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Commons Chamber - Tue 22 Oct 2019
View Lord Johnson of Marylebone's contibutions to: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill
Cabinet Office

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Commons Chamber - Tue 22 Oct 2019
View Lord Johnson of Marylebone's contibutions to: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill
Cabinet Office

I congratulate the Prime Minister on securing a deal. I never doubted it for a minute. [Laughter.] Can he reassure me that the moment the …

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Commons Chamber - Mon 15 Jul 2019
View Lord Johnson of Marylebone's contibutions to: Oral Answers to Questions
Home Office

In his excellent op-ed in the Financial Times on 7 June, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State said it made no sense at …

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Commons Chamber - Thu 04 Jul 2019
View Lord Johnson of Marylebone's contibutions to: Oral Answers to Questions
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

In my hon. Friend’s excellent work in rolling out broadband to rural areas, will she ensure that we do not inadvertently neglect urban and semi-urban …

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Commons Chamber - Tue 18 Jun 2019
View Lord Johnson of Marylebone's contibutions to: Oral Answers to Questions
Department of Health and Social Care

The leadership team at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has asked for assistance from NHS Improvement to put in post a clinical director at …

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Commons Chamber - Wed 05 Jun 2019
View Lord Johnson of Marylebone's contibutions to: Oral Answers to Questions
Cabinet Office

Petts Wood in the London Borough of Bromley is designated an area of special residential character, but it has suffered from inconsistent decision making at …

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Commons Chamber - Tue 04 Jun 2019
View Lord Johnson of Marylebone's contibutions to: Post-18 Education and Funding
Department for Education

The Augar review does not mention the teaching excellence framework. What use does the Secretary of State think the TEF will have in assessing which …

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Written Question
Personal Injury: Compensation
28 May 2019, 4:19 p.m.

Questioner: Lord Johnson of Marylebone

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to establish an ombudsman with legal powers to enforce decisions on third party personal injury claims before court proceedings are initiated.

Answer (Paul Maynard)

The Government has no plans to bring forward such proposals.

It is for parties to personal injury claims to resolve their differences in the first instance, making use of pre-action protocols which put in place procedures designed to encourage earlier resolution of disputes.

Currently there is a portal for lower value road traffic accident (RTA), public liability and employer liability claims which assists in achieving settlement of disputes. In addition, the Government is introducing a new IT Platform, in April 2020, which will enable RTA claimants to communicate effectively with the at-fault insurer to progress and settle their claim during the pre-action stage.

Where disputes cannot be resolved by these means, the claimant has the option to pursue court proceedings.


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Insurance Companies: Civil Proceedings
28 May 2019, 4:14 p.m.

Questioner: Lord Johnson of Marylebone

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that greater numbers of insurance cases are resolved before they reach court proceedings.

Answer (Paul Maynard)

The vast majority of claims against insurers in the civil justice system settle before court proceedings stage, as reflected in the statistics published by the Compensation Recovery Unit.

Settlements are a matter for the parties to an individual dispute to reach agreement on, but the Government seeks to promote pre-court settlement – for example by the development of pre-action protocols.

In terms of road traffic accident related personal injury claims under £5,000, the Government is introducing a new IT Platform, in April 2020, which will enable such claimants to communicate effectively with the at-fault insurer to efficiently progress and settle their claim during the pre-action stage without the need for court proceedings.


Written Question
Tax Avoidance
24 May 2019, 12:59 p.m.

Questioner: Lord Johnson of Marylebone

Question

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to ensure the accuracy of information provided to his Department by HMRC on the 2019 Loan Charge.

Answer (Jesse Norman)

The Treasury has worked very closely with HMRC throughout the development of the policy. Officials in both departments work within the framework of the Civil Service Code, which sets out the standards of behaviour, including objectivity and honesty, by which Civil Servants must abide. The code is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-code/the-civil-service-code.

More details on the tax policy making process are available here: https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130102201052/http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/junebudget_tax_policy_making.pdf.


Westminster Hall - Wed 22 May 2019
View Lord Johnson of Marylebone's contibutions to: International Education Strategy
Department for International Trade

I congratulate the hon. Member for West Bromwich West (Mr Bailey), the former Chair of the Select Committee on Business, Innovation and Skills, on giving …

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Written Question
Insurance Companies
21 May 2019, 2:42 p.m.

Questioner: Lord Johnson of Marylebone

Question

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to make sure that adequate interim payments to third parties are made promptly by insurance companies after those companies have accepted liability.

Answer (John Glen)

The FCA is an independent body responsible for regulating and supervising the financial services industry. It sets the conduct standards required of insurance firms in relation to their business.

