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Written Answers — Department of Health: Autism (19 Sep 2016)

David Mowat: ...the autism statutory guidance for the NHS and local authorities in England. In line with this statutory guidance, local authorities and the NHS should be providing autism awareness training to all frontline staff in contact with adults with autism.

Prison Safety — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (15 Sep 2016)

Sam Gyimah: ...they have the freedom to deal with challenges on the ground, and I want to see governors who have the freedom, ability, time and resources to manage safety and security risks, while rehabilitating offenders. Our goal is to see frontline staff working in decent, ordered and well organised prisons that treat prisoners with humanity and ensure that those staff are able to spend time helping...

NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans (14 Sep 2016)

Diane Abbott: I beg to move, That this House notes with concern that NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans are expected to lead to significant cuts or changes to frontline services; believes that the process agreed by the Government in December 2015 lacks transparency and the timeline announced by NHS England is insufficient to finalise such a major restructure of the NHS; further believes that the...

Backbench Business: Victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA Terrorism: Compensation — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (13 Sep 2016)

James Cartlidge: ...of Parliament for South Suffolk, and that summer I met one of my constituents, Charles Arbuthnot, who is a campaigner on this cause and whose sister, as a 22-year-old WPC serving her country on the frontline early in her career, was murdered in the Harrods bomb attack with explosives supplied by Libya. He is one of the key campaigners. In the months afterwards, Charles and I exchanged...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Social Work: Graduates (13 Sep 2016)

Edward Timpson: ...and that is why it is already a graduate profession. Government is continuing to invest in social work education and training, including through the highly successful Step Up to Social Work and Frontline programmes, both of which aim to bring high calibre graduates into child and family social work, and Think Ahead, which offers a new route for graduates and career-changers into adult...

Scamming: Vulnerable Individuals (8 Sep 2016)

Carolyn Harris: a scammer. There are more than 190 trading standards services across the UK, each working to tackle scams in their area. However, cutbacks and budget pressures mean that the number of officers working on the frontline has fallen by 53% since 2009. Some service areas are running with fewer than one professionally trained member of staff. The current budget for trading standards services...

Civil Society and Lobbying - Motion to Take Note (8 Sep 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: the issues. Every day, we see the impact of a lack of education and of the mistreatment of animals. It is essential for the quality of public policy that, as the experts in our field, we can shine a spotlight on emerging issues that have not yet been picked up by policy makers. Evidence based on the frontline experience of charities such as ours is an absolutely indispensable part of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army: Training (8 Sep 2016)

Danny Kinahan: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the rationale was for his Department's decision to allow soldiers who have completed only Phase One training to be called up to perform frontline tasks.

Homelessness - Question for Short Debate (7 Sep 2016)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...those requirements. We have funded the National Homelessness Advice Service, delivered by Shelter and Citizens Advice —I acknowledge the important role of third sector organisations, as mentioned by the noble Lord, Lord Cashman, in the context of Crisis—which ensures that frontline housing advisers have access to the best-quality professional advice to help vulnerable people....

HGV Fly-parking: Kent — [Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] (7 Sep 2016)

Craig Mackinlay: ...quality of our road network. Again, I thank my hon. Friend for securing this debate. This issue needs to be solved, because, no matter which part of the county we are in, Kent is very much at the frontline of the problem.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Cameras (7 Sep 2016)

Brandon Lewis: ...) to some extent. The deployment of BWV is an operational decision for chief officers. However, we are aware that West Yorkshire Police are operating a phased rollout of body worn video cameras to frontline officers following an initial pilot, with officers in the Bradford and Calderdale districts already equipped.

Finance Bill: Distributional analysis of the impact of taxation measures (6 Sep 2016)

Phil Boswell: ...organisation the London Legacy Development Corporation. This Tory-backed charge on essential Scottish public services is costing emergency services tens of millions every year that could and should be spent on frontline services. Only in June, it was reported that Scotland’s police force has paid 76.5 million in VAT since it was formed three years ago and remains unable to...

Junior Doctors: Industrial Action (5 Sep 2016)

Rosena Allin-Khan: As the Secretary of State knows, prior to taking up this office in June I was an emergency medicine junior doctor on the frontline of our NHS for the past 11 years. Today, doctors have listened and have halted strike action, putting patient safety first. This is not the first time I have stood before the Secretary of State to say that I worry that the imposition of the contract does not put...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Temporary Employment (1 Sep 2016)

Sam Gyimah: We only use temporary staff to fill business-critical posts and essential frontline services, where they can offer a fast, flexible and efficient way of providing skills not currently available in-house. The proportion of the department’s staff agency workers either covering operational uniformed staff of clerical agency staff is displayed in the following table. Data prior to 2011/12...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (25 Jul 2016)

Lord Freud: ...distributional analysis published by HMT that is the most comprehensive available covering not only the effects of direct cash transfers between households and government but also the effects of frontline public service provision. Our welfare reforms since 2010 are intended to incentivise work and make work pay. There is a strong evidence base showing that work is generally good for...

NHS and Social Care: Impact of Brexit - Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: ...otherwise we will not retain their valuable services. I was concerned to read the words of the chief executive of the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group on this issue, who says that, “in some services around one quarter of the frontline workforce originate from the EU … If EU staff become anxious and leave there will be an immediate impact on capability and capacity...

Backbench Business: Summer Adjournment (21 Jul 2016)

Rosena Allin-Khan: the hon. Gentleman that that is not putting patients first. The procedures set out by the Department of Health are not being followed. The rule book set up to safeguard the women and men working on our NHS frontline is not being followed. What will it take for the Government to realise the NHS is already in crisis? The imposition of the new contract will turn the crisis into a disaster....

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (21 Jul 2016)

Mike Freer: I welcome the Ministry of Defence’s decision to allow women to fight on the frontline. Will the Minister explain what steps the Government will take to encourage women to take up these new posts?

Supported Housing: Benefit (20 Jul 2016)

Julian Knight: ...the coalition paper is to allow proper time to examine the concerns expressed by other parts of the sector about their impact. It would be wrong to proceed without paying careful attention to those on the frontline. The Government must weigh the arguments of any lobby against the wider needs of the nation and the public purse. We cannot abandon the reform effort. I feel that the wisest...

Orgreave: Public Inquiry into Policing (20 Jul 2016)

Alec Shelbrooke: ...said. As I have said before, when talking about the Hillsborough verdict, the name “South Yorkshire police” now does a disservice to the honest, hard-working officers who put themselves on the frontline. I appreciate that the Home Secretary is taking time over the summer to consider this inquiry. May I ask her—I know she cannot answer today—to acknowledge that the...

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