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1124043
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many countries the UK currently trades solely with on World Trade Organization terms without any additional bilateral or regional trade agreements. more like this
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Lord Bowness more like this
star this property uin HL15425 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The UK currently trades with 24 WTO Member countries on purely WTO terms. In addition to this, the UK trades with 3 WTO Members (customs territories) on purely WTO terms. Therefore, the UK trades with 27 WTO Members on purely WTO terms.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T10:38:34.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T10:38:34.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3496
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bowness more like this
1124053
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading BeoutQ more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any threat posed by beoutQ, a pirate TV and streaming service based in Saudi Arabia; and whether any retail outlets selling the beoutQ set up box have been (1) charged, and (2) prosecuted for such sales. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL15435 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government has made no assessment of the threat posed by beoutQ and holds no information on whether retail outlets selling the beoutQ set up box have been charged or prosecuted for such sales.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T12:25:53.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T12:25:53.86Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1124065
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children's Rights: Travellers more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to address the findings in the Children’s Rights Alliance for England report on the State of Children’s Rights in England in 2018, in particular in respect of the proportion of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children deprived in three or more dimensions of deprivation compared to the proportion of all other children. more like this
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Baroness Whitaker more like this
star this property uin HL15447 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The government welcomes this report and we will continue to work with the Children’s Rights Alliance for England through the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Action Group to promote the importance of children’s rights across the government.</p><p>Through the pupil premium, we are addressing low economic circumstances, which affects a high proportion of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children. We have provided over £15 billion in pupil premium funding from April 2011 to March 2019 to help schools improve the progress and attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.</p><p>We are also focusing specifically on Gypsy, Roma and Travellers through a number of initiatives, including working with the communities in Opportunity Areas and prioritising Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people in our £1.7 million investment in careers provision for disadvantaged young people. I am also very grateful to the noble Baroness Whitaker for chairing a new stakeholder group for my department aimed at ensuring that improvements to the whole school system take into account Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupil needs.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T12:15:20.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T12:15:20.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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2510
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Whitaker more like this
1124419
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading London Capital and Finance: Insolvency more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Treasury ministers or officials have been in discussions with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) about the establishment by the latter of an independent review into the FCA’s supervision of London Capital &amp; Finance; and why the terms of reference of the review and the identity of the independent reviewer have not yet been published. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL15468 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>This Government takes the failure of London Capital &amp; Finance (LCF) and its impact on consumers very seriously. The independent investigation will seek to better understand the circumstances around the collapse of LCF and make sure we are properly protecting those who invest their money in the future.</p><p>It is essential that the terms of the investigation are set in a way that ensures these objectives are met and take into account any issues arising from current regulatory and enforcement investigations. HM Treasury officials are working to develop these with the relevant bodies as a matter of priority. Further details on this investigation, including the appointment of the independent investigator, will be published shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T11:31:21.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T11:31:21.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1124421
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Assessments more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the education benefits for children and their families of the introduction of tests for children aged four. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL15470 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The reception baseline assessment (RBA) will enable us to create school-level progress measures for primary schools which show the progress pupils make from reception until the end of key stage 2. Progress is an important measure - it will give schools credit for the important work they do with their pupils between reception and year 2 and will give parents better information about which schools may help their children to make the most progress. The RBA is not a test - it is a short, teacher-led assessment and it will provide practitioners with valuable one-to-one time with their pupils within the first few weeks of reception.</p><p>We have worked closely with early years practitioners, schools and other education experts to develop the RBA, and continue to do so. All aspects of the assessment’s development have been informed by an extensive evidence base of early years research.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T12:25:04.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T12:25:04.45Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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2170
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
1124915
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers: NHS and Social Services more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure effective recruitment from (a) EU and (b) non-EU countries to meet demand for NHS and social care workers after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 251318 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>We have been clear that we want all EU nationals, including those working in the NHS and the care sector, to stay in the UK after we leave the EU.</p><p><br>In December 2018, the Government set out its proposals in “The UK’s future Skills-based Immigration System” White Paper. The White Paper proposals include a new route for skilled workers which will be open to anyone at RQF level 3 and above, irrespective of where they are applying from. This route will not be capped allowing all of those who meet our requirements to come to the UK and we intend to abolish the existing Resident Labour Market Test for highly skilled roles.</p><p><br>The White Paper also includes, as a transitional measure, a temporary workers route which will be open to anyone from qualifying countries, wishing to fill positions at any skill level, for up to 12 months. We do not intend to impose a cap on the number of people wishing to use the route.</p><p><br>In their report on the impact of EEA migration in the UK, the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) recommended maintaining the existing system of salary thresholds.</p><p>The Government is undertaking an extensive programme of engagement with a wide range of stakeholders across the UK, over the course of this year, including with the private, public and voluntary sector and local government, as well as industry representatives and individual businesses before taking a final decision on the level of salary thresholds.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
