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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Agriculture Act will enable us to transform the way we support farmers. Our new policy will be centred around support aimed at incentivising sustainable farming practices. We will support farmers to produce high quality and nutritious food in a more sustainable way, improve transparency in the supply chain and help farmers to reduce their costs and improve their profitability. We will also help those who want to retire or leave the industry to do so with dignity and create new opportunities and support for new entrants coming into the industry.</p><p> </p><p>In our 2019 manifesto we promised to maintain the current annual budget to farmers for the lifetime of this parliament. When we made this commitment in 2019, the total farm support provided to Welsh farmers that year was £337 million. For 2021/22, the UK government have therefore provided new exchequer funding on top of the remaining £95 million of EU funding to ensure that £337 million of support continues to go to Welsh farmers this year.</p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rob Roberts more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Gower more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>In our 2019 manifesto we promised to maintain the current annual budget to farmers for the lifetime of this parliament. When we made this commitment in 2019, the total farm support provided to Welsh farmers that year was £337 million. For 2021/22, the UK government have therefore provided new exchequer funding on top of the remaining £95 million of EU funding to ensure that £337 million of support continues to go to Welsh farmers this year.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tonia Antoniazzi more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Cardiff South and Penarth more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Waste is a devolved matter. The data on waste treated in Wales by incineration would be held by the Welsh Government. No such assessment has been made by this Department.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Doughty more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Flood Re scheme has helped thousands of householders affected by flooding, increasing availability of insurance from 9% to 99%. Our Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Policy Statement sets out our intention to publish a consultation on some changes to improve Flood Re’s efficiency and effectiveness. The independent review of flood insurance in Doncaster, commissioned by Government, was published on 5 November. We are considering the 12 recommendations and will respond in due course.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emma Hardy more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Civil Service is committed to developing inclusive workplaces. We are refreshing our approach based on new evidence of what works.</p><p>The focus will be on embedding best practice, ensuring the Civil Service acts as an exemplar employer.</p><p>Senior officials are consulting Departments and staff on the new approach, and are working closely with Ministers from across Departments who have an interest.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Randall more like this
1255168
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>All Government’s business support schemes are open to eligible businesses including female entrepreneurs.</p><p>The Start-Up Loans programme has provided more than 31,000 loans, worth over £245m, to female entrepreneurs as of October 2020.</p><p>Additionally, we continue to work with the private sector to deliver the eight initiatives of the Rose Review. Great progress has been made over the past year with joint NatWest and Be the Business launching the ‘Rose Review Female Entrepreneurs Mentoring Programme’ on 27 October.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government takes the issue of misinformation and disinformation very seriously. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it continues to be vitally important that the public has accurate information about the virus, and DCMS is leading work across Government to tackle misinformation and disinformation.</p><p>That is why we stood up the Counter Disinformation Unit up on 5 March to bring together cross-Government monitoring and analysis capabilities. The Unit’s primary function is to provide a comprehensive picture of the extent, scope and impact of misinformation and disinformation regarding COVID-19 and to work with partners to ensure appropriate action is taken.</p><p>Throughout the pandemic, we have been working closely with social media platforms to quickly identify and help them respond to potentially harmful content on their platforms, including removing harmful content in line with their terms and conditions, and promoting authoritative sources of information.</p><p>DCMS Secretary of State and DHSC Secretary of State hosted a joint roundtable in November to ask social media platforms to reduce the spread of harmful and misleading narratives, particularly around the potential COVID-19 vaccine. Social media platforms agreed to continue to work with public health bodies to ensure that authoritative messages about vaccine safety reach as many people as possible; to commit to swifter responses to flagged content and to commit to the principle that no user or company should directly profit from COVID-19 vaccine misinformation or disinformation.</p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Tick surveillance has shown that tick distribution and abundance is changing throughout the UK for many reasons, including habitat and climate change. Small numbers of localised infestations with non-native tick species have been reported in recent years. For these reasons, Defra strongly encourages pet owners to treat their pets to safeguard their animals against ticks and tick transmitted diseases when travelling abroad. Further advice can be obtained from their local vet, and via the Public Health England leaflet available on GOV.UK.</p><p> </p><p>While Defra has no immediate plans to amend the tick controls for pet animals entering the UK, the end of the Transition Period will open up new opportunities for managing our Pet Travel rules. We remain aware of the concerns around ticks and tick-borne disease, and future policy will be guided by risk assessment. Defra also continues to monitor the disease situation through the Tick Surveillance Scheme.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>International Men’s Day offers an opportunity to highlight where we need to do more to improve outcomes for men and boys and to talk about some of the work across Government to tackle those issues.</p><p> </p><p>This work ranges from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities looking at outcomes for the whole population - including ethnic minorities and White British people; preparation for an Employment Bill which, subject to further consultation, will make flexible working the default unless employers have good reason not to; delivering the Suicide Prevention Workplan, which sets out action that is being taken across Government departments and the NHS to reduce suicides, including amongst men.</p><p> </p><p>This Government is committed to levelling up opportunity and ensuring fairness for all - regardless of gender or background.</p><p> </p><p>To celebrate International Men’s Day, the Director of the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales spoke at an International Men’s Day webinar and raised awareness of the day in a virtual newsletter.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Rother Valley more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The value of UK Trade with Somalia in 2019 was £81 million. This comprised £48 million UK exports to Somalia and £33 million UK imports from Somalia.</p><p> </p><p>UK trade with Somaliland is captured within the figures for Somalia and cannot be separately identified.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alexander Stafford more like this