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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps she has taken to increase tourism to (a) Berkshire and (b) the South East; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>DCMS is responsible for the policy that supports the growth of domestic and international tourism, working in partnership with other Government Departments and our Arms-Length Bodies, VisitBritain and VisitEngland. Between 2011 and 2015, Government is investing more than £105m in tourism through the GREAT and other international campaigns. Investment to date is showing positive results. 2013 was a record year for inbound tourism with 32.9 million international visits being made which generated a record £21 billion into the UK in 2013.</p><p>In terms of Berkshire specifically, VisitBritain's public-facing website includes a range of tourism information relating to Windsor which is available via the following link: <a href="http://www.visitbritain.com/en/Destinations-and-Maps/History-and-heritage/Windsor.htm" target="_blank">http://www.visitbritain.com/en/Destinations-and-Maps/History-and-heritage/Windsor.htm</a>. VisitBritain's ‘Heritage is GREAT' advertising campaign also prominently featured Highclere Castle, which is the setting for Downton Abbey.</p><p>The South East region will benefit from a number of thematic campaigns currently being run by VisitEngland which can be found at <a href="http://www.visitengland.com/" target="_blank">http://www.visitengland.com/</a>. It will also benefit from VisitEngland's Holidays at Home are GREAT campaign, which has been broadcast on mainstream terrestrial channels since 1 April, while those areas in the South East region affected by the recent floods are also benefitting from both VisitEngland's ‘Spot on England' marketing campaign and business support events.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
47166
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect the introduction of seven-day bank account switching has had on the number of people changing bank account provider; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 195454 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
unstar this property answer text <p><strong>The Current Account Switching Service launched in September of last year, and has had a very positive impact. Early signs are positive, with switching numbers in Q4 of 2013 up by 17 per cent compared to Q4 of the previous year. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>The Financial Conduct Authority will carry out a review in September of this year into the effectiveness of the Current Account Switching Service. This will include an assessment of the effect the introduction of seven day account switching has had on the number of people changing bank account provider. </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
47167
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HM 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 CaTreasury more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings he held with the Office of Tax Simplification in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 195455 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
unstar this property answer text <p>Treasury Ministers regularly meet with the Office of Tax Simplification and other parts of Treasury group as part of normal departmental and Government business. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings and discussions<em>.</em></p><p> </p><p>Details of Ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis and are available at:</p><p><a href="http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/minister_hospitality.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/minister_hospitality.htm</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
47195
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance and support his Department provides to military veterans and their families on securing stable housing; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The £200 million Forces Help to Buy scheme commenced on 1 April 2014, meaning that Servicemen and women can now borrow up to 50% of their salary, up to a maximum of £25,000, interest-free, providing a boost to those needing to find a deposit to buy their own home.</p><p> </p><p>To assist the transition of serving personnel to civilian life, the MOD offers a wide-ranging resettlement programme which includes a briefing by the Joint Services Housing Advice Office. This offers advice and information about a range of topics that armed forces personnel may find useful relating to an individual's housing needs before they leave the armed forces.</p><p> </p><p>Once a person leaves service, any need for social housing becomes a local authority matter. The MOD is working closely with the Department for Communities and Local Government to ensure the fair treatment of service families in need of social housing and ensure they are given proper priority on housing waiting lists.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises that there is more that can be done to provide practical support to our veterans and their families in this area. In February I announced LIBOR funding of £40 million to support charities which assist veterans with housing needs in order to build new homes, buy new accommodation and renovate old facilities. Projects are expected to include hostels and half-way houses for veterans who have fallen on hard times, supported housing for the wounded, injured and sick, and long-term care homes.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
47349
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to improve transport connections between Windsor and London. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The programme to increase passenger capacity on the Windsor to Waterloo railway by 25% is now under way and will be completed in early 2015. 60 additional carriages are being incorporated into an extended and refurbished fleet of trains to operate as a maximum 10 carriage train length. The first additional vehicles are now in service. From May 2014, platform 20 of the former Waterloo International station will be brought into use for scheduled services. Construction of Crossrail is now half completed and electrification of the Great Western Main Line is also under way; the Slough to Windsor &amp; Eton Central line will be electrified by 2019. The Highways Agency is welcoming preliminary comments on the M4 Smart Motorway scheme between Junction 3 (Hayes) and Junction 12 (Theale) until the end of April 2014, and will conduct a formal public consultation on the scheme in the autumn. Subject to development consent and the final business case, construction could start in spring 2016.</p>
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 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
47534
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Department for Education more like this
star 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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on career colleges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
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Andrew Selous more like this
