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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Times of Sittings more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House, in the light of the impact of climate change on air quality, transport and health, and forecasts of higher temperatures in future years, what plans she has to review whether the House should sit in July. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
unstar this property uin HL17520 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government schedules business in the House and proposes dates for Recess with the agreement of the usual channels. The House needs to sit for as long as there is business to be completed. The Government has no plans to review whether the House should sit in July in future years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-07-26T12:49:51.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T12:49:51.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1142447
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Racial Discrimination 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 plans they have to review legislation on racism; and what action they intend to take to eliminate racist attacks in the UK. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
unstar this property uin HL17521 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-07more like thismore than 2019-08-07
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom has one of the strongest legislative frameworks in the world to protect communities from hostility, violence and bigotry. We believe that no-one’s opportunities in life should be determined by their ethnicity or religion.</p><p>The Government takes racist attacks very seriously, which is why we published the Hate Crime Action Plan in 2016. This was refreshed in 2018, when we committed up to £1.5 million for projects to tackle racially and religiously motivated hatred. We continue to work with the police and third party services such as the Community Security Trust, Tell MAMA and GATE Herts to encourage reporting and support victims of racially motivated hatred.</p><p>We have also asked the Law Commission to undertake a review of hate crime legislation and, last year, launched a national hate crime public awareness campaign.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-08-07T13:29:23.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-07T13:29:23.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1142448
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Warships: Repairs and Maintenance 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 many Royal Navy ships are currently undergoing repair; and how many were out of service for repairs in each of the last ten years. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
unstar this property uin HL17522 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>All Royal Navy (RN) ships rotate through planned operating cycles involving maintenance, repair, training, deployment, leave and upgrades. This results in individual ships being at various levels of readiness at any one time in accordance with the long-term operating schedule and operational needs; they remain in service during these periods. These periods are necessary for any highly complex system maintenance and are essential to ensure ships are fit for purpose in the most hostile of operational environments. In addition, the periods provide an opportunity to complete modifications and to fit essential upgrades to systems.</p><p> </p><p>Repair work on individual ships and their systems takes place during both planned maintenance periods and operational deployments. It is our policy to not disclose the readiness state of individual ships as this would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces. However, currently the following RN ships are undertaking routine docking or their deep refit period and are therefore unavailable for operational tasking:</p><p> </p><p>HMS RICHMOND; HMS DAUNTLESS; HMS PEMBROKE; HMS LANCASTER; HMS SOMERSET; HMS PORTLAND; HMS MIDDLETON; HMS IRON DUKE; HMS DARING</p><p> </p><p>Maintenance of Royal Navy warships is funded through an In Service Support allocation of Naval funds through a Maritime Support Delivery Framework contract.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17523 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1142449
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Warships: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of repairing Royal Navy ships currently unfit for action. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
unstar this property uin HL17523 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>All Royal Navy (RN) ships rotate through planned operating cycles involving maintenance, repair, training, deployment, leave and upgrades. This results in individual ships being at various levels of readiness at any one time in accordance with the long-term operating schedule and operational needs; they remain in service during these periods. These periods are necessary for any highly complex system maintenance and are essential to ensure ships are fit for purpose in the most hostile of operational environments. In addition, the periods provide an opportunity to complete modifications and to fit essential upgrades to systems.</p><p> </p><p>Repair work on individual ships and their systems takes place during both planned maintenance periods and operational deployments. It is our policy to not disclose the readiness state of individual ships as this would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces. However, currently the following RN ships are undertaking routine docking or their deep refit period and are therefore unavailable for operational tasking:</p><p> </p><p>HMS RICHMOND; HMS DAUNTLESS; HMS PEMBROKE; HMS LANCASTER; HMS SOMERSET; HMS PORTLAND; HMS MIDDLETON; HMS IRON DUKE; HMS DARING</p><p> </p><p>Maintenance of Royal Navy warships is funded through an In Service Support allocation of Naval funds through a Maritime Support Delivery Framework contract.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17522 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1141540
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Entry Clearances: Overseas Students 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 International Education Strategy: global potential, global growth, published in March, what plans they have to introduce a new system of visas for international students to (1) enable the growth of international student numbers, (2) improve their experience of applying for visas, (3) reduce the administrative burden and be cost-effective, and (4) increase the reliability, transparency and accountability of the immigration system. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
unstar this property uin HL17408 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government welcomes international students and has an ambition to increase the total number of international students hosted in the UK to 600,000 per year by 2030. University-sponsored Tier 4 visa applications rose by 10% in the year ending March 2019 and are at their highest level on record. 97% of those who applied for a Tier 4 visa in 2018 were granted.</p><p>As set out in the immigration white paper ‘The UK’s future skills-based immigration system’ and supporting the International Education Strategy, we will increase the post-study leave period for postgraduate students to six months, and doctorate students to a year, and make it easier for graduates to switch into skilled work in the UK. We will also increase the post-study leave period for all undergraduates studying at institutions with degree awarding powers to six-months. These changes will benefit hundreds of thousands of students.</p><p>We keep the visa system under review to ensure it remains fit for purpose and that the UK’s visa system is world-class, with the aim of improving the customer journey both for students and their sponsoring institutions. This will include reviewing processes for conducting interviews to ensure that these are appropriately focused and to minimise any inconvenience for applicants and continuing to consider the increased use of differentiation, streamlining the application process by allowing students to benefit from reduced documentary requirements when applying for a visa.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17409 more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T11:49:49.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T11:49:49.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1141541
