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star this property date less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Crime 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 the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to address the drivers of crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gosport more like this
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Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property uin 906752 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>Crime is down by more than a fifth under this Government, according to the Crime Survey for England and Wales. <br><br>We are addressing the key drivers of crime by reshaping our approach to alcohol; tackling illicit and harmful drug use; taking action in a number of areas to stop young people getting involved in crime; and closing off opportunities to commit crimes, for example, by legislating on metal theft.<br><br>We have also established the Crime and Policing Knowledge Hub to improve our understanding of crime trends and the drivers of crime. <br><br>At the end of the month the Home Office will also host the first International Crime and Policing Conference to bring together leading academics and law enforcement professionals to further understand the drivers of crime and our response.</p><p /> <p /> <p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T16:41:46.697Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T16:41:46.697Z
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1531
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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4008
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
172001
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star this property date less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry 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 the Home Department, when she plans to make further appointments to the Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 219777 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>After holding a series of meetings with survivors and their representatives, the Home Secretary is currently considering the options for the Panel and will make an announcement shortly.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T14:38:40.47Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T14:38:40.47Z
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1531
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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37447
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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114
unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
170478
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading British Nationality 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 the Home Department, if she will introduce legislative proposals to prevent anyone who has entered or stayed illegally in the UK being granted British citizenship. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 218768 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Applicants for naturalisation need to meet the statutory requirements in the British Nationality Act 1981 which specify that a person must not have been in breach of the Immigration Rules during the required residential qualifying period.<br />In addition, a person is required to be of good character. If a person meets these requirements, the Home Secretary may, if she thinks fit, grant a certificate of naturalisation. <br /><br />We have recently substantially strengthened our policy on both the good character and residence requirements. Our revised policy on good character makes it clear that entering the UK illegally or evading immigration control will <br />usually mean that a person is prevented from acquiring citizenship for a period of 10 years. In terms of assessing the residence requirements, new guidance has been published on how the Home Secretary will exercise her discretion. We <br />will no longer overlook lengthy periods of unlawful residence, as was the case under previous governments. Whereas previously discretion would have been exercised in cases where a person who deliberately entered or remained in the UK without permission had attempted to regularise their stay by making an application to the Home Office, we will no longer tolerate this. We will normally only exercisediscretion to overlook periods of unlawful residence if they are short and genuinely inadvertent or outside the applicant’s control.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T14:44:41.43Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T14:44:41.43Z
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1530
star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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116
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
171998
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star this property date less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry 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 the Home Department, what undertakings she gave to members of the Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse regarding the longevity of their appointments when she (a) first appointed and (b) last met them. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 219774 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Appointments to the Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse were made for the duration of the Inquiry ending when the Inquiry Panel finally reports, unless terminated before that date. The Home Secretary met with Panel <br>members on 15 December to update them on her discussions with survivors of child sexual abuse and what this might mean for the Inquiry.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T14:37:58.797Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T14:37:58.797Z
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1531
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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37453
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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114
unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
171177
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star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children 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 the Home Department, what steps she has taken to increase the (a) reporting, (b) detection and (c) prosecution of child abuse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 219340 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Child abuse is an abhorrent crime no matter when or where it occurs. The Government is clear that if child abuse takes place, it must be thoroughly and properly investigated, and those responsible are arrested and brought to <br>justice. It is vital that victims feel empowered to come forward to report abuse<br><br>All chief constables have committed to a policing action plan that aims to raise the standards in tackling child sexual exploitation so that the police are providing a consistently strong approach to protecting vulnerable young <br>people. The National Policing Lead for child protection and abuse investigation has taken action to revise the action plan to take account of the learning from the Professor Alexis Jay report in Rotherham and other recent publications. <br><br>The Home Secretary has written to all chief constables to ask them to take on board the lessons from the Jay report into the failings in Rotherham, and from the rolling HMIC inspections into how forces are protecting children.<br><br>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the College of Policing have issued guidance for police in relation to child abuse and exploitation. The guidance aims to move the focus of investigations away from testing the credibility of <br>victims onto the credibility of the allegation and ensuring victims are listened to by the police. In addition, a joint National Policing Lead and CPS review panel was established last year. The national panel re-examines <br>historical cases of sexual abuse where a decision was made that no further action would be taken and identify whether any issues require further exploration and investigation.<br><br>We must never accept a situation where police forces and other agencies fail in their fundamental duty of care towards vulnerable children.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 219336 more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T16:34:22.177Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T16:34:22.177Z
