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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star 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 Tree Planting 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, what steps he has taken to increase the number of trees planted in (a) Lincolnshire and (b) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes remove filter
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Forestry is a devolved matter and these figures apply to England only.</p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to planting 11 million trees this parliament, and to the shared aspiration of reaching 12% woodland cover in England by 2060.</p><p> </p><p>We have amended our main grant schemes to make applications easier by streamlining the application processes, opening the Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation window all year round and reducing the threshold of applications from 30 hectares to 10 hectares for Woodland Carbon Fund applications. We have invested £5.7 million in the new Northern Forest; and announced a further £10 million for urban trees and £50 million for the Woodland Carbon Guarantee scheme.</p><p> </p><p>We have planted approximately 16 million trees in England since 2010, of which approximately 437,000 have been planted across Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T11:45:06.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:45:06.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1141756
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Candidates: Disability 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 Women and Equalities, what plans the Government has to encourage more candidates with disabilities to stand for elected office. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes remove filter
star this property uin 281591 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is working with disability organisations to help political parties better support disabled candidates. In December 2018, the Government launched the £250,000 EnAble Fund, which provides grants that cover disability-related expenses people might face when seeking elected office.</p><p> </p><p>We have commissioned an independent evaluation, which will include assessments of average grants made and will be published after the Fund has closed next year.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, my Honourable Friend the Minister for the Constitution, passed legislation to exclude disability-related expenses from candidates’ spending limits.</p> more like this
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 2019-10-04T12:36:25.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T12:36:25.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1141760
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star 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 Wealth 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to narrow wealth differentials between the richest and poorest (a) individuals, (b) regions, (c) counties and (d) constituencies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes remove filter
star this property uin 281595 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>Addressing inequalities is an important consideration for this Government, and steps have already been taken to ensure those with the broadest shoulders bear the greatest burden. That is why we have introduced reforms to dividend taxation and capital gains tax, and ended permanent non-domicile status – to ensure the rich pay their fair share. This has led to the top 1% of income taxpayers paying 29% of income tax – a record high.</p><p> </p><p>This Government is also committed to ensuring opportunities are shared in every part of the country. People across all regions are benefitting from investments the Government is making. For example, since 2015, £12bn from the Local Growth Fund has been provided to local enterprise partnerships for projects that benefit the local area and economy. In addition to this, our new £3.6 billion Towns Fund will level up opportunity and create places across the UK where people want to live and thrive – supporting an initial 100 towns.</p><p> </p><p>By supporting all places to reach their potential, we can drive growth at a national level and readily share the benefits of a more prosperous United Kingdom.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T16:04:18.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T16:04:18.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1141758
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star 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 Devolution: Scotland 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 recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on further devolution of power to devolved authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes remove filter
star this property uin 281593 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>All sections of the Scotland Act 2016 that increase the powers of the Scottish Parliament are now in force. The Scottish Parliament will now be able to legislate in every area where the Scotland Act 2016 has given it the power to do so. The Joint Ministerial Working Group on Welfare continues to meet as a forum for discussion and decision-making to ensure the implementation of welfare and employment-related aspects of the Scotland Act 2016. The most recent meeting was held on 27th June 2019.</p><p><br>The devolution of tax and borrowing powers to Scotland has increased the accountability of the Scottish Government.</p><p>The Government has been clear that it expects that EU exit will lead to an increase in decision-making powers for the devolved administrations. The Government remains focussed on implementing the existing devolution settlements and undertaking detailed monitoring and evaluation in order to be able to assess the impact of devolution as we consider further decentralisation.</p>
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 2019-09-03T08:53:51.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T08:53:51.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1141757
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star 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 Government Departments: Billing 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 steps he is taking to ensure Government (a) suppliers and (b) subcontractors are paid on time. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes remove filter
star this property uin 281592 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to paying 90% of undisputed and valid invoices from SMEs within 5 days and 100% of all undisputed and valid invoices within 30 days. Government departments must report their payment performance on a quarterly basis on GOV.UK.</p><p>Through the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, public sector buyers must include 30-day payment terms in public sector contracts; and require that this payment term be passed down the supply chain. Where this is not happening, businesses are encouraged to raise this with the Public Procurement Review Service in the Cabinet Office, who will investigate.</p><p>From September, any supplier who bids for a Government contract above £5m per annum will be expected to pay 95% of invoices in 60 days across all their business. Any supplier who is unable to demonstrate a fair and responsible approach to the payment of their supply chain may be excluded from bidding.</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 2019-09-03T08:48:46.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T08:48:46.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1141762
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nigeria and Pakistan: Christianity more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle the persecution of Christians in (a) Pakistan and (b) Nigeria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes remove filter
