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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2019 to Question 252654, if he will list all Port Connectivity Study case study projects that are being progressed through the (a) Road Investment Strategies 1 and 2, (b) Control Period 6, (c) the Major Roads Network and (d) other funding route processes; and what the stage of development is for each scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>(a) The schemes listed below, mentioned in the “A Study of England’s Port Connectivity” report and “9 Regional case studies” report are being progressed through the current Road Investment Strategy:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Scheme Name</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Stage of Development</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A1 North of Ellingham</p></td><td><p>Under construction</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A19/A1058 Coast Road</p></td><td><p>Opened March 2019</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A19 Testos</p></td><td><p>Under Construction</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A19 Down Hill Lane Junction Improvement</p></td><td><p>In Development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A19 Norton to Wynyard</p></td><td><p>In development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>M62 J20-25</p></td><td><p>In development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A1 Leeming Bar and Barton</p></td><td><p>Opened to traffic in March 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A63: Castle Street Hull</p></td><td><p>In development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A160/A180 Improvements to Immingham</p></td><td><p>Opened to Traffic in March 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A47 Wansford to Sutton</p></td><td><p>In Development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A47 North Tuddenham to Easton</p></td><td><p>In Development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A47 Blofield to North Burlingham</p></td><td><p>In Development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A47 Acle Straight</p></td><td><p>Completed</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A14 Cambridge to Huntington</p></td><td><p>Under Construction</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A12 Chelmsford to A120</p></td><td><p>In development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>M25 Junction 30 (A13)</p></td><td><p>Opened for traffic December 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>M2 Junction 5 (A249)</p></td><td><p>In development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A20 access at Dover</p></td><td><p>Completed</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A27 Worthing and Lancing</p></td><td><p>In development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A31 widening at Ringwood</p></td><td><p>In development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>M271/A35 Redbridge roundabout upgrade</p></td><td><p>In development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>M27 Southampton Junctions</p></td><td><p>In development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>M3 Junction 9 Improvements</p></td><td><p>In development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A34 Oxford Junctions</p></td><td><p>Options Development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>M49 Avonmouth junction</p></td><td><p>Under Construction</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A30 Temple to Carblake</p></td><td><p>Opened for Traffic July 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross</p></td><td><p>In development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>M6, M60 and M62 smart motorway</p></td><td><p>Opened for traffic July 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>M6 Junctions 10a-13</p></td><td><p>Opened to traffic February 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>M6 Junctions 16-19</p></td><td><p>Opened to traffic March 2019</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>M6 Junctions 21A-26</p></td><td><p>In Development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>M60 Junctions 24-27 and Junction 1-4</p></td><td><p>In Development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>M6 Junctions 2-4</p></td><td><p>Under Construction</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>M62 Junctions 10-12</p></td><td><p>Under Construction</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>M62 Junction 20-25</p></td><td><p>In Development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>M6 Junction 22 Upgrade</p></td><td><p>Options Development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A5 Dodwells to Longshoot widening</p></td><td><p>In Development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A5036 Princess Way – Access to Port of Liverpool</p></td><td><p>In development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lower Thames Crossing</p></td><td><p>In development</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>In addition, the following two schemes are being funded through Highway England’s congestion relief fund:</p><ul><li><p>A63: Garrison Road</p></li><li><p>A69 Junction improvements</p></li></ul><p> </p><p>The A120 improvement scheme has been developed by Essex County Council to be considered for potential inclusion in the second Road Investment Strategy.</p><p> </p><p>The Government intends to announce its decisions on further enhancement schemes in the second Road Investment Strategy later this year.</p><p> </p><ol><li><p>The table below details schemes progressed through Control Period 6:</p></li></ol><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Scheme </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Region</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Status</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Diversionary access for Teesport</p></td><td><p>North East Ports</p></td><td><p>Teesport – Northallerton Gauge: in development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gauge clearance schemes to W12, connections to Immingham Port</p></td><td><p>Humber Ports</p></td><td><p>In delivery</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A range of capacity and gauge options identified along the Felixstowe to West Midlands corridor</p></td><td><p>Haven Ports</p></td><td><p>Ely Area Capacity Scheme, Haughley Junction, Ely – Soham redoubling and Leicester area capacity are all in development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Felixstowe branch line</p></td><td><p>Haven Ports</p></td><td><p>In delivery</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thames Haven level crossing improvements</p></td><td><p>London and Medway Ports</p></td><td><p>Mucking level crossing: in delivery. Other interventions are in development</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Improved connections to Southampton maritime terminal</p></td><td><p>Solent area Ports</p></td><td><p>In delivery</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gauge clearance to W10 Bristol/Birmingham</p></td><td><p>Bristol and south west ports</p></td><td><p>In development (to Bristol / Cardiff – not Birmingham)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gauge clearance infill to W12</p></td><td><p>Bristol and South West Ports</p></td><td><p>Some sections completed in CP5 in conjunction with GWEP electrification works. Further locations in development in CP6.