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1126471
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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 Veterans: Northern Ireland 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 plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals to protect veterans accused of historic allegations relating to service in Northern Ireland. more like this
tabling member constituency Nuneaton more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Marcus Jones more like this
uin 254180 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) intends to undertake a public consultation on legal protections measures for personnel deployed on operations overseas, including a statutory presumption against prosecution of current or former personnel for alleged offences committed in the course of duty abroad more than 10 years previously. Prosecutions in such circumstances would not be considered to be in the public interest, except in “exceptional circumstances”. The presumption measure would not apply to historical alleged offences in Northern Ireland. The Secretary of State for Defence will continue to work with the Northern Ireland Secretary on the proposals for addressing Northern Ireland legacy issues. The MOD provides veterans, including those who served in Northern Ireland, who are subject to investigation and potential prosecution with legal, welfare and pastoral support.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
grouped question UIN
252557 more like this
252559 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T13:46:38.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:46:38.257Z
answering member
1544
label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
tabling member
4024
label Biography information for Mr Marcus Jones more like this
1126568
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 more like this
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Sick Leave 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 Wales, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in his Department; and what the cost was to his Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 254077 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales is unable to disclose the number or proportion of officials in the Department citing stress as a reason for sick absence in the last twelve months as the data relates to fewer than five staff, and releasing the data would risk the identification of individuals.</p><p>Sick leave for reasons relating to stress amounted to 33% of total sick leave days in the Department in the 12 months to 31 March. The cost of officials taking sick leave was £14,117.</p><p>The physical and mental wellbeing of our staff is crucially important to the department and staff have access to all employee services that help to sustain physical and mental wellbeing, including Occupational Health and a 24-hour employee assistance helpline.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T09:24:23.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T09:24:23.933Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1125999
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Obesity: Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of Tier 3 obesity services in Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 253572 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Health is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland. Richard Pengelly, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health, has asked that such detailed questions be sent to the department. I therefore request that the honourable Member contact Mr Pengelly directly. His email is: <a href="mailto:richard.pengelly@health-ni.gov.uk" target="_blank">richard.pengelly@health-ni.gov.uk</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Weston-super-Mare more like this
answering member printed John Penrose more like this
grouped question UIN
253573 more like this
253574 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T09:05:32.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T09:05:32.71Z
answering member
1584
label Biography information for John Penrose more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1126000
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Obesity: Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland, what plans her Department has to establish a Tier 3 obesity service in Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 253573 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Health is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland. Richard Pengelly, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health, has asked that such detailed questions be sent to the department. I therefore request that the honourable Member contact Mr Pengelly directly. His email is: <a href="mailto:richard.pengelly@health-ni.gov.uk" target="_blank">richard.pengelly@health-ni.gov.uk</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Weston-super-Mare more like this
answering member printed John Penrose more like this
grouped question UIN
253572 more like this
253574 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T09:05:32.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T09:05:32.773Z
answering member
1584
label Biography information for John Penrose more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1126001
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Obesity: Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March to Question 236379 on Obesity: Northern Ireland, what representations her Department has (a) received from and (b) made to the Northern Ireland Department of Health on the establishment of a bariatric obesity service; whether she has plans to undertake a public consultation on the potential merits of establishing that service; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 253574 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Health is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland. Richard Pengelly, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health, has asked that such detailed questions be sent to the department. I therefore request that the honourable Member contact Mr Pengelly directly. His email is: <a href="mailto:richard.pengelly@health-ni.gov.uk" target="_blank">richard.pengelly@health-ni.gov.uk</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Weston-super-Mare more like this
answering member printed John Penrose more like this
grouped question UIN
253572 more like this
253573 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T09:05:32.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T09:05:32.82Z
answering member
1584
label Biography information for John Penrose more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1126045
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Former Ministers 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 much his Department has paid to hon. Members under section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 since 13 July 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
