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Railways Bill: Southern Rail (20 Jan 2017)

Andrew Jones: ...) on securing the debate. I know that this subject is close to her and her constituents’ hearts, and we have had much ministerial correspondence on the matter. She has, as ever, spoken up for her area with a strong voice, whether it has been about services for Lewes’s famous bonfire night celebrations or about replacement bus services. I understand the frustration that my hon....

Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill (20 Jan 2017)

Alan Mak: ...issues, too. I also want to draw the House’s attention to the fact that the Government published guidance for employers and service providers in November 2015 on how to deal sensitively with transgender and homophobic issues, further outlining their commitment to defending the rights of the LGBT community. The Government have taken steps in every area of public life—from the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: EU Law (20 Jan 2017)

Andrew Jones: compulsory use of safety belts in vehicles of less than 3,5 tonnes DIRECTIVE 2012/34/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 21 November 2012 establishing a single European railway area Amending Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications and Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Job Centres: Mental Health Services (20 Jan 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: ...their understanding of physical and mental health conditions so that they understand their needs and the barriers to work they face. Work coaches also access specialist support in their local area every day to ensure they can offer the right help and support. We want to do even more, and so we have announced additional Disability Employment Advisers, new Community Partners and additional...

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Children (20 Jan 2017)

Rachael Maskell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied child refugees have been accepted into (a) York Central constituency, (b) York Local Authority area, (c) Yorkshire and the Humber region and (d) the UK since the passing of the Immigration Act 2016.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Fossil Fuels: Loan Guarantee Scheme (20 Jan 2017)

David Gauke: ...criteria of the scheme, including in relation to commerciality and financial credibility. For commercial reasons, the Government cannot provide an ongoing commentary on any discussions in this area.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad (20 Jan 2017)

Alison Thewliss: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will make it his policy in negotiations to seek to retain European Economic Area (EEA) rules on state pensions paid to UK nationals living in EEA countries.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies (20 Jan 2017)

Marion Fellows: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have taken out a mobile telephone contract in an area in which signal availability has been inadequate.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services: Foreign Nationals (20 Jan 2017)

Philip Dunne: understand better the impact of treating visitors and migrants and was published on 22 October 2013. The report estimated the gross value of NHS-funded healthcare provided to non-European Economic Area visitors and temporary migrants was approximately 2 billion per year. Trusts provide data within their annual accounts showing information on the cash recovered in-year relating to...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Defibrillators: Rural Areas (20 Jan 2017)

David Mowat: ...Department’s National Defibrillator Programme in 2007, local ambulance trusts have had responsibility for the provision of defibrillators and are best placed to know what is needed in their local area. In order to support the National Health Service, the Government has provided 1 million to make public access defibrillators more widely available and to increase the numbers of...

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners (20 Jan 2017)

David Mowat: ...for the provision of primary medical services in England. As such, it is for NHS England to ensure that patients in all areas have access to GP services. To assess GP service provision in an area, NHS England works with the Care Quality Commission and local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), using data from information sources such as the GP Patient survey and the primary care web tool....

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health: Children’s Mental Health Inpatient Services (20 Jan 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: ..., I am fully committed to making sure that we are able to improve on this in the future. Following assessment of the data, the Rt Hon. Alistair Burt MP brought into effect increased oversight in this area. As of June 2016, both the Minister with responsibility for mental health and the Secretary of State for HealthelathHe receive an immediate report of any death in a children’s...

Ayrshire Growth Deal (19 Jan 2017)

Michael Ellis: I congratulate the hon. Member for North Ayrshire and Arran (Patricia Gibson) on securing this debate. She spoke so well for her constituency and area that I felt like I was sitting through a 20-minute commercial from the Ayrshire tourist board, if there is such a thing, for the picturesque and beautiful area she has the honour to represent. I certainly found the gastronomic delights very...

Kashmir: Holocaust Memorial Day (19 Jan 2017)

Kate Hollern: ...the days and weeks leading up to the day. For 20 years, I was honoured to stand on the steps of Blackburn town hall, paying respect and remembering the atrocities of the holocaust with Jews, Christians, Muslims, people of no religion whatever and people of many other religions. It is important that every area in the country recognises what our parents went through in the war and what the...

Populism and Nationalism - Motion to Take Note (19 Jan 2017)

Lord Hannay of Chiswick: ...forward for debate today, although effective collective action to those challenges is needed, not just debate. Why is this situation so serious? I suggest it is because the challenges reach across such a wide area, encompassing peace and security, human rights, trade policy and climate change, to mention a few. Because the political will to face up to these challenges still seems to be...

Backbench Business: NHS Fertility Services — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (19 Jan 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: ...of key recommendations of the guidelines, because decisions about local services should be made as close to patients as possible by those best placed to work with patients and the public in their area to understand their needs. However, it is sadly the case that implementation has been variable over the years, particularly with the provision of three IVF cycles for qualifying couples, as...

Kashmir (19 Jan 2017)

Liam Byrne: ...privilege—of self-determination to the people of Kashmir. Over the 12 years, among our most urgent calls have been those for the free movement of human rights observers and the media throughout the area of Kashmir, and my goodness the events of the last six months have underlined why we were so right to call for that. The abuses perpetrated—with pellet guns, rape, chili...

Brexit: Creative Industries - Motion to Take Note (19 Jan 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...reassurance at this stage, but we are working closely with the industry and meet it regularly. The upside, if we get this right, is the chance to expand as a truly global hub instead of an American and European hub, which we largely are at the moment. There is tremendous opportunity in that area. The noble Lord, Lord Clement-Jones, asked about the Arts Council review of intellectual...

Mental Health: Children’s Services - Question (19 Jan 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...get through to the front line. However, we have an NHS that is set up so that clinical decisions are made by clinicians rather than politicians, and that must be right, because the needs vary from area to area and different areas have different priorities. They have different historic legacies in terms of delivering their services. As for the direction that we give to schools and colleges,...

Business of the House (19 Jan 2017)

Valerie Vaz: ...the past six months. However, we still need clarity on several issues, so I can see why the Prime Minister did not want to be questioned about them. I welcome objective 4, which is about maintaining the common travel area with Ireland. The Prime Minister said that the devolved Administrations will be consulted, but, given the elections in Northern Ireland, will the Leader of the House...

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