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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 Travel more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to appoint a national active travel commissioner. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 276191 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 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government made a commitment to appoint a cycling and walking champion as one of the fifty actions in its response to the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy: Safety Review, which was published in November 2018. The Department has been considering the appropriate scope and remit for the role, and has been discussing this informally with a number of stakeholders. I also plan to discuss this matter shortly with the regional Cycling and Walking Commissioners who have already been appointed in different parts of the country.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T12:34:22.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T12:34:22.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1139382
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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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 Slavery 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, what steps he has taken in response to the April 2019 High Court judgment on the 45 day limit for support for victims of modern slavery; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 277641 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">This Government is committed to tackling the heinous crime of modern slavery and ensuring that victims are provided with the support they need to begin rebuilding their lives</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">We are always building our understanding of the complex needs of victims of modern slavery and striving to improve the support available. This case has highlighted the importance of tailoring support according to the individual needs of victims and, in response, we will be embedding a more needs-based approach in our services.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">In October 2017, Government announced an ambitious package of reforms to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) – our system for identifying and supporting victims of modern slavery. We have already made significant progress in delivering this complex reform programme and we will continue to drive improvements to the services available to ensure they are meeting the recovery needs of victims.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government is committed to stamping out modern slavery and providing victims with the support they need to rebuild their lives.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We are always working to improve our understanding of the complex needs of victims of modern slavery and to improve the support available.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In October 2017, Government announced an ambitious package of reforms to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) – our system for identifying and supporting victims of modern slavery. We have already made significant pro-gress in delivering this complex reform programme. We will now make further improvements to this offer – including embedding a needs-based approach to support – to better tailor support services to the needs of victims. The spe-cific details and timeline associated with this work is being developed.</ins></p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T15:45:30.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T15:45:30.953Z
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less than 2019-07-24T16:03:01.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:03:01.46Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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131078
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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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1139439
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for International Development more like this
star 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 Amin al-Husseini 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 International Development, with reference to her Department's Memorandum of Understanding with the Palestinian Authority (PA), what discussions her Department has had with the PA on reports of a description on social media on 4 July 2019 by President Abbas's religious affairs adviser that Haj Amin Al-Husseini is a role model. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 277621 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 UK strongly condemns all forms of violence and incitement on both sides of the conflict. We continue to urge the Israeli and Palestinian leadership to avoid engaging in or encouraging any type of action and language that makes it more difficult to achieve a negotiated solution to the conflict.</p><p> </p><p>We have an active dialogue with the Palestinian Authority (PA) on their commitment to adhere to the principle of non-violence and to tackle language and avoid actions that could incite violence or hatred, including an annual assessment of the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding that DFID holds with the PA.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:20:29.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:20:29.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
1139440
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for International Development more like this
star 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 Dalal Mughrabi and Omar Abu Laila more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her Department's Memorandum of Understanding with the Palestinian Authority (PA) what discussions her Department has had with the PA on reports of the naming of a Palestinian youth summer camps after Dalal Mugrahbi and Omar Abu Laila. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 277622 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 UK strongly condemns all forms of violence and incitement on both sides of the conflict. We continue to urge the Israeli and Palestinian leadership to avoid engaging in or encouraging any type of action and language that makes it more difficult to achieve a negotiated solution to the conflict.</p><p> </p><p>We have an active dialogue with the Palestinian Authority (PA) on their commitment to adhere to the principle of non-violence and to tackle language and avoid actions that could incite violence or hatred, including an annual assessment of the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding that DFID holds with the PA. We have specifically raised our concerns over the naming of education institutions and will continue to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:04:49.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:04:49.427Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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166
unstar this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
1139788
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for International Development more like this
star 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 Palestinians: Schools 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 International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 272127, which organisation completed the evaluation; and if he will place a copy of the evaluation in the Library. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 278333 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 independent evaluation commissioned by the Palestinian Authority (PA) was completed by the Arab European Foundation. DFID is not the owner of the report. Ultimately it will be the decision of the Palestinian Authority whether to make the evaluation public.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:21:29.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:21:29.47Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
166
unstar this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
1141102
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Modern Slavery Act 2015 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, what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation will be required as a result of the Government's response to the review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 280138 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>In response to the Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act, on the 9 July the Home Office launched a public consultation to gather views on proposals to strengthen section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act. The proposals under consideration – including extending the reporting requirement to public sector organisations, requiring organisations to report on specific topics and introducing a new civil penalty regime – would require changes to primary legislation. Following the consultation, the Home Office will make any necessary legislative changes as soon as Parliamentary time allows.</p><p>The full Government response to the Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 was published in July 2019 and is available via the link below.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-response-to-the-independent-review-of-the-modern-slavery-act%20" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-response-to-the-independent-review-of-the-modern-slavery-act</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T16:20:30.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T16:20:30.017Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
360
unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1141458
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: Prisoners more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Chinese Government on the alleged practice of forced organ harvesting in that country; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 280924 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>I have not had recent discussions with the Chinese Government on allegations of forced organ harvesting. However, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion and Belief, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad, set out the Government's position in Parliament on 25 July. Lord Ahmad said,</p><p>&quot;I note the time and energy that the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China has dedicated to this issue. Officials have reviewed the evidence thoroughly. While the evidence is not incontrovertible, we take these allegations seriously and have consulted the World Health Organization and international partners. The evidence provided disturbing details about the mistreatment of Falun Gong practitioners, and raised worrying questions about China's transplant system. We continue to monitor all available evidence.&quot;</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T10:16:37.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T10:16:37.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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360
unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1141467
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Organs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the (a) forced harvesting of and (b) trade in human organs; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 280925 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>In a Parliamentary debate, on 26 March, the former Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific undertook to consult the World Health Organization (WHO) and seek views on allegations of forced organ harvesting in China.</p><p>Subsequently, officials met with the WHO in Geneva and Beijing in April and May. The WHO's view is that China is implementing an ethical, voluntary organ transplant system in accordance with international standards, though they do have concerns about overall transparency.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T10:19:49.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T10:19:49.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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360
unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Organs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on tackling the illegal trade in human organs; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 281598 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>I have not had recent discussions with the Chinese Government on allegations of forced organ harvesting. However, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion and Belief, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad, set out the Government's position in Parliament on 25 July. Lord Ahmad said,</p><p>&quot;I note the time and energy that the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China has dedicated to this issue. Officials have reviewed the evidence thoroughly. While the evidence is not incontrovertible, we take these allegations seriously and have consulted the World Health Organization and international partners. The evidence provided disturbing details about the mistreatment of Falun Gong practitioners, and raised worrying questions about China's transplant system. We continue to monitor all available evidence.&quot;</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T16:07:59.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T16:07:59.71Z
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4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
star this property tabling member
360
unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1141860
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star 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 Local Government Pension Scheme: Yorkshire and the Humber more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many people are members of the Local Government Pension Scheme in (a) Barnsley, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) Yorkshire and Humber. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 281823 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>In the Yorkshire and Humber area, the Local Government Pension Scheme is split into four funds - the North Yorkshire Pension Fund (administered by North Yorkshire County Council), the West Yorkshire Pension Fund (administered by the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council), the East Riding Pension Fund (administered by East Riding of Yorkshire Council) and the South Yorkshire Pension Fund (administered by the South Yorkshire Pensions Authority). According to data submitted to the Department for the 2017/18 scheme year, membership records for each are as follows:</p><p> </p><p><strong>North Yorkshire Pension fund</strong></p><p>Active members (those in employment actively contributing to the scheme) – 31,194</p><p>Pensioner members (those members receiving a pension from the scheme) – 20,476</p><p>Deferred members (those members who are no longer active but are not yet receiving a pension) – 35,813</p><p>Total membership – 87,483</p><p> </p><p><strong>West Yorkshire Pension Fund</strong></p><p>Active members – 101,794</p><p>Pensioner members – 84,833</p><p>Deferred members – 97,583</p><p>Total membership – 284,210</p><p> </p><p><strong>East Riding Pension Fund</strong></p><p>Active members – 40,051</p><p>Pensioner members – 29,650</p><p>Deferred members – 43,228</p><p>Total membership – 112,929</p><p> </p><p><strong>South Yorkshire Pension Fund</strong></p><p>Active members - 52,412</p><p>Pensioner members - 51,041</p><p>Deferred members - 53, 428</p><p>Total membership – 156,881</p><p> </p><p>Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC) is a participating employer in the South Yorkshire Pension Fund and its membership numbers will be included in the above figures. However, pension fund data submitted to the Department is not broken down by individual participating employers and we therefore do not hold membership data for Barnsley MBC itself.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Luke Hall more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T15:19:07.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:19:07.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this