Edward Miliband Written Questions

24 Questions to Government Departments tabled by Edward Miliband


Date Title Questioner
9 Sep 2019, 8:45 a.m. Social Security Benefits: Appeals Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of people who appealed benefits decisions in Doncaster in the last 12 months were successful.

Answer (Edward Argar)

Information about the outcomes of appeals in the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) is published at: www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics

Decisions on benefit, typically on a person’s entitlement to benefit, or its rate of payment, can be overturned on appeal for a variety of reasons. For instance, further evidence, including oral testimony, may be provided at the hearing. HM Courts & Tribunals Service cannot comment on decisions made by the independent tribunal judiciary.

Latest figures (to March 2019) indicate that since Personal Independence Payment was introduced, 4.1 million decisions have been made, and of these, 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned at Tribunals.

Between April 2014 and December 2018, 4.1 million Employment and Support Allowance (post Work Capability Assessment) decisions have been made. Of these, 8% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.

9 Sep 2019, 8:45 a.m. Social Security Benefits: Appeals Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of people who appealed benefits decisions were successful in their appeal in the last 12 months.

Answer (Edward Argar)

Information about the outcomes of appeals in the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) is published at: www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics

Decisions on benefit, typically on a person’s entitlement to benefit, or its rate of payment, can be overturned on appeal for a variety of reasons. For instance, further evidence, including oral testimony, may be provided at the hearing. HM Courts & Tribunals Service cannot comment on decisions made by the independent tribunal judiciary.

Latest figures (to March 2019) indicate that since Personal Independence Payment was introduced, 4.1 million decisions have been made, and of these, 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned at Tribunals.

Between April 2014 and December 2018, 4.1 million Employment and Support Allowance (post Work Capability Assessment) decisions have been made. Of these, 8% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.

9 Sep 2019, 8:45 a.m. Social Security Benefits: Appeals Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of benefits appeals resulted in a decision being overturned in each Government region in the last 12 months.

Answer (Edward Argar)

Information about the outcomes of appeals in the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) is published at: www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics

Decisions on benefit, typically on a person’s entitlement to benefit, or its rate of payment, can be overturned on appeal for a variety of reasons. For instance, further evidence, including oral testimony, may be provided at the hearing. HM Courts & Tribunals Service cannot comment on decisions made by the independent tribunal judiciary.

Latest figures (to March 2019) indicate that since Personal Independence Payment was introduced, 4.1 million decisions have been made, and of these, 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned at Tribunals.

Between April 2014 and December 2018, 4.1 million Employment and Support Allowance (post Work Capability Assessment) decisions have been made. Of these, 8% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.

5 Sep 2019, 2:34 p.m. Social Security Benefits: Appeals Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of benefits decisions in Doncaster have been appealed in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Answer (Justin Tomlinson)

Information on appeal outcomes in relation to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Work Capability Assessments by several geographical areas is available on Stat-Xplore.

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/

Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html

Information on the percentage of initial Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decisions that have been appealed, by region and for Great Britain, is shown in the table below.

Table: Initial PIP decisions and appeals lodged by region, initial decisions in 2018-19

Region

Appeals lodged

Initial decisions

% of initial decisions appealed

East Midlands

3,190

54,280

6%

East of England

3,460

61,030

6%

London

5,920

87,470

7%

North East

3,220

48,920

7%

North West

7,000

109,170

6%

Scotland

5,880

82,980

7%

South East

4,840

80,430

6%

South West

3,760

63,150

6%

Wales

2,820

47,490

6%

West Midlands

4,560

77,680

6%

Yorkshire and The Humber

4,740

72,050

7%

Great Britain

49,380

784,690

6%

For Doncaster Local Authority, 4,790 initial PIP decisions were made in 2018-19, of which 5% have been appealed.

Notes

  • Data has been rounded to the nearest 10.
  • Percentages have been rounded to the nearest percent.
  • Components may not sum to totals due to rounding.
  • Appeals data taken from the DWP PIP computer system’s management information. Therefore this appeal data may differ from that held by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service for various reasons such as delays in data recording and other methodological differences in collating and preparing statistics.
  • Appeals data up to March 2019. Claimants who have received benefit decisions more recently may not yet have had time to complete the claimant journey and progress to appeal.
  • The Local Authority and Government Office Region geography relates to the origin of the claim (i.e. derived from claimant’s postcode) rather than the location of where the tribunal was held.

To provide the information requested across all other DWP administered benefits would incur disproportionate cost.

5 Sep 2019, 2:34 p.m. Social Security Benefits: Appeals Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of benefits decisions have been appealed in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Answer (Justin Tomlinson)

Information on appeal outcomes in relation to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Work Capability Assessments by several geographical areas is available on Stat-Xplore.

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/

Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html

Information on the percentage of initial Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decisions that have been appealed, by region and for Great Britain, is shown in the table below.

Table: Initial PIP decisions and appeals lodged by region, initial decisions in 2018-19

Region

Appeals lodged

Initial decisions

% of initial decisions appealed

East Midlands

3,190

54,280

6%

East of England

3,460

61,030

6%

London

5,920

87,470

7%

North East

3,220

48,920

7%

North West

7,000

109,170

6%

Scotland

5,880

82,980

7%

South East

4,840

80,430

6%

South West

3,760

63,150

6%

Wales

2,820

47,490

6%

West Midlands

4,560

77,680

6%

Yorkshire and The Humber

4,740

72,050

7%

Great Britain

49,380

784,690

6%

For Doncaster Local Authority, 4,790 initial PIP decisions were made in 2018-19, of which 5% have been appealed.

Notes

  • Data has been rounded to the nearest 10.
  • Percentages have been rounded to the nearest percent.
  • Components may not sum to totals due to rounding.
  • Appeals data taken from the DWP PIP computer system’s management information. Therefore this appeal data may differ from that held by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service for various reasons such as delays in data recording and other methodological differences in collating and preparing statistics.
  • Appeals data up to March 2019. Claimants who have received benefit decisions more recently may not yet have had time to complete the claimant journey and progress to appeal.
  • The Local Authority and Government Office Region geography relates to the origin of the claim (i.e. derived from claimant’s postcode) rather than the location of where the tribunal was held.

To provide the information requested across all other DWP administered benefits would incur disproportionate cost.

5 Sep 2019, 2:34 p.m. Social Security Benefits: Appeals Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of benefits decisions have been appealed in each Government region in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Answer (Justin Tomlinson)

Information on appeal outcomes in relation to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Work Capability Assessments by several geographical areas is available on Stat-Xplore.

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/

Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html

Information on the percentage of initial Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decisions that have been appealed, by region and for Great Britain, is shown in the table below.

Table: Initial PIP decisions and appeals lodged by region, initial decisions in 2018-19

Region

Appeals lodged

Initial decisions

% of initial decisions appealed

East Midlands

3,190

54,280

6%

East of England

3,460

61,030

6%

London

5,920

87,470

7%

North East

3,220

48,920

7%

North West

7,000

109,170

6%

Scotland

5,880

82,980

7%

South East

4,840

80,430

6%

South West

3,760

63,150

6%

Wales

2,820

47,490

6%

West Midlands

4,560

77,680

6%

Yorkshire and The Humber

4,740

72,050

7%

Great Britain

49,380

784,690

6%

For Doncaster Local Authority, 4,790 initial PIP decisions were made in 2018-19, of which 5% have been appealed.

Notes

  • Data has been rounded to the nearest 10.
  • Percentages have been rounded to the nearest percent.
  • Components may not sum to totals due to rounding.
  • Appeals data taken from the DWP PIP computer system’s management information. Therefore this appeal data may differ from that held by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service for various reasons such as delays in data recording and other methodological differences in collating and preparing statistics.
  • Appeals data up to March 2019. Claimants who have received benefit decisions more recently may not yet have had time to complete the claimant journey and progress to appeal.
  • The Local Authority and Government Office Region geography relates to the origin of the claim (i.e. derived from claimant’s postcode) rather than the location of where the tribunal was held.

To provide the information requested across all other DWP administered benefits would incur disproportionate cost.

16 Jul 2019, 2:02 p.m. Pension Credit: Doncaster North Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Doncaster North constituency that are eligible to claim pension credit do not claim that benefit.

Answer (Guy Opperman)

The information requested on the number of people who are eligible to claim Pension Credit but do not claim the benefit is only available at national level.

Official statistics on the take-up of income related benefits at Great Britain level, including pension credit, can be found in the ‘Income-related benefits: estimates of take-up in 2016 to 2017’ publication.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-related-benefits-estimates-of-take-up-financial-year-2016-to-2017

16 Jul 2019, 11:04 a.m. Deportation: Human Trafficking Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support his Department provides to young people that were victims of trafficking after they have been returned to their country of origin.

Answer (Caroline Nokes)

All confirmed victims of modern slavery who have no right to reside in the UK, or who are seeking or have sought asylum, are entitled to use the Voluntary Return Service funded by the Home Office. Individuals will receive a tailored package of support, which can include flights, help with travel documents, medical assistance and financial and reintegration support.

Arrangements for children to be returned to their country of origin, where this is in the best interests of the child, can be made by local authorities who have the legal responsibility for those children. A child’s wishes (for example to be reunited with family) as well as any safeguarding or trafficking risks will be considered in the round as part of the best interest’s decision.

The Home Office is also working with other governments and NGOs to make sure that when victims do decide to return home, they continue to access the support they need to prevent re-trafficking. For example, The Salvation Army has signed an MoU with La Strada Foundation in Poland to facilitate cooperation to support the safe return of Polish victims and their dependents.

The Home Office is also funding support and reintegration assistance to victims of trafficking in Nigeria and Vietnam, which includes support for those returning from the UK, and a similar programme is under development in Albania.

15 Jul 2019, 3:19 p.m. Universities: Admissions Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of making additional indicators of pupils’ disadvantage and under-representation in higher education accessible to universities in order to support their widening participation and access work.

Answer (Chris Skidmore)

Widening access and participation in higher education (HE) is a priority for the government. This means that everyone with the capability to succeed in HE should have the opportunity to participate, regardless of their background.

The government has made progress in ensuring universities are open to all, with record rates of disadvantaged 18 year olds in HE. However, we are aware that more needs to be done to support access and participation in HE, so it is vital that we continue to build on this progress.

HE providers need to use good quality and meaningful data to identify disadvantage and under-representation in order to effectively address disparities in access and participation in HE.

We encourage institutions to use a range of measures to identify disadvantage and under-representation, including individual-level indicators, area data (such as Participation of Local Areas data, Index of Multiple Deprivation or ACORN), school data, intersectional data such as the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service's (UCAS) Multiple Equality Measure and participation in outreach activities. The department is continuing to work with the Office for Students, UCAS and sector representatives to further explore how we can support universities to improve and enhance access to data.

15 Jul 2019, 3:19 p.m. Universities: Admissions Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of how the sharing with universities of additional indicators of applicants’ disadvantage and under-representation in higher education could enable universities to make further progress on increasing access and participation among disadvantaged applicants.

Answer (Chris Skidmore)

Widening access and participation in higher education (HE) is a priority for the government. This means that everyone with the capability to succeed in HE should have the opportunity to participate, regardless of their background.

The government has made progress in ensuring universities are open to all, with record rates of disadvantaged 18 year olds in HE. However, we are aware that more needs to be done to support access and participation in HE, so it is vital that we continue to build on this progress.

HE providers need to use good quality and meaningful data to identify disadvantage and under-representation in order to effectively address disparities in access and participation in HE.

We encourage institutions to use a range of measures to identify disadvantage and under-representation, including individual-level indicators, area data (such as Participation of Local Areas data, Index of Multiple Deprivation or ACORN), school data, intersectional data such as the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service's (UCAS) Multiple Equality Measure and participation in outreach activities. The department is continuing to work with the Office for Students, UCAS and sector representatives to further explore how we can support universities to improve and enhance access to data.

12 Jul 2019, 9:39 a.m. Deportation: Human Trafficking Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young people that were victims of trafficking have been removed from the UK after they reached 18 years of age in the last 12 months.

Answer (Caroline Nokes)

This Government is committed to supporting victims of trafficking and the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 has ensured we protect those in need and target those committing this abhorrent crime.

All applications are looked at on a case-by-case basis, with caseworkers giving careful consideration to the circumstances of each individual and no one who is found to be at risk of persecution or serious harm in their country of origin will be returned there.

Unaccompanied child victims who are not granted refugee status or discretion-ary leave to remain are not required to leave the UK unless we are confident that there are safe and adequate reception arrangements in the country to which they will be returned. Instead, leave to remain is granted for 30 months or until they are 17½ years of age, whichever is the shorter period. Upon turn-ing 18, they are expected to return to their home country or make a further ap-plication to the Home Office if they believe they have a lawful basis to remain.

The Government has also set out an ambitious funding programme to tackle modern slavery abroad. Last year the Government announced it would double its official development assistance spend to £150 million to tackle modern slavery internationally. This includes the £33.5m Modern Slavery Fund, which tackles modern slavery in key countries from which victims are regularly traf-ficked to the UK. For example, this Fund has programmes in Nigeria (£5m) and Vietnam (£3m). These programmes will help to catch offenders, support victims and stop people falling into slavery in the first place.

The Home Office record the number of all individuals referred to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) and this information is published Quarterly by the National Crime Agency. This information does not distinguish an individual’s immigration status.

Providing the information requested would therefore require a manual check of individual records which could only be done at disproportionate cost.

26 Apr 2019, 1:14 p.m. Patients: Travel Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, (a) how many people in Doncaster North constituency have accessed the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme in each of the last three years; and (b) how uptake per person in Doncaster North constituency compares with average uptake per person in England in each of the last three years.

Answer (Jackie Doyle-Price)

These data are not collected centrally.

1 Nov 2018, 1:46 p.m. Schools: Air Pollution Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in England are in areas with an annual mean PM10 level greater than 20 μg/m3.

Answer (Nick Gibb)

The information requested is not held centrally.

1 Nov 2018, 1:46 p.m. Schools: Air Pollution Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in England are in areas with an annual mean nitrogen dioxide level greater than 40 μg/m3.

Answer (Nick Gibb)

The information requested is not held centrally.

1 Nov 2018, 1:46 p.m. Schools: Air Pollution Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in England are in areas with an annual mean PM2.5 level greater than 10 μg/m3.

Answer (Nick Gibb)

The information requested is not held centrally.

1 Nov 2018, 11:58 a.m. Air Pollution: Death Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of excess deaths in England caused by air pollution.

Answer (Dr Thérèse Coffey)

The Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollution, published a report in August 2018 (Associations of long-term average concentrations of nitrogen dioxide with mortality), stating:

“[…] the range of central estimates of the mortality burden of long-term exposure to the air pollution mixture in 2013 in the UK was an effect equivalent to 28,000 to 36,000 deaths at typical ages, associated with a loss of 328,000 – 416,000 life years […]”

The statistics used are not cited as the specific cause of death of any individual, but reflect an equivalency which is used to assess the different impacts of factors contributing to death.

The Committee has not attributed specific morbidity to schools or children in this report, rather to the whole population.

