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1051490
registered interest false more like this
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answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Overseas Loans: Mozambique more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January to Question 210062 on Loans: Mozambique, whether UK authorities plan to take action under the 2010 Bribery Act in relation to the allegations of K-based banks role in the $2 billion of loans to three state-owned companies in Mozambique. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Carden more like this
uin 214663 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
answer text <p>As stated in the Answer of 28 January to Question 210062, the relevant UK authorities have considered the allegations against UK-based banks for undisclosed loans to three state owned enterprises in Mozambique and have offered assistance to Mozambique in relation to their investigations.</p><p>Any action to be taken pursuant to investigations, including under the 2010 Bribery Act, will be a matter for law enforcement authorities. The Government does not comment on law enforcement action for live investigations.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-08T12:10:23.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T12:10:23.327Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
4651
label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
1051344
registered interest false more like this
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answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Brexit: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union what (a) technologies and (b) methods are included in the term alternative arrangements in relation to the Northern Ireland backstop. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
uin 214577 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>The Withdrawal Agreement sets out a commitment to “alternative arrangements” to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland and the Political Declaration is clear that the UK and EU should work together and exchange information on facilitative arrangements and technologies. The Government plans to continue discussion with members from around the House in the coming days to finalise proposals with which to go back to the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-04T12:53:13.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T12:53:13.803Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1051345
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Brexit: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union, if he will place in the Library copies of his Departmental papers in relation to the viability of placing alternative arrangements at the border on the island of Ireland. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 214578 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>Parliament will of course need to ratify the agreement that the government reaches with the European Union. A majority of members of the House have said they would support a deal with changes to the backstop. As such, the Prime Minister will now take this mandate forward and seek to obtain legally binding changes to the Withdrawal Agreement that deal with concerns on the backstop while guaranteeing no return to a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.</p><p>There are a number of ways that we could do this, and the Prime Minister will work constructively with MPs to see how we could take this forward.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-04T12:46:34.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T12:46:34.543Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1051492
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to his oral contribution of 29 January 2019, Official Report, column 755, on the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018, which experts he proposes to consult on the technical points raised in the proposals of the hon. Member for North West Hampshire; and if he will make a statement on their response. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
uin 214481 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>A number of members of the House have suggested ways to achieve alternative arrangements. This sits alongside the UK and the EU’s existing commitment to developing alternative arrangements to replace the backstop. The Political Declaration is also clear that this includes looking at how facilitative arrangements and technologies can avoid a hard border. Such arrangements are also referenced in the text of the Withdrawal Agreement.</p><p>The Government plans to continue discussion with members from around the House in the coming days to finalise proposals to go back to the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-04T12:50:27.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T12:50:27.173Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
413
label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
1051289
registered interest false more like this
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answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Kidney Cancer: Screening more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will support the call by Kidney Cancer UK to fund research on a national screening programme for kidney cancer. more like this
tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
uin 214526 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answer text <p>The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) advises ministers and the National Health Service in all four countries about all aspects of screening policy and supports implementation. Using research evidence, pilot programmes and economic evaluation, it assesses the evidence for programmes against a set of internationally recognised criteria.</p><p> </p><p>The UK NSC has not reviewed the evidence for a national screening programme for kidney cancer, however, the Committee welcomes new topic proposals via its annual call for topics which opens each year from September - December.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers carefully consider all recommendations made by the UK NSC.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T13:47:54.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T13:47:54.97Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
1521
label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
1051291
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Incinerators: Air Pollution more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) his Department and (b) Public Health England (i) received and (ii) commissioned assessments of the effect on peoples' health of emissions from waste incinerators disposing of plastic. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 214451 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) has not received or commissioned any assessments on disposing of plastic waste by incineration.</p><p> </p><p>When consulted, PHE provides an expert and independent opinion to the regulator, the Environment Agency, on the potential impacts on human health of emissions arising from existing or proposed regulated facilities, such as municipal waste incinerators (MWIs). Emissions from existing regulated facilities are closely monitored and regulated by the Environment Agency.</p><p> </p><p>PHE’s position is that well run and regulated modern MWIs are not a significant risk to public health when incinerating the general municipal waste mix which includes plastic.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T13:45:22.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T13:45:22.91Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1051292
