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1124894
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 Business more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Business Confidence Monitor Q2 2019, published in May, which suggests a decline in confidence of UK businesses due to ongoing Brexit uncertainty. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15569 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The latest ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) shows that business confidence has not fallen significantly this quarter.</p><p> </p><p>According to the Office for National Statistics, the UK economy picked up in the first three months of the year - Growth was 0.5% in the quarter, up from 0.2% in the previous three months. The employment rate (16-64) remained at 76.1%– at a record high. Employment increased by 99,000 on the quarter, standing at 32.7m – remaining broadly unchanged on the last labour market statistics release.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:08:29.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:08:29.29Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1124895
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 Biodiversity more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to remain closely aligned with the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy after Brexit; and if not, what plans they have to implement a long-term post-Brexit strategy on biodiversity. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15570 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that, when the UK leaves the EU, our existing environmental protections are maintained and, where possible, enhanced. The European Union (Withdrawal) Act ensures that the whole body of existing EU environmental law, including the Habitats and the Wild Birds Directives, continues to have effect in UK law following our departure from the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The EU Biodiversity Strategy implements commitments to halt biodiversity loss agreed in 2010 by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.</p><p> </p><p>Biodiversity policy is devolved in the UK. In England, those same international commitments to halt biodiversity loss are implemented through the Biodiversity 2020 Strategy and related documents such as the National Pollinator Strategy.</p><p> </p><p>In the 25 Year Environment Plan, we committed to developing a new strategy for nature to replace Biodiversity 2020. Our intention is to publish this strategy in early 2021 to take forward the new international commitments for biodiversity, in particular the new global biodiversity framework, to be agreed under the Convention on Biological Diversity, in 2020. It will also set out in more detail how we intend to take forward the ambitions for nature in the 25 Year Environment Plan.</p><p> </p><p>Under the new strategy, the Government will continue to work towards, among other things, clean, safe, healthy, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas; and on land, restoring 75% of our protected sites to favourable condition by 2042 and establishing a Nature Recovery Network. The Nature Recovery Network will expand and connect wildlife rich habitat by developing landscape scale partnerships to manage land in a way that supports the recovery of our much loved wildlife.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:09:40.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:09:40.38Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1125500
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 Fracking more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 10 April (HL15067), in the event that any and all “other appropriate parties”, including other licensees or landowners, failed to decommission and return a fracking site to its former state, who would ultimately bear the financial burden. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL15595 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>There is no precedent for the scenario above arising, in respect of hydraulically fractured wells in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has been clear that the responsibility for decommissioning lies with the licensee and has sought to reinforce this principle. For example, as set out in the Written Answer of 10 April (HL15067) that as part of the associated application for Hydraulic Fracturing Consent, the Government looks at the financial resilience of all companies wishing to carry out hydraulic fracturing operations, including their ability to fund decommissioning costs. My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State will not issue Hydraulic Fracturing Consent unless he is satisfied this has been appropriately demonstrated.</p><p> </p><p>To date, there have only been two hydraulically fractured shale gas wells in the UK. The first, at Cuadrilla’s Preese Hall site in Lancashire, has been fully decommissioned and the land restored to its previous use. The second, Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road well-1z, is still operational.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:07:34.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:07:34.82Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4297
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1125501
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 Fracking more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 10 April (HL15067), what assessment they have made of the potential liabilities for local authorities in the event that an operator and “other appropriate parties” do not decommission and return a fracking site to its former state. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL15596 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>There is no precedent for hydraulically fractured shale gas well decommissioning costs being borne by local authorities.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has been clear that the responsibility for decommissioning lies with the licensee and has sought to reinforce this principle. For example, as set out in the Written Answer of 10 April (HL15067) that as part of the associated application for Hydraulic Fracturing Consent, the Government looks at the financial resilience of all companies wishing to carry out hydraulic fracturing operations, including their ability to fund decommissioning costs. My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State will not issue Hydraulic Fracturing Consent unless he is satisfied this has been appropriately demonstrated.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, Mineral Planning Authorities may require that bonds or other financial guarantees are taken to underpin a planning condition.</p><p> </p><p>To date, there have only been two hydraulically fractured shale gas wells in the UK. The first, at Cuadrilla’s Preese Hall site in Lancashire, has been fully decommissioned and the land restored to its previous use. The second, Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road well-1z, is still operational.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:08:10.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:08:10.503Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4297
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1125838
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 Foxes more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 8 April (HL15102), what assessment they have made of the environmental impact of the disposal of the estimated 400,000 foxes killed each year in Britain, in particular to water courses. more like this
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Lord Hanningfield more like this
star this property uin HL15628 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency has not been made aware of any largescale or widespread practice of dead foxes being disposed of in watercourses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:19:42.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:19:42.79Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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2650
