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1126351
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Yemen: Politics and Government 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 international agencies on the security situation in Yemen. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
tabling member printed
Kevin Brennan more like this
uin 910882 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answer text <p>The security situation in Yemen is of great concern. Working with partners and agencies, we are monitoring developments and doing all we can to end the conflict. The UK has played a leading role in diplomatic efforts and will continue to do so. My Right Honourable Friend the Foreign Secretary visited Yemen in March. He also hosted a ministerial Quad meeting last month to discuss implementation of the Hodeidah agreement and next steps in the political process. I welcome reports over the weekend that the Houthis have begun their withdrawal from Hodeidah. I look forward to receiving independent verification from the UN and hearing the assessment of the UN Special Envoy during his briefing to the Security Council.</p><p> </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 2019-05-14T14:22:06.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:22:06.727Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
1400
label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
1126352
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Yemen: Peace Negotiations more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What diplomatic steps he is taking to support a peace process in Yemen. more like this
tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Whately more like this
uin 910888 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answer text <p>The security situation in Yemen is of great concern. Working with partners and agencies, we are monitoring developments and doing all we can to end the conflict. The UK has played a leading role in diplomatic efforts and will continue to do so. My Right Honourable Friend the Foreign Secretary visited Yemen in March. He also hosted a ministerial Quad meeting last month to discuss implementation of the Hodeidah agreement and next steps in the political process. I welcome reports over the weekend that the Houthis have begun their withdrawal from Hodeidah.I look forward to receiving independent verification from the UN and hearing the assessment of the UN Special Envoy during his briefing to the Security Council.</p><p> </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 2019-05-14T14:22:24.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:22:24.653Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4527
label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
1126471
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Veterans: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals to protect veterans accused of historic allegations relating to service in Northern Ireland. more like this
tabling member constituency Nuneaton more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Marcus Jones more like this
uin 254180 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) intends to undertake a public consultation on legal protections measures for personnel deployed on operations overseas, including a statutory presumption against prosecution of current or former personnel for alleged offences committed in the course of duty abroad more than 10 years previously. Prosecutions in such circumstances would not be considered to be in the public interest, except in “exceptional circumstances”. The presumption measure would not apply to historical alleged offences in Northern Ireland. The Secretary of State for Defence will continue to work with the Northern Ireland Secretary on the proposals for addressing Northern Ireland legacy issues. The MOD provides veterans, including those who served in Northern Ireland, who are subject to investigation and potential prosecution with legal, welfare and pastoral support.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
grouped question UIN
252557 more like this
252559 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T13:46:38.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:46:38.257Z
answering member
1544
label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
tabling member
4024
label Biography information for Mr Marcus Jones more like this
1126568
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 more like this
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Sick Leave more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in his Department; and what the cost was to his Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 254077 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
answer text <p>The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales is unable to disclose the number or proportion of officials in the Department citing stress as a reason for sick absence in the last twelve months as the data relates to fewer than five staff, and releasing the data would risk the identification of individuals.</p><p>Sick leave for reasons relating to stress amounted to 33% of total sick leave days in the Department in the 12 months to 31 March. The cost of officials taking sick leave was £14,117.</p><p>The physical and mental wellbeing of our staff is crucially important to the department and staff have access to all employee services that help to sustain physical and mental wellbeing, including Occupational Health and a 24-hour employee assistance helpline.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T09:24:23.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T09:24:23.933Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126458
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 NHS: Recruitment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the NHS is able to (a) recruit and (b) retain the workforce required in South London after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Camberwell and Peckham more like this
tabling member printed
Ms Harriet Harman more like this
uin 254059 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>We have been clear that we want all EU nationals, including those working in the NHS and the care sector, to stay in the UK after we leave the EU.</p><p><br>In December 2018, the Government set out its proposals in “The UK’s future Skills-based Immigration System” White Paper. The White Paper proposals include a new route for skilled workers which will be open to anyone at RQF level 3 and above, irrespective of where they are applying from. This route will not be capped allowing all of those who meet our requirements to come to the UK and we intend to abolish the existing Resident Labour Market Test for highly skilled roles.</p><p><br>The White Paper also includes, as a transitional measure, a temporary workers route which will be open to anyone from qualifying countries, wishing to fill positions at any skill level, for up to 12 months. We do not intend to impose a cap on the number of people wishing to use the route.</p><p><br>The Government is undertaking an extensive programme of engagement with a wide range of stakeholders across the UK, over the course of this year, including with the private, public and voluntary sector and local government, as well as industry representatives and individual businesses before taking final policy decisions on the future system.</p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T10:09:13.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T10:09:13.053Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
150
label Biography information for Ms Harriet Harman more like this
1126460
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Plastics: Waste 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 estimate he has made of the amount of plastic waste which will be produced per annum in the event that avoidable plastic waste is reduced to zero by 2050 in accordance with the Government's strategic ambition. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 254215 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>This is a devolved matter and the information provided therefore relates to England only.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has committed to eliminating all avoidable plastic waste throughout the lifetime of the 25 Year Environment Plan. Our working definition of ‘avoidable plastic waste’ is plastic waste that is technically, economically, and environmentally feasible to reuse or recycle, or, where this does not apply, it is (technically, economically, and environmentally) feasible to replace with alternatives that are reusable or recyclable. It is our intention that there will not be any avoidable plastic waste by 2050.</p><p> </p><p>We will be publishing an evaluation plan and indicator framework for the Resources and Waste Strategy later this year. This will set out further details on how we intend to monitor progress to reduce avoidable waste. This will be a living document where we will publish updates as we develop our methodologies to better capture the data and as new evidence comes to light, particularly with the indicator framework. We are confident that we have set out an ambitious programme of reform which will ensure that we meet our strategic goals.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T10:40:54.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T10:40:54.023Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1126461
