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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
1050386
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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 responses the Law Commission received from existing leaseholders to the consultation entitled, Leasehold home ownership: buying your freehold or extending your lease, published in September 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood more like this
tabling member printed
Maria Eagle more like this
uin 213957 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
answer text <p>The Commission received over 1,100 responses to the consultation on enfranchisement reform.</p><p>These responses are from a wide range of interested stakeholders including lawyers, surveyors, leaseholders, landlords, and representative groups.</p><p>The Commission has not yet categorised the 1,100 consultation responses to enable them to identify how many responses are from leaseholders. The Commission’s initial estimate is that around three-quarters of responses are from leaseholders. <br> <br>It is Law Commission policy to publish a full analysis of consultation responses for all its projects, so this information will be published in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-05T12:17:50.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T12:17:50.063Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
483
label Biography information for Maria Eagle more like this
1064065
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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, what the timescale is for Ministerial approval to be granted for the new contract specification for community rehabilitation companies in England and Wales; and when that specification will be made public. more like this
tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
tabling member printed
Liz Saville Roberts more like this
uin 223263 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice continues to refine our plans for more effective integration of public, private and voluntary sector probation providers. We will set out more detailed plans later this year.</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 2019-02-25T17:34:36.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:34:36.257Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4521
label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1064066
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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, whether (a) police commissioners and (b) local authorities will have any role in the provision of probation services following the announcement of new contracts last year. more like this
tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
tabling member printed
Liz Saville Roberts more like this
uin 223264 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-02-26
answer text <p>We outlined in our <em>Strengthening Probation, Building Confidence </em>consultation, that we wanted probation to work more closely with local partners, such as local authorities, and strengthen the role of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in the future system.</p><p> </p><p>We have been working jointly with the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and representatives from different PCC offices to refine our thinking specifically around the role of PCCs and their relationship with probation services in England. We want this to support greater local transparency of probation performance, greater alignment of priorities and more opportunities for co-commissioning of rehabilitative services.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS Wales are building on their positive partnership with the four PCCs in Wales around priority areas such as the Dyfodol Offender Interventions service and the Women’s Pathfinder initiative, to explore potential options around the co-commissioning of services as part of the current proposals for Wales.</p>
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-02-26T18:20:33.913Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4521
label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1064069
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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, with reference to the Government press release entitled New plans for probation in Wales announced by UK Government, published in July 2019, whether those changes to probation arrangements will involve any contracting out of services. more like this
tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
tabling member printed
Liz Saville Roberts more like this
uin 223268 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
answer text <p>The Government is clear that the public, private and voluntary sectors all have a role to play in delivering probation services.</p><p> </p><p>We consulted in summer 2018 on proposals to better integrate providers in Wales by bringing the NPS and CRC into one combined probation service, while exploring options for the commissioning of rehabilitation services in Wales which reflect the delivery landscape and the skills and capabilities of providers.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to develop these proposals in consultation with stakeholders and will set out plans for the future of probation in Wales later this year.</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 2019-02-25T17:38:17.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:38:17.157Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4521
label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts 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
less than 2019-01-31T12:01:11.913Zmore 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
1052260
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
answering body
Prime Minister more like this
answering dept id 23 more like this
answering dept short name Prime Minister more like this
answering dept sort name Prime Minister more like this
hansard heading 10 Downing Street: Flags more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Prime Minister, on what occasions and dates the flag of the EU has been flown above 10 Downing Street since 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
tabling member printed
Patrick Grady more like this
uin 215221 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>None</p> more like this
answering member constituency Maidenhead more like this
answering member printed Mrs Theresa May more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-04T16:09:49.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T16:09:49.777Z
answering member
8
label Biography information for Mrs Theresa May more like this
tabling member
4432
label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
1054889
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answering body
Prime Minister more like this
answering dept id 23 more like this
answering dept short name Prime Minister more like this
answering dept sort name Prime Minister more like this
