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1141965
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 Sewage: Rivers more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text What recent assessment he has made of the effect of sewage discharges on water quality in rivers. more like this
tabling member constituency Keighley more like this
tabling member printed
John Grogan more like this
uin 912191 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answer text <p>Last year, the Environment Agency (EA) reported that there had been good progress in meeting water quality targets. Since 1995, investment in sewage treatment has achieved a 61% reduction in the amount of phosphorus and a 72% reduction in the amount of ammonia discharged to rivers. We will continue to work with the water companies.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-25T16:19:47.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T16:19:47.487Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
382
label Biography information for John Grogan more like this
1141967
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 Climate Change more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text What steps the Government is taking to ensure that domestic climate change adaptation policy does not disproportionately affect low-income households. more like this
tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
tabling member printed
Robert Halfon more like this
uin 912194 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answer text <p>The Government considers the distributional impact of its interventions on different groups, including low income households, and our National Adaptation Programme sets out the steps the Government will be taking, until the next five year plan in 2023, to further adapt to climate change. Its central aim is to build resilience across the economy, and draws from across a large body of cross-Government work. To take just one example, the Government’s capital investment programme in flooding and coastal erosion is expected to provide over a ten-fold economic return on the initial outlay.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-25T15:47:59.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:47:59.263Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
3985
label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1141968
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 Animal Products: Import Controls more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text What steps he is taking to ban products of trophy hunting from being imported to the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Mid Derbyshire more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Pauline Latham more like this
uin 912196 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answer text <p>We must proceed on the basis of evidence. We will publish a Call for Evidence on the impact of international trade in hunting trophies between the UK and other countries, to understand whether further action is needed to address impacts on the species, and the profound ethical concerns involved.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-25T15:57:25.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:57:25.38Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4025
label Biography information for Mrs Pauline Latham more like this
1141970
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 Animal Welfare more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text If he will bring forward legislative proposals to recognise animal sentience. more like this
tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Glindon more like this
uin 912198 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answer text <p>There has never been any question that this Government’s policies on animal welfare are driven by the fact that animals are sentient beings. However, the Government has been very clear that we will make any necessary changes required to UK law in a rigorous and comprehensive way to ensure animal sentience is recognised after we leave the EU.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-25T15:44:16.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:44:16.6Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
4126
label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1141971
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 Seas and Oceans: Pollution more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text What steps he is taking to tackle marine pollution. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
tabling member printed
Ross Thomson more like this
uin 912200 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answer text <p>Our Resources and Waste Strategy sets out actions we are taking, including a ban on the sale and/or supply of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds by April 2020. We are leading global efforts through the Commonwealth Clean Ocean Alliance, which we support with a package worth up to £70m. We also work with the International Maritime Organisation to tackle litter from ships and are helping shape a new international action plan on shipping litter.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-25T15:55:53.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:55:53.88Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4599
label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1141972
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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 Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how frequently the Commission receives reports from the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
tabling member printed
Patrick Grady more like this
uin 912182 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answer text <p>The Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art produces an annual report which is published and considered by the House’s Finance Committee. The Commission does not receive routine updates. The last annual report was published on the Committee’s website in October 2018. This year’s annual report is due to be considered by the Advisory Committee in September and will be published later in the year.</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 2019-07-25T10:58:01.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T10:58:01.253Z
answering member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
tabling member
4432
label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
1141592
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
answering body
Scotland Office more like this
answering dept id 2 more like this
answering dept short name Scotland more like this
answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit: Scotland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on trends in the level of claims for pension credit in Scotland. more like this
tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
tabling member printed
Hugh Gaffney more like this
uin 912067 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
answer text <p>I have regular discussions with my Rt honourable Friend the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on a range of issues.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst the Pension Credit GB caseload stands at around 1.6 million, the number of Pension Credit claims in Scotland stands at around 150,000 - an almost 10% reduction in the number of claims since May 2017.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
answering member printed David Mundell more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-24T14:33:23.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T14:33:23.2Z
answering member
1512
label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
tabling member
4614
label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
1140799
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Sign Language: Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of the cost of learning BSL on take up of those courses. more like this
tabling member constituency Slough more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
uin 280364 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
answer text <p>The government currently provides funding for adult learners aged 19 and over to undertake British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications through the Adult Education Budget (AEB), up to and including level 2. BSL forms part of the flexible local offer (non-statutory) and qualifications are either fully funded (if the learner is unemployed or participating in the low wage trial) or co-funded depending on the age, prior achievement and employment status of the learner. BSL qualifications at level 3 and above can be funded through an Advanced Learner Loan.</p><p> </p><p>We have not undertaken any recent assessment of the impact of costs on learners looking to participate in BSL courses, therefore we are unable provide a formal assessment of the impacts of cost on participation levels. However, the department publishes the National Aims Report showing the number of further education and skills enrolments by individual learning aim, broken down by different type of provision including BSL aims. Only aims with 50 or more enrolments per year are included in this report. This report can be found at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/777927/FEandSkills-National-Aims-1718-Final_v2.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/777927/FEandSkills-National-Aims-1718-Final_v2.xlsx</a>.</p><p> </p><p>From the start of the 2019/20 academic year approximately 50% of the AEB will be devolved to 6 Mayoral Combined Authorities (MCAs) and delegated to the Mayor of London acting through the Greater London Authority (GLA). From that date the MCAs/GLA will be responsible for commissioning and funding AEB provision for learners in their areas. The Education and Skills Funding Agency will be responsible for funding AEB provision, including BSL provision, for learners in non-devolved areas.</p>
answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-02T13:58:05.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:58:05.827Z
answering member
4597
label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
previous answer version
131207
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
answering member 4039
tabling member
4638
label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1140954
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answering body
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept id 36 more like this
answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
hansard heading Electoral Registration Officers: Standards more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, if he will make an assessment of the ability of the Electoral Commission to monitor the performance of electoral registration officers in dealing with electors who (a) have low reading and writing skills, (b) are visually impaired and (c) have learning difficulties. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 280147 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
answer text <p>The Electoral Commission sets standards for and monitors the performance of Electoral Registration Officers (EROs). These standards have the objective of ensuring that all eligible people are able to participate in the electoral process.</p><p>The Commission provides guidance to EROs to support them in delivering their functions and meeting the performance standards. In developing this guidance to improve the accessibility of electoral registration services, the Commission works with a variety of disability organisations – including groups representing electors with sight loss and learning difficulties – to ensure its work reflects good practice.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
answering member printed Bridget Phillipson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-05T10:32:59.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T10:32:59.823Z
answering member
4046
label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1141139
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Local Government: Asylum more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to help councils (a) accommodate and (b) process asylum seekers. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 280223 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
answer text <p>The Home Office ensures that asylum seekers, who would otherwise be destitute, are provided with accommodation and a weekly cash allowance.</p><p>This includes free, furnished accommodation, and we also cover utility costs and provide individuals with a cash allowance to cover other essential living needs. The level of the allowance is reviewed each year.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-24T16:03:37.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:03:37.75Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this