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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art more like this
star 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 right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how frequently the Commission receives reports from the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 912182 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art produces an annual report which is published and considered by the House’s Finance Committee. The Commission does not receive routine updates. The last annual report was published on the Committee’s website in October 2018. This year’s annual report is due to be considered by the Advisory Committee in September and will be published later in the year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T10:58:01.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T10:58:01.253Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
1140760
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety more like this
star 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 recent progress has been made on the introduction of mandatory electrical safety checks in the private rented sector. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 912092 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>We have worked with industry to design proportionate legislation that delivers real benefits to tenants and we’ll be ready to lay the Statutory Instrument introducing mandatory checks as soon as parliamentary time allows. This will make rented properties safer, so we’re encouraging landlords to comply early and get familiar with the changes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:56:34.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:56:34.077Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
1140857
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps more like this
star 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish a response to EDM 2333 on the Islamic revolutionary guard corps. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 280265 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government is deeply concerned by Iran’s destabilising involvement in regional conflicts, including in Syria and Yemen, through the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and IRGC Qods Force, and by reported financial and military support to militant and proscribed groups, such as Hizballah and the Houthis in Yemen. I raised these concerns directly during my visit to Iran in June 2019. We also condemn the IRGC’s involvement in recent attacks on shipping, including the attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman (for which the IRGC was almost certainly responsible) and the seizure of the UK-flagged vessel Stena Impero. The IRGC as a whole remains subject to EU and US sanctions; a large number of associated individuals and entities are also designated. We continue to review the list of proscribed groups, but do not routinely comment on consideration of specific organisations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-26T13:28:31.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T13:28:31.997Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
1139259
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Tourism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the value of tourism to Scotch whisky distilleries to the UK economy. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 277769 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
star this property answer text <p>The Scottish Whisky industry is recognised the world over for its high quality and, according to VisitBritain, whisky is the top food and drink item associated with the UK in France, Germany, China and Japan.</p><p> </p><p>A recent survey by the Scotch Whisky Association, suggests that 2018 saw a record of more than 2m visitors to distilleries, an increase of more than 50% since 2010. This survey also shows that in 2018 visitor spending increased by more than 12% on 2017’s figures to over £68m.</p><p> </p><p>VisitBritain(VB) work to promote the UK as a tourist destination, and have used Scotch whisky to promote Scotland in particular. VB regularly host educational trips which include distilleries across Scotland, host several distilleries at their flagship promotional event ExploreGB and offer Whisky tours through the VB online shop. In addition to this, VB work in partnership with the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for International Trade to create food and drink hubs across the UK which encourage visitors to try our produce and commission research into food and drink as a draw for tourists.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 277770 more like this
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less than 2019-07-30T10:41:10.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T10:41:10.693Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
1139260
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Tourism more like this
star 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the contribution to UK tourism of the Scotch whisky industry’s investment in distilleries and visitor centres. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 277770 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 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
star this property answer text <p>The Scottish Whisky industry is recognised the world over for its high quality and, according to VisitBritain, whisky is the top food and drink item associated with the UK in France, Germany, China and Japan.</p><p> </p><p>A recent survey by the Scotch Whisky Association, suggests that 2018 saw a record of more than 2m visitors to distilleries, an increase of more than 50% since 2010. This survey also shows that in 2018 visitor spending increased by more than 12% on 2017’s figures to over £68m.</p><p> </p><p>VisitBritain(VB) work to promote the UK as a tourist destination, and have used Scotch whisky to promote Scotland in particular. VB regularly host educational trips which include distilleries across Scotland, host several distilleries at their flagship promotional event ExploreGB and offer Whisky tours through the VB online shop. In addition to this, VB work in partnership with the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for International Trade to create food and drink hubs across the UK which encourage visitors to try our produce and commission research into food and drink as a draw for tourists.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 277769 more like this
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less than 2019-07-30T10:41:10.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T10:41:10.86Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
1139261
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Whisky: Scotland more like this
star 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 International Trade, what recent assessment he has made of the role of Scotch whisky as an export product in increasing UK access to high-value overseas markets. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 277771 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Scotch Whisky continues to be a major contributor towards the UK’s overall exports, representing 21.4% of total exports of UK food and drink.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers and officials from this department hold regular discussions with the Scotch Whisky Association and other representatives from the industry with the aim of further increasing whisky exports and to help them to take advantage of a wide range of overseas opportunities. The Department is working to address tariff and non-tariff barriers facing the sector through our planned future trade agreements and other dialogues with partner countries. The current Chief Executive of the Scotch Whisky Association is an adviser to the Board of Trade.</p><p> </p><p>Scotch is the largest export within the food and drink sector with over £4.8bn in sales in 2018, a rise of 7.7% compared to 2017.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 277772 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:48:56.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:48:56.393Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