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bootle branch line improvements</p></td><td><p>Mersey and North West Ports</p></td><td><p>In delivery</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>(c) No Major Road Network schemes are included in the Port Connectivity Study.</p><p> </p><p>(d) The following schemes are being progressed or have been progressed through other funding route processes:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Funding Route</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Project Name</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Port</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Status</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund</p></td><td><p>Wirral Dock Bridges</p></td><td><p>Birkenhead</p></td><td><p>Completed June 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Large Local Majors</p></td><td><p>Lake Lothing Third Crossing</p></td><td><p>Lowestoft</p></td><td><p>DCO in preparation</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Large Local Majors</p></td><td><p>Great Yarmouth Third Crossing</p></td><td><p>Great Yarmouth</p></td><td><p>DCO in preparation</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Growth Fund</p></td><td><p>Port of Workington Road Access</p></td><td><p>Workington</p></td><td><p>In Preparation</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Growth Fund</p></td><td><p>A185/A194/A19 Traffic Movements (A194/A185 The Arches Junction)</p></td><td><p>Port of Tyne</p></td><td><p>Completed</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Growth Fund</p></td><td><p>A19/A194/A1300 Lindisfarne Roundabout</p></td><td><p>Port of Tyne</p></td><td><p>Completed Summer 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Growth Fund</p></td><td><p>A19 to North Bank of Tyne Improvements</p></td><td><p>Port of Tyne</p></td><td><p>Expected to be in construction in 2020</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Growth Fund</p></td><td><p>Rail Gauge Enhancements - Port of Immingham to ECML at Doncaster</p></td><td><p>Immingham</p></td><td><p>In progress, expected completion date of 2021</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Growth Fund</p></td><td><p>South Bank Wharf roundabout and access improvements</p></td><td><p>Teesport</p></td><td><p>Business Case being prepared</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Growth Fund</p></td><td><p>A565 North Liverpool Key Corridor</p></td><td><p>Liverpool</p></td><td><p>Start of Construction Spring 2017 and expected completion in 2019</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Growth Fund</p></td><td><p>Port of Poole Infrastructure – Poole Bridge Approach Spans</p></td><td><p>Poole</p></td><td><p>Work completed and bridge reopened January 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Growth Fund (DfT ‘tail’ major scheme</p></td><td><p>A180/A18 Link</p></td><td><p>Immingham</p></td><td><p>Completed June 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DfT ‘tail’ major scheme</p></td><td><p>Heysham-M6 Link Road</p></td><td><p>Heysham</p></td><td><p>Completed October 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Growth Fund (DfT Portfolio Scheme)</p></td><td><p>Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor (Low Carbon Zone to City Centre to Port) – New Wear Bridge to City Centre</p></td><td><p>Sunderland</p></td><td><p>Construction due to begin spring 2019, Estimated completion 2021</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Growth Fund (DfT Portfolio Scheme)</p></td><td><p>Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor - New Wear Crossing</p></td><td><p>Sunderland</p></td><td><p>Opened 28 August 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Regional Growth Fund</p></td><td><p>Western Gateway Infrastructure Scheme</p></td><td><p>Port Salford</p></td><td><p>Completed December 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Growth Fund (DfT portfolio scheme)</p></td><td><p>Newhaven Port Access Road, Parker Pen &amp; East Side</p></td><td><p>Newhaven</p></td><td><p>Under construction</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Growth Fund (DfT Portfolio Scheme)</p></td><td><p>Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor (Low Carbon Zone to City Centre to Port) – New Wear Bridge to City Centre</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Construction due to begin spring 2019, estimated completion 2021</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Growth Fund (DfT portfolio scheme)</p></td><td><p>Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor - New Wear Crossing</p></td><td><p>Sunderland</p></td><td><p>Opened 28 August 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Growth Fund (DfT portfolio scheme)</p></td><td><p>A13 Widening</p></td><td><p>London Gateway</p></td><td><p>Advance works commenced. Estimated completion Winter 2020/21.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Regional Growth Fund</p></td><td><p>Western Gateway Infrastructure Scheme</p></td><td><p>Port Salford</p></td><td><p>Completed December 2017</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T10:21:52.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T10:21:52.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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1127483
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Brexit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many officials in his Department have been seconded away from their normal duties to work on the UK's withdrawal from the EU; and what effect that secondment of staff has had on the effectiveness of his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tottenham more like this
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Mr David Lammy more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>134 DFID staff have been temporarily seconded from their normal duties to work on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. DFID is working closely with other government departments to facilitate the return of staff deployed to other government departments, following the extension of Article 50. As of 21 May 2019, 100 of these staff have returned.</p><p> </p><p>To release staff for deployment, DFID undertook a detailed prioritisation exercise to assess the internal resource required to maintain essential delivery. For DFID, this meant meeting the legal commitment to spend 0.7% of GNI (Gross National Income) on international development in an effective and value for money way and the ability to respond to humanitarian emergencies. All other DFID business is highly important however officials made decisions to slow or pause delivery in order to support the EU exit related resource requirements of other government departments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T14:33:16.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T14:33:16.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1127605
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Taxis: Assistance Animals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 2 May 2019 to Question 248758, how many people were convicted under sections (a) 168 and (b) 170 of the Equality Act 2010 for refusing to take an assistance dog in a taxi or private hire vehicle in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
star this property uin 256378 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>3 offenders were found guilty at all courts of refusing to take an assistance dog in a taxi in England and Wales in 2018.</p><p> </p><p>23 offenders were found guilty at all courts of refusing to take an assistance dog in a private hire vehicle in England and Wales in 2018</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T16:28:36.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T16:28:36.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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1127623
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Internally Displaced People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help people displaced within their country of origin as a result of (a) conflict and (b) natural disasters. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 256237 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p><strong></strong></p><p>The UK is committed to meeting the needs of all internally displaced persons, whether they are displaced as a result of conflict or natural disasters. <em> </em>DFID provides funding to key agencies involved in responding to the needs of internally displaced persons, including the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).</p><p> </p><p>The UK is a significant humanitarian donor in many countries with displaced populations. For example in South Sudan, in 2017/18 our support reached over 420,000 people with food assistance, over 370,000 women and children with nutrition support, and over 680,000 people with access to safe drinking water and/or improved sanitation facilities, many of whom are internally displaced. In Iraq, DFID support has helped provide food assistance to over 408,000 people, emergency cash transfers to over 274,000 people, and life-saving healthcare services to over 4.1m people, including those internally displaced. Additionally, in Syria where there are over 6 million of internally displaced persons, DFID has spent over £1 billion in humanitarian response.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has provided £36 million in response to Cyclone Idai which is estimated to have affected 2.6 million people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. UK support includes the provision of an estimated 7,550 shelter kits and 100 family tents in Mozambique, emergency shelter for 65,000, food assistance for 150,000 people for two months in Malawi and health and child protection assistance in Zimbabwe.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore the UK is working with UN Member states and the Secretary General to establish a High level Panel on Internally Displaced People, with aim of galvanising action to reduce the numbers of internally displaced people provide more effective protection and assistance.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:27:21.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:27:21.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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1127503
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Written Statement of 25 March 2014 on Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, what effect the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey on 2 October 2018 has had on the application of guidance under sub paragraphs (a) and (b) of criteria six to decisions on licensing exports to Saudi Arabia; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 256325 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>A licence would not be issued to Saudi Arabia or any other destination if to do so would be inconsistent with any provision of the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria. The situation is kept under careful and continual review. As the Foreign Secretary has said, the Government condemns Jamal Khashoggi’s killing in the strongest possible terms. The Government remains clear that anyone found responsible must be held fully accountable. The UK was signatory to the joint statement on 7 March at the United Nations Human Rights Council which reiterated condemnation of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. The statement called for investigations into the killing to be prompt, effective and thorough, independent and impartial, and transparent.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:32:40.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:32:40.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1127637
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Nuclear Weapons: Testing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what records her Department holds on the civilian (a) women and (b) children who travelled to Christmas Island on troop ship Dunera in 1958. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 256302 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>A review of archived files held by the Ministry of Defence is being undertaken. This will take some time and I will write to the hon. Member once this has concluded.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T14:44:38.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T14:44:38.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
1127489
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Brexit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officials in her Department have been seconded away from their normal duties to work on the UK's withdrawal from the EU; and what effect that secondment of staff has had on the effectiveness of her Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tottenham more like this
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Mr David Lammy more like this
