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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 Pets: Disease Control 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 estimate her Department has made of the number of invasive insect species in the UK as a result of the removal of compulsory tick treatment for pets at UK border; and whether there are any plans to reintroduce the tick treatment policy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold the data requested for the number of invasive insect species in the UK as a result of the removal of compulsory tick treatment for pets at the UK border.</p><p> </p><p>Tick surveillance has shown that tick distribution and abundance is changing throughout the UK for many reasons, including habitat and climate change. Small numbers of localised infestations with non-native tick species have been reported in recent years, and imported rescue dogs have been demonstrated to be a higher risk for carrying ticks or being infected with tick-borne diseases. For these reasons, Defra strongly encourages pet owners to treat their pets to safeguard their animals against ticks and tick transmitted diseases when travelling abroad. Further advice can be obtained from their local vet, and via the Public Health England (PHE) leaflet available on GOV.UK.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst Defra has no immediate plans to amend the tick controls for pet animals entering the United Kingdom, we remain concerned about the threat of ticks and tick-borne disease. As such, a risk assessment is being planned to guide future policy and Defra continues to monitor the disease situation through the Tick Surveillance Scheme.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T15:20:29.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:20:29.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1147050
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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 Food Supply: Climate Change 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 her Department is taking to (a) understand and (b) mitigate the risks to the food security of the UK population due to global climate change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The second Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) published in 2017 identifies risks to domestic and international food production and trade as one of the UK’s top six risks from climate change. The second National Adaptation Programme (NAP) published in 2018, sets out a plan of actions across Government to address these risks (amongst others identified in the CCRA) over the following 5 years. Specifically the NAP includes actions to ensure a food supply chain which is resilient to the effects of a changing climate.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the action referenced above, we are reviewing the UK Food Security Assessment, a comprehensive analysis of UK food security in a global context. It was last published as a whole document in 2010 although the underpinning statistics are updated and monitored on a regular basis. The Assessment has six themes: Global Food Security; Global Resource Sustainability; UK Availability and Access; UK Supply Chain Resilience; Household Food Security; Consumer Safety and Confidence.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has also commissioned an independent review to develop recommendations to help shape a national food strategy. The National Food Strategy will carry out an integrated analysis of our food system, looking across the issues of food security, climate change and health to develop a series of recommendations for Government.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T12:01:13.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:01:13.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1147311
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Travel 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 International Development, how much his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) first class, (b) second class and (c) in total in 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>Information on ministerial travel is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, the Department for International Development publishes data on ministerial overseas travel on a quarterly basis in arrears at the following link: <a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdata.gov.uk%2Fdataset%2F8167ded1-0d4c-41ee-afd7-a6b39f2d1205%2Fministerial-gifts-hospitality-travel-and-meetings-with-external-organisations-in-the-department-for-international-development&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cc-hall%40dfid.gov.uk%7Cbc4ceee2d9b24abe718908d747da436f%7Ccdf709af1a184c74bd936d14a64d73b3%7C0%7C0%7C637056875067846048&amp;sdata=X2TVBGlaX31pKsemt6hHlpDHevduXOLHQaeSnrmmZbE%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://data.gov.uk/dataset/8167ded1-0d4c-41ee-afd7-a6b39f2d1205/ministerial-gifts-hospitality-travel-and-meetings-with-external-organisations-in-the-department-for-international-development</a></p><p>We do not routinely publish any national travel costs for Ministers.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 292421 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:19:21.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:19:21.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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1147324
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Travel more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) first class, (b) second class and (c) in total in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>Information on ministerial travel is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, the Department for International Development publishes data on ministerial overseas travel on a quarterly basis in arrears at the following link: <a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdata.gov.uk%2Fdataset%2F8167ded1-0d4c-41ee-afd7-a6b39f2d1205%2Fministerial-gifts-hospitality-travel-and-meetings-with-external-organisations-in-the-department-for-international-development&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cc-hall%40dfid.gov.uk%7Cbc4ceee2d9b24abe718908d747da436f%7Ccdf709af1a184c74bd936d14a64d73b3%7C0%7C0%7C637056875067846048&amp;sdata=X2TVBGlaX31pKsemt6hHlpDHevduXOLHQaeSnrmmZbE%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://data.gov.uk/dataset/8167ded1-0d4c-41ee-afd7-a6b39f2d1205/ministerial-gifts-hospitality-travel-and-meetings-with-external-organisations-in-the-department-for-international-development</a></p><p>We do not routinely publish any national travel costs for Ministers.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 292411 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:19:21.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:19:21.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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1147051
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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 Food Supply 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 the biggest risk is to the UK's food security in the (a) short, (b) medium and (c) long-term. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Food is one of the 13 Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) Sectors in the UK. Defra and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) have joint responsibility for food as CNI. Defra is responsible for security of supply, and the FSA for food safety and food crime. Food supply is a devolved issue. Defra produces a Sector Security and Resilience Plan (SSRP) which is updated annually and a summary is publicly available.</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/786206/20190215_PublicSummaryOfSectorSecurityAndResiliencePlans2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/786206/20190215_PublicSummaryOfSectorSecurityAndResiliencePlans2018.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>This document sets out the risk landscape through identifying the main risks to the sector as described in the National Security Risk Assessment (NSRA). and how these are managed. The UK food sector has a highly effective and resilient food supply chain, owing to the size, geographic diversity and competitive nature of the industry. While there are no individually critical food assets, the main risks arise from recognised dependencies on other critical services such as fuel, energy, transport and data communications.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:43:55.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:43:55.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1147318
