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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fireworks: Packaging more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to introduce graphic warnings on fireworks packaging. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
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Angela Smith more like this
star this property uin 187354 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government promotes the safe and responsible use of fireworks by consumers and there is strict legislation in place which regulates their supply and use. The Government is currently working with a range of stakeholders to raise consumer awareness on firework safety.</p><p> </p><p>Under current UK legislation, there are clear requirements on manufacturers to categorise and label fireworks according to their explosive content, safety distances, noise level, or similar. The label must include instructions on safety distances and means of ignition and safety messages.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has no plans to amend legislation on firework packaging.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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less than 2018-11-12T17:28:22.66Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:28:22.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Smith more like this
1000314
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fireworks: Children 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure young children are protected from firework-related injuries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
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Angela Smith more like this
star this property uin 187355 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government promotes the safe and responsible use of fireworks by consumers and there is strict legislation in place which regulates their supply and use.</p><p> </p><p>There are age restrictions in place which prevent the sale of fireworks to those under the age of 16 or 18 dependent on the classification of firework. The law also prohibits those under 18 possessing any category F2 or F3 fireworks in a public place subject to very limited exceptions.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is currently working with industry, retailers, charities and others such as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and Netmums to promote the safe and responsible use of fireworks and to raise consumer awareness on firework safety.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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less than 2018-11-12T17:28:32.303Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:28:32.303Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Smith more like this
1001988
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fireworks: Noise more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to amend the regulations on the sale or use of fireworks (a) to reduce the maximum decibel level of fireworks purchasable by the general public and (b) encourage the use of low noise fireworks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 188142 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
unstar this property answer text <p>Government takes firework safety very seriously and the Office for Product Safety and Standards is working with industry, retailers, charities and others, including RoSPA, to promote the safe, responsible, and considerate use of fireworks.</p><p> </p><p>There are already controls on noise levels for fireworks and it is an offence to supply fireworks exceeding 120 decibels to the public. There are no plans to amend the regulations to reduce this level.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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less than 2018-11-12T17:26:36.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:26:36.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1002130
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Pregnancy 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made on consolidating guidance on legislation to protect people who are pregnant or on maternity leave as recommended by the Taylor review of modern working practices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
star this property uin 188083 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
unstar this property answer text <p>Last year, Acas published new comprehensive guidance on pregnancy and maternity discrimination and workplace rights and obligations.</p><p> </p><p>This summer we have reviewed the GOV.UK guidance material on the protections for people who are pregnant or on maternity leave and we are now updating and improving signposting.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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less than 2018-11-19T15:39:48.427Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:39:48.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1002131
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Low Pay Commission: Public Consultation 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Low Pay Commission will publish the response to its consultation on (a) the effect of a higher minimum wage for non-guaranteed hours in a contract and (b) alternative means for tackling one sided flexibility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
star this property uin 188084 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The Low Pay Commission’s consultation, on the effect of a higher minimum wage for non-guaranteed hours in a contract and alternative means for tackling one-sided flexibility, launched in March.</p><p> </p><p>The Low Pay Commission will publish their report, containing the findings from this consultation, in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:40:20.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1002543
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Offices: Acton more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on (a) the average weekly number of customers and (b) revenue generated at Acton Post Office in the six months prior to its closure on 24 October. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton more like this
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Dr Rupa Huq more like this
star this property uin 188894 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p>I have been informed that Acton Post Office has closed as the site is being redeveloped and that unfortunately the Post Office has not been able to establish an alternative service so far. As this is an operational matter for the Post Office I have asked Paula Vennells, the Group Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write to you on this matter setting out what steps the Post Office is doing to restore the service as soon as possible. A copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House<em>.</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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less than 2018-11-12T17:27:00.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:27:00.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
1005752
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Multinational Companies: Tax Avoidance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government would support another country putting public country by country reporting on the agenda for the EU Competitiveness Council meeting on 29 November 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Don Valley more like this
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Caroline Flint more like this
