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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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 Horse Racing: Equine Flu more like this
unstar 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment (a) his Department and (b) the Animal Plant and Health Agency have made of the effectiveness of the measures taken by the British Horseracing Authority in countering and containing the ongoing outbreak of equine influenza in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 269625 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>Equine influenza is not a notifiable disease in the UK, which means that the industry takes responsibility for controlling the disease.</p><p> </p><p>Vaccination is the main control measure, alongside isolation of infected cases and minimising the mixing of horses during an outbreak.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has been monitoring the situation and maintaining close contact with the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), the Animal Health Trust (AHT) and the British Horse Council. We commend the BHA and other equine industry bodies for their swift action and for advising against unvaccinated animals being allowed to attend large gatherings.</p> more like this
star 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 2019-07-01T15:21:04.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T15:21:04.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1135175
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Retraining of Racehorses more like this
unstar 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the work of Retraining of Racehorses in (a) retraining retired racehorses for second careers in other equine disciplines and (b) rehoming retired racehorses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 270251 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) is British Horseracing’s official charity established in 2000 for the welfare of horses that have retired from racing. The charity promotes the versatility and adaptability of racehorses for other equine activities. We understand that over 6,500 retired racehorses are registered with RoR as active in a second career. In 2018, RoR’s education programme, open to all registered horses, organised or oversaw the staging of 301 events, with 1,681 horses attending. As a result, RoR plays a leading role on the international scene providing advice to other jurisdictions seeking guidance on setting up their own aftercare programmes. In addition, RoR works closely with welfare organisations such as the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare.</p> more like this
star 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 2019-07-02T16:30:31.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:30:31.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1135176
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Horse Racing more like this
unstar 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the importance of the British thoroughbred racing industry to the UK rural economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 270252 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to driving sustainable growth in the rural economy. Our world leading horseracing industry employs over 17,000 people nationally and contributes around £3.5 billion to the national economy each year, and plays a significant role in rural areas.</p><p> </p> more like this
star 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 2019-07-02T10:53:09.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T10:53:09.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1148789
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Forests: North of England more like this
unstar 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will support the delivery of the Northern Forest; and if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of supporting that delivery through (a) the development of green investment models, (b) Government grants, (c) developer levies and (d) contributions and other support from offsetting planned Government infrastructure projects. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 176 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
star this property answer text <p>As part of the Government’s ambitious 25 Year Environment Plan (YEP), we are providing £5.7 million to support the existing Northern Forest Partnership, with Community Forests and The Woodland Trust to accelerate and further develop the Northern Forest. This will help plant at least 1.8 million new trees in the Northern Forest by 2022. A minimum of 1 million of these trees are being delivered through the Partnership Innovation Fund element of our investment. Through this approach we are working closely with the Northern Forest Partnership to consider, develop and test innovative approaches and policies from the 25 YEP such as Forestry Investment Zones, natural capital, carbon off-setting and green investment financing models.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also working with the Northern Forest Partnership to increase planting rates, through joint working of Defra Group bodies like the Forestry Commission (FC), with the Partnership signposting land managers to existing FC funding.</p><p> </p><p>This approach will ensure trees are planted now and kick-start the development of the Northern Forest, helping the Partnership to realise their longer-term vision of 50 million trees over the next 25 years.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-23T16:34:49.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-23T16:34:49.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Farms: Tenancy Agreements more like this
unstar 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, with reference to the Agricultural tenancy consultation and call for evidence on mortgage restrictions and repossession protections for agricultural land in England, if the Government will widen the scope of the proposed changes to include all commercial property. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Kevin Hollinrake more like this
star this property uin 297 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government call for evidence regarding mortgage restrictions and repossession of agricultural land is now closed and a response will be published shortly. Before taking forward any proposals for legislative changes, Defra would discuss issues of scope with other Government departments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T16:43:37.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T16:43:37.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Hollinrake more like this
1151957
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star this property date less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Living Wage more like this
unstar 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 staff in her Department are paid less than the London Living Wage; and what requirements her Department places on contractors to pay the London Living Wage to London-based staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Greenwich and Woolwich more like this
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Matthew Pennycook more like this