hansard heading 10 Downing Street: Flags more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 215221 on 10 Downing Street: Flags, whether there are any plans to raise the flag of the European Union above Downing Street in order for it to be ceremonially lowered on the day the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
tabling member printed
Patrick Grady more like this
uin 216355 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answer text <p>We have no plans to lower the EU flag on leaving the European Union, as it is already the case that the EU flag is not flown.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Maidenhead more like this
answering member printed Mrs Theresa May more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T15:44:36.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T15:44:36.953Z
answering member
8
label Biography information for Mrs Theresa May more like this
tabling member
4432
label Biography information for Patrick Grady 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
1051401
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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: Derbyshire 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 101 service response times were for Derbyshire in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18. more like this
tabling member constituency Erewash more like this
tabling member printed
Maggie Throup more like this
uin 214594 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answer text <p>The Home Office does not hold this information. The handling of 101 calls, including response times and performance targets, is an operational matter for the police.</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 2019-02-07T12:07:16.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T12:07:16.44Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
4447
label Biography information for Maggie Throup 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
1050402
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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 the revenue accrued as a result of the 15 pence per minute charge for a 101 telephone call is retained by his Department. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 214051 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
answer text <p>The Home Office does not make any money from calls to the 101 Single Non-Emergency Number, nor do police forces. The 15 pence call charge goes directly to telecom service providers and covers the cost of handling calls and routing them to their destination. Calls to 101 cost 15 pence from mobile devices and landlines, regardless of duration, but are free from payphones.</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 2019-02-06T17:39:49.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T17:39:49.86Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1050403
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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, what assessment he has made of the effect of the 15 pence per minute 101 call charge on the finances of lower-income families. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 214052 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
answer text <p>There is no obligation on telecom service providers to supply the 101 service free of charge as is the case with 999 under the 2003 Communications Act. Calls to 101 cost 15 pence from mobile devices and landlines, regardless of duration, but 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. 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 at a time that is convenient to them.</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 2019-02-06T17:40:42.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T17:40:42.207Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan 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
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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
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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
1058965
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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 discussions he has had with Ofcom on opening up access to undeployed 5G 3.6GHz radio spectrum for use by independent and community networks. more like this
tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
tabling member printed
Ben Lake more like this
uin 219543 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
answer text <p>The Government’s key objectives in relation to spectrum are ensuring the efficient and effective use, improving mobile coverage and encouraging innovation and investment in new 5G services to meet future demand. In the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review, the Government set out how the 3.6 GHz band could facilitate access to spectrum to support 5G services, thus promoting dynamic efficiency and innovation through more flexible approaches to spectrum licensing.</p><p> </p><p>We welcome Ofcom’s consultation document on the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz release for 5G services. Whilst Ofcom have provisionally stated that these bands will be auctioned on a national basis, the Government continues to explore spectrum sharing models which would allow community or small provider solutions to meet the needs of local areas.</p><p> </p><p>DCMS meets regularly with Ofcom to discuss these issues and consider future use cases for 5G technologies. However as Ofcom is the national regulatory authority, they are responsible for managing spectrum and ensuring that spectrum is used in the most effective way to facilitate such growth.</p><p> </p><p>More broadly, the Government believes that there should be greater liquidity in the spectrum market and barriers to spectrum trading should be removed. The Government would like Ofcom to clarify, through amendments to its Spectrum Trading Guidance Notes, that leasing or pooling of spectrum is not prohibited under the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Spectrum Trading) Regulations 2011 (as amended).</p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-19T16:27:46.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:27:46.067Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4630
label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
1058966
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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 assessment his Department has made of the potential coverage benefits to rural communities of adopting a dynamic spectrum access model for the allocation of 5G radio spectrum. more like this
tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
tabling member printed
Ben Lake more like this