star this property uin 190352 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has led international action to enhance tax transparency. This has included initiating the international work on country by country reporting during its G8 Presidency in 2013, and being the first country to commit to implement the OECD model for country by country reporting with legislation in the 2015 Finance Act.</p><p> </p><p>The issue of public country by country reporting is not on the agenda for the EU Competitiveness Council (internal market and industry day) taking place on 29 November 2018, as agreed by EU Ambassadors. The UK has no plans to raise the issue at this meeting, although we would have no objection to another Member State raising it.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government believes a multilateral approach to public country by country reporting would help ensure effective implementation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 190353 more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:32:12.6Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:32:12.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Flint more like this
1005753
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Multinational Companies: Tax Avoidance 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the UK Government has to raise the issue of public country by country reporting at the EU Competitiveness Council meeting on 29 November 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Don Valley more like this
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Caroline Flint more like this
star this property uin 190353 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has led international action to enhance tax transparency. This has included initiating the international work on country by country reporting during its G8 Presidency in 2013, and being the first country to commit to implement the OECD model for country by country reporting with legislation in the 2015 Finance Act.</p><p> </p><p>The issue of public country by country reporting is not on the agenda for the EU Competitiveness Council (internal market and industry day) taking place on 29 November 2018, as agreed by EU Ambassadors. The UK has no plans to raise the issue at this meeting, although we would have no objection to another Member State raising it.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government believes a multilateral approach to public country by country reporting would help ensure effective implementation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 190352 more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:32:12.553Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:32:12.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Flint more like this
1006169
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Offices more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) Crown post office and hosted Crown post office, (b) franchise post office, (c) Main post office, (d) post office Locals, (e) traditional sub-post office and (f) other types of post office branches there were on 1 November 2018 by (i) region and (ii) Local Enterprise Partnership area in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
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Gill Furniss more like this
star this property uin 190965 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>The Post Office branch network overall is reported annually in the Post Office Annual Network Report which is available at <a href="http://corporate.postoffice.co.uk/modernising-post-office" target="_blank">http://corporate.postoffice.co.uk/modernising-post-office</a>. The most recent information (June 2018) on the Post Office network by Government Office Region is below. Apart from the Directly Managed branches the rest of the network is operated on a franchise/agency basis and the groupings below reflect the branch models.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Government Office Region</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Directly Managed Branch</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Hosted Directly Managed Branch</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Main</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Local</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Traditional</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Outreach</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>257</p></td><td><p>277</p></td><td><p>204</p></td><td><p>143</p></td><td><p>889</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East of England</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>280</p></td><td><p>355</p></td><td><p>311</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>1115</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>61</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>334</p></td><td><p>187</p></td><td><p>81</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>667</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>NI</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>121</p></td><td><p>199</p></td><td><p>112</p></td><td><p>49</p></td><td><p>487</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>148</p></td><td><p>167</p></td><td><p>88</p></td><td><p>77</p></td><td><p>486</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>446</p></td><td><p>342</p></td><td><p>184</p></td><td><p>114</p></td><td><p>1115</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>280</p></td><td><p>506</p></td><td><p>361</p></td><td><p>234</p></td><td><p>1399</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>359</p></td><td><p>517</p></td><td><p>325</p></td><td><p>146</p></td><td><p>1384</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>289</p></td><td><p>360</p></td><td><p>341</p></td><td><p>257</p></td><td><p>1271</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>167</p></td><td><p>305</p></td><td><p>241</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>915</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>346</p></td><td><p>271</p></td><td><p>186</p></td><td><p>98</p></td><td><p>908</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorkshire and the Humber</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>326</p></td><td><p>293</p></td><td><p>200</p></td><td><p>114</p></td><td><p>956</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>218</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p>3353</p></td><td><p>3779</p></td><td><p>2634</p></td><td><p>1572</p></td><td><p>11592</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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less than 2018-11-19T15:14:11.74Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:14:11.74Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gill Furniss more like this
1006170
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Offices: Bank Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many post offices offer Post Office Current Accounts in branch by (a) region and (b) Local Enterprise Partnership area in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
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Gill Furniss more like this
star this property uin 190966 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
unstar this property answer text <p>Post Office Current Accounts can be serviced across the UK-wide network of over 11,500 Post Office branches, for deposits, withdrawals and balance enquiries. Services can also be accessed over the phone, online and via the Post Office Money Current Account app.</p><p> </p><p>The most recent information available (June 2018) on the Post Office network is available by Government Office Region online: <a href="http://corporate.postoffice.co.uk/sites/default/files/Network%20Report%202018%20FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">http://corporate.postoffice.co.uk/sites/default/files/Network%20Report%202018%20FINAL.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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less than 2018-11-19T15:34:55.217Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:34:55.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gill Furniss more like this