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Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bus Services: Concessions (21 Apr 2017)

Steve McCabe: ...the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Work and Pensions on the effect of time restrictions on the disabled person's bus pass on the ability of disabled people to access employment.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Companies Obligation (21 Apr 2017)

Steve McCabe: ...Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department's decision to focus the Energy Company Obligation on fuel poor households from 2018 on the UK's ability to meet its commitments to reduce carbon emissions.

Written Answers — Attorney General: Attorney General: Security (21 Apr 2017)

Jeremy Wright: Civil servants have to ability to work flexibly across government sites where there is a business need to do so. The issuing of all passes is controlled by the local security teams who follow strict procedures and protocols. Information on the number of people holding security passes for other government departments who are granted access to the different AGO premises is not centrally...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Charities: Grants (21 Apr 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...to share £12 million worth of investment from the Tampon Tax Fund. All applications into the fund were assessed against three criteria: evidence for the need of the project; the organisation’s ability to deliver; and the sustainability and impact of the project. A list of the 70 organisations has been published on the Government website:...

Backbench Business (20 Apr 2017)

Brandon Lewis: ...exploitation are international by definition. When I have been with police forces looking at this work, I have seen at first hand how quickly and easily people can move around the world online. We need the ability to deal with crime globally. In the face of these common threats, it is difficult to see how it would be in anyone’s interest for our departure from the EU to result in a...

State Pensions: Uk Expatriates: Tackling Infectious Diseases (20 Apr 2017)

Carol Monaghan: ...has proven correct. A report published by the World Health Organisation in 2014 said that antibiotic resistance was now a global threat, on a par with other global threats. The inappropriate prescription of antibiotics affects our ability to tackle diseases. I found some statistics about Scotland, and the picture there reflects that in the rest of the UK. In 2014, 55,000—1% of our...

State Pensions: Uk Expatriates (20 Apr 2017)

Alex Cunningham: ...Department for Work and Pensions MP hotline is closing down at midnight tomorrow; staff claim that that is because of purdah coming into effect. That would have a hugely detrimental effect on MPs’ ability to do their job effectively. I am sure that the wheels have moved since I raised the matter with a Government Whip earlier this afternoon, but can you or the Minister confirm the...

Business of the House (20 Apr 2017)

David Lidington: ...Walsall South said that she looked forward to the Leader of the Opposition being in a position to form a Government, but we know that three quarters of her parliamentary colleagues had no confidence in his ability to continue as the leader of the Labour party. Few Labour Members of this outgoing Parliament will be able to say with a straight face that they really have confidence that the...

Persecution and Detention of LGBT Citizens: Chechnya (20 Apr 2017)

Alan Duncan: ...seriously, what the hon. Gentleman says is absolutely right. This is part of a wider picture across Russia, although I say again that Chechnya appears to be the worst example. Within the constraints of our ability to influence what happens in any country, we have to speak loudly and collectively, and we must be brave and courageous. At a diplomatic level within the country we will do our...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food and Drink Sector (20 Apr 2017)

Calum Kerr: My first DEFRA question, on 18 June 2015, was on convergence uplift. Now, €230 million should have flowed to Scottish farming. Since then, the Minister has demonstrated an uncanny ability to procrastinate, which my children could only envy. However, this is not children’s homework or getting to bed on time; it is fundamental money that is important to Scottish farming and it is...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Security (20 Apr 2017)

Simon Kirby: Civil Servants have the ability to work flexibly across government sites where there is a business need to do so. The issuing of all passes is controlled by the local Departmental Security teams. Information on the number of people holding security passes for other government departments which could grant access to the Government Offices Great George Street premises is not centrally recorded.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Mortgages (20 Apr 2017)

Martyn Day: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the banks buy-to-let mortgage terms and conditions on the ability of private landlords to rent to those in receipt of housing benefit.

Written Answers — Wales Office: Wales Office: Security (20 Apr 2017)

Guto Bebb: Civil Servants have the ability to work flexibly across government sites where there is a business need to do so. The issuing of all passes is controlled by the local Departmental Security team who follow strict procedures and protocols. Information on the number of people holding security passes for other government departments who are granted access to Wales Office premises is not centrally...

Scottish Parliament: Engagements (20 Apr 2017)

.... The Tories want people to think that there is a safe, tactical Tory vote that they can cast in the election, but every single Tory vote cast in Scotland will help Theresa May make sure that she has the ability to do whatever she wants to do. If people do not want an out-of-control Tory Government, if people want protection, a strong Opposition and a strong voice against the Tories, they...

Scottish Parliament: Local Authorities (Devolution) (20 Apr 2017)

...about what additional tax powers would lie better with them rather than with the Scottish Government. In fact, Scottish local authorities already have autonomy. For example, they have the ability to lower business rates, if they think that that would help to grow their economy. The Government is certainly willing to have that discussion. Obviously, we have local government elections in a...

Scottish Parliament: Defence Basing Reforms (20 Apr 2017)

Keith Brown: I will concentrate on that during my speech, although it will, unfortunately, be much more about why our ability to do that has been diminished by the lack of consultation—not just of the Government, but of local authorities. However, that was a fair question that I will seek to address. It remains to be seen what will be proposed for Leuchars barracks. There have been suggestions that...

Regional Flags: Driving Licences and Number Plates (19 Apr 2017)

Drew Hendry: ...in relatively short order. We can all support the principle of being able to choose to show a regional or national identity in flags on driving licences and number plates. We should be open to the ability for people to choose the representation to promote their individual area and the nation that they are from—it is incumbent on us to be as open as possible. I fully support the...

Universal Credit — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (19 Apr 2017)

Eilidh Whiteford: ..., but the impact on other social landlords is likely to be profound. I know that housing associations in Scotland have warned that increases in arrears damage their financial stability, hitting their ability to invest in existing properties and build new ones. Private sector tenants and landlords face significant problems too, given that landlords may be servicing mortgages and may not...

Child Maintenance (Assessment of Parents’ Income) (19 Apr 2017)

David Burrowes: ...and Kate have for years relentlessly pursued their cases with the Child Support Agency, and they could write the textbook on how non-resident parents can easily evade the system by claiming self-employment. The ability to challenge on the grounds of assets or “lifestyle incompatible with earnings” that existed in the CSA system has been removed from the replacement Child...

Diesel Vehicle Scrappage Scheme — [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] (19 Apr 2017)

Daniel Zeichner: ...we can make better use of the Bus Services Bill to improve our fleet’s environmental performance. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee told us last year that only five of the 12 worst-polluted cities have been given the ability to charge to enter clean-air zones. Will the Government also look at extending the network of clean-air zones, which Labour committed to in 2015?...


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