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hansard heading Mental Health Services: Long Covid more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-09-25more like thismore than 2020-09-25
answer text <p>NHS England launched its online ‘Your COVID Recovery’ service to expand access to COVID-19 rehabilitation treatments for those who had the virus but are still experiencing difficulties, including mental health issues. This includes advice on how to manage fear and anxiety, coping with frustration and tips on how to look after your wellbeing.</p><p>National Health Service mental health services have remained open for business throughout this time and have deployed innovative digital tools to provide ongoing support, including for people experiencing mental ill health as a result of the long-term effects of a COVID-19 infection.</p><p>The Chief Executive of NHS England wrote to NHS organisations on 31 July setting out the third phase of the NHS response to COVID-19. This includes that the 24 hours a day, seven days a week crisis helplines established by all NHS mental health services during the pandemic should be retained.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
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less than 2020-09-25T15:00:25.667Zmore like thismore than 2020-09-25T15:00:25.667Z
answering member
1481
label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
previous answer version
49220
answering member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
answering member
1481
label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-09-30more like thismore than 2020-09-30
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
answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
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
answering member
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label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-10-06more like thismore than 2020-10-06
answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has previously held discussions to better understand the long-term impacts of COVID-19 with clinicians, academics and individuals who have long-term symptoms of the disease.</p><p>The National Health Service and the wider scientific community are currently working to better understand the disease course of COVID-19 infection, including the prevalence, severity and duration of symptoms, and how best to support recovery. The National Institute for Health Research and UK Research and Innovation have invested £8.4 million in the Post-HOSPitalisation COVID-19 study (PHOSP-COVID), led by the University of Leicester.</p><p>The research currently underway will continue to inform future NHS service design and provision.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
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less than 2020-10-06T16:32:01.517Zmore like thismore than 2020-10-06T16:32:01.517Z
answering member
1481
label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
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answering member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
answering member
1481
label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
1313660
hansard heading Taxation: Treaties more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-05-20more like thismore than 2021-05-20
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
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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label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
1313649
hansard heading Insects: EU Countries more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-05-25more like thismore than 2021-05-25
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>
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
answering member
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label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
346849
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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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 Migrants: English Language 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 consultation was conducted with stakeholders affected by the reforms for delivery of approved English language qualifications for settlement and citizenship effective from November 2015; how the decision was communicated to teaching providers and learners; and whether an impact assessment was undertaken. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
uin 1 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
answer text <p>The possibility of changes to the English language requirement for settlement and nationality was discussed as part of the SELT procurement process. Letters announcing the change to test arrangements have been sent to a range of organisations. As this change relates to the implementation of existing policy, no formal impact assessment was required.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-06-03T10:35:11.193Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T10:35:11.193Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
301
label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
731379
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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 Political Parties: 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, if he will set out a timetable to introduce legislation ending the practice allowing anonymity for donations to political parties operating in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency North Down more like this
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Lady Hermon more like this
uin 1 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-06-30more like thismore than 2017-06-30
answer text <p>In January, I wrote to the Northern Ireland political parties to seek their views on moving to full transparency for Northern Ireland political donations and loans. I received a positive response from the parties. The introduction of increased transparency of donations to Northern Ireland parties was also a Conservative Manifesto commitment at the recent Parliamentary election. I will make a statement shortly on the steps needed to ensure that information relating to Northern Ireland political donations and loans can be published.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2017-06-30T13:32:28.137Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-30T13:32:28.137Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
1437
label Biography information for Lady Hermon more like this
1667497
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2023-11-07more like thismore than 2023-11-07
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Water Supply: New Forest 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will (a) take steps with stakeholders to understand the (i) circumstances which led to Southern Water cutting off water supplies to households in the Waterside area of New Forest East constituency during the evening of Thursday 2 November 2023, (ii) reasons for which the water supply was not resumed until the morning of Sunday 5 November and (iii) reasons for the lack of advance warning to customers, (b) make an assessment of the adequacy of support given by Southern Water to vulnerable customers whose water had been cut off and (c) make it her policy to require water companies to increase their resilience levels to ensure they can deliver water to customers during periods of similarly heavy rainfall in the future. more like this
tabling member constituency New Forest East more like this
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Sir Julian Lewis more like this
uin 1 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-11-13more like thismore than 2023-11-13
