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star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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
star this property hansard heading Working Tax Credit: Bolton more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been paid through working tax credits to people in Bolton North East constituency in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
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Mr David Crausby more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
unstar this property answer text <p>Table 1: Bolton North East constituency Working Tax Credit entitlement</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Tax Year</p></td><td><p>Total WTC entitlement</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£19 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£18 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£1<del class="ministerial">7</del><ins class="ministerial">6</ins> million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>These figures have been rounded to the nearest £ million.</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 2014-06-12T14:42:34.88Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-12T14:42:34.88Z
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less than 2015-03-24T12:39:34.773Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T12:39:34.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Crausby remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Speaker's Committee on the Electorial Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 36 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the electoral registration figures were in each ward in the recent confirmation dry run conducted in Bolton North East constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
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Mr David Crausby more like this
star this property uin 191551 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 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
unstar this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission informs me that the confirmation dry run involved matching all entries on the electoral registers against the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Customer Information System database. Entries would be marked as green if they matched with DWP, amber if they were a partial match or red if there was no match.</p><p>Results for all wards are available on the Commission's website here: <a href="http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/excel_doc/0003/163146/Confirmation-dry-run-2013-Results-Wards.xls" target="_blank">http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/excel_doc/0003/163146/Confirmation-dry-run-2013-Results-Wards.xls</a></p><p>The ward results for the Bolton North East constituency were as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Ward</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Green matches</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amber matches</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Red matches</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>ASTLEY BRIDGE</p></td><td><p>82.7%</p></td><td><p>1.1%</p></td><td><p>16.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>BRADSHAW</p></td><td><p>86.7%</p></td><td><p>1.1%</p></td><td><p>12.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>BREIGHTMET</p></td><td><p>83.1%</p></td><td><p>1.4%</p></td><td><p>15.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>BROMLEY CROSS</p></td><td><p>84.9%</p></td><td><p>0.8%</p></td><td><p>14.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CROMPTON</p></td><td><p>75.9%</p></td><td><p>2.8%</p></td><td><p>21.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HALLIWELL</p></td><td><p>73.4%</p></td><td><p>2.8%</p></td><td><p>23.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>TONGE WITH THE HAULGH</p></td><td><p>79.5%</p></td><td><p>1.7%</p></td><td><p>18.8%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Gary Streeter 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 Sir Gary Streeter more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he has taken to ensure that key information from his forthcoming announcement on the future of the Independent Living Fund is clearly communicated to recipients of payments from the Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
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Mr David Crausby more like this
star this property uin 193001 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 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>I announced on 6 March that the Independent Living Fund will close on 30 June 2015 and that responsibility and funding for all the care and support needs of current users will transfer to English local authorities and to the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales. <br /> <br /> </p><p>The Independent Living Fund took immediate and comprehensive action to ensure that this decision was communicated to users of the fund. Details of the decision, including a link to the written statement, were published on its website on 6 March. Individual letters and an information sheet were issued by post to all users (or their representatives), on 12 March. For the following week, the Independent Living Fund also operated extended telephone hours to handle any follow-up questions from users. </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star 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
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he has taken to increase the availability of credit for small businesses in (a) Bolton North East constituency and (b) England in the last year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
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Mr David Crausby more like this
star this property uin 195045 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 is committed to ensuring businesses can access the finance they need for investment and growth.</p><p> </p><p>The Bank of England and HM Treasury announced in November that the Funding for Lending scheme would be focused on lending to businesses to reflect the success that the scheme has had with households. Lending under the Funding for Lending Scheme has totalled over £16bn according to the latest figures.</p><p> </p><p>The British Business Bank is being established to ensure that business finance markets work efficiently and effectively for smaller businesses, and its loan guarantee and investment programmes supported £660 million of lending and investment in 2013 across the UK.</p><p> </p><p>A breakdown of the value of debt finance facilitated to businesses in Bolton North East constituency and England through British Business Bank programmes in the last year is detailed in the table below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Enterprise</strong><strong> Finance Guarantee Scheme (drawn down)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Start Up Loans Scheme </strong></p><p><strong>(drawn down)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Lending facilitated by the Business Finance Partnership</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bolton North East Constituency</p></td><td><p>7 Loans with a value of £1.14m</p></td><td><p>24 loans with a value of £117 330</p></td><td><p>North West Region: 462 loans with a value of nearly £ 27m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>2857 loans with a value of £307.6 million</p></td><td><p>13432 with a value over £75m</p></td><td><p>3721 loans provided with a value of nearly £226m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock 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 Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he next plans to review the number of magistrates' courts operating in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
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Mr David Crausby 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> </p><p>HM Courts and Tribunals Service continues to keep the number of magistrates courts under review, as with the wider estate, to ensure it meets operational requirements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara 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 Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints about (a) staff behaviour, (b) contested sanction decisions and (c) telephone line waiting times have been made against Bolton Jobcentre Plus offices in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
