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star this property date less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Syria more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will prioritise Christian, Shia Muslim and Yazidi refugees, who have been targeted by ISIL, when considering asylum cases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property answer text <p>All asylum and human rights claims are carefully considered on their individual merits in accordance with the UK’s obligations under the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the European Convention on Human Rights.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T14:20:41.39Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T14:20:41.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
422666
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Haematological Cancer 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, if he will take further steps to support Anthony Nolan's Destination Cure campaign. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 12658 more like this
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star this property answer text <br /> <br /><p>Since 2011, the Department of Health has provided our delivery partners, NHS Blood and Transplant and Anthony Nolan, a total of £16 million in additional, new funding to improve stem cell transplantation services in the United Kingdom. A further £3 million investment was announced in March 2015.</p><br /><p>The Government remains committed to improving stem cell transplantation services and doing all we can to help those in need of a transplant to find a suitable donor. The report ‘Destination Cure – arriving at a better future’ from Anthony Nolan provides a timely contribution to this work.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T17:09:26.3Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T17:09:26.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
423574
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-23more like thismore than 2015-10-23
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Carers 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, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the findings of the report, A Charge on Caring?, published by the Carers Trust in September 2015, on the level of compliance by councils with their duty under the Care Act 2014 to prevent carers developing a need for support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Worsley and Eccles South more like this
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Barbara Keeley more like this
star this property uin 13247 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 Government recognises the valuable contribution made by carers, many of whom spend a significant proportion of their life providing support to family members or friends.</p><br /><p>The Care Act guidance is clear about policy on charging carers. The Care Act statutory guidance, at paragraph 8.50 states that:</p><br /><p>“Local authorities are not required to charge a carer for support and indeed in many cases it would be a false economy to do so. When deciding whether to charge, and in determining what an appropriate charge is, a local authority should consider how it wishes to express the way it values carers within its local community as partners in care, and recognise the significant contribution carers make.”</p><br /><p>The Care Act replicates the previous position where charging carers was permissible. It would not have been appropriate to impose a blanket ban on charging for carers services, because in some cases small charges are necessary to the viability of services. However, the Care Act provides additional protection to carers by making it clear that local authorities cannot charge carers for services provided to the person being cared for. This means that carers may only be charged for services provided directly to them.</p><br /><p>Most local authorities (currently only 5%) do not routinely charge carers in recognition of the valuable contribution carers make to their local communities, and the Carers Trust report confirms that this is still the case. We will continue to make the case against routine charging of carers and to monitor the situation closely.</p><p>The Care Act and guidance are clear about the provision of preventative services. Under the Care Act, local authorities have a responsibility to support carers in a number of ways. This includes duties on local authorities to provide information and advice and universal preventative services for carers.</p><br /><p>We continue to support implementation of the Care Act 2014.</p><br /><p>To support implementation of the reform programme, we have established a joint Programme Management Office between the Department, Local Government Association and Association of Directors of Adults Social Services (ADASS). This unprecedented partnership is driving collaborative working with the sector, influencing the local implementation of these changes to support a consistent and coherent approach. This approach was recognised by the National Audit Office as best practice and should be adopted by other programmes.</p><br /><p>The programme includes a series of stocktakes of local authority readiness and the latest, from June 2015, demonstrates an overall positive picture on implementation:</p><p>- Councils’ confidence in their ability to deliver the Care Act Reforms in 2015/16 remains high, with 99% very or fairly confident.</p><p>- 89% of councils say that they are ‘on track’ with their implementation. The remaining 11% report themselves as only slightly behind.</p><br /><p>The Department is also leading on the development of a new National Carers’ Strategy that will examine what more we can do to support existing carers and the new carers.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T17:37:48.583Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T17:37:48.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Barbara Keeley more like this
424406
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star this property date less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Refugees 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 International Development, what progress the Government is making on meeting the UK's international obligations to refugees fleeing Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 901850 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK has been at the forefront of the response to the Syrian crisis. To date, we have committed over £1.1 billion. This makes us the second largest bilateral after the US and means we have done more than any other European country.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T14:29:24.4Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T14:29:24.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
422194
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star this property date less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Dept for Culture, Media and Sport: Data Protection more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to prepare for the implementation of the proposed General Data Protection Regulation; which non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) and agencies overseen by his Department will be affected by that regulation; and what estimate he has made of the potential liability of his Department, its agencies and NDPBs in connection with that proposed regulation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wimbledon more like this
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Stephen Hammond more like this
star this property uin 12418 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>Negotiations on the proposed General Data Protection Regulation are still continuing and we are taking into account the likely impact on Government Departments, NDPBs and agencies. Once the outcome of trilogue negotiations between the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament and the Commission are complete, and the Regulation has been adopted, the liabilities will be further assessed. There will then follow a maximum implementation period of two years. Between now and then, Government departments who will be affected by the Regulation are closely involved in work led by the Department for Culture, Media &amp; Sport to consider the implications of the text as it develops through the negotiating process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T17:37:52.577Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T17:37:52.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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1585