star this property uin 281597 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>We are deeply concerned about the persecution of Christians, as we are about those of other faiths or beliefs, in many parts of the world. The former Foreign Secretary commissioned an Independent Review into the subject, led by the Bishop of Truro, and the Government has accepted all of its recommendations.</p><p>Officials and Ministers regularly raise the protection of minority communities, including religious minorities, with the Pakistani Government. The former Foreign Secretary discussed the treatment of minority religious communities with Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi during his visit to the UK in June 2019. Minister of State, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, raised our concerns with Pakistan's Human Rights Minister on 19 February. We have also supported projects in Pakistan to promote greater tolerance and religious freedom and, in November 2018, announced a new £12m fund to bolster the work of civil society and NGOs to promote respect, and the value of religious diversity and tolerance.</p><p>The UK is committed to supporting Nigeria in upholding the right to freedom of religion or belief, as protected by its constitution. The recent escalation in intercommunal violence has affected multiple states of Nigeria and communities of all religions. We regularly engage faith-based organisations and raise our concerns with the Nigerian government. In northeast Nigeria, Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa seek to undermine the right to freedom of religion by attacking both Muslims and Christians who do not subscribe to their extremist views. The UK remains committed to supporting Nigeria in tackling the insurgency through a substantial and increasing package of security, humanitarian and development support.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
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 2019-09-05T14:15:03.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T14:15:03.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1141761
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star 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 Banks: Pay 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to cap large bonuses paid to bankers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes remove filter
star this property uin 281596 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The EU’s Capital Requirements Directive IV introduced a cap on variable remuneration for senior staff and other key decision makers, applicable from January 2014. It is set at 100% of the individual’s salary, or up to 200% where both the Member State and shareholders agree. In the UK, this currently applies to firms with relevant total assets exceeding £15 billion, with the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority responsible for ensuring firms comply with this requirement.</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 2019-09-03T07:03:24.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T07:03:24.23Z
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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 Sir John Hayes more like this
1141759
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star 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 Cash Dispensing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure people are able to access cash. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that widespread free access to, and acceptance of, cash remains extremely important to the day-to-day lives of many consumers and businesses in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>In Spring 2018, the Government conducted a Call for Evidence on Cash &amp; Digital Payments in the New Economy. In the recent response to this Call for Evidence, the Government committed to supporting digital payments whilst safeguarding access to cash for those who need it. Furthermore, the Government announced the launch of the Joint Authorities Cash Strategy (JACS) Group, which brings together the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR), Financial Conduct Authority and Bank of England to ensure a comprehensive oversight of the overall cash infrastructure in light of changing trends related to cash.</p><p> </p><p>The Government established the PSR in 2015, with robust powers and a statutory objective to ensure that the UK's payment systems work in the interests of their users. The PSR regulates LINK, the scheme which runs the UK’s ATM network, and has used its powers to hold LINK to account over LINK’s commitments to preserve the broad geographic spread of the ATM network.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, the Government has invested heavily in maintaining a stable network of Post Office branches, with investment of over £2 billion since 2010. Currently, 99 per cent of personal customers and 95 per cent of small business customers can access cash locally at one of the Post Office’s 11,500 branches.</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 2019-09-03T07:03:13.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T07:03:13.193Z
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4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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1141752
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star 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 Cancer: Diagnosis 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 steps his Department is taking to improve the detection of cancer in its early stages. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes remove filter
star this property uin 281587 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
star this property answer text <p>The NHS Long Term Plan set out the commitment to diagnose 75% of cancers being at stage 1 or 2 by 2028.</p><p>As recommended by the UK National Screening Committee and the independent Cancer Taskforce, we are modernising our world-renowned cancer screening programmes by introducing Faecal Immunochemical Testing into the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme as soon as possible and human papillomavirus as the primary test in the NHS Cervical Screening Programme by 2020.</p><p>NHS England is establishing Rapid Diagnostic Centres across the country to upgrade and bring together the latest diagnostic equipment and expertise. The centres build on the 10 models piloted through the Accelerate, Coordinate and Evaluate programme, which have focussed on diagnosing cancers where patients often present with non-specific symptoms and may go to their general practitioner many times before being sent for appropriate tests.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></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
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less than 2019-09-04T16:09:48.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-04T16:09:48.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
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1141749
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star 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 Food: Allergies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of allergen labelling on pre-packaged food. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes remove filter
star this property uin 281584 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
star this property answer text <p>The European Union Food Information for Consumers Regulation 2011 introduced strengthened controls for food allergen labelling which are enforced in the UK by the Food Information Regulations 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Following EU Exit, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will be carrying out a review of food labelling<em>,</em> to ensure there is a comprehensive domestic framework that meets the needs of UK consumers and producers. The Food Standards Agency will be collaborating closely with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to successfully deliver this review and is currently working with industry, enforcement agencies and other relevant interest groups to improve the measures in place to protect food allergic and intolerant consumers.</p><p> </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
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less than 2019-09-04T15:52:40.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-04T15:52:40.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this