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417543
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
hansard heading Pensions: Taxation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by what process his Department set the age limit for passing on a pension tax free. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 9402 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The age 75 is a feature of the existing pensions tax system. It is the age at which individuals stop receiving tax relief on pension contributions and by which most people will have brought their pension into payment.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-11T10:43:22.307Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T10:43:22.307Z
answering member
1529
label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
417659
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Nurses: Training more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of training a UK citizen as a nurse; and what assessment he has made of how this figure compares with the costs of recruiting nurses from overseas. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 9401 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The Personal Social Services Research Unit at the University of Kent estimates that the average cost of training a nurse in 2013 was £78,604. This figure reflects the total cost of training and therefore includes costs funded through the public purse, including the NHS bursary, and by the student.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>National Health Service organisations are best placed to decide how many staff they employ and how best to recruit those staff to meet services tailored to the needs of their patients and local communities, to deliver safe care.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-11T12:07:22.24Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T12:07:22.24Z
answering member
3988
label Biography information for Ben Gummer more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
417728
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Family Courts: Contempt of Court more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason contempt of court laws do not apply in the family court. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 9404 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The law relating to contempt of court applies generally to all courts and this includes the family court. The legislation establishing the family court provides that the family court may make any order (including orders punishing for contempt of court) that could be made by the High Court or the county court if the proceedings were in those respective courts; and the powers of judges in the family court to punish for contempt are proportionate to their level of seniority.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-11T13:42:28.46Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T13:42:28.46Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
417817
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
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 Blue Badge Scheme more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to extend the Blue Badge scheme to the carers or partners of those with dementia. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 9403 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The Blue Badge Scheme is primarily designed to help those who are unable to walk, or who have very considerable difficulty walking, whether they are drivers or passengers. We have no plans to extend the scheme to carers or partners. Carers should not use a badge if the badge holder is not travelling with them, so do not need a badge in their own right. The scheme already permits badges to be issued on a case by case basis to people with <em>any permanent disability</em> that affects their walking to the necessary degree. With around 2.6 million badges already on issue, it is important that we ensure the Scheme remains sustainable and protects preferential parking facilities for those with the greatest need.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-11T09:19:42.437Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T09:19:42.437Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
418700
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-14more like thismore than 2015-09-14
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Dental Services: Children more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to encourage orthodontists to offer NHS appointments to children outside school hours. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 10177 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
answer text <p>NHS England contracts for orthodontic services at a local level taking account of the local oral health needs. Therefore opening hours are a matter for agreement between local commissioners and providers.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-17T10:09:04.767Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-17T10:09:04.767Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
418701
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-14more like thismore than 2015-09-14
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Pregnancy: Screening more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment the NHS has made of the potential benefits and disadvantages of the use of Doppler scans in preventing stillbirths. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 10175 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
answer text <p>The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) which advises Ministers and the National Health Service in all four countries about all aspects of screening is currently looking at the evidence for a variety of tests (including doppler scans) and treatments to see if they would be able to help to reduce stillbirths. The UK NSC will evaluate the benefits and risks of each test and treatment against its internationally recognised criteria before making a recommendation on their introduction.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-17T14:50:42.407Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-17T14:50:42.407Z
answering member
3988
label Biography information for Ben Gummer more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
418760
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-14more like thismore than 2015-09-14
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 Unemployment: Older People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to help older unemployed people to retrain. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 10176 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
answer text <p /> <p>Jobcentre Plus uses a range of innovative approaches to help older claimants back to work. Training to help unemployed people find work is available to benefit claimants of all ages.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, we have introduced a number of initiatives to support older people including the introduction of Jobcentre Plus Older Claimant Champions and the launch of the work experience and sector based work academy pilots that will support 3,000 claimants. We are trialling career reviews and digital support in two Jobcentre Plus districts.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Witham more like this
answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-17T13:40:25.477Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-17T13:40:25.477Z
answering member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
419166
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Single People: Discrimination more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to prevent discrimination against single people. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 10517 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
answer text <p>Certain provisions in the Equality Act 2010 – for example permitted exceptions from the age discrimination requirements for retail concessions to students and pensioners – are likely to be of particular benefit to single people.</p><p>Single status is not a protected characteristic in the Equality Act 2010. In the provision of goods and services we believe there is a balance to be struck between the interests of single people and the commercial considerations of business. The government, therefore, has no plans to change the Equality Act 2010.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Gosport more like this
answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-10-12T11:47:16.913Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-12T11:47:16.913Z
answering member
4008
label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
420125
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-09more like thismore than 2015-10-09
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Hospices: Finance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much central government funding was provided for (a) adult and (b) children's hospices in the last year for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 11202 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
answer text <p>Adult hospices in England receive National Health Service funding locally for services commissioned by clinical commissioning groups. Central Government funding of £570,951 was provided as part of the Nursing Technology Fund Grant in 2015/16 to three adult hospices in England.</p><p>In addition to NHS funding for locally commissioned services, children’s hospices received £11 million in 2015/16 through the Children’s Hospice and Hospice-at-Home Grant, which is administered by NHS England.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-10-14T15:28:09.563Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-14T15:28:09.563Z
answering member
3988
label Biography information for Ben Gummer more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
420195
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-09more like thismore than 2015-10-09
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Refugees: EU Countries more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the projected number of refugees eligible to travel to the UK under EU freedom of movement rules if they become naturalised citizens of other EU member states. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 10873 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
answer text <p>While the Home Office regularly monitors and analyses overall migration data to help inform policy decisions, it has not prepared forecasts of likely inflows from nationals who have been granted refugee status and may subsequently be naturalised in another EU Member State.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-10-15T16:19:27.06Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-15T16:19:27.06Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
previous answer version
23287
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
421427
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Health Services: Harassment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to protect women visiting pregnancy advisory centres and residents living near such centres from harassment. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 11934 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
answer text <p>I refer my Hon. Friend to the answer I gave to 5385 on 13 July 2015.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-10-19T15:49:10.56Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-19T15:49:10.56Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
421991
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-16more like thismore than 2015-10-16
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 Airports Commission: Public Appointments more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department made of Sir Howard Davies's potential business links to Heathrow Airport; and what other due diligence it conducted before appointing him as chair of the Airports Commission. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 12198 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-10-21more like thismore than 2015-10-21
answer text <p>Sir Howard Davies was required to complete and sign a register of interest disclosure form stating any potential conflict with his work in leading the independent Airports Commission. Registers of all the Commissioners’ interests are available on the Airports Commission’s website at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/airports-commissioners-conflicts-of-interest-disclosure" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/airports-commissioners-conflicts-of-interest-disclosure</a>.</p><br /> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-10-21T15:06:37.203Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-21T15:06:37.203Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
421995
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-16more like thismore than 2015-10-16
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 Department for Work and Pensions: Publications more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason his Department's guidance on accessible communication formats published on 14 August 2014 does not include email as an accessible format; and what consultation his Department had with disability groups before producing that guidance. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 12203 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-10-21more like thismore than 2015-10-21
answer text <p>The guidance referred to was published before 2010 and moved from the Office for Disability Issues (ODI) website to GOV.UK last August. It was written for government communicators on how to make effective use of accessible communications formats. It was not about specific means of communication, e.g. email, letters etc. This document is due to be reviewed and updated.</p><p>Stakeholders groups were involved when the document was originally produced, and will be invited to be part of the review process.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-10-21T14:50:35.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-21T14:50:35.057Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
428750
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Charities more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of a fundraising preference service on the work of the charity sector. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 16683 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-20more like thismore than 2015-11-20
answer text <p>The Fundraising Preference Service, recommended by the Etherington reviewinto fundraising, will re-balancepower back to individuals and help them to press the 'reset' button on their relationship with fundraisers, giving them control over the fundraisingcommunications they receive from charities. It will stop people being inundated withrequests which they do not wish to receive and it will stop charities wasting resources oncommunicating with people that do not wish to hear from them. It also seeks to underwritepublic trust and confidence in charities which is vital to the sector’s work.</p><p>A working group involving charities is being established to develop the detailed plans for theimplementation of the service.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading East more like this
