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The work of an MP centres around dealing with matters that affect people in the constituency. This means attending many local meetings and also face to face discussions with constituents, discussing issues and seeking solutions.
 
 

Then of course, there is the need to represent constituents by attending the Houses of Parliament each week, raising issues for debate directly in the chamber.

This page lists some of the speeches and questions raised by Jon in parliamentary sessions. The paragraphs listed contain the introductory text to the speech. For the full text, plus the context in which the speech was made, follow the link at the end of the paragraph.

 

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December 20 2016
 

Oral Answers to Questions - Health: NHS Services: Winter
Jon Ashworth:   I am delighted that the Secretary of State has done his research on Leicester, but is closing operating theatres for a month this Christmas  not, in reality, a short-term fix? The truth is that when the pause ends and hospitals fill up again above the 85% occupancy recommendations, patients will be left with a simple choice: get stuck on a waiting list while hospitals try to reduce occupancy...More...

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December 20 2016
 

Written Answers  - Department of Health: Bladder Cancer
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of the symptoms of bladder cancer. More...

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December 15 2016
 

Written Answers - Department of Health: Paramedics: Costs
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the average cost to the NHS of employing a paramedic in each of the last five years. More...

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December 13 2016
 

Debates: CQC: NHS Deaths Review
Jon Ashworth:   I thank the Secretary of State for advance sight of his statement, and I thank the CQC for its report. Any death is a tragedy for families, but when that death could have been prevented, or was the fault of a system that is meant to care for our loved ones, the trauma is all the more difficult to cope with. The circumstances of Connor Sparrowhawk's death were shocking, and I, like the...More...

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December 12 2016
 

Written Answers: Department of Health: Care Homes: Risk Assessment
Jon Ashworth:   To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many care home providers the Care Quality Commission has held risk assessment meetings with since April 2015. More...

There are many other Written Answers here >


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December 1 2016
 

Written Answers: Department of Health: NHS: Pensions
Jon Ashworth:   To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of proposals for NHS Pensions to charge fees for members requesting pension forecast information. More...

There are many other Written Answers here >


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December 1 2016
 

Written Answers: Department of Health: NHS: Pensions
Jon Ashworth:   To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of proposals for NHS Pensions to charge fees for members requesting pension forecast information. More...


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November 30 2016
 

Written Answers: Department of Health: Care Homes: Inspections
Jon Ashworth:   To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18 November 2016 to Question 53061, how many care homes inspected by the Care Quality Commission in 2015-16 did not meet the requirements set out in Regulation 14 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014. More...

There are many other similar Q&A's here >

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November 29 2016
 

Written Answers: Home Office: Passports
Jon Ashworth:   To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK passport holders there are in each (a) Westminster parliamentary constituency, (b) local authority area and (c) region of the UK; and what proportion of the population in each of those areas those figures represent. More...


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November 23 2016
 

Written Answers: Department of Health: NHS: Procurement
Jon Ashworth:   To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent currency exchange rate changes on the import costs of (a) medicines and (b) equipment for the NHS. More...


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November 22 2016
 

Commons debates - National Health Service Funding
Jon Ashworth: I beg to move, That this House notes with concern that the deficit in the budgets of NHS trusts and foundation trusts in England at the end of the 2015-16 financial year was £2.45 billion; further notes that members of the Health Committee wrote to the Chancellor of the Exchequer about their concerns that Government assertions on NHS funding were incorrect and risked giving a false...More...


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November 22 2016
 

Written Answers: Department of Health: Malnutrition: Children
Jon Ashworth:   To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people under the age of 16 were admitted to hospital with malnutrition in each (a) English region and (b) parliamentary constituency in each of the last 10 years. More...

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November 21 2016
 

Written Answers: Cabinet Office: Liver Diseases: Death
Jon Ashworth:   To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths were caused by alcoholic liver disease in each of the last five years. More...


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November 17 2016
 

Written Answers: Department of Health: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Jon Ashworth:   To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the UK will retain access to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control after it leaves the EU. More...


