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Department for International Trade more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Gambia 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 actions they are  taking to increase the amount of trade between the UK and The Gambia. more like this
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Lord German more like this
star this property uin HL15759 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>As the Prime Minister set out during her visit to Africa last Summer, the Government is committed to seeing a step change in our relationship with Africa in order to drive forward trade and investment. The Africa Trade Services Unit was set up to act as the single point of contact for UK companies exporting to Africa. The Unit responds to all Africa trade enquiries, including those related to Gambia, and can support UK companies through the delivery of trade services.</p><p> </p><p>The UK remains committed to ensuring developing countries can reduce poverty through trading opportunities. The Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Act 2018 enables the UK to put in place a trade preferences scheme for developing countries that maintains the same level of access as the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences, which will grant duty-free, quota-free access to Least Developed Countries, including The Gambia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T11:48:36.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T11:48:36.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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4163
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord German more like this
1127012
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar 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 Pollinators 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 steps they are taking to (1) highlight the importance to the planet of bees and other pollinators such as butterflies and bats, and (2) protect pollinator species. more like this
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Lord Pendry more like this
star this property uin HL15773 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Protecting pollinators is a priority for this Government. The Government supports two major events to raise awareness of the importance of bees and other pollinators and encourage people to take action.</p><p> </p><p>Firstly, our ‘Bees’ Needs’ campaign, which we run with a number of partners. In July 2018, with the generous support of our hosts, Shaftesbury PLC, we put on a week long event in Carnaby Street (renamed ‘Carnabee’ Street for the week) to raise awareness of the steps we can all take to protect pollinators. With immense gratitude to our hosts Shaftesbury PLC, this event will be repeated this year from 8 to 14 July.</p><p> </p><p>Defra also organises, in partnership with the Green Flag Awards, an annual Bees’ Needs Champions Awards to recognise and celebrate examples of exemplary initiatives undertaken by schools, local authorities, universities, community groups and bee farmers to support pollinators.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is taking a range of other steps to protect pollinator species. In 2014 we published a ten year National Pollinator Strategy, setting out how the Government, conservation groups, farmers, beekeepers and researchers can work together to improve the status of the 1,500 or so pollinating insect species in England.</p><p> </p><p>We are also creating habitat for pollinators. In 2015, we introduced new and simple wildlife ‘packages’ within Countryside Stewardship to make it easier for farmers to provide flower rich margins or pollen and nectar plots on fields to support wild pollinators.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also recently announced £60,000 to develop pollinator habitat mapping and is supporting largescale projects to bring landowners and conservationists together to provide habitat in Devon and Hampshire. Natural England, our statutory nature conservation adviser, continues to work with a range of landowning and NGO partners to support the recovery of threatened species such as the barberry carpet moth, shorthaired bumblebee and chequered skipper butterfly.</p><p> </p><p>We are supporting monitoring work. In collaboration with research institutes and volunteer organisations, we have established a pollinator monitoring and research partnership to gather further data and improve our understanding of the status of pollinators and pollination services in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>We are taking steps to reduce pressures on pollinators. We have implemented science led restrictions on neonicotinoids based on scientific evidence that they carry risks to pollinators. We continue to tackle threats from invasive species, such as the Asian hornet, and protect honey bees from pests and diseases through the National Bee Unit’s nationwide team of bee inspectors.</p><p> </p><p>We are safeguarding honey bee health. Collaboration has been a central tenet of the work by the Government and Bee Inspectors to protect honey bee health. Along with beekeeping associations, the Government has carried out a decade of work under the Healthy Bees Plan, drafted in 2009 as a means of sustaining our honey bee population. We will be reviewing this work this year and using valuable lessons from this to develop our future strategy.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:04:18.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:04:18.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pendry more like this
1126903
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants who have been awarded the limited work capacity (LWC) element in addition to their basic element have waited (a) one month, (b) two months and (c) three months or more before the extra LWC was awarded for each year for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 254861 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held by the Department.</p><p> </p><p>The financial element of the limited capability for work award was removed in April 2017. Those who are found to have limited capability for work following a work capability assessment will not receive any additional payment of Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit is more generous than the legacy system, with around one million disabled households gaining around £100 per month on average.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T13:21:10.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:21:10.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1126887
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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 Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola 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 International Development, whether the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is an immediate priority for his Department; and whether he has immediate plans to travel to the region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 254860 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is an immediate priority for the Department for International Development (DFID), we have dedicated teams leading a coordinated UK HMG response effort. The UK is one of the leading donors to the response in DRC, and preparedness efforts in the region.</p><p>DFID have so far contributed £33.5 million to Ebola in DRC in 2018/19. Moreover, we are the leading donor by far for regional preparedness, contributing £14 million across the most-at-risk countries (mainly for Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan). We have also provided specialist staff into the response and are continuing to push other donors to step up their engagement. Beyond funding and technical support, we are actively lobbying to improve management of the response, including coordination. While the efforts of the Government of DRC and the WHO have been laudable, significant improvements must be made in terms of coordination and management to bring the outbreak to an end.</p><p>I plan to visit North Kivu in Eastern DRC later this month to understand the situation on the ground and how the UK can continue to support the response. One immediate priority is the need to galvanise other donors to support the response and preparedness efforts. We are also working closely with responders on the ground to ensure management and coordination of the response reflects the severity of the current situation and the high risk of further spread, and to build trust with affected communities.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T15:59:18.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:59:18.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1126826
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Arts: Secondary Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to promote arts and creative subject provision in secondary schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
star this property uin 254735 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>All state-maintained secondary schools must teach art and design and music to pupils at Key Stage 3 (pupils aged 11 – 14). Drama is taught as part of the English curriculum and dance is included in PE &amp; sport. At Key Stage 4 (pupils aged 14 – 16), there is a statutory entitlement for every pupil to take an arts subject, if they wish to do so. Academies must teach a broad and balanced curriculum.</p><p> </p><p>Ofsted’s new education inspection framework, which comes into effect in September, has a strong emphasis on ensuring schools provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all their pupils.</p><p> </p><p>Between 2016-20 we are spending almost £500 million on a range of arts and cultural education programmes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:42:39.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:42:39.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
1126936
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May to Question 249845, what information her Department holds on the demographics of universal credit claimants who have been unable to repay their advance within 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 254731 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the volumes of customers who have had an advance of their Universal Credit award on the system for a year or more as of 13 May 2019, broken down by age, gender and region. All figures are rounded to the nearest 500.</p><p> </p><p>Prior to taking a new claim advance, the claimant agrees the number of monthly instalments in which they will repay it, up to a maximum of 12. For a number of reasons, their 12 monthly instalments may not necessarily run consecutively. Claimants do not incur a penalty if it takes them more than a calendar 12-month timescale to replay their advance.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Age of Claimant</p></td><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>Male</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England &amp; Wales</p></td><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>England &amp; Wales</p></td><td><p>Scotland</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Under 20</p></td><td><p>2,000</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>2,000</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>5,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>20-29</p></td><td><p>35,000</p></td><td><p>4,500</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td><td><p>8,000</p></td><td><p>100,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>30-39</p></td><td><p>24,000</p></td><td><p>2,500</p></td><td><p>43,500</p></td><td><p>6,000</p></td><td><p>76,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>40-49</p></td><td><p>15,500</p></td><td><p>2,000</p></td><td><p>24,000</p></td><td><p>3,500</p></td><td><p>45,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>50-59</p></td><td><p>12,000</p></td><td><p>1,500</p></td><td><p>16,000</p></td><td><p>2,000</p></td><td><p>31,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>60+</p></td><td><p>2,500</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>3,500</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>7,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>90,500</p></td><td><p>11,000</p></td><td><p>142,000</p></td><td><p>21,000</p></td><td><p>264,500</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Note:</p><p>This data has been sourced from internal management information and has not been quality assured to the usual standards for public release. It should therefore not be compared to any other similar data subsequently released by the Department.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T15:48:29.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:48:29.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1126940
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 May 2019 to Question 249847, what information her Department holds on the proportion of universal credit claimants who have (a) requested a reduction in their deduction and (b) received a reduction in their deduction. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 254733 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T15:48:07.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:48:07.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1126906
