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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zoos: Safety more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the safety systems and processes in UK zoos to protect staff, customers and animals. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL13727 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that zoos are safe places to work and visit, and that there are high standards of welfare for all animals.</p><p> </p><p>The Zoo Licensing Act 1981 sets out comprehensive licensing and inspection requirements for zoos. Responsibility for administering these requirements rests with local authorities. Defra supports this by providing the Secretary of State’s Standards of Modern Zoo Practice, which sets out minimum standards that zoos are expected to meet, covering welfare and safety.</p><p> </p><p>The standards are kept under review by Defra’s Zoos Expert Committee, a group of independent experts that advises Defra on zoo issues. Zoos must also comply with the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 which ensures the safety of staff.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-02-27T12:54:42.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T12:54:42.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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2533
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
1061133
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Youth Organisations: Finance 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, how much public money has been allocated to uniformed youth organisations in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 221692 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not all held centrally. In January 2015, a list showing grant schemes run by central government since the 2013 to 2014 financial year was published on GOV.UK, and subsequently annually updated. It can be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-grants-register" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-grants-register</a>.</p><p> </p><p>This government has invested £5 million in 2018-19 in supporting uniformed youth organisations to engage thousands of disadvantaged young people in areas of deprivation across the country, improving their wellbeing, mental health and life skills. Details of the funding announced to date can be found at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/thousands-to-benefit-from-multi-million-pound-boost-to-youth-organisations" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/thousands-to-benefit-from-multi-million-pound-boost-to-youth-organisations</a> .</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T12:42:42.703Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T12:42:42.703Z
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4513
star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4436
unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
1061178
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Young People: Unemployment 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 Education, if he will publish the latest statistics on people between 16 and 24 years old who are not in education, employment or training in each local authority area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hyndburn more like this
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Graham P Jones more like this
star this property uin 221706 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>The latest estimates for young people aged 16 to 24 who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) in England and the English regions, based on 2018 quarterly Labour Force Survey (LFS) data, will be published on 28 February 2019 by the department as part of the series and can be accessed at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-neet" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-neet</a>.</p><p>However, due to sample size limitations in the LFS data, it is not possible to produce reliable estimates for local authority level geographies.</p><p>For young people aged 16 to 17, local authorities are required to monitor the extent to which young people are meeting their duty to participate in education or training through the department’s National Client Caseload Information System (NCCIS). Local authority level NEET estimates for England are published annually as transparency data from NCCIS and can be accessed at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/neet-and-participation-local-authority-figures" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/neet-and-participation-local-authority-figures</a>. However, these estimates should be used with caution as the headline NEET measure includes people whose activities are not known in order to incentivise local authorities to track all young people.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T17:44:38.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T17:44:38.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham P Jones more like this
1061291
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Peace Negotiations 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what dates he plans to meet the Yemen Quad. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 221588 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary most recently chaired a Yemen Quad meeting on 14 February. Although dates have not yet been fixed for future meetings, the UK is committed to supporting the UN-led political process, a desire shared by Quad partners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-02-22T14:41:47.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T14:41:47.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1061294
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Peace Negotiations more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what dates the Yemen Quad of the US, UK, Saudi Arabia and UAE have met since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 221647 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
star this property answer text <p>The Yemen ‘Quad’ meetings have taken place on the following dates:</p><p>14 February 2019</p><p>27 September 2018</p><p>10 December 2017</p><p>18 December 2016</p><p>19 July 2016</p><p>Ambassadors and senior officials from the US, UK, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have also met regularly throughout this period in the Quad format, and will continue to do so, to find a political solution to end the Yemeni conflict.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-02-22T14:49:46.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T14:49:46.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1061380
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Written Questions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice and guidance is available to ministers about answering written parliamentary questions. more like this
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Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
star this property uin HL13760 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
