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1005987
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Prescription Drugs 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 Health and Social Care, whether the Government has provided guidance to manufacturers on communicating the potential health benefits of their products to consumers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 190883 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not provided guidance to manufacturers on communicating the potential health benefits of their products provided through the NHS Supply Chain to consumers.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2018-11-21T16:47:41.127Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T16:47:41.127Z
star this property answering member
1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
star this property tabling member
4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon remove filter
1005996
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Home Shopping: Taxation 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using revenue from the online sales tax to support high streets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 190887 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The Budget 2018 announced Our Plan for the High Street, a support package worth £1.5 billion that aims to help high streets and town centres in England to evolve and adapt to changing consumer demands.</p><p> </p><p>This support includes a two-year business rates cut of one third to the bills of small retailers, a £675m Future High Streets Fund to support high streets to evolve, and planning reforms.</p><p> </p><p>The measures apply to England. The UK Government is providing Barnett consequential funding to the Devolved Administrations so that they may offer similar support if they wish.</p>At the Budget, the government announced a Digital Services Tax. This is not a tax on online sales but a tax on the revenues of certain digital business activities which derive value from UK users. more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T15:17:24.117Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T15:17:24.117Z
star this property answering member
3935
star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
star this property tabling member
4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon remove filter
1005997
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 Work and Pensions, what representations she has received about the effect on vulnerable people and those with mental health conditions of joint claims for Universal Credit which are paid to one person in the family. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 190888 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answer text <p>We recognise that the move to a single monthly household payment is a significant change and therefore for a minority of claimants, alternative payment arrangements can be provided to help them manage that change. These include: managed payment of the Universal Credit housing cost to landlords; making payments more frequently than monthly (e.g. twice monthly); and splitting the payment between partners within the household.</p><p> </p><p>Splitting payments between partners is normally considered to prevent hardship to a claimant and their family, for example if the Universal Credit claimant is not managing their financial affairs and cannot or will not budget for their own or their family’s basic day to day needs.</p><p> </p><p>We take seriously the need to support vulnerable claimants. Universal Credit provides enhanced personalised support for people by simplifying the benefits system. All claimants, including vulnerable claimants and those with mental health conditions, receive continuous tailored support managed through personal work coaches, who know each person’s case.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally we can offer Personal Budgeting Support which aims to prepare claimants for the financial changes Universal Credit brings. It provides transitional support to help them manage their monthly payments and prioritise essential bills, such as rent and utilities.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T16:23:24.207Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T16:23:24.207Z
star this property answering member
4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon remove filter
1005998
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Tax Allowances 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he will consider further tax breaks for micro businesses and small business to enable those businesses to take on more employees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 190889 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answer text <p>This government recognises the UK’s 5.7 million small and medium businesses play a vital role in the economy, employing 16.1 million people.</p><p> </p><p>Since April 2014, businesses and charities have been entitled to the Employment Allowance (EA) to reduce their employer NICs bill every year to enable them to grow and hire new staff. The EA was increased in 2015 to £3,000 per employer and from April 2020 will be targeted at the smallest businesses, who need it most.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T15:39:38.1Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T15:39:38.1Z
star this property answering member
3935
star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
star this property tabling member
4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon remove filter
1007892
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse 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 the Home Department, what steps her Department plans to take to help SMEs tackle domestic abuse in the workplace. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 191922 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government are committed to transforming their approach to domestic abuse, and that includes improving the response of employers to this devastating crime.</p><p>We have therefore awarded £1 million to the charity Hestia for its “Tools for the Job” pilot project, which will help employers to improve their HR policies on domestic abuse and will fund specialist employment domestic violence advocates.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2018-11-21T17:14:42.513Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T17:14:42.513Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon remove filter
1007894
