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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Animal Experiments: Consumer Goods more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many animals have been experimented on in the UK in the last 12 months for household product ingredients. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
tabling member printed
Kerry McCarthy more like this
uin 213980 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
answer text <p>The Home Office publishes data on the use of animals in scientific <br>procedures annually at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-of-scientific-procedures-on-living-animals." target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-of-scientific-procedures-on-living-animals. </a><br> <br>The breakdown of the number of animals used for the testing of Household Product ingredients is published in the Animals in Science Regulation Unit’s Annual Reports at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/animals-in-science-regulation-unit-annual-reports." target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/animals-in-science-regulation-unit-annual-reports.</a></p><p>Data from 2018, for both numbers of procedures, and animals used in household product ingredient testing, will be published later this year.</p><p>The HO has published guidance on the Household Products testing ban, which is available at:<a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/660233/Household_products_testing_ban_advice_note.pdf" target="_blank"> https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/660233/Household_products_testing_ban_advice_note.pdf</a></p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-06T16:48:42.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T16:48:42.58Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
1491
label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1054820
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Performing Arts: EU Countries more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans he has in place for UK (a) musicians, (b) dancers, (c) comedians and (d) other creative workers to (i) tour and (ii) undertake (A) performances, (B) shoots and (C) other short-term projects in EU countries in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March 2019; whether (1) those people and activities will be covered by the proposals on visa-free travel to EU countries after exit day, (2) UK passport holders will be considered third party nationals by countries within the Schengen area and need to apply for visas and work permits under that country’s immigration system for non-EEA citizens or (3) another system will apply; and if his Department will provide guidance for UK citizens on working in the EU at https://www.gov.uk/prepare-eu-exit. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
tabling member printed
Kerry McCarthy more like this
uin 216207 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answer text <p>Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the Government’s top priority.</p><p>In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the EU have said that UK nationals will be considered third country nationals by countries in the Schengen area after 29 March 2019.</p><p>The EU has confirmed that UK nationals would not need a visa when travelling to the Schengen area for short stays of up to 90 days in any 180-day period. This will be reciprocated by the UK for EU citizens. The commitment to visa-free travel only applies to tourists and short-term business travellers. Extra conditions may be required for travel for the purposes of work and for certain business activities. Musicians, comedians and other UK creative workers will need to check individual EU member state immigration rules for more information regarding visits for work.</p><p>The FCO provides travel advice to UK nationals travelling abroad on gov.uk, and this will include information on travelling to countries in the Schengen area in the event of a no deal. We have published advice on the steps that UK nationals may need to take to prepare for our exit from the EU, which can be found at <a href="http://gov.uk/euexit" target="_blank">gov.uk/euexit</a>. The Government will publish any necessary updates on gov.uk in due course.</p>
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T08:53:12.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T08:53:12.167Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
1491
label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1054821
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Arts: Travel more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps he is taking to ensure the continued mobility of (a) musicians, (b) comedians and (c) other UK creative workers to (i) tour and (ii) undertake (A) performances, (B) shoots and (C) other short-term projects in EU countries in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
tabling member printed
Kerry McCarthy more like this
uin 216208 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answer text <p>Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the Government’s top priority. In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the EU has confirmed that UK nationals would not need a visa when travelling to the Schengen area for short stays of up to 90 days in any 180-day period. This will be reciprocated by the UK for EU citizens.</p><p>However, traveling for the purposes of work and for certain business activities may require extra conditions. Musicians, comedians and other UK creative workers will need to check individual EU member state immigration rules for more information regarding visits for work. We have published advice on the steps that UK nationals may need to take to prepare for our exit from the EU, which can be found at <a href="http://gov.uk/euexit" target="_blank">gov.uk/euexit</a>. The Government will publish any necessary updates on gov.uk in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-07T08:51:26.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T08:51:26.197Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
1491
label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1105160
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Veganism more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will (a) take steps to ensure that vegan meals are offered to inpatients diagnosed with eating disorders and (b) encourage drug companies to develop vegan-friendly prescription (i) medications, (ii) supplement drinks and (iii) feeds. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
tabling member printed
Kerry McCarthy more like this
uin 237052 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
answer text <p>National Health Service trusts have mechanisms in place for vegan dietary requirements which would be flagged up as a special diet on admission. The kitchens would then provide suitable plant based substitutes to meet nutritional requirements. Each trust will have in place a special menu which will have been signed off by the dietician but would normally be ordered as a special diet. Currently, main ward menus would not provide a vegan choice specifically on the main menu although some vegetarian options would be suitable and marked as such. The new healthcare food standards and strategy group is looking at how all special diets are provided and will cover guidance for trusts around areas such as vegan diets.</p><p> </p><p>Medicines manufacturers are to some extent already moving towards animal free products where possible. This allows access to all global markets and reduces regulatory burden. The direction of travel is towards vegetarian/vegan-friendly medicines and this may be aided by future regulatory developments. Technical considerations may make animal-derived ingredients necessary in a few cases, until scientific developments allow substitution.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not offer any vegan supplement drinks or feeds that are either freely available or via prescription.</p>
answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-02T11:30:28.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T11:30:28.993Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
1491
label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1060705
