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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Work and Pensions, Steve Webb MP, on 20 January (HC Deb, col 49W), when Ministers announced that it was their intention that "2014–15 would be the last year of separate funding for local welfare provision from the Department for Work and Pensions". more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
star this property uin HL5964 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The coalition Government outlined the evidence in <em>Local support to replace Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans for living expenses in England, Government response to the call for evidence June 2011.</em> A copy was placed in the House library and it can be found online at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-support-to-replace-community-care-grants-and-crisis-loans-for-living-expenses-call-for-evidence" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-support-to-replace-community-care-grants-and-crisis-loans-for-living-expenses-call-for-evidence</a> </p><p> </p><p>Nottinghamshire County Council have consulted on their plans to wind down their dedicated scheme and provide support by other means. Information on other authorities will be provided by the review my Department will shortly be carrying out about the way local authorities have used the funding provided following the abolition of the discretionary Social Fund. We are making arrangements with local authorities regarding this. A copy of the findings will be placed in the House Library.</p><p> </p><p>There has never been a commitment to provide specific funding beyond 2014/15. On the basis of experience on the ground since support was localised, central government believes that it makes most sense for councils to choose how much funding to allocate to these services in their areas in future - according to local priorities and needs - and how to provide such support.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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HL5962 more like this
HL5963 more like this
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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143
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow more like this
41678
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star this property date less than 2014-03-05more like thismore than 2014-03-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 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 prosecutions have been brought in the last 10 years under sections 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 29B, 29C, 29D, 29E and 29F of the Public Order Act 1986 and under sections 31 and 32 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL5769 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates' courts and found guilty at all courts for selected offences under the Public Order Act 1986 and Crime and Disorder Act 1998 in England and Wales, from 2004 to 2012 (latest data available) can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>Court proceedings statistics for the year 2013 are planned to be published by the Ministry of Justice in May 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5770 more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property file name HL5769 5770 - Lord Lester.XLS more like this
star this property title HL5769 & 5770 table refered to in answer. more like this
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2037
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
41679
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star this property date less than 2014-03-05more like thismore than 2014-03-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 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 prosecutions brought in the last 10 years under sections 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 29B, 29C, 29D, 29E and 29F of the Public Order Act 1986 and under sections 31 and 32 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 have resulted in a guilty verdict. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL5770 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates' courts and found guilty at all courts for selected offences under the Public Order Act 1986 and Crime and Disorder Act 1998 in England and Wales, from 2004 to 2012 (latest data available) can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>Court proceedings statistics for the year 2013 are planned to be published by the Ministry of Justice in May 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5769 more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property file name HL5769 5770 - Lord Lester.XLS more like this
star this property title HL5769 & 5770 table refered to in answer. more like this
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2037
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
39789
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star this property date less than 2014-02-24more like thismore than 2014-02-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 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, further to the statement by the Prime Minister on 15 June 2009 (HC Deb, col 21–38) that the final report of the Chilcot Inquiry would be able to "disclose all but the most sensitive information—that is, all information except that which is essential to our national security", whether the Inquiry continues to operate under those terms. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL5503 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The terms under which the Chilcot Inquiry is operatingare set out in the Protocol between the Inquiry and Her Majesty&rsquo;s Government regarding documents and other written and electronic communication. They have not changed since the Inquiry&rsquo;s inception in June 2009. A copy of the Protocol is available on the Inquiry&rsquo;s website:</p><p><a href="http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/background/protocols.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/background/protocols.aspx</a></p><p> </p><p>Each request under the Freedom of Information Act is considered on its merits and handled accordingly. The reasons for the use of the veto on the disclosure of Cabinet minutes prior to the Iraq war are a matter of public record.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5505 more like this
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less than 2014-03-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-03T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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star this property file name HL5503-HL5505.pdf more like this
star this property title Letter on Chilcot Inquiry more like this
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565
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
39791
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star this property date less than 2014-02-24more like thismore than 2014-02-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 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 why the ministerial veto was used to overturn the Information Commissioner's ruling on the disclosure of the minutes of Cabinet meetings prior to the Iraq war; and why that route was preferred to an appeal to the courts as in the case of Plowden. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL5505 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The terms under which the Chilcot Inquiry is operatingare set out in the Protocol between the Inquiry and Her Majesty&rsquo;s Government regarding documents and other written and electronic communication. They have not changed since the Inquiry&rsquo;s inception in June 2009. A copy of the Protocol is available on the Inquiry&rsquo;s website:</p><p><a href="http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/background/protocols.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/background/protocols.aspx</a></p><p> </p><p>Each request under the Freedom of Information Act is considered on its merits and handled accordingly. The reasons for the use of the veto on the disclosure of Cabinet minutes prior to the Iraq war are a matter of public record.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5503 more like this
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less than 2014-03-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-03T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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star this property file name HL5503-HL5505.pdf more like this
star this property title Letter on Chilcot Inquiry more like this
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565
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
39768