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Air Pollution more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2019 to Question 206215 on Air Pollution, what the implications for his policies are of the statement in the Public Health England report, published in March 2017, entitled Air Quality A Briefing for Directors of Public Health that PM is inhaled into the lungs and ultrafine PM0.1 is thought to pass into the blood causing many adverse outcomes including systemic inflammation. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 214452 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) has developed a programme to support national and local government to reduce the burden of disease attributable to air pollution. This includes awareness raising, developing the evidence base on the health effects of air pollution and interventions aiming to reduce exposure to air pollution and provide wider public health benefits.</p><p> </p><p>PHE undertakes various air quality research projects, working with academic partners, to review the evidence for the health effects of air pollutants. PHE is a partner in two health protection research units (HPRU) funded by the National Institute for Health Research, whose remit includes air pollution research: The Health impact of Environmental Hazards HPRU and the HPRU in Environmental Change and Health. Further information can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://hieh.hpru.nihr.ac.uk/" target="_blank">http://hieh.hpru.nihr.ac.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.hpru-ech.nihr.ac.uk/" target="_blank">http://www.hpru-ech.nihr.ac.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>None of the research projects specifically focus on PM0.1 but address air pollution components which are included in this category.</p>
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T15:17:23.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T15:17:23.99Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1051293
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Food: Waste Disposal more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2019 to Question 212301 on Food Waste: Disposal, whether (a) his Department and (b) Public Health England undertook an assessment of the effect on (i) human health and (ii) air quality of the collection and recycling of food waste. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 214453 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) has not made a specific assessment of the potential effect on public health of the collection and recycling of food waste. However, PHE has been involved in reviewing the current evidence for the potential health effects of bioaerosols resulting from composting facilities, including facilities recycling food waste. This assessment concluded that while there is some suggestive, albeit limited, qualitative evidence linking bioaerosol emissions from composting facilities to possible respiratory effects, further study is needed for confirmation and to explore other health outcomes. The report is available to view at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25825807" target="_blank">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25825807</a></p><p>The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ Resources and Waste Strategy details the Government’s ambitions for minimising the environmental impacts of waste whilst maximising its value as a resource. The strategy is available to view at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/resources-and-waste-strategy-for-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/resources-and-waste-strategy-for-england</a></p>
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T13:46:55.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T13:46:55.677Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1051294
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Incinerators: Air Pollution more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Public Health England assesses evidence submitted by applicants for planning permission of the projected or estimated effect of waste incinerators on (a) air quality and (b) human health of future emissions (i) PM0.1 (ii) PM1 and (iii) PM 2.5. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 214454 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) is not a statutory consultee under the planning regime. Local authority planners should consider consulting the Director of Public Health on any planning applications (including at the pre-application stage) that are likely to have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of the local population or particular groups within it. This guidance can be viewed at the following links:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/consultation-and-pre-decision-matters#Statutory-consultees-on-applications" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/consultation-and-pre-decision-matters#Statutory-consultees-on-applications</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/health-and-wellbeing#health-organisation-contact" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/health-and-wellbeing#health-organisation-contact</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Where consulted on planning applications, PHE takes the view that emissions from such plants are best considered as part of the associated environmental permit application. PHE is consulted by the Environment Agency and provides an independent opinion on all bespoke environmental permit applications, such as municipal waste incinerators, with regard to public health impacts. These assessments cover a range of emissions to air, water and land, including but not exclusively particulate matter. The role of PHE can be viewed at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/477277/Environmental_permitting_guide_Nov_2015.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/477277/Environmental_permitting_guide_Nov_2015.pdf</a></p>
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T13:43:15.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T13:43:15.94Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1051336
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Autoimmune Diseases more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the public purse of treating and managing (a) rheumatoid arthritis, (b) inflammatory bowel disease and (c) psoriasis. more like this
tabling member constituency St Ives more like this
tabling member printed
Derek Thomas more like this
uin 214623 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answer text <p>No specific estimate has been made.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T15:23:09.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T15:23:09.677Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
4532
label Biography information for Derek Thomas more like this