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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Department for International Development more like this
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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 Zambia: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what country-specific direct support his Department is providing to Zambia to (a) support economic development and (b) strengthen democratic institutions in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The DFID Zambia economic development portfolio comprises programmes primarily focused on job creation and private sector investment, infrastructure and energy development. It supports the poorest with tools they can use for their own development. These initiatives include:</p><ol><li>Supporting job creation and regulatory reform in high-potential sectors that provide opportunities for women and youth employment, including agriculture, services to the mining industry, tourism and household services (clean cooking, off-grid energy, on-site sanitation).</li><li>Fostering innovation and job creation through technical assistance to competitively selected businesses with the potential to create large scale jobs and grow to provincial, national and eventually regional businesses.</li><li>Increasing access to finance for growing businesses and facilitate new investment sources, including global impact investors (e.g. the ImpactCapitalAfrica initiative), local private wealth individuals (e.g. first-of-a-kind crowd-funding from Zambian residents) and state assets (e.g. engagement with Zambia’s development bank and pension funds).</li><li>Responding to high levels of urbanisation and Zambia’s geographical challenges by helping municipalities improve urban planning and supporting key Ministries and the private sector to develop more effective infrastructure solutions.</li><li>Piloting technology applications that deliver on development challenges and create and support sustainable businesses such as in rural mobility and off-grid cold chains.</li><li>Support climate smart agriculture approaches and financial inclusion for the rural and peri-urban poor.</li></ol><p> </p><p>DFID also provides direct support to create an enabling environment for citizens’ representation. Our support has contributed to 1.7 million new voters registering for the 2016 elections, and it enables Zambians to raise and debate issues that matter to them with their leaders, locally and nationally.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T15:53:08.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:53:08.1Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Warships: Territorial Waters 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 Defence, what steps her Department is taking to deter foreign military vessels from entering UK territorial waters. 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 269668 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The protection of UK Territorial waters is a shared responsibility between the Ministry of Defence; Border Force; Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs; and, in relation to fisheries, the Marine Management Organisation in England, Marine Scotland and Northern Ireland's Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.</p><p>As part of the Ministry of Defence's contribution to the Government's efforts, there is always one Royal Navy ship that is designated as the Fleet Ready Escort (FRE), together with a number of Royal Navy units available in UK waters. The FRE is at short notice to react to any maritime threat to the UK.</p><p>The FRE will spend the majority of the year in and around UK waters conducting training and exercises with various UK and military agencies and organisations. This is combined with RAF surveillance aircraft and a multi layered range of complementary assets, including those from Allies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T14:28:12.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T14:28:12.177Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Warships: Deployment 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 Defence, when (a) HMS Dauntless and (b) HMS Daring will next be put to sea. 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 278426 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>Both HMS DAUNTLESS and HMS DARING are in planned deep maintenance periods. I am withholding information on their future programmes as this would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T08:27:20.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T08:27:20.77Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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1131097
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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 Video On Demand: Competition 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the BBC remains economically competitive against video streaming services. 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 262273 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring the BBC continues to deliver high quality, distinctive content for all audiences. This is why we agreed a new Royal Charter with the BBC following Charter Review in 2015-16. Charter reforms mean the BBC can continue to thrive, deliver for all audiences, and be an engine of creativity and growth in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has also maintained the licence fee model for the BBC for the duration of the new 11 year Charter period, and guaranteed the licence fee level will increase with inflation until 2022.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T14:49:40.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T14:49:40.49Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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1136254
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Video Games: Vocational Guidance 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 Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage more school leavers to pursue a career in the video games industry. 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 272136 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>To help young people understand what they can pursue and achieve in the future, it is important that they have information on a range of jobs and careers, as well as having the opportunity to encounter a wide variety of employers in different sectors to inspire them. We are improving careers advice in schools so that young people understand the full range of careers available and how they can progress into them through both technical and academic routes.</p><p> </p><p>The Careers &amp; Enterprise Company is making sure that every young person has access to encounters with employers from a range of sectors, which may include the fishing and video games industries. Information on a variety of careers, including these industries, can also be found on the National Careers Service website, which is available at: <a href="https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk//</a>.</p><p>Regarding the video games industry specifically, we have introduced Computing as a statutory national curriculum subject at all four key stages and we have introduced a new Computer Science GCSE and A level. These subjects will better equip pupils with the skills and knowledge they need to pursue high-tech jobs in the future, including the development of video games, for example through the level 4 software developer apprenticeship or the level 3 digital support technician apprenticeship.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 272135 more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T15:48:30.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T15:48:30.8Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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 Unmanned Air Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential economic benefits of commercial drone use. 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 261157 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The potential economic value of drones is huge and, in May 2018, PwC announced that the social and economic benefits of their use could add £42 billion to GDP by 2030. Drones are already being used to great effect</p><p>by our emergency and search and rescue services, the public sector and charities to drive more efficient ways of working, monitor environmental change, and assist infrastructure inspections and construction.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:04:11.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:04:11.447Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading University Officer Training Corps 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 Defence, what steps she is taking to promote the university officer training corps at UK universities. 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 257022 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
star this property answer text <p><strong>Royal Navy</strong></p><p> </p><p>The Royal Navy continues to engage with universities in a myriad of ways as part of wider recruiting efforts but also to increase awareness amongst the graduate population as to the presence and purpose of the Navy. A University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) opened in Devon in 2017, making 15 URNUs in total, and the Navy continues to review opportunities to expand this footprint further. The Captain of Navy Recruiting (CNR) delivers three-day awareness packages at a variety of universities which last year resulted in 600 expressions of interest. CNR also runs the Undergraduate Leadership Programme, which this year will offer six-week long placements to 15 successful candidates from 900 initial applications. Lastly, changes to the way the Services recruit their engineers will mean that, under the new STEM Graduate Inflow Scheme, those individuals who have been selected to be Engineer Officers in the Royal Navy, and are sponsored through university as a result, will be able to attend any university, thus broadening even further the exposure of the wider university population to the Royal Navy.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Army</strong></p><p> </p><p>The Army has a total of 15 University Officers' Training Corps (UOTC) and two Officer Training Regiments (OTRs), which welcome enquiries from any individual enrolled in a higher education course at any university or college across the UK. Each training corps regularly engages with the higher education sector through Military Education Committees, the formal mechanism for engagement with affiliated universities. Additionally, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst engages nationally on their behalf with the Council of Military Education Committees.</p><p>UOTCs are actively promoted by the Army online, through the use of the official Army website and via approved social media accounts run by each individual unit. More direct engagement activities are conducted by the UOTCs themselves, along with the Army's specialist engagement teams, within various higher education establishments, such as appearances at freshers' fairs, open evenings and through the delivery of leadership events. UOTCs are also promoted during school and cadet unit visits, to ensure that young people are aware of the opportunities available to them, should they go onto higher education.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Royal Air Force</strong></p><p> </p><p>The Royal Air Force (RAF) currently has 15 University Air Squadrons (UAS) comprising a membership of around 900 undergraduates, from 118 affiliated universities, throughout the UK. The UAS regularly liaise with Military Education Committees; they will also attend university freshers' fairs and use the internet to encourage university student participation. The RAF welcomes enquiries from students and actively encourages students, throughout their university journey, to join the organisation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-05-30T16:05:09.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T16:05:09.183Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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 Universal Credit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of a five-week wait for a first payment of universal credit on trends in the level of food bank usage. 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 257005 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>No Universal Credit (UC) claimant has to wait five weeks for their first payment and there are many reasons why people use foodbanks.</p><p> </p><p>If required, advances of up to 100 per cent of their expected UC award are available to claimants from day one of their claim. Advances are paid back over a maximum of 12 months and in the Autumn Budget 2018, we announced that from October 2021, the payback period for these advances will be extended further, allowing claimants up to 16 months.</p><p> </p><p>This is just one of a number of measures the Department has put in place to support claimants such as paying those claimants moving from Housing Benefit onto UC a two week ‘transitional housing payment’. We are also introducing a two-week run on for eligible claimants of Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance from July 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:48:24.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:48:24.69Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 Trinidad and Tobago: Diplomatic Relations 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to improve diplomatic relations with Trinidad and Tobago. 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 272203 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>​Bilateral relations between the UK and Trinidad and Tobago are warm and positive. Our close cooperation on shared priorities such as crime and security is underpinned by a 2017 bilateral Security Memorandum of Understanding. Working together through the Commonwealth, we promote democratic values and equality, and jointly tackle global challenges such as climate change. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s International Programme Fund, cross-HMG Conflict, Security and Stability Fund and Counter Terrorism Programme Fund all support our work in Trinidad and Tobago.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T16:00:27.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:00:27.5Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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1133749
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: United Arab Emirates 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 International Trade, what progress he has made on a free trade deal with the United Arab Emirates. 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 267230 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>Formal negotiations on free trade deals cannot begin until after the UK leaves the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The UK’s engagement on the future trading relationship with the United Arab Emirates is being conducted through the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The greatest progress in UK-GCC trade liberalisation is likely to come from adopting an “agile” approach to trade policy, in the short-term. This will include exploring non-tariff measures, such as regulatory barriers to market access, that could help facilitate free-flowing trade. We have started to discuss this approach with the GCC.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T12:31:39.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T12:31:39.463Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter