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1689972
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-19more like thismore than 2024-02-19
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Public Finance: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his planned timetable is for the Northern Ireland Assembly to bring forward revenue raising proposals. more like this
tabling member constituency East Antrim more like this
tabling member printed
Sammy Wilson more like this
uin 14522 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-21more like thismore than 2024-02-21
answer text <p>The UK Government remains determined to support the Executive to unlock the opportunities that the financial package presents.</p><p> </p><p>To help stabilise the Executive’s financial position, the UK Government has agreed to pause its debt repayments from 2022-23 and 2023-24 of up to £559 million and will no longer require these funds to be repaid, subject to the Executive publishing a plan by May 2024 which outlines how it will deliver sustainable public finances and services and demonstrating implementation of that plan by May 2025.</p><p> </p><p>This sustainability plan must include the delivery of a balanced budget for 2024-25 by raising a minimum of £113 million through locally generated income. It will be for the Executive to determine if it will consider a different course of action to deliver the public services that Northern Ireland needs as part of its sustainability plan.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-21T15:50:16.76Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-21T15:50:16.76Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
1593
label Biography information for Sammy Wilson more like this
1690052
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-19more like thismore than 2024-02-19
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading NHS Learning Support Fund: Pharmacy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason Master of Pharmacy courses are not included in the NHS Learning Support Fund. more like this
tabling member constituency Edmonton more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Osamor more like this
uin 14652 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-21more like thismore than 2024-02-21
answer text <p>The Learning Support Fund (LSF) is available broadly to those courses which were eligible for the NHS Bursary prior to the 2017 reforms, and therefore, subjects such as pharmacy are outside of the scope of the LSF arrangements. There are no immediate plans to make changes to the LSF scheme design.</p><p>The Government keeps the funding arrangements for all healthcare students under close review. At all times the Government must strike a balance between the level of support students receive, and the need to make best use of public funds to deliver value for money.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Pendle more like this
answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
grouped question UIN 14653 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-21T16:12:19.913Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-21T16:12:19.913Z
answering member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
tabling member
4515
label Biography information for Kate Osamor more like this
1690053
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-19more like thismore than 2024-02-19
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading NHS Learning Support Fund: Pharmacy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will include Masters of Pharmacy courses in the NHS Learning Support Fund. more like this
tabling member constituency Edmonton more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Osamor more like this
uin 14653 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-21more like thismore than 2024-02-21
answer text <p>The Learning Support Fund (LSF) is available broadly to those courses which were eligible for the NHS Bursary prior to the 2017 reforms, and therefore, subjects such as pharmacy are outside of the scope of the LSF arrangements. There are no immediate plans to make changes to the LSF scheme design.</p><p>The Government keeps the funding arrangements for all healthcare students under close review. At all times the Government must strike a balance between the level of support students receive, and the need to make best use of public funds to deliver value for money.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Pendle more like this
answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
grouped question UIN 14652 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-21T16:12:19.96Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-21T16:12:19.96Z
answering member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
tabling member
4515
label Biography information for Kate Osamor more like this
1688955
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-16more like thismore than 2024-02-16
answering body
Department for Business and Trade more like this
answering dept id 214 more like this
answering dept short name Business and Trade more like this
answering dept sort name Business and Trade more like this
hansard heading Business: Sovereign Wealth Funds more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make it her policy to monitor firms with financial ties to sovereign wealth funds originating from countries that do not have transparent and democratic systems to ensure the (a) effective allocation, (b) efficient implementation and (c) transparent reporting of committed funds. more like this
tabling member constituency Swansea West more like this
tabling member printed
Geraint Davies more like this
uin 13856 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-21more like thismore than 2024-02-21
answer text <p>The UK is an open economy and we welcome global investment. UK firms that have financial ties to Sovereign Wealth Funds already have to abide by the UK's regulatory regimes for corporate practice, including the Companies Act, 2006.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
answering member printed Kevin Hollinrake more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-21T17:21:44.693Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-21T17:21:44.693Z
answering member
4474
label Biography information for Kevin Hollinrake more like this
tabling member
155
label Biography information for Geraint Davies more like this
1688960
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-16more like thismore than 2024-02-16
