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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Disciplinary Proceedings more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2019 to Question 263906 on Police: Disciplinary Proceedings, what steps he is taking to ensure that the package of measures have been designed to ensure that investigations and proceedings are brought to a conclusion in a timely and proportionate way; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 267262 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government has developed a comprehensive package of police integrity reforms following two independent reviews and public consultations, and extensive consultation with policing stakeholders. An impact assessment was published during the passage of the Policing and Crime Act 2017.</p><p>Following the introduction of public misconduct hearings in public, with legally qualified chairs (2015), the Government has extended the police discipline system to former officers and introduced the police barred list (December 2017). In January 2018, reforms to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) were implemented, streamlining decision-making and creating the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). Investigation times have fallen since these changes were introduced.</p><p>The next phase of reforms will build on these changes, overhauling the police complaints and discipline systems. Changes to simplify processes, for example when making decisions on a case to answer, will make the system more efficient and the police and IOPC will be required to provide a written explanation if an investigation goes beyond 12 months and set out next steps. The police discipline system is being reformed to make it more transparent, including requiring more information to be provided to officers under investigation, and focusing it more on conduct that would warrant a disciplinary sanction, establishing a more proportionate process for matters that fall below that threshold</p><p><br>These reforms will be introduced when Parliamentary time allows.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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267263 more like this
267264 more like this
267265 more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T16:29:39.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:29:39.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1133842
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Huawei: 5G more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2019 to Question 263239 on Huawei: 5G and with reference to the blog post of 22 February 2019 written by the technical director of the National Cyber Security Centre, how many companies do not actively use Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre advice and guidance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 267784 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>Significant and impactful commercial networks in the UK have access to the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre. The remaining, mostly smaller operators are able to refer to the annual report from the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre Oversight Board. It is the responsibility of operators to ensure the security and resilience of their networks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:41:18.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:41:18.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
1133843
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Surgery 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 Health and Social Care, what guidance has been issued to clinical commissioning groups on restricting access to operations until a person's medical condition worsens; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 267717 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>It is for the local clinical commissioning group (CCG) to decide what services they commission for the people they are responsible for – this will mean making clinical judgements about the effectiveness and value of treatments, and the best allocation of resources. CCGs do this based on the healthcare needs of their local populations and clinical evidence, to ensure they are providing the best possible, sustainable care for their patients.</p><p> </p><p>Treatment decisions should always be made by doctors based on a patient’s individual clinical needs and informed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) guidelines.</p><p> </p><p>NICE clinical guidelines make many recommendations spanning all stages of care from diagnosis to treatment of a condition. They represent best practice and are based on available evidence and developed through consultation. Health professionals and organisations are expected to take the guidance fully into account when deciding treatments.</p><p> </p><p>A fundamental principle of the National Health Service is that, for people who are ‘ordinarily resident’ in the United Kingdom, treatment is free at the point of need, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. Patient payments, other than those limited forms permitted by Regulations (such as prescription charges, payments for some clinical activity undertaken by dentists, and visitor and migrant charges) are contrary to NHS policy.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 267718 more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T15:37:04.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T15:37:04.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this
1133844