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Paediatrics: Staff more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will support the Children and Young People's Transformation Programme within the NHS Long Term Plan by (a) publishing the Government's timetable for the implementation of the paediatric Workforce Implementation Plan and (b) guaranteeing that the Workforce Implementation Plan will be fully-funded from the public health budget. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 254728 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 7 May 2019 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2019-04-30/249197/" target="_blank">249197</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst there are no plans for a specific ‘paediatric Workforce Implementation Plan’, the NHS People Plan will include those working with children and young people. A final Plan will be published following the 2019 Spending Review.</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 2019-05-20T14:31:49.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:31:49.553Z
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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 Steve McCabe more like this
1126889
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Consultants more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 25 March 2019 to Question 231973 on HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Consultants, for what reason the figure for the total spend by the HM Courts and Tribunals Service on consultancy in 2016-17 provided in that Answer differs from the total figure for that expenditure published on page 47 of the HM Courts & Tribunals Service Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 254791 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The previous parliamentary question 231973 asked for total spend on consultancy in 2016-17, so the figures provided were extracted from the Bravo contract system which reports all spend that has been invoiced during the reporting period.</p><p> </p><p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17 are prepared on an accruals basis - this is when the cost is recognised within the relevant period in which the department derives the benefit of the services acquired or consume the goods purchased, regardless of when invoices are received or payment was made – and is the reason why the Answer to Question 231973 differs.</p><p> </p><p>The Annual Report &amp; Accounts are prepared in accordance with accounting standards and are subject to audit.</p><p> </p><p>By making use of consultants, the department can save on salary, national insurance and pension costs associated with permanently employing individuals whose skills may not be needed after a set period.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:09:42.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:09:42.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1126897
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the average real terms losses of families affected by the four year freeze to social security payments in the total period of the operation of that freeze. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bootle more like this
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Peter Dowd more like this
star this property uin 254833 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>An estimate of the notional loss to household income as a result of the benefit freeze can be found at: <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006C.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006C.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T11:43:35.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T11:43:35.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Peter Dowd more like this
1126895
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Parental 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, how many people in employment claimed (a) statutory paternity pay and (b) statutory shared parental pay in each year since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bootle more like this
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Peter Dowd more like this
star this property uin 254831 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The number of Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) and Statutory Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) claimants in the last five years can be found in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Tax Year</p></td><td><p>Number of SPP Claimants</p></td><td><p>Number of ShPP Claimants</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>15/16</p></td><td><p>215,100</p></td><td><p>6,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>16/17</p></td><td><p>219,900</p></td><td><p>8,600</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>17/18</p></td><td><p>212,700</p></td><td><p>9,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>18/19</p></td><td><p>202,800</p></td><td><p>10,700</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><ol><li><p>Data collected using HMRC Real Time Information (RTI) and extracted in May 2019. RTI is subject to revision or updates.</p></li><li><p>Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred.</p></li><li><p>In the 2015/16 tax year, those receiving Additional Statutory Paternity Pay (ASPP) for children born before 6 April 2015 cannot be distinguished from those claiming ShPP within RTI data.</p></li></ol>
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 2019-05-20T16:25:42.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:25:42.653Z
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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 Peter Dowd more like this
1126896
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar 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 Social Security Benefits: Uprating 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, whether it remains his Department’s policy that the four year freeze on the uprating of social security payments will end in April 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bootle more like this
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Peter Dowd more like this
star this property uin 254832 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>As the Chancellor has recently made clear, we have no intention of repeating the current freeze. From April next year, we expect to resume increasing frozen benefits in line with CPI.</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 2019-05-20T14:35:25.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:35:25.7Z
