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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Lahpai Gam (20 Apr 2017)

David Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to appeal to the Government of Burma on the (a) release of Lahpi Gam on medical grounds and (b) medical care required by that prisoner.

Child Maintenance (Assessment of Parents’ Income) (19 Apr 2017)

David Burrowes: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to equalise the assessment and enforcement of child maintenance arrangements of children of self-employed parents with that of children of other employed parents; and for connected purposes. I welcome the great interest and attendance of hon. Members for my Bill, but I feel somewhat like the filler in the Prime Minister’s sandwich. I...

Child Maintenance (Assessment of Parents’ Income) (19 Apr 2017)

David Burrowes: This is an issue of great importance and interest to the public. It is a cross-party issue, but it has been a Conservative cause since the Thatcher Government recognised the principle that all parents have a continued responsibility to contribute reasonably to their children’s upkeep. When parents cannot agree about a child’s maintenance, the state steps in to protect the child’s...

Child Maintenance Service — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (18 Apr 2017)

David Burrowes: Thank you, Mr Bone, for calling me to speak. It is a pleasure to take part in this very important debate. It is a cross-party debate and quite rightly so, because this is a matter of cross-party concern; we all have constituents who have come to us and who are dealing with ongoing concerns about child maintenance arrears. So I congratulate the hon. Member for Motherwell and Wishaw (Marion...

Child Maintenance Service — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (18 Apr 2017)

David Burrowes: I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing this important debate on an issue that is getting attention in lots of areas at the moment. A group that she may want to leave out is those who are able to reach agreement. The Minister will come back and say that family-based assessments have increased and that many more are reaching agreement. Will the hon. Lady drill into the detail of whether or...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (18 Apr 2017)

David Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his oral contribution of 27 March 2017, Official Report, column 9, what the financial budget allocated to support claimants who would otherwise have received work-related activity payment is.

School Funding (London) — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (29 Mar 2017)

David Burrowes: It is a pleasure to take part in this vital debate. I congratulate the hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood (Helen Hayes) on securing it. Members from both sides of the House are present. That is important, because this is a cross-party issue that cannot be monopolised by any one party. It matters to us all because it matters to children in our constituencies and their life chances. I am...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payments (27 Mar 2017)

David Burrowes: Some of those who are eligible for PIP may well lose entitlement to the work-related activity group element come 1 April. Will the Minister reassure me that whether through the flexible support fund, the hardship fund or indeed third-party deals, there will be full mitigation for the losses they incur from 1 April?

Social Mobility Commission: State of the Nation Report (23 Mar 2017)

David Burrowes: In a spirit of consensus, I would point out that one of the successes of the coalition Government was the focus on early years and the early years foundation stage, which came not least out of the work of the hon. Member for Nottingham North (Mr Allen) and my right hon. Friend the Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr Duncan Smith). There is growing evidence, not least through the...

Social Mobility Commission: State of the Nation Report (23 Mar 2017)

David Burrowes: I thank my right hon. Friend for highlighting the issue of parental contact, but may I focus on contact with fathers? The Government have made great strides in trying to ensure greater opportunities in work, but we must also look at how to create greater opportunities to ensure that fathers are not only in contact but are involved in their children’s upbringing. I saw from clients in the...

Social Mobility Commission: State of the Nation Report (23 Mar 2017)

David Burrowes: I very much support what my right hon. Friend says, particularly about social capital and building character through education. The Government have committed to a statutory requirement for relationships education. Many children, sadly, come from a background of conflict, trauma and survival. There is now the opportunity to provide them with the building blocks that others receive outside...

Social Mobility Commission: State of the Nation Report (23 Mar 2017)

David Burrowes: I apologise for not being around for the beginning of the hon. Lady’s speech. When it comes to building consensus, if she were willing to cross the Rubicon in terms of more selective education, would it not be a good idea to focus it on the opportunity areas and coldspots that the Social Mobility Commission has highlighted?

Social Mobility Commission: State of the Nation Report (23 Mar 2017)

David Burrowes: We may well disagree on some of the principles and practice, but if there is to be increased opportunity for selective education, would not the best place to focus it be in the areas of most need—those opportunity areas coldspots highlighted by the Social Mobility Commission?

Iran’s Influence in the Middle East — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] (22 Mar 2017)

David Burrowes: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Hendon (Dr Offord) on clearly calling out Iran and its state-sponsored terrorism, its direct threat to Israel and its destabilisation of the wider region. We always say that debates are timely. Even if it was delayed, this one is indeed timely, not least, as my hon. Friend the Member for South Ribble (Seema Kennedy) said—I commend her...

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

David Burrowes: Will my hon. Friend, whose professional background is similar to mine, comment on the need for offenders leaving prison not to go into the arms of drug dealers, which leads to further reoffending, but to go into the arms of a loved one or family members, so that that relationship can give them ongoing support and help them not to reoffend?

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Children (20 Mar 2017)

David Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to table AS 08 Q of the Quarterly Immigration Stastics, October to December 2016, how many applications for asylum made during quarter 4 of 2016 were made by unaccompanied children who arrived in the UK (a) under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016, (b) through the Dublin III Regulation and (c) by their own initiative.

Visible Religious Symbols: European Court Ruling (15 Mar 2017)

David Burrowes: Will the Minister confirm that in this country a member of an airline’s cabin staff or a receptionist has the right to express their faith freely by wearing a cross or a headscarf, and that that cannot be supressed by any so-called neutral dress code?

Personal Independence Payments (15 Mar 2017)

David Burrowes: Will the Secretary of State make it crystal clear that the Government’s original intention for PIP, as outlined in the Welfare Reform Act 2012, remains? It was stated that “The PIP assessment will look at disabled people as individuals and not just label them by their health condition or impairment.”—[Official Report, 26 November 2012; Vol. 554, c. 148W.]


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