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star this property date less than 2020-06-17more like thismore than 2020-06-17
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes 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 Education, when will funding be made available for free school meals for children during summer 2020; when vouchers will be available to all children on free school meals and what the cut off date for eligibility will be. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-07-03more like thismore than 2020-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Provision for free school meals is ordinarily term time only. However, owing to the COVID-19 outbreak, the government understands that children and parents face an entirely unprecedented situation over the summer. To reflect this, we will be providing additional funding for a COVID Summer Food Fund which will enable families with children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals to receive food vouchers covering the 6-week holiday period.</p><p>Our guidance on the COVID Summer Food Fund is available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-summer-food-fund" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-summer-food-fund</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Through the COVID Summer Food Fund, schools can support eligible pupils with a £90 voucher to cover the 6-week holiday period. Schools must order the vouchers at least one week before their school term ends.</p><p>Schools should continue to accept and verify free school meal applications up until the end of the summer term. The eligibility criteria for free school meals can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals</a>. If a school receives a claim for an eligible child during the final week before the school’s summer holidays, it will be possible for the school to place an exceptional order for that child via our supplier Edenred.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Chelmsford more like this
star this property answering member printed Vicky Ford more like this
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less than 2020-07-03T16:33:32.087Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-03T16:33:32.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Vicky Ford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1217518
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-06-24more like thismore than 2020-06-24
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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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 Charities: Equality 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to help increase diversity in the charity sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 64333 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-07-03more like thismore than 2020-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of diversity within the charity sector at all levels, whether that be trustees, chief executives, staff members or volunteers, in order to meet the needs of the communities the sector serves and it is committed to working with our civil society partners to address this. We welcome the work that sector representative bodies are doing to improve diversity within the sector.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Appointing trustees is a matter for individual charities, but is something the Government takes very seriously. The Government has held a number of conversations with civil society partners to improve understanding of the opportunities and challenges around enabling people from different backgrounds to become involved in trusteeship. The Charity Commission has published resources for charities to encourage people from diverse backgrounds to get involved and make a difference. The Charity Commission also assisted in the creation of the Charity Governance Code, which sets out recommended practice for all charities registered in England and Wales. The Charity Governance Code makes clear the importance of diversity and resulting positive outcomes. We are fully committed to continue working with the charity sector to take action on this issue.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>In responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, officials and Ministers have met with a wide range of groups, including women-led organisations and BAME-led civil society organisations to discuss how the Government can engage more with a variety of groups in the sector as we come out of the Covid-19 pandemic.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Maldon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr John Whittingdale more like this
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less than 2020-07-03T16:15:35.767Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-03T16:15:35.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr John Whittingdale more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-06-24more like thismore than 2020-06-24
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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 Youth Centres: Coronavirus 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to help enable youth clubs to re-open to support vulnerable young people as covid-19 restrictions are eased. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mansfield more like this
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Ben Bradley more like this
star this property uin 64317 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-07-03more like thismore than 2020-07-03
star this property answer text <p>This department recognises the unprecedented impacts the pandemic has had on young people, and on the vital support that youth services provide particularly for those most vulnerable.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Youth centres are being permitted to re-open on 4th July, to ensure our young people have access to not only the support they need, but opportunities to engage in safe activities over the summer period. We know that youth workers are already supporting young people through detached youth work, and we have supported the National Youth Agency to produce guidance for youth organisations on operating safely during Covid19.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>DCMS is engaging regularly with young people and key youth organisations to understand how best to support the re-opening of youth centres over the coming weeks and months.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Maldon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr John Whittingdale more like this
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less than 2020-07-03T16:09:19.067Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-03T16:09:19.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr John Whittingdale more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-06-22more like thismore than 2020-06-22
