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(Glasgow South West)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 13 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Carbon Capture and Storage: Expenditure
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much his Department has spent in each of the last 10 financial years on assessing carbon capture and storage as a future UK energy source.
A
Answered by: Claire Perry
Answered on: 19 June 2018

As part of the Government’s CCS Commercialisation Programme (2011-15), a £125 million R&D programme was established with investment from central Government, the Research Councils (the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Centre (EPSRC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)), Innovate UK and the Energy Technologies Institute.

Between 2008 and 2015, the Government invested £168 million in supporting the CCS Demonstration Programme (£68 million) and the CCS Commercialisation Programme (£100 million).

The Clean Growth Strategy, published in October 2017, stated that a further £162 million on innovation for Business and Industry will be invested over the current Spending Review period, of which BEIS has allocated £100 million for Industry and CCUS Innovation from the £505 million BEIS Energy Innovation Programme.

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(Glasgow South West)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 13 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Hinkley Point C Power Station
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on which dates (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department met representatives on the Hinkley C nuclear power station project in each of the last five years.
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Answered by: Richard Harrington
Answered on: 19 June 2018
Holding answer received on 18 June 2018

As this is a project of national importance, Ministers and officials have met representatives of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project on a number of occasions over the last five years and will continue to do so.

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(Glasgow South West)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 13 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Renewable Energy: Finance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the post-FIT consultation framework and the allocation of funding to onshore and solar power.
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Answered by: Claire Perry
Answered on: 19 June 2018

We are considering options for small-scale low carbon generation beyond 2019, including onshore wind and solar, and a consultation on the Feed-in Tariff scheme will be published in due course.

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(South East Cornwall)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Health: Age
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support healthy ageing.
A
Answered by: Caroline Dinenage
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Prime Minister recently outlined that the first mission of the Ageing Society Grand Challenge, as announced in the Industrial Strategy, would be to ensure people enjoy at least five extra healthy, independent years of life by 2035, whilst narrowing the gap between the experience of the richest and poorest. The Department is leading work across Government to deliver on this ambition, working closely with key partners across industry, civil society and local government.

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Asked by Tom Brake
(Carshalton and Wallington)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
Brexit
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will make an assessment of the prospects of securing an extension to Article 50 to provide more time to negotiate the UK’s departure from the EU.
A
Answered by: Suella Braverman
Answered on: 19 June 2018

It is not the Government’s policy to seek seeking to extend the Article 50 process. We will use all the time available to get the right agreement for the UK and one that works in the mutual interest of both sides.

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(Birmingham, Hall Green)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Syria: Crimes Against Humanity
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to support the Government of Germany in its efforts to use an international arrest warrant to detain a member of the Syrian regime on grounds of crimes against humanity.
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Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 19 June 2018

​We are aware of these reports which have not been confirmed publicly by the German authorities. The UK strongly supports efforts to hold to account those responsible for atrocities in Syria, including the work of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria and the UN International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism established to assist in the investigation and prosecution of those atrocities.

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Asked by Ian Blackford
(Ross, Skye and Lochaber)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
National Grid Electricity Transmission
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ensure that the National Grid remains part of the European Network of Transmission Operators for electricity and gas after the UK leaves the EU.
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Answered by: Claire Perry
Answered on: 19 June 2018

We want to maintain relationships and cooperation with EU partners as we move into any agreed implementation period and future partnership. We are considering all options for doing so, including through National Grid’s membership of the European Networks of Transmission Operators for Electricity and Gas.

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Asked by Ian Blackford
(Ross, Skye and Lochaber)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Energy Supply: EU Countries
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made plans for the UK to remain part of EU-wide solidarity mechanisms in the event of an acute energy supply crisis.
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Answered by: Claire Perry
Answered on: 19 June 2018

Solidarity agreements for gas are due to be in place by December 2018 and the UK is on track to deliver these. For electricity, the current solidarity agreements are part of the arrangements of the Internal Energy Market. The Government has been clear that we want to secure broad energy co-operation with the EU. This includes exploring options for the UK’s continued participation in the EU’s Internal Energy Market, including solidarity agreements.

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Asked by Ian Blackford
(Ross, Skye and Lochaber)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Electricity: EU Countries
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the UK will still be able to enter capacity market auctions after the UK leaves the EU; and if he will make a statement.
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Answered by: Claire Perry
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The GB Capacity Market delivers secure supplies of electricity to homes and businesses and will continue to do so after Brexit.

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Asked by Ian Blackford
(Ross, Skye and Lochaber)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Treasury
Debts: Young People
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what specific plans he has to tackle the rise of debt for young people which take account of the relatively higher level of debt than in previous generations.
A
Answered by: John Glen
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The number of under 25s holding a financial liability has fallen since 2010, from 26% to 22%. Despite this, the government is taking a proactive approach to ensure that young people with debt are supported.

To protect those who choose to take on debt, we fundamentally reformed consumer credit regulation in 2014, giving the Financial Conduct Authority robust regulatory powers to protect consumers. The government is also setting up a new Single Financial Guidance Body, which will provide consumers with a single point of contact for help with all financial matters, and commission high-quality, free to user debt advice.

However, we recognise that, despite these measures, some people can fall into problem debt. That is why the government-commissioned Money Advice Service is spending over £56m to provide debt advice to at least 530,000 people this year. The government is also introducing a six week breathing space alongside a statutory debt repayment plan. Together, they will provide over-indebted people with protection from creditor action so they can seek debt advice and enter into a sustainable debt solution.

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(North East Fife)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Scotland Office
Scotland Office: Public Expenditure
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on his Department spending more UK-wide expenditure outwith the Barnett formula in Scotland over the last twelve months.
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Answered by: David Mundell
Answered on: 19 June 2018

I meet with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on a regular basis to discuss a wide range of matters that relate to Scotland.

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(North East Fife)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Department for Work and Pensions: Public Expenditure
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on his Department spending more UK-wide expenditure outwith the Barnett formula in Scotland over the last twelve months.
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Answered by: Kit Malthouse
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions meets with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on a regular basis to discuss a range of matters of mutual interest.

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(North East Fife)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Transport
Department for Transport: Public Expenditure
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on his Department spending more UK-wide expenditure outwith the Barnett formula in Scotland over the last twelve months.
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Answered by: Ms Nusrat Ghani
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Secretary of State for Transport meets with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on a regular basis to discuss a range of matters of mutual interest.

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(North East Fife)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Expenditure
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Chancellor of the Exchequer on his Department spending more UK-wide expenditure outwith the Barnett formula in Scotland over the last twelve months.
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Answered by: George Eustice
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Chancellor frequently has confidential discussions with his Cabinet colleagues on all aspects of public expenditure. Spending plans are published alongside the main fiscal events at the Autumn Budget and Spring Statement.

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(North East Fife)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for International Trade
Department for International Trade: Public Expenditure
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with Chancellor of the Exchequer on his Department spending more UK-wide expenditure outwith the Barnett formula in Scotland over the last twelve months.
A
Answered by: Greg Hands
Answered on: 19 June 2018

My Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade meets with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on a regular basis to discuss a range of matters of mutual interest.

None of the Department’s funding is subject to the Barnett formula.

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(Thirsk and Malton)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Treasury
Financial Services: Misrepresentation
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate (a) his Department and (b) the Financial Conduct Authority has made of the number of people that were miss-sold PPI and separately (i) non-insurance debt waiver and (ii) freeze products.
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Answered by: John Glen
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The regulation of payment protection insurance (PPI) and debt freeze and waiver products is a matter for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). We have passed the Honourable Gentleman’s questions on to the FCA, who will reply directly to him by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.

Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery, including regular meetings with the FCA to discuss relevant regulatory issues.

Grouped Questions: 153887 | 153888 | 153889 | 153890
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(Thirsk and Malton)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Treasury
Financial Services: Misrepresentation
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate (a) his Department and (b) the or the FCA has made of the amount of compensation been paid to people that were mis-sold both PPI and non-insurance debt waiver or debt freeze products.
A
Answered by: John Glen
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The regulation of payment protection insurance (PPI) and debt freeze and waiver products is a matter for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). We have passed the Honourable Gentleman’s questions on to the FCA, who will reply directly to him by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.

Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery, including regular meetings with the FCA to discuss relevant regulatory issues.

Grouped Questions: 153886 | 153888 | 153889 | 153890
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(Thirsk and Malton)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Treasury
Financial Services: Misrepresentation
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate (a) his Department and (b) the or the FCA has made of the amount funding UK banks have allocated to the payment of compensation to people that were mis-sold both PPI and non-insurance debt waiver or debt freeze products.
A
Answered by: John Glen
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The regulation of payment protection insurance (PPI) and debt freeze and waiver products is a matter for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). We have passed the Honourable Gentleman’s questions on to the FCA, who will reply directly to him by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.

Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery, including regular meetings with the FCA to discuss relevant regulatory issues.

Grouped Questions: 153886 | 153887 | 153889 | 153890
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(Thirsk and Malton)
Asked on: 14 June 2018
Treasury
Financial Services: Misrepresentation
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate (a) his Department and (b) the FCA has made of the libaility of UK banks in relation to the mis-selling of both PPI and non-insurance debt waiver or debt freeze products.
A
Answered by: John Glen
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The regulation of payment protection insurance (PPI) and debt freeze and waiver products is a matter for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). We have passed the Honourable Gentleman’s questions on to the FCA, who will reply directly to him by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.

Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery, including regular meetings with the FCA to discuss relevant regulatory issues.

Grouped Questions: 153886 | 153887 | 153888 | 153890
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(Thirsk and Malton)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Treasury
Financial Services: Misrepresentation
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from the FCA on the mis-selling of both PPI and non-insurance debt waiver or debt freeze products.
A
Answered by: John Glen
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The regulation of payment protection insurance (PPI) and debt freeze and waiver products is a matter for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). We have passed the Honourable Gentleman’s questions on to the FCA, who will reply directly to him by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.

Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery, including regular meetings with the FCA to discuss relevant regulatory issues.

Grouped Questions: 153886 | 153887 | 153888 | 153889
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(Edinburgh East)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Tidal Power: Finance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's policy is on allocating funds from the public purse to expand the UK's tidal energy capacity.
A
Answered by: Claire Perry
Answered on: 19 June 2018

Tidal stream projects are eligible to bid into the next Contract for Difference allocation round, which is planned for Spring 2019.

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(Derbyshire Dales)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Education
Pupils: Drugs
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to tackle the increase in schoolchildren taking Xanax and fentanyl.
A
Answered by: Nadhim Zahawi
Answered on: 19 June 2018

Schools have a statutory power to search for and confiscate prohibited items such as illegal and controlled drugs. Where they find other substances, which are not controlled drugs but a teacher believes them to be harmful or detrimental to good order and discipline, these can also be confiscated.

The department has produced advice for schools which makes it clear that school staff can search pupils or their possessions, without consent where there are reasonable grounds to do so. If a pupil refuses to be searched, the school may bar them from the premises. This guidance can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/279245/searching_screening_confiscation_advice_feb14.pdf.

Schools are not required to record and report instances involving drugs. However, when serious incidents involving the use of drugs occur, we would expect schools to record the incident and inform the parents of the pupil.

Statutory guidance to school governors on supporting pupils at school with medical conditions states that a child who has been prescribed a controlled drug may legally have it in their possession if they are competent to do so; that school staff may administer a controlled drug to the child for whom it has been prescribed; and that a record should be kept of any doses used and the amount of the controlled drug held.

The government is improving the mental health support available to children and young people, investing an additional £1.4 billion is specialist services between 2015 and 2020.

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(Derbyshire Dales)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Ministry of Justice
Prisons: Mobile Phones
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to tackle the problem of mobile phones into prisons.
A
Answered by: Rory Stewart
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The illicit use of mobile phones can pose a significant threat and undermine the safety and security of our prisons. For example, they can be used to convey other illicit items into prisons, such as drugs. We are taking urgent and decisive action to tackle this threat.

The Government is supporting the Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill 2017, a Private Members Bill introduced by Maria Caulfield MP, which will enable mobile network operators to support solutions to stop illicit phones working in prisons. The bill is due to have its remaining stages debated on Friday 6th July.

We have also invested £2 million in detection technology and conduct intelligence-led searches. We also continue to utilise Telecommunications Restriction Orders to block specific mobile phones being used in prisons.

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(Derbyshire Dales)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Transport
Bus Services: Rural Areas
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to maintain rural bus routes.
A
Answered by: Ms Nusrat Ghani
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Government recognises the extra pressures placed on local authorities to provide services in more isolated areas. Where there is not enough demand for a bus route to be commercially viable in its own right, all local authorities have powers to subsidise bus services.

Since January 2014, £40m Bus Service Operator Grant (BSOG) funding per year is paid directly to local authorities, rather than bus operators, in relation to the services that councils fund. This funding is ring-fenced to ensure that it is used to support bus services, but within that it will be for each local authority to decide how to use it.

Our Total Transport pilot projects encouraged local authorities to innovate by joining up the commissioning of publicly funded transport services so that available funding goes further. The lessons learned from these projects have been circulated and the Government encourage local authorities to explore these options.

The Bus Services Act 2017 also provides a number of tools to facilitate local authorities working together with operators and communities to provide improved bus services in rural areas.

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(Hyndburn)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Learning Disability: Lancashire
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of NHS medium secure learning disability services in East Lancashire.
A
Answered by: Caroline Dinenage
Answered on: 19 June 2018

Medium Secure Unit (MSU) Learning Disability (LD) services continue to be provided at the Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust Whalley site - there are 40 beds available and currently occupancy is running at 100%.

A new 40 bed MSU LD service has now been approved and building has commenced at the Maghull Health Park. This is planned to be completed by May 2020.

Following the outcome of a consultation on proposals to stop providing services at Mersey Care Whalley, NHS England have committed to the beds at Maghull being provided by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.

The 40 beds at the Maghull Health Park will provide MSU LD services for the whole of the North West.

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Asked by Alex Norris
(Nottingham North)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Bahrain: Technical Assistance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding his Department allocated to the budget for the UK technical assistance programme to Bahrain for 2018-2019.
A
Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 19 June 2018

​The Government works with a number of implementation partners and beneficiaries to support Bahraini-led reform. These programmes aim to support progress on building effective and accountable institutions, strengthening the rule of law, and justice reform. All of our work is in line with international standards, and aims to share the UK's expertise and experience. Any training provided by, or on behalf of, the British Government fully complies with our domestic and international human rights obligations. As many projects and programme activities deliver across the region, it is not possible to provide a breakdown according to each beneficiary state.

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Asked by Alex Norris
(Nottingham North)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Bahrain: Detainees
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Bahraini counterpart on the arrest and enforced disappearance of (a) Zakiya Isa al-Barbouri and (b) Fatima Daoud Hassan.
A
Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 19 June 2018

Our Embassy in Bahrain has a continuing dialogue with the Government of Bahrain and all Bahraini human rights oversight bodies. Officials are seeking clarification on the cases of Zakeya Albarboori and Fatema Dawood Juma.

The UK encourages those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the relevant human rights oversight bodies. We urge these bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations. The UK continues to encourage the Government of Bahrain to deliver on its international and domestic human rights commitments.

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Asked by Alex Norris
(Nottingham North)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Maher al-Khabbaz
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Bahrain on the (a) trial and (b) sentence given in relation to Maher al-Khabbaz.
A
Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The UK is firmly opposed to the death penalty. It is the Government's longstanding position to oppose capital sentences in all circumstances and countries. We make this clear to the Government of Bahrain.

We continue to follow the case of Maher al-Khabbaz and, if we have concerns, we raise them at a senior level with the Government of Bahrain.

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Asked by Alex Norris
(Nottingham North)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Bahrain: Trials
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the compliance with international law of the trial of (a) Hajer Mansoor, (b) Sayed Nizar Alwadaei and (c) Mahmood Marzoo.
A
Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 19 June 2018

Our Embassy in Bahrain and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office continue to monitor the cases of Hajar Mansoor Hassan, Sayed Nazar al-Wadaei and Mahmood Marzooq Mansoor. We have raised these cases at a senior level with the Government of Bahrain.

We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention or the legal process to report these to the appropriate oversight bodies. We encourage those oversight bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations.

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(Coventry South)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Housing: Construction
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been built on land that was previously green belt land in each of the last eight years.
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Answered by: Dominic Raab
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Department produces statistics on the estimated percentage of new residential addresses created on land with designated Green Belt status in the year in which the addresses were created.

Figures for 2013-14 to 2017-18 are given in Live Table P310, which is available within the ‘2016-17 residential address change tables’ spreadsheet at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-land-use-change-statistics.

Figures for the percentage of new dwellings built on Green Belt land in 2011 and earlier calendar years are available in live table P246 at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-land-use-change-statistics, but these figures are not consistent with the latest figures due to a change in the methodology for producing land use change statistics which took place in 2013-14.

Q
(Coventry South)
[N]
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Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Housing: Coventry
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department has allocated for the purposes of delivering new homes in Coventry in each of the last eight years.
A
Answered by: Dominic Raab
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Q
Asked by Nia Griffith
(Llanelli)
[N]
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Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Ministry of Defence
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions he has met with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
A
Answered by: Gavin Williamson
Answered on: 19 June 2018

I have attended several international meetings with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, including the NATO Defence Ministers meetings, where the UK's future security and defence relationship has been discussed.

Similarly, I have regular meetings with my counterparts across the EU and the High Representative of the European Union at which matters of European defence and security, including the Galileo satellite programme, are discussed.

The UK is unconditionally committed to European security and believes that it is in the UK’s and the EU’s interests to have a deep and special future security partnership. Ministry of Defence and other British Government officials regularly discuss the UK’s future security relationship with the EU with the European External Action Service and European Commission.

Grouped Questions: 153785 | 153786
Q
Asked by Nia Griffith
(Llanelli)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Ministry of Defence
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions he he has discussed the UK's future security relationship with the EU with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
A
Answered by: Gavin Williamson
Answered on: 19 June 2018

I have attended several international meetings with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, including the NATO Defence Ministers meetings, where the UK's future security and defence relationship has been discussed.

Similarly, I have regular meetings with my counterparts across the EU and the High Representative of the European Union at which matters of European defence and security, including the Galileo satellite programme, are discussed.

The UK is unconditionally committed to European security and believes that it is in the UK’s and the EU’s interests to have a deep and special future security partnership. Ministry of Defence and other British Government officials regularly discuss the UK’s future security relationship with the EU with the European External Action Service and European Commission.

Grouped Questions: 153784 | 153786
Q
Asked by Grant Shapps
(Welwyn Hatfield)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Treasury
Tax Avoidance
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what initial estimate he made of the number of people who will be required to pay tax liabilities to HMRC as a result of the disguised remuneration 2019 Loan Charge.
A
Answered by: Mel Stride
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Government estimates that up to 50,000 individuals will be affected by the 2019 loan charge. Further information can be found in the ‘Disguised remuneration: further update’ policy paper: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disguised-remuneration-further-update/disguised-remuneration-further-update.

Information on how many DR scheme users have repaid their loans is not held. Individuals who have repaid their DR loans must provide this information to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) by 30 September 2019.

HMRC has agreed settlements with over 5,000 individuals and employers since the announcement of the 2019 loan charge at Budget 2016. This has raised over half a billion pounds for the Exchequer. Information is not held on how many people have settled as a direct result of the loan charge as it is one of a number reasons for settling with HMRC.

Grouped Questions: 153788
Q
Asked by Grant Shapps
(Welwyn Hatfield)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Treasury
Tax Avoidance
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have (a) agreed to repay their loans and (b) agreed a settlement offer with HMRC as a result of the disguised remuneration 2019 Loan Charge.
A
Answered by: Mel Stride
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Government estimates that up to 50,000 individuals will be affected by the 2019 loan charge. Further information can be found in the ‘Disguised remuneration: further update’ policy paper: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disguised-remuneration-further-update/disguised-remuneration-further-update.

Information on how many DR scheme users have repaid their loans is not held. Individuals who have repaid their DR loans must provide this information to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) by 30 September 2019.

HMRC has agreed settlements with over 5,000 individuals and employers since the announcement of the 2019 loan charge at Budget 2016. This has raised over half a billion pounds for the Exchequer. Information is not held on how many people have settled as a direct result of the loan charge as it is one of a number reasons for settling with HMRC.

Grouped Questions: 153787
Q
Asked by Grant Shapps
(Welwyn Hatfield)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Treasury
Tax Avoidance: Self-employed
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who will be directly affected by changes to IR35.
A
Answered by: Mel Stride
Answered on: 19 June 2018

In 2016, when the Government consulted on possible reform of the off-payroll working rules (known as IR35) in the public sector, it estimated that around 26,000 people working through personal service companies would be affected by the changes. Reform to the rules in the public sector were introduced in April 2017.

The Government is currently consulting on how to tackle non-compliance with the current rules in the private sector. No decisions have been made on any changes to those rules.

Q
(Easington)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Jobcentres: Data Protection
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment has she made of the effect of open-plan Jobcentre Plus office space on compliance with data protection requirements.
A
Answered by: Kit Malthouse
Answered on: 19 June 2018

Our contractors (Turner and Townsend) have undertaken a Physical Security Survey of all Jobcentre Plus offices in 2017/18. These assessments encompassed data protection. Any identified vulnerabilities have either been addressed or we have a plan in place to do so.

Q
(Sheffield Central)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
NHS Resolution
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that NHS Resolution responds to cases in an appropriate timeframe.
A
Answered by: Stephen Barclay
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Department agrees an annual business plan and balanced set of key performance indicators with NHS Resolution against which its performance is monitored through established sponsorship arrangements with the Department including quarterly accountability meetings.

NHS Resolution is tasked with resolving valid claims promptly and fairly but also to ensure that cases are appropriately investigated in order to guard against excessive or invalid claims. In 2017, Ministers approved a five year strategy for NHS Resolution, ‘Fair Resolution and Learning from Harm’ which set out plans to deliver alternative ways of resolving cases without lengthy court proceedings. NHS Resolution is increasing the use of mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution and has also asked trusts to report cases involving a potential brain injury at birth within 30 days of the incident. It has been working to reduce the number claims going into formal court proceedings, where delays can set in, and will report on its performance against this objective in its 2017-18 Annual Report and Accounts.

Q
(Tooting)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
West Bromwich Albion Football Club
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2018 to Question 150598 and in view of an impending announcement on safe standing, if his Department will reconsider the application by West Bromwich Albion FC to introduce safe standing in their stadium.
A
Answered by: Tracey Crouch
Answered on: 19 June 2018

I have no plans to review West Bromwich Albion’s previous proposal to install standing accommodation. We are looking at the current all-seater policy and any changes that may be needed. We are keen to carefully review all the evidence on the matter and are grateful for the engagement from fans on this issue.

Q
(North Durham)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Ministry of Defence
Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many F35B aircraft are scheduled to have been delivered to the UK by 2023.
A
Answered by: Guto Bebb
Answered on: 19 June 2018

By the end of 2023, the UK is scheduled to have had 42 F-35B Lightning aircraft delivered.

Q
(North Durham)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Ministry of Defence
Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of converting pre-2023 delivered F-35B aircraft from the Northrop Grumman to Raytheon supplied Distributed Aperture System.
A
Answered by: Guto Bebb
Answered on: 19 June 2018

A decision on the upgrade of the UK's existing F-35B Lightning aircraft to the Raytheon Distributed Aperture System will be made once we understand the time and cost implications.

As with all upgrades, this will be undertaken as part of the future capability development programme. Costs have not yet been negotiated or agreed.

Grouped Questions: 153780
Q
Asked by Nia Griffith
(Llanelli)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Ministry of Defence
Galileo System
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions he has discussed the UK's future engagement with the Galileo satellite programme with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
A
Answered by: Gavin Williamson
Answered on: 19 June 2018

I have attended several international meetings with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, including the NATO Defence Ministers meetings, where the UK's future security and defence relationship has been discussed.

Similarly, I have regular meetings with my counterparts across the EU and the High Representative of the European Union at which matters of European defence and security, including the Galileo satellite programme, are discussed.

The UK is unconditionally committed to European security and believes that it is in the UK’s and the EU’s interests to have a deep and special future security partnership. Ministry of Defence and other British Government officials regularly discuss the UK’s future security relationship with the EU with the European External Action Service and European Commission.

