare.</p><p> </p><p>We are considering what more can be done to improve our already high animal welfare standards in the context of our future agricultural policy. In England, we intend to develop publicly-funded schemes for farmers to deliver animal welfare enhancements beyond our high regulatory baseline that are not sufficiently rewarded by the market.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T15:56:25.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T15:56:25.707Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1058713
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of files held by his Department in relation to Sri Lanka dating from the 1970s and 1980s that (a) have been and (b) are planned to be destroyed. more like this
tabling member constituency Slough more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
uin 219553 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>​The FCO is unable to collate these estimates of file destruction within the timescale provided without incurring disproportionate cost.</p><p>The FCO, as with all government departments, reviews all its files in line with the requirements of the Public Records Act before making a decision on permanent preservation. This applies to all files from the 1970s and 1980s relating to Sri Lanka which the FCO has already reviewed under the Act.</p><p>Selection of such records for permanent preservation took place under the guidance and supervision of The National Archives.</p><p>The Public Records Act does not require departments to preserve files if they are of no long-term historical value. For instance, the FCO may destroy a file if it only contains administrative or ephemeral content or because it only contains information which is already in the public domain.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T16:36:27.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T16:36:27.57Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4638
label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1058729
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern Rail Franchise more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what decisions his Department has taken on the next Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
tabling member printed
Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
uin 219532 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>The Department has started considering the future of the Thameslink, Southern, and Great Northern franchise (TSGN). We are working closely with the Williams Rail Review, which is examining the most appropriate organisational and commercial models for the future of the rail industry. As a result, a decision will not be made regarding the future of TSGN before the Review findings are published in Autumn 2019.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T14:54:14.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T14:54:14.273Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4615
label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1058730
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Home Office: Official Engagements more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list his engagements for Monday 4 February 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Warley more like this
tabling member printed
John Spellar more like this
uin 219277 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>It is not Home Office policy to release detailed accounts of the Home Secretary’s diary. We do however release quarterly transparency data that details their external meetings, which can be found here:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/home-office-ministers-hospitality-data" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/home-office-ministers-hospitality-data</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T17:25:06.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T17:25:06.67Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
318
label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1058732
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Turkey: Kurds more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Turkish counterparts on the detention and imprisonment of Kurdish politicians. more like this
tabling member constituency Newport East more like this
tabling member printed
Jessica Morden more like this
uin 219361 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>​We have raised the detention of People's Democratic Party (HDP) Members of Parliament, most recently in January regarding the case of Ms Leyla Guven MP. We regularly discuss these issues with the HDP itself. We expect Turkey, as a modern democracy, to undertake legal processes against MPs fairly, transparently and with full respect for the rule of law. We will continue to monitor both the imprisionment of HDP MPs, and the wider Kurdish issue closely.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T16:26:51.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T16:26:51.757Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1548
label Biography information for Jessica Morden more like this
1058733
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Abdullah Öcalan more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart on Kurdish people on hunger strike throughout the world in protest to the isolation of Abdullah Ocalan in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Newport East more like this
tabling member printed
Jessica Morden more like this
uin 219362 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>Our Embassy in Ankara raised the issue of hunger strikers with the Turkish authorities in mid-January, specifically highlighting our concerns over the case of Ms Leyla Guven MP, who we are pleased to note was recently released from prison. We urge Turkey to uphold the human rights of hunger striking prisoners, including ensuring they have access to medical treatment.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T16:30:37.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T16:30:37.68Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1548
label Biography information for Jessica Morden more like this
1058734
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Abdullah Öcalan more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart on the prison conditions and isolation of Abdullah Ocalan in Turkey. more like this
tabling member constituency Newport East more like this
tabling member printed
Jessica Morden more like this
uin 219363 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>British Embassy officials discussed Mr Öcalan’s case and the prison conditions with Turkish officials in mid-January. We note the concerns about isolation expressed by the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture in their report following their visit in 2016 to the prison where Mr Öcalan is held.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan