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star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government How many EU nationals, other than Irish, Cypriot, Maltese and UK citizens, are on the electoral register in Northern Ireland, broken down by constituency; what is the distinction between the G and K markings placed against EU citizens on the electoral register; and what are the differences in the eligibility to vote between such EU nationals and UK citizens. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL674 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
star this property answer text <p>The G markings placed against EU citizens on the electoral register denotes their eligibility to vote at local and Assembly elections. The K marking denotes an EU citizen who has confirmed that they intend to vote in Northern Ireland, rather than their home state, at a specific European Parliamentary election. The K designation only lasts for one year and consequently there are currently no individuals with a K marking on the Northern Ireland register.</p><p> </p><p>UK, Irish and Commonwealth citizens are eligible to register to vote in UK General Parliamentary Elections. Citizens of EU countries other than the UK, Ireland, Cyprus and Malta (the latter of which are Commonwealth as well as EU countries) cannot vote in UK General Parliamentary Elections, although they can register to vote at local government, and Northern Ireland Assembly elections.</p><p> </p><p>The number of EU nationals, other than Irish, Cypriot, Maltese and UK citizens, on the electoral register are shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Constituency</strong></p></td><td><p>EU nationals on the electoral register (other than Irish, Cypriot, Maltese and UK citizens)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Belfast East</strong></p></td><td><p>1943</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Belfast North</strong></p></td><td><p>1617</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Belfast South</strong></p></td><td><p>2857</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Belfast West</strong></p></td><td><p>462</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>East Antrim</strong></p></td><td><p>597</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>East Londonderry</strong></p></td><td><p>1044</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Fermanagh &amp; South Tyrone</strong></p></td><td><p>3801</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Foyle</strong></p></td><td><p>636</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Lagan Valley</strong></p></td><td><p>1330</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Mid Ulster</strong></p></td><td><p>1919</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Newry &amp; Armagh</strong></p></td><td><p>3017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>North Antrim</strong></p></td><td><p>1928</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>North Down</strong></p></td><td><p>708</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>South Antrim</strong></p></td><td><p>1233</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>South Down</strong></p></td><td><p>1165</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Strangford</strong></p></td><td><p>591</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Upper Bann</strong></p></td><td><p>4563</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>West Tyrone</strong></p></td><td><p>1114</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>30,525</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-21T11:00:05.293Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T11:00:05.293Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
746086
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star this property date less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many key workers need accommodation in London; and what is the average gap between their earnings and the cost of owning their own homes. more like this
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Baroness McGregor-Smith more like this
star this property uin HL228 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of key workers that need accommodation in London is not centrally collected.</p><p>The Office for National Statistics publish data on housing affordability in England and Wales. These show that the ratio of median house price to median gross annual (where available) workplace-based earnings in 2016 was 7.72 in England, and 11.98 in London. The ratio of lower quartile house price to lower quartile gross annual (where available) workplace-based earnings in 2016 was 7.16 in England, and 12.76 in London.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T13:05:12.647Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T13:05:12.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McGregor-Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many meetings with Electrical Safety First and other stakeholders have taken place to develop the regulations for electrical safety checks in the private rented sector since the Housing and Planning Act 2016 was granted Royal Assent. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL85 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Following Royal Assent of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, a Working Group of relevant experts, including Electrical Safety First, was established to provide recommendations to ministers on what, if any, legislative requirements for electrical safety in the private rented sector should be introduced. The Working Group met four times in, August, October, November and December 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T16:39:08.02Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T16:39:08.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth remove filter
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star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland 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 Her Majesty's Government how many of the proxy votes granted in Northern Ireland in the 2017 general election were applied for by (1) someone who was a close relative of the elector, and (2) a non–relative; how a close relative is defined for the purposes of the proxy vote system; and whether the Electoral Office of Northern Ireland has a computer system able to record and statistically analyse that data. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL673 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
star this property answer text <p>Proxy votes must be applied for by the individual themselves; it is not possible for any other person to apply on their behalf. Under the provisions of the Representation of the People Act 1985, a person is not entitled to vote as proxy at the same parliamentary election in any constituency on behalf of more than two electors for whom that person is not the spouse or civil partner, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, child or grandchild. The Electoral Office for Northern Ireland does not keep a record of the relationships between the registered voter and their successfully appointed proxy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-21T10:58:15.66Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T10:58:15.66Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland 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 Her Majesty's Government how many people are registered to vote in more than one constituency in Northern Ireland; and, in relation to each constituency in Northern Ireland, how many people are also registered to vote in one or more other constituency. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL675 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 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