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Business Premises: Change of Use 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 he has estimated the (a) number and (b) proportion of homes created under permitted development rights enabling change of use from offices to housing which do not meet national standards on floor space; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 254216 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>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 HCWS1408 on 13 March 2019, our intention to review permitted development rights for conversion of buildings to residential use in respect of the quality standard of homes delivered.</p><p> </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 2019-05-20T14:39:20.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:39:20.953Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1126462
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Pupil Referral Units: Standards 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 steps he is taking to improve the quality of education in pupil referral units. more like this
tabling member constituency Slough more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
uin 254263 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Government is taking forward a programme of reform to alternative provision (AP), including pupil referral units, and set out its vision for reform in the March 2018 document: 'Creating opportunity for all: our vision for alternative provision'. Since then the Government has made significant progress by launching a £4 million AP Innovation Fund, which is developing best practice and delivering projects to improve outcomes for pupils in AP, by publishing two research reports into AP with examples of good practice for providers and commissioners, and by opening 6 AP free schools and approving two more.</p><p> </p><p>In response to the Timpson Review of school exclusion, the Government committed to setting out plans to go further to improve outcomes for children in AP, including how to support alternative providers to attract and develop high-quality staff through a new AP workforce programme, and how it will help commissioners and providers to identify and recognise good practice.</p>
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T14:11:55.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:11:55.833Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
4638
label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1126463
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Children: Mental Health 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 steps his Department is taking to provide additional funding for early support for children with mental health problems. more like this
tabling member constituency Swansea West more like this
tabling member printed
Geraint Davies more like this
uin 254084 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>​The Department for Education is working closely with NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care to support schools and colleges to provide support for children and young people with emerging mental health issues and secure specialist treatment where it is needed.</p><p> </p><p>The NHS Long Term Plan published in January 2019 announced that by 2023/24 an extra 345,000 children and young people in England aged 0-25 will receive mental health support via NHS funded mental health services and new Mental Health Support Teams. Mental health services will continue to receive a growing share of the NHS budget, with funding to grow by at least £2.3 billion a year by 2023/24. Spending on children and young people’s mental health services will grow faster than adult services, and faster than other NHS spending. As set out in the 'Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision' green paper, the new support teams will work with groups of schools and colleges to provide swift access to support for children and young people with emerging and mild and moderate needs and support referrals to more specialist treatment.</p><p>The Department for Education is providing up to £95 million between 2019/20 and 2023/24 to support the delivery of the green paper proposals, including the costs of a significant training programme for senior mental health leads, to help schools and colleges to put in place whole school approaches to supporting pupil mental health.​</p>
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T14:07:13.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:07:13.003Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
155
label Biography information for Geraint Davies more like this
1126465
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Transport: 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 Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that transport infrastructure improvements are made in areas with a high number of new-build homes. more like this
tabling member constituency Slough more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
uin 254264 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Government has invested £1.2bn through the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) to support housing and further announcements through this £5.5bn fund are expected later this year. A significant number of HIF bids include transport infrastructure. The Government is also investing in transport supporting new homes through the Transforming Cities Fund, Major Road Network, and projects in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc.</p><p>The Government is further promoting integrated housing and transport planning, for example through the revised National Planning Policy Framework.</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 2019-05-20T13:23:40.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:23:40.027Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4638
label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1126466
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department will manually check for a system error where an application to the EU Settlement Scheme receives a wholly or partially unsuccessful result from the automated residency check. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
uin 254182 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>As set out in the MoUs with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), if the automated check is unsuccessful or the person cannot be found during the initial check made during the online application, a Home Office caseworker may instigate the check again following the submission of the application if there is reason to believe a successful match is possible and it will benefit the applicant.</p><p>Information on how the automated checks calculate periods of UK residence as well as the tax and benefit records that are included in the automated checks has been published on gov.uk and can be found here: <br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check</a>.</p><p>Page 27 of the published MoU with HMRC indicates this agreement will be in place until April 2026. The date of April 2026 was considered appropriate to account for all applications to be received under the scheme – including those granted pre-settled status at first application with limited UK residence and would therefore need several years more time in the UK before qualifying for settled status. The exchange of data will only occur when an application is received under the scheme. The MoU is also subject to biennial review to ensure it remains accurate and fit for purpose.</p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
254183 more like this
254185 more like this
254186 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T10:14:54.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T10:14:54.99Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4058
label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1126467
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to page 21 of the Memorandum of Understanding between HMRC and the his Department on the EU Settlement Scheme, for what reason the exchange of data between HMRC and his Department will continue until April 2026. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
uin 254183 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>As set out in the MoUs with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), if the automated check is unsuccessful or the person cannot be found during the initial check made during the online application, a Home Office caseworker may instigate the check again following the submission of the application if there is reason to believe a successful match is possible and it will benefit the applicant.</p><p>Information on how the automated checks calculate periods of UK residence as well as the tax and benefit records that are included in the automated checks has been published on gov.uk and can be found here: <br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check</a>.</p><p>Page 27 of the published MoU with HMRC indicates this agreement will be in place until April 2026. The date of April 2026 was considered appropriate to account for all applications to be received under the scheme – including those granted pre-settled status at first application with limited UK residence and would therefore need several years more time in the UK before qualifying for settled status. The exchange of data will only occur when an application is received under the scheme. The MoU is also subject to biennial review to ensure it remains accurate and fit for purpose.</p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
254182 more like this
254185 more like this
254186 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T10:14:55.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T10:14:55.067Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4058
label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1126468
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration will have a remit to inspect (a) HMRC and (b) the Department for Work and Pensions in respect of the processing of the data of applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
uin 254184 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The UK Borders Act 2007 (section 48) already allows the Independent Chief Inspector to inspect the efficiency and effectiveness of services provided by any person acting in relation to the discharge of immigration, nationality, asylum and customs functions.</p><p>The EU Settlement Scheme is primarily an immigration regime. The Independent Chief Inspector, therefore, already has the necessary powers to inspect activities undertaken by the Department for Work and Pensions and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, in support of the EU Settlement Scheme application process.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T10:13:03.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T10:13:03.32Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4058
label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1126469
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the algorithm applied by his Department during automated residency checks. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
uin 254185 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>As set out in the MoUs with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), if the automated check is unsuccessful or the person cannot be found during the initial check made during the online application, a Home Office caseworker may instigate the check again following the submission of the application if there is reason to believe a successful match is possible and it will benefit the applicant.</p><p>Information on how the automated checks calculate periods of UK residence as well as the tax and benefit records that are included in the automated checks has been published on gov.uk and can be found here: <br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check</a>.</p><p>Page 27 of the published MoU with HMRC indicates this agreement will be in place until April 2026. The date of April 2026 was considered appropriate to account for all applications to be received under the scheme – including those granted pre-settled status at first application with limited UK residence and would therefore need several years more time in the UK before qualifying for settled status. The exchange of data will only occur when an application is received under the scheme. The MoU is also subject to biennial review to ensure it remains accurate and fit for purpose.</p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
254182 more like this
254183 more like this
254186 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T10:14:55.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T10:14:55.117Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4058
label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1126470
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the automated residency check for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme will check applicants' records on (a) working tax credit and (b) child tax credit. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
uin 254186 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>As set out in the MoUs with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), if the automated check is unsuccessful or the person cannot be found during the initial check made during the online application, a Home Office caseworker may instigate the check again following the submission of the application if there is reason to believe a successful match is possible and it will benefit the applicant.</p><p>Information on how the automated checks calculate periods of UK residence as well as the tax and benefit records that are included in the automated checks has been published on gov.uk and can be found here: <br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check</a>.</p><p>Page 27 of the published MoU with HMRC indicates this agreement will be in place until April 2026. The date of April 2026 was considered appropriate to account for all applications to be received under the scheme – including those granted pre-settled status at first application with limited UK residence and would therefore need several years more time in the UK before qualifying for settled status. The exchange of data will only occur when an application is received under the scheme. The MoU is also subject to biennial review to ensure it remains accurate and fit for purpose.</p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
254182 more like this
254183 more like this
254185 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T10:14:55.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T10:14:55.177Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4058
label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1126472
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 High Rise Flats: Insulation 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, if he will put in place a deadline by which ACM cladding will have been removed from (a) private and (b) social housing blocks. more like this
tabling member constituency Slough more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
uin 254265 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>On 9 May, Government announced its commitment to fully fund the remediation of private sector high-rise residential blocks (above 18 metres) with unsafe Aluminium Composite Material cladding, except where a warranty claim has been accepted. This will allow remediation to happen quickly. We continue to put pressure on building owners and developers to make their buildings permanently safe as swiftly as possible.</p><p>We are not expecting any further applications from social sector building owners but we will still accept applications from any building owners who require funding.</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 2019-05-20T14:50:00.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:50:00.387Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4638
label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1126473
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Non-governmental Organisations more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to ensure that NGOs are able to continue their work unaffected by the UK leaving the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Slough more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
