Personal Independence Payment

Commons Hansard 30 Jun 2015 Personal Independence Payment Mr. Ian Mearns (Gateshead) :To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment assessment appointments failed to take place as a result of double booking of appointments between 2010 and 2015. Justin Tomlinson, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and […]

30/06/15 – Uncorrected Transcript

High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill High Speed Rail Committee 30 Jun 2015 Morning IN ATTENDANCE : Mr Timothy Mould QC, Lead Counsel, Department for Transport Witnesses: Mr Eric Gustavson; Mrs Mary Cockerell; Mr Brian Adams; Mr Brian Cable; Mrs Beryl Upton; Mr Humphrey Tizard 177. MR ADAMS : This is very much […]

29/06/15 – Uncorrected Transcript

High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill High Speed Rail Committee 29 Jun 2015 Afternoon IN ATTENDANCE : Mr Timothy Mould QC, Lead Counsel, Department for Transport; Mr Alan Kauffman, representing South Ruislip Residents Association; Mr Graham Bartram, representing Ruislip Residents Association. 56.MS KAUFFMAN : I’m on South Ruislip Residents Association. 57.SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY : […]

24/06/15 – Uncorrected Transcript

High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill High Speed Rail Committee 24 Jun 2015 Morning IN ATTENDANCE Mr Timothy Mould QC, Lead Counsel, Department for Transport Mr Edward Briggs, Bidwells Ms Charlotte Jones, Ruislip Against HS2 WITNESSES Mr Clive Medcraft Mr Philip Corthorne, Chair of Governors, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Mr Peter Miller, […]

23/06/15 – Uncorrected Transcript

High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill High Speed Rail Committee 23 Jun 2015 Morning 86.MR MEARNS : The trip to France, can we go in the last week of July, first week in August? 87. MR POWELL : Is that when you’re going? 88. MR MEARNS : It’s a nice idea. 89. CHAIR […]

Teacher recruitment

Commons Hansard 18 Jun 2015 Teacher recruitment Mr. Ian Mearns (Gateshead): Is my hon. Friend aware that figures produced by TeachVac show that teacher recruitment is more difficult in this year than it has been at any time for a decade? With something like 800,000 children coming into the system over the next decade or […]

Ian wins powerful committee chair

Ian has been successful in his bid to chair the important Commons Backbench Business Committee. He served as a member of the committee in the last Parliament and has the support of past members in his election to the chair. Ian said, It’s a privilege to be elected by my peers here in the Commons, […]

Rail safety fears

Ian has tabled a Commons motion calling for the guard/conductor to be retained on northern trains. He says that the proposed new franchise agreement will not maintain the role of the guard/conductor on Northern Rail services and therefore weakens the protection for passengers. Ian’s Early Day Motion reads: NORTHERN LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND STAFFING OF TRAINS […]

18/06/15 – Uncorrected Transcript

High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill High Speed Rail Committee Thursday 18 June 2015 In Attendance : Mr Timothy Mould QC, Lead Counsel, Department for Transport; Mr James Strachan QC, Counsel, Department for Transport; Mr Brian Adams, Ickenham Residents Association; Mr Brian Cable, Ickenham Residents Association; Mr Philip Taylor; Mrs Virginia Freeman; Ms Wendy […]

17/06/15 – Uncorrected Transcript

High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill High Speed Rail Committee 17 Jun 2015 Witnesses: Jeff Creak, Principal, Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre; Karen Smaggasgale, Chairman of the Trustees, Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre; James Smaggasgale, Sailor Jonathan Neale, Chairman, Hillingdon Rowing Club; Annamarie Phelps, Chairman, British Rowing; Karen Newbold, Arthur Daily Trips 42. MR MEARNS […]