Grouped Questions: 153784 | 153785
Q
(North Durham)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Ministry of Defence
Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost per unit is for each F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System and helmet.
A
Answered by: Guto Bebb
Answered on: 19 June 2018

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend, the then Minister for Defence Procurement (Harriett Baldwin) on 2 November 2017 to Question 109658 from the hon. Member for Dunfermline and West Fife (Douglas Chapman).

Q
Asked by Ben Lake
(Ceredigion)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Fishery Agreements: Morocco
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the European Commission is considering a provisional extension or provisional application of the current protocol to the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement in the event that negotiations for a new Protocol are not finalised by mid-July 2018.
A
Answered by: George Eustice
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The European Commission has not made us aware of any intention to consider any provisional arrangements in the event that negotiations for a new EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement are not concluded by mid-July.

Q
(North Durham)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Ministry of Defence
Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has plans to upgrade existing UK F-35B aircraft with Raytheon's Distributed Aperture System.
A
Answered by: Guto Bebb
Answered on: 19 June 2018

A decision on the upgrade of the UK's existing F-35B Lightning aircraft to the Raytheon Distributed Aperture System will be made once we understand the time and cost implications.

As with all upgrades, this will be undertaken as part of the future capability development programme. Costs have not yet been negotiated or agreed.

Grouped Questions: 153778
Q
Asked by Ben Lake
(Ceredigion)
Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Fisheries
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the devolved administrations on UK fishing policy after the UK leaves the EU.
A
Answered by: George Eustice
Answered on: 19 June 2018

We are working constructively with the Devolved Administrations to develop a future fisheries policy that works for all four nations of the UK as we leave the EU.

There have been extensive and productive discussions at ministerial and official level between Defra, the Welsh Government, the Scottish Government, and officials from the Northern Ireland Executive.

Grouped Questions: 153913
Q
Asked by Ben Lake
(Ceredigion)
Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Fisheries
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations he has received from (a) the Welsh Government, (b) the Scottish Government and (c) civil servants from Northern Ireland on UK fishing policy after the UK leaves the EU.
A
Answered by: George Eustice
Answered on: 19 June 2018

We are working constructively with the Devolved Administrations to develop a future fisheries policy that works for all four nations of the UK as we leave the EU.

There have been extensive and productive discussions at ministerial and official level between Defra, the Welsh Government, the Scottish Government, and officials from the Northern Ireland Executive.

Grouped Questions: 153912
Q
Asked by Vernon Coaker
(Gedling)
[R]
Close

Registered Interest

Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.

[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Home Office
Slavery
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many confirmed victims of modern slavery following a positive conclusive grounds decision have not been granted discretionary leave to remain and face deportation.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 19 June 2018

Any potential decisions to refuse applications for discretionary leave to remain for confirmed victims of modern slavery are currently on hold pending further guidance and consideration of the Court of Appeal judgment in the case of (PK (Ghana) v SSHD) on 13 February 2018.

No data is available on the number of people who might be subject to deportation if their discretionary leave applications are refused once decision making is resumed.

Q
(Birmingham, Hall Green)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Cabinet Office
Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
Commons
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether additional resources will be allocated to the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman as a result of the increase level of caseload from WASPI complainants.
A
Answered by: Chloe Smith
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) is independent of Government and is accountable directly to Parliament through the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee. Its resources are agreed with HM Treasury and approved by the House of Commons.

The Cabinet Office plays no part in allocating resources to the PHSO.

Q
(Glasgow South West)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Wylfa Power Station
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department made of international trends in the use of nuclear technology to generate electricity before beginning negotiations with Hitachi on Wylfa Newydd; and if he will make a statement.
A
Answered by: Richard Harrington
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Government believes that nuclear has an important role to play in the UK’s future energy mix as we seek to decarbonise the economy. Each country’s energy policy will be dependent on a number of factors, namely its geography, natural resources and skill base. We belong to a number of organisations including the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Nuclear Energy Agency through which we keep abreast of overseas nuclear development.

Q
Asked by Priti Patel
(Witham)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Education
Stem Cells: Donors
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will integrate information on the need for stem cell donation among (a) BAME communities and (b) others into the formal curriculum.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 19 June 2018

Pupils are taught about stem cells as part of the new Key Stage 4 science curriculum, GCSE combined science and GCSE biology. The national curriculum is compulsory in maintained schools and can be used as a benchmark by academies and free schools. The new national curriculum focuses on the essential knowledge in each subject, which allows teachers to take greater control over the wider curriculum in schools. Content includes the function of stem cells and the potential benefits and risks associated with the use of stem cells in medicine. Teachers are free to use this as an opportunity to discuss stem cell donation with pupils.

In April 2018, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, announced that the Government would make no further changes to the national curriculum and to existing GCSEs for the rest of this Parliament. This announcement was made to promote stability for schools and teachers.

In order to continue providing lifesaving support for those who need stem cell transplants and find the best possible matches, the Department for Health and Social Care supports Anthony Nolan and NHS Blood and Transplant to continue to grow both their cord blood banks and their bone marrow donor registers. In particular, they aim to increase the numbers of BAME donors and cord blood units on the register that are available for patients from BAME backgrounds that are in need of a stem cell transplant.

Q
Asked by Frank Field
(Birkenhead)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Treasury
Bounty Services
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has a contract with Bounty to distribute child benefit forms to new parents on NHS wards.
A
Answered by: Elizabeth Truss
Answered on: 19 June 2018

HMRC does not have a direct contract with Bounty, however they are a sub-contractor of HMRC’s print provider Communisis. The child benefit forms are printed and provided to Bounty for inclusion in their packs and distributed to new parents on NHS wards.

Q
Asked by Steve McCabe
(Birmingham, Selly Oak)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
UN Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty Review Conference
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what actions the Government agreed to at the 2018 Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.
A
Answered by: Sir Alan Duncan
Answered on: 19 June 2018

​No decisions were taken at this year’s Preparatory Comittee for the 2020 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. The British Government remains committed to working with a wide range of states on how we can tackle the challenges that we face on non-proliferation and disarmament, and on how to enable access to the peaceful use of nuclear technology. We will continue to press for the entry into force of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, the start of negotiations on a Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty in the Conference on Disarmament, and increased transparency and trust between Nuclear Weapons States in order to develop global conditions in which nuclear armed states feel confident enough to relinquish their weapons. In particular, the British Government will continue its leading role in resolving the considerable technical and procedural challenges involved in nuclear disarmament verification.

Q
Asked by Chris Ruane
(Vale of Clwyd)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Education
Teachers: Part-time Employment
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2018 to Question 149986 on supply teachers, how many part-time teachers there have been in each of the last 10 years.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The figures provided are publicly available from table 2a in the Statistical First Release ‘School Workforce in England, November 2017’ available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-school-workforce.

The table provides the head count number of part-time teachers in service in state funded schools in England, for November 2010 to 2016. Information for November 2017 will be available on 28 June 2018.

Part-time teachers (thousands)

November 2010

104.4

November 2011

105.9

November 2012

106.2

November 2013

108.4

November 2014

110.0

November 2015

114.3

November 2016

116.8

Sources: November 2010 to 2016 (School Workforce Census).

There is no comparable information available for years prior to 2010. However data for the full-time equivalent number of part-time teachers, rather than headcount is available for years prior to 2010:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/school-workforce-in-england-including-pupil-to-teacher-ratios-and-pupil-to-adult-ratios-january-2010.

Q
Asked by Chris Ruane
(Vale of Clwyd)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Education
Teachers
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) nursery, (b) primary and (c) secondary teachers there have been per thousand pupils in each of the last 10 years.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 19 June 2018

Information on the number of teachers per thousand pupils is not routinely published.

Information showing the pupil teacher ratio and pupil adult ratio for state funded nursery, primary and secondary schools is available in Table 17a of the publication, School Workforce in England 2016. This is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/school-workforce-in-england-november-2016.

