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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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 Gangs: Crime 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 he is taking to tackle Albanian crime gangs in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon remove filter
uin 195592 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
answer text <p>There are at least 4,600 Organised Crime Groups operating in the UK. A small proportion are foreign national groups, such as those with connections to Albania and the Western Balkans. In its National Strategic Assessment, published in May 2018, the NCA assessed that Organised Crime Groups with links to the Western Balkans dominate the wholesale cocaine market in the UK.</p><p>The Government’s response to the threat posed by these groups is set out in the Serious and Organised Crime Strategy launched in November 2018.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-05T16:52:26.947Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T16:52:26.947Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1083600
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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 Proceeds of Crime: Grants 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, how long it takes for the proceeds of serious crime to be administered to communities through (a) the safer communities fund and (b) other grant applications. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon remove filter
uin 229765 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
answer text <p>The Home Office runs the Asset Recovery Incentivisation Scheme (ARIS), in which criminal property recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 is divided between the Home Office and operational partners, based on their relative contribution to recovering these funds. These funds are calculated and paid quarterly in arrears to agencies, as soon as possible after the end of each quarter.</p><p>The safer communities fund is not operated by the Home Office but by local police forces. There is an expectation that payments made under ARIS will be used to further drive up performance on asset recovery and, where appropriate, to fund local crime fighting priorities for the benefit of the community.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-14T16:48:56.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T16:48:56.223Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1079443
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
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 Brexit: Northern Ireland 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, if he take steps to ensure that legal changes to the Northern Ireland backstop are a priority in the negotiations on the withdrawal agreement with the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon remove filter
uin 227102 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-08more like thismore than 2019-03-08
answer text <p>The Government has been clear that we are seeking legally binding changes to the backstop that are necessary to ensure the EU cannot hold the UK in it indefinitely. Both the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union and the Attorney General have been discussing this objective with the EU.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-08T13:47:37.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-08T13:47:37.427Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1005664
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Electronic Cigarettes 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 Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of encouraging people who smoke to switch to vaping to help them stop smoking. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon remove filter
uin 190458 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The Government has consistently highlighted that quitting smoking and nicotine use is the best way to improve health. E-cigarettes are not risk free. However, the evidence is increasingly clear that vaping is significantly less harmful to health than smoking tobacco and can be particularly useful in supporting smokers to quit, especially when combined with stop smoking services.</p><p> </p><p>In the Tobacco Control Plan for England, published in July 2017, the Government committed Public Health England (PHE) to annually updating their evidence report on e-cigarettes and other novel nicotine delivery systems until the end of Parliament in 2022. PHE’s latest report was published on the 6 February 2018 and is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684963/Evidence_review_of_e-cigarettes_and_heated_tobacco_products_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684963/Evidence_review_of_e-cigarettes_and_heated_tobacco_products_2018.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>PHE’s most recent evidence review argues that e-cigarette use, alone or in combination with licensed medication and behavioural support from a stop smoking service, appears to be helpful in the short term, and that e-cigarettes have contributed to tens of thousands of additional quitters in England.</p><p> </p><p>The PHE evidence review concluded that “to date there have been no identified health risks of passive vaping to by-standers”. PHE have produced guidance for organisations on developing appropriate vaping policies for public places and workplaces, which should be evidence based and support smokers to quit whilst managing any identified risks.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to reducing public health harms caused by smoking. PHE retain responsibility for the provision of information regarding vaping, e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery systems to protect public health; and have committed to include messages about the relative safety of e-cigarettes within quit smoking campaigns such as the annual Stoptober campaign.</p><p> </p><p>PHE continue to provide advice on quitting smoking, highlighting the potential role of e-cigarettes in doing so. PHE’s latest Health Matters blog, Stop Smoking: What works? Provides advice to smokers on different quitting options, including e-cigarettes as well as nicotine replacement therapy and prescription medicines. This is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/category/health-matters/" target="_blank">https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/category/health-matters/</a></p>
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
grouped question UIN
190459 more like this
190460 more like this
190462 more like this
190463 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T15:19:05.917Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:19:05.917Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1005665
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Smoking 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 Health and Social Care, what recent comparative assessment he has made of the effect on health of (a) smoking and (b) vaping. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon remove filter
uin 190459 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The Government has consistently highlighted that quitting smoking and nicotine use is the best way to improve health. E-cigarettes are not risk free. However, the evidence is increasingly clear that vaping is significantly less harmful to health than smoking tobacco and can be particularly useful in supporting smokers to quit, especially when combined with stop smoking services.</p><p> </p><p>In the Tobacco Control Plan for England, published in July 2017, the Government committed Public Health England (PHE) to annually updating their evidence report on e-cigarettes and other novel nicotine delivery systems until the end of Parliament in 2022. PHE’s latest report was published on the 6 February 2018 and is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684963/Evidence_review_of_e-cigarettes_and_heated_tobacco_products_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684963/Evidence_review_of_e-cigarettes_and_heated_tobacco_products_2018.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>PHE’s most recent evidence review argues that e-cigarette use, alone or in combination with licensed medication and behavioural support from a stop smoking service, appears to be helpful in the short term, and that e-cigarettes have contributed to tens of thousands of additional quitters in England.</p><p> </p><p>The PHE evidence review concluded that “to date there have been no identified health risks of passive vaping to by-standers”. PHE have produced guidance for organisations on developing appropriate vaping policies for public places and workplaces, which should be evidence based and support smokers to quit whilst managing any identified risks.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to reducing public health harms caused by smoking. PHE retain responsibility for the provision of information regarding vaping, e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery systems to protect public health; and have committed to include messages about the relative safety of e-cigarettes within quit smoking campaigns such as the annual Stoptober campaign.</p><p> </p><p>PHE continue to provide advice on quitting smoking, highlighting the potential role of e-cigarettes in doing so. PHE’s latest Health Matters blog, Stop Smoking: What works? Provides advice to smokers on different quitting options, including e-cigarettes as well as nicotine replacement therapy and prescription medicines. This is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/category/health-matters/" target="_blank">https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/category/health-matters/</a></p>
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
grouped question UIN
190458 more like this
190460 more like this
190462 more like this
190463 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T15:19:05.98Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:19:05.98Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1005666
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Electronic Cigarettes 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 Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to make people who smoke aware of the effects on public health of vaping. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon remove filter
uin 190460 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The Government has consistently highlighted that quitting smoking and nicotine use is the best way to improve health. E-cigarettes are not risk free. However, the evidence is increasingly clear that vaping is significantly less harmful to health than smoking tobacco and can be particularly useful in supporting smokers to quit, especially when combined with stop smoking services.</p><p> </p><p>In the Tobacco Control Plan for England, published in July 2017, the Government committed Public Health England (PHE) to annually updating their evidence report on e-cigarettes and other novel nicotine delivery systems until the end of Parliament in 2022. PHE’s latest report was published on the 6 February 2018 and is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684963/Evidence_review_of_e-cigarettes_and_heated_tobacco_products_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684963/Evidence_review_of_e-cigarettes_and_heated_tobacco_products_2018.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>PHE’s most recent evidence review argues that e-cigarette use, alone or in combination with licensed medication and behavioural support from a stop smoking service, appears to be helpful in the short term, and that e-cigarettes have contributed to tens of thousands of additional quitters in England.</p><p> </p><p>The PHE evidence review concluded that “to date there have been no identified health risks of passive vaping to by-standers”. PHE have produced guidance for organisations on developing appropriate vaping policies for public places and workplaces, which should be evidence based and support smokers to quit whilst managing any identified risks.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to reducing public health harms caused by smoking. PHE retain responsibility for the provision of information regarding vaping, e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery systems to protect public health; and have committed to include messages about the relative safety of e-cigarettes within quit smoking campaigns such as the annual Stoptober campaign.</p><p> </p><p>PHE continue to provide advice on quitting smoking, highlighting the potential role of e-cigarettes in doing so. PHE’s latest Health Matters blog, Stop Smoking: What works? Provides advice to smokers on different quitting options, including e-cigarettes as well as nicotine replacement therapy and prescription medicines. This is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/category/health-matters/" target="_blank">https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/category/health-matters/</a></p>
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
grouped question UIN
190458 more like this
190459 more like this
190462 more like this
190463 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T15:19:06.043Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:19:06.043Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1005667
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Electronic Cigarettes 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 Health and Social Care, with reference to the July 2018 report of the Science and Technology Committee on E-cigarettes HC 505, what assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of urgently reviewing the policies of local stop smoking services on vape products. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon remove filter
uin 190461 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The Department does not monitor the policies of local stop smoking services. Therefore no such assessment has been made.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to keeping the evidence on e-cigarettes under review. Public Health England will continue to publish an annual review of the evidence base, and reflect that emerging evidence base in advice to local services.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T15:16:26.13Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:16:26.13Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1005668
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Electronic Cigarettes 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 Health and Social Care, which body is responsible for providing health information on vape products to smokers. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon remove filter
