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star this property date less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Haematological Cancer more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take further steps to support Anthony Nolan's Destination Cure campaign. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
star this property answer text <br /> <br /><p>Since 2011, the Department of Health has provided our delivery partners, NHS Blood and Transplant and Anthony Nolan, a total of £16 million in additional, new funding to improve stem cell transplantation services in the United Kingdom. A further £3 million investment was announced in March 2015.</p><br /><p>The Government remains committed to improving stem cell transplantation services and doing all we can to help those in need of a transplant to find a suitable donor. The report ‘Destination Cure – arriving at a better future’ from Anthony Nolan provides a timely contribution to this work.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T17:09:26.3Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T17:09:26.3Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
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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
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Pensions 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, if he will make it his policy to increase the £30,000 threshold for the Local Government Pension Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
unstar this property uin 7546 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-22more like thismore than 2015-07-22
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Defined benefit pension arrangements offer a high level of security and, in some cases, very valuable guarantees. Therefore it is important that individuals carefully consider the implications of giving these guarantees up before proceeding with a decision to transfer out to access their benefits flexibly.</p><p> </p><p>The independent financial advice £30,000 threshold applies to transfers out of all funded defined benefit schemes, including public sector schemes such as the Local Government Pension Scheme. The Government has no plans to create a separate threshold for funded public sector schemes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-07-22T11:29:55.913Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-22T11:29:55.913Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-01-30more like thismore than 2014-01-30
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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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 Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support local planning authorities in (a) improving the viability of brownfield sites and (b) restarting stalled developments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
unstar this property uin 185957 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>Kick-starting stalled developments</em></p><p>This Government has introduced a series of measures to support stalled house building. These include:</p><p>· The Get Britain Building investment fund, providing over £500 million of finance which has so far helped start 11,893 new homes on stalled sites (as of February 2014).</p><p>· The Growing Places Fund is providing £770 million to deliver the infrastructure needed to unlock stalled schemes that will promote economic growth, create jobs and build homes. The fund has been fully allocated to Local Enterprise Partnerships and the devolved administrations to fund local projects.</p><p>· The £474 million Local Infrastructure Fund investment fund is supporting the delivery of upfront infrastructure for locally-supported, large scale housing sites and commercial development; it also provides capacity funding and brokerage support to local authorities to help them progress major schemes through the planning process. Nearly 80,000 homes have been unlocked on fifteen different sites. A further thirteen schemes are currently being assessed for investment, which we believe have the potential to deliver nearly 40,000 homes.</p><p>· The Autumn Statement committed an additional £1 billion of Local Infrastructure Fund funding to unlock locally-led housing schemes capable of delivering up to a further 250,000 new homes, and a second round prospectus will be published in due course.</p><p>· The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 enables developers with any Section 106 agreement to apply for a review of the affordable housing component to ensure development is not being made unviable by unrealistic requirements. Such unviable Section 106 agreements result in no development, no regeneration and no community benefits: a sensible review can result in more housing and more affordable housing.</p><p>· As the housing market has improved, we have ended the temporary measure (introduced by the last Administration) which allowed developers to roll forward their planning permissions; this ending of the measure will increase the incentive for developers to start on site before permission expires.</p><p>· We are also seeking to tackle the inappropriate use of planning conditions and speed up the process of gaining non-planning consents.</p><p>· The Budget announced a £525 million Builders' Finance Fund to assist small and medium sized developers to access finance to support the delivery of housing schemes of between 15 and 250 units, helping kick-start stalled sites and deliver around 15,000 units over four years.</p><p><em>Supporting development on brownfield land</em></p><p>Freeing up brownfield land for regeneration and development is a key priority for my department. Our actions include:</p><p>· We have amended planning regulations to make it easier to change the use of an existing building from commercial to residential use, retail to residential use and agricultural to residential use. Permitted development rights have been expanded, including for flats above shops and allowing for new temporary uses. The Budget announced our intention to further extend these flexibilities.</p><p>· The National Planning Policy Framework makes clear that planning should encourage the effective use of land by re-using brownfield land provided that it is not of high environmental value, and that local councils can set locally appropriate targets for using brownfield land. We have also amended planning practice guidance to stress the importance of bringing brownfield land into use.</p><p>· We have abolished the last Government's Pathfinder programme which sought to demolish homes and instead we have focused on refurbishment and getting empty homes into use. We are investing £160 million specifically to bring empty homes back into use. The New Homes Bonus rewards long-term empty homes being brought back into use and we have given councils the flexibility to remove tax subsidies given to empty homes, and use the money to keep the overall rate of council tax down. The number of empty homes in England has fallen to its lowest rate ever according to the Empty Homes Agency.</p><p>· My Department has been supporting the Olympic legacy, driving renewal and regeneration in east London, replacing over 740 acres of polluted, low-grade industrial land and premises with new sports and community facilities, parks, homes, shops and transport infrastructure.</p><p>· We are working with the Mayor of London to unlock the construction of 11,000 new homes at Barking Riverside, and extend transport infrastructure.</p><p>· A new garden city will be delivered on brownfield land in Ebbsfleet, supported by an Urban Development Corporation and up to £200 million of public investment. The last Administration pledged in its 2003 Sustainable Communities Plan to regenerate Ebbsfleet but failed to deliver.</p><p>· The new Right to Contest builds on our existing Community Right to Reclaim Land, which lets communities ask that under-used or unused land owned by public bodies is brought back into beneficial use. This new Right applies to sites currently in use, but are not vital for operations. It gives businesses and members of the public an opportunity to challenge government on the best use of its estate.</p><p>· We have a comprehensive programme to sell surplus public sector land and property, freeing up taxpayers' money and providing land for new homes. As at the end of December we had released surplus government owned land with capacity for 68,000 homes to be built. We have strengthened the role of the Homes and Communities Agency through a targeted programme of transfers from other Government Departments and agencies. In addition, to ensure land is released efficiently, the Homes and Communities Agency will be Government's land disposal agency. This builds on the Homes and Communities Agency's expertise and experience of complex land remediation and disposals as well as their close relationships with local planning authorities.</p><p>· Through the Strategic Land and Property Review we have identified scope to generate £5 billion of receipts from government land and property between 2015 and 2020. This will put land and property into the hands of those who can exploit them for commercial purposes – creating opportunities for housing and economic development.</p><p>· Changes to Community Infrastructure Levy rules now provide an increased incentive for brownfield development, and extended exemptions for empty buildings being brought back into. We have recently published a consultation paper to lift Section 106 burdens on vacant buildings being returned to use.</p><p>· The Budget announced an Estate Regeneration fund which will provide £150 million to help kick start and accelerate the regeneration of housing estates.</p><p>I hope this outlines the decisive action that this Government is taking.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
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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
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 steps he is taking to ensure that (a) the welfare of horses is considered a priority in live exports and (b) laws relating to the welfare of horses are being enforced. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) carries out non-discriminatory, risk-based inspections of animals, means of transport and accompanying documentation, as required by Council Regulation (EC) 1/2005. This Regulation is implemented in England by The Welfare of Animals (Transport) (England) Order 2006 (WATEO).</p><p>Local authorities are responsible for enforcement of this legislation, in terms of investigating and, where appropriate, taking prosecution action against any transporters alleged to have committed an offence.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government 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 Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of wind turbine developers using the Community Right to Build scheme to circumvent the local planning process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Community Right to Build allows local communities to undertake small-scale, site-specific, community-led developments. It may only be used by community organisations in which local people in the relevant neighbourhood area have a majority of the voting rights and have the majority on the board of directors or governing body of the organisation, and, include different people from at least 10 different addresses within the area. This means the Community Right to Build cannot be used by property developers, including wind turbine developers, to gain planning permission for their development proposal - unless that development is something that the community wishes to see and which the community initiates.</p><p>Proposals that require an Environmental Impact Assessment or are likely to have significant effects on a site protected under the Habitats Regulations are not eligible to use the Community Right to Build. Where proposals are eligible they will be tested by an independent examiner to see that they are appropriate in the light of national planning policy and generally conform with the strategic policies of the Local Plan for the area and any neighbourhood plans that are in force.</p><p>The National Planning Policy Framework is very clear that local councils should design their policies to ensure the adverse impacts of renewable energy developments are addressed satisfactorily. To help implement the environmental balance expected by the Framework, we issued new planning practice guidance for renewable and low carbon energy last July. The guidance makes clear that the need for renewable energy does not automatically override environmental protections and the planning concerns of local communities.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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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
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, pursuant to the Answer of 13 February 2014, from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Official Report, column 1005, what assessment he has made of how the farming and forestry improvement scheme might help those affected by flooding. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-22more like thismore than 2014-04-22
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Farming and Forestry Improvement Scheme was reviewed at the end of February and revised to offer support to rural businesses affected by flooding.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The scheme now funds additional items, such as pumps, that will help businesses to become more resilient to future flooding. It also offers an increase in grant rates.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Applications from those affected by flooding are being prioritised and the deadline for applications has been extended.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-04-22T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-22T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
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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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of property level protection measures on flood insurance premiums. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The levels of insurance premiums are commercial decisions taken by individual insurance companies. These will take into account a range of factors and we cannot guarantee that installing property level protection will reduce premiums. However, installing property level protection will reduce the level of damage, distress and disruption associated with flooding for the householder.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is working with the insurance industry to ensure that affordable cover continues to be available.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-15more like thismore than 2017-11-15
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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
star this property hansard heading Business: Waste Disposal more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to remove barriers to a more resource-efficient economy; what evidence there is that businesses are using the online tool for self-assessment for definition of waste; whether the closure of the Definition of Waste panel has impacted investment in the sector; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-21more like thismore than 2017-11-21
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>As part of our planning for the UK’s exit from the EU we are developing a 25 Year Environment Plan and a renewed strategy on resources and waste. Officials are developing the plans for engagement with businesses, and views on the key barriers to resource efficiency and ideas for addressing these will be welcome.</p><p> </p><p>The online IsItWaste tool for self-assessment for the definition of waste currently has 981 assessments registered. This is cumulative since 2013. It would not include any self-assessments later deleted by the customer.</p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency does not have information or data about the impact on investment in the waste sector from the temporary closure of the Definition of Waste panel.</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 2017-11-21T10:52:56.297Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-21T10:52:56.297Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-01more like thismore than 2017-11-01
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received from the general public expressing concerns on fracking for shale gas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-09more like thismore than 2017-11-09
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Department receives many letters from the general public regarding a wide range of issues. The Government continues to work closely with regulators and with the shale industry to ensure that any concerns the general public may be experiencing are appropriately addressed.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2017-11-09T14:16:17.893Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-09T14:16:17.893Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Pregnancy: Discrimination more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what cross-departmental steps he has taken to produce a plan of action to reduce pregnancy discrimination and better support pregnant women and new mothers in the workplace. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-18more like thismore than 2016-01-18
star this property answer text <p><strong></strong></p><p>Officials from this Department have participated in round table meetings with stakeholders which have been organised by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), following publication of interim findings of research into pregnancy and maternity related discrimination. The independent research, the largest of its kind to be undertaken in Great Britain, was jointly funded by Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the EHRC. The Interim findings were published in July 2015 and can be found at: <a href="http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/publication/pregnancy-and-maternity-related-discrimination-and-disadvantage-first-findings-surveys-employers-and-0" target="_blank">http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/publication/pregnancy-and-maternity-related-discrimination-and-disadvantage-first-findings-surveys-employers-and-0</a> . The final report is due to be published later this year.</p><br /><p>These meetings and the research findings will inform the EHRC’s recommendations to Government. The EHRC recommendations will in turn inform the Government response.</p><br /><p><strong></strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2016-01-18T17:06:09.747Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-18T17:06:09.747Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this