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star this property answer date less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property date tabled less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property ddp created less than 2019-04-10T19:15:44.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T19:15:44.693Z
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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
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less than 2019-04-10T20:07:42.350Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T20:07:42.350Z
less than 2019-04-15T15:21:08.626Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T15:21:08.626Z
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 243316 more like this
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star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T14:47:10.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T14:47:10.017Z
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of the 192 shared accommodation rates of local housing allowance have been uprated as a result of the targeted affordability fund in each year since this was introduced. more like this
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2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 243316 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 243316 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p><strong>The information requested is in the table below.</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Shared Accommodation Rates</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Proportion</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/2018</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>22 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>11%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/2019</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>60</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>31%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2019/2020</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>87</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>45%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
star this property publisher 25259
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
1111043
star this property human indexable true more like this
star this property published true more like this
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property answer date less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property date tabled less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property ddp created less than 2019-04-10T19:23:51.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T19:23:51.243Z
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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
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less than 2019-04-10T20:07:51.918Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T20:07:51.918Z
less than 2019-04-23T12:45:03.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T12:45:03.827Z
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 243318 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T12:13:52.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T12:13:52.427Z
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Impact Assessment for the extension of the Shared Accommodation Rate to 25-34 year-olds, how many claimants were affected; and what assessment she has made of the effect of that extension on the average weekly income since January 2012. more like this
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2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 243318 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 243318 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The number of households aged 25-34 who are entitled to the Shared Accommodation Rate is available on Stat-Xplore from January 2013 onwards.</p><p> </p><p>An independent evaluation of the 2011/12 Local Housing Allowance reforms including the changes to the Shared Accommodation Rate was published in 2014 - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-housing-allowance-monitoring-the-impact-of-changes" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-housing-allowance-monitoring-the-impact-of-changes</a></p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
star this property publisher 25259
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199
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
1111215
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star this property answer date less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property date tabled less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property ddp created less than 2019-04-10T20:38:41.220Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T20:38:41.220Z
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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
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less than 2019-04-10T21:24:00.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T21:24:00.077Z
less than 2019-04-15T16:02:39.289Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T16:02:39.289Z
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 243357 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T15:21:42.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T15:21:42.523Z
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the number of people with a disability living in poverty. more like this
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2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 243357 more like this
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star this property uin 243357 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>National statistics on the number of people with a disability living in poverty, are published annually in the “Households Below Average Income” publication.</p><p> </p><p>Latest figures can be found using the link below, in table 7b, in the file “summary-hbai-1994-95-2017-18-tables.ods”.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/789816/hbai-2017-2018-tables-ods-files.zip" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/789816/hbai-2017-2018-tables-ods-files.zip</a></p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
star this property publisher 25259
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1111235
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star this property answer date less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property date tabled less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property ddp created less than 2019-04-10T20:43:32.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T20:43:32.817Z
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Department for Transport more like this
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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
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less than 2019-04-10T21:29:29.621Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T21:29:29.621Z
less than 2019-04-23T13:55:02.610Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T13:55:02.610Z
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 243463 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T13:23:49.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T13:23:49.09Z
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 April 2019 to Question 241018, what (a) criteria and (b) timeframes in the Northern franchise agreement his Department is using to assess Arriva Rail North’s progress in ensuring that all Pacer trains will be retired by the end of 2019. more like this
star this property session
2017/19 more like this
star this property session number 1 more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 243463 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 243463 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department continues to monitor the delivery of new trains across the network. Those new trains delivered to the Northern franchise, together with fully-refurbished cascaded vehicles, will allow the withdrawal of Pacer units.</p><p> </p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
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4269
unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1146971
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star this property published true more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property date tabled less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property ddp created less than 2019-09-30T21:10:14.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T21:10:14.927Z
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Home Office more like this
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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
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less than 2019-09-30T21:15:12.735Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T21:15:12.735Z
less than 2019-10-08T16:41:12.849Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:41:12.849Z
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 292202 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:09:42.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:09:42.52Z
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish research undertaken to identify target audiences prior to launching the #knifefree campaign on fast food containers. more like this
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2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
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Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 292202 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 292202 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the Hon Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property publisher 25259
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4048
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
1150840
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star this property answer date less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property date tabled less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property ddp created less than 2019-10-21T20:56:11.710Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T20:56:11.710Z
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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
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less than 2019-10-22T14:15:09.076Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T14:15:09.076Z
less than 2019-10-28T16:24:04.759Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T16:24:04.759Z
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 2728 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-10-28T15:52:12.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T15:52:12.53Z
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland on the introduction of HPV Primary Screening in Northern Ireland. more like this
