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227687
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value 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 Technology and Innovation Centres: South West 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 assessment he has made of the merits of siting the new Energy Systems Catapult project in Devon, Cornwall or Somerset. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 227988 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
answer text <p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
answering member
1578
label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
227827
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Health Services: Devon 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, what recent discussions his Department has had with NHS England on potential intervention measures to address financial problems in the NHS in Devon; what criteria will be used to decide on the timing of the application of such measures; and whether he expects the application of such measures to be affected by the timing of the general election. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 227795 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>This is a matter for the National Health Service.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Devon is one of eleven financially challenged health economies to be provided with support from NHS England, Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority to develop and strengthen their strategic plans. The report of this joint work was published in December 2014 and is attached.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Work based on this support is ongoing in each of the local health economies. This includes the consideration of strategic plans, consultations on possible reforms and the implementation of recommendations flowing from this. The timescales for these processes will be different in each of the 11 areas.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We hold meetings with NHS England on a regular basis to discuss a wide range of issues, including NHS services in the South West of England.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
grouped question UIN 227754 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T14:29:14.88Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T14:29:14.88Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
attachment
1
file name Making local health economies work better for patients.pdf more like this
title Joint report of strategic plans more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
227845
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Health Services: Devon 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 publish the final report by PwC on the financial challenge facing the NHS in Devon, which was completed in August 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 227753 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>Monitor, the NHS Trust Development Authority and NHS England jointly commissioned work to support the 11 local health economies (LHEs) that were identified as being financially challenged, including Devon.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are advised that consultancy firms (in Devon’s case, Pricewaterhouse Coopers) were not commissioned to produce a report as described in the question, but to support the LHEs with the development and strengthening of their strategic plans.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Work based on this support is ongoing, and a number of steps have to be taken in each of the LHEs. These include the consideration of strategic plans, consultations on possible reforms and the implementation of recommendations flowing from this. It would not be appropriate to release information ahead of these steps.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T14:23:04.26Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T14:23:04.26Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
227846
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Health Services: Devon 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, what recent discussions Ministers in his Department have had with NHS England on the increasing financial deficit in NHS organisations in Devon. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 227754 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>This is a matter for the National Health Service.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Devon is one of eleven financially challenged health economies to be provided with support from NHS England, Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority to develop and strengthen their strategic plans. The report of this joint work was published in December 2014 and is attached.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Work based on this support is ongoing in each of the local health economies. This includes the consideration of strategic plans, consultations on possible reforms and the implementation of recommendations flowing from this. The timescales for these processes will be different in each of the 11 areas.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We hold meetings with NHS England on a regular basis to discuss a wide range of issues, including NHS services in the South West of England.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
grouped question UIN 227795 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-20T14:29:14.977Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T14:29:14.977Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
attachment
1
file name Making local health economies work better for patients.pdf more like this
title Joint report of strategic plans more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
228180
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
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 NHS: Finance 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, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2015 to Question 227363, when he expects the system-wide solutions to address the financial problems within the local health economy to be announced; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 228162 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed it has been asked by NHS England to present a turnaround plan on 31 March 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We expect this to be made public in due course. Following that, it will be for the CCG and NHS England to determine the next steps, including the detail of any future announcements.</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 2015-03-23T17:51:27.673Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T17:51:27.673Z
answering member
3932
label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
389238
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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 Mediation: Family Proceedings 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, what steps his Department plans to take to increase the take-up of mediation for family disputes. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 6861 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
