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star this property date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading UK Membership of EU 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 conclusions of <i>Where's the Insider Advantage</i>? <i>A review of the evidence that withdrawal from the EU would not harm the UK’s exports or foreign investment in the UK</i>, published by Civitas. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL2689 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Civitas report aims to identify whether there are advantages to the UK of being an ‘EU insider’ in terms of setting the rules of the Single Market. The report focuses on growth in UK exports as the measure of this benefit. It does not account for the broader positive impacts of the Single Market on the UK, including enhanced competition and innovation at home.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The report refers to Switzerland as an example of a county that has negotiated Free trade Agreements (FTA) as a non-member of the EU. The impact on the UK’s exports of withdrawal from the EU would depend on whether the UK could negotiate similar trade agreements’ to those it currently has as a member of the EU. It would also depend on the FTA that it could negotiate with the EU itself. Switzerland has to pay to be part of the EU single market and to negotiate sector by sector, but does not determine the rules.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T14:58:58.26Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T14:58:58.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 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 why the investor-state dispute settlement system in the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will not be dealt with by United Kingdom courts. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL2753 more like this
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star this property answer text The Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership (TTIP) will be an agreement with 28 EU countries and the US. In the case of the UK, it has over 90 existing bilateral investment treaties with other countries across the world, UK domestic courts and the UK legal system remain the main route for resolving the overwhelming majority of disputes that foreign investors may have with the actions of the UK Government. Investment protection provisions and Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clauses in trade and investment treaties are nonetheless valued by investors for providing certainty and protection from discriminatory action by host governments. Well-formulated investment protection and ISDS provisions have the potential to encourage investment while placing effective safeguards on the Government’s ability to regulate in the public interest. The Government believes it is in the UK's interest to create modern investment provisions in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to both encourage investment and create a potential model for future trade and investment agreements with other countries. As such, we would want the ISDS mechanism in TTIP to be in line with best practice, including the new The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Rules on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration.
star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T12:33:40.25Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T12:33:40.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead 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 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Insolvency more like this
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star 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 estimate his Department has made of the costs to insolvency practitioners of holding a physical creditor meeting in an insolvency procedure. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 213841 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The cost of holding a meeting varies according to the insolvency process and the nature of the meeting being held.</p><p> </p><p>Estimates of the cost of the initial meetings in various insolvency procedures are included in the Impact Assessment [“Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: proposed changes to the law governing insolvency proceedings impact assessment”, BIS/14/935, 30 October 2014] and range from £144 in a bankruptcy to £420 for an administration.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Process</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Cost of meeting/£</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Creditors’ voluntary liquidation</p></td><td><p>294</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Administration</p></td><td><p>420</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Compulsory winding-up (official receiver)</p></td><td><p>144</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Company voluntary arrangement</p></td><td><p>420</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bankruptcy (official receiver)</p></td><td><p>144</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Individual voluntary arrangement</p></td><td><p>420</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T14:32:04.867Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T14:32:04.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Insolvency more like this
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star 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 estimate his Department has made of the saving to the public purse made by removing the provision for insolvency practitioners to call a physical creditor meeting. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 213842 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The savings to creditors identified in the first year from removal of the requirement to hold a meeting and abolition of final meetings in liquidations and bankruptcies where the official receiver is not the office holder, are estimated to be at least £9.2m (comprised of £2.9m for removal of requirement for meetings and £6.3m for abolition of final meetings).</p><p> </p><p>We have not sought to quantify the savings to the public purse, such as the specific benefit to HMRC as a creditor. We have however estimated that around 10% of creditors are not businesses, so approximately £0.9m of savings can be attributed to such creditors as Crown departments, employees and customers for deposits.</p><p> </p><p>The savings figures are based on 2013 costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T14:34:37.817Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T14:34:37.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Insolvency more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star 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 estimate his Department has made of the proportion of (a) secured and (b) unsecured creditors who attend creditor meetings during an insolvency procedure. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 213843 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There is no central record of how many creditors attend meetings in person, but evidence indicates that attendance at meetings is very low and that many meetings are not attended at all.</p><p> </p><p>The 2013 report, “Review of Insolvency Practitioner Fees” by Professor Elaine Kempson, estimated that only 4% of creditors attend meetings in person and that fully secured creditors seldom attend in person.</p><p> </p><p>The report goes on to say that two firms had actually calculated the percentage of creditors attending meetings in person. A large firm had calculated that 1% of creditors do so, and a smaller firm had calculated the amount to be 3.5%.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T14:33:03.063Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T14:33:03.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Social Services: Pay more like this
