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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-06more 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 Directors: Disclosure of Information 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, for what reason Companies House publishes the month and year of birth of company directors. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 36710 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 Broxtowe more like this
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
517949
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-06more 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 Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse 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 steps he is taking to support the children and families of alcoholics. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 36711 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-11more like thismore than 2016-05-11
answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) is engaged in a work programme which aims to reduce alcohol-related harm to individuals, families and society. PHE works closely with local authorities to support their work of assessing local alcohol-related need and commissioning services and support to meet that need, including identification and brief advice, alcohol treatment and helping ensure that young people’s substance misuse services target vulnerable young people.</p><p> </p><p>PHE is producing a report on the harm alcohol causes to people other than the drinker, in collaboration with governments in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This report will look at the impact of alcohol on others, including the children of parents with alcohol problems. It is due to published this year.</p><p> </p><p>PHE will also provide estimates of the number of children likely to be affected by their parents’ alcohol use and provide advice to national and local government on where action could have the greatest impact on improving life chances.</p>
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-11T09:33:00.837Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-11T09:33:00.837Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
518448
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
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 Climate Change: Airports 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 recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on the potential effect of airport expansion on the UK's climate change goals. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 904995 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
answer text <p>Department for Transport officials are engaging closely with colleagues in the Department for Energy and Climate Change and any decision regarding future airport capacity will take into account the Government’s obligations under the Climate Change Act.</p><p> </p><p>On 14 December 2015 the Secretary of State for Transport announced that the Government would undertake a package of further work, including on measures to mitigate carbon impacts and address sustainability concerns, particularly during construction. This further work will conclude by the summer.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-12T09:35:25.09Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T09:35:25.09Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
520917
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-23more like thismore than 2016-05-23
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 Air Space 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, whether the Government is taking steps to reduce the number of flights between non-UK airports entering UK airspace. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 37874 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
answer text <p>The Government is not seeking to reduce the number of overflights in UK airspace. The ability to overfly UK airspace is a freedom of the air which we have granted to other signatories of the International Air Services Transit Agreement as well as non-signatory States on a bilateral basis.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-26T14:00:17.52Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-26T14:00:17.52Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
521545
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-25more like thismore than 2016-05-25
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Cluster Munitions 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 Defence, what information his Department holds on the (a) use and (b) location of UK-manufactured cluster bombs that were produced before the UK signed the Convention of Cluster Munitions. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 38544 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence does not routinely hold records of the use by other nations or location of UK manufactured defence exports of any type.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-06-06T15:11:47.53Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T15:11:47.53Z
answering member
88
label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
521996
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
hansard heading Stamp Duty Land Tax: Foreign Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing an additional rate of stamp duty on property purchases by foreign investors. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 38852 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
answer text <p>Foreign purchasers of UK property are liable to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). Since 1 April 2016 higher rates of SDLT have been charged on purchases of additional residential properties, such as second homes and buy-to-let properties.</p><p> </p><p>For the purposes of the higher rates, properties owned globally are taken into consideration when deciding whether the charges should apply to a given purchase. In addition to this, non-residents contribute to the tax system through SDLT, council tax and potentially capital gains tax.</p><p> </p><p>The Government believes it has the right approach to ensuring all purchasers, including foreign investors, pay their fair share of tax. However, all taxes are kept under review.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-06-06T14:35:14.493Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T14:35:14.493Z
answering member
1529
label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
522145
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
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: Correspondence 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 take steps to reduce the cost to the NHS of postage of appointment notifications to patients. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 38670 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
