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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Stalking more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many people have been charged under the provisions of section 2a of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 since 25 November 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 211533 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the answer I gave to the Hon. Member for Dwyfor Meirionnydd on 23<sup>rd</sup> October 2014 (questions, 211141, 211143 and 211144). The previous answer included tables detailing the number of offences charged under Sections 4A(1)(a)(b)(i), Sections 4A(1)(a)(b)(ii) and 2A(1) of the 1997 Act broken down by each police force in England and Wales.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 211534 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T13:17:54.542166Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T13:17:54.542166Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
100491
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Stalking more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many people have been charged under the provisions of section 4a of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 since 25 November 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 211534 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the answer I gave to the Hon. Member for Dwyfor Meirionnydd on 23<sup>rd</sup> October 2014 (questions, 211141, 211143 and 211144). The previous answer included tables detailing the number of offences charged under Sections 4A(1)(a)(b)(i), Sections 4A(1)(a)(b)(ii) and 2A(1) of the 1997 Act broken down by each police force in England and Wales.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 211533 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T13:17:54.7648416Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T13:17:54.7648416Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
100290
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Stalking more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many employees of the Crown Prosecution Service have been trained on the law on stalking to date; and what further such training is planned. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 211538 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has developed two online e-Learning courses on all types of stalking. The “Cyber Crime: Cyber Stalking” course includes cyber stalking, non-cyber stalking and harassment. The “Stalking and Harassment” course (which was released in April 2014) deals specifically with stalking and harassment offences.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The CPS maintains a central record of the number of employees who have been trained on the law on stalking by way of the e-Learning courses. 1581 of its employees in post on 23 October 2014 have completed all elements of either of the e-Learning courses in the period between 1 November 2012 (the month when the Cyber Stalking e-Learning module was revised to include the new stalking offences) and 23 October 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In October 2014 the CPS issued follow-up, face-to-face training material on the Stalking and Harassment offences. It can be used flexibly at a local CPS level; accordingly, its delivery is not recorded on a central database.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Although there are no current plans for new training products to be launched, the CPS will continue to train its staff in this critical area of work.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T13:15:18.0854691Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T13:15:18.0854691Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
155515
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Harassment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many harassment cases were reported to the police in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 214310 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 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Rob Wilson more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T16:40:15.187Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T16:40:15.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Rob Wilson more like this
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star this property file name PQ 214310 ONS 400.pdf more like this
star this property title ONS Letter to Member - Harassment Cases more like this
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1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
454196
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cervical Cancer: Young People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many women have died from primary cervical cancer at the age of (a) 20, (b) 21, (c) 22, (d) 23, (e) 24 and (f) 25 in each year since 2003. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 27910 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-26more like thismore than 2016-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Rob Wilson more like this
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less than 2016-02-26T13:59:30.4Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-26T13:59:30.4Z
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1556
star this property label Biography information for Mr Rob Wilson more like this
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star this property file name PQ27910 .pdf more like this
star this property title UKSA Letter to Member - Cervical Cancer Deaths more like this
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1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
434037
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Thameslink Railway Line: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions Ministers have had with Govia Thameslink on improving the punctuality and reliability of that company's train service in the last six months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 18735 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 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
star this property answer text <p>I am chairing a monthly meeting involving Network Rail, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), Southeastern and Transport Focus to monitor and co-ordinate improvements in both performance and passenger experience in the South East. This work builds upon the Joint Improvement Plan that was developed in the Spring. This Group is absolutely committed to see improvement and, crucially, to make sure that rail customers see the benefits of these improvements.</p><p>GTR failed to meet their benchmark for cancellations set out in their Franchise Agreement and in the view of the Secretary of State they are also likely to exceed their delay minutes benchmark in the near future. In order to address their poor performance and hold them to account we issued them with a Remedial Plan Notice that requires them to set out the measures they will take to improve their performance. GTR have submitted their plan and once the measures are agreed by the Secretary of State they will become contractually binding through a Remedial Agreement. Officials regularly monitor GTR’s performance and this will include the delivery of the measures and performance improvements agreed through the Remedial Plan. Non-compliance may result in further enforcement action in line with the Franchise Agreement should the need arise.</p><p>Network Rail’s performance is regulated by the Office of Rail and Road, who have recently agreed a £4.1m package of improvements to be delivered by Network Rail on the Southern part of GTR franchise area in order to address performance issues.</p><br /> <br />
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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18742 more like this
18743 more like this
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less than 2015-12-10T16:07:22.867Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-10T16:07:22.867Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
434038
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Thameslink Railway Line: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains were cancelled on the Govia Thameslink rail line due to driver shortage in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 18736 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 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
star this property answer text <p>Figures for driver attributed cancellations the whole of the TSGN franchise in the last four periods are below. This data represents the first four periods since Southern Railway joined Govia Thameslink Railway at the end of July. This data does not differentiate between cancellations due to driver shortage and operational issues.</p><br /> <br /> <br /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>Rail Period 1605 26/7-22/8</p></td><td><p>Rail Period 1606 23/8-19/9</p></td><td><p>Rail Period 1607 20/9-17/10</p></td><td><p>Rail Period 1608 18/10-14/11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Full cancellations</p></td><td><p>1093</p></td><td><p>1331</p></td><td><p>723</p></td><td><p>706</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Part cancellations</p></td><td><p>458</p></td><td><p>410</p></td><td><p>406</p></td><td><p>411</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>1551</p></td><td><p>1741</p></td><td><p>1129</p></td><td><p>1117</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p>The Department does not hold information on cancellations due to sickness.</p><br />
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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18737 more like this
18738 more like this
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less than 2015-12-10T17:07:48.563Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-10T17:07:48.563Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
434039
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Thameslink Railway Line: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains were cancelled on the Govia Thameslink rail line due to driver shortage in the most recent four time periods for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 18737 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 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
star this property answer text <p>Figures for driver attributed cancellations the whole of the TSGN franchise in the last four periods are below. This data represents the first four periods since Southern Railway joined Govia Thameslink Railway at the end of July. This data does not differentiate between cancellations due to driver shortage and operational issues.</p><br /> <br /> <br /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>Rail Period 1605 26/7-22/8</p></td><td><p>Rail Period 1606 23/8-19/9</p></td><td><p>Rail Period 1607 20/9-17/10</p></td><td><p>Rail Period 1608 18/10-14/11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Full cancellations</p></td><td><p>1093</p></td><td><p>1331</p></td><td><p>723</p></td><td><p>706</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Part cancellations</p></td><td><p>458</p></td><td><p>410</p></td><td><p>406</p></td><td><p>411</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>1551</p></td><td><p>1741</p></td><td><p>1129</p></td><td><p>1117</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p>The Department does not hold information on cancellations due to sickness.</p><br />
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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18736 more like this
18738 more like this
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less than 2015-12-10T17:07:48.633Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-10T17:07:48.633Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
star this property tabling member
1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
434040
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Thameslink Railway Line: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains were cancelled on the Govia Thameslink rail line due to driver illness in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 18738 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 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
star this property answer text <p>Figures for driver attributed cancellations the whole of the TSGN franchise in the last four periods are below. This data represents the first four periods since Southern Railway joined Govia Thameslink Railway at the end of July. This data does not differentiate between cancellations due to driver shortage and operational issues.</p><br /> <br /> <br /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>Rail Period 1605 26/7-22/8</p></td><td><p>Rail Period 1606 23/8-19/9</p></td><td><p>Rail Period 1607 20/9-17/10</p></td><td><p>Rail Period 1608 18/10-14/11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Full cancellations</p></td><td><p>1093</p></td><td><p>1331</p></td><td><p>723</p></td><td><p>706</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Part cancellations</p></td><td><p>458</p></td><td><p>410</p></td><td><p>406</p></td><td><p>411</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>1551</p></td><td><p>1741</p></td><td><p>1129</p></td><td><p>1117</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p>The Department does not hold information on cancellations due to sickness.</p><br />
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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18736 more like this
18737 more like this
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less than 2015-12-10T17:07:48.697Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-10T17:07:48.697Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
434036