uin 219544 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring that people enjoy world-class digital connectivity wherever they live, work and travel and that every part of the UK is able to benefit from the advantages that digital connectivity brings. The Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review set out the potential benefits of a dynamic spectrum access model for rural areas that are less likely to be covered by 5G mobile networks.</p><p> </p><p>Fast, reliable connectivity can deliver economic, social and well-being benefits for both rural businesses and residents, creating opportunities for businesses to tap into a global customer base and for people to work more efficiently.</p><p> </p><p>Government continues to explore this and other spectrum sharing models and therefore welcomes Ofcom’s recent consultation documents on spectrum sharing and their proposals toward flexible licensing practices. Ofcom, as the national regulatory authority, is responsible for managing spectrum and ensuring that radio spectrum is used in the most effective way for all sectors, including those most relevant to rural areas, such as agriculture.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-19T16:25:23.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:25:23.417Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4630
label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
1051330
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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: West Midlands Combined Authority 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, when he expects to release money to the West Midlands Combined Authority to begin the roll out of 5G. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hodge Hill more like this
tabling member printed
Liam Byrne more like this
uin 214512 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>The Urban Connected Communities (UCC) Project, part of the Government’s 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme, is a research and innovation project to trial new 5G technology, services and applications for the public sector, industry and citizens.</p><p> </p><p>The Department will make £25 million of funding available over three years, subject to business case approval, for projects within UCC matched with investment from the local public sector and private sector. There is potential for the Department to make available up to an additional £25m over the same time period.</p><p> </p><p>The project is in a mobilisation stage of work, which the Department is co-funding with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). To date, the Department has approved grants of £500K to WMCA, of which £168,600 has been drawn down, WMCA has matched this.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
grouped question UIN 214513 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-04T17:20:46.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T17:20:46.057Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1171
label Biography information for Liam Byrne more like this
1051331
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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: West Midlands Combined Authority 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, how much Government funding has been released to the West Midlands Combined Authority to support the roll out of 5G. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hodge Hill more like this
tabling member printed
Liam Byrne more like this
uin 214513 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>The Urban Connected Communities (UCC) Project, part of the Government’s 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme, is a research and innovation project to trial new 5G technology, services and applications for the public sector, industry and citizens.</p><p> </p><p>The Department will make £25 million of funding available over three years, subject to business case approval, for projects within UCC matched with investment from the local public sector and private sector. There is potential for the Department to make available up to an additional £25m over the same time period.</p><p> </p><p>The project is in a mobilisation stage of work, which the Department is co-funding with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). To date, the Department has approved grants of £500K to WMCA, of which £168,600 has been drawn down, WMCA has matched this.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
grouped question UIN 214512 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-04T17:20:46.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T17:20:46.103Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1171
label Biography information for Liam Byrne more like this
1051332
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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: West Midlands Combined Authority 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 threshold cost-to-benefit ratio of the West Midlands Combined Authority 5G roll out proposal is required for his Department to release funding for that proposal. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hodge Hill more like this
tabling member printed
Liam Byrne more like this
uin 214514 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>The Urban Connected Communities (UCC) Project, part of the Government’s 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme, is a research and innovation project to trial new 5G technology, services and applications for the public sector, industry and citizens.</p><p> </p><p>The project is in a mobilisation stage of work. Arrangements for the Department to co-fund projects within UCC are in development. These are planned to include business cases, of which the economic case will be part.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-04T17:22:17.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T17:22:17.243Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1171
label Biography information for Liam Byrne more like this
1056863
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
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 A1 (M): Repairs and Maintenance 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 plans are in place to repair the potholes and poor road surface on the A1M northbound carriageway south of junction 7; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Greg Knight more like this
uin 218220 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answer text <p>The A1(M) is inspected weekly and safety critical potholes and surface defects are repaired within 24 hours. Highways England have made safe 36 potholes on the northbound carriageway and larger patch repairs across 100 square metres of carriageway between junctions 6 and 7 since December 2018. They plan to carry out other surface repairs between junctions 6 and 7 before the end of March.</p><p> </p><p>Highways England have also recently completed road surface condition surveys of the A1(M) and other strategic roads in the region. These will be used to determine a prioritised programme of resurfacing work on the A1(M) and other roads over the next 3 years.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, construction of the A1(M) junctions 6 – 8 smart motorway starts in the next financial year. Construction will include resurfacing at various locations in both directions between junctions 6 and 8.</p><p> </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 2019-02-12T14:05:54.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T14:05:54.35Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
1200
label Biography information for Sir Greg Knight more like this