uin 254266 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Withdrawal Agreement ensures that UK based organisations will be able to bid for funding, participate in and lead consortia and otherwise implement as normal EU development programmes that are approved before December 2020 until they complete. Furthermore, we are clear that any future UK financial contribution to the EU would require eligibility for UK entities to bid for and implement programmes where the UK funds. We regularly consult NGOs regarding their concerns to ensure we can support our world-class development sector. I therefore urge the Hon. Gentleman to support the Withdrawal Agreement.</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 2019-05-20T16:07:24.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:07:24.713Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4638
label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1126475
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Great Western Railway Line: Catering 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 plans his Department has for the alteration of Great Western Intercity Express trains so that they comply with section 6.2.6 of the Intercity Express Programme technical specification on catering provision. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 254217 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Intercity Express Programme technical specification includes a requirement that the IEP Trains be capable of providing a range of catering services, from which specific catering services and combinations may be selected. The IEP train also has a flexible design that allows changes to the catering provision in response to future requirements. The Great Western Intercity Express trains comply with all relevant catering requirements and the Department has no plans to make any changes to the Great Western IET fleet.</p><p> </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 2019-05-20T15:24:32.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:24:32.687Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1126476
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Iran: International Military 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 Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2019 to Question 251360 on Iran: International Military Services, for what reason she is not at liberty to disclose the date. more like this
tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
tabling member printed
Tulip Siddiq more like this
uin 254250 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The hearing has been listed by the Court on a private and confidential basis. The Ministry of Defence is not a party to these proceedings and there will be no public or third-party access to the hearing.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:41:03.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:41:03.26Z
answering member
4032
label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
tabling member
4518
label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1126477
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 East Midlands Rail Franchise: Rolling Stock 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 23 April 2019 to Question 244025 and the Answer of 8 May 2019 249827 on East Midlands Rail Franchise: Rolling Stock , what assurances he has received from the train operator as to which type of diesel trains will replace the current fleet on Midland Main Line intercity services; and where those trains will be procured from. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Clive Betts more like this
uin 254132 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>Abellio’s bid contained assurances regarding the availability, capability and characteristics of the rolling stock that will be introduced on the Midland Mainline. With regard to the procurement of these trains, I refer the Honourable member to the answer given on 8 May [249827].</p><p> </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 2019-05-20T15:00:24.483Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:00:24.483Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
394
label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1126478
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Railways: Sheffield 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 249824 on Railways: Sheffield, which organisation holds the information requested. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Clive Betts more like this
uin 254133 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>Network Rail, who produce industry performance data, may hold the information requested.</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 2019-05-20T15:03:27.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:03:27.953Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
394
label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1126479
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Railways: Sheffield 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 249824 on Railways: Sheffield, what information his Department holds on train punctuality. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Clive Betts more like this
uin 254134 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Department holds various punctuality reports relating to the main industry punctuality measures that have been used historically, the Public Performance Measure and Cancellations and Significant Lateness. This information is held at train operator level, and down to the level of groups of services run by an operator. We do not hold data for individual routes themselves.</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 2019-05-20T15:05:57.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:05:57.787Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
394
label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1126480
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Sports more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations he has made to the Saudi Government on reports that live sports broadcasting rights are allegedly being stolen in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Clive Betts more like this
uin 254135 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member for Sheffield South East to the answer I gave to the Hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme on 8 April 2019, UIN: 239902/239903/239904.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T13:50:32.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:50:32.16Z
answering member
1482
label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
tabling member
394
label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1126481
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner 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, with reference to the appointment of Vera Baird as Victims' Commissioner, (a) what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of holding a by-election for a new Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner; and (b) whether an assessment was made of that cost as part of that appointment process. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
tabling member printed
Layla Moran more like this
uin 254270 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The role of the Victims’ Commissioner is greatly valued across the justice system and the Government welcomes the recent appointment of Dame Vera Baird QC to the role.</p><p> </p><p>Dame Vera’s appointment was made in line with the Governance Code for Public Appointments which prescribes that all public appointments should be governed by the principle of appointment on merit. An assessment of the costs of a by-election was not factored into the appointment process.</p><p> </p><p><em>A Police and Crime Commissioner by-election will be run by a statutorily independent Returning Officer and will be funded out of the </em><em>Consolidated Fund</em><em>. </em></p> more like this
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T15:23:57.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:23:57.127Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
tabling member
4656
label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
1126482
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Debts: Developing Countries more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a response to Early Day Motion 158 on Transparency of developing country debts. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
tabling member printed
Patrick Grady more like this
uin 254221 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>I thank the honourable member for Glasgow North for his question, and refer him to my answer of 14 November to PQ UIN 189731.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
