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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 remove filter
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 remove filter
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 remove filter
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 remove filter
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
1126518
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 Housing Benefit: Domestic Abuse more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
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
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 254246 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>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> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T11:33:16.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T11:33:16.533Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1126594
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 Local Housing Allowance: Greater London more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 April 2019 to Question 243314 on Local Housing Allowance: Greater London, what the 960 Local Housing Allowance rates are ranked according to the share of the market they afford, starting with the most divergent. more like this
tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
tabling member printed
Ms Karen Buck more like this
uin 254094 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 information requested will be placed in the House of Commons Library.</p><p> </p><p>This data formed the basis of the Targeted Affordability Funding allocation for 19/20.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:24:45.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:24:45.39Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
199
label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
1126595
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 Independent Case Examiner: Staff more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much additional funding was made available to the Independent Case Examiner in 2018-19 to recruit 13 extra staff. more like this
tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
tabling member printed
Ms Karen Buck more like this
uin 254095 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>During 2018/19 the Independent Case Examiner’s Office received additional funding amounting to £474,582 which included the salary costs associated with increasing its headcount by thirteen.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T15:58:36.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:58:36.653Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
199
label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
1126596
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 Independent Case Examiner more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the budget for the Independent Case Examiner has been in each year since 2011-12; and how many members of staff have been employed by that body in each of those years. more like this
tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
tabling member printed
Ms Karen Buck more like this
uin 254096 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 information requested is only available for each full year since 2015/16. The table below provides details of the budget and agreed staffing numbers for the Independent Case Examiner’s Office, for each year since 2015-16.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year (April to March)</p></td><td><p>Budget</p></td><td><p>Agreed staffing number (full time equivalent)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>£2,563,702</p></td><td><p>74.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>£2,733,114</p></td><td><p>74.65</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>£2,534,005</p></td><td><p>75.65</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>£3,008,587</p></td><td><p>88.65</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:05:10.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:05:10.913Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
199
label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
1126598
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 Independent Case Examiner: Complaints more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken to reach a determination on a complaint escalated to the Independent Case Examiner was in 2018-19. more like this
tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
tabling member printed
Ms Karen Buck more like this
uin 254097 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>When the Independent Case Examiner’s Office accept a complaint for investigation, attempts will initially be made to agree a solution between the complainant and the relevant business area, without having to request evidence to inform an investigation – this is known as “resolution”. If it’s not possible to resolve the complaint, the evidence will be requested and the case will await allocation to an Investigation Case Manager (ICM). Cases are dealt with by dedicated teams and are usually brought into investigation in strict date order.</p><p> </p><p>The table below provides information on the average time taken to reach a determination on a complaint escalated to the Independent Case Examiner during the 2018/19 reporting year:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>In those cases that were resolved</p></td><td><p>7 weeks - from the point the complaint was accepted for investigation</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>In those cases that were investigated</p></td><td><p>21 weeks - from the point the case was allocated to an investigation case manager</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>End to end average clearance time for all cases</p></td><td><p>65 weeks - from the point at which the complaint was accepted for examination (this includes the time complaints wait to be brought into investigation)</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:12:44.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:12:44.24Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
199
label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
1126599
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 Independent Case Examiner: Complaints more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints that were rejected by the independent Case Examiner were referred to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18. more like this
tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
tabling member printed
Ms Karen Buck more like this
uin 254098 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>Members of Parliament may refer complaints to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman at any time they choose, regardless of whether they have been rejected or considered by the Independent Case Examiner. Decisions on whether to accept a complaint for investigation rests with the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s Office and we do not hold information about the number of complaints referred to them.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:20:37.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:20:37.477Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
199
label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this