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star this property date less than 2014-02-24more like thismore than 2014-02-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 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 is their policy on the relocation of civil servants from London and the South-East of England to other regions of the country. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL5482 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Relocation of Government staff outside of London and the South East continues to be considered, amongst other options, to deliver the savings set out at the Spending Review and increase the efficiency of the Government&rsquo;s estate. Reducing and rationalising the estate could result in relocations, although there is no centrally driven relocation target to this effect. Workforce planning is primarily the responsibility of each individual Department to determine.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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HL5483 more like this
HL5484 more like this
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less than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
39769
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star this property date less than 2014-02-24more like thismore than 2014-02-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 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 civil servants have been transferred from London and the South-East of England to other regions of the country since May 2010. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL5483 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Relocation of Government staff outside of London and the South East continues to be considered, amongst other options, to deliver the savings set out at the Spending Review and increase the efficiency of the Government&rsquo;s estate. Reducing and rationalising the estate could result in relocations, although there is no centrally driven relocation target to this effect. Workforce planning is primarily the responsibility of each individual Department to determine.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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HL5482 more like this
HL5484 more like this
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less than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
39770
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star this property date less than 2014-02-24more like thismore than 2014-02-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 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 civil servants have been transferred from London and the South-East of England to the West Midlands since May 2010. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Relocation of Government staff outside of London and the South East continues to be considered, amongst other options, to deliver the savings set out at the Spending Review and increase the efficiency of the Government&rsquo;s estate. Reducing and rationalising the estate could result in relocations, although there is no centrally driven relocation target to this effect. Workforce planning is primarily the responsibility of each individual Department to determine.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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HL5482 more like this
HL5483 more like this
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less than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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2024
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43015
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Communities and Local Government 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 Communities and Local Government, how many applications to dispose of statutory allotments have been (a) submitted, (b) approved and (c) rejected in each local authority area in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 191956 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Further to the Allotments Act 1925, applications for consent to dispose of allotment land are submitted to the Department by local councils (parish councils and principal authorities). The table below shows the breakdown of applications since May 2010.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><em>Granted</em></p></td><td><p><em>Withdrawn</em></p></td><td><p><em>Refused</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May 2010- March 2011</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15 to date</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>To place this in context, the Secretary of State granted 34 allotment disposals in 2007, granted 22 in 2008 and granted 18 in 2009, whilst only 2 were declined, which is a greater rate than under this Administration.</p><p>I observe that the rt. hon. Member has been quoted in the media attacking such consents. He would have been wiser however to have undertaken a closer examination of the 68 individual consents granted to the local councils since May 2010.</p><p>The table below provides some context to help explain why there was a reasonable case by the representative local bodies for changing the statutory status of the land.</p><p>In January 2014, my Department published <em>Allotment Disposal Guidance: Safeguards and Alternatives</em> replacing the previous guidance from 2002. The new guidance strengthens allotment protection, as the requirement for waiting lists to be taken into account must now be rigorously applied to all that council's waiting lists, not just the waiting list for the site to be disposed of. This aims to ensure that poorly maintained sites are not used to justify disposal. Ministers will be closely monitoring to ensure that this new guidance is followed.</p><p>Notwithstanding, I have taken the opportunity to analyse these previous cases in the table below. The National Allotment Society was consulted in every case, and nine out of ten decisions were consistent with advice from the National Allotment Society (where advice was given); the remaining cases where the advice diverged related to land not actually in use as allotments, requiring a judgement call on whether it was realistic to bring the land back into productive use.</p><p>Having analysed these approvals, I can note that half of the land disposed was not actually in use as allotments. Moreover, in every case where existing allotment plot holders were displaced, evidence from local authorities indicates that alternative plots were made available to them.</p><p>More new plots were proposed to be created and/or vacant sites proposed to be brought back into use than the number of proposed disposals of in-use allotment plots. Consequently, the statutory disposal process overseen by the Secretary of State since May 2010 should have resulted in an <strong>increase</strong> in allotment provision not a reduction. This reflects this Government's commitment both to supporting local communities grow their own food and to protecting important community assets.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 196310 more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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1492
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
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star this property file name 2269 & 2521 Benn - Table.docx more like this
star this property title Allotments - Disposal Consents Granted more like this
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413
unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
43122
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept 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 estimate she has made of the number of people from Syria who will relocate through the vulnerable persons relocation scheme between 29 January 2014 and 30 May 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
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Mr David Hanson more like this
star this property uin 192035 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
unstar this property answer text <p>The Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme has been put in place to relocate to the UK some of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees, displaced to neighbouring countries by the on going conflict. We anticipate that it will support several hundred people over the next three years. On-going discussions with a number of local authorities regarding participation in the scheme will determine exact numbers to be relocated between 29 January 2014 and 30 May 2015. Given the continuing nature of these discussions, it is therefore too early to have a clear indication of the type of accommodation that will be available to house the relocated refugees.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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192036 more like this
192037 more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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533
unstar this property label Biography information for David Hanson more like this