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star this property date less than 2014-05-02more like thismore than 2014-05-02
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what financial contributions police services across England and Wales make to Local Safeguarding Children Boards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) play a crucial role in multi agency <br>child protection arrangements. Decisions by individual police forces to financially <br>contribute to LSCBs are an operational matter and the Department does not hold <br>this information.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Boston College more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions the Prime Minister has had with the US President and others on the release of the files held by Boston College relating to Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 198589 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Home Office Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of <br>international partners, as well as organisations and individuals in the public <br>and private sectors, as part of the process of policy development and delivery. <br>Details of Ministerial meetings with external organisations and individuals are <br>passed to the Cabinet Office on a quarterly basis and are subsequently <br>published on the Cabinet Office website which is available here: <br>www.gov.uk/government/publications/home-office-ministers-gifts-and-hospitality-j<br>uly-to-september-2013.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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less than 2014-06-11T16:31:21.5220852Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-11T16:31:21.5220852Z
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Religious Freedom more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote freedom of religion internationally. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The promotion and protection of the right to freedom of religion or belief is one of the UK’s human rights priorities. We actively raise individual cases and work to combat discriminatory legislation and practices through multilateral systems and targeted project work.</p><p>As an example of our bilateral work, the Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron) has raised our concerns regarding misuse of blasphemy laws in Pakistan with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on several occasions, most recently in December 2014. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) raised our concerns with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on 13 November. The Parliamentary-Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), also raised the misuse of these laws with Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the UK in October.</p><p>We are active in our project work in a wide range of countries and we will continue to be active bilaterally, multilaterally, through project work and in providing training to our staff to tackle religious persecution internationally.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T15:55:28.063Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T15:55:28.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Religious Freedom more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to reduce religious persecution across the world. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>Freedom of religion or belief is one of our international human rights priorities. We work actively both bilaterally and multilaterally to ensure governments protect the right of all individuals to practise their religion or belief free from persecution or discrimination. Government foreign policy on freedom of religion or belief is informed by expertise from UK civil society and Parliament, including through an Advisory Group to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for Human Rights. We are active in the United Nations, European Union and other relevant international organisations in calling on states to promote and protect the right to freedom of religion or belief and ensure the free and equal participation of all in society. As an example of our bilateral work, the UK is currently providing Nigeria with a package of support to assist in its fight against the extremist and intolerant views of Boko Haram, whose indiscriminate attacks have caused suffering in communities of different faiths and ethnicities.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2015-01-21T16:54:26.617Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T16:54:26.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Corporal Punishment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the use of corporal punishment for penal purposes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Government condemns all forms of judicial corporal punishment. We believe it amounts to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and is incompatible with international human rights law and the obligations of States Parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the UN Convention against Torture. Where we have concerns, we raise these with the appropriate authorities. As part of the UK’s global strategy on torture prevention, Ministers and senior officials frequently raise concerns about torture in multilateral fora, including on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Convention Against Torture on 10th December 2014.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2015-01-21T13:54:46.327Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T13:54:46.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Middle East more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote freedom of speech in the Middle East. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
unstar this property answer text Freedom of expression has been a human rights priority for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, from the beginning of this Parliament; and the subject of an Expert Group which advises Ministers. We raise press freedom regularly in multilateral fora, supporting relevant initiatives and resolutions, and in bilateral conversations – in both private and public. We regularly raise the importance of freedom of speech with counterparts in government across the Middle East and North Africa. Through our Arab Partnership Initiative, we are working to support the development of legitimate and inclusive institutions to improve governance, enable inclusive reform and protect fundamental freedoms such as freedom of speech. Our Arab Partnership Participation Fund has supported the training of journalists in countries across the region, including Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt to deliver un-biased reporting and work to protect freedom of speech. In Iraq, we have worked to build a legal and regulatory environment in order to allow Iraqi media to operate safely, freely and effectively.
