Results 1–20 of 115 for speaker:Gerard Killen

Community Bank Closures (8 Feb 2018)

Gerard Killen: My hon. Friend is talking about poorer communities being left behind by these banking changes, and he is absolutely right. Although the recent stay of execution for 10 branches in rural areas of Scotland is welcome, these are some of the wealthiest communities in Scotland, and three of the banks being saved are in the constituency of the Secretary of State for Scotland. The Government are the...

Community Bank Closures (8 Feb 2018)

Gerard Killen: My right hon. Friend is making an excellent point about the role of banks in attracting people into the branches. Does she agree that what many banks have been doing over a number of years is trying to drive people out of their branches by taking essential services away from those branches?

Community Bank Closures (8 Feb 2018)

Gerard Killen: Does my hon. Friend agree that many people are not necessarily aware of the services available in post offices? If they are, they do not always want to do their banking in, for example, a local shop—where a lot of post offices are now based—because it might be busy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Feb 2018)

Gerard Killen: Is the Prime Minister aware that if a universal credit claimant forgets their username or password, they must attend a face-to-face interview at a jobcentre to have it reset? The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions cannot give a date for when that will be fixed, so will the Prime Minister commit to no further jobcentre closures until universal credit claimants can access basic online...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability (6 Feb 2018)

Gerard Killen: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment support allowance cases subject to a mandatory reconsideration decision were subsequently taken forward to tribunal in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (5 Feb 2018)

Gerard Killen: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2017 to Question 118696 on Brexit and the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Scotland of 24 January 2018, what steps his Department is taking to make available the non-redacted sectoral reports to Members of the Scottish Parliament.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (5 Feb 2018)

Gerard Killen: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2018 to Question 123047, if the Government will review the guidelines for decisions on mandatory reconsiderations for personal independence payments to take account of the decline in the number of cases in which the mandatory reconsideration decision is upheld since the introduction of that system.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Housing: Broadband (5 Feb 2018)

Gerard Killen: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of reports of poor broadband provision for new housing developments, particularly developments in rural and sub-urban areas.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband (5 Feb 2018)

Gerard Killen: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the number of broadband cabinets that are (a) at capacity and (b) over capacity; and what assessment his Department has made of the effect of full to capacity cabinets on broadband speeds.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Nuisance Calls (5 Feb 2018)

Gerard Killen: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps his Department has taken to prevent cold calls from call centres based abroad being routed through UK phone lines to appear as domestic telephone numbers.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (2 Feb 2018)

Gerard Killen: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124678, on Universal Credit, which programme is dealing with the implementation of the automated login system; and what the cost of that programme is.

Exiting the European Union: Phase 2 Negotiations (1 Feb 2018)

Gerard Killen: Whether the Government plan to accept the EU’s guidelines for phase 2 of the negotiations for the UK leaving the EU.

Exiting the European Union: Phase 2 Negotiations (1 Feb 2018)

Gerard Killen: For workers who arrive during the transition period under existing freedom of movement rules, what arrangements will the Government make to ensure that workers who are crucial to industries in Scotland, such as fisheries, social care and hospitality, and who do not meet tier 2 visa requirements, are not simply sent home at the end of the transition period?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Maladministration (31 Jan 2018)

Gerard Killen: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of errors in benefit payments resulting from claimants moving from one job centre catchment area to another, particularly when one jobcentre operates universal credit and the other does not.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Maladministration (31 Jan 2018)

Gerard Killen: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department has issued to jobcentres on processing claimants who have moved from one job centre catchment area to another, particularly when a claimant moves to or from a universal credit full service rollout area to one that does not yet offer universal credit.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Jan 2018)

Gerard Killen: After 10 years in this country, one of my constituents missed out on the right to claim indefinite leave to remain by 22 days when she left the country to attend her father’s funeral and broke her leg, making her unable to return. The Home Secretary is aware of this case, and my constituent has been told that she will have to wait a further 10 years to reapply. This will mean that she...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges (30 Jan 2018)

Gerard Killen: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will consider the merits of introducing rules to govern the provision of free to use cash machines (a) within a given geographic area and (b) on the basis of per head of population.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (29 Jan 2018)

Gerard Killen: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2018 to Question 123035, what estimate her Department has made of the cost of introducing an automated system for universal credit claimants to reset their login details.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: LGBT People: Northern Ireland (29 Jan 2018)

Gerard Killen: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will meet representatives of the Love Equality Coalition to discuss moves to improve LGBT rights in Northern Ireland.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: LGBT People: Northern Ireland (29 Jan 2018)

Gerard Killen: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with representatives of the DUP and Sinn Fein on cross-party attempts to improve LGBT rights in Northern Ireland.


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