answer text <p>The National Information Board’s strategy document <em>Personalised Health and Care 2020 </em>(published November 2014) set out the aim to support greater uptake of the use of digital systems in health and care to create a National Health Service paper free at the point of care by 2020. This will remove the system’s reliance on paper and will help reduce postal service costs for the NHS.</p><p> </p><p>In the case of appointment letters for patients the new NHS e-referral system, introduced last year, already allows healthcare providers to choose not to send out appointment letters, instead allowing patients to access the information directly from the NHS e-referral system. Patients have an option to print off the details of their appointment if they prefer to have a paper copy of the information. We expect increasing numbers of providers will use this functionality to help contain costs.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
answering member printed George Freeman more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-06-06T15:15:58.56Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T15:15:58.56Z
answering member
4020
label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
519874
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-20more like thismore than 2016-05-20
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 Directors: Disclosure of Information 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, for what reason Companies House publishes the month and year of birth of company directors. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 37754 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-06-07more like thismore than 2016-06-07
answer text <p>The Government considers that the date of birth of company directors is an important identifier for those searching the public companies register as it allows searchers to distinguish between individuals with the same, or similar, names.</p><p> </p><p>Following feedback from company directors about the availability of their full date of birth on the public register, section 96 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 requires the Registrar of Companies to suppress the “day” element of a director’s date of birth.</p><p> </p><p>This strikes an appropriate balance between ensuring that the information on the public register is of real practical use and reducing the risk that the information becomes a tool for abuse by exposing individuals to the risk of identity theft or fraud.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-06-07T10:38:47.807Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-07T10:38:47.807Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
previous answer version
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answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
528711
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-06-15more like thismore than 2016-06-15
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Buildings 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 Defence, what plans his Department has to maintain a military presence on the site of Kneller Hall in Whitton. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 905491 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-06-27more like thismore than 2016-06-27
answer text <p>The decision to release Kneller Hall was confirmed as part of the Ministry of Defence’s land release announcement on 18 January 2016. Whilst the site will not be released before 2018, there are no plans to maintain a military presence (people permanently living and working) at the site once it has been released.</p><p> </p><p>I am keen to reinforce the Military relationship with the Kneller hall site, utilising our historic links with Twickenham Borough Council who have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging specific support for the Armed Forces Community.</p><p> </p><p>We have also previously committed to continue to hold concerts at Kneller Hall in order to continue the association of the area with the Armed Forces.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-06-27T16:54:08.473Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-27T16:54:08.473Z
answering member
1544
label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
533571
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-07-07more like thismore than 2016-07-07
answering body
Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Gaming Machines 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 Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to commence the Triennial Review of Sales and Prizes. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 42170 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
answer text <p>As previously stated in the House of Commons, Government is reviewing the situation and I hope to announce details of a review in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-07-12T15:01:21.163Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-12T15:01:21.163Z
answering member
3950
label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
533882
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-07-08more like thismore than 2016-07-08
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 Road Traffic Offences 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, when his Department plans to begin its review of driving sentences and penalties. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 42261 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
answer text <p>The government is aware of concerns about a number of sentencing issues and is committed to making sure sentencing for driving crimes is proportionate within the context of our wider sentencing framework. It is our intention to commence a consultation before the end of the year which will look at driving offences and penalties.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Esher and Walton more like this
answering member printed Dominic Raab more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-07-13T08:46:54.17Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-13T08:46:54.17Z
answering member
4007
label Biography information for Dominic Raab more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
535271
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-07-11more like thismore than 2016-07-11
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 Intelligence 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 the Home Department, whether she plans for clause 187 of the Investigatory Powers Bill to apply to (a) class bulk personal datasets and (b) specific bulk personal datasets; and if she will take steps to ensure that the protection provided under that clause will encompass all types of warrants, as specified in the Investigatory Powers Bill, in the case of medical records. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 42450 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-07-14more like thismore than 2016-07-14
