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1140088
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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 London North Eastern Railway: Rolling Stock more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps he is taking to help ensure the provision of new rolling stock on the east coast main line. more like this
tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Kerr more like this
uin 912039 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>LNER’s new Azuma trains entered service on their Hull and Leeds routes in May this year are due to launch on Edinburgh services from 1st August and will then be serving destinations North of Edinburgh by the end of the year.</p><p> </p><p>These state-of-the-art trains, delivered as part of the government-funded Intercity Express Programme, have more seats, better legroom and will be more reliable.</p><p> </p><p>The full fleet of 65 trains compared to 45 old trains will be in service from 2020 enabling additional services to be run increasing capacity further.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T15:59:54.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:59:54.407Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4604
label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
1140089
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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 High Speed 2 Railway Line: Hybrid Bills more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What progress he has made on introducing a hybrid Bill to secure the powers to deliver phase 2b of High Speed Two; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Erewash more like this
tabling member printed
Maggie Throup more like this
uin 912041 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>In 2018, the Government began engaging on the design of HS2 Phase 2b with local communities along the route, via the publication of the Working Draft Environmental Statement.</p><p> </p><p>In June 2019, we published a Design Refinement Consultation which announced eleven possible changes to the Phase 2b route. These consultations represent significant milestones in preparing the HS2 Phase 2b hybrid Bill.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Wealden more like this
answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T16:12:35.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:12:35.523Z
answering member
4460
label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
tabling member
4447
label Biography information for Maggie Throup more like this
1140090
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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 Roads: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text If he will allocate additional funding to improve roads outside the major road network and the strategic road network. more like this
tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
uin 912043 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>The Department for Transport is committed to providing over £6.7 billion to local highway authorities in England, outside London, from 2015 to 2021 to help improve the condition of roads and reduce congestion. The funding includes a £296 million Pothole Action Fund and £420 million for highways maintenance and a congestion busting fund as announced in Budget 2018.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T16:03:28.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:03:28.223Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4498
label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1140091
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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 A27: East Sussex more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What progress has been made on the proposed dualling of the A27 east of Lewes to Eastbourne. more like this
tabling member constituency Eastbourne more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Lloyd more like this
uin 912044 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>The Department is considering this proposal alongside the many others put forward for possible inclusion in the second Road Investment Strategy. We intend to announce our decisions towards the end of this year.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T16:10:20.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:10:20.773Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
3968
label Biography information for Stephen Lloyd more like this
1140092
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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 Aviation: Europe more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What progress he has made on helping to ensure that flights between the UK and Europe continue after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Nigel Evans more like this
uin 912045 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>The UK and EU have both put in place measures to ensure that flights can continue in any EU Exit scenario. In a no deal scenario, the EU’s adopted Regulation on connectivity gives UK airlines the right to fly to and from the EU from the day of exit until March 2020, allowing time to progress longer-term arrangements. The UK has stated we will reciprocate these rights for EU airlines. Both sides are committed to maintaining connectivity.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Epsom and Ewell more like this
answering member printed Chris Grayling more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T15:47:14.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:47:14.08Z
answering member
1413
label Biography information for Chris Grayling more like this
tabling member
474
label Biography information for Mr Nigel Evans more like this
1140093
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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 Aviation: Europe more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What progress he has made on helping to ensure that flights between the UK and Europe continue after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Poole more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Robert Syms more like this
uin 912046 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>The UK and EU have both put in place measures to ensure that flights can continue in any EU Exit scenario. In a no deal scenario, the EU’s adopted Regulation on connectivity gives UK airlines the right to fly to and from the EU from the day of exit until March 2020, allowing time to progress longer-term arrangements. The UK has stated we will reciprocate these rights for EU airlines. Both sides are committed to maintaining connectivity.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Epsom and Ewell more like this
answering member printed Chris Grayling more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T15:48:19.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:48:19.323Z
answering member
1413
label Biography information for Chris Grayling more like this
tabling member
245
label Biography information for Sir Robert Syms more like this
1140094
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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 Railway Stations: Construction more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What progress he has made on opening new stations on the rail network. more like this
tabling member constituency Chelmsford more like this
tabling member printed
Vicky Ford more like this
uin 912048 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>Since 2010, some 42 new stations have been opened across the rail network.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government supports proposals for new stations that help provide a solution to local traffic congestion or fulfill a new opportunity such as a housing development, business/retail park or airport.</p><p> </p><p>Good progress is made on proposals that provide a robust business case, a sponsor and funding.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T15:57:32.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:57:32.143Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4674
label Biography information for Vicky Ford more like this
1139651
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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 Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent discussions he has had with his (a) European and (b) other international counterparts on the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. more like this
tabling member constituency Warley more like this
tabling member printed
John Spellar more like this
uin 911993 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
answer text <p>The UK regularly discusses the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela in international fora.</p><p>This includes with our European counterparts, as well as during the visits to the UK by the Colombian President Duque and US Secretary of State Pompeo.</p><p>Together with our international partners, we continue to call for unimpeded access for humanitarian aid in to Venezuela.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-17T15:33:38.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:33:38.983Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
318
label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1139652
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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 Developing Countries: Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What progress his Department has made on achieving sustainable development goal 4 on education for children. more like this
tabling member constituency City of Chester more like this
tabling member printed
Christian Matheson more like this
uin 911994 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
answer text <p>We are one of the largest bilateral donors to education globally</p><p><br>Between 2015 and 2019 we supported 14.3 million children to gain a decent education of which at least 5.8m were girls.</p><p>DFID’s focus is on ensuring that children have access to a quality education.</p><p>My ambition is that DFID increases the number of its education specialists in the field to support the major shift required in education systems and teaching to deliver improved learning for children.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-17T15:52:29.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:52:29.533Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4408
label Biography information for Christian Matheson more like this
1139653
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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 Commonwealth: English Language more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps he is taking to improve English literacy throughout the Commonwealth. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 911995 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
answer text <p>DFID is tackling the learning crisis by supporting children to learn the basics of literacy, including in Commonwealth countries.</p><p>We are investing in English language learning, for example through our new skills hub, which includes Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria.</p><p>We also work directly to boost the quality of teaching in English, for example through the Girls’ Education Challenge.</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 2019-07-17T15:54:01.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:54:01.79Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1139654
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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 Mexico: USA more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the humanitarian situation on the US-Mexico border. more like this
tabling member constituency Warrington South more like this
tabling member printed
Faisal Rashid more like this
uin 911998 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
answer text <p>I share the hon Gentleman’s concerns about the reports of poor conditions and overcrowding in US detention facilities on the border with Mexico.</p><p>I very much welcome the steps already taken by the Administration and Congress to address these issues, including the emergency funding signed off by the President on 1 July.</p><p>These are difficult issues, and the UK has also struggled sometimes to get this right.</p><p>But we very much encourage our US friends to continue to work to improve the conditions in these facilities.</p><p>I have seen the excellent work the US has done around the world to promote human rights, and so it is important that they uphold these standards as they continue to tackle the situation at the US-Mexico border.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-17T16:19:24.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T16:19:24.373Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4670
label Biography information for Faisal Rashid more like this
1139655
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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 Developing Countries: Internally Displaced People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What support his Department provides to victims of forced displacement. more like this
tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
tabling member printed
Martyn Day more like this
uin 911999 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
answer text <p>The UK remains at the forefront of refugee responses globally, providing both immediate lifesaving aid and access to jobs and education.</p><p>We helped develop and agree the new Global Compact on Refugees and have backed the call for a new UN High Level Panel to tackle internal displacement.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-17T15:54:31.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:54:31.963Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4488
label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1139656
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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 Palestinians: Overseas Aid more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps he is taking to ensure that UK aid to the Occupied Palestinian Territories facilitates peacebuilding with Israel. more like this
tabling member constituency Henley more like this
tabling member printed
John Howell more like this
uin 912000 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
answer text <p>DFID’s people-to-people programme builds support for peace by bringing together Palestinians and Israelis to promote tolerance and work on shared problems.</p><p>So far, over 1,200 young Israelis and Palestinians have taken part in holy site tours aimed at increasing understanding of religious tolerance. Ultimately the only way to achieve peace is through a negotiated two-state solution.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-17T15:55:13.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:55:13.593Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
1606
label Biography information for John Howell more like this
1139189
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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 Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties 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, if he will ring-fence a proportion of the revenue from Vehicle Excise Duty for projects to improve air quality. more like this
tabling member constituency Greenwich and Woolwich more like this
tabling member printed
Matthew Pennycook more like this
uin 277795 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
answer text <p>The Government is committed to tackling air pollution. We have invested over £3.5 billion since 2010 to improve air quality and deliver cleaner transport.</p><p> </p><p>From 2020, all funds raised through Vehicle Excise Duty in England will be ring-fenced to form a National Roads Fund, which will be reinvested into the road network. We expect some of this investment to support environmental outcomes across the road network, which includes improving air quality.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Newark more like this
answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-19T11:19:49.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T11:19:49.267Z
answering member
4320
label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
tabling member
4520
label Biography information for Matthew Pennycook more like this
1139210
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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 Social Rented Housing: Pets 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, with reference to the Battersea Cats and Dogs Home report on Pet friendly properties, if his Department will issue guidance for local authorities on pets in social housing. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 277609 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>The circumstances in which pets may be kept is determined locally by landlords, taking account of the views of their tenants. The Department has no plans to issue guidance for local authorities on pets in social housing.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T13:02:11.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T13:02:11.44Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1139211
