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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: *No heading* (31 Jul 2017)

Lord Keen of Elie: ... In the twelve months to June 2017, there were 97 apparent self-inflicted deaths in custody. Improving safety is a priority for this Government. We are investing £100m a year to strengthen the frontline by recruiting around 2,500 more prison officers by the end of 2018. We are rolling out improved training across the estate for staff on suicide and self-harm reduction and have put...

Written Answers — Home Office: Female Genital Mutilation (24 Jul 2017)

Sarah Newton: ...also introduced FGM Protection Orders to protect women and girls at the earliest opportunity - since their introduction in July 2015, over 100 orders have been made. To help raise awareness amongst frontline professionals, in April 2016 we published multi-agency guidance on FGM, which is now statutory, and we have developed free e-learning which has been completed by over 100,000...

Petition - Continuation of Local Bus Services in Congleton Constituency: Future of the NHS (20 Jul 2017)

Philip Dunne: ...care, so I recognise what I think was my hon. Friend’s motivation in securing this debate and raising this subject before the House rises for the summer recess. We all agree that it is important to target NHS funding to frontline services, which is why we are investing in the workforce and there are already more than 33,800 extra clinical staff, including almost 11,700 more doctors...

Summer Adjournment (20 Jul 2017)

Alex Chalk: ..., remain the forum in which we can seek effective redress for our constituents and speak truth to power. We saw that in action with the Government’s welcome decision last week to allocate more frontline funding for our secondary schools, and my hon. Friend the Member for Gloucester (Richard Graham) and I saw it in the last Parliament, with the passage of legislation to extend the...

Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: ...raises health and safety issues. The closures will put more pressure on overstretched staff. The Minister said that work coaches are the central customer-facing role, but Jobcentre Plus staff dealing with phone enquiries about claims are also frontline staff. It can be extremely stressful to answer calls from people who are frustrated about a problem with their claim or delays in...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (20 Jul 2017)

Sarah Newton: The National Referral Mechanism pilot has been testing a new model for identifying and referring victims, processing cases and making effective decisions. Interim guidance for frontline staff has been published and we will consult with stakeholders on the statutory guidance required under section 49 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 prior to publication.

Written Answers — Home Office: Drugs: Decriminalisation (20 Jul 2017)

Sarah Newton: The 2017 Drug Strategy was informed by extensive consultation with key partners in the drugs field – the partners who will be delivering the Strategy on the frontline. The Government has no intention of decriminalising drugs. Drugs are illegal because evidence has shown they are harmful to human health and are associated with much wider societal harms including family breakdown,...

Armed Forces: Closure of Sovereign House, Newport — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (19 Jul 2017)

Damian Hinds: ...that there are fewer face-to-face initial meetings, and that some of the space is under-utilised. Our plans reflect how customers interact with the Department today. The changes are not about a reduction in frontline jobcentre staff. On the contrary, jobcentres are actively recruiting staff. The changes are being made in consultation with DWP employees and the trade unions. That will help...

Armed Forces (19 Jul 2017)

Jack Lopresti: .... Too often we hear tales of administrative incompetence, which adversely affects the lives of our service personnel. Support for families and decent housing is often seen as an additional administrative burden that detracts from frontline fighting efficiency. With an all-volunteer force and a need to recruit a reserve force as well, we must ensure that the conditions of military service...

Prison and Youth Custody Centre Safety (19 Jul 2017)

Phillip Lee: ...;s history. Secondly, the development of a new youth justice specialist officer role is ensuring that more staff can be specifically trained to work with young people, boosting the numbers on the operational frontline in youth offender institutions by 20%, and recruiting workers specifically trained to work within the youth sector. Thirdly, there is the introduction of a more...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Jobcentre Closures (19 Jul 2017)

Alister Jack: Can the Minister confirm that reforms to the DWP estate will not lead to a reduction in the number of frontline jobcentre staff?

Points of Order: Drugs Policy (18 Jul 2017)

Ruth George: ...and their families who suffer from our failure. Behind the statistic of £6 billion of losses from crime and antisocial behaviour due to drugs, there are thousands of innocent people working on the frontline who suffer far worse than economic loss. I welcome the fact that we now have a drugs strategy, and the commitment to better drugs education in our schools. I say that as a parent...

Anglo-Polish Relations — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (18 Jul 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: ...hon. Member for Shrewsbury and Atcham talked about Germany and where the second NATO base should be—and he said that in the event of any action, the logistics of getting the mass of equipment and troops to the frontline as quickly as possible would be critical. Establishing a base in Poland would therefore be a positive thing to do and would ensure a strong role for NATO. As part of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: National Debt (18 Jul 2017)

Philip Hammond: ...I do not know what the Labour Treasury team does all day, but my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education made it clear in her statement yesterday that she has put extra money into the frontline schools budget by reprioritising the wider education budget and finding efficiencies across her Department. That is the way to do a fiscally prudent protection of our public services.

Schools Update (17 Jul 2017)

Robert Halfon: ...costs facing schools. In addition to moving money from healthy pupil programmes, my right hon. Friend said that she is redirecting £200 million from the Department’s central programmes to the frontline in schools. Which programmes are included?

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery: Victim Support Schemes (17 Jul 2017)

Sarah Newton: The UK Government has committed to reforming the National Referral Mechanism, which is the process for identifying and supporting victims of modern slavery. Interim guidance for frontline staff has been published and we will consult with stakeholders on the statutory guidance required under section 49 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 prior to publication.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration Controls: Ports (17 Jul 2017)

Brandon Lewis: Border Force has an established second line assurance function in the Operational Assurance Directorate (OAD). OAD has implemented a nationwide system of frontline assurance including a dedicated port inspection capability which tests compliance with operational policy, guidance and legislation and identifies cross Border Force risks and vulnerabilities. Border Force is also regularly...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Public Transport: Staff (17 Jul 2017)

Paul Maynard: ...requirements vary from one transport mode to another. On the railways, by virtue of their operating licence, all train operators are required to provide disability awareness training to all their frontline staff. On buses, disability awareness training will become mandatory for all bus drivers from March 2018 onwards and we will support the bus industry and training accreditors to...


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