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1046050
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star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star 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 Zimbabwe: Violence 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 international support is being made available to Zimbabwe in light of recent civil unrest and disproportionate use of force by the security forces of that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 211262 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK aid programme in Zimbabwe provides specialised medical, counselling and legal assistance as well as extensive financial and technical assistance to a number of civil society organisations aimed at protecting and promoting human rights and upholding Zimbabwe’s democratic principles. In addition, we continue to provide humanitarian assistance and support to basic service provision to benefit the poorest Zimbabweans.</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 2019-01-28T17:37:48.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T17:37:48.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
1051436
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star 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 Zimbabwe: Overseas Aid 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 her Department is taking to ensure the development of adequate supplies of (a) fuel and (b) hard currency in Zimbabwe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 214585 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>We are encouraging the Government of Zimbabwe to seek IMF advice on the reforms needed to address the current macroeconomic challenges including ensuring adequate supplies of fuel and hard currency in Zimbabwe.</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 2019-02-04T17:20:06.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T17:20:06.43Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4432
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1046051
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 Zimbabwe: Internet and Social Media more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the validity of recent reports of internet and social media shutdowns by the Government in Zimbabwe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 211263 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
star this property answer text <p>We are aware that the Zimbabwean Government shut down the internet and blocked a number of social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp from January 15.</p><p>On 17 January, I summoned the Zimbabwean Ambassador and urged the Zimbabwean Government to stop the disproportionate use of force, investigate any alleged human rights violations and restore full access to the internet. On 21 January, the Foreign Secretary repeated this call in a public message to President Mnangagwa.</p><p>We welcome the 21 January ruling of the Zimbabwean High Court that overturned the government decision to shut down the internet.</p><p>​</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 2019-01-28T15:46:32.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T15:46:32.97Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
1139261
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star 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 Whisky: Scotland 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 Trade, what recent assessment he has made of the role of Scotch whisky as an export product in increasing UK access to high-value overseas markets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 277771 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Scotch Whisky continues to be a major contributor towards the UK’s overall exports, representing 21.4% of total exports of UK food and drink.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers and officials from this department hold regular discussions with the Scotch Whisky Association and other representatives from the industry with the aim of further increasing whisky exports and to help them to take advantage of a wide range of overseas opportunities. The Department is working to address tariff and non-tariff barriers facing the sector through our planned future trade agreements and other dialogues with partner countries. The current Chief Executive of the Scotch Whisky Association is an adviser to the Board of Trade.</p><p> </p><p>Scotch is the largest export within the food and drink sector with over £4.8bn in sales in 2018, a rise of 7.7% compared to 2017.</p><p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 277772 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:48:56.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:48:56.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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4432
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1139262
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star 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 Whisky: Scotland 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 Trade, what recent assessment he has of the contribution of Scotch whisky to the UK's food and drink exports market. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 277772 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Scotch Whisky continues to be a major contributor towards the UK’s overall exports, representing 21.4% of total exports of UK food and drink.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers and officials from this department hold regular discussions with the Scotch Whisky Association and other representatives from the industry with the aim of further increasing whisky exports and to help them to take advantage of a wide range of overseas opportunities. The Department is working to address tariff and non-tariff barriers facing the sector through our planned future trade agreements and other dialogues with partner countries. The current Chief Executive of the Scotch Whisky Association is an adviser to the Board of Trade.</p><p> </p><p>Scotch is the largest export within the food and drink sector with over £4.8bn in sales in 2018, a rise of 7.7% compared to 2017.</p><p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 277771 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:48:56.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:48:56.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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1051420
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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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 Water Companies 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, if he will publish a response to Early Day Motion 1761 entitled Public ownership of water in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 214584 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>I responded to a debate called by the Rt Hon. Member for Harrow West in Westminster Hall on 22 January, where I set out the Government’s position on the model for the water industry in England.</p><p> </p><p>Further information can be accessed here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2019-01-22/debates/93097112-7B8E-459A-BE5A-530A7D3EA826/WaterIndustry" target="_blank">https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2019-01-22/debates/93097112-7B8E-459A-BE5A-530A7D3EA826/WaterIndustry</a></p> more like this
