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star this property date of answer less than 2020-09-24more like thismore than 2020-09-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK has been clear that the scheduled expiry of the UN conventional arms embargo in October 2020 would have major implications for regional security and stability. The Foreign Secretary discussed this with Secretary Pompeo during his recent visit to Washington and with his French and German counterparts on 10 September. The UK Government continue to engage regional partners, the US, and others, to find a solution to Iranian proliferation in the region, whilst upholding the authority and integrity of the UN Security Council. We will also continue to enforce sanctions regimes including those under UNSCRs 1540, 1701, and 2216 which prohibit the proliferation of weapons to Lebanese Hizballah and the Houthis in Yemen. The UK encourages all states to implement national export control best practice in support of these regimes. The EU arms embargo and UN ballistic missile restrictions on Iran will also remain in place until at least 2023.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Braintree more like this
star this property answering member printed James Cleverly more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 91734 more like this
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less than 2020-09-24T13:47:40.623Zmore like thismore than 2020-09-24T13:47:40.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Cleverly more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-09-24more like thismore than 2020-09-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK has been clear that the scheduled expiry of the UN conventional arms embargo in October 2020 would have major implications for regional security and stability. The Foreign Secretary discussed this with Secretary Pompeo during his recent visit to Washington and with his French and German counterparts on 10 September. The UK Government continue to engage regional partners, the US, and others, to find a solution to Iranian proliferation in the region, whilst upholding the authority and integrity of the UN Security Council. We will also continue to enforce sanctions regimes including those under UNSCRs 1540, 1701, and 2216 which prohibit the proliferation of weapons to Lebanese Hizballah and the Houthis in Yemen. The UK encourages all states to implement national export control best practice in support of these regimes. The EU arms embargo and UN ballistic missile restrictions on Iran will also remain in place until at least 2023.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Braintree more like this
star this property answering member printed James Cleverly more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 91735 more like this
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less than 2020-09-24T13:47:40.577Zmore like thismore than 2020-09-24T13:47:40.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Cleverly more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-09-30more like thismore than 2020-09-30
star this property answer text <p>Deaths are monitored on the Abortion Notification (HSA4) form and will be recorded and included in official abortion statistics.</p><p>Any complication known to the practitioner terminating the pregnancy should be reported to the Chief Medical Officer on the Abortion Notification (HSA4) form. All serious incidents should be reported by the provider to their commissioner, the Care Quality Commission and other relevant organisations in line with the serious incident framework published by NHS England and NHS Improvement at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/serious-incident-framework/" target="_blank">https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/serious-incident-framework/</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
star this property answering member printed Helen Whately more like this
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less than 2020-09-30T13:59:07.303Zmore like thismore than 2020-09-30T13:59:07.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
1313649
star this property hansard heading Insects: EU Countries more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2021-05-25more like thismore than 2021-05-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to action for pollinators, globally and at home. We regularly discuss and share information on research, policy and practical activities with a number of countries, in and beyond Europe, on reported declines and how best to address them.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is a member of ‘Promote Pollinators’, an international coalition of the willing, with 60 members, including countries in Europe and across the world, committed to action to protect pollinators.</p><p> </p><p>We have also supported collaborative international research which has underpinned such initiatives, including a major global review of the status and threats to insect pollinators, published in 2015 by the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.</p><p> </p><p>The UK continues to play a leading role in the development of an ambitious post-2020 global framework for biodiversity to be adopted at the 15<sup>th</sup> Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. We will be supporting ambitious targets to bend the curve on biodiversity loss by 2030 - including in areas which will help to recover insect populations, such as ecosystem restoration and species recovery - supported by strengthened reporting and review mechanisms to help facilitate the implementation of the targets.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
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less than 2021-05-25T11:25:28.74Zmore like thismore than 2021-05-25T11:25:28.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
1313660
star this property hansard heading Taxation: Treaties more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2021-05-20more like thismore than 2021-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The tax treaty between the UK and Canada does not override the provision of UK law that treats members of the House of Commons and House of Lords as domiciled in the UK for tax purposes.</p><p> </p><p>UK law also treats members of the House of Commons and House of Lords as resident in the UK for tax purposes. Where an MP or peer was also resident in Canada for tax purposes under Canadian law, a tie-breaker in the tax treaty would determine the state in which the member was considered to be resident for the purposes of applying the tax treaty.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2021-05-20T14:26:15.317Zmore like thismore than 2021-05-20T14:26:15.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