star this property uin 903663 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government's policy for career colleges is the same as for any other further education college that enrols 14- to 16-year-olds. The Education Funding Agency first needs to grant permission for the college to enrol 14- to 16-year-olds, and permission is restricted to colleges with a Good or Outstanding Ofsted rating.</p><p>The proposals set out by the Career College Trust, an independent charity, take advantage of the flexibilities and freedoms of the funding reforms introduced by this Government to provide an alternative approach to offering high quality academic and vocational education from age 14.</p><p>I await with interest developments in career colleges and other innovative schemes for 14-19 provision, which have arisen as a result of the Government's vocational education reforms.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
47123
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to make personal debt charged at an APR of over 30 per cent unrecoverable; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Great Grimsby more like this
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Austin Mitchell more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government legislated in the Banking Reform Act 2013 to require the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to introduce a cap on the cost of high-cost short-term credit, including payday loans, in order to protect consumers from excessive costs. In designing the cap, the FCA will take into account the interest rate and other fees and charges which may be incurred in relation to a high-cost loan.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the FCA's powers to cap the cost of credit in the Financial Services Act 2012, the Government gave the FCA specific powers to prevent a lender enforcing a credit agreement and recovering the debt, if the agreement contravenes its rules on the cost of credit. It can also require that any money or property transferred under the credit agreement must be returned.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA is currently conducting analysis to inform the design of the cap; it has committed to publishing its proposed rules which implement the cap in July. The FCA plans to publish final rules in the autumn and all lenders must be compliant with the cap by 2 January 2015. The Government supports the FCA's proposed timetable for implementing the cap: it allows the FCA appropriate time to conduct analysis, consult on its proposals and ensure that firms are fully compliant by January. It also allows the FCA to draw on the insight of the Competition and Markets Authority's study into payday lenders in designing the cap.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 195597 more like this
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less than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Austin Mitchell more like this
47126
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HM 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 CaTreasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward proposals to limit the interest rate payable on payday loans; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Great Grimsby more like this
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Austin Mitchell more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government legislated in the Banking Reform Act 2013 to require the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to introduce a cap on the cost of high-cost short-term credit, including payday loans, in order to protect consumers from excessive costs. In designing the cap, the FCA will take into account the interest rate and other fees and charges which may be incurred in relation to a high-cost loan.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the FCA's powers to cap the cost of credit in the Financial Services Act 2012, the Government gave the FCA specific powers to prevent a lender enforcing a credit agreement and recovering the debt, if the agreement contravenes its rules on the cost of credit. It can also require that any money or property transferred under the credit agreement must be returned.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA is currently conducting analysis to inform the design of the cap; it has committed to publishing its proposed rules which implement the cap in July. The FCA plans to publish final rules in the autumn and all lenders must be compliant with the cap by 2 January 2015. The Government supports the FCA's proposed timetable for implementing the cap: it allows the FCA appropriate time to conduct analysis, consult on its proposals and ensure that firms are fully compliant by January. It also allows the FCA to draw on the insight of the Competition and Markets Authority's study into payday lenders in designing the cap.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 195592 more like this
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less than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Austin Mitchell more like this
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star 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
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent reports that anti-balaka forces from the Central African Republic have attacked villages in Northern Cameroon. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL6623 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
unstar this property answer text <p>UK officials and their Cameroon counterparts hold regular discussions on the Central African Republic (CAR), including the impact of cross-border violence and refugees. We both agree that the international community's top priority is to protect civilians and stop the violence; this is in the best interests of both CAR and the region as a whole including Cameroon. We therefore welcome the continued efforts of African Union and French forces in CAR, and welcome the imminent deployment of European troops to provide further assistance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire 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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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
47392
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British citizens have obtained their nationality by naturalisation. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL6624 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-15more like thismore than 2014-04-15
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Information on the resident population of the UK by nationality and country of birth is published by Office for National Statistics at: <br>http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/taxonomy/index.html?nscl=International+Migration <br><br>Information on the total number of British citizens who have obtained their nationality by naturalisation or by registration is not available.<br><br>Data is published on the annual number of grants of British citizenship based on naturalisation and registration made in each year from 1962 to 2013 in table cz 03 of Immigration Statistics, available in the library of the House and at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release</a><br><br>The latest edition of table cz 03 is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/283703/citizenship-q4-2013-tabs.ods" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/283703/citizenship-q4-2013-tabs.ods</a><br><br>From 1962 to 2013 there were 2.9 million grants of British citizenship based on naturalisation and 0.9 million grants based on registration. It is not possible to determine from the administrative data how many of the persons granted British citizenship since 1962 have subsequently died or changed citizenship.</p><p />
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6625 more like this
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less than 2014-04-15T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-15T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this