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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
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 Refugees: Families 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, with reference to his Oral contribution of 25 October 2015 on Immigration: DNA Tests, Official Report, column 467. whether he plans to reinstate funding for DNA tests in refugee family reunion applications. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire remove filter
uin 184999 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answer text <p>Those applying for refugee family reunion are not required to provide DNA evidence to prove their family relationship and can rely on other evidence to support their application. However, if they wish to do so, they can voluntarily provide DNA evidence at their own expense and this will be considered alongside all other supporting evidence provided.</p><p>Our guidance on considering family reunion applications highlights the challenges that applicants may face in obtaining documents to support their application and makes clear the types of evidence that can be provided. This is available on Gov.UK at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/family-reunion-instruction" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/family-reunion-instruction</a>.</p><p>We have no current plans to change the policy, but we will keep our approach to DNA evidence in refugee family reunion cases under review.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-06T16:15:24.813Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T16:15:24.813Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
983342
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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 Passports more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he undertook an impact assessment of his decision not to carry over excess validity from previous passports; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire remove filter
uin 176381 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
answer text <p>If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, passport holders would be considered third country nationals and would need to comply with different rules for travel in the Schengen Travel Area. These rules stipulate that passports over ten years old cannot be used for travel within the Area.</p><p>Some British passports are valid for more than ten years due to the carryover of validity from a previous passport. The UK was the last country in the world to carryover validity. International guidelines recommend that an adult passport should be valid for a maximum of ten years, and a child passport for a maximum of five years. In light of this, the impact of continuing to carryover validity was considered for all passport holders and was subsequently stopped on 10 September.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-10-16T14:45:04.07Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T14:45:04.07Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
983255
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Estate Agents: Fees and Charges more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a legal requirement for property companies to provide (a) a breakdown of monies requested from companies operating from their properties, and (b) receipts for expenditure. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire remove filter
uin 176380 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
answer text <p>The Government has no current plans to do so.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-10-16T16:25:36.977Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T16:25:36.977Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
983250
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Energy: Housing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many homes in the UK are in Energy Performance Band D or higher. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire remove filter
uin 176378 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-10-17more like thismore than 2018-10-17
answer text <p>Latest figures for the number of homes (thousands) in Energy Performance Band D or higher and Band E or lower for England and the Devolved Nations.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>England <em>(2016)</em></p></td><td><p>Scotland <em>(2016)</em></p></td><td><p>Northern Ireland <em>(2016)</em></p></td><td><p>Wales <em>(2008)</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band D or higher (thousands)</p></td><td><p>18,290</p></td><td><p>2,031</p></td><td><p>643</p></td><td><p>558</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band E or lower (thousands)</p></td><td><p>4,707</p></td><td><p>422</p></td><td><p>99</p></td><td><p>711</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total number of homes (thousands)</p></td><td><p>22,996</p></td><td><p>2,452</p></td><td><p>742</p></td><td><p>1,268</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p>Figures may not sum to totals due to rounding</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Please note, these figures should not be summed to give a UK total, or compared between nations due to the following differences:</p><p>(1) The latest data available for Wales is from 2008, 2016 data will be published in November 2018.</p><p>(2) Figures for Wales relate to number of dwellings (which includes vacant properties) whereas figures for England, Scotland and Northern Ireland relate to number of households (excluding vacant properties).</p><p>(3) Each nation uses a different methodology for calculating Energy Performance. The main difference being Welsh figures are based on SAP 2005, whereas figures for England, Scotland and Northern Ireland are based on SAP 2012.</p><p> </p><p>Data sources</p><p>MHCLG. (2016). English Housing Survey.</p><p>Scottish Government. (2016). Scottish House Condition Survey.</p><p>Housing Executive. (2016). Northern Ireland House Condition Survey.</p><p>Welsh Government. (2008). Living in Wales Survey.</p>
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
grouped question UIN 176377 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-10-17T15:38:35.957Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-17T15:38:35.957Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
983249
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Energy: Housing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many homes in the UK are in Energy Performance Band E or lower. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire remove filter
uin 176377 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-10-17more like thismore than 2018-10-17
answer text <p>Latest figures for the number of homes (thousands) in Energy Performance Band D or higher and Band E or lower for England and the Devolved Nations.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>England <em>(2016)</em></p></td><td><p>Scotland <em>(2016)</em></p></td><td><p>Northern Ireland <em>(2016)</em></p></td><td><p>Wales <em>(2008)</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band D or higher (thousands)</p></td><td><p>18,290</p></td><td><p>2,031</p></td><td><p>643</p></td><td><p>558</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band E or lower (thousands)</p></td><td><p>4,707</p></td><td><p>422</p></td><td><p>99</p></td><td><p>711</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total number of homes (thousands)</p></td><td><p>22,996</p></td><td><p>2,452</p></td><td><p>742</p></td><td><p>1,268</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p>Figures may not sum to totals due to rounding</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Please note, these figures should not be summed to give a UK total, or compared between nations due to the following differences:</p><p>(1) The latest data available for Wales is from 2008, 2016 data will be published in November 2018.</p><p>(2) Figures for Wales relate to number of dwellings (which includes vacant properties) whereas figures for England, Scotland and Northern Ireland relate to number of households (excluding vacant properties).</p><p>(3) Each nation uses a different methodology for calculating Energy Performance. The main difference being Welsh figures are based on SAP 2005, whereas figures for England, Scotland and Northern Ireland are based on SAP 2012.</p><p> </p><p>Data sources</p><p>MHCLG. (2016). English Housing Survey.</p><p>Scottish Government. (2016). Scottish House Condition Survey.</p><p>Housing Executive. (2016). Northern Ireland House Condition Survey.</p><p>Welsh Government. (2008). Living in Wales Survey.</p>