star this property answer text <p>The total number of registered electors in Northern Ireland registered to vote in more than one constituency is 23.</p><p> </p><p>The Electoral Office for Northern Ireland holds data in relation to each constituency on how many people are also registered to vote in another constituency. In some constituencies this applies to fewer than five people. A full answer would risk the identification of individuals and is therefore not provided.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-21T10:56:20.417Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T10:56:20.417Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Absent Voting: Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many proxy vote applications there were in each Northern Ireland constituency for the general elections in (1) 2010, (2) 2015, and (3) 2017; and whether they intend to investigate possible electoral fraud in relation to proxy voting in Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The administration of proxy voting is an operational matter for the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland. All evidence received by the Chief Electoral Officer regarding possible electoral fraud is passed to the PSNI for investigation.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The following table has been provided by the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland and contains the number of proxy vote applications in each constituency in Northern Ireland for the Parliamentary general elections in 2010, 2015 and 2017:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Constituency </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belfast East</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p>124</p></td><td><p>279</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belfast North</p></td><td><p>91</p></td><td><p>177</p></td><td><p>739</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belfast South</p></td><td><p>47</p></td><td><p>114</p></td><td><p>318</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belfast West</p></td><td><p>115</p></td><td><p>168</p></td><td><p>1026</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Antrim</p></td><td><p>51</p></td><td><p>137</p></td><td><p>353</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Londonderry</p></td><td><p>62</p></td><td><p>143</p></td><td><p>360</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fermanagh &amp; South Tyrone</p></td><td><p>470</p></td><td><p>1454</p></td><td><p>1707</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Foyle</p></td><td><p>159</p></td><td><p>339</p></td><td><p>1282</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lagan Valley</p></td><td><p>47</p></td><td><p>87</p></td><td><p>230</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mid Ulster</p></td><td><p>213</p></td><td><p>488</p></td><td><p>1127</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Newry &amp; Armagh</p></td><td><p>101</p></td><td><p>870</p></td><td><p>1304</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North Antrim</p></td><td><p>71</p></td><td><p>224</p></td><td><p>507</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North Down</p></td><td><p>63</p></td><td><p>85</p></td><td><p>193</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Antrim</p></td><td><p>58</p></td><td><p>106</p></td><td><p>285</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Down</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>203</p></td><td><p>564</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Strangford</p></td><td><p>41</p></td><td><p>73</p></td><td><p>197</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Upper Bann</p></td><td><p>65</p></td><td><p>135</p></td><td><p>322</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Tyrone</p></td><td><p>289</p></td><td><p>505</p></td><td><p>914</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2109</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>5432</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>11707</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T11:44:28.107Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T11:44:28.107Z
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star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many proxy votes were (1) applied for, and (2) granted, in each Northern Ireland constituency in (a) the 2015 general election, (b) the 2017 general election, (c) the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly election, and (d) the 2017 Northern Ireland Assembly election. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL672 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Office for Northern Ireland does not have a readily accessible record of the number of proxy votes applied for the 2015 Parliamentary election, or the Northern Ireland Assembly elections in 2016 and 2017. It would not be possible to provide the information for the number of proxy votes applied for at any election, other than the 2017 UK Parliamentary General Election, other than at disproportionate cost. The number of proxy votes granted in each of the elections requested are set out below.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-21T11:01:13.817Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T11:01:13.817Z
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star this property file name HL672 - Table.docx more like this
star this property title Table - UIN HL672 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to implement the Lakanal House fire inquest recommendation to "encourage providers of housing in high rise residential buildings .....to consider the retro-fitting of sprinkler systems". more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL290 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 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Department wrote to all social housing providers in 2013 following the recommendations in a Coroner’s report into firefighter deaths which occurred at Shirley Towers in Southampton in April 2010. That letter encouraged providers to consider the retrofitting of sprinklers in older residential tower blocks. The Department then reinforced the content of that letter in it’s response to the Coroner’s report into the Lakanal House Fire – a copy of which can be found at</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/205567/Annex_B_-_SoS_DCLG_Rule_43_response.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/205567/Annex_B_-_SoS_DCLG_Rule_43_response.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-10T15:09:31.87Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-10T15:09:31.87Z
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star this property file name 170704 Coroners Rules Letter - HL290.pdf more like this
star this property title Coroner's report into the Lakanal House fire. more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to improve fire safety since the inquest into the 2009 Lakanal House fire. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL370 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
star this property answer text <p>Following the Lakanal House fire the Coroner made a number of recommendations and DCLG followed up on all of them, including priority funding for new fire safety guidance and commissioning new research. Other action which has been taken since 2013 to improve fire safety has included: the introduction of new regulations on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in 2015; the continuing Fire Kills communications campaign; and research which was commissioned into fire safety issues.</p><p>An independent expert panel has been set up to provide advice to the Government on any immediate measures needed to make buildings safe following the Grenfell Tower fire. The panel will be led by Sir Ken Knight, former London Fire Commissioner and former Government Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser. It will consider safety measures, policies, inspection and regulation, taking account of both the Grenfell Tower fire and ongoing fire safety inspections. It will look at any immediate action required to ensure public confidence that everything possible is being done to make all public and private buildings safe as quickly as possible.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-21T09:32:24.2Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T09:32:24.2Z
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star this property date less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Retail Trade: Urban Areas 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 Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the role of business in reviving high streets. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL262 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the crucial role that business plays in reviving high streets. We established the Future High Street Forum in March 2013, consisting of retailers, investors and developers. The Forum provides joint business and Government leadership to enable our high streets to adapt and compete in the face of changing consumer and social trends. The Forum will advise the government in the formation and delivery of policies to support high streets and town centres, in the short and longer term.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-13T15:48:40.243Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-13T15:48:40.243Z
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