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1126874
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Cyber Essentials programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>An independent academic evaluation of the effectiveness of Cyber Essentials found that its security controls work well to mitigate the vast majority of Internet-based threats. These security controls are kept under continual review. The primary objective for Cyber Essentials is to help all organisations mitigate cyber security risks, especially small and medium-sized organisations. The Government continues to work to ensure Cyber Essentials has the greatest impact for the majority of the target audience and is currently developing the scheme to ensure a) the journey to certification is as simple as possible, and b) the technical controls remain fit for purpose in the ever-changing cyber threat landscape.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 255315 more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1126875
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many businesses have been certified under (a) Cyber Essentials and (b) Cyber Essentials Plus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 254784 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>At the end of April 2019 the total number of Cyber Essentials certificates awarded to organisations was 26,712. Of these, (a) 21,948 were awarded at Cyber Essentials level and (b) 4,764 were awarded at Cyber Essentials Plus level.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:58:26.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:58:26.967Z
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4115
star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1126877
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Cybercrime more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the National Health Service spent on cyber security in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 254785 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 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The information requested on cyber spending covers sensitive detail about cyber security investment for the National Health Service. In this instance, releasing this information at the level of any annual breakdown may assist in determining the effectiveness of detecting cyber-attacks on the NHS, and could compromise measures to protect NHS IT systems, leaving them vulnerable to future cyber-attacks.</p><p>However, in total, over £250 million will have been invested nationally to improve the cyber security of the health and care system between 2016 and 2021. This excludes both investment by local organisations, and wider national IT investment which supports better security such as Microsoft licensing for NHS organisations.</p><p>Regarding the steps taken to defend against cyber attacks on the NHS, the active cyber defence of NHS organisations is a local responsibility for each organisation to carry out. However, there is national support and practical guidance available to NHS organisations which is primarily delivered by NHS Digital but supported and prioritised for the highest risk organisations by NHS England and the Department. In the event of national-scale incidents that affect many health and care organisations, NHS Digital plays a vital role in coordinating and ensuring appropriate technical remediation, as part of the wider cross-system cyber security response led by the Department.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 254786 more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:33:05.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:33:05.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1126878
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Cybercrime more like this
star this property house id 1 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 and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure that NHS England is prepared to defend the NHS against cyber attacks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 254786 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 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The information requested on cyber spending covers sensitive detail about cyber security investment for the National Health Service. In this instance, releasing this information at the level of any annual breakdown may assist in determining the effectiveness of detecting cyber-attacks on the NHS, and could compromise measures to protect NHS IT systems, leaving them vulnerable to future cyber-attacks.</p><p>However, in total, over £250 million will have been invested nationally to improve the cyber security of the health and care system between 2016 and 2021. This excludes both investment by local organisations, and wider national IT investment which supports better security such as Microsoft licensing for NHS organisations.</p><p>Regarding the steps taken to defend against cyber attacks on the NHS, the active cyber defence of NHS organisations is a local responsibility for each organisation to carry out. However, there is national support and practical guidance available to NHS organisations which is primarily delivered by NHS Digital but supported and prioritised for the highest risk organisations by NHS England and the Department. In the event of national-scale incidents that affect many health and care organisations, NHS Digital plays a vital role in coordinating and ensuring appropriate technical remediation, as part of the wider cross-system cyber security response led by the Department.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 254785 more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:33:05.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:33:05.713Z
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4065
star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1127076
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to update the content of the Cyber Essentials programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 255315 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>An independent academic evaluation of the effectiveness of Cyber Essentials found that its security controls work well to mitigate the vast majority of Internet-based threats. These security controls are kept under continual review. The primary objective for Cyber Essentials is to help all organisations mitigate cyber security risks, especially small and medium-sized organisations. The Government continues to work to ensure Cyber Essentials has the greatest impact for the majority of the target audience and is currently developing the scheme to ensure a) the journey to certification is as simple as possible, and b) the technical controls remain fit for purpose in the ever-changing cyber threat landscape.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 254783 more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.81Z
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4115
star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1130447
