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star this property date less than 2017-06-30more like thismore than 2017-06-30
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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 Aircraft: Air Conditioning 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 steps he has taken to reduce toxic cabin air incidents affecting flight crew and passengers; 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 2317 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-07more like thismore than 2017-07-07
star this property answer text <p>Maintaining the safety record of UK aviation is something we take very seriously. That is why concerns raised about cabin air have been investigated at length over a number of years. These scientific research projects have not been able to confirm a link between perceived cabin air quality and illness.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Aviation Health Unit within the Medical Department of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will continue to monitor issues around cabin air as part of their wider role as specialist adviser to the Government on aviation health issues.</p><p><strong> </strong></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 2017-07-07T08:52:30.07Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-07T08:52:30.07Z
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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 2017-10-11more like thismore than 2017-10-11
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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 Airguns 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, what opportunities her Department is planning for interested stakeholders and members of the general public to participate in the forthcoming review of the regulation of air weapons in England and Wales. 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 107286 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 2017-10-17more like thismore than 2017-10-17
star this property answer text <p>I announced a review of the regulation of air weapons on Monday 9 October. Details of the scope of the review and how to participate will be set out shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2017-10-17T16:10:06.143Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-17T16:10:06.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd 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 2018-01-26more like thismore than 2018-01-26
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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 Airguns: 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 the Home Department, whether she plans to extend the gun licensing regime to air weapons that have a muzzle energy of more than one joule. 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 125200 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 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
star this property answer text <p>We are reviewing the regulation of air weapons in England and Wales. We have asked for the views of interested parties by 6 February 2018 on a range of issues, including manufacturing standards, secure storage and whether current arrangements are sufficient to prevent children gaining access to air weapons. As part of the review, we are looking at the arrangements in Scotland and Northern Ireland where air weapons with a muzzle energy of more than one joule are subject to licensing regimes. We will publish the outcome of the review in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2018-02-01T17:30:35.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-01T17:30:35.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd 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 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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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 Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse 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 the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the merits of the industry campaign One Too Many to educate passengers about the dangers of disruptive behaviour at airports. 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 246993 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 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government welcomes the One Too Many campaign for the contribution it makes in raising public awareness of a zero-tolerance approach to passengers who get drunk and act in a disruptive way.</p><p>The participation of many airports, airline and airside licensed premises in the One Too Many campaign is positive. It forms part of wider efforts by the aviation industry, such as a Code of Practice on Drunk and Disorderly Passengers and improved staff training, to tackle this rare but unacceptable behaviour.</p><p>Prompted by concerns about such behaviour, the Government published a Call for Evidence on airside alcohol licensing at international airports in England and Wales last November. Our response will be published shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-03T11:23:11.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-03T11:23:11.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins 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
star 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 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
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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
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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 2016-11-11more like thismore than 2016-11-11
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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, what assessment her Department has made of the accuracy and independence of retrospective reporting by researchers performing scientific procedures on animals, as a method for assessing the severity of suffering experienced by animals subjected to such procedures; 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 52550 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-29more like thismore than 2016-11-29
star this property answer text <p>Project licence holders or suitably qualified individuals acting on their behalf are expected to classify actual severity at the end of the series of procedures based on day-today observations of the animals, and submit the data to the regulator as part of the annual returns process. The regulator has published guidance on the assessment and reporting of the actual severity experienced by animals that have undergone regulated procedures. The first requirement to report actual severity to the regulator was from 1 January 2015 for procedures ending in 2014 and are published at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-of-scientific-procedures-on-living-animals" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-of-scientific-procedures-on-living-animals</a></p><p>The Home Department has not conducted a systematic review of the available data from 2014 and 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2016-11-29T17:05:42.75Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-29T17:05:42.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this