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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government takes hybrid and cyber threats very seriously, and we are strengthening the UK’s defences against increasingly sophisticated attacks. This includes assessing how we will tackle these threats once we have left the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The security partnership agreed between the UK and the EU sets out the broadest and most comprehensive agreement between the EU and a third country.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence launched the Modernising Defence Programme in January last year which looked across the spectrum at our current and planned capabilities, right through to our business practices.</p><p> </p><p>It is an ambitious programme, but we are confident that Defence is making the right capability investments and policy approaches to ensure we remain one of the strongest Defence players in Europe.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Courts more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We estimate, based on industry and Government statistics, that the Defence Nuclear Enterprise supports at least 30,000 jobs, supporting prosperity across the United Kingdom.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>To date over 3,600 organisations have signed the Covenant at an average rate of 30 per week, up from five per month in 2014. In addition, all Local Authorities in Great Britain and four in Northern Ireland have pledged to uphold the Armed Forces Covenant.</p><p> </p><p>Broadening support for the Covenant is a top priority for the Ministerial Covenant and Veterans Board and the Armed Forces Covenant annual report outlines the progress we have made.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Hollinrake more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence has provided the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body with all its evidence to support their recommendations for Pay Round 2019-20 and is awaiting submission of the Pay Review Body’s final report. The Government will then consider the recommendations before agreeing the final 2019 Armed Forces Pay Award, taking into account the need to recruit, retain, and motivate suitably able and qualified personnel, as well as the long term affordability of the Armed Forces.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Air Commodore Clarke was a great friend and ambassador of the Royal Air Force and a truly remarkable man.</p><p> </p><p>Air Commodore Clarke was a member of a World War Two Lancaster aircrew, and one of the last surviving prisoners of the Stalag Luft III Prisoner of War camp in Poland at the time of the great escape.</p><p> </p><p>Following a distinguished career in the RAF, he worked tirelessly as Chairman of the Bomber Command Association, not to mention his support for the RAF Association, RAF Benevolent Fund and the Air Cadets. His courage in the face of adversity is an inspiration to us all, and I know he will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Like all pesticides, Roundup (a range of weedkillers containing glyphosate) is subject to strict regulation to ensure that its use will not harm people or have unacceptable effects on the environment.</p><p> </p><p>The European Commission decided in December 2017 to approve glyphosate for continuing use until December 2022. The decision followed a scientific risk assessment by the European Food Safety Authority, which included a very close scrutiny of the evidence on whether glyphosate causes cancer. UK experts participated in that assessment and supported its conclusions.</p><p> </p><p>All pesticide products, including Roundup, are tightly regulated by the Health and Safety Executive. They are only authorised for use if scientific data demonstrates that they will not harm people or have unacceptable effects on the environment.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to keep an active watch on the scientific evidence on glyphosate.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State continues to have regular conversations with ministerial colleagues across Government on all aspects of exiting the EU.</p><p>To provide certainty to farmers and landowners, the Government has pledged to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of this Parliament. This commitment applies to the whole UK.</p><p>The Agriculture Bill will allow us to break from the Common Agricultural Policy and help our farming sector become more profitable whilst sustaining our precious natural environment.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>I recognise the economic and cultural importance of geographical indications to all parts of the United Kingdom. There are 16 current Welsh products covered by the scheme, ranging from Halen Môn sea salt to Welsh lamb.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Last year, over 3000 jobs came to Wales through Foreign Direct Investment, through 57 projects of which 93% were supported by both my department and the Department for International Trade.</p><p>Between 2015 and 2018, the UK attracted more foreign direct investment in capital investment than France and Germany combined.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Michael Fabricant more like this