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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Fracking 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 Whether it is his policy to promote fracking. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 909883 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 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <p>As we make the transition to low carbon energy, the UK still needs gas.</p><p> </p><p>The Government believes shale gas is an important new domestic energy source as it meets of 30% of our energy demand</p><p> </p><p>We have been clear that any hydraulic fracturing has to be consistent with one of toughest regulatory regimes in the world.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2019-03-19T15:16:22.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T15:16:22.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury remove filter
997493
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-30more like thismore than 2018-10-30
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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
unstar this property hansard heading EU Countries: Brexit 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 Whether he has made a recent assessment of the effectiveness of the processes for enabling member states to leave the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 907366 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 2018-10-30more like thismore than 2018-10-30
star this property answer text <p>We remain committed to following the Article 50 process enabling Member States to leave the EU. We are continuing to work closely with the Commission in Brussels to achieve this. We have made real progress in on-going negotiations. We believe it is in the interests of both sides to strike a deal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2018-10-30T16:47:34.637Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-30T16:47:34.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury remove filter
1060963
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Railway Stations 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 What steps he is taking to increase accessibility and capacity at local railway stations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 909237 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 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to improving accessibility and in April I will be announcing the stations which will benefit from an additional £300m of Access for All funding. This is in addition to access improvements being delivered at stations by the industry itself.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-02-14T15:40:48.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T15:40:48.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Administration of Justice 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 What assessment he has made of the effect of recent trends in the number of court (a) staff and (b) closures on access to justice. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 908262 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 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Providing effective access to justice is at the heart of all decisions the Government makes regarding our justice system. We are committed to making sure that our court and tribunal services can be accessed by those that need to do so.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS staffing levels are appropriate to make sure that effective access to justice is maintained.</p><p> </p><p>All court closures are subject to public consultation and the responses received are considered carefully before final decisions are made. Impact Assessments are published alongside the consultations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T17:08:37.8Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T17:08:37.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-18more like thismore than 2018-10-18
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Undocumented Workers 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 the Home Department, what recent assessment his Department has made of the ability of UK Border Force to identify and punish people who regularly exploit and traffick illegal workers into the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 181302 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 2018-10-26more like thismore than 2018-10-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to protecting the vulnerable. At the primary checkpoint, Border Force Officers have the unique advantage of being the first point of contact with UK authorities for many vulnerable children and adults as well as the criminals who traffic them.</p><p>All Border Force staff receive training in how to spot indicators of modern slavery for both victims and traffickers. In addition to this specialist safeguarding teams with enhanced skills provide advice to colleagues on this area of work.</p><p>Intelligence-led operations to disrupt traffickers and protect victims is the key to Border Force’s response to the threat of Modern Slavery. Through the Modern Slavery Threat Group, Border Force work alongside UKVI, IE and other law enforcement agencies to identify and disrupt modern slavery offenders.”</p><p>If a suspected trafficker is encountered by Border Force staff this is referred to colleagues in Immigration Enforcement, NCA or the police for further investigation and prosecution.</p><p>The responsibility for investigation and prosecution does not sit with Border Force.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-10-26T13:08:06.563Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-26T13:08:06.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-18more like thismore than 2018-10-18
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading UK Border Force: Staff 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 the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of recent reductions in the number of staff in Border Force on its ability to carry out operations to tackle illegal workers and people trafficking in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 181301 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 2018-10-26more like thismore than 2018-10-26
