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1045471
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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
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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many responses the Government received from leaseholders in response to the Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market consultation. more like this
tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood more like this
tabling member printed
Maria Eagle more like this
uin 210493 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
answer text <p>The Government's consultation 'Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market' ran for eight weeks from 25 July to 19 September 2017. The consultation received 6,075 responses; 5,701 via an online survey and 374 via email and post. Of those responding to the online survey providing background information, 5,336 respondents said they were private individuals, of which 2,790 answered a follow up question confirming they were a leaseholder living in a house, with 1,699 confirming they were a leaseholder living in a flat and 431 identifying themselves as a freeholder. 332 respondents identified themselves as replying to the consultation on behalf of an organisation.</p><p>A full breakdown of responses by type and question can be found at Annex A of the Government response, published on 21 December 2017 available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/tackling-unfair-practices-in-the-leasehold-market" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/tackling-unfair-practices-in-the-leasehold-market</a>.</p><p>The Government also ran a separate technical consultation, ‘Implementing reforms to the leasehold system’ during 15 October 2018 to 26 November 2018, and is still analysing the responses. As part of our consultation questions we did not ask the respondent to identify whether they were a leaseholder. However, we received 1030 responses which were completed as personal views.</p>
answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-29T14:15:44.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T14:15:44.277Z
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
tabling member
483
label Biography information for Maria Eagle more like this
1046921
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Civil Servants 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the corrected Answer of 22 January 2019 to Question 206251, how many civil servants in his Department were working part or full-time on projects in the Government Major Projects Portfolio in (a) June 2016 and (b) December 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 211645 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
answer text <p>The GMPP is a continually evolving portfolio of the government’s most complex and high risk projects. Direct comparisons of the GMPP across years should therefore be treated with caution. Projects join and leave the GMPP throughout the year and it is therefore likely that a simple comparison across two time points will refer to different sets of projects.</p><p> </p><p>At the end of June 2016 (i.e. the end of the Quarter 1 reporting period for 2016-17), 58.8 officials in DCMS were working on GMPP projects.</p><p> </p><p>GMPP data for December 2018 (Q3 2018/19) has not yet been cleared and finalised. At the end of September 2018 (i.e. the latest submitted data, at end of the Quarter 2 reporting period for 2018-19), 127.5 officials in DCMS were working on GMPP projects.</p><p> </p><p>This data refers to public sector employees, defined as those who are directly in the employment of the Civil or Crown Service, local government or Arms’ Length Body at the relevant snapshot date, including seconded members of staff who join the team as Civil, Crown or Public servants.</p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-01-31T12:01:11.913Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1005896
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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 101 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 the Home Department, how many 101 calls have been (a) unanswered and (b) abandoned in the last 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Hove more like this
tabling member printed
Peter Kyle more like this
uin 190569 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The Home Office does not collect this data. The handling of 101 calls is an operational matter for the police, including response times and performance targets. It is for elected Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables to decide how best to manage their communications and response to the public.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
grouped question UIN 190570 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T16:40:29.833Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T16:40:29.833Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
4505
label Biography information for Peter Kyle more like this
1024723
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
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 101 Calls: Fees and Charges 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 he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to make (a) mobile and (b) landline non-emergency 101 phone calls free of charge. more like this
tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
tabling member printed
Martin Whitfield more like this
uin 202157 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-21more like thismore than 2018-12-21
answer text <p>Calls to 101 cost 15p from a mobile device or landline phones, from anywhere in the country and regardless of duration. Calls are free from payphones.</p><p>The public have always paid to contact the police by telephone for non-emergencies and the 15p charge per call is a transparent rate that fully funds the 101 non-emergency service. Police non-emergency numbers (such as 0845 numbers) which were used before 2011 could cost members of the public up to 40p per minute. While it may not be an option for everyone, the public can also report non-emergency crimes online via forces’ websites.</p><p>The Home Office has no plans to bring forward legislation to remove current charges from the 101 non-emergency number.</p><p>The Home Office is supporting the digital transformation of policing through programmes such as the Digital Policing Portfolio (DPP), led by the NPCC. Within the DPP, the Digital Public Contact programme aims to provide appropriate digital channels for the public to report and track crime online, facilitating greater public-police interaction in real time.</p>
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-21T16:13:26.29Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-21T16:13:26.29Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
4626
label Biography information for Martin Whitfield more like this
1005897
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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 101 Calls: Standards 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 the average time is that a caller to the 101 number has waited for their call to be answered in the last (a) six and (b) 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Hove more like this
tabling member printed
Peter Kyle more like this
uin 190570 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The Home Office does not collect this data. The handling of 101 calls is an operational matter for the police, including response times and performance targets. It is for elected Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables to decide how best to manage their communications and response to the public.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
grouped question UIN 190569 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T16:40:29.88Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T16:40:29.88Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
4505
label Biography information for Peter Kyle more like this
1047034
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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 16-19 Bursary Fund 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 assessment he has made of the adequacy of current funding for the 16 to 19 bursary. more like this
tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
tabling member printed
Gordon Marsden more like this
uin 211663 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
