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1127094
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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 Visas: Overseas Students 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 steps his Department is taking to ensure that Tier 4 visa applications are treated equitably in respect of (a) country of application and (b) intended place of study. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 255294 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>Tier 4 visa applications are assessed in accordance with the Immigration Rules. Applicants are treated equitably and must meet the same requirements to qualify for leave under a given Tier 4 route and type of sponsor. Nationals of countries listed in Appendix H are subject to reduced documentary requirements although they must meet the same substantive requirements as other nationals. This list is kept under review and we may add or remove countries and competent authorities based on objective criteria. Applicants intending to study at Tier 4 Visa Pilot Scheme institutions are also subject to reduced documentary requirements.</p><p>We will keep the visa application process for international students under review, with the aim of improving the customer journey both for students and their sponsoring institutions. This will include reviewing processes for conducting interviews to ensure that these are appropriately focussed and to minimise any inconvenience for applicants.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T13:03:59.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:03:59.727Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1126953
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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 Higher Education: EU Countries 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 recent progress his Department has made to ensure reciprocal arrangements on student fees with EU partners after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 254753 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>Entitlement to student finance and home fees status in the UK after the implementation period for those outside the scope of the Withdrawal Agreement is under consideration by the UK government and the devolved administrations.</p><p>For EU students already enrolled on courses in the UK, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the UK government has already provided certainty. Students from the EU starting courses in England in the 2019/20 academic year will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee status’, meaning they will be charged the same tuition fees as UK students and have access to tuition fee loans for the duration of their studies.</p><p>More broadly, the UK government has been engaging directly with their EU counterparts on a range of issues, including securing citizens’ rights reassurances. These span a number of areas including on access to education.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T15:41:11.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:41:11.653Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1126029
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Assistance Animals: Food more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons VAT will be charged on food for assistance and therapy dogs. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 253520 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
answer text <p>The sale of food that is formulated and held out for sale exclusively for working dogs, which includes assistance and therapy dogs, is zero rated. The VAT rules in this area are long-standing and have not changed.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-16T13:30:33.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T13:30:33.173Z
answering member
3935
label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1126030
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 Vaccination: Children 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 ensure that parents are given adequate advice and information on vaccination programmes. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 253521 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) ensures health professionals have current, accurate information on the benefits of immunisation, so they can communicate this information to parents. PHE provides the Department with expert evidence and advice (and nationally procures many vaccines). PHE also supports NHS England with information, expert advice, capacity and support at national and local level.</p><p>PHE recommends people visit the National Health Service website as the NHS is a highly trusted source of information. This is available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/" target="_blank">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/</a></p><p>There are also a range of information leaflets, available online and from health professionals, about the different vaccination programmes at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immunisation#immunisation-leaflets-and-guidance-for-parents" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immunisation#immunisation-leaflets-and-guidance-for-parents</a></p>
answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-16T15:46:15.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:46:15.92Z
answering member
4455
label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1126031
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 Dementia: Diagnosis 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 ensure that (a) dementia and (b) Alzheimer’s are diagnosed (i) correctly and (ii) as quickly as possible. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 253522 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
answer text <p>The Government’s mandate to NHS England requires NHS England to deliver the actions set out in the Challenge on Dementia 2020 Implementation Plan. The Implementation Plan envisages that:</p><p>“In every part of the country people with dementia having equal access to diagnosis as for other conditions, with an expectation that the national average for an initial assessment should be 6 weeks following a referral from a GP (where clinically appropriate), and that no one should be waiting several months for an initial assessment of dementia.”</p><p>We have made great strides in delivering the Challenge: this includes being above NHS England’s target for two thirds of people living with dementia to receive a formal diagnosis. Our focus now is on reducing the variation of local diagnosis rates and NHS England have programmes in place to further improve the quality and timeliness of diagnosis.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Gosport more like this
answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-16T11:37:23.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T11:37:23.893Z
answering member
4008
label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1126061
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 Medicine: Research more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of ensuring it is made clear whenever health research is commercially funded. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 253523 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
answer text <p>The merits of clarifying research funding sources are enshrined in Health Research Authority policy on health and care research which is available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.hra.nhs.uk/documents/1068/uk-policy-framework-health-social-care-research.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.hra.nhs.uk/documents/1068/uk-policy-framework-health-social-care-research.pdf</a></p><p>Researchers are required to register studies on a public research register before they begin. All trials of medicines are automatically published by the European Union on the EU clinical trial register which is available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.clinicaltrialsregister.eu/" target="_blank">https://www.clinicaltrialsregister.eu/</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Gosport more like this
answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-16T15:01:14.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:01:14.317Z
answering member
4008
label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1126240
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 Recycling 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 assessment he has made of the potential merits of a national campaign to (a) reinforce recycling behaviour, (b) signpost recycling facilities and (c) ensure the public know what materials they can recycle. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 253526 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>Our consultations on ‘consistency in household and business recycling collections in England’ and on ‘reforming the packaging producer responsibility schemes’ proposed measures for local authorities collecting the same core set of materials for recycling from households and potentially using fees from producers to fund public communication campaigns on recycling.</p><p> </p><p>Our consultations also proposed a mandatory UK wide labelling scheme in which producers label their packaging as recyclable or not recyclable.</p><p> </p><p>These consultations closed on 13 May and we are currently analysing responses and will publish the Government’s response in due course.</p><p> </p><p>Defra currently supports the Waste and Resources Action Programme’s RecycleNow campaign which provides support for local campaigns. It also provides a toolkit for local authorities to help with their messaging on recycling.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T10:53:24.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T10:53:24.15Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1125901
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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 Minimum Wage 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 ensure that the national minimum wage is enforced. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 252839 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answer text <p>Enforcement of the National Minimum and National Living Wage (NMW) is a priority for the Government. Since 2015 we have doubled the budget to enforce the NMW and we are taking tough action against the minority of employers who underpay. In 2018/19 HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) identified a record £24.4 million in arrears for over 220,000 workers and issued over £17 million in penalties to non-compliant employers.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC proactively investigates employers where they identify a risk of non-compliance; this work accounts for around half of all investigations undertaken. In addition, HMRC responds to every worker complaint regarding NMW payment including those made anonymously.</p><p> </p><p>Government is committed to helping employers comply with NMW rules first time; in April we launched a £1 million communications campaign to raise awareness and understanding of NMW rules among both workers and employers.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-15T13:42:13.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T13:42:13.27Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1125386
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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 Educational Psychology 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 estimate he has made of the number of local authorities currently without any educational psychology service. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 251978 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answer text <p>​The information requested is not held centrally. It is not possible to assess whether there are any local authorities without an educational psychologist (EP) service as no information is collected on outsourced EP services.</p><p>The department’s main data source on teachers and other school staff is the annual School Workforce Census. The collection includes a count of educational psychologists (EP) employed centrally by local authorities and any that are reported as being directly employed by schools. It does not show any that are employed on an occasional basis. It also does not include outsourcing of EP provision, nor take into account any sharing of EP provision across local authorities.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-15T13:19:23.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T13:19:23.747Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1125591
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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 Dementia 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, with reference to Alzheimer’s UK May 2019 report entitled Fix Dementia Care and that report’s identification of a dementia penalty on people with that condition, what plans he has to ensure that costs associated with dementia are covered by the NHS. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 252497 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
answer text <p>The Government has committed to publishing a Green Paper on adult social care at the earliest opportunity, setting out proposals for reform and will bring forward ideas for including an element of risk pooling in the system, which will help to protect people from the highest costs. We are committed to ensuring everyone has access to the care and support they need, based on a principle of shared responsibility.</p><p>The NHS Long Term Plan, published on 7 January 2019, commits the National Health Service to continuing to improve the care provided to people with dementia and their carers. The National Implementation Framework, to be published imminently, will provide further information on how the Long Term Plan will be implemented. Additional details, based on local health system five year plans, will be brought together in a detailed National Implementation Programme in the autumn.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Gosport more like this
answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-16T13:31:34.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T13:31:34.713Z
answering member
4008
label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this