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2015-01-21T15:32:01.123Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T15:32:01.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zika Virus more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of possible links between trafficking of women and girls and the spread of the Zika virus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-05more like thismore than 2016-02-05
unstar this property answer text <p>We are aware of meetings this week in Geneva of the WHO International Health Regulations Emergency Committee, to consider whether the Zika outbreak should be designated a public health emergency of international concern. We are not aware of a connection being made with human trafficking. Were such a connection substantiated, it would be an added reason for taking firm action to eradicate this crime. Modern slavery is a global crime and requires a strong and collaborative international response. The Government's Modern Slavery Strategy commits the Government to tackle modern slavery by working with multi-lateral institutions, foreign governments, civil society organisations and faith groups. The Government and the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner have been successful in working with other Governments to include a commitment to end modern slavery in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The UK government successfully pushed for a Commonwealth Heads of Government commitment on this issue. The UK was also the first country in the world to bring in transparency in supply chains legislation, through the 2015 Modern Slavery Act, which requires businesses operating in the UK with a turnover of over £36 million to report annually on what they are doing to prevent modern slavery in their global supply chains.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2016-02-05T14:20:01.047Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-05T14:20:01.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Kosovo: Islamic State more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to address increasing numbers of ISIS fighters in Kosovo; and what support the UK is offering to authorities in Kosovo to tackle this issue. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-05more like thismore than 2016-02-05
unstar this property answer text <p>We are concerned about the rise of Daesh foreign fighters across Europe, including in Kosovo and are engaging in a range of ways to reduce the risk to the UK. We have encouraged Kosovo to put in place the necessary measures, including legislation and counter-extremism strategies. Last year, Kosovo adopted legislation making it illegal to join in armed conflicts outside its territory and approved a 2015-2020 Counter Extremism Strategy. We, along with other international donors, are identifying areas in the action plan where we can offer support. In addition, our wider assistance to Kosovo targets social exclusion and seeks to promote jobs and growth, which are key to mitigating the risks of marginalisation and radicalisation of Kosovo's youth. Kosovo is a member of the Global Coalition Against Daesh and, at the UK’s invitation, has joined the Strategic Communications Working Group, which the UK co-chairs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2016-02-05T14:20:47.013Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-05T14:20:47.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Accident and Emergency Departments: Huddersfield more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce A&E waiting times in Huddersfield and Kirklees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
unstar this property answer text <p>My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health meets NHS England on a weekly basis and discusses a wide range of topics, including accident and emergency performance data.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has made £700 million – the highest ever figure – available to the National Health Service specifically to help with winter pressures.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield over £3.4 million has been provided. The local NHS plans for this to fund over 40 extra staff and 160 extra beds. Local clinical commissioning groups are working with NHS England and partners, including local authorities, to implement winter initiatives.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2015-01-27T12:38:45.547Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T12:38:45.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-06more like thismore than 2015-03-06
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Strategic Clinical Networks more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect the work of strategic clinical networks has had on (a) cardiovascular disease outcomes and (b) the quality of anticoagulation services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
unstar this property answer text <p>Strategic clinical networks (SCNs) across the country are working with their local health communities to improve the quality of cardiovascular disease services and many produce an annual report which provides information on their activities and the impact they have made.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Examples of the action some SCNs have taken to improve anticoagulation services include:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- The London Cardiovascular SCN has been mapping the various anti-coagulation models that exist across the different settings with a view to improving commissioning of these services;</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- Wessex SCN has been working collaboratively with the academic health science network to understand variation in anticoagulation practice in Wessex so that this can be addressed; and</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- The South East Coast SCN has collaborated with the academic health science network to develop an enhancing quality pathway for anticoagulation of atrial fibrillation (AF) in secondary care and to explore collaborative working with the pharma sector in promoting good AF management and anticoagulation in primary care.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2015-03-16T17:40:21.05Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-16T17:40:21.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this