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Females: New Businesses 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to support graduate women to start their own businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 191923 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to a cohesive society, where everyone – no matter what their background – has the opportunity to enter into and progress at work and achieve on merit. We know that companies with diverse workforces perform better and are more profitable. An inclusive economic policy is vital to the success of our Industrial Strategy.</p><p> </p><p>Supporting female graduates is captured in our Government support offer which is available to all, regardless of gender, age or ethnicity. There are now 1.1 million female-led small and medium-sized businesses in the UK. This accounts for 19% of SMEs in the UK, 5% higher than in 2010. The Government is also pleased that the female employment rate is 71% and a higher percentage of women are on FTSE 350 company boards than ever before.</p><p> </p><p>The Government-owned British Business Bank provides Start-Up Loans for individuals wishing to start a business and women account for 39% of recipients. The Bank is also conducting a review into the specific barriers female-led businesses face in accessing Venture Capital.</p><p> </p><p>On 21 September 2018, HM Treasury also launched a review into the barriers women face getting into business. Businesswoman Alison Rose, Chief Executive of RBS Commercial and Private Banking, will lead the government review to identify the extent of these barriers and explore what can be done to overcome them. This review will bolster our work to make it easier for them to access the support they need to get their ideas off the ground and grow their businesses.</p>
unstar 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 2018-11-21T16:51:29.937Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T16:51:29.937Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon remove filter
1005664
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Electronic Cigarettes 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 Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of encouraging people who smoke to switch to vaping to help them stop smoking. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 190458 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government has consistently highlighted that quitting smoking and nicotine use is the best way to improve health. E-cigarettes are not risk free. However, the evidence is increasingly clear that vaping is significantly less harmful to health than smoking tobacco and can be particularly useful in supporting smokers to quit, especially when combined with stop smoking services.</p><p> </p><p>In the Tobacco Control Plan for England, published in July 2017, the Government committed Public Health England (PHE) to annually updating their evidence report on e-cigarettes and other novel nicotine delivery systems until the end of Parliament in 2022. PHE’s latest report was published on the 6 February 2018 and is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684963/Evidence_review_of_e-cigarettes_and_heated_tobacco_products_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684963/Evidence_review_of_e-cigarettes_and_heated_tobacco_products_2018.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>PHE’s most recent evidence review argues that e-cigarette use, alone or in combination with licensed medication and behavioural support from a stop smoking service, appears to be helpful in the short term, and that e-cigarettes have contributed to tens of thousands of additional quitters in England.</p><p> </p><p>The PHE evidence review concluded that “to date there have been no identified health risks of passive vaping to by-standers”. PHE have produced guidance for organisations on developing appropriate vaping policies for public places and workplaces, which should be evidence based and support smokers to quit whilst managing any identified risks.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to reducing public health harms caused by smoking. PHE retain responsibility for the provision of information regarding vaping, e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery systems to protect public health; and have committed to include messages about the relative safety of e-cigarettes within quit smoking campaigns such as the annual Stoptober campaign.</p><p> </p><p>PHE continue to provide advice on quitting smoking, highlighting the potential role of e-cigarettes in doing so. PHE’s latest Health Matters blog, Stop Smoking: What works? Provides advice to smokers on different quitting options, including e-cigarettes as well as nicotine replacement therapy and prescription medicines. This is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/category/health-matters/" target="_blank">https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/category/health-matters/</a></p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
190459 more like this
190460 more like this
190462 more like this
190463 more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T15:19:05.917Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:19:05.917Z
star this property answering member
4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon remove filter
1005665
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Smoking 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 Health and Social Care, what recent comparative assessment he has made of the effect on health of (a) smoking and (b) vaping. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 190459 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government has consistently highlighted that quitting smoking and nicotine use is the best way to improve health. E-cigarettes are not risk free. However, the evidence is increasingly clear that vaping is significantly less harmful to health than smoking tobacco and can be particularly useful in supporting smokers to quit, especially when combined with stop smoking services.</p><p> </p><p>In the Tobacco Control Plan for England, published in July 2017, the Government committed Public Health England (PHE) to annually updating their evidence report on e-cigarettes and other novel nicotine delivery systems until the end of Parliament in 2022. PHE’s latest report was published on the 6 February 2018 and is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684963/Evidence_review_of_e-cigarettes_and_heated_tobacco_products_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684963/Evidence_review_of_e-cigarettes_and_heated_tobacco_products_2018.