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Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests (8 Nov 2016)

Chris Heaton-Harris: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. The reason why the two Ministers responsible for this matter are not standing here is that one is on paternity leave after the birth of his second son, Aubrey Valentine Hamilton, and the other is on a ministerial visit outside London. I spoke to the hon. Member for Newport West (Paul Flynn) last week to express their sorrow...

Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests (8 Nov 2016)

Chris Heaton-Harris: I happily took the hon. Gentleman’s intervention, but he has intervened on me with 10 minutes to go in my prepared speech, and I have plenty to tell him about all that if he will please wait for that particular passage. I emphasise that this is behind-the-scenes work because it is so crucial, and by doing it we address a lot of problems before the issues might arise. The hon. Gentleman...

Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests (8 Nov 2016)

Chris Heaton-Harris: There has been absolutely no suggestion of any breach of the ministerial code in that particular case. There have been a number of investigations, including one by the Select Committee on Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs, of which the hon. Gentleman is a member, and one by the Public Accounts Committee. The latter recommended a number of outcomes and lessons to be learned,...

Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests (8 Nov 2016)

Chris Heaton-Harris: The hon. Gentleman has gone on a bit about how the standing of politics and how this place is viewed by the public has gone down. Those who look at his Twitter feed will see that he does not particularly like his voters and how they voted on Brexit. Maybe that is a disparity that he would like to examine slightly more closely than this issue. I hope my remarks today have made it clear how the...

Outsourcing and Tax Credits (4 Nov 2016)

Chris Heaton-Harris: Does the Minister agree with this recent statement about the Government’s position on this matter: “We welcome this recognition from the government”? That was said by the general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union.

EU Referendum: Energy and Environment (12 Jul 2016)

Chris Heaton-Harris: In a former life, I was the rapporteur in the European Parliament for the European Investment Bank. We are not only a stakeholder in the bank; we are a shareholder and one of its biggest funders. It funds projects across the planet, not just within the European Union. Surely there is no risk to investment in the United Kingdom while those factors remain the same.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Spending: Small Firms (27 Jun 2016)

Chris Heaton-Harris: What steps he is taking to increase the proportion of defence spending that goes to small firms.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Spending: Small Firms (27 Jun 2016)

Chris Heaton-Harris: What steps is my hon. Friend taking to make it as simple as possible for small firms to benefit from this increased spend?

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Benefit: EEA Nationals (10 Jun 2016)

Chris Heaton-Harris: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to HM Revenue and Custom's publication Statistics on recently arrived non-UK EEA nationals subject to income tax and National Insurance contributions or receiving HMRC administered benefits of May 2016, how many child benefit claims of what amount were made by (a) non-UK EEA nationals and (b) recently arrived non-UK EEA nationals in each...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits: EEA Nationals (10 Jun 2016)

Chris Heaton-Harris: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the HM Revenue and Customs publication, entitled Tax Credits Statistics on non-UK EEA Nationals, of 22 February 2016, how many (a) in-work and (b) out-of-work claims of what amount were made by families with at least one (i) EEA national and (ii) recently arrived EEA national in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: UK Membership of EU: Referendums (10 Jun 2016)

Chris Heaton-Harris: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) press officers and (b) other officials of his Department have been or are undertaking work related to the referendum on UK membership of the EU; for how long each such official has been working on that matter; and what the salary is of each such official.

Voter Registration (8 Jun 2016)

Chris Heaton-Harris: It is very important that people have the opportunity to register to vote, but this issue has consequences not just for the referendum but for other elections. There are 4.5 million new people on the register; has the Minister thought about the consequences of that for the Boundary Commission’s drawing up of constituencies, as it will be doing so on numbers that are now completely wrong?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: UK Membership of EU: Referendums (8 Jun 2016)

Chris Heaton-Harris: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Government (a) has spent to date and (b) plans to spend before 23 June 2016 on promoting the Government's policy on the UK's membership of the EU.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Education (24 May 2016)

Chris Heaton-Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will take steps to ensure that the Education Cannot Wait fund for education in emergencies is monitored to ensure that (a) the funds are used for the purposes for which they are allocated and (b) those funds achieve the expected outcomes.

BBC (12 May 2016)

Chris Heaton-Harris: I welcome the statement and especially the part about enhancing the BBC’s local output. In Northamptonshire, BBC local radio output is of the highest quality and integrity, and I congratulate and thank Stuart Linnell, Bernie Keith, Helen Blaby, John Griff, Annabel Amos and the news and production teams for the service they provide. How does the Secretary of State envisage the new royal...

EU Migrants: National Insurance Numbers (12 May 2016)

Chris Heaton-Harris: That last question warranted not a detention but a gold star. I am a great believer that the waves of migration that our country has had have been unbelievably beneficial for the country I am proud to represent in this place. However, I am disappointed with the Government, because on 10 March I asked for these numbers to be released and yet for some reason, through the cloak and daggers and...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Education (12 May 2016)

Chris Heaton-Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department plans to take to ensure that the Education cannot wait: the fund for education in emergencies focuses on (a) girls, (b) children with disabilities and (c) other marginalised children.

Dublin System: Asylum (4 May 2016)

Chris Heaton-Harris: Part of the plan announced today is a proposal that European countries that refuse to give shelter to refugees could be forced to pay into the coffers of countries that do take them. We have the temporary opt-out on this at present, but will the Minister state that that opt-out is absolutely guaranteed and is one that we will not consider reneging on? Will he also publish the legal advice he...

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (3 May 2016)

Chris Heaton-Harris: In this sorry saga, what assurances can the Minister give about current levels of care and safety to the families of patients with learning disabilities who are in the care of Southern Health?


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