uin 190462 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The Government has consistently highlighted that quitting smoking and nicotine use is the best way to improve health. E-cigarettes are not risk free. However, the evidence is increasingly clear that vaping is significantly less harmful to health than smoking tobacco and can be particularly useful in supporting smokers to quit, especially when combined with stop smoking services.</p><p> </p><p>In the Tobacco Control Plan for England, published in July 2017, the Government committed Public Health England (PHE) to annually updating their evidence report on e-cigarettes and other novel nicotine delivery systems until the end of Parliament in 2022. PHE’s latest report was published on the 6 February 2018 and is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684963/Evidence_review_of_e-cigarettes_and_heated_tobacco_products_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684963/Evidence_review_of_e-cigarettes_and_heated_tobacco_products_2018.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>PHE’s most recent evidence review argues that e-cigarette use, alone or in combination with licensed medication and behavioural support from a stop smoking service, appears to be helpful in the short term, and that e-cigarettes have contributed to tens of thousands of additional quitters in England.</p><p> </p><p>The PHE evidence review concluded that “to date there have been no identified health risks of passive vaping to by-standers”. PHE have produced guidance for organisations on developing appropriate vaping policies for public places and workplaces, which should be evidence based and support smokers to quit whilst managing any identified risks.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to reducing public health harms caused by smoking. PHE retain responsibility for the provision of information regarding vaping, e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery systems to protect public health; and have committed to include messages about the relative safety of e-cigarettes within quit smoking campaigns such as the annual Stoptober campaign.</p><p> </p><p>PHE continue to provide advice on quitting smoking, highlighting the potential role of e-cigarettes in doing so. PHE’s latest Health Matters blog, Stop Smoking: What works? Provides advice to smokers on different quitting options, including e-cigarettes as well as nicotine replacement therapy and prescription medicines. This is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/category/health-matters/" target="_blank">https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/category/health-matters/</a></p>
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
grouped question UIN
190458 more like this
190459 more like this
190460 more like this
190463 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T15:19:06.103Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:19:06.103Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1005669
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Electronic Cigarettes 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 Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to encourage smokers to take up vaping as one method of stopping smoking; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon remove filter
uin 190463 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The Government has consistently highlighted that quitting smoking and nicotine use is the best way to improve health. E-cigarettes are not risk free. However, the evidence is increasingly clear that vaping is significantly less harmful to health than smoking tobacco and can be particularly useful in supporting smokers to quit, especially when combined with stop smoking services.</p><p> </p><p>In the Tobacco Control Plan for England, published in July 2017, the Government committed Public Health England (PHE) to annually updating their evidence report on e-cigarettes and other novel nicotine delivery systems until the end of Parliament in 2022. PHE’s latest report was published on the 6 February 2018 and is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684963/Evidence_review_of_e-cigarettes_and_heated_tobacco_products_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684963/Evidence_review_of_e-cigarettes_and_heated_tobacco_products_2018.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>PHE’s most recent evidence review argues that e-cigarette use, alone or in combination with licensed medication and behavioural support from a stop smoking service, appears to be helpful in the short term, and that e-cigarettes have contributed to tens of thousands of additional quitters in England.</p><p> </p><p>The PHE evidence review concluded that “to date there have been no identified health risks of passive vaping to by-standers”. PHE have produced guidance for organisations on developing appropriate vaping policies for public places and workplaces, which should be evidence based and support smokers to quit whilst managing any identified risks.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to reducing public health harms caused by smoking. PHE retain responsibility for the provision of information regarding vaping, e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery systems to protect public health; and have committed to include messages about the relative safety of e-cigarettes within quit smoking campaigns such as the annual Stoptober campaign.</p><p> </p><p>PHE continue to provide advice on quitting smoking, highlighting the potential role of e-cigarettes in doing so. PHE’s latest Health Matters blog, Stop Smoking: What works? Provides advice to smokers on different quitting options, including e-cigarettes as well as nicotine replacement therapy and prescription medicines. This is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/category/health-matters/" target="_blank">https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/category/health-matters/</a></p>
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
grouped question UIN
190458 more like this
190459 more like this
190460 more like this
190462 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T15:19:06.167Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:19:06.167Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1005670
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Electronic Cigarettes 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 Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of removing vape products from the definition of tobacco products in the EU Tobacco Products Directive; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon remove filter
uin 190464 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>Vaping products are defined as nicotine inhaling products in the European Union Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU (TPD). The TPD is implemented into United Kingdom domestic law and, after the UK leaves the EU this legislation will remain in force, subject to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. The scope of these amendments is limited to ensuring that tobacco control policy and legislation continue to function effectively after EU exit.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has committed to reviewing the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations (2016), and a range of tobacco legislation by 2021. As announced in the Tobacco Control Plan (2017) the Government will review where the UK’s exit from the EU offers us opportunities to re-appraise current regulation to ensure this continues to protect the nation’s health.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
grouped question UIN
190465 more like this
190466 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T15:13:59.87Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:13:59.87Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this