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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Procurement more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment the Cabinet Office has made of the potential benefits of the application of ISO 44001 to their procurement policy, and the procurement policy of all Departments. more like this
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Lord Evans of Watford more like this
unstar this property uin HL15999 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>The Government has a long-established approach to identifying, developing and managing collaborative business relationships. For example, the Government recognises the importance of managing its relationships with strategic suppliers, on a cross-government basis, by observing their performance in the delivery of public services and monitoring financial health.</p><p>This year, the Government introduced a new approach to the monitoring and management of strategic suppliers through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the government and each of our strategic suppliers. The approach of using an MOU reflects the Government’s now well-developed relationships with, and understanding of, its strategic suppliers. Under this new approach, strategic suppliers will agree to provide the government with the information it needs to monitor and manage risks across its strategic supplier base, with the full cooperation of industry.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T17:01:16.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T17:01:16.67Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Evans of Watford more like this
1129543
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Nuclear Weapons more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Renata Dwan, Director of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research, warned on 21 May that the risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two, and that the world should take this threat more seriously. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
unstar this property uin HL16028 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>Today's security climate is challenging, with the threats faced by the United Kingdom increasing in scale, diversity and complexity. However, Her Majesty's Government does not believe that the risk of nuclear war is greater today than it was during the Cold War.</p><p>While the operation of an independent, minimum, credible nuclear deterrent continues to be necessary to protect the United Kingdom from the most extreme threats to our national security and way of life, the UK has taken a number of unilateral actions that build confidence and reduce international tensions. Our negative security assurances, as set out in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review, are designed to give Non-Nuclear Weapons States in compliance with the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty confidence that nuclear weapons will not be used against them. Further, since 1994, UK Trident missiles have not been targeted at any State; our Vanguard class submarines are at several days' notice to fire; only the Prime Minister has the authority to launch nuclear weapons maintaining political control at all times; and the UK has been transparent about its nuclear capability, including missile and warhead numbers.</p><p>The Government is committed to the long-term goal of a world without nuclear weapons and continues to work internationally, within the framework of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, towards achieving the conditions in which all nuclear weapons possessor states are willing to relinquish their nuclear weapons.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:17:19.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:17:19.433Z
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2000
unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1129489
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Free School Meals 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 impact of changes to the criteria for free school meals eligibility in 2018; and how many students now receive free school meals compared to the number who received them before these changes took place. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
unstar this property uin HL15974 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>I refer the noble Lord to the answers I gave on 6 February 2019 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-01-24/HL13093/" target="_blank">HL13093</a> and Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-01-24/HL13094/" target="_blank">HL13094</a>. I will also refer the noble Lord to the answer I gave on 20 February 2019 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-02-06/HL13492/" target="_blank">HL13492</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Under the new eligibility criteria that we introduced in April 2018, we estimate that more pupils will benefit from free school meals (FSM) by 2022, compared with the previous criteria. In addition, generous transitional protections were put in place to ensure no child will lose their eligibility for FSM during the change to the new criteria.</p><p> </p><p>Under the benefits-based criteria, to be eligible to receive FSM, a pupil or their parent must be in receipt of any one of the qualifying benefits and must make a claim to the school for FSM. The qualifying criteria includes benefits for both out of work and low-earning families. The full eligibility criteria is attached and also available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals</a>.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T13:21:03.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T13:21:03.197Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL15974_webpage.pdf more like this
star this property title HL15974_FSM_eligibility more like this
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3504
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1129545
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft 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 is their latest estimate of the cost per flight hour of the F35-B aircraft; and what is their expected in service flight hours. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
unstar this property uin HL16030 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>The Ministry of Defence does not yet have its own figure for the hourly flying cost for an F-35B Lightning as the aircraft has not been in service long enough to generate the required data. However, information would in any case be withheld as its disclosure would or would be likely to prejudice commercial interests.</p><p>The expected service life of an F-35B Lightning is 8,000 or more flying hours.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:13:43.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:13:43.9Z
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2000
unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
1130232
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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
star this property hansard heading Aviation: Scotland 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 Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 3 June (HL15919), what evidence they have for the competitiveness of airfares between London and Scotland; whether they will provide the figures for the cost of such flights which informed their assessment that “Scotland is well-served by air services into London”; whether they have conducted a comparative analysis of the costs of flights from Scotland to all London airports; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
unstar this property uin HL16093 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer to the answer of 3 June (HL15919), which states that the aviation sector operates in a competitive, commercial environment, investing to attract passengers and responding to demand when determining routes to operate. It is therefore not for the Department to carry out this type of assessment, nor to comment on whether there is sufficient competition.</p><p> </p><p>I can, however, confirm that CAA data for 2018 shows that the four largest airports in Scotland (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow) have flights to two or more airports in the London system, with flights operated by multiple airlines.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the UK Government, in partnership with the Scottish Government and Dundee City Council, provide financial support for an air route from Dundee to <del class="ministerial">Stanstead,</del> <ins class="ministerial">Stansted</ins> through a public service obligation. Scotland will also benefit from an expanded Heathrow, where there will be further opportunity to enhance connections to the country’s biggest hub airport.</p><p> </p><p>This information, which is already in the public domain, shows that there is sufficient competition for air routes between London and Scotland.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.08Z
