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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the funding allocated to local authorities for adult social services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 912091 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>This Government has recognised the pressures faced by adult social services and has provided councils with access to an additional £10 billion of dedicated funding for adult social care in the three years to 2019-20.</p><p>Future levels of funding will be settled in the Spending Review, where the overall approach to funding local government will be considered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:04:44.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:04:44.4Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1140173
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 Research: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the European Commission on whether funding for research partners in UK-led research consortia would be provided by (a) the UK or (b) the EU if the UK chooses to associate to the next EU Framework Programme as a third country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 278977 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The next EU Framework Programme, Horizon Europe, is still being negotiated through the EU Institutions and we are currently working with them to develop the Programme. There are a number of elements of this package yet to be agreed, including the provisions on third country association and the Programme budget. These elements need to be finalised before we can make an informed decision on future UK participation. We look forward to constructive discussions with the Commission in due course.</p><p> </p><p>We have made clear that regardless of EU exit, we look forward to continuing our relationship in research and innovation. The Government is committed to continuing to back UK researchers and innovators by supporting measures to enable world-class collaborative research, including support for small businesses.</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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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:34:59.173Z
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4021
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1139832
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Immigration: EU Nationals 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library a copy of the algorithms citizen matching layer and business logic. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 278477 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Under the EU Settlement Scheme, we conduct automated checks of certain tax and benefits records held by HM Revenue &amp; Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions, where the applicant chooses to provide their National Insurance number. The checks help to provide evidence of the applicant’s residence in the UK and remove or reduce the need for them to submit documentary evidence of this.</p><p>The business logic of how the checks calculate the period of residence is available on gov.uk at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check</a></p><p>We have also published there the memorandum of understanding with each department, reasons why records may not be found, and guidance on the wide range of other evidence we can use to confirm UK residence.</p><p>All applications under the scheme are decided by a caseworker.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:40:43.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:40:43.727Z
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4048
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1139834
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Immigration: EU Nationals 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will include data on administrative reviews in his Department’s monthly statistics report on applications made to the EU Settlement Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 278478 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The third official statistics – ‘EU Settlement Scheme Statistics, June 2019’ – on the operation of the scheme were published on 18 July 2019. These can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/eu-settlement-scheme-statistics-june-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/eu-settlement-scheme-statistics-june-2019</a></p><p>The Home Office is committed to publishing more detailed quarterly statistics on the EU Settlement Scheme, alongside our Immigration Statistics, from August 2019. Home Office statisticians and officials are currently considering the content and will take into account the views of statistics users.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:59:10.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:59:10.307Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1139840
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Crime: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of whether misogynistic crimes targeted at women should be treated as hate crimes by the police. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 278479 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government has asked the Law Commission to review the adequacy and parity of protection offered by the law relating to hate crime. This review covers both existing protected characteristics and whether additional strands, including sex and gender, should be added. The Law Commission will be undertaking a public consultation and we will consider the results of their report in due course.</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 2019-07-22T15:38:36.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:38:36.98Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1139842
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Continuing Care: Medical Examinations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the assessment process for eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare; and whether he has any plans to review that process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 278480 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Department published an updated National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) in March 2018, following a period of extensive engagement with stakeholders and those working across the National Health Service and local government.</p><p>The update provided clarity on policy areas and reflected legislative changes such as the Care Act 2014. Importantly, none of the 2018 amendments and clarifications to the National Framework changed the eligibility criteria for NHS CHC.</p><p>Following the of the National Framework, the Department and NHS England are working jointly to explore the NHS CHC and NHS-funded Nursing Care initial pathway including the CHC Checklist tool.</p><p>NHS England has launched an NHS CHC Strategic Improvement Programme and is helping clinical commissioning groups to improve their application of the NHS CHC National Framework. The Programme aims are to provide fair access to CHC in a way which ensures better outcomes, better experience, and better use of resources.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:26:31.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:26:31.213Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1139846
