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star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what (a) direct and (b) indirect bilateral funding arrangements his Department has with governmental or non-governmental projects and bodies in Argentina. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 193646 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not at present provide bilateral funding to Argentina.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bexhill and Battle more like this
star this property answering member printed Gregory Barker more like this
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Barker of Battle more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
48108
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star this property date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport 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, if he will establish an Aircraft Noise Ombudsman; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 196176 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 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>The Government is currently considering the recommendations made by the Airports Commission, including the recommendation to create an independent noise authority. The Government will respond to the Interim Report as soon as possible.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-01more like thismore than 2016-03-01
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Passenger Duty 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on reducing Air Passenger Duty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 29288 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 2016-03-07more like thismore than 2016-03-07
star this property answer text <p>In the absence of any taxation of international aviation fuel and no VAT on international or domestic flights, Air Passenger Duty (APD) ensures that the aviation sector plays its part in contributing towards general taxation and helping to bring down the deficit. In 2014-15, APD raised £3.2bn, an important part of the Government’s tax revenues.</p><p> </p><p>Nevertheless, the Government has recently made reforms to APD to cut the longest haul rates and exempt children, reducing the tax burden by £1.5 billion over the period 2015-2020.</p><p> </p><p>Like all taxes, APD is kept under review with any changes announced at fiscal events.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2016-03-07T11:51:16.15Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-07T11:51:16.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star 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 Air Routes: USA 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, what representations the Government has made to the US Department of Transportation on progress made on authorising Norwegian Air UK Ltd services from Gatwick and other British airports to the US, as permitted by the EU-US Air Transport Agreement in December 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 47550 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government made a formal representation on this issue to the US Department of Transportation on 11 February 2016, which is recorded in the US DoT docket DOT-OST-2015-0261. Ministers and officials continue to make representations on this matter as and when opportunities arise.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T14:55:12.327Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T14:55:12.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-09more like thismore than 2015-10-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Animal Experiments 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, when her Department's document, Statistics of scientific procedures on living animals for 2014, will be published. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 10770 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 2015-10-13more like thismore than 2015-10-13
star this property answer text <p>The Statistics of scientific procedures on living animals for 2014 has been pre-announced on GOV.UK for publication on Thursday 22 October 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-10-13T13:12:25.55Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-13T13:12:25.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
57632
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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Animal Experiments 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, for what scientific purposes she has licensed procedures on animals that were likely to cause severe suffering since 2010; and what steps the Government is taking to reduce the number of animals experiencing severe suffering in scientific procedures. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 198600 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The information asked for is not held centrally and could only be obtained at <br>disproportionate cost.<br><br>The Government only authorises procedures on animals after rigorous checks. <br>Under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 there is a statutory <br>requirement for scrutiny by, in the first instance, the Animal Welfare Ethical <br>Review Body at the Establishment where the work will be performed, and then an <br>assessment is made by the Home Office Inspectorate. In addition, projects are <br>referred to the Animals in Science Committee for scrutiny where they propose <br>the use of non-human primates in severe protocols and other projects that ministers <br>consider require further consideration. <br><br>One of the key factors in the assessment of licence applications is the <br>harm-benefit analysis, which has been part of our assessment process since <br>1986. The parameters considered in this analysis are described in Appendix I of <br>the Operational Guidance to the 1986 Act. A harm-benefit analysis determines <br>whether the proposed harms to the animals are justified by the likely benefits to be <br>delivered from the project. Inspectors give advice on minimising harms during <br>their assessment of project licence applications. Licensees have a legal <br>responsibility to ensure that work is undertaken on animals in the least severe <br>manner possible whilst delivering their scientific objectives. This year we <br>are undertaking a review of the harm-benefit analysis process, with advice from <br>the Animals in Science Committee, to determine if there are further refinements <br>we can make to the process.<br><br>I am committed to working to reduce the number of animals used in scientific <br>procedures. The Coalition Commitment delivery plan &quot;Working to reduce the use <br>of animals in research&quot; was published in February 2014. In particular, the Home <br>Office Inspectorate is working with the Royal Society for the Prevention of <br>Cruelty to Animals on methods of refinement of the most severe models to avoid <br>or reduce animal suffering. This has included careful consideration of models <br>of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, seizures, rheumatoid arthritis <br>and sepsis. Inspectors are actively promulgating the recommendations from each <br>of these reports.<br><br>In addition, the Home Office has published advisory notes on recording and <br>reporting actual severity, as required by the transposed European Directive <br>from 2013. From data collected we will provide clarity on the burden of harm <br>and, over time, should give an indication of the effectiveness of refinement <br>methods, particularly for the most severe procedures.<br><br>It is imporant to note that procedures classified as severe represent only a <br>small percentage of total procedures.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Lewes more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Baker more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T12:51:22.0552547Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T12:51:22.0552547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Baker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
