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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading General Practitioners: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on improving access to GPs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Graham Evans remove filter
star this property uin 905556 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister’s £50 million Challenge Fund is currently improving general practitioner access for over two million patients across England. This includes offering evening and weekend appointments, as well as better use of technology, such as telehealth, to look after patients. By January, 7.5 million patients will be covered.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>And, we have recently announced another £100 million of funding for next year to improve access for even more patients.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T15:48:51.1448684Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T15:48:51.1448684Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Evans more like this
164324
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Travel more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what amount his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) the Government Car and Despatch Agency and (b) other car hire in (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09 and (iii) 2009-10; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Graham Evans remove filter
star this property uin 215710 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
star this property answer text <p>Under this Government, the DCLG Group is making a 41 per cent real terms saving against its running costs by 2014-15. This equates at least £532 million of taxpayers’ money in administrative savings.</p><p> </p><p>As part of these savings, my Department has made substantial reductions to the cost of Ministerial cars. Instead of the six cars previously used, the Department now maintains only two cars between six Ministers.</p><p> </p><p>There is a business case for some provision. The Government Car Service provides secure transport for Ministers carrying sensitive and confidential government documents. All travel arrangements are carried out in accordance with the Ministerial Code.</p><p> </p><p>Notwithstanding, our reforms have cut the cost by two-thirds, as shown in the table below.<br><br></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><em>Financial Year</em></p></td><td><p><em>Government Car Service</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>£401,600</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>£418,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>£488,276</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£321,592</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£202,819</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£199,191</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>£191,813</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><sup>Note: Based on DfT methodology for Government Car Service spending, as published and presented to Parliament. Figures exclude VAT which is recoverable.</sup></p><p> </p><p>Additional spending on other hired car services in 2009-10 totalled £28,266, including chauffeurs and limousines (comprehensive figures are not held prior to this). By contrast, spending by 2013-14 has been just cut to just £124.</p><p> </p><p>To provide some comparative figures, the table below, illustrates the spending on Ministerial cars over the last three years of the Labour Government, by Department (excluding other hired car services):<br><br></p><p> </p><table><thead><tr><td><p><em>Government Car &amp; Despatch Agency spending</em></p></td><td><p><em>Total (2007-10)</em></p></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td><p>Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (and DBERR &amp; DIUS)</p></td><td><p>£1,863,036</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Home Office</p></td><td><p>£1,474,894</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Department for Work and Pensions</p></td><td><p>£1,351,426</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Department for Communities and Local Government</p></td><td><p>£1,308,176</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Department of Health</p></td><td><p>£1,278,190</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cabinet Office</p></td><td><p>£1,262,490</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Department for Children, Schools and Families</p></td><td><p>£1,196,893</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HM Treasury</p></td><td><p>£1,155,789</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office</p></td><td><p>£1,091,934</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ministry of Justice</p></td><td><p>£938,930</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Department for Transport</p></td><td><p>£845,479</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs</p></td><td><p>£806,189</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Department for Culture, Media and Sport</p></td><td><p>£790,297</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Department for International Development</p></td><td><p>£755,556</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Northern Ireland Office</p></td><td><p>£655,551</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other (e.g. Whips / Leaders’ Offices where itemised)</p></td><td><p>£544,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Law Officers’ Department</p></td><td><p>£474,731</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Department for Energy and Climate Change (two years)</p></td><td><p>£402,130</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales Office</p></td><td><p>£372,904</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland Office</p></td><td><p>£277,913</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ministry of Defence (two years)</p></td><td><p>£191,443</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><sub>Data sources: 22 July 2008, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 117WS; 16 July 2009, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 80WS; 28 October 2010, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 23WS.</sub></p><p> </p><p>My Department’s tangible savings are in stark contrast to the Leader of the Opposition’s taxpayer-funded Short Money travel allowance, which has risen year on year since May 2010 – a fact which betrays a disregard for the need for all parts of the public sector to their bit to help pay off Labour’s deficit.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T11:53:21.203Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T11:53:21.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Evans more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Dialysis Machines more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what quality and outcome measures NHS England plans to use to ensure maintenance of clinical quality and quality of service in the proposed transition from specialised to clinical commissioning groups commissioning for dialysis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Graham Evans remove filter
