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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire Services 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 Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to amend sections 44 and 45 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act to permit fire authorities to contract out the full provision of fire and rescue services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
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Tom Blenkinsop more like this
star this property uin 214403 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>We are supportive of fire and rescue authorities looking at new and innovative ways of delivering their services to best meet the needs of their communities. <br> <br> We have no current plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend sections 44 and 45 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act and I refer the hon. Member to the previous Parliamentary Under Secretary of State responsible for fire services (Brandon Lewis) speech in an Adjournment Debate on 13 May 2013 (<em>Official Report</em>, column 470 onwards) where he set out the Government's position on mutuals very clearly.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2014-11-17T16:02:06.13Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T16:02:06.13Z
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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 Tom Blenkinsop remove filter
155433
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Cleveland Fire Brigade 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 Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with Cleveland Fire Brigade about the introduction of public service mutuals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
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Tom Blenkinsop more like this
star this property uin 214402 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>I and my officials meet representatives from fire and rescue authorities from time to time on a range of matters. Since becoming Fire Minister in July, neither my officials nor I have had a meeting with Cleveland Fire Brigade to discuss the introduction of public service mutuals. <br><br></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2014-11-17T16:03:51.983Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T16:03:51.983Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Blenkinsop remove filter
573889
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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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 Mining: Accidents more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many accidents have occurred in mines in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
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Tom Blenkinsop more like this
star this property uin 44288 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) operational data is derived from reports made under duties contained in the Reporting of Injuries and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) (and earlier versions). It is as follows:</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>No. of reported injuries in underground mines in Great Britain* **</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1 April 2011 – 31 March 2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>204</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1 April 2012 – 31 March 2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>146</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1 April 2013 – 31 March 2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>114</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1 April 2014 – 31 March 2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>75</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>52</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>1 April 2016 – 31 August 2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>21</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>*</strong> A key change to RIDDOR occurred in April 2012, ie the threshold for reporting of those injuries to workers which result in the person being incapacitated for more than three days changed to over seven days.</p><p> </p><p>** It should be noted that the reducing trend is, in part, due to the reduction in the number of large working mines in recent years.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2016-09-12T12:31:17.723Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T12:31:17.723Z
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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 Tom Blenkinsop remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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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 Mining: Redcar more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received on the recent fatalities at the Boulby Potash mine; and whether his Department has made an assessment of the need to take any such action in respect of those fatalities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
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Tom Blenkinsop more like this
star this property uin 44287 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has received one representation on recent incidents, from the hon. Member for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland. HSE has carried out a variety of interventions with the operators of Boulby mine, ranging from the serving of Prohibition Notices to a detailed assessment of their safety and competency management systems. HSE is reviewing the circumstances of a number of recent incidents with a view to taking further enforcement action if appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2016-09-12T12:22:52.61Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T12:22:52.61Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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4037
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Blenkinsop remove filter
573893
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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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 Mining: Industrial Health and Safety 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 Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the number of health and safety incidents which have taken place in the mining industry when employees were working on shift patterns of more than (a) eight, (b) 10 and (c) 12 hours. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
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Tom Blenkinsop more like this
star this property uin 44365 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive does not hold such information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2016-09-07T16:24:58.227Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-07T16:24:58.227Z
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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 Tom Blenkinsop remove filter
573897
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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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 Mining: Industrial Health and Safety 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 Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the relationship between staffing levels and health and safety incidents in mines. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
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Tom Blenkinsop more like this
star this property uin 44364 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
star this property answer text <p>During its interventions, HSE assesses how dutyholders provide for and manage the provision of safety-critical competence at mines. This includes assessing whether staff with responsibility for safety-critical tasks are sufficiently experienced and resourced.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2016-09-07T16:22:53.54Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-07T16:22:53.54Z
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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 Tom Blenkinsop remove filter
573900
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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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 Mining: Industrial Health and Safety 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 Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to help prevent accidents in the mining industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
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Tom Blenkinsop more like this
star this property uin 44374 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
star this property answer text <p>The Mines Regulations 2014 replaced all previous legislation relating to health and safety in mines. They provide a comprehensive and simple goal-setting legal framework to ensure that mine operators provide all the necessary protection for mineworkers and others from the inherent hazards in mining.</p><p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) targets interventions with the underground mining dutyholders and a mine’s past safety and health performance is taken into account when deciding on the detail of specific interventions.</p><p> </p><p>HSE investigates reported accidents in mines in line with the criteria set out in its Incident Selection Criteria. Investigations focus on determining both the immediate and underlying causes in order to prevent recurrence. HSE also make recommendations for improved methods of work and systems for the wider industry if necessary and holds dutyholders to account through proportional enforcement where appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2016-09-08T11:01:58.057Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-08T11:01:58.057Z
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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 Tom Blenkinsop remove filter
573901
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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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 Mining: Industrial Health and Safety more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make financial support available to improve health and safety (a) at Boulby Potash mine and (b) in the mining industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
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Tom Blenkinsop more like this
star this property uin 44375 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not provide individual businesses or the mining industry with financial support to help them meet their health and safety duties. Protection of employees, or others who may be affected by work activities, is the responsibility of those who create the health and safety risks. The Health and Safety Executive’s programme of work for the mines industry is described further on its website (<a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/mining/programme.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hse.gov.uk/mining/programme.htm</a>).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2016-09-08T11:11:23.063Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-08T11:11:23.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
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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 Mining: Industrial Health and Safety more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2016 to Question 44365, what assessment the Health and Safety Executive has made on the effect of long shift patterns on the incidence of (a) errors, (b) accidents and (c) injuries in (i) all sectors of the workforce and (ii) the mining industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
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Tom Blenkinsop more like this
star this property uin 46238 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-10-10more like thismore than 2016-10-10
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) does not hold this information. However, HSE recognises that poorly designed shift-working arrangements and long working hours can result in fatigue, accidents, injuries and ill health and has produced guidance for employers on designing and implementing shift-working arrangements:</p><p>(<a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/humanfactors/topics/fatigue.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hse.gov.uk/humanfactors/topics/fatigue.htm</a>).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
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less than 2016-10-10T16:16:17.767Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-10T16:16:17.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-10more like thismore than 2016-10-10
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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 Mining: Accidents more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2016 to Question 44288, how many of these incidents led to fatalities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
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Tom Blenkinsop more like this
star this property uin 47877 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-10-13more like thismore than 2016-10-13
star this property answer text <p>There have been three incidents leading to fatalities.</p><ul><li>Four people died as a result of an inrush of water at the Gleision Mine in South Wales on 15 September 2011;</li><li>One person died as a result of a fall of ground at Kellingley Colliery, North Yorkshire on 27 September 2011;</li><li>One person died as a result of a sudden and powerful release of gas from rocks at Boulby Mine in East Cleveland on 17 June 2016.</li></ul> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2016-10-13T12:53:03.977Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-13T12:53:03.977Z
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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 Tom Blenkinsop remove filter