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 2019-02-04T14:31:40.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T14:31:40.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
1088332
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Visas: Pakistan more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the refusal rate has been for applications for visitor visas from Pakistan in (a) each of the last (a) three years and (b) three months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 232042 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>Applications for visit visas are considered against Appendix V of the Immigration Rules and on a case by case basis. Detailed information on how UK Visas and Immigration makes decisions on visitor cases is published at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visit-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visit-guidance</a></p><p>Information on total entry clearance visas (the majority of which are visitor visas) broken down by nationality and outcome (grants, refusals, withdrawals, lapsed) is published in the quarterly Immigration Statistics Visas volume 1 table vi_02_q at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-december-2018/list-of-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-december-2018/list-of-tables </a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-03-18T17:23:58.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T17:23:58.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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1124958
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Visas: Ministers of Religion more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish a response to Early Day Motion (a) 2358 on Changes to visa requirements for religious workers and (b) 2362 on Tier 5 visas for ministers of religion. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 251347 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government very much values the importance of religious and cultural expression to our communities in the UK and we continue to welcome Ministers of Religion from all faiths who wish to come to the UK in accordance with our Immigration Rules.</p><p>There are two routes for Religious Workers in the current immigration system.</p><p>Tier 2 Ministers of Religion is for those playing a leading role as faith leaders in our religious institutions. This category requires those coming to have a strong command of the English language in order to ensure Ministers of Religion can lead their congregations effectively and can interact with the wider communities they serve.</p><p>The second route, Tier 5 Religious Workers, is for those undertaking non-pastoral roles supporting the activities of these institutions. In line with our other temporary work categories, Tier 5 Religious Workers are not required to demonstrate their English language skills when applying for a visa.</p><p>We have taken steps to prevent our temporary work categories being used as a means to live in the UK for longer periods. Tier 5 is designed to facilitate short periods of knowledge sharing and cultural exchange and yet we have identified evidence of migrants using our Tier 5 Religious Worker and Charity Worker routes to facilitate near continuous residence in the UK.</p><p>We made changes to the Immigration Rules in October 2018 to preclude the use of Tier 5 by minister of Religion and to introduce a ‘cooling off period’, preventing Tier 5 Religious worker and Tier 5 Charity Worker visa holders from returning to the UK, via these immigration routes, for 12 months after their visa expires. This approach underpins the Government’s intention that these are temporary routes.</p><p>Bona fide Ministers of Religion are still welcome to come to the UK and that there remains a route for them in the immigration system through Tier 2.</p><p><br>The Government wrote to faith leaders in December, setting out the detail and explaining the rationale for the changes. Officials remain in regular contact with stakeholders and we are embarking on an extensive programme of engagement, in connection with the future immigration system.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T11:07:14.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T11:07:14.55Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
1138954
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Visas: Ministers of Religion 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 the Home Department, whether men ordained as deacons in the Roman Catholic Church are Ministers of Religion for the purpose of applications under Tier 2 and Tier 5 of the immigration rules. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 277208 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Paragraph 169 of the Immigration Rules defines the role of a Minister of Religion. Further detail can be found within our guidance products, including our guidance for Tier 2 and Tier 5 sponsors, which can be found at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sponsor-a-tier-2-or-5-worker-guidance-for-employers" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/sponsor-a-tier-2-or-5-worker-guidance-for-employers </a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T15:21:00.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:21:00.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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1135900
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Visas: Football 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 the Home Department, how many visas have been (a) applied for, (b) granted and (c) refused for footballers where the sponsoring organisation was in Scotland in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 271504 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The available information relates to Tier 5 creative and sporting category, entry clearance visa applications, and resolutions (grants, refusals, withdrawals, lapsed), published in the quarterly Immigration Statistics Visas volume 1, table vi_01_q, latest edition at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2019/list-of-tables#visas" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2019/list-of-tables#visas</a></p><p>Information identifying footballers sponsored by Scottish employers could only be obtained at disproportionate cost by examination of thousands of individual case files.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T15:37:35.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:37:35.41Z
star this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter