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1054713
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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 Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 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 Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (a) make policy changes, (b) decrease scrutiny of project licences, (c) decrease the provision of statistics and reporting of information on the methods of killing specified in section 2C licences, (d) weaken advancement in the area of alternative methods by removing a requirement on the Secretary of State to identify and nominate suitable laboratories to carry out validation studies on alternative strategies, (e) potentially have other effects on animals in laboratories, compared to the legislation being amended or replaced. more like this
tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
uin 216294 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answer text <p>The delivery of the animals in science regulatory framework will continue with the same standards of oversight, rigour and scrutiny following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.</p><p>The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 do not alter the requirement for the UK to publish annual statistics on the use of animals in science.</p><p>The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 regulations do not alter either the Guidance on the Operation of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, which sets out its administration and enforcement, nor the published Code of Practice on the housing and care requirements for animals used in science. The Code of Practice will retain the requirements of Directive 2010/63/EU and any other higher standards already adopted by the UK.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-11T16:45:59.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T16:45:59.427Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
4412
label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
1064034
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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 Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 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 Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (a) makes policy changes, (b) will lead to a diminution in levels of scrutiny of project licences, (c) will lead to a diminution in the provision of statistics and reporting with regard to information on the methods of killing specified in section 2C licences, (d) weaken advancement in the area of alternative methods by removing a requirement on the Secretary of State to identify and nominate suitable laboratories to carry out validation studies on alternative strategies and (e) result in any additional impacts on animals in laboratories compared with the legislation being amended or replaced. more like this
tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
uin 223232 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
answer text <p>The delivery of the animals in science regulatory framework will continue with the same standards of oversight, rigour and scrutiny following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.</p><p>The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 do not alter the requirement for the UK to publish annual statistics on the use of animals in science.</p><p>The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 regulations do not alter either the Guidance on the Operation of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, which sets out its administration and enforcement, nor the published Code of Practice on the housing and care requirements for animals used in science. The Code of Practice will retain the requirements of Directive 2010/63/EU and any other higher standards already adopted by the UK.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-27T17:21:37.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T17:21:37.257Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
4412
label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
1052253
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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 Disability Living Allowance: 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 Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2018 to Question 180219 on Disability Living Allowance: Children, whether the pilot undertaken by the Motability and Family Fund to support children under the age of three who rely on bulky medical equipment has concluded; and what outcomes that pilot has achieved. more like this
tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
uin 215213 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answer text <p>Motability and the Family Fund are independent charities who, after being introduced by the Department, developed a pilot scheme to support families with children under the age of three that rely on bulky medical equipment.</p><p> </p><p>We understand that Motability intend to significantly increase the scale of this project in order to help some of the most severely disabled children in the coming years. I look forward to them sharing their plans for this important initiative.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-12T11:16:27.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T11:16:27.1Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
4412
label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
1055848
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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 Employment: Disability 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 the Government is taking to improve (a) pay and (b) employment opportunities for disabled people. more like this
tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
uin 217643 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>The government is committed to building an economy that works for everyone. Through the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and the National Living Wage (NLW) the Government protects the lowest paid within our society, including disabled workers – who are explicitly listed as a group entitled to the correct minimum wage: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage/who-gets-the-minimum-wage" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage/who-gets-the-minimum-wage</a></p><p> </p><p>If any worker believes that they might have been underpaid, they can contact Acas for free and confidential help and advice, on 0300 123 1100, or submit a complaint direct to HMRC online using the link <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pay-and-work-rights-complaints" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pay-and-work-rights-complaints</a></p><p> </p><p>Government has the ambition of getting 1 million more disabled people in to work. On 30 November 2017 we published Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability, which lays out our strategy for achieving this ambition by improving both employment opportunities and retention in work for people with disabilities and health conditions.</p><p> </p><p>Our policies are designed to ensure that disabled people can access the labour market, get the support they need and progress in their careers. For example:</p><p> </p><ul><li>We support disabled people to enter employment through initiatives like the Work and Health Programme, will support 220,000 disabled people over 5 years, and the Personal Support Package for those on ESA and Universal Credit equivalents.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Our Disability Confident scheme aims to help and encourage more employers to become good employers of disabled people. Over 10,500 employers have signed up to Disability Confident so far, and that number continues to grow.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Access to Work provides support of up to £57,200 per annum so that disabled people can stay in work and progress to senior levels, while having their support needs met. From 1 April 2019, the annual limit on individual Access to Work grants will be increased to £59,200.</li></ul>
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T12:51:43.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T12:51:43.88Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