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November 16 2016
 

Written Answers: Department of Health: Pharmacy: Recruitment
Jon Ashworth:   To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many clinical pharmacists have been recruited since the launch by NHS England of the clinical pharmacists in general practice pilot in July 2015. More...

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November 14 2016
 

Written Answers: Department of Health: Clinical Commissioning Groups: Governing Bodies
Jon Ashworth:   To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the dates on which each clinical commissioning group's governing body's (a) regular and (b) extraordinary meetings have taken place in each of the last six months; and for each of those meetings, whether the meeting included a confidential section from which Healthwatch or the general public were excluded. More...

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November 2 2016
 

Commons debates - Community Pharmacies
Jon Ashworth: I beg to move, That this House notes that community pharmacies are valued assets that offer face-to-face healthcare advice which relieves pressure on other NHS services; calls on the Government to rethink its changes to community pharmacy funding; and further calls on the Government to ensure that community pharmacies are protected from service reduction and closure and that local provision... More...

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October 31 2016
 

Commons debates - NHS Funding
Jon Ashworth: This morning the Chair of the Health Committee and her colleagues on that Committee said that the Government’s NHS spending claims were “inaccurate” and “false”. The Opposition agree with that analysis. Ministers—and the Secretary of State has just done this again—tell us that they are investing £10 billion more in the NHS, but it has now been confirmed that that figure is... More...


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October 17 2016
 

Written Answers: Department of Health: Pharmacy: Finance
Jon Ashworth:   To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the potential effect of proposed changes to pharmacy funding on the ability of local authorities to deliver local public health improvement. More...

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October 17 2016
 

Commons debates - Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse: Community Pharmacies
Jon Ashworth: I congratulate my hon. Friend  the Member for Barnsley East (Michael Dugher) on securing this urgent question and on his exceptional campaigning on the issue. He is, no doubt, as disappointed as I am by some of the Minister's replies. Ministers appear to be intent on pushing ahead with the cuts that have been outlined, under which thousands of community pharmacies could close and... More...


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October 11 2016
 

Oral Answers to Questions - Health: NHS Staff Recruitment and Retention
Jon Ashworth: The Minister says that no rhetoric or scaremongering was used last week. Can he explain to the House what the Prime Minister meant when she said: "there will be staff here from overseas in the interim period until the further numbers of British doctors are trained and come on board in terms of being able to work in our hospitals"? What did that mean? What should we expect... More...


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September 9 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Ministers
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which Minister in his Department has responsibility for tackling corruption. More...

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September 8 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Directors: Disclosure of Information
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many of the annual returns or confirmation statements submitted to Companies House since 1 July 2016 did not contain information on the relevant company's persons of significant control. More...


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September 7 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Companies: Ownership
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to conclude and publish its consultation on establishing public central registers of beneficial ownership of UK properties owned by foreign companies. More...


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September 6 2016
 

Commons debate: Petition - Royal Mail Delivery Office in Bredbury: Oadby and Wigston Borough Council
Jon Ashworth: The right hon. and learned Gentleman is making his case with typical force. Let me say to him and to the Minister that my constituents over the border in the city of Leicester are affected by this, and I entirely support the right hon. and learned Gentleman's efforts and look forward to the Minister's response. More...


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September 5 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Consultants and Legal Costs
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how much his Department has spent on consultancy and legal fees since it was established. More...

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August 25 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Companies
Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has responsibility for the public register of beneficial ownership of UK companies. More...


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August 10 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Companies: Disclosure of Information
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many UK companies have reported information on people with significant control to Companies House since 30 June 2016. More...


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August 2 2016
 

Written Answers: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Companies: Ownership
Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to force Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies to establish public central registers of beneficial ownership. More...


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July 27 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for Exiting the European Union: Ministerial Policy Advisers
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whom he has appointed as his new special advisers. More...


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July 27 2016
 

Written Answers: Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Ethnic Groups
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people from ethnic minority backgrounds were sent to prison in each of the last 10 years; and what proportion of the total annual prison population such people represent in each of those years. More...


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July 26 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for International Trade: Ministerial Policy Advisers
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, who he has appointed as his new special advisers. More...