star this property uin 256207 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>A total of 257 Ministry of Defence (MOD) civil servants were augmented to Other Government Departments (OGDs) as preparation for the UK to leave the EU. This figure includes those who were augmented in support of Operation Yellowhammer. As at 23 May 2019, 254 had returned to the MOD. Three MOD civil servants remain augmenting OGDs as preparation for the UK to leave the EU. In addition, a total of 61 MOD civil servants were moved internally to work on EU Exit within MOD, of which 54 had returned to non-EU specific roles as at 23 May.</p><p>The MOD continually reviews workforce plans, reprioritising and assessing changing needs, which includes identification and cessation of non-priority work where appropriate. We have accelerated our plans, and at the same time, the civil service as a whole is working to ensure that EU Exit implementation is carried out to a high quality without impacting public service delivery across the whole of Government. The MOD continues to meet all its current commitments, keeping the country and its interests safe. The augmentation outlined above has had no impact on Defence outputs; as at 1 April 2019, 318 augmentees represented 0.55 per cent of the MOD civilian personnel strength (full time equivalent).</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:40:32.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:40:32.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Lammy more like this
1127583
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to ensure child maintenance payments are made on time by employers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
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Chris Bryant more like this
star this property uin 256284 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>A welcome pack is issued to each new employer which is followed up with a telephone call to a specific person in payroll to check they understand the Deductions from Earnings Order (DEO) process and the employers obligation, to deduct payments on time from employee salary. Each month thereafter, a target schedule is sent to the employer’s payroll department.</p><p> </p><p>For existing employers a target schedule is also sent and a phone call will have taken place when we initially requested deductions to be taken.</p><p> </p><p>If employers don’t make the payment to CMS on time we will call that employer 5 working days after the missed payment to investigate late payment and re-iterate their obligations to CMS.</p><p> </p><p>Where employers repeatedly fail to send payments, we will work with them to understand what we need to do in order to reach compliance. At this point we also work alongside our Financial Investigations Unit, where we might consider a face to face visit to the employer is appropriate. This will take place with trained investigators, who will also remind employers of their legal obligation to deduct and pass on child maintenance payments.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:55:19.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:55:19.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Bryant more like this
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 11 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Air Commodore Charles Clarke more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text If she will pay tribute to Air Commodore Charles Clarke OBE. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wycombe more like this
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Air Commodore Clarke was a great friend and ambassador of the Royal Air Force and a truly remarkable man.</p><p> </p><p>Air Commodore Clarke was a member of a World War Two Lancaster aircrew, and one of the last surviving prisoners of the Stalag Luft III Prisoner of War camp in Poland at the time of the great escape.</p><p> </p><p>Following a distinguished career in the RAF, he worked tirelessly as Chairman of the Bomber Command Association, not to mention his support for the RAF Association, RAF Benevolent Fund and the Air Cadets. His courage in the face of adversity is an inspiration to us all, and I know he will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:38:02.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:38:02.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Disability more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to consult (a) disabled people and (b) the organisations that represent disabled people to ensure that her digital by default programme for universal credit is compatible with the assistive technology that many disabled people rely on to access online services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
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Neil Coyle more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>All Department for Work and Pensions’ digital services are designed and built in line with Government Digital Service guidelines, and international standards for IT accessibility (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1). The intention is to make the services usable by as many people as possible without the use of assistive technology, and to be compatible with screen reading and magnifying tools for those people requiring them.</p><p> </p><p>To ensure that they meet these standards, the services are tested during the development process and prior to implementation. This includes both a range of technical tests and assessment of their usability by intended end users.</p><p> </p><p>Feedback from users of the services is encouraged and acted upon.</p><p> </p><p>Specifically, for Universal Credit Full Service (UCFS), we continue to work closely with service users and their representatives and have recently completed our second external Audit that provided WCAG AA accreditation. The Department has a dedicated team ensuring that user experience (and accessibility is key to this) is at the heart of the way we develop the service.</p><p> </p><p>For people unable to access or use digital services, assistance to make and maintain their claim is available via the Freephone Universal Credit helpline. Face-to-face support is also available in Jobcentres. In exceptional circumstances, a home visit can be arranged to support a claimant in making and maintaining their claim.</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 (UC) 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 available online, through web-chat, through a Freephone number and face to face through local Citizens Advice services.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T11:46:59.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T11:46:59.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Neil Coyle more like this