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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Trade Promotion 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, Innovation and Skills, what the total cost was of the GREAT campaign launch in Shanghai; what the cost was of each element of that launch; and if he will publish a list of attendees at that launch. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 228206 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
answer text <p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
43263
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-14more like thismore than 2014-03-14
answering body
Speaker's Committee on the Electorial Commission more like this
answering dept id 36 more like this
answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the electoral registration figures were in each ward in the recent confirmation dry run conducted in Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 192220 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
answer text <p> </p><p>The Electoral Commission informs me that the confirmation dry run involved matching all entries on the electoral registers against the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Customer Information System database. Entries would be marked as green if they matched with DWP, amber if they were a partial match or red if there was no match.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Results for all wards are available on the Commission's website here: <a href="http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/excel_doc/0003/163146/Confirmation-dry-run-2013-Results-Wards.xls" target="_blank">http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/excel_doc/0003/163146/Confirmation-dry-run-2013-Results-Wards.xls</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The ward results for Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council were as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Ward</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Green matches</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amber matches</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Red matches</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>ABERTILLERY</p></td><td><p>82.4%</p></td><td><p>3.0%</p></td><td><p>14.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>BADMINTON</p></td><td><p>87.9%</p></td><td><p>1.4%</p></td><td><p>10.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>BEAUFORT</p></td><td><p>86.1%</p></td><td><p>1.6%</p></td><td><p>12.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>BLAINA</p></td><td><p>83.0%</p></td><td><p>2.3%</p></td><td><p>14.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>BRYNMAWR</p></td><td><p>82.1%</p></td><td><p>2.3%</p></td><td><p>15.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CWM</p></td><td><p>85.4%</p></td><td><p>1.6%</p></td><td><p>13.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CWMTILLERY</p></td><td><p>84.9%</p></td><td><p>1.9%</p></td><td><p>13.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>EBBW VALE NORTH</p></td><td><p>85.1%</p></td><td><p>1.8%</p></td><td><p>13.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>EBBW VALE SOUTH</p></td><td><p>81.2%</p></td><td><p>2.0%</p></td><td><p>16.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>GEORGETOWN</p></td><td><p>85.4%</p></td><td><p>1.0%</p></td><td><p>13.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>LLANHILLETH</p></td><td><p>82.8%</p></td><td><p>2.1%</p></td><td><p>15.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>NANTYGLO</p></td><td><p>83.3%</p></td><td><p>2.6%</p></td><td><p>14.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>RASSAU</p></td><td><p>86.7%</p></td><td><p>1.7%</p></td><td><p>11.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SIRHOWY</p></td><td><p>85.3%</p></td><td><p>1.7%</p></td><td><p>13.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SIX BELLS</p></td><td><p>82.8%</p></td><td><p>2.6%</p></td><td><p>14.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>TREDEGAR CENTRAL &amp; WEST</p></td><td><p>84.0%</p></td><td><p>1.9%</p></td><td><p>14.1%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South West Devon more like this
answering member printed Mr Gary Streeter more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
234
label Biography information for Sir Gary Streeter more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
46250
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government 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 Communities and Local Government, what the cost to the fire services was of dealing with fires at privately-owned waste management sites in the last two years. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 194780 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answer text <p>This information is not held centrally. The cost to fire and rescue authorities in England of dealing with specific fires is a matter for each fire and rescue authorityThe cost to fire and rescue authorities in Wales of dealing with specific fires is a devolved matter.</p><p>Fire and rescue authorities must produce regularly, and consult on, an integrated risk management plan. The plan must identify the risks facing local communities and detail how the fire and rescue authority will allocate its resources to mitigate them effectively. People have opportunities to make their voices heard on such issues.</p><p>There is still scope for fire and rescue authorities to make sensible savings, such as through reforms to flexible staffing and crewing arrangements, better procurement; shared services, collaboration with emergency services and other organisations on service delivery and estates, sickness management; sharing of senior staff, locally led mergers and operational collaborations, new fire-fighting technology, preventative approaches and working with local businesses.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
grouped question UIN 194781 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
46251
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government 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 Communities and Local Government, what the cost to the fire services was of dealing with fires at local authority-owned waste management sites in the last two years. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 194781 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answer text <p>This information is not held centrally. The cost to fire and rescue authorities in England of dealing with specific fires is a matter for each fire and rescue authorityThe cost to fire and rescue authorities in Wales of dealing with specific fires is a devolved matter.</p><p>Fire and rescue authorities must produce regularly, and consult on, an integrated risk management plan. The plan must identify the risks facing local communities and detail how the fire and rescue authority will allocate its resources to mitigate them effectively. People have opportunities to make their voices heard on such issues.</p><p>There is still scope for fire and rescue authorities to make sensible savings, such as through reforms to flexible staffing and crewing arrangements, better procurement; shared services, collaboration with emergency services and other organisations on service delivery and estates, sickness management; sharing of senior staff, locally led mergers and operational collaborations, new fire-fighting technology, preventative approaches and working with local businesses.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
grouped question UIN 194780 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
46252
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fires were reported at privately-owned waste management sites in the last two years. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 194778 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
answer text <p> </p><p>Environment Agency records show that there were a total of 595 incidents of fire reported at privately operated waste management sites in 2012 and 2013. This represents an average of one fire for every 18 privately operated sites.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1504
label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
46253