tabling member printed
Justin Madders more like this
uin 253614 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Any such payments are published in the Department’s audited annual accounts, and these accounts can be found on gov.uk through the following links:</p><p>Complete set of annual reports and accounts</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dclg-annual-reports-and-accounts" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dclg-annual-reports-and-accounts</a></p><p>2017-18 (pg. 47)</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/727588/MHCLG_ARA_2017_18_WEB_Accessible.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/727588/MHCLG_ARA_2017_18_WEB_Accessible.pdf</a></p><p>2016-17 (pg. 49)</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/624324/59955_DCLG_ARA_2017_Web_Accessible.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/624324/59955_DCLG_ARA_2017_Web_Accessible.pdf</a></p>
answering member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
answering member printed Jake Berry more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T12:34:14.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:34:14.42Z
answering member
4060
label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
tabling member
4418
label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1126048
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 more like this
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Former Ministers 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 Wales, how much his Department has paid to hon. Members under section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 since 13 July 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
tabling member printed
Justin Madders more like this
uin 253617 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State role is unpaid. No Ministers paid by the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales have left under severance terms since 13 July 2016 and no payments have therefore been made. This is confirmed in the Department’s annual reports and accounts.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T11:40:14.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T11:40:14.527Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
4418
label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1126050
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Northern Ireland Office: Former Ministers 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 Northern Ireland, how much her Department has paid to hon. Members under section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 since 13 July 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
tabling member printed
Justin Madders more like this
uin 253619 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Any such payments are published in the Department’s audited annual accounts, and these accounts can be found on gov.uk.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Weston-super-Mare more like this
answering member printed John Penrose more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T09:26:46.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T09:26:46.627Z
answering member
1584
label Biography information for John Penrose more like this
tabling member
4418
label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1126088
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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
hansard heading Courts 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 cases were rescheduled in (a) Greater Manchester and (b) Greater London due to insufficient court space in the months of (i) February, (ii) March and (iii) April 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 253550 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Published data for criminal cases show the number of trials which were vacated or ineffective (and therefore do not go ahead) in the criminal courts and for ineffective trials, the reasons why the trial was ineffective. One of these is ‘court administrative issues including a lack of court time and court accommodation failures’, – however it is not possible to identify instances where this is specifically due to reasons of ‘insufficient court space’.</p><p> </p><p>Available data on vacated and ineffective trials is published here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-court-statistics-quarterly-october-to-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-court-statistics-quarterly-october-to-december-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>These statistics are currently published up to December 2018. Data for January – March 2019 are due to be published on 27 June 2019.</p><p> </p><p>Information relating to rescheduled cases and the reasons for them in the civil and family courts are not held by the Ministry of Justice.</p>
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T11:19:54.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T11:19:54.727Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1126127
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit 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, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU, have since returned to his Department. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 253456 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>BEIS has a significant EU Exit portfolio and as such has not transferred or seconded staff to work on EU Exit in, or on behalf of, other Departments.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Pendle more like this
answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T08:54:47.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T08:54:47.92Z
answering member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126135
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 more like this
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Brexit 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 Wales, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU, have since returned to his Department. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 253464 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>No staff from the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales have been transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T09:22:45.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T09:22:45.18Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126164
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 Parks: 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken in response to its consultation on preserving the free use of public parks. more like this
tabling member constituency Mansfield more like this
tabling member printed
Ben Bradley more like this
