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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 649: debated on Monday 12 November 2018

Ministerial Corrections

Monday 12 November 2018

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Badger Cull

The following is an extract from the Westminster Hall debate on the Badger Cull on 6 November 2018.

On costs, again we publish the figures every year. The 2018 costs will be published shortly, but those for previous years have already been published. Last year, the total cost of the cull was about £4 million, which covers policing, licensing and all the monitoring work done by Natural England.

[Official Report, 6 November 2018, Vol. 648, c. 529WH.]

Letter of correction from the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food:

An error has been identified in the speech I gave during the debate on the Badger Cull.

The correct statement should have been:

On costs, again we publish the figures every year. The 2018 costs will be published shortly, but those for previous years have already been published. Last year, the total cost of the cull was about £4 million, which covers policing, and a further £2.6 million, which includes licensing and all the monitoring work done by Natural England.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Sexual Violence in Conflict

The following is an extract from Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs questions on 30 October 2018.

Given that the recent UN taskforce report highlighted appalling examples of sexual violence against Rohingya Muslims in Burma, I welcome the announcement that the Secretary of State made on his recent visit to Rakhine of increased support to victims of this terrible crime, but what can be done to increase the resources available to other conflict regions?

I thank my hon. Friend for welcoming the announcement and highlighting the work of that team of experts, who have now been deployed, I think, to 26 countries on a wide range of cases, have helped to train 17,000 people to make sure that evidence is secured and have worked extensively on this important issue in a range of situations around the world.

[Official Report, 30 October 2018, Vol. 648, c. 759.]

Letter of correction from the Minister for Africa:

An error has been identified in the response I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Sleaford and North Hykeham (Dr Johnson).

The correct response should have been:

I thank my hon. Friend for welcoming the announcement and highlighting the work of that team of experts, who have now been deployed on a wide range of cases. The Ministry of Defence has helped to train 17,000 people on this issue, and the team of experts has provided training to make sure that evidence is secured and has worked extensively on this important issue in a range of situations around the world.

Treasury

EU Customs Union and Draft Withdrawal Agreement: Cost

The following is an extract from proceedings on an urgent question on EU Customs Union and Draft Withdrawal Agreement: Cost on 22 October 2018.

The Minister has been asked five times to identify the figures for unemployment if we leave the customs union, so let us make it easier for him: will unemployment go up or will it go down?

What I can say is that unemployment in this country is at a record low, demonstrating the coherence of this Government’s economic policy.

[Official Report, 22 October 2018, Vol. 648, c. 32.]

Letter of correction from the Economic Secretary to the Treasury:

An error has been identified in my response to the hon. Member for Edinburgh South (Ian Murray).

The correct response should have been:

What I can say is that the unemployment rate in this country is the lowest since 1975, demonstrating the coherence of this Government’s economic policy.