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star this property date less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
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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 Sahel: Human Rights 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, what steps his Department is taking to prioritise respect for human rights and the rights of minorities when working in partnership with countries of the Sahel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
star this property answer text <p>​We regularly raise these issues with the countries of the Sahel and in multilateral fora. This includes through the EU's &quot;Article 8&quot; political discussions with these countries, the Universal Periodic Review and the Human Rights Council – where most recently the UK called on the Government of Mali to denounce and tackle human rights abuses, including all forms of violence against women, girls and members of other vulnerable groups.</p><p>We also press partners on the importance of compliance with human rights and international humanitarian law in security operations and provide funding for the establishment of a compliance framework for the G5 Sahel Joint Force.</p><p>To help improve protection of civilians in the Sahel in the context of growing instability, the UK is also providing funding to the International Committee of the Red Cross to ensure humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict, and to promote respect for international humanitarian law in the region</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T14:31:27.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T14:31:27.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Armed Conflict 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of including people and organisations in breach of international law in Yemen in the UN Secretary General's 2020 report on Children and Armed Conflict. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 281724 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>​We are firmly committed to protecting all children affected by armed conflict, including ending the recruitment and use of child soldiers.</p><p>The UK is an active member of the UN Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), which leads the international response to the issue of child soldiers and child protection. This includes pressing those parties to conflicts listed in the UN Secretary-General's annual report on CAAC, including Yemen, to enter into concrete action plans with the UN to verify and release child soldiers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T10:46:13.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T10:46:13.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1052284
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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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 Iraq: Politics and Government 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to support the development of democracy in Iraq. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 215164 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p>​The UK supports the consolidation of democracy in Iraq through both diplomatic engagement and programme support. During my visit to Baghdad and Erbil in January, I welcomed the recent national elections and those in the Kurdistan region and encouraged swift completion of the formation of the Iraqi cabinet and Kurdistan Regional Government. We recently welcomed the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament and a delegation of Iraqi MPs to the UK where they were able to witness British parliamentary processes and exchange experiences. As part of our programme assistance, the UK is helping the Government of Iraq in newly liberated areas and in Basra to make governance and the delivery of services more effective and responsive, so strengthening relations between local communities and the Iraqi authorities.</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 2019-02-08T13:46:38.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T13:46:38.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Hong Kong: Politics and Government 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is his Department's policy to fulfil the UK's obligations under the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 281731 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>​The British Government takes extremely seriously our longstanding duty to uphold the implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration. It is a legally binding treaty, registered with the UN, and remains in force until 2047. We will continue to monitor closely events in Hong Kong, speaking publicly on issues of concern. We regularly raise our concerns directly with the Chinese and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Governments. The Foreign Secretary raised Hong Kong, and the importance of the Joint Declaration, with Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi on 31 July. He also spoke to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on 9 August, when he noted our support for Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy, and our commitment to 'One Country, Two Systems'.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T10:30:09.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T10:30:09.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1041740
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star this property date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
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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 Universal Credit 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 much the increase in the work allowance of universal credit is worth per household. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 208848 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
star this property answer text <p>Work allowance rates will be increased by £1000 from April 2019 and uprated in line with inflation thereafter. This measure provides additional support in a package worth £1.7 billion in 2023/24 to some of the most vulnerable low paid working households.</p><p> </p><p>It will increase the amount that these households can earn before the Universal Credit taper rate is applied, providing 2.4 million working households with around an extra £630 a year.</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 2019-01-23T17:07:37.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-23T17:07:37.757Z
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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 Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1045634
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star this property date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Animal Welfare 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to enhance animal welfare standards as a result of the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 210617 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>Whilst the UK already has some of the highest animal welfare standards in the world, we are considering what more can be done in the context of our future agricultural policy. We will maintain our existing standards and look to raise standards sustainably over time as new research and evidence emerges.</p><p> </p><p>In England, we intend to develop publicly-funded schemes for farmers to deliver animal welfare enhancements beyond regulatory requirements that are not sufficiently rewarded by the market and want to provide greater transparency and certainty for consumers and for farmers. We are also looking to control exports of live animals for slaughter.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to this work related to our departure from the EU, we are planning to increase maximum sentences for animal cruelty to five years. We are also introducing a ban on the ivory trade which is the toughest in Europe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T17:32:51.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T17:32:51.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1054774