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment Schemes: Young People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's spend on the youth offer was in the last financial year. more like this
tabling member constituency Leicester West more like this
tabling member printed
Liz Kendall more like this
uin 14029 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-21more like thismore than 2024-02-21
answer text <p>The Department of Work and Pensions Youth Offer provides individually tailored work coach support to young people aged 16 to 24 who are claiming Universal Credit. This support includes the Youth Employment Programme, Youth Employability Coaches for young people with additional barriers to finding work, and Youth Hubs across Great Britain.</p><p>Previously, the Youth Offer was only available for those searching for work. As of the 25 September 2023, this been expanded to include to include additional young people on Universal Credit not currently searching for work, including young parents and carers.</p><p>The information regarding the Department’s total spend on the Youth Offer is not collated centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p>The information regarding the Department’s spend on grants to support the opening and operation of Youth Hubs in each financial year since they were launched is not held.</p><p>The indicative Youth Hub Work Coach costs for the previous three financial years are:</p><p>2020/2021 - £1.1m</p><p>2021/2022 - £5.4m</p><p>2022/2023 - £4.8m</p><p><br> NB:</p><ul><li>This excludes estates, digital, support and other operations costs.</li><li>This data is derived from DWP's Activity Based Model (ABM) and/or Departmental Activity Based Model (DABM) and is unpublished management information which was collected for internal Departmental use only. It has not been quality assured to National Statistics or Official Statistics publication standards.</li><li>The data is frequently revised and changes to definitions / benefits / DWP structure effect comparisons over time. It should therefore be treated with caution and must be seen as an indication of cost, rather than the actual cost.</li><li>Youth Employability Coaches and other Jobcentre staff may also work from Youth Hubs which is not reflected in this data.</li></ul><p> </p>
answering member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-21T17:11:10.81Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-21T17:11:10.81Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
4026
label Biography information for Liz Kendall more like this
1688961
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-16more like thismore than 2024-02-16
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Entry Clearances: Sudan more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people from Sudan applying for entry clearance to the UK have requested that (a) the biometric enrolment process be excused and (b) the application be predetermined since April 2023. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Stephen Timms more like this
uin 13857 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-21more like thismore than 2024-02-21
answer text <p>The Home Office does not routinely publish data on the number of applications that are excused from the biometric enrolment process and those that are pre-determined due to applicants undertaking unsafe journeys.</p><p> </p><p>Biometrics, in the form of fingerprints and facial images, underpin the current UK immigration system to support identity assurance and suitability checks on foreign nationals who are subject to immigration control. They enable comprehensive checks to be made against immigration and criminality records to identify those who pose a threat to our national security, public safety, immigration controls, or are likely to breach our laws if they are allowed to come to the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The threshold in the unsafe journeys guidance for excusing the requirement to attend a visa application centre is deliberately set at a high-level because of the need to protect the integrity of the UK border. If we do not know about a person's identity we are less able to assess the risks they may pose to the public. This is why we would only excuse applicants from being required to attend a visa application centre to enrol their biometrics in circumstances that are so compelling as to be exceptional.</p>
answering member constituency Corby more like this
answering member printed Tom Pursglove more like this
grouped question UIN 13858 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-21T17:52:45.84Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-21T17:52:45.84Z
answering member
4369
label Biography information for Tom Pursglove more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Sir Stephen Timms more like this
1688962
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-16more like thismore than 2024-02-16
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Entry Clearances: Sudan more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and in what proportion of cases he has (a) excused the biometric enrolment process and (b) predetermined the application for people applying for entry clearance to the UK from Sudan since April 2003. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Stephen Timms more like this
uin 13858 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-21more like thismore than 2024-02-21
answer text <p>The Home Office does not routinely publish data on the number of applications that are excused from the biometric enrolment process and those that are pre-determined due to applicants undertaking unsafe journeys.</p><p> </p><p>Biometrics, in the form of fingerprints and facial images, underpin the current UK immigration system to support identity assurance and suitability checks on foreign nationals who are subject to immigration control. They enable comprehensive checks to be made against immigration and criminality records to identify those who pose a threat to our national security, public safety, immigration controls, or are likely to breach our laws if they are allowed to come to the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The threshold in the unsafe journeys guidance for excusing the requirement to attend a visa application centre is deliberately set at a high-level because of the need to protect the integrity of the UK border. If we do not know about a person's identity we are less able to assess the risks they may pose to the public. This is why we would only excuse applicants from being required to attend a visa application centre to enrol their biometrics in circumstances that are so compelling as to be exceptional.</p>
answering member constituency Corby more like this
answering member printed Tom Pursglove more like this
grouped question UIN 13857 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-21T17:52:45.933Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-21T17:52:45.933Z
answering member
4369
label Biography information for Tom Pursglove more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Sir Stephen Timms more like this
1688963
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-16more like thismore than 2024-02-16
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Blood Diseases: Medical Treatments more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions she has had with (a) NICE and (b) NHS England on encouraging the adoption of new treatments for (i) sickle cell disease and (ii) beta-thalassaemia. more like this
tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
tabling member printed
Sir George Howarth more like this
uin 13899 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-21more like thismore than 2024-02-21
answer text <p>The Department regularly discusses a range of issues with colleagues in NHS England and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), related to patient access to new treatments.</p><p> </p><p>The NICE appraises all new licensed medicines, and its recommendations are developed independently in line with its established methods and processes, on the basis of an assessment of the available evidence, and through extensive engagement with stakeholders. NHS England is legally required to fund treatments recommended in NICE technology appraisal guidance.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Pendle more like this
answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-21T16:13:28.647Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-21T16:13:28.647Z
answering member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
tabling member
481
label Biography information for Sir George Howarth more like this
1688964
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-16more like thismore than 2024-02-16
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: Medical Treatments more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions she has had with NICE on developing its methodologies to ensure future access to (a) innovative one-time treatments and (b) cell and genetic therapies. more like this
tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
tabling member printed
Sir George Howarth more like this
uin 13900 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-21more like thismore than 2024-02-21
answer text <p>Department officials regularly discuss a range of issues with colleagues in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and HM Treasury. The NICE is responsible for the methods and processes it uses to develop its recommendations, and concluded a comprehensive review of the methods and processes it uses for health technology evaluation, in January 2022. The NICE carried out the review through extensive engagement with stakeholders, including officials within the Department. The NICE introduced a number of changes that make its methods fairer, faster, more consistent, and appropriate to the evaluation of emerging new technologies, such as cell and gene therapies.</p><p>The NICE is monitoring the impact of the changes following the methods review and has committed to considering modular updates to its methods and processes in the future, including a planned update focussed on health inequalities in 2024. The NICE has been able to recommend several advanced therapeutic medicinal products, including one-off gene therapies, for National Health Service funding that are now available to NHS patients in line with NICE’s recommendations.</p>
answering member constituency Pendle more like this
answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
grouped question UIN
13901 more like this
13902 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-21T16:08:58.61Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-21T16:08:58.61Z
answering member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
tabling member
481
label Biography information for Sir George Howarth more like this
1688965
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-16more like thismore than 2024-02-16
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: Medical Treatments more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions she has had with the (a) National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and (b) Chancellor of the Exchequer on the application of NICE's evaluation methods to support value assessment for one-off curative treatments for which health gains are accrued over time. more like this
tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
tabling member printed
Sir George Howarth more like this
uin 13901 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-21more like thismore than 2024-02-21
answer text <p>Department officials regularly discuss a range of issues with colleagues in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and HM Treasury. The NICE is responsible for the methods and processes it uses to develop its recommendations, and concluded a comprehensive review of the methods and processes it uses for health technology evaluation, in January 2022. The NICE carried out the review through extensive engagement with stakeholders, including officials within the Department. The NICE introduced a number of changes that make its methods fairer, faster, more consistent, and appropriate to the evaluation of emerging new technologies, such as cell and gene therapies.</p><p>The NICE is monitoring the impact of the changes following the methods review and has committed to considering modular updates to its methods and processes in the future, including a planned update focussed on health inequalities in 2024. The NICE has been able to recommend several advanced therapeutic medicinal products, including one-off gene therapies, for National Health Service funding that are now available to NHS patients in line with NICE’s recommendations.</p>
answering member constituency Pendle more like this
answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
grouped question UIN
13900 more like this
13902 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-21T16:08:58.67Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-21T16:08:58.67Z
answering member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
tabling member
481
label Biography information for Sir George Howarth more like this