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Bills Presented: Ivory (23 May 2018)

Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Secretary Michael Gove, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Boris Johnson, Secretary Penny Mordaunt, Secretary Matt Hancock, Andrew Leadsom and Dr Thérèse Coffey, presented a Bill to prohibit dealing in ivory, and for connected purposes. Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Montserrat: Health Services (23 May 2018)

Penny Mordaunt: DFID has recently financed a comprehensive study of the health sector on Montserrat, assessing need and identifying areas for improvement. The study has proposed a number of reforms to the health sector as well as options for a new hospital facility. In addition, DFID’s annual contribution to the budget of the Government of Montserrat through its financial aid programme, provides...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid: Cost Effectiveness (23 May 2018)

Penny Mordaunt: It is vital that aid spending delivers value for money. I have set a challenge that we ensure aid money is not just spent well, but cannot be spent better.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: EU Aid (23 May 2018)

Penny Mordaunt: Negotiations are still ongoing about the UK’s position following the implementation period. If a UK contribution to EU development funds can best deliver our mutual interests, we should both be open to that. This will be decided on a case by case basis where it represents value for taxpayers’ money.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality (23 May 2018)

Victoria Atkins: Rt. Hon. Penny Mordaunt MP became the Minister for Women and Equalities on 30 April 2018. The Minister discussed the issue of civil partnership with Stonewall at a recent meeting; she has not yet had any other meetings.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for International Development: UK Response to the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (23 May 2018)

Penny Mordaunt: Following the declaration of an outbreak of Ebola in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on 8th May, I am updating the House on what the British Government is doing to support the response. The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the World Health Organisation are leading the response. They have issued a joint funding appeal and response plan. The UK has...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Co-operatives (23 May 2018)

Penny Mordaunt: The Department for International Development has supported co-operatives across many sectors and is increasing support to small-scale farmers to help them to commercialise. For example, the ÉLAN programme is working with women’s co-ops in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to increase quality, improve marketing and establish systems for full traceability of product.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Safeguarding (23 May 2018)

Penny Mordaunt: We have introduced new safeguarding standards for all DFID programmes. I have requested and received assurances from our partners on their safeguarding policies and procedures. Internationally, we are leading the charge to raise standards.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: UK Small Charities: Funding (23 May 2018)

Penny Mordaunt: DFID’s small charities challenge fund was launched last summer to support small UK-based charities working in international development. The first round of grants will be announced shortly and the second review of applications is under way. We are also looking to improve the scheme.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Global Disability Summit (23 May 2018)

Penny Mordaunt: The UK’s global disability summit in July will increase action and investment, share best practice and deliver lasting change. It will tackle the stigma faced by people with disabilities and provide educational, learning and economic opportunities and the means to access them through more available assistive devices.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (23 May 2018)

Penny Mordaunt: UK aid is currently dealing with 10 large-scale humanitarian emergencies and giving humanitarian assistance to 30 countries around the world. It is, for instance, protecting the Rohingya at Cox’s Bazar during the monsoon and cyclone season, providing food and healthcare for those affected by the conflict in Yemen, providing medical training and aid for families in Syria, and tackling...

Christians Overseas (22 May 2018)

Chris Philp: ...clearance programmes or we are dispersing aid through charities, that work is valuable and should not be threatened, but no Government who stand by and allow this persecution to happen should receive a single penny of aid from the UK taxpayer. Religious freedom, whether it is for Christians or any other group, is of fundamental importance. It is a fundamental human right and a mark of our...

Somerset County Council: Unitary Status — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (22 May 2018)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: crisis, the credit crunch and the grim dawn of austerity, which we all remember with no great fondness. Austerity for everybody? Not in Taunton. Jones was sacked by the county in 2009, but it cost £300,000 to get rid of him. Down the road at Taunton Deane, the other IBM champion, Penny James and Shirlene Adam are still in the top jobs and, I am afraid, heading for another IT...

Scottish Parliament: Restorative Justice (22 May 2018)

Lewis Macdonald: ...the option of paying compensation direct to his victim so that the offender need not be taken to court and the victim would benefit from a form of restorative justice. Two years later, with not a penny paid, Michelle Gavin has had cause to regret accepting that fiscal compensation offer. The offender has not paid. The Crown is effectively unable to do anything about it. The offender has...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Productivity (22 May 2018)

Ian Lucas: ...Cheshire is one of the most dynamic economies in the United Kingdom. Will the Treasury—which has promised a north Wales growth deal in, I think, at least three Budgets, but has yet to deliver a penny—please stop marking our homework, and give us the freedom to invest in the economy that we believe in?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (22 May 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: As the Minister knows, the communities that I represent in Carmarthenshire received the highest form of EU structural aid. Will he give a guarantee that they will not lose a single penny following the introduction of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund?

Gaza: Un Human Rights Council Vote: Private Members’ Bills: Money Resolutions (21 May 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: Does that clause not mean that over time the Bill would save, not cost, the taxpayer money, that it is a case of spending a penny now to save a pound later and that therefore the arguments against a money resolution are null and defunct?

Plastic Bottles and Coffee Cups (17 May 2018)

Susan Elan Jones: ...very interesting, as ever. I wish to make a serious plea. The hon. Member for Windsor (Adam Afriyie) referred to the glass bottle scheme of the 1970s and 1980s, and how we all enjoyed collecting extra pennies by returning glass bottles. Around that time, probably in the 1970s, it was the Wombles generation and there was a great deal of interest in all these issues. It sometimes seems to...

Women and Equalities: STEM Careers (17 May 2018)

John Bercow: I call the Minister for Women and Equalities, on her debut at the Dispatch Box in this capacity I think: Penny Mordaunt.

Women and Equalities: Protected Characteristics: Caste (17 May 2018)

Penny Mordaunt: Our public consultation on how best to ensure that there is appropriate and proportionate legal protection against caste discrimination ran for six months last year. We received more than 16,000 responses, which demonstrates how important this matter is to some groups and communities, and we will respond in due course.

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