answer text <p>We have taken a number of steps to increase the take-up of family mediation. From 3 November last year the first single session of mediation is publicly funded in all cases where one of the people involved is already legally aided. The ‘First Stop: Family Mediation’ campaign which ran between January and March this year was designed to raise awareness of the benefits of family mediation. The campaign saw an increase of 340% in the number of visitors to the Family Mediation Council (FMC) website and a 45% increase to the ‘find a mediator’ page on their website. We will continue to look at ways in which family mediation can be promoted as a quicker, cheaper and more effective ways for parties to resolve disputes over an application through the court.</p><p>We are working with the mediation sector and regulators to investigate how we can strengthen out of court agreements (or ‘memorandum of understandings’) to encourage people to mediate. .</p><p>We will also consult with all relevant stakeholders to look at ways in which new family mediation contracts can be improved to help encourage more parties to participate in family mediation.</p>
answering member constituency Gosport more like this
answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-16T10:00:03.94Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T10:00:03.94Z
answering member
4008
label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
389239
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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 Mediation: Family Proceedings 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, what steps he is taking to encourage the judiciary to make greater use of its existing powers in family procedure rules to refer people to family mediation at any stage in proceedings. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 6853 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
answer text <p>We continue to support mediation as a more effective way of resolving disputes. Mediation allows both parties to reach a decision together, instead of the court making an order which one party – or neither party – may not want</p><p>Where private family cases come to court, if there is a dispute over arrangements for children, the Child Arrangements Programme will apply.</p><p><a title="http://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/family-justice-reform/pd-12b-cap.pdf" href="http://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/family-justice-reform/pd-12b-cap.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/family-justice-reform/pd-12b-cap.pdf</a></p><p>This sets out the framework for resolving disputes and is clear that during the court process the judge should consider all options available including referring parties to mediation where this is suitable.</p><p>The family judiciary has received training on the Child Arrangements Programme and they are aware of their powers to refer parties to family mediation during court proceedings. How and when judges use these powers is a matter for their discretion based on the facts of an individual case and the suitability for the dispute to be resolved through mediation.</p><p>We will continue to work with the judiciary and the mediation sector to raise awareness of the benefits of mediation so that it remains an option to resolve disputes even where cases have come to court.</p>
answering member constituency Gosport more like this
answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-16T10:12:27.453Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T10:12:27.453Z
answering member
4008
label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
389240
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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 Mediation: Family Proceedings 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, what assessment he has made of the performance of the scheme which allows both parties in a family dispute to receive one free mediation session where just one party qualifies for legal aid. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 6852 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
answer text <p>In the first full quarter since the first session of mediation was free to eligible parties, the number of mediation starts increased by 339 to 2336, the highest levels since April-June 2013. In parallel to these changes the Ministry of Justice undertook work to promote the benefits of mediation through the ‘First Stop: Family Mediation’ communications campaign. I refer the hon. Member for Exeter, Ben Bradshaw MP to my response to parliamentary question 6861 in which I summarise the success of this campaign.</p><p> </p><p>Mediation starts have now increased in four consecutive quarters and we continue to look at ways in which we can promote family mediation over an application through the court. We will also continue to monitor the number of couples attending a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) and – more importantly – the number of people starting mediation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Gosport more like this
answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-16T13:32:18.54Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T13:32:18.54Z
answering member
4008
label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
389241
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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 Mediation: Family Proceedings 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, what his policy is on retaining legal aid for family mediation. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 6851 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
answer text <p>We are committed to making sure that more people make use of mediation services to resolve family disputes arising from separation or divorce. Legal aid remains available for family mediation, and for legal advice to support such mediation, for those who satisfy the eligibility criteria. To further promote mediation as a method of dispute resolution the government has, from November 2014, provided funding for the first single session of family mediation in all cases where one of the participants qualifies for legal aid.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-16T16:43:50.51Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T16:43:50.51Z
answering member
1496
label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
389254
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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 Mediation: Family Proceedings 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, what assessment he has made of the effect of the provision in the Children and Families Act 2014 making it compulsory for families to attend a mediation information and assessment meeting before being able to apply for a court order. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 6822 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
answer text <p>From 22 April 2014 it became a legislative requirement that anyone considering applying to court for an order about their children or finances is legally obliged to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) first, unless specific exemptions apply (for example domestic violence).</p><p> </p><p>Following this legislative change, attendance at MIAMs has increased, as published at</p><p><a title="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/438013/legal-aid-statistics-bulletin-jan-to-mar-2015.pdf" href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/438013/legal-aid-statistics-bulletin-jan-to-mar-2015.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/438013/legal-aid-statistics-bulletin-jan-to-mar-2015.pdf</a></p><p>.</p><p> </p><p>We are pleased that the number of couples attending MIAM and, more importantly, the number of mediation starts are increasing and we continue to look at ways in which mediation can be promoted as a more effective way of resolving disputes than an application through the court.</p>
answering member constituency Gosport more like this
answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-16T15:57:23.44Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T15:57:23.44Z
answering member
4008
label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this