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1105032
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: 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
1105042
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Visas: Tanzania 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 the Home Department, what the refusal rate has been for applications for visitor visas from Tanzania in each of the last three (a) years and (b) months. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 236363 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
answer text <p>Applications for visit visas are considered against Appendix V of the Immigration Rules and on a case by case basis. Detailed information on how UK Visas and Immigration makes decisions on visitor cases is published at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visit-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visit-guidance</a></p><p>Information on total entry clearance visas (the majority of which are visitor visas) broken down by nationality and outcome (grants, refusals, withdrawals, lapsed) is published in the quarterly Immigration Statistics Visas volume 1 table vi_02_q at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-december-2018/list-of-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-december-2018/list-of-tables</a></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-02T15:57:35Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T15:57:35Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1105043
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Asylum: Community Relations 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 the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure the (a) integration and (b) assimilation of settled asylum seekers. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 236364 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
answer text <p>This Government is committed to ensuring that refugees can take positive steps towards integration as they rebuild their lives in the UK.</p><p>Refugees can access mainstream benefits and services, which enable integration. This includes healthcare, education, English language tuition and Job Centre work coaches. The Home Office is working with other Government departments to ensure these services meet the needs of refugees.</p><p>The Government response to the consultation on the Integrated Communities Strategy (ICS) and action plan was published on GOV.UK on 9th February. We have committed to work with civil society partners and others to improve integration support for all refugees in the UK. The action plan sets out measures we are taking forward to support refugees with English language, employment, mental health, and cultural orientation to life in the UK.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-02T16:08:33.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T16:08:33.8Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1105040
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 Animal Welfare: Sentencing 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, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2019 to Question 232542 on Animal Welfare: Sentencing, whether bringing forward legislative proposals is a priority for his Department; and what the timeframe is for the introduction of those legislative proposals. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 236361 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
answer text <p>We are committed to the highest standards of animal welfare and the Government has announced that it will increase the custodial maximum penalty for animal cruelty from 6 months’ to 5 years’ imprisonment as soon as Parliamentary time allows.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-28T17:07:34.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T17:07:34.343Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1105031
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 Marine Protected Areas 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, with reference to his Department's 24 September 2018 press release, and to the establishment of the marine protected area around Ascension Island, what further steps he is taking to ensure that 30 per cent of the world's oceans are protected by 2030. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 236352 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
answer text <p>At the United Nations General Assembly last September, the UK Government called for 30% of the world’s oceans to be protected within Marine Protected Areas by 2030. We are working both domestically and internationally to achieve this goal.</p><p> </p><p>At home, we already have 314 marine protected sites, covering 24% of UK waters. In addition, we have consulted on a further 41 Marine Conservation Zones. Sites to be designated will be in place by 7 June. Around the UK Overseas Territories, including Ascension Island, we are on track to deliver over 4 million km2 of protected ocean by 2020. Overall more than 50% of all UK waters are set to be in Marine Protected Areas.</p><p> </p><p>In the 2019 Spring Statement, the UK Government announced that it is backing an Ascension Island bid to protect 100% of its offshore waters. Ascension Island plans to designate over 445,00km<sup>2</sup> of its waters as a fully protected no-take Marine Protected Area.</p><p> </p><p>Internationally, the UK is working together with key stakeholders and other countries to secure agreement to a new global 30by30 target to be included as part of the Convention on Biological Diversity post-2020 agenda for agreement at the Convention of Parties in China in 2020. Agreement of the new Implementing Agreement under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction is crucial for this target to be achieved. The UK is pushing hard for the new agreement to be completed in 2020.</p>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-01T16:10:02.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T16:10:02.687Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1105029
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 NATO Countries: Defence 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, what recent steps he has taken to encourage NATO allies to meet the pledge to spend 2 per cent of GDP on defence. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 236350 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
answer text <p>At the 2014 NATO Wales Summit, all Allies signed the Defence Investment Pledge (DIP) to spend 2% of GDP on defence and 20% of that on major equipment by 2024. The UK fully supports the DIP and has been clear on the need for increased defence spending in the Alliance to meet an evolving and complex security environment. The UK welcomed the Secretary General's recent announcement that non-US Allies will spend an extra $100 billion on defence over 2016-2020, and $350 billion by 2024. However, the UK remains clear that this upward trend must continue and regularly engages with Allies at all levels on this. For example, I spoke on the issue of burden sharing at the February NATO Defence Ministerial, where I welcomed progress already made and urged Allies to do more to meet their commitments.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Staffordshire more like this
answering member printed Gavin Williamson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-02T14:52:46.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T14:52:46.68Z
answering member
4108
label Biography information for Gavin Williamson more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1105030
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 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, how many trade deals have been rolled over in time for the UK leaving the EU; and what estimate he has made of the number of trade deals that will be rolled over one year after the UK has left the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 236351 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
answer text <p>The best way to provide continuity and stability in our global trading relationships is to have a deal with the European Union so that the UK can remain covered by all existing trade agreements during the Implementation Period. After this we will seek to bring into force bilateral agreements that replicate the effects of existing agreements as far as possible.</p><p>Nevertheless, the Government is working to have bilateral agreements in place ready for when we need them, whether that is in the event of no deal, or after the proposed implementation period. The Government has signed trade continuity agreements with Chile, the Faroe Islands, the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) trade bloc, Switzerland, Israel, Palestinian Authority, Pacific states and CARIFORUM countries. We expect these to be in place by exit day, even in the event of a no deal. This list is kept up to date on Gov.uk (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/signed-uk-trade-agreements-transitioned-from-the-eu" target="_blank">LINK</a>) as we continue to sign trade continuity agreements. The Government has also initialled an agreement with EEA countries Iceland and Norway. This is expected to be signed shortly. Liechtenstein is covered under an additional agreement to the UK-Switzerland Trade Agreement.</p>
answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-28T09:56:39.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T09:56:39.573Z
answering member
4016
label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1105026
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 International Assistance 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 Development, whether the Government has plans to reduce the proportion of the aid budget which is spent as contributions to multilateral organisations. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 236347 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
answer text <p>The proportion of our aid that is spent through bilateral programmes and multilateral organisations will be determined through the spending review and will be based on the most effective channels for delivering our objectives.</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 2019-04-01T16:17:21.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T16:17:21.86Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1105028
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Plastics: Pollution 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 Development, how much and what proportion of the Official Development Assistance is spent on tackling plastic pollution. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 236349 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
answer text <p>The Department for International Development currently has £39m of programming as part of an overall package of over £66m of UK Official Development Assistance aimed at tackling plastic pollution. In addition, the UK contributes to multilateral institutions including £250m to the Global Environment Facility and the multilateral development banks, part of which is used to tackle waste and plastic pollution. We do not track the proportion of the overall aid budget that is spent on tackling plastic pollution.</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 2019-04-01T16:25:33.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T16:25:33.83Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1105041
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 Job Creation: Romford 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 recent steps he has taken to help businesses create more highly skilled jobs in Romford. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 236362 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
answer text <p>Since its launch in 2012, the Start-Up Loans programme, part of the British Business Bank, has delivered more than 59,000 loans, totalling over £450m. One hundred and seventeen Start-Up Loans have been provided to the Romford constituency with a total value of £879,250.</p><p> </p><p>Businesses will also be helped with the Government’s Industrial Strategy, which is our long-term plan to boost productivity by backing businesses to create high-quality, well paid jobs throughout the United Kingdom, with investment in skills, industries and infrastructure. We are working with the London Local Enterprise Partnership to develop its Local Industrial Strategy, as part of our aim to create prosperous communities across the country. The Local Industrial Strategy will be long-term, based on clear evidence and aligned to the national Industrial Strategy, identifying local strengths and challenges, future opportunities and the action needed to boost productivity, earning power and competitiveness.</p>
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-02T16:43:46.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T16:43:46.517Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter