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1132760
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading NHS: Mental Health 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 protect the mental health of NHS staff. more like this
tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
tabling member printed
Luke Hall more like this
uin 911417 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The NHS People Plan will develop a new offer for our people through which they will have voice and support including a focus on improved mental health.</p><p>This will build on progress implementing mental health standards in ‘Thriving at Work – a review of mental health and employers’, which have been included in NHS Standard Contracts and embedded in the National Health Service staff health and wellbeing framework.</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 2019-06-18T14:50:57.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:50:57.76Z
answering member
4065
label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
tabling member
4450
label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
1132766
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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 Social Services 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 social care. more like this
tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
tabling member printed
Kevin Hollinrake more like this
uin 911424 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>Local authorities have a duty to ensure people receive appropriate care and support. We have given them access to up to £3.9 billion more dedicated funding for adult social care this year, and a further £410 million has been made available for adult and children’s services.</p><p>We will set out our plans to reform the social care system at the earliest opportunity to ensure it is sustainable for the future.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Gosport more like this
answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:02:18.803Z
answering member
4008
label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
tabling member
4474
label Biography information for Kevin Hollinrake more like this
1131988
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Government Departments: Procurement more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has undertaken an assessment of the potential merits of adopting life-cycle costing in direct government procurement. more like this
tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Kevan Jones more like this
uin 264355 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>I refer the Honourable Member to my answer given to Question 259078 on 3 June.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T14:01:13.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:01:13.647Z
answering member
4441
label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
tabling member
1438
label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1131989
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Treasury: Contracts 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 contracts his Department has awarded in each of the last five years that were positively assessed on criteria for (a) UK content, (b) socio-economic weighting and (c) most economically advantageous tender. more like this
tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Kevan Jones more like this
uin 264356 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>Contracts are awarded to suppliers submitting the most economically advantageous tender demonstrating the delivery of value for money.</p><p> </p><p>Crown Commercial Service, who act as HM Treasury’s commercial arm, have a policy of always considering social value, and building it into its commercial agreements wherever it is appropriate.</p><p> </p><p>The Government wants UK companies to be successful in public procurement but it is unlawful to negatively assess a bid from a foreign supplier, or a supplier with a foreign supply chain.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Newark more like this
answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T12:45:23.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T12:45:23.083Z
answering member
4320
label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
tabling member
1438
label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1131995
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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 Erasmus+ Programme 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 potential (a) social and (b) economic value of the additional grants that are available from the Erasmus+ programme for widening student participation in (i) the current programme and (ii) the 2021-27 programme. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 264441 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>I refer The hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood to the answer I gave on 8 May 2019 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2019-05-08/252019/" target="_blank">252019</a>.</p><p>Further to this, the government is considering the value for money of the UK's participation in the Erasmus+ programme. This includes a range of monetisable and non-monetisable benefits and costs to ensure we capture all sources of potential economic value and cost. We will also want to consider carefully the impact of any of these options on students from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with disabilities in our assessments.</p><p>This assessment is ongoing and is part of a wider, cross-government exercise on considering value for money of EU programmes.</p><p>Ultimately, any decisions about our participation in the Erasmus+ programme will also be a matter for wider negotiations about our future relationship with the EU.</p>
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:50:40.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:50:40.843Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1131999
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Inheritance Tax 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, when he plans to respond to the Office of Tax Simplification's November 2018 report on inheritance tax. more like this
tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
uin 264345 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The first report on Inheritance Tax published by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) in November 2018 made a number of recommendations to simplify the administration of the tax. The OTS has committed to publishing a second report in 2019 on simplifying the tax from a technical and design standpoint and the Government will consider their recommendations carefully. Any policy changes to Inheritance Tax will be considered by the Chancellor at fiscal events.</p><p> </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 2019-06-18T07:56:23.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T07:56:23.077Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
1409
label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1132000
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Productivity more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to boost productivity. more like this
tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
