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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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 Gatwick Airport: 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 Transport, what assessment he has made of the closure of Gatwick Airport on 19 and 20 December 2018 after illegal drone use threatened flight safety for the future resilience at that airport. 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 204480 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The recent use of a drone to disrupt Gatwick airport operations was a serious criminal offence. The Department is working closely with the Home Office, Police, CAA and all UK airports to ensure that appropriate lessons are learnt from this incident, and appropriate mitigations put in place to reinforce their protection. Department for Transport and Home Office Ministers will be meeting with key UK airports this week to discuss their counter-drone strategies in the wake of the Gatwick incident.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is introducing a number of measures to build on existing regulations to improve safety and security at airports and other critical infrastructure sites, set out in our consultation response published on 7th January, which can be found here:<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-response-to-future-of-drones-in-the-uk-consultation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-response-to-future-of-drones-in-the-uk-consultation</a>.</p><p> </p><p>These measures include new powers for the police to ensure they are able to enforce the law for offences involving drones, and increased drone restriction zones around airports.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-01-14T16:14:35.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T16:14:35.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1039028
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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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 Asparaginase more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Erwinase will be available for the treatment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia between January 2019 and March 2019; 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 207238 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 2019-01-18more like thismore than 2019-01-18
star this property answer text <p>Erwinase is produced by Porton Biopharma Ltd (PBL) and is licensed and distributed by Jazz Pharmaceuticals under a global licencing agreement.</p><p> </p><p>Due to increased demand for Erwinase and because PBL are manufacturing at capacity, until increases in capacity are brought into beneficial use there will be occasional stock-outs.</p><p> </p><p>The product is currently in stock in the United Kingdom. The Department has been informed, it is likely there will be a short stock-out in early February 2019 and then a further batch is planned to be released to Jazz Pharmaceuticals, who are responsible for the packaging/distribution and allocation of worldwide product supply, anticipated to reach the UK market by mid-February 2019 which should last until the end of March 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The Department and Public Health England (PHE) are in close contact with, and have been kept informed by the PBL management of short periods of interrupted supply. PBL have and will be implementing a series of initiatives to increase capacity and better supply the market in both the short and long term. PBL are fully aware of the consequences that the unavailability of Erwinase has on patients and are absolutely committed to working with all involved to resolve any issues and be able to supply this critical medicine.</p><p> </p><p>The Department and PHE will continue to monitor the situation closely.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2019-01-18T12:18:00.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-18T12:18:00.113Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
1039045
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Crawley more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the accuracy of allegations (a) of approximately £500,000 being spent inefficiently by Crawley Borough Council on a recent IT project and (b) that freedom of information requests by residents on that subject have not been fully responded to; 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 207242 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 2019-01-18more like thismore than 2019-01-18
star this property answer text <p>Local councils act independently of central government. They are accountable for their actions to their electorate and there are mechanisms in place for local people to hold councils to account. This means that any questions about spending decisions, the delivery of services, or the performance of a council are for that council to respond to. If local people remain unsatisfied with the response they receive from the council they can contact the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman for advice.</p><p>In respect of Freedom of Information requests, if a requester is unhappy with the response of the local authority to their FOI requests, they can ask the independent Information Commissioner to investigate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2019-01-18T13:09:17.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-18T13:09:17.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1046054
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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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 Education: Finance 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 Education, what recent comparative assessment he has made of the level of funding for education in (a) England and (b) EU member states. 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 211265 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 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
star this property answer text <p>The Department uses internationally comparable data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to assess how our funding compares internationally.</p><p> </p><p>This data shows that the UK is among the higher spenders on education at primary and secondary level. The UK government spends 3.8% of GDP on primary and secondary educational institutions, compared to an EU22 average of 3.0%. Within the EU, only Belgium (4.1%) and Finland (4.0%) spend a higher proportion of GDP on primary and secondary educational institutions than the UK. The OECD data also shows that the UK is the top spender in the G7 on schools and colleges delivering primary and secondary education, as a percentage of GDP.</p><p> </p><p>Total expenditure on primary and secondary educational institutions as a percentage of GDP, from government sources (2015) in EU countries in the OECD analysis can be found in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Country</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Expenditure as a percentage of GDP</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Austria</p></td><td><p>3.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belgium</p></td><td><p>4.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Czech Republic</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Denmark</p></td><td><p>Missing</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Estonia</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Finland</p></td><td><p>4.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>France</p></td><td><p>3.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Germany</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Greece</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hungary</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ireland</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Italy</p></td><td><p>2.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Latvia</p></td><td><p>3.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Luxembourg</p></td><td><p>2.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Netherlands</p></td><td><p>3.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Poland</p></td><td><p>2.