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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 Peter Dowd more like this
1126902
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Veterans: Mental Health Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps her Department is taking with the Department of Health and Social Care to increase the capacity of veteran-specific mental healthcare within the NHS. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jamie Stone more like this
star this property uin 254865 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Ministers from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) meet on a regular basis to discuss a wide range of issues relating to the health and wellbeing of Service personnel and veterans, including mental health. In the United Kingdom the provision of healthcare to the general population, including veterans, is devolved.</p><p>The DHSC and MOD examine the provision of veterans' mental health services on a regular basis. Data and progress of NHS England's Veterans Mental Health Transition Intervention and Liaison Service and Complex Treatment Service is presented to the MOD/UK Departments of Health Partnership Board, Joint Commissioning Group and the Cabinet Office led Covenant Reference Group.</p><p>In England, the National Health Service has announced that an extra £10 million will be invested into a new NHS dedicated crisis service that will expand the current bespoke veteran mental health services and provide intensive support to veterans battling alcohol, drugs and mental health problems, capturing those individuals nearing crisis. The extra funding will also enable a roll out of veteran-friendly general practitioner surgeries and hospitals as part of efforts to make sure those who have served their country get the specialist help they deserve in every part of the health service.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T13:04:56.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:04:56.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jamie Stone more like this
1126917
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Homosexuality: Capital Punishment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of people put to death for contravening laws on homosexuality globally in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 254838 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The FCO does not collect statistics for the number of executions carried out worldwide. According to Amnesty International's published figures, which do not include figures for China, at least 690 executions in 20 countries took place in 2018. These do not specify the number of executions carried out for contravening laws on homosexuality.</p><p>The UK is committed to the principle of non-discrimination on any grounds, including on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. We directly challenge governments that criminalise homosexuality, at the highest possible level, and we oppose the death penalty in all circumstances. We regularly set out our position on the death penalty and defend the rights of LGBT individuals at the Human Rights Council, the UN General Assembly Third Committee, and through the Universal Periodic Review process.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:21:51.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:21:51.613Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4425
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1126912
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether an equality impact assessment has been undertaken on the potential effect of changes to the eligibility rules for (a) pension credit and (b) housing benefit on women in mixed-age couples. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 254834 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Before the matter was debated in the passage of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 the government did the 2011 Universal Credit Equality Impact Assessment then there has been ongoing equality analysis of the mixed age couple change. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-equality-impact-assessment" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-equality-impact-assessment</a></p><p> </p><p>On 28 February 2019, the DWP published a research and analysis paper relating to mixed age couples estimated to be affected by the change in policy: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mixed-age-couples-benefit-impacts-of-ending-access-to-pension-credit-and-pension-age-housing-benefit" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/mixed-age-couples-benefit-impacts-of-ending-access-to-pension-credit-and-pension-age-housing-benefit</a></p><p> </p><p>It shows that the vast majority of mixed age couples comprised a male and female partner. There is no indication that the change will have a disproportionate impact on the basis of sex.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T14:47:59.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:47:59.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4425
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1126913
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has assessed the potential cost of providing transitional protection to mixed-age couples moving from pension credit and housing benefit to universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 254835 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The mixed age couples change will not apply to couples already claiming Pension Credit and/or Housing Benefit for pensioners on 14 May for as long as they remain entitled to either benefit. DWP wrote earlier this year to those mixed age couples already receiving Pension Credit and/or Housing Benefit for pensioners to ensure they know about the change and how they could be affected if their circumstances change on or after 15 May.</p><p> </p><p>Couples who would be eligible for the pension age benefits under the current rules but have not claimed before 15 May will have up to 13 August to make a backdated claim to 14 May and we have encouraged them to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T14:34:04.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:34:04.59Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4425
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1126916
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department has received in fees for (a) indefinite leave to remain, (b) naturalisation and (c) status renewable applications in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 254837 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not hold the information in the format requested. The Home Office accounting system aggregates income from different routes and does not enable us to provide this level of detail.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:16:02.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:16:02.2Z