answering member printed John Glen more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T15:52:43.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:52:43.86Z
answering member
4051
label Biography information for John Glen more like this
tabling member
4432
label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
1126484
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation 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 the average time taken by the Valuation Office Agency is to complete a business rateable value check. more like this
tabling member constituency Bradford South more like this
tabling member printed
Judith Cummins more like this
uin 254212 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>Since the Check, Challenge, Appeal system was introduced, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has received 82,300 Checks, 87% of which have been resolved. The Non-Domestic Rating (Alteration of Lists and Appeals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 allow for up to 12 months to complete a Check unless an extension is agreed. If an extension is not agreed the customer has the right to progress to Challenge. Some cases are more complex than others and this can affect the time taken to resolve them.</p><p> </p><p>As at 31 March 2019, the average time taken by the VOA to complete a Check is 54 calendar days.</p><p> </p><p>Of the Checks outstanding;</p><p>(a) 1,504 have been outstanding for more than three months;</p><p>(b) 757 have been outstanding for more than six months; and</p><p>(c) Fewer than five have been outstanding for over 12 months. Statistical disclosure guidelines mean the precise figure is too small to publish.</p><p> </p><p>Details of the longest time taken to complete a Check cannot be provided due to the possibility of breaching disclosure guidelines.</p>
answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
grouped question UIN
254213 more like this
254214 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T14:51:57.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:51:57.477Z
answering member
3935
label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
tabling member
4391
label Biography information for Judith Cummins more like this
1126485
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation 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, how many business rateable value checks made by the Valuation Office Agency have been outstanding for more than (a) three, (b) six and (c) 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Bradford South more like this
tabling member printed
Judith Cummins more like this
uin 254213 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>Since the Check, Challenge, Appeal system was introduced, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has received 82,300 Checks, 87% of which have been resolved. The Non-Domestic Rating (Alteration of Lists and Appeals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 allow for up to 12 months to complete a Check unless an extension is agreed. If an extension is not agreed the customer has the right to progress to Challenge. Some cases are more complex than others and this can affect the time taken to resolve them.</p><p> </p><p>As at 31 March 2019, the average time taken by the VOA to complete a Check is 54 calendar days.</p><p> </p><p>Of the Checks outstanding;</p><p>(a) 1,504 have been outstanding for more than three months;</p><p>(b) 757 have been outstanding for more than six months; and</p><p>(c) Fewer than five have been outstanding for over 12 months. Statistical disclosure guidelines mean the precise figure is too small to publish.</p><p> </p><p>Details of the longest time taken to complete a Check cannot be provided due to the possibility of breaching disclosure guidelines.</p>
answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
grouped question UIN
254212 more like this
254214 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T14:51:57.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:51:57.54Z
answering member
3935
label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
tabling member
4391
label Biography information for Judith Cummins more like this
1126486
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation 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 the longest time taken by the Valuation Office Agency was to complete a business rateable value check in the last 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Bradford South more like this
tabling member printed
Judith Cummins more like this
uin 254214 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>Since the Check, Challenge, Appeal system was introduced, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has received 82,300 Checks, 87% of which have been resolved. The Non-Domestic Rating (Alteration of Lists and Appeals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 allow for up to 12 months to complete a Check unless an extension is agreed. If an extension is not agreed the customer has the right to progress to Challenge. Some cases are more complex than others and this can affect the time taken to resolve them.</p><p> </p><p>As at 31 March 2019, the average time taken by the VOA to complete a Check is 54 calendar days.</p><p> </p><p>Of the Checks outstanding;</p><p>(a) 1,504 have been outstanding for more than three months;</p><p>(b) 757 have been outstanding for more than six months; and</p><p>(c) Fewer than five have been outstanding for over 12 months. Statistical disclosure guidelines mean the precise figure is too small to publish.</p><p> </p><p>Details of the longest time taken to complete a Check cannot be provided due to the possibility of breaching disclosure guidelines.</p>
answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
grouped question UIN
254212 more like this
254213 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T14:51:57.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:51:57.573Z
answering member
3935
label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
tabling member
4391
label Biography information for Judith Cummins more like this
1126489
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Public Appointments 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, with reference to the Prime Minister's letter of 10 May 2018 to Sir Martin Moore-Bick, what the timetable is for appointing the two additional panel members to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. more like this
tabling member constituency Wentworth and Dearne more like this
tabling member printed
John Healey more like this
uin 254137 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>I refer the Right Honourable Member to my answer given to Question 246580 on 30 April 2019.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T14:19:45.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:19:45.757Z
answering member
15
label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
tabling member
400
label Biography information for John Healey more like this
1126491
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Grenfell Tower Inquiry 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, when phase two of the Grenfell Tower inquiry led by Sir Martin Moore-Bick is planned to start. more like this
tabling member constituency Wentworth and Dearne more like this
tabling member printed
John Healey more like this
uin 254139 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The timing and handling of the Inquiry is a matter for the independent Inquiry and the Government hopes that the report for phase 1 will be published soon.</p><p> </p><p>The Grenfell Tower Inquiry has already begun Phase 2 with the ongoing disclosure of thousands of documents to core participants. Phase 2 of the Inquiry will address the design and modification of the building; the fire and safety measures within it; the management, governance and inspection of the tower; and the steps taken in the days immediately following the fire to support those whose homes had been destroyed. The Inquiry expects the Phase 2 hearings to begin in early 2020</p> more like this
answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T14:21:43.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:21:43.44Z
answering member
15
label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
tabling member
400
label Biography information for John Healey more like this
1126492
