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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Security (13 Feb 2017)

Sam Gyimah: .... Other than through ensuring the integrity of the cell, an AFC does not allow for any meaningful interaction between officer and prisoner. MoJ is investing an extra £100m annually to boost the frontline by 2,500 prison officers so that every prisoner will have a dedicated officer to support them. Not only will a greater officer presence provide a deterrence to prisoner behaviour...

Private Renting: Homeless and Vulnerable People (8 Feb 2017)

Andrew Slaughter: ... responsibilities into the private rented sector, alongside lack of security for social housing and an almost complete cut of capital expenditure. Suddenly, the private rented sector was on the frontline, faced with problems that it was neither ready nor able to deal with. In an intervention, the hon. Member for Airdrie and Shotts (Neil Gray) mentioned housing benefit cuts. We could add...

Prime Minister: Engagements (8 Feb 2017)

Theresa May: ...who serve in our armed forces. I thank my hon. Friend for the work that he is doing on the Defence Committee, because, of course, he brings personal expertise to that work. Those who serve on the frontline deserve our support when they get home, and I can assure him of the Government’s commitment to that. All troops facing allegations receive legal aid from the Government, with the...

Armed Forces Recruitment: Under-18s (7 Feb 2017)

Anne-Marie Trevelyan: ...their choice was, I would be very comfortable with them continuing with their choice. That is what growing up and taking adult decisions is all about. Those under 18 cannot go out and serve in frontline roles, as was mentioned earlier, but they can participate in what we call national resilience activities. Over the past few years when we have had flooding problems in the north-east, on a...

Public Bill Committee: Local Government Finance Bill: Loss payments (7 Feb 2017)

Jim McMahon: within their reserves, to ensure that there is not an impact on public services. As I say, £2.7 billion is caught up in that system for properties with a rateable value above £500,000, and that money should be spent on frontline services, and not held in ring-fenced reserve accounts by local authorities. Again, if there is a mature, constructive conversation to be had about...

Public Bill Committee: Local Government Finance Bill: Local retention of non-domestic rates (7 Feb 2017)

Jim McMahon: ...;s views. We debate issues and make laws to which other people have to adhere, and they have real-life consequences. The local authorities that have to live with the consequences, and that know the impact on the frontline, have responded to that consultation, but we are discussing the Bill without sight of their responses. I am not sure whether that is due to a Trump-esque view—if...

Crime (Assaults on Emergency Services Staff) (7 Feb 2017)

Holly Lynch: make provision about the sentences for those convicted of the offences; and for connected purposes. I come to the Chamber once again to raise the profile of the risks facing those working on the frontline in our emergency services. I seek approval for a Bill that would offer our police officers, firefighters, doctors, nurses and paramedics greater protection from harm than that allowed...

Serious Fraud Office — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (7 Feb 2017)

Kirsten Oswald: ...having such a wide number of agencies with apparently overlapping and sometimes clashing interests. It would certainly be in the interests of justice to ensure a great deal more clarity and security of funding for whichever agency is on the frontline of trying to protect the public from deceptions, frauds and scams—the kind of thing perpetrated on Connaught investors. I look forward...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Staff (7 Feb 2017)

Philip Dunne: Staffing in our health service is a priority for this Government. That's why we have invested in the frontline. There are around 11,800 more full time equivalent hospital and community doctors since May 2010, and 13,300 more full time equivalent nurses than in May 2010. With almost 52,000 doctors and 51,000 nurses in training, we will continue to make sure we have the staff available to give...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Hospitals (Special Measures) (7 Feb 2017)

Jeremy Hunt: I am happy to do so. It is a fantastic example of what is possible in challenging circumstances with a lot of pressure on the frontline, so the staff should feel proud. Trusts put into special measures go on to recruit, on average, 63 more doctors and 189 more nurses and see visible improvements in the quality of patient care.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (7 Feb 2017)

Jeremy Hunt: I recognise that it is not a sustainable position to have to do that. Pressures on the frontline meant that it had to happen, but we do need to invest for the future and I agree with the hon. Lady that capital budgets are very important.

Domestic Ivory Market — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] (6 Feb 2017)

Therese Coffey: ...of the brutal impacts of poaching and reduce demand for ivory. We are providing practical support on the ground with financial help, and the British military train anti-poaching rangers on the frontline in Gabon, home of Africa’s largest population of forest elephants. That will be extended to other crucial countries such as Malawi. Last year, I visited South Africa, where I saw...

Written Answers — Department of Health: North Devon Hospital (3 Feb 2017)

Philip Dunne: hospital. The formal consultation concluded on 6 January 2017 and the next phase of the Success Regime will look at how services are provided in acute hospitals. The redesign and delivery of frontline health services is a matter for the local National Health Service – clinically led by frontline NHS organisations and clinicians who are closest to the needs of communities and...

Armed Forces Covenant (2 Feb 2017)

Kirsten Oswald: the defence budget, including through military and civilian pay restraint and savings from the running of the defence estate, which is already not a pretty picture in Scotland. That puts the pay of armed forces and civilian staff right in the frontline of meeting problems in the equipment budget, which is not acceptable. The 2015 strategic defence and security review added £24.4...

Backbench Business: Alcohol Harm — [Robert Flello in the Chair] (2 Feb 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: ...has been made. I will outline some of the steps that the Government are taking to ensure that consumers have the information that they need to make good choices about their drinking, to equip frontline professionals with the training they need to intervene effectively and to invest in evidence-based services to help people cut back. Of course, that must all be underpinned by the right data...

Prevent Strategy — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (1 Feb 2017)

Byron Davies: ...must be, fundamentally rooted in and led by communities. Those delivering Prevent travel the length and breadth of the country to engage with community leaders, civil society groups, local authorities and frontline workers. We must support this vital work to ensure that we safeguard those who are at risk of the terrible toxicity of radicalisation, and to persuade them of a different...

Youth Justice System: Gypsies and Travellers (1 Feb 2017)

Phillip Lee: .... We will develop a new pre-apprenticeship pathway to ensure that all children and young people are in education, training or employment on their release. We have committed to boosting the number of frontline staff in young offenders institutions, and we will develop two secure schools with a particular focus on education and health. They will look to attract a wide range of specialist...

Agenda for Change: NHS Pay Restraint — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (30 Jan 2017)

Philip Dunne: ...that provides much clarification, but I thank the hon. Gentleman for having a go. Employers in the NHS know that they need to deliver greater efficiencies and improved productivity to help protect frontline jobs. Making the workforce more expensive, through higher pay rises, will not help. It is therefore disappointing that trade unions have alleged that staff have suffered a pay cut of...

Jobcentre Plus Offices: Closure (30 Jan 2017)

Caroline Nokes: My right hon. Friend is of course right. Our work coaches are on the frontline of delivering services to claimants, not just helping them into work but helping those who are in work into more and better-paid work. That is why we are recruiting more work coaches and looking to make sure that our DWP estate both best reflects value for money for taxpayers and provides the services we need for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: NATO Spending Target (30 Jan 2017)

Jack Lopresti: ...of 2% of GDP on defence, will my right hon. Friend ensure that they do not achieve the 2% by including extraneous items such as pensions and other administration costs, rather than investing in frontline capability?

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