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star this property date less than 2016-11-28more like thismore than 2016-11-28
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Leader of the House more like this
star this property answering dept id 34 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Leader of the House more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House more like this
star this property hansard heading e-Petitions 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 Leader of the House, what steps his Department is taking to assess potential changes to the system for e-petitions to ensure petitions submitted have evidential basis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 55276 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-05more like thismore than 2016-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The Parliamentary e-petitions site is jointly owned by the Government and the House of Commons, therefore any assessment of potential changes to the system would have to be agreed between the Government and the House.</p><p>I have not had any discussions to assess such changes to the e-petitions system, however the hon. Member may find it reassuring to know that all petitions submitted are moderated by the staff of the Petitions Committee before being published and opened for signing by the public. The Committee staff ensure that all petitions adhere to the agreed standards which are clearly displayed on petition.parliament.uk. The final decision on the admissibility of an e-petition rests with the Petitions Committee itself.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2016-12-05T14:23:14.02Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-05T14:23:14.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Zolpidem 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 Health, what recent representations he has received on the prescription of zolpidem. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 216755 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answer text <p>In the 6 month period, June 2014 to November 2014, the Department received no written representations concerning the prescribing of zolpidem (Stilnoct).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed George Freeman more like this
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less than 2014-12-05T12:50:25.403Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-05T12:50:25.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Zimbabwean counterpart on (a) steps to improve democracy and (b) support for the domestic production of food in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 42609 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-22more like thismore than 2016-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government continues to stress the importance of political and governance reform and respect for human rights to the Government of Zimbabwe. The former Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Hon. Friend the Member for Rochford and Southend East (James Duddridge) discussed these issues with Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa on 5 July. He also raised the economic situation and land reform policy, which have a direct impact on Zimbabwe’s agricultural capabilities. The UK’s Livelihoods and Food Security Programme is providing over 130,000 farmers with training in the application of new agricultural technologies and management practices in crop and livestock production, including promoting the production of bio-fortified food crops. The programme is working with the private sector to offer agricultural inputs and outputs services to smallholder farmers, as well as improving agri - businesses and smallholder farmer access to finance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-07-22T12:19:34.247Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-22T12:19:34.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Food 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 Development, if she will make an assessment of trends in the level of food production in Zimbabwe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 226112 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answer text <p>According to Government of Zimbabwe figures, the Zimbabwean average national cereal production for 2013-17 was 1,356,000 tonnes. In 2017 2,535,000 tonnes were produced, in an unusually good agricultural season. In 2018, this dropped to 1,937,000 tonnes. The current season has been negatively affected by economic crisis and poor rainfall. A significant shortfall in cereal requirements is forecast.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-03-05T16:56:55.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T16:56:55.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-21more like thismore than 2017-02-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Elections 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure free and fair elections in Zimbabwe; and what discussions his Department has had with the UN on international action in that area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 64839 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-01more like thismore than 2017-03-01
star this property answer text <p>The British Government's 2015 manifesto included a commitment to stand up for the rule of law and human rights in Zimbabwe. Ahead of the 2018 elections, it is essential that reforms are made to the Zimbabwean electoral system, including strengthening the independence of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and removal of unconstitutional legislation which restricts democratic activity and human rights. With the Department for International Development, the FCO is working through a multi-donor programme to improve access to justice, media and information freedom and to improve the electoral environment in advance of the 2018 elections. Officials remain in close contact with international partners, including the UN, to co-ordinate support in the run up to the 2018 elections.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2017-03-01T15:44:40.077Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-01T15:44:40.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Zimbabwe on the (a) democratic process and (b) seizure of land. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 214823 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
star this property answer text As set out in the FCO's last quarterly update to the Human Rights and Democracy Report, we continue to have concerns about the situation in Zimbabwe. Through our Embassy in Harare, we regularly raise issues of human rights, democracy and respect for the rule of law, including land and property rights, with the Government. We will continue to support the aspirations of the Zimbabwean people for a more democratic, stable and prosperous Zimbabwe. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
star this property answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T12:45:57.11Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T12:45:57.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-11more like thismore than 2016-10-11
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Zika Virus: Disease Control 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 Health, what steps his Department is taking to help prevent the Zika virus from entering the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 48087 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The female mosquitoes responsible for Zika virus transmission are not native to the United Kingdom and it is considered highly unlikely they could survive the current UK climatic conditions long enough to become established. The risk to public health posed by Zika virus is, therefore, very low and no greater than the risks posed by other mosquito-borne infections, such as malaria, for example.</p><p> </p><p>Public Health England monitors various insect vectors (in particular, mosquitoes) in the UK through surveillance projects that it runs in collaboration with a range of organisations across the UK. In England, detection of an invasive species considered to pose a threat to the UK would trigger the use of appropriate control measures.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Government is ensuring UK residents travelling to countries with active Zika transmission are encouraged to take measures to minimise the risk of being bitten by mosquitoes, for example through the use of insect repellent.</p><p> </p><p>Up-to-date travel advice is in place, and clinical advice is available to UK medical professionals. More information can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/zika-virus-zikv-clinical-and-travel-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/zika-virus-zikv-clinical-and-travel-guidance</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicola Blackwood more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T16:51:02.5Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T16:51:02.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-01more like thismore than 2016-03-01
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Zika Virus 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 Health, whether he has had discussions with his EU counterparts on the containment of the Zika virus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 29107 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-04more like thismore than 2016-03-04
star this property answer text <p>My Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State regularly discusses matters across his portfolio with his European counterparts. He continues to monitor this outbreak of the Zika virus closely. In addition, Departmental officials continue to discuss the developing situation, including the measures that can be taken to contain the virus, with European colleagues through a number of channels, including at regular meetings of the European Health Security Committee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2016-03-04T13:02:23.243Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-04T13:02:23.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts: Holiday Leave 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether staff on zero-hours contracts are entitled to annual leave. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 249305 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
star this property answer text <p>All workers, including workers on zero-hour contracts are entitled to receive paid annual leave.</p><p> </p><p>In 2017, the Unpaid Britain report found that 1.8 million workers are missing out on £1.8 billion each year, in unpaid holiday leave.</p><p> </p><p>The Government wants to ensure that all workers, regardless of the hours they work, receive the paid time off they deserve. This is why the Government recently ran the ‘It comes with the job’ advertising campaign encouraging workers to understand their rights and employers to understand their legal obligations. Government has also developed new guidance, available on GOV.UK, to help workers and employers understand holiday pay policy and entitlement. Both the campaign, and the guidance were aimed at atypical workers, which includes workers on zero hours contracts. To aid those at risk of not receiving their holiday entitlement, the Government has also committed to introducing state enforcement of holiday pay for vulnerable workers.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-07T16:05:26.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T16:05:26.14Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he is taking steps to end the use of zero hour contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 220219 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>Both the Government and independent research have identified that zero hours contracts are beneficial for the labour market as they allow flexibility for both employers and individuals. The latest figures show that only 2.4% of the UK’s workforce are on a zero hours contracts because, for that small proportion, that may be the right contract for them.</p><p> </p><p>In the Review of Modern Working Practices, Matthew Taylor said that banning zero hours contracts altogether “would negatively impact many more people than it helped&quot;. We agree with his assessment and have committed to bring forward legislation to introduce the right to request a more predictable and stable contract for all workers, including those on zero hours contracts. This will allow individuals and businesses to strike the right balance between flexibility and job security.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T16:28:57.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:28:57.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon remove filter