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1692287
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Veterinary Medicine: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure the continued availability of veterinary medicines in Northern Ireland beyond 2025. more like this
tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
tabling member printed
Dame Nia Griffith more like this
uin 901658 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-28more like thismore than 2024-02-28
answer text <p>The Government’s priority is to secure a long-term sustainable solution on veterinary medicines. To that end, the Government’s priority is to pursue such a solution through discussions with the EU, as well as preparing for safeguards in all scenarios. We will be setting up a Veterinary Medicines Working Group shortly to help us with this.</p><p>In the meantime, we have put in place a grace period arrangement until the end of 2025 which supports continuity of supply to Northern Ireland.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wycombe more like this
answering member printed Mr Steve Baker more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-28T14:15:48.047Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-28T14:15:48.047Z
answering member
4064
label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
tabling member
1541
label Biography information for Dame Nia Griffith more like this
1692286
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Civil Partnerships and Marriage: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text Whether he has had discussions with the Northern Ireland Executive on the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022. more like this
tabling member constituency Mid Derbyshire more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Pauline Latham more like this
uin 901656 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-28more like thismore than 2024-02-28
answer text <p>I understand my Hon. Friend’s keen interest in this matter and was pleased to meet with her to discuss this in October. As she is aware, this is a devolved matter. Following the restoration of the institutions, I would recommend that she engage with the Finance Minister in Northern Ireland to ask what consideration she has given to this issue.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Daventry more like this
answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-28T17:22:37.03Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-28T17:22:37.03Z
answering member
3977
label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
tabling member
4025
label Biography information for Mrs Pauline Latham more like this
1692285
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Defence: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on support for the defence industry in Northern Ireland. more like this
tabling member constituency Belfast East more like this
tabling member printed
Gavin Robinson more like this
uin 901655 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-28more like thismore than 2024-02-28
answer text <p>I am in regular discussion with ministerial colleagues regarding growth and investment, including the defence industry in Northern Ireland. The Government is committed to improving how Northern Ireland is integrated into the UK defence industry network as part of our plan for growing the economy, showcasing the skills, industry expertise and infrastructure that are thriving in Northern Ireland.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wycombe more like this
answering member printed Mr Steve Baker more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-28T14:14:40.1Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-28T14:14:40.1Z
answering member
4064
label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
tabling member
4360
label Biography information for Gavin Robinson more like this
1692284
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Business: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Business and Trade on the potential impact of the restoration of the Northern Ireland Assembly on trends in the level of business investment in Northern Ireland. more like this
tabling member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Selous more like this
uin 901654 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-28more like thismore than 2024-02-28
answer text <p>Since our department hosted the Northern Ireland Investment Summit in September, we have seen significant investment announcements including from IceMos technology, Ocula technology, and Vertiv. With that in mind, I think it is in everyone's interests - regardless of position on the constitutional question - for everyone to maintain a singular focus on attracting investment into Northern Ireland.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wycombe more like this
answering member printed Mr Steve Baker more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-28T14:11:16.763Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-28T14:11:16.763Z
answering member
4064
label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
tabling member
1453
label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
1692283
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Childcare: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has had discussions with the Northern Ireland Executive on trends in the level of childcare funding in Northern Ireland. more like this
tabling member constituency City of Durham more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Kelly Foy more like this
uin 901653 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-28more like thismore than 2024-02-28
answer text <p>I welcome the recent debate in the Northern Ireland Assembly on childcare and the cross-party support for a childcare strategy to be delivered.</p><p>Whilst childcare in Northern Ireland is devolved, the UK Government is keen to see this work progressed so that parents are able to balance childcare alongside their work. Northern Ireland has already received the Barnett consequentials of childcare funding in England.</p><p>The UK Government has provided the NI Executive with a significant £3.3 billion package, including money to stabilise, which will support progress for key services.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wycombe more like this
answering member printed Mr Steve Baker more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-28T14:17:04.13Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-28T14:17:04.13Z
answering member
4064
label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
tabling member
4753
label Biography information for Mary Kelly Foy more like this
1692222
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2024-02-27more like thismore than 2024-02-27
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Refugees: Resettlement more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funds he plans to provide for the UK’s Global Refugee Forum 2023 pledge on continued support for the integration of refugees in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Hallam more like this
tabling member printed
Olivia Blake more like this
uin 16048 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-03-01more like thismore than 2024-03-01
answer text <p>As pledged at the Global Refugee Forum 2023, the Government remains committed to enabling resettled refugees in rebuilding their lives in the UK. That is why refugees, as well as individuals arriving via our resettlement schemes with Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK, have access to mainstream benefits and services to support their integration.</p><p>The Home Office also provides local authorities with a core tariff of £20,520 per person to cover resettlement and integration costs for those who arrive through the UK Resettlement Scheme, the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme or the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy. In the first year, local authorities also receive up to £4,500 per child for education and £850 to cover additional English language provision for adults, and health partners receive £2,600 per individual to cover healthcare.</p><p>Those granted protection through the asylum system are offered support from Migrant Help or their partner organisation. This support includes providing advice on accessing the labour market, on applying for Universal Credit, and signposting to local authorities for assistance with housing.</p><p>Refugees who arrived through safe and legal routes or were granted Refugee Permission to Stay on or after 28 June 2022 have access to the Refugee Employability Programme (REP). This launched in England in September 2023 and delivers a range of activities to support refugees, including employment, English language and integration support.</p>
answering member constituency Corby more like this
answering member printed Tom Pursglove more like this
grouped question UIN 16047 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-03-01T12:08:58.867Zmore like thismore than 2024-03-01T12:08:58.867Z
answering member
4369
label Biography information for Tom Pursglove more like this
tabling member
4864
label Biography information for Olivia Blake more like this
1692221
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2024-02-27more like thismore than 2024-02-27
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Refugees: Resettlement more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding he plans to allocate to refugee integration in 2024. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Hallam more like this
tabling member printed
Olivia Blake more like this
uin 16047 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-03-01more like thismore than 2024-03-01
answer text <p>As pledged at the Global Refugee Forum 2023, the Government remains committed to enabling resettled refugees in rebuilding their lives in the UK. That is why refugees, as well as individuals arriving via our resettlement schemes with Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK, have access to mainstream benefits and services to support their integration.</p><p>The Home Office also provides local authorities with a core tariff of £20,520 per person to cover resettlement and integration costs for those who arrive through the UK Resettlement Scheme, the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme or the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy. In the first year, local authorities also receive up to £4,500 per child for education and £850 to cover additional English language provision for adults, and health partners receive £2,600 per individual to cover healthcare.</p><p>Those granted protection through the asylum system are offered support from Migrant Help or their partner organisation. This support includes providing advice on accessing the labour market, on applying for Universal Credit, and signposting to local authorities for assistance with housing.</p><p>Refugees who arrived through safe and legal routes or were granted Refugee Permission to Stay on or after 28 June 2022 have access to the Refugee Employability Programme (REP). This launched in England in September 2023 and delivers a range of activities to support refugees, including employment, English language and integration support.</p>
answering member constituency Corby more like this
answering member printed Tom Pursglove more like this
grouped question UIN 16048 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-03-01T12:08:58.817Zmore like thismore than 2024-03-01T12:08:58.817Z
answering member
4369
label Biography information for Tom Pursglove more like this
tabling member
4864
label Biography information for Olivia Blake more like this
1692217
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-27more like thismore than 2024-02-27
answering body
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
answering dept id 211 more like this
answering dept short name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
answering dept sort name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
hansard heading Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will publish (a) minutes of each quarterly meeting of and (b) all annual reports prepared by the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group since 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
tabling member printed
Anneliese Dodds more like this
uin 16020 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-03-01more like thismore than 2024-03-01
answer text <p>This Government is committed to tackling the scourge discrimination in all forms, including anti-Muslim discrimination head-on through a coordinated cross-departmental effort. From ensuring the safety of worshippers to community engagement and supporting the victims, swift action has been taken to address anti-Muslim discrimination and institute safeguards. For example, Tell MAMA has been provided with nearly £5 million between 2016 and 2023 to monitor and combat anti-Muslim hatred.</p><p>We are taking a broad approach to religious discrimination which will develop on the work of the previous Working Groups; seeking the views and perspectives of British and international experts in this field to explore how religious discrimination is experienced by British communities, and how it affects different faiths and individuals. This engagement will explore the breadth and depth of religious hatred and will consider the question of terminology and definitions for hatred across and within religious communities, including anti-Muslim discrimination. In line with the practice of successive administrations, details of internal discussions are not normally disclosed.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency North East Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Lee Rowley more like this
grouped question UIN 16019 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-03-01T16:13:49.35Zmore like thismore than 2024-03-01T16:13:49.35Z
answering member
4652
label Biography information for Lee Rowley more like this
tabling member
4657
label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1692216
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-27more like thismore than 2024-02-27
answering body
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
answering dept id 211 more like this
answering dept short name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
answering dept sort name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
hansard heading Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what policy recommendations his Department received from the Anti-Muslim Hatred working group since 2019; and whether he is taking steps to implement them. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
tabling member printed
Anneliese Dodds more like this
uin 16019 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-03-01more like thismore than 2024-03-01
answer text <p>This Government is committed to tackling the scourge discrimination in all forms, including anti-Muslim discrimination head-on through a coordinated cross-departmental effort. From ensuring the safety of worshippers to community engagement and supporting the victims, swift action has been taken to address anti-Muslim discrimination and institute safeguards. For example, Tell MAMA has been provided with nearly £5 million between 2016 and 2023 to monitor and combat anti-Muslim hatred.</p><p>We are taking a broad approach to religious discrimination which will develop on the work of the previous Working Groups; seeking the views and perspectives of British and international experts in this field to explore how religious discrimination is experienced by British communities, and how it affects different faiths and individuals. This engagement will explore the breadth and depth of religious hatred and will consider the question of terminology and definitions for hatred across and within religious communities, including anti-Muslim discrimination. In line with the practice of successive administrations, details of internal discussions are not normally disclosed.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency North East Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Lee Rowley more like this
grouped question UIN 16020 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-03-01T16:13:49.287Zmore like thismore than 2024-03-01T16:13:49.287Z
answering member
4652
label Biography information for Lee Rowley more like this
tabling member
4657
label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1692214
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-27more like thismore than 2024-02-27
answering body
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
answering dept id 211 more like this
answering dept short name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
answering dept sort name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
hansard heading Islamophobia more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will hold discussions with the Minister for Women and Equalities on the potential merits of appointing an independent adviser on tackling Islamophobia. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
tabling member printed
Anneliese Dodds more like this
uin 16018 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-03-01more like thismore than 2024-03-01
answer text <p>We continue to work closely with community groups, charities and schools to inform our position on tackling racially and religiously motivated discrimination as a whole – including anti-Muslim discrimination.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Lee Rowley more like this
grouped question UIN 16017 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-03-01T16:14:16.647Zmore like thismore than 2024-03-01T16:14:16.647Z
answering member
4652
label Biography information for Lee Rowley more like this
tabling member
4657
label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this