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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar 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
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports of alleged human rights abuses in Indian-administered Kashmir; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wycombe more like this
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
unstar this property answer text <p>​We recognise that there are human rights concerns in India-administered Kashmir and Pakistan-administered Kashmir. We encourage all states to ensure domestic laws are in line with international standards. Any allegations of human rights violations and abuses are deeply concerning and must be investigated thoroughly, promptly, transparently and independently.</p><p>We are in regular contact with the Governments of India and Pakistan and have discussed the situation in Kashmir, including the issue of human rights. We will continue to monitor the situation in Kashmir closely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T13:26:53.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T13:26:53.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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4064
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
1156077
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to acquire accurate information on the situation on the ground in Indian-administered Kashmir; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wycombe more like this
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
unstar this property answer text <p>​We are following the situation in Kashmir closely and are in regular contact with the Government of India and the Government of Pakistan. The Prime Minister has spoken to both Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Khan about the situation in Kashmir. The Foreign Secretary has spoken to the Indian Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar. The Minister for South Asia has discussed the situation with the Indian Minister for Minority Affairs and engages regularly with the Indian and Pakistani High Commissioners. In addition our High Commissions in New Delhi and Islamabad are also engaging the Indian and Pakistani Governments and monitoring events and developments closely. Events in Kashmir can have regional and international implications and we continue to urge calm and caution from all.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T13:30:23.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T13:30:23.35Z
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4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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4064
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
1156082
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Crime Prevention: Young People more like this
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25259
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to divert young people away from violent crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wycombe more like this
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 5013 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-01more like thismore than 2019-11-01
unstar this property answer text <p>Tackling violent crime is a priority and this Government is determined to crack down on the scourge of violence devastating our communities. The Government is investing £220 million in early intervention projects to steer young people away from getting involved in serious violence and make positive life choices.</p><p>The Early Intervention Youth Fund of £22 million is supporting 40 projects endorsed by Police and Crime Commissioners across England and Wales. These projects include work with children and young people at risk of criminal involvement, organisations safeguarding those at risk of gang exploitation and county lines, or who have already offended to help divert them into positive life choices.</p><p>The £200 million Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) is a long-term fund to prevent children and young people at the highest risk of involvement in serious violence, from becoming involved in crime and violence, including reoffending. Operating independently of government, the Youth Endowment Fund will robustly test and evaluate every intervention it funds to develop a strong evidence base showing the interventions that are most effective in making a positive difference to the lives of young people. The first successful 22 bids were announced earlier this month.</p><p>The anti-knife crime Community Fund has supported 115 projects in local communities to tackle knife crime in 2017/18 and 2018/19. The third year of funding (2019-20) of £1.5m is supporting 61 projects in England and Wales this year.</p><p>The Government recognises that local youth services are an important partner in tackling violent crime. On 30 September the Government reiterated a commitment to young people, confirming £500 million investment through the new Youth Investment Fund over five years. This vital investment, the cornerstone of the Government’s offer for young people, will help build 60 new youth centres across the country, refurbish around 360 existing youth facilities, and provide over 100 mobile facilities for harder to reach areas. The fund will also support the provision and coordination of high-quality services for young people, and an investment in the youth workforce.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-11-01T12:05:36.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-01T12:05:36.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
1156298
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Armed Forces more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 22 October (HL21, previously HL18069), what is the new policy relating to threats to and intimidation of interpreters in theatre in Afghanistan; and how it differs from the previous policy. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL383 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence has not previously placed a formal obligation upon contractors providing services in operational theatres to provide support to local employees who might face increased risk as a result of their association with the UK Armed Forces.</p><p>Under the new approach, the requirement for contractors to do so will be included within the Statements of Requirement for services where the Department has assessed that individuals recruited locally by the contractor could be at risk of being intimidated as a result of their association with UK Armed Forces such as the provision of interpreter support in countries including, but not limited to, Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defence would expect that any contractor working in these locations would undertake a range of measures that would effectively mitigate threats to employees. The cost of any such measures would be included in the costs charged to the Ministry of Defence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-10-31T13:48:42.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T13:48:42.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1156079
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Agriculture more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps will she take to ensure farmers are supported in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wycombe more like this
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 5010 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>As a responsible Government, we have been working to minimise any disruption to farmers in the event of a no deal.</p><p> </p><p>We have made it clear that we will support vulnerable sectors through Government intervention in a no deal, should this be necessary, and we have contingency plans in place. We will be monitoring the sectors which may be exposed to short-term difficulties as a result of EU withdrawal closely to identify early signs of market disturbance, allowing us to intervene swiftly if necessary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T11:22:40.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T11:22:40.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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4064
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
1156084
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Treasury more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Alpha Insurance more like this
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25259
