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1126921
registered interest false more like this
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimates he has made of the potential cost to the public purse of uprating state pensions for pensioners who live overseas. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 254754 more like this
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is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p><del class="ministerial">All political parties since WW2 have</del> <ins class="ministerial">Successive post-war Governments have followed</ins> the same policy. Up-rating UK State Pensions for recipients who are overseas residents is longstanding; state Pensions are payable worldwide and are up-rated where there is a legal requirement to do so.</p><p> </p><p>The policy on the up-rating of UK State Pensions paid to recipients living outside the UK has been in place for over 70 years. The UK State Pension is payable worldwide without regard to nationality. Entitlement to the UK State Pension is based on the national insurance contributions on a person’s national insurance record. The annual index-linked increases to UK State Pensions are paid to recipients overseas only where there is a legal requirement to do so, for example in EEA countries or in countries where there is a reciprocal agreement in place that provides for the up-rating of the UK State Pension. The Government has no plans to change the policy <ins class="ministerial">upheld by all previous Governments, Labour, Coalition and Conservative for the past 70 years.</ins> <del class="ministerial">of all Governments, Labour, Coalition or Conservative since WW2.</del></p><p> </p><p>The estimated costs of up-rating state pensions overseas where they are currently not up-rated are available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/estimated-costs-of-uprating-state-pension-in-frozen-rate-countries" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/estimated-costs-of-uprating-state-pension-in-frozen-rate-countries</a></p>
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T16:41:54.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T16:41:54.393Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-06-20T15:16:55.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T15:16:55.9Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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119892
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1126943
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Greenhouse Gas Emissions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to reduce greenhouses gases to zero by 2050. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 254767 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>The Government is convinced of the need for urgent action on climate change, which is why we asked the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) for advice last October on the implications of the Paris Agreement for the UK’s long-term emissions reduction targets, including on setting a net zero target.</p><p> </p><p>The CCC published their advice to Government on 2 May 2019. It sets out a path for the UK to become the first major economy to legislate to end our contribution to global warming entirely. We are studying the CCC’s comprehensive, ground-breaking report, and are committed to responding in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T14:55:14.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:55:14.347Z
answering member
4021
label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1126945
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Cats and Dogs: Imports more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure compliance with the Balai Directive to protect the UK from disease in relation to EU and Third country imports of stray cats and dogs. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 254769 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>Defra takes the threat to public and animal health posed by animals entering the United Kingdom (UK) very seriously. This includes the rescue and rehoming of stray cats and dogs from EU and Third countries under the Balai Directive, which is classed as a commercial import not as a pet import. Importation of stray dogs and cats, whose history is unknown can pose a biosecurity risk to the UK and therefore enforcement measures are in place to ensure compliance.</p><p> </p><p>All consignments of stray dogs or cats from Third countries must enter through a Border Inspection Post (BIP), and receive documentary, physical and identity checks upon arrival for compliance with import requirements.</p><p> </p><p>All EU consignments of dogs or cats receive documentary checks on entry and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) conduct further checks post-import. A risk-based approach is used to determine which consignments receive a further post-importation identity and documentary check at their destination in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Where animals fail to meet the necessary health requirements for entry to the UK, they must either be quarantined until compliant, returned to their country of origin, or euthanised – all at the expense of the owner or importer. This helps to preserve the UK’s high standards of biosecurity, and acts as a deterrent to those who might otherwise be motivated to abuse Balai import requirements. The UK CVO is in correspondence with her EU counterparts in Member States where issues of non-compliance have been detected.</p>
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T16:08:56.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:08:56.397Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1126922
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse per annum of all (a) UK pensioners residing abroad who do not receive a yearly increase in state pension and (b) UK pensioners residing in the European Economic Area or Switzerland returning to reside in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 254755 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>This information is not held. HM Treasury has not estimated the cost to the public purse of these pensioner groups.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T12:45:41.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T12:45:41.317Z
answering member
4097
label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1126928
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Trade Agreements: Djibouti more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress has been made towards achieving a free trade deal with Djibouti after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 254759 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>The Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Act 2018 enables the UK to put in place a trade preferences scheme for developing countries that maintains the same level of access as the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences. The UK trade preference scheme will grant duty-free, quota-free access to Least Developed Countries, including Djibouti, upholding a target in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.</p><p>The UK has signed an Economic Partnership Agreement with Eastern and Southern Africa States (ESA). As Djibouti has not signed the ESA-EU EPA it is not party to the transitioned UK EPA although it is eligible to accede in the future.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T09:55:51.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T09:55:51.47Z
answering member
4016
label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1126929
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Trade Agreements: Serbia more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he has made progress on rolling over the existing EU trade agreement with Serbia. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 254760 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>We continue to engage with Serbia on replicating the effects of the existing EU trade agreement. Both the UK and Serbia remain committed to concluding a new partnership, trade &amp; cooperation agreement as soon as possible. We are working together to ensure we are prepared for all possible scenarios.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will inform the Parliament as soon as our discussions have concluded.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T09:52:20.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T09:52:20.08Z
answering member
4016
label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1126930
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Trade Agreements: Burkina Faso more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress has been made towards negotiating a trade deal with Burkina Faso after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 254761 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>The Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Act 2018 enables the UK to put in place a trade preferences scheme for developing countries that maintains the same level of access as the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences. The UK trade preference scheme will grant duty-free, quota-free access to Least Developed Countries, including Burkina Faso, upholding a target in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.</p><p> </p><p>Currently the trade agreement between the EU and 16 West African States, including Burkina Faso, has not been signed by all of the West African states and is therefore not in force. Should this change, the UK would look to transition the agreement.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T09:47:42.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T09:47:42.273Z
answering member
4016
label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1126923
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Local Government: Flags more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with local authorities on flying and promoting county flags on Historic County Flags Day on 23 July. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 254756 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>I regularly have discussions with local authorities covering a wide range of issues which can include the celebration of historic counties. To help county council leaders develop local activities to celebrate their historic counties, I issued on 10 April guidance which included a section referring to the County Flags Day on 23 July and provided advice about the flying of Historic County Flags.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
answering member printed Jake Berry more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T14:34:42.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:34:42.307Z
answering member
4060
label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1126925
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Social Media: Young People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the (a) addiction to and (b) anxiety caused by social media among young people. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 254757 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p>The DCMS and Home Office joint Online Harms White Paper outlines our plans to establish in law a new duty of care on companies towards their users, overseen by an independent regulator. This regulator will set clear safety standards, backed up by mandatory reporting requirements and effective enforcement powers. The government shares concerns around designed addiction and is determined to ensure that we have sufficient evidence on this risk, and the right expectations of companies to design their products in safe ways. We expect the regulator will continue to support research in this area to inform future action and, if necessary, set clear expectations for companies to prevent harm to their users.</p><p> </p><p>In February 2019, the UK Chief Medical Officers published their review on the impact of social media use on children and young people’s mental health, followed by advice on how to have a healthy balance with screen time. They concluded that the published scientific research is currently insufficient to support evidence-based guidelines on screen time, but there is enough basis to warrant a precautionary approach and action by schools, government and technology companies.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T16:01:02Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T16:01:02Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1126948
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Baltic States: Navy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times UK ships have visited the Baltic states as part of Standing NATO Maritime Group One since 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 254771 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>Since 2015 UK Naval ships have visited the Baltic states as part of Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 for six visits and as part of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 for 15 visits.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T14:59:31.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:59:31.52Z
answering member
1544
label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter