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1143134
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 Livestock: Animal Welfare 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 assessment she has made of the merits of banning the caging of farmed animals. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Rupa Huq more like this
uin 284800 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
answer text <p>The issue of cages for farmed animals is one in which the government is taking a close interest. We have already banned cages or close confinement systems where there is clear scientific evidence that they are detrimental to animal health and welfare. We banned the keeping of calves in veal crates in 1990, sixteen years before the rest of the EU. We banned the keeping of sows in close confinement stalls in the UK in 1999, and conventional battery cages for laying hens in 2012. I am pleased that the UK has by far the largest free range laying hen sector of any EU country, with over 50% of our hens kept in free range systems.</p><p> </p><p>The government is actively looking into the use of cages and we will be considering the full range of options that are available for future reform.</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 2019-09-05T13:26:17.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T13:26:17.803Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
4511
label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
1143139
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 Livestock: Exports 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 assessment she has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to ban the export of live animals from the UK for slaughter and fattening abroad. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Rupa Huq more like this
uin 284803 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-09-06more like thismore than 2019-09-06
answer text <p>I refer the Honourable Member to the reply given to the Honourable Member for Crewe and Nantwich, on 2 July 2019; PQ UIN 268497.</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 2019-09-06T12:34:24.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-06T12:34:24.457Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
4511
label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
1136339
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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 Local Housing Allowance 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 recent assessment she has made of uprating Local Housing Allowance rates from April 2020; and if she will bring forward proposals to extend the exemption from the shared accommodation rate for people who have lived in a homeless hostel to include people aged 18 to 25. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Rupa Huq more like this
uin 272268 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
answer text <p>There are no current plans to extend or maintain the Benefit Freeze after March 2020. Specific decisions on how to uprate the Local Housing Allowance rates from April 2020 will form part of the discussions in support of fiscal events later this year.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>There is an exemption from the shared accommodation rate for those aged 25-34 who have previously spent 3 months (which doesn’t have to be continuous) in a homeless hostel/hostels specialising in rehabilitation and resettlement. There are no plans to extend this exemption to those under the age of 25.</p><p> </p><p>For other individuals who may require more support and whose circumstances may make it difficult for them to share accommodation, Discretionary Housing Payments are available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-09T14:29:46.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:29:46.41Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4511
label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
1137037
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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 Local Housing Allowance 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 assessment she has made of the potential merits of uprating local housing allowance rates from April 2020; and if she plans to bring forward proposals to extend the current exemption from the shared accommodation rate for people who have lived in a homeless hostel to include people aged 18 to 25 years-old. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Rupa Huq more like this
uin 273462 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
answer text <p>There are no current plans to extend or maintain the Benefit Freeze after March 2020. Specific decisions on how to uprate the Local Housing Allowance rates from April 2020 will form part of the discussions in support of fiscal events later this year.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>There is an exemption from the shared accommodation rate for those aged 25-34 who have previously spent 3 months (which doesn’t have to be continuous) in a homeless hostel/hostels specialising in rehabilitation and resettlement. There are no plans to extend this exemption to those under the age of 25.</p><p> </p><p>For other individuals who may require more support and whose circumstances may make it difficult for them to share accommodation, Discretionary Housing Payments are available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-12T12:11:40.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T12:11:40.357Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4511
label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
1143226
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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: Terrorism 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, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of automatically providing legal aid funding for (a) coroner's inquests and (b) other legal proceedings for British citizens who are victims of terrorist attacks. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Rupa Huq more like this
uin 284500 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>Legal aid can be provided if the matter or issue in question is within scope of the legal aid scheme, as defined in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO).</p><p> </p><p>Legal aid is available for advice and assistance for all inquests, subject to a means and merits test. Legal aid funding for legal representation for a family, during an inquest hearing, is not in scope of LASPO. However, families are supported by coroners who can ask questions on their behalf to help them get the answers they need and we are developing a range of measures to improve this service further.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises that for certain inquests, bereaved people may require representation; legal aid may therefore be available, through the Exceptional Case Funding scheme, if certain criteria are met:</p><p> </p><p>(a) if a failure to provide such representation would breach, or likely risk a breach of, the government’s obligations under the European Convention of Human Rights; or</p><p>(b) where the Director of Legal Aid Casework (DLAC) makes a determination that there is a ‘wider public interest’ in legal representation being granted.</p><p> </p><p>All individual case funding decisions are taken by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA). It is important that these decisions are, and are seen to be, free from political and Government influence.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Aldridge-Brownhills more like this
answering member printed Wendy Morton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T15:36:40.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:36:40.737Z
answering member
4358
label Biography information for Wendy Morton more like this
tabling member
4511
label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
1056570
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Family Planning: Clinics more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent steps the Government has taken to ensure the safety of women using family planning clinics. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Rupa Huq more like this
uin 909068 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answer text <p>No-one should feel harassed or be intimidated simply for exercising their legal right to healthcare advice and treatment. We recognise that anti-abortion protests outside clinics can leave patients distressed. The steps that the Government is taking to support women who are affected in this way are set out in the Written Ministerial Statement my Rt Hon Friend, the Home Secretary, issued on 13 September 2018.</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 2019-02-07T16:04:26.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T16:04:26.09Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4511
label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
1135478
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) Bill [HL] more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of the Government supporting the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) Bill [HL] 2017-19. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Rupa Huq more like this
uin 270808 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>The Government is very clear that there is a significant difference between an intimate partner relationship (for which civil partnerships are intended) and a relationship between siblings or other family members.</p><p>We have no intention of extending civil partnerships to siblings, and are not supporting the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) [HL] 2017-19 Private Members Bill.</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 2019-07-23T14:49:43.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:49:43.04Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4511
label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
1135561
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) Bill [HL] more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether an estimate has been made of the number of sibling couples who will be affected by the provisions of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) Bill [HL] 2017-19; and if se will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Rupa Huq more like this
uin 270818 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
answer text <p>The Government has made no estimate of the number of siblings who would be affected by the provisions of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) Bill [HL] 2017-19.</p><p>The Government is very clear that there is a significant difference between an intimate partner relationship (for which civil partnerships are intended) and a relationship between siblings or other family members and has no intention of extending civil partnerships to siblings.</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 2019-10-02T10:08:08.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T10:08:08.373Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4511
label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
804331
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Sports: Schools 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to encourage children to participate in sport. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Rupa Huq more like this
uin 118572 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring that all children and young people, particularly those who are currently least active or from under-represented groups, have the best opportunities to engage in sport and physical activity. Sport England has committed up to £194 million of investment into children and young people over the next four years, which includes the Families Fund: up to £40 million which will be invested in projects that offer new opportunities for families with children to do sport and physical activity together.</p><p> </p><p>Through the primary PE and sport premium, the government has invested over £600m of ring-fenced funding to primary schools to improve PE and sport since 2013. This funding is provided directly to schools to drive additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. But we know there is more to do, which is why we have doubled funding for the Premium from £160m to £320m a year, using revenue from the soft drinks industry levy. The proceeds of the levy will also provide £100m funding for the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund in 2018-19, which will help pupils to benefit from healthier, more active lifestyles.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-12-19T09:41:12.6Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-19T09:41:12.6Z
answering member
3950
label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
tabling member
4511
label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
457189
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-29more like thismore than 2016-02-29
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading House of Commons: Broadcasting Programmes more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, what the Commission's policy is on the use of House broadcast footage in programmes of a satirical nature. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Rupa Huq more like this
uin 903894 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2016-03-03more like thismore than 2016-03-03
answer text <p>Members decided not to allow televised coverage of the House for satirical purposes as part of the broadcasting arrangements which came into place in 1989. This followed recommendations made by the Select Committee on Televising of Proceedings of the House (<em><a href="https://4l32cg.dm2302.livefilestore.com/y3mCcGtmxNmToTk66kML7D-mt3-XG-FtGiyMmOLALgp_nvg0Re1QX8R_cp9ZSetfXuDq2Byq-cTSuKedsdihya86s9M30VpDwUmxIt5E8RpCpguNX_WAFqYhibSw-gtFm923F-GR6rD1tDXR4MtNWVQDQ/Broadcasting%20Committee%20First%20Report%2089-89%20HC%20141-I.pdf?psid=1" target="_blank">First Report 1988–89, HC 141-I</a>, para 50</em>).</p> more like this
answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-03-03T12:20:03.157Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-03T12:20:03.157Z
answering member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
tabling member
4511
label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this