answer text <p>The department provides a number of financial support programmes for economically disadvantaged 16 to 19 year olds to help with the education-related costs associated with staying in post-16 education. The 16-19 Bursary Fund is the principal scheme. Under the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund, young people are eligible for awards of up to £1,200 per year (in particular, vulnerable groups that generally do not receive financial support from their families). Those not in these particular vulnerable groups, but who still need financial support, can apply to their education institution for discretionary bursary support. Each institution receives an allocation to make available these discretionary bursaries.</p><p>The department spoke with a sample of schools, colleges and other 16-19 education providers in 2018 to help us understand how the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund was being used and to assess the extent to which discretionary bursary allocations met the needs of students in the different institutions. Providers were using the available funds to support their most disadvantaged students, but there were different responses on the adequacy of funding. We are continuing to keep the use of the fund under review to inform our understanding of whether it is providing effective support to our most economically disadvantaged students.</p><p>With regard to its effectiveness in promoting social mobility, providers have the flexibility to target those young people in most need of financial support to stay on in further education and training. This flexibility helps to ensure that the poorest students get the same opportunities available to those with more financial support, for example, by purchasing equipment for technical courses, taking part in trips, purchasing books, participating in industry placements and getting support with UCAS fees. The majority of providers that the department spoke to in 2018 confirmed that this funding was making a significant impact on the ability of young people to access opportunities.</p>
answering member constituency Guildford more like this
answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-29T16:49:43.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T16:49:43.573Z
answering member
1523
label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
previous answer version
97554
answering member constituency Guildford more like this
answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
answering member
1523
label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
tabling member
465
label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1023911
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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 16-19 Bursary Fund: Carers 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, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of formally identifying young adult carers as a vulnerable group in order to give them full access to the 16-19 bursary. more like this
tabling member constituency Bradford South more like this
tabling member printed
Judith Cummins more like this
uin 201690 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
answer text <p>It is very important that we make sure that young carers can participate in education and receive the support they need. However, financial need will vary significantly from family to family.</p><p>The department keeps under review the use of the 16-19 Bursary Fund to inform our understanding of whether it is providing effective support to our most economically disadvantaged students.</p><p>The defined vulnerable groups eligible for particular support from the 16-19 Bursary Fund are groups that generally do not receive financial support from their families. Young carers can receive help from the discretionary element of the 16-19 Bursary Fund, which is made available to education and training institutions. It is their role to determine which young people need bursaries and the level of financial support required to enable these students to participate.</p><p>Young carers are able to discuss their particular needs with their school or college, which can then provide appropriate individualised support. Government guidance for those institutions is very clear about the need to encourage young carers to apply for the bursary fund, to reassure them about confidentiality and to consider whether they need extra help because of their caring responsibilities. Our view is that institutions are best placed to assess the needs of young carers, rather than making a decision at national level.</p>
answering member constituency Guildford more like this
answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-17T15:16:54.55Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T15:16:54.55Z
answering member
1523
label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
tabling member
4391
label Biography information for Judith Cummins more like this
1047035
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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 16-19 Bursary Fund: Social Mobility 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 assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the 16 - 19 bursary in promoting social mobility. more like this
tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
tabling member printed
Gordon Marsden more like this
uin 211664 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
answer text <p>The department provides a number of financial support programmes for economically disadvantaged 16 to 19 year olds to help with the education-related costs associated with staying in post-16 education. The 16-19 Bursary Fund is the principal scheme. Under the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund, young people are eligible for awards of up to £1,200 per year (in particular, vulnerable groups that generally do not receive financial support from their families). Those not in these particular vulnerable groups, but who still need financial support, can apply to their education institution for discretionary bursary support. Each institution receives an allocation to make available these discretionary bursaries.</p><p>The department spoke with a sample of schools, colleges and other 16-19 education providers in 2018 to help us understand how the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund was being used and to assess the extent to which discretionary bursary allocations met the needs of students in the different institutions. Providers were using the available funds to support their most disadvantaged students, but there were different responses on the adequacy of funding. We are continuing to keep the use of the fund under review to inform our understanding of whether it is providing effective support to our most economically disadvantaged students.</p><p>With regard to its effectiveness in promoting social mobility, providers have the flexibility to target those young people in most need of financial support to stay on in further education and training. This flexibility helps to ensure that the poorest students get the same opportunities available to those with more financial support, for example, by purchasing equipment for technical courses, taking part in trips, purchasing books, participating in industry placements and getting support with UCAS fees. The majority of providers that the department spoke to in 2018 confirmed that this funding was making a significant impact on the ability of young people to access opportunities.</p>
answering member constituency Guildford more like this
answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-29T16:50:11.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T16:50:11.217Z
answering member
1523
label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
previous answer version
97893
answering member constituency Guildford more like this
answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
answering member
1523
label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
tabling member
465
label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1017227
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading 5G 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretaries of State for (a) Defence and (b) the Home Department on the implications for UK security of Huawei's involvement in the development of 5G technology. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 197327 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
answer text <p>DCMS and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) actively manage the potential risks to the UK telecoms industry, and security is part of the 5G Testbeds and Trials programme. Furthermore, DCMS is leading a cross-government review into the supply chain arrangements for the UK’s telecoms infrastructure. The terms of reference are available here (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/telecoms-supply-chain-review-terms-of-reference). The Review will consider the full UK market position, including the resilience and security standards of equipment for 5G.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-04T17:25:14.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:25:14.757Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1020602
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading 5G 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of the recommendations for spectrum licensing made in the report, High Performance Wireless Broadband: An Opportunity for Rural and Enterprise 5G, published by the Independent Networks Cooperative Association in June 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
uin 199916 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
answer text <p>We are clear that spectrum should be used efficiently and effectively, given its importance to the economy. In the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review, the Government stated its view that the development of a set of innovative 5G services and new investment models may require more flexible approaches to spectrum licensing. We have read the report with interest. Ofcom, as the national regulatory authority, is responsible for managing spectrum and ensuring that radio spectrum is used in the most effective way.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-11T16:44:43.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T16:44:43.137Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this