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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 Financial Services: Foreign Investment in UK more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Trade, what assessment he has made of recent trends of the level of foreign direct investment into the UK FinTech industry in the (a) 2017-18 and (b) 2016-17 financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261177 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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The information regarding FDI is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Last year British FinTech’s attracted more venture capital funding than any other European country once again totalling $1.73 billion across 261 deals.</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 2019-06-14T13:15:37.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:15:37.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1130448
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Financial Services: Taxation more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the UK FinTech industry paid the Exchequer in tax revenue in (a) 2017-18 and (b) 2016-17 financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261178 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) publishes annual statistics relating to income tax, VAT and corporation tax by industry (including the Financial and Insurance Activities Sector). However, HMRC cannot identify receipts from the UK FinTech industry specifically.</p><p> </p><p>For other taxes, industry-level information is not available.</p><p> </p><p>For business rates, the Ministry of Housing, Communities &amp; Local Government collects data only at local authority level and is unable to provide a breakdown by industry.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T07:46:18.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T07:46:18.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1130449
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Bank Services: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what key performance indicators his Department uses to assess the performance of Open Banking; and what recent assessment he has made of the performance of Open Banking. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261179 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The independent Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) is responsible for assessing the performance of Open Banking, and HM Treasury’s view is informed by their assessment.</p><p> </p><p>The OBIE’s latest published assessment of Open Banking performance, made in March 2019, shows that in that month the average availability of Open Banking APIs was 97%, the average response time was 798 milliseconds, and that 38.2 million successful API calls had been made, representing over 97% of the total number of calls made to APIs.</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 2019-06-13T13:36:10.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:36:10.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1130450
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Cryptocurrencies more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of cryptocurrencies as a means of payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261180 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text The Government established the Cryptoassets Taskforce – comprised of HM Treasury, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England – in 2018 to explore the risks and potential benefits of cryptoassets and the underlying distributed ledger technology (DLT). The Taskforce’s final report<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup> concluded that benefits associated with the use of cryptoassets may arise in the future, but that the most immediate priorities for the authorities are to mitigate the risks posed by cryptoassets to consumers and markets, and to prevent the use of cryptoassets for illicit activity. As part of this, the Government will consult on its approach to cryptoassets this year. In addition, the authorities continue to encourage the responsible development of legitimate DLT and cryptoasset-related activity in the UK.<p> </p><p>[1] Full version of the report is available at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/752070/cryptoassets_taskforce_final_report_final_web.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/752070/cryptoassets_taskforce_final_report_final_web.pdf</a></p>
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 2019-06-13T13:40:32.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:40:32.78Z
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4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1130451
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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: Biotechnology more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of cellular agriculture on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261181 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 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>Cellular agriculture has the potential to transform how we produce some foods. Advances in science may allow us to create traditional animal products away from traditional farm settings, from gelatine and egg whites to milk and even meat. Such methods of production also have the potential to reduce climate emissions, especially when harnessing renewable energy supplies. Whilst Defra has not yet assessed the potential of this technology on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, through the £90 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Transforming Food Production challenge we will focus on innovation and research around agriculture, productivity and sustainability.</p><p>The environmental impacts of food are complex and span the whole supply chain. Defra undertakes and coordinates research across the whole food system to enhance productivity, enhance food quality, increase efficiency, and reduce waste, from primary production through to manufacturing, retail, distribution and the consumer.</p><p>The Government is committed to publishing a National Food Strategy when we leave the European Union. This will help ensure that our food system delivers healthy and affordable food for all people, and is built upon a resilient and sustainable agriculture sector which considers its climate impact.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T15:42:30.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T15:42:30.437Z
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1562
star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1130452
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Distributed Ledger Technology more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using distributed ledger technology across the public sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261182 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government Digital Service undertook a landscape review of technology innovation, including distributed ledger technology across government in August 2018. Additionally the recently launched Government Technology Innovation Strategy provides recent examples of distributed ledger technology within government and will provide a building block for departments to harness the opportunity presented by emerging technologies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:04:46.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:04:46.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1130540
