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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
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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
star this property hansard heading Electronic Commerce: VAT 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 8 December (HL3854), what were the dates of the last three written communications from HMRC to Trading Standards about VAT fraud among online traders operating from abroad, including email, and to what persons at what offices they were addressed. more like this
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Lord Lucas more like this
star this property uin HL4404 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-23more like thismore than 2015-12-23
star this property answer text <br /><p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs does not disclose communications it has with its enforcement partners, or the content of those communications, to avoid compromising sensitive policy and operational activities.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2015-12-23T10:23:32.43Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-23T10:23:32.43Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-11more like thismore than 2015-12-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Stamp Duty Reserve Tax 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 what assessment they have made of the amount of stamp duty reserve tax that will be repaid following the 2012 decision of the First-Tier Tribunal (Tax) in the case of <i>HSBC Holdings PLC and the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation v HMRC </i>(TC/2009/165484)<i>.</i> more like this
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Baroness Worthington more like this
star this property uin HL4532 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-23more like thismore than 2015-12-23
star this property answer text <br /><p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is not in a position to provide an assessment of Stamp Duty Reserve Tax that may be repaid following the 2012 First Tier Tribunal decision in the case of HSBC Holdings PLC and the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation v HMRC. This is due to ongoing litigation of cases arising from that decision.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2015-12-23T10:29:50.18Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-23T10:29:50.18Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Worthington more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-11more like thismore than 2015-12-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Stamp Duty Reserve Tax more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 how much stamp duty reserve tax has been repaid following the 2012 decision of the First-Tier Tribunal (Tax) in the case of<i> HSBC Holdings PLC and the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation v HMRC</i> (TC/2009/165484). more like this
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Baroness Worthington more like this
star this property uin HL4533 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 2015-12-23more like thismore than 2015-12-23
star this property answer text <br /><p>The First Tier Tribunal in the case of HSBC Holdings PLC and the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation v HMRC decided in March 2012 that the taxing of Stamp Duty Reserve Tax at 1.5% on a transfer of shares which is integral to a share capital raising exercise to a depositary receipt issuer or clearance service, infringed the Capital Duty Directive. Following that decision, HMRC has repaid a total of £168 million Stamp Duty Reserve Tax to various claimants.</p><br /> <br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2015-12-23T10:27:17.98Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-23T10:27:17.98Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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4235
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Worthington more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
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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
star this property hansard heading Financial Services more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 when ministers last met representatives of the Investment Association to discuss fund management industry matters. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL2918 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-05more like thismore than 2015-11-05
star this property answer text <br /><p>Treasury Ministers have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery.</p><p>Ministers’ Quarterly Transparency Returns provide details of ministerial meetings with external organisations on departmental business and are published on a quarterly basis and can be found on the Government’s website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2015-11-05T16:18:20.903Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-05T16:18:20.903Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
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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
star this property hansard heading Welfare State: Children more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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, for each financial year from 2015–16 to 2020–21, what are the estimated annual costs of (1) child benefit, (2) child tax credits, (3) free school meals for Year 1 and Year 2 children, (4) Universal Credit First Child Premium, (5) Working Tax Credit Childcare element, (6) working tax credit lone parent element, (7) housing benefit family premium, (8) child care grant, and (9) healthy start. more like this
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Lord True more like this
star this property uin HL1427 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-28more like thismore than 2015-07-28
star this property answer text <p>(1, 2, 5, 6)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has published expenditure forecasts for tax credits and Child Benefit as part of their recently published Economic and Fiscal Outlook document. The relevant information relating to personal tax credits and child benefit is reproduced below. Expenditure forecasts are not produced for individual elements of tax credits.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="4"> </td><td colspan="7"><p>£ billion</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Estimate</p></td><td colspan="6"><p>Forecast</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td colspan="6"><p>Welfare cap period</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>2019-20</p></td><td><p>2020-21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Personal tax credits</p></td><td><p>29.7</p></td><td><p>29.5</p></td><td><p>25.3</p></td><td><p>26.3</p></td><td><p>27.3</p></td><td><p>27.5</p></td><td><p>28.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Child benefit</p></td><td><p>11.6</p></td><td><p>11.5</p></td><td><p>11.4</p></td><td><p>11.4</p></td><td><p>11.3</p></td><td><p>11.3</p></td><td><p>11.4</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(3)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is providing over £1 billion of funding in 2014-15 and 2015-16 to meet the costs of universal free school meals for children in reception, year 1 and year 2. Funding for later years will be considered as part of the forthcoming Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Schools also provide free school meals for children up to the age of 18, based on their parents’ eligibility for certain benefits. This will include children in years 1 and 2. This is funded separately from within the Dedicated Schools Grant allocated to schools. It is up to schools to decide how to use their budgets and the Government does not measure spend on free school meals for this cohort.