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hanningfield more like this
1125844
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the safety of the use of decabromodiphenyl ethane in UK furniture; and what advice, if any, they have received from (1) the European Chemicals Agency, (2) the Health and Safety Executive, and (3) the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment on the risks of using decabromodiphenyl ethane. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL15634 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government is currently reviewing the operation of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 and is taking account of evidence and advice from external sources such as academic papers as well as the views of experts from across government, including Chief Scientific Advisors.</p><p> </p><p>All furniture must also comply with the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 and be safe before it can be placed on the market.</p><p> </p><p>DecaBDE is a persistent organic pollutant. The UK ceased production of this substance in 1996 and its use has declined sharply since then. Many other countries have also phased out its use. It was banned under the UN Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants in December 2018 and under the European chemical regulation regime, REACH, in March 2019. It will not be present in household soft furnishings and mattresses purchased after this ban comes into effect.</p><p> </p><p>Chemicals, including brominated flame retardants used in UK furniture, are regulated under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). REACH aims to provide a high level of protection for health and the environment from the use of chemicals including those used in products.</p><p> </p><p>In order to comply with REACH, companies must identify and manage the risks linked to the substances they manufacture and market in the EU. They have to demonstrate how the substances can be safely used, and they must communicate the risk management measures to the users. If the risks cannot be managed, authorities can ban or restrict the use of substances.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:06:25.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:06:25.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1125850
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 Takeovers: Conflict of Interests more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to undertake a review of the management of conflicts of interest arising when, in a contested takeover situation, institutional investors hold shares for clients, or under their own account, in both the bidder and target companies. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL15640 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>It is not uncommon for some investors to hold shares in both the bidder and target companies and rules mandated by the Financial Conduct Authority provide transparency to the market about share ownership. Takeover decisions are ultimately a matter for shareholders and the UK’s takeover rules require bidders to secure the approval of a majority of shareholders in the target company.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:06:53.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:06:53.167Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1125893
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star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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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 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date applicants will be able to convert from Pre-Settled Status to Settled Status using the (a) app and (b) website. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 252826 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>We are currently working hard on a number of enhancements to the EU Settlement Scheme including the functionality to support individuals who currently hold pre-settled status to apply for settled status once they become eligible. The process we are developing will allow applicants to apply either through the app or the website. We are working on this as a matter of absolute priority and expect this feature to go live in the next six weeks once we have thoroughly tested the technical functionality.</p><p>In the meantime, the rights and status of EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK will remain the same until 30 June 2021, if the UK leaves the EU with a deal. Those who have been granted pre-settled status can continue to demonstrate their right to reside at any time. Status is linked to the passport or biometric residence card that was used to apply to the scheme and online status can be viewed using the online service at <a href="https://view-and-prove-your-rights.homeoffice.gov.uk" target="_blank">https://view-and-prove-your-rights.homeoffice.gov.uk</a></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 2019-05-20T16:35:26.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:35:26.637Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
1125912
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star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Southeastern: Conditions of Employment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department received a request from Govia to vary the pay and conditions of staff employed by Southeastern railway in (a) 2017, (b) 2018 and (c) 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
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Teresa Pearce more like this
star this property uin 252843 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>During this period, pay has increased at around the level of the Retail Price Index.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State has made clear that the rail industry should be moving towards using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as the inflation measure for pay agreements. The pay deals agreed with Southeastern staff during the last 12 months reflect a real terms increase when compared to the CPI and cost of living increases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 252861 more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:16:21.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:16:21.36Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4003
unstar this property label Biography information for Teresa Pearce more like this
1125913
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star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading South Eastern Rail Franchise more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of extensions to the Southeastern Railway franchise on the pay and conditions of staff working for that franchise. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
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Teresa Pearce more like this
star this property uin 252861 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>During this period, pay has increased at around the level of the Retail Price Index.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State has made clear that the rail industry should be moving towards using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as the inflation measure for pay agreements. The pay deals agreed with Southeastern staff during the last 12 months reflect a real terms increase when compared to the CPI and cost of living increases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 252843 more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:16:21.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:16:21.407Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4003
unstar this property label Biography information for Teresa Pearce more like this