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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
star 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1045634
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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
star 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 is ministerial correction false more like this
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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4006
unstar 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
star 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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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
star this property hansard heading Veterinary Medicine more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for 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
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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
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
star this property tabling member
4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1020573
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star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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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
star this property hansard heading Refugees: Children 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 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
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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
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000222
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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
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Visits 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 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
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 187326 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 2018-11-12more 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
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less than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
star this property tabling member
4006
unstar 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
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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
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Video Conferencing 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 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
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 187327 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 2018-11-12more 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
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less than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1015487
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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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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
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid 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 the criteria her Department uses to assess the benefit to the UK of the allocation of Overseas Development Assistance. 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 196173 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 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>Through our statutory commitment to spend 0.7% of GNI on aid and the way that we spend money to reduce poverty, we promote UK values and influence in the world. We are, for example, tackling the drivers of instability and extremism, stopping infectious disease from reaching our shores, and building prosperity in our trading partners of the future. All UK aid is in the national interest.</p><p> </p><p>Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) must be spent in compliance with the eligibility criteria set out by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC). DFID strives to ensure that each project on which we spend British taxpayers’ money contributes both to reducing poverty in developing countries and to the UK national interest, which is defined as a combination of health, security, prosperity and influence. DFID officials are expected to demonstrate the benefit to the UK when seeking approval for new programmes.</p> more like this
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 2018-12-04T17:40:08.89Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:40:08.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1045636
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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
star this property hansard heading Fly-tipping 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, how many fly-tipping incidents there have been 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 210618 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 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
star this property answer text <p>This is a devolved matter and the below refers to England only. The below table shows the number of fly-tipping incidents recorded in England in the last five years.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>857,655</p></td><td><p>905,604</p></td><td><p>941,896</p></td><td><p>1,011,199</p></td><td><p>997,553</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The national fly-tipping statistics are published annually by Defra and are available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/fly-tipping-in-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/fly-tipping-in-england</a></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 2019-01-24T09:46:35.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-24T09:46:35.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1011503
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star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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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
star this property hansard heading Convention Concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries 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 his Department plans to ratify the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989. 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 194151 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 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to ratify the International Labour Organisation Convention 169. The Government already has a strong legal and policy framework to promote and protect human rights for all individuals, including indigenous people. We continue to work overseas and through international institutions such as the United Nations to improve the situation of those facing discrimination. In 2007, the UK supported the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and in May 2017 the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council adopted conclusions on indigenous peoples.</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 2018-11-28T13:49:25.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T13:49:25.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this