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(4)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has published expenditure forecasts for Universal Credit as part of their recently published Economic and Fiscal Outlook document. The relevant information is reproduced below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Expenditure forecasts are not produced by individual Universal Credit elements and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="3"> </td><td colspan="7"><p>£ billion</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td colspan="6"><p>Welfare cap period</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>2019-20</p></td><td><p>2020-21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Universal credit*</p></td><td><p>0.1</p></td><td><p>0.5</p></td><td><p>-0.2</p></td><td><p>-0.9</p></td><td><p>-1.7</p></td><td><p>-2.7</p></td><td><p>-3.1</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="8"><p>*Universal credit actual spending for 2014-15 and 2015-16. Spending from 2016-17 onwards represents universal credit additional costs not already included against other benefits (i.e. UC payments that do not exist under current benefit structure).</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(7)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The information relating to housing benefit is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(8)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Forecasts are not available for child care grants, for which the rate is set annually. £74 million of awards were made in the 2013/14 academic year. Information relating to student support grant for childcare for 2016/17 was published in a written statement by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on 21 July 2015. It confirmed that the maximum childcare grant payable in 2016-17, which covers 85 per cent of actual childcare costs, will be £155.24 per week for one child only and £266.15 per week for two or more children. Student support grants for childcare form just one component of the overall student grant budget.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(9)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The estimated annual costs for the Healthy start scheme for 2015/16 are £81.6 million, net of devolved administration receipts.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2015-07-28T16:03:13.813Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-28T16:03:13.813Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord True more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
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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
star this property hansard heading Civil Engineering: Tunnels more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 what action they are taking to ensure that tunnelling engineering skills in the UK are not lost. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL3912 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 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
star this property answer text <p>.</p><p>In 2012, the Government published “Tunnelling: A Capability Analysis” which identified the tunnelling skills essential to deliver key projects, including Crossrail, HS2 and the Thames Tideway Tunnel.</p><br /><p>To help meet this demand and maintain the UK’s skills base, the National Construction College delivers training at a purpose-built facility: the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy in East London.</p><br /><p>In September, the Government published the National Infrastructure Plan for Skills, to ensure the UK has the right skills base to deliver and maintain world-class infrastructure. This report sets out the scale of the challenge and is just the first step. The Government is now consulting with stakeholders across industry, academia and training providers to build a series of detailed actions to address the skills challenge.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2015-12-09T16:50:53.1Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-09T16:50:53.1Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-22more like thismore than 2015-12-22
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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
star this property hansard heading National Savings Bonds: Pensioners more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 whether they will clarify whether they intend to reissue the 65+ Guarantee of Growth Bonds as and when they mature. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL4808 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-08more like thismore than 2016-01-08
star this property answer text <p>65+ GGB “Pensioner” Bonds were a special issue aimed at helping pensioners who rely on their savings in retirement. There are currently no plans for a further issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2016-01-08T14:02:35.887Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-08T14:02:35.887Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
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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
star this property hansard heading EU Grants and Loans more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 what guarantees are in place to ensure that European structural and investment funding commitments that have already been entered into are honoured. more like this
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Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
star this property uin HL1399 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-08-04more like thismore than 2016-08-04
star this property answer text <p><em>The Government remains committed to encouraging economic growth across the regions and nations of the UK. The Government is carefully considering the use of these funds and will make an announcement on EU funding in due course.</em></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2016-08-04T12:37:43.487Zmore like thismore than 2016-08-04T12:37:43.487Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
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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
star this property hansard heading EU Grants and Loans more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 whether it is their intention to allocate sufficient funding to meet the level and profile of the current calls by the UK on European structural and investment funding. more like this
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Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
star this property uin HL1400 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 2016-08-04more like thismore than 2016-08-04
star this property answer text <p><em>The people of the UK have voted to leave the EU. It would not be appropriate to commit, without due consideration, to continuing to spend money over a long period as if we had not voted to leave the EU. But the Government remains committed to encouraging economic growth across the regions and nations of the UK. The Government is therefore carefully considering the use of these funds and will make an announcement on EU funding in due course.</em></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1401 more like this
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less than 2016-08-04T12:39:47.69Zmore like thismore than 2016-08-04T12:39:47.69Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
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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
star this property hansard heading EU Grants and Loans more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 whether they are planning to commit to future funding that reflects the total level of the 2014–20 European structural and investment funding programme in line with the needs of local areas. more like this
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Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
star this property uin HL1401 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 2016-08-04more like thismore than 2016-08-04
star this property answer text <p><em>The people of the UK have voted to leave the EU. It would not be appropriate to commit, without due consideration, to continuing to spend money over a long period as if we had not voted to leave the EU. But the Government remains committed to encouraging economic growth across the regions and nations of the UK. The Government is therefore carefully considering the use of these funds and will make an announcement on EU funding in due course.</em></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1400 more like this
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less than 2016-08-04T12:39:47.77Zmore like thismore than 2016-08-04T12:39:47.77Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this