star this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
4425
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1126915
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 NHS more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effectiveness of planning by (a) clinical commissioning groups and (b) hospitals in England for the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 254836 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department is leading the response to the European Union exit across the health and care sector. We are working closely with NHS England and NHS Improvement ensure the National Health Service is as prepared as possible in the event of a ‘no deal’ EU exit.</p><p>In light of the extension of the Article 50 period to 31 October 2019, we are working with our stakeholders to review the position carefully, before sharing further guidance at the earliest opportunity. The Department, alongside NHS England and NHS Improvement, are ensuring that there is regular communication with frontline NHS organisations and partners, including hospital trusts, about EU exit preparations.</p><p>Professor Keith Willett, Strategic Commander for EU Exit at NHS England and NHS Improvement, wrote to clinical commissioning group and trust Chief Executives on 18 April 2019 to update them on the further extension to Article 50, and the actions that now need to be taken locally to continue to prepare for the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU.</p><p>NHS England and NHS Improvement are keen to ensure that the EU exit structures and preparations put in place nationally, regionally and locally are adapted for this extension, and have emphasised that organisations should continue to have an EU exit Senior Responsible Officer overseeing plans and preparations.</p>
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 2019-05-20T13:25:34.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:25:34.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
star this property tabling member
4425
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1126901
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Assistance Animals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether people travelling with assistance dogs to the EU will face disruption at EU borders at (a) train stations, (b) ports and (c) airports in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 254715 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government understands that assistance dog users, who have become familiar with the benefits of using the EU Pet Travel Scheme to travel to EU Member States, are concerned about the changes that could take place when the UK leaves the EU.</p><p> </p><p>In any exit scenario owners of assistance dogs from the UK will still be able to travel to the EU with their animals. After exit we want owners of assistance dogs to be able to take their animals to the EU with the minimum of disruption.</p><p> </p><p>If the UK leaves the EU without a deal and becomes an unlisted third country under the EU Pet Travel Scheme, assistance dogs would need to be microchipped and vaccinated against rabies, as now, but would also need to undergo a blood titre test to demonstrate that their rabies vaccination has been effective.</p><p> </p><p>On 25 March 2019 Defra issued updated guidance on pet travel to Europe after Brexit, which can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pet-travel-to-europe-after-brexit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pet-travel-to-europe-after-brexit</a>. This advises of the contingency planning owners should consider to make sure their animals can travel to the EU in the scenario that the UK is not granted listed third country status under EU Pet Travel Scheme rules. The guidance advises owners to contact their vet at least four months before travelling to get the latest advice.</p><p> </p><p>Defra has submitted an application for the UK to become a listed country under the EU pet travel regulations. Should the UK become a Part 1 listed country, there would be little change to the current arrangements, with only minor changes needed for documentation and, in most cases, no change for owners from what they currently need to do in terms of their animal’s health preparation. It is now for the EU Commission to consider our application for listed status.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to work with assistance dog organisations to share the latest advice and guidance (in accessible formats) with their members. We will also work with carriers to ensure that assistance dog owners have the correct health preparation and documentation to enable them to enter the EU. When further information becomes available it will be published on GOV.UK. Email alerts on pet travel can be subscribed to at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications</a>. We will also ensure that vets who issue pet travel documents have the most up to date information.</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 2019-05-21T14:19:39.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:19:39.91Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
star this property tabling member
151
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126849
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: Detainees more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is his Department’s policy not to release the location of the immigration removal centre where a person has been detained to the direct family of the detainee. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 254712 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office has no specific policy precluding the release of information relating to an individual’s location within the immigration detention estate. Data protection legislation however may prevent the release of such personal information should there be no legal basis to share it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:11:22.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:11:22.353Z
star this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
151
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126829
star this property registered interest true more like this
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cyprus: Exclusive Economic Zone more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government of the Republic of Cyprus has rights to authorise drilling operations in the Eastern Mediterranean Exclusive Economic zone. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
