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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Rain Forests: Brazil 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions her Department is holding with the Government of Brazil to help stop deforestation in the Amazon. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell remove filter
uin 284821 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>The UK Government recognises the importance of protecting rainforests and has a long and proud history of supporting action to combat deforestation. The Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan, published last year, sets out work to protect the world’s forests, support sustainable agriculture and move towards zero-deforestation supply chains.</p><p> </p><p>Brazil is one of our priority countries for both climate change and biodiversity engagement, and the UK Embassy in Brazil leads our engagement with the Brazilian Government on the environment. We have been having positive discussions with the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, who are keen to continue our partnership to promote sustainable agricultural practices to combat deforestation rates. The first phase of our Low-carbon Agriculture programme (£24.9 million), completed in May this year, reached over 18,500 beneficiaries in the Amazon and Atlantic forest biomes and delivered a seven-fold increase in livestock productivity, while avoiding the clearance of 175,000 hectares of land and reducing 52% of carbon emissions. An additional £30 million has been committed to expand project activities to a second phase, taking place in two other major biomes in Brazil – Cerrado and Caatinga.</p><p> </p><p>Brazil will continue to be an important partner in negotiations at the forthcoming UN climate summits in Chile this December (the 25<sup>th</sup> Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP 25) and again at the significant COP 26 in late 2020, where we hope to raise the level of global ambition on climate change five years on from the landmark Paris Agreement in 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T11:35:19.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:35:19.307Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1108887
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment: Veterans 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 Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to support armed forces veterans into employment. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell remove filter
uin 239329 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
answer text <p>The Armed Forces Covenant has been in place since May 2011 and sets out the relationship between the nation, the Government and the Armed Forces. The covenant is a written and publicised voluntary pledge from businesses and other organisations who wish to demonstrate their support for the armed forces community.</p><p> </p><p>The covenant can be signed by a business or other organisation of any size, and from any industry whether they are an employer of a member of the armed forces community or simply wish to acknowledge publically their support for the armed forces.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) National Employer and Partnership Team (NEPT) actively promote the Armed Forces Covenant to those employers and partner organisations they work with. This has been adopted into routine business to ensure that those new to DWP’s employer portfolio are aware of the opportunity and benefits of support to the Armed Forces community.</p><p> </p><p>Every Jobcentre Plus District has an Armed Forced Champion (AFC) who is key to delivering our commitments under the covenant. The AFC will ensure that any concerns and issues raised which affect Service Personnel and their families are integrated within the wider work of Jobcentre Plus. AFCs ensure Work Coaches and other DWP staff can effectively support serving personnel, service leavers, veterans and their families.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the local activity in Jobcentres to support veterans our National Employer and Partnership Team (NEPT) also work closely with the Ministry of Defence to align engagement activity in support of the veteran’s strategy. In particular NEPT work closely with the MOD Careers Transition Partnership (CTP) and the Defence Relationship Management (DRM) team to encourage large employers, trade body associations and partner organisations to provide practical support to the Armed Forces Covenant, particularly the employment of veterans.</p>
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-05T12:15:41.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T12:15:41.003Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1127882
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit 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 Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of a five-week wait for a first payment of universal credit on trends in the level of food bank usage. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell remove filter
uin 257005 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
answer text <p>No Universal Credit (UC) claimant has to wait five weeks for their first payment and there are many reasons why people use foodbanks.</p><p> </p><p>If required, advances of up to 100 per cent of their expected UC award are available to claimants from day one of their claim. Advances are paid back over a maximum of 12 months and in the Autumn Budget 2018, we announced that from October 2021, the payback period for these advances will be extended further, allowing claimants up to 16 months.</p><p> </p><p>This is just one of a number of measures the Department has put in place to support claimants such as paying those claimants moving from Housing Benefit onto UC a two week ‘transitional housing payment’. We are also introducing a two-week run on for eligible claimants of Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance from July 2020.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-29T13:48:24.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:48:24.69Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
801194
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Terrorism: Iran 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 the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the role of Iran in supporting Shia Islamist groups in the UK through UK-registered charities; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell remove filter
uin 117753 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
answer text <p>In July 2017 the Government concluded its internal review into the funding for Islamist extremist activity in the UK through a Written Ministerial Statement. The review has improved the Government’s understanding of the nature, scale and sources of funding for Islamist extremism in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The review’s single most important finding was that the most significant source of funding for Islamist extremism in the UK is small, private donations from UK-based individuals. There are however a small number of UK-based organisations with which there are extremism concerns, for which overseas funding is a significant source of income. In response to the review, the Charity Commission plan to introduce a requirement on charities to declare overseas sources of funding to increase transparency in this area.</p><p> </p><p>The review’s report is classified but the Written Ministerial Statement is a comprehensive and representative reflection of the review’s findings. The Government has no plans to comment further on the review’s findings and it will not provide a running commentary on the groups, individuals or sources it considers to be of extremism concern.</p>
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-12-11T16:16:15.367Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T16:16:15.367Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
801197
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Theft: Mobile Phones 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 the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of its campaign against mobile phone theft. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell remove filter
uin 117756 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-12-12more like thismore than 2017-12-12
answer text <p>The Government welcomes the findings published by the Office for National Statistics on 6 December 2017 which show that mobile phone theft is at its lowest level since first measured by the independent Crime Survey for England and Wales in 2005/06.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/datasets/focusonpropertycrimeappendixtables" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/datasets/focusonpropertycrimeappendixtables</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-12-12T17:31:39.443Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-12T17:31:39.443Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
874858
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Motorcycles: Crime 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 the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce moped crime. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell remove filter
uin 135159 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
answer text <p>Reports of crimes involving motorcycles, mopeds and scooters are clearly a concern. That is why the Government has worked with the police, industry and other partners to develop a comprehensive action plan focusing on what more can be done to prevent offending and keep the public safe.</p><p> </p><p>This work sits alongside the review the Government is conducting into the law, guidance and practice surrounding police pursuits and response driving. We will publish the outcome of the review shortly.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-04-16T11:04:55.333Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T11:04:55.333Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
947055
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Motorcycles: Crime 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 the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle moped-enabled crime in London. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell remove filter
uin 167203 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-09-07more like thismore than 2018-09-07
answer text <p>Reports of crimes involving motorcycles, mopeds and scooters, particularly in parts of London, are clearly a concern. That is why we are working with the police, industry and other partners to develop and deliver a comprehensive action plan focusing on what works and what more needs to be done.</p><p>In London, the police are using new tactics including off-road bikes and DNA marker sprays to catch those committing these offences and Metropolitan Police figures show that these crimes have been decreasing since their peak in July last year. We are determined to support the police in their fight against crime and that is why the Home Office is consulting to change the law to give officers greater confidence to pursue suspects on the roads.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-09-07T18:45:14.017Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-07T18:45:14.017Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
947056
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Crimes of Violence: Acids 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 the Home Department, what recent steps he is taking to prevent acid attacks in London. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell remove filter
uin 167204 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-09-07more like thismore than 2018-09-07
answer text <p>As set out in the Serious Violence Strategy, the Government is taking a range of action to prevent acid attacks. This is based on the action plan announced in July 2017 which detailed four key strands: ensuring effective support for victims and survivors; supporting effective policing; ensuring relevant legislation is understood and consistently applied; and working with retailers to restrict access to acids and other harmful corrosive substances. This is being delivered and includes guidance and support to police officers on how best to prevent such attacks but also how to respond to a victim of an acid attack.</p><p>The Government has also introduced the Offensive Weapons Bill which includes new measures on stopping the sale of corrosive products to under 18s, and making it an offence to possess a corrosive substance in a public place without good reason. This new possession offence will make it easier for the police to take action if they stop someone carrying acid as they will no longer need to prove that the person carrying the substance is intending to cause an injury with it.</p>
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-09-07T18:47:13.91Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-07T18:47:13.91Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
947057
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Knives: Crime 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 the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the participation of the (a) City of London Police and (b) Metropolitan Police Service in Operation Sceptre. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell remove filter
uin 167205 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-09-07more like thismore than 2018-09-07
answer text <p>Operation Sceptre originated as a Metropolitan Police initiative, but with the agreement of the National Police Chiefs Council, it has become a regular national week of action against knife crime for police forces in England and Wales. Operation Sceptre includes targeted stop and searches, weapon sweeps of hotspot areas, test purchases of knives from retailers, the use of surrender bins, and educational events with young people.</p><p>Both the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police take an active role in Operation Sceptre. The Metropolitan Police Service conducts its own local phases of Operation Sceptre every month, alongside the national weeks of action.</p><p>The latest national phase of Operation Sceptre in February resulted in the following:</p><p> </p><ul><li>591 test purchase operations were carried out in retail premises. Of these, there were 469 passes. 122 resulted in the retail outlet failing the test purchase</li><li>1212 stop and searches were carried out and 615 arrests made. Overall, 4104 weapons were seized</li><li>918 weapon sweeps were conducted</li><li>3660 knives were surrendered or recovered</li><li>More than 600 education events were held to raise awareness of the dangers of carrying knives.</li></ul>
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-09-07T18:49:12.47Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-07T18:49:12.47Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
947062
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Forced Marriage: Havering 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 the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of children under the age of 18 who are living in the London Borough of Havering who have been subjected to a forced marriage in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell remove filter
uin 167210 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-09-07more like thismore than 2018-09-07
answer text <p>Female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage are terrible forms of abuse, and this Government is clear that we will not allow political or cultural sensitivities to get in the way of tackling them. Work to put a stop to these crimes is an integral part of our cross-Government Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy, published in 2016.</p><p>Data on FGM includes a 2015 City University and Equality Now study, part funded by the Home Office, which estimated that 137,000 women and girls who had migrated to England and Wales were living with the consequences of FGM, and approximately 60,000 girls aged 0-14 were born in England and Wales to mothers who had undergone FGM. The study also provides a breakdown of FGM prevalence estimates by local authority area which is available online at <a href="http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/12382/" target="_blank">http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/12382/</a>.</p><p>In addition, NHS digital publishes data on the prevalence of FGM within the NHS in England. The most recent quarterly and annual statistics were published in June and July 2018 respectively. A detailed breakdown of these statistics, including by local authority and age, is available online at <a href="https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/female-genital-mutilation." target="_blank">https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/female-genital-mutilation.</a></p><p>The joint Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office and Home Office Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) operates a public helpline to provide advice and support to victims, those at risk, and professionals. Statistics on the number of cases dealt with by the FMU, including a breakdown by region and age, are published annually and available online at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/forced-marriage#statistics-on-forced-marriage-collected-by-fmu" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/forced-marriage#statistics-on-forced-marriage-collected-by-fmu</a> . A further breakdown of this information (e.g. by London borough) is not collated centrally.</p>
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
grouped question UIN 167212 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-09-07T18:51:19.427Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-07T18:51:19.427Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this