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Surgery: Private Sector 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 and Social Care, what guidance has been issued to NHS Trusts on charging for operations which were previously offered free on the NHS. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 267718 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>It is for the local clinical commissioning group (CCG) to decide what services they commission for the people they are responsible for – this will mean making clinical judgements about the effectiveness and value of treatments, and the best allocation of resources. CCGs do this based on the healthcare needs of their local populations and clinical evidence, to ensure they are providing the best possible, sustainable care for their patients.</p><p> </p><p>Treatment decisions should always be made by doctors based on a patient’s individual clinical needs and informed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) guidelines.</p><p> </p><p>NICE clinical guidelines make many recommendations spanning all stages of care from diagnosis to treatment of a condition. They represent best practice and are based on available evidence and developed through consultation. Health professionals and organisations are expected to take the guidance fully into account when deciding treatments.</p><p> </p><p>A fundamental principle of the National Health Service is that, for people who are ‘ordinarily resident’ in the United Kingdom, treatment is free at the point of need, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. Patient payments, other than those limited forms permitted by Regulations (such as prescription charges, payments for some clinical activity undertaken by dentists, and visitor and migrant charges) are contrary to NHS policy.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 267717 more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T15:37:04.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T15:37:04.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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432
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this
1133845
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government plans to take to help protect vulnerable older people from prosecution for unpaid TV licences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 267716 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The BBC is responsible for the collection and enforcement of the licence fee, not government.</p><p> </p><p>The BBC set out in its decision document on the future of the over 75 licence fee concession that enforcement action would be a last resort, and that it will consider ‘people’s vulnerability'.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T13:42:56.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T13:42:56.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
1133846
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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 Children: Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of paying parents using the collect and pay service have paid some child maintenance in each quarter of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 267757 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The latest statistics on the number of paying parents and the proportion of those parents using the Collect &amp; Pay service, who have paid some child maintenance in each quarter in the last three years are published in Table 7 of the Child Maintenance Service Statistics: Paying Parents Compliance.</p><p>It is available online at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-maintenance-service-august-2013-to-december-2018-experimental" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-maintenance-service-august-2013-to-december-2018-experimental</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T10:28:17.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T10:28:17.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1133847
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Conflict: Children more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the UN on the continued use of child soldiers in conflict zones. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The UK is firmly committed to ending the recruitment and use of child soldiers and to protecting all children affected by armed conflict. As a permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC), we are using our membership to ensure that conflict-related child protection issues remain a key part of the Council discussions and to ensure that UN operations retain the necessary capacity to address all child protection issues, including the continued use of child soldiers in conflict zones.</p><p>For example, to mark the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers (Red Hand Day) the UK took part in a UNSC Arria meeting on protecting children in shrinking humanitarian spaces. The UK called for better integration of the Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) portfolio into UNSC country specific discussions and for all states to sign up to the key international commitments pertaining to ending the recruitment and use of children in conflict; the Paris Principles and Commitments; the Vancouver Principles; and the Optional Protocol on children in armed conflict. The UK also highlighted the importance of mainstreaming child protection in peacekeeping missions.</p><p>We will be participating in the annual CAAC debate in August and will continue to use our position on the UNSC to engage with the international community and advocate greater protection for children in armed conflict against all grave violations, including recruitment and use. As the Foreign and Commonwealth Minister of State responsible fpr Children and Armed Conflict, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon champions this agenda and is committed to raising it's profile and driving progress across Government and internationally.</p><p><strong>Background</strong></p><p>The UK is an active member of the United Nations Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), which leads the international response to the issue of child soldiers and child protection. This includes pressing those parties to conflict, listed in the UN Secretary-General's annual report on CAAC, to enter into concrete action plans with the UN to verify and release any child soldiers associated with armed groups and forces and to prevent re-recruitment. The UK is the largest single financial contributor to the office of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) for CAAC, contributing £800,000 in the last five years, and a member of the 'Global Coalition for Reintegration', a forum to generate new ideas for supporting reintegration programmes for children formerly associated with armed groups.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:26:37.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:26:37.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1133848
