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Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee: Misuse of Xanax (15 Jan 2018)

Steve Brine: a statutory part of the new national curriculum for science at key stage 2 and key stage 3, and rightly so. Pupils should be taught about the effects of recreational drugs, including substance misuse, on their behaviour, their health and their life chances. Provision in this area can be further strengthened through personal, social and health and economic education, and I know that it...

Space Industry Bill [Lords] (15 Jan 2018)

Bob Stewart: ...rather than left up, and the way to bring it down is to put it into the Pacific graveyard, which already exists. We bring the satellite down, and it either burns up or it goes into a very remote area of the ocean. We must think about that; otherwise, we are producing an environmental catastrophe in space, which is almost there now.

Childcare Vouchers — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (15 Jan 2018)

Christine Jardine: ..., to serve under your chairmanship again. I congratulate hon. Members on the breadth of the case they have put so far. With that in mind, I will keep my remarks brief and focus them on one specific area. Much of our time as politicians is spent finding solutions to problems, whereas at the moment we are in danger of creating a problem for which a solution is already in place. It is a...

Carillion (15 Jan 2018)

David Lidington: ...and whether it was contracted directly or through a joint venture, but I am sure that Transport Ministers will be happy to talk to my hon. Friend about her concerns in relation to the Stockport area.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Brain: Tumours (15 Jan 2018)

Steve Brine: ...Finish Working Group on brain tumour’s latest estimate is that their work will be complete before the end of January 2018. The Working Group is undertaking a challenging task in this difficult area. Inputs are being sought from many stakeholders in order to produce a useful and impactful report. Some of these stakeholders are very busy clinicians, and need to be given sufficient time...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Ophthalmology (15 Jan 2018)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will identify opthalmology as a priority therapy area in its next mandate to NHS England.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Refugees (15 Jan 2018)

Kit Malthouse: ...complete claimant awareness training that covers a wide range of claimant circumstances including refugees. Staff also have access to information on services and support available in their local area for vulnerable claimants including refugees.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (15 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: We are committed to assessing people with health conditions and disabilities fairly and accurately, helping people to access the right support. We recognise the importance of getting reform in this area right. We therefore intend to focus on testing new approaches to build our evidence base for future reform. In the Improving Lives: The Future of health, Work and Disability command paper we...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Glasgow (15 Jan 2018)

Paul Sweeney: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will carry out an assessment of the potential effect of the closure of Maryhill and Possilpark Jobcentre on levels of poverty in the area served by those jobcentres.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (15 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: the Treaty. EU nationals are not granted leave to remain in the UK. The number of EU nationals refused the right to remain between 2010 and 2017 is therefore nil. The Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 defines how an EU national can be considered to be a qualified person. A qualified person, is a person considered to satisfy the conditions laid down in the Treaty. EU...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Photographs: Disclosure of Information (15 Jan 2018)

Margot James: Government recognises that the legislation governing photographic consent raises complex issues. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are discussing this area of legislation with the Ministry of Justice and will write to the Rt Hon member following the outcome of these discussions. A copy of the letter will be placed in the House library.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism: Portsmouth (15 Jan 2018)

Michael Ellis: ...,000 of Coastal Revival Funding for the repair and refurbishment of the South Parade Pier. Portsmouth Council also received £10,000 to set up a Coastal Communities Team to develop an economic plan for the area.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Forests: Conservation (15 Jan 2018)

Dominic Raab: ...applications that impact on ancient woodland. The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) does not specify the criteria, as the local authority is best placed to determine what the needs of their area are. The existing policies already provide a high bar, however this government remains committed to deliver the manifesto commitment to provide stronger protections for our ancient...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Asylum: Housing (15 Jan 2018)

Heather Wheeler: ...Therefore Barnett consequentials do not apply. The Government has no plans or remit to extend the scheme to local authorities in the devolved nations, which have their own funding arrangements in this area including through the Immigration Enforcement part of the CMF. Funding is available for 2018/19 and the Government intends to publish its plans for the national evaluation of the scheme...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Bases: Wales (15 Jan 2018)


Written Answers — HM Treasury: Banks: Closures (15 Jan 2018)

John Glen: to financially underserved communities. To help expand credit unions’ reach, at Autumn Budget 2017 the Government announced that where a credit union’s membership conditions are based on a local area, a credit union will be able to increase the number of potential members it can have to from 2 to 3 million. This will allow individual credit unions to offer their...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Hearing Impairment: Children (15 Jan 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: ...placed upon them by the Children and Families Act 2014 to determine appropriate provision for children and young people with special educational needs or a disability (SEND) in their area and to keep it under review. They are also required to consult children and young people and their families on their published Local Offer of SEND provision. This is especially important for low incidence...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Sanitary Protection (15 Jan 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: look for evidence of period poverty and will publish findings in due course. We have made it a priority to reduce school absence for all pupils and there has been some notable success in this area, with overall yearly absence rates decreasing from 6.5% of possible sessions missed in 2006/7 to 4.6% in 2015/16.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Pensions (15 Jan 2018)

Nick Gibb: ...Walker v Innospec, has confirmed that the surviving partner of a pension scheme member must not be treated differently based on their sexual orientation. HM Treasury is responsible for policy in this area and will soon provide instructions to departments on the implication of the Walker case. When the full extent of this ruling is understood, we will take all steps necessary to ensure the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education: Universal Credit (15 Jan 2018)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how local authorities are informed of households in their area in receipt of universal credit that include a child that is or is about to be two years’ old so that they can promote the free early years education entitlement for two-year-olds to qualifying households.

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