answer text <p>On 2 November, the effects of Storm Ciaran were seen at Testwood Water Treatment Works in Hampshire. The heavy rainfall and consequent flooding impacted water quality, which meant that it was not possible for the Treatment Works to effectively treat the volume of water needed to maintain supplies. This included to properties in the Waterside area of the New Forest. Southern Water attempted to minimise the impact but as soon as it become apparent that supply would be affected, notifications were provided to customers, through their website and social media.</p><p>Once flooding reduced, Southern Water increased supplies slowly to safeguard safety and drinking water quality standards. Customers had water supply restored gradually over the course of Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November. Arrangements were put in place to support those customers off supply, including the opening of three bottled water stations, and regular deliveries to vulnerable customers.</p><p>Throughout the water supply outage, my officials engaged closely with Southern Water to ensure steps were taken to resolve the incident as soon as possible. I was regularly briefed on the emerging situation and ensured that Southern Water was supporting customers in the impacted area, particularly those who are vulnerable.</p><p>And on 8 November, I met with Lawrence Gosden, CEO Southern Water, to consider what lessons could be learned from this water supply incident and the actions Southern Water are taking avoid future interruptions at Testwood Water Treatment Works. The company is also providing a detailed report to the Drinking Water Inspectorate, who will carry out a full assessment on the event.</p><p>Ensuring a plentiful supply of water is a government priority with our Plan for Water, published in April 2023, setting out how we will enhance water supply infrastructure and improve resilience to drought as well as managing water demand. Earlier this year, regional water resources groups and water companies, including Southern Water, consulted on their draft Water Resource Management Plans. Within their plans, water companies must consider all options, including demand management and water resources infrastructure for at least the next 25 years.</p><p>Water companies are also using the £469 million made available by Ofwat in the current Price Review period (2020-2025) to investigate strategic water resources options, that are required to improve the resilience of England’s water supplies. Ofwat also recently announced that water companies are bringing forward £2.2 billion for new water infrastructure delivery, over the next two years, with £350 million worth of investment in water resilience schemes.</p><p>Where a company does not meet their performance expectations, Ofwat, the independent water regulator, will take decisive regulatory action. For example, due to underperformance in 2022-23 across several areas, including on supply interruptions and customer satisfaction, draft decisions by Ofwat will mean Southern will return over £42 million to its customers in the 2024-25 financial year.</p><p>Government and regulators will continue to closely monitor Southern Water’s Performance and will not hesitate to hold them to account if they fall short.</p>
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2023-11-13T14:23:59.933Zmore like thismore than 2023-11-13T14:23:59.933Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
54
label Biography information for Sir Julian Lewis more like this
346956
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Sustainable Development 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 International Development, what the Government's policy is on the (a) number and (b) content of the Sustainable Development Goals produced by the UN Open Working Group. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
uin 10 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
answer text <p>The UK maintains that a short set of goals and targets to replace the Millennium Development Goals would be ideal, but we recognise the strong consensus among UN member states to maintain the Sustainable Development goals and targets on the Open Working Group in their current form.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK has consistently supported the content of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals. We welcome in particular Goal 1 on ending extreme poverty, Goal 5 on Gender which strongly reflects UK priorities including ending female genital mutilation and early forced marriage, and Goal 16 on peaceful and inclusive societies, good governance, and access to justice.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Putney more like this
answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
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less than 2015-06-02T14:06:24.627Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-02T14:06:24.627Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
tabling member
4432
label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
731385
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Children 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 Work and Pensions, what evidence a claimant will have to provide to secure an exemption in relation to support for a child conceived without your consent. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
uin 10 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
answer text <p>We recognise that this is a difficult and sensitive issue, and have set up procedures that are mindful of the sensitivities involved. To claim the exception the claimant will need to provide a completed pro-forma from an approved third party or evidence relating to either a relevant criminal conviction or relevant award of criminal injuries compensation. DWP staff will not question the claimant about the incident, they will only take the claim and receive the supporting documents. Claimants will be asked to confirm that they are not living with the other biological parent of the child during the process of providing evidence. They will not be asked to identify the alleged perpetrator.</p><p>Where a pro-forma is provided from a third party, DWP staff will check that the form is complete and verified by an approved third party. Where other evidence is provided this will be checked and returned to the claimant.</p><p>The decision regarding entitlement to the exception will be subject to the normal mandatory reconsideration and appeal process.</p><p>DWP will hold exception information for the duration of an open claim and then for 14 months after a claim is closed. This is in accordance with standard procedures and to ensure that the 14 month maximum appeal period for decisions is observed.</p><p>Where a claimant moves between Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit, the information with regard to the exception will be shared between DWP and HMRC to prevent the claimant from having to provide evidence for the exception a second time. A secure data transfer method has been set up to manage this process. In the case of an appeal, information will be shared with HMCTS to facilitate the appeal. This will be managed in line with data protection requirements.</p><p>Any disclosure request for information in relation to the exception would be considered in liaison with the prosecuting authority as appropriate, in accordance with procedures and practice applicable in the jurisdiction concerned and taking account of particular circumstances, including the relevance of the documents requested to the case and all applicable legal considerations including those relating to data protection.</p>
answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
grouped question UIN
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less than 2017-06-29T11:06:20.94Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-29T11:06:20.94Z
answering member
3969
label Biography information for Damian Hinds more like this
tabling member
4430
label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this