The report can be seen here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/734799/COMEAP_NO2_Report.pdf

Air quality is the biggest environmental threat to public health, and so this Government has put in place a £3.5 billion plan to clean up our air. The Department also published our draft Clean Air Strategy for consultation this May, setting out our ambition for cleaner air for all. We will publish the final Strategy later this year.

The Department is also shortly bringing forward a new Environment Bill, which will include strong measures to improve the air we all breathe.

1 Nov 2018, 11:58 a.m. Air Pollution: Death Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the contribution of air pollution in schools to the overall number of excess deaths due to air pollution in England.

Answer (Dr Thérèse Coffey)

The Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollution, published a report in August 2018 (Associations of long-term average concentrations of nitrogen dioxide with mortality), stating:

“[…] the range of central estimates of the mortality burden of long-term exposure to the air pollution mixture in 2013 in the UK was an effect equivalent to 28,000 to 36,000 deaths at typical ages, associated with a loss of 328,000 – 416,000 life years […]”

The statistics used are not cited as the specific cause of death of any individual, but reflect an equivalency which is used to assess the different impacts of factors contributing to death.

The Committee has not attributed specific morbidity to schools or children in this report, rather to the whole population.

The report can be seen here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/734799/COMEAP_NO2_Report.pdf

Air quality is the biggest environmental threat to public health, and so this Government has put in place a £3.5 billion plan to clean up our air. The Department also published our draft Clean Air Strategy for consultation this May, setting out our ambition for cleaner air for all. We will publish the final Strategy later this year.

The Department is also shortly bringing forward a new Environment Bill, which will include strong measures to improve the air we all breathe.

11 Jun 2018, 4:14 p.m. Arts and Culture: Finance Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated for arts and culture in Doncaster (a) in total, (b) per head of the local population and (c) per head in England for the latest year for which figures are available.

Answer (Michael Ellis)

The government is committed to ensuring that people from across the country have access to our world class art and culture, and Arts Council England has worked hard in recent years to ensure investment outside London has increased as a percentage and in cash terms. In 2017/18, the latest year for which figure are available, Arts Council England invested £1,383,998 in Doncaster (Local Authority region); the data below outlines the funding allocated per head for Doncaster and England for the same year. The £ per head figure may not provide a true reflection of the benefits that Doncaster will receive from cultural investment across England, as many arts organisations take their work across the country impacting regions outside the area that they are based in.

£ per Head by Decision Year

Year

Doncaster

England

2017/18

£4.50

£11.32

11 Jun 2018, 4:14 p.m. Unemployment: Doncaster North Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the most recent (a) youth unemployment, (b) unemployment and (c) employment rates are in Doncaster North constituency; and what proportion of the working age population are recipients of employment support allowance in that constituency.

Answer (Alok Sharma)

The latest available estimates from the Annual Population Survey (APS) for the year to December 2017 estimate that:

  • The unemployment rate for people aged 16 and over in Doncaster North was 4.7%, down from 10.5% in the year to December 2010.*
  • The employment rate for the working age population (those aged 16-64) in Doncaster North was 73.1%, up from 67.1% in the year to December 2010.*

Due to small, disclosive sample size issues the information requested for youth unemployment in the Doncaster North constituency is not available.

Administrative data from November 2017 shows that there were 4,876 Employment Support Allowance (ESA) claimants in Doncaster North. This represents approximately 8.5% of the working age population (those aged 16-64) in Doncaster North.

Note:

*The sub-regional labour market data is estimated by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), using the Annual Population Survey. The figures above are the best central estimates of the labour market performance in Doncaster North, taking into account sampling variability. However, the small sample size of survey respondents at constituency level means that the confidences levels are generally too large at this level to be able to say there has been a real change in data over the period with any certainty. For that reason, both the rise in employment and the fall in unemployment are said to be statistically insignificant.

The level of youth unemployment in the Doncaster North constituency was unpublished due to very small disclosive sample sizes.

