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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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star 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 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will expedite the process by which the NICE publishes its decisions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government wants patients to be able to benefit from access to effective new treatments as quickly as possible.</p><p>Through its technology appraisal and highly specialised technologies guidance, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) makes authoritative, evidence-based recommendations on whether medicines and other treatments represent a clinically and cost effective use of National Health Service resources. NHS organisations are legally required to make funding available for NICE recommended treatments, usually within three months of final guidance.</p><p>Wherever possible, NICE currently aims to publish recommendations on new drugs as soon as possible after licensing, with draft guidance on cancer drugs published in advance of licensing. The 2019 Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access includes a commitment to faster NICE assessments of new medicines, with timelines for non-cancer drugs to match those for cancer drugs, subject to the evidence base for the product being sufficiently developed.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T10:58:38.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T10:58:38.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126606
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar 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 Farmers: Suicide more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to suicides in the farming sector, what steps he is taking to monitor levels of distress in that sector. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 254107 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Defra takes the issue of farmers and agricultural workers’ wellbeing very seriously. I am aware that rates of suicide are higher across the agricultural sector generally than they are for the general population. I know that they often have a solitary lifestyle, it is hard work and their businesses are subject to unpredictable factors such as the weather. As part of the Future Farming programme we are looking at the impact of policies on wellbeing, and we are also working with partners to foster personal and business resilience.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our on-going work using data on the farming sector, we monitor the published ONS statistics on suicides by employment group. As well as headline mortality numbers, we keep under review the issues that may affect broader experiences of positive and negative wellbeing.</p><p> </p><p>Officials meet regularly with farming and rural charities to hear first-hand about resilience in the farming sector. This provides an indication of how farmers and farm workers are responding to any pressures affecting the sector.</p><p> </p><p>Government launched its first ever Loneliness Strategy in October 2018. One of Defra’s commitments is to hold regular stakeholder roundtables to tackle the issues of loneliness and isolation in rural areas. The next roundtable, to be chaired by Lord Gardiner, is being held on 11 June 2019. Defra also provides financial support through an annual grant of £1.7 million to Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE), whose network of 38 rural community councils work on housing and transport issues that we know can affect farming communities.</p><p> </p><p>Defra works closely with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on this issue. The National Suicide Prevention Strategy highlights the higher risk of suicide experienced by certain occupational groups, and this includes agricultural occupations. Through the Strategy, DHSC has ensured that every local authority has a suicide prevention plan in place to implement tailored approaches to reducing suicides based on the needs and demographics of local communities.</p><p> </p><p>In October 2018, the Prime Minister announced the first Minister for Suicide Prevention, and she recently met the Farming Community Network to understand better the issues facing farmers.</p><p> </p><p>It is important that farmers are aware of the people they can turn to if they are going through difficult times. In particular, the farming charities – the Farming Community Network, the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution and the Addington Fund – all do a brilliant job in supporting farmers and their families. The National Farmers Union also has a regional network of advisers who can provide support.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:49:38.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:49:38.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126607
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Dong Samuel Lauk and Aggrey Ezbon Idri more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his South Sudanese counterpart on the (a) kidnapping and subsequent death of opposition member Aggrey Idri and human rights lawyer Doug Samuel Luak and (b) need to bring the perpetrators of those crimes to justice. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 254108 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is deeply disturbed by the UN Panel of Expert's findings that Dong Samuel Luak and Aggrey Idri were abducted from Kenya and executed in South Sudan by the South Sudanese national security service in 2017. We call on the South Sudanese Government to respond to these findings, and ensure that its defence and security forces are subject to the rule of law, to prevent future disappearances. <br> <br>The disappearance of these individuals and concerns for their safety have been raised by the British Ambassador, and by the UK Special Envoy for South Sudan with senior members of the South Sudanese Government on a number of occasions. The case has also been raised in Nairobi with the Kenyan authorities. This is part of a troubling pattern of harassment and intimidation of civic actors by South Sudanese authorities. The British Government regularly calls for the release of all political prisoners in accordance with the 12 September peace agreement. We also led efforts to renew the mandate of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan in March, and support the renewal of the Panel of Experts mandate due at the end of May. The work of these UN bodies is critical to exposing the perpetrators of human rights violations in South Sudan. ​</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T15:03:00Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T15:03:00Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126610
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 South Sudan: Detainees more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of detentions of political activists in South Sudan; and what representations he has made to his South Sudanese counterparts on those detentions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 254109 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The British Government believes that the number of political detainees in South Sudan remains high, despite a commitment to release all political detainees as part of the 12 September peace agreement. However, in the absence of information from the South Sudanese authorities, it is not possible to determine precise figures. <br> <br>We regularly press the Government of South Sudan for the release of all political prisoners in accordance with its commitments. An end to restrictions on freedom of expression is vital if South Sudan is to realise the opportunity of peace the September agreement offers. The Government of South Sudan's failure to comply with this provision of the agreement undermines confidence in their commitment to achieving a meaningful peace. In order to ensure transparency and respect for human rights, the South Sudanese authorities should also allow access to all detention facilities, including those of the national security service and military intelligence.​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:59:45.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:59:45.497Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126611