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Biodiversity more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the contribution that green bridges make to biodiversity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261183 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>Green bridges are structures designed to provide wildlife and non-motorised users with easy and safe crossing of main roads and railways.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015, Natural England published a review of the literature on green bridges. The review looked at 53 case studies from Europe and North America and found evidence that, in the majority of cases, green bridges were utilised by wildlife, although an assessment of their effectiveness in conserving wildlife populations was limited by the lack of long-term monitoring data. Guidance on the design of green bridges was also published by the Landscape Institute based on research undertaken by Natural England.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015, the Government published research which included an assessment of the A21 Scotney Caste Green Bridge, constructed by the then Highways Agency, which found that of all incidences of bats crossing the road to and from the Scotney Castle Estate, 97 per cent used the green bridge. At least five bat species were recorded foraging over the bridge which was also used by deer, badger and breeding dormice.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will keep the evidence for the effectiveness of these structures under review as new green bridges are planned and implemented.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T11:08:13.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:08:13.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1130541
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Biodiversity more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which key performance indicators his Department uses to assess progress in improving the UK’s biodiversity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261184 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>Domestic biodiversity policy is a devolved matter. The UK government has a range of performance indicators for England, although we do also work with the devolved administrations to compile indicators at UK scale for international reporting.</p><p> </p><p>In June 2019 the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published its <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/department-for-environment-food-and-rural-affairs-single-departmental-plan/department-for-environment-food-and-rural-affairs-single-departmental-plan-may-2018" target="_blank">Single Departmental Plan</a> which includes biodiversity performance indicators for England, including: extent of marine protected areas and condition of protected sites and priority habitat.</p><p> </p><p>In May of this year, the Government published a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/25-year-environment-plan" target="_blank">new indicator framework</a> for the 25 Year Environment Plan, setting out a transparent, comprehensive framework that shows how the environment in England is changing and whether it is improving over time. These indicators include diversity and health of our seas, wildlife and wild places, and nature on land and water.</p><p> </p><p>To support reporting of progress across the whole of the UK, the government publishes a set of <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/biodiversity-indicators-for-the-uk" target="_blank">UK Biodiversity Indicators,</a> updated annually. These measure long term trends in the UK’s biodiversity and progress against our international commitments under the Convention on Biological Diversity.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T09:52:58.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T09:52:58.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1141362
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Measles more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has published on distinguishing between rashes caused by the measles vaccine and those arising from the wild strain of measles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 280995 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 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>While post vaccine rash and fever is generally mild, distinguishing from wild-type measles is not based on clinical examination, rather it is based on a combination of laboratory analysis, information on the timing of vaccine and epidemiological information. The national measles guidelines describe the management and investigation of suspected cases of measles, and is available to view at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-measles-guidelines" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-measles-guidelines</a></p><p>Statistics on confirmed measles cases are reported by vaccination status and are available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/measles-mumps-and-rubella-lab-confirmed-cases-in-england-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/measles-mumps-and-rubella-lab-confirmed-cases-in-england-2019</a></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 280996 more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T11:32:33.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T11:32:33.127Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
1141363
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Measles more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that statistics on the infection rate for measles do not include people who have received the live measles vaccine and contracted a measles-like rash and fever. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 280996 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>While post vaccine rash and fever is generally mild, distinguishing from wild-type measles is not based on clinical examination, rather it is based on a combination of laboratory analysis, information on the timing of vaccine and epidemiological information. The national measles guidelines describe the management and investigation of suspected cases of measles, and is available to view at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-measles-guidelines" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-measles-guidelines</a></p><p>Statistics on confirmed measles cases are reported by vaccination status and are available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/measles-mumps-and-rubella-lab-confirmed-cases-in-england-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/measles-mumps-and-rubella-lab-confirmed-cases-in-england-2019</a></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 280995 more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T11:32:33.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T11:32:33.183Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