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Students: Learning Disability 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 Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that secondary school students with learning difficulties receive adequate support while working from home. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-07-03more like thismore than 2020-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The department is committed to ensuring that all pupils and students, including those with learning difficulties, are able to access the educational support they need while at home. We have an experienced, expert workforce of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) professionals assisting with designing home learning and support for children and young people with SEND.</p><p>While educational settings remain responsible for education provision, we have worked to provide additional support to students with SEND. We have published a list of specialist high quality online educational resources to support home learning which was developed with a specific focus on accessibility and inclusivity. The list was collated and quality assessed with the support of SEND subject matter experts and special school teachers and covers a broad range of SEND needs. This list of resources is available here:<em><br> </em><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education#special-educational-needs-and-disabilities-send" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education#special-educational-needs-and-disabilities-send</a><em>.</em></p><p>In addition, to support the hard work of schools in delivering remote education, the Oak National Academy launched its SEND Specialist Curriculum on 4 May. This is providing educational support to children and young people with more profound needs who would normally receive their education in specialist settings. More details are available here:<br> <a href="https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/specialist/#subjects" target="_blank">https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/specialist/#subjects</a>.</p><p>Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, we have asked local authorities, educational settings and parents to consider whether moving either equipment or services into the homes of children or young people with SEND would enable them to be better supported there and to provide additional assistance to parents. However, we know that some students may still not able to access the equipment they need, which is why we have provided Family Fund this year with £37 million, including an additional £10 million in response to the outbreak, to help low-income families of children and young people with complex needs and disabilities. This funding is expected to help more than 75,000 families, including helping to buy specialist equipment and devices. More details can be found here:<br> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/37-million-to-support-children-with-complex-needs" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/37-million-to-support-children-with-complex-needs</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Chelmsford more like this
star this property answering member printed Vicky Ford more like this
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less than 2020-07-03T15:35:51.033Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-03T15:35:51.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Vicky Ford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-06-23more like thismore than 2020-06-23
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Taxation 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 Education, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of enabling public sector employers to utilise unspent apprenticeship levy funding to help alleviate the decline in the number of apprentices as a result of the covid-19 outbreak. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol South more like this
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Karin Smyth more like this
star this property uin 63387 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-07-03more like thismore than 2020-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Public sector employers are embracing the opportunities that apprenticeships bring to develop their workforces. Apprenticeships accounted for more than one in ten new appointments in the public sector (12.7 per cent) between April 2018 and March 2019. We continue to engage regularly with employers from across the public sector, to support them to address any barriers to recruiting apprentices.</p><p>The apprenticeships budget funds the training and assessment costs in England for both levy payers and non-levy paying employers. Levy-paying employers, including those in the public sector, have full control over when and where they spend the funds available to them to meet their current and future skills needs, including by transferring up to 25% of an employer’s annual levy funds to support the sustainable development of skills in their supply chain or local area. We strongly encourage all public sector employers to make maximum use of their levy, particularly at the current time.</p><p>Apprenticeships will have an important role to play in creating employment opportunities, and in supporting employers in all sectors to access the skilled workforce that they need to recover and grow, following the COVID-19 outbreak. We want to support employers to take on new apprentices this year and will provide further detail in due course.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Chichester more like this
star this property answering member printed Gillian Keegan more like this
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less than 2020-07-03T15:21:01.943Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-03T15:21:01.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Gillian Keegan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Karin Smyth more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-06-25more like thismore than 2020-06-25
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Free School Meals 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 Education, how many children with No Recourse to Public Funds have been in receipt of free school meals since his Department extended provision to that group. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 64982 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-07-03more like thismore than 2020-07-03
star this property answer text <p>As both my right hon. Friends, the Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer, have made clear, the government will do whatever it takes to support people affected by COVID-19.</p><p>Our latest guidance for schools on free school meals is available here:<br> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance-for-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance-for-schools</a>.</p><p>During the COVID-19 outbreak, we are temporarily extending free school meal eligibility to include some children of groups who have no recourse to public funds. As per our published guidance, the extension is temporarily in place to support families facing difficulties due to the current unique circumstances. These extensions will end when schools have reopened to all children. The guidance is available at:<br> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance/guidance-for-the-temporary-extension-of-free-school-meals-eligibility-to-nrpf-groups" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance/guidance-for-the-temporary-extension-of-free-school-meals-eligibility-to-nrpf-groups</a>.</p><p>We do not hold information on the number of children of groups who have no recourse to public funds that have received free school meals since we extended eligibility during this period.</p><p>These are rapidly developing circumstances. We continue to keep the situation under review and will keep Parliament updated accordingly.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Chelmsford more like this
star this property answering member printed Vicky Ford more like this
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less than 2020-07-03T15:09:43.617Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-03T15:09:43.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Vicky Ford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-06-24more like thismore than 2020-06-24
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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: Wholesale Trade 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 steps he is taking to support the wholesale sector and safeguard food supplies to schools, care homes, hospitals and other critical public service infrastructure. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire more like this
