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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 Railways: Medway 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 steps he has taken to increase the number of train carriages from the Medway towns to London in (a) morning rush hour and (b) overall. more like this
tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
tabling member printed
Rehman Chishti more like this
uin 218273 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>Since the introduction of Thameslink services in Kent in May 2018, Rainham has seen an increase in services and capacity to London during the morning peak and throughout the day. Gillingham has seen a small reduction in Southeastern services to Victoria and Cannon Street, however has gained Thameslink services.</p><p> </p><p>The Class 700 trains used by Thameslink have more capacity compared to the previous Southeastern trains. They are modern, state of the art trains, with real time passenger information and air conditioning.</p><p> </p><p>Both stations now have direct services to London Bridge and through the Thameslink core, to Blackfriars, City Thameslink and Farringdon. For many passengers, this removes the need to interchange onto the London Underground to complete their journey.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T15:32:51.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T15:32:51.417Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
3987
label Biography information for Rehman Chishti remove filter
1055844
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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 Tourism: Kent 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 steps his Department is taking to increase tourism in (a) Kent and (b) Medway. more like this
tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
tabling member printed
Rehman Chishti more like this
uin 217566 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>The Discover England Fund is a £40m fund aimed at increasing the tourism offer in England, creating innovate, bookable experiences for targeted international markets. The “Culture Coasting, Garden and Gourmet” and the “US Connections” projects are examples of projects in the Kent and Medway area.</p><p> </p><p>Kent is also used in VisitBritain’s marketing campaigns, including their #MyMicroGap domestic campaign. In addition to this, suppliers in the Medway area are provided on the VisitBritain trade website for bookings.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has entered into formal negotiations on the proposed Tourism Sector Deal. The proposed Sector Deal aims to improve productivity in the tourism sector. Any businesses with an interest is invited to contact Steve Ridgway of VisitBritain who is representing the Tourism Industry in our discussions.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T12:08:37.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T12:08:37.71Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
3987
label Biography information for Rehman Chishti remove filter
1055875
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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 Food: Kent 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 recent steps his Department has taken to support the food and beverage sector in Kent. more like this
tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
tabling member printed
Rehman Chishti more like this
uin 217567 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>The Government works closely with the full spectrum of food and drink businesses across the country to promote growth, jobs, productivity and exports. As elsewhere, we engage with businesses in Kent, both directly and through trade associations and other businesses groups, to support them in their efforts to address economic challenges, understand and mitigate regulatory and compliance issues and prepare successfully for leaving the EU.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-02-14T16:54:45.453Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T16:54:45.453Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
3987
label Biography information for Rehman Chishti remove filter
1045680
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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 Retail Trade: Urban Areas 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, what recent steps his Department has taken to support high street retailers. more like this
tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
tabling member printed
Rehman Chishti more like this
uin 210536 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
answer text <p>Government is clear that we want all types of retail to thrive now and in the future, and to support the sector as it responds to change. This is why we established the industry led Retail Sector Council to bring Government and industry together to help the sector address key sector issues and define its future strategy.</p><p>The council is due to meet next in February. The Council is prioritising its work to address the key challenges facing the sector and will initially focus on; costs to business, skills and lifelong learning, employment protection, consumer protection, the circular economy and the Industrial Strategy. The priority areas were selected by the industry and each workstream will be led by a senior industry figure.</p><p>Furthermore, at Autumn Budget, Government launched the £675m Future High Streets Fund, which will help local leaders to transform their town centres and make them fit for the future. The prospectus for the Fund was published in December and invites high streets and town centres to come forward with Expressions of Interest by March 22<sup>nd</sup> 2019.</p><p>Local leaders will be further supported by the High Streets Task Force, which will be established in 2019 and will provide hands-on support to local areas to develop data-driven innovative strategies and connect local areas to relevant experts.</p><p>In addition, from April 2019, the Government is cutting the business rates bills of eligible small retailers by one third for two years, worth almost £900m in reduced bills.</p>
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-30T14:58:09.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T14:58:09.317Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
3987
label Biography information for Rehman Chishti remove filter
1045682
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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 General Practitioners: Recruitment 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 steps his Department is taking to (a) recruit and (b) retain GPs in (i) Medway, (ii) Kent and (iii) England. more like this
tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
tabling member printed
Rehman Chishti more like this
uin 210537 more like this
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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>NHS England and Health Education England (HEE) are working together with the profession to increase the general practitioner (GP) workforce in England. This includes measures to boost recruitment, address the reasons why GPs are leaving the profession, and encourage GPs to return to practice.</p><p> </p><p>The number of doctors entering speciality training has been increasing year on year. Last year, HEE recruited the highest number of GP trainees ever - 3,473 GP trainees against a target of 3,250, a 10% increase on 2017.</p><p> </p><p>Alongside training new GPs, there is a broad offer to support GPs to remain in the National Health Service including the GP Retention Scheme, the GP Retention Fund, the GP Health Service and the Releasing Time for Care Programme. It is also now quicker and easier for GPs to return to the NHS through the National Induction and Refresher Scheme.</p><p> </p><p>Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) has advised that the STP is organised into three training hubs which provide education and workforce strategy groups for each of the regions they cover. The training hubs have prioritised strategies in GP retention, recruitment and developing new models of care which maximise individual, cluster and locality resilience. Some of the initiative being used within the regions include encouraging GPs to develop specialism (GP with Special Interest), mentoring support for newly qualified GPs and facilitating GPs in developing a portfolio career.</p><p> </p><p>Medway Clinical Commissioning Group has advised it is working with Local Care Teams to develop new ways of working, including new roles to support GPs and enhance the way they utilise technology to support practices to make the best use of GPs’ time. These new ways of working have included training administrative staff in work flow optimisation freeing up GP time.</p>
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-29T17:28:45.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T17:28:45.717Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
3987
label Biography information for Rehman Chishti remove filter
1041493
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
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 NHS: Finance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps he is taking to secure the long-term future of the NHS. more like this
tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
tabling member printed
Rehman Chishti more like this
uin 908576 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
answer text <p>The National Health Service published its Long Term Plan last week, backed by £20.5 billion a year of taxpayers money, ensuring patients will be supported with world-class care at every stage of their life.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matt Hancock more like this
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less than 2019-01-15T16:35:03.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T16:35:03.75Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
3987
label Biography information for Rehman Chishti remove filter
1023869
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Criminal Proceedings: Disclosure of Information more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps he is taking to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of disclosure in the criminal justice system. more like this
tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
tabling member printed
Rehman Chishti more like this
uin 908201 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
answer text <p>The Attorney General’s review of the disclosure system, published last month, sets out practical recommendations and a clear plan of action which will hold the leaders of the criminal justice system to account for delivering in their respective areas.</p><p>I am encouraged that the leaders of the police and prosecution now fully understand the need for change. Together we will make sure that public confidence in the disclosure system is restored.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-13T13:54:27.107Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T13:54:27.107Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
3987
label Biography information for Rehman Chishti remove filter
1016120
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answering body
Church Commissioners more like this
answering dept id 9 more like this
answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
hansard heading Community Development more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what recent steps the Church of England has taken at parish level to support the needs of local communities. more like this
tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
tabling member printed
Rehman Chishti more like this
uin 907925 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
answer text <p>This year the Church of England surveyed its 16,000 parish churches about their involvement in social action and local community projects. Of the 13,000 churches that responded the survey revealed that 80% were involved in providing services for the benefit of their local communities, either standalone or in partnership with others. These 33,000 projects included debt counselling, lunch clubs, language classes, food banks, children’s clubs, community cafes, holiday and breakfast clubs and night shelters.</p><p>There are many good examples of work in the Rochester Diocese, 11 of the 12 Church of England churches within the Gillingham deanery (which covers the Gillingham and Rainham constituency) are involved in providing on average at least 4 different projects to support the wider local community.</p><p>The areas in which the churches in Gillingham deanery are engaging is as follows:</p><ul><li>10 churches provide or support a Foodbank</li><li>8 churches operate a parent/carer and toddler group</li><li>7 churches operate a night shelter or other homeless provision</li><li>6 churches provide pastoral provision for wider community through operating street pastors groups, counselling/support, tackling loneliness projects</li><li>5 churches operate Youth projects (for the wider community)</li><li>4 churches provide a Lunch club or drop in service.</li></ul>
answering member constituency Meriden more like this
answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-29T16:16:39.297Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T16:16:39.297Z
answering member
312
label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
tabling member
3987
label Biography information for Rehman Chishti remove filter
1015270
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Green Belt: South East 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, what steps he is taking to protect green spaces in the South East. more like this
tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
tabling member printed
Rehman Chishti more like this
uin 907900 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
answer text <p>The Government is committed to protecting our environment. As set out on the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/25-year-environment-plan" target="_blank">25 Year Environment Plan</a>, we are drawing up a national framework of green infrastructure standards, ensuring that new developments include accessible green spaces and that any area with little or no green space can be improved for the benefit of the community. We intend to publish the standards in 2019 and incorporate them into planning guidance so that councils can use them when making planning decisions across the country - including in the south east.</p><p>Our revised <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/740441/National_Planning_Policy_Framework_web_accessible_version.pdf" target="_blank">planning rule book</a> sets out how new development should happen in right places across the country including in the south east, through:</p><ul><li>making as much use as possible of suitable brownfield and under-used land;</li><li>optimising density of development, significantly raising minimum densities in town and city centres, and in other locations well served by public transport;</li><li>maintaining strong protection of the Green Belt;</li><li>making clear that existing open space, sports and recreational buildings and land should not be built on unless they are clearly shown to be surplus to requirements or their loss would be replaced by equivalent or better provision in a suitable location;</li><li>setting out that council’s planning policies should include sufficient provision for the conservation and enhancement of green spaces;</li><li>highlighting the importance of green space in encouraging healthy lifestyles; and</li><li>making provision for communities to identify and protect green areas of particular importance to them through the designation of land as Local Green Space through <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-plans--2" target="_blank">local</a> and <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/neighbourhood-planning--2" target="_blank">neighbourhood plans</a>, which gives them a very high level of protection from redevelopment or inappropriate use.</li></ul><p>In September 2017, the Government created the ‘Parks Action Group’ comprising of experts from across the parks, heritage and the leisure sector and invested £500,000 to support the development of initiatives to identify solutions for safeguarding our parks and green spaces, to ensure they have long and sustainable futures.</p><p>The group has been working collaboratively across key priorities – including assessing quality standards and sharing good practice. We are currently developing a programme of work aimed at transforming the way in which green spaces are developed, managed and sustained. <br> <br>We expect to announce our progress on this in early 2019.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-29T15:29:02.583Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T15:29:02.583Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
3987
label Biography information for Rehman Chishti remove filter
1005930
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Cybercrime more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to help improve the cyber security of public and private sector organisations. more like this
tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
tabling member printed
Rehman Chishti more like this
uin 907571 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>Our world leading National Cyber Security Strategy, supported by £1.9 billion of transformational investment, sets out measures to defend our people, businesses, and assets; deter our adversaries; and develop the skills and capabilities we need.</p><p>Our experts in the National Cyber Security Centre provide a wide range of guidance and support to help public and private sector organisations improve their resilience to cyber attacks.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T10:22:44.287Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T10:22:44.287Z
answering member
15
label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
tabling member
3987
label Biography information for Rehman Chishti remove filter