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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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
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, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a mandatory and consistent (a) UK-wide logo and (b) on pack information for compostable food packaging; and what plans her Department has to introduce such a policy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 524 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Resources and Waste Strategy analysed the challenges currently facing the recycling industry in this country, setting out how we would tackle these challenges. Building on commitments in the Strategy we launched a consultation earlier this year on reforming the packaging producer responsibility system, as part of that consultation the Government proposed a mandatory UK-wide labelling system that provides clear information to help people to recycle. Following strong support for the proposal from consultation respondents, the Government is minded to take forward a mandatory labelling scheme subject to further analysis and legal considerations. Defra officials are exploring how a mandatory labelling scheme can address consumer confusion about what to do with compostable packaging. The consultation closed on 13 May and the summary of responses and next steps can be found via the below link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/packaging-waste-changing-the-uk-producer-responsibility-system-for-packaging-waste" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/packaging-waste-changing-the-uk-producer-responsibility-system-for-packaging-waste</a></p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises that innovation into compostable and biodegradable plastics could help reduce the environmental impacts of plastics if they are disposed of in the right way. However, this is often not the case. If these plastics are put in the domestic waste bin, for example, they are likely to end up in landfill and can break down to release powerful greenhouse gases, such as methane. If mistakenly recycled with other plastics, they have the potential to damage the quality of the new products made from the recycled plastic. Furthermore, concerns persist that plastics which are claimed to be biodegradable, if littered or otherwise released into the environment in an uncontrolled way, may not degrade quickly or at all, and they can only be composted if they meet relevant standards.</p><p> </p><p>As a consequence of these concerns, the Government published a call for evidence in July 2019 to help consider the development of standards or certification criteria for bio-based, biodegradable, and compostable plastics as well as to better understand their effects on the environment and our current waste system. The call for evidence closed on the 14 October 2019 and we are currently analysing the responses received to inform future policy. We currently do not have plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the matter of requiring any form of plastic packaging to be compostable.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane remove filter
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T14:39:28.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T14:39:28.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Air Pollution 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to reduce levels of fine particulate matter in the air. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 2664 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
star this property answer text <p>Our Clean Air Strategy, published in January 2019, proposes a comprehensive suite of actions required across all parts of Government to improve air quality and maximise public health benefits. This includes national regulations to reduce emissions from domestic burning, industry and farming, alongside an improved framework for local Government to tackle more localised issues. By implementing the policies in the strategy, we aim to reduce fine particulate matter concentrations and halve the number of people living in areas above the World Health Organisation guideline level for fine particulate matter by 2025.</p><p> </p><p>The measures in the Environment Bill take forward key aspects of this strategy, and give local authorities more effective tools for tackling domestic burning in smoke control areas, which will help reduce harmful particulate matter pollution. Through the Bill, we will also introduce a framework for setting legally binding environmental targets, along with a specific duty on Government to set a target for fine particulate matter, which will deliver significant public health benefits.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane remove filter
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-10-25T10:41:59.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-25T10:41:59.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Air Pollution 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps her Department has taken to improve air quality standards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 7792 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Our Clean Air Strategy (CAS) sets out an ambitious programme of action to reduce air pollutant emissions from a wide range of sources. The World Health Organization has recognised the CAS as an example for the rest of the world to follow. We have also put in place a £3.5 billion plan to tackle roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations. Our Environment Bill makes a clear commitment to set a legally binding target to reduce fine particulate matter.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane remove filter
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T17:46:31.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:46:31.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Air Pollution: Pollution Control 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, how much her Department has spent from the public purse on tackling poor air quality in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Workington more like this
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Sue Hayman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>The Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU) is a cross-Departmental team between the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Department for Transport (DfT). It was set up in Financial Year (FY) 2016/17 and is responsible for the delivery of the UK Plan for Tackling Roadside Nitrogen Dioxide Concentrations (NO2).</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows Defra’s spend for FY 2015/16 and JAQU’s total spend each year since FY 2016/17. Figures for FY 2014/15 are not available.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Defra Funding</strong> <strong>(£m)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>DfT Funding</strong> <strong>(£m)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong> <strong>(£m)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>3.2</p></td><td><p>-*</p></td><td><p>3.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>11.9</p></td><td><p>1.0</p></td><td><p>12.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>19.9</p></td><td><p>22.4</p></td><td><p>42.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>51.6</p></td><td><p>109.2</p></td><td><p>160.8</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*No DfT funding for FY 2015/16</p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane remove filter
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T16:53:43.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T16:53:43.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sue Hayman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Air Pollution: Southampton 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, what steps her Department is taking to reduce air pollution in Southampton. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
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Royston Smith more like this