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Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 254774 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Our position remains unchanged: we continue to recognise the sovereign right of the Republic of Cyprus to exploit the oil and gas in its internationally agreed Exclusive Economic Zone.</p><p>With reference to Turkey's planned drilling, the position of the UK is that, in line with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, exploratory drilling should not proceed in any area where sovereignty is under dispute. We have called on Turkey not to drill in this area. Sir Alan Duncan had made this clear to the Turkish Ambassador in London and the British Ambassador to Ankara has engaged with the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to urge de-escalation. We continue to believe Cyprus' oil and gas should be developed for the benefit of all Cypriots.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
254775 more like this
254776 more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:43:45.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:43:45.687Z
star this property answering member
4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property tabling member
1500
unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
1126830
star this property registered interest true more like this
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star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cyprus: Exclusive Economic Zone more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government recognises the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 254775 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Our position remains unchanged: we continue to recognise the sovereign right of the Republic of Cyprus to exploit the oil and gas in its internationally agreed Exclusive Economic Zone.</p><p>With reference to Turkey's planned drilling, the position of the UK is that, in line with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, exploratory drilling should not proceed in any area where sovereignty is under dispute. We have called on Turkey not to drill in this area. Sir Alan Duncan had made this clear to the Turkish Ambassador in London and the British Ambassador to Ankara has engaged with the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to urge de-escalation. We continue to believe Cyprus' oil and gas should be developed for the benefit of all Cypriots.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
254774 more like this
254776 more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:43:45.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:43:45.747Z
star this property answering member
4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property tabling member
1500
unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
1126886
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date remove filter
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cyprus: Exclusive Economic Zone more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Turkish counterpart on the incursion into the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone in the Eastern Mediterranean of drilling ships from Turkey. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 254776 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Our position remains unchanged: we continue to recognise the sovereign right of the Republic of Cyprus to exploit the oil and gas in its internationally agreed Exclusive Economic Zone.</p><p>With reference to Turkey's planned drilling, the position of the UK is that, in line with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, exploratory drilling should not proceed in any area where sovereignty is under dispute. We have called on Turkey not to drill in this area. Sir Alan Duncan had made this clear to the Turkish Ambassador in London and the British Ambassador to Ankara has engaged with the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to urge de-escalation. We continue to believe Cyprus' oil and gas should be developed for the benefit of all Cypriots.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
254774 more like this
254775 more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:43:45.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:43:45.793Z
star this property answering member
4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property tabling member
1500
unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
1126748
star this property registered interest false more like this
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star this property answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on support for farmers after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 910928 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 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State continues to have regular conversations with ministerial colleagues across Government on all aspects of exiting the EU.</p><p>To provide certainty to farmers and landowners, the Government has pledged to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of this Parliament. This commitment applies to the whole UK.</p><p>The Agriculture Bill will allow us to break from the Common Agricultural Policy and help our farming sector become more profitable whilst sustaining our precious natural environment.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Worcester more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T14:21:24.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T14:21:24.147Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
star this property tabling member
4677
unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
1126893
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Defence: Procurement more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps her Department is taking to encourage competition in defence procurement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 254739 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Competition remains the cornerstone of defence procurement policy, except where other strategic considerations need to be taken into account, for example national security, operational advantage and freedom of action.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence routinely engages with prime contractors to maximise competition in the supply chain wherever possible; for example, encouraging early visibility of forthcoming requirements.</p><p>Above all, our focus is on securing the best capability for the Armed Forces at the best value for money for the taxpayer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this