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Thameslink Railway Line: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains were cancelled on the Govia Thameslink rail line due to adverse weather conditions in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 18739 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 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The latest rail reporting period was 18th October to 14th November. There were 757 full and 1,623 part cancellations attributed to Network Rail causes. The causes include infrastructure failures, poor railhead conditions, external incidents (e.g. trespass and vandalism) and adverse weather related incidents. The Department does not hold disaggregated data that shows individual causes. The latest rail reporting period was 18th October to 14th November. There were 757 full and 1,623 part cancellations attributed to Network Rail causes. The causes include infrastructure failures, poor railhead conditions, external incidents (e.g. trespass and vandalism) and adverse weather related incidents. The Department does not hold disaggregated data that shows individual causes.</p><br /> <br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 18741 more like this
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less than 2015-12-10T17:11:30.363Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-10T17:11:30.363Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
434052
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star this property date less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Thameslink Railway Line: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains were cancelled on the Govia Thameslink rail line due to there being no trains available to operate services in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 18740 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
star this property answer text <p>In rail period 1608 (18 October – 14 November) there were 448 full and 403 part cancellations attributed to rolling stock fleet causes. These figures include cancellations made for service recovery reasons where the initial incident was caused by rolling stock failure.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2015-12-10T14:02:25.053Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-10T14:02:25.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
434055
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star this property date less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Thameslink Railway Line: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains were cancelled on the Govia Thameslink rail line due to problems with the line infrastructure in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 18741 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 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The latest rail reporting period was 18th October to 14th November. There were 757 full and 1,623 part cancellations attributed to Network Rail causes. The causes include infrastructure failures, poor railhead conditions, external incidents (e.g. trespass and vandalism) and adverse weather related incidents. The Department does not hold disaggregated data that shows individual causes. The latest rail reporting period was 18th October to 14th November. There were 757 full and 1,623 part cancellations attributed to Network Rail causes. The causes include infrastructure failures, poor railhead conditions, external incidents (e.g. trespass and vandalism) and adverse weather related incidents. The Department does not hold disaggregated data that shows individual causes.</p><br /> <br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 18739 more like this
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less than 2015-12-10T17:11:30.43Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-10T17:11:30.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
434057
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star this property date less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Thameslink Railway Line: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve reliability and punctuality of the Govia Thameslink rail line. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 18742 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 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
star this property answer text <p>I am chairing a monthly meeting involving Network Rail, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), Southeastern and Transport Focus to monitor and co-ordinate improvements in both performance and passenger experience in the South East. This work builds upon the Joint Improvement Plan that was developed in the Spring. This Group is absolutely committed to see improvement and, crucially, to make sure that rail customers see the benefits of these improvements.</p><p>GTR failed to meet their benchmark for cancellations set out in their Franchise Agreement and in the view of the Secretary of State they are also likely to exceed their delay minutes benchmark in the near future. In order to address their poor performance and hold them to account we issued them with a Remedial Plan Notice that requires them to set out the measures they will take to improve their performance. GTR have submitted their plan and once the measures are agreed by the Secretary of State they will become contractually binding through a Remedial Agreement. Officials regularly monitor GTR’s performance and this will include the delivery of the measures and performance improvements agreed through the Remedial Plan. Non-compliance may result in further enforcement action in line with the Franchise Agreement should the need arise.</p><p>Network Rail’s performance is regulated by the Office of Rail and Road, who have recently agreed a £4.1m package of improvements to be delivered by Network Rail on the Southern part of GTR franchise area in order to address performance issues.</p><br /> <br />
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
18735 more like this
18743 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-12-10T16:07:24.2Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-10T16:07:24.2Z
star this property answering member
3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
434058
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Thameslink Railway Line: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to require improvement of the punctuality and reliability of Govia Thameslink train services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 18743 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 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
