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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
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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
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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
1126656
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 Tamils more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support an international criminal justice mechanism for the human rights crimes committed against Tamils. more like this
tabling member constituency Walthamstow more like this
tabling member printed
Stella Creasy more like this
uin 254188 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>A Sri Lankan process initiated by the Government of Sri Lanka and supported by all communities offers the best route to achieve accountability for violations and crimes committed, and reconciliation, in Sri Lanka.</p><p>The United Kingdom co-sponsored the 2014 UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Resolution 30/1, which established an investigation into allegations of serious violations and abuses of human rights during Sri Lanka's recent conflict. We welcomed Sri Lanka's co-sponsorship of a new UNHRC Resolution in March 2019, led by the UK, which rolled over Sri Lanka's commitments under Resolution 30/1 on post-civil war reconciliation and accountability. UNHRC Resolution 30/1 welcomed the intention of the Government of Sri Lanka to establish a judicial mechanism to investigate allegations of violations and abuses. It stressed the importance of independent and impartial institutions to ensure the credibility of the mechanism, and highlighted the importance of the participation of international judges, defence lawyers, and authorised prosecutors and investigators. The UK will continue to support and encourage the Government of Sri Lanka to fully implement the UNHRC resolution</p><p>Furthermore, the UK's Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) programme in Sri Lanka provides funding to the UN Peacebuilding Priority Plan, which supports efforts to establish credible and effective transitional justice mechanisms as part of Sri Lanka's reconciliation process.</p>
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:10:44.657Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:10:44.657Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4088
label Biography information for Stella Creasy more like this
1126678
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 Prescriptions: Universal Credit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for NHS prescription forms to be amended to include tick boxes for universal credit. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 254153 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>A revised version of the FP10 prescription form, featuring a dedicated tick-box for use by Universal Credit claimants who meet the criteria for free National Health Service prescriptions, recently received Ministerial clearance.</p><p> </p><p>Any change involves major system and software updates across the NHS to allow the re-designed form to be used and processed. The revised paper form is currently being prepared for testing, to ensure it is compatible with the scanners used by the NHS Business Services Authority.</p><p> </p><p>The revised form will be introduced at the earliest opportunity.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T15:59:00.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:59:00.733Z
answering member
4455
label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field 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
1126651
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 European Parliament: Elections more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether legislative changes would be required to allow EU citizens living in the UK that are registered for local elections to be registered automatically to vote in EU elections. more like this
tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine West more like this
uin 254251 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>An EU citizen must complete the European Parliament Voter Registration Form (UC1 Form) in order to be entered on a register of European Parliamentary Electors. Entry on the register entitles the person to vote. The UC1 form incorporates details for both the application and the declaration which the EU citizen is required to provide. The UC1 form must be submitted 12 working days before the date of the election. The 12 working day deadline is based on two provisions relating to the application process and the publication of, and alterations to, the register before the election. The provisions are contained in section 13B of the Representation of the People Act 1983 and regulation 29 of the Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001; and the equivalent provisions in the Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001 and Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008, as applied by Schedule 001 of the European Parliamentary Elections (Franchise of Relevant Citizens of the Union) Regulations 2001. To change the 12 working day deadline would require changes to the legislation.</p><p> </p><p>Council Directive 93/109/EC requires all Member States to send the details of any EU citizens’ declarations to their Home State to ensure an EU citizen does not vote twice, both here and in another EU country. The Council Directive specifies that this has to be done “sufficiently in advance of polling day</p>
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T14:57:31.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:57:31.437Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
4523
label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1126665
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 Iran: Official Visits more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any Ministers have plans to visit Iran in the next six months. more like this
tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine West more like this
uin 254252 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 Minister responsible for the UK's relations with Iran, I have yet to visit Tehran, though I hope to be able to visit soon. The Foreign Secretary hopes that the opportunity to travel to Iran will arise in the future but he does not currently have any firm plans to visit. There are no current plans for Iranian ministers to visit the UK for bilateral discussions in this time.</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 2019-05-20T14:52:22.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:52:22.203Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4523
label Biography information for Catherine West 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