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star this property date less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fuel Poverty more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support consumers in financial difficulty to meet their energy costs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans remove filter
star this property uin 179201 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Protecting low income and vulnerable consumers when it comes to their energy costs is a priority for this Government. This is why the Energy Company Obligation, our main domestic energy efficiency scheme, will now be solely focused on upgrading the homes of those on low incomes to help tackle the root cause of fuel poverty.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has also recently extended the Warm Home Discount scheme, which supports over 2 million low income and vulnerable households by cutting £140 off their winter energy bills.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also introducing the energy price cap to protect over 11 million households on poor value standard variable tariff deals this winter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-10-24T16:55:12.227Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-24T16:55:12.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Evans more like this
987897
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fuel Poverty more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of households in fuel poverty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans remove filter
star this property uin 179200 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Government is addressing fuel poverty by improving home energy efficiency and making energy more affordable for vulnerable households. Parliament has passed legislation to introduce an energy price cap, protecting households on standard variable and default tariffs in addition to the protection provided by the pre-payment and vulnerable customer safeguard tariffs. Over 2 million low income and vulnerable households will also benefit this winter from the Warm Home Discount, a £140 rebate on their energy bill which we have committed to through to 2021 and all pensioner households receive between £100 and £300 over the winter months through the Winter Fuel Payment.</p><p> </p><p>We have also announced that we will focus all of the £640 million per year Energy Company Obligation on low income and vulnerable households from 2018 to 2022. This new scheme will also include support for innovation, aimed at improving quality and reducing the cost of technologies that will be required to meet the fuel poverty target. Beyond those dates, we committed through the Clean Growth Strategy to extending support for energy efficiency at least at the current level of ECO through to 2028, meaning over £6 billion of investment will be made into home energy efficiency over the next ten years. In addition, we introduced legislation in April this year requiring private landlords to improve the energy efficiency of F and G rated properties, so that all tenants can heat their home at a reasonable cost.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-10-24T16:54:36.637Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-24T16:54:36.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Evans more like this
993671
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star this property date less than 2018-10-23more like thismore than 2018-10-23
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding he has allocated to air pollution alert systems in each of the last three years; and what steps he has taken to locate those systems in (a) schools, (b) hospitals and (c) nurseries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans remove filter
star this property uin 182755 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-30more like thismore than 2018-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Air quality is a devolved matter.</p><p> </p><p>In England, the government is committed to making sure the best independent evidence and information on pollution events is available to the public. As part of this commitment a five-day air quality forecast service from the Met Office is available to the public on Defra’s UK Air website. It provides up-to-date information on air pollution, and alerts during periods of elevated pollution. The latest real world measurements from monitoring sites are also available. The cost of providing this forecasting and dissemination platform is just over £1m.</p><p> </p><p>The national network of air quality monitors currently comprises 282 sites across the UK and is managed by the Environment Agency. Sites are organised into networks that gather information for a wide range of pollutants in towns and cities as well as in rural areas. Monitoring stations for key pollutants are sited in accordance with criteria set out in the EU Air Quality Directive to ensure measurements are representative and also comparable across all member states. The 9 National monitoring networks cost just under £6m per year to operate.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the Clean Air Strategy we are looking at providing a messaging system to inform the public about the air quality forecast, providing clearer information on air pollution episodes and accessible health advice.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities also have requirements to monitor air pollution.</p><p> </p><p>The government provides guidance, including helpdesk advice, to local authorities on the appropriate type of monitoring to install. Where local authorities conduct air quality monitoring, they are expected to site monitors in accordance with local and national priorities, which may include schools and other locations where there is high risk of public exposure.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-10-30T12:34:31.22Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-30T12:34:31.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-23more like thismore than 2018-10-23
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding his Department has allocated to (a) school behaviour change programmes and (b) other projects designed to protect children's health from air pollution in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans remove filter
star this property uin 182754 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-26more like thismore than 2018-10-26
star this property answer text <p>Air quality is a devolved matter. Local authorities can bid for additional government funding via the air quality grant fund for projects in local communities to tackle air pollution and reduce emissions affecting schools, businesses and residents. In 2016/17, the London Borough of Islington was awarded £50,000 to run a local school-focused awareness and engagement campaign through the air quality grant.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities have a duty to monitor and assess air quality and to take action to reduce pollution where these breach statutory limits, and are best placed to determine local priorities. Their local knowledge and interaction with the communities that they serve means that they know the issues on the ground in detail and the solutions that are best suited to local circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>The government awarded a total of £2.4 million to local authorities from the 2017/18 air quality grant fund; £3.7 million was awarded to local authorities in 2016/17 and £0.5 million in 2015/16. £3 million has been allocated for 2018/19.</p><p> </p><p>The government has also put in place a £3.5 billion plan to improve air quality and reduce harmful emissions, which includes £475 million for councils to improve air quality. We have consulted on our Clean Air Strategy, which includes ambitious goals, legislation, investment and policies which will help us to clean up our air faster and more effectively.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-10-26T15:12:21.357Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-26T15:12:21.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Evans more like this
1087266
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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 China: Organs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on the reported targeting of (a) Uighur Muslims, (b) Christians, (c) people who practise Falun Gong and (d) Tibetans for live organ harvesting in China. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans remove filter