star this property answer text <p>I am chairing a monthly meeting involving Network Rail, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), Southeastern and Transport Focus to monitor and co-ordinate improvements in both performance and passenger experience in the South East. This work builds upon the Joint Improvement Plan that was developed in the Spring. This Group is absolutely committed to see improvement and, crucially, to make sure that rail customers see the benefits of these improvements.</p><p>GTR failed to meet their benchmark for cancellations set out in their Franchise Agreement and in the view of the Secretary of State they are also likely to exceed their delay minutes benchmark in the near future. In order to address their poor performance and hold them to account we issued them with a Remedial Plan Notice that requires them to set out the measures they will take to improve their performance. GTR have submitted their plan and once the measures are agreed by the Secretary of State they will become contractually binding through a Remedial Agreement. Officials regularly monitor GTR’s performance and this will include the delivery of the measures and performance improvements agreed through the Remedial Plan. Non-compliance may result in further enforcement action in line with the Franchise Agreement should the need arise.</p><p>Network Rail’s performance is regulated by the Office of Rail and Road, who have recently agreed a £4.1m package of improvements to be delivered by Network Rail on the Southern part of GTR franchise area in order to address performance issues.</p><br /> <br />
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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18735 more like this
18742 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-12-10T16:07:25.433Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-10T16:07:25.433Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
star this property tabling member
1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
511463
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-12more like thismore than 2016-04-12
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Thameslink Railway Line more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of Govia Thameslink's ability to safely transport disabled passengers; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 33580 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 2016-04-19more like thismore than 2016-04-19
star this property answer text <p>We expect Govia Thameslink Railway to demonstrate its ability to carry all passengers safely through its safety management system. The Office of Rail and Road issues safety certificates for passenger operators in its capacity as safety regulator and carries out any enforcement necessary for safety issues.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2016-04-19T14:57:50.533Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-19T14:57:50.533Z
star this property answering member
3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
star this property tabling member
1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
511464
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-12more like thismore than 2016-04-12
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Thameslink Railway Line more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to make travel on the Thameslink line more accessible for disabled passengers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 33581 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 2016-04-19more like thismore than 2016-04-19
star this property answer text <p>On the Thameslink route, the new Thameslink trains currently being manufactured will enter service later this year. The full fleet will be in service by the end of 2018. The train specification was developed to meet the latest standards and is fully compliant with accessibility standards for heavy rail (the Persons of Reduced Mobility Technical Specification for Interoperability – PRM-TSI).</p><p> </p><p>To aid boarding and alighting, the Thameslink Programme is providing dedicated ramps at stations and on board the trains, in addition to raised platform areas at busy central London stations that will step free from street level to the new trains. The boarding positions will be clearly indicated for disabled users.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2016-04-19T15:02:33.127Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-19T15:02:33.127Z
star this property answering member
3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
star this property tabling member
1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
511467
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-12more like thismore than 2016-04-12
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Travel: Visual Impairment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve the travel experiences of blind and partially sighted people; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 33607 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-19more like thismore than 2016-04-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government plans to publish an accessibility action plan (AAP) to improve the travel experience of disabled people, including blind and partially sighted people. We are working with the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) to assess what information should go in this publication and how to update any other Departmental guidance to make it used and useful to visually impaired people and a wide audience. We plan for the AAP to be ready for wider consultation in the summer.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2016-04-19T15:07:08.543Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-19T15:07:08.543Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
64194
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Prostate Cancer more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Government has spent on prostate cancer research in each of the last five years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 202567 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The following figures provide an annualised estimate of Government funding for prostate cancer research, provided by the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Research Database 2009 to 2013.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2009</p><p>£</p></td><td><p>2010</p><p>£</p></td><td><p>2011</p><p>£</p></td><td><p>2012</p><p>£</p></td><td><p>2013</p><p>£</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Prostate Cancer</p></td><td><p>7,895,544</p></td><td><p>7,158,048</p></td><td><p>7,095,581</p></td><td><p>9,484,685</p></td><td><p>8,276,039</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These figures include only direct spend on prostate cancer research, or spend which directly supports prostate cancer research; it does not include fundamental research that could have implications for prostate cancer in the longer term.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-07-02T15:39:41.7759548Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-02T15:39:41.7759548Z
star this property answering member
3932
star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
star this property tabling member
1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
64195