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Local Enterprise Partnerships: 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the names are of each Local Enterprise Partnership; and which partnerships have appointed a board member with responsibility for rural issues. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 254102 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The 38 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEPs) areas are Black Country; Buckinghamshire Thames Valley; Cambridge and Peterborough; Cheshire &amp; Warrington; Coast to Capital LEP; Cornwall &amp; Isles of Scilly; Coventry and Warwickshire; Cumbria; Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (D2N2); Dorset LEP; Enterprise M3; Gloucestershire (GFirst) LEP; Greater Birmingham and Solihull; Greater Lincolnshire; Greater Manchester; Heart of the South West; Hertfordshire; Humber LEP; Lancashire LEP; Leeds City Region; Leicester &amp; Leicestershire; Liverpool City Region LEP; London; New Anglia LEP; North East LEP; Oxfordshire LEP; Sheffield City Region LEP; Solent LEP; South East LEP; South East Midlands LEP; Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP; Swindon and Wiltshire LEP; Tees Valley LEP; Thames Valley Berkshire; The Marches; West of England LEP; Worcestershire LEP and York and North Yorkshire LEP.</p><p> </p><p>The following 12 LEPs have appointed a board member with an explicit responsibility for rural issues: Cheshire &amp; Warrington; Cornwall &amp; Isles of Scilly; Dorset LEP; Enterprise M3; Heart of the South West; New Anglia LEP; North East LEP; South East LEP; South East Midlands LEP; Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP; Swindon and Wiltshire LEP; and York and North Yorkshire LEP.</p><p> </p><p>Other Local Enterprise Partnerships manage rural issues in a variety of ways, for example in Gloucestershire (GFirst) there is a member of the LEP agri-food &amp; rural business sector group on the board, by the appointment of an agri-food champion (The Marches), through engagement at SME boards (Coventry and Warwickshire) and by drawing on the expertise of rural organisations (Worcestershire).</p>
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:04:27.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:04:27.75Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126495
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Visas: Arts 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 which EU countries he has (a) started and (b) completed negotiations on reciprocal mobility agreements for workers in the creative industries who require short-term visas. more like this
tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
tabling member printed
Daniel Zeichner more like this
uin 254210 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The White Paper on the UK’s future relationship with the EU stated that we want to agree reciprocal mobility arrangements with the EU that support businesses to provide services and move their talented people and discuss how to facilitate the temporary mobility of self-employed professionals and employees providing services.</p><p>Our proposals for future mobility arrangements with the EU are reflected in the Political Declaration on the future relationship, which sets out the that the Government wants to continue to enable cooperation in the cultural sector. The details for future mobility arrangements between the United Kingdom and the EU will be discussed in the next phase of negotiations. These negotiations will not commence until after the United Kingdom leaves the EU.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T10:39:01.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T10:39:01.673Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4382
label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
1126496
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Visas: EU Countries more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Department for Exiting the European Union, by which date he plans to have completed negotiations with EU27 countries on the reciprocal mobility agreements for workers in the creative industries that require short-term visas. more like this
tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
tabling member printed
Daniel Zeichner more like this
uin 254211 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Government understands the importance of mobility to the creative industries. That is why we have proposed reciprocal mobility arrangements with the EU that support businesses to provide services and move their talented people. We also want to discuss how to facilitate the temporary mobility of self-employed professionals and employees providing services.</p><p>The Political Declaration agreed between the UK and the EU negotiating parties specifically acknowledges the importance of mobility for cultural cooperation. The detail of our reciprocal mobility arrangements will be discussed in the next phase of negotiations. In line with procedure under Article 50, these negotiations will not commence until after the UK leaves the EU and we will aim to have arrangements in place at the end of the Implementation Period.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T13:03:29.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:03:29.897Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
4382
label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
1126497
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019 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 he plans to undertake a public consultation on a Code of Practice under the Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Green more like this
uin 254191 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019 will get the fairest deal for motorists, landowners and parking operators. The Act requires that the Code of Practice be developed in consultation with stakeholders, and we are also committed to carrying out a public consultation on the draft Code of Practice in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T14:33:35.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:33:35.497Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4120
label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
1126498
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Community Land Trusts: 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, whether he has plans to extend the role of Community Land Trusts in rural areas. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 254103 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Government recognises that the community-led housing sector – of which Community Land Trusts are an important part – offers significant potential for helping to meet housing need across England, especially in rural areas. In addition to helping increase the rate of delivery of new housing, the sector will help deliver a range of benefits including diversifying the housebuilding sector, improving design and construction quality, developing modern methods of construction, and sustaining local communities and local economies. The support and close involvement of the local community enables the community-led approach to secure planning permission and deliver housing that could not be brought forward through speculative development.</p><p>The principal means by which my Department supports Community Land Trusts is through the annual £60 million Community Housing Fund. This fund makes revenue and capital grant available to support community-led housebuilding schemes, and supports a programme of training and development for organisations providing technical advice and guidance to community-led housebuilding groups. The Fund is currently scheduled to close in March 2020 and decisions on funding for 2020-21 onwards are a matter for the Spending Review, which will take place this year.</p>
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T14:38:50.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:38:50.68Z
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
1126499
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Cash Dispensing: 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that remote rural areas have access to free to use cash machines. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 254104 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Government-established Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) is closely monitoring developments in ATM provision. The PSR regulates LINK, the scheme which runs the UK’s ATM network, and has used its powers to hold LINK to account over LINK’s commitments to preserve the broad geographic spread of the ATM network.</p><p> </p><p>LINK has put in place specific arrangements to protect free-to-use ATMs more than 1 kilometre away from the next nearest free-to-use ATM. LINK has also enhanced its Financial Inclusion Programme, increasing the funding available for free ATMs in the most remote rural and deprived areas of the UK.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
answering member printed John Glen more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T15:55:15.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:55:15.507Z
answering member
4051
label Biography information for John Glen more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126500
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Electricity Generation 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 criteria is used by National Grid ESO to determine acceptable levels of regional electricity system restoration capability. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
uin 254267 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Electricity System Operator (NGESO), has a legal obligation to have a capability to restore the electricity system in the event of a total or partial failure.</p><p> </p><p>In line with historic expectations, NGESO has sourced and procured capability to achieve the restoration of 60% of national demand within 24 hours. This level of demand equates to the level required to run a stable, interconnected Electricity Transmission System, from which remaining demand can be restored.</p><p> </p><p>This approach requires a certain number of self-starting generators to be available in each region and prioritises the restoration of supplies to other generators to maintain a broadly consistent rate of restoration across all GB regions.</p><p> </p><p>The restoration approach is reviewed at least once every two years, to ensure that GB’s restoration capability keeps pace with all relevant technologies and the changes to the electricity system.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:05:28.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:05:28.34Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
4642
label Biography information for Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
1126501
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Electricity Generation: Carbon Emissions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how essential electricity system restoration capability will be provided in a zero-carbon electricity system. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
uin 254268 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The electricity System Operator (National Grid ESO) has a legal license obligation to ensure that it has a restoration capability.</p><p> </p><p>In order to ensure that this capability evolves to provide a safe and effective restoration as the electricity system continues to decarbonise and decentralise, NGESO is undertaking a project to develop and demonstrate new approaches to restore the electricity system from Distributed Energy Resources to increase competition in the market and deliver cost and carbon emission reductions.</p><p> </p><p>BEIS will continue to monitor GB’s changing restoration capability alongside National Grid and Ofgem to ensure it remains robust and effective.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:05:35.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:05:35.787Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
4642
label Biography information for Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
1126502
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Electricity Generation 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 assessment he has made of the financial sustainability of retaining synchronous synchronous generation capability to provide restoration capability to the National Grid. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
uin 254269 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Electricity System Operator, (NGESO) has a legal obligation to provide a capability to restore the electricity system in the event of its total or partial failure.</p><p> </p><p>Under a new regulatory framework introduced in 2017, NGESO is required to submit on an annual basis, a Restoration Strategy, which outlines how restoration will be achieved in the short, medium (one to three-year time horizon) and long-term (beyond three years), as well as a Procurement Methodology, which outlines how this approach will be delivered.</p><p> </p><p>The Government regulator for gas and electricity markets, Ofgem, is responsible for considering these methodologies and determining whether these are sufficient, efficient and cost-effective.</p><p> </p><p>In order to ensure that GB’s restoration capability evolves in line with the decarbonisation and decentralisation of the electricity system, NGESO is undertaking a project to develop and demonstrate new approaches to restore the electricity system from Distributed Energy Resources. This will reduce the reliance on large, thermal, synchronous generation for restoration services and increase competition in the market to deliver cost and carbon emissions reductions.</p>
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:05:41.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:05:41.713Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
4642
label Biography information for Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
1126506
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Carer's Allowance: Newport East 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 people in the Newport East constituency have been required to repay Carer’s Allowance as a result of an overpayment in the last 12 months; and how many of those overpayments were as a result of fraudulent claims. more like this
tabling member constituency Newport East more like this
tabling member printed
Jessica Morden more like this
uin 254166 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The specific breakdown you have requested is not available. This is because the Department has no business need for a breakdown of this type and therefore our systems do not have this functionality.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is working hard to prevent overpayments from occurring in the first place as they reduce available public funds and can put additional pressure on claimants who are already financially constrained. To that end, we have introduced the Verify Earnings and Pensions system which provides us with up to date earnings information and allows claims to be updated far more quickly.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises and appreciates the vital contribution made by informal carers, who provide invaluable support for relatives, partners, friends and neighbours who are ill, frail or disabled.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T10:52:26.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T10:52:26.417Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
1548
label Biography information for Jessica Morden more like this
1126508
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Orkambi and Symkevi 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 recent progress has been made on making (a) Orkambi and (b) Symkevi available on the NHS for people diagnosed with cystic fibrosis; 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 254113 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and NHS England are leading the dialogue with Vertex Pharmaceuticals on access to their portfolio of cystic fibrosis medicines, including Orkambi and Symkevi.</p><p>NHS England has proposed an offer that would represent the largest ever commitment of its kind in the history of the National Health Service - in the region of £500 million over five years - and would provide immediate access for patients to all Vertex licensed medicines in advance of assessment by NICE. The Government fully supports the approach that NICE and NHS England are adopting. It is crucial that patients have access to the most effective and innovative medicines at a price that represents value to the NHS.</p><p>My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care held a meeting on 11 March with all the parties to discuss how best to reach a deal so that people with cystic fibrosis and their families can benefit as soon as possible. Vertex, NICE and NHS England subsequently met on Thursday 21 March and have agreed to continue discussions.</p>
answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:00:42.25Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:00:42.25Z
answering member
4455
label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
tabling member
253
label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1126510
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Aviation: EU Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) clear and (b) up to date information is provided to airlines operating in the UK on changes to visa requirements for EU citizens and their families visiting the UK after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 254117 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Home Office works with carriers through the Carrier Liaison network, through regular stakeholder engagement groups, and through Airlines UK and the Board of Airline Representatives UK.</p><p>We have regular communication with the International Air Transport Association to ensure their Timatic tool, used by airlines and travel agents to verify passenger travel document requirements, is clear and up-to-date with the UK’s visa requirements.</p><p>We have also launched a passenger information campaign which includes an information toolkit for stakeholders including carriers. Information on visiting the UK after Brexit is also publicly available on GOV.UK <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visiting-the-uk-after-brexit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visiting-the-uk-after-brexit</a></p><p>We will continue to work with the carriers on introducing and communicating the requirements of the future system in advance of implementation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:13:16.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:13:16.84Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1126511
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Small Businesses: Exports more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of number of SMEs that (a) export, and (b) expressed an intention to stop exporting in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Ashford more like this
tabling member printed
Damian Green more like this
uin 254053 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The latest published figures from the ONS Business Survey for the calendar year 2017, estimate the number of SMEs (i.e. businesses with an employment size of less than 250) that exported goods and/or services at 232,300.</p><p> </p><p>We have no evidence to suggest that businesses will stop exporting if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T13:53:46.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:53:46.74Z
answering member
1482
label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
tabling member
76
label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
1126513
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Cross Country Railway Line: Bicycles 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 plans he has to increase the (a) level of storage and (b) access to storage for bikes on trains at all stops on the route between Birmingham and Bristol. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 254105 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Department encourages the train operators and Network Rail to continue to increase provision for bike storage at stations where there is demand to do so. Provision for carriage for bikes on trains is a matter for the train operators to balance against the other demands on space - for example for passenger seating, luggage and universally accessible facilities.</p><p> </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 2019-05-20T15:09:27.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:09:27.687Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126514
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 River Thames: Boats 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, if he will publish the (a) dates on and (b) reports of all recorded (i) safety breaches and (ii) safety incidents involving (A) the Thames Clipper fleet and (B) other passenger boats on the River Thames since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Zac Goldsmith more like this
uin 254187 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>Operators are required to report certain incidents to the MCA and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB). The MCA will liaise with the operator directly and no formal reports are published.</p><p> </p><p>Between the beginning of 2010 and the end of 2018, the MAIB received reports of 44 accidents and incidents on the River Thames in the Greater London area that involved vessels in the Thames Clipper fleet and 190 accidents and incidents involving other passenger vessels on the Thames (excluding large sea-going vessels e.g. cruise ships). Investigations are carried out where the MAIB believes there are lessons for the industry to learn and then publishes reports on its investigations online.</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 2019-05-20T13:27:23.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:27:23.003Z
answering member
4460
label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
tabling member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1126517
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Organised Crime more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to tackle organised crime. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 254118 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>Serious and organised crime affects more of us, more often, than any other national security threat, persistently eroding our economy and our communities. It costs the UK at least £37 billion every year. <br>The newly updated Serious and Organised Crime Strategy, published on 1st November 2018, sets out how the Government will mobilise the full force of the state and align the collective efforts of key partners from the public, private and voluntary sectors to tackle serious and organised crime together in one single approach.</p><p>We also continue to invest in the right capabilities and tools for law enforcement, across Government and in partnership with the private sector to tackle SOC effectively.</p><p>The cross-system approach is aligned to the four strategy objectives: <br>o Relentless disruption and targeted action against the highest harm serious and organised criminals and networks affecting the UK</p><p>o Building the highest levels of defence and resilience in vulnerable people, communities, businesses and systems</p><p>o Stopping the problem at source, identifying and supporting those at risk of engaging in criminality</p><p>o Establishing a single, whole-system response, aligning the efforts of all those involved in responding to serious and organised crime as one, cohesive system.</p><p>The Government has already made some early progress in implementing the Serious and Organised Crime Strategy. For example, we have:<br>• established and expanded the new community coordinator programme pilot areas in England and in Wales to promote community resilience and divert people away from serious and organised crime; <br>• deployed a new cross-government overseas policy specialists network to complement existing international law enforcement operational work abroad;. <br>• established a National UK Protected Persons Services in the National Crime Agency on 1st April 2019, through the transfer of England and Wales based Protected Person Units, to ensure the best protection possible is available to individuals while enhanc-ing judicial outcomes across the Criminal Justice Service. <br> <br>The Government is determined to prevent serious and organised crime, defend against it, track down perpetrators and bring them to justice. We will allow no safe space – online or offline – for these people and their networks.</p>
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T15:09:57.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:09:57.883Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
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label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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registered interest false more like this
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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 Housing Benefit: Domestic Abuse more like this
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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 8 May 2019 to Question 252018 on Housing Benefit: Domestic Abuse, if she will make it her policy to collect data on the proportion of discretionary housing payment funding that is allocated to claimants affected by domestic abuse in each local authority area. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>Individual-level benefit records available for analysis do not include information on claimants affected by domestic violence due to data sensitivity. Separately, the Department asks Local authorities to supply details of their use of Discretionary Housing Payments on a voluntary basis. This does not include the specific circumstances of the claimant (including whether they have been subject to domestic abuse). and there are no plans to ask for any additional information.</p>