star this property answer text <p>We have always been clear that Border Force has the resources it needs to secure the border.</p><p>Border Force staffing figures are published in the Home Office Annual Report. This information can be found at:<br> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/home-office-annual-report-and-accounts-2017-to-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/home-office-annual-report-and-accounts-2017-to-2018</a></p><p>Border Force also recently launched a nationwide recruitment campaign for officers across many of its ports and airport locations campaign to develop a recruitment pipeline of up to 1,000 officers, which will support Border Force to respond flexibly to any emerging requirements including backfilling promptly against BAU attrition.</p><p>This is in addition to the recruitment of a further 300 frontline officers to allow existing staff to be trained in new requirements ahead of EU Exit</p><p>This campaign will develop a pipeline for ongoing recruitment across various port locations as part of Border Force’s multi-year workforce plan.</p><p>All frontline officers undertake training in keeping children safe, Section 55 safeguarding responsibilities, trafficking indicators, the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), FGM and Modern Slavery. <br> <br>Border Force also has a network of specially trained Safeguarding and Modern Slavery officers who receive a minimum of 3 days specialist training. <br>BF internal performance data shows a consistent increase in identification of potential victims of Modern Slavery year on year. This is attributable to a mixture of training and raised awareness levels due to periods of intensification with other law enforcement partners to target exploitation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-10-26T13:06:01.997Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-26T13:06:01.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4667
star this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury remove filter
990322
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-18more like thismore than 2018-10-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Department for Work and Pensions: Staff 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 Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to offer more hours to employees of her Department who are in receipt of universal credit; and how many employees of her Department in receipt of universal credit have secured such extra hours in order to comply with conditionality requirements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 181309 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>DWP employees claiming Universal Credit have no obligation to inform DWP they are on any benefit and DWP policy is clear that employees claiming benefits will not be treated more or less favourably than other staff.</p><p> </p><p>All requests for an increase in working hours are considered and agreed at a local level. Such requests will be handled in the same way regardless of the fact the employee is a Universal Credit claimant. Similarly, we keep no separate data as to whether requests for increase in hours are from employees on benefits or not. The fact that employees claim benefits has no bearing on the business decisions of DWP at organisational or individual level.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants who are in work with earnings above the Administrative Earnings Threshold are not currently expected to undertake any mandatory activity. Therefore there is currently no conditionality requirement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T12:08:32.267Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T12:08:32.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury remove filter
990312
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-18more like thismore than 2018-10-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Personal Independence Payment 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 Work and Pensions, what proportion of personal independence payment (PIP) claimants who have been sent an AR1 form before the end of their entitlement period to PIP go on to lose their entitlement to that benefit before the originally agreed time period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 181299 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 2018-10-23more like thismore than 2018-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not collated centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p>Once someone has been awarded Personal Independence Payment, which can be paid at one of eight rates, that award will be reviewed. Award rates and their durations are set on an individual basis, based on the claimant’s needs and the likelihood of those needs changing. Regular reviews are a key feature of the benefit and ensure that payments accurately match the current needs of claimants. A review date is set before the end of the award date to ensure enough time for a full review of the case to be carried out without the claimant being left without money because their award has come to an end.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 181300 more like this
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less than 2018-10-23T16:45:09.263Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-23T16:45:09.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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4667
star this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury remove filter
990313
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-18more like thismore than 2018-10-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Personal Independence Payment: Appeals 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 Work and Pensions, how many tribunal decisions to award personal independence payment for a defined period subsequently have had that entitlement ended as a result of the AR1 review process in each year for which information is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 181300 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 2018-10-23more like thismore than 2018-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not collated centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p>Once someone has been awarded Personal Independence Payment, which can be paid at one of eight rates, that award will be reviewed. Award rates and their durations are set on an individual basis, based on the claimant’s needs and the likelihood of those needs changing. Regular reviews are a key feature of the benefit and ensure that payments accurately match the current needs of claimants. A review date is set before the end of the award date to ensure enough time for a full review of the case to be carried out without the claimant being left without money because their award has come to an end.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 181299 more like this
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less than 2018-10-23T16:45:09.327Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-23T16:45:09.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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4667
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star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Mid-Cheshire Railway Line 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 Transport, what the timetable is for the full delivery of the commitment to run two trains an hour between Mid-Cheshire and Manchester as set out in the current Northern Rail franchise agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 214121 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 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>Parts of the rail network in and around the Manchester area are highly congested representing a challenge to the proposed service uplift. We continue to press the rail industry to develop a solution for delivering on this commitment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-02-04T17:26:28.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T17:26:28.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4667
star this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury remove filter