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1141967
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Climate Change more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps the Government is taking to ensure that domestic climate change adaptation policy does not disproportionately affect low-income households. more like this
tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
tabling member printed
Robert Halfon more like this
uin 912194 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answer text <p>The Government considers the distributional impact of its interventions on different groups, including low income households, and our National Adaptation Programme sets out the steps the Government will be taking, until the next five year plan in 2023, to further adapt to climate change. Its central aim is to build resilience across the economy, and draws from across a large body of cross-Government work. To take just one example, the Government’s capital investment programme in flooding and coastal erosion is expected to provide over a ten-fold economic return on the initial outlay.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-25T15:47:59.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:47:59.263Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
3985
label Biography information for Robert Halfon remove filter
1140761
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Homelessness: Families more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent representations he has received on the effect of the out-of-area placement of families by borough councils on receiving local authorities. more like this
tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
tabling member printed
Robert Halfon more like this
uin 912093 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answer text <p>I have received representation on this matter from a number of local authorities, including that of my Hon Friend, during my recent visit to Harlow. I was also delighted to meet Streets2Homes, a local homelessness organisation, and hear about the excellent work they are doing on homelessness and rough sleeping.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-22T16:07:31.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:07:31.837Z
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
tabling member
3985
label Biography information for Robert Halfon remove filter
1128045
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Hospitals: Parking more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text If she will hold discussions with the Northern Ireland Executive on the abolition of hospital car parking charges in Northern Ireland. more like this
tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
tabling member printed
Robert Halfon more like this
uin 910963 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>The matter of hospital car parking is devolved in Northern Ireland and it would not be appropriate for the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to intervene.</p><p><br>In the absence of devolved government it remains for NI Permanent Secretaries to take the decisions they believe necessary in line with the guidance the Secretary of State set out last November, to keep the country running.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Weston-super-Mare more like this
answering member printed John Penrose more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T14:00:54.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:00:54.257Z
answering member
1584
label Biography information for John Penrose more like this
tabling member
3985
label Biography information for Robert Halfon remove filter
1054028
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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 Vocational Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps he is taking to ensure that (a) academies and (b) local authority maintained schools comply with section 2 of the Further Education and Technical Act 2017; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
tabling member printed
Robert Halfon more like this
uin 908969 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>Inviting providers of technical education into schools is vital to give all pupils a full picture of their options. We are writing to local authorities to make sure that schools comply.</p><p>We have written to the largest multi academy trusts currently not meeting the duty, reminding them what is required, and will take further action if we have evidence schools are still not complying.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Guildford more like this
answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-04T17:29:03.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T17:29:03.917Z
answering member
1523
label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
tabling member
3985
label Biography information for Robert Halfon remove filter
1145081
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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 Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes 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 is taking to support survivors of (a) rape, (b) attempted rape and (c) sexual assault through the process of trial. more like this
tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
tabling member printed
Robert Halfon more like this
uin 287550 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>Serious sexual violence and rape are horrendous crimes. It is essential that victims and survivors of these crimes have access to support when and where they need it most.</p><p>In accordance with the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (Victims’ Code), a person is entitled to support if they have suffered harm, including physical, mental or emotional harm or economic loss, which was directly caused by a criminal offence. They are entitled to access victim support services at any time, whether they have reported a crime or not.</p><p>In March this year the Government increased funding available to these essential services by 10% - up to £8m per year and totalling £24m over the next three years to specialist sexual violence and abuse support services across England and Wales. This enables these services to provide advice, support and counselling to victims of these appalling crimes to help them cope with and, as far as possible, recover from the effects of crime. Part of this funding will go towards Independent Sexual Violence Adviser’s to provide impartial advocacy for victims of sexual violence and abuse who have reported to the police or are considering reporting to the police. This funding ensures that, for the first time, that there are government-funded services in all 42 of the country’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) areas. This is in addition to the £68m we allocate to PCCs to locally deliver support services for victims of crime, including for victims of sexual violence.</p><p>Moreover, in the cross-government Victim’s Strategy, which we published on 10 September 2018, we made a commitment to improve support for victims of crime, including by increasing the number of registered Intermediaries, communication experts helping vulnerable victims and witnesses give their best evidence at police interview and at court.</p><p>The Government also recognises the importance of understanding the decline in the number of rape and serious sexual offences reaching court and being charged. It is vital that we grasp this issue, which is the Criminal Justice Board (CJB) has committed to a cross-government end-to-end review of the Criminal Justice System’s response to serious sexual violence and adult rape. We have established a sub-group of the CJB to oversee this review and continue to engage regularly with specialist stakeholders and victim organisations to ensure that the victim experience is central to our work.</p>
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:36:06.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:36:06.02Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
tabling member
3985
label Biography information for Robert Halfon remove filter
1145080
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Sexual Offences: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that more reports of rape, attempted rape and sexual offences end in prosecution. more like this
tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
tabling member printed
Robert Halfon more like this
uin 287549 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p><em>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</em></p> more like this
answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:43:06.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:43:06.633Z
answering member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
tabling member
3985
label Biography information for Robert Halfon remove filter
1145076
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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 Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes 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 is taking to decrease victim attrition rates in criminal cases of sexual assault and rape. more like this
tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
tabling member printed
Robert Halfon more like this
uin 287547 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>The Government is committed to tackling the unacceptably high victim attrition rates in sexual violence cases. We know that access to counselling and therapeutic support when and where victims most need it increases victim engagement. That is why in March this year we increased funding available to these essential services by 10% - up to £8m per year and totalling £24m over the next three years. This funding ensures that, for the first time, that there are government-funded services in all 42 of the country’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) areas and by extending it from one to three years, it provides greater security and sustainability for the sector to deliver their essential services. This is in addition to the £68m we allocate to PCC’s to locally deliver support services for victims of crime, including for victims of sexual violence, as they are best placed to respond to local needs.</p><p> </p><p>Moreover, in the cross-government Victims Strategy, which we published on 10 September 2018, we made a commitment to improve support for all victims of crime, including by increasing the number of Registered Intermediaries, communication experts helping vulnerable victims and witnesses give their best evidence at police interview and at court.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also recognises the importance of understanding the decline in the number of rape and serious sexual offences reaching court and being charged. It is vital we grasp this issue, which is the Criminal Justice Board (CJB) has committed to a cross-government end-to-end review of response to serious sexual violence and adult rape. We have established a Sub-Group of the CJB to oversee this review and a stakeholder group made up of victim organisations to ensure the inclusion of the victim experience.</p>
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:35:05.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:35:05.61Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
tabling member
3985
label Biography information for Robert Halfon remove filter
1145066
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Sexual Offences: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps he is taking to increase the number of reported rape and sexual offences that are brought to trial. more like this
tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
tabling member printed
Robert Halfon more like this
uin 287545 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p><em>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</em></p> more like this
answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:42:49.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:42:49.687Z
answering member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
tabling member
3985
label Biography information for Robert Halfon remove filter
1145056
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Sexual Offences: Convictions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps the Government is taking to improve the conviction rate for rape and sexual offences. more like this
tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
tabling member printed
Robert Halfon more like this
uin 287542 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p><em>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</em></p> more like this
answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:42:25.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:42:25.113Z
answering member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
tabling member
3985
label Biography information for Robert Halfon remove filter
1137030
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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 Fire Prevention 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 fire evacuation guidance issued by his Department includes information on the additional time required to evacuate vulnerable people. more like this
tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
tabling member printed
Robert Halfon more like this
uin 273380 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
answer text <p>The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to all non-domestic premises, including parts of multi-occupied residential premises that are used in common by occupants of more than one dwelling. The Government makes available a suite of premises-specific guidance to help those with responsibilities under the Fire Safety Order to comply, including the requirement to provide suitable escape routes and emergency exits.</p><p><br>Supplementary guidance, which provides extra information on accessibility and means of escape for disabled people, is also made available on Gov.UK.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-09T11:08:34.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T11:08:34.443Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
3985
label Biography information for Robert Halfon remove filter