Results 1–20 of 8230 for speaker:Kevan Jones

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Veterans (Homelessness) (12 Jan 2009)

Kevan Jones: We have introduced a number of measures that will make it easier for our service personnel to access social housing, become home owners and occupy void MOD properties as an interim measure before leaving service. Following the successful launch of Mike Jackson house, a 25-bed unit in Aldershot, we aim to gift land in Catterick for a similar project. It will offer more veterans short-term...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Veterans (Homelessness) (12 Jan 2009)

Kevan Jones: I thank my hon. Friend for her interest in this subject, which I know goes back many years. I also thank her for her work in County Durham in promoting the cadets force. This is a real issue. The MOD, along with the Department for Communities and Local Government, commissioned York university to carry out a study into London veterans, which showed that 6 per cent. of the London homeless...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Veterans (Homelessness) (12 Jan 2009)

Kevan Jones: I commend that initiative. On 2 December, I chaired a meeting of the Veterans Forum, which brings together service charities and others interested in the subject, to discuss homelessness. Later this week I will meet my hon. Friend the Member for Hartlepool (Mr. Wright), the Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, my counterpart in that Department, to talk about how...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Veterans (Homelessness) (12 Jan 2009)

Kevan Jones: I pay tribute to the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency for its work in helping servicemen and veterans. My right hon. Friend highlights the transition stage. Clearly, one answer lies in projects such as Mike Jackson house and I want to explore with service charities and the Department for Communities and Local Government how we can expand the network of support throughout the country....

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Veterans (Homelessness) (12 Jan 2009)

Kevan Jones: I certainly commend the work of Veterans Aid. I visited the hon. Gentleman's constituency before Christmas, and one problem with some of the accommodation there is that it is waiting for refurbishment. There are other problems arising from the Addington Homes contract, on which I know that the hon. Gentleman is an expert. When MOD property becomes surplus the Department is conscious of and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Veterans (12 Jan 2009)

Kevan Jones: The nation's commitment to service personnel, dependants and veterans was set out in the service personnel Command Paper published last July, which received widespread publicity. Benefits and assisted support are publicised through Government and ex-service organisation websites and publications, and through local and national press articles. We are also determined to use the armed forces day...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Veterans (12 Jan 2009)

Kevan Jones: I add my congratulations to those two individuals. They are part of an army of volunteers throughout the country who serve charities and do unpaid voluntary work, and we should thank them wholeheartedly. I will make an announcement later this month on the successful city that has been chosen for Veterans day. Alongside that, I will publish suggestions about how towns, cities and communities...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Veterans (12 Jan 2009)

Kevan Jones: I am pleased to join the hon. Gentleman in congratulating Fife veterans. I visited Scotland before Christmas and met Veterans Scotland. I pay tribute to them and the range of organisations involved in Veterans Scotland that are doing a fantastic job in Scotland to promote veterans' affairs and offer practical assistance to veterans.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Veterans (12 Jan 2009)

Kevan Jones: Like my hon. Friend, I am pleased that that was a key part of the service command paper. Later this year we will announce the first individuals who will be taking advantage of that. Armed forces day will be part of the promotion of the steps that we have taken and where we are up to in implementing the recommendations in the service command paper. As my hon. Friend knows, in July this year...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Veterans (12 Jan 2009)

Kevan Jones: I am shocked and surprised that someone who is a clinician does not understand what we have done. An excellent report recently produced by the King's Centre for Military Health Research outlines 10 years of research ranging from the issues associated with Gulf war syndrome to a very good study, which I suggest the hon. Gentleman should read, on Operation Telic, which looked at 7,000...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (12 Jan 2009)

Kevan Jones: As I told the House earlier, I will be making an announcement later of the successful venue for the national celebrations. Let me emphasise to my hon. Friend and other Members that what is needed is that all communities, large or small, take active part in armed forces and Veterans day. I urge her and other hon. Members to ensure that they play a key part in encouraging local communities,...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces Day (12 Jan 2009)

Kevan Jones: As my right hon. Friend the Minister for the Armed Forces announced in our response to the National Recognition Study, the first Armed Forces Day will be held on 27 June this year, building on the success of Veterans Day events held in previous years. The day will provide an opportunity for the public to show their appreciation for the contribution made to society by those who serve and have...

Written Answers — Defence: Post-Combat Stress Disorder: North Yorkshire (12 Jan 2009)

Kevan Jones: During the past 12 months both my predecessor and I have responded to parliamentary and ministerial correspondence relating to access to treatment for specific individuals in the North Yorkshire area who are suffering from PTSD. We are working with the four UK Health Departments in piloting a new mental health service for veterans in five NHS trusts across the UK to address treatment of...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces (12 Jan 2009)

Kevan Jones: A copy of the most recently published report, that for second half of 2007, compiled by the Chief of the General Staffs Briefing Team was placed in the Library of the House and remains current. I refer the hon. Member to the answer my right hon. Friend, the Minister of State for the Armed Forces, gave on 1 September 2008, Official Report, column 1464W. The next report is being prepared for...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Accommodation (12 Jan 2009)

Kevan Jones: The Defence Accommodation Management Strategy will set out how single living accommodation and service family accommodation will be managed over the next 10 years. It is our intention to publish the strategy in the new year.

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Drugs (12 Jan 2009)

Kevan Jones: Information on the total number of service personnel currently receiving any treatment for substance misuse is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, information on the number of new attendances at military Departments of Community Mental Health (DCMH) in 2007 for which an initial diagnosis of substance misuse was given is contained within UK Armed...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Homelessness (12 Jan 2009)

Kevan Jones: The Department for Communities and Local Government and the Devolved Administrations lead on homelessness policy. They have strategies that recognise veterans issues. The Ministry of Defence does not collect on a national basis data on the numbers of homeless veterans. We have however estimated that the proportion of veterans among the non-statutory homeless population, at least in London,...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Homelessness (12 Jan 2009)

Kevan Jones: The information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (12 Jan 2009)

Kevan Jones: The Ministry of Defence is currently undertaking a review of all PPP/PFI and leasing-type arrangements, including the Annington Homes contract, in order to meet the HM Treasury timetable for the implementation of IFRS as adopted by the public sector for 2009-10.

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Influenza (12 Jan 2009)

Kevan Jones: MOD has a total allocation of 108,000 doses of H5N1 vaccine, which is sufficient for 54,000 courses of treatment at two doses per person.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.