1139262
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Whisky: Scotland more like this
star 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 International Trade, what recent assessment he has of the contribution of Scotch whisky to the UK's food and drink exports market. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 277772 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Scotch Whisky continues to be a major contributor towards the UK’s overall exports, representing 21.4% of total exports of UK food and drink.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers and officials from this department hold regular discussions with the Scotch Whisky Association and other representatives from the industry with the aim of further increasing whisky exports and to help them to take advantage of a wide range of overseas opportunities. The Department is working to address tariff and non-tariff barriers facing the sector through our planned future trade agreements and other dialogues with partner countries. The current Chief Executive of the Scotch Whisky Association is an adviser to the Board of Trade.</p><p> </p><p>Scotch is the largest export within the food and drink sector with over £4.8bn in sales in 2018, a rise of 7.7% compared to 2017.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 277771 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:48:56.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:48:56.437Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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1138954
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Ministers of Religion more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether men ordained as deacons in the Roman Catholic Church are Ministers of Religion for the purpose of applications under Tier 2 and Tier 5 of the immigration rules. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 277208 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Paragraph 169 of the Immigration Rules defines the role of a Minister of Religion. Further detail can be found within our guidance products, including our guidance for Tier 2 and Tier 5 sponsors, which can be found at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sponsor-a-tier-2-or-5-worker-guidance-for-employers" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/sponsor-a-tier-2-or-5-worker-guidance-for-employers </a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T15:21:00.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:21:00.923Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
1139005
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty more like this
star 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State in Westminster Hall on 3 July, column 584WH, if he will provide a reference to the section of the award of March 2015 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea Tribunal which concluded that the Agreement in 1965 to the detachment of the Chagos Archipelago was legally binding. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 277209 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Section 6 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Arbitral Tribunal Award (18 March 2015) considers this issue in detail and makes the relevant conclusions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T15:20:25.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:20:25.4Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
1138384
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Diego Garcia: Roads more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, to which nation the road named national highway on Diego Garcia in the British Indian Ocean Territory refers. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 276225 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The main road on Diego Garcia that links different areas of the island is officially named Britannia Way. It is more commonly known as DG1 or National Highway.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:33:02.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:33:02.367Z
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1466
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
1135900
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Football more like this
star 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 the Home Department, how many visas have been (a) applied for, (b) granted and (c) refused for footballers where the sponsoring organisation was in Scotland in each of the last five years. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 271504 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 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The available information relates to Tier 5 creative and sporting category, entry clearance visa applications, and resolutions (grants, refusals, withdrawals, lapsed), published in the quarterly Immigration Statistics Visas volume 1, table vi_01_q, latest edition at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2019/list-of-tables#visas" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2019/list-of-tables#visas</a></p><p>Information identifying footballers sponsored by Scottish employers could only be obtained at disproportionate cost by examination of thousands of individual case files.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T15:37:35.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:37:35.41Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
1133293
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Biometric Residence Permits more like this
star 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 the Home Department, how much his Department has received in fees from super priority service for a biometric residence permit replacement in each of the last five years. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 266790 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does record fees for Biometric Residence Permit applications and extensions, including the super-priority Biometric Resident Permit replacement service.</p><p>However the Home Office does not record payments received for this service separately to a unique account code within our accounting software. <br>Consequently there is no available management information to break down the income into this specific category.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T15:30:21.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:30:21.537Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
1133373
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Biometric Residence Permits more like this
star 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 the Home Department, what assessments his Department carried out in determining that £800 was an appropriate fee for the super priority service for a replacement biometric residence permit. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 266841 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>An application fee for the replacement of a biometric residence permit (BRP) is £56 and uptake of the super premium service in addition to this is completely optional.</p><p>The super premium service is an optional service to expedite the application process if an applicant needs a decision within one working day and is available to various types of immigration applications for a fixed fee. As such, £800 was set to reflect the benefits of the service offered, alongside the need to run an effective BIC System. As an optional service applying to a variety of immigration applications it has not had a separate Impact Assessment.</p><p>Fees are usually reviewed on an annual basis, with a view to providing resources necessary to running the Border Immigration and Citizenship system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T15:18:21.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:18:21.117Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
1133374
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Biometric Residence Permits more like this
star 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 the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of waiving the fees for super priority service for a replacement biometric residence permit (BRP) for victims of crime who have had their BRPs stolen. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 266842 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p /><p>We have previously considered the merits of whether we should waive the fee for replacement BRPs that have been stolen. We concluded that a fee waiver in these circumstances would not be appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T12:42:12.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T12:42:12.88Z
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4048
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
1132823
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 State Retirement Pensions: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish a response to Early Day Motion 2390, Pensions for women born in the 1950s. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 266154 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The approach of Labour, Conservative and the Coalition governments for the last 24 years since the 1995 pensions Act is the same. This Government’s position on the changes to State Pension age (SPa) remains clear and consistent.</p><p /><p>We have considered the alternative options offered by stakeholders and found there are substantial practical, financial and legal problems to all alternative options offered by stakeholders so far to mitigate the impact on those affected. During the passage of the 2011 Act, the Government listened to the concerns of those affected and subsequently introduced a concession worth £1.1 billion in order to limit the impact on those women who would be most affected by the changes.</p><p> </p><p>In the years after the 1995 legislation, equalisation was frequently reported in the media and debated at length in Parliament. The changes were communicated in a variety of ways, for example with leaflets, extensive advertising campaigns were carried out and later individual letters were posted out. Throughout this period, the Department has also provided individuals with their most up-to-date State Pension age when they have requested a Pension statement. Between April 2000 and the end of April 2019, the Department provided more than 28 million personalised State Pension statements to people who requested them (either online or by telephone or post). We continue to encourage people to request a personalised State Pension Statement as part of our on-going communications.</p><p> </p><p>This matter has been comprehensively debated on many occasions in Parliament, and any amendment to the current legislation which creates a new inequality between men and women would be highly dubious as a matter of law. The Government has no plans to publish a response to EDM 2390.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:54:58.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:54:58.373Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Employment and Support Allowance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answers of 8 and 29 April 2019 to Questions 239928 and 245887, what progress she has made on revision of form ESA65B and whether that revision will make clear to doctors that they should continue to provide fit notes for claimants if they are appealing a decision or their condition worsens. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 264779 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The revised version of the ESA65B letter went live from 3<sup>rd</sup> June 2019. The revised letter states clearly the circumstances in which fit notes are required including to support Employment and Support Allowance appeals, where a claimant’s condition has worsened or if the claimant has developed a new health condition or disability.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T14:30:55.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T14:30:55.84Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Indian Ocean Territory more like this
star 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of the statement by the Prime Minister of Mauritius at the UN general Assembly on 22 May 2019 that the eviction of the population of the Chagos Islands by the UK Government was akin to a crime against humanity. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 262406 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The UK does not accept this characterisation of events. Mauritius has not previously described matters in this way. Nor has this description been used by either the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in its Advisory Opinion, or the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) Tribunal members in the Award in respect of the circumstances of the removal of Chagossians.</p><p>The UK has expressed sincere regret about the manner in which Chagossians were removed from British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) in the 1960s and 1970s.</p><p>The Government has committed £40 million for Chagossians who are now living elsewhere – to provide employment support, English language training and projects to help preserve their heritage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T14:10:47.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:10:47.783Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Driving: Medical Examinations more like this
star 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 Transport, how many D4 medical examination reports have been completed during (a) each of the five years prior to December 2014 and (b) each year since December 2014. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 261517 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 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>As not all applications need to be supported by a D4 medical examination report, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency does not hold the information requested.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the number of applications processed from applicants for entitlement to drive lorries and buses. However, examples of group 2 licence applications that do not include a D4 medical examination report, include but are not limited to, the renewal of a driving licence before the age of 45 and when adding an additional driving entitlement within 12 months of submitting a D4 (e.g. adding a bus provisional when holding HGV entitlement).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Group 2 licence applications</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>245,486</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>230,129</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>244,482</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>259,966</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>256,248</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>263,535</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>282,751</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>288,654</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>289,202</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>389,741</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019 (until the end of May)</p></td><td><p>175,221</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T11:03:57.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T11:03:57.187Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Driving: Medical Examinations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 Transport, how many D4 medical examination applications have been refused during (a) each of the five years prior to December 2014 and (b) each year since December 2014. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 261518 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 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the number of lorry or bus driving licence applications that have been refused or revoked for medical reasons over the last 10 years. However, not all these applications will have been supported by a D4 medical examination report.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Group 2 licence applications </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>Not held</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>4,583</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>5,539</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>6,122</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>7,464</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>7,494</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>8,095</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>10,665</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>11,213</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>12,242</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019 (until the end of May)</p></td><td><p>4,639</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T11:06:56.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T11:06:56.813Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Driving: Medical Examinations more like this
star 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 Transport, how many DVLA centres are licensed to complete D4 medical examination reports. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 261519 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 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) does not license centres or doctors to complete D4 medical examination reports. The D4 medical examination and report must be conducted by a qualified medical practitioner who is registered with the General Medical Council and licensed to practice in the UK, or registered within the EU (if the form is completed outside the UK). The examining practitioner must carry out the examination in accordance with requirements outlined in DVLA guidance.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T11:18:37.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T11:18:37.57Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty more like this
star 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish a response to EDM 2425 entitled UN Condemnation of UK occupation of the Chagos Islands. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 259287 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 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>As set out in Written Ministerial Statement - HCWS1528 of 30 April and in the statement by the UK Permanent Representative at UNGA on 23 May, we were disappointed that this matter was referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and UN General Assembly. An Advisory Opinion of the ICJ is advice provided to the United Nations General Assembly at its request; it is not a legally binding judgment. The Government has considered the content of the Opinion carefully, but we do not share the Court's approach. The basic principle that the ICJ should not consider bilateral sovereignty disputes without the consent of both states concerned has been circumvented and this could have wide-reaching implications for all UN member states.</p><p>With regard to Chagossians we are continuing our work to design a support package worth approximately £40m, to improve Chagossian livelihoods in the communities in Mauritius, the Seychelles and the UK where they now live.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T15:34:05.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:34:05.903Z
star this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Kenya: Refugees more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Kenyan counterpart on the recent decision of a court in that country to repatriate 22 women refugees to Eritrea. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 259288 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 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>​Neither the Foreign Secretary nor I have discussed with the Kenyan government reports that a Kenyan court has ruled to repatriate 22 women refugees to Eritrea. Our High Commission in Nairobi will work to establish the full facts in the coming days.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T15:38:40.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:38:40.187Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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: Water more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the publication entitled, Tackling antimicrobial resistance 2019–2024: The UK’s five-year national action plan, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the implementation of the Government’s commitment to support greater access to water and sanitation; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 257066 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s national action plan on tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) sets out challenging five-year ambitions that begin to fulfil the UK’s vision for a world in which AMR is contained and controlled by 2040. DFID and the Department for Health and Social Care are working closely together on tackling AMR and senior officials have met on this issue.</p><p> </p><p>As part of tackling AMR, DFID continues to support health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes which emphasise the importance of improving infection control, and WASH in health facilities, which is key for the prevention of infections and antimicrobial resistance. The UK is committed to supporting countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 6 target of universal access to water and sanitation by 2030.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T16:33:15.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T16:33:15.24Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answering body
Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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 Malawi: Health Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure the adequacy of access to (a) water, (b) sanitation and (c) hygiene facilities in Health Care Facilities in Malawi. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 257067 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Approximately 40% of health facilities in Malawi do not have adequate water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.</p><p>DFID’s £110m Malawi Health Service Support Programme funds regular supply of piped water to health facilities in 28 districts and the construction of new health facilities that meet water, sanitation and hygiene standards. An estimated 400,000 Malawians will benefit from these facilities.</p><p>DFID Malawi has funded UNICEF to improve hygiene facilities in 13 Cholera-prone districts. The NGO WaterAid has received £2m from DFID through UK Aid Match to improve water, sanitation and hygiene services in marginalised districts of Malawi.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:22:02.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:22:02.423Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Elections: Internet more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will issue a response to the recommendations published by FullFact on 12 April 2019 on reform of electoral laws governing online campaigning. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 257144 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to increasing transparency in digital campaigning. On 5 May 2019, the Government announced that candidates, political parties and non-party campaigners will be required to brand or ‘imprint’ their digital election materials, so the public is clear who is targeting them. The Government will bring forward the technical proposal for this regime later on this year.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst there are no current plans for a database of online political adverts, we are encouraging action to increase transparency of wider political advertising online. Several social media companies have already implemented tools to enhance transparency about the origins of political and electoral adverts on their platforms, including political advert libraries. However, these efforts have been inconsistent and the Government is clear that more could be done. As such, the Online Harms White Paper, published on 8 April 2019, proposes that under the new online safety regulatory framework platforms could be required to improve transparency of political advertising, as part of their duty of care to protect their users from disinformation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T10:37:34.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T10:37:34.033Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter