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star this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction 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, in the light of their stated intention of building more houses, what is their assessment of the availability of skilled personnel to carry out the building work necessary; and what measures they are taking to train sufficient numbers to ensure the success of the house building programme. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL253 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>There has been no specific assessment of the availability of skilled personnel for the home building sector. The Construction Industry Training Board's (CITB) latest Construction Skills Network Report forecasts an annual recruitment requirement for the construction sector, including home building, of 36,400 a year for the 2013 – 2018 period.</p><p> </p><p>Under the auspices of the Construction Leadership Council, the house building industry is developing an action plan to address two immediate priorities: improving the image of house building and attracting back experienced workers who left during the recession, and other workers with relevant skills. More widely, the Government is making a number of reforms to the skills system to improve skills supply, putting employers in the driving seat and making providers more responsive to their needs.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also currently undertaking a triennial review of the way the CITB operates and challenging it on the service it delivers to the sector.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T16:22:41.4397496Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T16:22:41.4397496Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
61476
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star this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction 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, in the light of their stated intention of building more houses, what is their assessment of the ability of the United Kingdom building supplies industry to provide bricks, timber and other materials; and what measures they are taking to encourage growth in the building supplies industry to provide sufficient materials to ensure the success of the house building programme. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL254 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government has noted advice from the Construction Products Association that there is no general lack of capacity in UK products manufacturers. The Association advises that only 19 per cent of companies producing heavy building materials are currently operating at near capacity. As the products sector adjusts to the return to growth it expects that capacity will increase further in response to demand.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T16:31:26.8370096Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T16:31:26.8370096Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
58558
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star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Entry Clearances: Russia more like this
star 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 is their current policy on granting visas for musical ensembles from Russia; why there was a delay in issuing visas recently for the Lyra Ensemble from St Petersburg which led to the cancellation of concerts on their proposed United Kingdom tour; and what steps they will take to avoid such situations in the future. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL83 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Due to its obligations under the Data Protection Act, UK Visas and Immigration is unable to comment openly on individual cases. There is insufficient detail in the question to enable us to identify these visa applications but if Lord Jones of Cheltenham wishes to provide specific details of the visa applicants, UK Visas and Immigration will provide him with an in confidence letter regarding this incident.<br><br>There has been no change in visa policy for those coming from Russia to give musical performances in the UK. Applicants must meet the requirements of the Immigration Rules. We advise Russian visa applicants to apply for their visas as early as possible in advance of their <br>date of travel. In Russia, applicants can apply up to six months in advance of travel and a 'submission without passport' service is available for those who want to hold on to their passport whilst their application is processed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T13:00:42.6901397Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T13:00:42.6901397Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
79783
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star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxation: Immigrants more like this
star 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 is their assessment of the amount of income tax, value added tax and company taxation paid by migrants to the United Kingdom and by companies set up by migrants in each year since 2010 for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL1672 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Deighton more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T12:24:49.8645156Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T12:24:49.8645156Z
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4262
star this property label Biography information for Lord Deighton more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
47807
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star 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, following the recent conference in London, what support they are providing to the government of Botswana in preparing for the follow-up conference in early 2015 on the illegal wildlife trade. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-22more like thismore than 2014-04-22
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government welcomes the announcement made by the Government of Botswana that it will host a follow up conference on the illegal wildlife trade in early 2015. This meeting will be vital in helping to ensure that the commitments made at the London Conference in February 2014 are fully implemented.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has offered its full support to Botswana in preparing the meeting. This may include continuing to convene the group of senior officials that prepared the London Conference, offering the support of the UK's diplomatic network in maintaining high level political engagement on the issue with existing and new partner countries and a possible contribution to the cost of the conference.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-22T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-22T12:00:00.00Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
47808
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 effect they expect that the recently announced Elephant Protection Initiative will have on the illegal wildlife trade; and what support they are giving to the Initiative. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL6756 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-22more like thismore than 2014-04-22
star this property answer text <p> </p><p /> <p>The Government warmly welcomes the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI), launched at the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade in February 2014 by the Presidents of Botswana, Chad, Gabon and Tanzania, and the Foreign Minister of Ethiopia.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>Through the EPI, these Governments are committing to:</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>· observing an extended moratorium on consideration of future international ivory trade</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>· closing domestic ivory markets</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>· putting all ivory stockpiles (both seized ‘illegal' and ‘legal' ivory accrued from elephant mortality) beyond economic use.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>In response to these bold commitments, the EPI is intended to provide participating Governments with access to a fund to support the implementation of the measures contained in the Africa Elephant Action Plan. The UK Government has committed to supporting this fund, in the first instance by matching the first tranche of private sector funding amounting to around £1m.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>The text of the Elephant Protection Initiative can be accessed through the following link: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/news/decisive-action-agreed-on-illegal-wildlife-trade" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/news/decisive-action-agreed-on-illegal-wildlife-trade</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-22T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-22T12:00:00.00Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
47809
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star 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 they are taking steps to encourage the governments of China and Vietnam to cease the trade in ivory. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL6757 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-22more like thismore than 2014-04-22
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Governments of both China and Vietnam participated at Ministerial level in the London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade on 12 and 13 February 2014. They joined the other participating countries in agreeing to the London Conference Declaration. In this, Governments have committed to support the existing CITES commercial prohibition on international trade in elephant ivory until the survival of elephants in the wild is no longer threatened by poaching. They have also committed to taking a wide range of actions to reduce the demand for wildlife products, including ivory, and to agreeing for the first time to renounce the use of any products from species threatened with extinction. We very much welcome this strong signal by China and Vietnam of their commitment to join the rest of the international community in tackling the scourge of the illegal trade in ivory and other wildlife products.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In the margins of the Conference I had constructive meetings with both Forestry Vice Minister Jianlong Zhang of China and Deputy Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Ha Cong Tuan of Vietnam to discuss the impacts of the illegal wildlife trade and the action needed to tackle the problem. I hope to visit Vietnam in the near future to continue this constructive dialogue.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We will also fund two projects in Vietnam which applied through the 2013-2014 Darwin Initiative Funding Round, at a total cost of just over £0.5m. These will be supported from the £10m of new funding for tackling the illegal wildlife trade, announced on 23 December 2013 by the Secretaries of State for Environment and International Development. One project is focused on combating wildlife trafficking by cutting out the ‘middle man'. The other will support action to reduce demand for rhino horn.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-22T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-22T12:00:00.00Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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248
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58562
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star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading British Overseas Territories: Environment Protection 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 assessment of the World Society for the Protection of Animals' report "Cayman Turtle Farm: A Continued Case for Change"; and what measures they are taking to protect flora and fauna in all British Overseas Territories including the Cayman Islands. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL87 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Cayman Islands Government has constitutional responsibility for a large measure of self-government, including for decisions relating to the Cayman Turtle Farm. The recommendations in the publication are therefore the responsibility of the Cayman Islands Government. However, we note that the report contains inaccuracies about UK engagement in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for the Overseas Territories, Mark Simmonds, is writing to the World Society for the Protection of Animals to bring these inaccuracies to its attention.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK Government's ambition is for the natural environments of the Overseas Territories (OTs) to be protected and managed to the highest international standards, as set out in our 2012 White Paper, “The Overseas Territories Security, Success and Sustainability”. OT Governments are constitutionally responsible for the protection and conservation of their natural environments and the UK Government works in partnership with them to identify where our support can be most effective. On 12 May 2014, the Government published an update to the Overseas Territories Biodiversity Strategy, which provides detail of the Government's activities on biodiversity in the OTs.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T14:23:48.5726514Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T14:23:48.5726514Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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248
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47806
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star 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 effect they expect that the recently announced St Helena hotel investment initiative by a British consortium will have on the Tourism Economic Development Plan of the St Helena Government. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL6754 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK Government expects tourism to be a driver of growth on St Helena once the airport opens in 2016. Any hotel investment which improves the quality and quantity of visitor accommodation is expected to have a positive impact on tourism and, over time, on St Helena's economic development.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-04-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-25T12:00:00.00Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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248
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58559
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star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Brunei more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Brunei about its policies involving stoning as punishment for adultery and dismemberment as punishment for theft. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL84 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p>I discussed the possible implementation of a new sharia criminal code in Brunei with the Sultan and other government figures during a visit to Brunei in April. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice, my hon. Friend the Member for North West Cambridgeshire (Mr Vara), also discussed this with the Bruneian Attorney General at the Commonwealth Law Ministers meeting on 6 May. The Secretary of State for Health, my Rt Hon Friend the Member for South West Surrey (Mr Hunt), also raised concerns with his opposite number at a Commonwealth Health Ministers' meeting on 18 May 2014.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T14:49:20.6001503Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T14:49:20.6001503Z
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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 Jones of Cheltenham more like this