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fires were reported at local authority-owned waste management sites in the last two years. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 194779 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
answer text <p> </p><p>Environment Agency records show that there were a total of five incidents of fire reported at local authority-operated waste management sites in 2012 and 2013. This represents an average of one fire for every 110 local authority-operated waste management sites.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1504
label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
48518
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8 April 2014, Official Report, column 211W, on waste disposal: fire, how many of the incidents of fire reported at local authority operated waste management sites in 2012 and 2013 were repeated incidents at the same site. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 196513 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
answer text <p> </p><p>None of the five incidents of fire at local authority-operated waste management sites were repeated incidents at the same site.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1504
label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
49166
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
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
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, how many vulnerable prisoners are held in dedicated vulnerable prisoner accommodation. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 197220 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The term &quot;vulnerable prisoner&quot; covers a wide range of prisoner types/characteristics but broadly these are those who need protection from themselves and other prisoners for a variety of reasons, including the nature of their offence, debt or conflicts outside or within the prison.</p><p> </p><p>Our approach to managing these prisoners varies according to the nature of why they are deemed as vulnerable and is dependent on specific offending needs.</p><p>The number of prisoners in England and Wales who are identified as vulnerable is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost as it would involve contacting every prison directly in order to request how many prisoners each prison has identified, or is managing, as a vulnerable prisoner.</p><p> </p><p>All closed prisons in England and Wales have the facility to accommodate vulnerable prisoners in designated accommodation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
grouped question UIN 197198 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
49167
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
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
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, how many vulnerable prisoners are currently held in prisons in England and Wales. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 197198 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The term &quot;vulnerable prisoner&quot; covers a wide range of prisoner types/characteristics but broadly these are those who need protection from themselves and other prisoners for a variety of reasons, including the nature of their offence, debt or conflicts outside or within the prison.</p><p> </p><p>Our approach to managing these prisoners varies according to the nature of why they are deemed as vulnerable and is dependent on specific offending needs.</p><p>The number of prisoners in England and Wales who are identified as vulnerable is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost as it would involve contacting every prison directly in order to request how many prisoners each prison has identified, or is managing, as a vulnerable prisoner.</p><p> </p><p>All closed prisons in England and Wales have the facility to accommodate vulnerable prisoners in designated accommodation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
grouped question UIN 197220 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1560
label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
172040
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
answering body
Deputy Prime Minister more like this
answering dept id 58 more like this
answering dept short name Deputy Prime Minister more like this
answering dept sort name Deputy Prime Minister more like this
hansard heading Electoral Register more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when the Government will report on the findings of the pilot scheme allowing councils to use DVLA data to match voters during the transition to individual electoral registration; and what plans he has to extend that scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 906791 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
answer text <p>The DVLA pilot scheme aims to support Electoral Registration Officers in fulfilling their responsibilities for improving the accuracy and completeness of the electoral register. The evaluation will be published in due course and any considerations to extend this scheme will depend on the outcome of the pilots.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
grouped question UIN 906794 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-06T15:26:21.997Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T15:26:21.997Z
answering member
3980
label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
175839
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
answering body
HM 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 Welfare Tax Credits more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of recipients of tax credits are in employment. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 907257 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the Exchequer Secretary’s earlier response to Question 14.</p><p><a href="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmhansrd/cm150127/debtext/150127-0001.htm#15012737000002" target="_blank">http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmhansrd/cm150127/debtext/150127-0001.htm#15012737000002</a></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Witham more like this
answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-27T15:54:50.13Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T15:54:50.13Z
answering member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
178060
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-02-05more like thismore than 2015-02-05
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Apprentices 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, Innovation and Skills, what the total advertising budget is for the Get In. GO Far campaign; and how much has been spent on (a) television, (b) newspaper, (c) online, (d) radio and (e) other advertising using the phrase Get In. GO Far in the last 24 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 223662 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
answer text <p>The spend on the Get In Go Far campaign was agreed with the Minister for the Cabinet Office through the Efficiency Reform Group in 2014 following a direct commission from the Prime Minister. The campaign is aimed at young people aged 14-24, parents of 14-24s, and teachers to establish apprenticeships as the norm alongside A levels and university. The campaign began on 20 August 2014. The budget is £6,007,000 of which the items specified below are receipted spend by the end of January 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>TV</p></td><td><p>£1,180,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Press</p></td><td><p>£376,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Digital</p></td><td><p>£1,060,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Out of home (posters, bus panels, shopping malls)</p></td><td><p>£1,173,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Media partnership cross format package, including press, radio, TV and online channels.</p></td><td><p>£489,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-02-10T10:06:32.587Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T10:06:32.587Z
answering member
3995
label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
178219
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-02-05more like thismore than 2015-02-05
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Small Businesses 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, Innovation and Skills, what the total advertising budget is for the GREAT Business campaign; and how much has been spent on (a) television, (b) newspaper, (c) online, (d) radio and (e) other advertising using the phrase GREAT Business in the last 24 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 223664 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
answer text <p>The Business is GREAT is aimed at small businesses to inspire them to grow their business by taking up a growth behaviour such as hiring staff, exporting and so forth. The Business is GREAT Britain campaign began in November 2013. The overall budget for 2013/14 was £5.2m and for 2014/15 it is £7.5m. The spend via the channels requested are listed below. Please note that for 2014 / 2015 the figures are what we have receipted up until February 6 2015:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013 / 2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014 / 2015</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Television</p></td><td><p>£0</p></td><td><p>£0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Newspaper</p></td><td><p>£1,126,792.32</p></td><td><p>£956,730.84</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Online</p></td><td><p>£1,798,539.90</p></td><td><p>£988,165.53</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Radio</p></td><td><p>£0</p></td><td><p>£444,142.66</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Out of home (posters, bus panels, shopping malls)</p></td><td><p>£760,636.69</p></td><td><p>£699,824.58</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-02-10T15:03:25.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T15:03:25.597Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
178221
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-02-05more like thismore than 2015-02-05
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading New Enterprise Allowance 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 Work and Pensions, what the total advertising budget is for the campaign to promote the New Enterprise Allowance; and how much has been spent on (a) television, (b) newspaper, (c) online, (d) radio and (e) other advertising referring to that allowance in the last 24 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 223663 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
answer text <p>In the last 24 months, the Department spent £25,150 (excluding VAT) on marketing activities to support the New Enterprise Allowance.</p><p> </p><p>(a) Television – nil</p><p>(b) Newspaper – nil</p><p>(c) Online - £2,450</p><p>(d) Radio – nil</p><p>(e) Other – £22,700 (for posters, flyers and videos)</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-02-10T15:35:30.093Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T15:35:30.093Z
answering member
4084
label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
178223
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-02-05more like thismore than 2015-02-05
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pensions 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 Work and Pensions, what the total advertising budget is for the Your Future Your Pension campaign; and how much has been spent on (a) television, (b) newspaper, (c) online, (d) radio and (e) other advertising including the phrase Your Future Your Pension in the last 24 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 223660 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
answer text <p /> <p>The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) uses a variety of free and paid for channels to effectively communicate important reforms and how people are affected.</p><p> </p><p>The channels used are considered the most effective route to reach key audiences, whilst offering value for money. All advertising spend is scrutinised and agreed through the Cabinet Office.</p><p> </p><p>DWP launched an information campaign to help people understand what the State Pension changes mean for them. The multi-channel advertising campaign ‘Your Future, Your Pension’ is part of the Government’s drive to explain the State Pension reforms to both current and future pensioners.</p><p> </p><p>The advertising directs people to the information they need on GOV.UK and encourages relevant groups to request a statement through the Statement Service.</p><p> </p><p>No money was spent on promoting the phrase ‘Your Future, Your Pension’. The money spent on the marketing campaign that includes the phrase ‘your State Pension, your future’ is as follows:</p><p>Direct Mail – £6,177</p><p>Magazine advertorials – £61,982</p><p> </p><p>There is no specific budget for the use of either phrase within the campaign.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-02-10T15:08:07.327Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T15:08:07.327Z
answering member
4084
label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
178228
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-02-05more like thismore than 2015-02-05
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits 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 Work and Pensions, what the total advertising budget is for the campaign to urge benefits claimants to report changes in their circumstances; and how much has been spent on (a) television, (b) newspaper, (c) online, (d) radio and (e) other advertising using the phrases, call us to update your claim before we call, you and, benefits are you doing the right thing in the last 24 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 223661 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
answer text <p>Benefit fraud is a crime. Publicity is a vital tool to remind people they must routinely inform the Department if their circumstances change.</p><p> </p><p>In the last year the government recovered more than £1.3 billion in fraudulent payments. Communications plays a vital part in supporting operational activity in achieving this.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Expenditure on publicity/ advertising to prevent benefit fraud</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total amount</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>£51,503</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>£555,920</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-02-10T16:46:12.61Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T16:46:12.61Z
answering member
4084
label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
228304
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
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 Secondment 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 staff in his Department have been seconded to which other Government departments, for what time periods and at what cost to his Department in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 228207 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>The number of staff seconded to other government departments from 2012-2015 are as follows:</p><p>2012 - 37<br>2013 - 80<br>2014 - 94<br>2015 - 103</p><p>We do not hold accurate data for the number of secondments in 2010 and 2011 so have been unable to provide these figures.</p><p>The number of staff seconded to each Government department is detailed below. However, we are not able to disclose where there were fewer than 5 staff members seconded to a department as this could potentially identify them. We also do not have an accurate breakdown by department for 2012.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T16:19:40.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T16:19:40.057Z
answering member
1487
label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
228307
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
