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1048053
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-25more like thismore than 2019-01-25
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Priyanka Fernando more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department have received from the Government of Sri Lanka on the arrest warrant issued for Brigadier Priyanka Fernando; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting remove filter
uin 212645 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
answer text <p>We were deeply concerned by the well-publicised incident involving the Sri Lankan Defence Attaché last year and made immediate representations to the Sri Lankan Government. I spoke to Foreign Minister Marapana on 8 February 2018 about the matter to raise my concerns. The Defence Attaché was recalled by his Government soon after.</p><p>The FCO, which is not a party to the legal proceedings referred to, has been contacted by Westminster Magistrate's Court seeking clarification of the Brigadier's diplomatic status in the UK at the time of the incident. The FCO is providing documentation to assist the court.</p><p>The UK is committed to upholding the rule of law including the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.</p><p>The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka met the Permanent Secretary of the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 24 January, at the Permanent Secretary's request. At this meeting the Permanent Secretary communicated his government's view that the Brigadier enjoyed diplomatic immunity at the time of the incident, and requested that the High Commissioner communicate this view back to the FCO in London.</p>
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-30T11:34:17.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T11:34:17.393Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
1048054
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-25more like thismore than 2019-01-25
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Priyanka Fernando more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka has made to the Government of that country on the conduct of Brigadier Priyanka Fernando in the UK since a warrant for the arrest of the Brigadier was issued; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting remove filter
uin 212646 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
answer text <p>We were deeply concerned by the well-publicised incident involving the Sri Lankan Defence Attaché last year and made immediate representations to the Sri Lankan Government. I spoke to Foreign Minister Marapana on 8 February 2018 about the matter to raise my concerns. The Defence Attaché was recalled by his Government soon after.</p><p>The FCO, which is not a party to the legal proceedings referred to, has been contacted by Westminster Magistrate's Court seeking clarification of the Brigadier's diplomatic status in the UK at the time of the incident. The FCO is providing documentation to assist the court.</p><p>The UK is committed to upholding the rule of law including the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.</p><p>The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka met the Permanent Secretary of the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 24 January, at the Permanent Secretary's request. At this meeting the Permanent Secretary communicated his government's view that the Brigadier enjoyed diplomatic immunity at the time of the incident, and requested that the High Commissioner communicate this view back to the FCO in London.</p>
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-30T11:39:47.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T11:39:47.283Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
1047031
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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 Driving: Diabetes 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 (a) assessment he has made of new diabetes monitoring technologies for drivers and (b) discussions his Department has had with the DVLA on updating the DVLA guidance on new diabetes monitoring technologies. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting remove filter
uin 211830 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
answer text <p>The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has worked closely with the Secretary of State for Transport’s Honorary Medical Advisory Panel on driving and diabetes mellitus to understand the potential impacts of allowing the use of alternative methods of glucose monitoring. Following consultation with key stakeholders the panel agreed that the evidence demonstrated that interstitial fluid glucose monitoring systems could be used to monitor glucose levels for the purpose of driving cars and motorcycles once the DVLA had published the revised guidelines.</p><p> </p><p>The DVLA is currently amending the Assessing Fitness to Drive guidance on the use of new monitoring technologies for people with diabetes. The revised guidance is due to be published in February. This will allow the testing of interstitial fluid for driving licensing purposes for people with diabetes who drive cars or motorcycles. Drivers of goods vehicles and buses must continue to monitor blood glucose levels.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-28T12:12:20.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T12:12:20.65Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
1046058
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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 William Torbitt School Ilford 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 assessment he has made of the potential merits of the planned academisation of William Torbitt primary school in Ilford North constituency. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting remove filter
uin 211266 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
answer text <p>It is right that the department acts robustly and quickly where there is evidence of failure. My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, is under a duty to make an academy order for all maintained schools that have been judged Inadequate by Ofsted, requiring them to become an academy and receive additional support from a sponsor. We have a responsibility to ensure all pupils are getting a great education, and we will be unapologetic in acting where pupils’ education is suffering. This school was properly issued an Academy Order on 24 September 2018 following an Inadequate judgement published on 18 September 2018.</p><p>The Regional Schools Commissioner for the East of England and North East London has had discussions with the London Borough of Redbridge about the proposed academisation of this school.</p><p>Ofsted revisited William Torbitt Primary School on 9 January 2019. The department will consider the outcome of that inspection and whether the findings merit the revocation of the Academy Order.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
grouped question UIN
211267 more like this
211268 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-28T17:27:11.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T17:27:11.09Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
1046059
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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 William Torbitt School Ilford 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 discussions his Department has had with the London Borough of Redbridge on the proposed academisation of William Torbitt primary school in Ilford North constituency. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting remove filter
uin 211267 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
answer text <p>It is right that the department acts robustly and quickly where there is evidence of failure. My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, is under a duty to make an academy order for all maintained schools that have been judged Inadequate by Ofsted, requiring them to become an academy and receive additional support from a sponsor. We have a responsibility to ensure all pupils are getting a great education, and we will be unapologetic in acting where pupils’ education is suffering. This school was properly issued an Academy Order on 24 September 2018 following an Inadequate judgement published on 18 September 2018.</p><p>The Regional Schools Commissioner for the East of England and North East London has had discussions with the London Borough of Redbridge about the proposed academisation of this school.</p><p>Ofsted revisited William Torbitt Primary School on 9 January 2019. The department will consider the outcome of that inspection and whether the findings merit the revocation of the Academy Order.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
grouped question UIN
211266 more like this
211268 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-28T17:27:11.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T17:27:11.153Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
1046060
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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 William Torbitt School Ilford 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 allow William Torbitt primary school in Ilford North to remain as a local authority school because of its recent increases in standards. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting remove filter
uin 211268 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
answer text <p>It is right that the department acts robustly and quickly where there is evidence of failure. My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, is under a duty to make an academy order for all maintained schools that have been judged Inadequate by Ofsted, requiring them to become an academy and receive additional support from a sponsor. We have a responsibility to ensure all pupils are getting a great education, and we will be unapologetic in acting where pupils’ education is suffering. This school was properly issued an Academy Order on 24 September 2018 following an Inadequate judgement published on 18 September 2018.</p><p>The Regional Schools Commissioner for the East of England and North East London has had discussions with the London Borough of Redbridge about the proposed academisation of this school.</p><p>Ofsted revisited William Torbitt Primary School on 9 January 2019. The department will consider the outcome of that inspection and whether the findings merit the revocation of the Academy Order.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
grouped question UIN
211266 more like this
211267 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-28T17:27:11.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T17:27:11.2Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
1043168
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
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 Overseas Students: EU Nationals 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, whether EU students starting courses in England in the 2019-20 academic year will be eligible for home fee status in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting remove filter
uin 209847 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
answer text <p>The department is aware that students, staff and providers are concerned about what EU Exit means for study and collaboration opportunities. To help give certainty, in July 2018, the department announced guarantees on student finance for EU nationals.</p><p>These guarantees are not altered if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. EU nationals (and their family members) who start a course in England in the 2019/20 academic year or before, will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee’ status and student finance support from Student Finance England for the duration of their course, provided they meet the residency requirement.</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 2019-01-22T17:12:31.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T17:12:31.91Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
1041726
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Nigeria: Military Aid more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department is giving to the Nigerian Government to repel attacks by armed insurgents in north-east Nigeria. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting remove filter
uin 208931 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
answer text <p>Since 2014, the UK has sought to support and enable a Nigerian-led regional response to Boko Haram and related violent extremism in the north-east, doing so in the context of the long-term need to help build capacity of the Nigerian Armed Forces and support Defence Transformation. Some 70 Defence personnel are currently deployed to Nigeria on an enduring basis, and over 800 have deployed to Nigeria on training and advisory tasks since April 2015. This is supported by equipment gifting, places on professional development courses, and a focus on developing Nigerian Command, Staff, and Leadership institutions.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-21T17:34:47.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T17:34:47.39Z
answering member
1544
label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
1041727
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Nigeria: Armed Conflict more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the strategic implications of the increased strength of armed insurgents in north-east Nigeria; and what support his Department is providing to Nigeria to tackle the insurgents. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting remove filter
uin 208932 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
answer text <p>We are concerned by the recent increase in terrorist activity in northeast Nigeria and strongly condemn all attacks. Insecurity is placing humanitarian operations under pressure and risks cutting off lifesaving support for up to 120,000 people in need of assistance. We are exploring options for additional support to help the Nigerian Government tackle this terrorist threat.</p><p>The UK provides a substantial package of security, humanitarian and development support, which includes training and capacity building for Nigerian armed forces. We recently formalised our assistance through a Security and Defence Partnership, signed during the Prime Minister's visit in August.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-21T14:59:26.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T14:59:26.523Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
1041728
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Nigeria: Internally Displaced People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what additional aid she will make available to support civilians forced to flee their homes to Monguno and Maiduguri following recent attacks by armed insurgents in north-east Nigeria. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting remove filter
uin 208933 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
answer text <p>The Department for International Development is deeply concerned by the recent attacks in northern Borno and is committed to providing support to those who have been forced to flee their homes. Our partners are increasing their assistance in Maiduguri and Monguno to make sure that newly displaced people have rapid access to food, shelter, healthcare, protection, and water. DFID is one of the largest donors to the World Food Programme’s emergency operation in Nigeria, which is scaling up to provide cash and food assistance to new arrivals.</p><p> </p><p>My team is closely monitoring new needs and will continue to flex our existing £300 million humanitarian programme to provide assistance. DFID and FCO officials met with the Vice President of Nigeria last week to stress the importance of ensuring access to humanitarian assistance for newly displaced people.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-21T17:18:48.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T17:18:48.393Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this