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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Leader of the House more like this
star this property answering dept id 34 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Leader of the House more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House more like this
unstar this property hansard heading e-petitions 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 Leader of the House, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the e-petitions system; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 6576 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-09-08more like thismore than 2017-09-08
star this property answer text <p>The new e-petitions system has been running for over two years now and the Government is pleased with the level of engagement that it has prompted among the public.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Parliamentary e-petitions site is jointly owned by the Government and the House of Commons, therefore any assessment of potential changes to the system would have to be agreed between the Government and the House. Individual Departments are responsible for the content and timeliness of responses to e-petitions and the Leader's office has general Government oversight of e-petitions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2017-09-08T16:30:03.843Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-08T16:30:03.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
710991
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star this property date less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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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: Regulation 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when her Department last conducted a review of the framework for the statutory regulation of zoos. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barrow and Furness more like this
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John Woodcock more like this
star this property uin 67817 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 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Zoos Expert Committee (ZEC) provides independent, technical advice to the UK Governments on zoo matters. The ZEC keeps the operation and implementation of the zoo licensing system in the UK under review and advises Defra and devolved governments of any legislative or administrative changes that may be required. Membership of the ZEC includes representatives of local authorities who provide ongoing advice on the operation of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981. The ZEC will also, if necessary, seek and receive representations from any local authority with knowledge of enforcing the zoo licensing system. Defra commissioned a study in 2010 to review the effectiveness of local authorities’ implementation of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981. The report was published in 2011 and found no strong evidence of a need for legislative change.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Following the recent case in Cumbria, Lord Gardiner will be discussing, with ZEC, whether any further steps need to be taken to ensure animal welfare.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 67818 more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T16:14:36.34Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T16:14:36.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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3917
unstar this property label Biography information for John Woodcock more like this
710992
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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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: Regulation 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations her Department has received from local authorities on the effectiveness and scope of current zoo regulations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barrow and Furness more like this
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John Woodcock more like this
star this property uin 67818 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 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Zoos Expert Committee (ZEC) provides independent, technical advice to the UK Governments on zoo matters. The ZEC keeps the operation and implementation of the zoo licensing system in the UK under review and advises Defra and devolved governments of any legislative or administrative changes that may be required. Membership of the ZEC includes representatives of local authorities who provide ongoing advice on the operation of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981. The ZEC will also, if necessary, seek and receive representations from any local authority with knowledge of enforcing the zoo licensing system. Defra commissioned a study in 2010 to review the effectiveness of local authorities’ implementation of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981. The report was published in 2011 and found no strong evidence of a need for legislative change.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Following the recent case in Cumbria, Lord Gardiner will be discussing, with ZEC, whether any further steps need to be taken to ensure animal welfare.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 67817 more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T16:14:36.527Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T16:14:36.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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3917
unstar this property label Biography information for John Woodcock more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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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: Closures 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether a zoo containing more than 1,000 animals has been closed by a local authority in the last 30 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barrow and Furness more like this
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John Woodcock more like this
star this property uin 67816 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 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>This information, on closures, would be held by local authorities and not collected centrally. Under the Zoo Licensing Act 1981, there is no requirement for local authorities to report the closure of a zoo of any size to the Department.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 67815 more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T16:13:57.387Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T16:13:57.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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3917
unstar this property label Biography information for John Woodcock more like this
710990
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star this property date less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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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: Closures 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times zoos have been closed by local authorities in the last 20 years; and for what reasons those zoos were closed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barrow and Furness more like this
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John Woodcock more like this
star this property uin 67815 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 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>This information, on closures, would be held by local authorities and not collected centrally. Under the Zoo Licensing Act 1981, there is no requirement for local authorities to report the closure of a zoo of any size to the Department.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 67816 more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T16:13:57.323Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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3934
star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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3917
unstar this property label Biography information for John Woodcock more like this
746326
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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 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: Animal Welfare 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that animal welfare standards are maintained at a high standard in zoos and animal reserves; and what lessons have been learned from the incidents at South Lakes Safari Zoo. 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 1819 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
star this property answer text <p>The welfare of animals kept in zoos in England is covered by the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and the Zoo Licensing Act 1981. The 2006 Act allows action to be taken where there is evidence of cruelty to an animal or a failure to provide for its welfare. The 2006 Act applies to zoo animals. Further to these general provisions, the welfare of animals in zoos in Great Britain is specifically covered by the 1981 Act.</p><p> </p><p>Under the 1981 Act zoos must comply with comprehensive animal health, welfare and husbandry standards, and be subject to an annual local authority inspection. Zoos have to be inspected at least every year by a local authority, with an inspection every two to three years using inspectors drawn from a list of qualified zoo inspectors kept by Defra. Defra also maintains the Secretary of State's Standards of Modern Zoo Practice. These are detailed standards for zoo management with which zoos are expected to comply. The standards are kept under review by Defra’s Zoos Expert Committee (ZEC) which includes leading animal welfare experts.</p><p> </p><p>The ZEC’s role is to provide independent, technical advice to UK Governments on zoo matters. ZEC’s remit includes keeping the operation and implementation of the zoo licensing system in the UK under review, and to advise, or make recommendations to, Defra or devolved governments, in relation to any legislative or administrative changes that may be necessary. Following the recent case in Cumbria, Lord Gardiner has tasked the ZEC with considering whether any further steps need to be taken to ensure animal welfare in zoos.</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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less than 2017-07-06T14:30:13.753Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-06T14:30:13.753Z
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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 Andrew Rosindell more like this
752779
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zoological Society of London: Parking 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 Transport, what discussions he has had with (a) HS2 Ltd and (b) the Zoological Society of London on the proposal to use London Zoo's car park as a lorry park for heavy goods vehicles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
star this property uin 5150 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
star this property answer text <p>The High Speed Rail (London to West Midland) Act 2017, as approved by Parliament, includes the provision of a lorry holding area (LHA) on the southern part of London Zoo’s cark park. The LHA is required for traffic management purposes to regulate the flow of construction traffic to the HS2 Euston construction worksite.</p><p> </p><p>The then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Andrew Jones MP), met with representatives of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in April 2017, where they presented updated proposals for the relocation the LHA. Following the meeting, the Minister commissioned HS2 Ltd to undertake a study to consider ZSL’s proposals. The outcomes of this study, which are expected shortly, will be shared with ZSL.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2017-07-21T11:05:50.723Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T11:05:50.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
752781
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zoological Society of London: Parking 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 Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposal by HS2 Ltd to use the Zoological Society of London's car park on the safety of schoolchildren and others visiting London zoo. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
star this property uin 5149 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
star this property answer text <p>The High Speed Rail (London to West Midland) Act 2017, as approved by Parliament, includes the provision of a lorry holding area (LHA) on the southern part of London Zoo’s cark park. An off-street lorry holding area (LHA) is required to manage the impacts of HS2 construction traffic on the central London highways. The provision of an LHA is recommended by Transport for London and considered essential to enable effective traffic management in a built up area such as Euston.</p><p> </p><p>In considering locations for an LHA, HS2 Ltd undertook a sift process where alternative locations were examined for the LHA. None of the alternatives were deemed preferable to the London Zoo car park, as they were either further away from Euston or would have had greater environmental or local community impacts, including in relation to school children and other pedestrians.</p><p> </p><p>The safety of pedestrians, cyclists and other road users is integral to the HS2 traffic management plans that will be implemented upon the establishment of such sites. The LHA at ZSL is designed so that will be segregated from the remaining car park with secure hoarding. In addition, a new access will be provided for construction traffic, to prevent the interaction of construction vehicles and vehicles transporting visitors to the zoo via the existing car park entrance. A new pedestrian crossing will also be provided.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2017-07-21T11:09:10.237Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T11:09:10.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
753583
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zoological Society of London: Parking 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 Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on the operation of London Zoo of the proposal by High Speed 2 Ltd to use the Zoological Society of London's car park. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
star this property uin 5828 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 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The High Speed Rail (London to West Midland) Act 2017, as approved by Parliament, includes the provision of a lorry holding area (LHA) on the southern part of London Zoo’s cark park.</p><p> </p><p>The impacts of the proposed LHA on London Zoo were considered as part of the Parliamentary process. The House of Commons and House of Lords Select Committees both considered, but ultimately rejected the Zoological Society of London’s (ZSL) proposals for the LHA to be relocated.</p><p> </p><p>However, HS2 Ltd remain committed to seeking to mitigate the impacts of the LHA on the operation of London Zoo. HS2 Ltd has offered to work with ZSL to optimise the remaining area of the car park to suit their requirements, as far as is reasonably practicable. In addition, an assurance has been provided to ZSL that HS2 Ltd will seek to reduce or obviate the impacts of the LHA, as far as is reasonably practicable, during the detailed design stage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:40:01.86Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:40:01.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
713673
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star this property date less than 2017-03-23more like thismore than 2017-03-23
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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: South Africa 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 impact on the Zimbabwe economy of the announcement by the South African Home Affairs Minister on 7 February that Zimbabweans who previously acquired permits to work, conduct business, or study in South Africa under special dispensation will have to follow the normal channel of applying for work and study visas when their permits expire in December, and of the extent to which those new requirements will lead to Zimbabweans holding such permits losing their jobs and rights of residence. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL6270 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 2017-04-05more like thismore than 2017-04-05
star this property answer text <p>The South African Government has the right to apply their own rules about visas and work and study permits. It is for the South African and Zimbabwean authorities to comment on the impact this might have on the Zimbabwean economy and on jobs held by Zimbabweans in South Africa.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-04-05T15:56:42.063Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-05T15:56:42.063Z
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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 Oates more like this