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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Treasury more like this
star 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 Beverage Containers: Taxation more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2019 to Question 226084 on Beverage Containers: Taxation, upon which particular submissions made to the Government's call for evidence were his Department's conclusions based. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 247660 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
star this property answer text <p>The government received 162,000 responses to its call for evidence on single-use plastic, including 222 from companies, trade bodies, environmental charities, and other organisations. It also engaged directly with over 100 organisations. Last summer, we published a summary of these responses and the Budget decision draws on that, considering the range of alternatives that are available.</p><p> </p><p>There is no practical way to apply the tax to just hot drink cups, meaning that a tax would have to be placed on all types of disposable plastic cup, including plastic and plastic-lined cups used for cold drinks. The government has concluded that there is not good evidence that a tax would lead to a significant increase in reuse for these at this time.</p><p> </p><p>Businesses are already taking steps to reduce the impact of disposable cups. The government expects industry to go further and will return to the issue if sufficient progress is not made.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this