11 Jun 2018, 4:13 p.m. Heritage Lottery Fund Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the per capita heritage lottery funding was in (a) Doncaster and (b) England in the last year for which data are available.

Answer (Michael Ellis)

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded £270,000 to projects in Doncaster in the last financial year (£0.88 per capita). Since the organisation’s inception, it has awarded nearly £17m of grants to Doncaster, which amounts to £54.87 per capita. The total grants awarded in England in the last financial year totalled £4.07 per capita.

HLF always looks to address issues around lower levels of funding, and Doncaster has been a priority development area for HLF since 2003. Under this approach, where HLF works closely with heritage and other organisations locally to increase capacity and levels of applications, it has supported 104 projects since 2003 and 129 projects since 1994. It also played a key role in the successful joint funding scheme in 2015 ‘Dosh for Donny’ alongside other National Lottery distributors, which resulted in £372,000 being awarded to the area in that financial year and an increase in small grant awards.

11 Jun 2018, 1:55 p.m. Higher Education: Doncaster North Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people from the Doncaster North constituency entered higher education institutions in the latest year for which figures are available; and how that figure compares with other constituencies.

Answer (Mr Sam Gyimah)

The Higher Education Statistics Agency collects and publishes statistics on students enrolled at UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The latest statistics available refer to the 2016/17 academic year and are available at the following link: https://www.hesa.ac.uk/news/11-01-2018/sfr247-higher-education-student-statistics.

The table below provides counts of entrants to higher education courses at UK HEIs who were living in the Doncaster North parliamentary constituency prior to commencing their studies.

Entrants to higher education domiciled in Doncaster North constituency prior to their studies, by level of study UK Higher Education Institutions

Academic year 2016/17

Doncaster North parliamentary constituency

Postgraduate (research)

10

Postgraduate (taught)

150

First degree

430

Other undergraduate

60

Total

655

1) Figures in this table are rounded to the nearest multiple of five; figures may not sum to totals.

2) Constituency is derived from the student's postcode prior to study.

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service publish data on the proportion of 18 year olds entering full-time undergraduate higher education from each parliamentary constituency. The latest data is contained in Figure 4.8 of their 2017 End of Cycle report: https://www.ucas.com/file/137236/download?token=LtrRkIaK.

For the 2017 application cycle, the entry rate for 18 year olds from Doncaster North constituency to full-time undergraduate study was 21.1%. This compares to an entry rate for England of 33.3%.

11 Jun 2018, 11:23 a.m. National Lottery Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the per capita big lottery fund resource spending was in (a) in Doncaster and (b) England in the last year for which data are available.

Answer (Tracey Crouch)

For the financial year 2017/18 the number of awards, current value of awards, and per capita value of awards made by the Big Lottery Fund in (a) Doncaster and (b) England were as follows:

Awards

Current Value

Population

Per Capita

England

8,412

£330,994,310

55,268,067

£5.99

Doncaster

72

£2,680,923

307,374

£8.72

The value awarded within year may not be equal to spend within year as some payments are made after the date of award, and some awards cover a period of several years.

1 May 2018, 4:36 p.m. Climate Change Convention Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for the Committee on Climate Change to complete its review into the implications of the Paris Agreement for the UK’s long-term climate targets.

Answer (Claire Perry)

The Government will be seeking the advice of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on this issue after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) publishes its Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5oC later this year. We will work with the CCC to agree an appropriate timetable for the provision of their advice.

14 Jul 2017, 5:58 a.m. High Speed 2 Railway Line Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many responses were received in the HS2 Crewe to Manchester, West Midlands to Leeds: Route Refinement Consultation 2016; and how many of those responses were (a) in support of and (b) against the new M18 route.

Answer (Paul Maynard)

Following the conclusion of the consultation, the consultation responses are being processed. We are committed to responding to this consultation before the end of the year. At the time of our response, we will release the consultation details.