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1135788
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Department for International Development more like this
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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 Africa: Rural Areas 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, what steps his Department is taking to increase coordination of its work with charities operating in rural Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 271469 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>DFID continually evaluates the effectiveness and impact of the important development work delivered by the charities it funds in Africa. Lessons learnt are shared widely and integrated to improve programme delivery.</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
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less than 2019-07-08T15:25:38.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:25:38.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1135779
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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 Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of culling badgers on TB rates in cattle. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 271460 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Rigorous statistical analysis, which adjusts for differences related to the risk of TB in cattle, has been carried out to measure any association between badger culling and cattle TB incidence in comparison to areas where badger culling has not taken place. This analysis covers data from the first two years of culling in Areas 1 and 2 (Gloucestershire and Somerset). It is available at the following link: <a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/ece3.3254" target="_blank">https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/ece3.3254</a></p><p> </p><p>An updated statistical analysis of this data has been submitted to a peer-review journal.</p><p> </p><p>The raw data, can be found on the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bovine-tb-incidence-of-tb-in-cattle-in-licenced-badger-control-areas-in-2013-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bovine-tb-incidence-of-tb-in-cattle-in-licenced-badger-control-areas-in-2013-to-2017</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T12:24:48.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T12:24:48.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1135789
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Cycling 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 Transport, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the Devolved Administrations on the promotion of cycle to work schemes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 271470 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 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
star this property answer text <p>Cycle to work schemes are employee benefit schemes available throughout the United Kingdom which can make it easier and cheaper for people to cycle to work. The Department has recently published refreshed guidance to employers on how to use them, and on other ways employers can encourage their staff to cycle to work. Department for Transport officials have regular discussions with their counterparts in the Devolved Administrations on policies to promote cycling and walking, and the Department will continue to look for opportunities to promote cycle to work schemes, working with the Devolved Administrations as appropriate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-07-05T07:47:52.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-05T07:47:52.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1135786
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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 Farmers: Equal Pay 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 International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that its policies and funding support equal pay for female and male farmers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 271467 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>DFID’s 2017 Economic Development Strategy commits to tackling gender discrimination and to delivering safer, more secure and higher-return work for women, building on the 2015 UK commitment made through our G7 membership to include gender objectives in at least 50% of agriculture and food security programmes. A 2018 review of DFID’s commercial agriculture programmes found that 31 of DFID’s 65 commercial agriculture programmes aimed to increase the returns received by women working in agriculture.</p><p> </p><p>The Department also assists the development of standards that help smallholder farmers reach a decent standard of living: for example, by providing £3.7 million in assistance to the International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling Alliance (ISEAL Alliance) which supports systems such as Fairtrade. DFID is also a founding member of the Living Income Community of Practice.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s 2019 review of commercial agriculture programmes finds that since 2007, 22 million smallholders have benefitted from DFIDs current commercial agriculture programming (3.4 million of them women) with 4.7 million of these (1.1 million women) having benefited financially.</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 2019-07-08T15:31:13.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:31:13.157Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1135776
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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 Food: Far East 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, what representations his Department has received on (a) certification and (b) packaging of food items imported from the Far East. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 271457 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>According to our records, Defra has not received any representations on certification and food stamp packaging of food items imported from the Far East.</p> more like this
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 2019-07-09T12:15:22.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T12:15:22.81Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1135768
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Older People 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to support the construction of specialist housing for elderly people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 271450 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>There is a clear link between ageing and the need for more accessible housing. The National Planning Policy Framework expects planning authorities to have specific policies to address the housing needs of older people and we have recently published new guidance to help councils implement these policies.</p><p>The Framework expects local planning authorities to use the Government’s standards for accessible and adaptable housing when preparing their plans, where this would address an identified need. In addition, the Government has also recently announced that it will consult on mandating higher accessibility standards for new housing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:24:42.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:24:42.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1135790
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Horses more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve road user awareness of safe (a) speeds and (b) distances when overtaking horses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 271471 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
star this property answer text <p>The Highway Code in its current form already mentions horse riders and the need for drivers to exercise special care in relation to them.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the current Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) Safety Review, The Highway Code will be reviewed to help keep cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders safe on the roads.</p><p> </p><p>The full scope of review has yet to be determined but, in accordance with normal practice, it will be conducted in consultation with all relevant stakeholders, including those representing equestrians.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-07-05T07:53:32.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-05T07:53:32.61Z
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4116
star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1135767
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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 Self-harm: Mental Health Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support people who self-harm. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 271449 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister recently announced that tailored advice will be provided to parents on supporting their children’s mental health and well-being, including information on subjects such as stress, screen time, online bullying, body image and self-harm. This will be developed by Public Health England by 2020. This will accompany advice provided to children and young people through Public Health England’s Rise Above programme on dealing with difficult emotions and situations that can lead to problems such as stress, bullying and self-harm.</p><p> </p><p>We are aware of a rise in young people self-harming, which is why we included a new key area for action to address self-harming in the cross-Government National Suicide Prevention Strategy in 2017. Our close work with the Home Office and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on their Online Harms White Paper will also help to tackle online harms associated with harmful suicide and self-harm content across the internet, including social media.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T13:37:18.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T13:37:18.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1135785
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
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 Technology: Foreign Investment in UK 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 Trade, what assessment he has made of the role of the UK's tech sector in attracting foreign direct investment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 271466 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The Tech Nation 2019 report, states that the UK attracts more VC tech investment than anywhere else in Europe, with £6.3 billion raised in 2018.</p><p> </p><p>During London Tech Week, June 2019, DIT hosted 20 delegations from our international Posts consisting of 600 innovative tech companies keen to invest and scale up in the UK and secured £1.2 billion of new FDI announcements creating 850 new jobs.</p><p> </p><p>Through the AI Sector Deal, this government is actively supporting the development of talent, nationwide, ensuring that this position is strengthened and investment in AI, exceeding £3.8 billion, continues to grow.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T10:13:16.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T10:13:16.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1135787
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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 Third Sector more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to strengthen global civil society throughout the world. more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 271468 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>In financial year 2016-17, DFID spent £1.3 billion funding the work of civil society. DFID provides assistance to strengthen civil society in the UK and overseas through capacity building support and funding opportunities. This assistance is delivered through our centrally-managed programmes and our country programmes.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2016 we have provided funding through our centrally-managed programmes to more than 200 civil society organisations (CSOs) of diverse sizes and policy areas, delivering projects across at least 35 countries. DFID is acting to increase support to CSOs based in developing countries, including through broadening out some of our centrally-managed programmes to accept bids from Southern-based CSOs.</p><p> </p><p>Through UK Aid Connect we are funding programmes specifically targeted at enhancing civil society effectiveness in the UK and overseas.</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
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less than 2019-07-08T15:32:30.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:32:30.377Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this