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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
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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 more like this
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Jim Shannon remove filter
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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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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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 more like this
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Jim Shannon remove filter
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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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 more like this
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Jim Shannon remove filter
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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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 more like this
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Jim Shannon remove filter
star this property uin 271467 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’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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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 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 more like this
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Jim Shannon remove filter
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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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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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
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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 more like this
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Jim Shannon remove filter
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
1135782
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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 Medicine: Israel more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing co-operation between medical R&D facilities in the UK and Israel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon remove filter
star this property uin 271463 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 UK and Israel are co-operating in a wide range of areas in medical R&amp;D, with many successful partnerships across academia and business. The Britain Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership has supported medical collaboration over the last seven years, distributing 19 grants for joint research excellence totalling over £8 million. Our Embassy in Tel Aviv and the British Council manage the programme with private funding raised from a diverse coalition of non-Government organisations. In 2018 the British and Israeli Governments signed an agreement covering a two year £4 million bilateral programme to support business-to-business R&amp;D collaboration between Israeli and UK companies. Projects to receive funding will be announced later this month with a number of medical R&amp;D projects in contention.</p><p>The UK-Israel Tech Hub at our Embassy also helps to create tech and innovation partnerships across several sectors, including healthcare. One of their projects, the UK-Israel Dangoor Healthcare Initiative, aims to create a pipeline of digital innovation for the NHS. We are currently exploring further opportunities to expand cooperation in medical R&amp;D.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T16:13:37.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:13:37.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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1135774
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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: Staff more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps is he taking to improve retention of NHS staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon remove filter
star this property uin 271455 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>NHS Improvement and NHS Employers have been leading programmes of support with trusts, working to improve the retention of the nursing workforce. A universal offer of support has been provided to all trusts, and NHS Improvement continues to provide a direct programme of support to trusts with the highest attrition rates in order to support improvements in retention.</p><p>Strategies include targeted support on areas such as flexible working, supporting new starters and older workers, and development and career planning. NHS Improvement and NHS Employers are releasing resources and case studies to disseminate best practice models.</p><p>The new contract for junior doctors (2016) enshrines safe working, high quality training and ensures fair pay for work done.</p><p>We are also committed to offering improved working lives, flexible training options, and rewarding careers and conditions. On 24 June, Health Education England published ‘Enhancing Junior Doctors’ Working Lives – annual progress report 2019’ and the work it has undertaken in this area. The programme includes a range of initiatives to help to retain doctors in the National Health Service, ensuring that the junior doctors who work so hard throughout their training feel supported at work. The report is available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.hee.nhs.uk/news-blogs-events/news/greater-flexibility-doctors-training" target="_blank">https://www.hee.nhs.uk/news-blogs-events/news/greater-flexibility-doctors-training</a></p><p>NHS England and Health Education England are working together with the medical profession to increase the general practitioner (GP) workforce and support GPs to remain in the NHS. Actions include a GP Retention Scheme, the GP Retention Fund, the GP Health Service and the Releasing Time for Care Programme.</p><p>Action to improve NHS staff retention in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales is a matter for each of the devolved administrations in that country.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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 2019-07-09T15:54:55.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:54:55.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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1135769
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading New Businesses: Internet more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department provides for young people who want to set up an online retail business. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon remove filter
star this property uin 271451 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>As outlined in our Digital Strategy and Charter, our ambition is to ensure the UK is the best place in the world to start and grow a digital business.</p><p>Support is in place to help small, early stage companies raise equity finance through the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme, which offers tax reliefs to individual investors who purchase new shares in those companies. It complements the Enterprise Investment Scheme, which offers tax reliefs to investors in high risk and growing companies. The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme is intended to recognise the particular difficulties which very early stage companies face in attracting investment, by offering tax relief at a higher rate.</p><p>Tech Nation, which receives grant funding from DCMS, provides a range of resources to support the growth of digital businesses in the UK. This includes a Digital Business Academy that provides free online courses on starting and growing a digital business.</p><p>The Start Up Loans Company, a subsidiary of the British Business Bank, delivers the Government’s Start Up Loans programme providing finance and support for businesses who struggle to access other forms of finance.</p><p>Online support is available for young people to start a digital business and apply for financing at the following websites:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/business-support-helpline" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/business-support-helpline</a></p><p><a href="https://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/start" target="_blank">https://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/start</a></p><p><a href="https://technation.io/resources/digital-business-academy/" target="_blank">https://technation.io/resources/digital-business-academy/</a></p><p><a href="https://www.startuploans.co.uk/about-start-up-loans-company/" target="_blank">https://www.startuploans.co.uk/about-start-up-loans-company/</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T14:53:41.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:53:41.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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1135775
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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 Nurses: Training 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 reinstate the student nurse bursary. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon remove filter
star this property uin 271456 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 Government has no plans to reinstate the bursaries for nursing degrees in England. The tuition fee model means universities can offer more training 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>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><p>Nurse education, training and funding in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales is a matter for each of the devolved administrations in that country.</p><p> </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 2019-07-09T15:58:19.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:58:19.08Z
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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 Jim Shannon more like this