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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Prosecutions: West Midlands 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 Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 8 May 2019 to Question 249931 on Prosecutions: West Midlands, what the average time was for the CPS to reach a decision in the West Midlands in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 254257 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Records held by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), provide data showing the average time (in calendar days) from receipt of the pre-charge case to the decision to charge.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the average number of days from the date a charging decision is requested by the police to the date the decision to charge is taken for the West Midlands Area in each year from 2013/14 to 2017/18.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>10.54</p></td><td><p>10.95</p></td><td><p>11.65</p></td><td><p>14.41</p></td><td><p>17.31</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</em></p><p> </p><p>During this period there has been a shift in the type of pre-charge decisions referred to the CPS. For example, in the period between 2013/14 and 2017/18, there was an increase of over 26% in rape flagged pre-charge decisions referred to CPS West Midlands. Rape and serious sexual offences investigations can be highly complex in nature and typically involve the review of a large quantity of evidence resulting in an increase in the amount of time required for the CPS to come to a charging decision.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T10:24:38.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T10:24:38.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1124894
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 Business 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 report by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Business Confidence Monitor Q2 2019, published in May, which suggests a decline in confidence of UK businesses due to ongoing Brexit uncertainty. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15569 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The latest ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) shows that business confidence has not fallen significantly this quarter.</p><p> </p><p>According to the Office for National Statistics, the UK economy picked up in the first three months of the year - Growth was 0.5% in the quarter, up from 0.2% in the previous three months. The employment rate (16-64) remained at 76.1%– at a record high. Employment increased by 99,000 on the quarter, standing at 32.7m – remaining broadly unchanged on the last labour market statistics release.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:08:29.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:08:29.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1125500
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 Fracking 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 10 April (HL15067), in the event that any and all “other appropriate parties”, including other licensees or landowners, failed to decommission and return a fracking site to its former state, who would ultimately bear the financial burden. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL15595 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>There is no precedent for the scenario above arising, in respect of hydraulically fractured wells in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has been clear that the responsibility for decommissioning lies with the licensee and has sought to reinforce this principle. For example, as set out in the Written Answer of 10 April (HL15067) that as part of the associated application for Hydraulic Fracturing Consent, the Government looks at the financial resilience of all companies wishing to carry out hydraulic fracturing operations, including their ability to fund decommissioning costs. My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State will not issue Hydraulic Fracturing Consent unless he is satisfied this has been appropriately demonstrated.</p><p> </p><p>To date, there have only been two hydraulically fractured shale gas wells in the UK. The first, at Cuadrilla’s Preese Hall site in Lancashire, has been fully decommissioned and the land restored to its previous use. The second, Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road well-1z, is still operational.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:07:34.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:07:34.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1125501
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 Fracking 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 10 April (HL15067), what assessment they have made of the potential liabilities for local authorities in the event that an operator and “other appropriate parties” do not decommission and return a fracking site to its former state. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL15596 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>There is no precedent for hydraulically fractured shale gas well decommissioning costs being borne by local authorities.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has been clear that the responsibility for decommissioning lies with the licensee and has sought to reinforce this principle. For example, as set out in the Written Answer of 10 April (HL15067) that as part of the associated application for Hydraulic Fracturing Consent, the Government looks at the financial resilience of all companies wishing to carry out hydraulic fracturing operations, including their ability to fund decommissioning costs. My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State will not issue Hydraulic Fracturing Consent unless he is satisfied this has been appropriately demonstrated.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, Mineral Planning Authorities may require that bonds or other financial guarantees are taken to underpin a planning condition.</p><p> </p><p>To date, there have only been two hydraulically fractured shale gas wells in the UK. The first, at Cuadrilla’s Preese Hall site in Lancashire, has been fully decommissioned and the land restored to its previous use. The second, Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road well-1z, is still operational.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:08:10.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:08:10.503Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4297
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1125844
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials 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 safety of the use of decabromodiphenyl ethane in UK furniture; and what advice, if any, they have received from (1) the European Chemicals Agency, (2) the Health and Safety Executive, and (3) the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment on the risks of using decabromodiphenyl ethane. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL15634 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is currently reviewing the operation of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 and is taking account of evidence and advice from external sources such as academic papers as well as the views of experts from across government, including Chief Scientific Advisors.</p><p> </p><p>All furniture must also comply with the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 and be safe before it can be placed on the market.</p><p> </p><p>DecaBDE is a persistent organic pollutant. The UK ceased production of this substance in 1996 and its use has declined sharply since then. Many other countries have also phased out its use. It was banned under the UN Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants in December 2018 and under the European chemical regulation regime, REACH, in March 2019. It will not be present in household soft furnishings and mattresses purchased after this ban comes into effect.</p><p> </p><p>Chemicals, including brominated flame retardants used in UK furniture, are regulated under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). REACH aims to provide a high level of protection for health and the environment from the use of chemicals including those used in products.</p><p> </p><p>In order to comply with REACH, companies must identify and manage the risks linked to the substances they manufacture and market in the EU. They have to demonstrate how the substances can be safely used, and they must communicate the risk management measures to the users. If the risks cannot be managed, authorities can ban or restrict the use of substances.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:06:25.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:06:25.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1125850
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 Takeovers: Conflict of Interests 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 whether they intend to undertake a review of the management of conflicts of interest arising when, in a contested takeover situation, institutional investors hold shares for clients, or under their own account, in both the bidder and target companies. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL15640 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It is not uncommon for some investors to hold shares in both the bidder and target companies and rules mandated by the Financial Conduct Authority provide transparency to the market about share ownership. Takeover decisions are ultimately a matter for shareholders and the UK’s takeover rules require bidders to secure the approval of a majority of shareholders in the target company.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:06:53.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:06:53.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1126033
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Former Ministers 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much his Department has paid to hon. Members under section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 since 13 July 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 253603 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Payments made under section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 for 2016-17 and 2017-18 are published in the Department’s annual report and accounts, see page 88: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/beis-annual-report-and-accounts-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">BEIS Annual Report and Accounts 2016 to 2017 GOV.UK</a> and page 87: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/725808/BEIS_Web_accessible_Annual_Report_and_Accounts_2017_18.pdf" target="_blank">BEIS Annual Report and Accounts 2017 to 2018 GOV.UK</a>. Figures for 2018-19 will be included in the 2018-19 Annual Report and Accounts to be published later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:07:10.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:07:10.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1126149
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 Whirlpool Corporation: Tumble Dryers 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 level of evidence on the safety of modified tumble dryers would be required to prompt a full recall of all modified machines. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
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Sir Vince Cable more like this
star this property uin 253482 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A recall notice under the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 may be issued for a dangerous product where other action that the regulator may require, either of the producer or distributor, is not sufficient to prevent the risks to health and safety. Any enforcement action, including a recall notice should be proportionate to the seriousness of the risk.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is closely monitoring the response of Whirlpool and further steps will be taken if the response is not satisfactory. Consumer safety is a key priority and the Government will hold the company to account.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:06:55.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:06:55.16Z
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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 Sir Vince Cable more like this
1126169
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 Solar Power 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how his Department has monitored deployment of new solar installations on (a) domestic rooftops, (b) community energy schemes and (c) commercial and industrial rooftop schemes since the closure of the Feed-In Tariff scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Austell and Newquay more like this
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Steve Double more like this
star this property uin 253645 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Deployment of installations is monitored through the MCS installation database (MID) and the Renewable Energy Planning Database (REPD). Community Energy England also published a State of the Sector Report on 23rd June 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:07:22.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:07:22.473Z
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4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Double more like this
1126261
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 Climate Change 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the UK’s contribution to tackling climate change; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith more like this
star this property uin 253562 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Leaving the European Union will not affect our ambitious domestic emissions reduction commitments, as they are enshrined in UK law in the Climate Change Act (2008). The UK is a global leader in this area; between 1990 and 2017, the UK reduced its emissions by over 40% while growing the economy by more than two thirds, and we remain committed to delivering the outcomes of the Paris Agreement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:07:01.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:07:01.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this