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Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Parliament (28 Jul 2016)

David Davis: ...with Parliament on what the approach to negotiations should be. While legally there is no obligation to consult Parliament on triggering Article 50, it will clearly have an important role in making sure that we find the best way forward.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Parliament (27 Jul 2016)

Robin Walker: ...European Union and their will must be respected and delivered. While legally there is no obligation to consult Parliament on triggering Article 50, it will clearly have an important role in making sure that we find the best way forward.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Offenders: Employment (27 Jul 2016)

Sam Gyimah: .... We aim to include this in future publications, for both CRCs and the National Probation Service, once data collection has bedded in. We closely monitor and robustly manage providers to make sure they fulfil their commitments to maintain service delivery, reduce reoffending, protect the public and provide value for money to the taxpayer.

Written Answers — Department for Education: English Baccalaureate (27 Jul 2016)

Lord Nash: why we are spending over 1.3 billion up to 2020 to attract new teachers into the profession including continuing to offer teacher training bursaries in history, geography and languages to make sure that we continue to attract the brightest graduates. We have recently announced the expansion of the teacher subject specialism training to include modern foreign languages. This...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Resignations (26 Jul 2016)

Nick Gibb: schools to reduce unnecessary workload in these areas. The Government has accepted all the relevant recommendations made by the groups, and we will continue to work with the teaching profession to make sure they have the ongoing support they need to continue reducing unnecessary teacher workload. We have recently conducted the first biennial Teacher Workload Survey, which will allow...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Iraq: Internally Displaced People (26 Jul 2016)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...across Iraq requiring some form of humanitarian assistance. The UK is working with the Government of Iraq, Kurdistan Regional Government, United Nations, and non-governmental organisations to make sure that humanitarian support is provided to the most vulnerable, including internally displaced persons (IDPs). Since summer 2014, the UK has pledged 129.5 million of humanitarian...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Iraq Committee of Inquiry (26 Jul 2016)

Earl Howe: ...accountability and empowered the single Services. The Defence Secretary confirmed to the Defence Select Committee on 19 July that he has established a team to go through the report and make sure that the proper lessons are learned. This team will identify all of the areas where MOD needs to take action to improve its performance in the light of Sir John Chilcot's findings.

Committee of Privileges: Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (21 Jul 2016)

Philip Dunne: I will come on to what we are doing nationally to try to make sure we have an adequate number of trained professional clinicians to meet the needs around the country. It is important to recognise that while nationally some standards are set for safe staffing ratios, which were referred to by the hon. Member for Dewsbury, these are not a hard-and-fast rule and never have been. They are...

Backbench Business: Summer Adjournment (21 Jul 2016)

Michael Ellis: .... Reducing wider remuneration packages and blaming the national living wage would be short-sighted and would yield only a one-off gain. Doing so is not in the spirit of the national living wage, and I am sure that B&Q and others are acting accordingly. I say to my hon. Friend the Member for Cleethorpes (Martin Vickers) that ultimately open access decisions are for the Office of Rail...

EU Exit: Devolved Governments — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (21 Jul 2016)

Robin Walker: ...bold and positive agenda. I recognise the point made by the hon. Member for Edinburgh South about least-affluent areas, which is certainly reflected in my constituency. Now, more than ever, we must work to make sure those areas can thrive. The Prime Minister made clear her passionate belief in the United Kingdom and her commitment to engage fully with the devolved Administrations as we...

Backbench Business: Snares (21 Jul 2016)

Natascha Engel: ...for his point of order. I should point out that we are coming to the pre-recess Adjournment debate. If he would like to mention that in the debate, he is more than welcome to do so, and I am sure that the Treasury Bench will take it to the relevant Minister. If he would like me to add him to the list or if he wishes to catch my eye, I will see what I can do.

School Funding: Business of the House (21 Jul 2016)

Paul Flynn: ...rationality, restraint and reasonableness—which are not attributes that go well in his party at the moment. He was a splendid spokesman on European affairs, and the voice of sanity on so many issues, and I am sure that we look forward to his continuing with his restrained and mature performances at Question Time. The right hon. Gentleman is also, I am told by my hon. Friend the...

School Funding (21 Jul 2016)

Justine Greening: ...with an overwhelmingly positive response from headteachers, teachers, governors and parents. I am also clear that this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for a historic change and therefore we must make sure we take the time to get the final approach right. I will therefore publish the Government’s full response to the first stage of the schools and high needs consultations, and...

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