star this property uin 4416 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to paying people a decent living wage, which is being addressed through the statutory National Living Wage (NLW). In April 2019, the NLW increased to £8.21 per hour, handing a full-time worker a further £690 annual pay rise. By 2024 the NLW will rise to £10.50 per hour, reaching 66% of median UK earnings. The scope will be expanded to everyone aged 21 and over and is expected to benefit over 4 million low paid workers.</p><p> </p><p>There are 85 staff in core-Defra, based in the National pay region, paid less than the London Living Wage (LLW) rate of £10.55 per hour, as set out by the Living Wage Foundation (LWF).</p><p> </p><p>There are less than 5 staff based in the London pay region paid less than the LLW. There will be no staff based in the London pay region paid less than the LLW once the 2019 Defra pay award (effective from 1 July 2019) has been implemented. This is expected to be in November pay.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will always award contracts on the basis of the best value for money for the taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p>The service providers contracted to carry out third party cleaning contracts for Defra managed buildings, including those of our executive agencies, are provided through an outsourced Total Facilities Management contract with Interserve FM. The contract requires Interserve FM to pay all employees the living wage as defined by the LWF. The Facilities Management supplier holds information on the rate of remuneration of its staff. Members of the LWF pay the voluntary real living wage, which is higher than the statutory rate and includes a higher rate for London based staff.</p><p> </p><p>The LWF rates (published online) can be found on the link below:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.livingwage.org.uk/" target="_blank">https://www.livingwage.org.uk/</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T14:23:47.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T14:23:47.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matthew Pennycook more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Rights of Way more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the percentage change in spending on rights of way and countryside access by each local highway authority between 2010–11 and 2014–15. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL4189 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
star this property answer text <p>Local highway authorities are responsible for protecting the rights of the public to use footpaths and other rights of way. They are also responsible for determining their own local spending priorities and it is for local people to hold them to account. Consequently, the information requested is held by each local highway authority, not centrally, and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-01-29T15:00:52.187Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-29T15:00:52.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Rights of Way more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of historic rights of way which will not have been recorded by the time of the cut-off in 2026, broken down by (1) routes where claims have been submitted, and (2) routes for which claims have not been submitted. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL4235 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not made any assessment of the number of historical public rights of way which will not have been recorded by the time of the cut-off date in 2026. Any assessment would depend on a number of unknown variables and could only be made at a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-01-27T16:56:51.573Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T16:56:51.573Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves 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 for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Veterinary Services more like this
unstar 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what communication has been delivered to private veterinary practices and farmers regarding the recent changes to the UK's veterinary surveillance network; and what plans her Department has to ensure that surveillance data from veterinary practices and non-APHA sources is being centrally collated and shared at a national level. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire more like this
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Simon Hart more like this
star this property uin 221437 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
star this property answer text <p>The changes to the veterinary surveillance system in England and Wales have been delivered and communicated through the project called Surveillance 2014. There has been a broad range of different communications provided by APHA to private veterinary practices and farmers regarding changes to the veterinary surveillance network, including:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(a) Public consultation on the development of a new surveillance model, from December 2012 to February 2013, which gathered over 370 responses from vets, farmers, the livestock industry and other stakeholders.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>(b) Visits to a total of 57 private veterinary practices in England and Wales from January 2014 to January 2015.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>(c) A series of 19 regional meetings for private veterinary practitioners in different parts of England and Wales, running from December 2014 until March 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(d) A total of 22 articles, letters or other forms of communication to private veterinary practices or farmers from February 2014 to date.</p><p> </p><p>Details of the surveillance model are being finalised. It will be designed to enable central collation and sharing of surveillance information from Government bodies, private veterinary practices, abattoirs, livestock industry bodies, academia and other collaborative surveillance networks nationally and internationally.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2015-01-27T17:38:57.153Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T17:38:57.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Hart more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-05more like thismore than 2015-02-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Agriculture: Subsidies more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether farmers require a credit reference to apply for Common Agricultural Policy grants; and if so, what legislation applies and which organisation or body produces the reference. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL4703 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-16more like thismore than 2015-02-16
star this property answer text <p>Farmers do not need to have a credit reference to apply for Common Agricultural Policy grants.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of the registration process on the new Rural Payment Service customers will need to complete a verification process to confirm their identity. This is to prevent any fraudulent activity. Although personal verification is a mandatory requirement for registration on the Rural Payment Service, a customer can choose whether they do this via the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) helpline or through GOV.UK VERIFY depending on their circumstances.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Customers can choose either to call the RPA helpline (on 0300 0200 301) and answer a series of security questions relating to previous claims, or use the new online GOV.UK VERIFY service, which will eventually replace Government Gateway. Customers can select a certified verification company from a list on GOV.UK VERIFY; there are currently two certified companies on the service, Experian and Digi-identity, and more companies will become available in the future. Both Experian and Digi-identity use an individual’s credit history to confirm their identity.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-02-16T16:53:16.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-16T16:53:16.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this