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star 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, pursuant to the contribution of 5 November 2014 by the Minister of State in his Department, Official Report, column 240WH, on care workers, when the themed work on minimum wage enforcement in the care sector will start. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 213960 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are considering how further targeted enforcement in the care sector may be undertaken as part of our annual review of HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) service level agreement for national minimum wage enforcement, taking account of the Minister of State for Care and Support’s views that this sector should be prioritised. This service level agreement sets out priority areas for enforcement activity.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to targeted enforcement activity, HMRC respond to every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights Helpline. Any worker who believes that they are being paid below the minimum wage should call the helpline on 0800 917 2368.</p><p> </p><p>In relation to the last targeted enforcement activity, HMRC published findings on 25 November 2013. Over the period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2013, HMRC had made enquiries into 224 employers in the social care sector. Of the cases completed by the end of September 2014, HMRC have found non-compliance in 108 (48%) of their enquiries, identifying £1,319,729 arrears of pay for 6,550 workers, with penalties issued with a total value of £146,931.</p><p> </p><p>As part of this targeted enforcement activity, HMRC have collaborated with care sector representative bodies to improve understanding of compliance risks and design controls within payroll systems that prevent workers being underpaid the minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p>The Department of Health has recently published statutory guidance for local authorities as part of the package of secondary legislation that accompanies the Care Act. The chapter of statutory guidance on commissioning and market shaping explicitly states that local authorities should have evidence that contract terms, conditions and fee levels will not compromise care providers’ ability to pay at least minimum wages.</p><p> </p><p>The Department of Health is asking all Local Authorities to sign up to the Social Care Commitment which incorporates a statement about employer compliance with minimum wage legislation. The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services has written out to all its members encouraging them to support the Commitment as a way of raising standards in adult social care.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T15:05:49.173Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T15:05:49.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Employment Agencies more like this
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star 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, how many complaints on employment agency practices were received by the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate in 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 214212 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Employment Agency Standards (EAS) inspectorate received 675 complaints, which related to breaches of the Conduct of Employment Agency and Employment Business Regulations (2003), between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2014. Not all complaints received require a physical inspection in order to resolve them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>EAS sometimes receives additional complaints on employment agency practices which are outside of the scope of the legislation. EAS signposts these complainants to the most appropriate organisation to pursue that complaint.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T16:12:53.59Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T16:12:53.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Employment Agencies more like this
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star 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, how many (a) inspections, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions were conducted by the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate in 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 214216 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Employment Agency Standards (EAS) inspectorate carried out 130 visits to employment agencies between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2014. These are split into four categories:</p><p> </p><p>Visits not related to a specific complaint – 22</p><p> </p><p>Visits related to a specific complaint – 36</p><p> </p><p>Targeted visits relating to a specific sector or geographic area – 46</p><p> </p><p>Visits related to a specific complaint which included a full inspection – 26</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>During the same period, EAS brought seven prosecutions in the Magistrate’s Court, and in five of these obtained convictions against the individuals and companies involved.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>During this period EAS also brought proceedings at the Employment Tribunal, to prohibit two individuals from being involved in running or owning employment agencies or employment businesses. Both were successful with one individual being prohibited for a period of seven years and the other for 10 years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T16:11:47.567Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T16:11:47.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Students: Loans more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star 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 progress the Government has made in its plans for the sale of the student loan book. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hodge Hill more like this
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Mr Liam Byrne more like this
star this property uin 213633 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Work is on-going but there are no plans for a sale in this Parliament.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T16:08:05.973Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T16:08:05.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liam Byrne more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Students: Plagiarism more like this
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star 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, if he will bring forward proposals to prohibit businesses advertising assignment-writing services to higher education students; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 213634 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 10 November 2014 to Question UIN <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2014-10-30/212580/" target="_blank">212580</a> and <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2014-10-31/212825/" target="_blank">212825</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T16:01:18.767Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T16:01:18.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this