star this property tabling member
1522
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
1141364
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading MMR Vaccine: Side Effects more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) body inclusion encephalitis and (b) other adverse events experienced after a measles vaccine are identified in a timely way by healthcare professionals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 280997 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The safety of all the United Kingdom’s vaccination programmes is of paramount importance. Any serious side effects are extremely rare, and the large majority of side effects are mild and transient, such as sore arms, headaches and tiredness. We would recommend that all eligible children are vaccinated, as any potential risk of side effects is far outweighed by the benefits of vaccination.</p><p>Healthcare professionals have access to a range of materials, such as ‘Immunisation against infectious disease: the green book’ and Patient Group Directions to support their decision-making in the case of any suspected adverse effects.</p><p>The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) operates the ‘Yellow Card Scheme’, which is vital in helping the MHRA monitor the safety of all healthcare products in the UK. This system allows for reporting of any potential adverse events for all medicines, including vaccines, with guidance for healthcare professionals, patients and the public on how to use the scheme.</p><p>In addition, Public Health England (PHE) offers diagnostic services for suspected cases of encephalitis, which is a notifiable condition. Under statutory duty, cases must be reported by healthcare professionals to PHE’s local Health Protection Teams. This can be viewed at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/notifications-of-infectious-diseases-noids" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/notifications-of-infectious-diseases-noids</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T11:34:01.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T11:34:01.177Z
unstar this property answering member
4380
star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
star this property tabling member
1522
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
1141380
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading MMR Vaccine: Safety more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 and Social Care, what steps he is taking to maintain and improve pharmacovigilance in relation to the MMR vaccine. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 280998 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>As with all vaccines and medicines, the safety of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine remains under continual review by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The MHRA uses all available sources of evidence in pharmacovigilance, including regular review of suspected adverse reactions submitted through the Yellow Card Scheme, data from clinical and epidemiological studies, the medical literature and information from pharmaceutical companies and other worldwide regulatory authorities. The MHRA’s processes and data analysis systems are regularly evaluated to ensure optimal performance in monitoring the safety of vaccines and medicines.</p><p>The balance of benefits and risks of MMR vaccine remains overwhelmingly favourable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T16:35:38.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T16:35:38.84Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
star this property tabling member
1522
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
1141381
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading MMR Vaccine more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure (a) transparency and (b) accountability in the process of manufacturing the MMR vaccine. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 280999 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>Two Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccines are licensed for use in the United Kingdom: M-M-RVaxPro and Priorix. Both vaccines are on the National Health Service’s routine immunisation schedule. The quality, safety and efficacy of both M-M-RVaxPro and Priorix have been evaluated before they were given a Marketing Authorisation in Europe, and the Marketing Authorisation Holder for each vaccines is legally required to submit periodic safety update reports to the regulator, which are documents intended to provide an evaluation of the risk-benefit balance of a medicinal product at defined time points after its authorisation. The sites at which the products are manufactured are also required to undergo periodic inspections to ensure that they comply with Good Manufacturing Practices. Each batch of vaccines is tested by an official medicines control laboratory (OMCL). OMCL testing is independent of and in addition to the manufacturer’s testing. These procedures ensure that the MMR vaccines available in the UK are safe and efficacious and that the manufacturers/Marketing Authorisation holders are held accountable for their products.</p><p>A European Public Assessment Report (EPAR) for M-M-RVaxPro is available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/documents/scientific-discussion/m-m-rvaxpro-epar-scientific-discussion_en.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/documents/scientific-discussion/m-m-rvaxpro-epar-scientific-discussion_en.pdf</a></p><p>Priorix was approved before public assessment reports were a requirement. The EPAR for M-M-RVaxPro contains a general summary of the manufacturing information that was provided during the assessment process; however, the specific details of the manufacturing process are confidential.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-25T16:38:57.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T16:38:57.347Z
unstar this property answering member
4065
star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
star this property tabling member
1522
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
1130155
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Parliament: Elections more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with representatives of local authorities on EU citizens that were prevented from voting in the 2019 European Parliament elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 260725 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>My officials and I meet regularly with representatives of local authorities and electoral administrators to discuss a wide range of electoral issues.</p><p>In line with their statutory duty, the Electoral Commission will be publishing a report into the administration of the polls later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T16:32:22.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T16:32:22.28Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
star this property tabling member
4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1131068
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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 Home Office Response to the Mandating of DNA Evidence for Immigration Purposes Independent Review more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to publish on his Department's website (a) the Darra Singh review of the Home Office response to the mandating of DNA for immigration purposes and (b) his Department's response to that review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 262455 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Darra Singh Review and the Home Office Response to his review are published on: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-dna-evidence-in-immigration-applications%20" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-dna-evidence-in-immigration-applications </a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-13T11:36:56.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T11:36:56.753Z
unstar this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1132028
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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 Home Office: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the upcoming Border, Immigration and Citizenship System review to be completed and published. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 264446 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>On 25 October 2018 the Home Secretary announced that the he would review the structures and processes of the Home Office to it delivers a Border, Immigration and Citizenship system in a way that is fair and humane.</p><p>The Home Secretary said it would have independent oversight and that it should build on the outcomes of Wendy Williams’ Windrush Lessons Learned Review. We are finalising the review’s terms of reference, it’s timetable and the person identified to carry it out and we will be making an announcement to Parliament shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 264447 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T15:07:15.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:07:15.277Z
unstar this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1132029
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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 Home Office: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who will be carrying out the upcoming Border, Immigration and Citizenship System review; and what the scope of that review is. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 264447 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>On 25 October 2018 the Home Secretary announced that the he would review the structures and processes of the Home Office to it delivers a Border, Immigration and Citizenship system in a way that is fair and humane.</p><p>The Home Secretary said it would have independent oversight and that it should build on the outcomes of Wendy Williams’ Windrush Lessons Learned Review. We are finalising the review’s terms of reference, it’s timetable and the person identified to carry it out and we will be making an announcement to Parliament shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 264446 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T15:07:15.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:07:15.327Z
unstar this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1132038
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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 Evidence: DNA more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has contacted every person they know to have been affected by the mandating of DNA-based evidence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 264448 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Taskforce has contacted all known affected applicants where we have secured contact details. Anyone who thinks they have been affected should contact the Home Office details are on:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-dna-evidence-in-immigration-applications%20" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-dna-evidence-in-immigration-applications </a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T14:46:33.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:46:33.793Z
unstar this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1132039
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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 Evidence: DNA more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Independent review of the Home Office response to the mandating of DNA evidence for immigration purposes, what steps his Department has taken to find additional people affected by the mandating of DNA evidence who were not originally identified by his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 264449 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office has undertaken a range of activity to identify those affected through the work of the Taskforce and further system sampling including further work in light of the recommendations by Mr Singh. The Department will continue to consider if there are any additional steps that can be taken to identify individuals effected.</p><p>Anyone who thinks they have been affected should contact the Home Office: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-dna-evidence-in-immigration-applications" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-dna-evidence-in-immigration-applications</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T14:48:36.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:48:36.713Z
unstar this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1132484
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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 Visas: Applications more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many cases his Department has deemed a (a) visa and (b) settlement application to be invalid while the applicant is waiting for an appointment with UK visa and citizenship application services.. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 265585 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>UKVI does not routinely deem visa or settlement applications to be invalid while the applicant is waiting for an appointment with UKVCAS. However, where an applicant has failed to book an appointment with UKVCAS, several months after submitting their application and having been sent multiple reminders, on these occasions the application may be deemed to be invalid.</p><p>Refugee applications for settlement are not dealt with through the UKVCAS process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 265596 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-20T15:32:18.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T15:32:18.273Z
unstar this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this