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Food 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will consider estalishing a national food policy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 216317 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
star this property answer text <p>While the immediate priority for the department is planning for No Deal, the Government is committed to publishing a National Food Strategy once we leave the EU.</p><p>This work is being led by Henry Dimbleby, Defra’s lead Non-Executive Director. He is still in the early scoping stage but we expect it to cover the entire food system, from farm to fork.</p><p>As the Secretary of State outlined in his letter to Neil Parish on 30 October (https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/environment-food-rural-affairs/correspondence/181030-Secretary-of-State-toChair-Food-strategy.pdf), it will build on the work already underway in the Agriculture Bill, the Environment Bill and the Fisheries Bill, ensuring that our food system delivers healthy and affordable food for all people and is built upon a resilient and sustainable agriculture sector.</p><p>I expect the role of farming with respect to food security, providing healthy diets, the use of new technology and protecting the environment will be covered.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-02-12T11:41:15.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T11:41:15.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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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 Crime 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 steps he is taking to tackle the under-reporting of crime to the police. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 270347 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>We would encourage all victims of crime to report such incidents to the police so that they can be investigated and, the perpetrators of crime brought to justice. There is a range of activity underway to encourage more people to come forward and report crimes including domestic abuse, modern slavery and hate crime.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T15:45:30.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:45:30.603Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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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 Spratly Islands: Military Bases 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whatt assessment has the Department made of the legality United Nations Law of the Sea Convention (UNCLOS) of the construction of bases in the Spratly Islands including as Mischief (Panganiban) Reef, Subi (Zamora) Reef and Fiery Cross (Kagitingan) Reef. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 243407 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
star this property answer text <p>We take no sides in the sovereignty disputes in the South China Sea. But we are deeply committed to international law, including the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and upholding existing arbitrations.</p><p>We are therefore concerned by the militarisation of disputed features and any threat or implied threat of force. We monitor the situation and oppose any action which changes the facts on the ground, raises tensions or hinders the chance of peaceful settlement of the disputes.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T13:53:44.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T13:53:44.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1054602
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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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 Pakistan: Human Rights 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Pakistan on the maintenance of human rights in Pakistan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 216258 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>We remain concerned about the human rights situation across Pakistan. The British Government regularly raises its concerns about human rights at the highest levels with the Government of Pakistan. The Foreign Secretary discussed freedom of religion or belief and the role of civil society with the Foreign Minister of Pakistan when they spoke in December 2018.</p><p>We advocate greater tolerance, and action against human rights violations and abuses. We remain fully committed to working in partnership with the Government of Pakistan to help achieve this.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T16:04:08.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T16:04:08.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4006
star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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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 Visas: Clergy 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, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits on introducing a specific category of visa for recognised religious clergy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 247671 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
star this property answer text <p>We recognise the value Ministers of Religion and Religious Workers bring to our communities. This is reflected in our dedicated routes under Tier 2 and Tier 5 of the Points Based System.</p><p><br>In December 2018, we published a White Paper on the future immigration system. This sets out our intention to continue to attract those who bring a range of skills, including those who make valuable contributions to the enjoyment of faith and community across the UK.</p> more like this
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 2019-05-01T13:49:38.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T13:49:38.867Z
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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 Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000293
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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Litter 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce littering in communities across the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 187351 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-08more like thismore than 2018-11-08
star this property answer text <p>We published the Litter Strategy for England in April 2017, setting out our aim to clean up the country and deliver a substantial reduction in litter and littering within a generation.</p><p>We have launched the Litter Innovation Fund to support councils and communities in the development and evaluation of innovative approaches to tackling litter. From April 2018, we have also increased the maximum fixed penalty for littering and given councils in England new powers to tackle littering from vehicles.</p><p>The first annual report on our progress delivering the actions set out in the Litter Strategy was published in July this year, and we will continue to report annually on our progress for the rest of this Parliament.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-11-08T17:39:16.07Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-08T17:39:16.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1054572
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Occupied Territories: Economic Situation 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 International Development, what steps her Department is taking to develop long-term economic sustainability in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 216233 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>We have scaled up our work on economic development across the West Bank and Gaza. We are providing up to £38 million over five years (2018-2023) to help tackle the problems of low growth and high unemployment in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs).</p><p> </p><p>Our support will focus on efforts to increase trade and job creation by working with the Palestinian and Israeli authorities to enable greater movement and access for people and goods, and improve water and energy supply, particularly in Gaza. We will also continue to support the implementation of Paris Protocol measures in relation to the transfer of taxes and fees Israel collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA), and any measures agreed by the parties to transfer the responsibility of revenue collection. Our support in these areas will help thousands of Palestinians in their daily lives, support the financial sustainability of the PA and contribute to preserving the viability of the two-state solution.</p><p> </p>
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 2019-02-11T17:43:19.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T17:43:19.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1111201
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star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Disclosure of Information 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has entered into with Departmental staff in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 243414 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
star this property answer text <p>We have not entered into any non-disclosure agreements with Departmental staff in the last five years.</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 2019-04-23T15:35:51.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T15:35:51.747Z
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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 Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1110566
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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Disclosure of Information more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has entered into with departmental staff in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 242807 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
star this property answer text <p>We have collected data on non-disclosure agreements as part of the central Cabinet Office requirement to do this since January 2015. We have had no non-disclosure agreements during that period.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-04-23T09:48:27.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T09:48:27.937Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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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 Home Office: Disclosure of Information more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has entered into with departmental staff in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 243415 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
star this property answer text <p>We have checked the records that the department has kept since the introduction of the Cabinet Office guidance on settlement agreements on 1 February 2015 and confirm that we have one record, of using an NDA with a departmental staff member in July 2015.</p><p>The use of this NDA was unintentional i.e. the standard NDA paragraph was accidently left in the template by mistake. We are not aware of the Home Office using NDA for departmental staff other than this since the new guidance was introduced. However, the records examined were cross-matched from several different data sets, assembled for different purposes. As there were some gaps in the data sets, while we are confident this was the only instance, we cannot guarantee that we were able to identify every case.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-06-07T16:22:23.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-07T16:22:23.927Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Veterinary Medicine more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of qualified veterinary surgeons that would be required to sign off export health certificates for the export of animals and animal products in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 201659 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>We have analysed expected demand for export health certificates (EHCs) if we leave the EU without a deal.</p><p> </p><p>We have looked at the capacity within the current veterinary market, and taken into consideration a number of factors that will impact on the amount of time required by official vets to sign EHCs for EU-bound products.</p><p> </p><p>We are also making it possible for the providers of certification services to employ new support officers to carry out certain administrative aspects of the EHC process, freeing up the time and capacity of official vets to provide the final assurances for the EHC.</p><p> </p><p>We expect demand for EHCs will be at the lower end of estimates and expect efficiencies to be made by the larger exporters.</p><p> </p><p>Therefore, we estimate the market will need increased capacity equivalent to about 50 full-time official vets and providers of certification services are confident they can meet the demand.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T16:57:08.387Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T16:57:08.387Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
star this property tabling member
4006
star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1122000
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
star this property answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star 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 Digital Technology more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what his priorities are for the digital economy in the next five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 245760 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>We have a number of priorities for the digital economy in the next five years, in line with both our Digital Strategy and Industrial Strategy. Firstly, we will ensure that the UK remains the best place to start and grow a digital business. We will do this by fostering a supportive business environment, encouraging support to scale-ups, and by means of access to talent. Secondly, we want to ensure that the UK is well positioned to develop and adopt emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) to drive productivity. This will be achieved by means of the AI sector deal, funding for research posts, and by meeting our target of public and private sector investment in R&amp;D to reach 2.4% of GDP by 2027. Thirdly, we will ensure that the benefits and opportunities of technology, including digital connectivity, are felt by all and are spread across the UK. A key priority is to achieve Government plans to have 15 million premises connected to full fibre (so-called 'outside-in') by 2025, and nationwide coverage by 2033. We will continue to deliver the Digital Skills Partnership to improve digital capability across the whole skills spectrum. Importantly, we will continue to emphasise the importance of diversity within the tech sector, as this is an area I feel strongly about.</p><p> </p><p>The Online Harms White Paper sets out the Government’s plans for world leading laws to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online. These will make companies more responsible for their users’ safety online, especially children and other vulnerable groups. A new statutory duty of care is being introduced, to make companies take responsibility for the safety of their users and to tackle harm caused by content or activity on their services. Compliance with this duty of care will be overseen and enforced by an independent regulator. The establishment of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI), to investigate and advise on how we maximise the benefits of data-enabled technologies, including AI, is also an important step forward.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-04-30T17:39:51.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T17:39:51.197Z