answer text <p>Clause 187 of the Investigatory Powers Bill applies to specific BPD warrants and provides that, where one of the purposes of the warrant was to authorise the retention or the retention and examination of health records, the warrant may only be issued in exceptional and compelling circumstances.</p><p>On 5 July the Government tabled an amendment to the Bill which would make clear that class BPD warrants could not be used to retain, or retain and examine, bulk personal datasets that consist of, or include, health records.</p><p>Protections for other parts of the Investigatory Powers Bill relating to medical professionals and confidential information relating to an individual’s health will be provided for in the statutory codes of practice made under the Bill. Draft codes detailing these protections were published on introduction of the Bill in March 2016.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-07-14T15:14:17.4Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-14T15:14:17.4Z
answering member
350
label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
542287
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
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 Heathrow Airport: Passengers 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, if he will estimate the number of long-haul business passengers that will terminate at Heathrow Airport in 2050 (a) with and (b) without a third runway at that airport; and what proportion of those passengers will be (i) UK residents and (ii) foreign visitors. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 43839 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
answer text <p>The estimated numbers of total passengers that will terminate at Heathrow Airport in 2050 are as follows:</p><p> </p><ul><li>without airport expansion: 88.0 million terminal passengers. Of these, the estimated number of long-haul business passengers is 16.08 million, of which 59.75% of these are estimated to be UK residents and 40.25% foreign visitors;</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>with a third runway at Heathrow: 114.8 million terminal passengers. Of these, the estimated number of long-haul business passengers is 16.29 million, of which 59.81% of these are estimated to be UK residents and 40.19% foreign visitors.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These estimates are based on the Airports Commission forecasts of July 2015, Assessment of Need/carbon traded scenario.</p><p> </p><p>These estimates include both departures and arrivals at Heathrow airport and exclude transfer passengers.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-09-05T14:57:23.387Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-05T14:57:23.387Z
answering member
350
label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
542289
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
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 Heathrow Airport: Passengers 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, how many long-haul business passengers terminated at Heathrow Airport in 2011; and what proportion of those passengers were (a) UK residents and (b) foreign visitors. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 43840 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
answer text <p>In 2011, around 5 million long-haul business passengers terminated at Heathrow. Of these passengers, 53% were UK residents and 47% were foreign visitors.</p><p> </p><p>This estimate includes arrivals and departures at Heathrow but excludes transfer passengers.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-09-05T15:00:29.877Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-05T15:00:29.877Z
answering member
350
label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
542292
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
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 Heathrow Airport 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 (a) models and (b) criteria his Department is using to make a cost and benefit analysis of the effect of the proposed Northwest runway at Heathrow Airport on economic growth and the environment. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 43838 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
answer text <p>The Airports Commission shortlisted three airport expansion schemes, two at Heathrow and one at Gatwick. The Government accepted the Commission’s shortlist in December 2015 and is considering all of the evidence very carefully before reaching a view on its preferred scheme. The Government is not providing a running commentary on this work and nor would it be appropriate to outline specific pieces of evidence before an announcement on its preference. Any work to inform an announcement will be set out in subsequent publications and associated consultation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-09-05T14:54:02.3Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-05T14:54:02.3Z
answering member
350
label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
542293
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
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 London Airports 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, in which month he plans to make an announcement on airport expansion. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 43842 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
answer text <p>The Government remains fully committed to delivering the important infrastructure projects it has set out, including delivering runway capacity on the timetable set out by Sir Howard Davies.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will carefully consider all the evidence before reaching a view on its preferred scheme.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-09-05T15:32:37.8Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-05T15:32:37.8Z
answering member
350
label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
542295
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
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 London Airports: Public Consultation 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 he plans the timescale to be for the planned public consultation after the Government has made its decision on airport expansion. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 43841 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
answer text <p>The Government will take a view on the timing of a public consultation once it has reached a decision on its preferred scheme.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-09-05T15:05:32.483Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-05T15:05:32.483Z
answering member
350
label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
573599
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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
hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Tribunals 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 steps she is taking to restrict the amount spent by local authorities on legal support and advice in special educational needs and disability tribunals. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 44222 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
answer text <p>It is up to local authorities to decide how best to spend their Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) budgets, based on an analysis of local need. The reforms in the Children and Families Act 2014 were designed to make the SEND system less adversarial for parents and young people, as well as for local authorities. The process of Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment and plan development is designed to be collaborative, meaning that most disagreements should be resolved early on. Where disagreements persist, we have introduced a requirement to consider mediation, which has often proved effective in reducing the need to make an appeal to the SEND Tribunal. For example, in 2015, 75% of disagreements over EHC plans for which mediation sessions were held did not result in a Tribunal appeal in that year.</p><p> </p><p>The SEND Tribunal aims to be facilitative and accessible, so that it should not be necessary for either parents or local authorities to employ legal support when making or defending an appeal. No additional weight is given to evidence because it is presented by a lawyer and many parents and local authorities successfully pursue their case without legal representation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department is currently conducting a Review of Disagreement Resolution Arrangements, as required by the 2014 Act, which will report to Parliament by 31<sup>st</sup> March 2017. The Review is looking at how the system of disagreement resolution is working for children, young people and their families, which includes enquiring about the costs incurred by both families and local authorities.</p>
answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-09-07T15:05:41.96Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-07T15:05:41.96Z
answering member
1605
label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
573646
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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
hansard heading Schools: Drugs 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 steps she is taking to increase awareness of the problems caused by illegal drugs in schools among (a) pupils and (b) parents. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 44203 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
answer text <p>Effective drug education is essential in supporting prevention, and in addressing the problem of drug misuse. Education plays an important role in helping to ensure that young people have the information they need to make informed, healthy decisions and to keep themselves safe.</p><p> </p><p>Drug education is part of national curriculum science at key stage 2 and key stage 3. Provision in this area can be built on through personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education.</p><p> </p><p>High quality PSHE can also play a vital role in developing the skills and attributes young people need to identify and manage risk and to stay safe. We believe that teachers are best placed to understand the needs of their pupils and our approach is for schools to develop their own local PSHE programme to reflect the needs of their pupils, drawing on the resources and evidence provided by experts.</p><p> </p><p>We want to ensure that all schools are drawing on the best evidence available to deliver their PSHE. In March 2015, the Department published a ‘Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education: a review of impact and best practice’, which included the best evidence on what works in drugs education. This can be accessed at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pshe-education-a-review-of-impact-and-effective-practice" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pshe-education-a-review-of-impact-and-effective-practice</a>.</p><p> </p><p>It is good practice for schools to involve parents when developing their PSHE policy and schools are encouraged to publish their curriculum online. There are also useful resources available to support parents in increasing their knowledge about the risks that pupils face, including those problems caused by illegal drugs.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-09-07T15:23:45.137Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-07T15:23:45.137Z
answering member
1605
label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
573767
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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 Mobile Phones: Proof of Identity 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, what assessment she has made of the (a) potential benefits to security and (b) viability of effective implementation of requiring proof of identification prior to purchase of a SIM card. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 44233 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
answer text <p>This issue was considered in detail by an expert group comprising representatives of law enforcement, the security and intelligence agencies and communication service providers following the terrorist attacks in London in July 2005. The experts’ findings remain valid. They concluded that the registration of ownership of mobile telephones would not deliver any significant new benefits to the investigatory process.</p><p>Mobile phones are not the only devices capable of making calls or sending messages. Many laptops, computers, popular MP3 players and games consoles also support the sending of messages and phone calls. These devices are increasingly being used for communications. It would be necessary to include these other devices in any mandatory registration scheme.</p><p>Separately, the person who buys the device is not necessarily the person who will use it. Mobile phones are often sold or given to family members or friends which would mean that such information would quickly become out of date.</p><p>Furthermore, those who were keen to avoid providing details would still find ways to circumvent the scheme, such as purchasing or registering phones under false identities.</p>
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-09-07T16:45:01.947Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-07T16:45:01.947Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
previous answer version
9626
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
573885
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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 Disability: Employment 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, what steps his Department is taking to support the parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities to enable them to find employment. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 44208 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
answer text <p>Where parents of disabled children would like to go out to work, DWP wants to make it easier for them to do so. Jobcentre Plus Work Coaches provide personalised support, tailored to meet the needs and requirements of the claimant, helping them to find work that fits with their individual circumstances. Work Coaches will also endeavour to support the claimant to overcome barriers that might make finding a job more difficult and will work with the individual to identify the most appropriate help available.</p><p> </p><p>Under Universal Credit, extra financial support is available to parents for each dependent child who is disabled. Universal Credit also provides working parents with help with childcare costs. In April 2016, we extended this support to cover up to 85% of the eligible costs of childcare.</p><p> </p><p>Parents of disabled children also receive help with childcare through the free childcare entitlements. All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare per week, and we are extending this free entitlement to 30 hours per week for working parents of three and four year olds. In addition, two year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare if they have a current statement of special educational need or an education, health and care plan, or receive Disability Living Allowance.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education is consulting on additional funding for children with special education needs and disabilities as part of its consultation on early years funding which closes on 22 September 2016.</p><p> </p><p>Working parents of disabled children will also benefit from extra support under Tax-Free Childcare which will be introduced from early 2017. This will provide Government support with childcare costs of up to £4,000 per year for a disabled child up to the age of 17.</p>
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-09-07T16:13:55.773Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-07T16:13:55.773Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
573692
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Arms 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 Trade, to which countries of concern on human rights the Government has authorised arms sales in the last year. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 44223 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
answer text <p>From January 2015 – March 2016 licences have been granted for military goods to the following countries of human rights concern:</p><p>Afghanistan; Bahrain; Bangladesh; Burundi; Central African Republic; China; Colombia; Democratic Republic of Congo; Egypt; Iraq; Israel and The Occupied Palestinian Territories; Maldives; Pakistan; Russia; Saudi Arabia; Somalia; South Sudan; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Syria; Turkmenistan; Venezuela; Yemen and Zimbabwe.</p><p>Further details on all licences granted for export are publically available as Official Statistics at <a href="http://www.gov.uk/" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a>.</p><p>All export licences are issued in strict accordance with the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria and any sanctions or embargoes that may be in place at the time an application is submitted for consideration.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Wyre Forest more like this
answering member printed Mark Garnier more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-09-08T16:37:07.253Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-08T16:37:07.253Z
answering member
4074
label Biography information for Mark Garnier more like this
previous answer version
9746
answering member constituency North Somerset more like this
answering member printed Dr Liam Fox more like this
answering member 223
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
576761
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
answering body
Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Nuisance Calls 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 Culture, Media and Sport, what further legislative proposals she plans to bring forward to tackle nuisance telephone calls. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 45311 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
answer text <p>We are taking forward a range of legislative measures to tackle nuisance calls, which will increase consumer protection and choice by strengthening the Information Commissioner's Office's (ICO) ability to take enforcement action against organisations that break the law. Specific actions include; strengthening the ICO's direct marketing guidance by giving it statutory status; a proposal to extend the ICO’s powers of compulsory audit to more of the organisations that generate nuisance calls; and exploring the options for enabling the ICO to hold company directors to account for breaches of the direct marketing rules.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matt Hancock more like this
grouped question UIN 44827 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-09-12T11:46:59.65Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T11:46:59.65Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
576830
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
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: Pay 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, how much the NHS spent from the public purse on printing and postage of employees' payslips in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will take steps to ensure that NHS employees receive their payslips electronically. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 45227 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
answer text <p>The Department contracts for the NHS Electronic Staff Record system. This contract includes printing and despatch of employee payslips to a single distribution point at each National Health Service organisation in England at a total price of £1.9 million (data relates to the period September 2015 – August 2016). This price reduces by around 20% each year within the contract.</p><p> </p><p>The Electronic Staff Record solution already provides electronic payslip access via a facility called Employee Self Service.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-09-12T16:13:36.097Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T16:13:36.097Z
answering member
1542
label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
576908
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
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 Law: 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 Justice, what steps she is taking to (a) improve public awareness of the law and (b) make it easier for the law to be understood by people without legal expertise. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 45310 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
answer text <p>Information is provided on the ‘crime, justice and the law’ section of the GOV.UK website to help the public be aware of their rights and the law. In addition, the legal services regulators have a duty to promote public understanding of citizens’ legal rights and duties. The regulators have established the “Legal Choices” website, which provides information to help with decisions on whether and how to seek legal advice and the available services the public might choose.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
answering member printed Sir Oliver Heald more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-09-12T15:52:25.58Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T15:52:25.58Z
answering member
69
label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this