Results 1–20 of 125 for speaker:Jo Platt

Children’s Services — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (12 Dec 2017)

Jo Platt: Does the Minister agree that what he is talking about is the higher end and most costly element of children’s services, which is our looked-after children and our children in care? What we need to do is to put that resource in at the earlier stages with children, before they go into crisis.

Children’s Services — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (12 Dec 2017)

Jo Platt: I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend on introducing the debate. Does she agree that it is not just children who are in crisis, but families? The cuts to early intervention and prevention grants in my area of Leigh have led to a rise in drugs and alcohol abuse, homelessness and mental health issues, which affect both children and adults.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Solar Power: North West (12 Dec 2017)

Jo Platt: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people have been made redundant in the solar industry sector in the North West since 2015.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit (12 Dec 2017)

Jo Platt: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what resources he has allocated within his Department to prepare contingency plans to cope with all possible outcomes of the UK's negotiations with the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Taxation (12 Dec 2017)

Jo Platt: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the effect of the introduction of the apprenticeship levy on the number of people undertaking apprenticeships.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Taxation (12 Dec 2017)

Jo Platt: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has set a target for the number of apprenticeship starts in the year after the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy.

Written Answers — Home Office: UK Border Force: Recruitment (12 Dec 2017)

Jo Platt: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2017 to Question 114587, what the evidential basis is for her Department's conclusion that an additional 300 Border Force officers is adequate in preparation for when the UK leaves the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Greater Manchester (8 Dec 2017)

Jo Platt: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2017 to Question 114759, on railways: Greater Manchester, how Leigh will benefit from improved rail connectivity in the Greater Manchester area.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railway Stations: Golborne (8 Dec 2017)

Jo Platt: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) feasibility, (b) cost and (c) social and economic benefit of reopening Golborne railway station.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (7 Dec 2017)

Jo Platt: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2017 to Question 114943, whether his Department has set a target for the proportion of resources manufactured in the UK that will be used to construct High Speed 2.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Leigh (7 Dec 2017)

Jo Platt: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2017 to Question 114759, on railways: Greater Manchester, whether as part of the range of issues discussed his Department discussed with Transport for the North and Transport for Greater Manchester transport connectivity in Leigh was specifically discussed.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Autism: Special Educational Needs (7 Dec 2017)

Jo Platt: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November to Question 112473, how many of the 150,000 education staff trained via the Autism Education Trust (AET) are (a) teachers and (b) school support staff; and what plans she has to continue the work of the trust.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Leigh (6 Dec 2017)

Jo Platt: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 114760, on railways: Leigh, whether his Department will commit to make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a direct train line and station to the town of Leigh.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Leigh (6 Dec 2017)

Jo Platt: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November to Question 114760, on railway: Leigh, what criteria his Department uses to commission an assessment into the costs and benefits of a direct train line and station to an area.

Written Answers — Department of Health: GP at Hand (6 Dec 2017)

Jo Platt: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 114582 on General Practitioners: Finance, if he plans to review the performance of the GP at Hand service at regular intervals.

Written Answers — Department of Health: GP at Hand (6 Dec 2017)

Jo Platt: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 114582 on General Practitioners: finance, what criteria his Department will use to monitor the GP at Hand service.

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Jo Platt: My local authority, Wigan Council, was part of the pilot for UC, which subsequently caused rent arrears, payment delays and increasing financial pressures on the local authority. Does my hon. Friend agree that if these project assessment reviews had been released when the Information Commissioner ruled, the Government could have paused the flawed UC system, thus preventing undue hardship for...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Transport (5 Dec 2017)

Jo Platt: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve transport links between inner cities and suburban towns.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Businesses: Procurement (5 Dec 2017)

Jo Platt: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department plans to offer to small businesses who encounter supply chain delays after the UK leaves the EU.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Infrastructure: Leigh (5 Dec 2017)

Jo Platt: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential economic benefit to Leigh constituency of improving the local infrastructure and connectivity to regional hubs; and if he will make a statement.


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