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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 Seas and Oceans: Pollution more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps he is taking to tackle marine pollution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 912200 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>Our Resources and Waste Strategy sets out actions we are taking, including a ban on the sale and/or supply of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds by April 2020. We are leading global efforts through the Commonwealth Clean Ocean Alliance, which we support with a package worth up to £70m. We also work with the International Maritime Organisation to tackle litter from ships and are helping shape a new international action plan on shipping litter.</p> more like this
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 2019-07-25T15:55:53.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:55:53.88Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1134102
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 23 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Prime Minister more like this
star this property hansard heading Germany: Foreign Relations more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Prime Minister, what meetings she held with the Chancellor of Germany between 1 and 6 July 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 268548 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>I hold meetings with other leaders regularly in order to further the UK’s foreign policy interests. Information about these meetings is in the public domain and can be found on the gov.uk website and in Hansard.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Maidenhead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa May more like this
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268549 more like this
268554 more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T14:57:44.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T14:57:44.747Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Theresa May more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1134103
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 23 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Prime Minister more like this
star this property hansard heading European Union more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Prime Minister, what records were kept of meetings she held with European heads of state in the 12 months to 6 July 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 268549 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>I hold meetings with other leaders regularly in order to further the UK’s foreign policy interests. Information about these meetings is in the public domain and can be found on the gov.uk website and in Hansard.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Maidenhead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa May more like this
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268548 more like this
268554 more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T14:57:44.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T14:57:44.793Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Theresa May more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1133745
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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 Sudan: Humanitarian Aid 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, what assessment he has made of the humanitarian effect of the situation in Sudan; and what steps his Department is taking to support those at risk in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 267356 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to monitor the humanitarian situation in Sudan with concern. Close to two million people live as Internally Displaced People inside Sudan, with around 600,000 living precarious lives as refugees beyond its borders. Sudan also hosts close to a million refugees.</p><p>In early 2018 Sudan’s economy entered a phase of widespread crisis resulting in real incomes collapsing and prices of commodities increasing. The United Nations states that 5.7 million people, including all of those displaced, are in need of humanitarian support, although they estimate the number at risk is 8 million people due to the current economic crisis.</p><p>The United Nations has developed a response to meet the needs of 4.4 million people that would cost $1.2bn, and relies on the governing authorities in Sudan to facilitate safe passage of these supplies and aid workers to reach those in need of assistance. The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in Sudan is prioritising the humanitarian response and has already contributed £30 million this fiscal year. In addition, the UK has raised the humanitarian situation in multilateral fora, including at the European Union on 7 June calling for all to respect International Humanitarian Law and enhance the environment for protection of civilians.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T16:18:28.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T16:18:28.543Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1133746
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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 Developing Countries: Human Trafficking more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle human trafficking in developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 267357 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>DFID is at the forefront of the UK’s efforts to tackle modern slavery, one of the biggest human rights challenges of our time. The UK launched the Call to Action to end forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking in 2017 and it has now been endorsed by close to 90 countries. The UK will continue to take a leading role driving change through the multilateral system to help achieve sustainable development goal (SDG) 8.7 and other relevant goals to end modern slavery in all its forms.</p><p> </p><p>Using UK Aid which now totals over £200m, our programmes work to reduce vulnerability to exploitation and address the permissive environments that allow modern slavery and human trafficking to thrive. We are supporting countries’ efforts to tackle the root causes of trafficking by: creating jobs and livelihoods; changing business and recruitment practices to eradicate exploitation in supply chains; helping build law enforcement capacity increase detection and prosecution of perpetrators; and improving services to protect victims.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T16:19:20.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T16:19:20.847Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1133748