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 Embassies: Home Country Nationals 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 proportion of staff in each British (a) Embassy, (b) High Commission and (c) Consulate is classified as locally-engaged. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 228205 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <table><tbody><tr><td>Information on the number of staff in each British (a) Embassy, (b) High Commission and (c) Consulate classified as locally-engaged can be found in the attached document. In addition, numbers of UK Based staff overseas are published in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Annual Accounts and Reports 2013/2014 and can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/foreign-and-commonwealth-office-annual-report-and-accounts-2013-14--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/foreign-and-commonwealth-office-annual-report-and-accounts-2013-14--2</a>. The FCO Annual Accounts and Reports for 2014/2015 will be published later this year.</td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-23T17:53:51.7Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T17:53:51.7Z
answering member
1487
label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
228306
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Trade Promotion 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, Innovation and Skills, what the (a) total cost and (b) cost per area of expenditure was of the GREAT campaign launch in Los Angeles in February 2015; and who the attendees were at that launch. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 228204 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
answer text <p>The reception cost £85,000 with 35% funded by the private sector. Approx. £37,000 was spent on venue hire, food and drink, £48,000 on event management, logistics and security.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Approximately 500 guests from the creative sector including major studios and film production companies, sponsors, c-suite representative of British businesses with a presence in California as well as potential US investors in the UK, elected officials and media figures as well as more than 30 British Oscar nominees</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-26T15:26:27.14Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T15:26:27.14Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
previous answer version
52027
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
386968
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
answering body
HM 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 Banks: Greece more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his contribution of 29 June 2015, Official Report, column 1221, on Greece, how many UK citizens resident in (a) the UK and (b) Greece hold accounts with Greek banks. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 5140 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
answer text <p>The Chancellor of the Exchequer set out the position in relation to British residents in Greece, as part of his statement to House on 29 June.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Chancellor updated the House on the situation in Greece on 6 July.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-07T14:35:50.157Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T14:35:50.157Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
391405
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Pre-school Education: Special Educational Needs 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 Education, what training and development is provided to staff in early years settings in (a) the identification of and (b) support for children with speech, language and communication needs. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 7968 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
answer text <p>The development of all children’s speech, language and communication during their early years is a priority for government. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the prime areas of learning that early years providers must follow and this includes a focus on communication and language. The EYFS requires providers to have arrangements in place to support children with special educational needs or disabilities. In England the Early Years Educator Criteria and the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) also require the staff in question to deliver the EYFS.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) requires early years teachers to demonstrate a clear understanding of the needs of all children, including those with speech, language and communication or other special educational needs or disabilities. It requires teachers to be able to use and evaluate distinctive approaches to engage and support children and to have the skills and awareness to know when a child is in need of additional support. The Department for Education provides grants to a number of expert organisations so that they can support the early years workforce to meet the needs of children with speech, language and communication difficulties. This includes providing access to best practice, tools and training. A range of organisations and bodies also provide advice and support to their members on this issue.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Where Ofsted inspectors have identified areas of improvement it is the responsibility of the early years setting to put an improvement plan in place. Local authorities are required by legislation to secure information, advice and training for early years providers judged less than good on their last Ofsted inspection report, including to help the provider meet the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Under section 22 of the Children and Families Act 2014 local authorities in England are required to identify all the children and young people in their area (i) who have or may have special educational needs, and (ii) who have a disability. Section 23 places a duty on clinical commissioning groups, NHS trusts or NHS foundation trusts if they are of the opinion that a child under compulsory school age has (or probably has) special educational needs or a disability, to tell the local authority and child’s parents.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Local authorities in England must ensure that all providers they fund are aware of the requirement on them to have regard to the special educational needs and disability - code of practice and to meet the needs of children with special educational needs or disabilities.</p><p><em><br> </em></p>
answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
grouped question UIN
8156 more like this
8177 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-07T15:43:14.867Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T15:43:14.867Z
answering member
1605
label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
391751
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Pre-school Education: Special Educational Needs 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 Education, what support is available for early years settings where Ofsted inspections have identified a need to improve provision for children with speech, language and communication needs; and from which sources such support is provided. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 8156 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
answer text <p>The development of all children’s speech, language and communication during their early years is a priority for government. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the prime areas of learning that early years providers must follow and this includes a focus on communication and language. The EYFS requires providers to have arrangements in place to support children with special educational needs or disabilities. In England the Early Years Educator Criteria and the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) also require the staff in question to deliver the EYFS.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) requires early years teachers to demonstrate a clear understanding of the needs of all children, including those with speech, language and communication or other special educational needs or disabilities. It requires teachers to be able to use and evaluate distinctive approaches to engage and support children and to have the skills and awareness to know when a child is in need of additional support. The Department for Education provides grants to a number of expert organisations so that they can support the early years workforce to meet the needs of children with speech, language and communication difficulties. This includes providing access to best practice, tools and training. A range of organisations and bodies also provide advice and support to their members on this issue.