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Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospitals: Food (27 May 2016)

George Freeman: The Department has worked with NHS England to ensure that food standards are written into the NHS Standard Contract 2016/17, the key document governing the purchase and provision of National Health Services. Irrespective of the food service type, all National Health Service providers are obliged, under the terms of their legally-binding contracts with commissioners, to adhere to the hospital...

Debate on the Address: Education, Skills and Training (25 May 2016)

Neil Gray: ...members of the cabinet, Derek Mackay and Fergus Ewing. I also wish to congratulate newly promoted Ministers, Jeane Freeman, Kevin Stewart, Mark McDonald and Shirley-Anne Somerville. I look forward to working with all my friends and colleagues in the interests of the people of Scotland. It would be remiss of me at this stage not also to pay tribute to colleagues leaving the Scottish...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Procurement (25 May 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: The Department has worked with its national contracting and logistics partner, NHS Supply Chain to develop a range of ethical procurement interventions that increase the scrutiny applied to suppliers, based on the risks presented. All suppliers contracted by NHS Supply Chain are required to adhere to the NHS Supply Chain – Supplier Code of Conduct. A copy of the Code of Conduct is...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (24 May 2016)

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 36280, how many people are waiting for a rearranged work capability assessment having had their initial appointment cancelled.

Notice Period for Amendment to Public Bills: Advertising Standards Authority (23 May 2016)

Ed Vaizey: ...the simple, straightforward advertising in a local newspaper. No one is arguing that the industry should not be regulated, and one of the questions raised by this debate is how that regulation should work. As a matter of principle, this Government would prefer effective self-regulation wherever possible, rather than statutory regulation. We support the system of co-regulation and...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (23 May 2016)

Earl Howe: ...that will grow by 0.5% in real terms every year for the remainder of this Parliament. This very significant statement of intent allows us to increase our equipment spend and invest in full-spectrum capabilities, from digital armoured vehicles and F35 stealth fighters to carrier strike. As aggressive nations flaunt their nuclear arsenals, we are securing the future of Britain’s...

Defending Public Services (23 May 2016)

Andrew Murrison: ..., to my rural constituents and their small businesses being able to access 21st-century technology in the very near future. On behalf of those constituents, I thank the Minister for all his hard work. I am a doctor, as you know, Mr Deputy Speaker, and I have to declare that interest since most of my contribution will be about healthcare. The Gracious Speech rightly began with the economy,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (23 May 2016)

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 36280, for what reasons work capability assessments have been cancelled.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (23 May 2016)

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pieces of recording equipment are available in each region of the UK for the purposes of recording work capability assessments.

Debate on the Address: Transport and Local Infrastructure (19 May 2016)

John Healey: ...;I was the Minister who did it. My hon. Friend the Member for Great Grimsby (Melanie Onn) made a strong case for lower tolls on the Humber bridge. Existing tolls, she said, were a barrier not just to work and to trade, but to leisure. I am pleased to see the Secretary of State for Transport on the Front Bench. My hon. Friend the Member for Great Grimsby asked whether he would be prepared...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Lord Rees of Ludlow: ...In so far as teaching is under-prioritised, the over-focus on the REF must take some of the blame. It is welcome news that the noble Lord, Lord Stern, is undertaking a review; it is also welcome that the introduction of the new teaching assessment in universities will be gradual and can be adjusted in the light of experience. In contrast, the White Paper proposes a major one-off...

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Electricity Generation (12 May 2016)

Andrea Leadsom: National Grid ancillary services, including Black Start, are procured from generators that have the capability to meet the service requirements. National Grid assesses the suitability of different technologies from a Black Start perspective on an ongoing basis and any generator technology can be considered as a Black Start provider. As we drive forward our decarbonisation strategy, DECC is...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (10 May 2016)

Kate Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many requests from his Department for evidence to inform a work capability assessment were (a) made and (b) responded to by GPs and other professionals, in each of the last three years; and what the professional discipline was that each of those requests were made to.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessments (9 May 2016)

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work capability assessments have been cancelled or rearranged in each of the last five years; and what the (a) shortest, (b) average and (c) longest period of time was before such an appointment was rearranged.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (9 May 2016)

Priti Patel: In some cases, where a claimant would be excluded from work related requirements they will be excluded from the pool of “qualifying claimants”. They will also cease to be part of the scheme if the same circumstances apply after they have been selected. These are: recent victims of domestic violence;claimants who provide medical evidence of unfitness for work pending a work...

Public Bill Committee: Investigatory Powers Bill: Maintenance of technical capability (3 May 2016)

Robert Buckland: ...for them to do so. I do not think the amendment adds anything, and in many cases it would have the effect of inhibiting law enforcement agencies and the security and intelligence services from working constructively with tele- communications operators as the technology develops. I am sure that that is not the intention of the amendment. Depending on the individual company and the...

Trade Union Bill - Commons Amendments (3 May 2016)

Lord Mendelsohn: ...the amendments passed in this House, and are consistent with the requirements of the manifesto but with the removal of the most egregious and deficient elements. These changes are a result of hard work carried out by the members of the Select Committee, led ably by the noble Lord, Lord Burns. The committee’s recommendations on opting in received cross-party support and support from...

Asylum Seeker Dispersal Policy (3 May 2016)

Stuart McDonald: ...as post-traumatic stress disorder, as a result of the traumas that they have been through. There is a range of other factors to be considered. When I practised as an immigration solicitor, there was—there still is—an experienced and capable group of immigration and asylum law practitioners in Glasgow, because it is a dispersal city and there is significant demand. However, that...

UK Foreign Policy on Libya — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (3 May 2016)

Stuart Donaldson: ...extremism in Tunisia. The growing presence of extremist organisations and movements in Libya is deeply worrying. The lesson of Libya, like the lesson of Iraq, is that countries cannot just bomb somewhere and move on. Thanks to the work of the Library staff and my hon. Friend for North East Fife (Stephen Gethins), we know that the UK Government spent 13 times more money on bombing Libya...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (28 Apr 2016)

Priti Patel: Healthcare professionals who carry out the Work Capability Assessment are trained in all aspects of their role including the application of Regulation 35. They are also issued with written guidance on all aspects of the Work Capability Assessment including the application of Regulation 35.


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