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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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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 Zoos 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 implementation of the European Union's Zoos Directive 1999 in the United Kingdom through the zoo inspection system. more like this
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Lord Harrison more like this
star this property uin HL1106 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 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Zoo Licensing Act 1981, which sets out comprehensive licensing and inspection requirements for zoos, implements the EC Zoos Directive in Great Britain. Responsibility for administering these requirements rests with local authorities, which have powers to check compliance with zoo licences, to impose conditions and to take action. Ultimately this could mean closing part, or all, of a zoo if the requirements of the legislation are not met. This in turn ensures our compliance with the Directive.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In response to concerns about how local authorities were carrying out this role, Defra commissioned research into local authority implementation of the Act. The 2011 report, which looked at the period 2008-2010, found no serious problems and indeed there was evidence of significant improvements in a number of areas during this time.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The report made suggestions for further improvements, such as updating guidance and zoo inspection report forms. These, together with the majority of the suggestions, have been actioned and we continue to work to make further improvements.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T14:41:46.0167316Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T14:41:46.0167316Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contacts and discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with the African National Congress regarding a possible successor to President Mugabe of Zimbabwe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey more like this
star this property uin 199309 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>We have regular dialogue with South Africa on a range of issues, including regional interests, at both Ministerial and official level. The issue of political transition and that of successors to President Mugabe is a matter for the Zimbabwean people in line with the constitution of Zimbabwe. The UK remains keen to see a Zimbabwean government that delivers for its people and we will continue to do all we can to support a more democratic, stable and prosperous Zimbabwe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Simmonds more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T12:34:57.7321467Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T12:34:57.7321467Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Simmonds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 29 October 2013, Official Report, column 411W, on Zimbabwe: pension payments, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that British nationals in Zimbabwe receive their pensions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Cambridgeshire more like this
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Stephen Barclay more like this
star this property uin 203821 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>We continue to pursue a resolution to this issue. I have personally written to both Finance Minister Chinamasa and the responsible Minister for Pensions, Minister Goche. I also raised the issue during a meeting with the Zimbabwean Ambassador in London on 30 June. We are in regular contact with the Director of Pensions, with whom officials last met on 12 June. Our Ambassador regularly raises the issue with interlocutors, including most recently on 4 June with the Finance Minister Chinamasa. She also wrote to the Zimbabwe Civil Service Commission in December 2013; we await a response. We remain in regular contact with the interested parties, including the Overseas Service Pensioners Association (OSPA) and the Federal Pensioners Association in Harare.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Simmonds more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T13:36:31.9731343Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T13:36:31.9731343Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Simmonds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Barclay more like this
76347
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made relations with the government of Zimbabwe; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hackney North and Stoke Newington more like this
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Ms Diane Abbott more like this
star this property uin 204528 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
unstar this property answer text <p>We remain committed to supporting the Zimbabwean people in achieving a prosperous and democratic future, including through engagement with the Government of Zimbabwe. The UK continues to hold regular high-level meetings with the government and others across the political spectrum to promote democracy and good governance and discuss a range of issues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Simmonds more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T17:21:31.8956307Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T17:21:31.8956307Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Simmonds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Diane Abbott more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe 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 consideration they have given to presenting a case to the International Criminal Court to bring charges against President Mugabe for genocide and crimes against humanity. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL1859 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 2014-09-22more like thismore than 2014-09-22
unstar this property answer text <p>Zimbabwe is not a party to the Rome Statute so the International Criminal Court (ICC) has no jurisdiction over events which have taken place in that country.</p><p>For the ICC's Prosecutor to be able to initiate an investigation in these circumstances either the Government of Zimbabwe would have to voluntarily accept the ICC’s jurisdiction, or a referral from the UN Security Council would be required.</p><p>Under the Rome Statute the Security Council can only refer a situation to the ICC; it cannot refer the case of any specific individual.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-09-22T10:48:29.3022435Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-22T10:48:29.3022435Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
100092
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to help workers on zero hours contracts who desire regular, contracted employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211362 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
unstar this property answer text <p>Under the Flexible Working Regulations, brought in on 30 June, all employees with 26 continuous weeks of service have the right to request flexible working from their employer. Individuals on zero hours contracts, who are employees, can request a change in their contracts, which could also include a request to move to a fixed hours contract.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:48:39.5462303Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:48:39.5462303Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what information his Department holds on the number of zero-hours contracts in the UK which bar any additional employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Esher and Walton more like this
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Mr Dominic Raab more like this
star this property uin 198782 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 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has not collected any quantitative information on the number of zero-hours contracts in the UK which bar any additional employment. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) suggested, in its report <em>Zero Hours Contracts: Myth and reality</em> that 9% of workers on zero hours contracts reported that they were never allowed to work for another employer when their primary employer had no work for them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
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less than 2014-06-09T15:53:07.405935Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-09T15:53:07.405935Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dominic Raab more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts 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 Wales, how many staff the Wales Office employs on zero hour contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Pontypridd more like this
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Owen Smith more like this
star this property uin 208893 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 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Wales Office does not have any staff employed on zero hour contracts.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2014-09-26T11:44:09.0818804Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-26T11:44:09.0818804Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Owen Smith more like this
76286
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star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Services 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 quality and consistency of youth services outsourced by local authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bethnal Green and Bow more like this
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Rushanara Ali more like this
star this property uin 204632 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
unstar this property answer text <p>Local Authorities have a statutory duty to provide services to improve young people's well-being. As was the case under previous administrations it is at the discretion of local authorities to decide how to deliver these services and whether the particular services they fund are delivered directly or through third parties. Government does not require local authorities to report this information.</p><p>We know that many local authorities are embracing new, innovative ways of delivering high-quality services that respond to local need and remain focussed on the well-being of young people.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T16:05:26.9649614Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T16:05:26.9649614Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rushanara Ali more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Services 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 steps he is taking to maintain the level of youth services provision. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gateshead more like this
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Ian Mearns more like this
star this property uin 905304 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 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
unstar this property answer text <p>We are working to offer practical support to the youth sector at a time when local authorities continue to make difficult decisions on how to deliver services. This support focuses on promoting delivery models for innovative services, including mutuals, and better measurement of the impact of youth services on the lives of young people.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Braintree more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Brooks Newmark more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T15:47:48.9253405Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T15:47:48.9253405Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Brooks Newmark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Mearns more like this