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Where Ofsted inspectors have identified areas of improvement it is the responsibility of the early years setting to put an improvement plan in place. Local authorities are required by legislation to secure information, advice and training for early years providers judged less than good on their last Ofsted inspection report, including to help the provider meet the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Under section 22 of the Children and Families Act 2014 local authorities in England are required to identify all the children and young people in their area (i) who have or may have special educational needs, and (ii) who have a disability. Section 23 places a duty on clinical commissioning groups, NHS trusts or NHS foundation trusts if they are of the opinion that a child under compulsory school age has (or probably has) special educational needs or a disability, to tell the local authority and child’s parents.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Local authorities in England must ensure that all providers they fund are aware of the requirement on them to have regard to the special educational needs and disability - code of practice and to meet the needs of children with special educational needs or disabilities.</p><p><em><br> </em></p>
answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
grouped question UIN
7968 more like this
8177 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-07T15:43:14.947Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T15:43:14.947Z
answering member
1605
label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
391752
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Pre-school Education: Special Educational Needs 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 Education, what legal duties local authorities have to support early years settings in the identification of, and support for, children with speech, language and communication needs. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 8177 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
answer text <p>The development of all children’s speech, language and communication during their early years is a priority for government. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the prime areas of learning that early years providers must follow and this includes a focus on communication and language. The EYFS requires providers to have arrangements in place to support children with special educational needs or disabilities. In England the Early Years Educator Criteria and the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) also require the staff in question to deliver the EYFS.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) requires early years teachers to demonstrate a clear understanding of the needs of all children, including those with speech, language and communication or other special educational needs or disabilities. It requires teachers to be able to use and evaluate distinctive approaches to engage and support children and to have the skills and awareness to know when a child is in need of additional support. The Department for Education provides grants to a number of expert organisations so that they can support the early years workforce to meet the needs of children with speech, language and communication difficulties. This includes providing access to best practice, tools and training. A range of organisations and bodies also provide advice and support to their members on this issue.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Where Ofsted inspectors have identified areas of improvement it is the responsibility of the early years setting to put an improvement plan in place. Local authorities are required by legislation to secure information, advice and training for early years providers judged less than good on their last Ofsted inspection report, including to help the provider meet the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Under section 22 of the Children and Families Act 2014 local authorities in England are required to identify all the children and young people in their area (i) who have or may have special educational needs, and (ii) who have a disability. Section 23 places a duty on clinical commissioning groups, NHS trusts or NHS foundation trusts if they are of the opinion that a child under compulsory school age has (or probably has) special educational needs or a disability, to tell the local authority and child’s parents.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Local authorities in England must ensure that all providers they fund are aware of the requirement on them to have regard to the special educational needs and disability - code of practice and to meet the needs of children with special educational needs or disabilities.</p><p><em><br> </em></p>
answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
grouped question UIN
7968 more like this
8156 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-07T15:43:15.217Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T15:43:15.217Z
answering member
1605
label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
391411
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Special Educational Needs 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 Education, how many special educational needs co-ordinators were employed in each financial year since 2009. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 7967 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-09more like thismore than 2015-09-09
answer text <p>The information requested is not available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In order to ensure that we receive reliable information in future, we have contacted schools in the run up to the November 2015 school workforce census reminding them of their statutory obligations with regard to the appointing of a SEN coordinator. We have highlighted that they must record the identity of the teacher with these responsibilities. We will repeat this message shortly before the census takes place.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-09T16:20:26.237Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-09T16:20:26.237Z
answering member
1605
label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
422835
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
answering body
Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Tickets: Touting 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 Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that fans buying tickets for sporting and cultural events are not disadvantaged by organised gangs of online touts in the secondary ticket market. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 901735 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
answer text <p>The Government announced last week that Professor Michael Waterson has been appointed to chair the independent review of consumer protection measures in the secondary ticket market. The review will look into existing protections for consumers and how tickets come to be available on the secondary market.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-10-22T16:23:30.05Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-22T16:23:30.05Z
answering member
3950
label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
427613
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Common Agricultural Policy 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what cost was incurred by her Department as a result of the withdrawal of the CAP-D programme in March 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 15726 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
answer text <p>CAP-D is a 10 year programme designed to enable the Department to implement the most recent CAP reforms. The programme was not withdrawn in March 2015. There had been some performance issues with the online interface that enables farmers to input data directly, but the core of the new Rural Payments system is working well. Over 88,000 farmers and agents have successfully registered on the system.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-17T16:00:16.85Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-17T16:00:16.85Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
427656