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unstar this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on Alpha insurance customers of the decision by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme to award only premium insurance refunds to those people following the bankruptcy of that company. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Devon more like this
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Peter Heaton-Jones more like this
star this property uin 5079 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) protects customers when a financial services firm fails, and is independent from government and industry. It is accountable to both the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority for the effective operation of the scheme.</p><p> </p><p>Her Majesty’s Treasury has conducted no formal assessment of the effect on the customers of Alpha insurance of the decision taken by the FSCS to award return of premium refunds following its insolvency. The rules setting out the operation of the scheme allow for premium refund compensation, where a suitable replacement provider cannot be found to take on the policies of an insolvent firm.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T13:37:17.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T13:37:17.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Peter Heaton-Jones more like this
1156138
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Taxation more like this
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25259
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that employers in the screen industry use more of the apprenticeship levy funding they receive. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wantage more like this
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Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
unstar this property answer text <p>We are working closely with the screen industry so that it can benefit from apprenticeships.</p><p>The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Education are working with the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education to support the development of apprenticeship standards. Currently there are 48 approved standards available for delivery in the creative and digital sectors.</p><p>From discussions with the screen sector, we recognise that it faces some challenges in spending available levy funds due to the dominance of project-based working in the sector. To overcome these challenges, we are working with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and ScreenSkills on an innovative Film and TV Apprenticeships pilot which will enable around 20 apprentices to benefit from hands-on experience on the sets of major films and TV shows. Launching in 2020, it will explore a new model for how high-quality apprenticeships can be used to deliver multiple placements on film and TV productions, as well as addressing skills shortages.</p><p>In addition, we have increased the transfer cap from 10% to 25% enabling levy-paying employers to transfer funds to smaller employers or charities in order to support the development of skills in their supply chains or respond to skills shortages in their sectors.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Chippenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Michelle Donelan more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T19:49:41.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T19:49:41.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michelle Donelan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
1156156
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Taxation more like this
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25259
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether unspent apprenticeship levy monies returned to his Department are allocated to the apprenticeship budget for use by non-levy paying employers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The funds in apprenticeship service accounts are available for levy-paying employers to use for 24 months before they begin to expire on a rolling, month-by-month basis. We have never anticipated that levy-payers will use all the funds available to them, but they are able to if they wish. Individual levy-paying employers have full control over when and where apprenticeship funds are spent to meet their current and future skills needs.</p><p>Employers’ levy funds are distinct from the Department for Education’s ring-fenced annual apprenticeship budget. This budget is set on an annual basis to cover the costs of all apprenticeships. This includes new apprenticeships in both levy-paying employers and those that do not pay the levy, as well as existing apprenticeships for learners who started in previous years. As this budget is distinct from the funds in employers’ apprenticeship service accounts, it is not affected by the value of any funds which may expire from employers’ accounts each month.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Chippenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Michelle Donelan more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T13:58:33.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T13:58:33.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michelle Donelan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1156273
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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
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Turkey more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many extant (a) single individual export licences and (b) open individual export licences there are for which the end-user is Turkey; and if she will make it her policy to suspend them. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
unstar this property answer text <p>As of 25 October, there are a) 504 Standard Individual Export Licences (SIELs) [of which 331 include military rated items] and; b) 95 Open Individual Export Licences (OIELs) [of which 64 include military rated items] that are extant for which Turkey is the end user.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to monitor the situation in Syria very closely and are considering the licensing position in the light of recent developments. No further export licences to Turkey for items which might be used in military operations in Syria will be granted while we do so.</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 2019-10-29T10:05:28.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T10:05:28.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1156110
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken has been for her Department to process asylum claims for cases of (a) unaccompanied asylum seeking children and (b) other cases of acute vulnerability in each month since January 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 5076 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not publish data relating to the average time taken to process asylum claims for cases of (a) unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and (b) other cases of acute vulnerability in each month since January 2019.</p><p>Data on current performance can be found at tab Asy_10 of the Asylum Transparency Data August 2019 at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/asylum-transparency-data-august-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/asylum-transparency-data-august-2019</a></p><p>We are committed to ensuring that asylum claims are considered without unnecessary delay, to ensure that individuals who need protection are granted asylum as soon as possible and can start to integrate and rebuild their lives, including those granted at appeal.</p><p>Whilst steps are taken to increase capacity and focus on process improvements to deliver better quality asylum decisions more efficiently, we have moved away from the 6-month service standard to concentrate on older claims, cases with acute vulnerability and those in receipt of the greatest level of support, including Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC). Additionally, we are prioritising cases where an individual has already received a decision, but a reconsideration is required.</p><p>This approach is intended to bring balance back to the asylum system. We have engaged with stakeholders as part of our plans to introduce new service standards. We are considering this valuable insight as we work to shape the new service standards.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T14:59:38.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:59:38.577Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this