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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Sutton Coldfield (7 Jul 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) availability and (b) average waiting times for therapeutic services for mental health conditions in Sutton Coldfield.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Schools (7 Jul 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to mental health services in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools.

Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime (6 Jul 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: Many of us on the Back and Front Benches, especially my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary, have been working for some time on the Magnitsky measures, and I congratulate him on this important announcement today. I just ask two questions. First, may we please see strong transparency and openness in how these measures are brought to bear? Secondly, and in particular, does he agree that...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Birmingham (6 Jul 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated to Birmingham City Council for the refurbishment of schools for the 2020-21 calendar year; and whether that funding has been ringfenced.

Finance Bill: Clause 71 - Review of DST (1 Jul 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: I am most grateful to my right hon. Friend for giving way; he is being very generous. This is an ingenious argument that he is putting to the House about restructuring, and it might be helpful to flesh that out in correspondence. The argument about the unilateral and multilateral approach was clear in relation to open registers of beneficial ownership, when the House obliged the Government to...

Finance Bill: Clause 71 - Review of DST (1 Jul 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: The Minister is getting to the meat of the matter in what he is saying now, but while he rightly extols the virtues of some very good companies that he has named, which voluntarily publish whereabouts in the world their activity is taking place, where their profits are declared and where they are paying tax, by definition, if it is voluntary, those who are up to no good probably will not...

Finance Bill: Clause 71 - Review of DST (1 Jul 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: The hon. Member is absolutely right. I think two very good examples are Pakistan, where British techniques and expertise have helped the Pakistan authorities to raise more tax from their citizens, and Rwanda, where Britain helped the Rwandan Government set up a fair and equitable system of taxation that has worked and succeeded in helping that country to fund its expenditure. Back in 2007,...

Finance Bill: Clause 71 - Review of DST (1 Jul 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: I draw the House’s attention to interests, which are set out clearly in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I rise to speak to new clause 33, which was tabled by the right hon. Member for Barking (Dame Margaret Hodge) who, alas, for the reasons set out by the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South (Bridget Phillipson) from the Opposition Front Bench, cannot be here...

Finance Bill: Clause 71 - Review of DST (1 Jul 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: Yes, the extractive industry transparency initiative, which has been led by a former Member of this House, Clare Short, for some time, did a huge amount of good as, of course, have open registers, because open registers have continued that agenda of transparency. As I said at the outset, this agenda was championed and driven forward internationally through the British at the G8.

Finance Bill: Clause 71 - Review of DST (1 Jul 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: There is an important principle: while commercial confidentiality should not be compromised, we should move to greater transparency to tackle the problems that lie behind what the right hon. Gentleman is saying. I agree with that and I think that there is common cause across the House that that is what we want to do. Clearly, getting a multinational standard will be the right result, but...

Hong Kong National Security Legislation (1 Jul 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: I very much welcome what my right hon. Friend has said about the Magnitsky proposals, on which he and I have worked together in the past, and I also very much welcome what he said about the new rights for BNOs. In dealing with China, we should always champion our values and never trim on that. Will he make it clear to the Chinese regime and reinforce this with them that, wherever possible, we...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Duty to commission an independent evaluation: health and social care sectors (30 Jun 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: I have listened carefully to what has been said by Opposition Members, and I am not persuaded that the Bill is anything other than a good piece of legislation on the whole. The question for the House this afternoon is whether it could be improved, and that is why I put my name to the amendments and new clauses tabled by my hon. Friend the Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Duty to commission an independent evaluation: health and social care sectors (30 Jun 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: My hon. Friend makes an extremely reasonable point. I am sure that the Minister, who will have listened to the reasonable points that have been made on both sides of the House, but particularly on his own side, will take it on board. The absence of a time limit does nothing to promote speed and efficiency in the administration of justice by the immigration service. I believe that the...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Duty to commission an independent evaluation: health and social care sectors (30 Jun 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: I completely agree with what my right hon. Friend is saying. Not only is his point correct, but I have found out, as a result of tabling a question to the Home Secretary, that over the past five years the taxpayer has had to pay out in excess of £20 million to people who were unlawfully detained. Is he aware of that?

Civil Service Appointments (30 Jun 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: I served on the National Security Council in the first two and a half years after it was set up—with my right hon. Friend in fact—and it does seem to me that it is clearly sensible to have the National Security Adviser separate from the head of the civil service. Both are very exacting roles: they may fit closely together, but they are very different. I have read digitally my right hon....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health (30 Jun 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress his Department has made on achieving parity of esteem for mental and physical health.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Justice and Security Act 2013 (24 Jun 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has appointed a reviewer to undertake the review of the operation of sections 6 to 11 of the Justice and Security Act 2013, as required by section 13 of that Act.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Justice and Security Act 2013 (24 Jun 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to announce the review of the operation of sections 6 to 11 of the Justice and Security Act 2013, as required by section 13 of that Act to be begun as soon as reasonably practicable five years after section 6 of that Act came into force in 2013.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Justice and Security Act 2013 (24 Jun 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he will accord the review of sections 6 to 11 of the Justice and Security Act 2013 the status of a full public consultation.

International Development (18 Jun 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: Does my hon. Friend agree that the prime way of ensuring that there is really good value for money, apart from all the structures that have been put in place, is the Independent Commission for Aid Impact, which was set up by the coalition Government in 2010? It is the taxpayer’s friend. It is independent of Government; it reports not to the Executive or to the Department but to Parliament...


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