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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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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 Lung Cancer: Air Pollution more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has identified a link between air pollution and lung cancer in non-smoking persons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston remove filter
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 267183 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified outdoor air pollution and particulate matter in outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans. This can be viewed at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://monographs.iarc.fr/iarc-monographs-on-the-evaluation-of-carcinogenic-risks-to-humans-7/" target="_blank">https://monographs.iarc.fr/iarc-monographs-on-the-evaluation-of-carcinogenic-risks-to-humans-7/</a></p><p>Estimates in a recent paper on lung cancer in non-smoking people in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine co-authored by Public Health England show that nearly 6,000 never-smokers die of lung cancer in United Kingdom every year and that approximately 8% of these deaths may be attributable to outdoor air pollution. This can be viewed at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://doi.org/10.1038/s41416-018-0029-6" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1038/s41416-018-0029-6</a></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 2019-06-27T12:41:20.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T12:41:20.51Z
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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 Mark Hendrick more like this
1133576
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the potential health effects on pensioners who are unable to pay the TV license fee; and what steps the Government is taking to tackle potential social isolation among those pensioners. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston remove filter
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 267184 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State has regular discussions with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on a range of matters. The Government is taking steps to address potential loneliness, including appointing a minister to lead work on tackling loneliness and publishing the world’s first government strategy on loneliness, as well as securing £20million of new grant-funding for projects run by charities and community groups to bring people together.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:02:57.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:02:57.64Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
1133578
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Home Office more like this
unstar 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 Offensive Weapons: 3D Printing more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to regulate the production of firearms and offensive weapons using 3D printers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston remove filter
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 267185 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>It is already an offence to manufacture, possess, purchase or sell firearms without a licence, and this applies equally to 3D printed guns as to other firearms. It is also an offence to manufacture, import and supply offensive weapons, including any produced using 3D printing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T11:53:01.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T11:53:01.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
1133582
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar 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 Rivers: Microplastics 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) track and (b) reduce the volume of microplastics in rivers; and whether his Department plans to introduce an independent regulatory body to enforce and monitor the reduction of microplastics in wastewater and rivers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston remove filter
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 267186 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>Defra is working with the Environment Agency, Highways England, academics and the UK water industry to understand the scale of the microplastic pollution problem and to establish detection methods to monitor, characterise and quantify the types of microplastics entering our rivers. There has been substantive research reporting the presence and impacts of microplastics in the marine environment. However, little is known about their sources, release and impact on freshwaters and their ultimate transport to the marine environment. Defra has commissioned evidence reviews to further understand these issues and will use the outcomes from these and other research to develop policy options.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has set a target to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within the lifetime of the 25 year Environment Plan (by 2042) and set aside £20 million for research and development managed through the Plastics Innovation Fund in March 2018. A further £10 million was committed in the 2018 Autumn Budget for continued/additional plastics research and development along with £10 million to pioneer innovative approaches to boosting recycling and reducing litter.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department does not plan to introduce an independent regulatory body to enforce and monitor the reduction of microplastics in wastewaters and receiving rivers.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T13:58:05.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T13:58:05.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
1133620
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Home Office more like this
unstar 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 Knives: North West more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of underage people in the North West of England purchasing knifes from (a) supermarkets, (b) home stores and (c) online. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston remove filter
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 267187 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>It is illegal to sell a knife to anyone under 18 in England and Wales and the Government is tackling the illegal sale to under-18s on a number of fronts. Firstly, as part of the Serious Violence Strategy, we are enabling Trading Standards to take forward prosecutions where retailers fail test purchase operations involving sales to under-18s through a specific prosecution fund. In the North West of England, Liverpool and Preston are two local authorities receiving this funding. In 2018/19, 1019 face to face test purchases had been attempted by the local authorities funded across England and Wales, with 121 sellers (around 13 per cent) failing the test and selling to a person under 18. In the same period, 128 online test purchases had been attempted, with 32% (41) failing and selling to a person under 18.</p><p>The Government also continues to encourage police forces to undertake a series of co-ordinated national weeks of action to tackle knife crime under Operation Sceptre. The operation includes targeted stop and searches, weapon sweeps of hotspot areas, test purchases of knives from retailers, and educational events. The latest phase of the operation took place from 11-18 March, and overall 689 test purchase operations were carried out in retail premises. Of these, there were 559 passes. 130 (around 19%) resulted in the retail outlet failing the test purchase.</p><p>To go further in preventing the sale of knives to under-18s, the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 includes a provision that will stop knives from being sent to residential addresses after they are bought online, unless the seller has arrangements in place with the delivery company to ensure that the product would not be delivered into the hands of a person under 18.</p><p>The Government has also agreed a set of commitments with major retailers to prevent the underage sales of knives more generally in their stores and online. The agreement also covers staff training and displays and packaging. Tesco, eBay UK, Lidl UK, Amazon UK, Wilko, Argos, Asda, Poundland, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, John Lewis and Waitrose have all signed up to the principles. They have since been joined by Boots, the Co-op, B&amp;Q, Aldi, TKMaxx and Debenhams. We are working with retailers to strengthen the agreement in relation to displays and that work is continuing. Following on from this, Asda has stopped selling single knives in its stores from the end of April, a move supported by the Government.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T13:04:55.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T13:04:55.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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473
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
1133624
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Home Office more like this
unstar 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: National Picnic Week more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to participate in events to celebrate National Picnic Week held between 21 and 30 June 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston remove filter
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 267188 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office welcomes the initivative of National Picnic Week.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:09:48.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:09:48.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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473
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
1133637
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar 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 Health Professions: Training 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 plans to reinstate bursaries for UK nursing, midwifery and medical students to ensure an adequate supply of qualified staff in the NHS; what funding schemes he plans to make available to recruit and train midwifery, nursing and medical students; and what steps he is taking to retain UK-trained medical health professionals in the NHS. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston remove filter
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to reinstate bursaries for pre-registration nursing and midwifery degree students. The tuition fee model means universities can offer more places removing the cap that was in place under the previous centrally funded system. Eligible pre-registration nursing and midwifery students can now receive more funding than under the National Health Service bursary system through tuition fee loans and living cost support from the Student Loans Company.</p><p>To support pre-registration nursing and midwifery students whilst attending the clinical placement element of their courses, the Government introduced a Learning Support Fund. Eligible students can apply for annual payments of £1,000 for child dependants allowance, reimbursement of all clinical placement travel costs above their usual daily travel and exceptional hardship payments of up to £3,000.</p><p>Eligible undergraduate medical students can access Student Loans Company tuition fee and living cost support for the first four years of their degree. Students on these courses will continue to have access to NHS bursaries for years five and six of their courses.</p><p> </p><p>The interim People Plan published on 3 June 2019 sets out some of the steps needed to ensure the NHS have the staff they need to deliver high quality care, including growing our nursing workforce by 40,000 in the next five years.</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 2019-06-27T15:49:29.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T15:49:29.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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473
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
1133659
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar 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 Livestock: 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, what welfare protections will be put in place for caged animals as part of the Agriculture Bill. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston remove filter
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government shares the public’s high regard for animal welfare and the welfare of our farmed livestock is protected by comprehensive and robust legislation. This is backed up by statutory species specific welfare codes, which encourage high standards of husbandry and which keepers are required by law to have access to and be familiar with. Animal and Plant Health Agency inspectors and local authorities conduct inspections on farms to check that the animal welfare standards are being met.</p><p> </p><p>Whatever the system of production, the most important factor in determining animal welfare is good stockmanship and the correct application of husbandry standards. This reflects the advice of the Farm Animal Welfare Committee.</p><p> </p><p>We have already banned cages or close confinement systems where there is clear scientific evidence that they are detrimental to animal health and welfare. For example, we banned the keeping of calves in veal crates in 1990, the keeping of sows in close confinement stalls in the UK in 1999, and the use of conventional (‘battery’) cages for laying hens in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will maintain its high regulatory baseline and look to raise standards sustainably over time as new research and evidence emerges. We have been very clear that our departure from the EU will not lead to a lowering of our high animal welfare standards. Our regulatory system will offer the same level of assurance of animal welfare following exit as it does now and we are actively exploring options for strengthening the UK system moving forward. We have introduced mandatory CCTV in abattoirs and are looking to control exports of live animals for slaughter. On 26 June, the Government introduced a Bill to enable tougher prison sentences for the worst animal abusers. The Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill means that animal abusers could face up to five years in prison, a significant increase from the current maximum sentence of six months. Courts will be able to take a firmer approach to cases such as dog fighting, abuse of puppies and kittens, or gross neglect of farm animals.</p><p> </p><p>In England, we intend to use the powers in the Agriculture Bill to develop publicly funded schemes for farmers to deliver animal welfare enhancements beyond our high regulatory baseline that are not sufficiently rewarded by the market, and also want to provide greater transparency and certainty for consumers and for farmers. We will work with industry, retailers, welfare groups and the Farm Animal Welfare Committee to define these enhancements.</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 2019-06-28T10:29:47.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T10:29:47.613Z
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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 Sir Mark Hendrick more like this