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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star 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 Nigeria and Pakistan: Christianity 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 steps his Department is taking to help tackle the persecution of Christians in (a) Pakistan and (b) Nigeria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are deeply concerned about the persecution of Christians, as we are about those of other faiths or beliefs, in many parts of the world. The former Foreign Secretary commissioned an Independent Review into the subject, led by the Bishop of Truro, and the Government has accepted all of its recommendations.</p><p>Officials and Ministers regularly raise the protection of minority communities, including religious minorities, with the Pakistani Government. The former Foreign Secretary discussed the treatment of minority religious communities with Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi during his visit to the UK in June 2019. Minister of State, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, raised our concerns with Pakistan's Human Rights Minister on 19 February. We have also supported projects in Pakistan to promote greater tolerance and religious freedom and, in November 2018, announced a new £12m fund to bolster the work of civil society and NGOs to promote respect, and the value of religious diversity and tolerance.</p><p>The UK is committed to supporting Nigeria in upholding the right to freedom of religion or belief, as protected by its constitution. The recent escalation in intercommunal violence has affected multiple states of Nigeria and communities of all religions. We regularly engage faith-based organisations and raise our concerns with the Nigerian government. In northeast Nigeria, Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa seek to undermine the right to freedom of religion by attacking both Muslims and Christians who do not subscribe to their extremist views. The UK remains committed to supporting Nigeria in tackling the insurgency through a substantial and increasing package of security, humanitarian and development support.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T14:15:03.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T14:15:03.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1141756
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Women and Equalities more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Candidates: Disability 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, what plans the Government has to encourage more candidates with disabilities to stand for elected office. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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star this property uin 281591 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is working with disability organisations to help political parties better support disabled candidates. In December 2018, the Government launched the £250,000 EnAble Fund, which provides grants that cover disability-related expenses people might face when seeking elected office.</p><p> </p><p>We have commissioned an independent evaluation, which will include assessments of average grants made and will be published after the Fund has closed next year.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, my Honourable Friend the Minister for the Constitution, passed legislation to exclude disability-related expenses from candidates’ spending limits.</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 2019-10-04T12:36:25.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T12:36:25.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1141751
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Milk: Bottles 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 plans he has to promote the sale of milk in reusable glass bottles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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star this property uin 281586 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:30:19.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:30:19.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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1141753
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Learning Disability 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 he is taking to improve care for people with learning difficulties. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Improving the care and support for people with a learning disability or autism, remains a government priority.</p><p>‘Building the Right Support’ is the national plan in England to build community capacity to allow people with a learning disability or autism to live and be supported well in their community. The NHS Long Term Plan commits to implementing the ‘Building the Right Support’ plan in full.</p><p>Annual health checks are available to patients on the general practitioner register who are aged 14 years and over who have a learning disability. Health checks and resulting action plans help to reduce recognised health inequalities. The number of people who had an annual health check increased by 10% in 2017/18 compared with 2016/17, to 147,180. The NHS Long Term Plan commits to improve uptake of the existing annual health checks so that at least 75% of those people with a learning disability who are eligible have a health check each year.</p><p>NHS Improvement has introduced Learning Disability Improvement Standards for NHS trusts in England to help ensure that trusts monitor and review the care they provide to people with a learning disability or autism. Inclusion of the improvement standards in the NHS Standard contract 2019/20, mandated by NHS England for use by commissioners of all healthcare services except primary care, means that all providers must have regard to the improvement standards.</p><p>NHS England and NHS Digital, in partnership with patient and carer groups and other key stakeholders, are working to develop a national ‘reasonable adjustment’ flag to indicate on electronic patient records the reasonable adjustments which services can make to help people with a learning disability access healthcare equitably.</p><p>We recently consulted on proposals to introduce mandatory learning disability and autism awareness training for all health and care staff, to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to deliver safe, compassionate and informed care. We received over 5,000 responses and will respond to the consultation in the coming months.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:52:59.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:52:59.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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1141750
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Tree Planting 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 he has taken to increase the number of trees planted in (a) Lincolnshire and (b) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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star this property uin 281585 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Forestry is a devolved matter and these figures apply to England only.</p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to planting 11 million trees this parliament, and to the shared aspiration of reaching 12% woodland cover in England by 2060.</p><p> </p><p>We have amended our main grant schemes to make applications easier by streamlining the application processes, opening the Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation window all year round and reducing the threshold of applications from 30 hectares to 10 hectares for Woodland Carbon Fund applications. We have invested £5.7 million in the new Northern Forest; and announced a further £10 million for urban trees and £50 million for the Woodland Carbon Guarantee scheme.</p><p> </p><p>We have planted approximately 16 million trees in England since 2010, of which approximately 437,000 have been planted across Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T11:45:06.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:45:06.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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1141755
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Apprentices 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 the Government is taking to increase the number of apprenticeships in social care in (a) Lincolnshire and (b) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Apprenticeships are an important entry route into the social care sector, offer an excellent opportunity for employers to upskill existing staff and train new staff as part of high-quality training programmes, and provide clear career progression routes through the sector.</p><p> </p><p>Social care workforce policy is a devolved matter. We fund our delivery partner Skills for Care to support the sector in England in recruiting apprentices at local and national levels.</p><p> </p><p>There were around 550 apprenticeship starts in social care in Lincolnshire in 2017/18. Skills for Care’s Locality Managers offer support and signposting to employers and run workshops and networking events to support the uptake of apprenticeships. The Lincolnshire Care Association provide bespoke support to employers in accessing funding for apprenticeships and ran two symposium events in November 2018 and February 2019. Social care providers in Lincolnshire, supported by the local authority, have also been heavily involved with the first cohorts of the new Nursing Associate apprenticeship. The very first entry on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s register of Nurse Associates was trained and works in social care in Lincolnshire.</p><p> </p><p>There were 38,300 apprenticeship starts in social care in England in 2017/18. Skills for Care distribute financial support to employers through the Workforce Development Fund, including access to funding to support employees undertake apprenticeships. Skills for Care also publish information and guidance and run regular networking and information events across the country, to support employers in recruiting apprentices. Skills for Care also supports the Institute for Apprenticeships in carrying out regular reviews of social care apprenticeship standards to ensure standards are fit for purpose and meet the demands of the sector.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T11:46:29.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T11:46:29.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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1141760
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Wealth more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to narrow wealth differentials between the richest and poorest (a) individuals, (b) regions, (c) counties and (d) constituencies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Addressing inequalities is an important consideration for this Government, and steps have already been taken to ensure those with the broadest shoulders bear the greatest burden. That is why we have introduced reforms to dividend taxation and capital gains tax, and ended permanent non-domicile status – to ensure the rich pay their fair share. This has led to the top 1% of income taxpayers paying 29% of income tax – a record high.</p><p> </p><p>This Government is also committed to ensuring opportunities are shared in every part of the country. People across all regions are benefitting from investments the Government is making. For example, since 2015, £12bn from the Local Growth Fund has been provided to local enterprise partnerships for projects that benefit the local area and economy. In addition to this, our new £3.6 billion Towns Fund will level up opportunity and create places across the UK where people want to live and thrive – supporting an initial 100 towns.</p><p> </p><p>By supporting all places to reach their potential, we can drive growth at a national level and readily share the benefits of a more prosperous United Kingdom.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T16:04:18.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T16:04:18.66Z
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