star this property uin 7762 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>On 19 March 2019, Southampton City Council was directed to implement a plan for</p><p>NO2 compliance as part of the UK plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations 2017.</p><p> </p><p>Under this direction, the local authority was directed to implement a number of measures to ensure compliance with the legal limit value for NO2, in the shortest possible time. These include:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>A taxi licensing condition to require a minimum euro 6 diesel/euro 4 petrol for newly licensed vehicles by 2023</p></li><li><p>An expansion of the low emission taxi incentive for Southampton licensed taxis</p></li><li><p>Electric vehicle charge points</p></li><li><p>Ultra Low Emission Vehicle taxis trials for Southampton licenced taxis</p></li><li><p>A bus lane restriction for non-Southampton vehicles</p></li><li><p>A city centre euro 6 bus traffic condition</p></li><li><p>A behavioural change campaign to promote active and sustainable travel</p></li><li><p>Freight consolidation centre for Heavy Goods Vehicles operators in Southampton</p></li></ul><p> </p><p>The Government has provided funding to Southampton of over £1.4 million to support the introduction of these measures.</p><p> </p><p>Our officials have ongoing engagement with Southampton to monitor implementation of these measures and their impact.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane remove filter
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:45:31.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:45:31.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Air Pollution: St Helens 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, what steps her Department is taking to improve air quality in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens North more like this
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Conor McGinn more like this
star this property uin 7176 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Our Clean Air Strategy includes new and ambitious goals, legislation, investment and policies which will help us to clean up our air faster and more effectively. The Environment Bill includes measures to improve air quality including ensuring local authorities have a clear framework, and simple to use powers, to tackle air pollution.</p><p>Local authorities already have statutory duties to review and assess local air quality, and to declare Air Quality Management Areas and put in place action plans to clean up local air if improvements are necessary. There are a range of tools available to them to support this work.</p><p>The Borough’s latest assessment of air quality in St Helens is detailed in their Annual Status Report for 2018. This details the measures they have put in place to tackle poor air quality and the progress they are making towards achieving their air quality objectives.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane remove filter
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T17:45:45.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:45:45.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Conor McGinn more like this
1167157
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Air Pollution: St Helens 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, what targets her Department set for the reduction of air pollution in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens North more like this
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Conor McGinn more like this
star this property uin 7177 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 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>We have not set local targets for reducing air pollution.</p><p> </p><p>We set concentration limits for a range of pollutants which local authorities are expected to ensure compliance with. Local authorities have statutory duties to review and assess local air quality, declare Air Quality Management Areas and put in place action plans to clean up local air if air quality standards or objectives are not achieved or are not likely to be achieved.</p><p> </p><p>Our national Air Quality Strategy sets out the air quality standards and objectives that must be achieved locally.</p><p> </p><p>Our landmark Environment Bill ensures that local authorities have a clear framework for tackling air pollution and simple to use powers to address air pollution in their areas.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane remove filter
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T16:51:22.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T16:51:22.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Conor McGinn more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Air Pollution: Sutton Coldfield 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to improve air quality in Sutton Coldfield. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sutton Coldfield more like this
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Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
star this property uin 6245 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Air quality is a threat to public health and more needs to be done to improve it. That is why we have put in place a £3.5 billion plan to reduce harmful emissions from road transport, and published the Clean Air Strategy which focuses on broader emissions beyond road transport and which aims to cut air pollution and save lives.</p><p>Local authorities are responsible for reviewing and assessing local air quality and must take action in the event of exceedances in pollution concentration limits. The Environment Bill includes measures to improve air quality which will ensure that local authorities have a clear framework, and simple to use powers, to tackle air pollution.</p><p>The Government is taking a strong national leadership role in improving air quality and provides financial and expert support to local authorities to develop innovative plans to tackle local air pollution. Defra and the Department for Transport’s Joint Air Quality Unit has been working with local authorities including Birmingham City Council to tackle nitrogen dioxide exceedances.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane remove filter
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:48:20.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:48:20.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar 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 American Football: Greater London 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of London-based NFL American football games on the level of tourism to the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 263074 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not made an assessment of the effect London based American Football games have on the levels of UK tourism, however the latest research from VisitBritain suggests that 6% of inbound travellers come to the UK for live sporting events.</p><p> </p><p>VisitBritain have recently released research entitled ‘International Buzzseekers Football Research’ which includes American sports and their popularity outside of the USA with different markets. VisitBritain also work with London &amp; Partners to promote the American Football games in London through social media.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane remove filter
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T15:39:38.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:39:38.663Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mann more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar 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 Art Works 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to respond to the consultation on Strengthening the Process for Retaining National Treasures. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 282533 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>We are currently analysing the responses to the 'Strengthening the Process for Retaining National Treasures' public consultation. The anaylsis is almost complete and a Government response will be issued following collective agreement, in line with standard procedures.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane remove filter
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T15:33:18.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T15:33:18.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this