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Written Ministerial Statements — Prime Minister: Machinery of Government Change (24 Jul 2018)

Theresa May: I am making this statement to bring to the attention of the House a Machinery of Government change. It is essential that in navigating the UK's exit from the European Union, the Government is organised in the most effective way. To that end I am making some changes to the division of functions between the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) and the Cabinet Office. DExEU will...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Transport: Annual Update on Crossrail 2018 (24 Jul 2018)

Jo Johnson: ...Crossrail project with a number of key milestones achieved and progress made across all areas. The programme is now 93% complete and is entering the critical testing and commissioning stage. In May as part of the second stage of the Crossrail opening strategy, TfL Rail took over operation of the former Heathrow Connect service to Heathrow Airport as well as some local services between...

Health and Social Care: NHS Services: Online Access (24 Jul 2018)

Helen Goodman: May I congratulate the Secretary of State on his new appointment? Another new technology that really matters is MRI scanners. We have had a big fundraising campaign in Bishop Auckland for ours, but the problem with such fundraising campaigns is that they are of course easier in wealthy areas than in poor areas. Will the Secretary of State pay attention to evening out this uneven distribution...

Health and Social Care: Drug-related Harm (24 Jul 2018)

Vicky Ford: My nine-year-old constituent is currently having up to 400 epileptic seizures every week, and his family believe that medicinal cannabis may be beneficial. Will my hon. Friend update the House on what progress is being made regarding the use of medicinal cannabis for epilepsy sufferers?

Health and Social Care: Maternity Care (24 Jul 2018)

Victoria Prentis: ...of the families of Banbury who have to travel for up to an hour and a half or even two hours, if they are lucky enough to have their own car, to Oxford to give birth in a full obstetric unit. May I encourage the Minister, in her drive to ensure that maternity care is safe, kind and close to home, to ask the new Secretary of State to visit us in Banbury soon so that he can assess the...

Health and Social Care: NHS Workforce (24 Jul 2018)

Peter Grant: ...next three years; their equivalents in England will get a much lower increase, and we do not even know if the funding for that is secured. Does the Minister have any concerns that nurses in England may choose to relocate to Scotland where they could be paid almost £1,000 more and work for a health service whose Government actually value its work?

Health and Social Care: Children's Mental Health: Social Media (24 Jul 2018)

Chris Elmore: I have asked the previous Secretary of State whether he would agree to engage in my all-party group inquiry on social media and the impact on young people’s mental health. May I ask this Minister to go a step further and engage in our oral evidence sessions, which are starting when the House returns in September, about how we can find solutions to the problems that the impact of social...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (24 Jul 2018)

Tim Loughton: ...antidepressants, including more than 70,000 children. That is an increase of more than 500% in the past 20 years. In welcoming the Secretary of State’s announcement on social prescribing, may I, as co-chair of the all-party group on mindfulness, ask him what part mindfulness and other evidence-based non-drug options will play in the strategy? Would he like to undertake a mindfulness...

Brexit: Preparations and Negotiations - Motion to Take Note (23 Jul 2018)

Baroness Ludford: ...”. The noble Lord, Lord Cavendish, said that he was “comfortable with uncertainty”. Those people leading lives where they are only just keeping their head above water cannot afford more uncertainty. I would say that it is us remainers who are in a way the heirs to Thatcher. We may not agree with her on much, but at least on the EU she sought to change, not destroy, and...

Mamba: Societal Effect (23 Jul 2018)

Nick Hurd: .... I am also aware of the work that the police there have undertaken along with other agencies to tackle problems with the use of these drugs. He talked about the need for a national framework. He may or may not be aware that the national policing lead for drugs has provided forces with operational guidance setting out tactical options for dealing with synthetic cannabinoids. I will keep...

Bill Presented: Strengthening the Union (23 Jul 2018)

Jim Shannon: ...party, the Scottish National party and ourselves, the Democratic Unionist party—have come together to debate the issue. It is good to have all the talents of those parties coming together, even if there may be a wee bit of an exchange now and again. Even the Liberal Democrats, who unfortunately are not here to contribute to the debate, make a valuable contribution to debates in this...

Bill Presented: Cats Bill (23 Jul 2018)

John Bercow: I hope that is reassuring to people attending to our proceedings. [Interruption.] A Whip chunters from a sedentary position, “Cat’s whiskers.” Well, the Bill may cover the matter of whiskers or it may not. We shall have to see. The sooner we learn about the detail of the Bill the better. [Interruption.] I see the hon. Member for Stirling (Stephen Kerr) is still enjoying his...

Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty: Pairing (23 Jul 2018)

Alistair Carmichael: ..., these things should not be the source of excitement. My view started to change, however, when I learned that any mistake was made not by the right hon. Gentleman but by the Chief Whip himself. It may have been a mistake to cancel the pair, but it was not an inadvertence; it was a deliberate act. We now understand that the instruction to the right hon. Gentleman that he should vote came...

Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty (23 Jul 2018)

Diane Abbott: Urgent Question: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to make a statement on the Government’s policy on the rendition of UK citizens who may be subject to capital punishment.

British Overseas Territories: Same-Sex Marriage - Question (23 Jul 2018)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: My Lords, first, I do not think that there is a double standard. The noble Baroness may recall my vociferous defence, as the Minister for the Overseas Territories, of the autonomy of the overseas territories, believing that it was right that they should continue to take forward the issue of the registers, as they were doing quite progressively. However, the will of the other place was such...

Jammu and Kashmir: Human Rights Abuses - Question (23 Jul 2018)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...’ House in saying that we all stand on the side of victims of terrorism, wherever they are in the world. We stand on the principle of bringing justice to the victims of terror, wherever they may be. Equally, let me reiterate the UK Government’s position: that wherever justice is found, including for the victims of wars that have taken place in Syria and, before that, in Iraq,...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: New Homes (23 Jul 2018)

Barry Sheerman: May I help the Secretary of State? The fact is that every part of the country is not like Maidenhead. May I tell him that if we want new homes for people in this country who do not have a home, we need homes that are the right homes for the right people? We need social housing and housing for the elderly. We do not just want a large number of houses built in places such as Maidenhead; we need...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (23 Jul 2018)

John Healey: ...on the day before the long summer recess, yet we have had no update from the Secretary of State on a number of promises he made about when important policy announcements would be made. On 9 May, he said: “The Government will bring forward a Rough Sleeping Strategy in July”. It has not been published. On 11 June, he said: “we’ll be publishing a Social Housing Green...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern: Timetables (23 Jul 2018)

Marie Rimmer: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the (a) societal and (b) economic effect of the Northern rail timetable changes made in May.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern: Compensation (23 Jul 2018)

Jo Johnson: ...the North has agreed that the special compensation should cover weekly, monthly and annual season ticket holders on the worst affected routes who experienced severe disruption before and after the May timetable change. Eligible passengers will receive a cash payment equivalent to up to one month’s travel. This is equivalent to the compensation package for GTR customers. Season ticket...


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