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Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Firearms (23 January 2015)

Michael Penning: The Home Office does not hold information on response times by firearms units. Decisions on firearms unit provision is a matter for individual Chief Officers. Chief Officers will assess the threat, risk and geography in their force area to ensure that they have sufficient armed capability to respond effectively. Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, to be absolutely sure that we have...

Timber Framed Houses (22 January 2015)

Andrew Stunell: ...delighted that I have the opportunity to speak on it today. Before getting into the detail, perhaps I should declare not so much an interest as a certain amount of knowledge. For 20 years, I worked in the building industry, designing and supervising the erection of buildings, including timber framed homes, so I have some practical, on-site experience. I was also for two years the Minister...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Personal Independence Payments (21 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Mark Harper: ...it, about dealing with the delays that claimants have experienced. It was and remains the issue on which I am spending a lot of time, to ensure that we resolve it. Both I and officials have been working very hard to do so, as have both the assessment providers. We have quadrupled the number of assessments cleared each month since January last year, and the number of people with a PIP claim...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Fisheries Council: December 2014 (20 January 2015)

Michelle O'Neill: ...aware that the nephrops prawn stock is key to the economic well-being of our fleet and the processing industry that depends on it. There are seven individual nephrops stocks in area VII. These are assessed separately, taking account of the particular circumstances of each stock, and scientific advice is provided for a catch level that results in the maximum sustainable yield from each...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (16 January 2015)

Richard Burden: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the procurement for a new provider to deliver the work capability assessment requires the design of that scheme to be revised or reformed.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (16 January 2015)

Mark Harper: The information requested is shown in the table below: Number of initial Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claims where the assessment was completed by length of assessment period and month completed, England, Apr 13 - Mar 14 Month completed Total Length of assessment period Unknown 91 days and under Over 91 days Jan-14 21,800 4,000 1,600 16,300 Feb-14 19,200 3,800...

Mental Health — Motion to Take Note (15 January 2015)

Lord Bradley: ...stock of the current issues and policy developments that have taken place during this Parliament. I declare my interest as a trustee of the excellent Centre for Mental Health, which undertakes superb work in this area. Let us first consider further some background facts and figures. I make no apologies for repeating what many noble Lords have already mentioned. Mental health problems...

[Sir David Amess in the Chair] — Backbench Business — NHS Specialised Services (15 January 2015)

Jamie Reed: ...predict the demand on some key services across a small population, so they are not in a position accurately to commission those services. Many CCGs are already overwhelmed; are they truly capable of doing what is being proposed? The ability to commission effectively will inevitably differ from CCG to CCG, which runs contrary to the initial intentions behind specialised commissioning....

Business of the House: Contaminated Blood (15 January 2015)

Andy Slaughter: ...identify responsibility and culpability. We do need to have the fullest apology based on the clearest evidence of what has gone wrong. We do need to make sure that interim and existing arrangements work properly, and we do need transparency. But, above all, I think we need compensation, and that cannot be delayed, perhaps for years, while all those processes are worked through. I will, if...

Media Plurality: Communications Committee Report — Question for Short Debate (14 January 2015)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...Lord Inglewood and the committee members, some of whom spoke in the debate, such as the noble Baroness, Lady Healy, the noble Lord, Lord St John of Bletso, and my noble friend Lord Razzall, for their hard work. My noble friend Lord Inglewood has considerable expertise in this area and has chaired the Communications Committee with great distinction. The public’s ability to access a...

Opposition Day — [12th Allotted Day]: Steel Industry (14 January 2015)

Iain Wright: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. It was a serious, strategic, targeted investment that was based on a credible assessment of what would be required in our future industrial capabilities. As someone who has a nuclear power station in his constituency and who wants to see the supply chain in steel and other parts of industry thrive as a result of a new generation of nuclear power, I think it...

Deaf Students (Educational Achievement) (13 January 2015)

Edward Timpson: ...important service for all children and young people is high-quality teaching—the hon. Lady touched on that. We have set clear guidance in the new code of practice on the process for identifying and assessing children’s special educational needs, putting support in place, monitoring the progress made by each child, and securing further support where necessary. Narrowing the gap...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Second Reading (13 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: ...UCU, the NUS and the JCHR, among others, have asked, how is this new duty to be balanced with the obligation on universities to defend academic freedom and freedom of speech? In oral evidence the Minister tried to reassure the JCHR on that account, but I am afraid we were not reassured, because: “Broad terms such as ‘extremist’ or ‘radical’ are not capable of...

Public Bill Committee: Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: Reimbursement of persons who have met expenses (13 January 2015)

Tom Greatrex: ...given that the Minister hopes this dynamic will encourage a number of potential suppliers in this part of the market? I note also that Ofgem is being given the power to resolve disputes. What assessment has been made of the regulator’s capability and capacity to do that? Is that intended to become additional work for the part of Ofgem that already deals with the issue in relation to...

Public Bill Committee: Serious Crime Bill [Lords]: Clause 40 - Unauthorised acts causing, or creating risk of, serious damage (13 January 2015)

Steve Reed: ...of cyber-enabled crime, a form of crime that is growing exponentially. Nor will it be much comfort that the Home Office has repeatedly ignored warnings about the growing threat of cybercrime, which is far outpacing the police’s capability to tackle it. The Minister talked about her visit to Financial Fraud Action UK. I had the pleasure of visiting it myself with my hon. Friend the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Nuclear Management Partners (Sellafield) (13 January 2015)

Tom Greatrex: I thank the Secretary of State for his answer. He will appreciate that this an issue of very serious concern for the 10,000 dedicated, professional and highly valued workers employed at Sellafield and for all of us who, as taxpayers, have just seen a 20 billion public procurement decision partly reversed. I want to ask him a few specific questions on the details of his decision and his...

Corby Fire Services (12 January 2015)

Andy Sawford: ...a new Cobra intervention vehicle crewed by only two firefighters. I have discussed this with Martyn Emberson, head of the fire and rescue service in the county, who has confirmed that these changes would not add any new capability to Corby—Cobra-based technology can already be deployed from the Corby station, as I have seen for myself; would significantly deplete manning levels at...

Prayers: New Clause 4 — Doctors’ language skills (9 January 2015)

Daniel Poulter: ...and is reviewing everybody on the medical register. It is very easy to revalidate someone who is training to be a specialist as a surgeon or in some other hospital position, because they are assessed annually as part of their specialist training. The revalidation process for the consultant and general practice work force—which kicked off as a five-year programme—is ongoing....

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Atos Healthcare (9 January 2015)

Mark Harper: In 2014, there were 29,821 assessments completed nationally that required a doctor to undertake a Work Capability Assessment. 121 of these were completed for the Grimsby postcodes DN15 to DN20, DN31 to DN41 and DN55.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Atos Healthcare (9 January 2015)

Mark Harper: ...have applied financial remedies such as service credits and awarded fees where and when appropriate. From 1 March 2015, MAXIMUS Health and Human Services will take over the contract to deliver Work Capability Assessments.

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