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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 Social Rented Housing: Pets 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, with reference to the Battersea Cats and Dogs Home report on Pet friendly properties, what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefits of pet ownership for social housing tenants. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 277610 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>The Department has not made any assessment of the potential benefits of pet ownership for social housing tenants.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T13:01:39.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T13:01:39.733Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1138793
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Asylum: Employment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent assessment he has made of the effect on asylum seekers of his Department's policy on the right to work. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald more like this
uin 911932 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answer text <p>The Government fully appreciates that this is an important and complex issue which we need to consider in further detail.</p><p>That is why the Home Secretary has committed to review the policy.</p><p>We are continuing productive discussions with key partners, listening carefully to the arguments and considering the evidence put forward on this issue</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 2019-07-15T16:10:06.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:10:06.97Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1138795
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Hate Crime: Disability more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of reported disability hate crime. more like this
tabling member constituency Oldham East and Saddleworth more like this
tabling member printed
Debbie Abrahams more like this
uin 911940 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answer text <p>The latest official data indicates an increase in police recorded disability hate crime, which is mostly due to general police recording improvements.</p><p>The latest Crime Survey for England and Wales indicates a downward trend in overall hate crime incidence over the past decade but any instance is one too many and we stand alongside all victims of this abhorrent crime.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-15T16:13:07.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:13:07.753Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4212
label Biography information for Debbie Abrahams more like this
1138797
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Overseas Students: English Language more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What progress he has made on his review of the treatment of overseas students accused of cheating in the Test of English for International Communication between 2011 and 2014; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 911936 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answer text <p>Following my last update to the House and the publication of the National Audit Office report into this issue I have sought further advice from officials in my department about measures we can put in place for those who maintain their innocence.</p><p>I intend to make a statement to the House this very soon.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bromsgrove more like this
answering member printed Sajid Javid more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-15T16:20:21.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:20:21.297Z
answering member
3945
label Biography information for Sajid Javid more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1138805
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Flowers: Conservation 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 steps his Department is taking to encourage wildflower meadows throughout the country. more like this
tabling member constituency Wycombe more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Steve Baker more like this
uin 277176 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>We are taking action to encourage wildflower meadows by managing designated sites, providing incentives for habitat management and creation, and forging strong partnerships with landowners, communities and conservation bodies.</p><p> </p><p>Our agri-environment schemes provide incentives for creation and management of wildlife-rich habitat, including meadows. Since 2011, we have initiated creation of over 130,000 hectares of wildlife rich habitat, including wildflower meadows. Our new Environmental Land Management scheme will reward farmers and land managers for delivering environmental outcomes such as conserving and restoring such habitats.</p><p> </p><p>Our Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) provide protection for approximately two thirds of the total extent of 110,000 ha of semi-natural grassland Priority Habitat in England. Natural England’s 2018-19 SSSI designation programme identifies a further 12 sites containing important wildflower-rich grasslands. The 25 Year Environment Plan commits us to restoring 75% of SSSI areas to good condition.</p><p> </p><p>We work with partners to support the recovery of threatened species and their habitats. For example, Natural England are working with landowners and conservation organisations on the Back from the Brink programme including on the ‘Limestone’s Living Legacies’ project, restoring a network of limestone grassland sites in the West Midlands.</p>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T14:37:58.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T14:37:58.33Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4064
label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
1138806
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Flowers: Conservation 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 assessment he has made of the contribution of wildflower meadows to the success of the various bee populations in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Wycombe more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Steve Baker more like this
uin 277177 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>Wildflowers provide pollen and nectar resources essential for sustaining wild and honey bees. Wildflower meadows therefore provide vital habitats for bee populations.</p><p> </p><p>Published scientific research has established that range contractions in many of our bee species are linked to the loss of species-rich habitats such as wildflower meadows. It also found that bee populations are more diverse on farms where wildflowers are sown or in landscapes with greater densities of wildflower meadows and other species-rich habitats.</p><p> </p><p>We also know that when we put wildflowers back, bees respond. Landscape-scale studies of wild bumblebee populations in farmed landscapes, led by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and part-funded by Defra, revealed that providing flower-rich habitat enhances the long-term survival of bumblebee families.</p><p> </p><p>Through our programme of agri-environment monitoring, we are currently evaluating how sowing wildflowers on farms is supporting bee populations.</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 2019-07-18T16:38:58.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:38:58.607Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4064
label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
1138807
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control 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 steps he is taking to help farmers tackle the spread of bovine TB. more like this
tabling member constituency Wycombe more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Steve Baker more like this
uin 277178 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>We are pursuing a wide range of interventions as part of the Government’s strategy to eradicate bovine TB in England by 2038, including strengthening cattle testing and movement controls, licensing badger control, and promoting biosecurity on farms to help farmers prevent the spread of Bovine TB. Sir Charles Godfray’s independent review (published in November 2018) is an important contribution that will inform next steps in the strategy.</p><p> </p><p>In my Written Ministerial Statement of 20 June 2019, I announced plans to reinforce TB testing in the High Risk Area, invited applications for a third round of the Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme and confirmed the licensing and authorisation by Natural England of three supplementary badger control areas for 2019.</p><p> </p><p>Our partnerships with other organisations have enabled the development of toolkits that support farmers to understand their role in the prevention and eradication of the disease, including the TB Hub, the iBTB website and the TB Advisory Service.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T13:12:16.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T13:12:16.39Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4064
label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
1138808
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Addictions: Health Services 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, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 270772 on Addiction Services, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of medically-staffed inpatient detoxification beds in England; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Dan Poulter more like this
uin 277157 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
answer text <p>No national assessment has been made of the adequacy of the number of medically-staffed inpatient detoxification beds in England. Local authorities are responsible for assessing local substance misuse need, and commissioning services to meet that need, including inpatient medically-staffed detoxification beds in England.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-19T09:46:52.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T09:46:52.037Z
answering member
4455
label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
previous answer version
129854
answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
answering member
4455
label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
tabling member
3932
label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
1138809
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Department for Work and Pensions: Termination of Employment 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, with reference to Office for National Statistics Public Sector Employment data, what assessment she has made of the effect on the performance of her Department of the loss of over 20,000 staff since 2013. more like this
tabling member constituency Hove more like this
tabling member printed
Peter Kyle more like this
uin 277229 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>Since 2013, through using a range of tools, we have improved the Department’s efficiency without dropping our performance levels. Our latest published figures show that we:</p><ul><li>delivered the lowest unemployment rate since 1974, getting on average 1,000 people into work every day since 2010</li><li>processed 78% of new claims within planned timescales and achieved customer satisfaction of 81%</li><li>processed Universal Credit (UC) faster - UC Full Service claimants for households with new claims receiving full payment on time had increased to around 86% in February 2019</li></ul> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T14:31:43.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T14:31:43.867Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4505
label Biography information for Peter Kyle more like this
1138810
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Autism and Learning Disability: Health Services 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 the NHS Long-Term Plan implementation framework, what the timeframe is for local areas to produce system plans in relation to services for (a) autistic people and (b) people with learning disabilities. more like this
tabling member constituency Worsley and Eccles South more like this
tabling member printed
Barbara Keeley more like this
uin 277152 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>Publication of the Implementation Framework begins the process of strategic system planning. System plans for delivery through to 2023/24 are required, with an initial submission in September 2019 and a final submission to follow by mid November 2019. Plans should fully align across the organisations within each system so that they can subsequently be translated into organisational plans for 2020/21, which will be required in early 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The NHS Long Term Plan states that by March 2023/24, inpatient provision will have reduced to less than half of 2015 levels and, for every one million adults, there will be no more than 30 people with a learning disability and/or autism cared for in an inpatient unit. For children and young people, no more than 12 to 15 children with a learning disability, autism or both per million, will be cared for in an inpatient facility.</p><p> </p><p>At a local level, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are expected to reduce inappropriate hospitalisation of people with a learning disability, autism or both to meet these targets. The targets are for people for a learning disability, autism or both as a whole and do not differentiate between individual groups of patients (other than by age). The target rates expressed in the Long Term Plan are based on the Office for National Statistics mid-year population estimates for 2017 and translate into different inpatient counts in each CCG dependent on the size of the local population. Areas with larger populations will therefore have higher inpatient targets than those with smaller populations.</p>
answering member constituency Gosport more like this
answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
grouped question UIN 277153 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T11:24:12.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T11:24:12.67Z
answering member
4008
label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
tabling member
1588
label Biography information for Barbara Keeley more like this
1138811
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Autism and Learning Disability: Health Services 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 page 17 of the NHS Long-Term Plan implementation framework, what criteria will be used to calculate the local area share of the required further reduction of inpatient usage and beds for (a) autistic people and (b) people with learning disabilities. more like this
tabling member constituency Worsley and Eccles South more like this
tabling member printed
Barbara Keeley more like this
uin 277153 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>Publication of the Implementation Framework begins the process of strategic system planning. System plans for delivery through to 2023/24 are required, with an initial submission in September 2019 and a final submission to follow by mid November 2019. Plans should fully align across the organisations within each system so that they can subsequently be translated into organisational plans for 2020/21, which will be required in early 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The NHS Long Term Plan states that by March 2023/24, inpatient provision will have reduced to less than half of 2015 levels and, for every one million adults, there will be no more than 30 people with a learning disability and/or autism cared for in an inpatient unit. For children and young people, no more than 12 to 15 children with a learning disability, autism or both per million, will be cared for in an inpatient facility.</p><p> </p><p>At a local level, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are expected to reduce inappropriate hospitalisation of people with a learning disability, autism or both to meet these targets. The targets are for people for a learning disability, autism or both as a whole and do not differentiate between individual groups of patients (other than by age). The target rates expressed in the Long Term Plan are based on the Office for National Statistics mid-year population estimates for 2017 and translate into different inpatient counts in each CCG dependent on the size of the local population. Areas with larger populations will therefore have higher inpatient targets than those with smaller populations.</p>
answering member constituency Gosport more like this
answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
grouped question UIN 277152 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T11:24:12.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T11:24:12.717Z
answering member
4008
label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
tabling member
1588
label Biography information for Barbara Keeley more like this
1138812
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Autism and Learning Disability: Community Care and Housing 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 page 18 of the NHS Long Term Plan implementation framework, how much additional funding he plans to allocate to support the development of (a) new housing options and (b) suitable accommodation in the community for (i) autistic people and (ii) people with learning disabilities. more like this
tabling member constituency Worsley and Eccles South more like this
tabling member printed
Barbara Keeley more like this
