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1105032
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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: Caribbean 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, with reference to the CARIFORUM-UK Economic Partnership Agreement, what steps he is taken to increase trade links with those countries. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 236353 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
answer text <p>The UK signed the CARIFORUM-UK Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) on Friday 22 March 2019 with nine CARIFORUM states. The remaining <del class="ministerial">5</del><ins class="ministerial">4</ins> states will sign as their domestic processes allow. This will provide continuity in our trading arrangements after the UK leaves the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is currently designing a package of funding to help businesses in the Caribbean to take full advantage of the market access granted by the EPA, recognising that even in the absence of tariffs, a number of barriers remain which may prevent firms from being able to export to the UK.</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 2019-03-29T14:11:48.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-29T14:11:48.323Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-04-01T17:27:24.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T17:27:24.3Z
answering member
4016
label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
previous answer version
110930
answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
answering member
4016
label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1126921
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answering body
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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answer
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
previous answer version
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
1046178
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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 Iraq: Religious Freedom 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of religious freedom in Iraq; and what steps the Government is taking to promote and protect the right to freedom of religion or belief in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 211193 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
answer text <p>The UK remains concerned by continued issues related to religious freedom in Iraq but welcomes signs that Iraq's new leadership is actively promoting respect for religious minorities. For example, the Vatican Secretary of State made an official visit to Iraq in December, and the Iraqi Prime Minister's new Cabinet declared Christmas Day an official holiday for all Iraqis, not just Christians.</p><p>The UK is committed to promoting and protecting the right to freedom of religion or belief across Iraq. We regularly underline this to Iraqi political leaders, emphasising that this right is critical to building an inclusive, stable and tolerant country. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon reinforced this message with the new Iraqi Foreign Minister Al-Hakim in December 2018. As part of our efforts, we are also funding a project to pilot a new curriculum on freedom of religion or belief in secondary schools in Iraq.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-30T16:50:31.387Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1047063
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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 Non-native Species 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, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of making wildlife rescue exempt from the Invasive Alien Species Order 2019 in order to protect grey squirrels and muntjac deer. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 211685 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
answer text <p>The rescue of wildlife will not be illegal under the Order, however the re-release of listed invasive species that have been taken from the wild will not be permitted. Grey squirrel and muntjac may be kept till the end of their natural lives by rescue centres, under licence.</p><p>Neither grey squirrel nor muntjac deer are protected in the UK and both are highly invasive species which cause significant impacts on domestic ecosystems and protected species. Grey squirrels also have a negative impact on our forestry.</p><p>Risk assessments for both species have been carried out under the EU Regulation on Invasive Alien Species 2014. For muntjac deer, the EU adopted the UK’s risk assessment for this species, which concluded it has the potential to cause ‘major’ impacts. For the grey squirrel, it was concluded that this species was ‘high’ risk with the potential to cause major impacts.</p><p>The UK is committed to reducing the impacts of invasive non-native species within our borders. The Invasive Aliens Species (enforcement and permitting) Order 2019 is part of fulfilling these commitments, as laid out by the Government’s 25 year environment plan. The Order also fulfils our obligations under the EU regulation to manage our widespread invasive non-native species.</p>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-31T13:02:49.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T13:02:49.333Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1047068
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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 Non-native Species 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, whether the operation of the Invasive Alien Species Order 2019 will require animal rescue centres to kill healthy animals. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 211686 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
answer text <p>No. Animal rescue centres are not required to kill healthy animals. Healthy animals taken from the wild may be kept until the end of their natural lives, under licence, provided that they are prevented from breeding or escape. Centres may not, however, re-release those animals; this is to prevent them from further adding to the wild population.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-31T13:09:23.863Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T13:09:23.863Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1047074
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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 Non-native Species 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 assessment he has made of the potential effect of the implementation of the Invasive Alien Species Order 2019 on the numbers of (a) grey squirrels and (b) muntjac deer. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 211687 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
