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1087068
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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
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, how many offenders sentenced to immediate custody of up to six months who had not received a previous community order were sentenced in (a) Magistrate's Courts and (b) Crown Courts in (i) 2015; (ii) 2016 and (iii) 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
tabling member printed
Philip Davies more like this
uin 231411 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
answer text <p>The number of offenders sentenced to up to six months who had not received a previous community sentence by court type can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>There is persuasive evidence showing community sentences, in certain circumstances, are more effective than short custodial sentences in reducing reoffending. The MoJ study ‘The impact of short custodial sentences, community orders and suspended sentence orders on re-offending’ published in 2015 found that over a 1-year follow up period, a higher proportion of people re-offended having been sentenced to custody of under 12 months without supervision on release than other similar people given community orders.</p><p> </p><p>Unless we tackle the underlying causes of offending, we cannot protect the public from being victims of crime. Effective community orders can address offenders’ behaviour, answer their mental health and alcohol or drug misuse needs, and provide reparation for the benefit of the wider community.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-20T16:53:20.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T16:53:20.457Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
attachment
1
file name PQ 231411 Table..xlsx more like this
title Table more like this
tabling member
1565
label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1087101
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 AWACS: Procurement 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, with reference to the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, whether he has made a risk assessment of the award of the AWACS contract to Boeing for the provision of the E-7 wedgetail. more like this
tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
tabling member printed
Ruth Smeeth more like this
uin 231535 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
answer text <p>The E-7 is based on the proven and widely used 737 NG aircraft generation of which nearly 7,000 have been produced since it was first introduced in 1996. The two recent tragic incidents involved the different 737 MAX aircraft generation. It would not be appropriate to speculate on these accidents until the competent regulatory bodies have issued their formal reports.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-15T11:02:45.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T11:02:45.08Z
answering member
4032
label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
tabling member
4508
label Biography information for Ruth Smeeth more like this
1087149
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Access to Work Programme 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 improve information for (a) job seekers and (b) employees on the support available through Access to Work. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 231374 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
answer text <p>Access to Work continues to undertake targeted marketing and awareness raising activities. For example, the scheme is promoted to benefit claimants through Jobcentre Plus and to a range of business leaders through the Disability Confident scheme. We have also worked with a variety of stakeholder organisations to market Access to Work to their clients, including sharing information about how individuals can apply for support.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently testing a number of communication activities to raise awareness of Access to Work among Jobcentre Plus staff in Greater Manchester, in order to equip work coaches with the knowledge to have conversations with customers who may require in work support. We will evaluate the most successful methods before a national roll-out.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work is also reviewing the content and formats of its existing information channels, including considering how to achieve more effective use of alternative formats such as British Sign Language videos.</p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-15T14:38:03.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T14:38:03.447Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1087045
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Afghanistan: Ethnic Groups more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking with his international counterparts to bring those responsible for the persecution of Hazara people to justice. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 231464 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
answer text <p>​The UK regularly urges the Government of Afghanistan and the Government of Pakistan to ensure that the human rights and safety of all minorities, including the Hazara people, are protected in line with international human rights obligations. We do so bilaterally and with international partners, including the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the EU. At the Universal Periodic Review of Afghanistan at the UN Human Rights Council in January 2019, we recommended that the Government of Afghanistan establish an independent mechanism to assess how religious and ethnic minorities can be better protected.</p><p>Following attacks last year affecting the Hazara community in Afghanistan, Embassy officials met with Hazara Members of Parliament for Ghazni to understand their concerns. The UK provides a range of support which aims to enhance the Afghan Government's ability to protect all Afghan citizens, including minority ethnic and religious groups such as the Hazaras.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-19T16:58:30.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T16:58:30.54Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1087281
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Agency Workers: EU Law 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his oral contribution of 6 March 2019, Official Report, column 994, on the Swedish derogation, what representations he has received on the timing of the abolition of the Swedish derogation; and when he plans to respond to those representations. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
tabling member printed
Stephanie Peacock more like this
uin 231538 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
answer text <p>The Government is committed to upgrading workers’ rights as we leave the EU, not reduce them. The Good Work Plan represents a large part of this commitment and is the biggest upgrade in a generation. The Department regularly engages with stakeholders on the reforms announced in the Good Work Plan. Secondary legislation repealing the Swedish Derogation was laid on 17 December 2018 and approved by the House of Commons’ Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee on 6 March 2019. Subject to approval from the House of Lords, all agency workers will be entitled to the same pay as permanent staff after 12 weeks in an assignment from 6 April 2020. This will allow time for businesses to realign their contractual arrangements, both with their workers and the end hirers.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-18T15:42:23.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T15:42:23.173Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
previous answer version
108017
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4607
label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1087133
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Air Pollution 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of deaths that can be attributed to poor air quality in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) the UK in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 231360 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
answer text <p>The latest advice from the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants, published in August last year, is that the mortality burden of the air pollution mixture (based on both PM<sub>2.5 </sub>and NO<sub>2</sub>) in the UK is equivalent to 28,000 to 36,000 deaths per year. Mortality burden is a statistical way of assessing the impact of diseases and pollution. The equivalent figures at a more localised level are not available. Public Health England has, however, estimated the fraction of adult mortality attributable to long-term exposure to particulate air pollution at local authority level in the Public Health Outcomes Framework, available to view and search online at: <a href="https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/public-health-outcomes-framework" target="_blank">https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/public-health-outcomes-framework</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-15T14:48:53.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T14:48:53.76Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1087049
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Airports: Scotland 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 extend the scope of EU Regulation 598/2014 relating to noise-related operating restrictions at Scottish Airports to include management of aircraft noise for communities who currently within the area of the proposed competent authorities but are badly affected by noise from the two main Scottish airports. more like this
tabling member constituency Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath more like this
tabling member printed
Lesley Laird more like this
uin 231562 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
answer text <p>EU Regulation 598/2014 establishes rules and procedures with regard to the introduction of noise-related operating restrictions at EU airports. This includes the appointment of a competent authority in relation to the operating restrictions.</p><p> </p><p>A competent authority’s role relates to the operating restriction itself and is not bound by geography. The Government’s implementation of this Regulation for Scotland, The Airports (Noise-Related Operating Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2019, laid before Parliament has been brought forward by the UK Government because this is a reserved matter in relation to Scotland. The Regulations designate Scottish Ministers as the competent authority for Scottish airports within the scope of the regulation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-18T16:01:22.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T16:01:22.547Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4660
label Biography information for Lesley Laird more like this
1087082
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Alan Guttmacher Institute more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2019 to Question 224485 on the Alan Guttmacher Institute, in what year her Department most recently verified the accuracy of the illegal abortion statistics provided by the Guttmacher Institute; and what the outcome was of that most recent assessment. more like this
tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
tabling member printed
Fiona Bruce more like this
uin 231428 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
answer text <p>DFID reviews the Guttmacher Institute’s performance in March each year and, throughout the year, keeping abreast of all publications – including estimations of induced abortions. The Guttmacher Institute has a strong reputation for producing high quality scientific research and data for evidence-based policy. As such, DFID has confidence in their independent estimates.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-15T14:32:55.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T14:32:55.563Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
3958
label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
1087214
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Antisocial Behaviour: Reoffenders 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 the highest number of total previous offences for breach of an anti-social behaviour order or criminal behaviour order was that a person committed before being given an immediate custodial sentence for that offence in each of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
tabling member printed
Philip Davies more like this
uin 231414 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
answer text <p>Sentencing is a matter for our independent courts, who take into account all circumstances of the case, including any aggravating and mitigating factors. We are clear that sentencing must match the severity of a crime.</p><p> </p><p>However, sentences should also rehabilitate. There is persuasive evidence showing community sentences, in certain circumstances, are more effective than short custodial sentences in reducing reoffending. The MoJ study ‘The impact of short custodial sentences, community orders and suspended sentence orders on re-offending’ published in 2015 found that over a 1-year follow up period, a higher proportion of people re-offended having been sentenced to custody of under 12 months without supervision on release than other similar people given community orders.</p><p> </p><p>Unless we tackle the underlying causes of offending, we cannot protect the public from being victims of crime. Effective community orders can address offenders’ behaviour, answer their mental health and alcohol or drug misuse needs, and provide reparation for the benefit of the wider community.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the highest number of previous cautions and convictions for a selected offence type for a person who received their first immediate custodial sentence for the selected offence type, covering the period year ending September 2016 – year ending September 2018, can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>The data provided in the accompanying response table is sourced from MoJ's extract of the Police National Computer. As benefit fraud offences are not prosecuted by the police, we are unable to answer PQ230707.</p><p> </p><p>Caution should be exercised in drawing general conclusions from this data. By definition these are the very extremes of the system – the individuals with the very most convictions. Most significantly the 2015 study suggests that giving a short custodial sentence to a prolific offender is more, not less, likely to result in them committing another offence after custody, compared to giving them a community sentence.</p>
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN
230698 more like this
230699 more like this
230700 more like this
230701 more like this
230702 more like this
230703 more like this
230704 more like this
230705 more like this
230706 more like this
230707 more like this
231412 more like this
231413 more like this
231415 more like this
231416 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-19T17:54:30.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T17:54:30.557Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
attachment
1
file name 230698 - 230707; 231412 - 231416 Response Table.xlsx more like this
title 230698 - 230707; 231412 - 231416 Response Table more like this
tabling member
1565
label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1087235
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Arthritis: 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 Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of leaving the EU without a deal on the supply of medicine for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
uin 231455 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
answer text <p>Leaving the European Union with a deal remains the Government’s top priority. However, as a responsible Government we must plan for every possible outcome including ‘no deal’. The Department has published guidance to industry and the health and care system to allow them to make informed plans and preparations. This is available on GOV.UK.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has been working closely with industry to ensure the supply of medicines can continue uninterrupted in the event of a ‘no deal’ EU exit, including building stockpiles, providing additional warehousing space, and buying freight capacity on alternative ferry routes.</p><p> </p><p>In August 2018, the Department wrote to all pharmaceutical companies that supply prescription-only and pharmacy medicines, including those to treat juvenile idiopathic arthritis, to the United Kingdom that come from or via the EU/European Economic Area, asking them to ensure a minimum of six weeks’ additional supply in the UK over and above existing business-as-usual buffer stocks by 29 March 2019.</p><p> </p><p>This has been a very large undertaking but the response from industry has been extremely positive. The vast majority of companies have confirmed stockpiling plans are in place and medicines continue to arrive to deliver on these plans.</p><p> </p><p>Local stockpiling of medicines is unnecessary and could cause shortages in other areas, which could put patient care at risk. It is important that patients order their repeat prescriptions as normal and keep taking their medicines as normal.</p><p> </p><p>We are confident that if everyone does what they need to do, the supply of medicines and other medical products will be uninterrupted.</p>
answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-15T13:44:03.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T13:44:03.853Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
4058
label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this