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star this property date less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading fpa 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 Health, how much funding the Family Planning Association has received from the Government in each of the last four years; and what funding will be made available to the Family Planning Association. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 216877 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answer text <p>In each of the last four years the Family Planning Association (FPA) has received:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- 2011-12: £1,376,000</p><p> </p><p>- 2012-13: £571,797</p><p> </p><p>- 2013-14: £390,713</p><p> </p><p>- 2014-15: £239,365 (with a further £111,818 due to be invoiced by 31 March 2015)</p><p> </p><p>Discussions are continuing with the FPA about extending their contract for a year in 2015-16.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-12-05T14:10:44.307Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-05T14:10:44.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
170613
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
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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 Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading eBay 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that all online retailers trading on eBay in the UK display VAT numbers. 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 218935 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p>There is no requirement in tax legislation for a VAT-registered person to declare to a customer that they are registered or to provide a VAT registration number, unless they make a supply to another VAT-registered person, in which case they are obliged to issue a VAT invoice including their VAT number. However businesses are required to comply with the Electronic Commerce Regulations 2002 concerning the provision of this information.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T17:38:51.33Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T17:38:51.33Z
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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 Toby Perkins more like this
77809
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zoos more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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 implementation of the European Union's Zoos Directive 1999 in the United Kingdom through the zoo inspection system. more like this
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Lord Harrison more like this
star this property uin HL1106 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Zoo Licensing Act 1981, which sets out comprehensive licensing and inspection requirements for zoos, implements the EC Zoos Directive in Great Britain. Responsibility for administering these requirements rests with local authorities, which have powers to check compliance with zoo licences, to impose conditions and to take action. Ultimately this could mean closing part, or all, of a zoo if the requirements of the legislation are not met. This in turn ensures our compliance with the Directive.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In response to concerns about how local authorities were carrying out this role, Defra commissioned research into local authority implementation of the Act. The 2011 report, which looked at the period 2008-2010, found no serious problems and indeed there was evidence of significant improvements in a number of areas during this time.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The report made suggestions for further improvements, such as updating guidance and zoo inspection report forms. These, together with the majority of the suggestions, have been actioned and we continue to work to make further improvements.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T14:41:46.0167316Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T14:41:46.0167316Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this
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star 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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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zoonoses more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the risk to the UK of (a) rabies, (b) the Echinococcus multilocularis tapeworm and (c) other zoonotic diseases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 19290 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
star this property answer text <br /><p>The quantitative rabies risk assessment carried out prior to harmonisation with the EU pet travel rules in 2012 took into account, amongst other things, a number of variables including a doubling in the number of cats and dogs entering the country. Pets entering on a UK pet passport (i.e. returning from an overseas visit) were not included in this analysis as they must be fully protected against rabies before leaving the UK. We are continuing to monitor the factors considered in the risk assessment and are content that the risk remains very low. The risk assessment was published in 2011 and is available here:</p><p><a href="http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.395.143&amp;rep=rep1&amp;type=pdf" target="_blank">http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.395.143&amp;rep=rep1&amp;type=pdf</a></p><p><br></p><p>In 2010 we carried out an assessment of risk from the tapeworm <em>Echinococcus Multilocularis</em> in readiness for harmonisation and which confirmed continuing risk through the movement of pet dogs. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/animal-diseases-international-monitoring" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/animal-diseases-international-monitoring</a> As a result, the UK continues to maintain its controls against <em>Echinococcus multilocularis</em>. Since 1 January 2012 import controls relating to this tapeworm have been implemented under EU Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1152/2011. This Regulation lays down the tapeworm import conditions which pet dogs must comply with when being moved into the UK from other countries. The European Food Safety Authority is currently assessing how the new regulation has been implemented in the free countries (Ireland, Malta, Finland and the UK) and this includes a new assessment of any change in risk. Experts from the UK as well as other Member States have been part of this working group and the opinion will be published in 2016 prior to the review of the legislation required in December 2016. We are continuing to monitor the factors considered in the risk assessment as we do for any notifiable disease and will take the EFSA opinion into account when it is finalised.</p><br /><p>Officials from the Department work closely with colleagues from public health and food safety to assess the risk posed to people by zoonotic diseases. While a number of mechanisms exist for this purpose depending on the specific disease, the main cross – Government group that identifies and assesses emerging infection risks to human health (non-food borne disease) is the HAIRS (Human Animal Infections and Risk Surveillance) group which meets on a monthly basis and includes veterinary experts from the APHA:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/human-animal-infections-and-risk-surveillance-group-hairs.%0d" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/human-animal-infections-and-risk-surveillance-group-hairs.</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-12-15T13:41:44.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
