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1141922
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Poverty more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the National School Breakfast Programme feeding an estimated 280,000 children, (2) the number of pupils receiving Free School Meals, (3) the incidence of food banks, food pantries and similar help in kind, throughout England and Wales; and what consideration they are giving, as a result of any such assessment, to reviewing their policies to address destitution, food and fuel poverty and ensure sufficient services to prevent poverty. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL17466 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to tackling poverty in all its forms by building a strong economy and a benefit system that supports employment and higher pay. A child growing up in a home where all adults are working is around 5 times less likely to be in poverty than a child in a household where nobody works. Since 2010, there are around 1 million fewer workless households and 667,000 fewer children in such households.</p><p>To help make sure every child gets the best start in life, the Department for Education is investing up to £26 million in a programme to establish or improve breakfast clubs in over 1,700 schools, targeting most disadvantaged areas. The programme’s effectiveness will be reviewed once it concludes next year. Additionally, over 1.2 million of the most disadvantaged children receive a free school meal.</p><p>The Government has not made an assessment of the incidence of food banks or similar charity-based provision in England and Wales. However, new questions have been added to the Family Resources Survey to develop a food insecurity measure from 2021 to help better understand the drivers of food insecurity and identify which groups are most at risk.</p><p>This Government spend more on family benefits than any other country in the G7, at 3.5% of GDP (OECD, 2015 data), demonstrating a commitment to providing a strong safety net for those that need it.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T15:49:45.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T15:49:45.287Z
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1141522
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Formaldehyde: Industrial Health and Safety more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of occupational exposure limits and maximum exposure limits for formaldehyde in the UK being higher than those of France, Germany and several other European member states. more like this
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Baroness Crawley more like this
star this property uin HL17390 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The EU has recently reviewed the occupational exposure limit value for formaldehyde, and in the Phase 3 amendment to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive 2004/37/EC, introduced a new binding occupational exposure limit value (BOELV) of 0.3ppm, which came into force on 11 July 2019. The current GB work place exposure limit (WEL) is 2ppm.</p><p> </p><p>Member States have two years to transpose the new BOELV (i.e. by 11 July 2021). Because of differences in cultural practices; cost of embalming and greater capacity in the facilities available; and the limited use of embalming in other Members States, the UK negotiated an additional 3-year transitional period (until July 2024) for the funeral and embalming sector, during which time an interim BOELV of 0.5ppm will apply. This is to allow the UK funeral and embalming sector to comply with the Directive without incurring disproportionate costs.</p><p> </p><p>The Health and Safety Executive is currently working to implement the revised exposure limits for formaldehyde.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17389 more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T15:23:53.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T15:23:53.66Z
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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3386
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Crawley more like this
1141521
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Formaldehyde: Industrial Health and Safety more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Health and Safety Executive will revisit its current work place exposure limits for formaldehyde. more like this
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Baroness Crawley more like this
star this property uin HL17389 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The EU has recently reviewed the occupational exposure limit value for formaldehyde, and in the Phase 3 amendment to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive 2004/37/EC, introduced a new binding occupational exposure limit value (BOELV) of 0.3ppm, which came into force on 11 July 2019. The current GB work place exposure limit (WEL) is 2ppm.</p><p> </p><p>Member States have two years to transpose the new BOELV (i.e. by 11 July 2021). Because of differences in cultural practices; cost of embalming and greater capacity in the facilities available; and the limited use of embalming in other Members States, the UK negotiated an additional 3-year transitional period (until July 2024) for the funeral and embalming sector, during which time an interim BOELV of 0.5ppm will apply. This is to allow the UK funeral and embalming sector to comply with the Directive without incurring disproportionate costs.</p><p> </p><p>The Health and Safety Executive is currently working to implement the revised exposure limits for formaldehyde.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17390 more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T15:23:53.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T15:23:53.607Z
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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3386
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Crawley more like this
1140484
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been paid in housing benefit to those in private rented accommodation in each year since 2004. more like this
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Baroness McDonagh more like this
star this property uin HL17317 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information you have requested can be found in the following table:</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Housing Benefit Expenditure </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p>Private Rented Sector tenants (£ million, nominal terms)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2004/05</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2005/06</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2006/07</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2007/08</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2008/09</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3,354</p></td><td><p>3,716</p></td><td><p>4,276</p></td><td><p>4,698</p></td><td><p>5,624</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009/10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>7,572</p></td><td><p>8,672</p></td><td><p>9,216</p></td><td><p>9,272</p></td><td><p>9,275</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>9,098</p></td><td><p>8,783</p></td><td><p>8,291</p></td><td><p>7,709</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T15:06:57.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T15:06:57.17Z
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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3701
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McDonagh more like this
1141174
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Crowdfunding more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they or the Financial Conduct Authority have monitored rates of return projected by peer-to-peer lenders over the last two years; and whether such returns were assessed as to the (1) reasonableness of the projection, and (2) business record and experience of those managing the lending platform. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL17357 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that peer-to-peer platforms can deliver innovative forms of finance for both consumers and business that can provide competition in the marketplace and, as such, is keen to see the sector continue to grow and evolve while ensuring that consumers are adequately protected.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continues to monitor the development of the sector and engages regularly with peer-to-peer platforms to understand their business models. We do not directly monitor the rates of return offered.</p><p> </p><p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is operationally independent from Government. The question as it relates to the FCA has been passed on to the FCA. The FCA will reply directly to Lord Myners by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T12:02:48.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T12:02:48.14Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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3869
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1141175
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Lendy more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) letter as part of the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 24 June (HL16212), whether the FCA was (1) informed, or (2) otherwise aware, that investors via Lendy Limited were creditors to a peer-to-peer platform; and whether such information could have been determined from the accounts of Lendy Limited. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL17358 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which is operationally independent from Government. The question has been passed on to the FCA. The FCA will reply directly to Lord Myners by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T12:02:13.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T12:02:13.007Z
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57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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3869
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1141173
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading H2O Asset Management more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Young of Cookham on 15 July (HL16842 and HL16843), whether they will now answer the questions put. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL17356 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Investment fund suspensions arise when demand for redemptions exceeds the liquidity in the fund. To service these redemptions, a fund may need to sell assets at a depressed market value, to the detriment of investors, while selling only the liquid assets could result in a fund breaching its investment mandate and possibly FCA rules. The Government recognises that fund suspensions can thereby act to protect the interests of investors in the fund.</p><p> </p><p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is responsible for the ongoing supervision and regulation of the UK’s financial services sector, including investment funds. The FCA’s detailed rule book ensures that firms treat their customer fairly, and its robust supervision and enforcement powers mean it can, and does, take action where a firm breaches the rules. Whether or not there has been any breach of regulatory requirements relating to UK funds and any possible investigation would be a matter for the FCA.</p><p> </p><p>In circumstances where an investment fund is domiciled outside of the UK, the supervision of its compliance with applicable rules, such as the UCITS Directive, is a matter for the home state regulator.</p><p> </p><p>If individuals have concerns about their investments, they should speak to their advisor or platform. If individuals have purchased units in a fund directly, they should speak with the relevant firm.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T12:01:44.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T12:01:44.223Z
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57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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3869
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1139191
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Channel Ferries 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 Transport, what recent discussions he has had with his French counterpart on handling traffic from roll-on, roll-off ferry services originating from Dover and arriving at the Port of Calais in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
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Karl Turner more like this
star this property uin 277708 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The current Secretary of State is yet to engage in discussions with his French counterpart but will be shortly, however the Government’s Border Delivery Group has liaised with French authorities at various levels.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Daventry more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T16:00:37.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T16:00:37.333Z
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3977
star this property label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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4030
unstar this property label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this
1141289
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles: Registration 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 Transport, what plans his Department has to publicise the UK Drone Registration Scheme to (a) new and (b) drone owners. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Derbyshire more like this
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Lee Rowley more like this
star this property uin 281037 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Small unmanned aircraft (SUAs) can be enormously beneficial, both commercially and as a leisure pursuit. However, SUAs also have the potential to pose a safety and security threat so it is important that those operating them understand the law and their responsibilities as a remote pilot of an aircraft in UK airspace.</p><p> </p><p>The changes to the Air Navigation Order laid before Parliament in May 2018 require that all operators of SUAs of all types weighing 250g – 20kg must register their aircraft by 30 November 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is working with the British Model Flying Association to see whether, as a service to their members, they may want to assist in the initial upload of data. The CAA will be launching an awareness-raising campaign to ensure that new and existing operators and remote pilots of small unmanned aircraft (SUAs) are aware of the requirement to register and take a competency test by 30 November 2019.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 281036 more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T15:49:25.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T15:49:25.39Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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4652
unstar this property label Biography information for Lee Rowley more like this
1141288
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles: Registration 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 Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using British Model Flying Association drone registration data to avoid duplicate registrations in the UK Drone Registration Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Derbyshire more like this
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Lee Rowley more like this
star this property uin 281036 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Small unmanned aircraft (SUAs) can be enormously beneficial, both commercially and as a leisure pursuit. However, SUAs also have the potential to pose a safety and security threat so it is important that those operating them understand the law and their responsibilities as a remote pilot of an aircraft in UK airspace.</p><p> </p><p>The changes to the Air Navigation Order laid before Parliament in May 2018 require that all operators of SUAs of all types weighing 250g – 20kg must register their aircraft by 30 November 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is working with the British Model Flying Association to see whether, as a service to their members, they may want to assist in the initial upload of data. The CAA will be launching an awareness-raising campaign to ensure that new and existing operators and remote pilots of small unmanned aircraft (SUAs) are aware of the requirement to register and take a competency test by 30 November 2019.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 281037 more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T15:49:25.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T15:49:25.343Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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4652
unstar this property label Biography information for Lee Rowley more like this