star this property answering member
4115
star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
star this property tabling member
4006
star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1123155
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answering body
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 Criminal Investigation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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 steps he is taking to ensure that the police investigate all reported crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 247672 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
star this property answer text <p>We expect the police to take all reports of crime seriously and to investigate where appropriate. It is the responsibility of Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners to make sure criminal cases are investigated properly</p><p>Funding to the police in 2019/20 is increasing by over £1 billion in 2019/20, including council tax, extra funding for pensions costs, and £100 million funding to tackle serious violence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2019-05-03T13:20:58.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-03T13:20:58.98Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
star this property tabling member
4006
star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1125161
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
star this property answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bullying more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of cases of bullying and harassment that have been recorded against managers in his Department in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 251312 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>We do not record cases of bullying and harassment made specifically against managers. The table below shows the total number of cases per year.</p><p> </p><p>We have withheld the exact figure for years that involve less than five members of staff, to mitigate the risk of them being identified from the information provided.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of cases of bullying and harassment</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The overall number of staff working in Defra has risen substantially since 2017. Defra is committed to creating an environment where no one suffers from harassment, discrimination, bullying and victimisation, either directly or indirectly. We support the right of employees to be treated with dignity and respect at work, and our HR policies and procedures make it clear that the department will not accept inappropriate behaviours.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-15T13:36:46.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T13:36:46.613Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
star this property tabling member
4006
star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1125146
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
star this property answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ash Dieback Disease more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made on the cost to the public purse of Ash dieback disease. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 251297 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>We do not collate costs relating to felling of diseased ash. Individual landowners, including local authorities, are responsible for the care and management of ash trees on their land. The cost of ash dieback will differ between local authorities, depending on the prevalence of ash trees and the concentration of those trees that are affected by the disease. Council budgets for the care and management of trees on their land are determined by individual local authorities.</p><p> </p><p>Defra funds work on horizon scanning, border biosecurity, disease surveillance, contingency planning and research as part of an extensive programme of work on plant health. For example, since 2012 the Government has invested over £6 million in ash dieback research.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T10:14:25.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T10:14:25.593Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
star this property tabling member
4006
star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1020573
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
star this property answering body
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 Refugees: Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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 steps the Department has taken to honour its commitment to implement the Dubs amendment; what assessment he has made of whether his Department has met that commitment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 199927 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>We continue to work very closely with participating States France, Greece and Italy, local authorities and delivery partners to relocate the specified number of 480 children under Section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 as soon as possible. Over 220 children are already in the UK and transfers are ongoing.</p><p><br>We recently took the positive decision to remove the date criterion for the referral of unaccompanied children in Europe to be relocated to the UK un-der section 67. Participating States will now be able to refer the most vul-nerable children whose best interests are served by relocation to the UK, regardless of when they arrived into Europe. We expect this to increase the rate of referrals from participating States. Relocation of eligible children to the UK is also dependent on the availability of appropriate local authority care placements.</p> more like this
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 2018-12-17T17:43:02.467Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T17:43:02.467Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
4006
star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1082618
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has made to his counterpart in the US Administration on the unlawful exhumation and removal of historical British military sites in Afghanistan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 229159 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>We condemn the improper removal of objects from historical sites. Such a case was brought to our attention in 2013 and UK officials raised the issue with the US Department of Defense at the time. The UK has since commenced collaboration with the US on Cultural Property Protection training.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T16:33:22.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T16:33:22.307Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
star this property tabling member
4006
star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1081722
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
