Results 1–20 of 1493 for speaker:Stephen Hepburn

Work Capability Assessments — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (13 Dec 2017)

Stephen Hepburn: The hon. Gentleman mentioned mandatory reconsiderations. Is he aware that Department for Work and Pensions staff are informing people that mandatory reconsiderations will be delayed over Christmas because of the excess workload they face? Through him, can I ask the Minister to transfer staff from bringing in the sanctions and stopping the money, to the mandatory reconsiderations, so that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (4 Dec 2017)

Stephen Hepburn: Councils in the north-east such as Gateshead Council and South Tyneside Council have seen their central Government grant cut by 50%, forcing them to axe 4,000 good jobs. The Government’s so-called jobs bonanza in the north through the northern powerhouse has created jobs, but two out of every three of those jobs are on temporary, insecure and zero-hours contracts. Is that how the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Tyne and Wear Metro: Rolling Stock (1 Dec 2017)

Stephen Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 4.7 and 4.57 of the Autumn Budget 2017, what plans his Department has to ensure that the proposed new fleet of Metro rolling stock will be introduced onto the network by 2021.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Tyne and Wear Metro (1 Dec 2017)

Stephen Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 4.57 of the Autumn Budget 2017, how much of the National Productivity Investment Fund will be allocated to improving the Tyne and Wear Metro.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: North East (1 Dec 2017)

Stephen Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 4.43 of the Autumn Budget 2017, how much of the additional funding to tackle potholes in England will be allocated to projects in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside local authority and (c) the North East.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Taxation (1 Dec 2017)

Stephen Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 4.27 of the Autumn Budget 2017, whether her Department plans to work with employers in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, and (c) the North East on how the apprenticeship levy can be spent to support productivity in those areas.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: North East (1 Dec 2017)

Stephen Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 5.1 of the Autumn Budget 2017, what the ratio is of average house price and average worker’s salary in the North East; and what the home ownership rate has been in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside and (c) the North East in each year since 2010.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: First-time Buyers: Stamp Duty Land Tax (1 Dec 2017)

Stephen Hepburn: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 5.5 of the Autumn Budget 2017, if his Department will make an estimate of how many first-time buyers will benefit from the proposed relief to Stamp Duty Land Tax to help young people buy their first home in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Public Sector: Pay (1 Dec 2017)

Stephen Hepburn: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 6.8 of the Autumn Budget 2017, whether the Government plans to commit to funding pay awards for public sector workers other than NHS staff.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Pay: North East (1 Dec 2017)

Stephen Hepburn: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside and (c) the North East earn below the UK average weekly earnings for full-time employees.

Written Answers — Department of Health: South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust (1 Dec 2017)

Stephen Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 6.4 of the Autumn Budget 2017, how much of that additional NHS funding in England will be allocated to South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust.

Written Answers — Department of Health: South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust (1 Dec 2017)

Stephen Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 6.8 of the Autumn Budget 2017, how much of the £2.6 billion funding will be allocated as part of the Sustainability and Transformation Plans to (a) South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust and (b) City Hospitals Sunderland.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Productivity: North East (30 Nov 2017)

Stephen Hepburn: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 4.4 of the Autumn Budget 2017, how his Department plans to address the productivity gap in the North East compared to other regions of the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Culture: North East (30 Nov 2017)

Stephen Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to paragraph 4.83 of the Autumn Budget 2017, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of allocating some of that funding for cultural projects to support regeneration and local growth in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside and (c) the North East.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Minimum Wage: Young People (29 Nov 2017)

Stephen Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to paragraph 4.31 of the Autumn Budget 2017, for what reasons (a) 18 to 20 year olds and (b) 16 to 17 year olds are paid less than the level of the National Minimum Wage set for 21 to 24 year olds.

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (28 Nov 2017)

Stephen Hepburn: We were told that this Budget was going to be a game-changer. We were informed that it would lead to a bright future. I would just like to know, for who? This Budget should have been about tackling the emergency crisis in our public services such as the NHS, where dissatisfaction is up, waiting lists are up and waiting times are up. In fact, the only thing that is down is staff morale, which...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (28 Nov 2017)

Stephen Hepburn: Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman give way?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industry: North East (28 Nov 2017)

Stephen Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to paragraph 4.7 of the Autumn Budget 2017, how much of the additional funding in the modern Industrial Strategy will be allocated on projects in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, and (c) the North East.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industry: North East (28 Nov 2017)

Stephen Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to paragraph 4.41 of the Autumn Budget 2017, how much of the additional public investment in economic infrastructure his Department plans to allocate to projects in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, and (c) the North East.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Productivity: North East (28 Nov 2017)

Stephen Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to paragraph 4.54 of the Autumn Budget 2017, how the Government plans to increase the productivity levels of the North East in its upcoming Industrial Strategy.


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