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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Home Office more like this
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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 Biometrics more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by San Francisco to ban the use of facial recognition technology by local agencies due to its alleged unreliability. more like this
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Lord Evans of Weardale more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>It is right to debate the use of new technologies in democratic societies. It is clearly a decision for the San Francisco City Board of Supervisors whether its agencies should use facial recognition technology.</p><p>Facial recognition has the potential to play an important role in the detection and prevention of crime, and the police here have commissioned independent reviews of its effectiveness.</p><p>Facial recognition is a fast evolving area of technology with the potential to streamline identity verification and authentication processes across Government and the private sector. When used in the appropriate setting and context, it has proved to be a very reliable and accurate tool. Its performance is dependent on a number of variables, from the quality of the images, environmental factors, the specific algorithm used, the thresholds or risk profile applied and many other factors. Possible matches produced by live facial recognition systems are always checked by a human operator before deciding what, if any, action to take.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:37:40.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:37:40.86Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Evans of Weardale more like this
1127000
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Tourism: Gambia more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assist the development of the tourism sector in The Gambia. more like this
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Lord German more like this
star this property uin HL15761 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The then Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, Michael Ellis MP, had a useful bilateral meeting with his Gambian counterpart, Minister Hamat Bah, in the margins of a meeting of Commonwealth Ministers during the Edinburgh International Culture Summit last summer. They discussed a range of matters concerning the importance of tourism to the economy and future prosperity of The Gambia, and to the wider Commonwealth. The Government remains willing to explore all avenues of bilateral and multilateral cooperation, including with the Commonwealth institutions and UNESCO, to support the development of sustainable tourism in The Gambia, and more widely across Africa.</p><p>I welcome the Noble Lord’s recent meeting with President Barrow, and the efforts of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association to strengthen democratic institutions in The Gambia and across the Commonwealth.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:27:56.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:27:56.28Z
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4247
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord German more like this
1127021
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Media: Regulation more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of social media regulators in keeping up with innovation in large technology companies. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15782 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>Through the Digital Charter, the Government is focused on making the internet work for everyone - for citizens, businesses and society as a whole. The introduction of the new Data Protection Act, the Online Harms White Paper and the establishment of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation are important steps to ensure we have innovation-friendly regulation that encourages the tech sector and provides stability for businesses. Through this work we will protect citizens, increase public trust in new technologies, and create the best possible basis on which the digital economy and society can thrive.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:26:03.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:26:03.847Z
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4247
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1127239
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Arts more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the growth of (1) the creative industries, and (2) the design sector, relative to the UK economy as a whole across the last decade. more like this
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Baroness Blackstone more like this
star this property uin HL15792 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>DCMS have published figures setting out the growth of the creative industries in relation to the rest of the economy for the period 2010 - 2017. These are available on the government website (2017 - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/dcms-sectors-economic-estimates-2017-gva" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/dcms-sectors-economic-estimates-2017-gva</a>).</p><p>In 2017 the gross value added (GVA) of the creative industries was £101.5 billion, up from £66.3 billion in 2010. This represents a 53.1% increase, compared to the 29.7% increase in the rest of the economy over the same period. When viewed as a percentage of the UK’s entire GVA, the creative industries now make up 5.5% of the UK’s total GVA, a 53.1% increase since 2010.</p><p>DCMS measure the design sector under the broader category of &quot;design and designer fashion&quot;. In 2017 these sectors contributed £3.95 billion to the economy, up from £1.97 billion in 2010. This represents a 100.6% increase and in 2017 these sectors contributed 0.2% of the UK’s GVA.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T14:50:31.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T14:50:31.067Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property file name DCMS_Sectors_Economic_Estimates_2017__provisional__GVA.pdf more like this
star this property title DCMS Sectors 2017 more like this
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3561
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackstone more like this
1127241
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Arts more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Creative Industries Sector Deal to date. more like this
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Baroness Blackstone more like this
star this property uin HL15794 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The Creative Industries Sector Deal, published in March 2018, announced a £150m package of measures to encourage growth across the lifecycle of the creative industries, delivered in partnership between government and industry through the Creative Industries Council.</p><p>Evaluation measures have been established to monitor progress and assess the full economic impact when the multiple programmes that make up the Sector Deal move from delivery to completion.</p><p>Although implementation is still in the early stages, the Sector Deal is progressing well with the successful commencement of the main commitments. This includes the launch of the £80m Creative Industries Clusters Programme, including nine Research and Development partnerships led by universities across the UK, the £20m Cultural Development Fund supporting five creative clusters, the £14m Creative Careers Programme raising awareness of careers across the creative industries, the £4m Creative Scale-Up investment readiness programme aimed at increasing the investability of scaling creative industries businesses, and £16m for four Audience of the Future immersive technology demonstrator projects.</p><p>Projects are progressing to different timescales over the coming 2-3 years. We expect a clearer picture of impact to emerge as implementation continues and monitoring and evaluation mechanisms begin to report.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:35:10.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:35:10.107Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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3561
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackstone more like this
1127440
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what formal consultation they have undertaken with councils as part of their Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review to understand the best option for delivering rural connectivity in (1) coastal, (2) largely rural, and (3) mainly rural, areas. more like this
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Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