uin 277154 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>In addition to ongoing capital subsidy by both Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and Department of Health and Social Care, to support the new supply of supported housing, NHS England has committed to invest £100 million of capital funding to support people with a learning disability and autism to live in the community from 2016 to 2021.</p><p> </p><p>Further funding to support housing development relating to the Learning Disability programme from April 2021 will be subject to the capital spending review.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Gosport more like this
answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T11:24:53.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T11:24:53.487Z
answering member
4008
label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
tabling member
1588
label Biography information for Barbara Keeley more like this
1138813
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Chronic Illnesses: Telemedicine 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 page 27 of the NHS Long-Term Plan implementation framework, what proportion of patients with a long-term condition do not have access to a smartphone; and what funding he plans to allocate to increase digital connectivity among those people to enable them to access the NHS App. more like this
tabling member constituency Worsley and Eccles South more like this
tabling member printed
Barbara Keeley more like this
uin 277155 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>Information on the proportion of patients with a long-term condition without access to a smart phone is not routinely collected. We are committed to ensuring that all those using the National Health Service have fair and equitable access to high quality, effective healthcare services that are responsive to all patients’ needs.</p><p>The NHS Long Term Plan sets a clear directive to offer digital first options for the provision of health and care to meet user needs and create a sustainable health and care system. We will continue to offer people choice in how they access NHS services.</p><p>Our mission is to empower people to participate in their health and care using digital services that meet their needs, target prevention and offer a personalised experience.</p><p>Whilst interaction with many health and care services will shift to digital over the coming years, this shift will not be obligatory for people who are unable or unwilling to do so. As more people move to digital channels, the time of health professionals will be freed up to spend more time with people with greater needs.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
grouped question UIN 277156 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T15:32:50.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:32:50.047Z
answering member
4065
label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
tabling member
1588
label Biography information for Barbara Keeley more like this
1138814
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Telemedicine: Disability and Older 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 Health and Social Care, with reference to page six of the NHS Long Term Plan implementation framework, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of digital connectivity among (a) older and (b) disabled people, and what steps he is taking to increase the number of those people that have access to new digital NHS services. more like this
tabling member constituency Worsley and Eccles South more like this
tabling member printed
Barbara Keeley more like this
uin 277156 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>Information on the proportion of patients with a long-term condition without access to a smart phone is not routinely collected. We are committed to ensuring that all those using the National Health Service have fair and equitable access to high quality, effective healthcare services that are responsive to all patients’ needs.</p><p>The NHS Long Term Plan sets a clear directive to offer digital first options for the provision of health and care to meet user needs and create a sustainable health and care system. We will continue to offer people choice in how they access NHS services.</p><p>Our mission is to empower people to participate in their health and care using digital services that meet their needs, target prevention and offer a personalised experience.</p><p>Whilst interaction with many health and care services will shift to digital over the coming years, this shift will not be obligatory for people who are unable or unwilling to do so. As more people move to digital channels, the time of health professionals will be freed up to spend more time with people with greater needs.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
grouped question UIN 277155 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T15:32:50.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:32:50.093Z
answering member
4065
label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
tabling member
1588
label Biography information for Barbara Keeley more like this
1138827
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Universities: Sexual Harassment 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 plans he has to ensure that the sexual harassment policies of universities are fit for purpose. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 277109 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>There is no place in our society, including within higher education (HE), for any form of sexual harassment or violence. HE providers have clear responsibilities, including under the Equality Act (2010), and should have robust policies and procedures in place to comply with the law to investigate and swiftly address reports of sexual misconduct.</p><p>All students should be able to thrive in HE, free from barriers to both their academic and personal development. The government expects providers to address barriers preventing students from having a positive experience, and to ensure they have appropriate support in place.</p><p>The government is working closely with Universities UK (UUK) and the Office for Students to support work to address sexual harassment in HE, including implementing the recommendations of the UUK Taskforce on sexual violence and harassment, published in 2016.</p><p>Since these recommendations were published, further guidance has been published on sexual misconduct in HE. This includes the Pinsent Masons guidelines on how to handle student misconduct which may constitute a criminal offence, and separate briefings from the Office for the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education on handling disciplinary procedures relating to sexual misconduct.</p><p>HE providers are autonomous institutions who have a duty of care to students, which includes all aspects of safeguarding and wellbeing. This is taken very seriously by providers. Providers will make decisions based on the needs of their student body, for example including support services for students facing issues relating to sexual violence and harassment. The UUK Taskforce clearly set out the need for providers to have clear care pathways and make it clear where students should be referred to within the university to access appropriate support.</p>
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
grouped question UIN
277110 more like this
277111 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T13:13:34.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T13:13:34.36Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1138828
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Public Transport: Disability more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he will take to ensure that the Access for All accessibility programme includes improving access to public transport for autistic passengers and other people with invisible disabilities. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
tabling member printed
Kevin Brennan more like this
uin 277116 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>We recently added 73 stations to the £300m Access for All programme, which provides accessible routes at stations. Network Rail will engage with local disability groups to ensure that designs meet the needs of all passengers.</p><p> </p><p>£20m of this funding is available for smaller scale access improvements and we will welcome nominations for projects that provide improvements for non-visible disabilities, such as autism.</p><p> </p><p>Direct awards and future franchise replacements will also require train operators to deliver staff disability training which includes awareness of non-visible disabilities.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Wealden more like this
answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T16:16:35.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:16:35.567Z
answering member
4460
label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
