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1000273
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many nations have now signed up to the London Declaration from the International Wildlife Trade Conference 2018; and what assessment he has made of the implications of that number for the endangered species trade. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187342 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>57 countries have adopted the London 2018 Declaration committing to action to protect endangered species around the globe, with more expected to sign. This important pledge of international action reflects the success of the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London in October, which was attended by more than 70 countries and more than 400 organisations. The conference focused the minds of international governments on the issue and energized global cooperation to fight the illegal wildlife trade. We will continue to work with our international partners to make progress on commitments pledged at the event.</p><p>We do not have direct information on the likely impact that action by the 57 countries who adopted the London <ins class="ministerial">2018 </ins>Declaration will have on endangered species, but the growing number of signatories <ins class="ministerial">signifies </ins>growing global ambition to <del class="ministerial">funding</del> <ins class="ministerial">tackling </ins>the illegal wildlife trade, which will increase the protection for <del class="ministerial">endagered</del> <ins class="ministerial">endangered </ins>species.</p>
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T16:27:27.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:27:27.317Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2018-11-23T15:08:04.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T15:08:04.16Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
previous answer version
84424
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1125160
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Department for Exiting the European Union: Bullying more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made of the number of cases of bullying and harassment that have been recorded against managers in his Department in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 251311 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answer text <p>The Department for Exiting the European Union is committed to being an inclusive workplace where people can bring their whole selves to work. We care about the wellbeing of our staff and have committed to taking a zero tolerance approach to bullying and harassment.</p><p>We fully investigate all claims of bullying and harassment and take action in line with Departmental policies as appropriate. We have also introduced fair treatment ambassadors to provide another avenue for staff to receive support and signposting, as well as initiatives to help individuals, especially managers, recognise and resolve instances of bullying and harassment.</p><p>As the Department was created within the last 5 years, we only have records from 2017:</p><p> </p><p>2015: 0</p><p>2016: 0</p><p>2017:<ins class="ministerial"> less than 5</ins><ins class="ministerial"></ins></p><p>2018:<ins class="ministerial"> less than 5</ins><ins class="ministerial"></ins></p><p>2019: 0</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T14:24:29.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:24:29.14Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-05-15T09:34:53.513Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T09:34:53.513Z
answering member
4134
label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
previous answer version
117884
answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
answering member
4134
label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1129731
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Yemen: Internally Displaced People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department is providing to internally displaced people in Yemen. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 259950 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answer text <p>The UK is providing a range of support to displaced people in Yemen in response to the displacement of 3.3 million people since the conflict began in 2015. Last financial year (2018/19), for example, we <del class="ministerial">provided</del> <ins class="ministerial">contributed to the provision of </ins>food assistance to over 490,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) and since June 2017 we have helped over 40,000 IDPs receive psychosocial support and provided over 35,000 with life-saving health care.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has also supported the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to provide primary healthcare and mental health services, legal assistance, child protection and support to survivors of gender-based violence. We are supporting IOM and UNHCR with £9 million this financial year (2019/20) to allow them to continue providing these vital services.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T16:43:41.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:43:41.48Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-06-19T10:00:52.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T10:00:52.67Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
previous answer version
121913
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000220
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Chemicals: EU Law more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of any potential increase in red tape from the proposed associate status of the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of Chemicals programme after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187324 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answer text <p>The detail of the UK’s association to the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation &amp; restriction of Chemicals programme after the UK leaves the EU is part of ongoing negotiations. The UK and the EU have a mutual interest in maintaining our integrated chemical supply chains as the chemicals industry is an economically significant sector in both regions, and it underpins key downstream sectors including automotive, aerospace, construction and pharmaceuticals. In the White Paper on our future relationship with the European Union published in July, the UK has proposed that chemicals are part of a UK-EU free trade area on goods, with continued UK participation in the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) underpinning this arrangement. This proposal is part of ongoing negotiation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Watford more like this
answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-09T14:57:52.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-09T14:57:52.953Z
answering member
4068
label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000221
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Jeremy Corbyn more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential implications for democracy in the UK of the US imposing sanctions on the official leader of the UK opposition. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187325 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>As far as we are aware no US sanctions are being considered against the Leader of the Opposition.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T14:46:40.933Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T14:46:40.933Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000222
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Visits more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for 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
tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187326 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>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
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN 187327 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.617Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000223
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Video Conferencing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for 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
tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187327 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>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
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN 187326 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.667Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000263
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Arts more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the implementation of the Creative Industries Sector Deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187335 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Considerable progress has been made implementing the £150m government and industry commitments set out in the Creative Industries Sector Deal. The winners of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Creative Industries Clusters Fund are due to be announced this month; both the Audiences of the Future programme and the Cultural Development Fund are underway; and further detail on the DCMS funded Creative Careers and Investment Readiness programmes are to be published shortly. Four rounds of Intellectual Property roundtables have taken place to discuss issues within social media, digital advertising and online marketplaces, and the new Trade and Investment Board is due to hold its inaugural meeting later this month.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T15:59:45.13Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:59:45.13Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000264
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Musicians more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what initiatives his Department is promoting to help ensure that (a) UK musicians are able to perform in the EU and (b) EU musicians are able to perform in the UK after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187336 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The music industry is a major success story for the UK and the government recognises the importance of the continued mobility of talented individuals and groups to support cultural and creative cooperation and the continued growth of the sector.</p><p> </p><p>Recognising the depth of the UK-EU relationship, the UK is seeking reciprocal mobility arrangements with the EU in a defined number of areas, for example to allow business professionals to provide services, or tourists to continue to travel visa-free. This is in line with the arrangements that the UK might want to offer other close trading partners in future, where they support new and deep trade deals. This is subject to wider negotiations with the EU.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T16:00:33.677Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:00:33.677Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000265
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Digital Technology: Taxation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that that the new Digital Services Tax announced Budget 2018 does not disproportionately affect small digital businesses. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187337 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The Digital Services Tax will only apply to businesses with in-scope revenues of more than £500 million globally and £25 million in the UK, and businesses will not have to pay the tax on their first £25 million of relevant UK revenues. This means small businesses will not be in scope of the tax.</p><p> </p><p>The tax also includes a ‘safe-harbour’ which means those with very low profit margins will be able to elect to pay a lower rate of tax, which will ensure the DST is proportionate.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:40:51.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:40:51.667Z
answering member
3935
label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this