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1141871
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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 Eggs: Imports 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 steps he is taking to ensure that imported liquid and powdered egg products are compliant with UK food standards after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Clwyd West more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Jones more like this
uin 281660 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Our high animal welfare, environmental and biosecurity standards are of critical importance to the UK and we are committed to ensuring those standards are maintained when we leave the EU. We have been clear that we will not water down our standards in pursuit of trade deals.</p><p> </p><p>As a member of the EU we share standards of biosecurity with other Member States. This has facilitated the free movement of these goods between Member States. In the short term those standards will not change. Furthermore, to ensure minimum disruption at the UK border, we will not introduce new border controls on these goods imported from the EU. Import requirements relating to welfare will also be retained.</p><p> </p><p>To ensure we remain vigilant, we will require advance notification of imports of high risk food and feed from the EU. This includes products of animal origin and high risk food and feed not of animal origin. The Food Standards Agency will be in a position to monitor those notifications so that, in the event of a food incident occurring involving imported food or feed, it will be able to respond effectively to safeguard public health by swiftly identifying the point of entry to the UK and the spread of a problem. We will also be reviewing our imports regime once we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>For imports from countries outside the EU we will maintain the current controls, and consignments of animal products will continue to be required to enter at UK Border Inspection Posts for veterinary checks. Notification will be required using the UK Import of Products, Animals and Food and Feed System. These controls will also apply to products of animal origin that come from outside the EU, but travel through the EU before arriving in the UK.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-05T16:19:12.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T16:19:12.103Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
1502
label Biography information for Mr David Jones more like this
1142059
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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 Tree Planting: Urban Areas 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 funding her Department is making available for planting or replanting urban trees to replace trees that have been removed due to disease or decay. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 282182 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>There are no grants available specifically for the replacement of trees removed due to disease or decay, but there are opportunities for funding or new planting in and around our towns and cities under the recently launched £10 million Urban Tree Challenge Fund. This fund will support the planting of up to 130,000 trees across towns and cities in England, and contributes to our manifesto commitment to plant one million urban trees by 2022.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-05T16:03:33.813Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1143758
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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 Amazonia: Fires 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 support his Department is giving to indigenous people in the Amazon affected by major forest fires; and what steps his Department is taking to discourage forest burning by logging and farming interests in Brazil. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
uin 285148 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The increase in forest fires in the Amazon is a tragedy for all of us, but none more so than the indigenous people who call the Amazon their home. These fires are made more likely by deforestation, and that is why we have invested nearly £120 million of our international climate finance in projects to limit deforestation, support local and indigenous people, prevent forest fires and implement the Forest Code in the Amazon, Atlantic Forest and Cerrado biomes.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to work with Brazilian partners at federal and sub-national levels to help them protect the Amazon, and to support the transition to a low carbon economy. The first phase of Defra’s £24.9 million Low-carbon Agriculture programme, for example, completed in May this year. It reached over 18,500 beneficiaries in the Amazon and Atlantic forest biomes, avoided the clearance of 175,000 hectares of land, reduced carbon emissions by 52% and delivered a seven-fold increase in livestock productivity.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-05T16:06:03.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T16:06:03.98Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1142202
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Youth Offending Teams: EEA Nationals 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 Justice, how many children that are EEA nationals receive services from youth offending teams. more like this
tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Green more like this
uin 282337 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>This information is not held by MoJ or the Youth Justice Board. Although local level Youth Offending Services have the ability to collect data on children’s nationality using their case management systems, it is unknown how many actually do record this information because the Youth Justice Board do not collate data on nationality centrally. This is done to reduce the data reporting burden on frontline services.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Aldridge-Brownhills more like this
answering member printed Wendy Morton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-05T16:21:53.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T16:21:53.75Z
answering member
4358
label Biography information for Wendy Morton more like this
tabling member
4120
label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
1142203
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Young Offenders: EEA Nationals 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 Justice, what processes his Department has put in place to ensure that children that are EEA nationals who come into contact with the criminal justice system can be identified for the purposes of providing advice and support. more like this
tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Green more like this
uin 282338 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Youth Offending Services (YOS) were established in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, which introduced a statutory duty for all local authorities to establish a multi-agency team, with members from police, social services, probation and education, to deliver youth justice services. YOS have a statutory duty to:</p><ul><ul><li>provide appropriate adults for children detained or being interviewed at the police station and provide support for children on bail;</li><li>help young people and their families through court proceedings;</li><li>write pre-sentence reports for the courts advising on appropriate interventions;</li><li>supervise young people serving a community sentence;</li><li>stay in touch with a young person if they’re sentenced to custody; and</li><li>assist in the child’s resettlement post-custody.</li></ul></ul><p>All children who come into contact with the YOS (including EEA nationals) will have their individual circumstances and needs assessed and will receive interventions and support accordingly.</p>
answering member constituency Aldridge-Brownhills more like this
answering member printed Wendy Morton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-05T16:25:18.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T16:25:18.73Z
answering member
4358
label Biography information for Wendy Morton more like this
tabling member
4120
label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
1142310
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme 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 Justice, if he will make an assessment of the effect of (a) court closures and (b) the reduction of funding for legal aid on trends in the level of access to justice. more like this
tabling member constituency Hyndburn more like this
tabling member printed
Graham P Jones more like this
uin 282305 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The closure of a court is subject to public consultation and a decision to close is not taken lightly. In every case, the Lord Chancellor will only agree to close a court when satisfied that effective access to justice can be maintained.</p><p> </p><p>Every person should have access to legal advice when they need it – that’s why the Legal Aid Agency keeps availability under constant review and takes urgent action whenever it has concerns. There are enough solicitors and barristers for criminal legal aid-funded cases across England and Wales and the Civil Legal Advice Telephone Service, offers legal services in a range of issues to those who need it.</p><p> </p><p>We are investing £5m in innovative new technologies to help people access legal support wherever they are in England and Wales.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Aldridge-Brownhills more like this
answering member printed Wendy Morton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-05T16:19:15.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T16:19:15.627Z
answering member
4358
label Biography information for Wendy Morton more like this
tabling member
3999
label Biography information for Graham P Jones more like this
1141102
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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 Modern Slavery Act 2015 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 (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation will be required as a result of the Government's response to the review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
tabling member printed
Vernon Coaker more like this
uin 280138 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>In response to the Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act, on the 9 July the Home Office launched a public consultation to gather views on proposals to strengthen section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act. The proposals under consideration – including extending the reporting requirement to public sector organisations, requiring organisations to report on specific topics and introducing a new civil penalty regime – would require changes to primary legislation. Following the consultation, the Home Office will make any necessary legislative changes as soon as Parliamentary time allows.</p><p>The full Government response to the Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 was published in July 2019 and is available via the link below.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-response-to-the-independent-review-of-the-modern-slavery-act%20" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-response-to-the-independent-review-of-the-modern-slavery-act</a></p>
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-05T16:20:30.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T16:20:30.017Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
360
label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1143136
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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 Human Trafficking 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 outcome was of her Department's review into different responses provided to FOI requests 53533 and 52979 in relation to the immigration outcomes of victims of trafficking. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 284574 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>An internal review was conducted on request 53533 and a response sent to the requester on 12 July. This found that the outcome of the original response (refusal under the cost limit) was correct. The two requests (53533 and 52979) asked for distinct information, hence the difference in responses: in one case the information could be provided within the cost limit, in the other it could not.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-05T16:21:47.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T16:21:47.213Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1143187
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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 Slavery 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, how many confirmed victims of modern slavery are waiting for a decision on their immigration status; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
tabling member printed
Vernon Coaker more like this
uin 284646 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Prior to the transfer of National Referral Mechanism decision making responsibilities to the Home Office Single Competent Authority (SCA) in April 2019, publications were produced by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and can be accessed via the NCA website. <a href="https://nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/component/finder/search?q=national+referral+mechanism+&amp;Search" target="_blank">https://nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/component/finder/search?q=national+referral+mechanism+&amp;Search</a>=</p><p> </p><p>Responsibility for publishing the NRM statistics now sits with the Home Office, and the first report (Q2 2019) was published at the end of August. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/827508/national-referral-mechanism-statistics-quarter-2-2019-april-to-june.pdf</p><p> </p><p>The publication does not distinguish the immigration status of confirmed victims but invites stakeholders to submit their interest into a review of how the publication of NRM statistics can be improved.</p><p> </p><p>It is not possible to accurately provide data on the number of confirmed victims awaiting a decision on their immigration status currently due to the range of potential immigration outcomes following an NRM decision.</p>
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-05T16:23:43.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T16:23:43.537Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
360
label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1143188
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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 Slavery 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, whether the trafficked status of a confirmed victim of modern slavery is considered when determining their application for leave to remain; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
tabling member printed
Vernon Coaker more like this
uin 284872 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The UK’s policy for confirmed victims of modern slavery is to consider on a case-by-case basis whether a grant of leave to remain is appropriate, taking into account the particular circumstances of each case.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-05T16:31:49.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T16:31:49.387Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
360
label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this