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Mr David Crausby 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 /> <p /> <p>Until July 2012, when a new process for handling and recording customer feedback was introduced, complaints were not formally categorised. It has therefore not been possible to accurately identify the requested data prior to that date. In addition, contested sanction decisions are subject to the appeals and reconsideration process and are not categorised as complaints. The information we are able to provide for Bolton Jobcentre is as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Period</p></td><td><p>Staff behaviour</p></td><td><p>Telephone line waiting times</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>01/07/2012 – 31/12/2012</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>01/01/2013 – 31/12/2013</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>01/01/14 – 31/03/14</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey 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 Esther McVey more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to increase the take-up of pension credit by eligible pensioners. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
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Mr David Crausby more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>We are committed to ensuring pensioners receive the benefits they are entitled to.</p><p>DWP's National Partnerships Team works with over 4,400 customer representative organisations, both nationally and locally, to provide a wide range of advice and support for pensioners.</p><p> </p><p>DWP has also introduced a web-based Pension Credit toolkit at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-credit-toolkit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-credit-toolkit</a></p><p>Its purpose is to provide customer representative organisations with all the information needed in order to talk to pensioners about Pension Credit. In partnership with Age UK, local authorities and other groups, a structured campaign was undertaken to create awareness of the Toolkit amongst those who support our customers.</p><p> </p><p>DWP makes information available in various locations (for example, our website at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/browse/benefits" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/browse/benefits</a> and leaflets are available from our DWP Information Line on 0845 7313233) to ensure that people are aware of the benefits to which they may be entitled and how to claim them.</p><p> </p><p>We also have capacity through the Age Action Alliance to raise awareness of Pension Credit with its members which includes older people's forums and linked organisations from across the UK.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Birkenhead, of 18 November 2013, Official Report, column 674W, on jobseeker's allowance, what assessment he has made of the (a) monitoring system which checks that sanctions by Jobcentre Plus staff are applied appropriately and (b) outcome of independent reviews undertaken into sites making exceptional numbers of referrals of clients to decision makers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
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Mr David Crausby more like this
star this property uin 195147 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>It is for local and district management to ensure Jobcentre Plus staff apply labour market conditionality fairly and consistently, taking into account individual claimant circumstances; and to make sure referrals to decision makers are appropriate and of consistently good quality.</p><p> </p><p>Independent reviews undertaken last year suggested that referral rates were appropriate. Findings from those reviews are fed back into operations to help inform ongoing monitoring and delivery.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Gibraltar: Spain more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of delays on the border from British Gibraltar territory into Spain on vehicles crossing that border. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
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Mr David Crausby more like this
star this property uin 199447 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 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The delays imposed by the Spanish authorities at the border with Gibraltar continue to have a significant impact, resulting in significant changes in behaviour at the border: visitor arrivals in Gibraltar are down and vehicle traffic has fallen. The Government is concerned about the impact that border delays are having on businesses in both Spain and Gibraltar.</p><p>Since the beginning of the disruption last summer, the Government has raised this issue regularly with the European Commission. We recently sent detailed information on the delays, supplied by Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar, to the Director General for Home Affairs, together with an update on the steps taken by Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar to address the recommendations made to them by the Commission. Ministers have also been in direct contact with the Commission, including the Commissioner for Home Affairs. In our conversations we stressed the need for the Commission to make follow-up visits to monitor the continuing delays. We continue to request that the Commission urge Spain to act on their recommendations and return border checks to reasonable and proportionate levels.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 199448 more like this
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less than 2014-06-12T15:01:11.9879158Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-12T15:01:11.9879158Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir David Lidington more like this
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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
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Gibraltar: Spain more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the European Commission in respect of petitions from the government of Gibraltar for a representative to monitor the border crossing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
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Mr David Crausby more like this
star this property uin 199448 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The delays imposed by the Spanish authorities at the border with Gibraltar continue to have a significant impact, resulting in significant changes in behaviour at the border: visitor arrivals in Gibraltar are down and vehicle traffic has fallen. The Government is concerned about the impact that border delays are having on businesses in both Spain and Gibraltar.</p><p>Since the beginning of the disruption last summer, the Government has raised this issue regularly with the European Commission. We recently sent detailed information on the delays, supplied by Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar, to the Director General for Home Affairs, together with an update on the steps taken by Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar to address the recommendations made to them by the Commission. Ministers have also been in direct contact with the Commission, including the Commissioner for Home Affairs. In our conversations we stressed the need for the Commission to make follow-up visits to monitor the continuing delays. We continue to request that the Commission urge Spain to act on their recommendations and return border checks to reasonable and proportionate levels.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 199447 more like this
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less than 2014-06-12T15:01:12.0726756Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-12T15:01:12.0726756Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Crausby remove filter