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Portugal</p></td><td><p>3.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Slovak Republic</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Slovenia</p></td><td><p>3.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Spain</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sweden</p></td><td><p>3.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>United Kingdom</p></td><td><p>3.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>EU22 average</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3.0</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The data on expenditure on educational institutions as a percentage of GDP by source of funds is available in Table C2.2 of the OECD’s Education at a Glance 2018 publication at the following link: <a href="https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/education/education-at-a-glance-2018/total-expenditure-on-educational-institutions-as-a-percentage-of-gdp-by-source-of-funds-2015_eag-2018-table140-en" target="_blank">https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/education/education-at-a-glance-2018/total-expenditure-on-educational-institutions-as-a-percentage-of-gdp-by-source-of-funds-2015_eag-2018-table140-en</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-01-30T13:42:26.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T13:42:26.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1047994
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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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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star 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
unstar 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
1050100
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star this property date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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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 Haematological Cancer more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 March 2018 to Question 134294 on Haematological Cancer, when he plans for the evaluation of the rapid diagnostic centres to be published; and he plans for that evaluation to inform the national roll-out of the centres as proposed in the NHS Long-Term Plan. 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 213321 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 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
star this property answer text <p>Ten multi-disciplinary diagnostic centres are being piloted through the Accelerate, Co-ordinate, Evaluate (ACE) partnership between Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and NHS England. This pilot programme will end in March 2019. Early findings from those sites informed the plans for roll out of the Rapid Diagnostic Centres as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.</p><p> </p><p>During 2019/20, the ACE Programme will share further evaluation from the pilot centres. The findings will continue to inform plans for expansion of the Rapid Diagnostic Centres, alongside work being led by Cancer Alliances to improve early diagnosis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T15:31:33.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T15:31:33.267Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
1050101
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star this property date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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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 Asparaginase more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2019 to Question 207238 on Asparaginase, what steps Porton Biopharma will take to increase capacity of erwinase and better supply the (a) UK and (b) world market for the remainder of 2019. 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 213322 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 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
star this property answer text <p>Porton Biopharma Ltd (PBL) are implementing a series of initiatives to increase capacity and supply in both the short and long term. These include the following:</p><p>- Extending operational activities to 24 hours a day, seven days a week to maximise fermentation of the product;</p><p>- Implementing an ongoing capital programme including construction of a new pharmaceutical fermentation facility. The facility was completed in April 2018 and is currently undergoing testing; it has an increased capacity fermentation suite which will enable PBL to manufacture at larger scale and is due to start producing product Q3 2019 for regulatory approval to market;</p><p>- A new filling and freeze-drying building was completed in February 2016. The installation of a new filling line which covers the entire process, including vial washing, filling, stoppering and freeze drying. The new line has been designed with systems which monitor all critical parameters throughout the process to accelerate batch release and will accommodate increased capacity. The beneficial use of this and the fermentation facility will coincide to maximise increased product output; and</p><p>- Sourcing replacement suppliers, including for new stoppers and new vials for the product, ensuring that maximum batch sizes can be achieved with minimal product rejects. This programme is complete.</p><p> </p><p>PBL has made significant investments into increasing product capacity and will continue to release future batches as soon as they become available to Jazz Pharmaceuticals (who are responsible for the packaging/distribution and allocation of worldwide product supply).</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T15:09:48.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T15:09:48.903Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
1051411
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star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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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 Research: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy what comparative assessment he has made of trends in the level of spending on research and development in the (a) UK and (b) EU member states. 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 214535 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 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government is increasing public R&amp;D spending by £7 billion by 2022, this is the largest increase on record.</p><p>The department regularly assesses comparative levels of R&amp;D expenditure in the UK and EU member states.</p><p>The latest ONS data estimates that overall gross R&amp;D expenditure in the UK was £33.1bn in 2016, which was 1.7% of GDP in that year. The latest OECD international comparison of R&amp;D expenditure ranked the UK 10<sup>th</sup> among EU member states, with overall gross R&amp;D expenditure in the EU28 estimated at 1.9% of GDP in 2016. More details can be found here <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Foe.cd%2Fmsti&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C6510a2f90baf44375ded08d68cf62dab%7Ccbac700502c143ebb497e6492d1b2dd8%7C0%7C0%7C636851388031421726&amp;sdata=UcM3BPVpEoXLweRwCTbDydMMK5cPS87%2F5a3lidlxGcw%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">http://oe.cd/msti</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-02-08T14:44:31.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T14:44:31.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1058949
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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 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
star 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
unstar 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
1060961
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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 pref label House of Commons more like this
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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star 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
unstar 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