uin 264346 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The Industrial Strategy is our long-term plan to boost productivity by backing businesses to create high-quality, well paid jobs throughout the United Kingdom, with investment in skills, industries and infrastructure. ​​The Industrial Strategy is how we are creating an economy that works for everyone: highly innovative, highly skilled and high quality, supported by low taxation and smart regulation. ​</p><p> </p><p>Through a cross-government programme, Industrial Strategy focuses on:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Strengthening the Foundations of productivity – by encouraging innovation, developing high quality jobs, supporting UK businesses and fostering growth in all parts of the UK.</li><li>Building long-term strategic partnerships with businesses through Sector Deals between government and industry.</li><li>Taking on Grand Challenges in Artificial Intelligence and Data Economy, Clean Growth, Ageing Society and Future of Mobility - society-changing opportunities and industries of the future where the UK can build on its strengths and lead the world.</li></ul>
answering member constituency Pendle more like this
answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T14:51:32.25Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:51:32.25Z
answering member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
tabling member
1409
label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1132005
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Local Government: Audit 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 he has made of the implications for his policies of the failure of EY to complete local authority audits within the required time limits. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Clive Betts more like this
uin 264322 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>We are aware of this issue, affecting 19 local government bodies and, together with Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd, are monitoring the situation. It is not acceptable for a professional services firm like EY to be unable to meet its contractual obligations to the statutory timetable and we expect the situation to be resolved as quickly as possible.</p><p>The forthcoming review of the local audit regime will consider the implications of our audit policy, including the timeliness of audit completion.</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 2019-06-18T13:27:52.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:27:52.397Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
394
label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1132006
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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 Charter Flights: Licensing 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, pursuant to the Answer of 8 May 2019 to Question 249823, Civil Aviation Authority, what recent estimate he has made of the scale of unlawful passenger transport operations. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Clive Betts more like this
uin 264323 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The CAA, as the independent safety regulator, has not made an estimate of the scale of unlawful passenger transport operations.</p><p> </p><p>There are strict rules in place that require commercial air transport operations to be operated by the holder of an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and an Operating Licence (OL). It is an offence to operate a commercial air transport flight without an AOC or OL.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2016, the CAA’s investigations and enforcement team has received 21 allegations of illegal public transport. The CAA investigates such allegations and will prosecute people where there is sufficient evidence, and where it is in the public interest to do so. The CAA also conducts spot check visits to airfields and public events where aeroplane and helicopter operations take place, and where it finds evidence that a flight may have operated illegally it has the power to detain an aircraft and, where appropriate, take enforcement action.</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 2019-06-18T11:18:40.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T11:18:40.083Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
394
label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1132008
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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 Academies: Private Finance Initiative 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 the current value is of PFI contracts for academy schools that are managed by local authorities; and how much Government funding is allocated to local authorities to undertake that work. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Clive Betts more like this
uin 264325 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>After a school undergoes conversion to an academy, it is no longer managed by local authorities. In the majority of cases, local authorities typically charge a fee to the schools and academies within a private finance initiative (PFI) contract in respect of local authority management of the PFI contract. The Department does not hold details on these fees. For further information, please contact the relevant local authority.</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 2019-06-18T11:39:18.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T11:39:18.14Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
394
label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1132009
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Church Commissioners more like this
answering dept id 9 more like this
answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
hansard heading Church of England more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, which projects the Church of England funded to help transform communities as part of the Thy Kingdom Come events. more like this
tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
uin 264348 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>Thy Kingdom Come is an ecumenical prayer movement started by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2017, which has grown into an annual global movement of prayer. It is supported by His Holiness the Pope and in 2018 over 65 different denominations and traditions held events across 114 countries. Major beacon events took place in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. More information can be found here: <a href="https://www.thykingdomcome.global/" target="_blank">https://www.thykingdomcome.global/</a></p><p>Events take the form of large public gatherings, community prayer walks, meals and picnics in churches or parks. They bring together people from different traditions and denominations across all parts of the local community.</p><p>In Northern Ireland, both Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland Archbishops of Armagh issued a joint statement to support events taking place in St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast, St Macartin’s Cathedral Enniskillen, and St Mark’s Church Armagh. Their message can be read here: <a href="https://www.ireland.anglican.org/news/8866/joint-message-from-archbishop-eamon" target="_blank">https://www.ireland.anglican.org/news/8866/joint-message-from-archbishop-eamon</a></p><p>In County Londonderry, there were three events which saw churches of different denominations gather for prayer. Those that gathered came together and prayed for their local communities, schools, businesses and community projects, and that the Church be a point of unity and light.</p>
answering member constituency Meriden more like this
answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T14:31:37.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:31:37.797Z
answering member
312
label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
tabling member
1409
label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1132010
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the status of a local authority’s Local Plan housing allocation is if it is contrary to the numbers required in the Government’s new housing formula; and steps the Government plans to take to ensure that the two are in conformity. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 264308 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>An adopted Local Plan forms part of the Development Plan for an area and is the basis for making planning decisions. Government expects local plans and spatial development strategies to be reviewed to assess whether they need updating at least once every 5 years, and should then be updated as necessary. There will be occasions where there are significant changes in circumstances which may mean it is necessary to review the relevant strategic policies earlier than the statutory minimum of 5 years.</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 2019-06-18T13:21:13.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:21:13.56Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1132012
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Local Plans more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have local plans; and what sanctions are available to his Department in relation to local authorities that do not have a local plan. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 264310 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>290 local planning authorities (88 per cent) have adopted Local Plans (as of 31 May 2019). The remaining 39 (12 per cent) are making progress, with 28 of these currently being examined by an independent Planning Inspector. Under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 the Secretary of State has a broad range of powers available to intervene in the plan making process, including a power to take over the production of a plan.</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 2019-06-18T13:19:40.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:19:40.133Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1132013
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 more like this
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Chief Scientific Adviser more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many meetings he has held with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 March 2019 and 31 May 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency North Norfolk more like this
tabling member printed
Norman Lamb more like this
uin 264366 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answer text <p>None. The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales does not have a Chief Scientific Adviser.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-17T08:54:49.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T08:54:49.8Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
1132016
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Sudan: Crimes against Humanity more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the risk of atrocity crimes in Sudan; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Edmonton more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Osamor more like this
uin 264443 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>​As we made clear in a statement alongside Troika partners (US and Norway) on 4 June, we condemn the recent violent attacks by Sudanese security forces against peaceful protestors in Sudan, which left many civilians dead or injured. The Foreign Secretary reiterated this in his statement on 6 June, which also called for the full restoration of the internet and freedom of the media. The UK has called for the human rights of all Sudanese people to be respected and for the resumption of the political process with the protestors and the opposition, and an agreed transfer of power to a civilian-led government, as demanded by the Sudanese people, in a swift, orderly and peaceful manner. On 6 June, I summoned the Sudanese Ambassador to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to express the grave concerns of the United Kingdom at the use of violence against civilians by the Sudanese authorities. Also, the UK, through the UN Security Council issued a statement on 13 June that called for the violence to stop and emphasised the importance of human rights, protection of civilians, accountability and justice.</p>
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T14:38:51.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:38:51.42Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4515
label Biography information for Kate Osamor more like this
1132017
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Sudan: Violence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic and political steps the Government is taking to help tackle the violence in Sudan as part of its atrocity prevention policy. more like this
tabling member constituency Edmonton more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Osamor more like this
uin 264444 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The UK continues to engage with a range of opposition, members of the protest movement as well as the Transitional Military Council (TMC). The UK, alongside Troika partners Norway and the US, has called for all sides to engage in an inclusive dialogue that leads to a swift, orderly and peaceful transition to civilian rule. On 29 May our Ambassador delivered this message to Yassir Arman of Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) and encouraged all armed movements to return to Sudan and take part in the talks to agree a civilian-led transition and achieve peace. We have condemned the way that the opposition leaders have since been treated by the TMC since they returned.</p><p>On 4 June in a joint Troika statement, we condemned the recent violent attacks by Sudanese security forces against peaceful protestors in Sudan which left many civilians dead or injured. We also expressed serious concern over TMC's announcement that it would cease negotiations and called for an agreed transfer of power to a civilian-led government. Our Embassy in Khartoum calls on members of the Transitional Military Council both in public and directly the steps that needed to be taken to improve the situation in Sudan, including the release of all political detainees.</p><p>On 6 June, I summoned the Sudanese Ambassador to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to express our grave concerns at the use of violence against civilians by the Sudanese authorities. The UK has called for the human rights of all Sudanese people to be respected, the resumption of the political process leading to an agreed peaceful transfer of power to a civilian-led government, as demanded by the Sudanese people. We will continue to engage with all sides to support a settlement that works for all Sudanese people.</p>
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T14:36:33.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:36:33.21Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4515
label Biography information for Kate Osamor more like this
1132018
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Recycling more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what are the most recent recycling rates are for (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Gloucestershire, (d) Tewkesbury Borough Council, (e) Gloucester City Council, and (f) Cheltenham Borough Council. more like this
tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
uin 264314 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The official ‘waste from households’ recycling rate for 2017 is 45.7% for the UK and 45.2% for England.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does not have published ‘waste from households’ recycling rates for individual local authorities. Instead another metric, ‘households’ recycling, is available, which has a slightly broader scope with some differences in the materials which are counted as recycling.</p><p> </p><p>The county council acts as the disposal authority, while the other councils are the collection authority.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>‘Household’ recycling rates for the local authorities in 2017/18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gloucestershire County Council</p></td><td><p>54.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tewkesbury Borough Council</p></td><td><p>54.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gloucester City Council</p></td><td><p>41.9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cheltenham Borough Council</p></td><td><p>48.5%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T12:28:07.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T12:28:07.593Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
253
label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1132019
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Recycling more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase recycling rates; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
uin 264315 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The Government is committed to increasing recycling rates. Our consultation on ‘consistency in household and business recycling collections in England’ sought views on how to do this. One of the proposals in the consultation was for all collectors of waste to collect a core set of materials from households and businesses. We believe that if the same core set of materials was collected for recycling there would be less confusion among householders and members of public about what can be recycled. As a result, both the quantity and quality of recycling would increase.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently analysing responses to the consultation and will publish the Government’s response to it shortly.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T12:34:27.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T12:34:27.137Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
253
label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1132023
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Samuel Garside House: Fires 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, whether his Department has asked (a) the Expert panel and (b) other independent advisors to examine the causes of the fire at Samuel Garside House in Barking. more like this
tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Steve Reed more like this
uin 264410 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>I have asked the Independent Expert Panel to consider the implications of fire at Samuel Garside House. The cause of the fire is principally a matter for the relevant authorities to investigate. I have also asked the Building Research Establishment to visit the scene to supplement the work of the relevant authorities and ensure that the necessary information is gathered to support proper consideration of this incident.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
grouped question UIN 264411 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:23:31.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:23:31.953Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4268
label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
1132024
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Recycling: Infrastructure 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 support the creation of new recycling infrastructure. more like this
tabling member constituency Hove more like this
tabling member printed
Peter Kyle more like this
uin 264445 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>Through our Resources and Waste Strategy we have set long-term targets to divert more waste from landfill and to drive up recycling. Key ambitions include delivering a 65% municipal waste recycling rate by 2035, a minimum 70% recycling rate for packaging waste by 2030 and implementing a deposit return scheme for drinks containers, subject to consultation. The publication of the Strategy, setting out the long-term policy environment will encourage and support the required investment.</p><p> </p><p>Specific measures taken by the Government that are already supporting the creation of new recycling infrastructure include:</p><p> </p><ul><li>£4.7m of grant funding, which was announced on 12 June and made available through the Waste and Resources Action Programme, to support new capital infrastructure projects that will help to recycle difficult plastic packaging and textile materials. Further grant opportunities around recycling will follow in due course.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The packaging waste producer responsibility scheme, which raised £130 million in 2018 through the purchase by producers of packaging waste recovery and export notes. Just under £82 million of this supported the development of infrastructure. Proposed reforms will support the development of new and improved recycling infrastructure.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Investment of £3 billion of grant funding in 24 Private Finance Initiative waste infrastructure projects. These grants support infrastructure including material recovery, mechanical biological treatment and anaerobic digestion facilities, as well as implementation and expanding kerbside recycling services.</li></ul>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T12:06:33.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T12:06:33.17Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4505
label Biography information for Peter Kyle more like this
1132032
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Samual Garside House: Fires 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 investigations his Department has commissioned the Building Research Establishment to undertake into the fire at Samuel Garside House in Barking. more like this
tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Steve Reed more like this
uin 264411 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>I have asked the Independent Expert Panel to consider the implications of fire at Samuel Garside House. The cause of the fire is principally a matter for the relevant authorities to investigate. I have also asked the Building Research Establishment to visit the scene to supplement the work of the relevant authorities and ensure that the necessary information is gathered to support proper consideration of this incident.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
grouped question UIN 264410 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:23:32.013Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:23:32.013Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4268
label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
1132033
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Parental Leave more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage more new parents to take up shared parental leave. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 264319 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>Between February and April 2018, we ran a £1.5m paid for communications campaign to promote Shared Parental Leave and Pay to eligible parents. This was supported by the publication of revised tools and guidance which make it easier for parents to understand and access the scheme.</p><p> </p><p>We ran a further campaign between February and April 2019 to maintain the high levels of awareness that we achieved in 2018 and are planning further communications activity for 2019/20.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T14:06:45.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:06:45.127Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1132038
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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 Evidence: DNA 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, whether his Department has contacted every person they know to have been affected by the mandating of DNA-based evidence. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
uin 264448 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The Taskforce has contacted all known affected applicants where we have secured contact details. Anyone who thinks they have been affected should contact the Home Office details are on:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-dna-evidence-in-immigration-applications%20" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-dna-evidence-in-immigration-applications </a></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 2019-06-18T14:46:33.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:46:33.793Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4671
label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1132039
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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 Evidence: DNA 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, with reference to the Independent review of the Home Office response to the mandating of DNA evidence for immigration purposes, what steps his Department has taken to find additional people affected by the mandating of DNA evidence who were not originally identified by his Department. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
uin 264449 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The Home Office has undertaken a range of activity to identify those affected through the work of the Taskforce and further system sampling including further work in light of the recommendations by Mr Singh. The Department will continue to consider if there are any additional steps that can be taken to identify individuals effected.</p><p>Anyone who thinks they have been affected should contact the Home Office: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-dna-evidence-in-immigration-applications" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-dna-evidence-in-immigration-applications</a></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 2019-06-18T14:48:36.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:48:36.713Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4671
label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1132042
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Ethiopia: Indigenous Peoples more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of Ethiopian state developments on indigenous populations in the lower Omo valley. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 264320 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>​I am aware of concerns raised about the impacts of development projects on the Omo people in southern Ethiopia. The UK makes regular assessments of the development context in Ethiopia. We are currently funding research which considers the impact of development on income inequality, conflict, and the environment in South Omo. The research is currently being finalised.</p><p> </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 2019-06-18T14:30:17.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:30:17.24Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1132046
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Agriculture: Seasonal Workers 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 discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on ensuring that the seasonal agriculture workers pilot is (a) made permanent and (b) expanded to include 10,000 places this year to meet the needs of the horticulture sector. more like this
tabling member constituency Sittingbourne and Sheppey more like this
tabling member printed
Gordon Henderson more like this
uin 264385 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>We are seeking to evaluate the ability of the Seasonal Workers Pilot to assist in alleviating labour shortages during peak production periods.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently no plans to expand the pilot as we will fully assess the pilot before taking any decisions on future arrangements. Defra and the Home Office will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the Pilot against its stated aims.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T11:05:22.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T11:05:22.647Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4050
label Biography information for Gordon Henderson more like this
1132050
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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: Overpayments more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 257458, how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful applications there have been for a reduction in repayment rates for benefits overpayment in each year since 2013. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 264327 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The information requested is not available.</p><p> </p><p>Our systems do not hold data on the recovery rates that were applied to debts that have either been fully repaid, or have been written off. It is therefore not possible to give a complete figure for the total number of successful, or unsuccessful applications for a reduction in an overpayment recovery rate.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T15:00:09.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:00:09.687Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1132059
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading National Federation of SubPostmasters more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer 5 June 2019 of Question 257667 on National Federation of SubPostmasters, if he will clarify what is meant by operational matter. more like this
tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Kevan Jones more like this
uin 264363 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>As stated previously, while the Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office, it allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business. The number of postmasters accessing NFSP services is a matter for Post Office Limited, as they are responsible for the day-to-day management of the company.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T14:06:58.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:06:58.217Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
1438
label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1132060
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading National Federation of SubPostmasters more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 257667 on National Federation of SubPostmasters, when he expects to receive the response from the Group interim Chief Executive of Post Office Ltd. more like this
tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Kevan Jones more like this
uin 264364 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The Hon Member should expect to receive a reply week commencing the 17 June from Alisdair Cameron, the Group Interim Chief Executive, in response to his question asking how many subpostmasters use services provided by the NFSP.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T14:07:32.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:07:32.833Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
1438
label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1132062
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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 Bus Services: 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, when his Department plans to respond to the consultation which closed in September 2018 in relation to a requirement for all buses to have audiovisual next stop and final destination announcements as enabled by the Bus Services Act 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency Christchurch more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Christopher Chope more like this
uin 264303 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The Government understands the importance of accessible on-board information in helping bus passengers to travel with confidence, and in Summer 2018 published a consultation on proposals to require its provision on local bus services throughout Great Britain. This follows the Government’s commitment, set out in the Inclusive Transport Strategy, to invest £2 million towards ensuring that audio visual equipment is installed on buses.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to analyse responses to the consultation and expect to announce our next steps regarding the making of Regulations and publication of guidance later in the year.</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 2019-06-18T10:48:25.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T10:48:25.83Z
answering member
4460
label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
tabling member
242
label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this
1132063
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Local Government Finance: Rural Areas more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to review the rural sparsity factor in the calculation of Government support for rural areas; and if he will ensure that changes can be incorporated within the delivery of the Rural Services Delivery Grant. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 264312 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The Government’s aim is to increase local government’s retention of business rates from 50 per cent to 75 per cent. To ensure the increase in business rates retention is fiscally neutral, some existing grants (including the Rural Services Delivery Grant) will be devolved to local authorities so that these responsibilities are funded through retained business rates. We recognise that some redistribution of business rates between authorities will continue to be necessary to ensure that no council loses out if it is unable to collect enough business rates locally to meet its needs. We are therefore undertaking a review of local authorities’ relative needs and resources to determine the basis on which redistribution will take place in the new system.</p><p>The review of relative needs and resources will set fresh baseline funding levels for councils in England, and we are working closely with local government representatives and others to examine all of the available evidence for the costs faced by authorities, including how geographical features such as rurality and density affect the cost of delivering services across the country, and how to account for these in a robust manner. In December 2018 we published a consultation paper that set out a proposed ‘Area Cost Adjustment’ methodology to account for these factors. This included consideration of how levels of 'accessibility' and 'remoteness' - the impact of journey times on labour and procurement costs - might account for the additional costs associated with sparsity, isolation or market size. For example, local authorities with longer journey times from service points to households may have to pay their staff (e.g. on domiciliary care visits) for more hours in order to deliver an equivalent level of service.</p><p>In developing this innovative new approach, we have worked closely with both local government and other government departments, including the Department for Transport and DEFRA as champions for rural proofing. Our most recent consultation closed on 21 February and we are considering the many representations made in response, before taking further decisions on the shape of the review.</p>
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:36:33.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:36:33.17Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1132064
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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 Shipping: Conditions 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 Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the wellbeing of a ship's crew is linked to ship safety and included in international regulations. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 264350 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The International Labour Organisation’s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC), which the UK ratified in 2013, provides a global framework for decent living and working conditions for seafarers. The MLC has been amended three times since then to provide measures</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>For financial support for seafarers abandoned by shipowners;</p></li><li><p>To protect seafarers against bullying and harassment; and</p></li><li><p>To ensure that employment protection remains in place throughout the period of captivity for seafarers held captive in cases of piracy or armed robbery.</p></li></ul><p> </p><p>The UK continues to take an active role in the international Committee which keeps the MLC under review and will support practical measures to improve the wellbeing of seafarers.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is expecting to publish new guidance for shipowners and for seafarers on wellbeing issues later this year.</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 2019-06-18T11:04:54.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T11:04:54.377Z
answering member
4460
label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1132069
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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 Department for Transport: Brexit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what further steps his Department plans to take to prepare for the UK leaving the EU on 31 October 2019 without a withdrawal agreement. more like this
tabling member constituency Christchurch more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Christopher Chope more like this
uin 264306 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>In light of the extension to the Article 50 period that has been agreed, my department, in conjunction with other Departments, is assessing the changes that will be required to our EU Exit plans. We will need to consider the timing and pace at which some of this work progresses, but will continue to prepare for all Brexit scenarios.</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 2019-06-18T10:57:04.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T10:57:04.387Z
answering member
1413
label Biography information for Chris Grayling more like this
tabling member
242
label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this
1132070
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Treasury: Brexit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what further steps his Department plans to take to prepare for the UK leaving the EU on 31 October 2019 without withdrawal agreement. more like this
tabling member constituency Christchurch more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Christopher Chope more like this
uin 264307 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>Leaving the EU without a deal remains the default option on 31 October. As a responsible government, we have been preparing for all EU exit eventualities, including the possibility of no deal, for over two years. In light of the extension that has now been agreed, departments are making sensible decisions about the timing and pace at which some of this work is progressing, but we will continue to prepare for all exit scenarios. When necessary we will continue to update our advice on <a href="http://gov.uk/euexit" target="_blank">gov.uk/euexit</a> on how businesses and citizens should prepare.</p><p> </p><p>HM Treasury has allocated over £4.2 billion to prepare for our withdrawal from the EU since 2016, including over £2bn for the 19-20 financial year. This funding will help departments to manage pressures arising from exit preparations, as well as ensuring that the UK is prepared to seize the opportunities available when we leave the EU. The Treasury has also made arrangements to ensure that departments and the Devolved Administrations can fund measures to address civil contingencies in a no deal scenario.</p>
answering member constituency Newark more like this
answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T12:48:36.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T12:48:36.783Z
answering member
4320
label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
tabling member
242
label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this
1132076
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Sudan: Human Rights more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department supports calls for the UN High Commissioner to publicly and regularly report on the human rights situation in Sudan. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
tabling member printed
David Linden more like this
uin 264454 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>​The UK's commitment and respect for human rights and accountability, including through the UN Security Council, is steadfast. The UK, through the UN Security Council issued a statement on 13 June that called for the immediate cessation of violence against civilians and emphasised the importance of human rights, protection of civilians, accountability and justice.</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 2019-06-18T14:44:18.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:44:18.213Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4640
label Biography information for David Linden more like this
1132077
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Sudan: Demonstrations more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent human rights violations being committed against peaceful demonstrators in Sudan. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
tabling member printed
David Linden more like this
uin 264455 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>​As we made clear alongside Troika partners (US and Norway) on 4 June, we condemn the recent violent attacks by Sudanese security forces against peaceful protestors in Sudan, which left many civilians dead or injured. The Foreign Secretary reiterated this in his statement on 6 June, which also called for the full restoration of the internet and freedom of the media. The UK has called for the human rights of all Sudanese people to be respected and for the resumption of the political process with the protestors and the opposition, and an agreed transfer of power to a civilian-led government, as demanded by the Sudanese people, in a swift, orderly and peaceful manner. On 6 June, I summoned the Sudanese Ambassador to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to express the grave concerns of the United Kingdom at the use of violence against civilians by the Sudanese authorities. Also, the UK, through the UN Security Council issued a statement on 13 June that called for the violence to stop and emphasised the importance of human rights, protection of civilians, accountability and justice.</p>
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T14:48:40.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:48:40.653Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4640
label Biography information for David Linden more like this
1132078
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Sudan: Politics and Government more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the emergence of a democratic, civilian-led government in Sudan. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
tabling member printed
David Linden more like this
uin 264456 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>Since the removal of Bashir as President and the establishment of a Transitional Military Council the UK has engaged with international counterparts bilaterally and in multilateral fora to shape an international response that supports the demands of the people of Sudan to deliver a swift and inclusive move to civilian rule. The Foreign Secretary spoke with Kenyan Cabinet secretary for Foreign Affairs on 3 May and Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs on 25 April on the importance of international partners' engagement to support a swift transition to civilian rule.</p><p>The UK has ensured that the situation in Sudan has been discussed at the highest levels, including in the UN Security Council, most recently on 4 June, and in the EU Foreign Affairs Council on 17 June. The UK also continues to promote comprehensive peace negotiations through our role in the Troika. Alongside the US and Norway we engage regularly with the African Union (AU) building on long standing support to the AU's mediation efforts to encourage peace and security in Sudan. The UK welcomes the leadership of the AU in calling for a swift move to civilian rule including the suspension of Sudan from all AU activities on 6 June, to ensure a resumption of dialogue to deliver a swift move to civilian-led government; it is vital that the transition credibly delivers the demands of the people of Sudan.</p><p>The UK has called for the human rights of all Sudanese people to be respected and for the resumption of the political process with the protestors and the opposition, and an agreed transfer of power to a civilian-led government, as demanded by the Sudanese people, in a swift, orderly and peaceful manner.</p>
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T14:53:21.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:53:21.3Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4640
label Biography information for David Linden more like this
1132081
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Bottles: Recycling more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish plans to introduce a bottle return scheme in England and Wales similar to that introduced by the Scottish Government. more like this
tabling member constituency Barrow and Furness more like this
tabling member printed
John Woodcock more like this
uin 264378 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The consultation on proposals to introduce a deposit return scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland closed on 13 May. Policy officials are currently analysing the responses; the analysis of responses and Government response will be published in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T12:13:53.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T12:13:53.16Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
3917
label Biography information for John Woodcock more like this
1132084
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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, how many universal credit claimants (a) received and (b) did not receive an advance payment in 2018-19. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 264328 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>Universal Credit new claim advances provide access to a payment for those in financial need, which can be accessed on the same day, until their first payment is due. Claimants can access up to 100% of the total expected monthly award, for which they can pay back over a period of up to 12 months. From October 2021, this maximum repayment period will be extended from 12 to 16 months.</p><p> </p><p>The Department ensures claimants are made aware of their maximum advance entitlement and informed that their Universal Credit award will be adjusted over the relevant recovery period to take into account the advance of benefit they received.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>There were 1,046,000 claims made to Universal Credit during January to December 2018 which went into payment. Of these claims, 598,000 (57%) received an advance by end of February 2019 and 449,000 (43%) did not receive an advance.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><ol><li>Figures relate to Universal Credit full service</li><li>Figures capture all advances types</li><li>Figures are rounded to the nearest 1,000</li><li>Advances paid are provided for claims which went into payment in the 2018 calendar year to ensure enough time has elapsed to be certain these claims did actually progress to payment</li></ol>
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T14:57:13.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:57:13.417Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1132086
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Water Treatment 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 discussions he has had with water companies on (a) the modernisation of water treatment facilities and (b) increasing capacity to limit the amount of untreated sewage entering rivers. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 264351 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>Over the past 25 years, the water industry has spent over £25 billion on sewage treatment works and sewerage system upgrades driven by environmental directives to improve water quality. This has delivered a 61% reduction in the amount of polluting phosphorus and a 72% reduction in the amount of ammonia discharged from wastewater treatment works since 1995. In addition, 7,000 combined sewer overflows have been improved, reducing the impact of pollution from sewage discharges.</p><p><em> </em></p><p>In the current investment period (2015-2020) the water companies are investing over £3 billion to improve their sewage treatment and sewerage infrastructure. During the next investment period (2020-2025), plans have been put forward to deliver over £4.5 billion on environmental improvements. These include:</p><p> </p><p>(a) Modernisation of around 2,300 wastewater treatment works to meet environmental quality standards such as those required by the Water Framework Directive, Bathing Waters Directive and Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive.</p><p> </p><p>(b) Increasing the capacity of around 550 wastewater treatment works and storm tanks to ensure that they are treating the correct amount of sewage flow and to accommodate future growth.</p><p> </p><p>(c) Investing in sewerage infrastructure improvement to monitor and reduce the frequency and volume of storm sewage discharged from combined sewer overflows.</p>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T11:10:49.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T11:10:49.62Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1132088
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Approved Premises 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, if he will make it his policy not to privatise Approved Premises. more like this
tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Austin more like this
uin 264374 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>Approved Premises are accommodation approved under section 13 of the Offender Management Act 2007 for the supervision and rehabilitation of persons convicted of offences, or the supervision of persons granted bail in criminal proceedings. Their chief function is to accommodate high-risk offenders on release from custody.</p><p> </p><p>All Approved Premises are funded by the Ministry of Justice. Most are managed by the National Probation Service, and the remainder by independent charitable trusts. We have no plans to change these arrangements.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
grouped question UIN 264375