1584753
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star this property date less than 2023-02-06more like thismore than 2023-02-06
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Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
star this property answering dept id 211 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
star this property hansard heading Freeports: Staff more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask His Majesty's Government how many employees currently work in each UK freeport; and how many (1) full, and (2) part, time jobs have been created in existing freeports in the UK. more like this
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Baroness Adams of Craigielea more like this
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star this property uin HL5417 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2023-02-20more like thismore than 2023-02-20
star this property answer text <p>With the majority of English Freeports now fully up-and-running, we are starting to see them attract new investment to their regions. Following the construction of new facilities and infrastructure, this investment will deliver thousands of high-quality, long-term jobs for local communities. For example, SeAH Wind Ltd are investing £400 million in the Teesside Freeport to build an offshore wind manufacturing facility that will create around 1,500 jobs.</p><p>That is just one example: English Freeports expect to create 130,000 direct and over 80,000 indirect jobs. On top of this, we recently announced two new Green Freeports in Scotland, which estimate they will create over 75,000 new, high-skilled jobs. These forecasts will be reviewed through a baselining exercise in early 2023 and performance against them tracked and reported on as part of <a href="https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fpublications%2Fuk-freeports-programme-annual-report-2022%2Fuk-freeports-programme-annual-report-2022&amp;data=05%7C01%7CParliamentary%40levellingup.gov.uk%7Ca1b7f2766747403c8bdd08db135dfa5a%7Cbf3468109c7d43dea87224a2ef3995a8%7C0%7C0%7C638125066562222738%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=eSO64fAJlv%2FPMNd3W29fTaFbKs2ImBN9N6P0e1Byt7M%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">the UK Freeports Programme Annual Report</a> (attached). The next Annual Report is due to be published towards the end of this year.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Scott of Bybrook more like this
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less than 2023-02-20T17:33:48.447Zmore like thismore than 2023-02-20T17:33:48.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Scott of Bybrook more like this
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star this property file name HL5417 - UK Freeports Programme Annual Report 2022 - GOV.UK.pdf more like this
star this property title Annual Report more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Adams of Craigielea more like this
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star this property date less than 2023-02-06more like thismore than 2023-02-06
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Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
star this property answering dept id 211 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
star this property hansard heading Freeports: Staff more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask His Majesty's Government how many employees at freeports in the UK are excluded from employer National Instance contributions under the Freeport Upper Secondary Threshold. more like this
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Baroness Adams of Craigielea more like this
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star this property uin HL5418 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2023-02-20more like thismore than 2023-02-20
star this property answer text <p>There is a zero rate of secondary Class 1 national Insurance contributions on the earnings of new employees who spend 60% or more of their working time within Freeport tax sites. This rate can be applied on the earnings of all new hires up to £25,000 per annum from April 2022 and for 36 months per employee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Scott of Bybrook more like this
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less than 2023-02-20T17:35:05.53Zmore like thismore than 2023-02-20T17:35:05.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Scott of Bybrook more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Adams of Craigielea more like this
1584755
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star this property date less than 2023-02-06more like thismore than 2023-02-06
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Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
star this property answering dept id 211 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
star this property hansard heading Freeports: Industrial Relations more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask His Majesty's Government whether existing trade union and labour relations laws will operate inside freeport zones in the same way they operate outside of them. more like this
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Baroness Adams of Craigielea more like this
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star this property uin HL5419 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2023-02-20more like thismore than 2023-02-20
star this property answer text <p>Freeports will maintain the UK's high standards with respect to workers' rights and Freeport areas are subject to the relevant legislation to ensure this, including relevant UK employment laws and protections.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Scott of Bybrook more like this
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less than 2023-02-20T17:35:24.407Zmore like thismore than 2023-02-20T17:35:24.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Scott of Bybrook more like this
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1584756
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star this property date less than 2023-02-06more like thismore than 2023-02-06
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Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
star this property answering dept id 211 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
star this property hansard heading Freeports: Customs more like this
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star this property question text To ask His Majesty's Government what variation in normal customs rules are applied within each freeport in the UK. more like this
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Baroness Adams of Craigielea more like this
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star this property uin HL5420 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2023-02-21more like thismore than 2023-02-21
star this property answer text <p>Businesses authorised by HMRC to operate on specific, secure 'customs sites' within Freeports can take advantage of a special customs procedure which builds on facilitations available elsewhere in the UK. The details of this procedure can be found (attached) in <a href="https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fguidance%2Foperating-a-freeport-customs-site&amp;data=05%7C01%7CParliamentary%40levellingup.gov.uk%7C3325d833154a49fd34a608db132c3c85%7Cbf3468109c7d43dea87224a2ef3995a8%7C0%7C0%7C638124852923243019%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=jf0pnSsexojFplV%2BGIc3JafkvtubQVb2u8YUP%2Badh2c%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">HMRC's guidance on customs sites</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Scott of Bybrook more like this
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less than 2023-02-21T16:34:09.907Zmore like thismore than 2023-02-21T16:34:09.907Z
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star this property file name HL5420 - Operating a UK Freeport customs site - GOV.UK.pdf more like this
star this property title UK Freeport customs site more like this
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star this property date less than 2023-02-06more like thismore than 2023-02-06
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Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
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star this property hansard heading Freeports: Human Trafficking and Money Laundering more like this
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star this property question text To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address concerns of criminality relating to (1) money laundering, or (2) people trafficking, in instances where a freeport is located within an existing port approved location or within a freeport boundary with a variation from normal customs rules. more like this
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Baroness Adams of Craigielea more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2023-02-20more like thismore than 2023-02-20
star this property answer text <p><a href="https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fpublications%2Ffreeports-monitoring-and-evaluation-strategy%2Ffreeports-programme-monitoring-and-evaluation-strategy&amp;data=05%7C01%7CParliamentary%40levellingup.gov.uk%7C920ae6f2626f4e8f197108db132dcd50%7Cbf3468109c7d43dea87224a2ef3995a8%7C0%7C0%7C638124859655873295%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=z5%2BzBw1Lq1pEcsgEqH9E5l3FrOVP0k4C1JNLWScbc0I%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">The Freeports Programme monitoring and evaluation strategy</a> (attached) sets out how the effectiveness and impact of the Freeport programme will be measured.</p><p>A breakdown of the amount of jobs that English Freeports estimate they will contribute to can be found in the <a href="https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fpublications%2Fuk-freeports-programme-annual-report-2022%2Fuk-freeports-programme-annual-report-2022&amp;data=05%7C01%7CParliamentary%40levellingup.gov.uk%7C920ae6f2626f4e8f197108db132dcd50%7Cbf3468109c7d43dea87224a2ef3995a8%7C0%7C0%7C638124859655873295%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=EkFfPVUQ0EA0wPGrq1lmrnelz9wIX0NaG0orWxOoxHs%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">UK Freeports programme annual report</a> (attached). In addition, we recently announced two new Green Freeports in Scotland, which estimate they will create over 75,000 new, high-skilled jobs. These forecasts will be reviewed through a baselining exercise in early 2024 and performance against them tracked and reported on through the Government's ongoing <a href="https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fpublications%2Ffreeports-monitoring-and-evaluation-strategy%2Ffreeports-programme-monitoring-and-evaluation-strategy&amp;data=05%7C01%7CParliamentary%40levellingup.gov.uk%7C920ae6f2626f4e8f197108db132dcd50%7Cbf3468109c7d43dea87224a2ef3995a8%7C0%7C0%7C638124859655873295%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=z5%2BzBw1Lq1pEcsgEqH9E5l3FrOVP0k4C1JNLWScbc0I%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">monitoring and evaluation of the programme</a> (attached).</p><p>With the majority of English Freeports now fully up-and-running, we are starting to see them attract new investment to their regions. More information about how Freeports deliver for the UK economy can be found in the <a href="https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fpublications%2Fuk-freeports-programme-annual-report-2022%2Fuk-freeports-programme-annual-report-2022&amp;data=05%7C01%7CParliamentary%40levellingup.gov.uk%7C920ae6f2626f4e8f197108db132dcd50%7Cbf3468109c7d43dea87224a2ef3995a8%7C0%7C0%7C638124859655873295%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=EkFfPVUQ0EA0wPGrq1lmrnelz9wIX0NaG0orWxOoxHs%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">UK Freeports programme annual report</a> (attached).</p><p>Freeport’s special customs status - which builds on facilitations available elsewhere in the UK - is available only on specific 'customs sites' within the wider Freeport footprint. These are secure sites administered by a specially authorised 'Customs Site Operator' or CSO. CSOs are required to obtain AEO(S) or equivalent authorisation from HMRC, an international gold standard for safety and security, and remain subject to robust ongoing oversight from HMRC. Freeports uphold the UK's high standards on security and preventing illicit activity.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Scott of Bybrook more like this
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star this property file name HL5421 Freeports Programme monitoring and evaluation strategy - GOV.UK.pdf more like this
star this property title Monitoring and evaluation strategy more like this
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star this property file name HL5421 UK Freeports Programme Annual Report 2022 - GOV.UK.pdf more like this
star this property title Annual Report more like this
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less than 2023-02-20T15:42:45.057Zmore like thismore than 2023-02-20T15:42:45.057Z
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