star this property uin 215753 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
star this property answer text <p>NHS England has advised that they are in dialogue with key stakeholders about both the opportunities and challenges of transferring responsibility for renal services. The head of the Specialised Services Task Force in NHS England recently met stakeholders from renal service representative groups and heard their concerns directly.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department intends to launch a public consultation by the end of 2014 on the recommendations put forward by the independent clinically-led advisory group (Prescribed Specialised Services Advisory Group) to transfer commissioning responsibility for renal services from NHS England to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This public consultation will specifically be asking key stakeholders involved in the provision of renal dialysis what NHS England would need to do to ensure a safe transfer of commissioning responsibilities to CCGs. This consultation will also be asking stakeholders specifically whether the current proposed timescales for the transfer of services are feasible.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A new Task &amp; Finish group is being established by NHS England through the NHS Commissioning Assembly. This group will look specifically at what support CCGs would require to be able to safely and effectively commission services devolved to them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England is committed to issuing commissioning guidance for the safe transfer of services from national NHS England responsibility to local CCG responsibility.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 215754 more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T16:35:27.42Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T16:35:27.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Evans more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Dialysis Machines more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment NHS England has made of the level of need for specialist renal services to deal with the complications and emergencies associated with dialysis; and how such services will be commissioned from April 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Graham Evans remove filter
star this property uin 215754 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
star this property answer text <p>NHS England has advised that they are in dialogue with key stakeholders about both the opportunities and challenges of transferring responsibility for renal services. The head of the Specialised Services Task Force in NHS England recently met stakeholders from renal service representative groups and heard their concerns directly.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department intends to launch a public consultation by the end of 2014 on the recommendations put forward by the independent clinically-led advisory group (Prescribed Specialised Services Advisory Group) to transfer commissioning responsibility for renal services from NHS England to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This public consultation will specifically be asking key stakeholders involved in the provision of renal dialysis what NHS England would need to do to ensure a safe transfer of commissioning responsibilities to CCGs. This consultation will also be asking stakeholders specifically whether the current proposed timescales for the transfer of services are feasible.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A new Task &amp; Finish group is being established by NHS England through the NHS Commissioning Assembly. This group will look specifically at what support CCGs would require to be able to safely and effectively commission services devolved to them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England is committed to issuing commissioning guidance for the safe transfer of services from national NHS England responsibility to local CCG responsibility.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 215753 more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T16:35:27.637Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T16:35:27.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Evans more like this
167503
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star this property date less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Dialysis Machines more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 27 November to Question 215754, what main concerns have been raised by stakeholders in renal services at the recent meeting with the head of the Specialised Services Task Force in NHS England; and what steps he is taking in response to such concerns. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Graham Evans remove filter
star this property uin 216873 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Concerns raised by stakeholders in the meeting hosted by the head of the Specialised Services Task Force in NHS England included: the status of service specifications and clinical policies, mandatory hospital data collection requirements, clinical commissioning group (CCG) understanding of renal dialysis and a potential fragmentation of the renal transplant pathway.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England has recently established a Task &amp; Finish group through the NHS Commissioning Assembly. This group comprises representatives from CCGs and NHS England, and will oversee the development and delivery of proposals for commissioning of specialised services in 2015-16 and beyond.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Within this Task &amp; Finish group, a sub-group will be responsible for planning and managing the transition process for services that are being transferred from national to CCG commissioning (including renal dialysis) from 1 April 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>On 27 November 2014, the Department issued a public consultation on the arrangements for the transfer of commissioning responsibility from NHS England to CCGs for renal dialysis and morbid obesity surgery services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The consultation seeks views on what type of support CCGs will need from NHS England to be able to commission renal dialysis and morbid obesity surgery services effectively and whether, if all this support can be put in place, the timing of the transfer is right.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The results of the consultation will be used to inform the decisions on when and how to transfer the commissioning responsibility for renal dialysis and morbid obesity surgery services to CCGs, and the work of the NHS England Task &amp; Finish group. The consultation will close on 9 January 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England is committed to issuing commissioning guidance for the safe transfer of renal dialysis services from national NHS England responsibility to local CCG responsibility.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-12-05T13:08:55.38Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-05T13:08:55.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Evans more like this
167506
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Dialysis Machines more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2014 to Question 215754, what consideration the new Task and Finish group will give to the commissioning of kidney services; and when he expects the advisory group to report on what support clinical commissiong groups will require to take on commissioning of dialysis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Graham Evans remove filter
star this property uin 216874 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answer text <p>NHS England has recently established a Task and Finish group through the NHS Commissioning Assembly. This group comprises representatives from clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and NHS England, and will oversee the development and delivery of proposals for commissioning of specialised services in 2015-16 and beyond.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Within this Task and Finish group, a sub-group will be responsible for planning and managing the transition process for services that are being transferred from national to CCG commissioning (including renal dialysis) from 1 April 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>On 27 November 2014, the Department has issued a public consultation on the arrangements for the transfer of commissioning responsibility from NHS England to CCGs for renal dialysis and morbid obesity surgery services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The consultation seeks views on what type of support CCGs will need from NHS England to be able to commission renal dialysis and morbid obesity surgery services effectively and whether, if all this support can be put in place, the timing of the transfer is right.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The results of the consultation will be used to inform the decisions on when and how to transfer the commissioning responsibility for renal dialysis and morbid obesity surgery services to CCGs, and the work of the NHS England Task and Finish group. The consultation will close on 9 January 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England is committed to issuing commissioning guidance for the safe transfer of renal dialysis services from national NHS England responsibility to local CCG responsibility.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-12-05T12:55:01.257Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-05T12:55:01.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Evans more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Further Education: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to reduce the budget for the education and training of 16 to 19-year olds to meet the £450 million savings to be found in her Department in this financial year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Graham Evans remove filter
star this property uin 1520 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
star this property answer text <p>The savings announced by the Chancellor will come from a variety of measures including expected departmental underspends in demand-led budgets, efficiencies and some small budgetary reductions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2015-06-15T16:24:46.973Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T16:24:46.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Evans more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Economic Situation: North of England more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to help local authorities support the economy in the North of England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Graham Evans remove filter
star this property uin 900617 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
star this property answer text <p>We want local authorities to focus their energies on driving growth in their areas, working in partnership with Local Enterprise Partnerships. That is why we are devolving more powers to councils to ensure the right decisions are made by local people who know their own communities best.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stockton South more like this
star this property answering member printed James Wharton more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T15:46:08.957Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T15:46:08.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Wharton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Evans more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Blue Badge Scheme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the clarity of the guidance given to local authorities on determining the eligibility for blue badges of community transport operators. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Graham Evans remove filter
star this property uin 4490 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
star this property answer text <p>In accordance with the Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (England) Regulations 2000, our guidance to local authorities makes clear the eligibility criteria for issuing an organisational Blue Badge.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Guidance issued by the Department is clear that some organisations, such as community transport operators, are unlikely to be eligible for a Blue Badge. To be eligible they must both care for and transport disabled people, who themselves meet the eligibility criteria for a badge. It is for the issuing local authority to decide whether there is a clear need for an organisational badge rather than using the individual badges of the people that are being transported.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T11:11:18.78Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T11:11:18.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Evans more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cycling more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to promote cycling. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Graham Evans remove filter
star this property uin 901058 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to increasing the number of people cycling and to making it the natural choice for short journeys or as part of longer ones.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Infrastructure Act 2015 places a duty on Government to produce a Cycling and Walking Strategy; I have instructed my officials to begin work on this and we will soon lay the secondary legislation required to commence the relevant section of the Act.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2015-07-16T11:45:43.567Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T11:45:43.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Evans more like this