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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Seabed: Mining 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential environmental effects of deep-sea mining. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 277681 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-29more like thismore than 2019-07-29
star this property answer text <p>Defra is investigating the environmental effects of deep-sea mining through a cross-Government working group including Cefas, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). The working group is supported by input from the National Oceanography Centre, Natural History Museum and British Geological Survey who are involved in a number of ongoing academic projects considering the impacts of deep sea mining. In addition, FCO and Defra commissioned a workshop in February 2019 which brought together UK universities, industry and consultancies involved in the assessment of deep sea mining activities, to share information, progress and research findings. The outputs of these discussions are being used to inform the UK’s input into the development of regulations, standards and guidelines at the International Seabed Authority.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-07-29T16:38:53.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-29T16:38:53.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1137132
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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 Supermarkets: Conditions of Employment 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 assessment the he has made of the merits of the application of Oxfam’s supermarket scorecard on human suffering in global supply chains for his Department’s policies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 273754 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government welcomes campaigns such as Oxfam’s ‘Behind the Price’ with the supermarket scorecard that is a part of it and which includes scores for the fair treatment of women.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises the positive competitive environment which benchmarks of this type help to create, whereby businesses aim to be at the top of an annual ranking. At the same time, such benchmarks enable consumers, investors, civil society and regulators to challenge those businesses who could improve, using this evidence base.</p><p> </p><p>The retail sector recognises it has a responsibility on these issues and is pioneering responsible sourcing practices. The Government welcomes industry initiatives in this context such as the British Retail Consortium’s ‘Better Retail, Better World’. The Government is determined to eliminate exploitation of workers in the food supply chain in the UK. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 increased specialist support for victims and it requires businesses to be transparent about their supply chains. The Government response to the independent review of the legislation will set out how it intends to strengthen this approach further.</p>
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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273756 more like this
273757 more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T13:33:26.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:33:26.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1137133
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Slavery 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 the Government is taking in (a) the UK and (b) overseas to tackle (a) working conditions and (b) exploitation in the food supply chain. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 273755 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>Under Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, large businesses with a turnover of £36m or more are required to publish annual modern slavery statements detailing the steps they are taking to prevent modern slavery in their UK operations and global supply chains. The requirement applies to all sectors, including agriculture. The Government is committed to doing more and will shortly be launching a consultation to strengthen the transparency in supply chains legislation, making it harder for companies to avoid scrutiny.</p><p>The Home Office regularly engages with businesses across a range of sectors to accelerate progress in tackling modern slavery in global supply chains.</p><p>The Gangmasters Labour and Abuse Authority (GLAA) licenses UK businesses which provide workers to the farming, food processing and shellfish gathering sectors to make sure they meet the employment standards required by law; and carries out inspections and enforcement activity. The GLAA also partner with businesses such as Sainsbury’s to deliver training sessions to their suppliers, equipping them to better identify and manage risks in their supply chains.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T11:09:26.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T11:09:26.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1137134
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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 Supermarkets: Conditions of Employment more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support supermarkets to publish a human rights strategy for workers in the food supply chain in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 273756 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government welcomes campaigns such as Oxfam’s ‘Behind the Price’ with the supermarket scorecard that is a part of it and which includes scores for the fair treatment of women.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises the positive competitive environment which benchmarks of this type help to create, whereby businesses aim to be at the top of an annual ranking. At the same time, such benchmarks enable consumers, investors, civil society and regulators to challenge those businesses who could improve, using this evidence base.</p><p> </p><p>The retail sector recognises it has a responsibility on these issues and is pioneering responsible sourcing practices. The Government welcomes industry initiatives in this context such as the British Retail Consortium’s ‘Better Retail, Better World’. The Government is determined to eliminate exploitation of workers in the food supply chain in the UK. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 increased specialist support for victims and it requires businesses to be transparent about their supply chains. The Government response to the independent review of the legislation will set out how it intends to strengthen this approach further.</p>
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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273754 more like this
273757 more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T13:33:26.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:33:26.277Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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1491
unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1137135
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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 Supermarkets: Conditions of Employment 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 the Government has taken in the last year to help ensure women workers in the supermarket food supply chain are treated fairly. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 273757 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government welcomes campaigns such as Oxfam’s ‘Behind the Price’ with the supermarket scorecard that is a part of it and which includes scores for the fair treatment of women.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises the positive competitive environment which benchmarks of this type help to create, whereby businesses aim to be at the top of an annual ranking. At the same time, such benchmarks enable consumers, investors, civil society and regulators to challenge those businesses who could improve, using this evidence base.</p><p> </p><p>The retail sector recognises it has a responsibility on these issues and is pioneering responsible sourcing practices. The Government welcomes industry initiatives in this context such as the British Retail Consortium’s ‘Better Retail, Better World’. The Government is determined to eliminate exploitation of workers in the food supply chain in the UK. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 increased specialist support for victims and it requires businesses to be transparent about their supply chains. The Government response to the independent review of the legislation will set out how it intends to strengthen this approach further.</p>
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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273754 more like this
273756 more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T13:33:26.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:33:26.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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1491
unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1135974
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Guatemala: Indigenous Peoples 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his counterpart in the Guatemalan Government in response to reports of threats against human rights defender Domingo Vasquez and other members of the Nuevo Dia Ch'orti Indigenous Association in Guatemala. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 271432 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK is concerned by reports of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) facing frequent intimidation and violence in Guatemala. Officials at our Embassy in Guatemala met with Peace Brigades International (PBI) in April to discuss the threats against Mr Vasquez and the Nuevo Dia Ch'orti Indigenous Association (CCCND). Since then the Embassy has been following the issue and continues to engage with non-governmental organisations like PBI, with the Guatemalan Government and the private sector, bilaterally and through like-minded groups of donors, to promote consultation with indigenous populations and better protection for HRDs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T06:59:30.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T06:59:30.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1134850
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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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 Intellectual Property: Music more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to reform the process of registering an artist or band’s name with the Intellectual Property Office so that evidence is required before an artist or band name can be formally registered. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 269691 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s intellectual property framework is under constant review to ensure it works for both right holders and users and continues to be a stimulus for innovation and growth.</p><p> </p><p>Where an application is made to register an artist or band’s name as a trade mark, the application is examined by the Intellectual Property Office in accordance with the Trade Mark Act 1994 and Rules 2008. Some requirements are essential in order to obtain a filing date. This includes the full name and address of the applicant (who becomes the ‘proprietor’ once the mark is registered) as it is an essential requirement for filing an application. The name of the applicant must be a correct legal name (particularly in the case of companies) and not a trading name or style. For trade mark applications which include the name of a famous individual or group, Section 3(6) of the Trade Marks Act 1994 will be considered. Section 3(6) of the Act states that a trade mark shall not be registered if or to the extent that the application is made in bad faith.</p><p> </p><p>Anyone can oppose the registration of a trade mark during the application process, once it has been published following examination. If a third party believes that an application has been filed in bad faith - where, for example, facts not visible or apparent to the examiner are known by that third party - then an opposition can be filed on that basis, prior to the mark being registered. The requirement for evidence exists at this stage. This opposition procedure provides a robust mechanism for all parties to submit detailed submissions and evidence.</p>
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 2019-07-02T14:09:26.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:09:26.23Z
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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 Kerry McCarthy more like this
1134851
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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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 Trade Marks: Fraud 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 his Department is taking to prevent individuals and companies from fraudulently registering trademarks with the Intellectual Property Office. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 269692 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The Intellectual Property Office has a comprehensive procedure in place with regards to the registration of trade marks and examines every application in accordance with the Trade Mark Act 1994 and Rules 2008 to make sure that it meets the requirements for filing. Section 3(6) of the Act states that a trade mark shall not be registered if or to the extent that the application is made in bad faith.</p><p> </p><p>Anyone can oppose the registration of a trade mark during the application process, once it has been published. Therefore, if a third party believes that an application has been filed in bad faith then an opposition can be filed on that basis, prior to the mark being registered. Opposition can be made through the Intellectual Property Office’s low-cost tribunal service. This provides a robust mechanism for all parties to submit detailed submissions and evidence in order to resolve any dispute that has arisen regarding ownership of a particular name. A similar mechanism is in place following the registration of a mark, via the ability for third parties to apply for the invalidation of a trade mark.</p>
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 2019-07-02T14:09:32.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:09:32.077Z
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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 Kerry McCarthy more like this
1135246
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the forthcoming national alcohol strategy will be published. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 270319 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>We are considering the precise timing of next steps across Government</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T13:14:02.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T13:14:02.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1134032
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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 Holiday Activities and Food Research Fund 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 Education, if he will make available the scoring data of the respective bids for grant funding from the Holiday Activities and Food Programme 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 268442 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>In December 2018, we announced £9 million for the 2019 Holiday Activities and Food programme. The department invited organisations to bid to take on the role of testing the coordination of free holiday provision for disadvantaged children in a local authority area during the 2019 summer holidays.</p><p> </p><p>92 bids were received and on 8 May 2019, we announced the 11 organisations that had been successful in securing funding for this summer. Since then, officials have provided feedback to unsuccessful bidders, including the bid submitted for the Bristol area that was supported by the hon. Member for Bristol East. Any organisation that submitted an unsuccessful bid can request a breakdown of their scoring data by contacting the department.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T16:25:29.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T16:25:29.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this