57633
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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Animal Experiments 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, when she will measure changes in the number of animals used in scientific procedures in the UK following publication of Working to reduce the use of animals in scientific research in July 2011. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 198633 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain <br>for 2013 will be published on 10 July 2014.<br>I will be publishing a progress report on the Coalition Commitment &quot;Working to <br>reduce the use of animals in research&quot; in early 2015.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Lewes more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Baker more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T12:48:16.7120588Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T12:48:16.7120588Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Baker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Experiments more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many animals have experienced severe suffering in scientific research funded by the Government since 2010; and if he will provide funding aimed at developing scientific advances allowing the reduction or avoidance of severe suffering of animals used in procedures. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 198601 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 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not hold the information you have requested. The Home Office has published advisory notes on recording and reporting actual severity. From data collected, the Home Office will provide clarity on the burden of harm and, over time, should give an indication of the effectiveness of refinement methods, particularly for the most severe procedures.</p><p>It is important to note that procedures classified as severe represent only a small percentage of the total.</p><p>The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) was established by the Government in May 2004 to advance and promote the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of animals used in research and testing (the 3Rs). The NC3Rs primarily receives Government funding through BIS from the science and research ring-fenced budget via the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The projected budget for the NC3Rs is £7.88m in 2014/15 and £7.84m in 2015/16.</p><p>BBSRC also provides further funding for the 3Rs under its responsive mode schemes, and the MRC and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council support research projects which contribute to the development of new knowledge and new methods that help replace or refine animal use. However, figures on future spend are not available.</p><p>For a detailed breakdown of past funding I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion on 11 March 2014, Official Report, column reference 167W.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Havant more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
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less than 2014-06-12T16:06:30.5433473Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-12T16:06:30.5433473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Animal Experiments 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, with reference to the Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2013, what procedures are included in the direct diagnosis category. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 206313 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-25more like thismore than 2014-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals in Great Britain 2013 report a total of 52,444 procedures were conducted on 6,725 animals with ‘Direct diagnosis’ as the primary purpose. This represents a 3% increase on the total number of procedures, in this category, in 2012 and a 1% increase on the number of animals, in this category, in 2012. Most procedures reported under the category ‘Direct diagnosis’ involve the collection of blood or blood products from either non-immunised animals or animals immunised against various antigens. The procedure of blood collection is classified as being of low severity and, with appropriate licence authority, may be repeated <br>many times in the same animal. The products from these procedures, including whole blood and antisera, are used in diagnostic tests.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Lewes more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Baker more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 206312 more like this
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less than 2014-07-25T16:59:36.5697977Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-25T16:59:36.5697977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Baker more like this
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78521
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star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Animal Experiments 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, with reference to the Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2013, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the changes in the number of procedures in the fundamental biological research category. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 206311 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-25more like thismore than 2014-07-25
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals in Great Britain 2013 report a total of 1.16 million procedures were conducted on animals with ‘Fundamental biological research’ as the primary purpose. This is a reduction of 11% over the figure for 2012. The change in the number of procedures carried out in this category, in any particular year, depends on many factors. These factors include: investment in fundamental biological research; strategic decisions taken by funding bodies; global economic trends; scientific innovation; and, the development and uptake of validated alternative technologies.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Lewes more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Baker more like this
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less than 2014-07-25T17:07:29.3120077Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-25T17:07:29.3120077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Baker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this