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1051290
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-30more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Animal Welfare more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a ban on tethering animals in unsafe locations including (a) roundabouts (b) roadsides and (c) other public land. more like this
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 214548 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>Defra is keen to ensure that we uphold our high standards of animal welfare including in relation to tethering. Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (the 2006 Act) it is an offence to fail to provide for an animal’s welfare or to cause it any unnecessary suffering. The 2006 Act is backed up by the statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses, Ponies, Donkeys and Their Hybrids (the Code). The Code provides owners and keepers with information on how to meet the welfare needs of their animals and includes a specific section on how to tether a horse and other animals are covered. The code makes it clear that the site should not allow animals’ access to a public highway or public footpaths. If anyone is concerned about the way a horse or other animal has been tethered they should report the matter either to the relevant local authority or to the RSPCA or World Horse Welfare who can investigate. If a horse or other animal is found not to be tethered appropriately it could lead to a prosecution under the 2006 Act. Defra considers that this legislation and guidance provides the right safeguards in respect of tethering.</p>
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T17:31:45.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T17:31:45.867Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
4079
label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
1054560
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Agriculture: Migrant Workers more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the paper entitled The UK future skills-based immigration system, published by the Home Office on 19 December 2018, what discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on the effect of the recently announced skills-based immigration system on (a) the food and farming sector and (b) the UK’s security of food supply. more like this
tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
tabling member printed
Tim Farron more like this
uin 216166 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>It is a priority of this Government to enable an innovative, productive and competitive food supply chain.</p><p>Whilst the UK prepares to leave the EU, Defra is working closely with the Home Office to ensure that there is a long term strategy for the food and farming workforce as part of the future immigration policy.</p><p>Following publication of the Immigration White Paper on 19 December, the Home Office has initiated an extensive twelve month programme of targeted engagement across the UK, and with the EU and international partners, to capture views and ensure that we design a future system that works for the whole of the UK.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T14:13:29.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T14:13:29.613Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
1591
label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
1054561
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Radiography: Training more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to tackle reductions in the number of applicants to radiography courses since the end of the NHS bursaries for those courses. more like this
tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
tabling member printed
Tim Farron more like this
uin 216167 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>The NHS Long Term Plan, published on 7 January 2019, sets out a vital strategic framework to ensure that over the next 10 years the National Health Service will have the staff it needs.</p><p> </p><p>My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has commissioned Baroness Dido Harding, working closely with Sir David Behan, to lead a number of programmes to engage with key NHS interests to develop a detailed workforce implementation plan. These programmes will consider detailed proposals to grow the workforce, including consideration of additional staff and skills required, build a supportive working culture in the NHS and ensure first rate leadership for NHS staff.</p><p> </p><p>Radiotherapy degree courses are three years in length, therefore students affected by the changes to the education funding system from 2017 will not have completed courses funded by loans to enable an assessment of the effect of the removal of bursaries on this profession.</p><p> </p><p>The Cancer Workforce Plan Phase 1, included a target of upskilling 300 more radiographers in image interpretation and reporting by 2021. Currently, 88 individuals have started training programmes towards this, 62 will start in January, and a further 150 during 2019/20.</p><p> </p><p>Phase 2 of the Cancer Workforce Plan will follow the Workforce Implementation Plan published later in 2019.</p>
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
grouped question UIN 216168 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T17:28:08.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T17:28:08.623Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
1591
label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
1054562
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Radiology: Training more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the end of NHS student bursaries for radiography courses on (a) the number of diagnostic tests undertaken and (b) trends in the level of the workforce recruitment and retention in radiotherapy. more like this
tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
tabling member printed
Tim Farron more like this
uin 216168 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>The NHS Long Term Plan, published on 7 January 2019, sets out a vital strategic framework to ensure that over the next 10 years the National Health Service will have the staff it needs.</p><p> </p><p>My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has commissioned Baroness Dido Harding, working closely with Sir David Behan, to lead a number of programmes to engage with key NHS interests to develop a detailed workforce implementation plan. These programmes will consider detailed proposals to grow the workforce, including consideration of additional staff and skills required, build a supportive working culture in the NHS and ensure first rate leadership for NHS staff.</p><p> </p><p>Radiotherapy degree courses are three years in length, therefore students affected by the changes to the education funding system from 2017 will not have completed courses funded by loans to enable an assessment of the effect of the removal of bursaries on this profession.</p><p> </p><p>The Cancer Workforce Plan Phase 1, included a target of upskilling 300 more radiographers in image interpretation and reporting by 2021. Currently, 88 individuals have started training programmes towards this, 62 will start in January, and a further 150 during 2019/20.</p><p> </p><p>Phase 2 of the Cancer Workforce Plan will follow the Workforce Implementation Plan published later in 2019.</p>
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
grouped question UIN 216167 more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T17:28:08.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T17:28:08.58Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
1591
label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
1054812
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Natural England: Finance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to Answer of 19 November 2018 to Question 189648 on Natural England: Finance, what is meant by broadening the scope of Natural England's income base. more like this
tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
tabling member printed
Tim Farron more like this
uin 216204 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>Although the vast majority of Natural England’s work is funded from core Grant in Aid (GiA), it also receives income from a diverse range of sources such as fees and charges, commercial activities and external grant funding. Natural England is looking at options for expanding these sources of income whilst also exploring new investment mechanisms for green finance.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T10:47:29.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T10:47:29.193Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1591
label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
1051461
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-30more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Politicians: Visas more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 4 January 2019 to Questions 205232, 205233 and 205235, if he will take steps to ensure timely visa application processes for invited participants in Parliamentary events. more like this
tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Lyn Brown more like this
uin 214528 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>Published data on entry clearance visa processing times, including the percentage of visas processed within published service standards, is published online at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data#uk-visas-and-immigration" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data#uk-visas-and-immigration</a></p><p>The vast majority of straightforward visa applications are processed within Service standards.</p><p>Additional services are available to assist with time-critical visits.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T12:20:14.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T12:20:14.883Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
1583
label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1054848
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Parking: Wellingborough more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department will respond to the petition presented on 12 September 2018 on Jackson Lane Car Park. more like this
tabling member constituency Wellingborough more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Peter Bone more like this
uin 216218 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>Due to an administrative technical fault, the petition was not received by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government until late January.</p><p>A response to the petition has been published today, 7 February.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T16:28:22.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T16:28:22.937Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
1581
label Biography information for Mr Peter Bone more like this
1051289
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-30more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Kidney Cancer: Screening more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will support the call by Kidney Cancer UK to fund research on a national screening programme for kidney cancer. more like this
tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
uin 214526 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) advises ministers and the National Health Service in all four countries about all aspects of screening policy and supports implementation. Using research evidence, pilot programmes and economic evaluation, it assesses the evidence for programmes against a set of internationally recognised criteria.</p><p> </p><p>The UK NSC has not reviewed the evidence for a national screening programme for kidney cancer, however, the Committee welcomes new topic proposals via its annual call for topics which opens each year from September - December.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers carefully consider all recommendations made by the UK NSC.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T13:47:54.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T13:47:54.97Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
1521
label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
1052331
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Animals: Crime more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to increase police resources to deal with crimes against animals and wildlife, including investigating reports of illegal fox hunting. more like this
tabling member constituency Warrington South more like this
tabling member printed
Faisal Rashid more like this
uin 215258 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>The Home Office, along with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, committed to fund the National Wildlife Crime Unit until 2019/20. This money is in addition to central government funding to police forces. Decisions on funding the National Wildlife Crime Unit beyond 2020 will be taken at the next Spending Review.</p><p>The Government does not prescribe the nature or level of resources deployed by individual police forces to tackle crimes against animals and wildlife or any other form of crime. It is for Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners, as operational leaders and elected local representa-tives, to ensure that forces’ priorities locally reflect those of their communities, and it is important that forces have the flexibility to deploy their resources without Government interference.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T13:27:51.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T13:27:51.09Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
4670
label Biography information for Faisal Rashid more like this
1054788
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Kashmir: Human Rights more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the human rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Walthamstow more like this
tabling member printed
Stella Creasy more like this
uin 216322 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>We encourage all states to ensure that their domestic laws meet international human rights standards. Any allegations of human rights violations or abuses is concerning and must be investigated thoroughly, promptly and transparently. We raise these issues, including human rights in both Indian and Pakistani administered Kashmir, with the governments of India and Pakistan.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T12:48:53.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T12:48:53.073Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4088
label Biography information for Stella Creasy more like this