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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 Female Genital Mutilation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to increase education and awareness of female genital mutilation in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 267358 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a crime and it is child abuse. The Government is clear that we will not tolerate a practice that can cause extreme and lifelong suffering to women and girls.</p><p>The Home Office’s FGM unit delivers nationwide outreach on FGM. The Unit is providing outreach support to local areas and working to raise awareness of resources available to professionals, including training, best practice examples and information on legislation and policy. Resources include an e-learning package, various communication materials such as leaflets and posters highlighting the legislation and health impacts of FGM, and an online resource pack for local areas.</p><p>We ran a communications campaign between October 2018 and February 2019 to tackle FGM. The campaign sought to prevent FGM by changing attitudes among affected communities through raising awareness of the negative long-term health consequences of FGM. The campaign also raised awareness that FGM is a crime and encouraged communities to report via the NSPCC’s FGM helpline. The campaign supported the objectives of the cross-government Violence Against Women and Girls strategy.</p><p>Earlier this year, the Home Office trained around 1,300 professionals across the country on FGM and forced marriage protection orders. The events raised awareness of the scope and effectiveness of the orders, along with a practical guide to applying, with the aim of encouraging professionals to always consider them in any safeguarding plans.</p>
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 2019-07-02T16:04:46.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:04:46.197Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1133750
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Sexual Offences more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to tackle alleged sexual harassment in the Armed Forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 267359 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>No one should have to work in an environment where they are sexually harassed or experience other forms of inappropriate behaviour which are clearly incompatible with the high values and standards we expect of our people. The Armed Forces are committed to addressing this issue through a range of activities, including surveys and climate assessments, awareness campaigns, and training around equality, diversity, inclusion and values. Addressing this type of behaviour is also a leadership issue and covered in leadership training modules. In addition, each unit in the Armed Forces has at least one trained Equality and Diversity Inclusion Adviser, who has a key role in advising the Commanding Officer on Equality Legislation and, where incidents occur, providing advice to those involved on the option of informal resolution of the matter or submission of a Service complaint.</p><p>We recognise the great courage it takes to come forward and report sexual harassment. Personnel who come forward can have full confidence that all allegations are thoroughly investigated.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T13:26:41.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T13:26:41.67Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1133751
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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 Reoffenders: Domestic Abuse more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners given a custodial sentence for domestic violence have reoffended within a year of their release since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 267360 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>There is no specific offence of domestic violence. Conduct amounting to domestic violence can be present in a wide range of offences and is not readily identifiable from court sentencing outcomes.</p><p> </p><p>Information on how many prisoners who received a custodial sentence for offences involving domestic violence reoffended within a year of their release since 2015 may be held on court records, but could only be obtained at disproportionate cost as a manual search of court records would be required.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T17:13:36.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T17:13:36.18Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1133754
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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 Plastics: Waste more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much of the UK's plastic waste has been shipped to other countries since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 267361 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>Since 2010 the amount of plastic waste exported to other countries for reprocessing has fallen from 850,000 tonnes a year in 2010 to 600,000 tonnes in 2018. In total over this period around 7 million tonnes have been shipped. This is based on HM Revenue and Customs trade data.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is recycling more than ever, achieving a 46% plastic packaging recycling rate in 2017 and exceeding the EU target of 22.5%.The Government is clear we must export less waste and that any waste we do need to export is properly handled.</p><p> </p><p>The recently published Resources and Waste Strategy is focused on increasing the supply and demand for secondary materials to be recycled in the UK, thereby reducing exports of plastic waste. Any waste that will be managed abroad must be subject to strict controls and the government is committed to strengthening these controls.</p><p> </p> more like this
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 2019-06-28T13:24:05.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T13:24:05.19Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1133756
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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 Deportation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been deported to countries with which the UK holds a Memorandum of Understanding since 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 267362 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not separately record returns by the arrangements that support them including Memoranda of Understanding (MOU), with foreign countries and as such the information requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost</p><p><br>The UK has a range of returns arrangements with receiving countries including bilateral MOU, EU Readmission Agreements, formal readmission agreements and informal operational arrangements which provide the basis for administrative removal and deportation. There are also formal returns arrangements for third-country nationals to other European countries through the Dublin Regulations.</p><p>The latest published statistics for the number of returns to individual countries is available from the GOV.uk website at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/803187/returns5-mar-2019-tables.ods" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/803187/returns5-mar-2019-tables.ods</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T14:52:08.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T14:52:08.56Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1128042
