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1698920
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Gaza: Humanitarian Aid more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent discussions he has had on opening crossing points into Gaza for medical and humanitarian aid. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Rachael Maskell more like this
uin 20688 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-17more like thismore than 2024-04-17
answer text <p>The British Government has pressed with Israeli counterparts the urgency of getting significantly more aid into Gaza to alleviate the desperate situation.</p><p>On 5th April Israel committed to significant steps to increase the amount of aid getting to Gaza, including allowing the delivery of humanitarian aid through the Port of Ashdod and the Erez checkpoint.</p><p>The UK has urged Israel to take these steps for a long time and they are welcome. We are resolved that the international community will work with Israel to see these vital changes fully implemented.</p><p>The Foreign Secretary has also called on Israel to reform its deconfliction mechanism to ensure the safety of aid workers, and to make progress on the UN's minimal operating requirements, including more visas and driver approvals granted, as well as more trucks permitted to cross into Gaza.</p><p>Palestinians are facing a devastating and growing humanitarian crisis. The UK is playing a leadership role in alleviating that suffering. We are doing everything we can to get more aid in as quickly as possible by land, sea and air.</p><p>150 tonnes of more UK aid arrived in Gaza on 13 March, including 840 family tents, 13,440 blankets, almost 3,000 shelter kits, and shelter-fixing kits, 6,000 sleeping mats and more than 3,000 dignity kits.</p><p>A field hospital, provided by UK Aid funding to UK-Med, has arrived in Gaza. This facility, staffed by UK and local medics, will be able to treat over 100 patients a day.</p><p>On 20 March, the Foreign Secretary announced the UK has funded WFP to provide 2000 tons of food aid, enough to feed 275,000 people in Gaza.</p>
answering member constituency Sutton Coldfield more like this
answering member printed Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-17T11:11:01.743Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-17T11:11:01.743Z
answering member
1211
label Biography information for Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
tabling member
4471
label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1698976
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funding the UK has committed to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank since becoming a member. more like this
tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
tabling member printed
Tim Loughton more like this
uin 20495 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-17more like thismore than 2024-04-17
answer text <p>Details on UK funding committed to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) can be found in the <a href="https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2015/9780111138960" target="_blank">AIIB Capital Order 2015</a> and in the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/asian-infrastructure-investment-bank-aiib-special-fund" target="_blank">published guidance relating to the AIIB Project Preparation Special Fund.</a></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Hitchin and Harpenden more like this
answering member printed Bim Afolami more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-17T08:57:24.69Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-17T08:57:24.69Z
answering member
4639
label Biography information for Bim Afolami more like this
tabling member
114
label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
1698979
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Public Expenditure more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential impact of the use of different economic forecasts by (a) the Bank of England and (b) the OBR on (i) monetary and (ii) fiscal decisions. more like this
tabling member constituency Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey more like this
tabling member printed
Drew Hendry more like this
uin 20676 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-17more like thismore than 2024-04-17
answer text <p>Monetary policy is the responsibility of the independent Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of England, so the government rightly does not comment on the conduct of monetary policy. The MPC publishes its forecasts on a quarterly basis to inform its monetary policy decisions.</p><p>The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) is the UK government’s independent official forecaster and publishes economic and fiscal forecasts at least twice per year alongside fiscal events. The OBR provides independence, transparency and credibility via its assessment of the economic and fiscal position and as the official forecaster it is right that it is the basis for government fiscal policy decisions.</p><p>The MPC and the OBR have different responsibilities, so it is right that they produce their own forecasts. The MPC’s forecasts reflect policy announced by the government and fiscal assumptions from the OBR and HM Treasury.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hitchin and Harpenden more like this
answering member printed Bim Afolami more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-17T09:08:05.31Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-17T09:08:05.31Z
answering member
4639
label Biography information for Bim Afolami more like this
tabling member
4467
label Biography information for Drew Hendry more like this
1698980
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
answering body
Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 217 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Members: Correspondence 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 Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to reply to the correspondence of 13 March 2024 from the hon. Member for Rhondda on correcting the record on Creative Tax Reliefs. more like this
tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Chris Bryant more like this
uin 20553 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-17more like thismore than 2024-04-17
answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport will respond to this correspondence as soon as possible.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hornchurch and Upminster more like this
answering member printed Julia Lopez more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-17T08:27:57.537Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-17T08:27:57.537Z
answering member
4647
label Biography information for Julia Lopez more like this
tabling member
1446
label Biography information for Sir Chris Bryant more like this
1699070
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Economic Growth more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his speech to the Conservative Party conference on 2 October 2023, on what evidential basis he said that the UK was one of the fastest growing European G7 countries since the date of the EU referendum. more like this
tabling member constituency East Devon more like this
tabling member printed
Simon Jupp more like this
uin 20815 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-17more like thismore than 2024-04-17
answer text <p>The calculations underlying this statistic were based on public information available on the 29 September 2023, including quarterly GDP data published by the <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/grossdomesticproductgdp/timeseries/ihyq/qna" target="_blank">Office for National Statistics</a> for the UK and <a href="https://data-explorer.oecd.org/vis?pg=0&amp;bp=true&amp;snb=31&amp;tm=gdp%20growth&amp;vw=tb&amp;df%5bds%5d=dsDisseminateFinalDMZ&amp;df%5bid%5d=DSD_NAMAIN1%40DF_QNA_EXPENDITURE_GROWTH_G20&amp;df%5bag%5d=OECD.SDD.NAD&amp;df%5bvs%5d=1.0&amp;pd=2016-Q1%2C&amp;dq=Q............&amp;ly%5brw%5d=REF_AREA&amp;ly%5bcl%5d=TIME_PERIOD&amp;ly%5brs%5d=TRANSACTION%2CSECTOR&amp;to%5bTIME_PERIOD%5d=false" target="_blank">OECD data</a> for the remaining G7 European economies.</p><p> </p><p>The data showed that cumulative GDP growth in the UK since the referendum (change on 2016 Q2) through to 2023 Q2 of 8.2% was greater than that of Germany (5.7%) and Italy (4.7%) and slightly lower than France (8.6%).</p>
answering member constituency Hitchin and Harpenden more like this
answering member printed Bim Afolami more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-17T09:00:50.49Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-17T09:00:50.49Z
answering member
4639
label Biography information for Bim Afolami more like this
tabling member
4862
label Biography information for Simon Jupp more like this
1699126
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
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 Private Rented Housing: Nottingham East 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, whether he is taking steps to reduce private sector rents in Nottingham East constituency. more like this
tabling member constituency Nottingham East more like this
tabling member printed
Nadia Whittome more like this
uin 20821 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-17more like thismore than 2024-04-17
answer text <p>The Government recognises the cost of living pressures that tenants are facing, and that paying rent is likely to be a tenant’s biggest monthly expense. The level of private sector rents is not directly a matter for Government, however, we are taking steps to increase housebuilding to help create a more sustainable and affordable housing market over the long term. The Government is on track to meet its manifesto commitment to deliver a million homes over this Parliament.</p><p>The Government also welcomes new institutional investment in the private rented sector. The Build to Rent sector has built over 100,000 new homes over the past 13 years and they continue to play a part in increasing the supply of homes in the private rented sector.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Redcar more like this
answering member printed Jacob Young more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-17T10:03:06.703Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-17T10:03:06.703Z
answering member
4825
label Biography information for Jacob Young more like this
tabling member
4869
label Biography information for Nadia Whittome more like this
1699143
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Arms Trade: Export Controls more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will make it his policy to establish an independent review to guarantee that UK arms export policy does not breach obligations under international law. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Carden more like this
uin 20761 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-17more like thismore than 2024-04-17
answer text <p>All export licence applications are already assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Strategic Export Licensing Criteria.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Sutton Coldfield more like this
answering member printed Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-17T11:44:27.847Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-17T11:44:27.847Z
answering member
1211
label Biography information for Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
tabling member
4651
label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
1699151
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Hamas: Hostage Taking more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what information his Department holds on the number of Israeli hostages taken on 7 October 2023; and how many and what proportion (a) have died, (b) have been released and (c) remain in captivity. more like this
tabling member constituency Poplar and Limehouse more like this
tabling member printed
Apsana Begum more like this
uin 20791 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-17more like thismore than 2024-04-17
answer text <p>The FCDO holds information on the hostages being held in Gaza, which is taken and updated regularly from official Israeli government sources. As of 10 April 2024;</p><p>• On 7 October, 253 hostages were kidnapped and taken into Gaza.</p><p>• 124 hostages have been returned to Israel (112 alive and 12 deceased). 129 hostages remain in Gaza. Of these 129 hostages, the Israeli government has stated that it has evidence that 34 are deceased. The remaining 95 hostages are either presumed alive or their status is unknown.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Sutton Coldfield more like this
answering member printed Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-17T11:32:10.263Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-17T11:32:10.263Z
answering member
1211
label Biography information for Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
tabling member
4790
label Biography information for Apsana Begum more like this
1699155
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Gaza: Casualties more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether his Department has made a recent estimate of the number of (a) civilians, (b) women and (c) children (i) killed and (ii) injured in Gaza using UK-made (A) arms and (B) technologies since October 2023. more like this
tabling member constituency Poplar and Limehouse more like this
tabling member printed
Apsana Begum more like this
uin 20795 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-17more like thismore than 2024-04-17
answer text <p>All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Strategic Export Licensing Criteria. We keep all export licences under careful review.</p><p>The Foreign Secretary has underlined the need for Israel to ensure effective deconfliction in Gaza, and we want to see Israel take greater care to limit its operations to military targets.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Sutton Coldfield more like this
answering member printed Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-17T11:22:52.61Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-17T11:22:52.61Z
answering member
1211
label Biography information for Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
tabling member
4790
label Biography information for Apsana Begum more like this
1699196
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Higher Education: Finance 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 Education, if she will make an assessment of the impact of the tuition fee-based funding model on the financial stability of the higher education sector. more like this
tabling member constituency City of Durham more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Kelly Foy more like this
uin 20771 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-17more like thismore than 2024-04-17
answer text <p>As autonomous organisations, higher education (HE) providers have a high degree of financial independence and it is for them to make appropriate and necessary decisions around income, funding, spending and borrowing which ensure their continued financial viability and sustainability.</p><p> </p><p>The department believes that the current fee freeze achieves the best balance between ensuring that the system remains financially sustainable, offering good value for the taxpayer and reducing debt levels for students in real terms.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for Students (OfS), as the regulator of HE in England, is responsible for monitoring the financial sustainability of registered HE providers. The department continues to work closely with the OfS and other parties including providers, mission groups and other government departments to understand the ongoing impacts and changing landscape of financial sustainability across the sector.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Luke Hall more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-17T09:03:20.55Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-17T09:03:20.55Z
answering member
4450
label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
tabling member
4753
label Biography information for Mary Kelly Foy more like this