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1129312
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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 Charities: Plastic Bags 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, whether he is taking steps to encourage charities to (a) stop using plastic bags to collect charity donations and (b) explore alternatives. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
uin 259431 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>The Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy for England, published in December last year, sets out our plans to reduce plastic pollution and move towards a more circular economy. This builds on the commitment in the 25 Year Environment Plan to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste.</p><p>Following a public consultation in 2017, the Fundraising Regulator strengthened its Code of Practice, requiring charitable house to house collectors not to post collection bags to properties that indicate they do not wish to receive them, thus reducing the distribution of unwanted charity collection bags. The Waste and Resources Action Programme has also produced guidance to help local authorities and textiles collectors such as charities, waste management companies and textile merchants increase textile reuse and recycling and reduce the amount of textiles being disposed of in residual waste.</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 2019-06-10T10:43:58.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T10:43:58.223Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1129321
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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 Forests: Conservation 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 plans his Department has to improve protection and preservation of ancient woodlands as part of future national planning policy. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
uin 259435 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>Defra officials are working with the Ministry of Communities, Housing and Local Government to produce the National Planning Policy Guidance (NPPG) to support the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) published last year. The NPPF strengthens protection of ancient woodland, meeting one of the Government’s manifesto commitments. The NPPG will be published shortly. The planning framework and guidance will reflect the importance of strengthened protection of ancient woodlands, ancient trees and veteran trees and is a significant milestone in strengthening the protection of this irreplaceable habitat.</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 2019-06-10T13:57:45.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T13:57:45.45Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1128389
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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 Allergies: Medical Equipment 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 availability of epinephrine auto injectors for children in (a) Wakefield and (b) England. more like this
tabling member constituency Morley and Outwood more like this
tabling member printed
Andrea Jenkyns more like this
uin 257594 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>Supplies of all paediatric epinephrine auto-injectors are currently available in volumes that are sufficient to meet normal United Kingdom demand. The Department does not hold information about the volume available in Wakefield. All patients who require an epinephrine (adrenaline) auto-injector should now be able to obtain a device from their pharmacy. The Department continues to work very closely with all the manufacturers of epinephrine auto-injectors and can confirm that the supply situation continues to improve.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T13:32:17.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T13:32:17.58Z
answering member
4455
label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
tabling member
4490
label Biography information for Andrea Jenkyns more like this
1128627
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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 Proscribed Organisations 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 the criteria for proscribing groups are; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 257683 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>Under the Terrorism Act 2000, the Home Secretary may proscribe an organisation if he believes it is concerned in terrorism, and it is proportionate to do so. For the purposes of the Terrorism Act 2000, being concerned in terrorism means that the organisation:<br> <br>• commits or participates in acts of terrorism; <br>• prepares for terrorism; <br>• promotes or encourages terrorism (including the unlawful glorification of terrorism); or <br>• is otherwise concerned in terrorism.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:37:41.527Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1128540
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Aviation 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 Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Civil Aviation Authority data which shows that the number of domestic aviation routes with more than 1,000 passengers per year has fallen from 228 in 2007 to 188 in 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
tabling member printed
Andy McDonald more like this
uin 257747 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Aviation in the UK operates in the private sector and it is for airlines to determine which routes they should operate. However, the Aviation 2050 consultation acknowledges the benefits regional airports and connectivity can bring to the regions and seeks views on what further actions government could take to enhance and support these connections. The consultation closes on 20 June.</p><p> </p><p>Where domestic routes have previously been squeezed out of Heathrow over time, expansion of the airport will provide an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen existing domestic connections and deliver new ones.</p><p> </p><p>The Airports National Policy Statement sets a clear expectation that an additional runway at Heathrow will deliver at least 14 domestic routes. We expect many of these connections will be commercially viable. This will ensure that regions are increasingly well connected to the capital and the UK’s biggest airport, supporting new business, tourism and cultural links across the globe.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T11:13:59.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:13:59.95Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4269
label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1128306
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit 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 Work and Pensions, what proportion of universal credit claimants who have received an advance payment have had to delay their repayment for three months. more like this
tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
tabling member printed
Angela Crawley more like this
uin 257557 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T15:11:08.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:11:08.45Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4469
label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
1128322
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit 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 Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to ensure that universal credit claimants (a) are fully aware of how the repayment of advance payments work and (b) understand that the deferment of repayments is for a maximum of three months. more like this
tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
tabling member printed
Angela Crawley more like this
uin 257562 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>Applications for a Universal Credit advance payment can be made in person, by telephone or online depending on the claimant’s circumstances. Depending on the type of advance payment application, we will consider whether the claimant satisfies the eligibility conditions for receiving the advance. If the claimant is eligible we will agree the amount of the advance and the period over which the advance will be recovered from their future Universal Credit payments. If the claimant has made the application in person or by telephone, the outcome of the application is explained to the claimant face to face or over the phone and then their online journal is updated. If they have made the application online the outcome will be displayed on screen.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has taken a number of steps to ensure that advances meet the needs of claimants and that the recovery arrangements are personalised and reasonable. Affordability is managed by ensuring the recovery rate will not be more than the equivalent of 40% of the claimant’s standard allowance. The claimant is given the choice over the repayment period and it is explained to them exactly how much will be deducted each month depending on the option they choose. If the claimant is making the advance application online, these options are clearly displayed on screen for them to choose from.</p><p> </p><p>Help is available for those struggling to meet the recovery rate. In exceptional circumstances, recovery can be deferred for up to three months from the start of the recovery period. If the claimant tells us that due to unforeseen circumstances they are experiencing hardship and are having difficulty repaying the advance over the agreed recovery time, we would explain that repayment can be deferred by a maximum of three months.</p><p> </p><p>From October 2019 the maximum rate of deductions from a claimant’s standard allowance will be reduced from 40% to 30%. From October 2021 we are increasing the recovery period for advances from 12 to 16 months, further supporting those in financial need.</p><p> </p><p>Information about advances is available on the Gov.uk site at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/universal-credit-advances" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/universal-credit-advances</a></p>
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T14:31:16.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T14:31:16.91Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4469
label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
1130045
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Poverty more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures he uses to identify poverty. more like this
tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
tabling member printed
Angela Crawley more like this
uin 260684 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) publish an annual Households Below Average Income (HBAI) report which provides statistics on measures of poverty.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T13:52:02.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T13:52:02.17Z
answering member
4097
label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
tabling member
4469
label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
1128567
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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 Syria: Military Intervention 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 information his Department holds on the alleged targeting by Syrian and Russia of 13 hospitals in Syria run by the Union of Medical Care and relief organisations. more like this
tabling member constituency Cynon Valley more like this
tabling member printed
Ann Clwyd more like this
uin 257656 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>​We are appalled by reports that hospitals in north west Syria have been hit by Russian and regime airstrikes. The UN estimate that 20 health facilities, at least 9 of which are hospitals, have been affected by recent hostilities. It is inexcusable that hospitals have been attacked despite their coordinates being provided to Russia and others by the UN deconfliction mechanism. We urgently call on the Syrian regime, Russia and all other actors to abide by international law and respect the ceasefire agreed last year and the deconfliction mechanism.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T14:37:48.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T14:37:48.817Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
553
label Biography information for Ann Clwyd more like this
1129640
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Nuclear Weapons: Transport 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 Defence, for what reason the fire tender which is part of Truck Cargo Heavy Duty nuclear weapons convoys has been instructed to accompany the convoy in a stand-off position; and what assessment his Department has made of the ability of that fire tender to reach the convoy promptly through traffic in the event of an emergency. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
tabling member printed
Anneliese Dodds more like this
uin 260106 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>It is Ministry of Defence policy that we do not comment on the operational details of convoys transporting Defence Nuclear Material, for the purpose of safeguarding national security.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T15:24:26.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:24:26.833Z
answering member
1544
label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
tabling member
4657
label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this