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Carer's Allowance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the rate of the carer’s allowance to match the rate of jobseeker’s allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 278481 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>This Government recognises and values the vital contribution made by carers in supporting some of the most vulnerable in society.</p><p> </p><p>The information requested on the cost to the public purse of increasing the rate of Carer’s Allowance to that of Jobseeker’s Allowance is not available but an indicative cost can be calculated using data published on StatXplore and gov.uk.</p><p> </p><p>The current rate of Jobseeker’s Allowance for those aged 25 and over is £73.10. The difference between this and the rate of Carer’s Allowance (currently £66.15 a week) is £6.95. As of November 2018, there were approximately 780,000 claimants receiving Carer’s Allowance in England and Wales. Thus, paying an additional £6.95 a week to carers in England and Wales would cost in the region of £280m a year. Carer’s Allowance has been devolved to the Scottish Government since September 2018 and is delivered in Scotland by DWP for an interim period under an Agency Agreement.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also provides targeted financial support for carers on low incomes through income-related benefits such as Universal Credit, Pension Credit and Income Support. In April 2019, the additional amount for carers in receipt of Pension Credit and Income Support increased to £36.85 a week. The Universal Credit carer element increased to £160.20 per monthly assessment period. Universal Credit also adjusts to fluctuating earnings and periods when paid employment is not feasible, for example due to caring responsibilities. The Government is committed to helping carers balance providing care with their own paid employment where this is possible, as indicated in the Carers Action Plan.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 278482 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T13:33:57.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T13:33:57.537Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1139847
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Carer's Allowance: Costs 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of increasing carer's allowance to the same level as jobseeker’s allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 278482 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>This Government recognises and values the vital contribution made by carers in supporting some of the most vulnerable in society.</p><p> </p><p>The information requested on the cost to the public purse of increasing the rate of Carer’s Allowance to that of Jobseeker’s Allowance is not available but an indicative cost can be calculated using data published on StatXplore and gov.uk.</p><p> </p><p>The current rate of Jobseeker’s Allowance for those aged 25 and over is £73.10. The difference between this and the rate of Carer’s Allowance (currently £66.15 a week) is £6.95. As of November 2018, there were approximately 780,000 claimants receiving Carer’s Allowance in England and Wales. Thus, paying an additional £6.95 a week to carers in England and Wales would cost in the region of £280m a year. Carer’s Allowance has been devolved to the Scottish Government since September 2018 and is delivered in Scotland by DWP for an interim period under an Agency Agreement.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also provides targeted financial support for carers on low incomes through income-related benefits such as Universal Credit, Pension Credit and Income Support. In April 2019, the additional amount for carers in receipt of Pension Credit and Income Support increased to £36.85 a week. The Universal Credit carer element increased to £160.20 per monthly assessment period. Universal Credit also adjusts to fluctuating earnings and periods when paid employment is not feasible, for example due to caring responsibilities. The Government is committed to helping carers balance providing care with their own paid employment where this is possible, as indicated in the Carers Action Plan.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 278481 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T13:33:57.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T13:33:57.597Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1138051
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Visas: Applications more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2019 to Question 263146 on Visas: Applications, if he will ensure that the processing of in-country visa services by Sopra Steria will not result in increased prices for visa services for (a) international students and staff at UK universities and (b) universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 275742 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>The application fee for a visa or visa extension is paid to the Home Office and is not related to the service provided by Sopra Steria.</p><p>As part of the application process in the UK individuals must enrol their biometrics at a UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service centre which are run by Sopra Steria.</p><p>For the majority of applicants in the UK there are a variety of offerings for students and other employees at UK education institutions which include free appointments at core service points, access to enhanced service points and the premium lounge for a fee. Additionally, to help meet demand for the autumn increase in student applications a “Tier 4 Service Point” will also be offered by Sopra Steria for a fee. This cost of this is lower than the costs of an out of hours, enhanced service point or premium lounge appointments under the normal UKVCAS service and will save students the financial and logistical burden of travel.</p><p>As part of our governance processes, we work closely with SSL to ensure that excessive charges are not imposed on UKVI customers. Whilst SSL may offer added value services to customers, these are optional and aim to enhance the customer experience.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T12:31:44.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T12:31:44.727Z
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4048
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1137230
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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
unstar 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: Departmental Coordination more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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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 facilitate cross-governmental co-operation on tackling climate change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 911861 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Tackling climate change is a shared endeavour between all Government departments. BEIS Ministers and officials regularly engage with their counterparts across government on clean growth matters including delivery of the Clean Growth Strategy and progress against our carbon budgets.</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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911847 more like this
911856 more like this
911859 more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T11:23:58.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:23:58.523Z
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4021
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this