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1000292
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Agriculture: Seasonal Workers more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department taking to ensure that the agri-food sector is able to access non-UK seasonal workers after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
uin 187350 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the answer I gave to the Hon. Member for Darlington on 22 October, UIN 180695.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:27:29.063Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:27:29.063Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000276
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Antarctic: Marine Protected Areas more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in securing support for a Marine Protected Area in the Weddell Sea. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
uin 187344 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The UK remains fully committed to conserving the marine environment around Antarctica, in line with the objectives of the Antarctic Treaty and the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). We have been working hard with our international partners to establish a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), and gain agreement for MPAs in East Antarctica, the Weddell Sea and around the Antarctic Peninsula. It is not in our gift to implement the MPA unilaterally. It is subject to an international treaty. At the recent CCAMLR annual meeting, which concluded on 2 November 2018, these proposals were rejected by Russia and China. We remain committed to working with all CCAMLR Members to seek consensus at next year's meeting.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T12:16:33.56Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T12:16:33.56Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000272
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to tackle conflict-related sexual violence. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
uin 187341 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Since launching the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) in 2012, the UK has continued to lead global efforts to end the horror of sexual violence in conflict, and we have committed over £44 million in UK funding across 26 countries. The Ministry of Defence has trained 17,000 000 national and international police and military personnel, including peacekeepers, on sexual and gender-based violence issues, including in Kenya, Nigeria, DRC, Malawi and Iraq. The UK’s PSVI Team of Experts has been deployed over 90 times, to build the capacity of partner governments, the UN and NGOs. We have launched the first and second editions of the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict, and employed the Protocol to build the capacity of governments, judiciary, police, military and civil society to gather evidence of sexual violence in conflict and strengthen prosecutions. It has also been used by many NGOs and international organisations such as the ICC and UN OHCHR. To help tackle the stigma of sexual violence, we launched the ‘Principles for Global Action: preventing and addressing stigma associated with conflict-related sexual violence’ at the UN General Assembly in September 2017. These principles have been used by organisations including the UN, for example as part of the Stigma Alleviation Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The UK will host a PSVI International Conference in November 2019 to galvanise the world into further action, and demonstrate the UK’s continued global leadership on tackling sexual violence in conflict.</p>
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T09:46:00.62Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T09:46:00.62Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000271
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much money his Department has allocated to tackle sexual violence in conflict since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
uin 187340 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) was launched in 2012; we do not hold distinct data on tackling sexual violence in conflict from before that date. From the financial year 2012/13 to the financial year 2017/18, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office spent approximately £42.67 million on preventing sexual violence in conflict. In the current financial year, we have allocated approximately £3.38 million to tackling sexual violence in conflict.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T09:39:54.427Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T09:39:54.427Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000263
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Arts more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the implementation of the Creative Industries Sector Deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
uin 187335 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Considerable progress has been made implementing the £150m government and industry commitments set out in the Creative Industries Sector Deal. The winners of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Creative Industries Clusters Fund are due to be announced this month; both the Audiences of the Future programme and the Cultural Development Fund are underway; and further detail on the DCMS funded Creative Careers and Investment Readiness programmes are to be published shortly. Four rounds of Intellectual Property roundtables have taken place to discuss issues within social media, digital advertising and online marketplaces, and the new Trade and Investment Board is due to hold its inaugural meeting later this month.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T15:59:45.13Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:59:45.13Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000283
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading British Nationals Abroad and EU Nationals: Social Security more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of whether the Withdrawal Agreement maintains the (a) healthcare, (b) welfare, (c) pension and (d) other social security rights of (i) UK citizens living in the EU and (ii) EU citizens living in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
uin 187348 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>In December 2017, we reached a fair and reciprocal agreement with the EU on the rights of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU, and this is set out in the draft Withdrawal Agreement.</p><p>This agreement will allow EU citizens resident in the UK and UK nationals resident in the EU before the end of the implementation period to continue living their lives broadly as they do now in the countries where they now live. It will enable families who have built their lives together in the EU and the UK to stay together, and it provides certainty that their rights will be maintained, including for residence, healthcare, pensions and other benefits.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T10:04:17.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T10:04:17.757Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000266
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Broadband more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the target for a nationwide full-fibre broadband network by 2033. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
uin 187338 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The Government published its Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR) in July 2018, setting out its strategy for delivering its target for a nationwide full fibre broadband network by 2033. On 29 October, DCMS published two of the consultations promised in the FTIR, on new legislation to reform existing access agreement arrangements to provide a right of entry for communication providers in cases of absentee landlords, and to ensure full fibre connections to new build developments. At Budget, the Government also announced £200m from the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) to further support the deployment of full fibre to the commercially most difficult to reach premises. In its October Connected Nations report, Ofcom confirmed that full fibre coverage had reached 1.4 million premises in May 2018, up from less than 900,000 premises in May 2017. Commitments to full fibre rollout from industry have also continued, for example with CityFibre recently announcing a £2.5 billion investment plan to expand its full fibre network to 5 million homes.</p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T16:02:14.127Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:02:14.127Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000220
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Chemicals: EU Law more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of any potential increase in red tape from the proposed associate status of the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of Chemicals programme after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
uin 187324 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answer text <p>The detail of the UK’s association to the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation &amp; restriction of Chemicals programme after the UK leaves the EU is part of ongoing negotiations. The UK and the EU have a mutual interest in maintaining our integrated chemical supply chains as the chemicals industry is an economically significant sector in both regions, and it underpins key downstream sectors including automotive, aerospace, construction and pharmaceuticals. In the White Paper on our future relationship with the European Union published in July, the UK has proposed that chemicals are part of a UK-EU free trade area on goods, with continued UK participation in the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) underpinning this arrangement. This proposal is part of ongoing negotiation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Watford more like this
answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-09T14:57:52.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-09T14:57:52.953Z
answering member
4068
label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000278
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Commonwealth: Plastics more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding the Government plans to allocate to research to help Commonwealth countries prevent plastic waste from entering the oceans. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
uin 187345 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>In April, the Government set out its intention to work with other Commonwealth countries to develop a Marine Plastics Research and Innovation Framework and announced up to £25 million as part of the UK’s contribution. In addition, the Government announced several other Commonwealth programmes, totalling up to £41.4 million, that support capacity building, including research activities, to prevent plastic entering the world’s oceans and rivers.</p> more like this
answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:28:12.69Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:28:12.69Z
answering member
3980
label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000265
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Digital Technology: Taxation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that that the new Digital Services Tax announced Budget 2018 does not disproportionately affect small digital businesses. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
uin 187337 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The Digital Services Tax will only apply to businesses with in-scope revenues of more than £500 million globally and £25 million in the UK, and businesses will not have to pay the tax on their first £25 million of relevant UK revenues. This means small businesses will not be in scope of the tax.</p><p> </p><p>The tax also includes a ‘safe-harbour’ which means those with very low profit margins will be able to elect to pay a lower rate of tax, which will ensure the DST is proportionate.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:40:51.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:40:51.667Z
answering member
3935
label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this