tabling member
1400
label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
1138829
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Mental Health Services 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 plans his Department has to improve support for people with neurodevelopmental conditions. more like this
tabling member constituency North Norfolk more like this
tabling member printed
Norman Lamb more like this
uin 277125 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>The Government is committed to supporting people with neurodevelopmental conditions to live well. We are currently reviewing the adult autism strategy and working with the Department of Education will be extending the scope of the strategy to include children. The refreshed strategy will be published by the end of the year. We are also working closely with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and their attention deficit hypersensitivity disorder (ADHD) Implementation Working Group to look at how the current NICE guidance and quality standard on ADHD are being implemented. This work includes looking to identify best practice and examples of innovation, which have improved outcomes for people with ADHD, so that these can be widely disseminated to commissioners to improve local practice. We are considering what actions can be taken to support those with other neurodevelopmental conditions.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Gosport more like this
answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T09:28:06.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T09:28:06.997Z
answering member
4008
label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
tabling member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
1138830
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Disability 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, how the new cross-departmental strategy for disability will reflect the needs of people with neurodevelopmental conditions. more like this
tabling member constituency North Norfolk more like this
tabling member printed
Norman Lamb more like this
uin 277126 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>On Tuesday 25 June the Government launched a new cross-government approach on disability which is guided by a vision that recognises the contributions that disabled people make and where disabled people can participate fully in society.</p><p> </p><p>To drive forward this approach, government will establish a new cross-departmental disability team in the Cabinet Office and the Office for Disability Issues will be incorporated into the team. This move recognises that disabled people, including those with neurodevelopmental conditions, face barriers across a wide range of aspects of their lives and across the whole of the life course, and that coordinated cross-government action is therefore vital.</p><p> </p><p>The new disability team in the Cabinet Office will sit in the new Equalities Hub alongside the Government Equalities Office and the Race Disparity Unit. Together they will be better equipped to drive meaningful progress on equality and to tackle intersectional issues.</p><p> </p><p>The team will work closely with disabled people, disabled people’s organisations and charities to take forward this new approach to disability, with their views and experiences at the forefront of any new policy.</p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T13:47:23.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T13:47:23.193Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
1138831
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Sleeping Rough: Deportation 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, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 274615, on the Rough Sleeping Support Service (RSSS), how many cases have been referred to the RSSS from (a) the Home Office and (b) external bodies (i) in the last 12 months and (ii) since that programme's launch. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
tabling member printed
Layla Moran more like this
uin 277279 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>The requested information on the number of cases referred to and prioritised by the Rough Sleeping Support Service (RSSS) and status checks conducted by the RSSS do not form part of the body of published official immigration statistics and we are unable to release unverified management information.</p><p>The team of up to five casework staff were assigned to the RSSS from within Immigration Enforcement.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
277280 more like this
277281 more like this
277282 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T15:39:20.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:39:20.03Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4656
label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
1138833
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Sleeping Rough 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, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 274618, on Rough Sleeping Support Service (RSSS), from which teams in his Department were staff assigned to the RSSS. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
tabling member printed
Layla Moran more like this
uin 277280 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>The requested information on the number of cases referred to and prioritised by the Rough Sleeping Support Service (RSSS) and status checks conducted by the RSSS do not form part of the body of published official immigration statistics and we are unable to release unverified management information.</p><p>The team of up to five casework staff were assigned to the RSSS from within Immigration Enforcement.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
277279 more like this
277281 more like this
277282 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T15:39:20.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:39:20.077Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4656
label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
1138834
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Sleeping Rough 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, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 274618, on the Rough Sleeping Support Service (RSSS), how many status checks the RSSS team has conducted as part of its administrative duties since that programme's launch. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
tabling member printed
Layla Moran more like this
uin 277281 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>The requested information on the number of cases referred to and prioritised by the Rough Sleeping Support Service (RSSS) and status checks conducted by the RSSS do not form part of the body of published official immigration statistics and we are unable to release unverified management information.</p><p>The team of up to five casework staff were assigned to the RSSS from within Immigration Enforcement.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
277279 more like this
277280 more like this
277282 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T15:39:20.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:39:20.123Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4656
label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
1138835
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Sleeping Rough 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, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 274618 on the Rough Sleeping Support Service, how many cases the Rough Sleeping Support Service has identified for prioritisation since that programme's launch. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
tabling member printed
Layla Moran more like this
uin 277282 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>The requested information on the number of cases referred to and prioritised by the Rough Sleeping Support Service (RSSS) and status checks conducted by the RSSS do not form part of the body of published official immigration statistics and we are unable to release unverified management information.</p><p>The team of up to five casework staff were assigned to the RSSS from within Immigration Enforcement.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
277279 more like this
277280 more like this
277281 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T15:39:20.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:39:20.153Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4656
label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
1138846
