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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Elephants more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the (a) People's Republic of China, (b) United Arab Emirates and (c) Republic of Zimbabwe on the Republic of Zimbabwe's sale of 97 elephants to zoos in China and the UAE since 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 254846 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>International trade in live elephants from Zimbabwe is permitted under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) if certain conditions are met. The UK does not have the power to intervene in the way in which another Party implements the Convention.</p><p>On 30 April, I spoke to Priscah Mupfumira, Zimbabwe Minister of Environment, Tourism and the Hospitality Industry, raising our concerns pertaining to elephants captured from the wild in Zimbabwe. Our Embassies in Beijing and Abu Dhabi are aware of the issue and regularly raise conservation issues with the respective governments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:11:43.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1126633
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Young Offenders more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of children in custody were held on remand in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 254237 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The table below sets out the proportion of the average monthly custodial population of under 18s who were on remand for each year from 2009/10 to 2017/18:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>24%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>26%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>24%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>22%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>21%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>23%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>22%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>21%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>24%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>This data can be found in supplementary table “Ch 7 – Children in youth custody” of our Youth Justice annual statistics for 2017 to 2018 for England and Wales: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/youth-justice-statistics-2017-to-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/youth-justice-statistics-2017-to-2018</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T13:28:50.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:28:50.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1126625
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Young Offender Institutions: Autism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) male and (b) female people in young offending institutions have autism. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Camberwell and Peckham more like this
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Ms Harriet Harman more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The MoJ does not centrally hold specific information on the number of prisoners who are on the autistic spectrum, either within prisons or young offender’s institutions. The most recent, available data from the Department for Education (2014/15) shows that 0.25% of Offender Learners (defined as offenders aged 18 or over that participated in Skills Funding Agency funded learning while in the prison system) self-declared as having a learning difficulty classified within the Autistic Spectrum Disorder category. This represents 250 out of 101,600 learners. This data is not, however, separated out by gender.</p><p> </p><p>The MoJ is committed to ensuring that all individuals who come into contact with the prison system are able to access the right support to help them engage with their sentence. We are therefore taking a number of steps to improve data collection on disability within prisons.</p><p> </p><p>This includes work by HM Prisons and Probation Service looking at how disabilities data can be better categorised on the Prison National Offender Management System (P-NOMIS) for offenders aged 18 and over to improve staff awareness.</p><p>Health and justice partners are also working to establish the new Health and Justice Information Service (HJIS) to improve the link between prisons and community by introducing a system of sharing clinical records between community and prison on reception, and from prison back to the community on release.</p><p> </p><p>Finally, the new adult prison education framework contracts, which commenced on 1 April, have introduced numerous improvements to the way prisoners aged 18 and over with learning difficulties and disabilities (LDD) are screened and provided with regular and consistent support throughout their sentence.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 254060 more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T11:46:29.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T11:46:29.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Harriet Harman more like this
1126632
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Young Offender Institutions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which of the recommendations made in the Youth Custody Improvement Board report, published in February 2017, have been (a) fully, (b) partially and (c) not achieved. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 254236 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In January 2017 we established a Youth Custody Reform Programme in response to the recommendations made in Charlie Taylor’s review of the youth justice system, published in December 2016. Our response to the recommendations subsequently made by the Youth Custody Improvement Board (YCIB) were also incorporated into this programme. To date, of the 19 recommendations made by the YCIB, nine have been fully achieved and six have been partially achieved. A table setting out all of the recommendations and our progress against each of them is attached below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Recommendation</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Status</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ministers should clearly define what they believe the youth custodial system is attempting to achieve, and only then how the success criteria can be developed in order to deliver it</p></td><td><p><strong>Partially achieved.</strong> The Youth Custody Service (YCS) was established with a clear mission statement to<ul><li>support young people in custody to live positive and crime-free lives</li><li>reduce the numbers of young people released from our care who reoffend</li><li>create an environment that is educational, safe and decent</li><li>improve safety and maximise opportunities for personal growth.</li></ul>Performance of the youth justice system is monitored by a quarterly performance board chaired by the Permanent Secretary across key metrics and we are working to develop a performance framework applicable across the secure estate.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>One national body should be accountable for leading and taking responsibility for overseeing the Youth Secure Estate (YSE), to ensure the vision for the estate is understood across the system, a plan for fulfilling it is implemented and that support and specialist professional advice is provided from the centre.</p></td><td><p><strong>Fully achieved.</strong> The YCS was formally established in September 2017.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Decisive action should be taken to bring the 8 existing establishments within one structured system of governance and accountability.</p></td><td><p><strong>Fully achieved.</strong> The YCS has oversight of the whole YSE with one Executive Director directly accountable to ministers.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A new framework for assessing the performance of individual establishments should be established by the new national body</p></td><td><p><strong>Partially achieved.