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star this property registered interest false more like this
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
star 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 State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad 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 Work and Pensions, what estimates he has made of the potential cost to the public purse of uprating state pensions for pensioners who live overseas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 254754 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">All political parties since WW2 have</del> <ins class="ministerial">Successive post-war Governments have followed</ins> the same policy. Up-rating UK State Pensions for recipients who are overseas residents is longstanding; state Pensions are payable worldwide and are up-rated where there is a legal requirement to do so.</p><p> </p><p>The policy on the up-rating of UK State Pensions paid to recipients living outside the UK has been in place for over 70 years. The UK State Pension is payable worldwide without regard to nationality. Entitlement to the UK State Pension is based on the national insurance contributions on a person’s national insurance record. The annual index-linked increases to UK State Pensions are paid to recipients overseas only where there is a legal requirement to do so, for example in EEA countries or in countries where there is a reciprocal agreement in place that provides for the up-rating of the UK State Pension. The Government has no plans to change the policy <ins class="ministerial">upheld by all previous Governments, Labour, Coalition and Conservative for the past 70 years.</ins> <del class="ministerial">of all Governments, Labour, Coalition or Conservative since WW2.</del></p><p> </p><p>The estimated costs of up-rating state pensions overseas where they are currently not up-rated are available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/estimated-costs-of-uprating-state-pension-in-frozen-rate-countries" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/estimated-costs-of-uprating-state-pension-in-frozen-rate-countries</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T16:41:54.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T16:41:54.393Z
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less than 2019-06-20T15:16:55.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T15:16:55.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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119892
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1127697
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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 Model Aircraft: Registration 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, with reference to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) consultation (CAP1775), what recent discussions he has had with the CAA on the potential introduction of (a) compulsory registration by model aircraft enthusiasts with the CAA, (b) registration fees, (c) age restrictions and (d) competency requirements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 256218 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Department for Transport Ministers and officials have regular discussions with the CAA, including on the Drone Operator Registration Scheme and competency testing requirements, which will apply from November 2019. <ins class="ministerial">These will apply to all those in the UK operating drones or model aircraft between 250 grams and 20 kilograms.</ins> <del class="ministerial">These will apply to all unmanned aircraft below 250g, including drones and model aircraft.</del></p><p> </p><p>These are part of a package of measures to address the safety and security challenges that unmanned aircraft pose. They will help law enforcement agencies to tackle the misuse of such aircraft effectively, alongside new Police powers to be introduced in the forthcoming Drones Bill.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2019-05-23T11:44:18.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T11:44:18.047Z
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less than 2019-06-18T09:26:06.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T09:26:06.94Z
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4116
star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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119732
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1127335
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star this property date less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fly-tipping 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 the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on (a) ensuring adequate support for local authorities to tackle fly-tipping and (b) ensuring that persistent offenders are either fined or prosecuted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 255717 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Local authorities have a wide range of enforcement powers to tackle fly-tipping and we have recently strengthened these. In 2016 we gave local authorities the power to issue fixed penalty notices for small scale fly-tipping and enhanced local authorities’ ability to search and seize the vehicles of suspected fly-tippers. In January this year, we introduced further financial penalties to crack down on fly-tipping giving local authorities the power to issue penalties of up to £400 to householders who fail to pass their waste to a licensed carrier and whose waste is then found fly-tipped. We will also support local authorities in increasing householders’ awareness of their duty of care to ensure their waste is disposed of appropriately.</p><p> </p><p>In our Resources and Waste Strategy for England, we have <del class="ministerial">included</del> <ins class="ministerial">committed to develop a</ins> fly-tipping toolkit which will cover how local authorities can set up and run an effective fly-tipping partnership and how to present robust cases to court to ensure tougher penalties. The Strategy also sets out how we will work with the court system to further strengthen the sentences of fly-tippers to ensure they act as a suitable deterrent.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T10:11:06.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T10:11:06.17Z
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less than 2019-05-23T14:43:41.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T14:43:41.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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119671
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1126874
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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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Cyber Essentials programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 254783 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>An independent academic evaluation of the effectiveness of Cyber Essentials found that its security controls work well to mitigate the vast majority of Internet-based threats. These security controls are kept under continual review. The primary objective for Cyber Essentials is to help all organisations mitigate cyber security risks, especially small and medium-sized organisations. The Government continues to work to ensure Cyber Essentials has the greatest impact for the majority of the target audience and is currently developing the scheme to ensure a) the journey to certification is as simple as possible, and b) the technical controls remain fit for purpose in the ever-changing cyber threat landscape.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 255315 more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1126875
