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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Financial Services: Foreign Investment in UK 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 assessment he has made of recent trends of the level of foreign direct investment into the UK FinTech industry in the (a) 2017-18 and (b) 2016-17 financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261177 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information regarding FDI is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Last year British FinTech’s attracted more venture capital funding than any other European country once again totalling $1.73 billion across 261 deals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:15:37.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:15:37.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1130448
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Financial Services: Taxation 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the UK FinTech industry paid the Exchequer in tax revenue in (a) 2017-18 and (b) 2016-17 financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261178 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) publishes annual statistics relating to income tax, VAT and corporation tax by industry (including the Financial and Insurance Activities Sector). However, HMRC cannot identify receipts from the UK FinTech industry specifically.</p><p> </p><p>For other taxes, industry-level information is not available.</p><p> </p><p>For business rates, the Ministry of Housing, Communities &amp; Local Government collects data only at local authority level and is unable to provide a breakdown by industry.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T07:46:18.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T07:46:18.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1130540
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Biodiversity 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the contribution that green bridges make to biodiversity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261183 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Green bridges are structures designed to provide wildlife and non-motorised users with easy and safe crossing of main roads and railways.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015, Natural England published a review of the literature on green bridges. The review looked at 53 case studies from Europe and North America and found evidence that, in the majority of cases, green bridges were utilised by wildlife, although an assessment of their effectiveness in conserving wildlife populations was limited by the lack of long-term monitoring data. Guidance on the design of green bridges was also published by the Landscape Institute based on research undertaken by Natural England.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015, the Government published research which included an assessment of the A21 Scotney Caste Green Bridge, constructed by the then Highways Agency, which found that of all incidences of bats crossing the road to and from the Scotney Castle Estate, 97 per cent used the green bridge. At least five bat species were recorded foraging over the bridge which was also used by deer, badger and breeding dormice.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will keep the evidence for the effectiveness of these structures under review as new green bridges are planned and implemented.</p>
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 2019-06-14T11:08:13.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:08:13.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1130541
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Biodiversity 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which key performance indicators his Department uses to assess progress in improving the UK’s biodiversity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261184 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Domestic biodiversity policy is a devolved matter. The UK government has a range of performance indicators for England, although we do also work with the devolved administrations to compile indicators at UK scale for international reporting.</p><p> </p><p>In June 2019 the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published its <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/department-for-environment-food-and-rural-affairs-single-departmental-plan/department-for-environment-food-and-rural-affairs-single-departmental-plan-may-2018" target="_blank">Single Departmental Plan</a> which includes biodiversity performance indicators for England, including: extent of marine protected areas and condition of protected sites and priority habitat.</p><p> </p><p>In May of this year, the Government published a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/25-year-environment-plan" target="_blank">new indicator framework</a> for the 25 Year Environment Plan, setting out a transparent, comprehensive framework that shows how the environment in England is changing and whether it is improving over time. These indicators include diversity and health of our seas, wildlife and wild places, and nature on land and water.</p><p> </p><p>To support reporting of progress across the whole of the UK, the government publishes a set of <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/biodiversity-indicators-for-the-uk" target="_blank">UK Biodiversity Indicators,</a> updated annually. These measure long term trends in the UK’s biodiversity and progress against our international commitments under the Convention on Biological Diversity.</p>
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 2019-06-14T09:52:58.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T09:52:58.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1130514
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Workers 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 Health and Social Care, whether social workers will be included in the NHS People Plan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 261217 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A major uplift was announced on 30 April 2019 to the financial support available to infected and affected beneficiaries registered with the infected blood support scheme in England.</p><p>As announced at that time, the Government is committed to working with its counterparts in the devolved administrations to look at the issue of parity of support across the United Kingdom. I have written to my counterparts in all the other devolved nations, including the Permanent Secretary of Northern Ireland, inviting them to meet to discuss this issue at the earliest opportunity. A date for this meeting is currently being sought.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T10:31:01.453Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T10:31:01.453Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1130515