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid: Environment Protection more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will commission a review of the conditions attached to Official Development Assistance to ensure that aid recipients follow accepted best practice in relation to (a) the disposal of plastic waste and (b) other environmental procedures. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
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Sir Greg Knight more like this
star this property uin 292129 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
star this property answer text <p>DFID takes issues of plastics pollution and environmental degradation seriously. At the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, the UK Government committed £70 million to boost research into how to reduce the use of plastics and help countries prevent plastic waste entering our oceans. DFID is contributing up to £39 million, providing technical assistance to governments in developing countries who have committed to taking action, and testing practical approaches to increase plastic recycling rates through pilots in Bangladesh, Ghana and Uganda. At the recent UN meetings, the Prime Minister made several announcements on increasing the funding that the Government will provide to protect the environment and biodiversity and doubling the UK’s international climate finance to at least £11.6 billion over the period 2021-2025.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-03T16:15:24.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T16:15:24.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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1147038
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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 Environment Protection: British Overseas Territories more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many submissions were received in response to the call for evidence on environmental funding for the British Overseas Territories; and when her Department plans to publish its response to that consultation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 292275 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>A total of 49 responses were submitted to the Call for Evidence on biodiversity and conservation funding in the Overseas Territories, and a summary of those responses will be published in due course. Decisions on future funding arrangements for the Overseas Territories, including any domestic replacements for EU funding, will be considered as part of the next full spending review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 292276 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T09:45:34.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T09:45:34.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
1147039
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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 Environment Protection: British Overseas Territories more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department’s response to the call for evidence on environmental funding for the British Overseas Territories will include plans to replace the EU environmental funds of BEST and LIFE. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 292276 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>A total of 49 responses were submitted to the Call for Evidence on biodiversity and conservation funding in the Overseas Territories, and a summary of those responses will be published in due course. Decisions on future funding arrangements for the Overseas Territories, including any domestic replacements for EU funding, will be considered as part of the next full spending review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 292275 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T09:45:34.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T09:45:34.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
1146996
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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 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her timescale is for the completion of managed migration to universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 292273 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
star this property answer text <p>We have already said that following the pilot we will report back to Parliament on progress and findings, and at that point will determine the process for bringing forward further legislation to move claimants beyond the pilot phase.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Universal Credit (Managed Migration Pilot and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019 introduced in July 2019 allow the Department to pilot moving no more than 10,000 claimants across to Universal Credit from legacy benefits and is expected to last until November 2020.</p><p> </p><p>Draft regulations were sent for scrutiny to the independent Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) in 2018. The Committee submitted them for a formal public consultation, receiving 455 responses - the Government accepted, in whole or in part, all but one of the Committee’s recommendations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-10-03T14:46:18.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T14:46:18.717Z
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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 Jo Stevens more like this
1147067
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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 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of backdating universal credit payments to reduce the five week wait for a first payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Cambridgeshire more like this
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Heidi Allen more like this
star this property uin 292316 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit new claim advances provide access to a payment for those in financial need, which can be accessed urgently, until their first regular Universal Credit payment is due. Claimants can access up to 100% of the total expected monthly award, which they can pay back over a period of up to 12 months. We have announced that from October 2021, the repayment period for these advances will be extended further, to 16 months.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has delivered a number of improvements to support claimants during their first assessment period, such as removing waiting days and paying those claimants moving from Housing Benefit onto Universal Credit a two week ‘transitional housing payment’. We are also introducing a two-week run on for eligible claimants of Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance from July 2020.</p><p> </p><p>Claims may be backdated, by up to one calendar month, in limited circumstances for vulnerable claimants who may be delayed in claiming Universal Credit through no fault of their own. Claims may also be backdated in specific circumstances when a couple separates to ensure that there is no gap in entitlement between the couple claim and the new claim made by a single claimant.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T13:48:25.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T13:48:25.973Z
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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 Heidi Allen more like this