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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
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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 Seas and Oceans: Climate Change 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the findings in the IPCC’s Special Report entitled the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes 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 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the IPCC Special Report, which provides the best available science on the wide range of impacts of climate change on the ocean and the cryosphere and potential measures for building resilience to those impacts. Climate change has already caused significant impacts on the ocean and cryosphere, including warming, acidification and deoxygenation of the ocean, melting of glaciers, ice sheets and permafrost, and sea level rise, with detrimental consequences for ecosystems and people.</p><p>As this report and the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5◦C find, the severity of future impacts depends heavily on the levels of future greenhouse gas emissions. Higher emissions will result in more severe impacts, which is why the UK government set a legally binding target to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions from across the UK economy by 2050.</p><p>To limit global warming to 1.5 degrees we should explore every available avenue. In the marine environment, Nature Based Solutions such as the conservation and restoration of coastal habitats, protection of coral reefs and designation of Marine Protected Areas can provide climate mitigation as well as climate adaptation and resilience benefits for biodiversity, fish nursery habitats, storm protection and contributions to coastal communities. To that end, the UK is encouraging countries to join the Global Ocean Alliance - our call to protect at least 30% of the global ocean within Marine Protected Areas by 2030.</p>
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 2019-10-01T13:37:38.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T13:37:38.247Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1135497
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Children 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 Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that the childcare element of universal credit is not an economic barrier to work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
unstar this property uin 270813 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that childcare costs can affect parents’ decisions to take up paid work or increase their working hours. We are committed to helping parents into work.</p><p> </p><p>To overcome this barrier to employment, Universal Credit claimants are able to claim up to 85 per cent of their childcare costs, compared to 70% on the legacy system. This can be claimed up to a month before starting a job, and can be worth up to £13,000 a year for families with two children.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise the difficulty that some claimants might have in paying upfront childcare costs. Where the initial month’s childcare costs may prevent a claimant from starting work, Jobcentres will use the Flexible Support Fund to help claimants in the first instance. This is a non-repayable award, which can be used to meet the upfront childcare costs to help support a claimant into work. For claimants who are in work and need help with upfront childcare costs, budgeting advances are available that can be used to cover the cost of paying upfront childcare costs or a deposit.</p><p> </p><p>We have piloted a more flexible approach to claimants reporting childcare costs, which will allow people, including lone parents, to be reimbursed for childcare when, with good reason, they are not able to provide evidence within their assessment period. We are now looking to implement this nationally.</p><p> </p><p>We have undertaken significant work to increase work coach awareness and understanding of the Universal Credit childcare offer through improved training and guidance and communications.</p><p> </p><p>The Universal Credit childcare policy also aligns with the wider government childcare offer, which includes free childcare hours and tax free childcare.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 270814 more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T12:18:32.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T12:18:32.95Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1135498
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Children 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 Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to find a long-term solution for upfront costs in childcare under universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
unstar this property uin 270814 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that childcare costs can affect parents’ decisions to take up paid work or increase their working hours. We are committed to helping parents into work.</p><p> </p><p>To overcome this barrier to employment, Universal Credit claimants are able to claim up to 85 per cent of their childcare costs, compared to 70% on the legacy system. This can be claimed up to a month before starting a job, and can be worth up to £13,000 a year for families with two children.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise the difficulty that some claimants might have in paying upfront childcare costs. Where the initial month’s childcare costs may prevent a claimant from starting work, Jobcentres will use the Flexible Support Fund to help claimants in the first instance. This is a non-repayable award, which can be used to meet the upfront childcare costs to help support a claimant into work. For claimants who are in work and need help with upfront childcare costs, budgeting advances are available that can be used to cover the cost of paying upfront childcare costs or a deposit.</p><p> </p><p>We have piloted a more flexible approach to claimants reporting childcare costs, which will allow people, including lone parents, to be reimbursed for childcare when, with good reason, they are not able to provide evidence within their assessment period. We are now looking to implement this nationally.</p><p> </p><p>We have undertaken significant work to increase work coach awareness and understanding of the Universal Credit childcare offer through improved training and guidance and communications.</p><p> </p><p>The Universal Credit childcare policy also aligns with the wider government childcare offer, which includes free childcare hours and tax free childcare.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 270813 more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T12:18:32.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T12:18:32.997Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes 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 Work and Pensions, what funding her Department has allocated to providers of local specialist domestic abuse services in anticipation of a potential increase in demand for such services as a result of her Department's policy to identify and refer survivors of domestic abuse to those services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
unstar this property uin 272900 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>All our work coaches have received mandatory training, developed with input from domestic abuse charities, to help them to recognise the signs of domestic abuse. This means that our staff are able to proactively identify, support and signpost victims of abuse to expert organisations.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has committed £100 million between 2016 and 2022 to support the Cross-Government Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy (VAWG). This includes £20 million, announced in the 2017 Spring Budget, to support organisations tacking domestic abuse and to support victims; and a £17 million VAWG Service Transformation Fund to support the local provision of specialist VAWG services, encourage partnership working, new approaches and early intervention.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T12:36:41.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T12:36:41.667Z
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4423
unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1138510
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 NHS: Staff 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, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) NHS Trusts and (b) Care Commissioning Groups are able to deliver the objectives of the Long-Term Plan in the absence of the NHS People Plan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
unstar this property uin 276253 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The interim NHS People Plan, published on 3 June 2019, puts staff who provide and commission care at the heart of National Health Service policy and delivery. It calls for action to be taken now to make the NHS the best place to work, by reforming the culture and leadership and ensuring all staff feel supported and valued, in an effort to increase workforce recruitment and retention.</p><p>Regardless of the publication of the People Plan, commissioners will make shared decisions with providers, through Integrated Care Systems, on population health, service redesign and the NHS Long Term Plan implementation.</p><p>A final People Plan will be published soon after the Spending Review.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:07:23.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:07:23.213Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1138511
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 NHS: Staff 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, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the cessation of freedom of movement on the NHS workforce. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
unstar this property uin 276254 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the need for the National Health Service to be able to continue to recruit effectively from abroad when freedom of movement ends. The Immigration White Paper, ‘The UK’s future skills-based immigration system’, published in December 2018, sets out the foundation for a single immigration system, where it is workers’ skills that matter, not where they come from. This system will remove the cap on skilled migrants, abolish the requirement to undertake a Resident Labour Market Test and significantly improve the timeliness of being able to apply for a visa.</p><p>Additionally, legislation introduced on 7 March 2019 means health and care professionals with professional qualifications from European Union and Swiss institutions who are currently registered can continue to practise in the United Kingdom as they do now, guaranteeing their ability to work in the NHS.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:06:42.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:06:42.14Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1131780
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 Genito-urinary Medicine 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 Health and Social Care, if he will produce a national sexual health strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
unstar this property uin 263882 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The development of a national sexual health strategy is a key recommendation in the Health and Social Care Committee’s report on sexual health, which was published on 2 June 2019. The Government is currently considering the report’s recommendations and will publish a formal response shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:33:12.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:33:12.02Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1131781
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 HIV Infection: Drugs 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 Health and Social Care, what progress he is making in doubling the number of places on the PrEP impact trial; and for what reasons 42 sites are currently closed to men who have sex with men. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
unstar this property uin 263883 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 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
star this property answer text <p>The Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Impact Trial provides access to PrEP to almost 13,000 individuals across 150 trial sites. To inform the future commissioning of PrEP, the trial has been increased to enable up to 26,000 individuals to be recruited.</p><p> </p><p>Currently, 147 clinics are open to recruitment. As at the beginning of June, 38 clinics notified the central trial team that they were not currently open to recruitment for men who have sex with men. It is understood that the range of reasons include temporary staffing or premise issues, capacity and local authority commissioner approval. This figure will therefore be subject to change.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-06-21T10:31:28.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-21T10:31:28.46Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1138871
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 Sexually Transmitted Infections 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 Health and Social Care, if he will increase the funding allocated to sexual health services to tackle the incidence of syphilis and gonorrhoea in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
unstar this property uin 277234 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 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government provides funding to local authorities for their public health responsibilities, including sexual health services, through a public health grant. It is for individual local authorities to decide their spending priorities based on an assessment of local need, including the need for sexual health services taking account of their statutory duties. They are required by regulations to provide services for sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment and contraception.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T09:48:56.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T09:48:56.737Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1139193
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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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 HIV Infection: Drugs 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 Health and Social Care, what discussions he is having with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on a long-term and sustainable funding package for the extension of PrEP trials. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
unstar this property uin 277792 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>My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has had numerous discussions with cabinet ministers to discuss a range of topics in advance of the Spending Review. Public health funding for 2020 onwards, including for HIV and sexual health services, will be considered carefully in the next Spending Review, in the light of the available evidence.</p><p>It is for individual local authorities to decide their spending priorities based on an assessment of local need, including sexual health services, taking account of their statutory duties. Participation in the pre-exposure prophylaxis Impact Trial is on a voluntary basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 277793 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:40:08.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:40:08.913Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter