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Defence: Service Personnel: Recruitment and Retention (21 Oct 2019)

Andrew Jones: What steps his Department is taking to (a) recruit and (b) retain service personnel.

Defence: Service Personnel: Recruitment and Retention (21 Oct 2019)

Andrew Jones: The Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency is proud home to the Army Foundation College, which has 1,100 junior soldiers in training. Last year, the college received an “outstanding” classification from Ofsted. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the educational excellence on offer is a key part of the recruitment package for the college, and that the qualifications the junior soldiers...

Business of the House (Prorogation): Baby Loss Awareness Week (8 Oct 2019)

Andrew Jones: I associate myself with the Minister’s positive words about my right hon. Friend the Member for South West Surrey (Mr Hunt) and all he did to improve patient safety in the NHS. It was a fantastic piece of work. Mr and Mrs Pickup of Knaresborough have suffered significant personal loss but are seeking to drive change to ensure that no other family have to face the same tragedy. The issue is...

HMRC Impact Analysis: Customs (8 Oct 2019)

Andrew Jones: Does my hon. Friend agree that it is critical for the UK to have an attractive regulatory regime as part of delivering the overall international competitiveness of the economy, and that he will do all he can to minimise the administrative burdens on business?

Business of the House (3 Oct 2019)

Andrew Jones: One of the harder issues raised with me at constituency surgeries is economic crime, which affects businesses and individuals who fall victim to fraud. Older people can be particularly vulnerable, and it is often hard to get full recovery of funds. I recognise that there is cross-Government work involving the police, financial education and the Crown Prosecution Service. May we please have a...

Deaths of Homeless People (1 Oct 2019)

Andrew Jones: No one should have to sleep rough, but there are people sleeping rough on the streets of Harrogate. Yet I have been told by those at the Harrogate homeless hostel, which is run by a fantastic local charity that has been doing great work for many years, that it has empty beds each night. So we have to work harder to understand the reasons why people feel that sleeping rough is their only...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (1 Oct 2019)

Andrew Jones: One of the ingredients of economic growth—we have talked about boosting small businesses—is improving the productivity within the economy. What are the ministerial team doing to boost productivity?

Health Infrastructure Plan (30 Sep 2019)

Andrew Jones: May I congratulate my hon. Friend on his statement, which is so encouraging because it demonstrates our long-term ambitious plans for the NHS? I was particularly pleased to see the investment in CT scanners as technology and medicine are moving so fast. Does he agree that the screening programmes in the NHS, supported by the capital budget that he is announcing today, are helping to save...

Wrightbus (Ballymena) (30 Sep 2019)

Andrew Jones: Like the hon. Member for North Antrim (Ian Paisley), I was very disappointed at this news from Wrightbus, as it is a manufacturer of quality products that I have driven and use daily—upon which you regularly comment, Mr Speaker. Can my right hon. Friend assure me that he will do everything he can to work with the Northern Irish civil service in the coming days to find a successful bidder,...

No-Deal Brexit: Short Positions Against the Pound (30 Sep 2019)

Andrew Jones: I congratulate my hon. Friend on his appointment. He is doing brilliantly in his first appearance at the Dispatch Box. He discussed bringing certainty to the markets by delivering Brexit. The main message that I hear from constituents in Harrogate and Knaresborough is that after three and a half years of talking there has been enough talking—why do we not just get on with it? Does he agree...

Thomas Cook (25 Sep 2019)

Andrew Jones: As somebody who worked in the travel industry for many years, I am saddened to see the demise of Thomas Cook, but it is also worth noting that the sector has seen some notable collapses over the years. The scale and complexity of this repatriation operation are significant, and I thank my right hon. Friend for his update. After this urgent work on repatriation has been completed, and because...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways (24 Jul 2019)

Andrew Jones: The Department works closely with the rail industry to ensure it is held accountable, with regular meetings between industry and Ministers and officials. A number of robust reporting and risk management processes are in place to support this work. The Williams Rail Review will also consider the role of the Department as part of its thinking on wider reform.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern (24 Jul 2019)

Andrew Jones: TransPennine Express provides an hourly service between these cities which will soon be operated by brand new 125mph-capable intercity bi-mode trains. There is no requirement in the current Northern franchise agreement for Northern to run direct services from Liverpool to Newcastle.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Southern: British Transport Police (24 Jul 2019)

Andrew Jones: The British Transport Police does not allocate officers exclusively to specific parts of the network. Train Operating Companies each contribute a share of the overall costs of policing the railway network through a Police Service Agreement (PSA) with BTP. The PSA does not specify or allocate officers to a particular PSA holder or area and it is the responsibility of the Chief Constable of BTP...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Concessions (24 Jul 2019)

Andrew Jones: All young people aged 16 – 17 are eligible to benefit from the card in these regions, and market research indicates that approximately 2/3 of young people may take advantage in the East Midlands region.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Surveys (23 Jul 2019)

Andrew Jones: The National Rail Travel Survey (NRTS) data were collected between 2000 and 2004/05. An overview report, most recently updated in 2010, is available on the Department’s website at this address: uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/73094/national-r ail-travel-survey-overview-report.pdf. This report is the only document which the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Transport for Wales: Bristol (23 Jul 2019)

Andrew Jones: Capacity on the rail network in the Bristol area is currently restricted. The Agency Agreement signed by the Secretary of State and Welsh Ministers sets out the limitations that needed to be considered by bidders for the current Wales & Borders franchise when they were developing their proposals in respect of English services. That restriction was put in place because capacity is limited in...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Rail Accident Investigation Branch: Zero Hours Contracts (22 Jul 2019)

Andrew Jones: Holding answer received on 18 July 2019 The RAIB does not routinely record contractual terms as part of every investigation. RAIB investigations are guided by individual events, and their recommendations form part of a culture of learning and continuous improvement which has led to the UK having one of the best railway safety records in Europe.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Rolling Stock: Procurement (22 Jul 2019)

Andrew Jones: Launching the competition has brought no additional cost to the Department. Porterbrook are providing the Pacer carriages that will be converted into community assets free of charge. One member of Department staff will be responsible for the day to day running the competition for the next six months. This will include supporting external judges, who are giving their time for free, to select...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Great Western Rail Franchise (22 Jul 2019)

Andrew Jones: The current Great Western franchise agreement expires at 01.59am on 1 April 2020, having been extended to the fullest extent possible under its terms. In November 2017 the Secretary of State announced his intention to negotiate a new franchise agreement with the incumbent operator and discussions with FirstGroup are already under way.

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