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Spirits 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many new distilleries have been registered in the UK since 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wimbledon more like this
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Stephen Hammond more like this
star this property uin 12590 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>HM Revenue and Customs does not hold real time information on the number of distillery licenses issued.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T13:51:23.16Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T13:51:23.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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1585
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Spirits more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support his Department is providing to the UK spirits industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wimbledon more like this
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Stephen Hammond more like this
star this property uin 12591 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The government is committed to supporting the UK spirits industry. The duty on spirits was cut by 2% at March Budget 2015, building on the duty freeze at Budget 2014.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T16:12:57.7Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T16:12:57.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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1585
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Police: Equality more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to encourage diversity in the police service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 12085 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It is vital that the police reflect the communities they serve and the Government is determined to improve BME representation in all 43 forces in England and Wales.</p><p>Decisions on when and how to recruit individuals are for the chief officer of a police force. It is important that they use equalities legislation, including positive action provisions, to make better progress in terms of recruitment of under-represented groups.</p><p>My Rt Hon. Friend, the Home Secretary announced on 22 October the publication of data showing the gender and ethnicity of police officers by force area. This will make it easier for the public to access the data they need to see how representative their force is compared to the local population. It is clear that the current representation of women and officers from minority ethnic backgrounds in the officer ranks is not good enough and the Home Secretary has challenged forces to do more.</p><p>The Government's reforms have already made improvements. For example, we set up the College of Policing, which has embarked on a major programme of work, BME Progression 2018, looking at recruitment, retention and progression of black and minority ethnic officers, including the development of an evidence base of successful approaches used by forces.</p><p>As part of this programme the College recently published Positive Action Practical Advice, which advises forces on the use of lawful positive action to support the recruitment, retention and progression of officers from under-represented groups, and it has published case studies from forces showing what can be done.</p><p>We have also developed innovative schemes such as Direct Entry and Police Now. These are increasing the number of BME recruits to the police, showing that you can achieve better representation while attracting the best and the brightest into policing.</p><p>Of the nine direct entry superintendents who began their superintendent training on November 2014 four (44%) are women and two (22%) are from an ethnic minority background. This is significantly more representative than the current make up of the superintendent rank which is comprised of 17% women and 4% ethnic minority.</p><p>Police Now, implemented in the Metropolitan Police, appointed 69 people to start their training, up from an anticipated 50 owing to the high calibre of applicants. Of these, 43% are women and 9% are from a BME background, compared to the national BME proportion of 5.5%.</p><p>With the joint leadership of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime and the Commissioner, the Metropolitan Police also introduced its London residency criteria for recruits in August 2014. Recent Metropolitan police figures show that in the three months from June to August 2015, 26% of new Metropolitan police recruits came from a black or minority background, more than double the 12% recruited in the same quarter of 2014, and the 12% of Metropolitan police officers currently from a black and minority ethnic background.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T17:49:54.227Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T17:49:54.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-21more like thismore than 2015-10-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 on the activities of trades unions during the 2015 general election period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire more like this
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Martin John Docherty more like this
star this property uin 12773 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Section 39 of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 provides for a post-election review of the operation of the regulatory regime governing third parties at the 2015 General Election.</p><p>Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts CBE is currently conducting this independent review.</p><p>Ministers must lay a copy of his report before Parliament and publish it by November 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Weston-super-Mare more like this
star this property answering member printed John Penrose more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 12774 more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T15:12:29.037Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T15:12:29.037Z
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1584
star this property label Biography information for John Penrose more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-21more like thismore than 2015-10-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 on the activities of charitable bodies during the 2015 general election period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire more like this
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Martin John Docherty more like this
star this property uin 12774 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Section 39 of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 provides for a post-election review of the operation of the regulatory regime governing third parties at the 2015 General Election.</p><p>Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts CBE is currently conducting this independent review.</p><p>Ministers must lay a copy of his report before Parliament and publish it by November 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Weston-super-Mare more like this
star this property answering member printed John Penrose more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 12773 more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T15:12:29.61Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T15:12:29.61Z
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1584
star this property label Biography information for John Penrose more like this
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4374
unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this