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons the Rural Payments Agency was not able to make advance basic payments from 16 October 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 15883 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
answer text <p>The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) remains focused on making full payments from December. The RPA is on track to make full payments on 2015 Basic Payment Scheme claims as soon as possible within the payment window, making the majority of payments in December and the vast majority by the end of January 2016.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-17T16:26:59.957Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-17T16:26:59.957Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
427133
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will place in the Library the report on the suspension of the digital service for the Basic Payment Scheme for farmers which was commissioned by her Department and the Rural Payments Agency in March 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 15470 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-19more like thismore than 2015-11-19
answer text <p>The digital service for the Basic Payment Scheme has not been suspended. Over 80,000 farmers and agents have registered on the Rural Payments system, and farmers cannot be paid without registering on the new system.</p><p>Defra and the Rural Payments Agency have received a number of reports from the Major Projects Authority about progress with the Rural Payments IT System. Such reports are not made public in order to protect the effectiveness of the reviews which the Major Project Authority undertakes.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-19T14:28:51.497Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-19T14:28:51.497Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
428436
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-16more like thismore than 2015-11-16
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits: Farmers 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect of tax credits on farmers. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 16317 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-19more like thismore than 2015-11-19
answer text <p>The Secretary of State has not had any discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on this issue. However, the NFU has written directly to the Chancellor about tax payments and the National Living Wage. Ministers and Defra officials meet regularly with representatives of the farming industry to discuss a range of issues affecting farm businesses.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-19T15:27:36.757Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-19T15:27:36.757Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
427665
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Solar Power: Arable Farming 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the area of land occupied by solar panel arrays that was previously arable land usable for economically farmed fruits or vegetables. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 15882 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
answer text <p>Data held by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/solar-photovoltaics-deployment" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/solar-photovoltaics-deployment</a>), suggests that as at June 2015 there were 432 Renewables Obligation (RO) ground mounted solar installations across all land use types compared to 227 at the same point in 2014, an increase of 90% in a single year.</p><br /><p>Earlier this year, planning authorities received clarification from government about how to consider applications for siting solar panel arrays on our Best and Most Versatile (BMV) agricultural land in order to help protect our long-term productive capacity.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-25T14:51:07.463Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-25T14:51:07.463Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
454160
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading School Milk 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has for the UK to participate in the revised European School Milk Scheme due to be implemented from August 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 28042 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-03-01more like thismore than 2016-03-01
answer text <p>If the European Parliament formally endorses the proposal for a revised School Milk Scheme in Plenary on 8 March 2016, it is likely to enter into force in spring 2016 and apply in schools from August 2017. We will use this period to consider the new requirements and consult with interested parties. Decisions about the scheme can be made at regional or national level.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
grouped question UIN 28043 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-03-01T15:14:14.297Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-01T15:14:14.297Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
454161
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading School Milk 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress her Department is making on helping implement the European School Milk Scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 28043 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-03-01more like thismore than 2016-03-01
answer text <p>If the European Parliament formally endorses the proposal for a revised School Milk Scheme in Plenary on 8 March 2016, it is likely to enter into force in spring 2016 and apply in schools from August 2017. We will use this period to consider the new requirements and consult with interested parties. Decisions about the scheme can be made at regional or national level.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
answering member printed George Eustice more like this
grouped question UIN 28042 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-03-01T15:14:14.357Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-01T15:14:14.357Z
answering member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
479585
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-03-17more like thismore than 2016-03-17
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading National Food Crime Unit 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 Health, what the (a) establishment and (b) running costs of the Food Crime Unit have been to date; and what resources have been allocated to that Unit in each of the next five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 31533 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-03-24more like thismore than 2016-03-24
answer text <p>The National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) is initially focusing on establishing the scale and nature of food crime in the United Kingdom at a strategic level through developing intelligence sharing relationships across the law enforcement community and with the food industry. This will also enable the Unit to instigate investigative interventions by law enforcement partners and local authorities to identify and disrupt specific instances of food crime.</p><p> </p><p>At the end of this year, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) will review progress on food crime, in line with Professor Elliott’s recommendations following the horsemeat incident. This review will inform decision-making about the Unit’s future form and function including the need or otherwise for the unit to establish an in-house investigative capability.</p><p> </p><p>Intelligence analysts within the Unit have just completed the first ever Food Crime Annual Strategic Assessment (FCASA). The FCASA sets out the Unit’s developing understanding of food crime and will drive its work to ensure resources are focused where the threat to consumers and other interests is the greatest.</p><p> </p><p>The NFCU receives reports of suspicions of food fraud from a number of sources via many different routes. The FSA website directs users to a dedicated email address and telephone number for reporting these suspicions. Information is also received through local authority and law enforcement partners. Information received is analysed and, where appropriate, entered onto the Unit's intelligence database. Between 1 January 2015 and 18 March 2016, 793 such records were created.</p><p> </p><p>Establishment costs for the NFCU were minimal as the Unit initially evolved from a small but similar capability within the FSA. Total running costs to date are in the region of £579,000. Estimated costs for the forthcoming year are £1.2 million, subject to final allocations being agreed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
grouped question UIN
31534 more like this
31535 more like this
31536 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-03-24T14:57:00.38Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-24T14:57:00.38Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
479586
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-03-17more like thismore than 2016-03-17
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading National Food Crime Unit 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 Health, what progress has been made on establishing an investigative capability for the Food Crime Unit. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 31534 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-03-24more like thismore than 2016-03-24
answer text <p>The National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) is initially focusing on establishing the scale and nature of food crime in the United Kingdom at a strategic level through developing intelligence sharing relationships across the law enforcement community and with the food industry. This will also enable the Unit to instigate investigative interventions by law enforcement partners and local authorities to identify and disrupt specific instances of food crime.</p><p> </p><p>At the end of this year, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) will review progress on food crime, in line with Professor Elliott’s recommendations following the horsemeat incident. This review will inform decision-making about the Unit’s future form and function including the need or otherwise for the unit to establish an in-house investigative capability.</p><p> </p><p>Intelligence analysts within the Unit have just completed the first ever Food Crime Annual Strategic Assessment (FCASA). The FCASA sets out the Unit’s developing understanding of food crime and will drive its work to ensure resources are focused where the threat to consumers and other interests is the greatest.</p><p> </p><p>The NFCU receives reports of suspicions of food fraud from a number of sources via many different routes. The FSA website directs users to a dedicated email address and telephone number for reporting these suspicions. Information is also received through local authority and law enforcement partners. Information received is analysed and, where appropriate, entered onto the Unit's intelligence database. Between 1 January 2015 and 18 March 2016, 793 such records were created.</p><p> </p><p>Establishment costs for the NFCU were minimal as the Unit initially evolved from a small but similar capability within the FSA. Total running costs to date are in the region of £579,000. Estimated costs for the forthcoming year are £1.2 million, subject to final allocations being agreed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
grouped question UIN
31533 more like this
31535 more like this
31536 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-03-24T14:57:00.443Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-24T14:57:00.443Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
479588
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-03-17more like thismore than 2016-03-17
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading National Food Crime Unit 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 Health, how many prosecutions have been made as a result of information supplied by the Food Crime Unit since its creation. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 31535 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-03-24more like thismore than 2016-03-24
answer text <p>The National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) is initially focusing on establishing the scale and nature of food crime in the United Kingdom at a strategic level through developing intelligence sharing relationships across the law enforcement community and with the food industry. This will also enable the Unit to instigate investigative interventions by law enforcement partners and local authorities to identify and disrupt specific instances of food crime.</p><p> </p><p>At the end of this year, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) will review progress on food crime, in line with Professor Elliott’s recommendations following the horsemeat incident. This review will inform decision-making about the Unit’s future form and function including the need or otherwise for the unit to establish an in-house investigative capability.</p><p> </p><p>Intelligence analysts within the Unit have just completed the first ever Food Crime Annual Strategic Assessment (FCASA). The FCASA sets out the Unit’s developing understanding of food crime and will drive its work to ensure resources are focused where the threat to consumers and other interests is the greatest.</p><p> </p><p>The NFCU receives reports of suspicions of food fraud from a number of sources via many different routes. The FSA website directs users to a dedicated email address and telephone number for reporting these suspicions. Information is also received through local authority and law enforcement partners. Information received is analysed and, where appropriate, entered onto the Unit's intelligence database. Between 1 January 2015 and 18 March 2016, 793 such records were created.</p><p> </p><p>Establishment costs for the NFCU were minimal as the Unit initially evolved from a small but similar capability within the FSA. Total running costs to date are in the region of £579,000. Estimated costs for the forthcoming year are £1.2 million, subject to final allocations being agreed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
grouped question UIN
31533 more like this
31534 more like this
31536 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-03-24T14:57:00.507Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-24T14:57:00.507Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
479589
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-03-17more like thismore than 2016-03-17
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading National Food Crime Unit 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 Health, how many reports of food fraud have been made to the Food Crime Unit through the official website since its creation. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 31536 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-03-24more like thismore than 2016-03-24
answer text <p>The National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) is initially focusing on establishing the scale and nature of food crime in the United Kingdom at a strategic level through developing intelligence sharing relationships across the law enforcement community and with the food industry. This will also enable the Unit to instigate investigative interventions by law enforcement partners and local authorities to identify and disrupt specific instances of food crime.</p><p> </p><p>At the end of this year, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) will review progress on food crime, in line with Professor Elliott’s recommendations following the horsemeat incident. This review will inform decision-making about the Unit’s future form and function including the need or otherwise for the unit to establish an in-house investigative capability.</p><p> </p><p>Intelligence analysts within the Unit have just completed the first ever Food Crime Annual Strategic Assessment (FCASA). The FCASA sets out the Unit’s developing understanding of food crime and will drive its work to ensure resources are focused where the threat to consumers and other interests is the greatest.</p><p> </p><p>The NFCU receives reports of suspicions of food fraud from a number of sources via many different routes. The FSA website directs users to a dedicated email address and telephone number for reporting these suspicions. Information is also received through local authority and law enforcement partners. Information received is analysed and, where appropriate, entered onto the Unit's intelligence database. Between 1 January 2015 and 18 March 2016, 793 such records were created.</p><p> </p><p>Establishment costs for the NFCU were minimal as the Unit initially evolved from a small but similar capability within the FSA. Total running costs to date are in the region of £579,000. Estimated costs for the forthcoming year are £1.2 million, subject to final allocations being agreed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
