Tom Brake: “All’s well that ends well” might not be the case for Northern Ireland—it is more a case of “Beware the Ides of March”. Will the Leader of the House make time available for a debate on the Foreign Secretary’s proposals for minimal border controls, and the impact of that on jobs and security in Northern Ireland?
Tom Brake: Holding answer received on 12 March 2018 Fairtrade products are sold by Catering Services across Parliament which include a variety of popular drinks and snacks labelled with the 'Fairtrade' mark or sticker on packaged products. No fair trade wines are stocked at the current time. Catering Services recognises and supports Fair Trade Fortnight. It makes catering customers aware of...
Tom Brake: The Secretary of State backs a 21-month transition period. Given that the Government’s own impact assessment points to every sector and region of the UK being damaged by Brexit, what discussions has he had with different sectors about the extra damage that a short, 21-month transition period could inflict on jobs here? Which sectors or companies have told him that a 21-month transition...
Tom Brake: Holding answer received on 12 March 2018 The Commission is responsible only for House of Commons catering services, which comply with all applicable legislation in relation to consumer protection regulations and the employment of its staff.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's paper, Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability, published in November 2017, what steps his Department has taken to (a) establish Community Partners and (b) to increase the number of Disability Employment Advisers by 300.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training his Department plans to offer to (a) Community Partners and (b) Disability Employment Advisers on musculoskeletal health.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many musculoskeletal-specific community partner roles he plans to establish.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which Government department leads on the enforcement of regulations against illegal car washes; and if he will make a statement.
Tom Brake: I think the hon. Lady touched on this briefly, and might be about to do so in more detail, but does she agree with me and with Redress that if the Government provided a higher level of consular assistance, as well as some consistency and clarity about the circumstances in which they will provide it, that would help in the cases not only of those such as Nazanin and Jagtar, but those seriously...
Tom Brake: Holding answer received on 12 March 2018 The decision taken on the future model for guided tours is an operational business matter and it has been taken by the executive management of both Houses. Member Committees in both Houses and the House of Commons Commission were consulted during the making of this decision and the new model for tours has been endorsed by all of these bodies....
Tom Brake: Will the Prime Minister confirm that we bear the Russian people nothing but good will? It is President Putin who we have in our sights and we will not allow him to use this in the presidential elections to burnish his image as a strong man.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to help ensure adequate funding for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK Government financial support in South Sudan for civil society participants in the High-Level Revitalisation Forum continues during the third round of negotiations.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps is his Department taking to encourage the Government of South Sudan to reduce the cost of a work permit for foreign humanitarian workers.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Bahraini authorities on the sentencing of human rights activist Nabeel Rajab.
Tom Brake: The Prime Minister has one chance to pull back from the abyss described in her own impact assessment. Is she willing to stand up for the majority in this country who do not want the disastrous hard Brexit and give Parliament and the public a meaningful vote that includes the option of staying in the EU, and to vote for an exit from Brexit, or will she let herself be dragged down by the...
Tom Brake: What steps his Department is taking to maintain defence co-operation with the EU after the UK leaves the EU.
Tom Brake: After the Secretary of State’s statement that terrorists cannot harm us and his ministry was forced to admit that its drone policy was misleading and erroneously drafted, will the Secretary of State tell the House whether it is the policy of the UK Government to kill people outside warzones?
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has (a) been asked to provide, (b) offered and (c) provided any information to the Mueller inquiry into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 121105, whether the British Embassy or other UK Government offices in Myanmar purchased any goods or services from military-owned or controlled companies.