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Sexual Assault Referral Centres 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, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 to Question 259358 on Medical Examinations: Sexual Offences, how many Sexual Assault Referral Centres there are in England; and whether those centres offer a forensic medical examination to victims of sexual assault in cases where that victim does not wish to report that assault to the police. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Rupa Huq more like this
uin 277235 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>There are 47 sexual assault referral centres (SARCs) in England. At the SARC, there is an offer of a forensic medical examination, if clinically appropriate to do so, available to all clients. If victims have not decided whether to involve the police, any forensic medical evidence collected will be stored at the SARC to allow the victim time to decide if they do want to report the assault.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T14:49:24.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T14:49:24.677Z
answering member
4065
label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
tabling member
4511
label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
1138847
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Universities: Sexual Harassment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of sexual harassment at universities on the prospects of the victims of that harassment. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 277110 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>There is no place in our society, including within higher education (HE), for any form of sexual harassment or violence. HE providers have clear responsibilities, including under the Equality Act (2010), and should have robust policies and procedures in place to comply with the law to investigate and swiftly address reports of sexual misconduct.</p><p>All students should be able to thrive in HE, free from barriers to both their academic and personal development. The government expects providers to address barriers preventing students from having a positive experience, and to ensure they have appropriate support in place.</p><p>The government is working closely with Universities UK (UUK) and the Office for Students to support work to address sexual harassment in HE, including implementing the recommendations of the UUK Taskforce on sexual violence and harassment, published in 2016.</p><p>Since these recommendations were published, further guidance has been published on sexual misconduct in HE. This includes the Pinsent Masons guidelines on how to handle student misconduct which may constitute a criminal offence, and separate briefings from the Office for the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education on handling disciplinary procedures relating to sexual misconduct.</p><p>HE providers are autonomous institutions who have a duty of care to students, which includes all aspects of safeguarding and wellbeing. This is taken very seriously by providers. Providers will make decisions based on the needs of their student body, for example including support services for students facing issues relating to sexual violence and harassment. The UUK Taskforce clearly set out the need for providers to have clear care pathways and make it clear where students should be referred to within the university to access appropriate support.</p>
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
grouped question UIN
277109 more like this
277111 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T13:13:34.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T13:13:34.423Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1138848
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Universities: Sexual Harassment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of support provided to victims of sexual assault at universities. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 277111 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>There is no place in our society, including within higher education (HE), for any form of sexual harassment or violence. HE providers have clear responsibilities, including under the Equality Act (2010), and should have robust policies and procedures in place to comply with the law to investigate and swiftly address reports of sexual misconduct.</p><p>All students should be able to thrive in HE, free from barriers to both their academic and personal development. The government expects providers to address barriers preventing students from having a positive experience, and to ensure they have appropriate support in place.</p><p>The government is working closely with Universities UK (UUK) and the Office for Students to support work to address sexual harassment in HE, including implementing the recommendations of the UUK Taskforce on sexual violence and harassment, published in 2016.</p><p>Since these recommendations were published, further guidance has been published on sexual misconduct in HE. This includes the Pinsent Masons guidelines on how to handle student misconduct which may constitute a criminal offence, and separate briefings from the Office for the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education on handling disciplinary procedures relating to sexual misconduct.</p><p>HE providers are autonomous institutions who have a duty of care to students, which includes all aspects of safeguarding and wellbeing. This is taken very seriously by providers. Providers will make decisions based on the needs of their student body, for example including support services for students facing issues relating to sexual violence and harassment. The UUK Taskforce clearly set out the need for providers to have clear care pathways and make it clear where students should be referred to within the university to access appropriate support.</p>
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
grouped question UIN
277109 more like this
277110 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T13:13:34.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T13:13:34.47Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1138849
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Members' Staff: Working Conditions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to improve the working conditions for Members' staff. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 277112 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer
answer text <p>The House of Commons Commission has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
question first answered
answering member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1138851
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Prisoners' Release: 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 Justice, how many children under the age of 18 have been released from custody without accommodation in the last 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Enfield, Southgate more like this
tabling member printed
Bambos Charalambous more like this
uin 277249 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
answer text <p>This information could only be obtained at disproportionate cost, as there would be a need to check individual records of young people released from custody in 2018/19.</p><p> </p><p>The first step to reducing reoffending is making sure everyone leaving prison has access to secure and stable accommodation, and we work closely with local authorities to support offenders with their resettlement on release.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-17T17:30:07.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T17:30:07.31Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
tabling member
4610
label Biography information for Bambos Charalambous more like this
1138857
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Housing: Construction 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 recent assessment he has made of the environmental sustainability of residential properties smaller than 13 square metres constructed under permitted development rights. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 277168 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>New homes in England, whether granted permission on an application or through a permitted development right, are required to meet Building Regulations.</p><p>We announced in Written Ministerial Statement HCWS 1408 our intention to review permitted development rights for the conversion of buildings to residential use in respect of the quality standard of homes delivered.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T13:01:12.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T13:01:12.317Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1138858
