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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Financial Services: Technology more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to boost the growth of the financial technology industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-25more like thismore than 2015-03-25
star this property answer text <p>As part of our long term economic plan, the Government is committed to supporting the continued growth of the Financial Technology (FinTech) sector. The Government has taken a number of steps to achieve this, including:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li><p>Creating a new Payments Systems Regulator (PSR), which will ensure that smaller banks and alternative providers of finance – including FinTechs – can access payment systems in a fair and transparent way, and thereby contributing to a fairer and more competitive payments industry. The PSR will open its doors on 1 April this year.</p><p> </p></li><li><p>Committing to additional funding of £100m to the British Business Bank’s Investment Programme – including funding for FinTech.</p><p> </p></li><li><p>Launching the GO-Science’s Blackett Review on FinTech Futures, which looks ahead 10 years to the future and identify what the technologies, enablers and barriers are that will shape the future of the UK FinTech sector.</p><p> </p></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li><p>Naming the big banks that will have to share credit data, and refer on SMEs they reject for finance – helping alternative finance providers, including FinTech firms, to lend more effectively;</p></li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li><p>Supporting the development of the peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding market: consulting on ISA eligibility for crowdfunded debt securities; announcing we will review EU regulations standing in the way of P2P institutional lending; and creating a bespoke regulatory framework for P2P.</p><p> </p></li></ul><p> </p><p>Most recently at budget 2015, we announced a further package of measures to build on the government’s wide-reaching programme of reform to drive competition in banking and FinTech, including announcing that:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>The Government intends to apply anti-money laundering regulation to digital currency exchanges in the UK, launch a new research initiative into digital currency technology, with £10 million additional funding, and work with the British Standards Institution and the digital currency industry to develop voluntary standards for consumer protection.</p><p> </p></li><li><p>Gocompare will launch the first personal current account comparison tool making use of customers’ bank midata releases on 26 March 2015.</p><p> </p></li><li><p>The Government will work with the banks and FinTech firms to develop an open API (Application Programming Interface) standard for banks, by the end of the year.</p></li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li><p>the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) ‘Project Innovate’ will work with HMT and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to investigate the feasibility of developing a regulatory ‘sandbox’ for financial services innovators</p><p> </p></li><li><p>Innovate Finance has agreed to deliver its FinTech regional strategy through a series of local partnerships; the first partnership has already been established in Leeds, and further partnerships will be established in Manchester and Edinburgh by April, and in Newcastle, Bristol and other centres before the end of the year.</p></li></ul><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-03-25T11:07:37.593Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-25T11:07:37.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
224467
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Brain Cancer: Drugs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government has taken to improve brain cancer patients' access to cancer drugs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that patients have access to effective treatments, including those for brain cancers, on terms that represent value to the National Health Service and the taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the independent body responsible for providing advice to the NHS on the clinical and cost-effectiveness of health technologies. NICE has recommended the following drugs for brain cancers as treatment options, subject to certain clinical criteria, in its technology appraisal guidance published in June 2007:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- temozolomide (Temodal) for the treatment of newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM); and</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- carmustine (Gliadel) implants, for the treatment of newly diagnosed high-grade glioma.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS commissioners are legally required to fund treatments recommended by NICE technology appraisal guidance.</p><p> </p><p><em> </em></p><p> </p><p>Where a drug to treat brain cancer is not routinely available on the NHS, patients may be able to access it through the Cancer Drugs Fund. Bevacizumab (Avastin) is available for the third line treatment of low grade paediatric gliomas through the Fund.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are also commissioning an external review of the pathways for the development, assessment, and adoption of innovative medicines and medical technology. This review will consider how to speed up access for NHS patients to cost-effective new diagnostics, medicines and devices.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed George Freeman more like this
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less than 2015-03-09T12:44:29.193Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
224511
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading M67: Fly Tipping more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the embankments of the M67 in Denton were last assessed for fly tipping. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p>The slip roads and main carriageway of the M67 Motorway at Denton were last inspected on 28 February and 1 March, respectively. These inspections included an assessment of the embankments, where no evidence of fly tipping was found.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
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less than 2015-03-09T14:24:56.59Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T14:24:56.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
224515
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Motorways: Fly-tipping more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's policy is on the removal of fly-tipping from motorway embankments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p>The Highways Agency complies with the Environmental Protection Act 1990. This is supplemented by the Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse (2006). Paragraph 5.4 defines refuse, including fly tipped waste.</p><p> </p><p>The Agency’s mandatory technical requirements adhere to the Code of Practice which applies a grading for refuse, and specifies standards of cleanliness and response times.</p><p> </p><p>Any required restoration measures take place within the required timescales, in accordance with the Code of Practice. It specifies 14 days for slip road carriageways, their hard shoulders, verges and embankments. It specifies 28 days (or as soon as is reasonably practicable) for main line carriageways, their central reserves, hard shoulders, verges and embankments.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
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less than 2015-03-09T14:30:24.803Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T14:30:24.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
224516
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading M60: M67 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will make an assessment of progress on the M60/M67 interchange pinch point work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p>This scheme is now substantially complete in that all road layout changes are in place with the associated benefits for drivers now realised. Landscaping works around the junction will be undertaken later this month.</p><p> </p><p>During the course of the works there has been a constant assessment of progress by means of weekly collaboration and planning meetings held between the Highways Agency and its maintenance contractor’s project delivery team.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
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less than 2015-03-09T16:20:36.637Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T16:20:36.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
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224517
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading M60 and M67 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the carriageway, hard shoulder, slip roads, embankments and central reservations of the M67 and M60 will next be cleaned of litter and fly tipping. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne 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 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p>An inspection is currently ongoing with the condition of all areas of the motorway, including the embankments, being assessed. This assessment will apply a grading for both litter and refuse found in accordance with the Code of Practice which supplements the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and which specifies standards of cleanliness and response times.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Any restoration measures are required to take place within timescales that accord with the Code of Practice. It specifies 14 days for slip road carriageways, their hard shoulders, verges and embankments. It specifies 28 days (or as soon as is reasonably practicable) for main line carriageways, their central reserves, hard shoulders, verges and embankments.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
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less than 2015-03-09T14:45:26.54Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T14:45:26.54Z
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224518
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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading M67: Fly-tipping more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will arrange for the flytipping and litter on the embankments of the M67 in Denton to be removed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The recent litter inspections of the embankments did not find any fly tipping. The subsequent inspection is currently ongoing with the condition of all areas of the motorway, including the embankments, being assessed. This assessment applies a grading for both litter and refuse in accordance with a Code of Practice, which supplements the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and which specifies standards of cleanliness and response times.</p><p> </p><p>Any restoration measures are required to take place within timescales that accord with the Code of Practice. It specifies 14 days for slip road carriageways, their hard shoulders, verges and embankments. It specifies 28 days (or as soon as is reasonably practicable) for main line carriageways, their central reserves, hard shoulders, verges and embankments.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
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less than 2015-03-09T16:24:17.25Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T16:24:17.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
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224443
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Radicalism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to reduce the potential radicalisation of young people in school. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has made it clear that there is no place for extremism in any school, particularly in the aftermath of the ‘Trojan Horse’ events in Birmingham and cases of young people travelling to Syria. All young people must be prepared for life in modern Britain.</p><p> </p><p>We are tackling this problem at both ends: taking determined action where we find areas of concern, and building resilience in the system by putting the active promotion of fundamental British values at the very heart of our plan for education.</p><p> </p><p>The following developments are at the cornerstone of our response:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>We now expect all schools to actively promote fundamental British values, which include mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. Ofsted is now inspecting them on this.</p></li><li><p>We are working with Ofsted on improvements to their capacity; they are training their inspectors on extremist ideology and have strengthened their inspection frameworks to include Fundamental British Values.</p></li><li><p>The Counter Terrorism and Security Act, which comes into force in July, places a new statutory duty on schools, further education colleges, higher education institutions and local authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent individuals from being drawn into terrorism. We are issuing statutory guidance on this duty.</p></li><li><p>We are putting in place a whistleblowing process for schools and the public to raise safeguarding concerns more easily.</p></li><li><p>We have established a dedicated Due Diligence and Counter Extremism Group within the Department for Education focusing specifically on preventing extremism, with an expanding remit and capacity to proactively identify and address extremism concerns.</p></li></ul><p> </p><p>You can find out more about the wide range of action underway in the education sector in the Secretary of State’s oral statement of 29 January reflecting on the developments in the six months since the Peter Clarke Report here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/update-on-birmingham-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/update-on-birmingham-schools</a></p><p> </p><p>A detailed table of actions in the education sector is also available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.parliament.uk/depositedpapers#toggle-126" target="_blank">www.parliament.uk/depositedpapers#toggle-126</a> . The reference number for the table is DEP2015-0126.</p><p> </p><p>This is a priority for this Government, and we remain vigilant. Keeping our children safe, and ensuring our schools prepare them for life in modern, multi-cultural Britain, could not be more important.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2015-03-09T16:23:01.76Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T16:23:01.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
224435
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Space more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of UK defences against potential air attacks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p>We keep the effectiveness of the UK's multi-layered defences against potential air attacks under constant review, whether through NATO air policing operations against state based threats or our own high readiness counter terrorist response.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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less than 2015-03-09T17:05:45.207Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T17:05:45.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
224436
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Space more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many incursions into sovereign UK airspace took place in the last 12 months; and what the nature of those incursions was. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p>In the last 12 months there have been no unauthorised incursions by any foreign military aircraft into sovereign air space around the UK, which projects 12 miles off shore or to mutually agreed mid-points between adjacent nations over narrow straits such as the Straits of Dover. In terms of recent Russian military aircraft activity which has attracted media attention, these aircraft have remained in international airspace at all times. The UK civil air traffic region and the NATO Air Policing Area, for which the UK have responsibility for monitoring, include large areas of international air space through which foreign military traffic may legally transit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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less than 2015-03-09T17:19:04.543Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T17:19:04.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this