answer text <p>No direct assessment has been carried out. The Government takes biosecurity extremely seriously and aims to reduce the impacts of invasive non-native species on our natural environment, the economy and human health. As part of this, the Government works closely with the UK Squirrel Accord and forestry interests to implement the grey squirrel action plan for England and provides funding to the Animal and Plant Health Agency to explore the potential for developing a fertility control method for grey squirrels. We have made a commitment that our exit from the EU will not to erode protections for the environment.</p><p> </p><p>We therefore intend to uphold our commitment to the implementation of the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation 2014 which requires us to manage the populations of widespread species such as grey squirrel and muntjac deer.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-31T13:15:13.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T13:15:13.81Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1050263
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Fuels 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 Transport, what steps his Department has taken to increase the use of carbon neutral fuel through captured C02. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 213259 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>In 2018 the Government amended the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation so that transport fuels made using waste CO<sub>2</sub> are eligible for reward, provided that sustainability and eligibility requirements are met. Those requirements include that all the input process energy used to make the fuel is from renewable sources, and that the fuel delivers significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, the Department’s Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition (F4C) makes up to £20m of capital funding available to projects that will produce low carbon waste-based fuels for use in planes and lorries.</p><p> </p><p>Projects capable of producing fuels using waste CO<sub>2</sub> were eligible to apply for F4C funding.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-04T16:32:22.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T16:32:22.77Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1050265
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to encourage local government bodies to commemorate annual county days and display their county flag. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 213260 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
answer text <p>The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport encourages government departments and other institutions to fly the Union Flag on the designated days. Flag flying is deregulated and as such no guidance is issued to local government bodies to display county flags to commemorate annual county days.</p><p>However, as flag flying is deregulated local government bodies can fly any other flag including county flags on county days without requiring guidance or encouragement from DCMS.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-05T14:03:46.483Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T14:03:46.483Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1050267
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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 War Memorials: Vandalism 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 the Government is taking to ensure war memorials are protected from public vandalism. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 213261 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
answer text <p>Powers which may be used to tackle vandalism include the offence of criminal damage which carries a maximum sentence of up to ten years imprisonment and a Civil Injunction which can be imposed by the courts to place prohibitions or requirements on perpetrators of Anti social behaviour, which can include requiring them to stay away from a particular place or require them to repair damage to someone else’s property. For adults, breach is punishable by up to two years’ imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine.</p><p>The Government provides support for the repair of memorials through the Memorial Grant Scheme which makes grants towards the VAT incurred by charities and faith groups in the construction, repair and maintenance of public memorial structures, including war memorials. The scheme has a fixed budget of £0.5m per year for spending period.</p><p>To mark the centenary of the First World War, Government funded a four-year programme. One strand of this work was to ensure war memorials across the country are protected and the people they commemorate, remembered. The aim was to add 2,500 war memorials to the National Heritage List for England. The project finished at the end of September 2018, having added or amended a total of 2,645 war memorials to the list.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-05T16:29:24.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T16:29:24.29Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1050268
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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 Video Games 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 the Government is taking to support the UK video games industry. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 213262 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>The video games industry is a great success story and we are committed to promoting its growth. Companies in the sector have received £230 million from the UK’s video games tax relief since its introduction in 2014, supporting 480 video games productions that together account for over £1 billion investment in the UK. The UK Games Fund, launched in 2015 with £4 million DCMS support, has further helped 75 businesses and 170 graduates, and has been provided with an additional £1.7 million from government to extend the fund to 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The Creative Industries Sector Deal, published in 2018, also includes a Creative Scale-Up Programme piloting support for early stage creative businesses operating in Greater Manchester, the West Midlands and the West of England. The programme is designed to make creative businesses - including games start-ups - better placed to access finance through a programme of intensive business support and investor eco-system development.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-04T17:31:46.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T17:31:46.763Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter