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Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (23 Feb 2018)

Child Maintenance (Assessment of Parent's Income) Bill - 2nd reading – Heidi Allen. Legislation

Disability Confident Scheme — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Heidi Allen: It has always occurred to me that Access to Work is a great tool when someone has their job, but a bit like a journey, they need petrol to put in the car to get to the journey. There should be access to work experience and job interviews. What does the Minister think about expanding the scheme to cover those as well?

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (8 Jan 2018)

Heidi Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many parents have been (a) granted and (b) refused a visa to join their child with either refugee leave or humanitarian protection in the UK in (i) 2015, (ii) 2016 and (iii) 2017.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (8 Jan 2018)

Heidi Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people seeking family reunion with extended family members in the UK have (a) applied for and (b) been granted asylum in exceptional circumstances in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (18 Dec 2017)

Heidi Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to Autumn Budget 2017, how the announced £8 billion of new guarantees to support house building will operate in practice.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing Revenue Accounts (18 Dec 2017)

Heidi Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to Autumn Budget 2017, (a) how and (b) when local authorities will be able to increase their Housing Revenue Account borrowing caps.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Construction: Training (18 Dec 2017)

Heidi Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to Autumn Budget 2017, what the criteria is for the allocation of the £34 million fund for teaching construction skills.

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery: Victims (14 Dec 2017)

Heidi Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's timetable is for implementing the recommendations of the Human Trafficking Foundation's Trafficking Survivor Care Standards, published in June 2015, for shelters caring for victims of modern day slavery in the UK.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Heidi Allen: Will my right hon. Friend give way?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Heidi Allen: I am afraid I am little overwhelmed by the legal expertise all around me—I will just speak very plainly. Does my right hon. Friend not understand the difficulty and the trust issue when my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Beaconsfield has been trying for weeks and weeks, with all good intentions, to engage the Government in this process and has failed? There comes a point...

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Heidi Allen: I do not know where to start after that. I am humbled by the words of my good friend the right hon. Member for Birkenhead (Frank Field). No Governments are perfect, no benefit system is perfect and no debate or motion is perfect, but by God we will work together and make this better. Select Committees are cross-party and they play an important role in scrutiny. Our Work and Pensions...

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Heidi Allen: We have a job to do. I am sure the Select Committee’s evidence-gathering helped the Government to identify improvements and make universal credit better. We will continue that work. No one should underestimate the poverty-fighting potential of universal credit. I believe that and mean that most sincerely. There is a reason why work coaches are so motivated by it. There is a reason why,...

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Heidi Allen: No family should be going through that. People have more difficult lives than I am blessed to have ever experienced, but work coaches are there, and discretionary housing payments and advance payments are there. Work coaches should be offering a wraparound service. I do not have universal credit yet in my area, but I hope that work coaches are doing everything they should for the hon....

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Heidi Allen: I have been working very closely with Citizens Advice throughout this whole campaign. Is it not true that Citizens Advice in Scotland and in England have both welcomed the announcement that was made in the Budget and said that it is an excellent improvement?

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Heidi Allen: Nobody is more interested than I am in universal credit and in its being a success. Does the hon. Lady acknowledge that even if we do get the reports, because the roll-out has been very slow—I am glad it has—some of them are really old and the system has been significantly improved since then? They might give us a window into the past, but I sense that they will not give the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Family Hubs (5 Dec 2017)

Heidi Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of Family Hubs.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Sex and Relationship Education (5 Dec 2017)

Heidi Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress her Department is making on updating relationship and sex education guidance.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (1 Dec 2017)

Heidi Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she expects the fair funding review for local government to be finalised.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (1 Dec 2017)

Heidi Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to implement an up-to-date needs assessment for local authority area funding in the absence of the 100 per cent business rates retention scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (1 Dec 2017)

Heidi Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to provide funding agreements for local authorities that did not sign up to the four-year funding settlement in the belief that the 100 per cent retention scheme would be implemented.


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