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Sovereignty: Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What recent assessment she has made of the benefits to Northern Ireland of being part of the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 910960 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 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>This Government has made clear on many occasions that we will never be neutral in expressing our support for the Union.</p><p>Northern Ireland benefits hugely from the Union and my steadfast belief is that Northern Ireland’s future is best served within a stronger United Kingdom.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 910961 more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:13:03.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:13:03.177Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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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 Dogs more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to provide companion dogs with the same protections as assistance dogs under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 234786 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The offence of allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control (section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991) applies to attacks on other dogs, livestock and any other animals including companion dogs, as it does to attacks on people and assistance dogs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This is based on the judgement in the Court of Appeal in R v Gedminintaite [2008] EWCA Crim 814. This case has shown that consideration of a dog being dangerously out of control is not restricted to situations where a person is present.</p><p> </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 2019-03-26T11:20:21.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T11:20:21.853Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1078570
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance: Self-employed more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to support self-employed people who need to claim employment support allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 226720 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
star this property answer text <p>We have successfully rolled out Universal Credit in all job centres nationally. Consequently, self-employed people, who have a health condition, can now claim either Universal Credit and/or New Style Employment and Support Allowance.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants who are eligible to claim New Style Employment and Support Allowance can do so by calling the Universal Credit helpline to request a claim form or by downloading and printing the form available on Gov.uk. Full details about how to apply (including information requesting forms in alternative formats such as braille) can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/how-to-claim-new-style-esa" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/how-to-claim-new-style-esa</a></p><p> </p><p>Claimants who are not eligible to claim New Style Employment and Support Allowance can claim Universal Credit online. For those unable to access or use digital services, assistance to make and maintain their claim is available via the Freephone Universal Credit helplines. The Universal Credit Service Centre will establish the best means of support available.</p><p> </p><p>A home visit can be arranged to support a claimant in making their initial claim and completing any other administrative tasks required to ensure their application is completed.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, to help claimants who may struggle making a claim, Universal Support is available, which is advice, assistance or support to help Universal Credit and New Style Employment and Support Allowance claimants with managing their claim or award.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 April 2019 Citizens Advice (England and Wales) and Citizens Advice Scotland will deliver a new “Help to Claim” service to support vulnerable claimants through the process of making a claim.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-03-07T13:53:53.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T13:53:53.997Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1078601
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Christianity: Oppression more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will convene an emergency international summit, hosted in London, to co-ordinate a response to the attacks on Christians around the world. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 226721 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
star this property answer text <p>We British Government Ministers regularly raise our concerns about the persecution of religious minorities, including Christians, where this occurs. The Government works with a large number of NGOs, to help promote and protect freedom of religion or belief. We use information from a wide range of sources to inform our work. The Foreign Secretary has asked the Bishop of Truro to conduct an independent review of the persecution of Christians around the world to help inform this important area of our work to ensure it is targeted and effective. There are no plans to host an emergency international summit on this matter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-03-06T15:39:10.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-06T15:39:10.183Z
unstar this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1078602
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nigeria: Christianity more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will hold discussions with his Nigerian counterpart on (a) the rescue of Leah Sharibu and other people kidnapped by Boko Haram and (b) ending the violence against Christians in Nigeria’s middle belt. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 226722 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK repeatedly calls for the release of all those abducted by Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) including Leah Sharibu. We will continue to use our public messaging and extensive engagement with the Government of Nigeria to secure their release. The Government of Nigeria has given assurances that they are making all efforts to secure Leah's release.</p><p>We regularly raise our concerns about intercommunal violence with the Nigerian Government at the highest levels. Our assessment is that religious identity is a factor but the root causes are highly complex, including disputes over land, farming rights, the impact of climate change, grazing routes and access to water. Our High Commission in Abuja is engaging closely with international partners, the Nigerian government, state governments and the National Economic Council to develop measures which address the underlying causes of the conflict, including the recently-announced bi-partisan National Livestock Transformation Plan.</p><p>​</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-03-06T16:26:28.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-06T16:26:28.123Z