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2019/20 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2019/20 2728 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 2728 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has not had any direct discussion with the Department of Health in Northern Ireland on the introduction of human papillomavirus (HPV) primary screening in this jurisdiction.</p><p>The Northern Ireland Screening Committee has agreed a programme of work to be led by the Northern Ireland Public Health Agency during 2019/20 to inform the development of a policy paper on introducing HPV testing in Northern Ireland cervical screening for consideration by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland in 2020.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 2729 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1150841
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star this property answer date less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property date tabled less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property ddp created less than 2019-10-21T20:56:14.690Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T20:56:14.690Z
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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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
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less than 2019-10-21T21:05:44.212Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T21:05:44.212Z
less than 2019-10-28T16:24:03.218Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T16:24:03.218Z
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 2729 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-10-28T15:52:12.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T15:52:12.593Z
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has he made of the potential merits of the introduction of HPV primary screening in Northern Ireland. more like this
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2019/20 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2019/20 2729 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 2729 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has not had any direct discussion with the Department of Health in Northern Ireland on the introduction of human papillomavirus (HPV) primary screening in this jurisdiction.</p><p>The Northern Ireland Screening Committee has agreed a programme of work to be led by the Northern Ireland Public Health Agency during 2019/20 to inform the development of a policy paper on introducing HPV testing in Northern Ireland cervical screening for consideration by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland in 2020.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 2728 more like this
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4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
star this property publisher 25259
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1156076
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star this property answer date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
star this property date tabled less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
star this property ddp created less than 2019-10-24T17:55:59.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T17:55:59.107Z
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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
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less than 2019-10-24T18:05:28.614Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T18:05:28.614Z
less than 2019-10-29T13:58:02.450Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T13:58:02.450Z
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 5007 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T13:26:53.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T13:26:53.837Z
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports of alleged human rights abuses in Indian-administered Kashmir; and if he will make a statement. more like this
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2019/20 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Wycombe more like this
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2019/20 5007 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>​We recognise that there are human rights concerns in India-administered Kashmir and Pakistan-administered Kashmir. We encourage all states to ensure domestic laws are in line with international standards. Any allegations of human rights violations and abuses are deeply concerning and must be investigated thoroughly, promptly, transparently and independently.</p><p>We are in regular contact with the Governments of India and Pakistan and have discussed the situation in Kashmir, including the issue of human rights. We will continue to monitor the situation in Kashmir closely.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
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4064
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
1156077
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star this property answer date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
star this property date tabled less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
star this property ddp created less than 2019-10-24T17:56:02.180Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T17:56:02.180Z
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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
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less than 2019-10-24T18:05:31.890Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T18:05:31.890Z
less than 2019-10-29T14:02:02.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T14:02:02.667Z
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 5008 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T13:30:23.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T13:30:23.35Z
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to acquire accurate information on the situation on the ground in Indian-administered Kashmir; and if he will make a statement. more like this
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2019/20 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Wycombe more like this
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2019/20 5008 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>​We are following the situation in Kashmir closely and are in regular contact with the Government of India and the Government of Pakistan. The Prime Minister has spoken to both Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Khan about the situation in Kashmir. The Foreign Secretary has spoken to the Indian Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar. The Minister for South Asia has discussed the situation with the Indian Minister for Minority Affairs and engages regularly with the Indian and Pakistani High Commissioners. In addition our High Commissions in New Delhi and Islamabad are also engaging the Indian and Pakistani Governments and monitoring events and developments closely. Events in Kashmir can have regional and international implications and we continue to urge calm and caution from all.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property publisher 25259
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4064
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
star this property date tabled less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
star this property ddp created less than 2019-10-15T19:10:42.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-15T19:10:42.027Z
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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
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less than 2019-10-15T19:15:32.518Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-15T19:15:32.518Z
less than 2019-10-22T15:11:07.134Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:11:07.134Z
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 524 more like this
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star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T14:39:28.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T14:39:28.583Z
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a mandatory and consistent (a) UK-wide logo and (b) on pack information for compostable food packaging; and what plans her Department has to introduce such a policy. more like this
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2019/20 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2019/20 524 more like this
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star this property uin 524 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Resources and Waste Strategy analysed the challenges currently facing the recycling industry in this country, setting out how we would tackle these challenges. Building on commitments in the Strategy we launched a consultation earlier this year on reforming the packaging producer responsibility system, as part of that consultation the Government proposed a mandatory UK-wide labelling system that provides clear information to help people to recycle. Following strong support for the proposal from consultation respondents, the Government is minded to take forward a mandatory labelling scheme subject to further analysis and legal considerations. Defra officials are exploring how a mandatory labelling scheme can address consumer confusion about what to do with compostable packaging. The consultation closed on 13 May and the summary of responses and next steps can be found via the below link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/packaging-waste-changing-the-uk-producer-responsibility-system-for-packaging-waste" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/packaging-waste-changing-the-uk-producer-responsibility-system-for-packaging-waste</a></p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises that innovation into compostable and biodegradable plastics could help reduce the environmental impacts of plastics if they are disposed of in the right way. However, this is often not the case. If these plastics are put in the domestic waste bin, for example, they are likely to end up in landfill and can break down to release powerful greenhouse gases, such as methane. If mistakenly recycled with other plastics, they have the potential to damage the quality of the new products made from the recycled plastic. Furthermore, concerns persist that plastics which are claimed to be biodegradable, if littered or otherwise released into the environment in an uncontrolled way, may not degrade quickly or at all, and they can only be composted if they meet relevant standards.</p><p> </p><p>As a consequence of these concerns, the Government published a call for evidence in July 2019 to help consider the development of standards or certification criteria for bio-based, biodegradable, and compostable plastics as well as to better understand their effects on the environment and our current waste system. The call for evidence closed on the 14 October 2019 and we are currently analysing the responses received to inform future policy. We currently do not have plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the matter of requiring any form of plastic packaging to be compostable.</p><p> </p>
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