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Youth Foundation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost to the public purse will be of the UK contribution to the European Youth Foundation budget in the (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21 financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 267771 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Council of Europe’s (CoE) fiscal year is aligned with the calendar year (January – December). The UK’s 2019 CoE contribution included €369,002.54 towards the European Youth Foundation’s budget. The CoE’s budget for fiscal years 2020/21 has not yet been negotiated.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T15:48:00.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T15:48:00.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1133849
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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 Universal Credit: Overpayments 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 Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 257458 on Universal Credit: Overpayments, how many overpayments were waived in (a) full and (b) part as a result of applications made by (i) claimants and (ii) their representatives in 2016-17. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 267720 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>In 2016/17 there were less than 5 successful applications for the full waiving of a Universal Credit overpayment and less than 5 successful partial waiver applications for UC overpayments.</p><p>The Department has an obligation to ensure that public funds are administered responsibly and to abide by the principles set out in Her Majesty’s Treasury’s guidance on Managing Public Money (which can be found on gov.uk). Waivers are only granted in limited circumstances including where the recovery of an overpayment is causing substantial financial and/or medical hardship and clear supporting evidence of this is provided.</p><p>We are unable to provide a breakdown of how many applications were made by claimants or their representatives as this information is not stored.</p><p> </p><p><em>*The figures provided in this response have been sourced from internal management information and were not intended for public release. They should therefore not be compared to any other figures subsequently released by the Department. We are not able to report exact figures that are lower than 5, therefore this has been listed as “less than 5”.</em></p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T14:34:56.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T14:34:56.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1133850
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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 Radioactive Waste 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 his Department has made of the environmental effects of the dumping of radioactive waste in Hurd Deep and Atlantic Deep as detailed in the Ministry of Defence archived document entitled British Isles Explosive Dumping Grounds. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
star this property uin 267753 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>Dumping of radioactive waste (before being banned under the London Convention of 1972 for highly contaminated and in 1993 for low contaminated waste) was subject to approval by the MAFF Approval Committee, whose procedures included careful checks on the containment and transport of the waste. Both the Hurd Deep and Atlantic Deep sites have been subject to monitoring.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Hurd Deep:</strong></p><p> </p><p>From 1946 to 1993, the UK disposed of amounts of both civilian and radioactive waste at sea, in accordance with national policy and legislation, and with later international agreements regulating such disposals. These disposals were seen at the time as routine and uncontroversial.</p><p> </p><p>The total estimated activities in curies (TBq) for these dumpings were: Alpha activity, 400 curies (14.8 TBq); Beta-Gamma activity, 1,200 curies (44.4 TBq). The very low active waste (mainly sludges) dumped into the Hurd Deep was packed in approved light metal drums to permit rapid dispersion of the contents. The UK regularly monitors the Channel Island States and report the results in the annually produced RIFE (Radioactivity in Food and the Environment) report series. These reports can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/radioactivity-in-food-and-the-environment-rife-reports" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/radioactivity-in-food-and-the-environment-rife-reports</a></p><p> </p><p>In addition, Cefas and the Food Standards Agency have jointly published a peer reviewed paper (MARINE RADIOACTIVITY IN THE CHANNEL ISLANDS, 1990 – 2009) which looked further at time trends over around 20 years. UK monitoring shows that there is no evidence for significant releases of radioactivity from the Hurd Deep site and the effects of discharges from local sources have continued to be of negligible radiological significance.</p><p> </p><p><strong>North Atlantic Dump site:</strong></p><p> </p><p>The Nuclear Energy Agency’s (NEA) surveillance of the North-East Atlantic dump site used by OECD/NEA member countries (including the UK) started in 1977 and ended in 1995. In 1985, the OECD/NEA Co-ordinated Research and Environmental Surveillance Programme (CRESP) delivered a report on the dump site. The report concluded that the North-East Atlantic dump site posed negligible human radiological risk although the report noted that in the absence of baseline data on the benthic biology, it was difficult to draw firm conclusions about the environmental impacts. A new report on the dump site conducted by CRESP in 1996 reached the same conclusions.</p><p> </p><p>A summary of the “Historic Dumping of Low-Level Radioactive Waste in the North-East Atlantic” was recently compiled by the Radioactive Substances Committee of OSPAR. OSPAR’s document can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.ospar.org/site/assets/files/1173/factsheet_historic_dumping_final.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.ospar.org/site/assets/files/1173/factsheet_historic_dumping_final.pdf</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T15:32:54.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T15:32:54.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this