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1148159
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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Retail Trade 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 recent steps her Department has taken to support high street retailers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 294167 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Government wants all types of retail to thrive, and we are supporting the sector as it responds to change. This is why we established the industry led Retail Sector Council to bring Government and industry together to help the sector address key sector issues and define its future strategy.</p><p> </p><p>The Council is prioritising its work to address the key challenges facing the sector and is focussing on; costs to business, skills and lifelong learning, employment protection, consumer protection, the circular economy and the Industrial Strategy. The priority areas were selected by the industry and each workstream is being led by a senior industry figure.</p><p> </p><p>In July 2019, the Prime Minister set out this Government’s plan to unite and level up cities, towns, coastal and rural areas across our country. He announced a £3.6 billion Towns Fund to set out his vision to re-energise local economies so that everyone can share in a new era of prosperity. This included £1 billion for the Future High Streets Fund, which will support local areas in England to renew and reshape town centres and high streets in a way that improves experience, drives growth and ensures future sustainability.</p><p> </p><p>Finally, we are supporting local leadership with a High Streets Task Force<strong>, </strong>giving high streets and town centres expert advice to adapt and thrive. This will provide hands-on support to local areas to develop data-driven innovative strategies and connect local areas to relevant experts.</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 2019-10-08T10:19:34.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:19:34.15Z
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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 Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1148238
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Post Offices: Burglary more like this
unstar 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, how many (a) break-ins and (b) robberies at Post Offices there have been in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) Northern Ireland, and (d) each region of England in each month in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 294192 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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. This funding allows branches to be modernised to meet consumer’s evolving needs, whilst ensuring the safety and security within branches.</p><p> </p><p>I have asked Nick Read, the Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write on this matter. A copy of his reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House.</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 294193 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:51:46.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:51:46.397Z
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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 Marion Fellows more like this
1148239
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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Post Offices: Burglary more like this
unstar 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 support (a) the UK Government, and (b) Post Office Ltd is providing to sub-Postmasters to (i) prevent break-ins and robberies and (b) mitigate the financial and emotional effect of break-ins and robberies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 294193 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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. This funding allows branches to be modernised to meet consumer’s evolving needs, whilst ensuring the safety and security within branches.</p><p> </p><p>I have asked Nick Read, the Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write on this matter. A copy of his reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House.</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 294192 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:51:46.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:51:46.443Z
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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 Marion Fellows more like this
1147569
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star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Post Office: Annual Reports more like this
unstar 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 Post Office annual report 2018-19 will be published. 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 292972 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Post Office Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19 will be published in due course, after they are laid before Parliament, and in line with the requirement set out in the relevant Postal Services Act (2000).</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 2019-10-07T14:55:45.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T14:55:45.55Z
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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
1147013
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Retail Trade more like this
unstar 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 she is taking to increase consumer confidence in high street retail. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 292087 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
unstar this property answer text <p>Government wants high street retail to thrive. We are committed to supporting the sector whilst it responds to changing consumer expectations and recognise that 82% of sales by value are still in physical stores.</p><p> </p><p>The industry led Retail Sector Council has brought Government and industry together. Its aim is to accelerate positive change, increase the productivity of the sector, and ensure the sector remains robust and sustainable to continue providing a valuable service to consumers and the community.</p><p> </p><p>Government is also taking steps to help high streets and communities adapt. On 26th August, my rt. hon. Friends the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government announced the expansion of the Future High Streets Fund from £675m to £1bn which will enable more local areas in England to invest in town centre infrastructure, increase access to high streets and support redevelopment and densification around high streets.</p><p> </p><p>We have also launched ​a new forward-thinking High Streets Task Force supporting local leaders to revitalise high streets and town centres. ​The High Streets Task Force will be comprised of experts who will provide tailored guidance and advice to local authorities and other local partners seeking to breathe new life into their local high streets and town centres.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2010, Government has helped create over 360 town teams, and given over £18million to towns - funding successful initiatives such as &quot;Love Your Local Market&quot;, the &quot;Great British High Street&quot; and also supporting Small Business Saturday UK, where an estimated £812 million was spent with small businesses across the UK for Small Business Saturday in 2018, up from £748 million in 2017.</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 2019-10-07T15:08:56.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:08:56.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Service Industries: Unfair Practices more like this
