Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for her policies of the Sustain Alliance’s report entitled, Brexit food resilience for the people who need it most; and what steps her Department has taken to establish a hardship fund to ensure that vulnerable people are not affected by the disruption highlighted in (a) that...
Tom Brake: Responsibility for the Bridge Street underpass was transferred to Parliament in May 2019. This followed its temporary closure to the public for health and safety reasons, in order to allow work to take place on the Elizabeth Tower renovation project. Members were advised of the changes to the management of the area via an email from the House of Commons Communications Team (part of a wider...
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans he has to establish a requirement for countries in receipt of Overseas Development Assistance for health to make measurable progress towards committing five per cent of GDP to health spending.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when Ministers and officials of his Department last met with representatives of the UK automotive sector; and what assessment he has made of what Government assistance that sector will require in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
Tom Brake: ...Parliamentary Estate. Since April 2017 they have collated the following figures: April 2017–March 2018: 152 April 2018–March 2019: 353 April 2019–May 2019: 43 The figures are reported crimes to PLaIT with relevance to threats, abuse or intimidation towards MPs and their offices only. It does not include other work that PLaIT investigates. The figures do not include ones held by other...
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason was the Government's procurement of additional freight capacity delayed.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the National Audit Office's report, Exiting the EU: supplying the health and social care sectors, published on 27 September 2019, what assessment he has made of the effect on medical supplies in the event that government freight capacity is not adequate by 30 November 2019.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of the report entitled, Exiting the EU: supplying the health and social care sectors, published by the National Audit Office in September 2019.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of (a) nursing homes and (b) providers of domiciliary care have made preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and what support his Department has provided to those organisation to ensure that preparedness.
Tom Brake: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether her Department has made an assessment of any potential discrepancies in rates of pay between heterosexual and non-heterosexual workers.
Tom Brake: On the “Today” programme this morning, the Prime Minister said that he would like to “veil” the Government’s proposals on the Irish border in “decent obscurity”? Can the Minister explain how individuals and businesses are supposed to prepare for Brexit if it is veiled in decent obscurity? For clarification, could he say how much he expects these proposals will cost small and...
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of Operation Transmission on the operation of the Port of Portsmouth in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of (a) his Department's and (b) others liability should medicine shortages, outlined in the Yellowhammer document, lead to preventable deaths.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2019 to Question 285042 on Large Goods Vehicles: EU Countries, which historic bilateral agreements are (a) most and (b) least likely to be carried over after the UK leaves the EU.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help strengthen the tax systems of developing countries.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his Department's policies of the conclusions of the Save the Children report, Transformative Aid: How UK aid can transform global development and children’s futures.
Tom Brake: The full financial cost to the House of Commons Service is not yet known as some costs such as those relating to cancelled leave will take time to confirm. In-House Services and Participation are the teams anticipated to be the most impacted in financial terms. Current estimated costs from these two teams are as follows: In-House Services An estimated £173k in lost banqueting sales (gross),...
Tom Brake: If the Prime Minister fails to secure a deal by 19 October and refuses to send the letter, as he is required to do by law, does he intend to resign or stand down temporarily and let someone else in Government sign the letter for him?
Tom Brake: No contrition, no shame and no apology for breaking the law—does the Prime Minister understand why many people in this country think he is unfit to be our Prime Minister?
Tom Brake: How will the British people be safer than ever before if we lose access to EU crime-fighting databases in a no-deal scenario?