Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what account her Department took of the (a) location, (b) size and (c) date of the latest Ofsted inspection of university providers when awarding universities either a multi-year or single-year allocation of initial teacher training places.
Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what routes her Department recognises as providing appropriate entry into the teaching profession.
Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will make it his policy to prioritise (a) UK higher education and (b) higher education distance learning in the Government's future trade export strategy.
Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria her Department uses to determine which universities are awarded a multi-year allocation of initial teacher training places and which are awarded a single-year allocation.
Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether weightings were applied to the criteria which her Department uses to determine which universities were awarded a multi-year allocation of initial teacher training places and which were awarded a single-year allocation.
Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to publish details of which universities were awarded multi-year initial teacher training allocations and which were awarded single-year allocations.
Roberta Blackman-Woods: At the weekend, we learned that Bovis Homes is to pay £7 million in compensation for poorly built new homes. Will the Minister tell the House what he will do to improve the quality of new homes, including those built by new methods of construction, and to ensure they are built in well-planned communities with appropriate infrastructure? Unfortunately, while the housing White Paper had warm...
Roberta Blackman-Woods: I congratulate my hon. Friend on the work she has done to support the Bill. Does she agree that it is important that we get the multi-agency and co-ordinated approach to tackling violence against women and girls that the Istanbul convention demands? Will she work with MPs across the House to check that this integrated approach and the support services are available throughout the country, as...
Roberta Blackman-Woods: I congratulate the hon. Lady on making such progress with this important and very necessary Bill. Does she agree that it is important that people have faith in parliamentarians to carry out their monitoring role once the convention is implemented and that the actions of the hon. Member for Shipley (Philip Davies) do not help?
Roberta Blackman-Woods: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I congratulate the hon. Member for Rossendale and Darwen (Jake Berry) on securing this important debate. I am sure it will be the first of many debates as we seek to develop business with the Commonwealth. I come to the debate wearing two hats. First, I am a vice-chair of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, and through...
Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners took their own lives by using an upended unsecured bedframe as a ligature point in each of the last five years in (a) HMP Northumberland, (b) private prisons, (c) public sector prisons; if she will take steps to ensure that all bedframes in prisons are securely fixed; and if she will make a statement.
Roberta Blackman-Woods: I agreed with the right hon. Member for North East Bedfordshire (Alistair Burt) when he said that this was a debate he hoped would never happen, and a vote he hoped would never happen. I am a strong remainer, and I campaigned hard for us to stay in the EU. I still think our future would be better within it, but I recognise the result of the British people who voted for Brexit. I also...
Roberta Blackman-Woods: I am pleased to follow the hon. Member for Reigate (Crispin Blunt), and I thank him for the interest he showed in the Durham prisons while he was prisons Minister. However, I profoundly disagree with his view that the privatisation of prisons is the answer to the problems that they are facing. Like my right hon. Friend the Member for Don Valley (Caroline Flint), I have three prisons in my...
Roberta Blackman-Woods: As the Secretary of State will know, many women in prison have severe mental health problems, having been subject to much abuse in their lives. Why is there so little about women in the White Paper? What is she doing to implement the recommendations of the Corston report?
Roberta Blackman-Woods: Will my hon. Friend give way?
Roberta Blackman-Woods: My hon. Friend is making a powerful case. Durham used to have the best probation service in the country, which did an amazing job of trying to rehabilitate prisoners, but it has, alas, fallen by the wayside because of the Government reforms. Does he agree that it would be nice to see Government Members taking some responsibility for what has happened to our prison and probation system? It is...
Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to implement adequate permanent planning protections to help pubs to remain open; and if he will make a statement.
Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will remove permitted development rights of pubs to reduce pub closures.
Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to publish the response to the consultation on restricted covenants for pubs carried out in 2011.
Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many successful registrations of assets of community value have been listed in each of the last five years; and how many of those successful registrations were pubs.