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July 21 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for Exiting the European Union: Ministerial Policy Advisers
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whom he has appointed as his new special advisers. More...


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July 25 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for International Trade: Balance of Trade
Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he plans to take to reduce the UK's trade deficit. More...


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July 21 2016
 

Written Answers: Prime Minister: Ministers: Pay
Jon Ashworth: To ask the Prime Minister, which Ministers in the Government are unpaid. More...

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July 20 2016
 

Written Answers: Cabinet Office: Eric Pickles
Jon Ashworth: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar has retained his role as the Government's Anti-Corruption Champion. More...


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June 27 2016
 

Written Answers: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Companies: Ownership
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he has made since the Anti-Corruption Summit of 12 May 2016 on implementing the Government's plan to establish central registers of beneficial ownership in the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies. More...

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June 15 2016
 

Oral Answers to Questions - Cabinet Office: Anti-Corruption Summit
Jon Ashworth: The Panama papers have shown how illicit finance robs the very poorest countries of the world. Malawi, for example, loses about $130 million a year through such finance. Will the Minister explain why the Malawian company, Press Trust Overseas Ltd, cannot have its tax affairs scrutinised because it is in the British Virgin Islands? Should not the summit have come to an agreement to force such... More...


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June 13 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Mark Samworth
Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he has met Mark Samworth, owner of the food manufacturing company Samworths, in the last six months. More...

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June 10 2016
 

Written Answers: HM Treasury: Tax Evasion
Jon Ashworth: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which government department has responsibility for the cross-agency taskforce established to examine the Panama Papers. More...


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June 09 2016
 

Written Answers: Home Office: Egmont Group
Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress the Government has made on assisting the Egmont group to establish a Centre of Excellence for Financial Intelligence Units. More...


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June 08 2016
 

Written Answers: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Companies: Ownership
Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether a timetable has been agreed for the Overseas Territories and Crown dependencies to establish central registers of beneficial ownership. More...


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June 06 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Companies: Ownership
Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, on what date in June 2016 the UK's public central register of company beneficial ownership will be launched.. More...


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June 01 2016
 

Written Answers: Cabinet Office: Anti-corruption Summit
Jon Ashworth: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a list of the people who attended the Anti-Corruption Summit on 12 May 2016... More...


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May 31 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Property: Ownership
Jon Ashworth:To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the press release, PM holds major summit as part of global drive to expose, punish and drive out corruption, published on 12 May 2016, what the timetable is for the (a) formulation and (b) implementation of the Government's plans to require foreign companies that own property in the UK to declare their real...More...


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May 27 2016
 

Written Answers: Cabinet Office: Anti-corruption Summit
Jon Ashworth: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government's Anti-Corruption Tsar addressed the Anti-Corruption Summit on 12 May 2016... More...


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May 26 2016
 

Written Answers: Cabinet Office: Anti-corruption Summit
Jon Ashworth: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 36373, which overseas territories and Crown dependencies declined the invitation to attend the Anti-Corruption Summit on 12 May 2016. More...


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May 25 2016
 

Written Answers: Cabinet Office: Tackling Corruption Together Conference
Jon Ashworth: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a list of the people who attended the Tackling Corruption Together Conference on 11 May 2016. More...


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May 25 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Property: Ownership
Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the press release, PM hosts major summit as part of global drive to expose, publish and drive out corruption, published on 12 May 2016, whether he plans to publish information on the ownership of property in the UK owned by foreign companies. More...


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May 9 2016
 

Written Answers: Cabinet Office: Anti-corruption Summit
Jon Ashworth: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which organisations from the (a) UK and (b) international financial sector will be attending the Anti-Corruption Summit on 12 May 2016. More...


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April 20 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Resignations
Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of officials of his Department resigned in each of the last six years. More...


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April 14 2016
 

Written Answers: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Employment Tribunals Service
Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2016 to Question 28625, how many employment tribunals the legal fees for employment tribunals in that Answer relate to.

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April 14 2016
 

Written Answers: Cabinet Office: Boris Johnson
Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2016 to Question 28689, how many staff in his Department received overtime pay in each of the last 24 months. More...


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March 24 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Sick Leave
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of officials of his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in each of the last five years; and what proportion of total sick leave that leave was in each such year. More...


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March 22 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Disability Aids
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 86 of the Budget 2016, how many people in each (a) region and constituent part of the UK and (b) parliamentary constituency will be affected by changes to personal independence payments: aids and appliances. More...


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March 18 2016
 

Written Answers: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Chevening
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who has (a) visited and (b) stayed at Chevening House since 7 May 2015. More...


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March 17 2016
 

Written Answers: Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Sick Leave
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of officials of his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in each of the last five years; and what proportion of total sick leave that leave was in each such year. More...


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March 16 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Overtime
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department has paid to staff in overtime in each of the last 24 months. More...


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March 15 2016
 

Local Government: Ethical Procurement
Jonathan Ashworth:It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Streeter. I suppose I will start where  the hon. Member for Edinburgh East (Tommy Sheppard) left off-why we are having this debate. Well, we are having the debate because my hon. Friend  the Member for Birmingham, Northfield (Richard Burden) asked for it, and I congratulate him on that. He spoke with his typical eloquence and...More...

March 14 2016
 

Written Answers: Home Office: Home Office: Sick Leave
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of officials in her Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in each of the last five years; and what proportion of total sick leave such sick leave was in each such year. More...

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March 10 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment Tribunals Service
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department spent from the public purse on industrial tribunals in the last 12 months. More...

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March 8 2016
 

Written Answers: HM Treasury: Council of Economic Advisers
Jon Ashworth:  To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date his Council of Economic Advisers last met in full; and how many times it met in full in the last 12 months. More...


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March 7 2016
 

Written Answers: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Publications
Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) publications, (b) consultation documents and (c) circulars his Department has issued since August 2012; and what the title was of each such publication, consultation document or circular. More...


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March 4 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for Education: Department for Education: Overtime
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has paid to staff in overtime in each of the last 24 months. More...

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March 3 2016
 

Written Answers: Department of Health: Department of Health: Consultants
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many consultants' contracts were terminated early in each of the last six years for which figures are available; and what the cost of each such termination was in each of those years. More...

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March 2 2016
 

Written Answers: Home Office: Home Office: Overtime
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has paid to staff in overtime in each of the last 24 months. More...

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March 1 2016
 

Written Answers: Home Office: Home Office: Human Rights Act 1998
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civil law suits have been brought against her Department based either wholly or partially on grounds provided by the Human Rights Act 1998; how many such suits were settled out of court before a court judgment was delivered; and how much such settlements have cost the public purse since 2010. More...

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March 1 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Publications
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) publications, (b) consultation documents and (c) circulars his Department has issued since August 2012; and what the title was of each such publication, consultation document or circular. More...

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March 1 2016
 

Written Answers: Home Office: Home Office: Publications
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) publications, (b) consultation documents and (c) circulars her Department has issued since August 2012; and what the title was of each such publication, consultation document or circular. More...

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February 29 2016
 

Written Answers: Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Consultants
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many consultants' contracts were terminated early in each of the last six years for which figures are available; and what the cost of each such termination was in each of those years. More...


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February 29 2016
 

Written Answers: Cabinet Office: UK Membership of EU: Referendums
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many special advisers from which departments have notified the Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary that they will be campaigning outside office hours for the UK to leave the EU. More...


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February 29 2016
 

Written Answers: Cabinet Office: Ministerial Policy Advisers: Part-time Employment
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how the Government plans to ensure that any special advisers working part-time for Government and part-time for a campaign do not make use of departmental or government resources in their campaign work. More...


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February 26 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: UK Trade and Investment: Meetings
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many meetings he has held with UK Trade and Investment trade envoys since May 2015. More...

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February 23 2016
 

Written Answers: HM Treasury: Dorneywood: Official Hospitality
Jon Ashworth:  To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which guests have (a) visited and (b) stayed at Dorneywood House since 7 May 2015. More...


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January 13 2016
 

Written Answers: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of apprentices received (a) formal and (b) informal training in each year since 2007. More...


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