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading EU Grants and Loans: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether any aspects of the current INTERREG VA Programme which support cross border environmental activities will be replicated in the new PEACE programme for Northern Ireland and the Border Counties of the Republic of Ireland. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
tabling member printed
Kerry McCarthy more like this
uin 220824 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
answer text <p>The Government has committed around £300 million to PEACE Plus between 2021 and 2027 to uphold peace, cooperation and reconciliation in Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p><p>PEACE Plus will succeed the current PEACE IV and INTERREG VA schemes which have helped promote economic and social progress in Northern Ireland and the border region of Ireland and which will end in 2020.</p><p> </p><p>Thematic priorities and future activities have not yet been decided.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Weston-super-Mare more like this
answering member printed John Penrose more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-20T11:29:34.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T11:29:34.433Z
answering member
1584
label Biography information for John Penrose more like this
tabling member
1491
label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1052294
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Waste: Exports more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with her counterparts in (a) India and (c) Africa on UK waste exports to those countries; and what assessment her Department has made of the health and environmental effects of the methods used to dispose of or process such waste. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
tabling member printed
Kerry McCarthy more like this
uin 215128 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>I have had no recent discussions with counterparts in India or Africa on UK waste exports to those countries and my Department has made no assessment of the health and environmental effects of the methods used to dispose of or process such waste.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is responsible for international engagement on waste exports.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department for International Development is supporting better management of waste produced domestically within India and some African countries. This is through our £13 million programme on Tackling Waste and Plastic Pollution, through the UK’s £250 million of support to the current replenishment of the Global Environment Facility, and through support to other multilaterals assisting countries with waste management, such as the World Bank’s National Ganga River Basin Project in India.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-05T17:36:24.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T17:36:24.38Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1491
label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1129024
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Forests: Conservation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government has taken since signing the Amsterdam Declaration in 2015 to eliminate deforestation from agricultural commodity chains. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
tabling member printed
Kerry McCarthy more like this
uin 259091 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answer text <p>The Government’s 25-Year Environment Action Plan outlines our ambition to reduce deforestation caused by the UK’s imports of agricultural commodities and has established an industry-led Task Force to advise Government on how to achieve that goal.</p><p> </p><p>Internationally, the UK has been an active member the Amsterdam Declarations Partnership, providing funding to support analysis and coordination. Through our bilateral programme, we have developed the Investments in Forests and Sustainable Land Use programme, which runs from 2015-2023, with current committed funding of £113 million from DFID and BEIS. It was designed to accelerate progress on delivery of the Amsterdam Declaration commitments, and operates in Southeast Asia, East Africa, West and Central Africa (with DFID support), and in Latin America (with BEIS assistance). The programme is pioneering new approaches which both promote economic growth and livelihoods and protect forests. It currently has a portfolio of public-private partnerships that aim to bring up to 1.4 million hectares of land under sustainable management and mobilise up to £350m of private investment.</p>
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T16:47:24.96Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:47:24.96Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1491
label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1081816
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading South Africa: Mining more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department has provided to the community of Marikana following the loss of life at the Lonmin mine in August 2012. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
tabling member printed
Kerry McCarthy more like this
uin 228034 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
answer text <p>In response to the Marikana shootings, the UK expressed our concern and condolences to the families of those killed. The UK welcomed the findings of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry that the South African Government established in 2012 to ascertain the facts surrounding the events at Lonmin mine. The Commission issued its report in 2015 and the South African Government accepted full responsibility for the incident, agreeing in 2016 to pay R1.17 billion (£75 million) in compensation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-12T15:48:05.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T15:48:05.98Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1491
label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1081818
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading South Africa: Mining more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to seek the release of the miners imprisoned as a result of the strike at Lonmin’s mine in Marikana. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
tabling member printed
Kerry McCarthy more like this
uin 228035 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
answer text <p>In 2012, the South African Government established the Marikana Commission of Inquiry (also known as the Farlam Commission) to ascertain the facts surrounding the events at Lonmin mine. The Commission issued its report in 2015 and the South African Government accepted full responsibility for the incident, agreeing in 2016 to pay R1.17 billion (£75 million) in compensation. The majority of the 270 miners charged under South African criminal law as a result of the strike at Lonmin have since been released after their charges were dropped by the South African Police.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-12T15:49:47.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T15:49:47.857Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1491
label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1081819
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading South Africa: Mining more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to take steps to ensure that the British company Lonmin is held accountable for the loss of life at its mine in Marikana in August 2012. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
tabling member printed
Kerry McCarthy more like this
uin 228036 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
answer text <p>​In 2012 the South African Government established the Marikana Commission of Inquiry (also known as the Farlam Commission) to ascertain the facts surrounding the events at Lonmin mine. Following recommendations made by the Farlam Commission, the British Government sought assurances from Lonmin that the human rights of employees were upheld.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-12T15:51:26.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T15:51:26.7Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1491
label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this