answering member printed Mr Rob Wilson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-20T11:18:10.493Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-20T11:18:10.493Z
answering member
1556
label Biography information for Mr Rob Wilson more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
428751
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Electronic Government: Data Protection more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to protect the personal details of those registered with the Government Gateway service from hacking; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 16682 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-20more like thismore than 2015-11-20
answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the answer I gave to the Hon. Member for Sheffield, Heeley on 2 November 2015 to UIN: 13799.</p><br /> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-20T13:14:24.79Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-20T13:14:24.79Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
428781
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Health Services: British Nationals Abroad more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether British expatriates who pay income tax in the UK will be charged for medical treatment in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 16728 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-20more like thismore than 2015-11-20
answer text <p>Since the United Kingdom has a residence based healthcare system, a person who is not ordinarily resident in the UK, including a British national expatriate, is chargeable for any National Health Service hospital services they receive during visits to the UK, unless an exemption category applies, as set out in Regulations. Therefore, entitlement to free NHS care is not linked to the payment of UK taxes.</p><br /><p>Being ordinarily resident in the UK means, in relation to British citizens, living here on a lawful, properly settled basis for the time being. A person can be ordinarily resident in more than one country at a time, depending on their individual circumstances. <br></p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-20T14:38:58.563Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-20T14:38:58.563Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
428832
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Iran: Refugees more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support refugees from Iran; and what recent assessment she has made of the safety of Iranian refuges in Iraq. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 16691 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-20more like thismore than 2015-11-20
answer text <p>Since 2011, the UK has provided £163 million of core funding to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to deliver protection and assistance to refugees globally. The UK works with the Government of Iraq, Kurdish Regional Government, the UN and the international community to support the rights of all minorities and to ensure our aid reaches those in greatest need.</p> more like this
answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-20T13:02:35.793Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-20T13:02:35.793Z
answering member
55
label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
429138
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-18more like thismore than 2015-11-18
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 Heathrow Airport: Night Flying more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of night flights to and from Heathrow Airport. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 16936 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
answer text <p>Along with Gatwick and Stansted, the Government sets night flight restrictions at Heathrow, using its powers under s.78 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982.</p><br /><p>These restrictions limit the number of flights between the hours of 23.30 and 06.00 that can take place during a particular season - there are two seasons per annum, winter and summer, which coincide with the use of Greenwich Mean Time and British Summer Time. Heathrow is limited to 5,800 flights a year during these hours, which translates in to an average of 16 flights per night. Due to a voluntary agreement which prevents scheduled movements before 04.30, most of these flights are from aircraft arriving between the hours of 04.30 and 06.00. It should be noted that these restrictions do not preclude additional aircraft from operating at Heathrow during the night period in the case of emergencies or severe disruption.</p><br /><p>As well as limiting the number of movements allowed within an airline season, these restrictions place requirements on the aircraft that can operate during the night period, and place seasonal limits on the amount of noise energy that can be emitted at Heathrow. Aircraft are certified by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) according to the noise they produce and the higher the band an aircraft is certified as the higher quota amount it uses with each movement. The Government has also prohibited the noisiest types of aircraft from using the airport during the night. QC/4 aircraft are not allowed to be scheduled during the night quota period (2330 to 0600), and the highest rated QC/8 and QC/16 aircraft are prevented from operating at all during the entire night period (2300 to 0700).</p><br /><p>The Government will begin consulting next year on a new nights flight regime which will take effect from October 2017.</p>
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-23T16:36:32.447Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T16:36:32.447Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
429140
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-18more like thismore than 2015-11-18
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 Heathrow Airport: Air Routes more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the concentration of flight paths over residential areas near Heathrow Airport. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 16861 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
answer text <p>The Government’s overall policy on aviation noise, as stated in the 2013 Aviation Policy Framework (APF), is ‘to limit and, where possible, reduce the number of people in the UK significantly affected by aircraft noise’. To achieve this, the Government believes in most cases it will be preferable to concentrate aircraft over as few routes as possible. The APF does however go on to say that ‘where there is intensive use of certain routes, and following engagement with local communities, it may be appropriate to explore options for respite which share noise between communities on an equitable basis, provided this does not lead to significant numbers of people newly affected by noise.’</p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-23T16:46:01.3Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T16:46:01.3Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
429142
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-18more like thismore than 2015-11-18
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 Exhaust Emissions: Greater London more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of aircraft on nitrous dioxide levels in Greater London. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 16860 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
answer text <p>Air quality emission levels by mode are only compiled at a national level by the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory. Its estimates are updated annually. Emissions from road vehicles are by far the greatest source of nitrous dioxide levels in Greater London.</p><br /><p>The main impact of aviation on ground local air quality relates to emissions during the landing and take-off phase up to about 3000 feet. Above this height the oxides of nitrogen and particulate matter which can cause respiratory problems get dispersed.</p><br /> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-23T14:15:49.55Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T14:15:49.55Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
428780
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
answering body
Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
answering dept id 63 more like this
answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
hansard heading Hinkley Point C Power Station: Finance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether the agreement signed with China to fund Hinckley Point C nuclear reactor includes funding from China for (a) decommissioning costs and (b) emergency clean-up costs. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 16727 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
answer text <p>The basis on which Chinese companies will invest in the Hinkley Point C project is set out in the strategic investor agreement agreed between EDF and CGN in October. The terms of this agreement are a matter for EDF.</p><br /><p>Operators of new nuclear power stations are required to have a Funded Decommissioning Programme (FDP) approved by the Secretary of State before nuclear related construction can begin. The FDP sets out how a new nuclear operator will make secure financial provision for decommissioning their power station and managing and disposing of its waste without recourse to the taxpayer.</p><br /><p>Operators of nuclear power stations are also required to put in place insurance or other financial security to meet their nuclear third party liabilities.</p><br /> <br /> more like this
answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-24T17:22:28.703Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-24T17:22:28.703Z
answering member
4117
label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
previous answer version
31301
answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
answering member
4117
label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
429393
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-19more like thismore than 2015-11-19
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has taken steps to recover costs to the NHS resulting from the actions of Hungarian journalist Ani Horvath as part of an investigation of fraud in the European Health Insurance Cards scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 17013 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
answer text <br /><p>The Department is undertaking a major piece of work to examine and identify areas for improvement in all the administrative systems relating to European Economic Area healthcare payments (incoming and outgoing), including the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) scheme.</p><br /><p>If an EHIC is used fraudulently, the Department will seek to recover the full cost of treatment from the card holder.</p><br /><p>The Department takes any allegations of fraud and abuse seriously and has been working with the NHS on an on-going basis to detect and tackle any suspected fraud and error since the introduction of the online EHIC application system in 2006.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-24T17:42:52.003Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-24T17:42:52.003Z
answering member
3988
label Biography information for Ben Gummer more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
429404
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-19more like thismore than 2015-11-19
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Medical Records: Internet more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when all NHS patients will be able to access their medical records online; and when the NHS will implement a secure unified email system. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 16976 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
answer text <p>From April 2015 patients have had online access to summary information in their general practitioner (GP) records relating to allergies, adverse reactions and medications. By the end of March 2016, general practices are required to offer online access to coded information, such as problem diagnoses, procedures and test results in GP clinical records.</p><br /><p>The National Health Service has used a secure email service, NHSmail, for the last 12 years. This service is available for use by organisations commissioned to deliver NHS health and care or related activities.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
answering member printed George Freeman more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-24T17:11:53.617Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-24T17:11:53.617Z
answering member
4020
label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
429407
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-19more like thismore than 2015-11-19
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 Cardiovascular System: Aviation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the effects on the cardiovascular health of local residents of continuous noise from aircraft taking off and landing. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 17076 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
answer text <p>The Government will evaluate existing evidence and future studies in the area of aircraft noise and its impacts on health including cardiovascular disease in considering future policy implications.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-24T13:34:09.58Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-24T13:34:09.58Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
429443
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-19more like thismore than 2015-11-19
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 Heathrow Airport more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the estimate of surface access costs associated with an expansion of Heathrow Airport produced by (a) the Airports Commission and (b) the Mayor of London in his response to the Airports Commission consultation, published in February 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 17075 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
answer text <p>The Airports Commission, in undertaking its work consulted widely, engaging with a broad range of organisations and people, and considered a wide range of views and information from stakeholders, including the Mayor of London, to inform its recommendations.</p><br /><p>The Government is currently considering the large amount of very detailed analysis contained in the Airports Commission’s final report, including its examination of the costs of the surface access proposals associated with airport expansion, before taking any decisions on next steps.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-24T13:30:53.26Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-24T13:30:53.26Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
431920
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
hansard heading Rangers Football Club: Employee Benefit Trusts more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps HM Revenue and Customs is taking to recover money owed by people who benefited from the employee benefit trust scheme used by Glasgow Rangers Football Club. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 17442 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs has a statutory duty to maintain taxpayer confidentiality and cannot comment on the affairs of individual taxpayers.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-30T15:32:59.667Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T15:32:59.667Z
answering member
1529
label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
433534
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Members: Surveillance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the definition of Designated Individual referred to in paragraph 53 of the Guide to Powers and Safeguards published in the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, CM 9152, of November 2015, will include parliamentarians. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 18392 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-12-04more like thismore than 2015-12-04
answer text <p>A Designated Person is an individual within a public authority who authorises a request for communications data and is independent of the investigation for which the authorisation is sought. They must apply additional considerations to an authorisation to access communications data in respect of sensitive professions which include Parliamentarians. This is set out in paragraph 51 of the Guide to the Powers and Safeguards in the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-12-04T14:43:50.877Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-04T14:43:50.877Z
answering member
350
label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
433494
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Visas: Palestinians more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason UK consular services did not allow medical experts from Gaza to travel to the UK to attend the recent conference at Kingston University on trauma in war zones. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 18327 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
answer text <p>In order to safeguard an individual’s personal information and comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, the Home Office is limited in what information it can provide when the request is made by someone who is not the applicant. The Home Office is, therefore, unable to provide the information requested.</p><p>All applications are considered on their individual merits and in line with the Immigration Rules.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-12-07T16:28:39.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-07T16:28:39.057Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
previous answer version
33722
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
435785
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
hansard heading Stamp Duty Land Tax: Foreign Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 3.70 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, whether it is his policy that the new rate of stamp duty land tax on second homes will apply to foreign investors and people not domiciled in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 18880 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
answer text <p>Foreign investors and people not domiciled in the UK will be treated in exactly the same way as UK residents under these new rates. If purchasers own another property anywhere else in the world and are purchasing an additional property in England, Wales or Northern Ireland they will be charged under the new rates.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-12-10T15:49:31.517Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-10T15:49:31.517Z
answering member
1529
label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
436146
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
hansard heading Second Homes: Stamp Duty Land Tax more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the purchase of buy-to-let property by a person whose current residence derives only from their job will be deemed as a second home for tax purposes under the new Rules on Stamp Duty coming into force in April 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 19272 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
answer text <p>The new higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) will apply to the purchase of additional residential properties and will come into force on 1 April 2016. Work-related accommodation which is provided and owned by an employer does not count when considering whether an individual is purchasing an additional property or not. The Government will shortly consult on the policy design, including on the treatment of particularly difficult cases, to ensure the change to SDLT is implemented in a fair way.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-12-14T17:15:11.647Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T17:15:11.647Z
answering member
1529
label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
436758
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
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 Ashraf Fayadh more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the government of Saudi Arabia on the death sentence for Ashraf Fayadh. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 19362 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
answer text <p>We are aware of, and concerned about, the case of Palestinian national Mr Ashraf Fayadh. We oppose the death penalty in all circumstances and strongly support freedom of expression in every country. We regularly make the Saudi Arabian authorities aware of our views, and will consider suitable opportunities for raising our concerns over this case.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-12-14T15:48:48.603Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T15:48:48.603Z
answering member
1487
label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
434189
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-04more like thismore than 2015-12-04
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Students: Loans more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the rationale is for setting the interest rate on the repayment of student loans under the new system at three per cent. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 18798 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
answer text <br /><p>Interest rates on student loans vary according to a number of factors, including a borrower's level of earnings, and whether they remain in contact with the Student Loans Company to ensure they are repaying when they are eligible to do so.</p><br /><p>The maximum interest rate for the post-2012 system is the Retail Price Index (RPI) figure plus 3%. The maximum rate applies whilst the borrower is studying; is the maximum interest rate for those borrowers earning £41,000 and over; and is the default interest rate for those borrowers who fail to keep in touch with the Student Loans Company.</p><br /><p>Once a borrower is due to repay, a variable rate of interest will be charged, which is dependent upon income. Borrowers with an income of £21,000 or less will accrue interest at RPI. For a borrower with income greater than £21,000, a real rate of interest will be tapered in, reaching a maximum of RPI plus 3% at an income of £41,000 or more.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-12-15T17:03:01.317Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-15T17:03:01.317Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
437389
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-11more like thismore than 2015-12-11
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 Cycling: Finance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support will be available for long-term planning for cycling in the period between the closure of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund in April 2016 and the publication of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy in summer 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 19766 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-12-16more like thismore than 2015-12-16
answer text <p>Following the recent Spending Review confirmation of this Government’s commitment to cycling and walking by committing to investing over £300million to 2020, I am considering in more detail future sustainable transport programmes. This includes the new ‘access’ fund, which is anticipated to build on the legacy of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund. The Government is also currently developing the first Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy and will be engaging with interested parties as this work progresses. I plan to publish further details shortly.</p><p>At the same time, the Local Growth Fund already includes many ongoing cycling and other sustainable transport initiatives.</p><p>This Government also remains committed to the principles of localism. Local authorities are well placed to decide their local priorities in relation to sustainable transport initiatives. Government resources allocated to local authorities, such as the local integrated transport block, can be flexibly distributed accordingly.</p><br />
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-12-16T15:42:31.31Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T15:42:31.31Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
438227
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
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 Cycling more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what budget his Department has allocated for cycling-related road improvements in each of the next five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 19912 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
answer text <p>The Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, to be published in summer 2016, will set out the Government’s plans for investing in cycling and walking.</p><br /><p>The Government recently reaffirmed its commitment to cycling and walking, with SR2015 announcing funding support ofover £300m. This includes delivering the £114m Cycle City Ambition programme in full, which includes improved cycling infrastructure on roads, and a new ‘Access’ fund for sustainable travel building on the legacy of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund. In addition, the Road Investment Strategy for 2015-20 includes plans to improve 200 sections of the roads network for cyclists. All other funding streams will be considered as part of the process for developing the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.</p><br /><p>It is also worth noting that from within the record £6 billion to be allocated to local highways authorities between 2015 and 2021 for road maintenance, from 2018/19 the plan is to change the formula used to allocate local highways maintenance capital funding so that it also takes into account footways and cycleways as well as the roads, bridges and street lighting, which it is currently based on. Once implemented, around 9% of the funding will be based on footway and cycleway lengths.</p><br /><p>SR2015 also announced an additional £250m for a potholes action fund, which will benefits both motorists and cyclists.</p><br /> <br />
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-12-17T13:49:16.053Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-17T13:49:16.053Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
438661
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Tobacco: Packaging more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of putting health warnings on cigarette packaging in different languages as well as English. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 20184 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-05more like thismore than 2016-01-05
answer text <p>No assessment has been made of the putting health warnings on cigarette packaging in different languages as well as English. The labelling of tobacco products is harmonised at European Union level and mandates that the official language of the Member State is used on health warnings for tobacco. In the United Kingdom the official language is English.</p><br /><p>Local Stop Smoking Services may choose to publish smoking cessation materials in a range of languages if they consider it beneficial to the local population.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-05T10:13:36.013Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-05T10:13:36.013Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
438848
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-16more like thismore than 2015-12-16
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
hansard heading Stamp Duty Land Tax: Second Homes more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans that the three per cent additional stamp duty rate on the purchase of a second home will apply to people in the process of moving house who own two properties for a short period of time. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 20402 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-05more like thismore than 2016-01-05
answer text <p>In general, if, at the end of the day of a residential property transaction, a purchaser owns more than one property and has not replaced a main residence, the higher rates will apply. Where there is a temporary overlap between replacing and selling a main residence, the higher rates will apply but the purchaser will be entitled to a refund of the higher amounts on disposal of the previous main residence within 18 months.</p><br /><p>The Government is consulting on the policy detail, including on the treatment of difficult cases.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-05T12:13:30.193Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-05T12:13:30.193Z
answering member
1529
label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
445865
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-19more like thismore than 2016-01-19
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
hansard heading Small Businesses: Taxation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the new electronic system of quarterly income tax reporting will allow small businesses to align their reporting with VAT returns. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 23214 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-22more like thismore than 2016-01-22
answer text <p>Making Tax Digital will simplify tax administration for small businesses. The Government believes VAT registered businesses should have the option to provide HMRC with one update to cover both VAT and their profits-based taxes. We will consult widely on the details of Making Tax Digital during 2016.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-22T14:41:19.627Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-22T14:41:19.627Z
answering member
1529
label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
446724
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-21more like thismore than 2016-01-21
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Arms Trade: Monitoring more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how his Department monitors the use of UK-manufactured arms by those countries to which they are sold. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 23714 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-26more like thismore than 2016-01-26
answer text <p><strong></strong></p><p>All export licence applications are carefully assessed on a case by case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, taking into account all relevant factors at the time of application. We draw on all available information, including checks using both open and classified sources, reports from non-government organisations and our overseas network, involving Desk and Post in the Foreign Office, when considering licence applications.</p><p /> <p>Foreign Office posts and departments in London monitor conditions in the respective countries – including human rights, regional tensions and the risk of exports being diverted to unintended end use – and advise on developments that might affect licensing policy.</p><p /> <br /> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-26T16:38:19.983Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-26T16:38:19.983Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
446842
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-21more like thismore than 2016-01-21
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Ferries: Security more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to increase border security at ferry ports. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 23707 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-02-02more like thismore than 2016-02-02
answer text <p>This Government has taken a number of steps to bolster the security of the border across different modes of transport, including ferry travel.</p><p>Border Force carries out 100 percent checks of all passengers and drivers arriving at all ferry ports against police, security and immigration watchlists. It works closely with the police and other law enforcement organisations to deliver effective and intelligence-led responses to a range of security threats. Officers use hi-tech equipment and an array of search techniques to combat immigration crime and detect banned and restricted goods - including drugs, firearms and tobacco – that smugglers attempt to bring into the country. Border Force has started to roll out its Advanced Freight Targeting Capability to ferry traffic. This will equip Border Force’s intelligence to target suspicious freight consignments arriving into the UK via ferries in a more effective and efficient fashion.</p><p>In 2015, Border Force connected to the European watch list system, SIS II. As a result of this step, Border Force has been able to access data pertaining to thousands of European Arrest Warrants, thus allowing more fugitives to be detained and arrested when they arrive at ferry ports and points of arrival in the UK.</p><p>Exit Check data on those leaving the UK has been collected from passengers on scheduled commercial international air, sea and rail routes from 8 April 2015 and this is already providing the police and security services with more information on the movements of known or suspected criminals, supporting the wider work already taking place across government and law enforcement.</p>
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-02-02T15:31:47.183Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-02T15:31:47.183Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
previous answer version
41101
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
451053
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-05more like thismore than 2016-02-05
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 Aviation: Safety more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his European counterparts about EU proposals to block public access to Mandatory Occurrence Reports; and what assessment he has made of the potential effect of those proposals on public confidence in aircraft safety. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 26102 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
answer text <p>The reporting, analysis and follow-up of occurrences in civil aviation is governed by Regulation (EU) No 376/2014 which was adopted on 3 April 2014 and became applicable on 15 November 2015.</p><p> </p><p>The open reporting of safety occurrences is vital to help ensure that significant issues can be identified and addressed before they lead to an accident. To foster open reporting the Regulation aims to create a just culture in which occurrences can be reported without fear of any detriment. To support the just culture the Regulation requires that reports be given an appropriate level of confidentiality and that information derived from occurrence reports shall be used only for safety related purposes. However, the Regulation does permit information to be released on request to interested parties that have a genuine safety related need for the information.</p><p> </p><p>The Regulation also recognises the need to keep the public informed on aviation safety matters. It requires Member States to publish, at least annually, a safety review setting out the type of occurrences and safety-related information that has been reported, any trends that have been identified and any corrective action taken. In addition, the European Aviation Safety Agency is required to include information about the analysis of occurrence reports in its annual safety review.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-02-10T13:20:32.763Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-10T13:20:32.763Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
451954
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
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: Twickenham more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the potential sale value of the site of Kneller Hall, Whitton. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 26893 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
answer text <p>Although the Ministry of Defence has received an initial valuation for Kneller Hall, it is commercially sensitive and to release it would prejudice commercial interests.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-02-22T16:25:09.093Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T16:25:09.093Z
answering member
1544
label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
451955
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
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: Twickenham more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the Government has spent on the upkeep of the site of Kneller Hall, Whitton, in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 26894 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
answer text <p>Information on investment at Kneller Hall for each of the financial years for which figures are available is shown in the following table:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Spend</strong> <strong>£ million</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-2010</p></td><td><p>0.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-2011</p></td><td><p>1.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-2012</p></td><td><p>1.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-2013</p></td><td><p>1.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-2014</p></td><td><p>1.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-2015</p></td><td><p>1.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-2016</p></td><td><p>1.1 (estimate)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-02-22T16:25:53.66Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T16:25:53.66Z
answering member
1544
label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias