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1130720
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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 Christianity: Oppression more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure the protection of Christians from persecution in (a) Africa, (b) the Middle East and (c) East Asia. more like this
tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
tabling member printed
Luke Hall more like this
uin 261520 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answer text <p>​The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is committed to defending Freedom of Religion or Belief as a universal human right which should be enjoyed by everyone. The Government is deeply concerned about the severity of violations of Freedom of Religion or Belief in many parts of the world. In recent years we have seen reports of a particular rise in the persecution of Christians. The Foreign Secretary recently asked the Bishop of Truro to conduct an independent global review into the persecution of Christians. The review will provide recommendations on the additional practical steps the FCO can take to support persecuted Christians. The Bishop has now submitted his interim report; he will submit his final report in the Summer.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-17T15:33:05.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:33:05.597Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4450
label Biography information for Luke Hall remove filter
1130721
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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 Christianity: Oppression more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to promote religious tolerance throughout the world. more like this
tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
tabling member printed
Luke Hall more like this
uin 261521 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answer text <p>​The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is committed to defending Freedom of Religion or Belief as a universal human right which should be enjoyed by everyone. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon as the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief leads this work across Government and we regularly raise this issue with governments across the world, through our diplomatic network and at the Human Rights Council and the UN. The UK also funds and supports projects that promote respect for all people of different faiths and none.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-17T15:35:59.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:35:59.953Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4450
label Biography information for Luke Hall remove filter
444008
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-06more like thismore than 2016-01-06
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 Libya: Politics and Government more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Libya. more like this
tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
tabling member printed
Luke Hall more like this
uin 902978 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-12more like thismore than 2016-01-12
answer text <p>We welcome the signature of the Libyan Political Agreement on 17 December which paves the way for a new Government of National Accord in Libya. The security situation remains fragile and it is vital that the new government is formed quickly to tackle the threats from Daesh and people smuggling.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-12T16:30:14.02Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-12T16:30:14.02Z
answering member
1487
label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
tabling member
4450
label Biography information for Luke Hall remove filter
851519
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
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 Broadband: Rural Areas more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to increase access to full fibre-to-the-property broadband in rural areas. more like this
tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
tabling member printed
Luke Hall more like this
uin 130282 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-03-09more like thismore than 2018-03-09
answer text <p>We have taken a range of actions to support full fibre connectivity across the UK, including in rural areas.</p><p> </p><p>In the Spring 2017 Budget, £200m of funding was allocated to the Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) programme. This includes a £190m Challenge Fund designed to stimulate commercial investment in full fibre networks in both rural and urban locations across the UK and a market trial of the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme.</p><p> </p><p>£400 million of public funding has also been made available for fibre connectivity through the Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund, that will unlock approximately £1 billion of private investment.</p><p> </p><p>DEFRA has also allocated £30 million of grant funding from the Rural Development Programme for England, targeted at helping to connect businesses with broadband in hard to reach rural areas.</p><p> </p><p>Beyond this, the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review will assess what further changes could be made to create the competitive conditions to encourage the long term investment needed to deliver the next generation of digital infrastructure in different areas of the UK, including hard-to-reach rural areas.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-03-09T11:19:20.36Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-09T11:19:20.36Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4450
label Biography information for Luke Hall remove filter
1130723
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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 Christianity: Oppression more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing a fund to support persecuted Christians through help with legal fees and access to justice. more like this
tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
tabling member printed
Luke Hall more like this
uin 261523 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answer text <p>We have not made an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a fund for legal fees and access to justice. The Foreign Secretary has however launched the independent review of Foreign and Commonwealth Office support for persecuted Christians on 30 January. This review will provide robust recommendations on how the FCO can respond to the persecution of Christians when the final report is submitted in the Summer.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-17T15:39:43.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:39:43.393Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4450
label Biography information for Luke Hall remove filter
832666
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Special Educational Needs more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps his Department is taking to improve support for children with special educational needs and disabilities. more like this
tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
tabling member printed
Luke Hall more like this
uin 903599 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
answer text <p>We have been strengthening the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities system through the biggest programme of reforms in a generation. We have legislated to improve the system and have invested £341 million since 2014 to help ensure the reforms make a real difference. We will continue to build on this, so that every child has the chance to fulfil their potential.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
grouped question UIN
903593 more like this
903594 more like this
903598 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-29T16:30:29.033Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T16:30:29.033Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
4450
label Biography information for Luke Hall remove filter
837967
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
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 Severn River Crossing: Tolls more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment the Government has made of the potential benefits of the removal of the Severn Bridge toll to the surrounding communities and businesses in (a) South Gloucestershire, and (b) the South West. more like this
tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
tabling member printed
Luke Hall more like this
uin 126997 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-02-14more like thismore than 2018-02-14
answer text <p>We do not have specific modelling results for South Gloucestershire or the South West for the wider economic benefits of removing the existing tolls.</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 2018-02-14T11:18:38.31Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-14T11:18:38.31Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4450
label Biography information for Luke Hall remove filter
867295
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-03-20more like thismore than 2018-03-20
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Mental Health Services: Children and Young People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps he is taking to improve the provision of mental health services for children and young people. more like this
tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
tabling member printed
Luke Hall more like this
uin 904476 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-03-20more like thismore than 2018-03-20
answer text <p>We are making an additional £1.4 billion available until 2019/20 in order to transform services and ensure access to specialist mental health services for 70,000 additional children and young people each year by 2020/21.</p><p> </p><p>Our recent Green Paper published jointly with the Department for Education, will revolutionise services in schools, bolster links between schools and commits us to pilot a four week waiting time for National Health Service specialist services.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-03-20T14:43:54.4Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-20T14:43:54.4Z
answering member
4065
label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
tabling member
4450
label Biography information for Luke Hall remove filter
677945
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Garden Communities more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether garden village proposals which do not meet the criteria in the report Locally-Led Garden Villages, Towns and Cities, published by his Department in March 2016, will not receive either formally or informally any aspect of the Government support package set out in paragraphs 31 to 44 of that document. more like this
tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
tabling member printed
Luke Hall more like this
uin 61388 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-01-27more like thismore than 2017-01-27
answer text <p>We are keen that local areas continue to pursue their garden village ambitions. The Homes and Communites Agency has offered a conversation with local authorities whose garden village proposals were not selected to establish how they might be supported to progress their ambitions.</p><p>We want local areas to be ambitious and want to encourage well developed locally led proposals that will provide high quality, transformational housing growth.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Croydon Central more like this
answering member printed Gavin Barwell more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-01-27T14:15:33.537Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-27T14:15:33.537Z
answering member
3955
label Biography information for Gavin Barwell more like this
tabling member
4450
label Biography information for Luke Hall remove filter
942540
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-07-16more like thismore than 2018-07-16
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Orkambi more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a date has been set for the next meeting between NHS England and Vertex to discuss access to the drug Orkambi. more like this
tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
tabling member printed
Luke Hall more like this
uin 164470 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-07-20more like thismore than 2018-07-20
answer text <p>We are informed by NHS England that at the last meeting on 4 July, it was agreed that both parties would take time to reflect before a further meeting was arranged. NHS England has subsequently made a substantially increased proposal to Vertex and has offered to meet to discuss and clarify any aspects as required by the company.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-07-20T09:48:08.57Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-20T09:48:08.57Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
4450
label Biography information for Luke Hall remove filter