uin 253715 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>On 14 December 2018 the Government published its response to the consultation stating that we would not impose regulations on local authorities preventing them from charging for free to use events held in public parks. However, we remain committed to the underlying principle that the use of public parks by the public for reasonable everyday use is, and should remain, free.</p><p>The Government is currently working together with the Local Government Association to identify models of good practice and collaborative working between local authorities and local groups that can be shared widely to make the best use of parks for the whole community.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T10:49:33.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T10:49:33.807Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4663
label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
1126174
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Northern Ireland Office: Brexit 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 Northern Ireland, how many staff of her Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments and (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU have since returned to her Department. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 253468 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>I can confirm that no members of staff in my Department were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Weston-super-Mare more like this
answering member printed John Penrose more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T09:06:47.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T09:06:47.92Z
answering member
1584
label Biography information for John Penrose more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126188
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 Environment Protection: British Overseas Territories 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, whether the Government has ruled out the inclusion of the British Overseas Territories in plans to replace environment funding from the Financial Instrument for the Environment, LIFE, after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Meriden more like this
tabling member printed
Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
uin 253491 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Funding for environment projects after the UK leaves the EU will be assessed as part of the forthcoming Spending Review. As announced in the Chancellor’s Spring Statement package on 13 March this year, the Government has published a call for evidence which invites ideas on how the British Overseas Territories’ biodiversity can be safeguarded: <a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fconsultations%2Fsafeguarding-the-environment-in-british-overseas-territories-call-for-evidence%2Fcall-for-evidence-document&amp;data=02%7C01%7Csarah.montgomery%40beis.gov.uk%7C72f8e47d6dcf44b2e49c08d6d8838db7%7Ccbac700502c143ebb497e6492d1b2dd8%7C0%7C0%7C636934457810787354&amp;sdata=8MOjCg2PizS0jVgERfATieivI4XmwBPwn5Uv5WjCyYA%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/safeguarding-the-environment-in-british-overseas-territories-call-for-evidence/call-for-evidence-document</a>.</p><p> </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 2019-05-17T12:43:12.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:43:12.323Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
312
label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
1126217
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 Land: Contamination 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 guidance his Department provides to local authorities on their legal obligation to assess and quantify contaminated land within their local authority area. more like this
tabling member constituency Lincoln more like this
tabling member printed
Karen Lee more like this
uin 253717 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Government has published contaminated land statutory guidance which explains how local authorities should implement the contaminated land regime under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.</p><p> </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 2019-05-17T11:55:29.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T11:55:29.09Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4664
label Biography information for Karen Lee more like this
1126234
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 Water Supply: Competition 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, how many commercial enterprises have chosen a water supplier that was not the regional monopoly supplier in each of the last two years. more like this
tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
tabling member printed
Royston Smith more like this
uin 253655 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>According to Market Operator Services Limited, the market operator for the retail market in England, of the approximate 2.8 million supply points in the market, a total of 221,775 supply points have switched water supplier since market opening in April 2017.</p><p> </p><p>Of these, 219,731 (99% of the total) switched to a retailer that did not have a dominant share of supply points, measured as not having more than 80% of regional supply points.</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 2019-05-17T11:57:20.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T11:57:20.8Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4478
label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1126238
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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 Constituencies 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 assessment his Department has made of the effect on local communities of parliamentary boundary changes that result in parliamentary constituencies covering three (a) district or (b) borough councils, in addition to a county council. more like this
tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
uin 253664 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Government is committed to delivering more equal and updated parliamentary constituencies to ensure there is fair and equal representation for electors across the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The four independent Boundary Commissions conducted the 2018 Boundary Review and made recommendations in accordance with rules previously agreed by Parliament.</p><p> </p><p>It is for the Boundary Commissions to take into account relevant factors when recommending parliamentary constituencies, including local government boundaries</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T14:51:51.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T14:51:51.627Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
4498
label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1126243
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 Domestic Appliances: Environment Protection 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, whether his Department has made any assessment of the environmental effect of white goods manufacturers building in obsolescence to their products. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 253628 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Government wants to become a world leader in using resources efficiently and cutting the amount of waste we create. This includes prolonging the lives of the materials and goods that we use, and moving away from the traditional ‘linear’ economic model of ‘take, make, use, and throw’.</p><p>For this reason the Government has supported new requirements agreed in the EU for 11 energy related product groups from November 2018 to January 2019.</p><p>The products subject to new requirements include white goods such as household refrigerators, dishwashers and washing machines and washer-dryers. Some of the requirements agreed in these new regulations for white goods related to improving the resource efficiency of the product. They include obligations for manufacturers to design products for ease of dismantling/disassembly and reuse; make spare parts available to repairers and/or end users for ease of repair; provide information on the length of commercial guarantees; provide information as to repair; and provide information as to critical raw material content to facilitate material recovery.</p><p>In the Resources and Waste Strategy for England, we have also committed to drive more sustainable consumption through providing consumers with better information as to the sustainability of their purchasing decisions. This may include requiring consumer information be provided to support the purchase of products that have been designed, produced and packaged to minimise waste, for example by being more repairable, having longer warranties, produced with recycled material, or remanufactured.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T12:31:04.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:31:04.213Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1126252
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 Water Supply: Competition 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 (a) new services and (b) innovations have been introduced to the water market as a result of competition between water suppliers. more like this
tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
tabling member printed
Royston Smith more like this
uin 253656 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>New services introduced to the water market include, but are not limited to:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>consolidated billing;</p></li><li><p>billing and metering services;</p></li><li><p>enhanced customer services;</p></li><li><p>multi-utility offerings;</p></li><li><p>water efficiency services; and</p></li><li><p>other consultancy services.</p></li></ul><p> </p><p>Innovations introduced include the emerging new business model of ‘self-supply’, where five business customers have become self-supply retailers, meaning they procure water services directly from wholesalers and provide their own retail services. Benefits for these customers include financial savings, better oversight of their own usage, and influence over industry developments through participation in market governance.</p><p> </p><p>Ofwat’s report on the first year of the market, Open for business, contains further detail: <a href="https://www.ofwat.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/State-of-the-market-report-2017-18-FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.ofwat.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/State-of-the-market-report-2017-18-FINAL.pdf</a>.</p>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T11:59:08.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T11:59:08.357Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4478
label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1126255
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 Water Supply 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, how many water wholesalers operate in the water market. more like this
tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
tabling member printed
Royston Smith more like this
uin 253657 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>According to Market Operator Services Limited, the market operator for the water retail market in England:</p><p> </p><p>There are 26 water wholesalers currently in the market.</p><p> </p><p>Water retail suppliers consist of 15 water and sewerage suppliers, 9 water only suppliers and 2 sewerage only suppliers.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
grouped question UIN 253658 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T12:37:19.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:37:19.743Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4478
label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1126257
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 Water Supply 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, how many water retail suppliers operate in the water market. more like this
tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
tabling member printed
Royston Smith more like this
uin 253658 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>According to Market Operator Services Limited, the market operator for the water retail market in England:</p><p> </p><p>There are 26 water wholesalers currently in the market.</p><p> </p><p>Water retail suppliers consist of 15 water and sewerage suppliers, 9 water only suppliers and 2 sewerage only suppliers.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
grouped question UIN 253657 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T12:37:19.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:37:19.787Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4478
label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1126264
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 Water Supply 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 estimates his Department has made of increased demand on water supply over the next (a) 10 and (b) 20 years; and what his policy is to meet that increase in demand. more like this
tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
tabling member printed
Royston Smith more like this
uin 253659 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Public water supply demand, with no water company interventions, is estimated to increase by 506 Ml/d over the next ten years and 972 Ml/d over the next twenty years. If demand management actions included in the recent revised draft water company water resource management plans (WRMPs) are taken, demand is estimated to decrease. Based on WRMP data, the Environment Agency estimates there will be reductions of 783 Ml/d in the next ten years and 1073 Ml/d in the next twenty years.</p><p> </p><p>The region with the highest demand is the South East of England. The region with the lowest water demand is the North East of England. This is the case for both the next ten and twenty years.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is working closely with the water regulators and the water industry to ensure future water demand is met sustainably and water supplies remain secure. The Government recognises continued action is required, and it is committed to a ‘twin track approach’ of managing water demand, including leakage reduction, and increasing supply, in parallel.</p><p> </p><p>In the case of large nationally significant infrastructure, the Government’s National Policy Statement for water resources infrastructure, currently undergoing parliamentary scrutiny, will streamline the planning permission process.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
grouped question UIN 253660 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T12:52:13.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:52:13.283Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4478
label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1126265
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 Water Supply 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, which region in England his Department estimates will have the (a) highest and (b) lowest demand in water supply in the next (a) 10 and (b) 20 years. more like this
tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
tabling member printed
Royston Smith more like this
uin 253660 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Public water supply demand, with no water company interventions, is estimated to increase by 506 Ml/d over the next ten years and 972 Ml/d over the next twenty years. If demand management actions included in the recent revised draft water company water resource management plans (WRMPs) are taken, demand is estimated to decrease. Based on WRMP data, the Environment Agency estimates there will be reductions of 783 Ml/d in the next ten years and 1073 Ml/d in the next twenty years.</p><p> </p><p>The region with the highest demand is the South East of England. The region with the lowest water demand is the North East of England. This is the case for both the next ten and twenty years.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is working closely with the water regulators and the water industry to ensure future water demand is met sustainably and water supplies remain secure. The Government recognises continued action is required, and it is committed to a ‘twin track approach’ of managing water demand, including leakage reduction, and increasing supply, in parallel.</p><p> </p><p>In the case of large nationally significant infrastructure, the Government’s National Policy Statement for water resources infrastructure, currently undergoing parliamentary scrutiny, will streamline the planning permission process.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
grouped question UIN 253659 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T12:52:13.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:52:13.327Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4478
label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1125879
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment: Autism 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 Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2018 to Question 193494 on Employment: Autism, if she will make it her policy to disaggregate data on Access to Work statistics to identify the number people with Autism Spectrum Disorders in those data sets. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire more like this
uin 252852 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>We do not currently have plans to make adjustments to the primary medical condition categories used in Access to Work. The categories we use are consistent with the categories used in the Labour Force Survey. This is so we can compare our data to the disability employment rate.</p><p> </p><p>As explained in the Answer of 27 November 2018 to Question 193494, when a person with Autism Spectrum Disorders receives support through Access to Work, it will be for a specific issue or condition – e.g. a Mental health condition, difficulty in speaking, etc. – rather than Autism Spectrum Disorder. Access to Work customers may have more than one disability or condition, and it is the condition for which they are receiving support that is recorded on the Access to Work system as their primary health condition.</p><p> </p><p>The Access to Work statistics have been developed using guidelines set out by the UK Statistics Authority, but are still undergoing development and are therefore designated as experimental statistics. We are exploring the scope for potential modification following user feedback about the usefulness of the data.</p><p> </p><p>Users are invited to comment on the development and relevance of these statistics and can send feedback to: <a href="mailto:access.toworkstatistics@dwp.gsi.gov.uk" target="_blank">access.toworkstatistics@dwp.gsi.gov.uk</a></p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T15:14:33.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T15:14:33.847Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1125880
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment: Autism 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 Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2018 to Question 193498 on Employment: Autism, over what time period was the Neurodiversity Toolkit was developed; what processes were used to develop that toolkit; and what assessment she has made of the effect of that toolkit on closing the autism employment gap. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire more like this
uin 252853 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>In 2016, DWP contracted Autism Alliance UK to assemble an Autism Task Group to develop a new Autism and Neurodiversity Toolkit. Membership of the group comprised people with Neuro-diverse conditions, medical professionals/academics and a number of organisations, including: the National Autistic Society, Autism Alliance UK, Autism Plus and Dyscovery Centre.</p><p> </p><p>Within three months, the toolkit was ready to be quality assured by the Hidden Impairments National Group. The toolkit was launched by Philip Rutnam (Civil Service Disability Champion) during Autism Awareness Week, in April 2017.</p><p> </p><p>The toolkit is available to all Civil Servants; helping them to better understand how to support people with Autism or Neuro-diverse conditions. It is hosted on Autism Alliance UK’s website, and is updated regularly by them with professional help and guidance.</p><p> </p><p>As was explained in the Answer of 27 November 2018 to Question 193495 on Employment: Autism, no formal assessment has been made on the impact of the Toolkit on the autism employment gap.</p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T15:06:27.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T15:06:27.16Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this