The FCA’s rules require insurers to handle claims fairly and promptly; provide reasonable guidance to help a policyholder make a claim, and appropriate information on its progress; not reject a claim unreasonably; and settle claims promptly once settlement terms are agreed. It is important that insurers treat customers fairly and the Government supports the FCA in carrying out its responsibilities.


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Insurance Companies
21 May 2019, 2:42 p.m.

Questioner: Lord Johnson of Marylebone

Question

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to stop insurance companies delaying interim payments to third parties to take advantage of potential changes to the Ogden discount rate.

Answer (John Glen)

The FCA is an independent body responsible for regulating and supervising the financial services industry. It sets the conduct standards required of insurance firms in relation to their business.

The FCA’s rules require insurers to handle claims fairly and promptly; provide reasonable guidance to help a policyholder make a claim, and appropriate information on its progress; not reject a claim unreasonably; and settle claims promptly once settlement terms are agreed. It is important that insurers treat customers fairly and the Government supports the FCA in carrying out its responsibilities.


Written Question
Insurance Companies
21 May 2019, 2:42 p.m.

Questioner: Lord Johnson of Marylebone

Question

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to introduce a legally binding code of conduct for insurance companies to protect (a) defendants and (b) claimants from the start of a third party claim to the final settlement.

Answer (John Glen)

The FCA is an independent body responsible for regulating and supervising the financial services industry. It sets the conduct standards required of insurance firms in relation to their business.

The FCA’s rules require insurers to handle claims fairly and promptly; provide reasonable guidance to help a policyholder make a claim, and appropriate information on its progress; not reject a claim unreasonably; and settle claims promptly once settlement terms are agreed. It is important that insurers treat customers fairly and the Government supports the FCA in carrying out its responsibilities.


Commons Chamber - Tue 21 May 2019
View Lord Johnson of Marylebone's contibutions to: Oral Answers to Questions
HM Treasury

I understand the Minister’s sincere desire to tackle disguised remuneration and thank him for always being available to discuss my constituents’ concerns. However, something has …

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Written Question
South Eastern Rail Franchise: Compensation
16 May 2019, 10:51 a.m.

Questioner: Lord Johnson of Marylebone

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will immediately implement Delay Repay 15 compensation on the South Eastern franchise.

Answer (Andrew Jones)

Delay Repay from 15 minutes (DR15) will be implemented when the new SouthEastern franchise starts.


Commons Chamber - Tue 07 May 2019
View Lord Johnson of Marylebone's contibutions to: Bombardier
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Will my hon. Friend join me in welcoming the substantial investment that Bombardier has recently made in Biggin Hill, where its new business aircraft service …

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Commons Chamber - Wed 24 Apr 2019
View Lord Johnson of Marylebone's contibutions to: Local Government and Social Care Funding
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

I wonder whether my right hon. Friend will consider changing the funding system to reward efficiency. As he knows, councils such as Bromley, which is …

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Commons Chamber - Tue 23 Apr 2019
View Lord Johnson of Marylebone's contibutions to: South-Eastern Rail Franchise
Department for Transport

Will my hon. Friend assure me that this further delay to the award of the franchise will not hold up long-awaited works for Petts Wood …

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Written Question
Cancer: Health Services
5 Apr 2019, 11:07 a.m.

Questioner: Lord Johnson of Marylebone

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the NHS workforce is able meet rising referrals for suspected cases of cancer.

Answer (Caroline Dinenage)

My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has commissioned Baroness Dido Harding, working closely with Sir David Behan, to lead a number of programmes to engage with key National Health Service interests to develop a detailed workforce implementation plan. These programmes will consider detailed proposals to grow the workforce rapidly, including staff working on cancer, consider additional staff and skills required, build a supportive working culture in the NHS and ensure first rate leadership for NHS staff.


Commons Chamber - Thu 04 Apr 2019
View Lord Johnson of Marylebone's contibutions to: Loan Charge

Will my hon. Friend give way?

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Commons Chamber - Thu 04 Apr 2019
View Lord Johnson of Marylebone's contibutions to: Loan Charge

I echo my hon. Friend’s words about the Minister, who has always been assiduous and diligent in all his dealings with me on this matter. …

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Commons Chamber - Mon 25 Feb 2019
View Lord Johnson of Marylebone's contibutions to: Exiting the EU (Financial Services)
HM Treasury

I recognise that my hon. Friend is doing valiant work, but does he acknowledge that this process of moving to a new regime is proving …

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Commons Chamber - Mon 11 Feb 2019
View Lord Johnson of Marylebone's contibutions to: Universities: Financial Sustainability
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

May I congratulate my hon. Friend on the excellent start he is making on what is the best job in government? Universities’ financial sustainability and …

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Commons Chamber - Tue 05 Feb 2019
View Lord Johnson of Marylebone's contibutions to: Local Government Finance
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Will my hon. Friend give way?

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