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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt: Tourism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on increasing the number of UK tourists to that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 219431 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Numbers of UK tourists to Egypt continue to increase – last year an estimated 415,000 British citizens visited Egypt compared to 319,000 in 2017. Ministers and officials have discussed the increasing number of UK tourists to Egypt with counterparts and we continue to work in partnership with the Egyptian authorities to mitigate risks to travellers' safety and security.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T15:41:03.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T15:41:03.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1060067
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Medicine: Research more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to support medical research and development in (a) Queens University Belfast Medical Research Centre and (b) other universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 220220 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government has acknowledged the importance of investment in medical research to the continued health of the UK and to the continued excellence of our healthcare system. The Government’s commitment to this is laid out in the Industrial Strategy and the life science sector deal.</p><p>UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) supports medical research through the Medical Research Council (MRC) which currently has 1,994 active grants to Universities throughout the UK with a total value of over £1.7bn.</p><p>In addition to this UKRI, through its other councils, has 615 active grants to universities with a value of over £523m that support research relevant to medical and healthcare fields. Within this, Queens University Belfast currently holds 30 MRC grants and 9 grants from across UKRI’s other councils with a total value of £18.5m.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T14:03:06.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T14:03:06.597Z
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4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1058689
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Deer: Disease Control more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural affairs, how many cases of chronic wasting disease in deer there were in each of the last five years; and what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the EU on tackling that disease. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 219437 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>To date no cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer have been confirmed in the UK. Since 2016, 24 cases have been confirmed in Norway (details can be found on their <a href="http://www.hjortevilt.no/skrantesjuke/" target="_blank">website</a>) and one in Finland. These are the only cases to date in Europe.</p><p> </p><p>Defra officials are in ongoing discussion with the European Union on measures to prevent the spread of the disease. The EU has banned the import of live cervids and cervid meat and products from member states and third countries where the disease has been confirmed, and has also banned the import and transit of urine lures. Following the first confirmation of CWD in Norway in 2016, the European Commission has introduced safeguard measures to limit the seasonal movements of live animals between certain regions of Norway, Sweden and Finland.</p><p> </p><p>The UK will continue to implement these controls following our departure from the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T11:19:57.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T11:19:57.46Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1058699
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Dogs: Disease Control more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to prevent lung worm in dogs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 219446 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Lungworm infections have been found in dogs in the UK for many years. They cannot be transmitted to humans. Effective medicines for treatment and control are available, therefore, we do not see a requirement for government intervention.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T10:11:38.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T10:11:38.733Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1058698
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Hedges and Ditches: Rural Areas more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote the skills of hedge-planting in rural areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 219445 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This answer applies to England only.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government provides grants for hedge planting under Countryside Stewardship and previously under Environmental Stewardship. These schemes do not pay specifically for skills development, but do create a demand for hedge skills. Under live Environmental Stewardship and Countryside Stewardship agreements we are funding over 690km of hedgerow planting in total.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has worked with national park authorities and the Institute for Apprenticeships in developing a Countryside Worker Apprenticeship standard. This includes hedge management within its scope.</p><p> </p><p>There are a range of training courses and advisory materials on hedge planting and management provided by charities such as the National Hedgelaying Society and by the Hedgelink partnership.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T13:44:29.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T13:44:29.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1060065
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he is taking steps to end the use of zero hour contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 220219 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Both the Government and independent research have identified that zero hours contracts are beneficial for the labour market as they allow flexibility for both employers and individuals. The latest figures show that only 2.4% of the UK’s workforce are on a zero hours contracts because, for that small proportion, that may be the right contract for them.</p><p> </p><p>In the Review of Modern Working Practices, Matthew Taylor said that banning zero hours contracts altogether “would negatively impact many more people than it helped&quot;. We agree with his assessment and have committed to bring forward legislation to introduce the right to request a more predictable and stable contract for all workers, including those on zero hours contracts. This will allow individuals and businesses to strike the right balance between flexibility and job security.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T16:28:57.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:28:57.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1059731
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Privacy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the implications are for the policies of (a) his Department and (b) agencies of his Department of the judgment in the case of Catt v UK Govt. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 220217 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is currently considering the implications of the recent judgment.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T15:49:45.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T15:49:45.273Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1058686
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: North Korea and South Korea more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to increase bilateral trade with (a) South and (b) North Korea. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 219435 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Total trade between UK and South Korea was £14.9bn in the four quarters to the end of Q3 2018, an increase of 8.4% from the previous four quarters.</p><p> </p><p>As we leave the EU we are working to ensure trade can continue to grow by securing continuity of South Korea’s FTA with the EU. Technical work is progressing well through the UK-Korea Trade Working Group, which was established by ministers in December 2016.</p><p> </p><p>There is a broad sanctions regime in place on North Korea that prohibits trade in a number of sectors. The UK has not taken any specific steps to increase our trade with North Korea at this time.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T17:07:17.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T17:07:17.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this