</strong> The YCS have an assurance framework in place and have established a programme of work to re-evaluate data recording with the ambition of developing a sector-wide performance framework.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HMPPS must urgently bring in appropriate expertise and leadership to boost its capacity in caring for young people.</p></td><td><p><strong>Fully achieved.</strong> The creation of the YCS brought expertise across the sector together by combining the Young People’s Estate with the custodial operations of the Youth Justice Board (YJB). The YCS now has experienced, directly accountable, leadership in the post of Executive Director and two new Deputy Director posts with responsibility for reform, placements and casework; assurance and contracted services.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Plans for extending the autonomy of governors in the YSE should be introduced as soon as is practical.</p></td><td><p><strong>Partially achieved.</strong> The YCS has devolved additional funds and spending powers for YCS governors regarding education (amounting to £1.8m across the four public-sector YOIs in 2019/20), and we are considering other ways in which we can extend their autonomy and flexibility to innovate.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Immediate action must be taken to appoint a skilled individual to the proposed new post of Director of the YSE.</p></td><td><p><strong>Fully achieved.</strong> The YCS has had a dedicated Executive Director, accountable to ministers, since April 2017.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>All new staff in the YSE should have appropriate skills and knowledge of working with young people.</p></td><td><p><strong>Fully achieved.</strong> The YCS established a bespoke recruitment route and induction training programme in April 2018 to ensure staff are recruited with the right skills and values for working with young people. All new recruits will be expected to complete the new professionalisation programme (see below). We have used this recruitment route to expand the capacity of YOIs – there were 315 more Band 3-5 frontline officers in the YCS at the end of 2018 than at the end of 2017, and increase of 35%.[1]</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A training programme for existing staff at all levels of the YSE should be developed to heighten and develop their skills working with young people.</p></td><td><p><strong>Fully achieved.</strong> The YCS has established a youth custody professionalisation programme (to foundation degree level) for frontline staff of Bands 3 and 4 or their equivalents in the private sector. Thee staff will be transitioned into a new Band 4 Youth Justice Specialist role upon completion of the training. Over 400 staff have been enrolled on this training to date, and the first YJ Specialists were confirmed in post this month. We are developing further training options for managers.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The MoJ should identify immediately what additional measures can be taken in each YOI and STC to improve the safety of young people.</p></td><td><p><strong>Fully achieved.</strong> The YCS has introduced a new evidence-based behaviour management strategy focusing on proactive relationship-building and positive reinforcement. This will sit alongside a new holistic care framework for children and staff developed by the NHS, the recruitment of more psychology staff in YOIs, new critical case panels for the children who present the most severe issues, and the building of two new Enhanced Support Units (ESUs).</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A comprehensive review of the specific needs of young people and the specific forms of interventions required should be undertaken as an essential prerequisite to opening new specialist units in YOIs and STCs. Appropriate specialist staff should also be appointed by the time such units become operational.</p></td><td><p><strong>Fully achieved. </strong> The YCS has a detailed evidence-based operating model and eligibility criteria for ESUs developed by psychological and healthcare staff. Dedicated staff were in post for each before becoming operational.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>As a priority, specific consideration must be given to the over-representation of Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) young people in the YSE and further action be taken urgently to ensure young BAME people do not experience discrimination whilst in custody.</p></td><td><p><strong>Partially achieved.</strong> The MoJ has created a dedicated youth disproportionality team with a key focus on explaining or changing disproportionate outcomes for BAME children in the justice system and the YCS has introduced a new behaviour management framework which requires each establishment to demonstrate a commitment to addressing discrimination and disadvantage and to promote equitable outcomes for children.[2]</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The government should carry out a clear needs analysis of young people in custody, with a particular focus on mental health, mental and neurodevelopmental disorders. This will allow full details of the cohort and what services they need to aid effective and appropriate commissioning.</p></td><td><p><strong>Partially achieved.</strong> The MoJ carried out a comprehensive cohort analysis, including mental health needs, of the youth secure estate at the start of the programme to guide the development of reform proposals and service commissioning. Comprehensive identification of children’s needs relating to neurodiversity and mental health are performed on entry into custody by healthcare and this process itself is under review (see below).</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A review of the use of the Comprehensive Health Assessment Tool (CHAT) should be undertaken to ensure it is effectively collecting and communicating the information about individual young people that is needed.</p></td><td><p><strong>Partially achieved.</strong> A comprehensive review of the CHAT has been undertaken by NHS England and its conclusions are being finalised, after which an action plan will be developed to implement its recommendations.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ministers should consider removing the requirement for 30 hours of education and replacing it with a national framework based on ensuring each young person has mastered the basics of learning and can develop relevant academic and vocational skills.</p></td><td><p><strong>Not yet achieved.</strong> We are retendering education contracts for 2021 and intend to test elements of core day and curriculum flexibility with our current providers to inform this exercise.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>National minimum standards of experience should be required for teaching in YSE establishments, with greater consideration given to the calibre of teaching staff recruited.</p></td><td><p><strong>Not yet achieved.</strong> We are retendering education contracts for 2021 and as part of this we are exploring new models and types of provider, including the staffing requirements.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>For the purposes of the pilot, the MoJ should consider direct management of the 2 secure schools through a national agency, government department or local authority model.</p></td><td><p><strong>Rejected</strong>. Secure schools will be set up and run by not-for-profit secure academy trusts. Providers will have to have a clear child-focused ethos at their core and a proven record of the knowledge and skills required to work with children in crisis. Secure academy trusts will enter into a funding agreement with the Secretary of State for Justice and be accountable to him</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Plans for piloting secure schools should give serious consideration to how provision for young women could be made within them.</p></td><td><p><strong>Fully achieved.