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Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
star this property uin 64211 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-07-03more like thismore than 2020-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced a range of temporary financial support to the wholesale sector, a key supplier of food to critical public service organisations, to ensure its ongoing viability through this difficult period. Wholesalers are eligible for a number of schemes, including: the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to help keep millions of people in employment and the Discretionary Grant Fund for small and micro businesses that are not eligible for other grant schemes.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to this, Defra has been working with the charity sector through the Food Charity Grant Scheme which gives charities up to £100,000 in grant funding to purchase food to support the most economically vulnerable. Through this scheme, Defra has encouraged charities that do not have established suppliers to purchase stock from wholesalers and local producers, both to support the sector and to reduce waste.</p><p> </p><p>A range of Government departments hold responsibility for public sector food provision for specific sectors including schools, care homes, hospitals and prisons. My department is working closely with officials from the Department for Education, the Department of Health and Social Care, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Defence to support them in making arrangements with their suppliers to ensure food supply continues to these public sector institutions.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Banbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Prentis more like this
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less than 2020-07-03T15:00:46.467Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-03T15:00:46.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Prentis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-06-25more like thismore than 2020-06-25
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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 Dangerous Dogs: Police Custody 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 recent estimate he has made of the average length of time that a dog is held in custody while being assessed under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in (a) Havering and (b) England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 64099 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-07-03more like thismore than 2020-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Details of how long dogs are kept in police custody while being assessed under the Dangerous Dogs Act are not held centrally and are a matter for each separate police force. Each police force has access to a Dog Legislation Officer who is specifically trained in the law on dangerous dogs and dog related matters including animal welfare. Any concerns about specific cases should be reported to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). Details of how to contact the IOPC can be found on its website: <a href="http://www.policeconduct.gov.uk" target="_blank">www.policeconduct.gov.uk</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Banbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Prentis more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 64095 more like this
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less than 2020-07-03T14:56:51.383Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-03T14:56:51.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Prentis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1217438
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star this property date less than 2020-06-24more like thismore than 2020-06-24
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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 Police: Training 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 steps his Department is taking to (a) work with and (b) train police forces on ensuring dogs are not wrongfully taken into custody under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 64095 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-07-03more like thismore than 2020-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Details of how long dogs are kept in police custody while being assessed under the Dangerous Dogs Act are not held centrally and are a matter for each separate police force. Each police force has access to a Dog Legislation Officer who is specifically trained in the law on dangerous dogs and dog related matters including animal welfare. Any concerns about specific cases should be reported to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). Details of how to contact the IOPC can be found on its website: <a href="http://www.policeconduct.gov.uk" target="_blank">www.policeconduct.gov.uk</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Banbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Prentis more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 64099 more like this
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less than 2020-07-03T14:56:51.333Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-03T14:56:51.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Prentis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-06-24more like thismore than 2020-06-24
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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 Swimming Pools: Coronavirus more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Prime Minister of 23 June 2020, Official report, column 1169, when the taskforce on re-opening swimming pools will have its first meeting; what the timetable is to make swimming pools covid-19-secure so that they can reopen; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
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Sir Oliver Heald more like this
star this property uin 64041 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-07-03more like thismore than 2020-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The issues around the re-opening of swimming pools are being considered in a number of fora. The consideration of different venues and the activities involved are underpinned by understanding the risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 associated with particular activities.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>We recognise the importance of re-opening our indoor and outdoor pools and we agree that swimming is a great way for people of all ages to stay fit and healthy. There are concerns about transmission around points of contact within such facilities, like changing rooms due to the high volume of contacts. As such, we need to provide reassurance that these facilities will be safe, and are working hard to achieve this in the coming weeks.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Sport Working Group, led by myself, feeds into the Secretary of State’s Cultural Renewal Taskforce and ensures strong sector and expert support for the co-development of guidelines and will help leisure facilities become Covid-secure and re-open as early as possible in July.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government is actively working towards a safe way to re-open these facilities, with supporting guidance.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Mid Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Nigel Huddleston more like this
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less than 2020-07-03T14:47:52.45Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-03T14:47:52.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nigel Huddleston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this