Q
Asked by Lucy Powell
(Manchester Central)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Education
Ofsted
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 147899 on Ofsted, (a) what the budget was and (b) how many staff were employed by Ofsted in each of the last three financial years to date to regulate state schools.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 19 June 2018

This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to the hon. Member and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

Q
Asked by Chris Ruane
(Vale of Clwyd)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Home Office
Crimes of Violence
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list in descending ranked order the 100 Parliamentary constituencies with the largest increases in incidences of reported crimes of violence in each of the last three years.
A
Answered by: Mr Nick Hurd
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Home Office publishes police recorded crime data broken down by Community Safety Partnership (CSP) level but the data held centrally cannot be broken down by Parliamentary constituency. CSP level data is available in the most recent police recorded crime open data tables and can be found in the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-recorded-crime-open-data-tables

Q
Asked by Gill Furniss
(Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether EU citizens who have been resident in the UK for five years or more but have not been in employment or in receipt of benefits are eligible for settled status after the UK leaves the EU.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 19 June 2018

We​ ​have​ ​agreed​ ​with​ ​the​ ​EU​ ​that​ ​the​ ​eligibility​ ​criteria for UK settled status​ ​will​ ​be​ ​the​ ​same as,​ ​or​ ​more​ ​favourable than,​ ​​those​ ​set​ ​out​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Free​ ​Movement​ ​Directive​ ​for​ ​acquiring permanent​ ​residence after five years.​ The criteria will include those EU citizens who have resided here as self sufficient persons and so have never worked or been in receipt of benefits.

As a matter of domestic policy, we have decided that the main requirement for eligibility under the settlement scheme will be continuous residence in the UK. Applicants will not need to demonstrate that they met the relevant requirements in the Free Movement Directive as to permitted activity.

Q
Asked by Chris Ruane
(Vale of Clwyd)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Transport
Cycling and Walking: Finance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department has allocated to (a) cycling and (b) walking infrastructure projects in each of the last 20 years.
A
Answered by: Jesse Norman
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Department does not hold a detailed breakdown of funding allocated for cycling and walking infrastructure projects in each of the last 20 years.

In total £1.2 billion has been identified which may be invested in walking and cycling in England over the current five-year Spending Review period (2016/17 - 2020/21). The money comes from a range of ring-fenced and non-ring-fenced funding streams across a number of Government departments, as set out in the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, which was published in April 2017 and is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cycling-and-walking-investment-strategy

The Government has made further support available for cycling and walking infrastructure in England through various funds, including the National Productivity Investment Fund, Housing Infrastructure Fund, Transforming Cities Fund and Clean Air Fund. Decisions on bidding for funding/the allocation of awarded funding for dedicated cycle networks are for local authorities to make alongside their other local priorities.

In the previous five-year period (2011/12 – 2015/16), the Government allocated over £900m for Cycling and Walking projects.

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Asked by Dan Jarvis
(Barnsley Central)
[R]
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Registered Interest

Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.

[N]
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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Education
Children: Social Services
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking with the Department of Health and Social Care to improve outreach methods for parents and children in need of early intervention services.
A
Answered by: Nadhim Zahawi
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The department is taking a number of steps with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) aimed at improving outreach methods for parents and children in need of early intervention services.

Statutory guidance 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' is clear that local areas should have a comprehensive range of effective, evidence-based services in place to address assessed needs early. So we are introducing new multi-agency safeguarding arrangements, which put responsibility jointly on local authorities, health and police to put in place services that meet the needs of children and families locally. In making their local arrangements, the safeguarding partners should agree with other relevant agencies the levels for the different types of assessment and services to be commissioned and delivered – which could include outreach services. In implementing these new arrangements, my department is working closely with the DHSC, as well as the Home Office.

On 4 December 2017 the government published the 'Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision' green paper. It sets out our ambition to go further to ensure that children and young people showing early signs of distress are always able to access the right help, in the right setting, when they need it. There is clear evidence that schools and colleges can, and do, play a vital role in identifying mental health needs at an early stage, referring young people to specialist support and working jointly with others to support young people experiencing problems. We will fund new mental health support teams to provide specific extra capacity for early intervention and ongoing help, supervised by NHS children and young people’s mental health staff, whose work will be jointly managed by schools and the NHS.

My department is also working with Public Health England (an executive agency of DHSC) to help fulfil its ambition in 'Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential', published in December 2017, to close the word gap in the early years. This includes work to trial an early language assessment tool and deliver training and guidance for health visitors on early speech, language and communication needs.

Q
Asked by Dan Jarvis
(Barnsley Central)
[R]
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Registered Interest

Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.

[N]
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Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Education
Higher Education: Training
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of efficacy of untrained PhD students being employed by universities to teach undergraduates.
A
Answered by: Mr Sam Gyimah
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Higher Education Statistics Agency collects and publishes data on the teaching qualifications of academic staff, but this does not enable an assessment of the efficacy of those staff or any PhD students that are teaching in universities. The Higher Education and Research Act enshrines the principle that higher education institutions are autonomous organisations with freedom to select, appoint, or dismiss academic staff without interference from government. However, the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) recognises and rewards excellent teaching in higher education. The Teaching Quality measure within the TEF core metrics uses data from the National Student Survey, including student views of the teaching on their courses. In addition, the new Office for Students published its regulatory framework in February of this year. This includes a condition that all registered higher education institutions must deliver well designed courses that provide a high quality academic experience for all students – and that providers should have sufficient appropriately qualified and skilled staff to deliver that high quality academic experience.

Q
(Tooting)
[N]
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Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Transport
Network Rail: Bridges
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with Network Rail on the sale of railway arches across the UK and the effect of such sales on local businesses.
A
Answered by: Joseph Johnson
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Department has regular discussions with Network Rail about the proposed sale of its commercial business.

When the sale was announced last year, Network Rail wrote to all affected tenants to reassure them that after the sale that all lease arrangements and protections will be unchanged.

Network Rail’s sale of its commercial estate business will enable them to focus more effectively on the services people want to see from their railways by improving safety, reliability and capacity.

Q
(Dewsbury)
[N]
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Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Mental Health Services: Children and Young People
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the implementation of Local Transformation Plans for child and adolescent mental health services; and if he will make a statement.
A
Answered by: Jackie Doyle-Price
Answered on: 19 June 2018

Every clinical commissioning group (CCG), working closely with their partners, including children, young people and their families, has developed local transformation plans to transform their local offer for mental health and well-being services for children and young people. Local transformation plans require refreshing and republishing on each CCG’s website, at least annually. All CCGs provided assurance via NHS England Regions that plans had been updated and republished for 2017/18 as part of routine planning processes.

Local transformation plans now form part of sustainability and transformation partnerships.

Q
(Dewsbury)
[N]
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Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Mental Health Services
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much of the £1.25 billion allocated for the implementation of the Future in Mind strategy has been spent in each year of the strategy to date; and what plans he has to spend the remaining funding between now and 2020-21.
A
Answered by: Jackie Doyle-Price
Answered on: 19 June 2018

Following the publication of Future in Mind in 2015, the Government committed to making £1.25 billion available to transform services for children and young people’s mental health, excluding funding for eating disorders. The total spending for children and young people’s mental health, excluding eating disorders and perinatal mental health, was £173 million in 2015/16, £240 million in 2016/17 and £249 million in 2017/18.

The planned spending for each of the 2018/19 and 2019/20 is £250 million per year, excluding eating disorders.

Q
Asked by Gill Furniss
(Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough)
[N]
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Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Telephone Services: Fees and Charges
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of regulation 41 of the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013.
A
Answered by: Andrew Griffiths
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Department is undertaking a review of the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, including Regulation 41 (the provision of basic rate customer helplines), and will publish a report by in due course as required under the Regulations.

Q
(Dewsbury)
[N]
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Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Mental Health Services: Children and Young People
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether funding for the implementation of proposals relating to the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Green Paper will be in addition to funding for the implementation of the Future in Mind strategy.
A
Answered by: Jackie Doyle-Price
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The £300 million to implement the key proposals set out in our recent health and education Green Paper on children and young people’s mental health is in addition to the £1.4 billion that has been made available towards delivering Future in Mind.

Q
Asked by Rushanara Ali
(Bethnal Green and Bow)
[N]
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Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Treasury
Treasury: Brexit
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral evidence of the Permanent Secretary of HMRC of 23 May and 5 June 2018 to the Treasury Committee, whether he had seen prior to the publication of the estimated figures of £17 billion to £20 billion for the cost of the maximum facilitation model in a letter to that Committee on 5 June 2018 (a) submissions and (b) briefing papers on those figures; and what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of those estimates.
A
Answered by: Mel Stride
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The analysis to support the estimated £17-20 billion figure was published in a letter by the Chief Executive of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs to the Treasury Select Committee on 5 June, 2018.

The government is considering two approaches to a future customs relationship with the EU: a ‘new customs partnership’ and a ‘highly streamlined customs arrangement’. Ongoing analysis continues to support the development of both models.

Q
Asked by Rushanara Ali
(Bethnal Green and Bow)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the oral evidence of the Permanent Secretary of HMRC of 23 May and 5 June 2018 to the Treasury Committee, whether he had seen prior to the publication of the estimated figures of £17 billion to £20 billion for the cost of the maximum facilitation model in a letter to that Committee on 5 June 2018 (a) submissions and (b) briefing papers on those figures; and what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of those estimates.
A
Answered by: Mr Robin Walker
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Government is undertaking a wide range of cross-Whitehall analysis in support of all aspects of our EU exit negotiations and preparations.

In assessing the options for the UK's future customs relationship, the Government will be guided by what delivers the greatest advantage to the UK and by our strategic objectives:

  • Keeping trade with the EU as frictionless as possible;

  • Avoiding a ‘hard border’ between Northern Ireland and Ireland;

  • Establishing an independent international trade policy.

We have been clear the Government will not provide an ongoing commentary on internal analytical work that is being carried out within Government.

Q
(Hyndburn)
[N]
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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Home Office
Metals: Theft
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to break the link between commercial squatting and metal theft.
A
Answered by: Mr Nick Hurd
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 provides a strong legislative basis for tackling all forms of metal theft by making it more difficult for criminals to dispose of stolen metal through scrap metal yards.

The police can take action against commercial squatters who commit other crimes, including thefts of metal or other commodities, when entering or staying in a property. Enforcement is a matter for chief constables and Police and Crime Commissioners who must decide how best to deploy their resources to respond to the crimes affecting their local communities.

Q
Asked by Rushanara Ali
(Bethnal Green and Bow)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the oral evidence of the Permanent Secretary of HMRC of 23 May and 5 June 2018 to the Treasury Committee, whether he had seen prior to the publication of the estimated figures of £17 billion to £20 billion for the cost of the maximum facilitation model in a letter to that Committee on 5 June 2018 (a) submissions and (b) briefing papers on those figures; and what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of those estimates.
A
Answered by: Sir Alan Duncan
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The analysis to support the estimated £17-20 billion figure was published in a letter by the Chief Executive of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs to the Treasury Select Committee on 5 June, 2018.

The Government is considering two approaches to a future customs relationship with the EU: a 'new customs partnership' and a 'highly streamlined customs arrangement'. Ongoing analysis continues to support the development of both models.

Q
Asked by Rushanara Ali
(Bethnal Green and Bow)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for International Trade
Department for International Trade: Brexit
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the oral evidence of the Permanent Secretary of HMRC of 23 May and 5 June 2018 to the Treasury Committee, whether he had seen prior to the publication of the estimated figures of £17 billion to £20 billion for the cost of the maximum facilitation model in a letter to that Committee on 5 June 2018 (a) submissions and (b) briefing papers on those figures; and what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of those estimates.
A
Answered by: Greg Hands
Answered on: 19 June 2018

I refer the Hon Member for Bethnal Green and Bow to the answer I gave on 18 June, UIN: 151167.

Q
Asked by Rushanara Ali
(Bethnal Green and Bow)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence: Brexit
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the oral evidence of the Permanent Secretary of HMRC of 23 May and 5 June 2018 to the Treasury Committee, whether he had seen prior to the publication of the estimated figures of £17 billion to £20 billion for the cost of the maximum facilitation model in a letter to that Committee on 5 June 2018 (a) submissions and (b) briefing papers on those figures; and what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of those estimates.
A
Answered by: Gavin Williamson
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The analysis to support the estimated £17-20 billion figure was published in a letter by the Chief Executive of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs to the Treasury Select Committee on 5 June, 2018.

The Government is considering two approaches to a future customs relationship with the EU: a 'new customs partnership' and a 'highly streamlined customs arrangement'. Ongoing analysis continues to support the development of both models.

Q
(New Forest West)
[N]
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Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Mobile Homes
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what conclusions he has drawn as a result of his call for evidence of 12 April 2017 on park home regulation and the level of sales commission charged on park homes.
A
Answered by: Mrs Heather Wheeler
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Department published the summary of responses to this call for evidence on 28 November 2017. The Government response will be published in the autumn. While we are aware of the concerns amongst those living in park homes about the commission rate payable on the sale of a home, this was out of scope of the review and will therefore be considered separately.

Q
(Leicester South)
[N]
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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Neonatal Critical Care Transformation Programme Review
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timescale is for the publication of the report and recommendations of the Neonatal Critical Care Review.
A
Answered by: Jackie Doyle-Price
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The findings of the review will be presented in the form of recommendations. These recommendations will go to NHS England’s Women and Children’s Programme of Care Board, the Maternity Workstream 1 Group and the Maternity Programme Board and then will be presented for inclusion in local maternity planning processes in November 2018.

A review report will not be published but the full evidence review was completed in October 2017 and initial recommendations linked to specific themes were presented to Local Maternity Planning Systems in August 2017. The remaining recommendations will be published and will be presented to all Local Maternity Transformation Planning Groups.

Grouped Questions: 153836
Q
(Leicester South)
[N]
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Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Neonatal Critical Care Transformation Programme Review
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment the Neonatal Critical Care review made in its review of evidence submitted to the Women and Children National Programme of Care Board in October 2017 of the number of additional funded neonatal nurse posts required for services to meet agreed standards on nurse to baby ratios.
A
Answered by: Jackie Doyle-Price
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Neonatal Critical Care review recognises that the number of funded neonatal nurse posts needs to increase in order to meet agreed standards on nurse to baby ratios. The review also highlighted a number of challenges linked to filling neonatal nursing posts.

The Neonatal Critical Transformation Review through its Models of Care Group is working through nursing and medical staffing initiatives to support the delivery of recommended levels of staffing.

Q
(Leicester South)
[N]
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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
National Maternity Review and Neonatal Critical Care Transformation Programme Review
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) budget and (b) headcount staffing support was for (i) the National Maternity Review and (ii) the Neonatal Critical Care Review.
A
Answered by: Jackie Doyle-Price
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The total cost of the National Maternity Review was £902,168.85. Included in this budget was funding for 11 members of staff who worked on the Review. Not all of these staff members worked exclusively on the Review or for the full duration of the Review.

This information is not held in relation to the Neonatal Critical Care Review.

Q
(Leicester South)
[N]
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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Neonatal Critical Care Transformation Programme Review
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what meetings he has held with the (a) Chair and (b) other members of the NHS England Neonatal Critical Care Review.
A
Answered by: Jackie Doyle-Price
Answered on: 19 June 2018

My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health has held meetings with the National Clinical Director of Children, Young People and Transition to Adulthood for NHS England, who is a member of the Women and Children’s Programme of Care Board and sits on the Neonatal Critical Care Oversight Group. Further meetings have been booked to continue communications in relation to the Neonatal Critical Care Review.

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Asked by Stephen Timms
(East Ham)
[N]
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Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Home Office
Immigration
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average wait time has been for a person who has lost their UK residency permit abroad to receive a replacement over the last 12 months.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 19 June 2018

When the holder of a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) loses their BRP abroad they are required to report it as lost, stolen or damaged via the www.gov.uk website at: https://www.gov.uk/biometric-residence-permits/lost-stolen-damaged. They are then required to obtain a ‘replacement BRP visa’ from a Visa Application Centre abroad before returning to the UK. The data requested in relation to average processing times for this type of visa application is not held in the format specified in the questions. However, the service standard for the ‘replacement BRP visa’ application is 15 days from date of application, although this may vary at individual Visa Application Centres.

Once the BRP holder has obtained their ‘replacement BRP visa’ and been able to return to the UK they will be required to apply for a replacement BRP. Further information on how to do this can be obtained from: https://www.gov.uk/biometric-residence-permits/replace. The data requested in relation to average processing times for the BRP RC applications is not held in the format specified in the questions.

For those individuals who have limited leave to remain in the UK the service level agreement is to process all BRP RC applications within 8 weeks of receipt. For those with indefinite leave to remain in the UK the service level agreement is to process all BRP RC applications within 6 months of receipt.

Grouped Questions: 153713 | 153714
Q
Asked by Stephen Timms
(East Ham)
[N]
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Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Home Office
Immigration
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average wait time has been for a person who has lost their UK residency permit in the Americas to receive a replacement over the last 12 months.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 19 June 2018

When the holder of a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) loses their BRP abroad they are required to report it as lost, stolen or damaged via the www.gov.uk website at: https://www.gov.uk/biometric-residence-permits/lost-stolen-damaged. They are then required to obtain a ‘replacement BRP visa’ from a Visa Application Centre abroad before returning to the UK. The data requested in relation to average processing times for this type of visa application is not held in the format specified in the questions. However, the service standard for the ‘replacement BRP visa’ application is 15 days from date of application, although this may vary at individual Visa Application Centres.

Once the BRP holder has obtained their ‘replacement BRP visa’ and been able to return to the UK they will be required to apply for a replacement BRP. Further information on how to do this can be obtained from: https://www.gov.uk/biometric-residence-permits/replace. The data requested in relation to average processing times for the BRP RC applications is not held in the format specified in the questions.

For those individuals who have limited leave to remain in the UK the service level agreement is to process all BRP RC applications within 8 weeks of receipt. For those with indefinite leave to remain in the UK the service level agreement is to process all BRP RC applications within 6 months of receipt.

Grouped Questions: 153712 | 153714
Q
Asked by Stephen Timms
(East Ham)
[N]
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Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Home Office
Immigration
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average wait time has been for a person who has lost their UK residency permit in Jamaica to receive a replacement over the last 12 months.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 19 June 2018

When the holder of a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) loses their BRP abroad they are required to report it as lost, stolen or damaged via the www.gov.uk website at: https://www.gov.uk/biometric-residence-permits/lost-stolen-damaged. They are then required to obtain a ‘replacement BRP visa’ from a Visa Application Centre abroad before returning to the UK. The data requested in relation to average processing times for this type of visa application is not held in the format specified in the questions. However, the service standard for the ‘replacement BRP visa’ application is 15 days from date of application, although this may vary at individual Visa Application Centres.

Once the BRP holder has obtained their ‘replacement BRP visa’ and been able to return to the UK they will be required to apply for a replacement BRP. Further information on how to do this can be obtained from: https://www.gov.uk/biometric-residence-permits/replace. The data requested in relation to average processing times for the BRP RC applications is not held in the format specified in the questions.

For those individuals who have limited leave to remain in the UK the service level agreement is to process all BRP RC applications within 8 weeks of receipt. For those with indefinite leave to remain in the UK the service level agreement is to process all BRP RC applications within 6 months of receipt.

Grouped Questions: 153712 | 153713
Q
Asked by Stephen Timms
(East Ham)
[N]
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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Democratic Republic of Congo: Diplomatic Service
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made on securing the return of Mr Tofla Ndele from the Democratic Republic of Congo to his family in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
A
Answered by: Harriett Baldwin
Answered on: 19 June 2018

We have raised our concerns about Mr Tofla Ndele's case at the highest levels of government in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and will continue to do so. I raised the case with the DRC Foreign Minister on 12 April. Consular officials in Kinshasa have visited Mr Ndele regularly since his detention in September 2017, most recently on 19 April 2018. Following our initial lobbying, Mr Ndele was able, in March 2018, to have a visit from a family member for the first time since his arrest.

Q
Asked by Adam Afriyie
(Windsor)
[N]
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Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Transport
Airports: National Policy Statements
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has discussed with the Leader of the House the date on which the final vote on the Airports National Policy Statement is planned to take place.
A
Answered by: Jesse Norman
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Secretary of State for Transport has regular discussions with the Leader of the House on a wide range of issues. The NPS was laid on 5 June and will be subject to a debate and vote in the House of Commons within 21 sitting days of laying the final NPS in Parliament. The last date that can take place is 9 July 2018.

Q
Asked by Adam Afriyie
(Windsor)
[N]
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Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Transport
Lakeside Energy from Waste
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the page 92 of the Government’s response to the Transport Committee’s report, Airports National Policy Statement, published on 23 March 2018, HC 548, what plans he has to make an assessment of the removal of the Lakeside energy from waste plant upon capacity for treatment of waste to be carried out by Heathrow Airports Ltd under the Airports National Policy Statement.
A
Answered by: Jesse Norman
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Government has no plans to make any further assessments of the removal of the Lakeside Energy from Waste plant. The proposed Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) at para 5.142 makes clear that the effects of removing the plant will require assessment by an applicant for Development Consent. The proposed Airports NPS also sets out the requirements on an applicant for the management of the waste generated by the development.

Grouped Questions: 153794
Q
Asked by Adam Afriyie
(Windsor)
[N]
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Named Day

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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Transport
Heathrow Airport Limited
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the cost to the public purse in the event that the Airports National Policy Statement is approved by Parliament but Heathrow Airport Limited is unable to finance its expansion.
A
Answered by: Jesse Norman
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Government is clear that the Northwest Runway scheme at Heathrow will be financed by the private sector without Government support. In the event that Heathrow Airport Limited were unable to finance its scheme, there would be no default cost to Government.

The Government and its advisers have undertaken considerable assurance work on the financial viability of Heathrow Airport Limited's scheme. Given the transformative nature of the scheme, there will almost certainly be various risks and challenges that will need to be addressed as the scheme design and regulatory framework are developed. The Government has concluded that, so far as can be assessed at this early stage of the process, in current market conditions Heathrow Airport Limited appears in principle to be able to finance expansion privately and without Government support.

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Asked by Adam Afriyie
(Windsor)
[N]
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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Transport
Heathrow Airport Limited
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the cost to the public purse in relation to Heathrow Airport Limited in the event that the Airports National Policy Statement is not approved by Parliament.
A
Answered by: Jesse Norman
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Government is clear that the construction of the Northwest Runway at Heathrow will be financed entirely by the private sector. Should the Airports National Policy Statement not be approved by Parliament, there would be no financial liability on the Government.

There is no agreement in place between HAL and the Department that gives rise to a right to claim for damages, losses, liabilities, costs and/or expenses or any other relief.

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Asked by Adam Afriyie
(Windsor)
[N]
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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Transport
Airports: Waste Management
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 92 of Government’s response to the Transport Committee’s report, Airports National Policy Statement, published on 23 March 2018, HC 548, whether that accounts for hazardous waste separately to other categories of waste.
A
Answered by: Jesse Norman
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Government has no plans to make any further assessments of the removal of the Lakeside Energy from Waste plant. The proposed Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) at para 5.142 makes clear that the effects of removing the plant will require assessment by an applicant for Development Consent. The proposed Airports NPS also sets out the requirements on an applicant for the management of the waste generated by the development.

Grouped Questions: 153791
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Asked by Alex Chalk
(Cheltenham)
[N]
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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Social Media: Codes of Practice
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his Department's green paper on internet safety strategy, published in October 2017, when his Department plans to publish the codes of practice for social media companies.
A
Answered by: Margot James
Answered on: 19 June 2018

As part of its work to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online, the Government published the Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper in October 2017 and published its consultation response in May this year.

The consultation response included a draft statutory social media code of practice. This provides guidance to social media providers on appropriate reporting mechanisms and moderation processes to tackle abusive content. By setting out clear standards for industry, we will make sure there is improved support for users online, and that more companies are taking consistent action to tackle abuse.

The Government will continue to consult with tech companies, charities and other stakeholders on the draft statutory social media code of practice ahead of the publication of a joint DCMS and Home Office White Paper.

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(Leicester South)
[N]
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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Neonatal Critical Care Transformation Programme Review
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the full evidence review conducted as part of the Neonatal Critical Care Review will be published.
A
Answered by: Jackie Doyle-Price
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The findings of the review will be presented in the form of recommendations. These recommendations will go to NHS England’s Women and Children’s Programme of Care Board, the Maternity Workstream 1 Group and the Maternity Programme Board and then will be presented for inclusion in local maternity planning processes in November 2018.