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Entry Clearances: Overseas Students 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 International Education Strategy: global potential, global growth, published in March, what plans they have to introduce a new system of visas for international students which would (1) increase the diversity of applicants, (2) be accessible to all applicants, and (3) be simpler for students and sponsors to understand and navigate. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
unstar this property uin HL17409 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government welcomes international students and has an ambition to increase the total number of international students hosted in the UK to 600,000 per year by 2030. University-sponsored Tier 4 visa applications rose by 10% in the year ending March 2019 and are at their highest level on record. 97% of those who applied for a Tier 4 visa in 2018 were granted.</p><p>As set out in the immigration white paper ‘The UK’s future skills-based immigration system’ and supporting the International Education Strategy, we will increase the post-study leave period for postgraduate students to six months, and doctorate students to a year, and make it easier for graduates to switch into skilled work in the UK. We will also increase the post-study leave period for all undergraduates studying at institutions with degree awarding powers to six-months. These changes will benefit hundreds of thousands of students.</p><p>We keep the visa system under review to ensure it remains fit for purpose and that the UK’s visa system is world-class, with the aim of improving the customer journey both for students and their sponsoring institutions. This will include reviewing processes for conducting interviews to ensure that these are appropriately focused and to minimise any inconvenience for applicants and continuing to consider the increased use of differentiation, streamlining the application process by allowing students to benefit from reduced documentary requirements when applying for a visa.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17408 more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T11:49:49.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T11:49:49.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1140468
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 St Helena: Trade more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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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 effect of leaving the EU with (1) no-deal, and (2) an agreed deal, on the tariffs levied and price competitiveness of products produced in St Helena. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
unstar this property uin HL17301 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-27more like thismore than 2019-08-27
star this property answer text <p>The British Government has worked very closely with all the British Overseas Territories (OTs) to surface their concerns and interests in relation to EU Exit since the referendum. Given Saint Helena's association with the EU through the 2013 Overseas Association Decision (OAD), it currently benefits from non-reciprocal tariff-free quota-free access to the EU's goods market. In a no-deal scenario, Saint Helena may lose this preferential access.</p><p>We continue to support all the territories so that their businesses are prepared to trade with the EU, if necessary, as a non-EU associated territory. The UK Government has also made provisions in the Cross Border Taxation Act for all EU associated territories to retain tariff and quota-free access to the UK market.</p><p>We are committed to negotiating a good deal for the Overseas Territories as part of our negotiations with the EU on the future partnership.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-27T13:59:33.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-27T13:59:33.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1140469
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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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Sheep Meat: UK Trade with EU more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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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 warnings from the National Farmers’ Union that leaving the EU without a deal could lead to sheep farmers going out of business and slaughtering their flocks; and what steps they intend to take in response. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
unstar this property uin HL17302 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The government recognises the particular concerns of our UK sheep farmers and is determined to support them as we leave the EU. The UK is one of the largest producers of sheep in the world and by far the largest exporter of sheepmeat in the EU.</p><p> </p><p>Tariffs on trade are ultimately a tax on consumers, and economic modelling shows that if the EU were to apply the full Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariff on the sheep sector, lamb prices in the EU are likely to rise. This may dampen demand in the EU resulting in more lamb seeking a market in the UK. Other leading producers like New Zealand may also retreat from the UK market and focus instead on the European market.</p><p><br> Analysis by the NFU suggests that the total cost to the sheep industry in year one under a no deal scenario would be approximately £150 million. Defra is designing contingency plans to ensure that we have the option to provide income support to farmers in the aftermath of a ‘no deal’ exit to mitigate this effect.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T12:03:30.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T12:03:30.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1140470
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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 Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Finance 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 why they postponed this week’s announcement on schools funding; and when they will make such an announcement in order that schools can plan their budgets in good time for the new academic year. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
unstar this property uin HL17303 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-29more like thismore than 2019-07-29
star this property answer text <p>No announcement on school funding was planned for the week commencing 15 July.</p><p> </p><p>At the 2015 Spending Review the government set out planned spending on education up to 2019-20. Spending plans beyond 2019-20 will be set at the next Spending Review, and we cannot pre-empt these decisions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-07-29T15:48:38.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-29T15:48:38.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1140471
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Skin Cancer more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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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 reported increase in diagnosed cases of skin cancer and their possible relationship to cheap package flight holidays; what was the cost to the NHS of treating patients with skin cancer in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and what plans they have, if any, for an educational campaign to inform travellers on the correct use of sun screening products. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
unstar this property uin HL17304 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) has not carried out an assessment of the possible relationship between cheap package flight holidays and diagnosed cases of skin cancer.</p><p>NHS England and NHS Improvement are unable to break down funding levels for individual cancer types.</p><p>PHE has provided advice for adults and children on sunscreen and sun safety in the United Kingdom and abroad. Advice states that people should not rely on sunscreen alone to protect themselves from the sun. People should wear suitable clothing and spend time in the shade when the sun is at its hottest. When buying sunscreen, the label should have: a sun protection factor of at least 30 to protect against UVB at least 4-star UVA protection.</p><p>The use of sunscreen is just one of the protection measures that travellers should consider when visiting sunny areas. PHE encourages travellers to make use of the ultraviolet index information from its measurement sites.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T15:42:58.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T15:42:58.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this