star this property uin HL15851 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government set out its long term national strategy for full fibre connectivity in the Future telecoms Infrastructure review, following a public Call for Evidence, extensive engagement with stakeholders and experts, and evidence from a range of other sources, including external analysis.</p><p> </p><p>The Review committed to an ‘Outside In’ approach to deployment, to support areas which are likely to require additional funding - we expect these to be mostly in rural and remote areas. We are trialling different delivery models in these areas through BDUK’s Superfast Programme and the recently launched Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme and will continue our engagement with Local Authorities throughout the duration of these Programmes.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-05-30T13:09:06.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T13:09:06.463Z
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4247
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
1127447
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Huawei: Data Protection more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any risks to UK data security associated with telecoms equipment provided by Huawei. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15858 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-30
star this property answer text <p>The security and resilience of the UK's telecoms networks is of paramount importance.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has a long established strategy for managing the presence of Huawei in the UK telecoms sector. The Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) was established in 2010 as part of a mitigation strategy.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has undertaken a thorough, evidence-based and hard-headed review of the 5G supply chain to ensure the secure and resilient roll-out of 5G. This goes far beyond individual vendors or individual countries. It will report in due course.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-05-30T13:04:14.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T13:04:14.397Z
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4247
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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1796
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1127236
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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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 Armed Forces: Casualties more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of the British Armed Forces have (1) been injured, and (2) died, while on (a) training exercises, and (b) combat duty, in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Alderdice more like this
star this property uin HL15789 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-30
star this property answer text <p>Between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2018, 23 UK Armed Forces personnel have died on training or exercise. There were a further 17,403 UK Armed Forces personnel injured in 21,822 incidents.</p><p> </p><p>Between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2018, 15 UK Armed Forces personnel have died whilst on combat duty, of which one was due to hostile action. 506 UK Armed Forces personnel were injured on combat duty, of which 28 were battle injuries.</p><p> </p><p>The attached table shows the data broken down by the last five calendar years:</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-05-30T13:12:48.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T13:12:48.177Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property file name HL15789 - Lord Alderdice.docx more like this
star this property title Nos of UK AF injured or killed on trg or exercises more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alderdice more like this
1127012
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more 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 Pollinators more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) highlight the importance to the planet of bees and other pollinators such as butterflies and bats, and (2) protect pollinator species. more like this
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Lord Pendry more like this
star this property uin HL15773 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Protecting pollinators is a priority for this Government. The Government supports two major events to raise awareness of the importance of bees and other pollinators and encourage people to take action.</p><p> </p><p>Firstly, our ‘Bees’ Needs’ campaign, which we run with a number of partners. In July 2018, with the generous support of our hosts, Shaftesbury PLC, we put on a week long event in Carnaby Street (renamed ‘Carnabee’ Street for the week) to raise awareness of the steps we can all take to protect pollinators. With immense gratitude to our hosts Shaftesbury PLC, this event will be repeated this year from 8 to 14 July.</p><p> </p><p>Defra also organises, in partnership with the Green Flag Awards, an annual Bees’ Needs Champions Awards to recognise and celebrate examples of exemplary initiatives undertaken by schools, local authorities, universities, community groups and bee farmers to support pollinators.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is taking a range of other steps to protect pollinator species. In 2014 we published a ten year National Pollinator Strategy, setting out how the Government, conservation groups, farmers, beekeepers and researchers can work together to improve the status of the 1,500 or so pollinating insect species in England.</p><p> </p><p>We are also creating habitat for pollinators. In 2015, we introduced new and simple wildlife ‘packages’ within Countryside Stewardship to make it easier for farmers to provide flower rich margins or pollen and nectar plots on fields to support wild pollinators.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also recently announced £60,000 to develop pollinator habitat mapping and is supporting largescale projects to bring landowners and conservationists together to provide habitat in Devon and Hampshire. Natural England, our statutory nature conservation adviser, continues to work with a range of landowning and NGO partners to support the recovery of threatened species such as the barberry carpet moth, shorthaired bumblebee and chequered skipper butterfly.</p><p> </p><p>We are supporting monitoring work. In collaboration with research institutes and volunteer organisations, we have established a pollinator monitoring and research partnership to gather further data and improve our understanding of the status of pollinators and pollination services in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>We are taking steps to reduce pressures on pollinators. We have implemented science led restrictions on neonicotinoids based on scientific evidence that they carry risks to pollinators. We continue to tackle threats from invasive species, such as the Asian hornet, and protect honey bees from pests and diseases through the National Bee Unit’s nationwide team of bee inspectors.</p><p> </p><p>We are safeguarding honey bee health. Collaboration has been a central tenet of the work by the Government and Bee Inspectors to protect honey bee health. Along with beekeeping associations, the Government has carried out a decade of work under the Healthy Bees Plan, drafted in 2009 as a means of sustaining our honey bee population. We will be reviewing this work this year and using valuable lessons from this to develop our future strategy.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:04:18.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:04:18.053Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1127416
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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 Cats: Pet Travel Scheme more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that cats and kittens brought into the UK under the pet passport scheme do not carry diseases and parasites, including tapeworm and non-UK types of tick. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL15827 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to preserving the UK’s high standards of biosecurity and animal welfare. The EU Pet Travel Scheme requires all pets travelling to Great Britain on approved routes to be declared. 100% of these are then subject to documentary and identity checks. Documentary checks for cats include a passport, signed by an Official Veterinarian in the country of origin, certifying that the cat has been vaccinated against rabies.</p><p>Since 2012, when the UK harmonised with the EU Pet Travel Scheme, we have no longer required tick or tapeworm treatment for cats or kittens. Risk assessments have been undertaken, both before harmonisation and since, which supported the removal of these requirements. As such, we have no plans to change the import requirements for pet cats. However, we continue to monitor the disease situation and will undertake a further formal risk assessment if evidence indicates that one is warranted.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:44:59.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:44:59.353Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this