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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
star this property hansard heading Sahel: 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 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
star this property uin 237063 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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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
star 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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unstar 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
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 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
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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unstar 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
star 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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unstar 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
star 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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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
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
star 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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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1024010
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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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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
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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 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
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1082618
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star this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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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
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations 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 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
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 229159 more like this
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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
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1081722
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Leasehold 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 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
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 228010 more like this
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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
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less than 2019-03-11T17:42:31.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T17:42:31.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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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 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 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
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000223
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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: 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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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1060694
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Research: Private Sector 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has a strategy to encourage the private sector to invest more in research and development. 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 220882 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 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p>Through our Industrial Strategy we have an ambition to increase total R&amp;D investment to 2.4% of GDP by 2027 and 3% in the longer term. We are working with UK Research and Innovation and other key partners to develop a roadmap that sets out how Government and the private sector will work together to achieve this.</p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2019-02-20T12:08:55.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T12:08:55.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1060697
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Manufacturing Industries: Hendon 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how the Industrial Strategy plans to support manufacturing business in Hendon constituency. 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 220883 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
star this property answer text <p>Through our Industrial Strategy we continue to take actions to support manufacturing businesses in Hendon and across the country.</p><p> </p><p>We are working closely with industry to secure a strong future for UK manufacturers through major new investment in research, as part of our commitment to increase total R&amp;D investment to 2.4% of GDP by 2027. We have so far allocated £1.7 billion through Waves 1 and 2 of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, bringing together world class UK research with business investment to develop the technologies and industries of the future. We are working with industry on proposals for a future third wave. We have allocated £70 million of grant funding to projects in London under the ISCF to date. Of this figure, £537,812 was allocated to the constituency of Hendon to support innovation in the healthcare sector.</p><p> </p><p>At Autumn Budget we announced up to £121 million of funding, subject to business case approval and industry co-investment, for the Manufacturing Made Smarter Challenge. This will exploit the opportunities highlighted in the Made Smarter Review, which identifies significant benefits to the UK from integrating digital technology into manufacturing through a strong partnership between Government and industry. We also announced up to £66m for the Transforming Foundation Industries Challenge at COP24 in December 2018, subject to business case and industry co-investment. This Challenge aims to transform the UK’s foundation industries (glass, steel, cement, ceramics, chemicals) to make them internationally competitive, securing more jobs and greater sector growth by 2025.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, we are working in partnership with London to develop its Local Industrial Strategy, as part of our aim to create prosperous communities across the country. The Local Industrial Strategy will be long-term, based on clear evidence and aligned to the national Industrial Strategy, identifying local strengths and challenges, future opportunities and the action needed to boost productivity, earning power and competitiveness.</p><p> </p><p>Through programmes operated by the Government-owned British Business Bank they are currently supporting over £5.5bn of finance to over 78,000 SMEs; and since its launch in 2012, the Start-Up Loans programme, part of the British Business Bank, has delivered more than 59,000 loans, totalling over £450m.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2019-02-22T13:06:58.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T13:06:58.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1045636
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
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
star this property tabling member printed
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
star this property answering member
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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
1088408
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Plastics: Waste 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the economy of plastic pollution. 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 231992 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 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>This government has pledged to ensure that this will be the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than it found it. As part of this, government will introduce a world-leading new tax on plastic packaging, and reform the packaging producer responsibility system so that producers of all packaging materials are responsible for the full costs of managing waste packaging. At Budget 2018, government also announced a £20m innovation fund to tackle single-use plastics. Alongside these measures, government has committed to remove consumer single-use plastics from central government buildings by 2020. Together, these policies form part of the government’s wider strategy on tackling waste, as detailed in the Resources and Waste Strategy published in December 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 231993 more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T17:02:57.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T17:02:57.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1088411
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answering body
Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Plastics: Waste 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money his Department has allocated for the reduction of single use plastics. 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 231993 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 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>This government has pledged to ensure that this will be the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than it found it. As part of this, government will introduce a world-leading new tax on plastic packaging, and reform the packaging producer responsibility system so that producers of all packaging materials are responsible for the full costs of managing waste packaging. At Budget 2018, government also announced a £20m innovation fund to tackle single-use plastics. Alongside these measures, government has committed to remove consumer single-use plastics from central government buildings by 2020. Together, these policies form part of the government’s wider strategy on tackling waste, as detailed in the Resources and Waste Strategy published in December 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 231992 more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T17:02:57.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T17:02:57.893Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1082621
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tax Yields 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of revenue to the Exchequer as a result of measures to tackle tax evasion and avoidance introduced in 2010. 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 229161 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 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
star this property answer text <p>This government has introduced over 100 measures to tackle tax avoidance, evasion and other forms of non-compliance since 2010 which, alongside HMRC’s compliance work, have secured and protected an additional £200 billion in tax revenue which would otherwise have gone unpaid.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2019-03-15T13:24:34.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T13:24:34.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
star this property tabling member
4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1011503
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
star this property tabling member
4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1011504
star this property registered interest false more like this
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 Indigenous Peoples: Protection 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the protection of indigenous populations around the world. 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 194152 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 2018-11-28T13:51:27.1Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T13:51:27.1Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
star this property tabling member
4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1024690
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
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
star this property hansard heading Animals: Exports 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 assessment he has made of the potential effect on levels of safety of certifying non-qualified personnel to sign-off health certificates for animal exports which are currently drafted by veterinary surgeons. 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 202057 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 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to certify non-qualified personnel to sign-off export health certificates.</p><p> </p><p>The quality of assurance of our exports is a high priority for the government and important for our trading partners. The use of Certification Support Officers will have no impact on this. As now Export Health Certificates will continue to be signed by an Official Veterinarian (OV) when that is required by the importing country. Certification Support Officers (CSOs) will be trained and authorised by the Animal and Plant Health Agency so they will have a suitable qualification. They must work under the direction of an OV and may carry out preparatory and administrative tasks, such as checking documents, identifying products or sealing containers. Ultimately, the official vet must be satisfied that the required conditions have been met before signing the certificate. CSOs are not authorised to assist with the certification of live animals.</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-12-18T12:36:44.68Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T12:36:44.68Z
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
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1055241
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Motorways 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 Transport, what proportion of the motorway network in England and Wales are Smart motorways. 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 217090 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 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
star this property answer text <p>There are approximately 297 miles of smart motorway out of the total of 1,890 miles of motorway (15.7%) in England for which Highways England are responsible.</p><p>Motorways in Wales are a devolved matter and therefore the responsibility of the Welsh Government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-02-13T13:36:55.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T13:36:55.913Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this