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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastic Bags: Charities (20 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: ...use of single use plastic bags in door to door collections. Following a public consultation last year, the Fundraising Regulator has strengthened its Code of Practice, which requires charitable house to house collectors not to post collection bags to properties that indicate they do not wish to receive them, thus reducing the distribution of unwanted charity collection bags. Charity...

Surgical Mesh: Cancer Treatment (19 Apr 2018)

Tulip Siddiq: ...better for others and improve and lengthen the life of cancer victims. She has shown the same ambition in talking about using innovative cancer treatments that do not currently exist in the UK. Tessa has inspired me to suggest that we in the House work together to launch an initiative similar to Dementia Friends. For those who do not know, Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society...

Backbench Business: UK Oil and Gas Industry — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (19 Apr 2018)

Claire Perry: ...brief when I became the Minister for Energy and Clean Growth because I think it is an integral part of the transition to a lower-carbon economy, as well as an enormous provider of productive employment and benefits to the economy, historically and in the future. It was striking to hear the comments of my hon. Friend the Member for Waveney (Peter Aldous), who perfectly combines those two...

National Security Situation - Motion to Take Note (19 Apr 2018)

Earl Attlee: ...They have all stood the test of time and seem to work in a variety of circumstances. Unfortunately, this new so-called convention has provided the wrong answer every time it has been used. In 2003 the House of Commons authorised the illegal and unnecessary Operation Telic to invade Iraq, which was based on flawed intelligence not tested by proper debate in Cabinet, and, so far as I can...

Surgical Mesh (19 Apr 2018)

Philippa Whitford: ...and stress incontinence, and particularly the latter—are very minor, there is a broad range. There will be patients for whom the condition is incredibly distressing and who simply cannot leave the house because of their incontinence. We should not put everyone in the same basket. As has been mentioned, the traditional repair for prolapse would have been colposuspension, which lifts...

Legal Aid - Question (19 Apr 2018)

Lord Beecham: ..., where legal advice is simply unavailable because there are no longer legal aid practitioners to provide it, and the other is in relation to particularly sensitive and important areas, such as housing or family law, where the number of cases receiving legal help since LASPO has dropped from 200,000 to 40,000 in the last financial year. Will the long-awaited LASPO review address these...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (19 Apr 2018)

John Bercow: I should just say to the hon. Member for Wellingborough (Mr Bone), and for the benefit of other Members, without in any way dissenting from anything that the Leader has just said, that it is perfectly open to the House to amend Standing Order No. 24, of which there is some uncertainty and often incomprehension. It could be amended to allow for the tabling of substantive motions in...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (19 Apr 2018)

Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the level of housing benefit (a) fraud and (b) overpayments in each region of England and Wales in each year since 2015.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (19 Apr 2018)

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are in receipt of housing benefit in the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (19 Apr 2018)

Frank Field: ...Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that (a) disentitled and (b) sanctioned claimants of (i) jobseekers allowance and (ii) employment support allowance retain their entitlement to Housing Benefit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Fraud (19 Apr 2018)

Kit Malthouse: DWP is committed to deterring and preventing fraud and error by benefit claimants. The Department administers welfare benefits and pensions to around 18 million people. The latest published estimates showed that in 2016/17, of the £174 billion paid in benefit and pension expenditure 1.2% (or £2 billion) was overpaid due to fraud. The creation of a single, integrated fraud...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Females (19 Apr 2018)

Alok Sharma: The information requested is published for a range of benefits administered by DWP, such as Universal Credit, Employment and Support Allowance and Housing Benefit, and available at the Department’s Stat-Xplore website: Guidance for users of Stat-Xplore is available at: -Started.html ...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (19 Apr 2018)

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether staff at her Department have instructed local authorities to cease paying housing enefit to all residents in receipt of personal independence payments pending a review into all claims for such payments.

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Police Funding (19 Apr 2018)

Nick Hurd: Following the debate on police funding held in this House on 28 March 2018 and the motion of this House, the Government wishes to highlight that it is committed to protecting the public and providing the resources necessary for the police to do their critical work. At the 2015 Spending Review, the Government protected overall police spending (the combination of Government grants to Police and...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance: Response to the Resolution of the House, 28th March 2018 (19 Apr 2018)

Rishi Sunak: I am writing in response to the Opposition Day Debate on ‘Reductions in Local Government Funding’ of 28 March and the resolution of the House made that day. This Government recognises the vital role of local government in delivering the front-line services which communities across the country rely on. I am writing to the House to confirm the support this Government is providing to...

Scottish Parliament: Safe Injection Facilities (19 Apr 2018)

Clare Haughey: ...Johnstone alluded to, in September 2017 Network Rail closed its needle exchange service in Central station. That service was Scotland’s busiest, handing out over a thousand clean injection sets to people each month and having benefited 2,000 people since it opened in 2016. As it stands, it is extremely difficult to control the spread of the virus, therefore new ways of thinking are...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (1st Day) (18 Apr 2018)

Lord Keen of Elie: ...Implementation Period Bill—so it is not something that will be the subject of the present Bill. But I stress that the Government share the view expressed by the noble Baroness and others in the House on the importance of maintaining an effective system for resolution of cross-border family law disputes once we leave the EU. It will be an important part of the partnership that we seek...

Petition - Park Rangers in Wrexham County Borough Council: Thameslink Upgrades (18 Apr 2018)

Jeremy Quin: May I endorse what the Minister has just said, in that we see a net benefit in my constituency from the changes to the timetable and I have encountered constituents who are very impressed with changes that have been made as a result of the consultation? However, like my hon. Friend the Member for Hitchin and Harpenden (Bim Afolami), one station, in particular, in my constituency is losing...

Fishing: East Anglia: Austerity: Life Expectancy (18 Apr 2018)

Sharon Hodgson: ...for South West Bedfordshire mentioned as a cause of shorter life expectancy, has also fallen by 18.5% between 2015-16 and 2016-17 and further cuts are in the pipeline. These are vital services for local communities and could benefit their health and lifestyle, but sadly they continue to be cut due to lack of funding. How does the Minister expect to close the life expectancy gap without...

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