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Criminal Finances Bill (25 Oct 2016)

Ben Wallace: ...was a need for legislation and a need to build on the process of the anti-corruption summit and to find out where we were still vulnerable. In October 2015, the Government published the “National risk assessment for money laundering and terrorist financing”, identifying a number of areas where these regimes could be strengthened. Our response to that assessment was the action...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Japanese Knotweed (25 Oct 2016)

George Eustice: The Department takes the problems caused by Japanese Knotweed very seriously and has taken a number of steps to tackle this invasive plant. Defra has provided funding of 390,000 for biocontrol work to tackle Japanese knotweed. A psyllid/insect, Aphalara itadori has been identified as a biocontrol agent capable of retarding the plant’s growth significantly and therefore reducing...

National Arthritis Week — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (20 Oct 2016)

Chris Stephens: .... Member for Heywood and Middleton (Liz McInnes). In my time, I want to focus on discussing employment and the personal feelings of people with arthritis, because it is astonishing that only 59% of working-age people with arthritis are in work. I employ a senior case worker, Pam Wilson, who was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis ten years ago, just after she turned 30....

Public Bill Committee: Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Duty to have regard to post-examination neighbourhood development plan (20 Oct 2016)

Gavin Barwell: ...I want to deal with the point picked up on by my hon. Friend the Member for North West Hampshire about the particular group of people that the hon. Member for City of Durham suggested should do the work. The Government’s understanding is that many local planning authorities have used the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ neighbourhood planning independent examiner...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Innovation: Finance (20 Oct 2016)

Jo Johnson: All potential major capital projects are assessed against the additional value they add, including an evaluation of whether the research or innovation activity is already being undertaken elsewhere. The majority of decisions about which research investments to undertake are taken directly by Research Councils, based on rigorous criteria including peer review. In respect of the establishment...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Chronic Illnesses (20 Oct 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the announcement of 1 October 2016 that people with long-term degenerative conditions will be exempt from repeat work capability assessments, if he will set out those medical conditions a diagnosis for which will provide such exemption.

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (Continued) (18 Oct 2016)

Lord Nash: ...local authorities collect the data they need at a local level to offer bespoke services to their communities. We know that many local authorities are making great progress on their data analysis capabilities. Noble Lords may be interested in looking at the Association of Directors of Children’s Services report, Pillars & Foundations: Next Practice in Children’s Services....

Brexit: Peace and Stability - Question for Short Debate (18 Oct 2016)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...United Kingdom’s influence in the development of the EU’s common foreign and security policy after Britain leaves the EU? If she believes that the UK will have no influence on this post-Brexit, what assessment have the Government made of the impact this will have on the UK’s broader influence throughout the world and the Government’s ability to pursue their foreign...

Broadcasting (18 Oct 2016)

Matthew Hancock: ...that we have done the right thing for the BBC, for the UK’s unique creative sector and for the audiences whom we serve all around the United Kingdom. I pay tribute to those who have done most of the work. I am proud to have played a small part, but the real heavy lifting was done by my right hon. Friends the Members for Maldon (Mr Whittingdale) and for Wantage (Mr Vaizey), who are...

Healthcare (Devon): Type 26 Frigates: Clyde (18 Oct 2016)

Martin Docherty: ...for construction of the Type 26 actually masks a wider problem of a continuing lack of investment in the Clyde yards, putting their long-term future at risk and jeopardising the jobs and skills of thousands of workers at Govan and Scotstoun. In the lead-up to the announcement of the plans for the Type 26 programme, the workers at those two yards were offered a clear quid pro quo. There...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices (18 Oct 2016)

Robert Halfon: ...number of functions relating to the quality of apprenticeship standards. The Institute’s key responsibilities will be: to set quality criteria for the development of apprenticeship standards and assessment plans; to review, approve or reject them; to advise on the maximum level of Government funding available for standards; and to quality assure some end point assessments. The...

Investigatory Powers Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (17 Oct 2016)

Lord Keen of Elie: drafting it that a significant number of factors should rightly preclude such notification from taking place. Nevertheless, I still think the amendment could threaten to undermine the capabilities that law enforcement and the security and intelligence agencies rely on to pursue the most serious wrongdoers. The amendment recognises that notifying a person that they have been the subject...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Domestic Abuse, Rape and Sexual Crime (17 Oct 2016)

Pam Cameron: ...been involved locally with Women's Aid in Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey (ABCL&N), primarily in an attempt to raise awareness of domestic violence. I cannot praise the work of the staff and the volunteers highly enough in providing support to women and children in crisis situations. I take this opportunity to commend the CEO, Rosemary Magill MBE, who,...

Savings (Government Contributions) Bill (17 Oct 2016)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: it were, under savings by those on low incomes. Their costing for the policy is 70 million in 2020-21. Some 3.5 million people will be eligible for the scheme, so if my and the IFS’s calculations are correct, that works out as a Government bonus of 20 per eligible individual in 2020-21. I was very excited to read the Government’s impact assessment in the past few...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disabled People: Government Support (17 Oct 2016)

Helen Whately: I, too, welcome the announcement that people with severe lifelong conditions will no longer face repeated work capability assessments. My right hon. Friend has clearly recognised how stressful people find these assessments. Although mental health conditions can follow an unpredictable path, will he consider taking steps to reduce the stress and trauma experienced by people with long-term...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Benefit Eligibility Assessment: People with Disabilities (17 Oct 2016)

Penny Mordaunt: The Department is committed to improving continuously assessments for all our benefits, and we have responded to a range of recommendations from a number of independent reviews. As part of our continuous review of the work capability assessment, we will be consulting on further possible improvements in the forthcoming Green Paper.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals (17 Oct 2016)

Penny Mordaunt: Employment and Support Allowance can be paid at the assessment phase rate pending the appeal hearing as long as the conditions of entitlement are satisfied. Employment and Support Allowance is not payable pending an appeal where a claimant has previously been found fit for work following a Work Capability Assessment and makes a repeat claim for benefit and is found to be fit for work again.

Written Answers — Home Office: Pathology (14 Oct 2016)

Brandon Lewis: The Pathology Delivery Board, chaired by the Director of Home Office Science, assessed all the recommendations in the Hutton review and established a programme of work to address them individually. This programme has progressed to completion and is set to be formally signed-off at the next meeting in November 2016. In particular the Hutton review identified a lack of training for first...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (14 Oct 2016)

Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many qualified doctors are employed by Maximus in delivering work assessments.

BBC Charter - Motion to Take Note (12 Oct 2016)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...but to lead the way. We have also had reassurances from the BBC that it will respect the overall principle of pay transparency, which is clearly set out in the drafts. We expect that all those who have worked for the BBC this year and have earned more than 150,000 from the licence fee will be disclosed in the BBC’s 2016-17 annual report, even if some of those individuals will...

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