4412
label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
1090969
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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 Personal Independence Payment: Appeals 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, what the average appeal time is for personal independence payment claims that are reversed or modified on appeal. more like this
tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
uin 233592 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
answer text <p>This information is not held centrally.</p><p> </p><p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) records waiting times for appeals from receipt to final disposal but this is not further broken down to waiting times dependent on the outcome.</p><p> </p><p>Appeals are heard against decisions made on both new Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claims and reassessments for existing claimants. Additionally, PIP consists of a daily living and a mobility component, both or either, of which can be paid at the standard, or enhanced rate.</p><p>HMCTS will not necessarily identify those decisions which are reversed or modified on appeal as they cannot be isolated.</p><p> </p><p>Information about waiting times and outcomes for PIP appeals to the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) (SSCS) is published at:</p><p>www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics.</p><p> </p><p>Latest figures (to December 2018) indicate that since PIP was introduced, 3.9 million decisions have been made, and of these 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned at tribunals.</p>
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-25T17:06:05.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T17:06:05.277Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
4412
label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
1090970
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Business: Equality 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department​ is taking to increase diversity on executive boards of UK businesses. more like this
tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
uin 233593 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
answer text <p>The Government is committed to working with the business community to create more inclusive and diverse workplaces. The Government commissioned and supports several business-led independent reviews, such as:</p><ul><li>The Hampton-Alexander Review to increase the representation of women on boards and senior leadership positions in FTSE 350 companies to 33% by 2020; and</li><li>The Parker Review to increase the ethnic diversity of FTSE 350 boards by 2024.</li></ul><p>These reviews form part of the Government’s modern Industrial Strategy which aims to build an economy that works for all.</p><p>The representation of women on FTSE 100 boards has increased from 12.5% in 2011 to 30.9% in March 2019 and among executive directors has doubled from 5.5% to 10.2% in in the same period.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-26T17:40:11.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T17:40:11.217Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4412
label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
1134981
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Domestic Appliances: Electrical 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that second-hand electrical products sold online meet the relevant safety standards. more like this
tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
uin 269803 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
answer text <p>Under the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 any distributor, including those selling second-hand goods online, must act with due care to ensure that electrical products are safe.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises the challenge in applying and enforcing legislation to online sales, where consumers can import goods directly from outside the UK. The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) was set up, in part, to meet the evolving challenges of product safety by responding to the increasing rate of product innovation, the growth in online shopping and expanding international trade.</p><p> </p><p>OPSS is gathering evidence on the online sales of second-hand electrical goods and the prevalence of these sales. It will use this information to provide advice to consumers and to sellers of goods about their responsibilities when selling or buying second-hand electrical goods online.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-02T14:09:55.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:09:55.883Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4412
label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
1090972
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Public Lavatories: Disability 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish his consultation on Changing Places; how long that consultation will run; and what assessment he has made of the potential merits of collaborating with the Scottish Government on its consultation on that policy. more like this
tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
uin 233595 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
answer text <p>The Government plans to publish the consultation on Changing Places toilets this spring. We have yet to set the time-frame for the consultation, but we want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to respond. We have already held a roundtable with Changing Places toilet users and those that care for users to learn from their experience and officials from the Department are engaging with officials from the Scottish Government to exchange experience and learning about Changing Places toilets.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-22T14:13:38.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T14:13:38.213Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4412
label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
1124186
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Housing: Disability 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking under the Public Sector Equality Duty to ensure that disabled people are not negatively affected by the Government's housing policies. more like this
tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
uin 249945 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>Ensuring that our policies take into account the different needs of the population and ensure equality of experience, access and opportunity is not just the law, but it helps ensure that our interventions are effective and therefore worthwhile.</p><p>The department, like the rest of Government, takes the Public Sector Equality Duty very seriously, ensuring policy development and implementation appropriately takes into account the needs of people with disabilities.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T13:21:33.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T13:21:33.767Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4412
label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
1124276
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Social Rented Housing: Disability 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure that wheelchair-users do not have to wait longer than non-wheelchair users for social homes. more like this
tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
uin 250003 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>The statutory ‘reasonable preference’ criteria already ensure that social housing is prioritised for those who need to move on medical and welfare grounds, including grounds relating to a disability. This will include wheel-chair users.</p><p>In the Social Housing Green Paper we set out our intention to undertake an evidence collection exercise to help us understand how the allocations system is working and whether it is striking the right balance between fairness, support and aspiration. We are considering responses to the Green Paper and will respond in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T13:20:57.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T13:20:57.717Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4412
label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this