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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government fully appreciates that this is an important and complex issue which we need to consider in further detail.</p><p>That is why the Home Secretary has committed to review the policy.</p><p>We are continuing productive discussions with key partners, listening carefully to the arguments and considering the evidence put forward on this issue</p> more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:10:06.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:10:06.97Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The latest official data indicates an increase in police recorded disability hate crime, which is mostly due to general police recording improvements.</p><p>The latest Crime Survey for England and Wales indicates a downward trend in overall hate crime incidence over the past decade but any instance is one too many and we stand alongside all victims of this abhorrent crime.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:13:07.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:13:07.753Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Debbie Abrahams more like this
1138797
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unstar this property answer text <p>Following my last update to the House and the publication of the National Audit Office report into this issue I have sought further advice from officials in my department about measures we can put in place for those who maintain their innocence.</p><p>I intend to make a statement to the House this very soon.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:20:21.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:20:21.297Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The most recent statistics on apprenticeships starts by industry sector cover the academic years 2012/13 to 2016/17 and are published on GOV.UK:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/apprenticeships-in-england-by-industry-characteristics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/apprenticeships-in-england-by-industry-characteristics</a>.</p><p>In 2016/17 there were:</p><ul><li>36,170 starts in the manufacturing sector;</li><li>1,620 starts in the energy sector; and</li><li>31,610 starts in the construction sector.</li></ul><p>Statistics for 2017/18 are due to be published in October 2019.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T11:38:48.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T11:38:48.437Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Peter Dowd more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Fire and rescue services have the resources they need to do their important work and will receive around £2.3 billion in 2019/20.</p><p>Fire and Rescue Services funding requirements from 2020/21 will be considered as part of the Spending Review.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:02:37.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:02:37.893Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Faisal Rashid more like this
1138685
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unstar this property answer text <p>Infertility is recognised as a disease by all mainstream international health organisations. In the United Kingdom, infertility affects one in seven of all couples of child-bearing age. It can cause great psychological distress for those seeking to start a family, if not addressed. There are effective treatments and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Fertility Guidelines set out clearly how the treatment can be offered in the most clinically and cost-effective way. The Government recognises that there is variation in the commissioning of National Health Service fertility services across England. Patients with infertility have every right to expect NHS services based on clinical need.</p><p> </p><p>Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have a statutory responsibility to commission healthcare services that meet the needs of their whole population, including fertility services. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s guidance for commissioners is a new tool to help them implement NICE Fertility Guidelines and use the benchmark price treatments.</p><p> </p><p>I wrote to the Chief Executives of all CCGs in England on 17 June 2019 to promote the guidance and benchmark price, and strongly encourage them to implement fully the NICE Fertility Guidelines.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
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less than 2019-07-16T14:53:34.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:53:34.467Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Colleen Fletcher more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Infertility is recognised as a disease by all mainstream international health organisations. In the United Kingdom, infertility affects one in seven of all couples of child-bearing age. It can cause great psychological distress for those seeking to start a family, if not addressed. There are effective treatments and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Fertility Guidelines set out clearly how the treatment can be offered in the most clinically and cost-effective way. The Government recognises that there is variation in the commissioning of National Health Service fertility services across England. Patients with infertility have every right to expect NHS services based on clinical need.</p><p> </p><p>Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have a statutory responsibility to commission healthcare services that meet the needs of their whole population, including fertility services. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s guidance for commissioners is a new tool to help them implement NICE Fertility Guidelines and use the benchmark price treatments.</p><p> </p><p>I wrote to the Chief Executives of all CCGs in England on 17 June 2019 to promote the guidance and benchmark price, and strongly encourage them to implement fully the NICE Fertility Guidelines.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
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less than 2019-07-16T14:53:34.513Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:53:34.513Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Colleen Fletcher more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Infertility is recognised as a disease by all mainstream international health organisations. In the United Kingdom, infertility affects one in seven of all couples of child-bearing age. It can cause great psychological distress for those seeking to start a family, if not addressed. There are effective treatments and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Fertility Guidelines set out clearly how the treatment can be offered in the most clinically and cost-effective way. The Government recognises that there is variation in the commissioning of National Health Service fertility services across England. Patients with infertility have every right to expect NHS services based on clinical need.</p><p> </p><p>Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have a statutory responsibility to commission healthcare services that meet the needs of their whole population, including fertility services. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s guidance for commissioners is a new tool to help them implement NICE Fertility Guidelines and use the benchmark price treatments.</p><p> </p><p>I wrote to the Chief Executives of all CCGs in England on 17 June 2019 to promote the guidance and benchmark price, and strongly encourage them to implement fully the NICE Fertility Guidelines.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
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less than 2019-07-16T14:53:34.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:53:34.563Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Colleen Fletcher more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has been clear that it does not intend to rely on ECMT permits after we leave the EU. The EU has agreed a regulation on basic road connectivity which guarantees rights for UK hauliers to continue providing services between the UK and the EU should the UK leave without a deal. As it stands, the Regulation would come into effect if the UK left the EU without a deal and would last until 31 December 2019.</p><p>Going forward, we will be working with Member States to agree on bilateral arrangements. Many old bilateral agreements would become reinstated if we leave without a deal and we are confident that other bilaterals will be agreed swiftly, given it is in the interest of both sides for freight to continue to flow.</p><p>The UK’s allocation of ECMT permits for 2020 is a base quota of 174 which is equivalent to 2,088 annual Euro VI ECMT permits.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T14:53:52.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T14:53:52.163Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Neil O'Brien more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is keen that the welfare needs of racehorses are well met, both during their racing lives and afterwards. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is responsible for the safety of racehorses at British racecourses and the BHA works alongside the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare to make horseracing as safe as possible.</p><p> </p><p>In relation to starting stalls, the incidence of stalls fatalities is low. In 2018 there was one stalls fatality over the course of 6,591 flat races. In addition the BHA Starting Team discuss any incident which occurs in the stalls with Veterinary Officers and staff handlers to improve safety.</p><p> </p><p>However, both I and the BHA consider that more can be done to make horseracing safer in general which is why I have been holding regular discussions with the BHA about this. Most recently on the 14 May, I met with the BHA as well as the new independent Chair of the BHA’s newly appointed Horse Welfare Board. This was a constructive meeting where the number of fatalities of racehorses was acknowledged and both sides agreed that further action is required to tackle avoidable harm and make the sport safer.</p><p> </p><p>The Board committed to doing all it can to improve welfare outcomes. I stressed the need for the BHA in conjunction with the Horse Welfare Board to develop a robust action plan that will deliver tangible results and intend to stay in regular contact with both the BHA and newly appointed Horse Welfare Board to continue to press for improvements in racehorse welfare.</p>
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less than 2019-07-16T15:45:53.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:45:53.287Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this