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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Cannabis: Medical Treatments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the process will be for patients that are refused a prescription for medical cannabis oil by their second opinion; and will he make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
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Sir Mike Penning more like this
unstar this property uin 254164 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It is right that these decisions are clinically led. As for any other medical treatment, if two clinicians are of the opinion that, on balance, it is not in the best interest of the patient to prescribe a cannabis-based product, then it will not be prescribed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T10:45:44.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T10:45:44.23Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
1126464
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Joseph McCann 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 Justice, on what date did his officials inform him that Joseph McCann had been released in error. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
unstar this property uin 254233 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Joseph McCann has now been charged with a number of serious sexual offences committed on or after 21 April 2019. At the time he was being supervised by the National Probation Service (NPS) on licence, as part of the sentence of imprisonment for public protection which he had received In 2008. The NPS will now review how Mr McCann was managed in the community, in accordance with the Probation Serious Further Offence (SFO) Review Procedures, in order to identify whether there were any deficiencies in practice which must be addressed by means of a formal action plan.</p><p> </p><p>We are looking into the circumstances surrounding his release.He was released on 15 February 2019, in accordance with the sentence of the Court on 25 January 2018, having served half the three-year determinate sentence for burglary which the Court imposed, less time he had already spent on remand.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:16:11.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:16:11.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1126483
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Beer: Excise Duties more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will reduce beer duty in Budget 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington South more like this
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Faisal Rashid more like this
unstar this property uin 254273 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This government remains clear in its support for consumers, pubs and breweries, and we have taken action to this end – ensuring the price of a pint of beer is 14p is lower than it otherwise would have been since ending the beer duty escalator in 2013.</p><p> </p><p>All taxes are kept under review and the impact of a change to beer duty is considered at each fiscal event, including its effect on pubs and the wider economy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T07:44:16.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T07:44:16.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Faisal Rashid more like this
1126487
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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 Renewable Energy: Cooperatives more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps his Department has taken to support communities to set up renewable energy co-operatives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
unstar this property uin 254193 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I continue to believe that Community Energy remains an important part of the energy system, delivering energy efficiency and demand management, supporting switching and engaging the wider community on the key challenges of the energy transition and wider climate change as well as owning generation assets.</p><p> </p><p>Renewable Energy co-operatives are one of the business models that we support and was a key part of the criteria in a number of community initiatives and support mechanisms the department funded in the past. This will also be the case for the Rural Community Energy fund which will reopen at the end of this month and provide grants to community groups for feasibility studies and development of business cases for local energy projects.</p><p> </p><p>We also work closely with community networks like Community Energy England who manage the community energy hub which shares best practice, case studies and as part of that provides advice and support for the creation of community energy co-operatives.</p>
star 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 2019-05-21T14:57:44.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:57:44.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
1126488
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Low Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to increase take-home pay for low-paid workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stevenage more like this
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Stephen McPartland more like this
unstar this property uin 254189 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The government is committed to making work pay and keeping more money in people’s pockets.</p><p> </p><p>On 1 April we saw another above inflation increase to our National Living Wage, meaning a full-time worker on the National Living Wage will be earning £690 more over the coming year. And the personal allowance has increased to £12,500, meaning a typical basic rate taxpayer will pay £130 less tax than in 2018-19 and £1,205 less tax than in 2010-11.</p><p> </p><p>Economic growth is key to growing wages. That’s why we’re investing record amounts in infrastructure, supporting businesses to grow and keeping taxes low. Wages are growing strongly, at 3.2% in the latest data and have outstripped inflation for 12 consecutive months.</p><p> </p><p>The government has an aspiration to end low pay and will set a new remit for the Low Pay Commission, for the years beyond 2020, later this year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T11:53:21.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T11:53:21.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen McPartland more like this
1126493
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Sleeping Rough more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy of the methodology used to measure rough sleeping and (b) accuracy of the data produced as a result of deploying that methodology. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
unstar this property uin 254208 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>MHCLG’s latest annual rough sleeping statistics are available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/rough-sleeping-in-england-autumn-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/rough-sleeping-in-england-autumn-2018</a></p><p>These statistics provide a single night snapshot of people sleeping rough across each local authority in England. The snapshot is taken annually by local authorities using street counts, evidence-based estimates, and estimates informed by spotlight street counts. Local authorities decide, in conjunction with their local partners and based on advice from Homeless Link who verify the rough sleeping statistics collection, to use the approach that they believe will return the most accurate figure to assess the extent of people sleeping rough in their local area.</p><p>The methodology used has been in place since 2010 when it was developed after consultation with local authorities and the voluntary sector with the objective of strengthening the accuracy of the figures. Prior to 2010, there was no requirement for all local authorities to carry out a count or estimate to make an assessment of the number of people sleeping rough in their local area.</p><p>We are confident in the annual rough sleeping statistics and the methodology used. The annual snapshot has never claimed to be a total figure of all those sleeping rough in the country and is a pragmatic approach that provides a representation of those sleeping rough, alongside a reliable and consistent measure of change. The methodology used in England aligns with the approach which is now standard in many parts of the world including Canada, the United States and a number of other European countries.</p><p>All counts and estimates are independently verified by Homeless Link. Homeless Link oversee the whole process, issue clear guidance on how to conduct a count or estimate and actively challenge areas to ensure figures are reliable. Hundreds of local partners and voluntary sector organisations actively engage in the count and producing the estimate which also gives us confidence in the reliability of the statistics.</p><p>Accurately counting or estimating the number of people sleeping rough within a local authority is inherently difficult given the hidden nature of rough sleeping. There are a range of factors that can have an impact on the number of people seen or thought to be sleeping rough on any given night. This includes the weather, where people choose to sleep, the date and time chosen, and the availability of alternatives such as night shelters.</p><p>MHCLG is actively encouraging local authorities with significant numbers of rough sleepers to improve their year-round data on rough sleeping and is working collaboratively with local authorities to develop improved homelessness data and outcomes that can measure progress in reducing rough sleeping and homelessness.</p><p>Alongside our recent overhaul of homelessness statistics, through H-CLIC, to collect detailed case level information about every homelessness application we are also establishing local data pilots which will seek to improve the data collected by a wide range of services which people who sleep rough access</p><p><br>The Government is committed to reducing homelessness and ending rough sleeping. No one should ever have to sleep rough. That is why we published the cross-government Rough Sleeping Strategy. This sets out an ambitious £100 million package to help people who sleep rough now, but also puts in place the structures that will end rough sleeping once and for all. The Government has now committed over £1.2 billion to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping over the spending review period. In its first year, the Rough Sleeping Initiative provided over 1,750 new bed spaces and 500 staff.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T10:55:11.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T10:55:11.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
1126504
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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 Animal Welfare more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to (a) ensure local authorities have a duty to provide access to a fully trained Animal Welfare Inspector with responsibility for enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and (b) provide additional funding for that role; what estimate he has made of the number of local authorities that do not employ an Animal Welfare Inspector; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, local authorities, the Animal &amp; Plant Health Agency and the police all have powers of entry to inspect complaints of suspected animal cruelty and take out prosecutions where necessary. Local authorities must be able to make decisions based on local needs and resource priorities and the arrangements that work best for them. It is for local authorities to determine how to prioritise their resources. We do not hold data centrally on the number of inspectors appointed under the Act.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities will often work in close partnership with others, such as the RSPCA, to ensure that the welfare of animals is protected. The Animal Welfare Act 2006 allows anyone to be able to investigate allegations of animal neglect and if necessary take forward a prosecution and it is on this basis that the RSPCA have been enforcing animal welfare legislation in this country. Although they have no specific powers under the 2006 Act, the RSPCA do investigate allegations of cruelty and successfully prosecute 800 to 1,000 people each year.</p><p> </p>
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 2019-05-21T14:57:36.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:57:36.117Z
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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 Caroline Lucas more like this
1126507
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Members: Correspondence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he holds information on when the hon. Member for West Lancashire will receive a response to correspondence sent to Lancashire Care Foundation Trust on 14 March 2018 on mental health care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
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Rosie Cooper more like this
unstar this property uin 254165 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>NHS Improvement has advised that the Trust responded to the hon. Member’s letter of 14 March 2019 on 17 May 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T11:09:33.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T11:09:33.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this
1126515
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Economic Situation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the amount of economic activity lost to Yemen as a result of aerial bombing in that country since the Stockholm peace agreements were signed in December 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
unstar this property uin 254122 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The IMF estimates that Yemen’s economy has contracted by around 50% since the conflict began in 2015, with GDP per capita down from $1,570 in 2014 to $873 in 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Both the formal and informal economies have collapsed as a result of conflict lines preventing the movements of goods and people, infrastructure damage including to factories and roads, lack of electricity and clean water and a population beset by lack of food and disease.</p><p> </p><p>We are not aware of any data this year on the loss of economic activity as a result of aerial bombing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:41:44.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:41:44.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1126516
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Imports more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department has taken to help reduce the price of (a) food and (b) sanitary goods imported into Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
unstar this property uin 254123 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to encourage the Government of Yemen to reduce the risk of inflation by not printing new money and has worked with the Central Bank of Yemen to release over $500 million of hard currency, provided by Saudi Arabia, to support importers bringing in food staples. Although the Riyal has since stabilised, the price of food and other basic goods remains high.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to work with the Government of Yemen and international partners to consider how we can continue to have a good level of imports of food, fuel and medicine into Yemen which helps to alleviate pressure on prices.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:42:27.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:42:27.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this