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Tom Brake

Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington (1 May 1997 – current)


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Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Parliamentary Estate: Beverage Containers (14 Aug 2019)

Tom Brake: In the nine months to September 2018, before the 25p surcharge, catering (non-banqueting) sales for hot beverages was £655,640 incl VAT. In the nine months to date, after the surcharge, hot beverage (non-banqueting) sales were £727,203 incl VAT. There has been a reduction from 58,000 paper cups per month being sold to 15,000 on average. It is not possible to count the number of such paper...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners (5 Aug 2019)

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how local areas will be held accountable for progress made on the five year deal to expand GP services.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity: Children (5 Aug 2019)

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Childhood Obesity Plan, Chapter two, what steps he is taking to ensure the halving of childhood obesity by 2030.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Life Expectancy (5 Aug 2019)

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the proposed Green Paper on Prevention, what assessment of he has made of his Department's ability to improve healthy life expectancy by at least five extra years by 2035.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Abdullatif Nasser (31 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July to Written Question 276505 on Abdullatif Nasser, if his Department will make representations to the US Administration for the release of Abdullatif Nasser.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Energy (30 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government has taken to ensure diversity of renewable energy sources as part of its goal to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (29 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: The issue of sanctions is the responsibility of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards and/or the Committee on Standards, not the Commission. I note that the Committee on Standards is currently holding an inquiry on the issue of sanctions and intends to put to the House a package of proposed reforms to the sanctions regime for approval during autumn 2019.

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (29 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: A number of sanctions are available to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards and the Committee on Standards, if a complaint is upheld against a Member of Parliament under the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme. The sanction will depend on the nature of the behaviour that has been found to have taken place and can include:Letter of apology to the complainantAppropriate training...

Priorities for Government (25 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: Crashing out with no deal would be an unacceptable outcome, damaging to our economy and undermining our future prosperity. That is the view of three Ministers in the Prime Minister’s Government. Does he accept that there is no mandate for no deal, and that if he proceeds with no deal, it will be against the will of this House and of the people, and he will be solely responsible for the...

Speaker’S Statement: Business of the House (25 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: I really welcome the Leader of the House to his position, because the Liberal Democrats could not want for a better recruiting sergeant than him as we set up a contest between Victorian values and Liberal Democrat values. More seriously, will the Leader of the House make time available for the House to discuss his views on Northern Ireland and the checks on the Irish border—as we had during...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Integrated Care Systems and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (25 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether integrated (a) care systems and (b) sustainability and transformation partnership will be required to publish local long-term plans in the Autumn.

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art (25 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: The Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art produces an annual report which is published and considered by the House’s Finance Committee. The Commission does not receive routine updates. The last annual report was published on the Committee’s website in October 2018. This year’s annual report is due to be considered by the Advisory Committee in September and will be published...

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Cox Report (25 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: Two of the three principal recommendations made by Dame Laura Cox have now been implemented. Implementation of the third, on the independence of the independent complaints and grievance scheme from MP involvement, is under way. The commission will be considering options in the autumn.

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Designated Smoking Areas: Health Risks (25 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: The Administration Committee considers proposals for the provision of smoking areas. I can inform the hon. Member that, for instance, on 11 March it endorsed a proposal to close the smoking area outside the Woolsack bar towards the House of Lords end of the estate, and she may want to write to the Committee if she has concerns or proposals on this issue.

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Electronic Voting (25 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: I commend the hon. Gentleman on being, I think, the sixth member of his party who in this Session has raised the issue of electronic voting; however, I am afraid that I cannot give him a different answer to the previous five responses. [Interruption.] I am afraid my response is that this is not a matter for the Commission; it would only be responsible for ensuring that, for instance, the...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Members' Staff: Working Conditions (24 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: Holding answer received on 18 July 2019 Members’ staff are regularly consulted on service issues by House authorities. These consultations include regular meetings between House staff and MPs’ staff representative bodies, and invitations to focus groups to feed into service design. A sample of Members’ staff have also recently been surveyed on how effective the services...

Written Answers — Home Office: Free Movement of People (24 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether freedom of movement for EU nationals to and from the UK will end if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (24 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: Proactive quarterly publication of statistics, related to the Independent Grievance and Complaints Scheme, are published on Parliament’s website. Where there are fewer than 10 cases, the exact number is not published in order to maintain the confidentiality of the parties involved. More detailed breakdown of statistics, as recommended in the Alison Stanley six-month review, are currently...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (24 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: Proactive quarterly publication of statistics related to the independent grievance and complaints scheme, are published on Parliament’s website. Where there are fewer than 10 cases, the exact number is not published in order to maintain the confidentiality of the parties involved. More detailed breakdown of statistics, as recommended in the Alison Stanley six-month review, are currently...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (24 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: Last Friday, I had the honour of witnessing the presentation of the légion d’honneur to Helene Aldwinckle, who is a constituent, for her work at Bletchley Park as a codebreaker in world war two. She played a critical role in defeating the most disgusting fascist ideology. Will the Prime Minister, on her last appearance at the Dispatch Box, join me in saying that all politicians should...


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