</strong> All children that are currently deemed suitable for placement into YOIs and STCs, including girls, will be considered for Secure Schools. In our published ‘Guidance on How to Apply to Run a Secure School’,[3] we have advised potential providers that they will deliver a provision that caters to the specific needs of girls and demonstrate how an understanding of their lives and diverse needs will inform interventions at the secure school.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Each of the piloted secure schools should be designed to test evidence-based approaches with a specific cohort of young people, for example those serving long (or short) sentences, or those that would benefit from, and respond to, a therapeutic model of intervention and care.</p></td><td><p><strong>Rejected. </strong> Any boy or girl aged 12 to 17 who is remanded or sentenced into youth detention accommodation could be placed into a secure school, and we expect them to accommodate children with a wide range of complex needs. The secure schools model has been designed to deliver an individualised, therapeutic approach to meeting children’s needs that ultimately addresses their offending behaviour and improve their life chances, which is based on evidence of what works and we believe they underpin best practice for any type of youth custody provision. Rigorous evaluations will be carried out to evaluate the benefits and impacts on children within custody, the estate’s workforce, and the community as a whole</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-offender-management-service-workforce-statistics</p><p>[2] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/building-bridges-a-positive-behaviour-framework-for-the-children-and-young-people-secure-estate</p><p>[3] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/secure-schools-how-to-apply</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T13:26:24.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:26:24.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1125889
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star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Winter Fuel Payments more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will make an estimate of the potential cost of amending annual Winter Fuel Payment letters to include a paragraph inviting recipients to donate their payment to a charitable cause. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Recipients of Winter Fuel Payments are free to use them in the way they choose, including donating them to a charity of their choice. There is evidence that some people choose to do this already.</p><p> </p><p>Currently the Department cannot estimate the potential cost of this specific proposal, but is always open to suggestions from the chair of the WPSC. Digital reform of the Winter Fuel Payment Service is underway and will mean that from 2020/21 the Department could consider using newer technologies that may offer more flexibility over making improvements to the letters. As with the development of all digital services, user research will be an important factor in improving the letters to ensure they meet everyone’s needs, and in particular that the needs of vulnerable people are carefully considered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T14:21:20.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:21:20.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1126268
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Water Supply: Desalination more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much of England's water was produced by desalination in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
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Royston Smith more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The only major desalination scheme currently operating in the UK is Thames Water’s plant at Beckton. It is capable of producing up to 150 million litres of water per day and has been operational since 2010. However, it is only used intermittently when Thames Water considers it necessary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T11:12:49.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T11:12:49.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1126226
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Water Supply: Competition more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of commercial enterprises using water suppliers that are competing for customers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
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Royston Smith more like this
star this property uin 253652 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Ofwat’s report on the first year of the market, Open for business, set out how customers have engaged with the market, and the extent of switching. The report can be found here: <a href="https://www.ofwat.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/State-of-the-market-report-2017-18-FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.ofwat.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/State-of-the-market-report-2017-18-FINAL.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T11:02:59.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T11:02:59.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1126228
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Water Supply: Competition more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timeframe is for the roll-out of water competition between suppliers for domestic household consumers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
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Royston Smith more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There has been no decision on whether to roll out water competition between suppliers for domestic household consumers.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is looking to learn lessons from opening the water market for business customers, particularly with regard to the impacts on bills, customer service, innovation and efficiency, before making any decision on whether to roll out water competition between suppliers for domestic household consumers. In particular, we need to ensure the benefits can be delivered and vulnerable customers can be protected.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T11:21:51.657Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T11:21:51.657Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1126231
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star 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
star this property hansard heading Water Supply: Competition more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which region has the (a) greatest and (b) least level of competition in the supply of water for commercial enterprises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
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Royston Smith more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold data on this.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T11:08:24.293Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T11:08:24.293Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1124875
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Water Companies: Insolvency more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent retailers in the water market who sell to SME customers from failing. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
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star this property answer text <p>When considering applications from potential retailers, Ofwat, the economic regulator for the water industry, considers whether it would have sufficient financial resources to finance its obligations under the law and to deliver its business plan. Once the retailer enters the market, it is for the retailer to ensure it operates efficiently and is able to continue to operate. In any functioning market some retailers will fail. If a retailer were to fail, as has been seen in other sectors, Ofwat would step in and ensure affected customers are allocated to a new supplier in a seamless way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this