star this property answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Leasehold more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant of the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government of 28 January 2019, Official Report, column 465, on Leaseholders: Removal of Dangerous Materials, if he will publish the names of the 80 buildings where owners and developers have made a commitment to fund the cost of remediation, or have had a warrantee claim accepted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 228010 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>We are not publishing details which will identify buildings because of the risk to public safety. Details of every building identified as having unsafe Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding systems are provided to the relevant local authority and fire and rescue service, and every building is visited by the local fire and rescue service to ensure appropriate safety measures are put in place. We continue to push hard to further accelerate remediation in all cases and, in the private sector, to ensure leaseholders are protected from bearing the costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-03-11T17:42:31.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T17:42:31.203Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
star this property tabling member
4006
star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1129726
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answering body
Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure (a) roads through Taiz and Ad-Dhale remain open to humanitarian supplies and (b) humanitarian convoys in that area are protected. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 259949 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned about the deterioration of humanitarian access in Taiz and Ad-Dhale, following the recent escalation of fighting. We are closely engaging with the UN’s Humanitarian Co-ordinator and organisations delivering humanitarian assistance to establish the severity of the operating conditions they are facing.</p><p> </p><p>The UK continues to call on all parties to the conflict to comply with UN Security Resolution 2451 to facilitate safe, rapid, and unhindered access for humanitarian actors. We are clear that there can be no military solution to this conflict. A political settlement is the only way to provide long term stability to Yemen and address the worsening humanitarian crisis. We encourage further constructive engagement from both parties to achieve this.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T16:42:54.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:42:54.047Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
4006
star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000222
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Prisons: Visits more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the number of closed-contact visits in prisons to prevent smuggling. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 187326 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Visits play an important part of reducing reoffending as good relationships with family and friends is proved to reduce risk of reoffending.</p><p>The management and guidance for the use of closed visits is within Prison Service Instruction (PSI) 15/2011. The PSI specifies that closed visits should be imposed where there is an identified risk of smuggling prohibited items.</p><p>We recognise the benefits that Internet Based Video Services (IBVS) can provide in assisting prisoners with maintaining family ties. At present, however, prisoners are not allowed to use an IBVS as a way of communicating, due to operational concerns about the control measures available to safeguard the use of such communications. Work is currently underway to explore the options for the use of IBVS in establishments with strict safeguards in place, and the possibility of making greater use of such within prisons in the near future.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 187327 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.617Z
star this property answering member
4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
star this property tabling member
4006
star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000223
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answering body
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 Prisons: Video Conferencing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 assessment he has made of the merits of using video technology to allow relatives and friends to speak to convicted prisoners at appointed times. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 187327 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Visits play an important part of reducing reoffending as good relationships with family and friends is proved to reduce risk of reoffending.</p><p>The management and guidance for the use of closed visits is within Prison Service Instruction (PSI) 15/2011. The PSI specifies that closed visits should be imposed where there is an identified risk of smuggling prohibited items.</p><p>We recognise the benefits that Internet Based Video Services (IBVS) can provide in assisting prisoners with maintaining family ties. At present, however, prisoners are not allowed to use an IBVS as a way of communicating, due to operational concerns about the control measures available to safeguard the use of such communications. Work is currently underway to explore the options for the use of IBVS in establishments with strict safeguards in place, and the possibility of making greater use of such within prisons in the near future.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 187326 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.667Z
star this property answering member
4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
star this property tabling member
4006
star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1130370
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Universities: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, what steps he is taking to encourage pay restraint among university vice chancellors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 261194 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>Universities are autonomous institutions and they are responsible for setting the pay of their staff, including vice-chancellors. However, students and taxpayers all contribute to our higher education system and rightly expect value for money. We want to see senior staff pay in universities that is fair and justifiable. The process for setting pay must be transparent.</p><p>The Office for Students (OfS) requires universities to publish full details in their financial statements of the total remuneration package of their vice chancellor, including bonuses, pension contributions, and other taxable benefits. Universities must also publish a justification for this remuneration package, and the pay multiple of the vice chancellor's remuneration compared with that of all other employees.</p><p>My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education’s February 2019 strategic guidance letter to the OfS reiterated that ‘high pay must be justified by high performance’. It further stated that ‘Where issues with senior staff pay lead to concerns over governance, the OfS should consider carrying out independent reviews of the adequacy and effectiveness of management and governance at providers and to require improvements, where necessary, to ensure that these arrangements are fit for purpose’.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Shipping: Noise more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of underwater noise emissions from commercial shipping on wildlife in UK territorial waters. more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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