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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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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 remove filter
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
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 remove filter
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
1126617
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 Parental 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the review of shared parental leave is planned for completion; and at what stage of that review stakeholders will be called to give evidence. more like this
tabling member constituency Batley and Spen more like this
tabling member printed
Tracy Brabin more like this
uin 254256 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 expect to complete the evaluation of the Shared Parental Leave and Pay scheme later this year.</p><p> </p><p>To date we have prioritised collecting empirical data from a variety of sources, including a large-scale survey of nearly 4,500 parents. We plan to hold meetings with interested parties during the later stages of the evaluation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:06:41.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:06:41.173Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4588
label Biography information for Tracy Brabin more like this
1126572
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 Ministry of Defence: 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 Defence, how many and what proportion of officials in her Department office took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in her Department; and what the cost was to her 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 254081 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 Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Civilian Sickness Absence data has been published on the GOV.UK website since January 2016 and the latest available edition can be found at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/mod-civilian-sickness-absence-financial-year-201718.</p><p> </p><p>Data relating to the 12 month period to 31 March 2019 is due to be published on 13 June 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD takes the health and wellbeing of its personnel very seriously. The Department’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy for all MOD employees, military and civilian, is designed to provide guidance to the chain of command and civilian line managers on how to manage the health needs, both mental and physical, of their people. The aim is to maximise the number of people fit to work, managing people back to work after a period of sickness, so that they are fit and able to meet the requirements of Defence outputs, including operational effectiveness. In 2017, the Department also launched its Defence People Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2017–2022 with a four-step plan of implementation; promotion, prevention, detection and treatment.</p><p> </p><p>All civilian staff can access the Department’s Employee Wellbeing Service which offers emotional support and advice on life events as well as counselling services. In addition, the Speak Safe helpline provides a safe space to discuss issues relating to bullying, harassment and discrimination. The Department also has over 2,000 civilian and military Mental Health First Aiders, each of whom has completed a two-day course delivered in accordance with the requirements of Mental Health First Aid England (or equivalent).</p><p> </p><p>The MOD offers a range of flexibilities to enable a better work-life balance for civilian employees. The department recognises that by enabling employees to create a good work-life balance it benefits by attracting and retaining high calibre staff.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T13:09:22.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:09:22.567Z
answering member
1487
label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126538
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 Universal Credit 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, which organisations her Department defines as partners in the delivery of universal credit. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 254087 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 work with a wide range of stakeholders, many of whom we collaborate with directly and consider partners. The next phase of delivering Universal Credit (UC) involves moving legacy benefit claimants to Universal Credit. The Department plans to pilot this approach, to test our processes carefully to ensure that claimants on all legacy benefits with a range of characteristics can be successfully moved onto Universal Credit. The Department is working with a wide and diverse range of stakeholders to design the process and we are currently developing the detailed planning on how we will start the pilot process, including which groups or individuals we will begin to move to Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 April 2019 Citizens Advice (England and Wales) and Citizens Advice Scotland are delivering the new ‘Help to Claim’ support to claimants making a new Universal Credit claim or moving from a legacy benefit to UC because of a change of circumstances. The Citizens Advice Help to Claim offers tailored, practical support to help people make a UC claim up to receiving their first full correct payment on time. It is be available online, through web-chat, through a Freephone number and face to face through local Citizens Advice services.</p>
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T12:43:12.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T12:43:12.2Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1126541
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 Universal Credit: Overpayments 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 assessment she has made of the reasons for the overpayment of universal credit. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 254089 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 design of UC is expected to reduce considerably the losses that are currently incurred in DWP-administered benefits and in Tax Credits (TC) by around £1bn annually in steady state, meaning that overall levels of fraud and error across welfare (DWP benefits &amp; TC) should fall.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has a clear strategic approach to tackling fraud, error and debt, based on a clear understanding of where loss is incurred. This is informed by our own internal data and by the estimated levels of overpayments, published annually. The most recent edition (published 9 May 2019) can be accessed via the link below.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/fraud-and-error-in-the-benefit-system-financial-year-2018-to-2019-estimates" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/fraud-and-error-in-the-benefit-system-financial-year-2018-to-2019-estimates</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
grouped question UIN 254090 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T13:43:20.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:43:20.697Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this