star this property answer text <p>Guidance on responding to Parliamentary Questions, and details of ministerial responsibilities, can be found on Gov.uk. This guidance states that Ministers must:</p><ol><li>Adhere to the Ministerial Code</li><li>Give relevant information fully, as concisely as possible and in accordance with guidance on disproportionate cost.</li><li>Not omit information sought merely because disclosure could lead to political embarrassment or administrative inconvenience.</li><li>Provide an explanation if it is concluded that information should be withheld.</li><li>Take care to avoid answers which are literally true but likely to give rise to misleading inferences.</li><li>Provide responses to answers as follows:</li></ol><ul><li>Named Day – on the day specified</li><li>Ordinary Written – within 5 working days</li><li>House of Lords Written – within 10 working days</li></ul> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-02-21T14:32:12.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T14:32:12.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
1061124
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Working Links 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 Justice, whether Working Links who hold the contract to supervise offenders on supervision in Wales and South West England has ceased to trade. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the written statement the Secretary of State made to the House on 18 February. Our central priority is of course to protect the public, ensuring that we have the right supervision of offenders in place, and that probation staff are supported in their important work.</p><p> </p><p>Working Links (Employment) Limited and its three Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC): Wales CRC; Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire CRC; and Dorset, Devon and Cornwall CRC went into administration on 14 February 2019.</p><p> </p><p>As a part of its contingency approach to this pending event the MOJ undertook a competitive process inviting participation from all those CRCs that could take on the additional services in Wales and the South West without breaching the 25% Market Share Cap applied in the original Transforming Rehabilitation procurement in 2014. This led to the selection of Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) CRC as our preferred provider with whom we then conducted detailed commercial negotiations prior to entering into contract on Friday 15 February.</p><p> </p><p>In line with plans for future probation delivery in Wales, we intend for offender management services in Wales to be transferred to HMPPS before the end of the current contractual period and we will work with KSS to accelerate this process. We will announce plans later this year for the future of the probation system as a whole, following termination of CRC contracts in 2020.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 221805 more like this
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less than 2019-02-21T16:41:24.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T16:41:24.027Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1061125
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Working Links 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 Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that employees of Working Links in Wales and South West England will continue to be paid if their employer ceases to trade. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 221804 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the written statement the Secrtary of State made to the House on 18 February. Our central priority is of course to protect the public, ensuring that we have the right supervision of offenders in place, and that probation staff are supported in their important work.</p><p> </p><p>You will be aware that Working Links (Employment) Limited and its three Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC): Wales CRC; Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire CRC; and Dorset, Devon and Cornwall CRC went into administration on 14 February 2019.</p><p> </p><p>In order to maintain service continuity, we transferred the services previously provided by the Working Links’ CRCs to Kent, Surrey and Sussex CRC (owned by Seetec) on 15 February 2019. Provision is in place to ensure that all former Working Links CRC staff will be paid as normal this month.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-02-21T16:42:14.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T16:42:14.543Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1061126
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Working Links 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 Justice, whether in the event of Working Links ceasing to trade there will be a tendering process for the continued supervision of offenders in Wales and the South West of England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 221805 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the written statement the Secretary of State made to the House on 18 February. Our central priority is of course to protect the public, ensuring that we have the right supervision of offenders in place, and that probation staff are supported in their important work.</p><p> </p><p>Working Links (Employment) Limited and its three Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC): Wales CRC; Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire CRC; and Dorset, Devon and Cornwall CRC went into administration on 14 February 2019.</p><p> </p><p>As a part of its contingency approach to this pending event the MOJ undertook a competitive process inviting participation from all those CRCs that could take on the additional services in Wales and the South West without breaching the 25% Market Share Cap applied in the original Transforming Rehabilitation procurement in 2014. This led to the selection of Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) CRC as our preferred provider with whom we then conducted detailed commercial negotiations prior to entering into contract on Friday 15 February.</p><p> </p><p>In line with plans for future probation delivery in Wales, we intend for offender management services in Wales to be transferred to HMPPS before the end of the current contractual period and we will work with KSS to accelerate this process. We will announce plans later this year for the future of the probation system as a whole, following termination of CRC contracts in 2020.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 221803 more like this
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less than 2019-02-21T16:41:24.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T16:41:24.08Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1061075
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment 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 Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the extent to which the descriptors used for Work Capability Assessments take proper account of the way that people can be affected by impairment of stamina, breathing or fatigue. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
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Margaret Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 221680 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>All healthcare professionals who carry out Work Capability Assessments (WCAs) receive training on the assessment of claimants with fluctuating conditions associated with fatigue and breathlessness. Furthermore the WCA Handbook for healthcare professionals has a section dedicated to the assessment of variable / fluctuating conditions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T16:52:36.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:52:36.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this