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star 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 South Sudan: Food Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the level of famine is in South Sudan; and what food aid the Government is making available to that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 254110 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>No famine has currently been declared in South Sudan, although the risk remains high. The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report for South Sudan was published in January 2019. This projected that 6.87 million people, 60% of the population, would experience severe levels of food insecurity (IPC phases 3 to 5) between May and July 2019 – including 50,000 people experiencing ‘Catastrophe’, or famine-like, levels of food insecurity (IPC Phase 5). The food security crisis in South Sudan is man-made, and driven by conflict. Without peace, the humanitarian crisis will continue to worsen.</p><p> </p><p>We are at the forefront of the international response to the crisis, and UK aid is saving lives. Between 2016 and 2020, the UK is providing £122.3 million of emergency food assistance and £56 million of food security and livelihoods assistance to South Sudan. Our food aid is provided to the most vulnerable populations and reached more than 330,000 people in 2018. Where the context is more stable, we build resilience and tackle the underlying causes of food insecurity by working with traders and small producers to kick-start and scale-up markets, and with households to diversify their income sources. The UK is also putting pressure on all conflict parties to commit to the implementation of the revitalised peace agreement.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:54:17.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:54:17.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126613
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for International Development more like this
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star 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 South Sudan: Rape more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the prevalence of rape in South Sudan; and what programmes he has established to educate (a) women and (b) men that rape is unacceptable. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 254111 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Sexual violence is widespread in South Sudan. In most cases perpetrators of sexual violence are men who are known to the victims. Rape is also regularly used as a weapon of war by all parties. The UK strongly condemns all forms of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV). We continue to lobby the Government of South Sudan to address SGBV and end impunity for perpetrators, and support organisations working to tackle the prevalence of SGBV in the country.</p><p> </p><p>This includes a four-year, £14.8 million programme with the International Medical Corps, which has reached more than 850,000 women, men, girls and boys with SGBV interventions in South Sudan. Through this we are supporting survivors of SGBV, including in seeking justice, as well as trying to change damaging attitudes within communities. As attitudes and behaviours are shaped at an early age, our Girls Education in South Sudan programme also educates both boys and girls about healthy relationships.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:54:57.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:54:57.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126616
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 South Sudan: Armed Conflict more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of child soldiers actively deployed in the conflict in South Sudan. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is deeply concerned by the continued and widespread recruitment and use of children by all parties to the conflict in South Sudan. It is not possible to accurately determine the number of children who have been recruited and used as child soldiers, whether as fighters, or in other positions including, sadly, child “brides” or sex slaves. However, the British Government continues to exert pressure on all parties to the conflict in South Sudan to release children in their ranks, to stop recruiting, and to ensure an end to all violations against children. ​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T15:01:30.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T15:01:30.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1126854
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations 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 Work and Pensions, whether her Department has set targets for the performance of personal independence payment assessors. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 254723 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the answer provided by my predecessor to Written Question 182085.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T16:48:35.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T16:48:35.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1127121
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar 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 Boilers: Natural Gas more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2019 to Question 250740, for what reason the 35 per cent of boilers that did not comply with the legal efficiency standards were allowed to be sold. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 255264 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The assessment referred to in answer of Question 250740 was carried out before the Boiler plus standard came into force. There is no evidence that boilers with an efficiency below 92% continued to be sold beyond the coming into force date of the current standards.</p><p>Efficiency standards for products are always carried out under standard test conditions. This ensures a reliable value for the product itself, irrespective of the capability of the installer, the diverse range of buildings into which they are installed, or how optimally the product is used by the consumer. This provides the ability to compare products fairly.</p><p> </p><p>The research carried out on real-world boiler performance is available from the SAP website:</p><p><a href="http://www.bregroup.com" target="_blank">www.bregroup.com</a>.</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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255265 more like this
255266 more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T07:03:18.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T07:03:18.307Z
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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 Dr David Drew more like this
1127124
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar 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 Boilers: Natural Gas 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, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2019 to Question 250740, whether the boilers that met or exceeded the minimum efficiency requirement of 92 per cent were in test situations or in real-world situations when installed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 255265 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The assessment referred to in answer of Question 250740 was carried out before the Boiler plus standard came into force. There is no evidence that boilers with an efficiency below 92% continued to be sold beyond the coming into force date of the current standards.</p><p>Efficiency standards for products are always carried out under standard test conditions. This ensures a reliable value for the product itself, irrespective of the capability of the installer, the diverse range of buildings into which they are installed, or how optimally the product is used by the consumer. This provides the ability to compare products fairly.</p><p> </p><p>The research carried out on real-world boiler performance is available from the SAP website:</p><p><a href="http://www.bregroup.com" target="_blank">www.bregroup.com</a>.</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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255264 more like this
255266 more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T07:03:19.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T07:03:19.353Z
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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 Dr David Drew more like this