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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Treasury: Iron and Steel more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether officials in his Department have had discussions with officials in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the UK Steel charter. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 271384 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>We have discussed the procurement of steel with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which has asked all government departments to consider guidance on steel procurement and to notify of any upcoming opportunities for industry.</p><p> </p><p>More broadly, the government is committed to supporting the steel sector to realise the broader commercial opportunities that are open to it. The Chancellor announced at the last Budget that we are establishing the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund – backed by up to £315 million of investment – to help businesses with high energy use (including steel companies) to cut their bills and transition UK industry to a low carbon future. We are also providing up to £66m through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to help steel and other foundation industries develop radical new technologies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 270375 more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T11:02:49.777Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1135497
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that the childcare element of universal credit is not an economic barrier to work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 270813 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that childcare costs can affect parents’ decisions to take up paid work or increase their working hours. We are committed to helping parents into work.</p><p> </p><p>To overcome this barrier to employment, Universal Credit claimants are able to claim up to 85 per cent of their childcare costs, compared to 70% on the legacy system. This can be claimed up to a month before starting a job, and can be worth up to £13,000 a year for families with two children.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise the difficulty that some claimants might have in paying upfront childcare costs. Where the initial month’s childcare costs may prevent a claimant from starting work, Jobcentres will use the Flexible Support Fund to help claimants in the first instance. This is a non-repayable award, which can be used to meet the upfront childcare costs to help support a claimant into work. For claimants who are in work and need help with upfront childcare costs, budgeting advances are available that can be used to cover the cost of paying upfront childcare costs or a deposit.</p><p> </p><p>We have piloted a more flexible approach to claimants reporting childcare costs, which will allow people, including lone parents, to be reimbursed for childcare when, with good reason, they are not able to provide evidence within their assessment period. We are now looking to implement this nationally.</p><p> </p><p>We have undertaken significant work to increase work coach awareness and understanding of the Universal Credit childcare offer through improved training and guidance and communications.</p><p> </p><p>The Universal Credit childcare policy also aligns with the wider government childcare offer, which includes free childcare hours and tax free childcare.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 270814 more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T12:18:32.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T12:18:32.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1135498
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to find a long-term solution for upfront costs in childcare under universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 270814 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that childcare costs can affect parents’ decisions to take up paid work or increase their working hours. We are committed to helping parents into work.</p><p> </p><p>To overcome this barrier to employment, Universal Credit claimants are able to claim up to 85 per cent of their childcare costs, compared to 70% on the legacy system. This can be claimed up to a month before starting a job, and can be worth up to £13,000 a year for families with two children.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise the difficulty that some claimants might have in paying upfront childcare costs. Where the initial month’s childcare costs may prevent a claimant from starting work, Jobcentres will use the Flexible Support Fund to help claimants in the first instance. This is a non-repayable award, which can be used to meet the upfront childcare costs to help support a claimant into work. For claimants who are in work and need help with upfront childcare costs, budgeting advances are available that can be used to cover the cost of paying upfront childcare costs or a deposit.</p><p> </p><p>We have piloted a more flexible approach to claimants reporting childcare costs, which will allow people, including lone parents, to be reimbursed for childcare when, with good reason, they are not able to provide evidence within their assessment period. We are now looking to implement this nationally.</p><p> </p><p>We have undertaken significant work to increase work coach awareness and understanding of the Universal Credit childcare offer through improved training and guidance and communications.</p><p> </p><p>The Universal Credit childcare policy also aligns with the wider government childcare offer, which includes free childcare hours and tax free childcare.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 270813 more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T12:18:32.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T12:18:32.997Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4510
star this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1135596
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Gambling: Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to safeguard children against exposure to gambling opportunities associated with (a) in-app and (b) in-game purchases on gaming consoles and mobile devices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 270805 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Protecting children and the vulnerable from being harmed or exploited by gambling is a core objective of the Gambling Commission, as the regulator for gambling in Great Britain, and a priority for the government. There are also strong protections in place for children who play video games.</p><p> </p><p>The Pan European Game Information (PEGI) ratings system used to classify video games, will not award ratings to products that allow gambling, significantly restricting their ability to be sold in the UK. Where a game contains elements that could teach or encourage gambling like behaviour, it will be awarded a minimum PEGI 12 rating and will also have a gambling pictogram label applied to alert parents to the content.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, most video games and mobile platforms come with a range of parental control tools that can include allowing parents to block games based on PEGI age ratings, disable in-game purchases and monitor and place limits on use. PEGI provides more information here https://pegi.info/parental-controls.</p><p> </p><p>Where licensed online gambling is offered, operators are required to verify the age of a consumer before they can deposit money and gamble, or access free-to-play demo games.</p><p> </p><p>The Gambling Commission has strong powers and has shown it will take action where there are breaches of the rules - in 2017, it successfully prosecuted the FutGalaxy website for offering illegal gambling with in-game items – known as skins gambling.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T11:23:55.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T11:23:55.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1135367
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Victoria Tower Gardens more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has for the management of Victoria Tower Gardens after the construction of the proposed Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre; and what discussions he has had with Royal Parks on that matter. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gainsborough more like this
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Sir Edward Leigh more like this
star this property uin 270276 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Officials continue to have discussions with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and The Royal Parks on this issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T11:46:07.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T11:46:07.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Edward Leigh more like this
1135369
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Victoria Tower Gardens more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what arrangements he plans to put in place in Victoria Tower Gardens for periods in winter when the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre is open but the rest of the gardens are closed at dusk. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gainsborough more like this
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Sir Edward Leigh more like this
star this property uin 270277 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The opening hours of the proposed Holocaust Memorial have not yet been determined.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T11:46:30.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T11:46:30.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Edward Leigh more like this
1134928
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service: Pupils more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that pupils are aware of the non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 269678 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department is fully committed to Holocaust education. Every young person should learn about the Holocaust and the lessons it teaches us today. The curriculum gives teachers and schools the freedom to decide how to teach the subject and what resources to use to support an understanding of the Holocaust.</p><p>The Department further supports pupils’ and teachers’ understanding of the Holocaust by providing funding, such as £2,126,437 in 2019-20 for the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Lessons from Auschwitz project. The Department also provides funding to the UCL Institute of Education’s Centre for Holocaust Education, in 2019-20 £500,000 will be match funded by the Pears foundation. Additionally, in October 2018, the Chancellor announced £1.7 million for a new programme to commemorate the 75<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen by British troops.</p><p>A wide array of resources are available. Both Lessons from Auschwitz and the knowledge and training provided by the Centre for Holocaust Education include information and resources to support an understanding of the Holocaust and the Nazi’s persecution of other non-Jewish groups, from the genocide of the Roma to the murder of people who were, for example, gay, disabled, Communist, trade-unionist, Polish or Soviet prisoners of war.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T11:46:18.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T11:46:18.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1134936
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Travel Information: Gatwick Airport more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to improve tourist information facilities at Gatwick airport and other entry points to the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith more like this
star this property uin 269711 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Gatwick is a private commercial entity, therefore the airport is responsible for providing or improving tourist facilities and information within its site.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the promotional activity of VisitBritain, research shows that visitors planning on coming to the UK more often than not begin planning their activities 3 to 6 months ahead of their travel time. Therefore most of VisitBritain’s marketing activity is targeted at reaching potential visitors at this stage in their preparations.</p><p> </p><p>VisitBritain have developed a strong relationship with Gatwick airport and are working together to determine potential promotional opportunities for the future.</p><p> </p><p>VisitBritain also work with airports across the country to promote them to international visitors as a gateway for regions outside of London, such as the Discover England Fund project: Manchester As An International Gateway. They have also used imagery from the GREAT campaign to promote areas of the UK to incoming travellers in Heathrow airport.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T11:34:46.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T11:34:46.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1134439
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star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Hedgehogs: Conservation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment there has been of the risk that A24 traps pose to hedgehog populations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 269077 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The A24 trap is not approved for trapping hedgehogs. We are confident that hedgehogs can be effectively and safely excluded from the Goodnature A24 trap when it is set according to manufacturer’s instructions and, as is required by law, an excluder tunnel is used. We are also not aware of any evidence which suggests the A24 trap or the excluder tunnel has any impact on hedgehogs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T12:00:55.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T12:00:55.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1134458
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star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Tree Felling more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the accuracy of the data in relation to tree (a) felling and (b) restocking and the associated granting of felling licences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bootle more like this
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Peter Dowd more like this
star this property uin 269071 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Forestry Commission regulates felling of trees in England. Felling licences are a requirement for felling, unless an exemption applies.</p><p> </p><p>The Forestry Commission provides the best available information on the granting of felling licences, illegal felling, and publicly funded restocking. These Official Statistics are produced to meet the standards of the Code of Practice for Statistics. Last year, the Forestry Commission introduced a new felling licence online service, which will enable further improvements to the collection and reporting of data on licencing.</p><p> </p><p>There is no obligation for a landowner to fell their trees once a licence has been granted, which can be valid for up to 10 years, so data on actual felling is not recorded and there are no plans to do so. However, loss of woodland can be detected from the analysis of satellite earth observation data, and the Forestry Commission already provides statistics on the net loss of woodland area in England.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/forestry-commission-corporate-plan-performance-indicators-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/forestry-commission-corporate-plan-performance-indicators-2019</a></p><p>This takes account of the loss of woodland to open habitat creation and development. The Forestry Commission is also exploring the potential to further develop techniques to enhance the detection of tree felling and restocking.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T11:54:18.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T11:54:18.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Peter Dowd more like this