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many businesses have been certified under (a) Cyber Essentials and (b) Cyber Essentials Plus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 254784 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>At the end of April 2019 the total number of Cyber Essentials certificates awarded to organisations was 26,712. Of these, (a) 21,948 were awarded at Cyber Essentials level and (b) 4,764 were awarded at Cyber Essentials Plus level.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:58:26.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:58:26.967Z
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4115
star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1127076
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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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to update the content of the Cyber Essentials programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 255315 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>An independent academic evaluation of the effectiveness of Cyber Essentials found that its security controls work well to mitigate the vast majority of Internet-based threats. These security controls are kept under continual review. The primary objective for Cyber Essentials is to help all organisations mitigate cyber security risks, especially small and medium-sized organisations. The Government continues to work to ensure Cyber Essentials has the greatest impact for the majority of the target audience and is currently developing the scheme to ensure a) the journey to certification is as simple as possible, and b) the technical controls remain fit for purpose in the ever-changing cyber threat landscape.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 254783 more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.81Z
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4115
star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1127503
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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 Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade 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, with reference to the Written Statement of 25 March 2014 on Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, what effect the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey on 2 October 2018 has had on the application of guidance under sub paragraphs (a) and (b) of criteria six to decisions on licensing exports to Saudi Arabia; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 256325 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>A licence would not be issued to Saudi Arabia or any other destination if to do so would be inconsistent with any provision of the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria. The situation is kept under careful and continual review. As the Foreign Secretary has said, the Government condemns Jamal Khashoggi’s killing in the strongest possible terms. The Government remains clear that anyone found responsible must be held fully accountable. The UK was signatory to the joint statement on 7 March at the United Nations Human Rights Council which reiterated condemnation of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. The statement called for investigations into the killing to be prompt, effective and thorough, independent and impartial, and transparent.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:32:40.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:32:40.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1127610
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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 Bus Services: Disability 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 the timetable is for bringing forward secondary legislation to introduce audio-visual information on all buses; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 256382 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government understands the importance of accessible on-board information in helping bus passengers to travel with confidence, and in Summer 2018 published a public consultation on proposals to require its provision on local bus services throughout Great Britain.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to analyse responses to the consultation and expect to announce our next steps regarding the making of Regulations and publication of guidance later in the year.</p><p> </p><p>In the meantime we are encouraging bus companies to improve the provision of accessible information onboard their services without waiting for the Regulations, and we have committed to supporting smaller operators to do this, with £2m of targeted funding.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 256383 more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T13:06:47.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:06:47.117Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1127612
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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 Bus Services: Disability 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 Transport, with reference to the Inclusive Transport Strategy, published in July 2018, what steps his Department is taking to ensure a significant increase in the availability of audio visual announcements on bus services by 2022; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 256383 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government understands the importance of accessible on-board information in helping bus passengers to travel with confidence, and in Summer 2018 published a public consultation on proposals to require its provision on local bus services throughout Great Britain.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to analyse responses to the consultation and expect to announce our next steps regarding the making of Regulations and publication of guidance later in the year.</p><p> </p><p>In the meantime we are encouraging bus companies to improve the provision of accessible information onboard their services without waiting for the Regulations, and we have committed to supporting smaller operators to do this, with £2m of targeted funding.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 256382 more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T13:06:47.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:06:47.163Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1126851
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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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Village Halls: Repairs and Maintenance 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will ensure that grants from the village hall improvement grant fund are able to be allocated to (a) Collingham Memorial Hall and (b) other halls where refurbishment is already underway and due for completion in time to commemorate the centenary of their opening in 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Elmet and Rothwell more like this
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Alec Shelbrooke more like this
star this property uin 254800 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government announced the establishment of the £3 million Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund on 5 April this year. It will be administered by Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) on behalf of Defra and work is currently in hand to finalise arrangements. Halls can already make an expression of interest in the scheme through ACRE’s website and we understand that the trustees of Collingham Memorial Hall have already done so. It is not possible to guarantee funds for any particular hall. We hope that the first grants will be awarded in late summer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T11:47:18.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T11:47:18.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alec Shelbrooke more like this