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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star 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 Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes 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 Development, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2018 to Question 173559 on Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes, what proportion of that £196 million spent in September 2017 on Caribbean hurricane relief was used to support British Overseas Territories. 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 176229 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
star this property answer text <p>£72m was committed to help the Overseas Territories. This funding delivered the UK Government’s immediate response and support for early recovery priorities in the three affected territories of Anguilla, British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands. Further to this, the Prime Minister committed a further £70m for reconstruction efforts and up to £300m of UK Government loan guarantees.</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 2018-10-15T14:33:29.697Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-15T14:33:29.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin 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 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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 Non-native species 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether Natural England plans to consult on the implementation of the Invasive Alien Species Order 2019 to create species action plans that allow a flexible and risk-based management approach to licensing the release of (a) grey squirrels, (b) muntjac deer and (c) other widespread species where their release poses no threat to native wildlife. 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 219390 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>While the rescue of wildlife will not be illegal under the Order, the re-release of listed invasive species that have been taken from the wild will not be permitted.</p><p> </p><p>Neither grey squirrel nor muntjac deer are protected in the UK and both are highly invasive species which cause significant impacts on domestic ecosystems and protected species. Grey squirrels also have a negative impact on our forestry.</p><p> </p><p>There are no plans to allow the release of widespread invasive species listed under the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation 2014, except as part of a specific licenced activity aimed at supporting the control of the species.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is committed to reducing the impacts of invasive non-native species within our borders. The Invasive Aliens Species (enforcement and permitting) Order 2019 is part of fulfilling these commitments, as laid out by the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan. The Order also fulfils our obligations under the EU regulation to manage our widespread invasive non-native species.</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 2019-02-19T13:42:00.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T13:42:00.967Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Unmanned Air Vehicles 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 Justice, what steps his Department is taking to restrict drone access over prisons; 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 4266 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
star this property answer text <p>We take a zero tolerance approach to smuggling of contraband into prisons and work closely with the police and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to ensure those caught are prosecuted.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, a range of methods to counter the threat posed by drones are being trialled and evaluated for their effectiveness across the prison estate.</p><p> </p><p>We have already introduced new legislation to further strengthen our powers, making it illegal to land a drone in a prison or to use a drone to drop in contraband.</p><p> </p><p>We have had successful prosecutions due to intelligence led operations and working closely with the local police forces to prevent the use of drones to smuggle contraband into prisons.</p><p> </p><p>To date, there has been a total of 35 arrests and 11 convictions of criminals involved in drone activity – resulting in those convicted sentenced to a total of more than 40 years in jail.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2017-07-19T15:33:53.123Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T15:33:53.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah 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 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star 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 Loneliness 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 steps his Department is taking to help tackle loneliness. 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 908187 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answer text <p>We recently published our strategy for tackling loneliness. This set out a raft of cross-government measures to take the first steps in tackling loneliness and takes forward recommendations from the Jo Cox Commission.</p><p> </p><p>DCMS specifically is providing up to £1.8million to increase the number of community spaces available. This follows the announcement this summer of more than £20million of new funding for projects that bring people and communities together.</p><p> </p><p>With the Office of National Statistics, the department has developed the ‘loneliness measure’ (to enable consistent analysis and build the evidence base), and will be piloting better use of open data around facilities and accessibility with local government. The department is launching an awareness campaign and including loneliness in internet safety.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 908183 more like this
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less than 2018-12-13T17:17:15.257Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T17:17:15.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies 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 2016-11-16more like thismore than 2016-11-16
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Non-domestic Rates 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 Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on 100 per cent business rate retention; 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 53475 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-11-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We recently conducted a consultation on our approach to the implementation of 100% Business Rates Retention. There were over 450 responses from local authorities, businesses interests and other organisations. My officials are currently considering these and we will publish a summary of the responses and our proposed way forward in due course. In the meantime, we will continue close collaboration with local government in taking this work forward, including through the Business Rates Retention Steering Group, which is jointly chaired by the Local Government Association and the Department for Communities and Local Government.</p><p>The Steering Group was established to consider the mechanisms needed to set up and run the new business rates system, as well as the timetable and implementation of the reforms. It oversees the work of a set of technical working groups, each looking at particular aspects of the reforms. The Group meets on a regular basis and has done so on 6 occasions since April 2016. All papers for meetings are published here: <a href="http://www.local.gov.uk/business-rates" target="_blank">http://www.local.gov.uk/business-rates</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Nuneaton more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Marcus Jones more like this
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less than 2016-11-24T16:42:17.153Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-24T16:42:17.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Marcus Jones 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 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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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 Animal Breeding: Licensing 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to publish draft regulations on single animal establishment licences. 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 111822 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
star this property answer text <p>We intend to lay draft regulations on animal activity licensing schemes before Parliament early next year. Since the end of the public consultation last year and the publication of the Next Steps document setting out the way forward in February 2017, Defra has been working closely with key sectors and stakeholders to refine the regulations.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2017-11-16T16:17:34.86Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-16T16:17:34.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice 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 2019-01-25more like thismore than 2019-01-25
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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 Pâté de Foie Gras: Imports 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to ban foie gras imports after the UK leaves the EU. 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 212612 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
star this property answer text <p>We have some of the highest standards of animal welfare and the production of foie gras by force feeding is banned in the UK as it is incompatible with our domestic legislation. Once we leave the European Union, there will be an opportunity to consider whether the UK can adopt a different approach to foie gras imports and sales in the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-01-31T14:03:57.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T14:03:57.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley 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 2017-11-10more like thismore than 2017-11-10
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star 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 Telecommunications: Investment 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 progress she has made on digital infrastructure investment to support the next generation of mobile and broadband communications; and if she 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 112218 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
star this property answer text <p>We have provided £1.1 billion of new funding to support the next generation of digital infrastructure in the UK, including investment in full fibre networks and 5G testbeds and trials.</p><p>The Government’s policy ambitions in this area are outlined in the Digital and 5G strategies, which set out an ambitious set of actions that we will take.</p><p>DCMS has been engaging widely with industry, academic institutions and local areas as it progresses work in this area. The first waves of projects under both programmes have been announced.</p><p>We will keep our approach under review to ensure that we have the right market and policy framework to maximise future investment in full fibre and 5G technologies.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matt Hancock more like this
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less than 2017-11-20T13:24:59.653Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T13:24:59.653Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock 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 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Academies 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 Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing for a route whereby schools in difficulty which have been converted to academy status can revert to local authority control; 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 168014 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
star this property answer text <p>We have no plans to consider returning schools back to local authorities.</p><p>Indeed, as of March 2018, over half a million pupils now study in sponsored academies that are rated Good or Outstanding; they typically replaced underperforming maintained schools.</p><p>The department firmly believe that becoming an academy can bring enormous benefits to schools and their pupils; coming together in a multi-academy trust, sharing expertise, working collaboratively, driving improvements.</p><p>Hundreds of schools every year continue to voluntarily choose to become an academy and join a multi academy trust.</p><p>The department is working on a range of methods and tools for building trust capacity and assessing risk.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2018-09-04T09:42:34.467Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-04T09:42:34.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi 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 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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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 Railways: Tickets more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What plans his Department has to expand smart ticketing for rail passengers. 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 909229 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
star this property answer text <p>We have launched a consultation on extending the very popular pay-as-you-go Oyster system to other parts of the south-east, and we are looking at the underlying principles for the rest of the country, too. As the public consultation document sets out, we are considering different options, and I would encourage anyone who believes their local station should be included in a pay-as-you-go zone to respond to the consultation, saying what they want and why.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-02-14T14:59:17.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T14:59:17.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this