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star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Commonwealth more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to promote trade within the Commonwealth. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 906383 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text This Government is committed to working to increase trade across the Commonwealth. Most recently, the Government has provided financial and public support to the new Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council so it can fully establish itself as the leading business representation and trade advocacy organisation in the Commonwealth. more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-12-02T15:17:44.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Drugs: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set targets and goals for speeding up the use of off-patent drugs outside their licensed indications, where evidence supports that use. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 214424 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>We have no plans to set such targets or goals.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Off-patent drugs are those whose patent period has expired and they are widely used in the National Health Service now. Drugs can also be prescribed ‘off-label’ outside of their licensed indication(s) to individual patients where doctors consider it is clinically appropriate to do so. Prescribing decisions are rightly a matter for clinicians in discussion with their patients.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are in the process of setting up a round-table discussion with key stakeholders, including NHS England and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to explore opportunities for supporting appropriate use of off-label drugs outside their licensed indications where the evidence supports this.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed George Freeman more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T17:35:43.843Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T17:35:43.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Non-domestic Rates more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many small firms and shops have benefited from reductions in business rates in (a) England and (b) Crawley constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 212013 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>We have introduced a £1 billion business rate support package for 2014-15 including:</p><p>– a 2% cap in the Retail Price Index increase in the small business rates multiplier;</p><p>– a retail discount of £1,000 for around 300,000 shops, pubs and restaurants with rateable values below £50,000;</p><p>– a 12 month extension of small business rate relief doubling, benefitting over half a million businesses;</p><p>– a 50 per cent discount for new occupants of long-term vacant shops, and;</p><p>– allowing ratepayers to pay bills over 12 instalments.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not collect data on a constituency basis, but the Crawley constituency lies entirely within the Crawley Borough Council boundary. Table 1 (attached) shows, where available, the estimated number of properties that will benefit from each of the reliefs introduced or extended in 2014-15 within Crawley Borough Council, as well as the amount of relief awarded. Table 2 (attached) provides the same data, but for England as a whole.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T17:34:35.8605363Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T17:34:35.8605363Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property file name 212013 Smith - Table 1 and 2.docx more like this
star this property title Table 1 and 2 - Business Rates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sri Lanka more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage the Sri Lankan government to cooperate with a UN investigation into alleged war crimes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 211041 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>We continue to urge the Sri Lankan government to co-operate fully with the UN Human Rights Council resolution of March 2014, which calls for an international investigation into alleged violations of international law on both sides of Sri Lanka’s recent conflict. Our High Commissioner to Sri Lanka has raised this point directly with members of the Sri Lankan government and in public statements. We also continue to call for the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, and the Commonwealth Secretary-General, to use their leverage to encourage Sri Lanka’s co-operation. <br><br>More recently, during the opening session of the UN Human Rights Council in September, our Ambassador to the UN also called upon the Sri Lankan government to co-operate with the investigation and ensure those co-operating with the investigation can do so without fear of intimidation or reprisal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T17:37:44.3407916Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:37:44.3407916Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Experiments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the longest period between inspection visits made to any UK establishment licensed under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (as amended 2012) currently is for establishments deemed by the Animals in Science Regulation Unit to be of (a) high, (b) medium and (c) low risk. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 206182 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-25more like thismore than 2014-07-25
star this property answer text <p>To identify the longest period between inspection visits made to any UK establishment licensed under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (as amended 2012) can only be established at disproportionate cost.<br><br>The Home Office Inspectorate follows a risk-based approach in deciding how often to visit an establishment. The risk assessment is specific to each establishment taking account of the factors as published in the 2012 Animals in Science Regulation annual report. Visiting frequency varies from at least once per year for a low risk establishment carrying out little or no research, through to some 40 times per year for large, high risk establishments.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Lewes more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Baker more like this
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less than 2014-07-25T17:02:39.2943884Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-25T17:02:39.2943884Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Baker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Help to Buy Scheme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the take-up of the Help to Buy has been in (a) England and (b) Crawley constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 212014 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to supporting people’s aspirations to own their own home.</p><p> </p><p>Statistics for Help to Buy sales by constituency are published for Help to Buy: Equity Loan, but not for Help to Buy: Mortgage Guarantee and Help to Buy: NewBuy. These, together with statistics on the number of Help to Buy sales at local authority and postcode level are published on the Open Data Communities portal for Help to Buy: Mortgage Guarantee and Help to Buy: Equity Loan. This is available on the following link: <a href="http://opendatacommunities.org/def/concept/folders/themes/housing-market" target="_blank">http://opendatacommunities.org/def/concept/folders/themes/housing-market</a></p><p> </p><p>Statistics on Help to Buy: NewBuy sales at local authority level are published on the Department’s website, available on the following link: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/help-to-buy-equity-loan-and-newbuy-statistics" target="_blank">http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/help-to-buy-equity-loan-and-newbuy-statistics</a></p><p> </p><p>The number of Help to Buy: Equity Loan sales in the Crawley constituency (to 30 September 2014) is 49. The table below breaks down the total Help to Buy: Mortgage Guarantee, Help to Buy: Equity Loan and Help to Buy: NewBuy sales in England and the Crawley local authority area:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>Mortgage Guarantee (to 30 June 2014)</p></td><td><p>Equity Loan (to 30 September 2014)</p></td><td><p>NewBuy (to 30 September 2014)</p></td><td><p><strong>TOTAL</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>15,091</p></td><td><p>33,911</p></td><td><p>5,518</p></td><td><p>54,520</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Crawley local authority</p></td><td><p>38</p></td><td><p>51</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>94</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br>Data at constituency level is only available for the Help to Buy: Equity Loan Scheme.