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156962
registered interest false more like this
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answering body
Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
answering dept id 63 more like this
answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
hansard heading Warm Home Discount Scheme 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 Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the cost of extending the Warm Homes Discount to park home residents. more like this
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 215425 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
answer text <p>We recently consulted on the rules for the Warm Home Discount to apply in 2015/16. As part this consultation, we proposed amending the Industry Initiatives element of the scheme to allow participating energy suppliers to have the opportunity to provide rebates to residents of Park Homes. Providing support to park home residents in this way would be at the discretion of suppliers, who would also determine the level of support made available. The consultation closed on 13 November and we are currently analysing the responses. We expect to lay draft Regulations in early 2015.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hastings and Rye more like this
answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-26T14:52:44.943Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T14:52:44.943Z
answering member
3983
label Biography information for Amber Rudd more like this
tabling member
4079
label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
157008
registered interest false more like this
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answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading E. Coli 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 Health, if he will issue guidance to hospitals so that a case of E.coli bacteria triggers the procedures that would be followed if a case of MRSA were discovered. more like this
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 215426 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
answer text <p>The management of individual cases of <em>E.coli</em> bloodstream infections is the responsibility of local infection prevention and control specialists. However, the Department has asked its expert Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections to consider the options for reducing the number of <em>E.coli</em> infections, which are not always hospital acquired.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-27T17:18:51.627Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T17:18:51.627Z
answering member
3932
label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
tabling member
4079
label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
156988
registered interest false more like this
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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 Iran 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 recent assessment he has made of the extent of Iran's financial and material support for Hamas. more like this
tabling member constituency Wimbledon more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Hammond more like this
uin 215509 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned by Iran’s ongoing financial and material support for Hamas and other Palestinian rejectionist groups. The supply of arms to Hamas contravenes the embargo on Iranian arms exports established by UN Security Council Resolution 1747 and undermines prospects for peace and stability in the Middle East.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-27T14:26:41.26Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T14:26:41.26Z
answering member
1487
label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
tabling member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
157017
registered interest false more like this
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answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Child Abuse in North Wales Judicial Inquiry Review 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 Justice, whether he plans to publish the Macur Report before May 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Tom Watson more like this
uin 215377 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
answer text <p>I answered a similar question on 20 November from the hon. Member for Wrexham and the position has not changed.</p><p> </p><p>Lady Justice Macur’s Review is entirely independent of Government and its timetable is a matter for her. She is on record as saying that her Review would be thorough and that she would not draw any conclusions until she had considered all the evidence. I am, however, confident that good progress has been made and the Review is nearing its completion. The Government looks forward to receiving Lady Justice Macur’s Report next year.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-25T12:59:49.997Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T12:59:49.997Z
answering member
194
label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
tabling member
1463
label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
156987
registered interest false more like this
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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 Africa: Breast Ironing 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 steps his Department is taking to help end the practice of breast-ironing in Western, Eastern and Central African countries. more like this
tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
uin 215394 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-28more like thismore than 2014-11-28
answer text I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 27 November 2014 by my right honourable Friend the member for New Forest West (Desmond Swayne MP), the Minister of State for International Development (PQ215395). more like this
answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-28T15:04:35.953Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-28T15:04:35.953Z
answering member
1559
label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
tabling member
1521
label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
157018
registered interest false more like this
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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 Breast Ironing 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 she will commission a study to establish the prevalence of breast-ironing in the UK amongst the Western, Eastern and Central African disapora communities. more like this
tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
uin 215393 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
answer text <p>The government condemns violence against women and girls in all its forms and is clear that political or cultural sensitivities must not get in the way of preventing, identifying and prosecuting practices like breast ironing.<br><br>There are currently no plans to commission a study to establish the prevalence of breast-ironing in the UK amongst the Western, Eastern and Central African disapora communities.<br><br>However, the government is working with local areas to support them to identify areas of need in their communities in order that they provide services to victims.<br><br>Where breast ironing is practised on girls it is child abuse and should be treated as such by all frontline professionals.<br><br>The clear legal frameworks that apply to child abuse apply to breast ironing.<br><br>As with any other form of child abuse, any cases should be referred to the police who will investigate and where appropriate work with the CPS to prosecute.<br><br>It is important that affected communities come together to speak out against such abhorrent practices and denounce them for the crimes they are.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-25T14:39:03.427Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T14:39:03.427Z
answering member
1531
label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
tabling member
1521
label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
157020
registered interest false more like this
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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 Africa: Breast Ironing 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, what her Department is doing to help end the practice of breast-ironing in Western, Eastern and Central African countries. more like this
tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
uin 215395 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
answer text <p>Addressing violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a top priority for the UK Government and DFID. We have prioritised work to end VAWG and break the silence on all harmful traditional practices like breast ironing.</p><p> </p><p>Tackling the root causes and drivers of sexual and gender-based violence is essential to make progress on eliminating violence against women and girls. While we do not have programmes specifically addressing the harmful traditional practice of breast ironing, we are working to end all forms of violence against women and girls in whatever way it presents itself. Details of our VAWG programmes in 29 countries can be found on development tracker.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-27T17:28:17.867Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T17:28:17.867Z
answering member
55
label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
tabling member
1521
label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
157019
registered interest false more like this
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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 Disability 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, how many staff worked in her Department's central disability team in (a) June 2014 and (b) November 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Creagh more like this
uin 215389 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
answer text <p>In June 2014 there were two members of staff with some responsibility for disability. In November 2014 there are now four staff working on disability and a Director appointed as Disability Champion.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-25T17:28:19.677Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T17:28:19.677Z
answering member
55
label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
tabling member
1579
label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
157021
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Disability 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 she has appointed a senior disability champion for her Department. more like this
tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Creagh more like this
uin 215378 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
answer text <p>DFID has appointed a senior level managerial champion at Director level. Their role is to ensure that the disability framework is delivered throughout the department, demand accountability from teams and increase organisational ambition on disability.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-25T17:27:43.8Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T17:27:43.8Z
answering member
55
label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
tabling member
1579
label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
156919
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Postal Services 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent representations he has received form private sector mail delivery companies on delivering mail in urban areas of the UK; and what assessment he has made of the effect of such proposals on the Royal Mail's ability to deliver Universal Service Provision in rural areas. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 215390 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
answer text <p>Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Ministers and officials meet intermittently with representatives of UK postal companies, though there have not been any recent representations from such operators specifically on the issue of delivering mail in urban areas of the country.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Under the Postal Services Act 2011, Parliament gave Ofcom as an experienced and independent regulator the primary statutory duty to secure the provision of the universal service to all addresses – urban and rural – in the UK. Ofcom maintains an ongoing monitoring regime which tracks Royal Mail’s performance and any actual or potential market impacts on the provision of the universal service. Ofcom has said that their own evidence clearly shows that the service is not currently under threat.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ofcom has been reviewing the case which Royal Mail has been making about the potential impact of competition on their ability to provide that service and is expected to make a statement very shortly. More information about Ofcom’s regulatory regime can be found on its website (<a href="http://www.ofcom.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.ofcom.org.uk/</a>).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The BIS Select Committee is currently carrying out an inquiry into postal competition in the UK and postal operators have recently submitted their evidence on market competition to inform the inquiry. Copies of written submissions can be found on Parliament’s website (<a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/business-innovation-and-skills/inquiries/parliament-2010/competition-in-the-uk-postal-sector-/?type=Written#pnlPublicationFilter" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/business-innovation-and-skills/inquiries/parliament-2010/competition-in-the-uk-postal-sector-/?type=Written#pnlPublicationFilter</a>).</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-25T13:43:59.99Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T13:43:59.99Z
answering member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this