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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cancer (12 Dec 2018)

Steve Brine: ...is making available over £16 billion during the current five-year spending review period for use by local authorities exclusively on public health services, but by their nature such interventions may take some time to take full effect. As well as prevention, improving the early diagnosis of cancer is a key priority for the Government. From next year people with suspected cancer will...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Suicide: Bereavement Counselling (12 Dec 2018)

Jackie Doyle-Price: Each National Health Service organisation is responsible for providing support services to their staff, including when they may experience traumatic events such as the suicide of a patient. The National Quality Improvement Board published ‘Learning from deaths: Guidance for NHS trusts on working with bereaved families and carers’ in July, which highlights the importance of providers...

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Scotland Office: Data Protection (12 Dec 2018)

David Mundell: Two official sensitive documents are recorded as having been lost by the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland since 8 May 2015. These documents were in paper format and contained information relating to energy resilience, and contained no personal data. All losses are assessed and responded to individually and on a case-by-case basis with all possible mitigating actions being taken...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cameroon: Armed Conflict (12 Dec 2018)

Viscount Waverley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of who may be responsible for killings and burning down of villages in southern Cameroon during the current conflict.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cameroon: Armed Conflict (12 Dec 2018)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...the Anglophone regions with French Minister Lemoyne, who shares UK concerns. The Minister for Africa pressed these points again when she met the Secretary General of the Presidency on Thursday 3 May. The UK will continue to work alongside the international community to encourage and support efforts to resolve the Anglophone crisis.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Mental Health (12 Dec 2018)

Lord Agnew of Oulton: ...in later life. Statutory assessments at key stages 1 and 2 help teachers to understand how their pupils are performing against national expectations and enable them to identify where extra support may be needed. Both these statutory assessments and the qualifications taken at secondary level enable the government to hold schools and colleges to account, and in doing so help to ensure that...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children in Care (12 Dec 2018)

Lord Agnew of Oulton: ...duty to ensure there is sufficient accommodation for looked-after children in their area. Although there is no requirement for local authorities to provide accommodation in their own area, they may place children in provision offered by the private and voluntary sectors, and placement location is one of the factors that they must take into account when identifying a suitable placement for...

Written Answers — The Senior Deputy Speaker: Hereditary Peers: By-elections (12 Dec 2018)

Lord Grocott: To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answers by the Chairman of Committees (Lord Laming) on 12 May 2016 (HL8153) and the Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) on 26 November (HL11454), why the cost of a Liberal Democrat hereditary peers' by-election, payable to Electoral Reform Services, has risen from £300 to £570.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (12 Dec 2018)

Baroness Buscombe: ...discuss any concerns or problems as they emerge. We have introduced a function to ‘pin’ key profile notes so they are instantly visible to all staff helping a claimant. To help claimants who may struggle using online services or managing a monthly payment, Universal Support is available. This is advice, assistance or support to help Universal Credit claimants with managing their...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (12 Dec 2018)

Baroness Buscombe: ...£100 more per month and the managed migration regulations currently before Parliament, include transitional protections to ensure that no one loses out at the point of transition. Claimants may have pre-existing debts prior to claiming Universal Credit – for example rent arrears (which are usually temporary and are cleared over time). However, this year, following Autumn Budget 2017,...

Written Answers — Home Office: EU Immigration: Children (12 Dec 2018)

Lord Hylton: ...for Refugees, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund and International Organization for Migration, Refugee and Migrant Children in Europe Overview of Trends 2017, published on 2 May, and in particular of the report's findings that (1) in 2017, 32,963 refugee and migrant children arrived in Europe, of whom over 60 per cent were unaccompanied or separated from their...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: European Union: Flags (12 Dec 2018)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: There is no specific government policy regarding the flying of flags and no guidance is issued to Government Departments to routinely fly the EU Flag. However, for a number of years on 9th May, Government has celebrated Europe Day by flying EU member state flags including an EU Flag on Parliament Square. DCMS does not hold records on the flying of flags outside of the United Kingdom.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health and Social Care: Review of amendments made to the NHS Overseas Visitor Charging Regulations in 2017 (12 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: ...the close partnership with community groups and stakeholders representing vulnerable individuals to develop user-friendly, culturally-appropriate guidance, and ensure this reaches those who may be impacted by this policy. Finally, we will continue to work closely with NHS Improvement and frontline staff to keep the impact of the regulations and these further actions under very close...

Scottish Parliament: Addiction Support Services (Highlands) (12 Dec 2018)

Joe FitzPatrick: ...makes that point almost weekly in the chamber, and he is right. The Government is sympathetic to the proposal, as I am. The argument is that, with the introduction of minimum unit pricing, there may be a potential windfall. The point that I have made previously to the member is that we need to see what that windfall is. I hope that there is not a windfall, because I hope that alcohol...

Scottish Parliament: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Meetings) (12 Dec 2018)

Jeane Freeman: ...effective targeted action, as we touched on earlier, those long waits and to tackle the areas in which we have a particular challenge in terms of physical capacity or workforce capacity, where we may need to do additional work to secure the specialisms that we need. When I introduced the plan, I undertook to report to Parliament the progress on the trajectories that the plan sets out, and...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit Update (12 Dec 2018)

Michael Russell: ...The first step to resolving a political and constitutional crisis the like of which none of us has ever seen is for the Prime Minister to get out of the way. Her back benchers and her payroll vote may not agree tonight, but there is no doubt that she is entering the endgame of her time in office. However, we need more than that. What happens now is about much more than who leads a single...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Government Draft Spending and Tax Plans 2019-20 (12 Dec 2018)

Derek Mackay: .... A no-deal Brexit and continued chaos from the UK Government will only make that worse. It is disappointing but necessary for me to advise Parliament that, if the UK ends up in a no-deal Brexit, I may be required to revisit the priorities in this budget. However, stepping back from the brink and remaining in the EU would mean that resources could be returned to supporting front-line...

Scottish Parliament: Business Motions (12 Dec 2018)

Kenneth Macintosh: ...in relation to any debate on a business motion setting out a business programme taken on Wednesday 19 December 2018, the second sentence of rule 8.11.3 is suspended and replaced with “Any Member may speak on the motion at the discretion of the Presiding Officer” and (c) that, in relation to First Minister’s Questions on Thursday 20 December 2018, in rule 13.6.2, insert at end “and...

Operation Conifer - Motion to Regret (11 Dec 2018)

Baroness Barran: ...where there is a legitimate policing purpose for doing so. Naming an arrested person before charge should be authorised by a chief officer, and the Crown Prosecution Service should be consulted. In May 2018, the college updated this guidance to make clear that this also applies where allegations are made against deceased persons. This seems to strike a sensible balance, but it is...


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