grouped question UIN
31533 more like this
31534 more like this
31535 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-03-24T14:57:00.553Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-24T14:57:00.553Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
514786
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-04-21more like thismore than 2016-04-21
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Department of Health: Dairy Products 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 Health, what proportion of dairy products procured for his Department was sourced from British producers in the last period for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 35062 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-04-28more like thismore than 2016-04-28
answer text <p>Details of dairy products procured for use in in the Department’s catering contract and sourced from British producers for the last reporting period, January to March 2016, are as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Dairy sub-category</p></td><td><p>Total spend</p></td><td><p>British Spend</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Butter</p></td><td><p>£297.30</p></td><td><p>£0.00</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cheese</p></td><td><p>£4,244.55</p></td><td><p>£2,547.61</p></td><td><p>60%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cream</p></td><td><p>£184.59</p></td><td><p>£184.59</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Milk</p></td><td><p>£7,148.74</p></td><td><p>£7,148.74</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yoghurt</p></td><td><p>£1,997.24</p></td><td><p>£1,997.24</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-04-28T13:34:04.593Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-28T13:34:04.593Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
514791
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-04-21more like thismore than 2016-04-21
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading National Food Crime Unit 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 Health, how many incidents of each type were reported to the Food Crime Unit in the last period for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 35037 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-04-28more like thismore than 2016-04-28
answer text <p>The Food Standards Agency provided the following Figures for the period 1 January 2015 to 18 March 2016 in the table below. The categories given represent the highest available level of detail.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Food/feed type</p></td><td><p>Number of reports</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Meat, poultry and meat products</p></td><td><p>349</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Alcohol</p></td><td><p>171</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Supplements and nutritional products</p></td><td><p>69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fish and shellfish</p></td><td><p>62</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Food business and hygiene issues</p></td><td><p>50</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Prepared foods</p></td><td><p>27</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dairy products</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Herbs, spices, seeds and nuts (including powders)</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oils, sweeteners, preservatives and sauces</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fruit and vegetables</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Eggs and egg products</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pet food and animal feed</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Non-alcoholic drinks</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-04-28T13:33:04.323Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-28T13:33:04.323Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
514744
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-04-21more like thismore than 2016-04-21
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Dairy Products 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 Defence, what proportion of dairy products procured for his Department was sourced from British producers in the last period for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 35063 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-04-29more like thismore than 2016-04-29
answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
grouped question UIN 35066 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-04-29T12:46:09.397Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-29T12:46:09.397Z
answering member
1542
label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
514746
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-04-21more like thismore than 2016-04-21
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Food 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 Defence, what the annual budget was for food procured for his Department in each of the last three years; and what proportion of such food was sourced from British producers in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 35066 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-04-29more like thismore than 2016-04-29
answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
grouped question UIN 35063 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-04-29T12:46:09.457Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-29T12:46:09.457Z
answering member
1542
label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
514731
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-04-21more like thismore than 2016-04-21
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Food: Labelling 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 Health, how many (a) incidents have been reported to trading standards teams of and (b) prosecutions have taken place for food with falsely-labelled ingredients in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent remove filter
tabling member printed
Nick Smith more like this
uin 35064 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-04-29more like thismore than 2016-04-29
answer text <p>Monitoring food businesses to ensure compliance with legislation on food labelling and composition is the responsibility of county councils, unitary authorities, the London Boroughs and some but not all metropolitan borough councils. These local authorities are also responsible for taking enforcement action, including prosecutions, where non-compliance is found.</p><p>Data is reported to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on the number of food analyses undertaken in relation to compositional issues and labelling and presentation issues; 23,599 analyses were undertaken in 2014/15, 16,899 for compositional issues and 6,700 for labelling and presentation issues.</p><p>Data is also reported to the FSA on the total number of prosecutions concluded for food standards issues. This includes action in relation to composition, labelling and presentation but also for other issues such as chemical contamination. In 2014/15, 75 United Kingdom food establishments were subject to prosecution.</p><p>The FSA has recently established a central register of successful food law prosecutions. Data collected for the first year of operation of the register is not yet complete, but in future it will provide more definitive data on prosecutions for offences of this nature.</p>
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-04-29T12:42:33.6Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-29T12:42:33.6Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
3928
label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
514787
registered interest false