unstar this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4599
unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1078603
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Middle East: Christianity more like this
unstar 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will co-ordinate an international effort to encourage Christians and other religious minorities who have left Iraq and Syria to return to those countries to rebuild their lives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 226723 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-08more like thismore than 2019-03-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK supports the right of all Iraqi and Syrian refugees, regardless of religion, to return to their homes safely, voluntarily and in dignity, when conditions allow.</p><p>Syria is not currently an environment for safe, voluntary and dignified refugee return. We are calling for a negotiated political settlement to end the conflict and create the conditions for refugees to return.</p><p>During my visit to Iraq in January I raised the importance of voluntary returns of refugees and internationally displaced persons with representatives from the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government. To help enable these returns, the UK has committed over £47 million to directly improve conditions in areas liberated from Daesh in Iraq, including an additional £6.9 million which I announced during my visit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-03-08T12:43:49.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-08T12:43:49.367Z
unstar this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4599
unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1078604
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Christianity more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department is providing to Christians on death row on charges of blasphemy in Pakistan . more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 226724 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-08more like thismore than 2019-03-08
star this property answer text <p>It is the British Government's longstanding policy to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances and in all countries. We remain deeply concerned by the misuse of the blasphemy laws and the treatment of minority religious communities, including Christians, in Pakistan.</p><p>We regularly raise our human rights concerns with the Government of Pakistan at a senior level. Most recently my colleague Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, discussed the treatment of minority communities with Pakistan's Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari, during his visit to Pakistan on 18 and 19 February. At the UN Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan in November 2017, the UK pressed Pakistan to strengthen the protection of minorities and to explain the steps being taken to tackle the abuse of the blasphemy laws.</p><p>To ensure the United Kingdom is supporting Christians in the best possible way, the Foreign Secretary has commissioned an independent, global review of the support provided to Christians overseas. The Review will consider what additional practical steps the Foreign and Commonwealth Office can take to support persecuted Christians. It will be led by the Bishop of Truro, Rt Revd. Philip Mounstephen, and will make an initial report around Easter.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-03-08T14:38:23.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-08T14:38:23.487Z
unstar this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4599
unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1078606
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Christianity more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the rights of Christian minorities in Burma. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 226725 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The British Government continues to express out concern at restrictions on freedom of religion and belief in Burma. The Minister for the Commonwealth and the United Nations raised the UK's concerns about persecution faced by Christian and other minorities in Burma in his speech to the Human Rights Council in February 2018. The UK, working with the EU and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, secured a UN Human Rights Council Resolution on 27 September 2018 that called for the amending or repealing of discriminatory provisions of the &quot;protection of race and religion laws&quot; in Burma covering religious conversion, interfaith marriage, monogamy and population control. The British Ambassador met the Burmese Minister for Religious Affairs on 9 August 2018, and underlined the importance of interfaith dialogue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-03-06T15:43:19.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-06T15:43:19.057Z
unstar this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
star this property tabling member
4599
unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1078607
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt: Christianity more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote religious tolerance and justice for Coptic Christians in Egypt. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 226726 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-08more like thismore than 2019-03-08
star this property answer text <p>​We condemn the terrorist attacks targeting the Coptic community and continue to stand with Egypt against terrorism. We regularly raise our concerns over issues affecting Christians with the Egyptian Government and welcome President Sisi's consistent calls for peaceful coexistence. The Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, visited Cairo in November, where he reaffirmed our mutual commitment to freedom of religion or belief and held a roundtable with religious leaders at the Anglican Cathedral.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-03-08T11:59:18Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-08T11:59:18Z
unstar this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4599
unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1078611
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Middle East: Christianity more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help protect the rights of Christian workers in the Middle East. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 226727 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-08more like thismore than 2019-03-08
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary and the Minister for the Commonwealth and the UN have had a number of recent engagements with religious leaders, interested organisations, partner governments and parliamentarians on the issue of Freedom of Religion or Belief and the protection of human rights of Christians and all religious minorities around the world, including in the Middle East. We are also engaged on issues which impact on the situation of Christians working in the Middle East, including the rights of migrant workers and refugees and the ability of members of religious minorities to access labour markets in relevant countries in the region.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-03-08T12:51:15.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-08T12:51:15.12Z
unstar this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
star this property tabling member
4599
unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1078612
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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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 Religious Freedom more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that international NGOs consider religious vulnerability in their definition of need. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 226728 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s commitment to the poorest and most vulnerable in all settings is unwavering, as is our requirement that all UK-funded humanitarian partners work according to international humanitarian principles, placing protection at the centre of their work. Our partners carry out vulnerability assessments to ensure aid effectively reaches those most in need, including those from religious minorities, as it is recognised that religion may be a factor in causing vulnerability.</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 2019-03-05T16:59:18.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T16:59:18.73Z
unstar this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property tabling member
4599
unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1050128
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star this property date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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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 Broadband: Advertising more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Digital and the Creative Industries of 15 November 2018, Official Report column 545, whether it is his policy that the use of the term fibre in the advertising of part-copper broadband represents misleading advertising. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 213437 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>The 2017 Digital Strategy set out that Government would work with regulators and industry to ensure that the advertising of broadband reflects the speeds that consumers can expect to receive and accurately describes the technology used.</p><p> </p><p>Since the Digital Strategy was published, the ASA has implemented new guidance, which states that speed claims should be based on the download speeds available to at least 50% of customers at peak time, and no longer on 'up to' speeds available to at least 10% of customers. Ofcom has also updated its Code of Practice on Broadband Speeds.</p><p> </p><p>The ASA also reviewed the use of the term ‘fibre’ to describe part-fibre and full-fibre broadband and concluded in November 2017 that the term 'fibre' is unlikely to mislead consumers as currently used in the advertising of part-fibre broadband services. In June 2018, the Administrative Court granted CityFibre permission to proceed with its Judicial Review (JR) of the ASA's decision. The next stage is for the Administrative Court to make a substantive decision on the JR.</p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to working with regulators and industry to ensure that consumers receive clear, concise and accurate information in order to make informed choices about their broadband, particularly as the rollout of new technologies like full fibre broadband increases. As part of this, we will monitor developments in other countries, including Italy’s current trial of a traffic light system for broadband advertising.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will be consulting on its Statement of Strategic Priorities for telecommunications, spectrum and post shortly.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
213438 more like this
213439 more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T14:09:22.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T14:09:22.263Z
unstar this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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4599
unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1050129
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star this property date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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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 Broadband: Advertising more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Digital and the Creative Industries of 15 November 2018, Official Report column 545, what steps he is taking to tackle the misleading advertising of fibre broadband. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 213438 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>The 2017 Digital Strategy set out that Government would work with regulators and industry to ensure that the advertising of broadband reflects the speeds that consumers can expect to receive and accurately describes the technology used.</p><p> </p><p>Since the Digital Strategy was published, the ASA has implemented new guidance, which states that speed claims should be based on the download speeds available to at least 50% of customers at peak time, and no longer on 'up to' speeds available to at least 10% of customers. Ofcom has also updated its Code of Practice on Broadband Speeds.</p><p> </p><p>The ASA also reviewed the use of the term ‘fibre’ to describe part-fibre and full-fibre broadband and concluded in November 2017 that the term 'fibre' is unlikely to mislead consumers as currently used in the advertising of part-fibre broadband services. In June 2018, the Administrative Court granted CityFibre permission to proceed with its Judicial Review (JR) of the ASA's decision. The next stage is for the Administrative Court to make a substantive decision on the JR.</p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to working with regulators and industry to ensure that consumers receive clear, concise and accurate information in order to make informed choices about their broadband, particularly as the rollout of new technologies like full fibre broadband increases. As part of this, we will monitor developments in other countries, including Italy’s current trial of a traffic light system for broadband advertising.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will be consulting on its Statement of Strategic Priorities for telecommunications, spectrum and post shortly.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
213437 more like this
213439 more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T14:09:22.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T14:09:22.31Z
unstar this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
star this property tabling member
4599
unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1050130
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star this property date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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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 Broadband: Advertising more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Digital and the Creative Industries of Thursday 15 November 2018, Official Report column 545, whether he plans to include proposals to tackle the misleading advertising of fibre broadband in his forthcoming Statement of Strategic Priorities to Ofcom. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 213439 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>The 2017 Digital Strategy set out that Government would work with regulators and industry to ensure that the advertising of broadband reflects the speeds that consumers can expect to receive and accurately describes the technology used.</p><p> </p><p>Since the Digital Strategy was published, the ASA has implemented new guidance, which states that speed claims should be based on the download speeds available to at least 50% of customers at peak time, and no longer on 'up to' speeds available to at least 10% of customers. Ofcom has also updated its Code of Practice on Broadband Speeds.</p><p> </p><p>The ASA also reviewed the use of the term ‘fibre’ to describe part-fibre and full-fibre broadband and concluded in November 2017 that the term 'fibre' is unlikely to mislead consumers as currently used in the advertising of part-fibre broadband services. In June 2018, the Administrative Court granted CityFibre permission to proceed with its Judicial Review (JR) of the ASA's decision. The next stage is for the Administrative Court to make a substantive decision on the JR.</p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to working with regulators and industry to ensure that consumers receive clear, concise and accurate information in order to make informed choices about their broadband, particularly as the rollout of new technologies like full fibre broadband increases. As part of this, we will monitor developments in other countries, including Italy’s current trial of a traffic light system for broadband advertising.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will be consulting on its Statement of Strategic Priorities for telecommunications, spectrum and post shortly.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
213437 more like this
213438 more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T14:09:22.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T14:09:22.357Z
unstar this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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4599
unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1042300
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star this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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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 Entry Clearances: Overseas Students more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will commission an independent review of the (a) adequacy, (b) cost effectiveness and (c) effect on the diversity of students of credibility interviews within the student immigration system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 209352 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>An internal review of point of application credibility interviews for interna-tional students was conducted in 2018 to ensure that interviews are adding value to the case consideration process and not unnecessarily inconven-iencing customers. Up to date risk information was factored in to this review. Regular engagement with universities and other educational institutions en-sures that feedback is collected in relation to the application process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T18:00:05.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T18:00:05.633Z
unstar this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4599
unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1042301
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star this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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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 Entry Clearances: Overseas Students more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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 plans his Department has to develop an international student growth strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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star this property uin 209353 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The government fully recognises the important economic and cultural contribution that EU and international students make to the UK’s higher education sector. We want that contribution to continue and are confident – given the world class quality of our higher education sector – that it will. We welcome international students and there continues to be no limit on the number who can come here to study, nor any plans to limit any institution’s ability to recruit them.</p><p> </p><p>The UK remains a highly attractive destination for non-EU students, with their numbers remaining at record highs – over 170,000 non-EU entrants to UK higher education institutions for the seventh year running. The UK is a world-leading destination for study, with 4 universities in the world’s top 10 and 16 in the top 100 – second only to the USA. We actively promote study in the UK through the GREAT Campaign and to over 100 countries through the British Council.</p><p> </p><p>In the immigration white paper, published on 19 December 2018, the government proposed to increase the post-study leave period for international students following completion of studies to 12 months for those completing a PhD, and to 6 months for all full-time postgraduate students and undergraduate students at institutions with degree awarding powers. Going beyond the recommendations set out by the Migration Advisory Committee, these proposals will benefit tens of thousands of international students.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T14:58:00.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T14:58:00.873Z
unstar this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4599
unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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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
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