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1531
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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411
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
171184
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children 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 the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the satisfactoriness of the police's historic record of investigating allegations of child abuse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 219336 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Child abuse is an abhorrent crime no matter when or where it occurs. The Government is clear that if child abuse takes place, it must be thoroughly and properly investigated, and those responsible are arrested and brought to <br>justice. It is vital that victims feel empowered to come forward to report abuse<br><br>All chief constables have committed to a policing action plan that aims to raise the standards in tackling child sexual exploitation so that the police are providing a consistently strong approach to protecting vulnerable young <br>people. The National Policing Lead for child protection and abuse investigation has taken action to revise the action plan to take account of the learning from the Professor Alexis Jay report in Rotherham and other recent publications. <br><br>The Home Secretary has written to all chief constables to ask them to take on board the lessons from the Jay report into the failings in Rotherham, and from the rolling HMIC inspections into how forces are protecting children.<br><br>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the College of Policing have issued guidance for police in relation to child abuse and exploitation. The guidance aims to move the focus of investigations away from testing the credibility of <br>victims onto the credibility of the allegation and ensuring victims are listened to by the police. In addition, a joint National Policing Lead and CPS review panel was established last year. The national panel re-examines <br>historical cases of sexual abuse where a decision was made that no further action would be taken and identify whether any issues require further exploration and investigation.<br><br>We must never accept a situation where police forces and other agencies fail in their fundamental duty of care towards vulnerable children.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 219340 more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T16:34:22.063Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T16:34:22.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
169554
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star this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Emergency Travel Documents 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 the Home Department, how many UK Emergency Travel Documents wore issued to overseas applicants in each month since June 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff South and Penarth more like this
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Stephen Doughty more like this
star this property uin 218108 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Consular data is published by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and is available at: <br><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/consular-data" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/collections/consular-data</a>. <br>This includes data on the number of emergency travel documents (ETDs) issued to British citizens on a monthly basis.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T14:40:53.287Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T14:40:53.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Doughty more like this
169566
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star this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Deportation more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has spent on removing foreign nationals in each year since 1997. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 218023 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Home Office spend on removing foreign nationals includes the costs incurred in transporting foreign nationals to their country of origin, and third party cost incurred as part of the Facilitated Removals and Assisted Voluntary Returns <br>(AVR) removal programmes. It includes associated flight costs, and the costs of escorts used when removing foreign nationals from the country.</p><p><br>£m Total <br>2009-10 - 68.0 <br>2010-11 - 71.8 <br>2011-12 - 54.2 <br>2012-13 - 57.3 <br>2013-14 - 55.3 <br><br>Notes: <br>1. The following costs are excluded from the figures given above: Home Office staff costs; overheads; any related EU funding; areas of expenditure where costs could only be attributed to the removals process at disproportionate <br>cost; and the cost of escorting foreign nationals within the UK to a port of departure where such costs could only be identified at disproportionate cost. <br><br>2. Due to changes in the structure of the Home Office group (the Departmental boundary), data prior to 2009-10 is not available except at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T14:42:00.28Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T14:42:00.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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33441
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
170746
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star this property date less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Entry Clearances: Overseas Students 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 the Home Department, how many international students living and studying in the UK have not had their passports returned to them by the Passport Office in time to travel abroad before Christmas 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester South more like this
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Jonathan Ashworth more like this
star this property uin 219051 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In January 2014 UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) introduced a new set of service standards for fee-paying in-country applications.<br><br>Applications from Tier 4 students will be completed within 8 weeks of application provided that the customer has complied with application requirements and has provided the necessary documentation.<br><br>Since January, UKVI has processed over 98% of in-country Tier 4 student applications within the 8 week service standard.<br><br>Students that applied in good time and complied with all application requirements could therefore have expected to receive their passports back before Christmas 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T14:45:13Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T14:45:13Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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36882
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Ashworth more like this
171837
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star this property date less than 2015-01-02more like thismore than 2015-01-02
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks: Prices 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 the Home Department, what her policy is on a minimum alcohol unit price. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cheadle more like this
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Mark Hunter more like this
star this property uin 219597 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Minimum Unit Pricing remains a policy under consideration but is not being taken forward at this time, while we continue to monitor the legal developments and the implementation of this policy in Scotland. In May 2014 we introduced a ban on alcohol sales below the cost of duty plus VAT. This fulfilled the Coalition Government's commitment and will stop the worst cases of very cheap and harmful alcohol sales.</p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T16:37:02.633Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T16:37:02.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Hunter more like this