star this property uin 231452 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 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of reports that allege that organ harvesting may be taking place in China, including suggestions that minority and religious groups are being specifically targeted.</p><p>However, as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for Europe and the Americas, said in a Westminster Hall debate in October 2016: “Although I do not doubt the need to maintain close scrutiny of organ transplant practices in China, we believe that the evidence base is not sufficiently strong to substantiate claims about the systematic harvesting of organs from minority groups. Indeed, based on all the evidence available to us, we cannot conclude that this practice of “organ harvesting” is definitely happening in China.”</p><p>The World Health Organisation (WHO) collates global data on organ donations and works with China. The WHO view is that China is implementing an ethical, voluntary organ transplant system in accordance with international standards, although the WHO does have concerns about overall transparency.</p><p>We will continue to review any new evidence that is presented to us.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-03-19T16:50:56.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T16:50:56.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Evans more like this
1087265
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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 China: Falun Gong more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of persecution of people who practise Falun Gong in China. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans remove filter
star this property uin 231451 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 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned about the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, as well as Christians, Buddhists, Muslims and others, in China on the grounds of their religion or belief. Everyone should be free to practice their religion according to their beliefs, in accordance with the international frameworks to which both the UK and China are party. We believe that societies which aim to guarantee freedom of religion or belief are more stable, prosperous and more resilient against violent extremism.</p><p> </p><p>We raised our concerns about freedom of religion or belief during China’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in November 2018. We also highlighted our concerns in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s most recent Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-03-19T16:49:02.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T16:49:02.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Evans more like this
1087263
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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 China: Organs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on forced live organ harvesting in China. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans remove filter
star this property uin 231450 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of reports that allege that organ harvesting may be taking place in China, including suggestions that minority and religious groups are being specifically targeted.</p><p> </p><p>However, as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for Europe and the Americas, said in a Westminster Hall debate in October 2016: “Although I do not doubt the need to maintain close scrutiny of organ transplant practices in China, we believe that the evidence base is not sufficiently strong to substantiate claims about the systematic harvesting of organs from minority groups. Indeed, based on all the evidence available to us, we cannot conclude that this practice of “organ harvesting” is definitely happening in China.”</p><p> </p><p>The World Health Organisation (WHO) collates global data on organ donations and works with China. The WHO view is that China is implementing an ethical, voluntary organ transplant system in accordance with international standards, although the WHO does have concerns about overall transparency.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to review any new evidence that is presented to us.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-03-19T16:47:58.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T16:47:58.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Tanzania: LGBT People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Tanzanian counterpart on human rights abuses toward LGBT people in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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star this property uin 221764 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 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
star this property answer text <p>I continue to be concerned by any reports of targeting or threats against the LGBTI community in Tanzania. As I said in my tweet on 2 November, language that invites violence against any community in society should be rejected. The British High Commission, alongside international partners, carried out a demarche on the Tanzanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, urging the authorities to respect human rights and protect all citizens from discrimination. I welcomed the statement by the Tanzanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 4 November restating the protection of rights enshrined in their Constitution and distancing themselves from comments made by their officials. We continue to urge the Tanzanian authorities to respect the rights of sexual minorities and protect all Tanzanian citizens from discrimination. I personally raised discrimination and human rights abuses towards LGBTI people in Tanzania when I met Foreign Minister Mahiga in Brussels on 21 January. I wrote to him in similar terms in November last year and the Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, Secretary of State for International Development, has also raised teh issue with President Magufuli.</p>
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 2019-02-22T14:25:52.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T14:25:52.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1061286
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Tanzania: LGBT People more like this
unstar 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 assessment he has made of LGBT rights in Tanzania since the recall of the European Union’s head of delegation to Tanzania in November 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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star this property uin 221763 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 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
star this property answer text <p>I continue to be concerned by any reports of targeting or threats against the LGBTI community in Tanzania. As I said in my tweet on 2 November, language that invites violence against any community in society should be rejected. The British High Commission, alongside international partners, carried out a demarche on the Tanzanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, urging the authorities to respect human rights and protect all citizens from discrimination. I welcomed the statement by the Tanzanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 4 November restating the protection of rights enshrined in their Constitution and distancing themselves from comments made by their officials. We continue to urge the Tanzanian authorities to respect the rights of sexual minorities and protect all Tanzanian citizens from discrimination. I personally raised discrimination and human rights abuses towards LGBTI people in Tanzania when I met Foreign Minister Mahiga in Brussels on 21 January. I wrote to him in similar terms in November last year and the Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, Secretary of State for International Development, also wrote to President Magufuli about the same issue at that time.</p>
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 2019-02-22T14:12:44.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T14:12:44.663Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1087250
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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Obesity more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to promote greater consumer awareness on the importance of portion control in food and beverages. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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star this property uin 231440 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>In 2018 Public Health England launched a campaign to encourage adults to make healthier choices and manage their calorie consumption when eating on the go and out of the home. The One You ‘400-600-600’ campaign aimed to help adults manage their calorie intake by following simple guidance when eating meals out of the home: aim for around 400 calories for breakfast, 600 calories for lunch and 600 calories for dinner.</p><p> </p><p>As part of Change4Life’s aim to help families eat well, the campaign reminds parents to think about ‘Me-sized meals’ when it comes to portion sizes for children, as children do not have the same energy requirements from their food as adults.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018, Change4Life’s healthier snacking campaign helped families to cut down on the type and amount of snacks they give to their children by following a simple tip to look for 100 calories snacks, two a day maximum.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T16:37:23.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T16:37:23.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Evans more like this