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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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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 2019-05-14T14:22:24.653Zmore 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
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
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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 2019-05-14T14:22:06.727Zmore 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
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
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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 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
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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
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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
1126592
registered interest false more like this
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Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Prosecutions: West Midlands more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 8 May 2019 to Question 249931 on Prosecutions: West Midlands, what the average time was for the CPS to reach a decision in the West Midlands in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
tabling member printed
Preet Kaur Gill more like this
uin 254257 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>Records held by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), provide data showing the average time (in calendar days) from receipt of the pre-charge case to the decision to charge.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the average number of days from the date a charging decision is requested by the police to the date the decision to charge is taken for the West Midlands Area in each year from 2013/14 to 2017/18.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>10.54</p></td><td><p>10.95</p></td><td><p>11.65</p></td><td><p>14.41</p></td><td><p>17.31</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</em></p><p> </p><p>During this period there has been a shift in the type of pre-charge decisions referred to the CPS. For example, in the period between 2013/14 and 2017/18, there was an increase of over 26% in rape flagged pre-charge decisions referred to CPS West Midlands. Rape and serious sexual offences investigations can be highly complex in nature and typically involve the review of a large quantity of evidence resulting in an increase in the amount of time required for the CPS to come to a charging decision.</p>
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T10:24:38.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T10:24:38.683Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4603
label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1126485
registered interest false more like this
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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
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
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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
1126679
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 Trade Barriers: China and USA more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the (a) UK and (b) global economy of a US-China trade war. more like this
tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
uin 254057 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>HM Government continuously monitors the global economy, and the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) produces the Government’s official economic forecasts. The OBR’s most recent forecast was published in March 2019 and can be accessed at https://obr.uk/efo/economic-fiscal-outlook-march-2019/. The UK economy remains resilient, growing for the ninth consecutive year in 2018. The employment rate is currently at a record high, unemployment is currently at its lowest rate since 1974, and real wages are rising.</p><p> </p><p>In October 2018 the IMF estimated the impact of a trade tensions escalation. They estimated the impact would be global real GDP 0.2% lower in 2019 and 0.21% lower in the long term. The analysis also highlighted that the near term negative impact could be exacerbated by a decline in confidence and market reaction.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has consistently stressed the importance of de-escalating trade tensions, which are in no one’s interest.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
answering member printed John Glen more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T15:59:11.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:59:11.64Z
answering member
4051
label Biography information for John Glen more like this
tabling member
116
label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1126680
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 Trade Barriers: China and USA 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 representations he has made to the (a) US Administration and (b) Government of China on the potential effect on the UK economy of a US-China trade war. more like this
tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
uin 254058 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 Chancellor engages regularly with international counterparts on issues relating to the global economy. The UK has consistently stressed the importance of de-escalating trade tensions, which are in no one’s interest. We have been clear in our opposition to escalating tariffs which could result in fundamental disruption to global trade flows. This would clearly have a negative effect on the global economy. We will continue to work with our partners to support the rules-based international trading system.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
answering member printed John Glen more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T15:56:06.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:56:06.567Z
answering member
4051
label Biography information for John Glen more like this
tabling member
116
label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames 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
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-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