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less than 2019-06-13T11:22:31.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T11:22:31.403Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1141
star this property label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
1130231
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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
star this property hansard heading Aviation: Scotland 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 Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 3 June (HL15919), whether they will now answer the question put. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
unstar this property uin HL16092 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>I refer to the answer of 3 June (HL15919), which states that the aviation sector operates in a competitive, commercial environment, investing to attract passengers and responding to demand when determining routes to operate. It is therefore not for the Department to carry out this type of assessment, nor to comment on whether there is sufficient competition.</p><p> </p><p>I can, however, confirm that CAA data for 2018 shows that the four largest airports in Scotland (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow) have flights to two or more airports in the London system, with flights operated by multiple airlines.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the UK Government, in partnership with the Scottish Government and Dundee City Council, provide financial support for an air route from Dundee to Stanstead, through a public service obligation. Scotland will also benefit from an expanded Heathrow, where there will be further opportunity to enhance connections to the country’s biggest hub airport.</p><p> </p><p>This information, which is already in the public domain, shows that there is sufficient competition for air routes between London and Scotland.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16093 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.033Z
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4580
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1141
star this property label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
1129082
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Solar Power: VAT 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the Government plans to increase VAT on domestic solar panels and batteries from 5 per cent to 20 per cent in Autumn 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 258958 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>The Government is currently amending VAT rules regarding the installation of certain energy saving materials in order to comply with a ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union while maintaining as much of the relief as possible. The VAT treatment of the vast majority of solar panel installations is expected to be unaffected by the changes.</p><p> </p><p>Under UK law, battery storage systems have always been subject to VAT at the standard rate of 20%.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:42:26.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:42:26.51Z
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3991
unstar this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1129352
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Electronic Publishing: VAT 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons consumers pay 20 per cent VAT on (a) e-publications, (b) audio-books and (c) online newspapers; if he will make it his policy to implement a zero rating on such e-publications; what assessment he has made of the effect of that 20 per cent VAT rate on access to knowledge for (i) young people and (ii) other groups; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
unstar this property uin 259170 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>Until December 2018, a zero rate has only been available under agreed EU law for physical publications. The Government keeps all taxes under review, including Value Added Tax (VAT).</p><p>Any amendments to the VAT regime as it applies to physical publications and publications by other means must be carefully assessed against policy, economic and fiscal considerations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:34:24.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:34:24.337Z
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3991
unstar this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1129620
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints relating to the tax-free childcare scheme have been received by HMRC as of 31 May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
unstar this property uin 259995 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>More than half a million parents have successfully opened a childcare account, and the vast majority of parents use the childcare service without issues. Since Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) was fully rolled out in February 2018, the rate of new complaints received by HMRC in relation to the childcare service has decreased substantially, while the number of users of TFC has more than trebled.</p><p> </p><p>However, it is not possible to break down complaints received about the childcare service between TFC and 30 hours free childcare complaints, as many parents receive both TFC and 30 hours free childcare.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the honorable member to my answer on 28 November 2018 (193504) <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-11-20/193504/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-11-20/193504/</a>, which sets out that to 31 October 2018, HMRC received 4,560 complaints from parents who experienced technical issues with the childcare service.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 November 2018 to 31 March 2019, HMRC received 943 new complaints from customers in relation to TFC and 30 hours free childcare (known as Tier 1). This includes complaints due to technical issues and customer service issues.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 November 2018 to 31 March 2019, HMRC received 205 complaints from customers in relation to TFC and 30 hours free childcare where a customer was dissatisfied with our decision on their initial complaint and they have asked us to look at their concerns again (known as Tier 2).</p><p> </p><p>As set out in HMRC’s monthly reports available for the 2018-19 period at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmrc-monthly-performance-reports#reporting-year-2018-to-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmrc-monthly-performance-reports#reporting-year-2018-to-2019</a>, complaints are not always logged on HMRC’s live system during the month they are received and the numbers can, therefore, be revised upwards for subsequent monthly reports. The current month will be subject to greatest revision. The information to 31 May is therefore not yet available to a robust enough standard.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:06:35.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:06:35.75Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
1130342
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Exports 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many firms registered under the Registered Exporter system in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
unstar this property uin 261120 more like this
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star this property answer text 12,161 exporters registered under the Registered Exporter system in 2017. 28 exporters registered under the Registered Exporter system in 2018. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:34:03.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:34:03.37Z
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3991
unstar this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this