unstar 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 her Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals to tackle unfair practices in the hospitality sector in relation to (a) tips, (b) gratuities, (c) cover charges and (d) service charges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
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Sir David Crausby more like this
star this property uin 292105 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
unstar this property answer text <p>Through the Good Work Plan, the Government is taking forward the largest upgrade to workers’ rights in a generation. In order to improve fairness for workers, we have committed to introduce legislation to ensure that tips left to workers will go to them in full.</p><p>We expect over a million workers to benefit from new rules on tips, many of whom are in low-paid jobs. Consumers will have reassurance that the money they leave in good faith is going to the staff, as they intended.</p><p>We have been working closely with stakeholders and across Government to prepare this legislation and will lay measures in Parliament as soon as possible.</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 2019-10-07T15:09:03.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:09:03.563Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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137144
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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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Crausby more like this
1147159
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Flexible Working and Holiday Leave: Domestic Abuse 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, whether he plans to require employers to provide domestic abuse survivors with (a) flexible working arrangements and (b) a period of paid leave. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 292139 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
unstar this property answer text <p>Domestic abuse is a devastating crime which shatters the lives of victims and their families, and this Government remains committed to transforming the response to this abuse. That is why we have introduced the landmark Domestic Abuse Bill, which had its Second Reading on 2 October and will be carried over to the next Parliamentary session.</p><p>Employers should take all steps which are reasonably possible to ensure their health, safety and wellbeing of their employees.</p><p>We know that 97% of employers offer some form of flexible working. Many employers also offer compassionate leave or special leave to employees to enable them to take time to deal with a wide range of circumstances. This type of leave is agreed between the employer and the employee, either as a contractual entitlement or on a discretionary basis.</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 2019-10-07T16:38:15.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:38:15.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1147200
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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: Crispin Odey more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will publish (a) the outcome of all meetings and (b) all call logs between Ministers of her Department and Mr Crispin Odey. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
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David Linden more like this
star this property uin 292345 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Details of ministerial meetings with external bodies are published on the Gov.uk website here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/beis-ministerial-gifts-hospitality-travel-and-meetings" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/beis-ministerial-gifts-hospitality-travel-and-meetings</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 2019-10-08T15:53:42.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:53:42.05Z
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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 David Linden more like this
1146548
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star this property date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 New Businesses: Hampshire 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 estimate she has made of the number of business start-ups in (a) East Hampshire constituency and (b) Hampshire in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Damian Hinds more like this
star this property uin 291363 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
unstar this property answer text <p>According to ONS Business Demography UK data (the most recent of which is for 2017), the number of enterprise births for each year since 2010 for <strong><em>a) East Hampshire</em></strong> and <strong><em>b) Hampshire</em></strong> are indicated in the table below. Please note, this data refers to the number of VAT/PAYE registrations.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>East Hampshire</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Hampshire (county)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p>545</p></td><td><p>5300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p>620</p></td><td><p>5640</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>625</p></td><td><p>5745</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>690</p></td><td><p>7220</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p>630</p></td><td><p>7135</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p>740</p></td><td><p>7830</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p>660</p></td><td><p>8325</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p>685</p></td><td><p>7720</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
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 2019-10-04T11:34:20.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T11:34:20.633Z
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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 Mr Damian Hinds more like this
1146634
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star this property date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Fireworks: Animal Welfare 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 steps her Department is taking to protect animals from the effects of fireworks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
star this property uin 291312 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is aware of concern over the impact of fireworks on animals. That is one of the reasons that there is already a maximum legal noise level set for fireworks.</p><p> </p><p>It is important that users follow instructions and use fireworks responsibly, as, together with owners of animals taking certain precautions, this can help to reduce or avoid any detrimental effects on animals.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for Product Safety and Standards is currently working with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on a new campaign to raise awareness of these issues in advance of bonfire night.</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 2019-10-04T11:34:07.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T11:34:07.937Z
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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 Ian Austin more like this