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Universal Credit (5 Jul 2018)

Alex Burghart: I thank the Secretary of State for her apology. Like a number of other Members, I was very disappointed that the NAO report did not take account of the changes that the Department brought in on the basis of the recommendations made by the Select Committee. Will the Secretary of State confirm that she will continue to adapt and improve universal credit as new ideas and new evidence emerge?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: PIP Assessments: Appeals (2 Jul 2018)

Alex Burghart: I especially welcome the fact that the Government have accepted the Select Committee on Work and Pensions recommendation to record PIP interviews. Will the Minister set out for the House the sort of timescale in which we can expect these changes to come through?

The Minister for Women and Equalities Was Asked: Topical Questions (28 Jun 2018)

Alex Burghart: I have had a number of pieces of correspondence from constituents who are concerned that the Government need to move their plans forward on upskirting. Can the Minister confirm that we will bring upskirting offences into line with other sexual offences?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Social Work Profession (25 Jun 2018)

Alex Burghart: What progress his Department has made on strengthening the social work profession.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Social Work Profession (25 Jun 2018)

Alex Burghart: As the Secretary of State will know, one of the reasons that we need to improve the quality of social workers in our country is to ensure that children in care can move on into employment and further education. Can he outline what more the Government are going to do to ensure that those children get the support they need?

Universal Credit and Welfare Changes (21 Jun 2018)

Alex Burghart: Like a number of Members, I am disappointed that the NAO report does not take into account the changes that the Department made in response to last year’s recommendations from the Work and Pensions Committee. I believe that the changes made by the Secretary of State were part of a test-and-learn environment, which is essential to the future success of universal credit. Will she commit to...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Problem Gambling (21 Jun 2018)

Alex Burghart: What steps his Department is taking to reduce problem gambling.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Problem Gambling (21 Jun 2018)

Alex Burghart: I thank the Secretary of State for his response and for what he has done in this area. Does he agree that online gambling is in many ways more dangerous than gambling in bookies? What steps will he take to tackle that danger?

Gosport Independent Panel: Publication of Report (20 Jun 2018)

Alex Burghart: I congratulate the Secretary of State and the right hon. Member for North Norfolk (Norman Lamb) for getting us to this point. I was deeply concerned to hear in the Secretary of State’s statement that Ministers had been given advice not to proceed with this independent panel. Is the Secretary of State convinced that Ministers are now receiving better advice?

Business of the House (7 Jun 2018)

Alex Burghart: Please may we have a debate on the future of the car industry, which is so important to my constituency?

Personal Independence Payments (4 Jun 2018)

Alex Burghart: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that she is considering simplifying the PIP assessment forms to make the process of applying for the benefit less stressful for people?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (21 May 2018)

Alex Burghart: A recent report by the Select Committee on Work and Pensions showed that there are massive gains to be made by deploying assistive technology to help people with disabilities into work. What are the Minister and her Department doing to extend this technology to people who need it?

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords] (14 May 2018)

Alex Burghart: I am sure that the House will be delighted to hear that I do not intend to speak for long on this important Bill. As Members on both sides of the House have acknowledged, this is an essential piece of legislation that allows for a smooth and orderly transition out of the EU and gives the Government a degree of wiggle room to take account of how the negotiations pan out. The Bill will...

Tributes: Baroness Jowell: Schools That Work For Everyone (14 May 2018)

Alex Burghart: I am grateful to the Secretary of State for saying that selective schools will have to prove that they are improving access for the most disadvantaged pupils. Will he also look into how we can make progress on the proportion of children just on the other side of the free school meals line, who have been found to be under-represented at selective schools as well?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Children in Need (14 May 2018)

Alex Burghart: Will the Minister confirm that the excellent review of the outcomes of children in need will look not just at educational outcomes, but at employment and other outcomes?

Backbench Business - Banking Misconduct and the Fcabackbench Business (10 May 2018)

Alex Burghart: It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to talk in this important, if somewhat depressing, debate. We have heard over and again from hon. Members on both sides of the House that the FCA, the ombudsman and the banks have been found wanting, so we must ask what possible redress our constituents can hope to have when those three bodies are found not to be up to the mark. A number of cases in...

Windrush (30 Apr 2018)

Alex Burghart: I welcome the Secretary of State to his position. My constituents want to know not only that the taskforce is doing its job and reaching out to encourage people to get in touch with the Home Secretary, but that the Government are using all the resources at their disposal to find out about registration for national insurance, electoral registration and registration for council tax to help...

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords]: Unsolicited direct marketing: other consumer financial products etc (24 Apr 2018)

Alex Burghart: My hon. Friend is giving an important speech. Some of the evidence that we received on the Work and Pensions Committee was from Citizens Advice, which suggested that 97% of the pension scams that had taken place in one year originated from unsolicited calls. Does he think that the measures that the Government are bringing forward in the Bill will go some way to combating that?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (17 Apr 2018)

Alex Burghart: Last year, more businesses were created in the UK than in any other developed economy. Does that not show that the Government’s policy towards businesses is working, and what will the Treasury do to build on that success?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Online Radicalisation (16 Apr 2018)

Alex Burghart: What steps she is taking to safeguard vulnerable people from online radicalisation.


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