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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-11more like thismore than 2018-01-11
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
unstar 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 What steps the Government is taking to help (a) women and (b) men balance work with childcare responsibilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 903244 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-11more like thismore than 2018-01-11
star this property answer text The Government is committed to helping men and women to balance work and childcare between them. It is good for parents and children, as well as being an important way to address the Gender Pay Gap. Shared Parental Leave and the right to request flexible working enables parents to arrange work and care in a way that works for them. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-01-11T11:57:10.777Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-11T11:57:10.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
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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 Social Security Benefits: Cryptocurrencies more like this
unstar 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 assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the GovCoin trial; and what plans her Department has for the future use of that technology. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 126226 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-09more like thismore than 2018-02-09
star this property answer text <p>A small proof-of-concept trial was undertaken in 2016. The trial was led by Universal Credit officials who worked with DISC Holdings (formerly Govcoin) to trial an app on a mobile phone that customers could use to receive and manage benefit payments.</p><p> </p><p>The trial provided valuable insight into customer needs, and this was used to inform the decision to develop a future method of payment strategy that outlines DWP’s commitment to improving the methods available to make payments to customers. The Department is currently working with industry to identify new and emerging payment opportunities that suit the needs of DWP and its customers, in support of the future strategy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-02-09T11:23:33.127Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-09T11:23:33.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Maps: Technology more like this
unstar 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions his Department has had with the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology at the University of Birmingham about preparing land and mapping data for future developments in quantum technology. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 128689 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>BEIS has had no recent discussions with the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology about this issue. BEIS is providing £270 million for the UK National Quantum Technology programme – including support for this and three other research hubs. Quantum technologies is one of the areas highlighted in the Industrial Strategy where we plan to launch a Ministerial-led review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T15:33:39.4Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T15:33:39.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-09more like thismore than 2018-03-09
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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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: ICT more like this
unstar 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 his Department has made of the potential benefits of using blockchain technology to store information on (a) food safety and (b) animal welfare; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 131771 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-03-16
star this property answer text <p>Defra has been looking at how blockchain technology is already being used within the food and farming industries to improve data transparency and efficiency for suppliers, processors and consumers.</p><p> </p><p>We have also undertaken a ‘proof of concept’ project to explore how blockchain technology could be used to improve traceability of food throughout the supply chain. This will contribute to our wider work looking at how blockchain technology could bring benefits across Defra’s policy areas, including for food safety and animal welfare.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-03-16T14:49:56.837Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-16T14:49:56.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Disability more like this
unstar 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 What steps she is taking to support people with disabilities in developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 904092 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
star this property answer text <p>Disability inclusion is a top priority for DFID. DFID programmes are tackling stigma and discrimination, and supporting people with disabilities to access services, opportunities and rights. In July, the UK will host a Global Disability Summit to increase action and investment, lock-in progress and share best practice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2018-02-28T16:33:02.787Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-28T16:33:02.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-10more like thismore than 2017-11-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Streptococcus: Screening more like this
unstar 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, what steps are being taken to improve the screening for the presence of pathogens associated with neonatal sepsis such as Group B streptococcal disease. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 112299 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Following the United Kingdom National Screening Committee’s (UK NSC’s) meeting in February 2017, the Government accepted the UK NSC’s recommendation that a population based screening programme for Group B streptococcal (GBS) carriage should not be offered. This is because there is insufficient evidence to demonstrate that the benefits to be gained from screening would outweigh the harms.</p><p> </p><p>As screening for GBS is not recommended, data as requested is not collected. The Chief Scientific Advisor has recommended that the National Institute of Health Research should commission a clinical trial to compare universal screening for GBS against usual-risk based care. This is to provide better quality evidence to assess the clinical effectiveness, benefits and harms of a screening programme.</p><p> </p><p>Information on GBS in pregnancy can be found on the NHS Choices which can be accessed here:</p><p><a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/pregnancy-infections.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/pregnancy-infections.aspx</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
112302 more like this
112303 more like this
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less than 2017-11-20T12:10:18.43Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T12:10:18.43Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-10more like thismore than 2017-11-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Streptococcus: Screening more like this
unstar 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, what information his Department holds on the number of mothers screened for the presence of pathogens associated with neonatal sepsis, such as Group B streptococcal disease, in England in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 112302 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Following the United Kingdom National Screening Committee’s (UK NSC’s) meeting in February 2017, the Government accepted the UK NSC’s recommendation that a population based screening programme for Group B streptococcal (GBS) carriage should not be offered. This is because there is insufficient evidence to demonstrate that the benefits to be gained from screening would outweigh the harms.</p><p> </p><p>As screening for GBS is not recommended, data as requested is not collected. The Chief Scientific Advisor has recommended that the National Institute of Health Research should commission a clinical trial to compare universal screening for GBS against usual-risk based care. This is to provide better quality evidence to assess the clinical effectiveness, benefits and harms of a screening programme.</p><p> </p><p>Information on GBS in pregnancy can be found on the NHS Choices which can be accessed here:</p><p><a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/pregnancy-infections.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/pregnancy-infections.aspx</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
112299 more like this
112303 more like this
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less than 2017-11-20T12:10:18.477Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T12:10:18.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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4635
unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter
786871
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-10more like thismore than 2017-11-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Streptococcus: Screening more like this
unstar 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, what steps his Department is taking to make mothers aware of antenatal screening for the presence of pathogens associated with neonatal sepsis, such as Group B streptococcal disease. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 112303 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Following the United Kingdom National Screening Committee’s (UK NSC’s) meeting in February 2017, the Government accepted the UK NSC’s recommendation that a population based screening programme for Group B streptococcal (GBS) carriage should not be offered. This is because there is insufficient evidence to demonstrate that the benefits to be gained from screening would outweigh the harms.</p><p> </p><p>As screening for GBS is not recommended, data as requested is not collected. The Chief Scientific Advisor has recommended that the National Institute of Health Research should commission a clinical trial to compare universal screening for GBS against usual-risk based care. This is to provide better quality evidence to assess the clinical effectiveness, benefits and harms of a screening programme.</p><p> </p><p>Information on GBS in pregnancy can be found on the NHS Choices which can be accessed here:</p><p><a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/pregnancy-infections.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/pregnancy-infections.aspx</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
112299 more like this
112302 more like this
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less than 2017-11-20T12:10:18.523Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T12:10:18.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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4635
unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxation: Cryptocurrencies more like this
unstar 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefits of using blockchain for (a) the tax system and (b) the customs and excise system; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 128694 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs are considering the use of blockchain alongside other technical options for both tax and customs and excise systems.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2018-02-28T12:57:34.727Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-28T12:57:34.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Cryptocurrencies more like this
unstar 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what holdings of Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies are held by the Government. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 118575 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury does not have any holdings of Bitcoin or other crypto-currencies. HM Treasury and the Bank of England publish details of the UK’s current international reserves, including foreign currency assets, on a monthly basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2017-12-19T14:01:00.667Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-19T14:01:00.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter