Jake Berry: None.
Jake Berry: Holding answer received on 15 June 2018 The Government considers that it may prove to be in the mutual interest of all sides for the UK to maintain some form of ongoing relationship with the EIB Group after leaving the EU. We will explore these options with the EU as part of the negotiations on the future relationship, and will also consider whether any further government support is...
Jake Berry: I have met both the Fawcett Society and the Local Government Association to discuss this issue and am keen to explore why some councils have felt able to provide for parental leave and others have not. I will also be examining what other actions could be taken which would have a positive impact on the gender balance and diversity of councillors.
Jake Berry: The draft Withdrawal Agreement ensures that the UK will continue to participate in EU programmes financed by the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020 until they end and means that all areas will continue to have access to the same level of funding as they would have done in the EU. We will launch the UK Shared Prosperity Fund after the close of the current EU funding programmes.
Jake Berry: From 2015-16 to 2019-20, north-east councils will have access to £11.3 billion in core spending power. The 2018-19 settlement sees a 1.9% increase in the money available to north-east councils.
Jake Berry: On the subject of those who can afford it building up savings, I might point out to the hon. Gentleman that his local authority—I remind him, as I am sure he knows, that every seat except one is held by the Labour party—has increased its reserves by £7 million since 2010, so perhaps he should be addressing his questions on redundancies and closures to the local Labour party.
Jake Berry: On whether central Government care for people in Newcastle, I would say that surely they, like the hon. Lady, should welcome the £600 million of new money provided for the devolution deal; the great exhibition of the north, opening this Friday, which is set to boost her local economy by £184 million; the Budget announcement of £337 million for the Tyne and Wear Metro;...