A review report will not be published but the full evidence review was completed in October 2017 and initial recommendations linked to specific themes were presented to Local Maternity Planning Systems in August 2017. The remaining recommendations will be published and will be presented to all Local Maternity Transformation Planning Groups.

Grouped Questions: 153832
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Asked by Tim Loughton
(East Worthing and Shoreham)
[N]
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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Education
Schools: West Sussex
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations he has received from (a) schools, (b) other organisations and (c) individuals on the continued funding problems in West Sussex schools.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Department regularly receives representations from schools, local authorities, representative bodies and individuals about school funding.

In the second stage of the consultation on the National Funding Formula for schools last year, the Department received 25,222 responses. 9% of these were from respondents in West Sussex. The Department also received a number of separate representations from schools, organisations and individuals in West Sussex regarding funding for schools.

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Asked by Steve McCabe
(Birmingham, Selly Oak)
[N]
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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Neuromuscular Disorders: Medical Equipment
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding and provision by clinical commissioning groups of cough assist machines for people with (a) muscular dystrophy and (b) neuromuscular conditions on the quality of care for people with those conditions.
A
Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The provision of cough assist machines is a matter for local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). CCGs have the independence and autonomy to make commissioning decisions and policies for local populations, taking into account the available evidence and individual circumstances as appropriate.

The evidence base to support the routine use of cough assist machines in muscle-wasting conditions over other cough assist methods is not well established. NHS England previously worked with Muscular Dystrophy UK through its Bridging the Gap project to address areas of concern raised by patients and their representatives, one of which was the provision of cough assist machines. Through this work, a number of CGGs developed commissioning policies which set out the circumstances in which to consider these devices. In addition, in February 2016 the National institute for Health and Care Excellence published new guidance on the assessment and management of motor neurone disease, recommending that cough assist machines should be considered if assisted breath stacking is not effective, and/or during a respiratory tract infection.

Grouped Questions: 153723 | 153724
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Asked by Steve McCabe
(Birmingham, Selly Oak)
[N]
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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Neuromuscular Disorders: Medical Equipment
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that clinical commissioning groups have a policy to provide cough assist machines for people with (a) muscular dystrophy and (b) neuromuscular conditions.
A
Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The provision of cough assist machines is a matter for local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). CCGs have the independence and autonomy to make commissioning decisions and policies for local populations, taking into account the available evidence and individual circumstances as appropriate.

The evidence base to support the routine use of cough assist machines in muscle-wasting conditions over other cough assist methods is not well established. NHS England previously worked with Muscular Dystrophy UK through its Bridging the Gap project to address areas of concern raised by patients and their representatives, one of which was the provision of cough assist machines. Through this work, a number of CGGs developed commissioning policies which set out the circumstances in which to consider these devices. In addition, in February 2016 the National institute for Health and Care Excellence published new guidance on the assessment and management of motor neurone disease, recommending that cough assist machines should be considered if assisted breath stacking is not effective, and/or during a respiratory tract infection.

Grouped Questions: 153722 | 153724
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Asked by Steve McCabe
(Birmingham, Selly Oak)
[N]
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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Neuromuscular Disorders: Medical Equipment
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has had discussions with Birmingham and Solihull CCG and Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG on their consultation on the commissioning policy for cough assist machines; and if he will make a statement.
A
Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The provision of cough assist machines is a matter for local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). CCGs have the independence and autonomy to make commissioning decisions and policies for local populations, taking into account the available evidence and individual circumstances as appropriate.

The evidence base to support the routine use of cough assist machines in muscle-wasting conditions over other cough assist methods is not well established. NHS England previously worked with Muscular Dystrophy UK through its Bridging the Gap project to address areas of concern raised by patients and their representatives, one of which was the provision of cough assist machines. Through this work, a number of CGGs developed commissioning policies which set out the circumstances in which to consider these devices. In addition, in February 2016 the National institute for Health and Care Excellence published new guidance on the assessment and management of motor neurone disease, recommending that cough assist machines should be considered if assisted breath stacking is not effective, and/or during a respiratory tract infection.

Grouped Questions: 153722 | 153723
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Asked by Stephen Timms
(East Ham)
[N]
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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Democratic Republic of Congo: Diplomatic Service
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British citizens have received consular assistance from HM Government following detention in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the last eight years.
A
Answered by: Harriett Baldwin
Answered on: 19 June 2018

Since 2010, 39 British nationals have received consular assistance from the Government due to arrest and/or detention in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Asked by Jon Trickett
(Hemsworth)
Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Department for Work and Pensions: Data Protection
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department records incidences of data breaches as a result of information being sent to the wrong recipient.
A
Answered by: Kit Malthouse
Answered on: 19 June 2018

DWP does not keep a central record of data security breaches except above a certain threshold, as local management will usually handle them.

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Asked by Jon Trickett
(Hemsworth)
[N]
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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Personal Independence Payment: Data Protection
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, who is liable for data breaches the occur in relation to personal independence payment health assessments which are carried out by Atos for her Department.
A
Answered by: Sarah Newton
Answered on: 19 June 2018

Section 123 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 applies.

Independent Assessment Services (IAS) is required to ensure that all their staff have been advised of the consequences of disclosing confidential information and the Department can insist that the Assessment Provider demonstrate how they have fulfilled these obligations.

The Department has a process in place to manage/investigate any security breaches that occur.

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Asked by Steve McCabe
(Birmingham, Selly Oak)
[N]
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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
In Vitro Fertilisation
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to standardise the amount the Clinical Commisioning Groups pay providers for the provision of IVF treatment and other fertility services.
A
Answered by: Jackie Doyle-Price
Answered on: 19 June 2018

NHS England and NHS Improvement are jointly undertaking a project to develop a benchmark price for National Health Service fertility treatments. NHS England have advised it is working with the sector to improve their reference costs for in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). It is NHS England’s intention to produce benchmark prices for IVF services by the end of the year.

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Asked by Alan Brown
(Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
[N]
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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Ministry of Defence
Armed Forces: Scotland
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his oral contribution of 11 June 2018, Official Report, column 581, what the evidential basis is for 70 per cent of service personnel based in Scotland paying higher taxes.
A
Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The Ministry of Defence has examined payroll data held by the Department and, on two occasions 12 months apart, identified all those Regular personnel issued with a Scottish tax code and their taxable earnings in the previous year. In both cases approximately 70% of these were found to have earned above the £26,000 threshold beyond which they would be liable in Tax Year 2018-19 to pay more income tax in Scotland compared to other Service personnel with the same taxable earnings paying income tax in the rest of the UK.

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Asked by Ben Lake
(Ceredigion)
[N]
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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
EU Grants and Loans
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timescale is for designing and establishing the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
A
Answered by: Jake Berry
Answered on: 19 June 2018

The draft Withdrawal Agreement ensures that the UK will continue to participate in EU programmes financed by the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020 until they end and means that all areas will continue to have access to the same level of funding as they would have done in the EU. We will launch the UK Shared Prosperity Fund after the close of the current EU funding programmes.

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(Houghton and Sunderland South)
[N]
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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Galileo System
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential for job losses as a result of the UK withdrawing from the Galileo satellite navigation system.
A
Answered by: Mr Sam Gyimah
Answered on: 19 June 2018

Government has been in close contact with UK industry throughout the negotiations on Galileo and will continue to work with them.

Whilst these discussions continue, we are also taking action to ensure our vibrant space sector continues to succeed. The UK’s Space Sector has recently published Prosperity from Space, their blueprint for creating an extra 30,000 high skill jobs in the sector by 2030 by working in partnership with Government.

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(Liverpool, Wavertree)
[N]
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Asked on: 14 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Mental Health Services
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish against what the spending from the Future in Mind budget allocation in 2017-18 was.
A
Answered by: Jackie Doyle-Price
Answered on: 19 June 2018

NHS England publishes mental health spend for clinical commissioning groups and specialised commissioning but does not publish programme level spend for any other areas.

Following the publication of Future in Mind in 2015, the Government committed to making £1.4 billion available to transform services for children and young people’s mental health. In 2017/18 the allocated funding for Future in Mind was £280 million, which included funding for eating disorders and perinatal mental health.

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