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Prostate Cancer more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar 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 is taking to ensure the same standard of care across the country for those diagnosed with prostate cancer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 202568 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 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answer text <p>To help reduce regional variations, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is increasingly incorporating information from accreditation and peer review programmes into its assessments of National Health Service trusts' services, including the National Cancer Peer Review Programme. The CQC also intends to use data from the national clinical audit which is being developed for prostate cancer. In addition, national statistics on waiting times experienced by patients with suspected and diagnosed cancers continue to be collected, monitored and published in order to improve equity of access to cancer services and to contribute to an improvement in survival rates.</p><p> </p><p>The results of the latest national Cancer Patient Experience Survey (CPES) from 2013 show that, whilst variations between trusts still exist, the overall range of variation for many indicators has narrowed. For example, in 2010 the proportion of patients saying that they had been given the name of a Clinical Nurse Specialist ranged from 92% in the highest performing trust to 59% in the poorest performing trust (33 points); by 2013 this had reduced to 97% to 76% (21 points).</p><p> </p><p>NHS Improving Quality (NHS IQ) will be doing a suite of work across all surveys to understand what the barriers are to implementing change and to showcase best practice where real improvements can be demonstrated.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England is working with NHS IQ to develop better ways of using the CPES data within the NHS in order to maximise the impact of the survey, to be able to work with successful and struggling organisations to spread best practice for example.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-07-03T13:10:58.251394Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T13:10:58.251394Z
star this property answering member
3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
star this property tabling member
1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
64196
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Prostate Cancer more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 include prostate cancer in the next Be Clear on Cancer awareness campaign; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 202569 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 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Be Clear on Cancercampaigns are tested at a local and regional level, before a decision is taken on whether to run them nationally throughout England.</p><p> </p><p>Public Health England is actively considering potential local pilot activity specifically targeting prostate cancer within Black African-Caribbean men, due to their significantly increased risk of developing prostate cancer.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-07-03T13:12:42.2418828Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T13:12:42.2418828Z
star this property answering member
3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
star this property tabling member
1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
105973
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will publish a central register of complaints about the providers of poor-quality social care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 212937 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 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>Each local authority is responsible for the quality of social care services it commissions. There is no national register or oversight of complaints in social care. However, local authorities are required, pursuant to the Local Authority Social Services and National Health Service (England) Regulations 2009, to keep a record of each complaint received, the subject matter and outcome and timescales for responding.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>They are also obliged to make a summary of this information available to the public via an annual report. The Government believes that we should be committed to ensuring the system for resolving complaints about care is compassionate, personal, responsive, timely and ensures lessons are learned.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department established a national complaints programme board in December 2013. A comprehensive programme has been developed with national partners, including the Care Quality Commission (CQC), NHS England, Healthwatch England, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, the Local Government Ombudsman, the Local Government Association, Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Association, to bring about important changes to the way complainants are supported and complaints are handled across the health and social care systems.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are informed by the CQC that it is committed to strengthening its approach to assessing complaints and concerns during inspections. During an inspection, CQC inspectors will use key lines of enquiry to ascertain the standard of care. A mandatory key line of enquiry used during inspections of adult social care is whether the service routinely listens and learns from people’s experiences, concerns and complaints.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Under the Care Act, local authorities will have a new market shaping duty, meaning that they should work with local people and communities and engage with their local care providers to facilitate a diverse supply of high quality services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Care Act reforms should increase transparency and support more effective competition in local care markets. This will help providers of high quality care to attract more people, and to grow and diversify their share in the market.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have just issued statutory guidance to local authorities about their new market shaping duties. Together with Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and the Local Government Association, we are developing a series of commissioning standards to improve local authority commissioning practices and encourage more flexibility, allowing providers to engage with them in new ways. We are keen to move commissioning from a “time and task” based to an outcomes-driven activity.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
212938 more like this
212939 more like this
212941 more like this
212944 more like this
212945 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-10T16:42:56.7467337Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T16:42:56.7467337Z
star this property answering member
1439
star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
star this property tabling member
1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
105974
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 his Department takes to ensure that local authorities are aware of their obligations to investigate complaints about poor-quality social care; and what assistance the Government provides to help them meet those obligations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 212938 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 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>Each local authority is responsible for the quality of social care services it commissions. There is no national register or oversight of complaints in social care. However, local authorities are required, pursuant to the Local Authority Social Services and National Health Service (England) Regulations 2009, to keep a record of each complaint received, the subject matter and outcome and timescales for responding.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>They are also obliged to make a summary of this information available to the public via an annual report. The Government believes that we should be committed to ensuring the system for resolving complaints about care is compassionate, personal, responsive, timely and ensures lessons are learned.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department established a national complaints programme board in December 2013. A comprehensive programme has been developed with national partners, including the Care Quality Commission (CQC), NHS England, Healthwatch England, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, the Local Government Ombudsman, the Local Government Association, Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Association, to bring about important changes to the way complainants are supported and complaints are handled across the health and social care systems.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are informed by the CQC that it is committed to strengthening its approach to assessing complaints and concerns during inspections. During an inspection, CQC inspectors will use key lines of enquiry to ascertain the standard of care. A mandatory key line of enquiry used during inspections of adult social care is whether the service routinely listens and learns from people’s experiences, concerns and complaints.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Under the Care Act, local authorities will have a new market shaping duty, meaning that they should work with local people and communities and engage with their local care providers to facilitate a diverse supply of high quality services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Care Act reforms should increase transparency and support more effective competition in local care markets. This will help providers of high quality care to attract more people, and to grow and diversify their share in the market.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have just issued statutory guidance to local authorities about their new market shaping duties. Together with Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and the Local Government Association, we are developing a series of commissioning standards to improve local authority commissioning practices and encourage more flexibility, allowing providers to engage with them in new ways. We are keen to move commissioning from a “time and task” based to an outcomes-driven activity.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
212937 more like this
212939 more like this
212941 more like this
212944 more like this
212945 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-10T16:42:56.6359808Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T16:42:56.6359808Z
star this property answering member
1439
star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
star this property tabling member
1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
105970
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assistance the Government provides to local authorities seeking to investigate failures in the provision of social care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Nadine Dorries remove filter
star this property uin 212939 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>Each local authority is responsible for the quality of social care services it commissions. There is no national register or oversight of complaints in social care. However, local authorities are required, pursuant to the Local Authority Social Services and National Health Service (England) Regulations 2009, to keep a record of each complaint received, the subject matter and outcome and timescales for responding.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>They are also obliged to make a summary of this information available to the public via an annual report. The Government believes that we should be committed to ensuring the system for resolving complaints about care is compassionate, personal, responsive, timely and ensures lessons are learned.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department established a national complaints programme board in December 2013. A comprehensive programme has been developed with national partners, including the Care Quality Commission (CQC), NHS England, Healthwatch England, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, the Local Government Ombudsman, the Local Government Association, Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Association, to bring about important changes to the way complainants are supported and complaints are handled across the health and social care systems.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are informed by the CQC that it is committed to strengthening its approach to assessing complaints and concerns during inspections. During an inspection, CQC inspectors will use key lines of enquiry to ascertain the standard of care. A mandatory key line of enquiry used during inspections of adult social care is whether the service routinely listens and learns from people’s experiences, concerns and complaints.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Under the Care Act, local authorities will have a new market shaping duty, meaning that they should work with local people and communities and engage with their local care providers to facilitate a diverse supply of high quality services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Care Act reforms should increase transparency and support more effective competition in local care markets. This will help providers of high quality care to attract more people, and to grow and diversify their share in the market.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have just issued statutory guidance to local authorities about their new market shaping duties. Together with Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and the Local Government Association, we are developing a series of commissioning standards to improve local authority commissioning practices and encourage more flexibility, allowing providers to engage with them in new ways. We are keen to move commissioning from a “time and task” based to an outcomes-driven activity.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
212937 more like this
212938 more like this
212941 more like this
212944 more like this
212945 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-10T16:42:56.843947Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T16:42:56.843947Z
star this property answering member
1439
star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
star this property tabling member
1481
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
105969
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services 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, if his Department will take steps to ensure that (a) care agencies, (b) managers and (c) individuals who have been found to be involved in the provision of sub-standard care provision are prevented from working in that industry in any local authority area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>All care agencies must register with and be inspected and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), as regulator of health and adult social care services. The CQC regulates care providers against a set of registration requirements in relation to safety and quality of services. Should the CQC find a care provider is not complying with regulatory requirements, it has a range of enforcement powers which it can employ, up to and including cancelling its registration to operate.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department worked closely with the Home Office to set up the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The role of the DBS is to help employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups of people. The DBS provides a system of criminal records checking and barring functions, to prevent unsuitable people from being able to work with vulnerable groups in regulated work in care and health settings.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This year, the DBS has been running a programme of free events targeted at those who have a responsibility for removing individuals from posts in regulated activity where harm has occurred. The events emphasise the responsibilities of employers to make referrals for barring and explain the DBS barring and decision making processes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department has reinforced this message in the safeguarding guidance issued recently under the Care Act. The guidance is very clear that safe employment practices, including the duties to refer people who have caused harm, to the DBS, are a key part of effective safeguarding policies and practice in the care sector.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In order to make sure that people are held to account for the quality of care they provide, we are introducing measures to ensure that company directors who consent or turn a blind eye to poor care will be liable for prosecution. In the future, they and provider organisations could face unlimited fines if found guilty.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>To ensure that social care providers and services employ and are run by people with the right values and skills, we are introducing a ‘fit and proper person’ test for Directors. Where the CQC considers a Director not to be fit to run a provider organisation, it will be able to insist on his or her removal.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T16:37:00.0100979Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T16:37:00.0100979Z
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star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to work with local councils to improve their recording and reporting of complaints against providers of social care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>Each local authority is responsible for the quality of social care services it commissions. There is no national register or oversight of complaints in social care. However, local authorities are required, pursuant to the Local Authority Social Services and National Health Service (England) Regulations 2009, to keep a record of each complaint received, the subject matter and outcome and timescales for responding.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>They are also obliged to make a summary of this information available to the public via an annual report. The Government believes that we should be committed to ensuring the system for resolving complaints about care is compassionate, personal, responsive, timely and ensures lessons are learned.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department established a national complaints programme board in December 2013. A comprehensive programme has been developed with national partners, including the Care Quality Commission (CQC), NHS England, Healthwatch England, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, the Local Government Ombudsman, the Local Government Association, Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Association, to bring about important changes to the way complainants are supported and complaints are handled across the health and social care systems.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are informed by the CQC that it is committed to strengthening its approach to assessing complaints and concerns during inspections. During an inspection, CQC inspectors will use key lines of enquiry to ascertain the standard of care. A mandatory key line of enquiry used during inspections of adult social care is whether the service routinely listens and learns from people’s experiences, concerns and complaints.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Under the Care Act, local authorities will have a new market shaping duty, meaning that they should work with local people and communities and engage with their local care providers to facilitate a diverse supply of high quality services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Care Act reforms should increase transparency and support more effective competition in local care markets. This will help providers of high quality care to attract more people, and to grow and diversify their share in the market.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have just issued statutory guidance to local authorities about their new market shaping duties. Together with Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and the Local Government Association, we are developing a series of commissioning standards to improve local authority commissioning practices and encourage more flexibility, allowing providers to engage with them in new ways. We are keen to move commissioning from a “time and task” based to an outcomes-driven activity.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T16:42:56.9533878Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T16:42:56.9533878Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb