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star this property date less than 2015-09-14more like thismore than 2015-09-14
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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 Department for International Development: Freedom of Information more like this
unstar 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, how many hours her Department spent on processing freedom of information requests in each of the last 24 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen North more like this
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Kirsty Blackman more like this
star this property uin 10227 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 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
star this property answer text <p>All DFID staff are responsible for ensuring that the Department is able to meet its legislative obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and may be involved in the processing of requests. The number of hours spent on this activity is not separately identifiable.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-21T12:27:51.707Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-21T12:27:51.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kirsty Blackman more like this
1178623
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-02-12more like thismore than 2020-02-12
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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 Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation more like this
unstar 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, with reference to the announcement of 4 February 2020 by the Sustainable Aviation Group on ensuring UK aviation meets a net zero target by 2050, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation to a wider range of production methods. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Altrincham and Sale West more like this
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Sir Graham Brady more like this
star this property uin 14957 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 2020-02-18more like thismore than 2020-02-18
star this property answer text <p>As acknowledged and welcomed in the “Sustainable Aviation Fuels Road-Map”, announced by the Sustainable Aviation coalition on 4 February, the Government is encouraging the production and use of sustainable alternative aviation fuels in the UK by making these eligible for reward under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO).</p><p> </p><p><em> </em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department is considering the aviation industry’s request to extend the scope of the RTFO to include Recycled Carbon Fuels (RCFs), which is repeated in the “Sustainable Aviation Fuels Road-Map”. RCFs are fuels produced from fossil wastes that cannot be reused, recycled or avoided.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has commissioned two independent research reports to examine the potential greenhouse gas savings that RCFs could achieve. These are “Low carbon fossil fuels sustainability risks and accounting methodology” published in January 2018 and “Work Package 1-743 Waste Disposal Outcomes and Diversion Impacts” published in August 2019. Further to this research, the Department is developing a greenhouse gas assessment methodology for RCFs and have engaged on this with industry representatives. The Department hopes to consult later this year on legislative proposals.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2020-02-18T15:20:29.103Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-18T15:20:29.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Graham Brady more like this
418442
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star this property date less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
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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 Burundi: Armed Conflict more like this
unstar 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 reports he has received on progress made by the Burundian government on the commitments made in UN Security Council resolution 1606. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 10059 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 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
star this property answer text <p>UN Security Council Resolution 1606 reaffirmed support for the Arusha Peace Agreement and began the process for establishing a truth commission and special chamber within Burundi’s court system to ensure reconciliation and bring to justice those responsible for crimes against humanity and war crimes. Progress by the Burundian government has been extremely slow with the Truth and Reconciliation Law only submitted to Parliament in December 2012 and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission appointed in December 2014. More recently, the Burundian government has refused to engage with the UN and has refused the appointment of a UN Special Envoy to Burundi. The UK Government continues to voice concerns over the delay given the links between impunity and instability in Burundi.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-21T11:13:14.027Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-21T11:13:14.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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4356
unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
418443
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
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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 Burundi: Armed Conflict more like this
unstar 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 reports he has received on progress by the Burundian government on establishing a truth commission. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 10060 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 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
star this property answer text The Burundian government first submitted the Truth and Reconciliation Law to Parliament in December 2012 before announcing the appointment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on 3 December 2014. It has not reported further since then. We understand that opposition parties boycotted the process over the remit of the Commission, calling into question its ability to establish the truth and bring reconciliation. The UK Government believes that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, guided by the Arusha Agreement signed in the aftermath of Burundi’s civil war, has an important role in ensuring long-term reconciliation. The illegitimate elections and continued violence show that the principles of inclusion set out in the Arusha Agreement are needed now more than ever and we continue to urge all in Burundi to uphold them. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-21T11:14:51.037Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-21T11:14:51.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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4356
unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1177741
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-02-11more like thismore than 2020-02-11
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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 High Speed 2 Railway Line: Wendover more like this
unstar 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, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of the proposals for a mined tunnel in Wendover; and if he will publish the results of that assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aylesbury more like this
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Robert Butler more like this
star this property uin 692 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 2020-02-18more like thismore than 2020-02-18
star this property answer text <p>The Wendover Mined Tunnel was considered in detail during the passage of the Phase One Bill in both the Commons and Lords committees. Cost comparisons of the consented scheme and the tunnelled alternatives were considered in evidence to both committees during the Bill process and the primary conclusion was that the now consented scheme would be less expensive than the tunnelled alternatives.</p><p> </p><p>Since then, DfT officials and HS2 Ltd have been challenged by Wendover Parish Council and your predecessor, Sir David Lidington, over these decisions and have presented further reports by OTB and Michael Byng (mbpc) challenging the consented scheme.</p><p> </p><p>In each instance, it has been concluded that the Wendover Mined Tunnel would be harder to construct, is costlier and involves a significantly greater degree of risk to the consented scheme.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department and HS2 Ltd remain convinced that the Select Committee made the right decision when they accepted that there was a significant difference in cost between the mined alternative schemes and concluded that the HS2 Ltd scheme should be retained.</p><p> </p><p>Even if the alternative mined schemes were broadly comparable in these respects, the subsequent costs of seeking legislative consent for the detailed design change and the consequential cost of delaying the introduction of HS2 services do not represent good value for money or an effective use of public money.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2020-02-18T15:25:19.957Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-18T15:25:19.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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4745
unstar this property label Biography information for Rob Butler more like this
1177742
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-02-11more like thismore than 2020-02-11
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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 High Speed 2 Railway Line: Wendover more like this
unstar 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, what assessment he has made of the hydrological effect of the construction of the green tunnel at Wendover on the potential risk of flooding in Aylesbury. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aylesbury more like this
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Robert Butler more like this
star this property uin 693 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 2020-02-18more like thismore than 2020-02-18
star this property answer text <p>The Environmental Statement assessed the impact of the scheme on Water Resources (Volume 5 WR-002-010) in the Wendover area and specifically the impact of the green tunnel construction on water receptors.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140613022805/http:/assets.dft.gov.uk/hs2-environmental-statement/volume-5/water/vol5_CFA10_Water_resources_and_flood_risk_ass_Water_resources_assessment_WR-002-010.pdf" target="_blank">https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140613022805/http://assets.dft.gov.uk/hs2-environmental-statement/volume-5/water/vol5_CFA10_Water_resources_and_flood_risk_ass_Water_resources_assessment_WR-002-010.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>HS2 Ltd advises that the scheme is now entering the detailed design phase. My officials will respond to you shortly with further details on this matter.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2020-02-18T15:23:04.437Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-18T15:23:04.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rob Butler more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-02-11more like thismore than 2020-02-11
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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 High Speed Two more like this
unstar 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, what steps he is taking to ensure that valid compensation claims by (a) residents and (b) businesses are paid on time and in full by HS2 Ltd. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aylesbury more like this
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Robert Butler more like this
star this property uin 694 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-02-18more like thismore than 2020-02-18
star this property answer text <p>The High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) 2017 Act sets out the compensation arrangements for the compulsory purchase and temporary possession of land and property on Phase One of the route. The Secretary of State has also introduced a range of statutory and non-statutory property compensation schemes across the three phases of HS2 to support people and businesses affected by the programme. In applying all the property compensation schemes, HS2 Ltd aims to ensure that the compensation arrangements adhere to the Compensation Code. The Code provides for the payment of fair compensation to property owners whose land is acquired as part of HS2.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HS2 Ltd applies the standards set out in the Compensation Code and its own internal targets for the payment and completion of compensation claims. Their performance is monitored and overseen by the HS2 Ltd Executive in accordance with the published HS2 Development Agreement and the HS2 Ltd Framework Document.</p><p> </p><p>However, as the Prime Minister announced earlier this month, going forwards, there will be changes to the way HS2 is managed. A Minister will be given the full-time job to oversee the project and I am clear of the need for the Company to continue to raise its game in how it treats communities affected by the project along its line of route.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2020-02-18T15:12:13.69Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-18T15:12:13.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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4745
unstar this property label Biography information for Rob Butler more like this
389827
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
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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 Boko Haram more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support African countries in counter-terrorism efforts against Boko Haram. 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 7110 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 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text The UK, in close coordination with the US and France, continues to support Nigeria and its neighbours in their fight against Boko Haram. The UK is providing a substantial package of UK military, intelligence and development support to Nigeria. We have also contributed £5 million to support efforts to establish a Multinational Joint Taskforce against Boko Haram. We are looking to expand our support to Nigeria even further. The Prime Minister has met President Buhari twice, including during the G7 Summit, to discuss how we could best help Nigeria win the fight against Boko Haram, including increasing UK Military Assistance to the region. The National Security Council has agreed that Nigeria will be a Foreign Policy priority and we have established a new cross Government unit dedicated to that task. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T15:18:27.457Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T15:18:27.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
416821
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star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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 Africa: Overseas Aid more like this
unstar 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, what her Department's (a) total expenditure and (b) expenditure on governance, democracy and human rights projects has been in each country in Africa in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bedford more like this
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Richard Fuller more like this
star this property uin 8535 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 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
star this property answer text <p>High level figures for DFID Bilateral Official Development Assistance (ODA) for African countries are shown in the table below. 2013 is the latest year for which data is available. Also shown in the table are amounts disbursed in respect of sectors in DFID’s thematic reporting pillar Government and State Building which encompasses governance, democracy and human rights themes. Country Specific amounts are contained in the spreadsheet attached to this response.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td><p><strong>£ Thousands</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2009</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total DFID Bilateral ODA to African Countries</p></td><td><p>£1,489,217</p></td><td><p>£1,597,602</p></td><td><p>£1,786,999</p></td><td><p>£1,894,353</p></td><td><p>£2,123,681</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total DFID Bilateral ODA to African Countries in Governance Sector</p></td><td><p>£263,407</p></td><td><p>£233,850</p></td><td><p>£253,519</p></td><td><p>£244,426</p></td><td><p>£290,571</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-11T12:33:40.147Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T12:33:40.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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star this property file name DFID Official Development Assistance to African Countries.docx more like this
star this property title DFID ODA to African Countries more like this
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3912
unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Fuller more like this
1140949
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Crossrail Line more like this
unstar 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 recent representations he has made to the Mayor of London on the date for the opening of Crossrail. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bexleyheath and Crayford more like this
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Sir David Evennett more like this
star this property uin 280145 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 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport has regular discussions with Transport for London and Crossrail Limited regarding the Crossrail project.</p><p> </p><p>On 25 April 2019, the Crossrail Limited Board announced that it had completed a new plan to complete the outstanding works and bring the Elizabeth Line into passenger service at the earliest possible date.</p><p> </p><p>As many risks and uncertainties remain in the development and testing of the train and signalling systems, Crossrail Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Transport for London, has identified a six-month delivery window with a midpoint at the end of 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2019-07-30T10:59:11.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T10:59:11.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Evennett more like this