Results 1–20 of 98 for speaker:Alex Sobel

Pension Equality for Women (14 Dec 2017)

Alex Sobel: Does my hon. Friend agree that there are still loads of inconsistencies, such as that a one-year change in date of birth means an additional three years to reach the pension age for some of these women? That makes the way in which the Government have introduced these changes even more illogical.

Business of the House (14 Dec 2017)

Alex Sobel: Last week, I attended an event as chair of the all-party parliamentary group on social enterprise with Chris White, the former Member for Warwick and Leamington. I mentioned this to the current MP, my hon. Friend the Member for Warwick and Leamington (Matt Western), earlier. Chris’s report, “Our Money, Our Future” reviews the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, which...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Coal Fired Power Stations (14 Dec 2017)

Alex Sobel: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will rule out co-firing and conversion as an abatement option in the coal phaseout.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Housing: Energy (14 Dec 2017)

Alex Sobel: To ask the Secretary of State Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to ensure that all homes meet efficiency band C by 2035?

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Taxation: Self-assessment (14 Dec 2017)

Alex Sobel: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people paid their self-assessment tax demand at a branch of the Post Office in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Taxation: Self-assessment (14 Dec 2017)

Alex Sobel: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department undertook a consultation on the use of the Post Office to pay self assessment tax bills ahead of the decision to remove that service on 15 December 2017.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Chechnya: LGBT People (14 Dec 2017)

Alex Sobel: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department provides development assistance to human rights organisations helping LGBT people in Chechnya; and if he will make a statement.

Work Capability Assessments — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (13 Dec 2017)

Alex Sobel: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Written Answers — Department for Education: Student Loans Company: Complaints (13 Dec 2017)

Alex Sobel: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of complaints to the Student Loan Company have been dealt with in the advertised timescale in the last 12 months.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Regulations to deal with deficiencies arising from withdrawal - Independent Report (12 Dec 2017)

Alex Sobel: Today’s sitting has considered many important amendments on issues that I have long supported. New clause 27 in the name of the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion (Caroline Lucas) and amendment 96 in the name of my hon. Friend the Member for Bristol East (Kerry McCarthy) would ensure that we do not fall into a regulatory black hole when it comes to environmental protection. The...

Oman, Uae and Iran (11 Dec 2017)

Alex Sobel: Although we welcome the progress that the Foreign Secretary reported this weekend, may I ask him whether he pressed the Iranian authorities to allow Richard Ratcliffe into Iran, so that if Nazanin cannot be home for Christmas, he at least will be able to visit her and see the state that she is in?

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (11 Dec 2017)

Alex Sobel: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many tenants of Service Family Accommodation properties allocated under a civilian licence are (a) civil servants and (b) reservists.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Industry: Natural Resources (11 Dec 2017)

Alex Sobel: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the pledge in the Industrial Strategy to protect and enhance all aspects of Natural Capital will also apply to Natural Capital in other countries that will be potentially affected by UK decisions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schools: Capital Funding (11 Dec 2017)

Alex Sobel: The executive member for children on Leeds City Council wrote to me today after writing to the Secretary of State on 28 September about health and safety issues in local education authority schools, including schools that are trying to become academies. The response from the Department was about the condition improvement fund for academies, so I am going to ask again: what funding and support...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Faith Schools: Admissions (7 Dec 2017)

Alex Sobel: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to (a) amend or (b) remove the 50 per cent faith-based cap on admissions to Catholic schools.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Evasion (7 Dec 2017)

Alex Sobel: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to tackle corporate tax evasion following the publication of the Panama Papers.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (7 Dec 2017)

Alex Sobel: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the report by Action for ME, Spotlight on specialist services: UK healthcare for people with ME, published in July 2017, what assessment his Department has made of the feasibility of collecting data on the prevalence of ME for each Clinical Commissioning Group area.

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Alex Sobel: These households are getting delays in receiving advance payments and are racking up huge amounts of debt, so does my hon. Friend agree that the Government need to release the assessment on the levels of debt of these households?

EU Exit Negotiations (5 Dec 2017)

Alex Sobel: As Arlene Foster now seems to be running the rule over the Government’s EU exit negotiations, are we to expect that a Member from the DUP Bench will join the Secretary of State’s team in a confidence and supply arrangement?

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Employment (5 Dec 2017)

Alex Sobel: To ask the Home Secretary, if she will make it her Department’s policy to grant asylum applicants who have been waiting for longer than six months for a decision on their application permission to work without the Shortage Occupation restrictions list.


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