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:14:18.0777548Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:14:18.0777548Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Argentina more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what information her Department holds on a proposed lending programme to Argentina from the World Bank. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 209517 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The World Bank Group has a Country Programme Strategy for Argentina which sets out planned areas for cooperation from 2015 to 2018. No new loan proposals for Argentina have been presented to the World Bank Board since 2012. We are keeping the situation under close review.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK does not currently support any new World Bank lending to the Government of Argentina.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2014-10-16T16:50:07.0580973Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-16T16:50:07.0580973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Breast Cancer more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to protect the future of local breast network groups should his Department's proposal for discontinuing the National Cancer Peer Review programme from 2015 go ahead. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 210723 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The National Cancer Peer Review (NCPR) programme is currently under review by NHS England and a number of options are being considered. The provision of site specific networks, such as those for breast cancer, is written into the national cancer peer review requirements, therefore the future of local breast network groups will be decided as part of the review of the NCPR programme. As yet however, no decision has been made.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 210989 more like this
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less than 2014-10-22T15:15:00.2054742Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-22T15:15:00.2054742Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Respiratory System: Diseases more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps (a) his Department and (b) NHS England plan to take to reduce premature mortality from respiratory disease. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 205718 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The NHS Outcomes Framework 2014-15 sets out the Department’s priority areas for the National Health Service and includes reducing deaths from respiratory disease as a key indicator. In addition to this, the Mandate sets out the requirements for NHS England to improve outcomes in a range of areas, including preventing premature deaths from the biggest killers (including respiratory) and supporting people with long term physical and mental health conditions.</p><p> </p><p><em>Living Well for Longer: National Support for Local Action to Reduce Premature Mortality</em>, launched in April, sets out what the health and care system will do to achieve the Government’s ambition to be amongst the best in Europe at reducing levels of premature mortality. It brings together in one place the national actions taken by the Department of Health and wider Government, NHS England and Public Health England, in prevention, early diagnosis and treatment, focusing on the five big killers, including lung disease, and shows how they will support local leadership and interventions.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has supported a number of initiatives to help improve outcomes for people with respiratory disease. In July 2011, it published an outcomes strategy for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma in England, which sets out six high-level objectives to improve outcomes in these areas through high quality prevention, detection, treatment and care services. The Department has also supported the publication of a good practice guides on services for adults with asthma, which was published in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published Quality Standards for COPD and for asthma setting out the markers of high-quality, cost-effective care and the implementation of these will also raise the standard of care people with these conditions receive.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has collaborated with the National Review of Asthma Deaths which is examined the circumstances surrounding deaths from asthma from 1 February 2012 to 30 January 2013 and reported on its findings in May of this year. Lessons learnt about the factors that contribute to asthma deaths will inform the NHS about what constitutes good care, and encourage the development of appropriate services for people with asthma.</p><p> </p><p>Public Health England recently ran a local pilot campaign in Oldham and Rochdale to raise awareness amongst the public about the importance of visiting their general practitioner with symptoms of breathlessness.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T14:13:24.5502566Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T14:13:24.5502566Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Courts: Autism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to support adults with autism who are involved with the courts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 203420 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice is committed to making reasonable adjustments to accommodate a court user's needs in line with its duty under the Equality Act 2010 and has a number of steps in place to facilitate this:</p><p> </p><p>HM Courts and Tribunals (HMCTS) provides support to users of the courts and tribunals who have disabilities (including those with autism) in a variety of ways. Staff are able to make reasonable adjustments for customers when coming to court, including for example, auxiliary aids or help with completing forms.</p><p> </p><p>In addition HMCTS are working closely with NHS England on the Liaison and Diversion Programme. This aims to identify individuals as early as possible after they come into contact with the police and criminal justice system. They who aim to make sure that individuals have had their health needs and vulnerabilities (including the autistic spectrum) identified and assessed at the earliest possible stage, so they are referred to the right services to receive the help and support they need.</p><p> </p><p>In the criminal jurisdiction the CPS or defence can apply for special measures for victims, witnesses and defendants with disabilities. The appropriateness and specific nature of these measures would be decided upon by the Judge.</p><p> </p><p>Similarly, in civil, family and tribunal jurisdictions, parties can apply to the Judge to ask for additional support, which could for example include the provision of intermediaries and appropriate adults.</p><p> </p><p>A new Code of Practice for Victims of Crime was launched on 10th December 2013. The Code provides enhanced entitlements for vulnerable victims such as those who have a significant impairment. Special measures could include the use of communication aids such as alphabet boards or other assistance to victims if they have to give evidence in court.</p><p> </p><p>Judges are aware of the special measures available for disabled people. Guidance on fair treatment and equality issues, including general information on disability issues, is available to the judiciary in the Equal Treatment Bench Book and it is for the judge to consider the individual elements of each case. Additionally, the Judicial College regularly reviews its training materials to ensure that awareness of diversity and equality is given appropriate priority.</p><p> </p><p>Finally, the Ministry of Justice are signatories to the recent refresh of the Adult Autism Strategy “Think Autism – Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives, the strategy for adults with autism in England: an update” published April 2014.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T16:42:22.1990964Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T16:42:22.1990964Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this