167513
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zolpidem 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 Health, what recent representations he has received on the prescription of zolpidem. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 216755 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answer text <p>In the 6 month period, June 2014 to November 2014, the Department received no written representations concerning the prescribing of zolpidem (Stilnoct).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed George Freeman more like this
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less than 2014-12-05T12:50:25.403Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-05T12:50:25.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-13more like thismore than 2015-10-13
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take to encourage a return to representative, democratic governance in Zimbabwe once Mr Mugabe ceases to hold the office of President. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 11698 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government supports progress towards a peaceful and prosperous Zimbabwe, where the rule of law and human rights are upheld, laying the foundations for long-term sustainable development. We frequently urge the Zimbabwean government to implement the new constitution agreed in 2013, which provides a foundation for improved governance and human rights, and to make necessary reforms to the electoral system to resolve the shortcomings identified by Southern African Development Community and the African Union observer mission during the 2013 elections. The UK also continues to support democracy by working with civil society organisations, human rights defenders and other stakeholders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-10-20T13:02:24.837Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-20T13:02:24.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star 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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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
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his most recent assessment is of the political situation in Zimbabwe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 12945 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>Since the 2013 elections, our assessment of the political situation in Zimbabwe remains broadly the same, with 2015 signalling some positive developments. Within the Zimbabwe African National Union administration there are signs of reformist policies beginning to emerge, especially on the economy. The human rights situation has remained relatively stable and reported violations continue to fall. However, the situation continues to be fragile and we remain concerned about human rights abuses, especially during election periods. Ahead of the 2018 elections, it is critical that electoral reforms are implemented, and that the international community supports the people of Zimbabwe in exercising their democratic right to build a free, peaceful and prosperous future.</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Runnymede and Weybridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T12:22:55.607Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T12:22:55.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Runnymede and Weybridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Pensions more like this
star 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 progress has been made in any discussions they are having with the government of Zimbabwe on the subject of pensions owed to former Rhodesian or Zimbabwean public servants. more like this
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Lord Goodlad more like this
star this property uin HL1167 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
star this property answer text <p>The British Government continues to remind the relevant authorities in Zimbabwe of their legal commitment to former employees of the Southern Rhodesia government. Following our most recent approach, the Government of Zimbabwe last wrote to us on 27 May. They explained that pension repayments remain affected by current financial constraints in Zimbabwe and the state of the wider economy. Nonetheless, at our prompting they committed to continuing to seek a solution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T14:51:04.097Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T14:51:04.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Goodlad more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Pensions more like this
star 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, in the light of the fact that the government of Zimbabwe’s obligation to pay the pensions owed to former Rhodesian or Zimbabwean public servants has not been fulfilled, what assessment they have made of their obligation to assist those former servants of the Crown; what assessment they have made of the case for making ex gratia payments to those former public servants without prejudice, either from development aid or other funds, in the light of the practice of protecting the pensions of officers employed on expatriate terms in other former dependent territories; and what, if any, assessment they have made of the cost of making such ex gratia payments. more like this
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Lord Goodlad more like this
star this property uin HL1168 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s pension protection arrangements in Zimbabwe are confined to those officers who were recruited by the Secretary of State for the Colonies to serve in Southern Rhodesia on expatriate terms. For those recruited on expatriate terms, the UK provides direct pension support. We continue to be clear that the UK does not have legal or moral responsibility for Southern Rhodesian civil service pensions. This responsibility lies solely with the Government of Zimbabwe.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T14:51:30.89Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T14:51:30.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Goodlad more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Pensions more like this
star 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 plan to use overseas superannuation funds to pay pensioners owed money by the government of Zimbabwe; and, if so, when they will do so. more like this
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Lord Goodlad more like this
star this property uin HL1393 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-24more like thismore than 2015-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The legal and moral responsibility to pay pensions to former Rhodesian and Zimbabwean public servants sits with the Government of Zimbabwe. The British Government continues to remind the relevant authorities in Zimbabwe of this legal commitment. Following our most recent approach the Government of Zimbabwe wrote to us on 27 May. They explained that pension repayments remain affected by current financial constraints in Zimbabwe and the state of the wider economy. Nonetheless, at our prompting they committed to continuing to seek a solution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-24T11:28:25.947Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-24T11:28:25.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Goodlad more like this