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1299465
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-03-04more like thismore than 2021-03-04
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 Flood Control: Bolton more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Environment Agency on flood defences in Prestolee, Bolton. more like this
tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
uin 912951 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-03-04more like thismore than 2021-03-04
answer text <p>The proposed Prestolee and Stoneclough flood scheme will protect approximately 80 homes in the community of Prestolee. The scheme is at the design stage and an outline business case is being developed. The total overall cost is likely to be around £3 million to £5 million, and a sizeable amount of investment has already been raised. The Environment Agency hopes to begin construction by spring 2023, completing works before March 2024.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-03-04T16:46:02.99Zmore like thismore than 2021-03-04T16:46:02.99Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
3924
label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1299466
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-03-04more like thismore than 2021-03-04
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 Food Poverty: Coronavirus more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on tackling food poverty and insecurity during lockdown. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
tabling member printed
Rachel Hopkins more like this
uin 912953 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-03-04more like thismore than 2021-03-04
answer text <p>The Ministerial Taskforce I chaired has helped put in place support for the most vulnerable in our society throughout this pandemic. Whilst initially concerned with physical access to food during lockdown, we quickly shifted focus to tackling economic insecurities. This work carries on across the Government, and will continue to be a priority this year, and we look forward to responding to Henry Dimbleby’s review of our food strategy.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Banbury more like this
answering member printed Victoria Prentis more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-03-04T16:54:43.063Zmore like thismore than 2021-03-04T16:54:43.063Z
answering member
4401
label Biography information for Victoria Prentis more like this
tabling member
4873
label Biography information for Rachel Hopkins more like this
1299467
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-03-04more like thismore than 2021-03-04
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 Farmers: Government Assistance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps he is taking to support farmers producing food for the domestic market. more like this
tabling member constituency Warwick and Leamington more like this
tabling member printed
Matt Western more like this
uin 912954 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-03-04more like thismore than 2021-03-04
answer text <p>From this year we will be offering new productivity support. Farmers will be able to apply for grants to help them invest in equipment and technology and boost their productivity under the Farming Investment Fund.</p><p> </p><p>The Farm Resilience scheme will provide help for the first three years of the agricultural transition period to manage their businesses through the transition. It will ensure experts are on hand to provide any advice and support needed.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Banbury more like this
answering member printed Victoria Prentis more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-03-04T14:01:30.107Zmore like thismore than 2021-03-04T14:01:30.107Z
answering member
4401
label Biography information for Victoria Prentis more like this
tabling member
4617
label Biography information for Matt Western more like this
1299468
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-03-04more like thismore than 2021-03-04
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 Environment Protection: Finance and Regulation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps he is taking to ensure that (a) funding and (b) regulations are in place to help protect (i) the River Tawd and (ii) similar natural environments from pollution. more like this
tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
tabling member printed
Rosie Cooper more like this
uin 912955 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-03-04more like thismore than 2021-03-04
answer text <p>The Environment Agency has secured funding to commence an investigation into sources of pollution in the River Tawd. We are tackling river pollution from poor farming practice with regulation, financial incentives and educational schemes for farmers. In addition to Government investment in many local improvement schemes, water company investment is increasing to £4.6 billion between 2020-2025. A task force comprising the Government and water companies is addressing the problem of sewage discharge from storm overflows.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-03-04T16:49:35.553Zmore like thismore than 2021-03-04T16:49:35.553Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
1538
label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this
1299469
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-03-04more like thismore than 2021-03-04
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 Flood Control more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps he is taking to secure long-term funding for nature-based flooding solutions. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
tabling member printed
Dame Diana Johnson more like this
uin 912956 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-03-04more like thismore than 2021-03-04
answer text <p>This Government sees nature-based solutions playing an increasing role in our effort to reduce flood risk, alongside traditional flood defences, in our £5.2 billion capital flood defence programme as well as through the £200 million innovation programme. These will run for the next six years. In addition, the Government’s ongoing investment in the environment, such as the Nature for Climate Fund and our environmental land management schemes, will also support natural flood management measures.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-03-04T16:50:51.133Zmore like thismore than 2021-03-04T16:50:51.133Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
1533
label Biography information for Dame Diana Johnson more like this
1299470
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-03-04more like thismore than 2021-03-04
answering body
Church Commissioners more like this
answering dept id 9 more like this
answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
hansard heading Families: Coronavirus more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to support family life during the covid-19 lockdown. more like this
tabling member constituency Derbyshire Dales more like this
tabling member printed
Miss Sarah Dines more like this
uin 912871 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-03-04more like thismore than 2021-03-04
answer text <p>The clergy have continued to support families and vulnerable people throughout the pandemic, but particular attention has been given to the bereaved in this very difficult year. Recent research by the Church of England has shown six out of ten people have lost someone they know in the last year and that those aged 18 to 30 have been particularly badly affected. In addition to its support for bereaved families in communities across the country, the Church of England has continued its work preparing couples for marriage. The Church will be supporting National Marriage Week and there are lots of resources available to the parishes.</p><p>The Church is pleased to be working with the Government to implement changes to marriage registration, the new regulations will come into force from the 4th of May allowing any parent of a bride and groom to have their names entered into the official register of marriages. This reform among several others in the new regulations will specifically enable mothers to be recognised equally to fathers on the certificate. I want to pay tribute to my predecessor Dame Caroline Spelman, Tim Loughton MP and the Lord Bishop of St Albans who along with the campaigners worked so hard to change the law.</p>
answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-03-04T16:00:20.55Zmore like thismore than 2021-03-04T16:00:20.55Z
answering member
1453
label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
tabling member
4816
label Biography information for Miss Sarah Dines more like this
1299471
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-03-04more like thismore than 2021-03-04
answering body
Church Commissioners more like this
answering dept id 9 more like this
answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
hansard heading Families: Coronavirus more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to support family life during the covid-19 lockdown. more like this
tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
tabling member printed
Miriam Cates more like this
uin 912877 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-03-04more like thismore than 2021-03-04
answer text <p>The Church of England is waiting to hear from the Government when its parent and toddler groups will be able to recommence in person, it is hoped that this will be from the 12th of April.</p><p>Many churches have tried new ways to continue their support for young families and children throughout the pandemic. At different stages of the pandemic, families needed different levels of support. The Church has seen some successful examples: using social media and Facebook live to hold parent support groups, using Zoom to hold a community storytime and craft group, and hosting socially distanced family picnics.</p><p>For older children and parents, the Church launched 'Faith at Home' to focus on inspirational experiences, using age-appropriate resources to grow together in faith. It has been an effective way to use schools, church leaders and chaplains to support young peoples development.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-03-04T15:34:36.85Zmore like thismore than 2021-03-04T15:34:36.85Z
answering member
1453
label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
tabling member
4865
label Biography information for Miriam Cates more like this
1297100
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-03-03more like thismore than 2021-03-03
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
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Northern Ireland Assembly voting system on implementation of (a) the principle cross-community consent and (b) the Belfast Agreement and the political process in Northern Ireland. more like this
tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
tabling member printed
Carla Lockhart more like this
uin 912617 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-03-04more like thismore than 2021-03-04
answer text <p>The voting systems within the devolved administrations are devolved matters.</p><p> </p><p>The principle of cross-community consent applies to matters for which the Northern Ireland Assembly is responsible. This approach to voting on Assembly business is entirely compatible with the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement and we remain fully committed to that Agreement.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-03-04T09:43:28.013Zmore like thismore than 2021-03-04T09:43:28.013Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
previous answer version
87164
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
4857
label Biography information for Carla Lockhart more like this
1297101
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-03-03more like thismore than 2021-03-03
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
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps his Department is taking to strengthen Northern Ireland’s place in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Bury North more like this
tabling member printed
James Daly more like this
uin 912618 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-03-03more like thismore than 2021-03-03
answer text <p>The Government places great importance on the Union, and Northern Ireland’s integral place within it. We are using Northern Ireland’s centenary to promote Northern Ireland on the world stage and showcase the contribution of its people, places and products to our United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>We have just signed Heads of Terms for the Derry-Londonderry City Deal, which includes a £105m UK Government investment, showing our commitment to levelling up across the UK.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the £2bn we have committed through New Decade New Approach, we have supported the Executive with £3.3bn to tackle Coronavirus. The £400m New Deal for Northern Ireland will boost economic growth, supporting businesses across Northern Ireland to invest.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue working tirelessly for our family of nations, ensuring it is a Union of people that works for everyone.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
grouped question UIN 912623 more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-03-03T17:37:21.44Zmore like thismore than 2021-03-03T17:37:21.44Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
4854
label Biography information for James Daly more like this
1297102
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-03-03more like thismore than 2021-03-03
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
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps his Department is taking to strengthen the Union. more like this
tabling member constituency North Devon more like this
tabling member printed
Selaine Saxby more like this
uin 912623 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-03-03more like thismore than 2021-03-03
answer text <p>The Government places great importance on the Union, and Northern Ireland’s integral place within it. We are using Northern Ireland’s centenary to promote Northern Ireland on the world stage and showcase the contribution of its people, places and products to our United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>We have just signed Heads of Terms for the Derry-Londonderry City Deal, which includes a £105m UK Government investment, showing our commitment to levelling up across the UK.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the £2bn we have committed through New Decade New Approach, we have supported the Executive with £3.3bn to tackle Coronavirus. The £400m New Deal for Northern Ireland will boost economic growth, supporting businesses across Northern Ireland to invest.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue working tirelessly for our family of nations, ensuring it is a Union of people that works for everyone.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
grouped question UIN 912618 more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-03-03T17:37:21.487Zmore like thismore than 2021-03-03T17:37:21.487Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
4863
label Biography information for Selaine Saxby more like this