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star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Offices 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to his Department's announcement of 27 November 2013 on Post Office branch modernisation, how many Post Offices have benefited to date from the dedicated fund to support smaller community branches. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
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Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
star this property uin 227769 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Since the landmark £20 million Post Office Community Fund started accepting applications in June 2014 more than 340 Community post offices have applied for funding. More than 250 of these proposals have been approved to date and of these more than 85 have been completed, bringing significant benefits to communities, customers and subpostmasters across the UK. The fund remains open for applications and the Government encourages eligible branches to apply for investment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:28:38.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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1508
star this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
227704
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Staff 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of employees in his Department and the Office of the Prime Minister identify as (a) white or white British, (b) Asian or Asian British, (c) Black or Black British, (d) mixed or multiple ethnic group and (e) another ethnicity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 227953 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 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The Cabinet Office publishes diversity data on its website, including a breakdown of those who declare an ethnic minority background: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/cabinet-office/about/equality-and-diversity" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/cabinet-office/about/equality-and-diversity</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Horsham more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Francis Maude more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:41:31.127Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:41:31.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
227729
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Sanitary Protection: Taxation 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will propose at an EU level (a) a review of the EU's classification of women's sanitary products as luxury items and (b) an end to the 5 per cent tax rate on such items. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gosport more like this
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Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property uin 227738 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 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>Female sanitary products are not classified as luxury items. Indeed, a reduced rate of VAT of 5 per cent currently applies to female sanitary products. This has been in place since 2001 and is the lowest rate possible under EU law.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T16:23:33.847Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:23:33.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
227730
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star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading King Richard III 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 right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, who has been invited to represent the Church of England at the service at Leicester Cathedral for the reburial of King Richard III. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
star this property uin 227784 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 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd &amp; Rt Hon Justin Welby &amp; Mrs Welby will be representing the Church of England at the reburial service for King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral on the 26 March. The local diocese will be represented by the Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Revd Tim Stevens alongside other senior clergy from across the country, local dignitaries, ecumenical guests and representatives of other faiths.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Banbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T12:48:20.77Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T12:48:20.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
227801
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading ICT 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which news applications staff in her Department are authorised to download and use on their work-provided phones and tablets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 227825 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>Core Defra staff are not authorised to download and use any news applications on their work-provided phones and tablets.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:25:14.63Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:25:14.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
227803
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star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Staff 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of employees in her Department identify as (a) white or white British, (b) Asian or Asian British, (c) Black or Black British, (d) mixed or multiple ethnic group and (e) another ethnicity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 227959 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 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the number and proportion of core Defra employees in each ethnicity category as at 28 February 2015. This includes people who have declared their ethnicity status only.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Ethnicity</p></td><td><p>White</p></td><td><p>Asian</p></td><td><p>Black</p></td><td><p>Mixed</p></td><td><p>Other</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>No. of staff</p></td><td><p>1237</p></td><td><p>92</p></td><td><p>118</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>1478</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>%</p></td><td><p>83.7%</p></td><td><p>6.2%</p></td><td><p>8.0%</p></td><td><p>1.6%</p></td><td><p>0.5%</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:28:02.51Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:28:02.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
227907
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to improve the efficiency of the asylum system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
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Andrew Jones more like this
star this property uin 227768 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office have a number of Asylum Improvement projects underway. We are reviewing asylum processes to provide a better experience for our customers such as moving administrative tasks from the asylum interview into the screening process or revising decision letters to make them more user-friendly for customers. <br><br>We are also implementing a number of pilot initiatives to modernise our case working processes including exploring the use of Summary Notes within our asylum interviews. At the same time we are looking to invest in technology to automatically obtain a transcript of an asylum interview. This should improve the efficiency of our interviewing process and reduce the need for our customers to have lengthy interviews regarding their claim whilst we are also looking to expand on the use of video conferencing equipment to build greater flexibility into the asylum case working process and to realise potential savings. We are seeking to digitalise our work where possible, removing the need for paper-based files so our work can be moved around the country to meet service demands. <br><br>We have also made improvements to our decision making processing times. We aim to decide all straightforward asylum claims within six months. We recognise that asylum cases are often complex and require our full and thorough consideration, meaning that some decisions will take longer than six months. Those cases that do take longer than six months are actively managed to ensure they are concluded as promptly as possible. <br><br>We have significantly improved our suite of guidance on considering asylum claims, including key instructions on asylum interviews and assessing credibility. We have streamlined processes by reducing the volume of paperwork required and cutting duplication in the asylum process, including improvements to the way in which decisions are explained to applicants in correspondence to make it easier to understand. These changes are designed to support caseworkers to improve decision quality and efficiency to ensure we grant protection where it is needed whilst refusing unfounded claims more quickly, whilst also ensuring a more customer focused approach.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T16:22:27.353Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:22:27.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
227908
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star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Pensions 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 the Home Department, with reference to the debate on police widows pensions of 25 February, Official Report, columns 126-133WH, what steps she is taking to ensure all police widowers receive life-long pensions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 227749 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The Chancellor announced in the Budget on 18 March that the Government will ensure that all widows, widowers and civil partners of police officers and firefighters who are killed on duty will no longer lose their survivor benefits if they remarry, cohabit, or form a civil partnership.</p><p>The Home Office and Department for Communities and Local Government will set out further details in due course.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:56:33.767Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:56:33.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading ICT 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 the Home Department, which news applications staff in her Department are authorised to download and use on their work-provided phones and tablets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 227828 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>Home Office information technology policy precludes the downloading of unauthorised applications to Home Office-issued equipment and in most cases, such equipment is modified to prevent the downloading of any applications at all. A limited number of approved communications staff (such as press office) have access to social media or news sites via downloaded applications on mobile devices and while this is subject to standard rules governing appropriate use of Home Office technology, there are no restrictions on which news sites may be accessed in this manner.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:54:51.217Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:54:51.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing 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, what assessment he has made of his Department's performance in meeting its targets on the length of time for decisions to be made on the payment of the under-occupancy by (a) vulnerable and disabled and (b) other people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 227746 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 16 March 2015 to Question UIN <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-03-11/227213" target="_blank">227213</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T12:08:55.093Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T12:08:55.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this