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
grouped question UIN 176378 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-10-17T15:38:35.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-17T15:38:35.893Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
983153
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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 Children: Maintenance 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 information her Department holds on the level of successful collections of child maintenance for (a) employed payees and (b) self employed payees. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire remove filter
uin 176376 more like this
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is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
answer text <p>The Child Maintenance Service includes two service types: ‘Direct Pay’ where payments are arranged and agreed between parents, and ‘Collect &amp; Pay’ where payments are collected and paid to the receiving parent by Child Maintenance Service.</p><p>The Department does not record data for direct pay compliance. If the paying parent <ins class="ministerial">does not</ins><del class="ministerial">don't</del> pay they can be moved onto the Collect and Pay at the discretion of the child maintenance service. The department does hold data on the compliance of Collect and Pay arrangements. Please refer to Table 7 of the Child Maintenance Service Statistics.</p><p> </p><p>Data on compliance is recorded separately to data on employment status<ins class="ministerial"> and cannot be easily linked. The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost</ins>.<del class="ministerial"> Although the department does hold some of the data to answer your question we estimate the cost of complying with your request would exceed the appropriate limit for central government, set by regulation at £600.This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 3 and half working days in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting it. We believe it would take longer than 3 and half days to match the compliance of a paying parent with their employment status. As a result, under section 12 of the Freedom of information Act the department is not therefore obliged to comply with your request and we will not be processing it further.</del></p><p> </p><p>The Child Maintenance Service Statistics <del class="ministerial">which shows overall compliance</del> <ins class="ministerial">ca</ins>n be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-maintenance-service-august-2013-to-june-2018-experimental" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-maintenance-service-august-2013-to-june-2018-experimental</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-10-16T16:11:07.147Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T16:11:07.147Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2018-11-12T12:22:59.533Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T12:22:59.533Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
previous answer version
78842
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
982465
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Estate Agents: Fees and Charges more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to require property management companies to provide tenants with a detailed breakdown of service fees when in advance of increasing fees. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire remove filter
uin 176375 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
answer text <p>We believe very strongly that service charges should be transparent, communicated effectively and that there should be a clear route to challenge or redress if things go wrong.</p><p>That is why on 12 October, we announced a property agent working group to consider options to raise standards across the property agent sector, including looking at how fees such as service charges should be presented to consumers and to explore the best means to challenge fees which are unjustified. The working group will be chaired by Lord Best, along with experts from across the property sector and will report back to Government in summer 2019.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-10-16T14:57:10.007Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T14:57:10.007Z
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
964855
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-09-03more like thismore than 2018-09-03
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 Haematological Cancer: Medical Records 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 recent steps have been taken by his Department to ensure accurate and complete collection of cancer registry data for (a) lymphoma and (b) other haematological cancers. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire remove filter
uin 169478 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
answer text <p>The National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) is part of Public Health England, and collects information on all people diagnosed with cancer in England. This includes all lymphomas and haematological cancers. NCRAS has a comprehensive system of data feedback to hospitals, enabling them to review the data they have submitted and make any corrections. This system is supported by a dedicated Data Liaison team, who visit hospital staff and work with clinical systems providers to help maintain high quality data submissions, while minimising burden on the system.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-09-11T14:38:18.887Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-11T14:38:18.887Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
964854
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-09-03more like thismore than 2018-09-03
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 Haematological Cancer: Diagnosis 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 assessment he has made of the findings of the recent National Cancer Diagnosis Audit with respect to improving the time taken to diagnose (a) lymphoma and (b) other haematological cancers. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire remove filter
uin 169477 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
answer text <p>The National Cancer Diagnosis Audit (NCDA) provides useful insight into the process of diagnosis of cancer. This report has been shared with the relevant NHS England Clinical Reference Groups (CRG) and will influence the work of the CRGs in improving clinical pathways and services.</p><p>No specific assessment has been made of the NCDA in relation to time taken to diagnose lymphoma and other haematological cancers or with respect to improving the process for diagnosing cancer in children and young people. However, it will be helpful in informing the current work on revising service specifications for children and young people.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
grouped question UIN 169476 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-09-11T14:17:10.23Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-11T14:17:10.23Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
964853
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-09-03more like thismore than 2018-09-03
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 Cancer: Diagnosis 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 assessment he has made of the findings of the recent National Cancer Diagnosis Audit with respect to improving the process for diagnosing cancer in children and young people. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire remove filter
uin 169476 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
answer text <p>The National Cancer Diagnosis Audit (NCDA) provides useful insight into the process of diagnosis of cancer. This report has been shared with the relevant NHS England Clinical Reference Groups (CRG) and will influence the work of the CRGs in improving clinical pathways and services.</p><p>No specific assessment has been made of the NCDA in relation to time taken to diagnose lymphoma and other haematological cancers or with respect to improving the process for diagnosing cancer in children and young people. However, it will be helpful in informing the current work on revising service specifications for children and young people.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
grouped question UIN 169477 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-09-11T14:17:10.167Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-11T14:17:10.167Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this