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>PHE’s most recent evidence review argues that e-cigarette use, alone or in combination with licensed medication and behavioural support from a stop smoking service, appears to be helpful in the short term, and that e-cigarettes have contributed to tens of thousands of additional quitters in England.</p><p> </p><p>The PHE evidence review concluded that “to date there have been no identified health risks of passive vaping to by-standers”. PHE have produced guidance for organisations on developing appropriate vaping policies for public places and workplaces, which should be evidence based and support smokers to quit whilst managing any identified risks.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to reducing public health harms caused by smoking. PHE retain responsibility for the provision of information regarding vaping, e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery systems to protect public health; and have committed to include messages about the relative safety of e-cigarettes within quit smoking campaigns such as the annual Stoptober campaign.</p><p> </p><p>PHE continue to provide advice on quitting smoking, highlighting the potential role of e-cigarettes in doing so. PHE’s latest Health Matters blog, Stop Smoking: What works? Provides advice to smokers on different quitting options, including e-cigarettes as well as nicotine replacement therapy and prescription medicines. This is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/category/health-matters/" target="_blank">https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/category/health-matters/</a></p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
190458 more like this
190460 more like this
190462 more like this
190463 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T15:19:05.98Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:19:05.98Z
star this property answering member
4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
star this property tabling member
4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon remove filter
1005666
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Electronic Cigarettes 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 Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to make people who smoke aware of the effects on public health of vaping. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 190460 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government has consistently highlighted that quitting smoking and nicotine use is the best way to improve health. E-cigarettes are not risk free. However, the evidence is increasingly clear that vaping is significantly less harmful to health than smoking tobacco and can be particularly useful in supporting smokers to quit, especially when combined with stop smoking services.</p><p> </p><p>In the Tobacco Control Plan for England, published in July 2017, the Government committed Public Health England (PHE) to annually updating their evidence report on e-cigarettes and other novel nicotine delivery systems until the end of Parliament in 2022. PHE’s latest report was published on the 6 February 2018 and is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684963/Evidence_review_of_e-cigarettes_and_heated_tobacco_products_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684963/Evidence_review_of_e-cigarettes_and_heated_tobacco_products_2018.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>PHE’s most recent evidence review argues that e-cigarette use, alone or in combination with licensed medication and behavioural support from a stop smoking service, appears to be helpful in the short term, and that e-cigarettes have contributed to tens of thousands of additional quitters in England.</p><p> </p><p>The PHE evidence review concluded that “to date there have been no identified health risks of passive vaping to by-standers”. PHE have produced guidance for organisations on developing appropriate vaping policies for public places and workplaces, which should be evidence based and support smokers to quit whilst managing any identified risks.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to reducing public health harms caused by smoking. PHE retain responsibility for the provision of information regarding vaping, e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery systems to protect public health; and have committed to include messages about the relative safety of e-cigarettes within quit smoking campaigns such as the annual Stoptober campaign.</p><p> </p><p>PHE continue to provide advice on quitting smoking, highlighting the potential role of e-cigarettes in doing so. PHE’s latest Health Matters blog, Stop Smoking: What works? Provides advice to smokers on different quitting options, including e-cigarettes as well as nicotine replacement therapy and prescription medicines. This is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/category/health-matters/" target="_blank">https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/category/health-matters/</a></p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
190458 more like this
190459 more like this
190462 more like this
190463 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T15:19:06.043Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:19:06.043Z
star this property answering member
4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
star this property tabling member
4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon remove filter
1005667
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property hansard heading Electronic Cigarettes 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 Health and Social Care, with reference to the July 2018 report of the Science and Technology Committee on E-cigarettes HC 505, what assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of urgently reviewing the policies of local stop smoking services on vape products. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 190461 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not monitor the policies of local stop smoking services. Therefore no such assessment has been made.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to keeping the evidence on e-cigarettes under review. Public Health England will continue to publish an annual review of the evidence base, and reflect that emerging evidence base in advice to local services.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T15:16:26.13Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:16:26.13Z
star this property answering member
4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
star this property tabling member
4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon remove filter