251319 more like this
251320 more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T09:36:47.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T09:36:47.32Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1124916
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Nurses more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the salary exemption for nurses under Tier 2 visas will (a) be maintained and (b) extended to EEA citizens after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 251319 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>We have been clear that we want all EU nationals, including those working in the NHS and the care sector, to stay in the UK after we leave the EU.</p><p><br>In December 2018, the Government set out its proposals in “The UK’s future Skills-based Immigration System” White Paper. The White Paper proposals include a new route for skilled workers which will be open to anyone at RQF level 3 and above, irrespective of where they are applying from. This route will not be capped allowing all of those who meet our requirements to come to the UK and we intend to abolish the existing Resident Labour Market Test for highly skilled roles.</p><p><br>The White Paper also includes, as a transitional measure, a temporary workers route which will be open to anyone from qualifying countries, wishing to fill positions at any skill level, for up to 12 months. We do not intend to impose a cap on the number of people wishing to use the route.</p><p><br>In their report on the impact of EEA migration in the UK, the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) recommended maintaining the existing system of salary thresholds.</p><p>The Government is undertaking an extensive programme of engagement with a wide range of stakeholders across the UK, over the course of this year, including with the private, public and voluntary sector and local government, as well as industry representatives and individual businesses before taking a final decision on the level of salary thresholds.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
251318 more like this
251320 more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T09:36:47.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T09:36:47.383Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1124917
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers: Social Services more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, steps he is taking to ensure that adequate numbers of non-UK care workers are able to work in the UK after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 251320 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>We have been clear that we want all EU nationals, including those working in the NHS and the care sector, to stay in the UK after we leave the EU.</p><p><br>In December 2018, the Government set out its proposals in “The UK’s future Skills-based Immigration System” White Paper. The White Paper proposals include a new route for skilled workers which will be open to anyone at RQF level 3 and above, irrespective of where they are applying from. This route will not be capped allowing all of those who meet our requirements to come to the UK and we intend to abolish the existing Resident Labour Market Test for highly skilled roles.</p><p><br>The White Paper also includes, as a transitional measure, a temporary workers route which will be open to anyone from qualifying countries, wishing to fill positions at any skill level, for up to 12 months. We do not intend to impose a cap on the number of people wishing to use the route.</p><p><br>In their report on the impact of EEA migration in the UK, the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) recommended maintaining the existing system of salary thresholds.</p><p>The Government is undertaking an extensive programme of engagement with a wide range of stakeholders across the UK, over the course of this year, including with the private, public and voluntary sector and local government, as well as industry representatives and individual businesses before taking a final decision on the level of salary thresholds.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
251318 more like this
251319 more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T09:36:47.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T09:36:47.43Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1124922
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Haemophilia: Medical Treatments more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy that NHS England include haemophilia as a condition area in the Getting It Right First Time programme. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 251325 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme aims to drive improvements in medical and surgical specialties through clinical leadership and the use of data to identify and reduce unwarranted variation in practice. By tackling variations in the way services are delivered across the National Health Service, and by sharing best practice between trusts, GIRFT identifies changes that will help improve care and patient outcomes, as well as delivering efficiencies such as the reduction of unnecessary procedures and cost savings.</p><p>Although there are no specific plans to include haemophilia as a condition area in the GIRFT programme currently, the ambition is that GIRFT will continue to expand to other medical specialities. Currently, areas are prioritised based on opportunity for improvements in patient care, suspected degree of variation and wide strategic priorities. Some examples of these work streams are lung cancer, paediatric critical care and neonatal intensive care.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T10:49:41.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T10:49:41.443Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1124929
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Housing more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make automatic payment of the housing cost element of universal credit directly to the landlord. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont more like this
star this property uin 251332 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit payments are designed to mirror the world of work, with monthly payments reflecting the way many working people are paid. This model of monthly payments allows claimants to take responsibility for budgeting their own income and helps prepare them for getting back to work.</p><p> </p><p>Many claimants are capable of managing their own financial affairs and for these claimants a Managed Payment to Landlords (MPTL) is not appropriate.</p><p> </p><p>A claimant’s personal circumstances could change in a way which means that they need additional support at any stage of a claim, not just at the start. As such, we make sure that managed payments to landlords (MPTL) are available to Universal Credit claimants when appropriate, either from the start of their claim or at whatever point in which they need help.</p><p> </p><p>A MPTL can be requested by the claimant, their representative or their landlord and will be considered on a case by case basis and requests for MPTLs are dealt with as a priority. Landlords who are given access to the Landlord Portal are also given Trusted Partner status which allows them to make recommendations on whether an MPTL should be put in place. All MPTL recommendations from Trusted Partners will be implemented in good faith by DWP.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T11:07:15.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T11:07:15.61Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
star this property tabling member
4608
star this property label Biography information for John Lamont more like this