Results 1–20 of 284 for speaker:Edward Argar

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Youth Custody (21 Jun 2018)

Edward Argar: The Ministry of Justice is still considering the exact criteria that will inform the evaluation process for Secure Schools. As part of this work we published a draft version of our guide on ‘How to Apply to Run a Secure School’ on 1 June, seeking the views of current and potential service providers as well as interested stakeholders. Their feedback will help inform the final...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Youth Custody (21 Jun 2018)

Edward Argar: Secure Schools will be able to accommodate all children from the age of twelve who are sentenced or remanded to custody, including girls where appropriate. Placement decisions will continue to be made by the Youth Custody Service, based on each child’s individual needs and their Youth Offending Team’s placement recommendation, against a view of the available accommodation in the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Young Offender Institutions: Education (21 Jun 2018)

Edward Argar: The information requested is not collected centrally and could not be obtained without incurring disproportionate cost. Good education in and out of the classroom and purposeful activity are the key to unlocking a secure and stable future for young people and I am determined to drive forward our comprehensive reforms so that young people are equipped with the skills to live successful,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Criminal Injuries Compensation: Offences against Children (20 Jun 2018)

Edward Argar: The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published its Interim Report on 25 April. The Report contains a series of recommendations for specific changes, one of which was specifically directed at the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). This was that: - CICA ensures that claims relating to child sexual abuse are only considered by caseworkers who have specific and detailed...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Crime: Victims (20 Jun 2018)

Edward Argar: Supporting victims of crime is a priority for the Government and we have made a commitment to publish a Victims Strategy this Summer. We are aware that the Victims’ Commissioner has backed the Daily Mirror’s call for a victims’ bill of rights. We are engaging widely, including with the Victims’ Commissioner, as we develop the strategy and we are looking at legislative...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Antisocial Behaviour: Victims (20 Jun 2018)

Edward Argar: The Government is committed to ensuring that all victims of crime, including crime that constitutes anti-social behaviour, receive the help and support they need. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (the Scheme) is a government-funded scheme that exists to compensate blameless victims of violent crime who have sustained physical or mental injuries. The rules of the Scheme and the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Criminal Injuries Compensation: Disqualification (20 Jun 2018)

Edward Argar: The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme clearly sets out that payments will be refused where the applicant has an unspent conviction specifically excluded by the Scheme. This includes convictions resulting in custodial sentences and community orders. In 2016/2017, CICA received over 31,000 new claims for criminal injuries compensation. Payments totalling over £142 million were paid...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Offences against Children (19 Jun 2018)

Edward Argar: The Government is committed to ensuring that victims of crime get the support they need to cope with and, as far as possible, recover from the effects of crime. Neither MoJ or NHS England hold information on the breakdown of funding allocations to victims based on age. Under the 2016-2020 Violence Against Women and Girls strategy, the Government made a commitment to maintain funding for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Accommodation Model (11 Jun 2018)

Edward Argar: Recently, concerns have been expressed to me about the quality of grounds and buildings maintenance at armed forces accommodation at Woodhouse in my constituency. The Minister’s commitment to our armed forces personnel is well known and clear. Can he reassure me that the future accommodation model will include high-quality maintenance, and will he meet me to discuss that specific issue?

Transport Secretary: East Coast Franchise (23 May 2018)

Edward Argar: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Genetics: Screening (23 May 2018)

Edward Argar: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the viability of extending BRCA testing to all women over 30 on request.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cricket (23 May 2018)

Edward Argar: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the gross value added to the (a) UK and (b) East Midlands economy of (i) international and (ii) county-level cricket in the most recent year for which data is available.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Churches: Repairs and Maintenance (23 May 2018)

Edward Argar: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what new models of financing the repair and maintenance of church buildings are being considered by the Government as part of the pilot scheme under the Taylor Review on the sustainability of English churches and cathedrals.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Global Disability Summit (23 May 2018)

Edward Argar: What steps her Department plans to take at the forthcoming global disability summit to promote disability inclusion in international development.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Global Disability Summit (23 May 2018)

Edward Argar: I welcome that answer. I recently met Sightsavers, a fantastic charity doing great work tackling sight loss and the stigma faced by disabled people around the world, particularly in the developing world. Can my right hon. Friend reassure me that at this important summit she will join with it in pressing for concrete goals for Governments to tackle the stigma faced by disabled people around...

Business of the House (17 May 2018)

Edward Argar: A few weeks ago Councillor David Slater, a sitting county and borough councillor and the former, and longest-serving, leader of Charnwood Borough Council, passed away. David was a selfless and dedicated public servant. Will my right hon. Friend join me in paying tribute to David’s work and the work done every day across this country by elected local councillors, regardless of party, and...

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (17 May 2018)

Edward Argar: Equality of access to education and schooling opportunities for women and girls in the developing world is central to their life chances. What steps is my right hon. Friend taking to support initiatives to widen access to education and schooling for women and girls?

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords] (14 May 2018)

Edward Argar: I might not be able to emulate the knowledge and experience of my right hon. Friend the Member for Scarborough and Whitby (Mr Goodwill), the eloquence, erudition and elegance of delivery of my right hon. Friend the Member for South Holland and The Deepings (Mr Hayes), or the positivity of my right hon. Friend the Member for Clwyd West (Mr Jones), but I will equally seek to avoid the...

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords] (14 May 2018)

Edward Argar: My right hon. Friend is correct. The RHA has adopted a constructive, engaged and positive approach, as he will know from his dealings with it when he was a successful Transport Minister. The Bill will also provide the Secretary of State with new powers to allocate permits and to charge fees, and with enforcement powers for different offences. The trailer registration scheme is an obligation...

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords] (14 May 2018)

Edward Argar: Don’t stop! Do go on!


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