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Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Justice: Prisons and Probation (8 Feb 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: ...and scrutinising prison and probation performance. The creation of HM Prison and Probation Service will build a world-leading, specialist agency, dedicated to professionalising the prison and probation workforce, backed by an additional £100m a year and 2,500 additional prison officers. The Service will be a place that staff are proud to work, attracting the brightest and best talent...

Brexit: UK-EU Security (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (7 Feb 2017)

Baroness Prashar: ...; a former justice of the Supreme Court and my distinguished predecessor, the noble Lord, Lord Hannay. I thank the members of my sub-committee and its excellent clerk, Julia Labeta, for their hard work and commitment in ensuring that the report was produced in time for consideration. In their White Paper The United Kingdom’s Exit from and New Partnership with the European Union, the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Chronic Illnesses: Work Capability Assessment (7 Feb 2017)

Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many completed repeat assessments there have been of people with (a) Parkinson's disease, (b) multiple sclerosis, (c) motor neurone disease, (d) rheumatoid arthritis and (e) cystic fibrosis by year of repeat assessment, since the introduction of personal independence payments in 2013; and if he will make a statement.

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (2 Feb 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: My Lords, the Government take the harm caused by online abuse and harassment very seriously, and we will continue to invest in law enforcement capabilities to ensure that all online crime is dealt with properly. Amendment 70 would require the Government to carry out a review of online abuse and lay a report before Parliament within six months of Royal Assent. We do not believe that it is...

Armed Forces Covenant (2 Feb 2017)

Anne-Marie Trevelyan: ...way to go to make every business covenant-friendly. We have 1,300 signed up so far, and they are committed in their small or larger way to supporting our military families. We therefore look forward to working with the MOD and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to increase participation in the corporate covenant scheme exponentially in the year ahead. A key way in...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Parkinson's Disease (2 Feb 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a maximum number of face to face assessments for Parkinson's disease sufferers.

Scottish Parliament: Ferry Services (2 Feb 2017)

Humza Yousaf: ...and a programme of investment and improvements until 2024. Following a debate in the chamber on 25 November 2015, Derek Mackay, the then Minister for Transport and Islands, wrote jointly with the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers to the European Commission on 1 April 2016. The letter followed numerous approaches by the Government to seek the Commission’s view on...

NATO: Member State Spending - Question for Short Debate (1 Feb 2017)

Earl Howe: ...that overall spending is not the only metric we use to measure NATO progress. Three other factors are worth mentioning. First, we have also seen 10 nations increase the proportion of their investment dedicated to new capability. The noble Lord, Lord Clark, was absolutely right to highlight how critical that is. At a time when our adversaries are making exponential advances in...

Technical and Further Education Bill - Second Reading (1 Feb 2017)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: ...the Bill. It is a great pleasure to wind up for the Opposition. This Bill is clearly very important; it goes to the heart of one of the major challenges that we as a country face and builds on the work of the noble Baroness, Lady Wolf, and my noble friend Lord Sainsbury by laying some of the foundations that they set out. The House as a whole clearly welcomes the provisions; there is...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health: Equality (1 Feb 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health sets out his assessment in his annual report which is published as part of the Department’s Annual Report and Accounts. His 2015-16 assessment was that there had been reasonably good progress but more remains to be done. NHS England has produced tools for clinical commissioning group (CCG) colleagues to help them in relation to...

Digital Economy Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...lucky enough to be able to use microwave technology to do something about this. In addition, last night when I tried to ring my wife from central London on my mobile telephone to complain how overworked I was, I was unable to get a signal. So, I can absolutely sympathise with my noble friends Lord Arbuthnot and Lord Inglewood; I recognise the problems, particularly for rural areas and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability (31 Jan 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: There is no condition based entitlement to Employment Support Allowance. We will be working over the coming months with medical professionals and other stakeholders to develop functional criteria that will help us identify those with the most severe health conditions or disabilities, for whom repeat work capability assessments can be stopped. Rather than a list of specific medical...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (7th Day) (30 Jan 2017)

Lord Mendelsohn: ...that their size has been a disadvantage—quite the opposite: it has been a huge advantage. I will be interested to hear the justification for the reduction in number and whether there has been any assessment as to whether this diminishes capacity. We strongly support the call for independent chairs. That case was extremely well made by the noble Baroness, Lady Brown of Cambridge. Not...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Work Capability Assessment (30 Jan 2017)

Louise Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department will implement plans to cease work capability assessments re-assessments for employment and support allowance claimants with the most severe health conditions and disabilities where the condition is unlikely to improve; and if he will make a statement.

Civil Society Space — [Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] (26 Jan 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: ...;transparency, the rule of law and accountability—come from civil society structures. If we have the right civil society structures, if the structures and the systems are accountable to people who work in communities, and if those people understand how Governments need to be accountable to them, accountability happens when an election comes. However, if people do not have access to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Syria: Overseas Aid (26 Jan 2017)

Mike Penning: The UK does not possess a Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS) capability. Our assessment is that, although JPADS is relatively precise, the size and weight of the system and the risk risk of collateral damage are such that it is not generally suitable for use in a populated environment. We continue to work with allies and partners on potential options for delivering aid but the most...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Security and Justice Assistance Guidance (26 Jan 2017)

Boris Johnson: ...Security and Justice Assistance (OSJA). The need for UK security and justice assistance overseas is growing. Our expertise is highly valued across the world and improves the standards and capabilities of law enforcement and security agencies operating in the most challenging environments. Through this work we aim to improve the lives of people in the world’s most insecure regions, by...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: MV Ievoli Black (25 Jan 2017)

John Hayes: ...Master.” The ETV, IEVOLI BLACK, complies with this requirement; and (b) “Crew competency is to be maintained at the highest operational standard. Tenderers must confirm that they have the operational capability to respond, as directed by the MCA, to any incident within the area. Master(s) and crew members directly involved in towing operations should have proven emergency...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (25 Jan 2017)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what circumstances work-related activities will be required from a claimant of universal credit who has been signed off work by a GP but has not yet undertaken a work capability assessment; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (19 Jan 2017)

Damian Hinds: Work Coaches assess claimants’ digital capability at their initial work search interview and, where help is needed, they can refer claimants for Assisted Digital and Digital Inclusion Support. These services are offered as part of the Universal Support package which provides additional assistance to build claimants’ confidence and competence with IT, enabling them to manage their...

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