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1126837
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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 Working Links 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 Work and Pensions, what discussions officials in her Department have had with their counterparts in the Ministry of Justice on the Working Links: Ministerial direction correspondence published on 8 May 2019; and if she will introduce similar financial protections to her Department’s Working Links subcontractors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 254799 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DWP Commercial have had discussions recently with MOJ colleagues to clarify the MOJ Ministerial direction correspondence published on 8 May 2019.</p><p>The MOJ are making payments to a small number of Permitted Sub Contractors on the basis of a) the unique nature of their services (statutory services) and b) the structure of their current market in the context of the transformation announced yesterday.</p><p>The Department considered the impact on stakeholders and sub-contractors, based on the Administrator’s statement of affairs at the point of Working Links going into administration, and has worked with both the Administrator and Fedcap, who have taken over a number of Working Links contracts, to minimise the impact on those supply chain partners owed monies by Working Links at the point of administration.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:43:14.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:43:14.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1126998
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Gambia 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 actions they are  taking to increase the amount of trade between the UK and The Gambia. more like this
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Lord German more like this
star this property uin HL15759 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As the Prime Minister set out during her visit to Africa last Summer, the Government is committed to seeing a step change in our relationship with Africa in order to drive forward trade and investment. The Africa Trade Services Unit was set up to act as the single point of contact for UK companies exporting to Africa. The Unit responds to all Africa trade enquiries, including those related to Gambia, and can support UK companies through the delivery of trade services.</p><p> </p><p>The UK remains committed to ensuring developing countries can reduce poverty through trading opportunities. The Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Act 2018 enables the UK to put in place a trade preferences scheme for developing countries that maintains the same level of access as the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences, which will grant duty-free, quota-free access to Least Developed Countries, including The Gambia.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T11:48:36.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T11:48:36.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord German more like this
1126813
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Weapons more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps she is taking to help ensure that weapons used by British armed forces are (a) fit for purpose and (b) modern. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 254790 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As explained in the report on the Modernising Defence Programme published in December 2018, we plan to modernise and transform our Armed Forces by embracing new and innovative technologies to ensure we retain military advantage over potential adversaries and by investing to improve the readiness and availability of defence equipment. We will spend over £186 billion on equipment and support over the decade from April 2018 to March 2028 to ensure that our Armed Forces are fit for the defence and security challenges of the future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:01:17.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:01:17.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1126928
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Djibouti more like this
star this property house id 1 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 International Trade, what progress has been made towards achieving a free trade deal with Djibouti after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 254759 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Act 2018 enables the UK to put in place a trade preferences scheme for developing countries that maintains the same level of access as the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences. The UK trade preference scheme will grant duty-free, quota-free access to Least Developed Countries, including Djibouti, upholding a target in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.</p><p>The UK has signed an Economic Partnership Agreement with Eastern and Southern Africa States (ESA). As Djibouti has not signed the ESA-EU EPA it is not party to the transitioned UK EPA although it is eligible to accede in the future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T09:55:51.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T09:55:51.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1126929
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Serbia 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 International Trade, whether he has made progress on rolling over the existing EU trade agreement with Serbia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 254760 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We continue to engage with Serbia on replicating the effects of the existing EU trade agreement. Both the UK and Serbia remain committed to concluding a new partnership, trade &amp; cooperation agreement as soon as possible. We are working together to ensure we are prepared for all possible scenarios.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will inform the Parliament as soon as our discussions have concluded.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T09:52:20.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T09:52:20.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1126930
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Burkina Faso more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress has been made towards negotiating a trade deal with Burkina Faso after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 254761 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Act 2018 enables the UK to put in place a trade preferences scheme for developing countries that maintains the same level of access as the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences. The UK trade preference scheme will grant duty-free, quota-free access to Least Developed Countries, including Burkina Faso, upholding a target in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.</p><p> </p><p>Currently the trade agreement between the EU and 16 West African States, including Burkina Faso, has not been signed by all of the West African states and is therefore not in force. Should this change, the UK would look to transition the agreement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T09:47:42.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T09:47:42.273Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1126826
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Arts: Secondary Education 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 Education, what steps his Department is taking to promote arts and creative subject provision in secondary schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
star this property uin 254735 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>All state-maintained secondary schools must teach art and design and music to pupils at Key Stage 3 (pupils aged 11 – 14). Drama is taught as part of the English curriculum and dance is included in PE &amp; sport. At Key Stage 4 (pupils aged 14 – 16), there is a statutory entitlement for every pupil to take an arts subject, if they wish to do so. Academies must teach a broad and balanced curriculum.</p><p> </p><p>Ofsted’s new education inspection framework, which comes into effect in September, has a strong emphasis on ensuring schools provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all their pupils.</p><p> </p><p>Between 2016-20 we are spending almost £500 million on a range of arts and cultural education programmes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:42:39.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:42:39.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
1126876
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading Health Hazards: EU Law more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Exiting the European Union, with reference to Directive 2004/37/EC, what steps he will take to maintain protections for workers against exposure to carcinogens or mutagens after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham East more like this
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Janet Daby more like this
star this property uin 254878 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK has made a commitment not to lower standards below current levels in workers’ rights and the environment. This includes health and safety in the workplace and the control of exposure to carcinogens and mutagens. The UK has a tradition of exceeding EU standards. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 has led to the United Kingdom having one of the best records on health and safety at work in the world. The Prime Minister has been clear that we will maintain these high standards as the country leaves the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Worcester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T10:50:49.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T10:50:49.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Janet Daby more like this
1126919
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cannabis more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policy of the recommendation of the World Health Organisation's Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) that cannabis and cannabis resin be deleted from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs; and whether the Government plans to vote in accordance with the recommendation of the ECDD. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 254859 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government are considering the full implications of all the recommendations of World Health Organisation's Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) on cannabis and cannabis related-substances.</p><p>The recommendation to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, appears to broadly align with the recent domestic legislative changes on the rescheduling of cannabis-based products for medicinal use.</p><p>We are however engaging with our international partners, including the WHO ECDD Secretariat and other Member States, so as to fully understand the evidence base and methodology for the recommendations in order to inform our position.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:15:17.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:15:17.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1126960
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Loneliness 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much money from the public purse the Government has spent on delivering the commitments made in the Loneliness Strategy entitled, A connected society: a strategy for tackling loneliness. Click save more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 254807 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The cross-government loneliness strategy, launched in October 2018, contained 60 new commitments from nine government departments. It included a range of new policies as well as threading consideration of loneliness through a wide range of government’s work , such as expanding social prescribing and public messaging on loneliness.</p><p> </p><p>Alongside the policy commitments made in the strategy, the Building Connections Fund launched in 2018 totalled £11.5million, made up of government, Big Lottery Fund and Co-op Foundation funding. It funds 126 projects.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 254808 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:42:49.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:42:49.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this