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Services: Employment 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 Health and Social Care, whether the social care Green Paper will have a section on workforce. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 261218 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises and values the work of social care staff, and we continue to work with the sector to ensure that there are the right number of people, with the right skills, knowledge, and values to deliver high quality, person centred care and support. In February we launched a new national adult social care recruitment campaign ‘Every Day is Different’, and we fund Skills for Care to support the sector with recruitment, retention, and workforce development.</p><p>The Government will publish a Social Care Green Paper, at the earliest opportunity, setting out proposals for reform to ensure the social care system is sustainable for the future. It will include a vision for the workforce and proposals to boost recruitment, retention and workforce development in the longer term.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T10:57:23.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T10:57:23.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1130425
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Local Government: Cultural Heritage 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer or 20 May 2019 to Question 254756 on Historic County Flags Day, whether borough council leaders are also encouraged to engage in local activities to celebrate their historic counties. 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 261127 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I would like all councils to celebrate their historic counties, and local events to mark Historic County Flags Day on 23 July would be an excellent way to do that. We will shortly be publishing guidance, a copy of which I sent earlier this year to the leaders of county councils and unitary counties, to help local authorities celebrate their counties’ proud histories and identities, including by celebrating Historic County Flags Day and the flying of Historic County Flags. I am also considering other ways in which we can raise the profile of Historic County Flags Day.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
star this property answering member printed Jake Berry more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T11:57:19.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:57:19.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1130429
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading London City Airport: Noise 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 Transport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of London City Airport on noise complaints. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Aviation Minister met with the Chief Executive of London City Airport on 11 June, during which aircraft noise was discussed. My officials hold regular meetings with airport representatives, and noise complaints were most recently discussed on 30 April.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:15:46.25Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:15:46.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1130431
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Bees 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 he has made of the recent trends in the UK bee population. 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 261132 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Each year the Government publishes an indicator of trends in populations of wild bees and other pollinators in the UK. The indicator measures changes in the distribution of almost 400 species of bees and other insects since 1980 and shows that, for all pollinating insects, the indicator has declined by 22% since 1980 although it has stabilised in recent years. For bees, the indicator has declined by 17% since 1980 although it shows evidence of a recovery since 2013.</p><p> </p><p>Trends are also available for managed honey bees. The number of beekeepers registered on BeeBase, the National Bee Unit’s biosecurity system which underpins the Government inspectorate’s actions for bee health, has increased significantly over the last 10 years from 12,000 to over 40,000 today.</p><p> </p><p>Protecting pollinators is a priority for this Government. Since 2014 we have been working with a range of partners to implement a National Pollinator Strategy to address declines in wild pollinators and concerns about bee health, including establishing a pollinator monitoring and research partnership to gather further data and strengthen the evidence base.</p>
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 2019-06-14T09:47:25.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T09:47:25.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1447
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1130433
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Biodiversity: South East more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase biodiversity in (a) London and (b) the South East. 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 261133 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government has implemented a range of measures to both protect and increase biodiversity across the country. In London 6,000 hectares have been designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), with some 141,000 hectares designated as SSSI across the south east. These protected sites host habitats and species of international importance for wildlife conservation. Examples include Walthamstow Reservoirs SSSI which is Europe’s largest urban wetland, and the New Forest, the largest area of semi-natural habitat in England covering 29,000 hectares of heathland, grassland and ancient woodland.</p><p> </p><p>We provide substantial public funding for increasing biodiversity, spending £2.9 billion on agri-environment schemes in England through our seven year Rural Development Programme. Schemes are tailored to the specific biodiversity interests in London and the south east through our local targeting statements. In London priorities include wood pasture and parkland as well as wetland habitats such as reedbeds. In the south east there are a number of statements reflecting the diverse landscapes of the region including the heathlands of the Thames Basin, chalk grasslands of the North Downs and South Downs and wetlands of the Kent coast.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also supports a range of partnership activities. For example in London, at Walthamstow, Natural England has worked closely with a range of partners over ten years on a partnership project to expand wetlands and open them to the public. In the south east, Natural England is working with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, the RSPB and over 100 farmers and landowners to reintroduce the short-haired bumblebee to Dungeness. The success of the project in creating extensive, wildflower-rich habitat has led to the recording of rare bee species in areas where they have not been seen for 40 years.</p>
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 2019-06-14T09:31:04.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T09:31:04.757Z
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4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this