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1129731
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Yemen: Internally Displaced 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 International Development, what support his Department is providing to internally displaced people in Yemen. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 259950 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answer text <p>The UK is providing a range of support to displaced people in Yemen in response to the displacement of 3.3 million people since the conflict began in 2015. Last financial year (2018/19), for example, we <del class="ministerial">provided</del> <ins class="ministerial">contributed to the provision of </ins>food assistance to over 490,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) and since June 2017 we have helped over 40,000 IDPs receive psychosocial support and provided over 35,000 with life-saving health care.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has also supported the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to provide primary healthcare and mental health services, legal assistance, child protection and support to survivors of gender-based violence. We are supporting IOM and UNHCR with £9 million this financial year (2019/20) to allow them to continue providing these vital services.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T16:43:41.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:43:41.48Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-06-19T10:00:52.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T10:00:52.67Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
previous answer version
121913
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1129698
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading 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, what progress his Department has made on guidance for local authorities to on the administration of the expanded Blue Badge scheme to people who have (a) hidden and (b) non-physical disabilities; and what the timeframe is for the introduction of that expanded scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 259948 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
answer text <p>The guidance to help local authorities implement the expanded scheme is being finalised and will be issued shortly, and the scheme will become operational on 30 August.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-12T12:54:00.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T12:54:00.807Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1129726
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Yemen: Humanitarian Aid 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 his Department is taking to help ensure (a) roads through Taiz and Ad-Dhale remain open to humanitarian supplies and (b) humanitarian convoys in that area are protected. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 259949 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answer text <p>We are concerned about the deterioration of humanitarian access in Taiz and Ad-Dhale, following the recent escalation of fighting. We are closely engaging with the UN’s Humanitarian Co-ordinator and organisations delivering humanitarian assistance to establish the severity of the operating conditions they are facing.</p><p> </p><p>The UK continues to call on all parties to the conflict to comply with UN Security Resolution 2451 to facilitate safe, rapid, and unhindered access for humanitarian actors. We are clear that there can be no military solution to this conflict. A political settlement is the only way to provide long term stability to Yemen and address the worsening humanitarian crisis. We encourage further constructive engagement from both parties to achieve this.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T16:42:54.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:42:54.047Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1130365
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Universities: Suicide 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 Education, what guidance his Department has published on suicide prevention strategies for universities. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 261189 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
answer text <p>Mental health is a priority for the government, which is why we have worked with Universities UK, the Office for Students, and other stakeholders in the higher education sector to develop guidance on measures to help prevent suicide. This guidance was published in September 2018, ahead of the 2018/19 academic year, and can be found here: <a href="https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/policy-and-analysis/reports/Pages/guidance-for-universities-on-preventing-student-suicides.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/policy-and-analysis/reports/Pages/guidance-for-universities-on-preventing-student-suicides.aspx</a>.</p><p>In addition, the government has published the first cross-government suicide prevention plan for wider society. The plan, led by my hon. Friend, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, sets out actions for local government, the NHS, the criminal justice system and the Department for Education in relation to universities. The plan focuses on how social media and the latest technology, such as predictive analytics and artificial intelligence, can identify those at risk of suicide. It can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/first-ever-cross-government-suicide-prevention-plan-published" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/first-ever-cross-government-suicide-prevention-plan-published</a>.</p>
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-12T16:02:54.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T16:02:54.32Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1130366
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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 Police: Spit Guards 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 guidance has been published for police services on the use of spit guards for arrested persons. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 261190 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answer text <p>The use of spit and bite guards, as with any other use of restraint or force, is an operational policing matter. The Home Office does not, therefore, issue guidance on the use of the equipment.</p><p>However, the Home Secretary has been clear that being spat at is a totally unacceptable form of assault and police officers should have the equipment necessary to ensure they are protected as they perform their duties.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-13T11:52:01.513Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T11:52:01.513Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1130367
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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 Knives: Crime 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, how many recorded knife crime offences were disposed of with a conviction in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 261191 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
answer text <p>This information is not collated centrally.</p><p> </p><p>We cannot determine from the data we hold on prosecutions whether offences, such as assault and murder, involved a weapon. However, data on offenders who are convicted or cautioned for the possession of a knife or threatening with a knife can be found online at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/knife-possession-sentencing-quarterly" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/knife-possession-sentencing-quarterly</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-12T16:55:01.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T16:55:01.777Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1130368
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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 Police: 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 the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the opportunities for the police to seek financial redress when police officers are called to attend civil matters. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 261192 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answer text <p>The Government believes in local policing, accountable to local communities. Decisions on financial redress for police forces and police staff are a matter for individual police forces for which the Home Office do not hold information.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-13T11:48:15.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T11:48:15.473Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1130369
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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 Company Liquidations 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, how many companies have gone into liquidation in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 261193 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
answer text <p>The Insolvency Service publishes quarterly statistics containing the number of new company liquidations in England and Wales; Scotland; and Northern Ireland. This is broken down into compulsory liquidations and creditors’ voluntary liquidations. The most recent statistics, covering the period January to March 2019, were published on 30 April 2019 on gov.uk.</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 2019-06-12T14:22:26.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T14:22:26.857Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1130370
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Universities: Pay 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 Education, what steps he is taking to encourage pay restraint among university vice chancellors. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 261194 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
answer text <p>Universities are autonomous institutions and they are responsible for setting the pay of their staff, including vice-chancellors. However, students and taxpayers all contribute to our higher education system and rightly expect value for money. We want to see senior staff pay in universities that is fair and justifiable. The process for setting pay must be transparent.</p><p>The Office for Students (OfS) requires universities to publish full details in their financial statements of the total remuneration package of their vice chancellor, including bonuses, pension contributions, and other taxable benefits. Universities must also publish a justification for this remuneration package, and the pay multiple of the vice chancellor's remuneration compared with that of all other employees.</p><p>My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education’s February 2019 strategic guidance letter to the OfS reiterated that ‘high pay must be justified by high performance’. It further stated that ‘Where issues with senior staff pay lead to concerns over governance, the OfS should consider carrying out independent reviews of the adequacy and effectiveness of management and governance at providers and to require improvements, where necessary, to ensure that these arrangements are fit for purpose’.</p>
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-12T15:58:11.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T15:58:11.683Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1130374
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Babies: 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 and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued on the (a) use and (b) retention of information produced from Guthrie tests. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 261195 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
answer text <p>The Guthrie test was used for detecting phenylketonuria. However, as the newborn bloodspot screening programme screens for nine rare conditions, the heel prick test is performed using the newer technique of tandem mass spectrometry to detect conditions.</p><p>Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England have published the ‘NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening Programme Code of Practice for the retention and storage of residual newborn blood spots’. This code of practice was published in January 2018 and applies to all newborn blood spot samples. It sets out arrangements for the retention, storage, use and release of residual newborn blood spots and related information and communication requirements.</p><p>The retention guidance is currently under review and will be updated shortly.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-14T13:01:35.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:01:35.8Z
answering member
4455
label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter