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star this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Turkey: EU Immigration more like this
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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 impact of leaving the EU on businesses that trade with the EU, and what guidance they have given to affected businesses about how they might communicate that impact. more like this
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Lord Bowness remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-24more like thismore than 2016-05-24
unstar this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Treasury published a comprehensive analysis of benefits and costs of membership of a reformed EU and the alternatives on 18 April. This included boxes detailing the impact of EU membership on key business sectors such as financial services, aerospace and pharmaceuticals.</p><p> </p><p>According to this analysis, key sectors would be worse off due to reduced access to the Single Market. For example, losing customs-free movement of goods could cause customs delays. In time-sensitive industries, each hour of customs delay can reduce trade by 5%. Treasury analysis also provides a sectoral breakdown of the 3.3 million jobs which are linked to trade with the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The Prime Minister has spoken about the benefits of EU membership at a number of businesses throughout the UK. The transcripts of these are available on the gov.uk website.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-05-24T13:15:36.56Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-24T13:15:36.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bowness more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading EU Enlargement more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the amount of Russian investment in the countries of the Western Balkans which are candidates, or potential candidates, for membership of the European Union. more like this
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Lord Bowness remove filter
star this property uin HL1054 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 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>It is impossible to provide a definitive assessment of the amount of Russian investment in the Western Balkans. There are varying levels of investment across the region, with a strong emphasis on the energy sector.</p><p>Figures from the Serbia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SIEPA) show that Russia was the seventh largest foreign direct investor in Serbia in the period 2001-13. The majority of that investment is in the energy sector. In 2013 87 per cent of Serbia’s gas needs were supplied by Russia. Gazprom owns 56 per cent of the Serbian oil company Petroleum Industry of Serbia (NIS). It is investing a reported $2.1 billion in the building of South Stream. Other energy companies, such as LUKOIL, are active. There has also been Russian investment in the railway and banking sectors.</p><p>In the first nine months of 2013, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) attracted €95 million of Russian investment, which was 46 per cent of total foreign investment. To date the biggest Russian investment in BiH has been in the privatisation and modernisation of the petrol industry in Republika Srpska (RS) and the acquisition of Austria’s Volksbank by Sberbank. Other projects of Russian interest are: a coal mine and thermo-power station complex at Uglejevik; a branch pipeline connection to South Stream (into Serbia), which provides mains gas supply to 47 towns in Republika Srpska; and a hydro power plant at Dabar, with a proposal for two further small hydro plants.</p><p>Macedonian industry is dependent on Russian gas and Skopje expects to be included in the South Stream project.</p><p>The bilateral relationship between Albania and Russia is modest. Albania does not import oil or gas directly from Russia, although Russian companies are among those looking to invest in the renewal of the Albanian energy sector. Albanian exports to Russia are minimal – in 2012 they represented only 0.45 per cent of the country’s total exports.</p><p>Montenegro’s bilateral trade with Russia is also small. In 2012-13, 43 per cent of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) came from EU countries, with Russian FDI amounting to 14 per cent. However levels of Russian tourism are still substantial, with a 28 per cent share of a sector which represents 30 per cent of the economy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T12:14:16.0204444Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T12:14:16.0204444Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bowness more like this
77321
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Natural Gas: Pipelines more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the development of the Nabucco pipeline and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline; and how they are affected by European Union sanctions against Russia. more like this
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Lord Bowness remove filter
star this property uin HL1055 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 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
unstar this property answer text <p>In June 2013 the Shah Deniz consortium announced the selection of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline to transport Azerbaijani gas to European markets. The UK strongly supports the development of the southern gas corridor, and the then Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), visited Azerbaijan on 17 December 2013 to attend the Final Investment Decision (FID) signing ceremony for the second phase of the Shah Deniz gas field. We remain in close contact with governments along the route, as well as the companies involved in Shah Deniz and the Trans Anatolian and Trans Adriatic pipelines. These projects are not affected by EU sanctions against Russia.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T13:16:40.5903661Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T13:16:40.5903661Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bowness more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Macedonia more like this
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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 are taking to bring about a resolution of the dispute between the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece to allow the candidature for European Union membership of the FYROM to progress. more like this
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Lord Bowness remove filter
star this property uin HL1056 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 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>We firmly believe that the dispute over the official name of Macedonia is a bilateral issue and therefore should not form a block to Macedonia opening EU accession negotiations. We continue to encourage both sides to engage with the UN process to find a mutually accepted solution as soon as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T12:11:24.1196134Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T12:11:24.1196134Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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1017038
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star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading European Defence Agency more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their objectives contained in the Draft Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union include continued participation in the European Defence Agency. more like this
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Lord Bowness remove filter
star this property uin HL11883 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 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK and the EU will continue to work together closely on foreign and security policy issues as part of an ambitious new security partnership. This partnership will be based on the UK and the EU’s shared values, and commitment to work together to respond quickly and effectively to changing threats.</p><p>The Political Declaration provides for the UK and the EU to collaborate on capability development to ensure armed forces remain capable and interoperable. The UK and the EU have agreed that UK participation in relevant European Defence Agency (EDA) projects and initiatives, now and in the future, will be beneficial for both parties. Through the negotiation of an Administrative Arrangement — which is the formal agreement through which third countries can participate in EDA projects — the UK and the EDA can continue to work together on projects of mutual interest.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
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less than 2018-12-13T13:40:53.437Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T13:40:53.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bowness more like this
1017039
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star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading Driving more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their objectives contained in the Draft Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union include continued mutual recognition of (1) driving licences, and (2) the disabled persons Blue Badge scheme. more like this
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Lord Bowness remove filter
star this property uin HL11884 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 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
unstar this property answer text <p>We have now agreed in principle a draft Withdrawal Agreement with the other 27 EU nations. To ensure that citizens and businesses in the UK and across the EU can plan for life after our withdrawal with confidence, this sets out the terms of an implementation period during which EU citizens and UK nationals will be able to continue to drive in each territory as they do now.</p><p>The Political Declaration on the Framework for the Future Relationship between the EU and the UK Government was published on 22 November. It sets out that the UK and EU should consider arrangements to address travel by private motorists in our future negotiations. We intend that this will cover the both the recognition of driving licences as well as the Blue Badge scheme. We believe it is in the interests of both sides to conclude an agreement covering these arrangements.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
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less than 2018-12-13T13:41:43.797Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T13:41:43.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
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1017040
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star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Global Navigation Satellite Systems more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the costs of (1) developing an independent UK GPS system, and (2) continued participation in the EU Galileo project. more like this
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Lord Bowness remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The initial analysis undertaken in partnership with UK industry concluded that a UK Global Navigation Satellite System could cost between £3-5 billion over a ten-year build phase. In August, my Rt Hon Friend the Prime Minister tasked the UK Space Agency, with the full support of the Ministry of Defence, to develop options and set aside £92m for the necessary Engineering and Design studies to refine and test these initial estimates.</p><p>If the UK wished to participate in the Galileo project from 2020 this would be a matter for future negotiations, as it would be for all programmes. Member States do not contribute to individual EU programmes but to the EU budget as a whole. The UK’s financing share of the EU budget is based on a number of elements, such as the UK rebate and our customs duties transfers to the EU and fluctuates with changes to the levels and types of EU spending. It therefore not possible to estimate future contributions to specific EU Programmes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-12-07T11:51:58.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-07T11:51:58.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1017041
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star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Arrest Warrants more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether continued UK participation in the European Arrest Warrant is subject to the outcome of future negotiations; and which countries currently have legislative or constitutional restrictions on extradition to countries outside the EU. more like this
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Lord Bowness remove filter
star this property uin HL11886 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 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is seeking a comprehensive security relationship which preserves mutually important operational capabilities whilst allowing the UK and EU to continue to work together to combat fast evolving security threats.</p><p>The Political Declaration, published on 26 November 2018, unequivocally recognises that both the UK and the EU need a strong future relationship on internal security given the shared threats we face, our geographical proximity, and the need to continue to protect all of our citizens from harm. The text specifically reflects that the UK and EU have agreed extradition as a priority area for our future cooperation.</p><p>It will be for Member States to determine how they implement their rights and obligations under the Withdrawal Agreement or, in a no deal scenario, how they operate the 1957 European Convention on Extradition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T17:13:51.797Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T17:13:51.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bowness more like this
1017042
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star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading EU Institutions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost of the UK's participation in (1) the European Medicines Agency, (2) the European Chemicals Agency, and (3) the European Aviation Safety Agency; and how much they estimate setting up and running replacement agencies would cost in the event of continued participation not being possible after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Bowness remove filter
star this property uin HL11887 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 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Currently, Member States do not contribute to individual agencies, but to EU budgets as a whole. It is therefore not possible to use the UK’s financing share of the whole budget to calculate our contribution to specific EU Agencies.</p><p>As set out in the Political Declaration on the Framework of the Future Relationship between the EU and the UK, we are exploring the possibility of cooperation of United Kingdom authorities with Union agencies such as the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). We will carry on working with the European Union to see on what basis and under what conditions UK participation can take place. The exact arrangements will be a matter for the next phase of negotiations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
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less than 2018-12-13T13:45:54.18Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T13:45:54.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
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1019267
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star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to (1) replace EU legislation about mobile telephone roaming charges, and (2) ensure that UK subscribers are protected from excessive charges after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
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Lord Bowness remove filter
star this property uin HL11956 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
unstar this property answer text <p>In the event of a deal, surcharge-free roaming would continue to be guaranteed during the Implementation Period. Following the Implementation Period the arrangements for roaming, including surcharges, would depend on the outcome of the negotiations on the Future Economic Partnership. The Political Declaration on the UK's Future Economic Partnership proposes a framework for negotiations with the EU, including for services and digital sectors. That approach would not preclude discussions with the EU on arrangements for consumers, for example in the area of mobile roaming.</p><p> </p><p>In the event of no deal, the government has published a technical notice on mobile roaming. This is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mobile-roaming-if-theres-no-brexit-deal/mobile-roaming-if-theres-no-brexit-deal" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mobile-roaming-if-theres-no-brexit-deal/mobile-roaming-if-theres-no-brexit-deal</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2018-12-13T13:13:37.597Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T13:13:37.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bowness more like this