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star this property date less than 2015-07-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the basis of their assessment in the Explanatory Memorandum for the Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015 that the current payment methodology by which additional cash payments are made for each child under the age of 18 "provides more than enough to cover the needs of individual children". more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL1796 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Asylum seekers, including dependants of asylum seekers, who are destitute are provided with accommodation and a cash allowance to cover their “essential living needs” - the legal test. The level of the allowance is kept under regular review.</p><p>The most recent review of asylum support payments earlier this year looked at data spending on essential items by the lowest decile (10%) income group in the UK taken from the latest report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on Family Spending published on 2 December 2014. Other data from the study, specifically in relation to spending by households with children, was also reviewed. In addition, research was undertaken into the actual costs of particular essential items, including the cost of food stuffs, clothing, toiletries, household cleaning stuffs and non-prescription medication, as well as travel and communications.</p><p>Whilst the ONS data is useful in identifying levels of spending on particular items, it does not provide the definition of “essential living items”. This is provided for in international and domestic legislation, most notably the EU Reception Conditions Directive 2003, Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Nationality Act 1999 and the Asylum support Regulations 2000. In addition, guidance in respect of which specific items could be considered as essential was provided by Justice Popplewell in his 2014 judgement in respect of the Refugee Action challenge to the Asylum Support Rates.</p><p>The Government has no plans to publish minutes of meetings held with external partners or to share more widely papers provided by them which were considered in the review. Despite the planned reduction in the rate, the payments are still sufficient to meet the essential needs of asylum seekers and their families. Those affected were notified of the changes by letter, sent out on Thursday 16 July, which provided more than 3 weeks notice of the intended reduction in their payments.</p><p>The adequacy of the payment rates will be kept under review through the annual review cycle and in line with the statutory test to ensure that the right level of support is provided to asylum seekers and their families.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL1797 more like this
HL1798 more like this
HL1799 more like this
HL1800 more like this
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less than 2015-07-30T13:56:37.367Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-30T13:56:37.367Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
392042
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to publish the results of discussions with members of the National Asylum Stakeholder Forum and of the coalition "Still Human Still Here", as referred to in the Explanatory Memorandum for the Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL1797 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Asylum seekers, including dependants of asylum seekers, who are destitute are provided with accommodation and a cash allowance to cover their “essential living needs” - the legal test. The level of the allowance is kept under regular review.</p><p>The most recent review of asylum support payments earlier this year looked at data spending on essential items by the lowest decile (10%) income group in the UK taken from the latest report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on Family Spending published on 2 December 2014. Other data from the study, specifically in relation to spending by households with children, was also reviewed. In addition, research was undertaken into the actual costs of particular essential items, including the cost of food stuffs, clothing, toiletries, household cleaning stuffs and non-prescription medication, as well as travel and communications.</p><p>Whilst the ONS data is useful in identifying levels of spending on particular items, it does not provide the definition of “essential living items”. This is provided for in international and domestic legislation, most notably the EU Reception Conditions Directive 2003, Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Nationality Act 1999 and the Asylum support Regulations 2000. In addition, guidance in respect of which specific items could be considered as essential was provided by Justice Popplewell in his 2014 judgement in respect of the Refugee Action challenge to the Asylum Support Rates.</p><p>The Government has no plans to publish minutes of meetings held with external partners or to share more widely papers provided by them which were considered in the review. Despite the planned reduction in the rate, the payments are still sufficient to meet the essential needs of asylum seekers and their families. Those affected were notified of the changes by letter, sent out on Thursday 16 July, which provided more than 3 weeks notice of the intended reduction in their payments.</p><p>The adequacy of the payment rates will be kept under review through the annual review cycle and in line with the statutory test to ensure that the right level of support is provided to asylum seekers and their families.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL1796 more like this
HL1798 more like this
HL1799 more like this
HL1800 more like this
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less than 2015-07-30T13:56:37.503Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-30T13:56:37.503Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
392043
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government why no transitional arrangements for families in receipt of asylum support have been put in place prior to the Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015 coming into force. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL1798 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Asylum seekers, including dependants of asylum seekers, who are destitute are provided with accommodation and a cash allowance to cover their “essential living needs” - the legal test. The level of the allowance is kept under regular review.</p><p>The most recent review of asylum support payments earlier this year looked at data spending on essential items by the lowest decile (10%) income group in the UK taken from the latest report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on Family Spending published on 2 December 2014. Other data from the study, specifically in relation to spending by households with children, was also reviewed. In addition, research was undertaken into the actual costs of particular essential items, including the cost of food stuffs, clothing, toiletries, household cleaning stuffs and non-prescription medication, as well as travel and communications.</p><p>Whilst the ONS data is useful in identifying levels of spending on particular items, it does not provide the definition of “essential living items”. This is provided for in international and domestic legislation, most notably the EU Reception Conditions Directive 2003, Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Nationality Act 1999 and the Asylum support Regulations 2000. In addition, guidance in respect of which specific items could be considered as essential was provided by Justice Popplewell in his 2014 judgement in respect of the Refugee Action challenge to the Asylum Support Rates.</p><p>The Government has no plans to publish minutes of meetings held with external partners or to share more widely papers provided by them which were considered in the review. Despite the planned reduction in the rate, the payments are still sufficient to meet the essential needs of asylum seekers and their families. Those affected were notified of the changes by letter, sent out on Thursday 16 July, which provided more than 3 weeks notice of the intended reduction in their payments.</p><p>The adequacy of the payment rates will be kept under review through the annual review cycle and in line with the statutory test to ensure that the right level of support is provided to asylum seekers and their families.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL1796 more like this
HL1797 more like this
HL1799 more like this
HL1800 more like this
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less than 2015-07-30T13:56:37.733Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-30T13:56:37.733Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
392044
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to communicate the change in the rate of asylum support due to take effect as a result of the Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015 to recipients of that support. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL1799 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Asylum seekers, including dependants of asylum seekers, who are destitute are provided with accommodation and a cash allowance to cover their “essential living needs” - the legal test. The level of the allowance is kept under regular review.</p><p>The most recent review of asylum support payments earlier this year looked at data spending on essential items by the lowest decile (10%) income group in the UK taken from the latest report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on Family Spending published on 2 December 2014. Other data from the study, specifically in relation to spending by households with children, was also reviewed. In addition, research was undertaken into the actual costs of particular essential items, including the cost of food stuffs, clothing, toiletries, household cleaning stuffs and non-prescription medication, as well as travel and communications.</p><p>Whilst the ONS data is useful in identifying levels of spending on particular items, it does not provide the definition of “essential living items”. This is provided for in international and domestic legislation, most notably the EU Reception Conditions Directive 2003, Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Nationality Act 1999 and the Asylum support Regulations 2000. In addition, guidance in respect of which specific items could be considered as essential was provided by Justice Popplewell in his 2014 judgement in respect of the Refugee Action challenge to the Asylum Support Rates.</p><p>The Government has no plans to publish minutes of meetings held with external partners or to share more widely papers provided by them which were considered in the review. Despite the planned reduction in the rate, the payments are still sufficient to meet the essential needs of asylum seekers and their families. Those affected were notified of the changes by letter, sent out on Thursday 16 July, which provided more than 3 weeks notice of the intended reduction in their payments.</p><p>The adequacy of the payment rates will be kept under review through the annual review cycle and in line with the statutory test to ensure that the right level of support is provided to asylum seekers and their families.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL1796 more like this
HL1797 more like this
HL1798 more like this
HL1800 more like this
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less than 2015-07-30T13:56:37.827Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-30T13:56:37.827Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
392045
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what sources of information other than data from the Office for National Statistics were used in identifying essential needs under the Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL1800 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Asylum seekers, including dependants of asylum seekers, who are destitute are provided with accommodation and a cash allowance to cover their “essential living needs” - the legal test. The level of the allowance is kept under regular review.</p><p>The most recent review of asylum support payments earlier this year looked at data spending on essential items by the lowest decile (10%) income group in the UK taken from the latest report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on Family Spending published on 2 December 2014. Other data from the study, specifically in relation to spending by households with children, was also reviewed. In addition, research was undertaken into the actual costs of particular essential items, including the cost of food stuffs, clothing, toiletries, household cleaning stuffs and non-prescription medication, as well as travel and communications.</p><p>Whilst the ONS data is useful in identifying levels of spending on particular items, it does not provide the definition of “essential living items”. This is provided for in international and domestic legislation, most notably the EU Reception Conditions Directive 2003, Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Nationality Act 1999 and the Asylum support Regulations 2000. In addition, guidance in respect of which specific items could be considered as essential was provided by Justice Popplewell in his 2014 judgement in respect of the Refugee Action challenge to the Asylum Support Rates.</p><p>The Government has no plans to publish minutes of meetings held with external partners or to share more widely papers provided by them which were considered in the review. Despite the planned reduction in the rate, the payments are still sufficient to meet the essential needs of asylum seekers and their families. Those affected were notified of the changes by letter, sent out on Thursday 16 July, which provided more than 3 weeks notice of the intended reduction in their payments.</p><p>The adequacy of the payment rates will be kept under review through the annual review cycle and in line with the statutory test to ensure that the right level of support is provided to asylum seekers and their families.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL1796 more like this
HL1797 more like this
HL1798 more like this
HL1799 more like this
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less than 2015-07-30T13:56:37.937Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-30T13:56:37.937Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
392067
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Civilian Stabilisation Group more like this
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25277
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding is currently allocated to the deployment of members of the Civilian Stabilisation Group. more like this
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Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
star this property uin HL1822 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Deployments are funded by the programmes they are supporting rather than as a standalone cost. This ensures deployments are directly tied to HMG objectives and can flex according to demand. The cost of maintaining the Civilian Stabilisation Group falls under the Stabilisation Unit’s core budget, which for CSG training and management comes to £1,345,000 p.a.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-07-30T14:16:01.873Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-30T14:16:01.873Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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4168
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
392074
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid more like this
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25277
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the Department for International Development budget in the last two financial years was allocated to (1) British non-governmental aid organisations, and (2) indigenous non-governmental aid organisations directly assisted in-country by the Department; and how much was similarly allocated by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence. more like this
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The Earl of Sandwich more like this
star this property uin HL1829 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Information on all UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) is only available on a calendar year basis.</p><p> </p><p>The percentage of total DFID and FCO Bilateral ODA disbursed through UK based non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) for 2012 and 2013, the last years for which figures are available.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>% Total DFID ODA</p></td><td><p>% Total FCO ODA</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>8%</p></td><td><p>3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>10%</p></td><td><p>3%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The percentage of total DFID and FCO Bilateral ODA disbursed through developing-country based NGO’s for 2012 and 2013.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>% Total DFID ODA</p></td><td><p>% Total FCO ODA</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2%</p></td><td><p>2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>3%</p></td><td><p>1%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Defence did not disburse ODA to non-governmental organisations during 2012 or 2013.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-07-30T13:29:54.93Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-30T13:29:54.93Z
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3790
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2109
unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this
392035
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star this property date less than 2015-07-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading St Helena: Tourism more like this
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25277
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many tourist beds (1) are currently available, and (2) are under construction, on St Helena. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL1790 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>St Helena Government confirms that 101 tourist beds are currently available in serviced rooms, with an additional 38 serviced rooms planned for construction between 2015 and 2016. There are also 90 self-catering rooms on the island.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-07-30T14:13:27.65Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-30T14:13:27.65Z
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3790
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
392036
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star this property date less than 2015-07-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading St Helena: Tourism more like this
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25277
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many tourist beds will be required on St Helena to support one weekly flight when the island’s airport opens in February 2016. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property answer text <p>St Helena Government estimates that 80 to 160 tourist beds will be required when the air service becomes operational.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-07-30T14:13:41.207Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-30T14:13:41.207Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
392037
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star this property date less than 2015-07-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading St Helena: Tourism more like this
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25277
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many proposals to create more tourist beds on St Helena (1) have been passed, (2) are currently under consideration, and (3) have been rejected, by the island’s planning authority. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL1792 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>St Helena Government has confirmed that since July 2014, five applications for additional accommodation have been approved by St Helena’s Planning Authority and two are currently under consideration. None have been rejected.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-07-30T14:14:34.51Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-30T14:14:34.51Z
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3790
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this