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Housing: Construction 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 assessment his Department has made of the implications for residential properties of less than 13 square metres in the provisions of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 277169 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 is helping to drive up standards in the private and social rented sectors by putting an obligation on landlords to ensure that any rented residential properties are free of all hazards, including overcrowding, from which a risk of harm may arise to the health or safety of the tenant or another occupier of the property. This requirement applies from the outset and for the duration of the tenancy.</p><p>This Department has not made a specific assessment of the implications for properties that are smaller than 13 square metres in relation to the Homes Act. The courts will decide whether a property is fit for human habitation by considering the matters set out in section 10 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, which includes the ‘overcrowding’ hazard prescribed in the Housing Health and Safety (England) Regulations 2005. Each property is assessed on its own merits, and if a property is so small as to be hazardously overcrowded, tenants will have the right to take action in the courts for breach of contract on the grounds that the property is unfit for human habitation.</p><p>Government is also reviewing the hazards set out in the 2005 Regulations as part of the comprehensive review of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T12:56:12.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T12:56:12.707Z
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1138861
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Children: Day Care 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, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of funding for the 30 hours' childcare policy for three- and four-year-olds. more like this
tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
tabling member printed
Tulip Siddiq more like this
uin 277237 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>The government recognizes how important an issue childcare is to families with young children. That is why we will be spending almost £6 billion a year on childcare support in 2019/20 – a record amount. This includes an initial allocation of around £3.5 billion for free childcare. Spending decisions beyond 2019/20 will be a matter for the Spending Review.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T08:23:08.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T08:23:08.653Z
answering member
4097
label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
tabling member
4518
label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1138862
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Children: Day Care 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, what assessment he has made of appropriateness of the level of business rates for private childcare providers; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
tabling member printed
Tulip Siddiq more like this
uin 277238 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>Business rates are an annual tax on non-domestic property, based on rateable value as assessed by the Valuation Office Agency.</p><p> </p><p>Private childcare providers may be eligible for up to 100% Small Business Rate Relief.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has taken repeated action to reduce the burden of business rates for all ratepayers, worth more than £13 billion over the next five years.</p><p> </p><p>Local Authorities continue to have powers to offer business rates discounts beyond pre-defined reliefs at their discretion.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T15:39:42.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:39:42.883Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4518
label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1138863
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Children: Day Care 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 the Department is taking to support local authorities to provide business rate relief to private childcare providers. more like this
tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
tabling member printed
Tulip Siddiq more like this
uin 277239 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>Since Budget 2016 the Government has introduced business rates measures in England worth more than £13 billion over the next five years. This includes switching the indexation of business rates from the retail price index to the consumer price index, representing a cut in rates to all ratepayers, including childcare providers, worth around £6 billion over the next five years. The Government has also doubled the threshold for 100 per cent small business rate relief meaning that over 675,000 businesses including many childcare providers are no longer subject to rates.</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 2019-07-18T12:56:57.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T12:56:57.143Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4518
label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1138864
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Universal Credit 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, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of enabling childcare costs to be paid directly to providers through universal credit. more like this
tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
tabling member printed
Tulip Siddiq more like this
uin 277240 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>The Government recently submitted its response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s follow-up report into Universal Credit: Childcare which sets out an assessment of the position in relation to payments direct to childcare providers. The response will be published in due course.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit is paid in a single monthly amount directly into people’s bank accounts, giving them control over their own money and making the move into work easier.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to supporting parents with moving into work and, as part of this, we have increased the level of support for childcare costs from 70 per cent in legacy benefits to up to 85 per cent in Universal Credit. The Universal Credit childcare policy aligns with the wider government childcare offer, which includes free childcare hours and tax free childcare. This offer means that reasonable childcare costs should not form a barrier to work.</p><p> </p><p>Where upfront childcare costs or deposits may prevent a claimant from starting work, jobcentres will use the Flexible Support Fund to support the transition into work. When parents have good reason for late reporting of their childcare costs, the Department is piloting a more flexible approach to enable parents to be reimbursed at a later point.</p><p> </p><p>Since February 2018, Universal Credit claimants have been able to upload digital copies of their childcare cost receipts or invoices through their online Universal Credit account.</p>
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T15:39:49.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:39:49.16Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4518
label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Schools: Carbon Emissions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
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pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department issues schools with guidance on reducing their carbon footprint; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
tabling member printed
Layla Moran more like this
uin 277289 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>The Government has committed to reducing UK emissions to net zero by 2050.</p><p>The Department is committed to delivering new schools that meet energy efficiency targets and supporting the existing estate to reduce its energy demand through advice, support and capital grants. The Department is surveying the condition of every school through the Condition Data Collection to support the development of future priorities for investment, including measures to achieve zero carbon. This includes projects such as the Good Estate Management website (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/good-estate-management-for-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/good-estate-management-for-schools</a>.) and providing loans for new technologies to deliver clean energy.</p><p>From 2021, all new schools will be designed to support the net zero carbon reduction targets.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T16:00:51.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:00:51.467Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
4656
label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
1138870
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Public Health: Finance